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  1. mhead

    Academy & U21s

    And its brilliant we have the Cavalry (Nyambe, Dack, Evans, Ayala and the other young lads) for after the International break . This allows us to have a 20 man continuity. Its a 46 match season and Reading/Bristol City + a few others will deteriorate.
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    Derby V Rovers

    But Phil in August 1958 we won our first 3 matches after promotion to the top League....5-1 (Newcastle...away)....5-0 (leicester City...home)....then Spurs 5-0 at home. Does that count? Thanks to M.Jackman: Essential History.
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    Season Tickets 2020-21

    Renewed via My Rovers. Had to re-input my details but after all personal bits were in it became very easy. D o B was the worst -it was so long ago! There is an Instalments button, as well as normal Debit Cards.
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    Season Tickets 2020-21

    Just renewed. The Date Of Birth bit was tedious.Is there a shortcut to just scrolling? Assume now we have to notify of any bubble. As long as under 10,000 STs I think the rest of the questions are fairly theoretical. In my current position as Chair of Rovers Trust I was fairly sure that Steve Waggott told me a few weeks ago that all existing parts of Ground that were used would sell season tickets and THEN the spreading would occur to BE Upper and Darwen End. So the thing about the JW Upper was just unclear( sorry ParsonBlue and Mr Jackman for palpitations....very sleepy in there though) Cmon Blues....it will be embarrassing if we sell less than Notlob.
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    Season Tickets 2020-21

    I can understand Fans disappointed that there may be an increase. But in 2019/20 the cheapest Liverpool Tickets were £685 in the Kop (not the wealthiest City or End) AND Bolton Season Tickets are currently £275 in the lowest bracket for a few more days before they go up to £299 on Sunday. Where would you pitch it? Surely we can sell more than Wanderers.
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    Summer Transfer Window

    Thought Dack and MUlgrew were the highest now.....and we need to put Dack's up to protect our asset. So Mulgrew needs to be transferred. No-one else above 12k per week, including our biggest asset which is Adam Armstrong. The 12 youngsters we have signed from the Youths plus 2 will be on less, cumulatively, than Mulgrew!! Good Management.
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    Season Tickets 2020-21

    I can understand Fans disappointed that there may be an increase. But in 2019/20 the cheapest Liverpool Tickets were £685 in the Kop (not the wealthiest City or End) AND Bolton Season Tickets are currently £275 in the lowest bracket for a few more days before they go up to £299 on Sunday. Where would you pitch it? Surely we can sell more than Wanderers.
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    Season Tickets 2020-21

    Unbelievable reaction on here.....largely negative. I would beg you to do 2 things: look at the PNE prices and ours are not going to be anywhere near their prices and do the Maths on income vs expenditure. We all want the same thing and slowly we are getting close to having a Premier League ready side. Lets try and be 'supporters' rather than key-board negatives.
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    The State of Ewood Park!

    There is a team for the maintenance of Ewood Park. When it came to light about the weeds and the general untidiness , then a strong message to sort it was issued and within 24 hours it was done. A lot of the pictures were from the back of houses on Bolton Road, and not within Ewood Park. So great spotting by BRFCS members and a reasonable reaction from the Club. Now for Season-tickets going on Sale and us reacting to buy them,hopefully. to the initial limit of how much the capacity will be during October. As I understand it, the 6 Blackburn Wards still in lockdown, are making the Blackburn with Darwen Resilience Forum, who have to agree the Club's plans, very HESITANT!
  10. Jim White just announced that K**n is on TalkSh**e this morning. If we get the chance to ambush please assist.
  11. Got his silver tongue round all the academy players he produced and how he had to solve the financial problems(thought he caused them?) Of course he loves travelling and managing Clubs in new Countries. Blah blah blah Thanks for coming on, Steve mate, says his old Glasgow "in crowd" buddy Plus ca change.....
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    Luton Town away

    Gets me too annoyed to watch match on I-follow, but I thought the vast majority on here knew that Luton would win, so were right. What got me angry before(and happened again last night) was at Barnsley all the action/cajoling was coming from the opposition Manager and TM was sat there looking exasperated and helpless. TM was a strong defender himself. Defence is helped by a strong midfield. The forwards help by keeping the ball. The full-backs should try to prevent as many crosses as possible. Players confidence can be knocked by being played out of position. Young players have more energy than older players. Our great batch of young players have at least had more experience but If TM could sort out most of these key issues, at last we could have a fighting chance against motivated but less skilfull sides.
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    Wigan Administration

