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  1. JoeH

    Academy & U21s

    If anyone's bored and looking for football to watch then the Under 23's are in action. Game this weekend vs Crystal Palace. 1pm kick off at Brockhall, open to all free admission.
  2. JoeH

    January transfer window 2020

    Whitehall has always impressed me most as a full back. He's played there a few times this year and I've liked him. Lewis Thompson is top quality too, but I bet he'd rather see himself as a LM rather than a LB. Side note: At this point we should re-name this thread the "Academy Players & Which Teams They All Support"
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    QPR (H) - Tuesday 28th Jan

    The scope for a player like JRC is massive compared to Lewis Travis. IMO.
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    QPR (H) - Tuesday 28th Jan

    You're right, but it's a shame. Birmingham had 15-year old in their academy, he plays once for the first team (LITERALLY ONCE) and they never looked back. Now 16, he's set to move to Manchester United for a £30m transfer fee. JRC, besides his injuries, was ready at the start of the League One campaign for these "sub appearances", it's why he featured so heavily in pre-season that year. Played well at Barrow. Injuries have set him back, but we can't make the mistakes we made with Connor Mahoney. Give that lad 10 games in the first team and he'll be exactly where Travis is now in 6-months time. We won't. It's a shame.
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    QPR (H) - Tuesday 28th Jan

    Agree with @roversfan99 entirely that you can't break up that Armstrong/Holtby partnership, especially by moving their positions around. For me personally I'd look to play Arma through the middle, and I'd sooner see Joe R-C play ahead of Gallagher in a wide position. I'd go for this I reckon.
  6. JoeH

    January transfer window 2020

    John Buckley could've been born in Burnley for all I care, the bit that truly matters is that he isn't ready for our first team yet. Joseph Scott Rankin-Costello is.
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    QPR (H) - Tuesday 28th Jan

    A young girl has passed away at just 20 years old. A Blackburn Rovers supporter with a season ticket in the Blackburn End, there's a minutes applause set to take place during the 20th minute of the game as a mark of respect at the wishes of her family - and they've shared this message on social media.
  8. JoeH

    January transfer window 2020

    It was just humour, I didn't actually mean that... it's called sarcasm. It's a very British, Northern thing.
  9. JoeH

    January transfer window 2020

    So frustrating. Now 7 days left of transfer window - should just lock this thread now because nothing has happened, is happening or will happen. I wish we could just fast forward to July, with a new season to look forward to, because if nobody comes in this season is finished. Mid-table mediocrity every year until Tony Mowbray pops his clogs.
  10. JoeH

    January transfer window 2020

    Disagree. Dire footballer. Just as much chance as Sam Gallagher ie. Not much.
  11. JoeH

    January transfer window 2020

    Even if we were paying half of Cunningham's wages, letting him go back to Cardiff permanently does free up a fair bunch. Enough for at least one in.
  12. JoeH

    Car Park H

    Thank you to JW for raising this issue at Fans Forum.
  13. JoeH

    January transfer window 2020

    Great summation. Explains it to pretty clearly to be honest. It's exactly how it comes across.
  14. JoeH

    January transfer window 2020

    Another FFP mention I see. Every time the club make an internal decision not to spend, they roll out the red carpet for FFP chatter. It's just a very handy excuse to strike enough fear so people can sympathise with the lack of signings. From my reading, Venky's for the past four windows have been eager to spend more than Tony Mowbray is allowing them to. I think the Brereton deal was an example of Venkys getting their way, spending big on a player that Mowbray wasn't too fussed on, and I think Mowbray's consistent comments about players fitting in and knowing the way we play, and only spending on the "right" players, show that he clearly has a budget to work with, but won't spend it. I get TM's point to an extent, you don't want to sign too many players that aren't going to be here long term, but you can't build a squad of 22 year olds that will "come good eventually" and expect to get promoted at any time soon - it'll be a good two seasons before Nyambe, Travis, Armstrong, Gallagher, Rothwell, Chapman, Rankin-Costello, Buckley, Bell and others are operating at their personal peaks. There's only Lenihan, Holtby, Dack (now injured) and Evans (now injured) for me in this team in the peak of their careers. Downing, Johnson, Graham and Smallwood types are all on the slope down and past their "best", the young lads as mentioned above not near "best" yet. Then you compare that to Leeds. They've a team full of players in their prime years, not old, not TOO young, just right. Phillips, Klich, Hernandez, Casilla, Bamford all at a ripe age etc... We HAVE to change the ideology. You can't get promotion by only really signing players "for the future". I get the sentiment, but that doesn't help the club short term. It has to be a mixture of both. Holtby the only player we've signed who is genuinely of his own ripe age this year. Everyone else either not there yet or past it.
  15. JoeH

    January transfer window 2020

    Firmly believe Barrow should be our new feeder club. Enough players have gone their (on loan or after leaving Rovers) now and succeeded I think it's clearly a great breeding ground. They've been winning games by 6 or 7 goals as of late too. Tom White, Matty Platt and Lewis Hardcastle all up there at the min.
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