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    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    Thanks for pointing out the realities of modern day football. Three of our most recent signings were at Rovers on loan first. I would be mightily disappointed if we don't have at least one PL class player on loan by 9 August.
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    Rodwell signs

    If he signs and is accepted back, I'd expect Mowbray and the sports psychologist will have given him a very thorough evaluation. For me this is a free hit for Rovers.
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    Pre-season 2019/20

    So we know the score in a game taking place next week was 4-4?
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    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    We are talking Gerrard at Rangers. Bound to be someone we really don't want to lose.
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    Kits 19/20

    Louche
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    Rodwell signs

    I have absolutely no problem with Mowbray holding the door open for Rodwell. Rodwell has had a rotten few years seeing his footballing dreams destroyed yet if he has been sensible with his money, he needn't ever work again in his life. If his head and heart tell him he wants one more push at fulfilling his football potential, I'd massively prefer he does it at Rovers. He will find getting into the starting eleven a tough ask but we are talking about a player of 28 who was playing for England against Brazil when he was 22.
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    Pre-season 2019/20

    Most football clubs are to man management that a bucket of water is to a paper bag. Footballers are human beings too and playing at the marzipan level of the Championship are close enough to the icing sugar of the premier League but also in our case, have seen the depths of League 1. I do not begrudge these players their contract extensions and if we sell one or two of them for the odd few £100K then the contracts will have paid for themselves generating transfer income from players who otherwise would have been free agents.
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    Sam Gallagher Returns

    The problem with Danny is that we never know which morning he will wake up and his legs feel like they are wading through blancmange plus he is at an age when recovery from njury is that bit tougher. I seriously hope Danny has another player of the season trophy this time next year but nobody knows when we need a new main man. Gallagher did a very solid job in a terrible season under management which was clueless to be charitable. I wouldn't have prioritised signing Gally but this is the clearest indication possible that the club is looking long term as well as building a very well balanced squad between seniors and prospects.
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    Sam Gallagher Returns

    Welcome back Sam. Football is a squad game and that includes the chemistry between the players.
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    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    I am better for Rovers than Raya right now....
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    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    Net spenders are Cardiff, Stoke and Charlton- Brentford have now moved substantially to net profit. With the acquisition of Gallagher, Rovers are now top of the net spending list. I WILL REPEAT FOR THE HARD OF HEARING, AS OF THIS EVENING ROVERS HAVE SPENT NET MORE THAN ANY OTHER CHAMPIONSHIP CLUB IN THIS WINDOW.
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    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    Hanley definitely ruled out from what I understand.
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    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    Both Olsson twins are currently free agents and are 31 years old.
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    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    All five are in net profit on transfer dealings.
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    Brexit

    Quite a good number are Remainers Now. And many have Brexited to the hereafter. In fact if you simply apply actuarial death rates to the 2016 result, the surviving electorate would produce a Remain result now without anybody changing their vote.
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    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    So only four clubs have net transfer expenditure. Looking at those lists, supporters of at least ten clubs should be on suicide watch judging by the intemperate reactions on this thread.
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    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    Dugary, Zidane and Roberto Baggio would all have come to Ewood in the summer of 94/5. Kenny would have continued as boss too. The reality sadly was the rest of the Walker family were in Jack's ears and stopped him from spending more of what they saw as their inheritance.
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    Brexit

    Anyone travelling outside the UK knows the UK has been utterly trashed by this Brexit nonsense.
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    Cricket

    That was crushing. Monster win. Kiwis will be much tougher.
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    Attendances

    Hope Rovers go up with them. I'll get my cap...
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    Brexit

    This is interesting- top ten countries by share of manufacturing 1970 to 2017. http://www.aei.org/publication/animated-chart-of-the-day-worlds-top-ten-manufacturing-nations-1970-to-2017/?mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiTm1JME5XSmpPVEE0TW1ReSIsInQiOiI4emdOK1dBemFrZk5OT08xUWtoK1RkV25kclFLODhUQVwvbkhYRFpjbGo3bHhoUllCZko4Sm1UblY5NnZ6bUdsR1pWQ1BPb1pzWTBZNG92cGJEemRENWhkb1J3cHo5ejBrNzZpcEFtXC9jTnF3UUd1NkZUSzE1a3FlNmVcLzFjZXhDRSJ9
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    England

    Significantly, England changed the system to play 4-4-1-1 against the Yanks and it clearly didn't work when woman for woman we could have beaten them. The Dutch switched to 4-4-1-1 and with a more limited side (but without the mistakes in them England had in every game throughout the campaign), gave the USA a tougher examination.
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    Raya joins Brentford

    Brentford ideally placed to follow the Norwich model to automatic promotion.
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    Kits 19/20

    Needs a long business name to fill the back of Bradley Dack's shorts....
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    Formation/tactics for next season

    I fancy we will start with a keeper and ten out field players, hope none get sent off, and seven on the bench, three of whom come on after the 60th minute.
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