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  1. Dreams of 1995

    January transfer window 2020

    I fuckin hope so now lol. Always assumed they were 🙄
  2. Dreams of 1995

    January transfer window 2020

    I don't doubt there are occasions when players need to be sold for the sake of dressing room harmony but I'm not buying the whole "not fitting in" scenario. If the coaching staff is strong enough and the dressing room is together one bad apple won't set in a rot. I don't particularly buy into the fact that certain players shouldn't be signed because of attitude problems. In the past it has worked for us - Bellamy, Bentley - players that had bad attitudes that excelled in their time at Ewood. If we look at Wilder for example he brought Ravel Morrison to the club. A free signing that maybe hasn't worked out but it's not disrupted the dressing room in any way. Now, 2.5m is a bit different from a freebie but is Marcus Maddison that bad of an egg not to warrant a punt with the kind of returns he boasts of? I think not having seen his brothers application. You'd also think with James Maddisons past with TM we'd be front runners in any chase for him. Edit: Turns out I was talking shite and they aren't brothers. Who would have thought two people could have the same surname and not be related.
  3. Dreams of 1995

    January transfer window 2020

    Personally think we should spend £3m on a left sided defensive player / centre back in truth. I'm certain we could afford one at that fee. That said this Curtis lad seems highly rated and I'd rather him be in a Rovers shirt if that's the case. Can't say I've seen much of him to warrant £3m to be honest and if we are going on stats you'd have to argue £2.5m for Maddison is a better deal........................
  4. Dreams of 1995

    Politics

    If the business was viable then between the years of 2013 to 2019 somebody would have come in and acquired it. Fosun were desperate to add an airline to their portfolio but after genuine review of the accounts, usually only really open to forensic accounting methods once a deal is part-brokered, they decided not to. Fosun know much more about the business than me or you and ultimately it collapsed. I like the way you added the caveat of "weight down by debts", like the sum of 1.7bn debts is insignificant. With air travel falling, package holidays sinking and the rise of online markets Thomas Cook failed to adapt and survive and paid the price of the free market. No need to nationalise a business when there are other airlines (EasyJet, Ryanair) all competing much more competitively in the market. Besides, the £200m bailout would have literally kept them open for another day but the debt rising and income falling meant one bailout would equal another. Well done Hays and another great advertisement of the free market. Hopefully Hays can do to Thomas Cook what the directors couldn't. Thomas Cook suffered for nearly 6 years so it is no surprised they were allowed to go under. You can't save that which refuses to help itself and the government shouldn't be intervening in the free market because then it isn't a genuine free market. I don't even think the government should have intervened with Flybe but the fact remains there was more circumstances that needed to be considered there- there are currently services which only Flybe provide and any bailout should have been given the mandate of further competition added in those areas to alleviate the monopoly Flybe seem to have in certain areas of the UK. With respect to your gripe about APD Flybe are also at a disadvantage to other airlines. APD is charged on both the return and departure of any flight in the UK, given that the Flybe are domestic based they essentially pay double the tax of other larger airlines who will only pay once. It probably made sense to balance out the tax, if they decide to do so. Your gripe is simply because a blue govt has made this decision. Had it been Labour, and vast resources would have been used to nationalise it, you'll be heralding it a success. Which is rather remarkable that you have a gripe about Thomas Cook not being bailed out but also moaning Flybe have been. Anyway, your original quote was "Thomas cook was a viable profitable airline and deserved to be rescued more than Flybe" which clearly doesn't actually provide any meaningful input to the debate. Two entirely different circumstances: one has x amount of competitors ready to step in and the other simply doesn't. The only issue here is that Flybe holds an almost monopoly on certain airports / travel routes and that needs to change to save the need for another "bail out" of sorts.
  5. Dreams of 1995

    Politics

    They also had debts of over 1.5bn. They had a disastrous merger in 03 with MyTravel, almost went under in 2013 and issued profit warnings on their final accounts. They had over thousands of shops on high streets which were leaking money. They didn't extend their online market which is why they suffered and failed. What you are saying is a half-truth (as always). The airline arm of Thomas Cook may have been profitable, but the tour operator (or package holidays) wasn't. Ultimately though the bottom line was that the company was in debt over 1.5bn and the only people seriously interested would have asset stripped it anyway. Besides, Flybe and Thomas Cook are two separate entities. Flybe provide services domestically often for smaller airports that are out of reach of major airports easily. Flybe are a key part of our internal infrastructure in that regard, whereas Thomas Cook and Monarch are operating in a market where others can very easily step in and replace. If Fosun were seriously interested in every acquiring Thomas Cook they would have but the company wasn't worth anything. Any takeover deal required the debt to be wrote off, which if you can find a bank willing to write off over £1bn then let me know because I would like to take a loan out with them.
  6. Dreams of 1995

