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    Tony Mowbray Discussion

    I can’t say that many fans were excited when the ex-manager of ten losses in a row 4th Div Coventry walked through the door, or when we still went down (although to put it at his door after 30 points from 32 games Coyle is extremely harsh). From that point on however, would many of us have EXPECTED to be higher than we are right now? I do understand the “not the man to take us further” point, although sacking someone for what he may or may not do in the future is not a standard many of us would accept if it was applied to us in our own workplaces. But hey ho, given the owners didn’t sack Kean for raping and pillaging the club, I think there is zero chance they will sack Mowbray for some hypothetical future failure. There is no clock, ticking or otherwise. Lastly, I don’t know Chaddy, but cannot for the life of me understand the mass obsession with what he thinks, or thought, or both. Strange world.
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    Brentford (A) - 12:30pm KO (Sat 22nd Feb 2020)

    When looking at opponents, I deduct the points advantage from the first head-to-head to see how we have each performed against everyone else, and these boys are miles ahead of us, versus the likes of Preston and Fulham whose points advantage is entirely due to one-offs. I’d take a point now.
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    Charlton

    I would have found it amazing 9 months ago to think that we could top such a table without any goals from Dack, Graham and Mulgrew.
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    HARRY CHAPMAN

    Not really, he’s been in the building 13 months. Plus, matching Brereton is the lowest of low bars. He’s not going to get any faster from now on.
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    Can we make the Playoffs?

    I won’t if you don’t ignore we are three points off the playoffs 😁 The poster said it was still a real thing.
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    HARRY CHAPMAN

    Nothing. I thought yesterday was just like his other few cameos this year: no greater pace that a typical fullback and no tricks.
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    Can we make the Playoffs?

    Not sure Benno would agree with you, 9 first teamers injured and he’s still a bench player.
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    Can we make the Playoffs?

    We are joint 4th highest scorers without any of those Tommy Lawton-type goals. Personally, I think it’s been a vintage season (vs recent years) for really good goals: belters from outside the area, shots from the D, and some really good fast first-time passing moves leading to goals. It’s no coincidence Danny Graham has hardly touched the ball, let alone scored for a while, we are playing a different game now.
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    Charlton

    Even more amazing, to me at least, is that today’s starting 11 cost in the region of a paltry £2.3 million: 4 homegrown, 2 loans, 2 frees, 2 players signed in League 1, and a Newcastle reserve.
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    Would you sign Christian Walton

    Personally I don’t think Tosin is remotely ready defensively for the top end of the Prem. He loses his man too easily, did it again today with the free header Walton saved in the first half, Tosin didn’t even know his man had pulled off him. Walton was terrific today and one clean sheet every three games is pretty good by any standard.
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    Charlton

    Consummate performance today, everyone played well.
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    Charlton

    Best first half of the season for me. Everyone playing really well with special shoutouts to Walton, Johnson, Buckley and DomSam
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    Charlton

    I think he’s dropped Bennett just so he can bring him on as first sub no matter who comes off... 0-2 - DomSam and Johnson
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    Would you sign Christian Walton

    Harsh IMO. The shot was on the turn from what, ten yards, and could’ve gone anywhere so no possibility of any anticipation. It was low and hard, a very good shot in the circumstances. If Tosin keeps allowing players to turn and shoot without any physical pressure, a lot of them are going to go in.
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    Music Blackburn have run out to..

    Mono!! Easily the best of the lot....”Never give in, go out to win...” I think it started. Someone send Tony a disc!
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    Tony Mowbray Discussion

    It’s a very small, incestuous circle so I’m not surprised there are ex-SEM people knocking about. The most thought-provoking fact for me is that Coyle and Mowbray, both left-field appointments to say the least for a Championship team, came from the same stable.
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    Rovers v Hull

    I’ve liked Johnson’s heading capability (if nothing else) since his debut but, watching the goals again, they were both really good headers for goals 1 & 2, especially the cushioned header for Armstrong. Any other of our midfielders and that would’ve gone for a goal kick.
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    Tony Mowbray Discussion

    Interesting looking at the league table after 31 games last year. This year We have one point more, have scored one more (despite being utterly toothless this year) but have conceded 9 fewer goals.
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    Rovers v Hull

    Start bringing him in as sub and see how he goes.
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    Rovers v Hull

    Personally I couldn’t stand to watch Johnson repeat his abysmal performance, so I’d stick Benno in centre mid. I might even try Downing as number 10 as he has by far the best shot from distance. Danny Graham to head it down to him, with Armstrong on the right and Gallagher in the left.
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    Supporters Consultation Meeting

    In the real world, aims and objectives differ in that aims are aspirational, measured relatively and only broadly time-bound “We aim to be the world’s leading service provider by 2025” while objectives are usually more specific, time-limited and independently verifiable “Increase service level response time from 2 to 1.5 days by September 2020.” If you achieved all your aims this year, you weren’t aiming high enough. I would say out of Mowbray’s many mumblings, top 6 was an aim, better than 60 points an objective.
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    Home V Fulham 08/02/2020

    When did you expect him to have us in the top 6? After taking over from Coyle in the bottom 3? In League 1? First season up go straight into the playoffs? The two teams we came up with haven’t as yet got near the top 16, let alone top 6. I’d hoped to be nearer the top 6 than we are this season, but the home losses to Luton and Charlton basically gave everyone else a six-point start. We’ve been playing catch up ever since and aren’t six points better than any of the current top 6. Especially now.
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    Home V Fulham 08/02/2020

    The goal was nothing to do with Travis playing a wonderful through ball for the winger then. I think with Evans, Rothwell, Holtby and Dack in the team we would have given them a game. Instead we had busted flushes Johnston and Gallagher and a kid making his home debut who were never going to match their Fulham counterparts.
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    Home V Fulham 08/02/2020

    Was always going to be a one goal game which Travis and Tosin conspired to provide. Great save by their keeper from Gallagher’s one moment but then Walton made four great saves. Samuel looked just dreadful.
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