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JHRover

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  1. JHRover

    FFP Trouble

    Doubt it will be anywhere near £100k for this trip. I've just looked on the hotel website and 4 nights next week is £395 for a twin room. Flights with Easyjet to Faro out of school holiday season on a block booking- probably £100-150 each return. Maybe 35 or so on the trip including backroom staff lets say 40. Block booking at the hotel probably cheaper than single rooms too. Be surprised if it cost much more than £15-20k.
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    FFP Trouble

    I don't understand how Waggott can say it was 'imposed' by the Premier League then immediately afterwards says changes can be made to the rules but require 75% of clubs in the League to agree to it. So surely if 75% of clubs agreed to abolish the rules, they could. Premier League clubs don't have voting rights at the EFL AGM. I suspect he means they have tried to force it on the League by putting more money on the table in exchange, like how they managed to get B teams into the League Trophy, in the process ruining that competition, in exchange for greater prize money for the small clubs.
  3. JHRover

    FFP Trouble

    Birmingham were mid table all last season and sanctions weren't imposed until they were firmly secure and the deduction had minimal impact. I'd like to see what happens if they try to knock points off a side in the top 6 or just outside the bottom 3. Hasn't happened yet I suspect because they know the club will challenge it all the way.
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    FFP Trouble

    Very convenient. Last time I checked Ffp restrictions only applied to transfer fees and wages, so even if true there's nothing stopping them from investing and improving our facilities. Not the most pressing issue I admit, but surely owners keen to invest, improve and take pride in the club would want the place tidying up. Instead the place is filthy and bare minimum investment goes in.
  5. JHRover

    January transfer window 2020

    Hart was never good enough. It still surprises me that so many Rovers fans thought he might be a viable option for us in the Championship. Not a chance. Unsurprisingly he's gone to a mid table League One club. Bizarre signing to begin with and not one that I think Mowbray was responsible for.
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    January transfer window 2020

    If by management you are referring to people who work at Ewood Park or Brockhall then it doesn't really matter whether they are impressed or not. Mowbray sits above the lot of them and has more sway with the owners than the rest put together. The only people Mowbray need worry about are the nutters in India and I doubt they've even heard of Gallagher and Brereton.
  7. JHRover

    January transfer window 2020

    Ryan Woods joining Millwall on loan. Decent addition.
  8. JHRover

    Sheffield Wednesday (A)

    Almost but not quite the same. Travis was a standout performer in the u23s for a long time before he got into the first team and was attracting serious interest from Leagues One and Two before he got his opportunity with us, since when he has rarely disappointed. He also had a part, albeit small, to play in our League One promotion. I watch quite a bit of the u23s and in my view Davenport rarely stands out as anything exceptional and really is only being mentioned now because of our injury woes rather than consistently stellar performances in the u23s.
  9. JHRover

    January transfer window 2020

    Ffp rules Tough time to do business Targets too expensive Have to move some others out first Injuries have changed things Mulgrew returning unexpectedly complicates things January isn't ideal Might have to wait and hope prices drop later on in the window All set for nothing happening and pick your excuses out. Meanwhile just about everyone else will take action to try and strengthen.
  10. JHRover

    The Godlike Genius of Charlie Mulgrew

    A bit like Raya was to blame for so many goals last season? I agree he isnt great but we really aren't blessed with depth and having him out on loan with our numbers in defence seems odd. As I've said before, if nothing else I'd chuck him on for 25 minutes in games we need a goal in. He's more likely to whip a free kick in than the rest of our team are going to score from open play.
  11. JHRover

    FFP Trouble

    Let's see what happens to Derby. Big brave talk on the League media platforms to show everyone how serious they are about breaches. Not quite the same as actually enforcing a significant points deduction. When Birmingham did it they waited months and months until Birmingham had no realistic chance of promotion or relegation and then did them for 9 points which Birmingham were more than happy with. Suspect something similar will occur with mid table Derby. Imagine the trouble if a deduction relegated a club or cost them promotion. A legal minefield awaits.
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    January transfer window 2020

    Clubs that mean business dont advertise for those jobs. They know who they are looking for and go out and headhunt them.
  13. JHRover

    January transfer window 2020

    Trying and failing by the looks of things. Never expect anything today, it's always milk and honey tomorrow under this regime yet tomorrow never comes. The owners have been here nearly 10 years. Mowbray 3. To still be talking of developing scouting now is laughable. They dismantled whatever we had and neglected it for years. Irony of all ironies is that in Bowyer and his mates they had a happy camp and a very good scouting network making them money on the cheap.
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    January transfer window 2020

    All has a familiar feel to it. Going back to last January it was all quite similar to now. Slightly different in terms of our current form is wretched whereas in 2019 it was very good but all in all we are in a similar position in the table and all rumours and soundbites coming out are similar. I suspect we will be lucky if we sign anyone and all the excuses are ready made. No pressure to do anything and dormant owners who won't even think about Rovers until Mowbray turns up at the bungalow in a few months to try and persuade them to throw some summer funds his way. As you say, all very dull and if you can't or won't strengthen in January the likelihood is you won't ever get promoted.
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    The Godlike Genius of Charlie Mulgrew

    I think that is a really poor interview. Mowbray makes it as clear as he possibly can that he doesn't want Mulgrew back and he will only feature if he absolutely has to. It seems there has been some sort of breakdown in relations. For all Mowbray's talk about 'playing higher up the pitch' I think there are other factors at play here. This is just the latest in a long line of almost unbelievable contract/transfer sagas at the club. Captain on day 1 v Charlton, new contract last season, yet the manager bombs him out on loan to Wigan on deadline day, player opts to cut that short and now manager provides this odd interview. Something doesn't smell right.
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