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    Pre-season 2019/20

    I read something about them not having a safety certificate for Gigg Lane and the likelihood of getting one in time wasn't too good.
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    Kits 19/20

    Thanks Parson. I was I just intrigued about the benefits of joining.
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    Kits 19/20

    Is there any financial benefit in joining the away travel club Parson? For example is a trip that costs £20 for an occasional traveller cheaper in the complete package for a member?
  4. 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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    Championship season 2019-20

    Bruce has resigned as Sheffield Wednesday manager and is expected to be named as Newcastle manager later this week. It's another Newcastle managerial appointment that looks destined to end in tears. Newcastle will be Bruce's eleventh job in around twenty years and ten of them years were spent at two clubs (Hull and Birmingham). Wednesday are the third club he has resigned from in less than a year.
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    Conway

    Although I felt he had run his course with us I have an admiration for Conway as he could have taken up Mowbrays offer of another year and lived in Easy Street for twelve months. Bolton would be handy for him as he lives on Buckshaw and hopefully he can get a decent deal for himself.
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    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    Broadly speaking you are correct and lots of clubs now use one or some of the many sotware programmes available. Accrington use a system for scouting future opponents and have pretty much dispensed with their smallish network of scouts. I'd be disappointed if Rovers weren't buying into technology like this. Of course there is nothing like watching players live but just to get a handle on strengths and weaknesses these systems are informative.
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    Sam Gallagher Returns

    I agree with that. I only saw him post Coyle and I thought he was underwhelming and I have a memory of Mowbray benching him (although I could be wrong). He was immense at Brentford though.
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    Sam Gallagher Returns

    The four year deal probably indicates we are paying for him over the length of his contract (as Madon alluded to recently). On the face of it a decent signing.
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    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    Hopefully this isn't stalling the announcement. https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11748/11762260/neal-maupay-out-of-brentfords-friendly-against-dynamo-kiev-due-to-uncertainty-over-future
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    Pre-season 2019/20

    Thanks. No sign of Williams or Bell yet. Williams missed the Austria trip as his wife was expecting but I haven't seen him on any of the photographs from pre season at Brockhall yet. Mysterious. Hopefully playing Hart for 90 minutes isn't a prelude to him starting on August 3rd.
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    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    If we are genuinely interested we should get the deal done now. It's been a real source of frustration nearly every window to be strongly linked to good players who would improve us only to miss out. The season starts in three weeks and historically Mowbray has been reluctant to throw new signings in but integrate them into the squad and his way of working and playing. If we haven't signed a centre half by next Saturday I can see us starting with pretty much the back four that was our Achilles Heel last season.
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    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    If we are genuinely interested, act quickly and will pay the asking price I don't see why not. But given the dithering we have seen of late (and the report of paying fees over four years) I have my doubts. He was impressive against us twice last season and looks better than what we have.
  14. What a fantastic kit by the way. Nice and simple and a real authenticity about it. No ridiculous sponsor or manufacturers logo emblazoned all over it neither.
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    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    Completely agree Jim. He was carved out of granite and looked a mean, proper hard bugger. He would serve several suspensions in a season in the modern game. Physical contact and intimidation were a big part of a centre backs armoury than an McNamee used it better than any player I have ever seen in a Rovers shirt.
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    Fútbol, Le Foot, Voetbal, ποδόσφαιρο

    Ex Rovers assistant manager John Jensen has been appointed Arsenals Scandinavian chief scout. https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/john-jensen-confirms-arsenal-return-17997351
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    Championship season 2019-20

    Mowbray should be in there with a cheeky bid for Ayala or Flint. Both meet the criteria of having played for one of his old clubs ☺️
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    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    In the modern game that will always be called as a red. At speed, out of control and endangering an opponents (and teammates) safety. I called it in real time and Rovers accepted the three game ban.
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    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    It seems your drunken haze affected your memory 😀. It was a clear red card and crass stupidity by Smallwood. To remind you they had not long before gone down to ten and I really thought we were on for at least a point. Smallwoods indiscretion handed them the initiative and three quick goals (all from Sharpe) killed us.
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    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    Mowbray, like any manager has a budget to work to. Providing he stays within the parameters of that I don't think the owners or CEO would particularly bother. Mowbray will invariably decide who gets sold, signed or gets a new deal. Mowbray has said he is constantly fending off calls from agents at this time of year. He would be their first point of contact and that dialogue would most likely include wages. That's how he knew Bauer's agent thought he was worth £40-50k.
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    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    In the Boxing Day match at Leeds Travis wasn't even on the bench.
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    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    Mowbray decides who gets new deals. Waggott will negotiate with agents and representatives.
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    Pre-season 2019/20

    I'm not sure how problems with Rochdale's pitch could have been foreseen although I take your unambitious point.
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    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    Mowbray admitted that most of the new contracts were given as rewards for promotion. I just don't see how we were protecting our interests by giving the likes of Smallwood, Evans, Williams and Mulgrews new deals.
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    Pre-season 2019/20

    We had a really good start to the season hitting the ground running. Form dipped after that but it's far better playing some team better than us rather than some inferior team.
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