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Ewood Ace

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  1. Ewood Ace

    ROVERS v Boro

    I think that we may see a few more teams play 3-5-2 against us now. We really struggled yesterday and at home to Sheffield United. Mowbray in both games was constantly changing formations but still could not get to grips with the oppositions system and in both games we were comfortably beaten. https://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/sport/football/rovers/news/17439405.blackburn-rovers-0-middlesbrough-1-tony-pulis-reaction/
  2. Ewood Ace

    Tony Mowbray - The Manager.

    Honestly I wouldn't have. I have believed a few months now that he has take us as far as he can which is mid table. January really papered over the cracks playing 3 poor teams. All it took was conceding one goal at Brentford and the flood gates opened and all the frailties that have been on show this season returned. You say get behind him and the players but what are they giving us to get behind. January showed that we had no aspirations to compete for the play offs and in his comments the manager has basically said that the season is over and that shows on the pitch as the players are playing as though they are undermotivated and already have one foot on the beach.
  3. Ewood Ace

    Tony Mowbray - The Manager.

    Unusually for one of your posts Chaddy I don't actually disagree with much of that although I would have Bennett and Bell out as well. The problem is I don't see Mowbray getting rid of the likes of Smallwood and Williams, I also would not be at all surprised if he gave Conway another year. I also can't see Mowbray bringing in 7-8 players even though I agree with you that is what we need. All his comments and actions over the windows he has been here suggest that he isn't going to make big changes in one go, also given his dealings in the transfer market I wouldn't back him to bring the right players in.
  4. Ewood Ace

    Tony Mowbray - The Manager.

    I said after the Leeds capitulation that he should go, as I was fed up with our weak mentality and poor defending. Two months on we are still mentally weak, the defending if anything has become even worse and the failure to address any of our problems in the January window only strengthened my view. So for me he is not the right man to take us forward as he has shown himself incapable of addressing the serious problems that we have.
  5. Ewood Ace

    ROVERS v Boro

    I think it's 5 goals in 17 first halves at home. We just seem to lack any motivation and desire to get on the front foot at home and take the game to the opposition, instead we seem happy to go in at half time 0-0.
  6. Ewood Ace

    Ben Brereton

    I noticed when we had a corner today in the first half he was stood on the edge of the area. Very strange to me that a 6ft striker isn't getting into the box looking for a goal. I wonder is Mowbray telling him not to go in there (if so hardly a vote of confidence)? Or is he choosing not to put himself in there due to a lack of confidence? In which case the manager should be encouraging him to put himself in the box.
  7. Ewood Ace

    ROVERS v Boro

    Your asking me and in my opinion I would not play a back 4 as we don't have the players to play it effectively.
  8. Ewood Ace

    ROVERS v Boro

    I wouldn't play a back 4.
  9. Ewood Ace

    ROVERS v Boro

    If only Bell put as much effort into defending as he does attacking. A couple times today players went past him without him attempting a challenge and when Raya made a good save from Howson's cross, Bell was at most 2 yards away from Howson but didn't even attempt to put a leg out to try and stop the ball going into the box. For me Bell can't play in a back 4 as he is not good enough defensively, he either needs to be used as a winger or as a wing back in a 5.
  10. Ewood Ace

    Ben Brereton

    I'm beginning to feel very sorry for the lad. He doesn't look a very good player but he is clearly lost playing out wide and doesn't have a shred of confidence, its sad to watch. But for me the blame is squarely with Mowbray as he spent such a big amount of money on him (which leads to increased expectations) that he clearly wasn't worth and I also think that his handling of the lad (and of our youngsters in general) is poor.
  11. Ewood Ace

    ROVERS v Boro

    I wouldn't want many of our team in the trenches with me particularly our defenders.
  12. Ewood Ace

    Ben Brereton

    Grabbi and Davies were world class compared to this lad.
  13. Ewood Ace

    ROVERS v Boro

    Just like Sheffield United at home Mowbray could not tactically work out how to counter their 3-5-2 formation. I had no idea at times what formation we were playing and it seemed that neither did the players. Dack was wasted he seemed to be playing more as a defensive midfielder than an attacking one in the first half. Mulgrew was awful not just for the first goal but also a dreadful header which led to the Williams red card among other things. Bennett showed for the goal that is he not a right back but other than Mowbray everyone else already knew that. He was poor throughout as well (did he make a pass to a Rovers player?), should not be starting in any position for us. I thought that Rodwell was about the only player to come out of the first half with any credibility our best player by far, can only assume he was taken of because of injury otherwise the decision to take him of instead of Mulgrew is a disgrace. Brereton completely invisible another who didn't seem to know where he was playing. Raya was much better today not only was his shot stopping good but so was the command of his area from their set pieces. Bell was good going forward (seemed that his goal has given him some confidence) however still poor defensively, if only he put as much energy and effort into defending as he does attacking. For me he's not good enough defensively to play in a back 4 he either needs to play on the wing or as a wing back in a 5. I remember a couple posters on here laughed at me when I said what a class signing Obi Mikel was for them. I though that today he showed what a class act he is at this level, he dominated the Midfield. It is surely clear for all to see that the manager's negligence in the January window is now starting to bite, no attacking alternatives on the bench and now for the next few games only 2 available centre backs. The team's performances in recent weeks are reflecting the attitude that the manager has been taking, complacent, unambitious and by February satisfied that the season has been a success. The team aren't motivated enough and when you here the manager speak its clear why. Not Good enough for me Mowbray Out!
  14. Ewood Ace

    ROVERS v Boro

    The team selection wasn't the problem it was just the players selected weren't good enough at finishing (which we already knew). 😂
  15. Ewood Ace

    Reading v Rovers

    And only yesterday he was calling me arrogant. 😂
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