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Parsonblue last won the day on December 4 2017

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  1. Parsonblue

    Hull away

    I would put Evans, Smallwood and Bennett back without a moment's hesitation. I would also have Graham back in the centre and play Armstrong out wide in place of Palmer - who for me doesn't do enough when we aren't in possession, something which from the sounds of it Mowbray is addressing.
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    Hull away

    The problem with the team at Carlisle was that it was defensively weak in midfield. Time and again Carlisle ran through our midfield to have shots on goal. Against a better team than Carlisle it would have been 5-5. Fully expect Evans and Smallwood to be restored along with Bennett and Williams if fit.
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    Carabao Cup 2018/19

    He'll get to watch as he's not allowed to play.
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    U23s

    Too early to tell really but he has looked very impressive at times - he has pace which is so important at any level. He's a good finisher but still has a lot to learn.
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    U23s

    He was injured earlier in the year and had an operation. He missed the final stages of last season and I don't think was expected to be back until Sept/Oct time.
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    Thursday deadline.

    We have had a certain budget to spend - both on new players and renewing the contracts on existing ones. Nobody on here has a clue as to what that budget was. Nobody one here knows who we were interested in or who we made bids for and nobody knows why those bids weren't good enough. Clearly, we weren't prepared to go beyond that budget which, I assume had been worked out with FFP rules in mind.
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    Thursday deadline.

    It suggests to me that he wasn't top of our list hence why we bid so late. Clearly we had a certain sum of money to spend but some of the prices quoted - and no doubt wages wanted - would have been beyond our means. If we were looking to make a serious bid for promotion then this window would be disappointing. However, we are trying to ensure we don't go down and the addition of Rothwell, Davenport, Palmer and Armstrong are welcome additions to the squad and should ensure we achieve our aim.
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    Thursday deadline.

    We only have a very limited income - spending way above that means you walk a very narrow line in terms of FFP. If you get up - great. If not you face problems that impact on the club for years to come. Whether we like it or not we have to live within our means. Having renewed contracts over the summer - on improved wages - our expenditure has increased. This isn't fantasy football - in the real world you have to cut your cloth to what you can afford. The manager will know better than any of us who he needs and I've no doubt that a loan or two will arrive before the end of the month. I have every confidence that the manager will ensure we don't go down and maintain our Championship status.
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    Thursday deadline.

    Personally, I'm happy we are not adding to the debt and risking another transfer ban by spending beyond our means.
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    Thursday deadline.

    The squad is good enough to stay up Rev, particularly with a loan or two before the end of the month and staying up is the only aim this season. Bottom line is nobody knows what the budget is, who we've been after or why deals have failed to be done. The players mentioned on this thread may not have been of interest to Mowbray so he's hardly missed out on then. Glad that Mowbray hasn't paid over the odds for players in a market that is inflated beyond belief. One or two loans gives those players the chance to prove their worth before we actually buy them.
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    Thursday deadline.

    I suspect the majority buy their season tickets because they support Blackburn Rovers irrespective of transfer dealings.
  12. Parsonblue

    Thursday deadline.

    Excellent post Neal. Totally agree with everything you say. The squad is good enough to stay up and that is surely the aim this season. I'd much prefer to see us bring a couple in on loan so we can see how they do before committing serious money on them.
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    Darwen End Closure / New Singing Section

    Totally agree. I think Steve Waggot has been a breath of fresh air in terms of the running of the club.
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    Thursday deadline.

    I suspect we may well get one more permanent deal before Thursday and then two or three loans with a view to signing them permanently in January if they impress - if they don't they can be offloaded at that point.
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    Thursday deadline.

    From what Mowbray is quoted as saying in today's Telegraph it sounds like he would like Armstrong and another three players in before the end of the window. Those four with the three already signed would give him the '6 or 7' he talked about earlier in the summer.
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