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  1. I must be in a minority of one but I thought Evans was terrible last night, back to his usual self, completely anonymous which left Travis having to try and do the work of 3 men to try and make an impression in midfield.
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    Bradley Dack

    Not usually one for conspiracy theories but Olivia must be fuming that Bradley will only cop a one game ban for two yellows and did not earn a straight red and three game ban which would have freed him up to spend Christmas with her down in Essex. He's gone a bit too early as well. Must not have been listening to her closely enough...........🙄
  3. It was a 1-1 draw where we played a fair chunk of the game with a man advantage. I agree with you, it is all about picking up points consistently. If we won thirty plus games 1-0 and stunk the place out I couldn't really care less but apart from the last four games before last night we haven't done that. There will also be other games where we do play well but don't get what we deserve so you have to take your chances where you can. Last night was another two points dropped due to the way the game panned out in my opinion.
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    Tony Mowbray Discussion

    Nonsense. I personally wouldn't blame him for not bringing Dack off but it's not unreasonable to make the observation or hold the view that he could or maybe should have brought Dack off at 10 v 11 because he was already on a yellow. For me that's not the main point though. We were terrible whether it was 11 v 11, 10 v 11 or 10 v10. That is Mowbray's fault.
  5. Result just about ok but I thought we were absolutely atrocious last night. The game was there for the taking when Swansea went down to ten men and any side that was going to do something this season would imo have found a way to secure the 3 points despite not being at their best. Yet we made no impression whatsoever with a man advantage and after Dack was sent off we were lucky to scrape a draw. The game encapsulated in a nutshell for me why we will never do anything with Mowbray in charge. The Division this season is the worst version of the Championship I've seen and although there are only six points separating fifth and fifteenth with us slap bang in the middle of the sea of mediocrity, I wouldn't put a single cent on us finishing any higher than bottom of that cluster of teams. I can't understand why many people appear to be so happy that we are so poor. Those that are "happy with a point tonight" are probably those that will be satisfied if we finish 14th this season as opposed to last season's 15th. Those that glibly observe "It's where we are, our players are too inconsstent, we're a mid table side" are either missing the point or deliberately ignoring the fact that the reason it's where we are is because the manager's overall recruitment is so poor. He has been well backed but either spends big money on the wrong players, signs others who he doesn't then fancy once they get here, or can't bear to let others go who should have been offloaded long ago. Everyone is entitled to their view and it seems many are happier than I am but for me it's not good enough, and I'm sick of watching it.
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    Jim Smith RIP

    Sad news, his teams played entertaining football which made today's version lseem extremely drab in comparison. If memory serves me correctly the only thing preventing us from making a sustained promotion push for the top division in his time was the lack of a prolific goalscorer. The Board of the day refused to back him in a move for Steve Kindon I seem to recall. Two things stick in my mind about Jim. Firstly that famous 3-2 win at Turf Moor Boxing Day 1977. The managers had to walk diagonally across one half of the pitch to get to the dug outs and the reception the bald eagle received from the Rovers fans packed into one half of the Longsight stand as he walked across the pitch was like nothing I'd seen before or since. Secondly, fuelled by the impetuosity of youth I wrote to Jim at one point suggesting players we could possibly sign. I certainly never expected a reply but much to my surprise and delight received a beautifully typed letter on Club notepaper detailing individually why it was not practical to sign the players I'd mentioned. Signed with a flourish from the fountain pen of the man himself. You couldn't imagine a manager even reading such correspondence these days let alone going to such trouble to reply. RIP.
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    Premier League Stuff

    I would say Mark Hughes is the perfect fit for Watford.
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    Brentford (h) - the Mowbray love in!

    True. Mowbray correctly conceded we needed a new main striker, the trouble was he wasted the funds on the willing but basically talentless Gallagher.
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    Tony Mowbray Discussion

    What a thoroughly depressing prospect. I do agree with your post though unfortunately apart from the fact that I would say mid to lower mid table will be the best rather than the worst case scenario this season and it will be for as long as Mowbray is in charge as well. Either way, since when did anyone become happy with that rather than challenging for promotion if you're in the Football League or playing entertaining stuff and winning the odd bit of silverware if you're in the Premier League?
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    Brentford (h) - the Mowbray love in!

    You're right to a degree, Bennett is probably the worst option at RB I've ever seen in a Rovers shirt, Walton is one of the worst keepers I've ever seen in a Rovers shirt and Armstrong constantly looks out of his depth up front. However none of that makes Gallagher a good'un! Unfortunately.
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    Brentford (h) - the Mowbray love in!

    You know times are desperate when you're allocating own goals to your underperforming strikers to make them look better.
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    Brentford (h) - the Mowbray love in!

    Gallagher's a poor player imo who is never going to be a prolific scorer but if he is to have any chance at all and at least make a bit of a nuisance of himself he needs to be down the middle. Ditto Brereton I actually think he would offer a lot more than Gallagher if he was given a decent run up front but he's never been given a proper chance in that position and seems to have disappeared off Mowbray's radar altogether.
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    Brentford (h) - the Mowbray love in!

    Yet he signed him. Twice.
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    Raya joins Brentford

    Imo Raya definitely should not have been sold. Regardless of that however I think it's beyond any doubt whatsoever that he shouldn't have been allowed to go without a replacement at least as good having been secured. We seemingly just sold him without any real idea of who we wanted to bring in, just assuming we'd be able to get someone but then ended up being surprised by how much decent keepers cost. And ended up with a big useless pudding who makes John Butcher and Alan Fettis look decent and who isn't even our player. (Thankfully as it turns out) Massive mistake which could be instrumental in sending us down.
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    Brentford (h) - the Mowbray love in!

    You'd think no-one else ever got injuries or strains. Run of the mill injury niggles must be absolutely common place and most ex pros seem to be of the opinion that a player is only at 100% fitness for half a dozen games or so a season yet these seem to being held up in advance as a reason why we won't be able to compete with Brentford and if we get any sort of result it's being built up as though it would be some sort of minor miracle. It's absolutely pathetic. The only reference to injuries should be a brief comment that we have a couple of injury concerns and we won't be able to finalise the line up until the outcome of those is known. We have a squad for a reason and there shouldn't be the slightest suggestion that one or two injuries will lessen our chances in the game.
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