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  1. I do feel you're overdoing this, neither were great but they were not that bad either. I think you're being a little unfair, particularly to Nyambe as McLean is a good player at Championship level. I think Nyambe's positioning problems, which I do think is his biggest weakness, aren't helped by TM telling him to play higher up a lot of the time to provide with and also Armstrong often being in front of him.
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    Academy & U21s

    Despite having only seen brief glimpses of JRC I'd really like to see him given a spot on the bench and to come off it a couple of times before January. It what little I've seen I was impressed with his crossing in particular, less so his defending and if we are going to sub Armstrong off I'd prefer him over Buckley or Samuel/Brereton on the right. He does look like he has ability but at this stage unless he does get a couple of 20 minutes chances and impresses a lot the n he should probably be off on loan after we add another couple of years to his contract.
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    Current Goalkeeping coach

    I was always under the impression he was very good, he come from Wolves who had at least a couple of very good young keepers at the time and seemed to do well and we seemed to do a lot worse when he left. It's difficult to tell about coaching from the outside, especially keeper coaches, and we might be doing a real disservice to poor Ben Benson but I'd love to see Bobby back.
  4. I’m just getting connection error, anyone else having problems?
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    Nottingham Forest Home

    Like others have said, Gallagher has been completely ineffectual out wide, though it would surprise me to see TM making the obvious change with Rothwell coming on. Fairly even game despite us dominating possession. Sow has been good for Forest, Travis not been great, needs to pick up his game second half.
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    Nottingham Forest Home

    Armstrong looks lively tonight, not a great deal has happened
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    Nottingham Forest Home

    Despite the line up being one I wouldn't have gone for, Gally and Arma would both be on the bench, I think we'll put up a decent performance tonight. We aren't usually shit two games ion a row and Forest will come for the points which will suit us more than Luton sitting back. Very poor start though. BB sounds better than I expected on the radio, my expectations were pretty low though.
  8. I asked iFollow and they said it’s on Ssport.com in China, costs about 70p if you can navigate the website, even got the English commentary
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    Luton Town home

    I’d be tempted to get the in form Samuel on for Gallagher at half time, SG has looked ineffectual and just doesn’t seem to get into the right positions, unlike Collins at the other end. Might be a bit harsh on big Sam but I do worry he lacks that natural instinct. Holtby for Johnson might be another possible change as we did look poor between the goals and lack penetration. Great finish from Travis and good play from Bennett for the goal.
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    Luton Town home

    Looked like it might be but would need to see it again. Lacking composure at the moment, seem a bit shocked by the goal. Walton hit two short gballs out of play.
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    Reading (A)

    Very good first half, could be more than one. First half hour Armstrong looked a different player and Evans was everywhere, both players showing what they are capable of, hope they keep it up second half. Could have been more than one and we looked a real threat on the counter. Reading came into it more, especially in the last ten minutes. Gallagher has done well as have most players. We really need to be back on it at the beginning of the second half, if we are we can win this, perhaps even comfortably.
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    Reading (A)

    Can only think it’s Evans last chance to impress, he has had the odd good performance in the championship, as has Armstrong but neither would be in my first 11. Is Gallagher our wide again? TM will need a good performance from the team he’s picked or it will reflect badly on him. A real shame Rothwell is ill as I was hoping he was gonna start. Not overly optimistic but always hoping.
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    Bolton Wanderers Unpaid Staff Need Food bank.

    The Sun (which I wouldn’t normally read) are reporting that there’s a bid to buy the club and funds were/are being transferred. A statement issued on Wednesday morning at 12.10am by Chris Farnell said: "This is devastating news for Bury FC. “All of the Clubs senior staff are amazed that the Club was not allowed a small extension for a period of a few hours, in order that funds in excess of £6 million to be deposited into an account to provide proof of funds to the EFL. “This was a genuine offer and up until the EFL announcement the funds were in the process of being transferred. Now that opportunity to save the Club has been taken away from Bury FC.” Farnell added: "On Wednesday morning we intend to try to make the EFL rescind their decision to expel Bury Football Club. "The fight to save the Shakers goes on." it really is unbelievable
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    Academy & U21s

    @roversfan99 personally I just don’t think it’s right, I think the way to stop teams padding squads is by talking to them and if you think they are doing that don’t lend them any players in the future, it should be done by managers talking to each other and then up to the player to prove his worth. I think mostly big clubs like Chelsea abuse the system. Would you like it if TM dropped Lenihan or Williams for Tosin? I, like some others think the loan system needs reworking as it’s too easy for bigger teams to do what I’ve mentioned above. its fair enough though if you disagree and your argument is fair to your mind I just don’t agree.
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    Cardiff-home

