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gumboots last won the day on March 14 2017

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  1. The January 2018 transfer thread

    Then you do the deal with the proviso he doesn't play Saturday. Wouldn't be the first time it's been done
  2. The January 2018 transfer thread

    Ah but wasn't his kiddie ill and the climate was a problem with the illness so he never really settled? Or was that someone else?
  3. The January 2018 transfer thread

    This is not cashing in on a good player. We've all seen that at far bigger clubs than ours. This would be about money only. Take what you can while you can and to heck with promotion or even staying at a decent level in the division were in. We've sunk before and will sink again if sales aren't balanced with football knowledge and recruitment.
  4. Blackpool/Oystons

    Misquote. Money isn't the root of all evil. It's the love of it ie putting it above anything else that is the root of evil. Look at scrooge. It's not his money, which he later puts to good use, that's the problem. It's his putting it above family, friends, the needs of others. Anyway, sermon over. Have a merry Christmas
  5. NAPM

    I have good friends who continue to attend. I have no issues with their attending, particularly since they tell me the main reason they do so is to continue meeting up with their son who comes to Blackburn for home games. If my family still lived near enough and worked suitable hours to attend matches I might well come to Ewood. But they don't and I see no reason why I should pay money to watch something that for a long time has given me very little pleasure. I don't comment on players or matches I haven't seen. I just come on here to read other people's views and to keep up to date with news. Boycotting? NAPM? I don't wear labels. I'm a non attender for a whole range of reasons, some of which are to do with the way the club was run, some to do with the quality of the football on offer ( not the league we play in but the quality of the football at our current level) and some to do with changing life circumstances. I fully respect the decision to attend and expect those who do still attend to respect my choice not to.
  6. Rovers v Charlton

    You'd need to add a 4th choice d) A combination of all of these as I don't think for anyone it's that simple.
  7. Crewe - FA Cup (Again!)

    Yes that was my point. It's not the selling of good players that's the problem by itself. If money is invested in what you need to make the whole squad/team better balanced etc then it's a way for smaller clubs to survive. It's the selling of stars at your club and then squandering the money on dross that don't or can't work together/ are constantly injured/ have legs that don't work any more that brings you down. That's been the pattern under Venkys. I don't blame them for everything bad that's ever happened but they have certainly repeated a pattern that's been seen to bring relegation in the past.
  8. Crewe - FA Cup (Again!)

    Well it's raining here in the Ribble Valley and my garden, previously frozen, is like a swamp again
  9. Crewe - FA Cup (Again!)

    Sounds like history repeating itself
  10. Season ticket sales confirmation

    Thanks ira. Going to visit ultrablue and meet my new grandson too so it will be fun
  11. Season ticket sales confirmation

    Because it's a bit of a joke which being relatively new here you perhaps won't appreciate. I've explained too many times for some why I don't have a season ticket so I was poking gentle fun at myself .
  12. Season ticket sales confirmation

    In case anyone wonders, I'll not be getting one. I'll miss too many games as I'm going to the winter olympics in South Korea.
  13. Christmas came early

    At Sale any sharks players who are not playing any particular week serve in the bar and shop every match day. And players not playing last time I went were waiting for their coffee behind me in the queue in the concourse. It's part of keeping in touch with fans that football could learn from
  14. Poll: Mowbray - stick or twist?

    To be honest, I'm not normally one of the trigger happy ones, but what has happened at Rovers since Venky's arrived makes us all wary of change (it'll probably get worse not better) whilst at the same time wanting change ( could anything actually be worse than what we're enduring now) and we really don't know the best way to get what we all want for the club - success. We stuck with Coyle for too long (given that he got a job he should never have been considered for in the first place) and nobody wanted to see a repeat of that, hence the reason even the normally conservative fans got a bit twitchy. Just hope Mowbray and the team can keep winning more often than they lose, and that they don't go for too many draws, and who knows? I could be hosting a promotion barbecue in May.