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    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    Quite the opposite actually. Chapman has already been with Downing for a few seasons . It's simply not feasible to have an older player on big wages simply to act as a role model fo r a youngste r. I d on't honestl y see Brereton havi ng learned anything off Graham although to be fair Mowbray ha rdly played him as a targe t m an .
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    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    Clearly I don't know but if he was and if Mowbray used that as one of the criteria for signing him I would be disappointed. On the first point isn't that what I was implying?
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    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    Chapman has already been with Downing for a few seasons. It's simply not feasible to have an older player on big wages simply to act as a role model for a youngster. I don't honestly see Brereton having learned anything off Graham although to be fair Mowbray hardly played him as a target man.
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    I hope they don't have their fingers in the pies at Ewood otherwise their sales will take a hit. 😀
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    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    Plus Mowbray said he had money left over from the summer and January windows. I'm still baffled as to why he didn't spend it.
  6. It was rumoured at the time that Rovers didn't get any insurance because he wasn't wearing a helmet. Or maybe it was because his contract forbade him riding a motor cycle. Either way it was tragic for the lad. I was fourth official at Bolton when he went there and he was on the bench. I had a brief chat to him about Rovers which was clearly difficult for him as he held them in such high esteem.
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    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    And he will also be using some of his salary budget on Gladwin who isn't expected back until the end of the year at the earliest. Add convalescent home to the rest home. Madness in my view.
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    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    https://www.rovers.co.uk/news/2019/june/an-amicable-departure/ Mowbray on Conway saying his wages will now 'will open up some cash flow to put into wages'.
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    Mowbray: Stay or go?

    And that will only happen by spending money on the right players not has beens, cast offs or projects. I was quite enthused when Mowbray talked about using what Norwich have done as our model. That seems to have died a death reading the recent interviews with Waggott and Mowbray. And coincidentally their tone changed after coming back from India. The conclusion I draw is that the Indians have told them there isn't the budget that they expected. We will never, ever progress whilst their name is above the door.
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    Season Tickets 2019/2020

    In the past they have had an early bird offer which made the tickets cheaper for an earlier purchase. For whatever reason they haven't put in any beneficial deadlines this season apart from claiming your seat. I'm not sure of the reasons for this but why would anybody pay money so far ahead when they don't need to. I have mine but certainly wouldn't criticise anybody who is waiting until the last minute.
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    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    I don't believe it's a knee-jerk from many at all. In particular what irks me is the fact we spent a huge amount of money (perhaps at the expense of more important areas) on a 'project' which even by Mowbrays admission is somewhat of a gamble. For him to only start four games and end up with the under 23's speaks volumes in my opinion. It's early days as you rightly say but the signs so far have been completely discouraging. Personally I don't even see the basics in him but we can all see different things in players. Irrespective of what anybody thinks he will be here for a while. I, along with the vast majority want him to do well as that will be to the betterment of our club.
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    Old Rovers Footage

    That was the Football League Liner Jack. It was massively innovative at the time. Football fans were treated with disdain at the time by the media and the Football League put their necks on the line with this project. Each carriage had different features such as footage of previous games and indeed the disco carriage you mention. I didn't go to Watford on it but I went to Hereford (I think) where we got gubbed by 6-2. In the disco carriage felt tipped markers were left for you to write pretty much what you wanted on the carriage walls. I remember Burnley had it the week before and there was lots of anti Rovers graffiti, all wrongly spelt of course.
  13. I thought a new thread would be in order for the new Championship season. It looks like Middlesbrough are set to appoint Woodgate as their new boss. I'm praying he finds a role for Stewart Downing. https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11680/11740080/jonathan-woodgate-set-to-take-over-as-middlesbrough-boss Also Steve Cooper looks like he will be named as the new as the new Swansea mananger. I know Steve well as I am close friends with his dad. I think it's a shrewd appointment and wish him all the best apart from when we play them. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/48541951
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    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    But that pretty much applies to every transfer. If we sold Dack and the reported fee was £15m that would include add ons and more importantly staged payments. Any club would have to budget for add on clauses over the length of a players contract.
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    Season Tickets 2019/2020

    My interpretation is that Mowbray is covering all his bases because he hasn't said definitely either way. That's what worries me.

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