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    Summer Transfer Window

    It’s such a shame to see some of the messages on here. We’ve had 3 years of stability and gradual progress. Look at what came before that. After all the nonsense we’ve been through we finally have some calm in the club and a reasonably decent team. Of course it can be better, but look where we were in early 2017 compared to now. Read the team sheets. Is it REALLY going that badly at the moment? Slamming every decision the club or Mowbray makes just feels unnecessary. There’s a strong chance that we’ll be wishing for times like these in the not too distant future. For context, Bolton kicked off the new season in League 2.
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    Season Tickets 2020-21

    It’s not as his door. That’s a ridiculous accusation. Could the club have taken a different approach? Definitely. But to suggest that the club folding falls on the date STs went on sale or the decisions that the club has made over the last 6 months given the global circumstances is pathetic.
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    Season Tickets 2020-21

    What more can they do right now? You want the club to find a new kit supplier in this climate?! They've taken it seriously but it’s obviously a very difficult situation to predict. Putting a product on sale that they can’t guarantee providing is hardly straightforward to navigate. Its incredibly easy to criticise but I haven’t yet heard of any groundbreaking ideas to fix this.
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    Summer Transfer Window

    You doubt they know anything about our situation but admit that you don’t know anything about theirs and assume everything is fine.. Isn’t that exactly what you’re accusing them of with the UK restrictions? Slightly hypocritical I’d suggest.
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    Summer Transfer Window

    To be fair, I think everyone appreciates inside info. But if you put info out there, you have to expect questions if nothing materialises. If you interpret that as a jibe than fair enough but everything I’ve read seems fair game in all honesty.
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    Rovers vs. Wycombe - 19th Sept, 3pm

    What a healthy attitude. Just when the club needs your support more than ever. Great result. Deserved a big win after the encouraging performances in the first two weeks. Very impressive.
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    Summer Transfer Window

    He’s not going to say Bell isn’t good enough. Saying that Bell is ‘doing alright’ is hardly a ringing endorsement. Why don’t we wait and see how the window pans out before jumping on every word.
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    Summer Transfer Window

    Deleted. Kaminski looks decent at least.
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    Summer Transfer Window

    Again, hindsight. Based on the facts at the time, selling him was understandable and that’s how it should be judged.
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    Summer Transfer Window

    No one has been making those statements. He didn’t want to be here, had come off the back of an inconsistent season and we had received a reasonable offer. I wasn’t ‘happy’ that he went but I can understand why we sold. We are all agreed that he had potential and Walton was a step down. I disagree that it was inevitable a top level PL club would be willing to throw £10m at him this summer.
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    Summer Transfer Window

    This is all being written with the benefit of hindsight. If we’d known that Raya would fetch £10m in 2020 then obviously we should have kept him. But at the time, £3m was a reasonable price for a player who was inconsistent and didn’t want to be here. He undoubtedly had potential but it was hardly inevitable that he’d be going for big money this year.
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    Summer Transfer Window

    Raya was dropped because he made mistakes. Frequently. I don’t think there were many protests when he got dropped. Walton was definitely a downgrade and we shouldn’t have sold Raya without a decent replacement lined up. However, I can understand why he was sold in the first place. Frankly I’m very surprised that a top side wants him.
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    Summer Transfer Window

    No one on here thought we could get £10m for Raya last year. Very easy to re-write history. He didn’t want to be here and so we took the Brentford offer. £3m was perhaps on the low side but not by much. I can see why he was sold. Should have found a better replacement however. For me, selling Raya is not in the same category as selling Cairney. That was criminal.
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    Newcastle United away in the League Cup

    I’m yet to see what JRC brings. Got to give him a chance and certainly hasn’t let the side down but can’t pretend that I’ve been overly impressed. Thought Brereton did alright yesterday. Made things happen and certainly more positive signs than there were a year ago. Needs to do more in the box. Dolan stood out again. Ball of energy and confidence. Brings a different dimension. If he keeps this up he could be massive for us this season.
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    Newcastle United away in the League Cup

    You’re trying too hard. Be reasonable. Mowbray has plenty of faults, why go about inventing them??
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    Newcastle United away in the League Cup

    Absolute torture. The worst way to lose. Dominated but never looked like scoring. Hated every second. It’s great to watch but not effective. Against a packed defence we’re not good enough. Newcastle were terrible.
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    Season Tickets 2020-21

    This is why season tickets shouldn’t be on sale. Too many variables and unknowns. Trying to sell a product that might not exist.
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    Summer Transfer Window

    He didn’t want to be here. Hindsight is great but I don’t think anyone would have expected Arsenal to come in for him after one season away. He was better than Walton and we probably should have got a slightly higher fee but not by much. £10m is a ridiculous price to pay for him.
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    Summer Transfer Window

    Not sure where this is coming from. Selling players for peanuts? We certainly got market value for Rhodes and Jones when they were sold. We’re useless at signing players but not sure we’re as bad at selling them. We haven’t actually sold many of our better players over the last 2/3 years. Let’s see how much Dack and Armstrong go for.
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    Summer Transfer Window

    Armstrong played and Graham was rested from what I remember. The 4-1 defeat pissed me off more than the selection to be honest..
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    20/21 kit

    I assume it has something to do with selling a product they can’t guarantee will be provided and having to refund fans down the line. I get the point that there are ways to make it happen but there are equally valid reasons for why they haven’t gone down that road. Simply accusing the club of being lazy is overlooking the nature of the situation.
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    20/21 kit

    Not sure mild criticism equates to labelling it a disgrace.. I don’t pretend to fully understand why the club shop has remained closed but it’s not hard to imagine what the reasons might be and I don’t believe it’s simply down to laziness. I’m not condoning anything, I’m just not jumping to conclusions when there are clearly a variety of factors that we aren’t privy to. The ST issue is similar. Whatever the club does, they’d be criticised. I can certainly understand the logic of not putting a product on sale when there’s no guarantee that they’ll be able to provide it. I’m not denying that the current approach has drawbacks but I don’t think it’s unreasonable to at least understand the way the club is dealing with it. There are plenty of other areas where the club need to improve, Why the new kit isn’t on sale for example is disappointing. But to criticise the club over issues where there are clearly no straightforward outcomes is unnecessary imo.
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    20/21 kit

    A disgrace? Drop it. It’s clearly a business decision. Selling season tickets for games that fans can’t yet attend is hardly difficult to comprehend. Not opening the rover store when I imagine there’s very little custom outside of match days is also not difficult to understand. Got no problem with fans disagreeing with either stance but the hyperbole is unnecessary. Clearly all clubs are struggling to make ends meet so I’m sure all cost cutting measures are going to be considered. Have some perspective.
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    Summer Transfer Window

    I’ve no doubt that he’ll be offered more money but I’m confident that’s secondary to the opportunity to play in the PL. Would you choose regular game time in a mid table Champ team or the opportunity at playing in the PL? It’s hardly a guarantee that he’ll be offered the chance to play at that the highest level again. Can’t blame him for holding out and I really don’t think money is the issue.
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    Summer Transfer Window

    Don’t think money is the biggest factor. It’s a prem club. Simple. No player would turn down the opportunity of playing in the PL to play in the championship. He’d get a decent shot at regular game time as well. It’s not like he’s signing up to be a 3rd choice keeper.
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