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  1. Dreams of 1995

    Middlesbrough (H)

    I wouldn’t say I want him sacked, evidenced by the acknowledgment of what’s come after is frightening. Loaning out Mulgrew without replacement is an appalling decision imo, as his treatment of younger players in the press. However his work in the background goes a long way in my eyes and whilst I don’t necessarily agree with everything he does I’m much more content with him in charge than I would be if we had another hunt for a new manager. This club is run like a joke. We have had a shocking window and I don’t know whether that’s down to the board, lack of, or Mowbray. What I won’t do though is blame every single thing on TM and spend every day demeaning any bit of positive work he has done for the club. If Mowbray got sacked it would be with a heavy heart I’d see him go. It would only be a good decision if there was a manager of promotion ilk lined up. Although I do admit that my opinion of Mowbray was far higher in May than it is now but, then again, what I know about football pales in comparison to him so I may once again eat my words about it being a bad window and him getting it right.
  2. Dreams of 1995

    Middlesbrough (H)

    I had my fingers burnt with my calls for it in League 1 Matty. At that point I was still reeling from the relegation and in truth obnoxiously thought we should have walked that league. Since then though Mowbrays work behind the scenes has become apparent and no one can deny we aren't a better run club thanks to him. Look I don't think Mowbray is infallible. I think he gets it wrong sometimes, I think he's over estimated the strength of the defenders and I think he's far too critical of our younger players. He has a lot of negative points but it's getting actually boring now reading the same posters go after any single shred of positivity to come out of the club and try and tear it apart. The "suspicion" of the Johnson promotion (didn't someone actually dare to suggest Mowbray did it because he was scared if DJ carried on he'd take his job???) was the last straw. Any time there's a criticism aimed at him that's disproven it's ignored for a few weeks and then it rears its head again when time suits. Likewise, whenever there's anything good that comes from him it's either put down as luck or him benefiting from others' work. He can do no right. I don't think this forum should be a place where he's not allowed to be criticised but I know for a fact I'm not the only poster that's sick and tired of the echo chamber. It's shown in that topics which are typically "anti-Mowbray" are always hot topics and topics which show Mowbray in another way are completely avoided by said posters.
  3. Dreams of 1995

    Mowbray Out.

    No he isn't. Doncaster is his second job and he hasn't lost a game with them yet. He did exactly the same as most expected WBA to do and was still on track to get them into the play offs. Just because roversfan99 has posted something that agrees with you doesn't mean it's set in stone. Plenty of other posters agree with BDS in saying otherwise. As for roversfan99's opinion of the baggies fans I actually live in the area and it was overwhelmingly the opposite - most believed Moore should have stayed after they appointed Shan. The only reason it was kind of forgotten about was because ultimately they knew they could attract a far more established manager eventually.
  4. Dreams of 1995

    Middlesbrough (H)

    I could go back to 5 or 6 topics in which a comment that highlights a positive effect Mowbray has had on the club and name you the exact posters that have jumped on it straight away with an attempt to either skew the figures or put an "alternative" (and almost always hyperbolic) view on it. However which way you wrap it up it goes above and beyond wanting Rovers to succeed now; this board has become a place in which views have become so polarised it is almost as if in some eyes Mowbray, or the club, can do no right. In fact, I'm going to put my neck on the line and say even when certain myths get dispelled they are largely ignored purely because there are some that have a dislike of Mowbray. The biggest case and point is that over 50 pages of the transfer thread was spent discussing how terrible Mowbray is in the window because he hasn't invested in the defence, whereas Miller11's topic which showed a look at expenditure in our defence dating back to the Venky takeover got 23 replies only. And out of all those posters that spent page after page smashing TM for it only 1 replied (Stuart) in which even then he criticised Mowbray for being complicit and said the buck stops with him, almost as if the outside influence of our owners is irrelevant. As a second point we had over 10+ pages of criticism for Mowbray's signing of older players (Downing/Johnson) then, when AAK I think it was, posted statistics to show we are still the youngest squad in the league, even after the signings, not once did it get acknowledged by said posters and instead the point got muted for a few weeks until it was brought back up again. It's incessant. Yet, for whatever reason, as soon as this is brought up by posters that acknowledge the context surrounding Rovers right now we are told that "this place is somewhere to voice an opinion" and that posters don't have an underlying dislike of Mowbray but are instead incredibly "passionate" about the success of Rovers, despite their constant refusal to acknowledge anything good or credible the club does but are the first to spend pages telling us why they think they are so damn terrible (ST prices, transfers, in-house promotions etc etc etc etc)
  5. Dreams of 1995

    Mowbray Out.

