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  1. robbojohnno

    Tony Mowbray - The Manager.

    Tony needs to stop with jobs for the boys and bring in a younger coach with fresh, modern ideas that can help the team. I have very little faith in David Lowe and Mark Venus and Tony clearly is not a tactical genius. I still back him at this stage but ask me again in October.
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    Brentford v Rovers

    Nuttall and Graham both with a brace. 0-4
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    Adalberto Penaranda Maestre worth a late move on a loan deal from Watford. Can play up front or wide and doubt his wages are daft as he's only 21.
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    When he joined we were in the bottom 3 with many fans fearing we might never recover. He managed to get 22 points from 15 games but failed to keep us up. Just shy of 2 years on we are 10th in the Championship with one of the most valuable assets in the league in Dack (a Mowbray signing). We have a young squad with considerable potential and this season certainly isn't over yet. Mowbray certainly has his flaws, his tactics, Brereton signing and love for the dreadful Williams but overall he's done a great job. That could all change in a few months as things change quickly in football but to say he's not good enough is naive and silly.
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    Championship 2018-19

    I'd say our squad is worth a lot more than £23million surely. Dack around £18milllion, Mulgrew at £3million, Nyambe £3/4million, Raya similar, Lenihan similar again. Then you have young players like Armstrong and Travis who are worth a few bob and then the rest of the squad. I'd say a figure of £35million would be more accurate.
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    Lewis Travis

    Should be a mainstay in central midfield for many years. What a talent we have on our hands.
  7. For 80 minutes Mowbray got it spot on and the likes of Mulgrew, Lenihan, Travis & Dack were on top form. Evans started the game well off the pace and by dallying on the ball we were almost undone early on but Raya showed off his impressive reflexes. Newcastle play at a ridiculously slow tempo which played into our hands and we deservedly led with a superb Bennett cross and a Dack bullet header. Let's make this clear, he is not a playmaking number 10, he is a second striker and a brilliant one at that! Shelvey made a difference when he came on and some naivity by Evans plus some questionable subs meant we had to settle for a replay. The stars of the show were Dack and Travis but plenty of others impressed in what could have been a difficult game. Travis has the energy that Evans and Smallwood don't have but also more nous, forward thinking and leadership qualities. He was constantly instructing players 5/10 years his senior where to position themselves to help stop Newcastle attacks mounting to anything. Dack was a menace as he often is when he has the stage to impress and he took his header like a prime Tim Cahill. The game proved again, for me, that Evans is just an average Championship midfielder. Sure he will do a job and is effective against lesser teams but if we have any ambition the likes of him and Derrick Williams should be nowhere near the starting 11. It's time for Mowbray to get a bit more ruthless to help us progress further in the next 18 month's. Travis and Reed can become a formidable midfield pairing and I just hope Mowbray can see that. Replay Prediction: 1-0 Mulgrew
  8. The problem is Mowbray doesn't seem to learn from his mistakes and the same problems keep reoccurring. I'm not sure his coaching staff are up to it at this level, we don't have a style of play when we have the ball and seem to rely on the likes of Dack and Graham or even Mulgrew producing a moment of magic. He refuses to accept that the likes of Williams and Evans are quite simply not good enough at this level, I'd even argue they didn't do a great deal in League 1 bar the odd spell of form. We have managed to sign Reed on loan who appears to be a quality central midfield player but Mowbray carries on with other poorer options and plays Reed out of position. Lastly his transfers in the summer look to be a disaster in Brereton and Armstrong so there isn't much hope in January. Worrying times but he deserves more time.
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    Derby vs Rovers post match thread

    First half I don't know how we survived. The team selection was wrong but thankfully it was rectified and the 2nd half was more even and competitive. The 2 deep lying central midfielders don't seem to have the ability to play football but are purely there to be solid, organised and break up play. I think this needs to change and Reed appears to have more of an all-round game. Also the omission of Rothwell is a mystery when you compare his performances to the likes of Armstrong and Palmer.
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    Thursday deadline.

    Lithuanian wonderkid?
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    Ipswich away match thread

    I'd say it's a strong lineup but not sure what Bell has to do to get a start, he provides an outlet with his pace and attacking intent. I'll be positive and go 1-2 Lenihan and Dack.
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    Thursday deadline.

    This season 8-12 I'd say injury permitting.
  13. https://fantasyfootball.telegraph.co.uk/championship/home I've only just noticed this and it is free to play as long as you aren't also playing The Telegraph version of the Premier League or Champions League game. £50 million budget to pick 11 players. You can choose from a number of different formations. I've created a league if anyone wants to join. League Pin: 8166816 Password: 1875.
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    Championship 2018-19

    It's as open as it's ever been IMO even with the parachute payments for the relegated clubs. Here's my predictions for the league on the whole including Rovers.. https://bobbysblag.com/2018/08/01/efl-championship-preview-18-19/

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