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  1. RovingRover

    Summer Transfer Summary - Poll

    Bad. Focus of last seasons failings was defence. We ended the transfer window letting five 1st team defenders go and only bringing in two. Including Harrison Reed, we had three 1st team midfielders depart, and we had two 1st team midfielders brought in. Our front-line saw one forward in, and one forward out. In terms of depth and quality. We failed on both counts in my opinion.
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    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    Summer Ins: Stewart Downing Bradley Johnson Sam Gallagher Christian Walton Tosin Adarabioyo Greg Cunningham X 6 Summer Outs: Craig Conway Paul Downing Jack Rodwell Ben Gladwin David Raya Joe Nuttall Scott Wharton Tyler Magloire Charlie Mulgrew X 9 Wages could be offset in January from players being loaned out. On the otherhand, it could also be offset by not being relegated! 😉
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    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    As I just said in the Mowbray Out topic. Starting to think we should go back to a 442/4411 formation and play players in the roles they are accustomed to. To have enough players to make this happen and be comfortable for the rest of the season. We could sign the following now. Jordan Archer (GK) Danny Simpson (RB) Ashley Williams (CB) Lazar Marković (LM) These players signed on contracts until the end of the season can do so with the understanding that if they perform they will get new lengthy contracts. When January comes around we can look to move out Jayson Leutwiler, Sam Hart, Matthew Platt, Richie Smallwood and Dominic Samuel on loan or others who aren't cutting it or not getting a 1st team look-in.
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    Tony Mowbray Discussion

    To be fair. I had this earlier. If you type out Chris Hughton on a mobile. Auto-correct rather bizarrely adds a 'o'. Question for all on here. Do people believe that the formation changes over the last few seasons have worked? When Mowbray came in, he kept our basic shape and gave the team better direction. Now he is changing the shape. tactics and method of the team for a second time in two season's and like last season it didn't work. Mowbray's attempt to change the player positions for me has been bizarre and bordering on a bonkers waste of talent. Personally think we should go back to a 442/4411 formation and play players in the roles they are accustomed to. This is what I would do if the Rovers manager at present: Goalkeepers: Christian Walton Jayson Leutwiler Andy Fisher Jordan Archer (bring in on a contract until the end of the season) Right back: Ryan Nyambe Danny Simpson (bring in on a contract until the end of the season) Left back: Greg Cunningham (start ahead of Bell) Amari'i Bell Sam Hart Centre back: Derrick Williams Tosin Adarabioyo Darragh Lenihan Ashley Williams (bring in on a contract until the end of the season) Joe Grayson Matthew Platt Right midfield: Harry Chapman Elliott Bennett Left midfield: Stuart Downing Lazar Marković (bring in on a contract until the end of the season) Central attacking midfielder: Joe Rothwell Bradley Dack Central defensive midfielder/central defender: Bradley Johnson Richie Smallwood Jacob Davenport Lewis Travis Corry Evans Joe Rankin-Costello John Buckley Forwards (who should ONLY be played as FORWARDS): Adam Armstrong Sam Gallagher Danny Graham Dominic Samuel Ben Brereton Those players signed on contracts until the end of the season can do so with the understanding that if they perform they will get new lengthy contracts. When January comes around we can look to move out Jayson Leutwiler, Sam Hart, Matthew Platt, Richie Smallwood and Dominic Samuel on loan.
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    Fulham Away

    Ashley Williams Younès Kaboul Ondrej Mazuch Joel Lynch Danzell Gravenberch Jonas Olsson Will Packwood Jonathan Spector Gareth McAuley Greg Halford Delphin Tshiembe Matthew Kilgallon Anton Ferdinand
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    Fulham Away

    4 goals conceded in 2 games = Goalkeeper/defence isn't the problem Had the minority of possession and failed to create clear-cut chances = Midfield isn't a problem 0 shots on target, whilst four forwards were on the pitch = Everything's fine!
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    Fulham Away

    Mowbray: 😣
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    Fulham Away

    He was sacked by Brighton earlier this summer.
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    Fulham Away

    Chris Hughton is really starting to look a tempting prospect.
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    Fulham Away

    Which was an own goal.
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    Fulham Away

    Rovers commentary team having a laugh at the moment. "Encouraging signs from the game today". We haven't had a single shot on target with four forwards on the pitch.
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    Fulham Away

    Referee is having a nightmare in the 2nd half. Bennett was fouled for the 2nd goal and he's just booked Bennett for a tackle in which he fairly won the ball.
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    Fulham Away

