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  1. 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.
  4. Thanks Herbie and a better New Year to all the Rovers Family. Has there ever been such a monthly change of fortunes. We need February to be a good month. Meanwhile our DRAFT Marketing prospectus still welcomes any comments,support, alternative ideas to make it a fully engaged document.. It will be handed to the Club at the end of the Month. It is not a short-term document and really asks questions like "Okay, we do not use the Lower Darwen End for Away Supporters, but what do we use it for?" and tries to answer that. Anyone at Hudders will see what they used the Away End(or half of it) for. You can email me at chair@roverstrust.co.uk and I will reply to all emails I get.
  5. Think that picking a player of the Decade is quite hard. Mainly because you have to plough thru the period from 2010 to 16 at least....and wince. SO what is the worst team of the decade? The one with all the wastrels in. The one that cost all the money or the players who were always injured. Captain : Danny Murphy Dickson Etuhu (wince) Bradley Orr Vince Grella (sicknote) Maybe Jason Steele (never saved anything) That Centre Forward that came on at Watford Away in the 85th minute and got sent off Jordan Slew Maybe: Ben Goodwin (saw him at Morecambe and looked good) Numerous Portuguese players who never played Manager: Steve K***** (undisputed) What do you think? I suppose if we put them in formation they would not stick to it.
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    Worst Rovers Team of Decade

    Asley Ward.....the rubber dinghy men....with Kiddo leaping around.
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    Worst Rovers Team of Decade

    Leon Best at Watford Away(just remembered) MarkBRFC ….that team is rank!
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    Preston Away

    Gallagher missing= loss of form ?
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    Raya joins Brentford

    Anyone else find it ironic that the team who did us 5-2, when Raya(and Mowbray) had his worst display of the Season, and his worst 'rick', should then come in and buy him. If they saw enough in him to help fuel their promotion bid, in time for their new Stadium in 2020/2021, then why are we letting go......Leutwiler's performances will never be as good as Raya's and now we are diverted from a CB into finding a Goalkeeper.
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    Is Sales Sharks wage bill tied to any comparable FFP-style oversight by the RFU? Its so precarious running a non-Premier League Club and BRFC must be the worst one in the League to assess how to price Season-Tickets. And then there is the annual Gumboots phenomenon. Just observing.
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    Kits 19/20

    We should be the ' halves ' Club....with the most history and tradition behind it. Red and Black halves looks wonderful and very cool for sportswear as well. And please a proper blue not a washed out one on the Home strip.
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    BRFCS - Gratitude Corner

    The site is a fantastic resource for all Rovers supporters. Sometimes controversial....always argumentative. Where is Hughesy now?
  13. I did pick my words carefully(I hope)….SEEMS and SUSPEND. Miller11's summary is very accurate of the mood of the meeting. Thought it was very funny that whenever there was a tricky question Steve W involved Tony Mowbray and he took us on an elliptical journey lasting many enjoyable minutes!! Lighten up MCMC1875,you know how we all appreciate you.
  14. Rovers Trust has submitted a number of questions including State of Ground and plans for future; ticket offers and how they have worked or otherwise; perennially late Season ticket sales ; current position re FFP ;and a couple of others on the Catering Contract etc. 4 Members attending including myself and Ozz Jones.
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    ROVERS v Boro

    The team was totally wrong from the start,with 4 forwards and none of them really players who track back. Dack's play was mystifying and Mulgrew had his worst game since Coyle's dismal period. Go way back to Brentford Away when at 3-2 to Brentford the Manager put on forwards instead of midfield stabilisers. And Lennie V said to me " Mowbrays going for it!" From that point the ceiling has fallen in!!
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    Brentford v Rovers

