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    Huddersfield - Saturday Lunch for Sky

    If the first pub they come across is Clitheroe Kates i think they can be forgiven for jumping in a taxi straight to the ground 🤣
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    Huddersfield - Saturday Lunch for Sky

    Some good reading on that Hudds forum they seem a decent bunch non of the usual codswallop. It's odd to read that some frequent visitors have never noticed the river that runs right next to the ground though. Would probably amaze them to know there is actually a river runs through Blackburn as well, well the bits that haven't been covered over of course. River Blakewater = Blake Burn = Blackburn for those yorkies looking in. They have the town centres lack of drinking establishments down to a T though.
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    Preston Away

    Ha ha not the first time in fact a few years ago i think some wanted to beat me up for some reason !!! 😂
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    Preston Away

    I'm thinking more about whoever told him, allegedly.
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    Preston Away

    Somebody leaks out a shocker of a name then some think hell better off sticking with what we have. Oldest trick the book.
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    Tony Mowbray Discussion

    Maybe the train of thought behind it - if there is one - is simply that good forwards all carry a heavy premium compared to other areas of the park so when a lump of money is made available that needs spending quick before it get soaked up elsewhere they take the opportunity to get in forwards. In their minds they've make do and mend options in defence and think they can keep putting short term sticking plasters on it. That's including the critera that might be set of young, British, potential and of course before you chuck in the 'known to the club' and friendly agents and nice drinks all round motivations of course....... Either way terrible judgement is on show again totally wrong way to build a really good team, also beginning to whiff a bit if i'm honest.
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    Bradley Dack

    He'll be after a new contract now to keep her in the life she's becoming accustomed to. Might get some sustained graft out of him now.
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    Preston Away

    Going off the usual i'd expect about 6 points from the next 5 - before the injuries... However we could be in a tricky situation now so 6 might be a bonus although i've a strange feeling by default TMs hand might be forced in regards to some players and the formation. When this has happened in the past its sometimes had a positive effect so here's hoping he can pull it out the fire again and prevent a crisis. Aside from defence there is surely enough in this squad to come up with something resembling a team. Time for a joker to be played in the form of Chapman maybe ? No doubt we'll be stuck with Samuel and his non contributions again though !
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    Huddersfield - Saturday Lunch for Sky

    Early kick off, tv, shit home crowd and even worse atmosphere apart from the visitors who always give their side good backing. The mood around Ewood is low, we always look even slower after Int breaks but no wonder if players insta and twitter feeds are anything to go by, it's very much down the tools for a bit whilst there's a chance. Hudds to dominate first half, Rovers the second, probably going all out to get back into it ! 2 - 2
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    Preston Away

    Well Midtable Mogga arrived allegedly via similar channels and continues to sign players via similar channels so i really wouldn't count it out.
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    Preston Away

    Which is the same as when Coyle was here, a complete no mark manager who rarely got a mention then all of a sudden when they got wind he was hovering over the trap door he was almost headline news on there ! Funnily enough when Bowyer was the victim of fake news there was never the groundwell of support for him on that channel, strange that eh....
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    Bradley Dack

    Build the side around the likes of Holtby, Travis etc instead of using them as bit part. Johnson also has the good attributes we need but i fear he's this seasons problem child signed we seem to sign one every season. Dack will never prosper to his full potential without hardline management he knows he's the best player at the club and knows he'll usually be a shoe in to start whatever his form or fitness.
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    Preston Away

    Difference being .... TM at Coventry ---- ' Mowbray did a good job in trying circumstances initially but the problems at the club meant it was impossible to keep up so he's done the honourable thing' At Boro ---- 'Tony came in and got the club stable then moving in the right direction but unfortunately it seems he's taken them as far as he could with what's at his disposal at the min. Boro need a big name or something different it's a massive club' At Rovers it will be ----- ' Mowbrays done a brilliant job there but the ungrateful Blackburn boo boys and the odd owners have forced him out when he has that club stable where they should be in midtable championship playing some good football whilst bringing through a host of young talent. They've ideas above their station, Tony deserves better, look what they did to Owen and wee Stevie' Courtesy of our friends at SKY and his friends in the media.... If the worms turn get ready to be smeared again.
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    If Tony goes...

