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martonrover last won the day on November 14 2016

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  1. martonrover

    Bournemouth away

    Mowbray has been unable to set up a defence at any club he has managed. I'm not buying the conspiracy theories.
  2. martonrover

    Summer Transfer Window

    No, no, no, everyone else is very naughty for playing the game with agents and getting deals done. We are going to teach them all a lesson by having a sh*t defence (again). That'll show them!
  3. martonrover

    Summer Transfer Window

    Well we were reportedly set to shell out the best part of a million on a defender. Okay, that's not mega bucks, but it's still competitive in this division. It's not all about the money, anyway. The way we always fold when there is something riding on a game epitomises the mentality instilled by Mowbray. We do not have enough grit or a belief we can succeed. As others have pointed out, our recruitment process appears to be too slow and on a one a time basis. Re - the distant owners, I am just relating my points to the fact they are physically "distant". Sorry if my reply came across as abrasive. I wasn't aiming it at you personally. Just my take on it.
  4. martonrover

    Summer Transfer Window

    The purchases of Gallagher and Brereton show we have enough money to compete. The distant owners would not be an issue if they installed a fully functioning, competent chief executive, (who in turn would appoint a suitable manager). Mowbray has now instilled a toleration of mediocrity into the fanbase. We are a club devoid of ambition.
  5. martonrover

    Summer Transfer Window

    He used to play violin for The Electric Light Orchestra, and Tony's a big fan.
  6. martonrover

    Summer Transfer Window

    Well we do need someone to fill the obligatory 'Tony's old boy' role now Downing's moved on.
  7. martonrover

    Summer Transfer Window

    Just what you don't want, Tony calling to waffle and talk in riddles for half an hour while you're having tea.
  8. martonrover

    Summer Transfer Window

    As long as we are such a soft touch in defence, and fail to win key games, (ie when the pressure is on), it would take Messi or Ronaldo to give us a chance of top 6.
  9. martonrover

    Tony Mowbray Discussion

    After taking a small club from the brink of relegation to non league football to the Premier League, I think he can be forgiven for one relegation.
  10. martonrover

    Tony Mowbray Discussion

    The problem is that the hole at the bottom of the bucket keeps getting bigger, ie we can't defend and are showing no signs of improvement in that crucial area. We currently have no goalkeepers and only one decent centre half on our books. Okay, we got slightly more points that last season and finished marginally higher up the table, but not enough to claim tangible progress. That constitutes treading water, in my book. By default, I reluctantly agree with your last sentence, but only due to the point I made about the ignorance of the owners and the chief executive they have installed.
  11. martonrover

    Tony Mowbray Discussion

    They will stick with Mowbray through ignorance and because they have not appointed a suitably enlightened chief executive who could make an informed appointment. It's abundantly obvious that Mowbray has reached the end of his shelf life at Rovers, and that our direction of travel under him will very soon be backwards. That's what happens in this game when you attempt to tread water. Suitable candidates to take us forward are out there, some of them obvious, (e.g. Hughton), some less obvious, (which is why you need a real chief exec, rather than a hired goon for window dressing), to pick the right one. We are snookered.
  12. martonrover

    Tony Mowbray Discussion

    Myers' tweets about Rovers are very patronising. The subtext is how grateful and accepting we should be about watching mediocre Championship football. He evidently sees that as our station.
  13. martonrover

    Tony Mowbray Discussion

    Well Neil Warnock would've come, and whatever you think of him as a person, he is definitely a good Championship manager. The problem would be that any appointment would come from the bottom of an agency's barrel.
  14. martonrover

    Tony Mowbray Discussion

    Ainsworth would be a good shout. Won't happen though. Tony is nicely embedded.
  15. martonrover

    West Brom at home

    .......which usually means a no show, when there is something riding on the game. Time to buck the trend.

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