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    Worst Rovers signing ever?

    Can’t argue with many of the names mentioned but in terms of financial outlay vs performance I’d say Brereton has to be up there. One of our all-time most expensive signings and spent whilst we’re in the Championship. Completely wasted (so far).
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    Summer Transfer Window

    Can’t you understand though why the club are being cautious? We have no idea if fans will be allowed in stadiums at all next season, especially with a second peak expected over autumn. I accept that it’s possible to have some form of token season ticket rolled out that could cover a couple of situations but surely it will simply cause more logistical headaches down the line? We saw how challenging it was to get ST holders free access to iFollow in June. I have no idea why the club have been historically slow to release ST details (or kits for that matter) but I don’t blame them this time. They’re damned either way.
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    Summer Transfer Window

    It’s astonishing how much of a reaction this has brought. Slagging off the media comms guy for a hashtag? No one is comparing him to Shearer. It’s just a tweet, pull yourself together. DG has been a decent servant for the club and that says a lot when you consider some of the failures we’ve had through the door. Good luck to him.
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    Wigan Athletic (A) - Saturday 27th June (3pm)

    Miles off. Awful result, forgettable performance. Never looked like scoring against a nothing team. Rothwell, Gallagher and Bennett need to go. Bennett’s performance was embarrassing. We’re not good enough to leave Armstrong out of the team.’
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    January transfer window 2020

    How do you know what our long term targets are? Just because you don’t read about it on twitter doesn’t mean the club have no interest. Gallagher sounds like he was a target over several windows and we got him (regardless of how that’s turned out). I’m not sure any club in the Championship can confidently stride out and pick up every target they want.
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    Bristol City (H) - Saturday 20th June - 3pm KO

    We were the only home team to win yesterday. Home advantage definitely seems to be counting for less. We’ve given ourselves a very good chance. Think the break came at a good time and our squad depth can be utilised with the 5 subs. Evans and Holtby returning are big pluses. Being the outsider also helps.
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    Season Restart

    They get similar gates... IN WEST LONDON. Be very surprised if we didn’t get a significantly higher proportion of our fan base asking for refunds. Given that the club make a loss on every game where we don’t get 15k fans, I understand their concern. I do think the right move is to offer refunds but I’m not sure we can compare our area of support to QPRs.
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    Season Restart

    My only issue with this, is that it is very easy to find fault with how the club are running things. I’m not defending them, but what is the alternative? Crowds haven’t significantly fallen since Waggott arrived. What would you do differently? Lower ST prices? Scrap the ‘Waggot Tax’? You’ve said yourself that we have a core 8000 ST holders and very few walk ons. Ultimately, is any ticketing initiative going to significantly change that?? If we reduced tickets by 25-30%, do you really think we’d get another 5k regularly through the door to watch Championship football? I’m not confident. Is it worth the risk? Possibly, but it’s not clear cut. There will always be calls to make it cheaper. Blackburn isn’t an affluent area but we’re trying to survive in a league where clubs are blowing £25-30m a year. I can guarantee that the same fans calling for radical ticket price reductions are the same fans criticising our transfer business when we don’t spend more money. Can’t have it both ways. Blaming Waggott is easy. Actually providing solutions is not.
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    Season Restart

    Get a grip. The club have said that they’ll be providing further details as to how the system will work. What more do you expect them to do? If you’re not sure about how to use the Rovers online accounts, have you tried to contact anyone about it? Or just resorted to slagging off the club on the internet? Fans can’t attend the games for obvious reasons so ST holders are being allowed to watch the games online for free. How is that ‘forgetting’ the fans? Clearly this is out of the club’s hands and I don’t see a better alternative to what is being proposed.
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    Football League Suspended

    The issue is that the players and staff can be regularly tested. The fans can’t. So BCD is theoretically safe. It doesn’t rule out the possibility of a positive test but the players are in a far safer position than the fans. i see this as maintaining the integrity of the competition. How else can you resolve the leagues? Fans clearly aren’t going to be allowed to attend for months and every other proposition has significant draw backs. Ultimately, what is the alternative?
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    This isn’t sport. You are allowed to criticise your ‘team’. Stop slavishly defending the Govt on this, it’s doing you no favours at all. Even the DAILY MAIL aren’t buying Cummings’ story. The real issue here is the government defending Cummings’ actions, it’s disgraceful.
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    The messaging up to now has been relatively clear. Whether we agree with it or not, ‘stay at home’ is not open to ambiguity. The messaging now is all over the place. ‘Stay Alert’ (?). To an invisible virus? You can’t expect the public to figure it out for themselves. People can now justify seeing multiple members of their family and friendship groups, travel to beauty spots and go outside for as long as they want. Expecting people to self-police social distancing is incredibly naive.
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    You can’t treat the public like sensible people. The last 4 years prove that. You have to calibrate any message for the lowest denominator. Keep it clear and simple. Then it stands a chance. This is a mess. How on earth can this be enforced? It’s a complete abdication of responsibility to ask the public to determine what is suitable or not. The vast majority of people may be sensible but the sizeable minority who aren’t will endanger thousands of lives.
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    Have you heard what Trump has said out loud to the media about women?? Biden has got to answer some very serious questions and it’s a shame that he’s been put up as the only alternative to Trump. Pete Buttigieg would have been a far better candidate. But do not overlook how awful Trump is. He is a disgraceful human being. Even if you accept the allegations against Biden, he is a more suitable candidate for President than Trump on all fronts. It’s not even close. That shows just how low the bar has been set since Trump’s election.
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    The Best Goal You Ever Saw A Rovers Player Score

    David Thompson at Charlton in the League Cup. Bellamy’s first against Portsmouth.
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    That’s like saying Steve Kean did a better job than Dalglish because Kean never failed to defend a Premier League title.....
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    He won elections.
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    Corbyn led the party. He was responsible for Labour’s performance. Look at the election results, what more evidence do you need to show that the experiment failed? Corbyn’s politics galvanised the hard left but no one else. If you don’t win a general election, what is the point? Blair did more for socialism by winning in 97 than Corbyn ever achieved. Let’s get back into government.
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    Corbin was a train wreck from the start. It’s embarrassing to see some of the reaction on twitter from those who still refuse to lay any blame for Labour’s repeated failures at Corbyn’s door. As a Labour voter I have never felt so conflicted when walking into a voting booth. Thank god we can move on.
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    Rovers Quiz

    q6. Are you sure we’ve been beaten by the same side twice in the charity shield? 94 and 95 were against different teams. So was 1912. q18. Do you mean FA Cup semi finals? We reached the league cup semis with Hughes as well. We reached the semis again under Allardyce.
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    Rovers in Netflix football series

    Because it’s an amalgamation of Rovers and Olympic. Olympic were in the final against Old Etonians but Suter played for Rovers.
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    Out of curiosity, what is the basis of your scepticism other than being contrarian? Virtually every country in the world is taking similar steps to this government. Is the scientific community wrong?
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    Rovers in Netflix football series

    To clearly distinguish Blackburn and the Old Etonians who also wear blue...?
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    That’s the best you’ve got? The ‘If I don’t see the fire then why should I leave the building?’ mentality? Waiting to react until someone you know falls ill is reckless. Park the scepticism and follow the rules.
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    Bristol City (H) - Saturday 14th March (3pm KO)

    Flu is a known commodity. This virus is not. The death rate is higher than flu and poses a more profound risk. Simple.

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