    2-0 Fulham.
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    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    Easily one of the most humiliating days I have ever experienced as a Blackburn Rovers fan trying to get information out with regards to the clubs deals. To say it was a shambles would be an understatement. This club is in big big trouble. The attempt to sign Harrison Reed for instance has really shook me in terms of how low we have fallen. Fancy trying to sign a player on loan at 30% supplemented wages and offering to sign him at the end of the loan for under £3 million. Soton laughed it off and got the full 100% wages plus an agreement to sign for £5 million come the end of the season with add-ons from Fulham. The Cunningham deal which has been apparently worked on for 48 hours couldn't even be completed with an agreement to sign him at the end of the season should he do well for us. 3 CB's were bid for along with a goalkeeper. Haven't a clue who they are. But they were all laughed off as being too low cash offers. We are now categorically left with a weaker defence than the League One defence we had, let alone what we had last season. Mowbray know's it. Everyone in the building knows it. Whilst I don't rate Mulgrew, not replacing him with an experience 1st team CB is absolute suicide. I expect Mowbray will pay for this abject failure with his job before the end of the season. Notice Cunningham has very clearly been listed as a "left-back" on the club website. As I clearly outlined the other week when we signed Tosin. The condition was that he would a) be played in the 1st team and b) be played at CB. We are left with Derrick Williams, Tosin Adarabioyo, Darragh Lenihan, Lewis Travis, Joe Grayson and at a push Ryan Nyambe for CB. I expect Bennett to be handed the captains armband by the way.
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    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    A couple of weeks ago we were theorising that we could/would sign Adriano or Carson. A couple of weeks later Adriano is a Liverpool player and Carson is a Man City player. 😳 Talk about back down to ground with a bump!
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    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    I think we would. But the clubs selling would have us over a rope. They could dictate price and terms because of the late hour.
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    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    Crystal Palace might be interested in Bradley Dack. £12 million seems to be the asking price.
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    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    He wasn't signed to play right-back. Tosin was told he would be playing CB.
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    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    Can't say I have heard anything along those lines myself. A couple of weeks ago I would have gagged at the prospect. Right now I would be cheering if it displaced Mulgrew from the Starting XI.
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    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    What the manager says in public and what Rovers representatives are saying behind the scenes are very different things. I didn't suggest the switching of players around in the same team. It's worth noting that people laughed at the prospect of having Martin Olsson at left-back and Marcus Olsson at RW/RM. It did work for a time. We need some pace on the wing and Bell has that somewhat. If we lose a chunk of games testing players, it could be the difference between 15th place or relegation. He has played LB for Scotland. Mulgrew is a disaster at CB, and if Mowbray is so obsessed that he has to play Mulgrew then I'd rather he did so at LB than CB. I think that considering how teams who expect to be around us come the end of the season have improved relative to us not really. We would be lucky to finish 15th.
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    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    The idea was to bring in 2 goalkeepers and I would have thought that Walton was going to be the understudy, then alarm bells started going off when he was referred to as the Number 1 keeper. We were looking for an experienced goalkeeper to replace Raya. Walton does clearly not meet that description. From what I had heard, we were trying to find suitors for Smallwood, Samuel (loan), Leutwiler (2 keepers signing required), Evans, Hart and maybe let a few other younger players go out on loan. Remember a while back Mowbray said he wanted 3-4 signings. But that was before the departure of Nuttall, Wharton and Raya. Whether he had factored the four into his number before the departures is a question mark. You could certainly say that Gallagher is a sort-of replacement option for Nuttall and maybe even argue that Downing is a sort of replacement for Conway. But it is obvious we are lacking in some key areas depth and squad quality wise. My honest opinion: GK: I am unconvinced by Walton and would have liked a veteran keeper brought in who's experience is higher than League One. LB: Bell is obviously not good enough. Hart struggled to match League One level. If money is tight. I wonder whether Mulgrew could go out to left back and a more commanding CB be brought in alongside Lenihan RB: Nyambe would work at a push. But I see this as another weak area. I honestly never thought I would be longing the day where Williams returns from injury. CB: Mulgrew for me is a liability. I actually think Williams is better a CB than Mulgrew and Mulgrew's goals somewhat saves his defensive blushes CM: Yes I know the jokes about having to many CM's. But I really think we are going to miss Harrison Reed this season Wing: We lack pace which makes us very containable for better teams. I had mooted the suggestion that we should try Bell out wide considering his attacking movements. But I am unconvinced he is a complete enough player even at the age of 25.
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    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    When you adjust for players with experience at 1st team level.
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    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    I trust the scouting data I have reviewed.
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    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    7 actually. He also spent time out on loan at Scunthorpe. I have seen some scouting data on him. He was the subject of some transfer interest in Greece and is highly thought of. Trent Sainsbury? Honestly don't know if he is a player we have shown interest in. I don't know who the Holland based player is. I only know 2 of the names of players we have shown interest in, in Germany. One has been made public and the other I listed some pages back but is out of our price range C- The club are lying about the available budget in terms of transfer funds and are constrained on wages. Whilst Mowbray has been saying he wants to retain players, I know for a fact Rovers have been trying to find suitors for several players both on long term deals and out on loan to reduce the wage bill. There is a reason Mowbray said one thing in May. Had his meeting with Venkys in June and then does something completely different in July/August.
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    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    My suspicion is nobody. I reckon we will end up doing what we did last season. Sign some League One/League Two player on loan with a view to sign them in January. In January that player will return to his club. I maintain this club needs at least 3 defensive signings to stand a chance of having a successful season this time round.
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