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About roversfan99

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  1. Premier League Stuff

    Very strange appointment, very strange how Prem jobs such as Stoke and Swansea are seemingly so undesirable and eventually taken by recent Championship managers with below average records.
  2. The January 2018 transfer thread

    Bennett going back where hes been ineffectual this season would be strange. Stand by a need to sign up a really pacy winger. Him, Payne and Bell would be a good window. But the winger is crucial.
  3. The January 2018 transfer thread

    Looks like an exciting prospect. Goes against Mowbray saying he doesnt like loan signings though. Still hope we get a winger in, Payne, Dack and Chapman behind Graham would have been ideal if Chapman wasnt basically out for the season. Payne seems like naturally a number 10 so a pacy winger on the other side would give us variation. Rather than relying solely on strikers in wide positions. Bennett hopefully will continue in central midfield. If so we have enough there with Whittingham, Evans and Tomlinson.
  4. Shrewsbury Town - 13/1/18

    Yes, like I said I wasnt 100% seeing it live and still am not but on the replay it looks a penalty. But if you want to quote Hurst, he said neither are penalties.
  5. The January 2018 transfer thread

    I'm not complaining about it, just arguing against the probably false assumption that he will be signed as a winger.
  6. The January 2018 transfer thread

    If that was the case (questionable) then if he thinks hes better than Rovers, he needs to remember hes a Fleetwood player.
  7. The January 2018 transfer thread

  8. Shrewsbury Town - 13/1/18

    Was including that and our penalty.
  9. The January 2018 transfer thread

    To clarify, this is a massively hypothetical scenario that involves: - Rovers signing Bell - Rovers using Bell as an auxiliary winger. - Rovers signing him due to a lack of wingers being available. Therefore its a bit of a silly discussion to have, that said I am totally against the idea of signing players with the intention of playing them in positions that they aren't used to playing in, barring extreme exceptions. Bell may have pace etc but he has played at left back for Fleetwood all season. If we want to sign at least 1 (preferably 2) wingers, we should try and sign actual wingers, we have more than enough players that can do a job as wingers but arent wingers. To ask the question, how many players for Rovers have we seen being played in the wrong positions in the last few years, and how often does it work? Square pegs in square holes. I understand the concept of versatility being useful, for example there might be times when say we are winning by 1 goal and Bell (if he signs) could come in front of Williams and see the game out, but if we sign a left back, it should be with the intention of mainly using him at left back. If we need a winger, which we do, we should sign a winger.
  10. Shrewsbury Town - 13/1/18

    Not at all, like I said I think ours is a case of Samuel engineering any contact and it was very, very soft. Theirs, at the ground from the Darwen end I thought he might have got some of the ball, watching the replays I'm still unsure, but hes definitely got the man. Like I said, I think he made 2 major errors, 1 each way, and was generally bad, but we won so thats what matters.
  11. Shrewsbury Town - 13/1/18

    Bit of a coincidence how you seem to think every decision should have gone our way though. If we are taking their managers opinion as gospel, as only2garners said, he thought neither was a penalty. Therefore surely you agree on both counts. Theirs im still not sure, one thing is for sure Raya was again rash for doing what he did in the first place. Still cant make my opinion on their penalty, replays inconclusive but if he did touch the ball it was slight, whereas ours was not a penalty and if you want to look at reactions, their keeper lost the plot afterwards. The ref was really bad in general for both teams, just generally missed so much, I think it was a fairly difficult game to officiate as there were a few key decisions and it was pretty frantic at times but thats what you get for having part time refs I suppose. Useless.
  12. The January 2018 transfer thread

    But then I'd question the logic of signing a left back to fill the left wing void, when he could just sign a left winger. Square pegs in square holes.
  13. The January 2018 transfer thread

    Even if he is, for me hes our only good winger, so we need a replacement for him and another one.
  14. Shrewsbury Town - 13/1/18

    You have to be balanced, you cant say everything should have gone our way. Their keeper made no attempt to foul Samuel, who was always going down, very little contact. Not going to complain as it went our way but youd have been furious if that was against us. (understandably) I can't see Raya getting any touch on the ball when I watch it back, irrelevant of the view of a manager who was 50 yards away. Personally feel like he got their penalty right, he got the Beckles incident wrong (should have been a red, decision went Shrewsburys way) and got our penalty wrong (shouldnt have been a penalty, went our way), I don't think one team was particularly hard done by compared to the other, just an overall poor refereeing performance for me.
  15. Shrewsbury Town - 13/1/18

    Agreed on the second booking, at the ground both penalties were at the opposite end and I thought our penalty was certain and theres was debatable. Having seen the replays, ours definitely isnt a penalty, and theres is I think as Raya didnt seem to get the ball. Just in general you are right he was awful but I'd say we have got lucky with the penalties as ours wasnt one, not that im complaining especially after the potential second booking for Beckles. Not a fan of VAR either but its going to come in sadly.