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    Reading (A)

    Dack was cited as a player we brought in on the cheap and you changed the parameters to strikers only. We know he considerably overpaid for Brereton and Gally has to start scoring. But Mowbray has bought influential players for small amounts. How much did Johnson, Downing and Holtby cost?
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    Reading (A)

    Like how Williams has been dropped? Cunningham? Dack? Lenihan? Etc. You get the gist. The wider squad is being rotated and we’re winning. It’s a good position to be in. My question is why are you choosing to bring this up when there’s plenty to be pleased about. If that’s considered point scoring then so be it. Likewise.
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    Reading (A)

    Are the players really ill? Why are you even trying to go there? What’s the point? If we win without Rothwell then so be it. It’s not Rothwell FC. Holtby is a great signing, let’s not use that as a stick to beat people with. Our squad is the strongest it’s been in many years. Someone will have to be left out. We’re in the top half and gaining momentum. What is more pleasing is the way we’re playing. Very encouraging signs. Also, the away kit. No. Hard to pick out our players against Reading’s kit today.
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    Reading (A)

    Impressed with Bennett. Really looked assured. Evans didn’t do much. Johnson gave us more solidity and composure. Our quality shone through at the end. Didn’t play great but got the job done. The depth to our squad is very impressive. When you can bring on Johnson, Holtby and Graham during the game, that is the difference between us and teams like Reading.
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    Lewis Holtby

    Complaining that we have too much competition in midfield. I long for the days of Akpan and Guthrie.
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    Stop blaming the strategy. The tickets aren’t that expensive. They’re competitively priced for the league we’re in. That’s not subjective. Are they more expensive than Preston. I doubt it. Could they be cheaper? Obviously. But where do you draw the line. Do you still want a competitive squad? I’m bored of the excuses. Fans can look to find reasons not to go, that’s their prerogative. There will always be a reason. The product on the pitch. The owners. Transfer activity. Not starting Rothwell. Mowbray. The shade of blue on the shirts. The damage was done years ago. Our crowds have been static since 2013. I genuinely don’t believe that there’s any marketing strategy which will significantly change that. Promotion may be the only way.
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    Smallwood and Evans are now behind Travis. Mulgrew is warming the bench for Wigan. Surely that says more than any comments made in public..? Rothwell is older than Armstrong and Armstrong gets picked most weeks so I don’t think it’s an age issue. Furthermore, on form alone I’d select Downing ahead of Rothwell at present. Dack came in at 24 (23?) and has been a pivotal player for us. I like Nyambe and his non selection, for me, is the main contentious issue when it comes to Mowbray’s tactics.
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    This is going around in circles. For me: Play offs are the target. An improvement on last season is the minimum expectation. Two slightly different things. Id like to think that wasn’t too controversial?
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    I’ve been impressed with Dack this season. End product hasn’t been there so clearly work to improve on but his all round play has been good and he seems to be running himself into the ground each week. He’s a cut above anything else we have. Rothwell has plenty of potential but hasn’t blown me away this season. He has had chances and not made any mistakes but he’s also not done enough to warrant starting above Downing. Think he’s one who gets a better reputation when he doesn’t play..
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    You don’t expect promotion but do expect top 6 and for heads to roll if we don’t get there.... Thats a mighty fine line to tread. Have you seen our budget and squad in comparison to other teams in this division or is that irrelevant? Out squad is capable of doing better than last season and that’s what I expect us to do. Play offs would be a bonus. Low expectations? Possibly. But at least I’m being realistic. Setting unrealistic expectations and then using it as a stick to beat Mowbray with doesn’t really seem constructive to be honest.
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    Yes, a target. Not minimum expectation.
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    He’s been dropped for a better player. Not sure what Downing’s age has to do with it. Would you start Rothwell over Downing at present? Rothwell started against Fulham and did nothing.
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    Doing better than last season is the minimum requirement. If you expect promotion with the current squad, you’re being unrealistic.
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    Don’t want to see Williams anywhere near contention for left back. He’s a centre back. Let’s not try to solve one problem by creating another. It will have to be Bell or Tosin. I’m hoping that for one game Bell can hold it together but I fear my hope is misplaced.
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    Tony Mowbray Discussion

    We can all play that game. What if Dack gets injured and then Rothwell? I don’t think Evans is a bad back up to have in midfield. I’m not sure who you expect we should have as our third/fourth choice centre mids. Likewise the defence. Not sure we can expect to have 4 first choice centre backs. It’d be a nice problem to have obviously but Tosin looks like a decent alternative from what I saw at Fulham.

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