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    Lancashire Telegraph

    It has been crap for decades but now it has improved. Sorry if I am the only one to have noticed.
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    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    Good sign- Mowbray and Rovers keeping things close to their chest so Press simply speculate based on TM's past pastures Bad sign- Rovers' scouting is so under developed that this is all he can do. Truth probably in between.
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    Championship 2018-19

    I am talking about the workings of the State, how the Royal family interact with the power structures and how decisions to invest are taken.
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    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    You can also read United are close to signing James and Longstaff... You can think it absurd but that doesn't mean it doesn't exist.
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    Lancashire Telegraph

    https://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/sport/football/rovers/news/17664143.what-we-can-learn-from-the-stats-around-rovers-right-back/ The discussion about the right back position is on the appropriate thread but just a shout out for Rich Sharpe and the LT. This sort of analysis article is exactly the sort of quality journalism that keeps local papers alive. I find myself clicking onto the LT for news and views about Rovers increasingly. Great stuff- long may it continue.
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    Craig Conway - New contract

    If he had done that the reaction would have been that he was forcing Conway out. I have no doubt it was all discussed with the player about how to handle it. Plenty of criticism has grounds but no way can Mowbray ever be accused of not talking things over or disrespecting players. Big thanks to Craig Conway for his service to the club and being a steadying influence in turbulent times. Top man.
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    Championship 2018-19

    Read up on Qatar.
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    Championship 2018-19

    Qatar did in 2011 and were rejected because Ballaji was persuaded by a long telephone call from the UK not to sell... Family rules are major decisions are taken unanimously and so Venkat switched to back his younger brother and so Mr and Mrs D had no option but to reject.
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    Really hoping the move by Tom Watson https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/may/25/tom-watson-labour-must-back-second-brexit-referendum shifts the debate and seizes Labour back from Corbyn/Milne. Lib Dems winning in his own constituency Islington will be ignored by Corbyn. The anti- Bozo campaign seems to be up and running in the Tories https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/may/25/tory-leadership-race-cyanide-brexit-inequality Always had respect for Justine Greening. Perhaps Chuka is learning the reality of third party existence- https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/may/25/change-uk-could-form-pro-remain-pact-with-liberal-democrats
  10. I was aware of a smell of something not right in South Ribble but this is now a full on stench. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/uk-england-lancashire-48393541
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    Championship 2018-19

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    Championship 2018-19

    The FT are reporting that Qatar are in negotiations to buy Leeds United.
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    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    If we are not after players who are attracting that level of clubs, I am not interested. Will probably mean frustrated chases missing targets but over to Mowbray to sell Rovers and our ambition level.
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    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    You have to remember: 1) Man U still labouring under Glazer ownership costing them gazillions 2) Man U have the highest wage bill and in a post-Champions League era need to get the wage bill down 3) Man U not confident of signing targets with OGS as Manager and no Champions League football to offer I stressed Dack is on their radar, I didn't say expect an offer tomorrow. In terms of quality of my source, the Man U one is much closer to the action than the Everton one.

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