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  1. Mattyblue

    Rovers v Barnsley. Sat 28 Nov 3pm

    Can you point me to the TM quotes? I remember many of us presumed that was the case, as it was the only thing that made sense, ‘the model’, English premium, chance of flipping for profit etc, but I’m struggling to envision Balaji or whoever actually sitting down with the manager and being that strategic...
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    Bradley Dack

    ‘Slight setback’ with his hamstring so won’t play tomorrow - wasn’t just an unfounded rumour then... https://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/sport/18898737.on-verge---tony-mowbray-delivers-bradley-dack-update/
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    Ben Brereton

    It’s not that he goes for goal repeatedly, why not, and he’s pretty accurate when he gets a shot away. It’s more that it often takes him an age to wind up for a shot, giving defenders chance to throw themselves into a block.
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    iFollow Thread

    Neil Yardley is a proper Rovers man, can nobody remember the boring bastard that did commentary before him around the millennium time? Plus, since the Venky induced cuts has led to a scrapped RoverVision and Radio Rovers he pretty much runs the media side on his own. Just watch him at an Ewood match day - he does the preamble, reads out the teams etc from pitch side, then he’s up to the stand doing 1st half commentary, then back down to the pitch doing MC stuff and half time raffles, then back up doing the 2nd half, then post match interviews. Not sure he needs the Sussex sidekick but good luck to him.
  5. They lost the plot late on with some nasty little challenges, ‘leaving a bit on the player’ - they looked like lower leagues cloggers, let’s hope that’s where they end up.
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    BRFCS TV - Nostalgia Thread

    Was it you skinning up behind me?
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    BRFCS TV - Nostalgia Thread

    14 years!
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    Nobbers v Rovers, Tues 24 Nov 7.45pm

    Happens a lot here. Bell and Williams missed the post lockdown warm up friendly at Liverpool, but were ‘only a few days away’... didn’t see them until the new season in September.
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    BRFCS TV - Nostalgia Thread

    Loved Scotty, but better than Duff? Never!
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    BRFCS TV - Nostalgia Thread

    Same could be the said of the ‘92 and 2001 sides - but imagine this lot in the PL.
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    Tony Mowbray Discussion

    He’ll go when he’s had enough on his own terms. Remember that and it will save you all a lot of pointless angst.
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    Nobbers v Rovers, Tues 24 Nov 7.45pm

    I’ve worked with plenty of that lot in my time. They still say to each other on a Monday - ‘did you go on?’
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    BRFCS TV - Nostalgia Thread

    This present side ain’t fit to clean the boots of their 1992 or 2001 predecessors. That’s why I had to laugh with some of the ridiculous claims of ‘ToP 2’ after we’d just had 3 put past us at Watford.
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    Nobbers v Rovers, Tues 24 Nov 7.45pm

    We used to hear all the same tripe from Dingles, then they actually made the promised land and now they struggle to sell 18,000 home seats.
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    Premier League Stuff

    You obviously have a different definition of ‘entertaining’. Constant dives and tactical fouls in an empty ground. To me Covid era football has shown up the soullessness of the modern top level game that crowds were masking to an extent.
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    BRFCS TV - Nostalgia Thread

    Apart from the away end, Cambridge’s ground is exactly the same.
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    Championship Season 2020 - 2021

    Certainly not seeing the relegated PL sides struggling as per usual this time - Norwich and Bournemouth top two, with Watford only a point behind. Suppose it shows just how weak the rest of the league is this season...
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    Premier League Stuff

    Another vote coming up on it, I read. Klopp et al believing they now have the votes.
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    Premier League Stuff

    We’ll see how it finishes re top 4, especially with the incoming 5 sub rule helping the ‘Big 6’
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    Venkys - Welcome or Not?

    The international break, unfortunately, was inadvertently badly timed to coincide with the ‘anniversary’, it meant the LT had loads of blank space day after day to fill with ‘drawer stories’.
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    Venkys - Welcome or Not?

    I’d agree that they are rarely mentioned unless prompted. I’d say we are the Mowbray Club now more than anything, I can’t recall a time where one figurehead seemingly dominates all aspects of the club (well maybe Jack) and conversation between fans - enduringly popular too. Though perhaps not surprising due to the power vacuum this regime has created within a hollowed out club.
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    Championship Season 2020 - 2021

    They chose it for ‘Landlords vs Tenants’ novelty, not any other reason.
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    Venkys - Welcome or Not?

    Not scientific at all, but take a straw poll with those around you when we are back in Ewood (whenever the feck that is), I’d be surprised if you didn’t notice it. There had already been a massive change in attitudes with match going fans I know and my away game crew in recent times in comparison to say 2016, nevermind 2012.
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    Ep 138 - The One Where BRFCS Meets Faz

    It’s rare to find any ex player that says ‘Rovers’, possibly due to the fact ‘Rovers’ isn’t ubiquitously this club, unlike ‘United’ (well, it isn’t, but is!) or ‘Forest’ and the likes of Faz have travelled extensively as a coach, but it is also very rare for our east Lancs fans not to refer to the club in that way to each other.
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    Summer Transfer Window

    Scrapping in Mansfield town centre by all accounts... now if that sentence isn’t the lad at ‘rock bottom’, I’m not sure what is!

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