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    Joe Rothwell's impact from bench on left side yesterday suggests to me that if that form can be repeated regularly that we don't need a Chapman or Edwards type that would take up a squad number and additional wages. My preference would be for Mowbray (Waggot) and Rodwell to agree a longer term deal.
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    Venkys - Welcome or Not?

    But that analogy suggests that the "culprit" recognises his fault if not guilt, and is an open expression of concern for the recovery of the patient. I am guardedly of the view that over the period of Mowbray's tenure that the owners have at least demonstrated a closed recognition of their failure to control the "alleged plunderers" in enabling the local control over finance and admin under Waggott and the positive and clearly planned retention of senior playing and managerial staff amongst the many and varied other signs of "the recovery of the patient". There could be legal issues that will never be in the public domain that prevent the owners from ever being able to openly and fully explain the history of the first phase of ownership. An explanation would be helpful but in its absence the present and continuing financial commitment suggests that they want the Club to be upwardly mobile (as do the fans)
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    FA CUP

    Going to this one provided its not Monday. Hotel booked provisionally hoping match is Sat or Sun.. I'm looking forward to reacquainting self with St James Park. Wife looking forward to the shopping!! Only time prevously on St James's Park was April 1983 a strange game without much atmosphere notwithstanding the 3-2 loss scoreline featuring a bizarre Mecky own goal and 2 "Killer" super-sub sharp strikes.
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    David Helliwell

    That's exactly as I remember him. Wasn't he nicknamed "Spider" given his physical characteristics?
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    ROVERS v qpr

    No complaint about anything he needed to do. In fairness he was hardly tested. Strong-wristed away a firmly struck shot that came through a crowd of players. Fair play on that one. Have to say that his judgement of Freeman's shot that clipped outside of post high up was impeccable.😉
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    Am I right in thinking that you can prepay by ringing the ticket office or booking your ticket online before the matchday deadline and collect from the kiosk to avoid the surcharge. If that is correct it is very likely that there are only a few that truly decide at the last minute to go that pay for the "last minute" service. Surely most of those averse to paying extra could organise their diary to make a call or go online!! I do however hold the view that on the playing side, on communications via social media, on coaching and team management and commercial partnerships and sponsorship there have been enormous progressive strides. These need to be matches by an inventive progressive policy on season ticket and matchday ticket pricing. I'm not keen at this stage on allocating the upper BBE to young adults per JHR's idea. Would create empty chasms in other areas of ground until there is a huge surge in attendances. Apologies for the appearanceof the post!!
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    Loan Window

    There's been a long list of incomers with "masked" poor medical histories .... Gilliver, Britt, Agnew, Munro etc.... but IIRC Jimmy Kerr who had a very bright future picked up a new career ending injury very soon after joining. The modern pre contract "medical" with full medical/injury history provided by the "selling" club hopefully negates Agnewlike mistakes in future.
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    Loan Window

    Scott Wilson (Northern Echo) reports today that Chapman's shoulder injury is not serious and hints that a number of clubs in Championship and League One are after him on loan.
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    Rovers v Wigan

    Beware of supplanting unrealistic ideals into the present. Mowbray is manager and is managing well enough at present for me. The approach may well be to stifle the opposition until our game-changers do their bit. It is working. We are TOTL. Enjoy where we are and be cautious about knocking how Mowbray has got us there. It does no harm however to dream. If that means that Evans who rarely actually positively affects an outcome is selected to do the stifling bit then he has my support though I can't help my exasperation sometimes that he does not have not Tugayesque skills. Remember the narrative that Venkys started up with: something along lines of modern attractive attacking football and the expectation of European qualification. Some were induced to accept the dismissal of Allardyce and his pragmatic approach to achieving relative success (maintaining the Holy Grail of Premier League riches). Mowbray is pragmatic, talks sense and has fostered the current wave of optimism through the players and supporters. What is going on at present is good enough at present. What the future holds is another concept. Enjoy the present. COYBs.
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    Annual Season Ticket Poll - 2017/18. Are you getting one?

    Still undecided. Although there are some "green shoots," the owners record suggests we are still in a "smoke & mirrors" environment. Marketing Dept efforts inviting me to buy season ticket before 1st July include a mail drop by post to home address and text message are a step forward but I will give BRFC that same 14 days to convince me that my financial and emotional commitment will be reciprocated by the Club
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    Annual Season Ticket Poll - 2017/18. Are you getting one?

    The first reports from Tony Mowbray upon his return from Pune will define whether there is a future for this Club that is worth supporting short-term for long-term gain. TM strikes me as a down to earth honest football man unlikely to be taken in by anything other than transparent guarantee and unlikely to compromise his reputation by pandering to dubious or false promise. We'll know the score well before 2nd June season ticket Early Bird deadline #1.
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    Rovers Cult Heroes

    Barrie Hole was first real standout hero. Tony Field was the next generation hero for me.
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    Time for "Fab Four"?

    Not a Beatles revival but if there was a last 4 game mini season ticket how many waverers (such as me) could be induced to give qualified support to the avoiding relegation effort of TM and players without committing to long term Venky support. Not seen or heard any figures on take-up of the Big 6 offer that almost got me over the line.
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    Season Ticket Prices 2016/17

    The David Raya contract extension announced today is a start!! If there's positive communication about other out of contract players before Saturday then I will guardedly take the view that it is a demonstration of some commitment by the Club that merits my parallel commitment as above. If Mahoney could be enticed into extending I think it would seal the deal.

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