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  1. Paul

    Hull (A)

    It's because Bennett is the current punchbag/scapegoat just as Williams has been in the past. Undeserved in both instances in my view
  2. Paul

    Championship season 2019-20

    Not especially though I thought Danny took a very good penalty yesterday. Anyone can analyse things to death. It's boring. Watching football is exciting and it's time a number of people remembered that. Excellent game yesterday. Rovers dominated for long periods but the last 10-15 minutes had me on the edge of my seat. Too many forget this is what it's all about and content themselves with the pay back on expensive pies. So what? If we don't sell pies then we don't sell them. Who cares? It's about football. Nothing else.
  3. Paul

    Championship season 2019-20

    Football used to be about putting one in the onion bag........... Today for some "fans" it's about statistics, statistics and ????? I know which was better.
  4. Paul

    Middlesbrough (H)

    Exactly right.
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    Basically more interested in singing at the away support than supporting and watching Rovers. I find that astonishing. If you crave an atmosphere create one by supporting the team.
  6. Paul

    Mowbray In? Mowbray Out?

    No it doesn't offend me at all. It is though just conjecture. From another view we have our manager saying how difficult it is to loan PL players as the PL clubs expect their wages to be paid in full. On that basis there is no reason why Rovers would not expect Wigan to pay his full wage. If £1.25m is the going rate for a CB in the Championship it's a good deal for Wigan as they have no transfer fee, agent's fee or signing on fee to fund. Plus they can send Charlie back at the end of the season. Win, win.
  7. Paul

    Mowbray In? Mowbray Out?

    You bet? Is that the extent of your evidence or argument? The figure isn't even mine, it's conjecture posted by someone else.
  8. Paul

    Mowbray In? Mowbray Out?

    I think I did know Charlie was given a new contract last winter. I hadn't thought of his departure in these terms and I certainly take your point. For me his decline as a player has been rapid, as quick as the speed you suggest above. Earlier in this thread it was suggested Mulgrew was costing £1.25m per annum. I wonder if the scenario is Mowbray has decided the new contract was a mistake, there was a routine falling out (it must happen) and then an opportunity arose to shift £1.25m off the wage bill. It's a shame as Danny and Charlie are easily my favourite players. Proper footballers.
  9. Paul

    Mowbray In? Mowbray Out?

    Yes we will see what happens and you may well be right about something being amiss. Yours is an opinion I would always take note of. As you know I take a three month break in the summer! 😂 I do feel it's very early days to judge. I've only seen the Charlton game. When the added time went up my immediate reaction was "don't make me watch another six minutes of this."
  10. Paul

    Mowbray In? Mowbray Out?

    I've now read the speculation surrounding Mulgrew's departure. Have we got any facts or figures on how many other clubs and players were involved in last minute deals?
  11. Paul

    Mowbray In? Mowbray Out?

    I'm sorry to see Charlie leave but have felt for a while his time was up here. It's possible he will enjoy a new lease of life at Wigan. He wouldn't be the first player to experience this. As for the circumstances of his departure? I don't know about these so can't comment. What I do feel is an entire squad does not turn on a manager overnight and over a single incident. If Mowbray has lost the team, which I don't believe, this is something which will have built up over months. I feel last season could have been much better and we seemed to lack the ability to push just that little bit further. That was last season. It counts for nothing now. What matters is Saturday and the next 44 games. We've lost two matches, this is a long, long way from the crisis some would make it out to be.
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    I hadn't appreciated Germany would take such a pasting. This can't all be down to building Mercs? Do you know why @philipl Not good for France or Italy either. One has to wonder why more hasn't been done to encourage the UK to stay or perhaps the public are unaware of what has been done?
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    Mowbray In? Mowbray Out?

    https://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/sport/football/rovers/news/17832521.mowbray-missing-rovers-transfer-target-fulham/ It's always possible Mowbray is simply setting out the reality of the situation. Not everyone in life finds it necessary to send out coded messages and spin. In another thread I commented on my view that PL clubs should take responsibility for developing the players they believe in. PL clubs should not expect lower league clubs to do it for them. For me this interview confirms the poor attitude of PL clubs and the manager is explaining the issues clubs face. The loan system is being abused by the PL clubs at the expense of the EFL clubs. This article is far from making excuses about our likely finish.
  14. Paul

    Mowbray In? Mowbray Out?

    Spot on. I'm 100% in agreement with this point of view. Other than BRFCS I hear no serious criticism of the club or Mowbray. I don't do Twitter or FB can groups. I'm sure Venkys see the potential for future recruitment. Sunderland, Ipswich, Coventry, MK Dons (Wimbledon), Bolton, Portsmouth. All been big names in my lifetime and now make up 25% of League 1.
  15. Paul

    Mowbray In? Mowbray Out?

    I didn't hear anyone criticise the manager. Seems to me there are plenty on here who should put their money where their mouth is. Apply for the vacancy if it arises. It's very easy to shout from the sidelines with very little knowledge of the real pressures, issues and daily workings within the club.

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