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    Luton Town home

    Not sure that back line ever played together. Warnock and Emerton were the full backs when Samba and Nelsen were our cbs.
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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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    Attendances

    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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    Harry Chapman

    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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    Cardiff-home

    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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    Cardiff-home

    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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    Cardiff-home

    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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    Cardiff-home

    Yes, a target. Not minimum expectation.
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    Cardiff-home

    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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    Cardiff-home

    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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    Cardiff-home

    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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    Tony Mowbray Discussion

    I’m not convinced Mowbray is going to take us up but Downing, Cunningham and Johnson have vastly improved this team. This isn’t about point scoring but considering some of the hysteria on here back in July, it’s time to have some perspective. Is anyone missing Mulgrew??
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    Hull (A)

    Downing is a revelation. Johnson is giving us that bite and composure in midfield that we haven’t had in...... a decade??! Lots to improve on but plenty to be positive about. Cunningham looks great. Bennett was a liability in the first half but got marginally better in the second. I haven’t seen a Rovers side look so comfortable in possession for years. Thought the same at Fulham. Very impressive. We might do alright this year.
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    Premier League Stuff

    Agreed.
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    Premier League Stuff

    It’s clearly the way the game is going and it will take time for the fans to adjust. Ultimately, there will now be a 30 seconds or so after every goal where the eyes will be on the ref before it’s confirmed. It’s far from ideal but that’s how it’ll be. Similar to rugby. I can see both sides. It’s intention is to improve the quality of the decisions made during the match and, like yesterday, that’s what VAR achieved. The fact that it took away an exciting moment is obviously disappointing but it’s the compromise that has to be struck. If goals like yesterday stood, would it be more dramatic? Yes. Is it fair? No.
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    Premier League Stuff

    Put it simply, what did VAR do wrong? Nothing. It implemented the rules. Are the rules correct? Completely different issue. I do not follow that applying the rules of the game can somehow undermine the sport. How is a handball subjective? It’s either hit his hand or it hasn’t. That is EXACTLY what VAR can properly deduce. A possible push in the penalty area is far more subjective. Yesterday encapsulates the debate. Fans seem to want the Man City goal to have stood simply because it was dramatic. But it shouldn’t have stood according to the rules of the game. It’s very well and good to talk about excitement but if that goal had been scored against us, I’m fairly confident everyone on here would be screaming, correctly, for VAR to rule it out. Theres a lot of work to be done with VAR and it’s far far from perfect. But the idea that making more correct decisions on the pitch is somehow detrimental to the game is ridiculous in my opinion.
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    Premier League Stuff

    They were two very different incidents. One was potentially a push. It’s subjective. Clearly a foul? Arguably but not so much so to overrule the ref. The other hit Laporte’s arm. That’s a fact. There’s no interpretation needed. VAR can clearly intervene. Im not buying the complaints. VAR is implementing the rules and we’re getting better decisions as a result. City’s goal should not have stood and it didn’t.
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    Fulham Away

    I’m not convinced by the Raya sale or Walton. But did you see Raya play yesterday? I understand that it helps your argument but I think judging on one weekend isn’t going to determine anything. Fulham are a better side than Boro and we have a worse defence than Brentford. Give it a couple of months. Walton did nothing wrong yesterday imo.
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    Fulham Away

    If you saw Tosin yesterday you wouldn’t be so worried. He looked class. Jury is still out on Walton. It’s two games and the problem wasn’t how we played yesterday, it was Charlton. That’s where we dropped points.
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