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JHRover

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  1. JHRover

    (Too early?) January transfer window 2020

    Doubt there will be any spending. It will be a loan or two to plug gaps. January is a 'tough time' to do business especially when you've no money and are behind everyone else.
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    Other Football League 2018/19

    Decent ale, no aggro, cheap prices. Not rocket science is it.
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    Tony Mowbray Discussion

    If we are getting beat and need a goal get him on for the last 20 minutes. I'd be more confident of him lashing in a free kick in injury time than any of our other lot scoring an equaliser the way we play.
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    Tony Mowbray Discussion

    No other club - not one - would have agreed to loan Mulgrew out on deadline day to a rival. Even if we were blessed with an array of quality defenders we would have kept him until January as backup and mainly for his set piece ability and goals. To send him to Wigan when we did no doubt partly subsidised by ourselves was the latest in a long line of bizarre decisions made. Enough money to splash £7 million on Brereton but not enough to assemble a competent defence and ending up trying to save money by sending players out on deadline day. Something rotten in the state of Denmark.
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    Season Tickets 2019/2020

    Is Waggott still 'looking into' coaches from surrounding areas on matchday? How much longer does this 'looking into' take before we start doing what PNE are and making it easy for supporters outside the town to get to the ground? We've done all we can.
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    Tony Mowbray Discussion

    Poor recruitment in summer 2018 was overcome by still being able to rely on the Mulgrew, Graham and Dacks who were on form and banging in goals, usually from set pieces or the good Dack and Graham partnership rather than good team play. In getting shut of one, trying to phase out another leaving Dack isolated he's brought problems on himself which are exacerbated by his terrible transfer business.
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    Academy & U21s

    I wasnt around in those days but understand that the reason for that kick off was as @Mashed Potatoes says and ultimately reasons beyond the clubs control. Sadly any match against Burnley will be treated as a problem and an irritation by those paid to run things. Maybe if they embraced such games and actually promoted them people might get the bug and go to more games. Advertising kids tickets and discounts to Junior members for a match the club has ensured no child could attend unless truant is either just another oversight or a mick take.
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    Academy & U21s

    Sadly that's exactly the reason the game is at 1pm. Jobsworths happy to take home a wage from football but don't want fans there watching. Quite an insult that we are offering u18 tickets and admission for Junior Rovers members (under 12s). How many people in those age groups could attend this game even if they were desperate to go? It's been moved to the middle of a school day which pretty much rules out everyone under 16/18 unless we are encouraging truancy now.
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    (Too early?) January transfer window 2020

    Let's be honest even if we'd have signed him he'd have spent months sat on the bench with odd 20 minute appearances when losing or played in a position that he isnt used to doing. Peterborough have that knack of developing quality players particularly attackers and selling them on for big money. Apparently what we try to do here but with successful results.
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    Tony Mowbray Discussion

    We knew from Chapman's loan spell in League One 2 things: 1) Mowbray had no intention of starting Chapman in games, even at that level never mind in the Championship 2) Chapman was an is made of glass which will always restrict his contribution on the pitch. So it comes as absolutely no surprise to see what has happened. Staggering that Mowbray would hand him a multi year deal if he didn't think he was up to it.
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    Season Tickets 2019/2020

    Not brilliant but decent given it is only mid November and they only went on sale last week. Suspect it is more than we will sell in total when we eventually get around to putting them on sale.
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    Lancashire Telegraph

    Agree, but if there was such a thing as natural level then by any measure we are below it at the moment. Sadly it is a common feature that people both inside and outside the club will embrace the opportunity to put the club and town down, diminish its size, stature, standing, achievements. Our manager is guilty of it. Stoke and Middlesbrough are 'huge clubs' etc. but it extends to a large portion of our fanbase who are quick to tell everyone that we are a small club destined to struggle for evermore.
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    Lancashire Telegraph

    Natural level based on historical League occupation - top flight Natural level based on trophies- top flight Natural level based on where we were before Jack Walker came along - top end of 2nd tier. Re-writing the record books in an effort to dumb down and reduce expectations is a familiar trait of this regime.
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    (Too early?) January transfer window 2020

    The buying club has to make the player feel really wanted. Make that player a good offer, sell him the club, convince him that you are going places and work from there. As I've said before when you are a professional footballer with a short career especially in Reed's position (hitting mid 20s and not getting a shot at Southampton) then you can't be fussy about what part of the country you live in. It's part of the job. Think he'd turn down a move to Liverpool because his bird didn't fancy living on Merseyside? Not a chance. It would clearly be a bigger task persuading a player to come here than Liverpool but the principle is the same - make a good offer, make the player see you mean business and give him a decision to make. In typical Venky Rovers fashion it seems we did very little for Reed other than tried another loan deal with heavily subsidised wages and sat back hoping nobody else came in with a better offer. That was how we got him in the first place but we didn't get so lucky second time round when Fulham offered what was needed. He was probably naffed off anyway at being left on the bench or played out wide most weeks behind the likes of Smallwood, Evan's and Bennett.
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    (Too early?) January transfer window 2020

    Whereas Sam Gallagher's girlfriend was blown away whilst viewing houses in Audley Range.
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