    By introducing more rigorous rules on Take-overs and Club Sales, including a Business Plan and a one year review. Clubs should have a minimum standard of governance, including Board Meetings and appointment of a Non-Exec Director from Fan Base. Agents fees; Spending in line with Income; Salary Cap proposals;rules on Key Assets. Our Football is just as important as Tate Modern,the Royal Albert Hall, Royal Opera House etc etc
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    Wigan Administration

    Rick Parry(now of EFL) has just given a completely toothless response to fairly soft questioning from Jim White on TalkSport. Basically he says "the Clubs wont agree to tighten up the rules, because it will reduce the number of potential Investors" Put simply in the Wigan situation this is first of all a "Fraud Squad/ Interpol" investigation and secondly a Government issue -the DCMS has skirted round this too many times over 20 years.
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    Mowbray: Stay or Go - A Poll

    I did not vote. But if you said we could replace him with Gareth Ainsworth then 'yes'. The Club needs building up again , based on a Welcome Back to Ewood(including Venkys cos they are payrolling us) The Team has to keep introducing younger players(on less wages) and the Club itself has to start marketing itself as an Unfashionable Alternative Club, which just so happens to be "The Most Successful Town Club in the World". Lets get the seating sorted for 10,000 capacity from September onwards(during 2020) and then offer a £275 season ticket for the next Season(with 12 monthly payments of £25 pm) -ground only open to Season-Ticket Holders. Then start a Waiting List for Season Ticket Holders for remainder of 2020/21 season. The Club needs to think differently, even whilst they are focussed on this Season/ Virus tests/general 'fire-fighting' Responses to chair@roverstrust.co.uk , currently in quarantine with I-follow in Sofia. Recent Newsletter on www.roverstrust.co.uk got over 150 responses. Thanks.
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    Cardiff away

    And no Joe Rothwell, plus with Holtby away from home we are just not competitive. Agree with Joe H. that it was the 5 home grown players plus Armstrong that provided the dynamism. The Youth Team are so good that they need to be accelerated. If they are still in training I would be blooding some of them before the end of the Season.
  17. And I thought it was the way the Manager set up Midfield. Rothwell = defeat usually away from home. Bradley Johnson should have started and we needed to plan to get the midfield area by the scruff of the neck. Morsey was poor but we never got momentum going. Very disappointing.
  18. With the scarcity of finances and the re-opening of the Season in doubt(for spectators) we have to get rid of everyone who's contract is running out;Exception is Stuart Downing; Mulgrew is on 99 appearances for some time now(so we will not see him again); Bell should have not got an automatic extension -get Wharton at left back and strengthen the defensive aspects. Youth Team on 2k per week is better than chasing 'mercenaries' on £10k+ per week. And we have to start breeding some Centre-Forwards -unless we convert one of our many centre halves a la Fred Pickering. By doing this we get ahead of the curve.
  19. I-Follow are at fault. Said they could deal with 10k Rovers fans plus all other Clubs!!
  20. Anyone camped on the hill yet? Or is the vegetation too high....
  21. That Rovers win at Man Utd that Kean lived off for 2 more years.
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    Football League Suspended

    Depends on definition of 'normal'. If PL and EFL have any sense of strategic management they will now be looking at the dates of the Qatar World Cup(mid November 2022 to December 19th 2022) and trying to make sense of what the Seasons either side of that should be. Say the first normal match of next season is no earlier than September/October 2020 or later, how can we get 2 seasons in before the World Cup(plus Euro2021). Basically, it means the next 4 Seasons will look quite different than any we have ever experienced. AND the only reason we have professional footballers is to play competitive matches watched by passionately invested Supporters!
  23. Hi Pete....not got your email as yet and keen to read any comments. Can you forward it to growthclusters@hotmail.com please(one of my many email addresses). Thanks.
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    FFP Trouble

    Its been quite a 10 years hasn't it? Only for one hour in the Championship play-off positions!! Agree 100% with Mashed Potatoes re FFP vs selling the Ground. Thst's why we renewed the ACV cos its a very slippery slope. The Owners have another option...buy the naming rights for the Ground for £5mn.....we would all still call it Ewood Park and hold our noses. I would take a transfer embargo rather than meddling with the assets of the Club.
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    This made me smile ..

    MOST SUCCESSFUL TOWN CLUB IN THE WORLD! Should be all over the Ground. Recently we had figures for Clubs supplying England players.....we were 9th and very close to 6th.

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