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tomphil

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  1. tomphil

    Tim Flowers

    Ouch, sorry Tony but the truth doth hurt as regards what's here. Nowhere there did I say why would he come to Blackburn Rovers but surely you have to give him something to work with. Also being such a fan of the present mob surely you'd want Benson coaching the kids. Something he's probably more on a level with.
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    Tim Flowers

    Why would he come here to coach a very average keeper who's only on loan and a lesser one whose only got 6 months left ???
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    January transfer window 2020

    All depends how it works out obviously in terms of value for money with Tosin and co but to keep saying we can't afford a decent championship player is nonsense. When as i've pointed out you combine what has been spent on some of them for the whole packages. Yes we couldn't afford 2 or 3 at once but add a decent one every summer and you might start to go somewhere and they'll be your player and your asset. Add 2 or 3 Johnsons, Downing or even a loan like Tosin you are just basically filling gaps hoping they all click and take you somewhere. Some of them also end up blocking the way or your own. I have to say i was reasonably pleased with Mowbrays summer signings though to be fair but not by the way he's used most of them but that's an old argument. I do wonder how using that money a good defender and good keeper instead would have panned out. Then you have the building blocks in place to add others instead of gap plugging approach all over the squad we might be facing. Start at the back and invest in quality not quantity.
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    January transfer window 2020

    Some are and some are not again we are back to how the hell do other clubs manage and you have kind of missed the point again. Most clubs in this league have youngsters of varying ability they'll be looking to try. Combine the whole package of signing say Downing & Johnson or Tosin and Gallager. That's a lot of money spent for so called not being able to buy some more established championship player.
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    January transfer window 2020

    They'v done well so far but are opposite ends of the spectrum and will have cost c 1 possibly 2 million for one season all things considered. If we end up in the play offs you can say incredible success but as of now they've only actually done what was hoped of them. That's good but will likely be gone again in summer. Maybe we'll squeeze another year out of Downing but there's still risk at his age so it'd need careful consideration given the wages. I think the point a few are trying to hammer home is this can't be put down the building for the future. It's merely plugging gaps and maybe that money could've been used for a decent permanent transfer. Example, a large contribution to 1 Bauer type contract for a few years for the price of these 2 stop gaps.
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    January transfer window 2020

    He needs game is what most believe is his best position, centre forward but so does Gallagher. He's not even had a run of games where Mowbray seems to see him, right sided.....because he signed Gallagher.
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    January transfer window 2020

    Spot on. His main preference is squad type players and then as the squad gets bigger he seems to feel he has to rotate or make 3/4 changes per game. All that was going on often before the injuries deepened. On the back of that you get multiple system changes etc and all that added together hinders the development and gelling of a best first 11 that can achieve some consistence on the pitch.
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    January transfer window 2020

    And the debates will be just the same come next Jan. Common denominator is in Pune but also has a middleman over here.
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    January transfer window 2020

    If it's true they thought Brereton and Gallagher would be banging them in on Rhodes, Rudy levels by now so that's why they shelled out i absolutely despair of the judgement of the management and coaches. To me it just sounds like backside covering hogwash directing the blame back at the players but who'd be surprised if it wasn't.
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    January transfer window 2020

    We 'sometimes' play that way but often do not. Still i couldn't see Rhodes fitting any of the systems we've seen this season.
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    January transfer window 2020

    This is the thing for me just how serious are they ? Not very i don't think it strikes me as those owning it want as little hassle as possible from it. However they are happy to use it as an accounting tool to offset money from elsewhere because they can comfortably afford to at this level. Then it's just there to pick up and play with every time they have a bit of interest or spare time then like a cat they get bored with it again and ignore for a while. Having people run it here who'll dance to their and their friends and advisors tune and they'll be happy to let it bob along. Just check on it every 6 months in a board meeting. Sadly non of these seem to take place before the Jan window so those in Blackburn are just dealing with whatever loose change they have left in the budget whilst trying to make it last for everything else till summer. Whatever happens at top level tends to rub off down through a club as we've seen. When nothing happens but money is comfortably there to just plod on that's exactly what will happen. Lack of drive and genuine ambition means water treading.
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    Climate catastrophe

    Road tax, car tax, VED call it whatever it all amounts to the same thing. It all goes into one pot and out of it only a tiny fraction goes towards keep the roads up to date.
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    January transfer window 2020

    We chased the Dahlin insurance money for years but ended up losing out. At least that's the last I heard how it panned out unless that got pilfered as well. That related to him being a crock when we signed him though.
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    Climate catastrophe

    Pedantic sheriffs badge.
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    Climate catastrophe

    More cars each family has more road tax is gathered and as we know only too well round here only a small percentage of it goes to what it should. The rest just disappears, anything any govt can push on the public to make more revenue from they will. More gridlock means license to introduce more toll roads, more parking fees, fines, speeding and other offence takings and we'll see more congestion charges. It's a right racket.
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