    Nice lads, nicey nicey modern day players prefer the uncle types of boss good old Souey and Roy would have them running to their union reps on a weekly basis. 'Hey this b#strd made us train outside twice this week, have you seen the weather !!!!' That's what you are up against these days bog standard championship players treated and paid better than stars of the recent past.
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    If Tony goes...

    It's very worrying especially when you read around Coventry, Boro stuff as well there is a definite recurring pattern but that's obviously the way he is. He either just cannot see the error of his ways or is just too stubborn or terrified to change. Good man manager because he's the players man nice guy act and he'll be very experienced with stuff off the pitch and the inner workings of clubs and i think Rovers have definitely benefited from that in his time here but on the park it is stuck between bang average and poor. League 1 he did well getting us back first time of asking as it could so easily have gone the other way with the rot that was still being eradicated but with the capabilities we had we could have walked that league. Not saying we should have but we could have however the approach to it wasn't bold enough half the time but the strength of the squad and some of the quality in it saw us through. This season though you feel there is something missing although i'm not of the opinion the players haven't got his back i more think they actually follow his tactics to the letter and that's the problem.
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    Bradley Dack

    Just the same under Bowyer every Int break photos of players jetting off all over the place or on the lash. It really is treated as a sort quarter season holiday more than anything else i think. Not much resting gets done though it doesn't seem.
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    Tony Mowbray Discussion

    In Gally, AA and Brereton we'll be shelling out circa 50k pwk combined easily. The money is there we can pay it's all about how it gets spent around the squad and recently it seems to be being chucked in the wrong direction. I like Gallagher but wouldn't have signed him unless on loan or cheap, I still pray Brereton will show something eventually but highly doubt it. The only one that makes sense was Armstrong because at 1.75 rising to 3 it is recoupable or most of it is and despite his inconsistency he's been a handy member of the squad and on his day does make an impact. To me those are the kind of calculated gambles a club like us should make the other two on the face of it really really aren't. Bauer is another calculated gamble that might have been less risk and had more impact, the money on the City loan kid and Downing would surely have covered that even if it doesn't seem as exotic.
  18. We've got the youngsters though but they won't get used properly they'll just get a few mins here and there. He's signed two good mids in Holtby and Johnson giving us some potential steel and bite in there yet he still prefers to jerk them around and use Travis as his bit part man leading us to believe yet again he hasn't really got an idea what to do with them. And as soon as Samuel is fit he gets back in and will probably be no 1 if he isn't starting, this tombola shite of trying to keep everyone happy whilst giving youngsters the odd taste is going too far now it's detrimental to building and gelling the best first 11. Injuries will become his get out of jail card in that respect though now.
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    If Tony goes...

    How many did we lose on that run last season ? He topped up his credit in the bank by finishing the season well and an ok position so all bets are off on us having similar debates on it this time next year. Slow 'build' remember.......
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    Corry Evans

    I just can't envisage him on the right side of midfield here either all i'd expect is every time he got the ball there'd be a slow 3 yard pass back inside or if under pressure turned back to the right back to be hoofed forwards. Like i said if you want possession based going nowhere football then he is your man.
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    Tony Mowbray Discussion

    They'll know about relegation by now they've manged two of them for their 150 million pound oversees project, some achievement that. Defenders they've probably been told enough if you spend millions on them they might serve the team well but you are unlikely to double your investment in one season or make a big profit at any time so better to plug those gaps cheap as possible !
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    If Tony goes...

    And a few snide things when he played for Fulham. Bollocks to him unless he's coming back as an academy coach or something.
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    Tony Mowbray Discussion

    I'd never rule out advisors, middlemen and people doing business with their mates whenever any money is there to be spent with this lot.
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    Tony Mowbray Discussion

    Unless they or whoever else have restricted him in actually spending on some good defenders then this is down to him . He might have to bite the bullet on whatever his issue is with Nyambie and hope the loan fee on the City lad is justified now.
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    Tony Mowbray Discussion

    12 million invested up front over two windows on two strikers who have no scoring pedigree and usually get played wide when they are on. Defence jiggled about, patched up, gap plugging exercise over the last god knows how many windows with zero investment. This season the chickens are coming home to roost now in both areas of the pitch. Poor management.
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