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  1. martonrover

    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    The push for mediocrity is in full swing. Mowbray talks in riddles and very often does the exact opposite of what he says. This news should have season tickets sales soaring (not).
  2. martonrover

    Mowbray: Stay or go?

    Exactly. Talk is cheap (& easy). Turning words into successful actions won't be that simple. The recent upturn in form provides a little more hope that Mowbray can take us forward. All we can do is watch and hope.
  3. martonrover

    Next Manager

    I voted other. As someone else suggested recently, Danny Cowley (Lincoln) would be a great shout. We need someone on the way up, not a dinosaur.
  4. martonrover

    Next Manager

    Great shout. They wouldn't, and I doubt the actor Steve Waggott would either.
  5. martonrover

    Next Manager

    Warnock only took over in October in his first season with Cardiff, who were struggling at the time. He kept them up, (comfortably), and won promotion the following season. Mowbray has awarded new contracts to three of the players you mentioned, so I would imagine they will all remain in and around the first team.
  6. martonrover

    Mowbray: Stay or go?

    Posters on this board tend to be long term fans. In my experience, long term fans are less easily pleased and view events more analytically and objectively than newer, younger supporters. There are, of course, exceptions to that rule.
  7. martonrover

    Mowbray’s Future

    I think a solid, middling season would constitute a good season for us. I agree with you that we over achieved in the first half of the season, but the slump has to be a major worry. It's a pity we didn't add a couple of players before the January window closed, as we were on the up around that time. In this game, you have to strike whilst the iron's hot. I would reserve judgement until May on whether Mowbray has earned that right. Should results not significantly improve, I would say it's time to move on. My personal view is that if we are looking at a slow build, we would be better served by a young, hungry manager.
  8. martonrover

    Mowbray’s Future

    If you look back you will find evidence that your logic doesn't always follow. Teams newly promoted to the Championship don't have to struggle. I don't think anyone expected back to back promotions, but Mowbray himself spoke of "bouncing through the league". As I posted earlier, I think the biggest concern is how we've arrived at our current standing, , i.e. a solid first half of the season followed by a slump. If it continues until May, the writing will be on the wall for next season, (unless a change is made).
  9. martonrover

    Mowbray’s Future

    We spent one season out of this division, so the "just promoted" line doesn't wash. It's not uncommon for a well run club to have another strong season following promotion. It's the direction of travel that's hugely concerning. Had we started poorly and clawed our way out of trouble, there would be some grounds for optimism. Eight defeats in ten games is abysmal form over a sustained period.
  10. martonrover

    Mowbray’s Future

    I envisage him walking next Autumn when we're in deep trouble.
  11. martonrover

    Preston at Home

    They most likely won't and in twelve months time we will probably be in deep trouble.
  12. martonrover

    Mowbray’s Future

    By then, possibly, but they are just about still alive after winning today.
  13. martonrover

    Mowbray’s Future

    I agree there was little discontent shown towards Mowbray today, & that's because there were extenuating circumstances, (the referee), and you couldn't really fault the effort, for all our obvious shortcomings. However, the bottom line is yet another defeat, and seven defeats in eight games means the pressure is certainly beginning to build. I think there's very little chance he will be sacked before the end of the season anyway, but I don't think supporters opinions will come into the equation anyway, (never has with these owners). If we can't beat Wigan at home, you have to question where the next win is coming from. Thank goodness we still have a substantial cushion, (at the moment).
  14. martonrover

    Preston at Home

    So who's going to win tomorrow and what bets have you put on? 🙂
  15. martonrover

    Mowbray’s Future

    Mowbray's one promotion from the Championship came a long time ago and, to give it context, occurred a season before Coyle achieved the same feat.

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