    Where has this idea that Darren Moore is a failure come from? He was sacked whilst WBA were in 3rd and 98% of baggies fans were gobsmacked by the decision.
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    Middlesbrough (H)

    Hahahaha oh don't worry, your attitude towards Mowbray was never in question. I'm just glad you've finally dropped this guise of "we all like him and want him to succeed but......." The simple fact of the matter is whenever someone posts a positive about Mowbray, it's immediately jumped on by a band of posters you are firmly in the centre of; whenever something negative is posted it is a cardinal sin for someone to challenge that viewpoint. If ambition = sacking a manager after 3 games into a new season then I'm glad your opinion stretches as far as this board
  7. Dreams of 1995

    Academy & U21s

    Most of them u23 players came through the academy with Billy Barr in charge. Why on earth would they be very disappointed to be reunited with a coach they know so well? Who did you expect to come and take over, a huge name? Johnson did extremely well with the u23s and got a role with the first team. Barr did the same with the u18s and has now been promoted in line. I’m all for it, guys that know the club are seeing themselves rise up and other aspiring coaches will take note that not only have we got an inspiring academy we also appreciate and reward the hard work done by the coaches. Being suspicious of Johnson being promoted is just pathetic and desperate. In your absolute undeniable quest to criticise the club and it’s staff you’re making yourself look like a bit of a conspiracy nut. Johnson won’t want to work with u23s forever and he’s obviously more than happy to have taken the PROMOTION. Well done Johnson, Barr and Sheron for their great work with our kids and hopefully the time is starting to come for them to break through and shine
  8. Dreams of 1995

    Hull (A)

    Hull have 2 of the better wingers in this division. With Cunningham seeming like a good left back, I'd hope Mowbray recognises the need for a defensive minded player and gives Nyambe the nod at RB without the need to bomb forward. Won't happen though with Captain Fantastic. I like Elliot Bennett as a guy and think he genuinely cares for this club and the fans but I don't rate him as a right back. We don't win games on twitter but by having quality players in the right positions. With that in mind, my team: Walton Nyambe Lenihan Williams Cunningham Travis Johnson Gallagher Dack Rothwell Graham Subs: Leutwiler, Tosin, Bennett, Armstrong, Brereton, Downing, Evans Then again we are on tele so expect a dreadful performance
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    Mowbray Out.

    The only reason we got called bully boys was because we got in their faces, closed down and had players who weren't afraid to get stuck in. A lot of our players could learn a thing or two from Andy Todd, The Axe, Neill, Reid and the like. There wasn't a player who wouldn't get involved should the time call for it. I didn't mind that tag being associated with us and frankly Wenger and co were only annoyed that a club like us had found a way to compete with them. The press could say what they wanted, we knew what we were watching and if they didn't want to give us credit then so be it. I actually think we thrived off that kind of siege mentality.
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    Middlesbrough (H)

    Ha ha ha ha ha. Yet in the Mowbray Out topic when a poster gave examples of why he thought Mowbray was a good manager you considered him as being too kind. An awful lot of posters spend their days waiting for any sort of good comment about TM to be posted to very quickly try and pour cold water on it. Phillipl's post was a good one and accurate too, regardless of whether "that's always been the way". A good performance and peoples post count goes down 75%; a loss and all of a sudden these topics become echo chambers of how much of a clueless guy our manager is
  11. Dreams of 1995

    Mowbray Out.

    100%. I want the days of teams fearing to play us back again. Sadly I think modern football has evolved past that style of play ever reemerging.
  12. Dreams of 1995

    Bolton Wanderers Unpaid Staff Need Food bank.

    Of course I do but by 10 mins into the 2nd half the pace dies down considerably in comparison to professional football.
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    Bolton Wanderers Unpaid Staff Need Food bank.

    Big difference between playing at that level and having 16 year olds being lumped about by professional players in League 1 though.
  14. Dreams of 1995

    Mowbray Out.

    Fuck me, I was at Boomtown festival this weekend and missed this Mulgrew leaving. Assumed Mowbray had dropped him. A very quick decline this past month or so. From being overly critical to the young lads, shocking tactics and an absolute nightmare of a transfer window. There's too much going on for it all to be wrong. Who knows what's going on behind closed doors at this joke of a club anymore. We may well want Mowbray out but what comes after that is frightening. A complete and utter balls up by all parties.
  15. Dreams of 1995

    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    Mowbrays treatment of young players is beginning to grate. I wish he’d have said that about the back 4 that started vs Charlton and not Tyler Magloire, who by all accounts we either want to develop into a first team player or sell for a decent fee. Start telling the press how it is about Mulgrew and Lenihans performances and stop dropping the bombs on our younger lads.
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