Jump to content

arbitro

Members
  • Content Count

    4,866
  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won

    12

Everything posted by arbitro

  1. arbitro

    Premier League Stuff

    Liverpool are the new Man Utd 😁.
  2. arbitro

    JANUARY TRANSFER WINDOW

    Would West Ham or Palace probably double his wages? If Rovers accept an offer I think he would be off in a flash particularly if it was a London club. Isn't he also back with the bimbo?
  3. arbitro

    Sunderland Netflix documentary

    He played like a painter yesterday, in fact more like a master painter. 😀
  4. arbitro

    JANUARY TRANSFER WINDOW

    The logic of putting him on was correct by Mowbray. Two up and seemingly comfortable with no real pressure on him. The basics weren't even there. Whether it's the pressure of the fee, something in his head or anything else but clearly the lad has a big problem. I'm not attaching any blame to him for the debacle of the last 25 minutes but in the bigger picture Brereton is becoming a real worry and potentially an Albatross around Mowbrays neck.
  5. arbitro

    Rovers v Birmingham-Saturday ,December 15th

    For the life in me I just can't fathom out why he went for the ball with his feet rather than diving to punch the ball away. Two massively wrong decisions by Raya who, despite his excellent reflexes and shot stopping shows more frailties than strengths in my opinion.
  6. arbitro

    JANUARY TRANSFER WINDOW

    At the risk of going over old ground mate I see nothing in him that gives me any optimism that he has anything to offer. Today he looked cumbersome and his touch was poor. I watched some of his movement off the ball and his runs invariably didn't give us many options to bring him into the game. He was one of a triumvirate of Rovers players who had Jota trapped near the corner but still allowed him to pass the ball through them. This lead to the penalty.
  7. arbitro

    Ben Brereton

    Players need games for a variety of reasons and Brereton has has very little game time this season. His sharpness, match fitness and probably confidence will inevitably suffer as a result. I don't see any harm at all in giving him a few midweek outings along with several others who just aren't getting enough minutes on the pitch.
  8. arbitro

    Sunderland Netflix documentary

    I really can't make my mind up - is he an artist or a soldier? 😀
  9. arbitro

    Rovers v Birmingham-Saturday ,December 15th

    I've just seen the Birmingham penalty on Sky and it looks worse than when I saw it in real time. Raya's kicking was poor today also and he was embarrassingly nearly deceived by a bouncing ball in the first half. His performance should give Mowbray a decision to make for next Saturday.
  10. In the cold light of day Jack a point was decent because I was convinced we would lose after their equaliser. I think the majority of level headed fans realise what we need in respect of new players but maybe it's time Mowbray looked at bringing in players with the right mentality along with ability. How many of his signings would you want in the trenches with you?
  11. arbitro

    Rovers v Birmingham-Saturday ,December 15th

    I honestly haven't felt as comfortable for a while whilst winning as I did today. Birmingham offered nothing, they looked flat and seemed to lack any belief they could have got anything out of the game. I'm convinced that if Raya hadn't had a brainstorm we would have seen the game out.
  12. Normally I would agree with what you are saying about sitting deep Jack but today I didn't think we did when we were two up. If anything I thought we were going to get a third and even a fourth but for me the ridiculous penalty was on one of Birminghams rare forays into our penalty area. I saw Birmingham being visibly lifted by the gift that Raya gave them and I thought was only then did they believe they could get something from the game.
  13. arbitro

    Rovers v Birmingham-Saturday ,December 15th

    Graham was holding his back before he went off. To suggest that though was the reason for dropped points is nonsense as we were comfortable and Birmingham hardly threatened. The game turned on Raya's stupidity which gave Birmingham a foothold but as importantly a huge lift. Without Raya's idiocy I'm convinced we would have seen the game out comfortably irrespective of who came on or went off.
  14. arbitro

    Rovers v Birmingham-Saturday ,December 15th

    I don't remember feeling as comfortable about a game as I did today at 2-0 up. A thoroughly disinterested Birmingham were beaten and didn't look like they had anything in them and had settled for a two goal defeat. And then Raya gives away the most stupid penalty I have seen in a long time. What on earth he was doing out there I don't know but to make the challenge with his feet shows how random his decision making is sometimes. And when they scored I really felt they whoever another and perhaps go on and win it. Quite frankly we just concede too many goals without the opposition having to work hard or through their own creativity. We are suspect defensively and today both full backs looked full of mistakes. I am still strongly of the opinion that we need to get to fifty points sooner rate than later or we could be in for a turbulent couple of months at the end of the season.
  15. arbitro

    Rovers v Birmingham-Saturday ,December 15th

    I think the answer may be in this article. https://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/sport/17297380.rovers-v-birmingham-mowbray-calls-for-patience-from-fans/?ref=mac
  16. arbitro

    A day to remember

    https://www.rovers.co.uk/news/2018/december/a-day-to-remember-2018/ As I recall from previous years this is always a poignant event as I recognised several Rovers fans on the big screen who sadly passed away in the previous year. Well done Rovers for showing respect and also giving the fans an opportunity to show our respect to them and their families.
  17. arbitro

    A day to remember

    I can only remember it over the past few seasons but I stand to be corrected.
  18. arbitro

    Newcastle Away

    In that case I hope they have had stair lifts installed for all of us old gits 😀.
  19. arbitro

    Newcastle Away

    I was in the Rovers store today and was told that whilst the initial allocation is 3000 there will be another 3000 available should there be the demand. Does that stand in the clouds hold 6000?
  20. arbitro

    Rovers v Birmingham-Saturday ,December 15th

    Basil Rathbone, Scott Dann and Paul Caddis.
  21. arbitro

    JANUARY TRANSFER WINDOW

    An impasse 😀. I genuinely believe he has a one in three ratio on good/excellent signings to poor ones but two good windows could change that markedly. And hopefully that's one thing we can all agree on 😀.
  22. arbitro

    JANUARY TRANSFER WINDOW

    I don't disagree with the opinion that some of his signings haven't played a part what but what I think is indisputable is that more duds have been signed than good 'uns. If we are to push on we have to improve the starting eleven with players ready to hit the ground running and that is an area where Mowbray hasn't been great in my opinion.
  23. arbitro

    JANUARY TRANSFER WINDOW

    You only see it as narrow minded because it differs to your opinion. What I have said is correct. Of course some of Mowbrays signings have played a part but predominantly the nucleus of what seems his preferred starting eleven weren't signed by him. And whilst you mention the contribution of Whittingham and Caddis I can't recall anything positive from them. And their 'contribution' probably cost us at least £1.5m. I wasn't talking about the future by the way and possible potential, I was talking about now and none of the players you mention (Reed and Dack aside) can be remotely considered as regulars. Your 'obvs not our' quote is way off the mark. Mowbray has been hit and (mainly) miss in the transfer market so far. It happens to lots of managers. That said I am happy where we are and with results overall but that isn't clouding my judgement when it comes to our dealings over Mowbrays tenure.
  24. arbitro

    JANUARY TRANSFER WINDOW

    On Saturday eight of the starting team were here when Mowbray arrived and that has pretty much been the theme since he came. If you said he has improved them I could accept that but to give credit for our success to Mowbrays signings simply isn't true.
  25. arbitro

    Middlesborough away Sat 8th Dec

    It's George Saville who came on for Boro at halftime.
×

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.