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    Tony Mowbray Discussion

    Is he on the books of HSH ?
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    Tony Mowbray Discussion

    It certainly wouldn't be Waggot although he might be asked to recommend. Just to window dress. The boys at HSH or whatever it is called who've brought in the last God knows how many would be on the case Why you might ask, why indeed. Meanwhile what's the shadow man up to these days ?
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    Rovers vs Reading at Virtual Ewood

    We can't keep using injuries as an excuse or defense of the manager now he has that squad. Aside from Dack obviously who's been out ages but we have 12 million pounds of other 'talent'. The whole idea of him building his squad up is to have good back up in every position which he more or less has now on paper. That's what the squad is for. Out goes Nyambie in comes JRC, out goes Ayala in comes Williams, out goes Bell in comes Douglas. They should be good enough to get results or at least not get spanked.
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    Tony Mowbray Discussion

    It's more scary than covid !
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    Tony Mowbray Discussion

    I should hope so finally. I'm not entertaining thoughts of top 2 and top 6 to me even before we started remains a tough ask. As long as that is the real aim and they have a go then fine but to change the narrative as we go along again won't wash this time. I'm not after them demanding promotion from him then sacking him in a knee jerk but pointing out they now want to see real progress this season is more than fair.
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    Boxing Megathread

    David Hayes selling job on the Usyk v Chisora fight has hit almost hysterical levels of delusion now. Still at least it gives Hearn and his crew a day off their hype train. Interesting fight but it's all about Usyk and how he handles a genuine big mauling brawling hw lump. Would love Delboy to pull it off but can only see him being clinically taken apart as long as Usyk avoids those big overhand rights. In other news lineal pretender Fury about to take the piss gain in between title fights with a hand picked opponent and all the usual done to death bollocks that goes with it and him. Sooner they create a Super HW div for the handful of giants and let the rest get a decent competitive HW divison back like it used to be the better.
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    Tony Mowbray Discussion

    Shoulder shrug, you win some you lose some, sometimes players tell the truth sometimes they don't. Life goes on and we all still get paid. The world according to Mr blasie
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    Rovers vs Reading at Virtual Ewood

    That's how the narrative from him follows as well and that's another predictable path. Top 6 don't want to be sitting in midtable blah blah Building a team slowly in with a shout of top 6 Not quite there yet but i know what we need We've finished 10th it's marginal gains we can't compete with top 6 yet, hopefully backing in the window to bring in ready made players to improve the first 11 Iv'e been looking all along to bring in good back up to push what we already have to make us better, don't want to be midtable top 6 is the aim. Blah blah
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    Darragh Lenihan

    Then he should be regaining his concentration levels and focus on the bench.
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    Tony Mowbray Discussion

    Agree with much of it most of my moaning has been because of the timid Bowyeresqe nature of this managers approach too often. Said many times all i wanted to see was us genuinely having a go over the season i feel he's on the right track in that regard. I'd much rather this approach than drawing every week and hear a manager jacking off on the old unbeaten run line. It'll have its ups and downs like we are seeing, elated one min tearing your hair out next but to me that's what football is about. Mundane crap can be shoved where the sun doesn't shine ! Problem with TM is he's never ever shown himself to be someone who can find balance, any balance never mind the the right one. It's wearing thin now he's had god knows how many windows and enough backing to see us looking to break upwards from the middle pack. His repeated blind spots and stubborness in regards to certain players will be the undoing again imo but we'll see. He's been good at proving us wrong when we've thought all is lost but just not good enough in proving he's the man for the ultimate goal.
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    Rovers vs Reading at Virtual Ewood

    Is covid the new out with a 'knock' ? The type that sees a bandage change knees at half time. Ryan Nyambe sneezed in training so i left him out for JRC type thing, i do wonder knowing how football bullshit works.
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    Tony Mowbray Discussion

    A decade in football is a lifetime and the elements he had then are way different to now, as is the difference between elite quality in Philips and bog standard in Armo. Means feck all now any of that pal, sorry.
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    Rovers vs Reading at Virtual Ewood

    Can't really judge Pears on last night other than to say he looks nowhere near ready, ex Boro though so he'll be automatic shoe in now for 2nd choice. Worrying but in no way surprising.
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    Rovers vs Reading at Virtual Ewood

    Touched on it the other day how with our set up now we'll take a pounding now and again inbetween pounding some teams ourselves. Very much goes with the turf and when we set up more defensive and possession based we tend to create absolutely nothing then lose by the odd goal or draw. Between a rock and a hard place at the min but i still think there is just too much chopping and changing around that we never find balance. Bottom line is still the defenders aren't good enough week in week out it's just a fact you need real quality to play quality winning football. Otherwise you need a well oiled machine that does the basics well together week in week out. Either way here it's bang on course another average midtable points return.
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    Tony Mowbray Discussion

    No chance it's just another shoulder shrug. He's on the best number in the Championship.
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    Rovers vs Reading at Virtual Ewood

    A comparison I've been drawing since TM first rocked up. He's the B Tec version ( as the kids say ) of Roy.
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    Rovers vs Reading at Virtual Ewood

    Basically you want to change back every change the gaffer made before this game. There's a moral somewhere in that story.
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    Rovers vs Reading at Virtual Ewood

    We've spent how much on the infrastructure ? Drones, scouts and all the rest. Tbh i don't buy Mowbray doesn't do his homework quite the opposite. Goes a bit over board and ends up in a muddle changes things for the sake of it. From their point of view it's simple, oh Evans is playing so he'll sit back and there'll be space in front of him to graze 50 cattle we'll attack that. And he's chucked the young lad in at RB again so we'll target that area as well.
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    Darragh Lenihan

    Lads having a bad spell it happens and constant changing of personal next to him, in front of him and in the sticks enforced AND unenforced won't have helped. Needs a break imo, he's looking like the raw converted mid again he did years ago.
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    Tony Mowbray Discussion

    We know how it goes and no doubt we can look forwards to pasting someone again soon then he'll be back to messiah status. I just wish some of those who automatically yell we are going to be a top 2 team every time he makes a couple of solid additions finally wake up and realize the hamster wheel we are stuck on. This boys, girls and club sycophants is not top 6 material it'll pan out like it always does, middle of the road. And it isn't down to budgets 70% of the time.
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    Rovers vs Reading at Virtual Ewood

    Old man, busted flush, not in bit Tony's league etc etc A bit like Houghton 🙄
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    Rovers vs Reading at Virtual Ewood

    Lenihen seems to have been found out now at this level but why in gods name do you #### about with a team thats just won 4 nil away. Always always unforced changes and unnecessary tactical tweaks. Flat track bullies when we are stronger overal than the opposition, toothless or total wank when against any outfit with tactical management and a bit of similar quality on the park. Mid table forever.
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    Rovers vs Reading at Virtual Ewood

    Absolutely nailed on that tonight and it isn't just one of those days we've had several of those already this season. It's a shitshow.
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    Rovers vs Reading at Virtual Ewood

    We didn't end up 1-3 behind because they were so much better than us.
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    Rovers vs Reading at Virtual Ewood

    Who will he hang out to dry i wonder.
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