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Stuart

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  1. It’s looking like we are going to need a heck of a facelift in the close season - although Mowbray will no doubt still try to get tunes out of Gallagher and Brereton, presumably still playing both out wide. Personally I reckon there are five players in our senior squad that we should keep and the rest need replacing, either because loans end or simply because they aren’t good enough. There is a possibility that a different manager could breathe new life into a few others: Downing, Rothwell, Holtby, maybe even the two above but I just can’t see how anything is going to change without a change in the dugout.
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    West Brom at home

    It’s just the same cycle. Is it any wonder crowds are dwindling? LLL = Mowbray needs to go LWD = He needs more time, he’s had injuries, yada yada These two runs sum up Mowbray’s time here: steady away and then a dreadful run, a slight recovery and then steady away for a bit. The only constant is that, no matter what, Mowbray will continue. Results don’t matter, performances don’t matter, recruitment doesn’t matter. You end up with two choices: Pack it all in as there isn’t any ambition, or just go through the motions because you support Rovers (or at least the idea/history of Rovers) and as long as they put a team out you’ll watch. The grim reality is that if you were a potential fan just joining the scene right now, you probably wouldn’t bother. I’m not even sure if we still have the hereditary effect (dad-to-lad) as a lot don’t care if their son/daughter “supports” City or Liverpool, nay they even buy them the kit! Good days like today - let’s face it, nearly beating and not losing to the team joint top of the league is a good day - are undermined by defeats against the likes of Barnsley. He has to go if we are to progress. Waiting until we are back on a downward trajectory is too late.
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    West Brom at home

    He made a real difference when he came on. If we can get a full back and keep Jacob fit* we should be saying our thank-yous and goodbyes to Bennett. I’m sure I’m his biggest critic (ha!) but I’ll give Mowbray credit for those positive substitutions, and taking the game to West Brom. He did enough today to earn three points. If one he has take this approach against Wigan and Barnsley we’d be in pole position right now. Our lack of consistency through a constant squad rotation policy has cost us our chance of a targeted top 6 berth. The reason we looked good in the second though is because we attacked the opposition. You can’t assemble such a poor defence/gk and be able to sit back. Dack also hinted as much early in commentary when he said if we were to score first he hoped we would go for a second and not try to hold. Props to JRC today too who has certainly been a big improvement. Travis is our MVP right now and just needs to learn to avoid suspensions. Such a shame this squad is likely to be broken up rather than keeping the decent loanees and ditching the deadwood. * lack of fitness being another key feature of Mowbray’s squad. I guess when you spend all of your budget on two duds, having to shop in the bargain basement will result in that.
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    West Brom at home

    This is when a crowd would be sucking that ball into the net. There is just no crescendo without us!
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    West Brom at home

    This is bloody infuriating!!!
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    West Brom at home

    We literally have NOBODY who can score one-on-one.
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    Championship season 2019-20

    Have to laugh at Travis’ Superman impression there!
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    West Brom at home

    “Armstrong is a number 9”. Not sure the problem?
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    West Brom at home

    Erm no he didn’t. His actual words were “he [Armstrong] will tell you he’s a nine”. Dack went on to say that “he [Dack] prefers it (for his own game) when Arma comes inside from the left”. A peek into the selfish world of the footballer’s mind.
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    West Brom at home

    no thanks
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    West Brom at home

    Genuinely the most I’ve enjoyed a goal this season.
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    West Brom at home

    Yessss!!!
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    West Brom at home

    Should be at least 3-0 by now. Annoying to concede the first goal.
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    West Brom at home

    Makes you wonder if officials are involved in the PL and then referee or line in a Championship game. They might be inclined to keep their flag down and wait for VAR. After a while it will become automatic.
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    West Brom at home

    Dack basically saying Armstrong is a number 9. Shame he plays for a manager who doesn’t believe in them!
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    West Brom at home

    He’s more entertaining than the game! Had to laugh at him saying Brereton and Travis “aren’t the brightest tools in the box”. 🤦🏼‍♂️
  17. https://www.blackpoolfc.co.uk/news/2020/january/david-dunn-joins-coaching-staff/ WTAF??
  18. Forget what Waggott will or won’t do, based on his performance as manager to this point, should Mowbray stay or go?
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    Season Restart

    Agree with this but no way will Rovers do this. Away fans are more important than home fans to the current regime. More of a concern will be how everyone is accommodated with social distancing in the busier areas like the family stand and BBE. A complete reset on ST seats, or just shunt everyone across and down? People who have had a seat for years won’t be very happy.
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    Cardiff away

    5 months? 5 minutes would be good!
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    Mowbray: Stay or Go - A Poll

    The manager is responsible for everything. That’s why it is such a difficult and short term job. Sadly the positives (plural?) you mention are far outweighed by the negatives. At any other club, Mowbray would have been already replaced by now. Instead we are now his longest ever managerial gig and he is the longest serving manager in the division.
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    Mowbray: Stay or Go - A Poll

    You don’t think our lack of goalkeeper and shipping goals - 2 even in a game we won - is one of our main negatives too? Our awful tactics? Persevering with playing players out of position game after game? And the root cause of both that and your main negative is...?
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    Wigan Administration

    I was joking of course. Neil is far more partisan!! But in fairness, I found myself wondering if it was just some regular punter shouting from the side lines: “dick ‘ed” They don’t train ‘em like they used to!
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