    I would suggest his record last season show's he's clearly a good Championship player.
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    Cardiff-home

    I don’t read the sun and would advise you not to believe what you read in it as it’s a disgusting excuse for a paper. And the league one player stuff is clearly nonsense but you’re entitled to your opinion.
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    Cardiff-home

    You don’t half make some leaps Stuart, the image stuff?? Dack played well against Hull and quite well against Fulham but yeah he can do a lot better but it’s early days. I’m a big Rothwell fan but he’s in no way been excellent, he hasn’t really had the opportunity to be yet. I do think he should start and we should be looking to build our team around him and Dack, working on their interplay and then making space for each other. At the same time I do worry that he’s been asked to play a bit more centrally when he’s been on the pitch and it’s harder for him to find the space he had towards the end of last season.
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    Academy & U21s

    Not only is it unrealistic, I think it is wrong and ought to be outlawed in my opinion. There's a lot wrong with the loan system with Chelsea and others stockpiling talent, I think fees should be outlawed as well. Players should get in teams on merit and merit only. Clubs should be able to deal with each other fairly and if they don't then they shouldn't deal with each other. We have loaned a few players to Rochdale over the years, most recently Sam Hart, right? If we think they are just padding their squad we don't loan them players in the future. Magloire seems very highly rated, played one game where he was decent for us and one game where he struggled a bit last season in the Championship, I don't see why we wouldn't expect him to start for what would be expected to be a lower mid table/relegation battling league one team. Rochdale have conceded 5 in the 5 games not great, not bad. It is early on the season, let's hope he gets a chance and gets in the team.
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    Cardiff-home

    We don’t have to play direct with Graham and Gallagher, both players can play football on the ground, Graham certainly can, he’s not the most mobile but he’s technically better than some give him credit for being, as mentioned earlier he was (although younger) successful in a Brendan Rogers team and Gallagher was bought with a more passing style in mind.
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    Cardiff-home

    I think we were the better team first half but not by much. Second half Cardiff got on top a little bit and we didn’t create much until we bucked up in the last five minutes. Downing lacking the energy of previous game and Johnson seemed to fade and was less influential in the second half. Obviously we have been better at the back and seems like it’s at least in part meant we’ve been less attacking. Rothwell didn’t do much when he came on but should start the next game as we know he can open up teams. Dack wasn’t great today but he was good against Hull and decent against Boro and Fulham. Just because we have DG up top and Gally on the wing doesn’t mean we need to lump it but it happens to often and although Gally was good on the right against Boro I think we need to try something different. Not a bad result but we need to improve to match Mowbray’s ambitions for the season.
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    Cardiff-home

    I think we’ve been pretty decent but still lacking a little cutting edge going forward, been some near misses, Dack laying off to graham, graham laying off to Johnson, both just a touch off from being very very good chances, Dack with a back post header straight to keeper instead of over him to unmarked graham. Need to add a little quality. Cardiff had a couple of decent chances and have looked occasionally dangerous but Rovers had more control of the game. whichever team shows that bit off extra quality will win. Ealton made a good save and has had a couple of good catches too.
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    Tony Mowbray Discussion

    This is pure speculation but when Smallwood got taken off after 50 something minutes versus Oldham and trudged around half the pitch with his head down I thought to myself that he must be gutted knowing it was possibly his last chance to impress TM and he had failed miserably. I'd guess that the fact he was taken off quite early and hasn't been in the squad means that TM must think he's surplus to requirements. I think Evans is a much more able player even though he lacks Richie's heart, and even though I'm not a big fan of Cory's I do think he's had some very good games during his time here just not enough. If Johnson and Travis were to get injured I think Bennett is also an option (although TM seems to be a fan of him at right back) but I also wonder if it might mean a chance for Brad Lyons (I've not seen him play) after all he's not the youngest and has a season in the Scottish prem behind him.
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    Summer Transfer Summary - Poll

    Tosin looked pretty good against Fulham, although one game isn't enough to judge I'm optimistic about his ability at centre back. Daragh and Derrick are not exactly famous for being injury free so I am sure he will get his chance so we will see whether he is good enough to oust one of them. It is a good problem to have. DL and DW have played well the last couple of games and those stats are fantastic but we are not talking Maldini and Moore. I wouldn't worry too much about City just yet.
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    Hull (A)

    I missed that, what was the context?
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    Hull (A)

    It was a bit strange, especially as they both said we deserved to win.
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