    Tony Mowbray Discussion

    What else do you call the same handful of people who ask him the same question topic after topic? no he wouldn’t sack Mowbray, yes he trusts Mowbray in the transfer window, no he doesn’t think there’s a better manager out there for us. We’ve all read it before and it’s getting annoying seeing the same questions posed to him to get the same answers back all the time. Clearly you will have to agree to disagree.
  7. Dreams of 1995

    Tony Mowbray Discussion

    Jesus Christ, talk about setting a man up to fail.... We all know Chaddy wouldn’t fire Mowbray and he’s explained why he wouldn’t a billion times. For once can the mob leave him out of it 😂
  8. Dreams of 1995

    January transfer window 2020

    I'm not a football scout, and no expert by any means, but I don't for the life of me understand why we haven't bid for Maddison. If his release clause is 2.5m and Ronan Curtis is 3m then we should sign them. 5.5m to basically solve our out wide problems. Play Holtby between them, Graham/Gallagher/Armstrong up top and suddenly you've got a front 4 of players in their actual positions. If you need to raise 5.5m sell someone but make sure that money is spent on them players.
  9. Dreams of 1995

    FFP Trouble

    This just proves all of the thoughts I have had in my head over the Christmas break. I was looking forward to it as I knew I'd be back in town and could attend a few games. I didn't go once. The truth about it all is that all of our talk about Mowbray is guff - it doesn't matter who is in charge because nothing will ever change whilst they are here. We are shackled by three people who will probably never step foot in our town again. It's disgusting that the EFL allows this kind of thing to happen. All this talk every time we are on sky about how much our owners are pumping in, how committed they are to our cause is bullshit. This is their own doing. They bought a club for £20m and sold a player for £17m. They had the perfect business, ran by genuine football people and they threw it all away in their pig headedness / desire to have a club to write off loses in the Indian market. I've no sympathy for them and honestly I would rather face the bullshit we'd get from our rivals and start again in the lower leagues than have them three wankers have anything to do with us. What are we supposed to do now, be thankful they service their debt? No, fuck them, they made this bed. Sadly for us fans it's our ego and our club that suffers but part of me is happy it's denting their wallets too. Sacking TM, hiring Pep, whatever it's all pointless. We may as well appoint Kermit the Frog so Balaji can actually have his hand up its arse rather than pay a person to masquerade as a coach. Nothing changes. It's the same shit, different year. It's about time the football league and its sponsors started to consider the communities that these clubs service as opposed to their bank balances. The Venkys have no affiliation to this town, club or county; they are strangers in the company they own and are nothing more than deadwood with deep pockets. Well done for paying the electric bill but when you eventually do swallow your pride and piss off the only legacy Venkys will leave is one of pure filth. If family reputation is as big in India as they say you should know that in this town you are bottom feeders.
  10. Dreams of 1995

    January transfer window 2020

    This could be down to the club not operating on a proper level anymore. A board is usually made up of a handful of directors, each with their own staff, whereas ours is made up of two and only one of them really has any idea about the goings on of the club (Waggot). A lot less people to have information passed through and eventually leaked. Plus it seems to take us 4 weeks to get information through to our owners so let alone letting the local reporters know. A terrible state of affairs.
  11. Dreams of 1995

    January transfer window 2020

    I think the only information you can gleam from that is that nobody actually knows anything.
  12. Dreams of 1995

    January transfer window 2020

    Tell him to shake Brereton upside down and we might get some loose change. Either that or a goal...don't know which one I'd prefer. Find the £2.5m for a guy that has accumulated over 30 assists in 3 seasons. Why sign Gallagher to play on the wing when there's literally a winger there for HALF THE PRICE
  13. Dreams of 1995

    January transfer window 2020

    This is just fucking nonsense man and part of the reason I'm absolutely at my limit with this club. Other clubs have directors for this. Loan managers/analysts who scout and chose a good fit for them. We leave it onto the lads agent who no doubt only cares which deal is sweetest for him. I don't particularly think Brereton will improve but going to ADO Den Haag and being coached by Pardew can't be much good for the lad. They are in a terrible position and I'd imagine a relegation artist like Pardew isn't going to save them.
  14. Dreams of 1995

    January transfer window 2020

    January is a bad month to try and address problems. The best we could probably hope for is a Premier League loan to give someone who isn't playing much some game time. Our only downside is that the PL suffered unprecedented injuries over the winter months so it's unlikely there's many good players available. However, if we can't beat Charlton to Maddison and we lose out on him ala Bauer then a few people in the Rovers engine room need to give their heads a wobble.
  15. Dreams of 1995

    Venkys - Welcome or Not?

    We have Crimpshine. They won't go and don't care how little we think of them. They are horrid people. I think this topic should be locked after the below response. Q: Are Venkys welcome? A: NO
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