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Mattyblue

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  1. Mattyblue

    Ben Brereton

    The way I see it is Mowbray knows the score at this level, he knows where we are lacking and the type of player we need to improve. I just do not see him wanting to spend 7 million of precious funds on an unproven teenager. How this transfer came about is a mystery to me. Is it because Venky’s will only release cash for young English talent, i.e sell on potential? This summer’s transfers suggest so. Was it a case of spend it on BB or lose it? If that’s the case and ‘there’s more where that came from’, then fine, I suppose. But 7 million on 2/3 proven pros could have seen us right up there in a wide open league, instead we’ve bought ‘potential’, that yes, sometimes works out a treat, but often these lads just don’t kick on like people hoped. It is a hell of a gamble for the modern day BRFC, so lets hope it’s the former for our and this ‘project’s’ sake.
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    Ben Brereton

    Brereton has offered nowt thus far, but at 22 years old, I would say Nuttall is crying out for proper ‘mens’ football, so get him out on loan in January.
  3. Mattyblue

    Ben Brereton

    Difficult politically or not, surely he has to play in the under 23s? 15 minutes here and there won’t be doing anything for his sharpness...
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    Premier League Stuff

    Burnley were ‘plucky’ and ‘everyone’s second team’ last season. Now they are ‘anti football’, even though their methods aren’t any different, just less successful. Always the way with small clubs, they’ve outstayed their welcome.
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    Rovers v Birmingham-Saturday ,December 15th

    Heard Mowbray’s interview in Radio Lancs, he said something like ‘that shouldn’t happen, but maybe it shows where we are’ It does and the manager obviously realises we need to improve the squad. Full backs would need to be a priority.
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    Attendances

    As I said before, depends on the game. Night match at Derby? Largely ST holders. A game like Preston there will be a shed load of non home attendees. Take my cousins as an example, they like ‘events’. Juicy away games with a day on the ale, Burnley at home, a big cup tie etc. As much as it annoys me they would never go to Ewood at nearly £30 for a run of the mill Rovers v Sheff Wed . There are loads like that.
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    Bradley Dack

    Is he the kind of player Pellegrini would want? I’ve no idea, but looking at who he’s signed thus far and the surge up the table they’ve had, I can’t see them shelling out big money on Dack.
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    Championship 2018-19

    Local rag (or at least the Bolton reporter) now banned from the club... https://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/news/17299203.bolton-wanderers-ban-the-bolton-news-reporter-from-university-of-bolton-stadium/
  9. Mattyblue

    Newcastle Away

    Please no, then it’ll be ‘SIXTY THOUSAND screaming, passionate Geordies’ instead!
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    Rovers v Birmingham-Saturday ,December 15th

    Still vast areas to draw from in that region, The city of Birmingham is a milllon people with just two clubs within the boundary, the West Midlands ‘county’ has 3 million people, plus those clubs draw support in Warwickshire, Staffordshire, Shropshire and Worcestershire too. Brings home that if we can get our home support up to 13/14k that’s a good effort for us at this level with our demographics and hemmed in catchment area.
  11. Mattyblue

    A day to remember

    Always a nice gesture, my mate’s dad was up there a few years ago. But hasn’t this been a thing at Ewood at this time a year for yonks?
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    Premier League Stuff

    Wouldn’t know Jack, can’t say I’m much of a fan, Just noticed how its profile as a sport, bit like cricket, has diminished this past decade.
  13. Mattyblue

    Premier League Stuff

    Do you not think part of the reason for Hamilton not being seen as a national treasure is that Formula 1's profile has tanked this past 5/6 years?
  14. Mattyblue

    Corry Evans

    As a player, I can take him or leave him. However, bigger picture, the fact that the highest earners at the club (players brought in at a time of relative largesse) have been signed up on new deals tells me that we are competitive in this league again and that is a positive.
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    Newcastle Away

    Depends, if they are expecting a gate of 30,000 or so, there’s a good chance they’ll have the Up int Gods Tier closed...
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