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  1. ROVERS VS WIGAN

    I don't think Mowbray should be sacked, but I still don't believe he has another promotion in him. I think most of us can see the bigger picture, i.e. We're b*ggered either way. Mowbray should not have got the job, but that does not justify sacking him at this time. We all know that if / when he is sacked, another appointment from Pasha's Rothmans Football Annual 2010 is likely. Re our current position, as I stated in my previous post, it's like Bowyer all over again, "We're only x number of points from the play offs". I must stress , I desperately hope Mowbray proves me wrong.
  2. ROVERS VS WIGAN

    Agreed. Mowbray is our League One Bowyer. We will probably potter along in the top ten of this division for a year or two, then regress.
  3. ROVERS VS WIGAN

    Agreed, Chapman and Dack should both start. Attack is the best form of defence.
  4. Mowbray stays as manager

    Mowbray thinks too much, that's one of his main faults. At least with Chapman and Dack starting they can impact on the game, even if they are withdrawn. At Oldham, and in other games, we were chasing the game by the time they were brought on.
  5. Mowbray stays as manager

    Yesterday's team selection was reminiscent of the Bowyer era. Bowyer used to throw caution to the wind, (pun intended), when he was under pressure and badly needed a win. Chapman and Dack are our main threats. They need to be starting week in week out.
  6. Academy & U'21's

    Agreed, and at least some of our promising youngsters may then get a sniff of a first team opportunity.
  7. ROVERS v Portsmouth

    Brian Storm - he sounds just the type of swashbuckling midfielder we're lacking 😉
  8. Mowbray stays as manager

    His remarks about it being too much of a risk to give Nuttall a chance are ridiculous. It's seemed obvious for sometime that the U23s are virtually a separate club. Now we know why.
  9. Who should replace TM?

    I agree that it is too early to sack Mowbray based on results to this point. However, I still think he was another very poor appointment and I don't understand the logic of people having faith he will gradually build us back up and take us forward. Several posts on here relate to needing a manager with a track record in this Division. Whilst disagreeing with that, I would point out that Mowbray's track record in this Division is to leave his previous club at the foot of it. Yes, he seems a much more genuine guy than Coyle, but the bottom line is that his managerial career has followed a very similar pattern, i.e. Early success followed by a catalogue of failure. On the basis of what I've seen so far this season, I can't see him reversing that trend at Rovers. We all know Venky's are the underlying problem, but they have backed Mowbray financially and given him authority to dictate footballing matters at the club. I think he's already made some poor decisions in terms of recruitment, team selection and tactics. I hope I'm wrong, but I think in time he will take the club further back rather than forward. However, I accept that in the event of him being sacked, another poor appointment will be made. It's grim.
  10. Who should replace TM?

    So every manager who gets a club promoted from a division has managed in said division before? As I posted earlier - the last manager to get us out of this division was a rookie. To reiterate, ideally we want a young, upcoming manager with some tangible success already on his CV. However, failing that, from the candidate pool we are now realistically choosing from as a League One club, we do not want another washed up has been topping up his pension pot.
  11. Who should replace TM?

    Someone on the way up. Johnson ticks that box & has had results at Under 23 level. Although I don't subscribe to the romantic idea of bringing back former players, I do think Matt Jansen would be a good shout. Learning his trade the hard way and an intelligent guy. Dunn. Why? If ever there was a case of jobs for the boys, he is it.
  12. Who should replace TM?

    Is it promotion or death this season? That is merely speculation. Who was the manager last time we got out of this Division? A novice. All those guys you have mentioned had been around as coaches for a good while, i.e. Not exactly young and hungry. Harford had managed Luton Town, (and won the League Cup), and Wimbledon, and we all know why Kean got the job. I don't particularly want Johnson, but in my opinion he would have more chance of taking the club forward, (perhaps taking a little time), than another washed up has been. Ideally, a young manager who has already had some tangible success. Another short term fix almost certainly will not work, but unfortunately that is probably what we will end up with due to the ignorance of Venky's and Pasha.
  13. Who should replace TM?

    Rather Johnson, (young & hungry), than yet another washed up manager on one last pension top up. How much experience did Eddie Howe have when he kept Bournemouth in the Football League, before starting their ascent? We need someone on the way up to build a side.
  14. Who should replace TM?

    Way too sensible, & I doubt Pasha's even heard of him. It will be someone Pasha's heard of who did something of note around a decade ago, then had years of failure. I said it in the Summer, young and hungry is what's needed in this division, so I would have to disagree about Keane.
  15. Mowbray stays as manager

    Had performances exceeded results I'd be more hopeful. If anything I would say it's been the other way around. I'm not saying that people who can't regularly attend shouldn't have an opinion, but I think the general level of performance is in many regular attendees thinking.
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