    At 3-2 down after Bennett had struggled all the match with little support from Armstrong, we took off Evans in midfield and put on another forward. Clearly Tony M went to get at least a draw.....but it backfired cos it further unbalanced the team. Problems occurred at 2-0 when Travis was ambushed repeatedly as Brentford worked hard for supremacy. We scored too easily and too early. Smallwood should have been on at half-time. Only 3 points lost whatever the score,
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    But with 4/5 members of the usual 18 man squad from the Under 23s and cost nought, there seems no reason to panic. Instead go 'softly,softly' on key targets and pick them up when their current Club or the players Contract becomes vulnerable to a quick swoop. EG Chapman. After the 2010s we need organic growth.
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    Premier League Stuff

    Cheered me up no end,this morning
  19. Reluctantly I went last night as Chair of the Trust but with limited expectations. I quote MattyBlue here because it mirrors a lot of what we said to 6 of the Management team when we met them on November 5th. I will add more on the Attendances thread after the Nov 29th Trust board meeting. We really hammered the £3 surcharge and I did again last night. Also our main theme is 'how do we get fans back into the habit of going?"......get them for 3/4 games and you may well keep them. We met a bit of a wall and a bit of a siege mentality(we have done this before/people complain etc etc) but the Trust will keep pushing away. BUT the 6 people we met on Nov 5th I judged to be pretty committed and excellent professionals(including Steve Waggott) and we must not be too harsh and critical of them. I would like them to experiment and go for a 2,000 target more each half season, around more £10 type matches/season ticket promotions and general Events. The Trust did put forward a number of great ideas put forward on the BRFCS Attendance thread here(as MCM1975 knows)and we will continue to do so. Back to the Consultation Event, it was ironic that the bitterness came from several sources but not from the Trust or BRAG - we were close together in the Forgive(but not forget) and Move On theme. Tony Mowbray talked about his Dad scratching the money together so they could go to Boro when he was 7, and squeezing thru the turnstyle to also get in free. The eyes of the audience last night started to get moist cos Tony gets it. Consultation meetings don't tend to move us on much, but I am sure many there last night will keep on pushing.
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    Preston tickets

    Welcome back Den...you know how much you are well regarded plus how much it has hurt these last few years. Hope you lose your voice on the day(out of practice!)
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    Swansea vs ROVERS - 23/10/18 19:45pm

    Remember a good drink close to ground with Rovers supporters. Then amazing match with some players almost fighting with Kean on sidelines; think Nzonzi refused to come on as sub. Defence arguing with 'management' and my neutral mate commenting that we were a 'shambles'. I then went to West Brom away(our last Prem League match?) and we were even worse.
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    Rovers Trust-The Next Stage

    Thanks Stuart. Top item in todays LT as well. Clearly with the Club doing/acting much better in the last 18 months the RoversTrust is looking to re-set its relationship with the Club. There still could be a sale and (unlike Blackpool) we do not want to be caught offguard by this. About 10 of the Trust's 800 members meet monthly to discuss strategy and actions. We have been doing a 'gap analysis' recently on which skills we do NOT have(eg Crowdfunding, Membership Development etc) and will be sending out a communication re this soon. Personally, I have been 'lurking' intently on the Attendance thread and agreeing with most of the ideas. These we may take to the Club before Christmas. Any one who is interested in the Trust's activities and future work plan can email me on chair@roverstrust.co.uk
  23. A 'stretch' target for STs would probably be 12,000 ,,,,,,,,,so 81% of that is approx. 9,700 ?
  24. 3 Members of Rovers Trust are going tonight. I am away but not missing being there. As far as I remember this is on our list to ask or be answered before we can ask it! My question was " Now we have a CEO/Director do the Board have monthly meetings?" Fits in with JH Comments which I thought were spot on.
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    Many congratulations to the Seasiders. I am sure over the next few years we will look with a little jealousy, as our 7 years of pain becomes 8 and 9. Do not hold your breath that some of our Supporters will not still be neutral to the Venkys, Cheston and Pasha even in 2020. Lets hope for a revitalisation of our liberation efforts .

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