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  1. RevidgeBlue

    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    JFHC. There shouldn't even be a second's hesitation in discarding the first three. Can't see Rodwell wanting to stay for the amount of game time he's had this season. Downing is one I wouldn't mind us keeping as back up in an ideal world but if he's off then we need to look at bringing Wharton back into the fold and have him and Magloire challenging Lenihan and a new CH for the central defensive spots.
  2. RevidgeBlue

    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    If we're serious about improving Graham needs to be at most a back up option off the bench next season. I suspect however that due to the manager's loyalty to the player and the fact that top strikers are horrendously expensive that's a change which won't be made and we'll attempt to make do and mend.
  3. RevidgeBlue

    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    I agree with your proposed side for next season but I strongly disagree with your assertion that without additions the current squad would go neither up nor down and might improve. I think without significant strengthening we'd be strong favourites to go down. Absolute musts for me are new CH, new CM, new main striker, and we also need to avoid losing Travis by getting him signed up to a proper senior contract. If we get all that and the new additions are good enough we can probably hope to finish better than last season's 15th position. In an ideal world after that if we're really serious about improving we could probably do with a specialist left back, another quality winger/wide man and a back up keeper. So for me an absolute minimum of four players to come in who will go straight into the first eleven and improve it. Should have happened last summer but didn't. Anyone actually fancy Mowbray to do that this time round or will it be another summer of tinkering about around the edges "to help the ones we've got?"
  4. RevidgeBlue

    Retained list 2018/2019 Season

    Hair dressing quips aside, it will be an absolute joke if Conway gets any form of deal and only slightly less so if Mulgrew does as his form seemed to fall off the face of the earth very quickly indeed. As another poster said earlier, there is no point whatsoever keeping players around the Club for sentimental reasons on the off chance they'll get an odd 15 minutes here and there. I fear this is what will happen with Mowbray at the helm though. Would hope to see Leutwiler, Gladwin, Mulgrew and Conway being allowed to leave when their deals expire in the summer and wouldn't imagine Rodwell would want to hang around given his lack of game time this season. After that I'd also like to see the back of Bennett, Williams, Evans, Smallwood and Samuel and some serious quality being injected into the squad in their place. Getting these players off the wage bill might be another matter entirely though. Who'd want them? (Apart from Mowbray that is)
  5. RevidgeBlue

    Mowbray: Stay or go?

    Looks to me that Nyambe is more than capable of bursting forward but was under instruction not to do so. We'll have to agree to disagree but criticising Nyambe's capabilities at RB when the vastly inferior Bennett has been in there is somewhat bizarre imo.
  6. RevidgeBlue

    Mowbray: Stay or go?

    Don't agree Nyambe has had every chance this year, I think he's been very shabbily treated.
  7. RevidgeBlue

    2018/19 Season Reviews/Conclusions

    So in your view, 6 out of the 11 need replacing then? Perhaps that's why BRFCS was hyperventilating, we went on more than one multiple losing run, and there were several relegation threads!
  8. RevidgeBlue

    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    Chapman is definitely good enough for me and properly handled with a manager who has faith in them Raya and Nyambe too. If they were top class might get away with (just) a CH, CM and CF although ideally other reinforcements are required as well. Even at that that's not to say it will be easy as top strikers are rare as hen's teeth and extremely expensive in themselves. I think to a large extent our success next season will hinge on how good the striker is we bring in to replace Graham who should be used sparingly as back up or from the bench.
  9. Yep, seemingly identical in mindset to Gary Bowyer. I always commented that we didn't turn up at Ewood until 4p.m. when he was manager. I really don't understand all this "stay in the game until half time" rollocks. Surely it's twice as difficult to win the game over 45 mins than 90?
  10. RevidgeBlue

    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    Preferably both.
  11. RevidgeBlue

    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    Yes. I thought it was the funniest thing ever when the Dingles signed Hart. I laughed so hard. And true to expectation they looked nailed on for relegation with him in the side, and only picked up once he was axed. So to summarise: 1) He's (extremely) crap and 2 ) Is on an extortionate wage What could go wrong? Actually if there is a grain of truth in it and he is even under any sort of consideration then it tends to show Mowbray's thinking for next season that he would prefer a rubbish "experienced" player to a good young one.
  12. RevidgeBlue

    Goalkeeper Situation

    It would appear from the outside that there's been a falling out between Raya and TM, otherwise why would he be completely frozen out for the last four games after being persisted with all season? I actually thought he'd picked his game up somewhat after being singled out for public criticism but the next news he's dropped. Very odd. I echo the sentiments above, when you see the howlers being made week in week out by De Gea and various other keepers costing 50m or 70m I really don't think Raya is that far away from being a top class keeper. If he is demoted or allowed to leave it will be a monumental blunder imo.
  13. RevidgeBlue

    Mowbray: Stay or go?

    Definitely "go" for me. Not the man to take us forward. We've some promising young talent but we've only seen the merest glimpses of ithat even though the season has been a dead rubber since the start of February. When push comes to shove and it actually matters again they'l be jettisoned once more in favour of inferior older players.
  14. RevidgeBlue

    2018/19 Season Reviews/Conclusions

    We won't know how good a season this has been until twelve months hence. Personally I think it's been a pretty disastrous season in the sense we're no further forward than this time last year and if TM remains I expect a relegation struggle or us to go down next season. However if he changes his spots, ditches the old guard, gives youth a proper chance and supplements that with signings that will go straight into and improve the first eleven who knows?
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