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  1. roversfan99

    Summer 2018 Transfer Thread

    Its irrelevant what he says, its what he does that matters.
  2. roversfan99

    Premier League Stuff

    Emery definitely makes far more sense than Arteta, hes got a proven track record and he will give the club a fresh impotus. Im not sure hes of the top calibre of manager, would have been interesting to see someone like Simeone come in, with time I think that hed have seen Aubameyang and Ozil and built a solid, hard working team around them and got the best from them.
  3. roversfan99

    World Cup 2018

    For me, Belgium lead up the second group of teams at the World Cup, the quartet of Spain, Germany, Brazil and France look difficult to seperate and I think the winner is amongst them teams; they all have very little in the way of weaknesses and ridiculous depth. The squads theyve announced are all superb. Belgium, Argentina, Portugal, ourselves and maybe Uruguay, all to varying degrees can be fairly optimistic but all have weaknesses and also lack depth.
  4. roversfan99

    Summer 2018 Transfer Thread

    Mowbray cant afford to only look at players within a specific age range, he needs to be more open minded than that. That said, I dont think he will be so narrow minded, his first signing was Peter Whittingham, he also signed Paul Caddis and he is desperate to offer Danny Graham and Craig Conway (wrongly) new contracts. James Collins isnt a realistic signing anyway, and agreed on Mulgrew being a centre back, not a midfielder.
  5. roversfan99

    FA Cup 2017/18

    i just think Pogba is so frustrating to watch, in that he clearly has everything needed to become a top midfielder on the face of it, but its almost as if something is missing to stop him from dominating the midfield, hes often so lethargic and slow paced, or only does it in small patches. The price and his social media influence, and thinks like haircuts and emojis, all contribute to building him up I suppose, but hes his own biggest enemy. Needs to do more.
  6. roversfan99

    FA Cup 2017/18

    True, but the horrendous defending was in allowing him to get there in the build up. Alan Shearer was quite right in that Phil Jones' defending often seems last ditch, showing he maybe doesnt read the game as well as he should.
  7. roversfan99

    Summer 2018 Transfer Thread

    Surely not realistic, having played a big part in a promoted Cardiff, surely he will sign a new deal.
  8. roversfan99

    Summer 2018 Transfer Thread

    Hasnt he been transfer listed by Peterborough after a poor season? Need much better than that. To be fair, it was relying on experience at a crucial time, it was vindicated both in results and by the form of Bennett overlapping at right back and Evans who was probably our best player in the last month of the season.
  9. roversfan99

    Premier League Stuff

    I think at times the reputation of those managers make them an easy target, the style of football is massively exaggerated. A few times towards the end of the season Big Sam played 3 at the back, so did Warnock at times I think, and McCarthy often played 4-4-2, so no I wouldnt necessarily agree. For me, the priority HAS to be promotion for both teams, that said, those 3 managers wouldnt come in and start playing long ball to Jordan Ayew say, or a small striker, it depends on players. Think its a bit idealistic to be thinking of a quick change to flowing 4-3-3 passing football, its all about promotion at the first attempt for me. Regarding Stoke, the point in bold surely rules out the director of football nonsense you often refer to, let the manager sign his own players. Yeah exactly, results were the most important thing to Mowbray, correctly so, all about getting back up at the first time of asking.
  10. roversfan99

    FA Cup 2017/18

    Disagree, its not a 100% error not to give the penalty, im not convinced it is, looks too close, either way theres an element of doubt and debate therefore it shouldnt go to VAR.
  11. roversfan99

    Summer 2018 Transfer Thread

    Not sure hes once said otherwise, "lad." "Seems daft not to just go and buy a right back - or simply play Travis is the position where he played very successfully season - barring a game at Ewood (which we lost!)."
  12. roversfan99

    Premier League Stuff

    Cant help but you are obsessing a bit too much over style of play. Make no mistake, both Stoke and Swanseas priority HAS to be promotion, anything regarding style of play or anything else is not important. I understand the concept of having a philosophy, there has to be a strategy of kind, but a manager like Big Sam, or to a lesser extent a McCarthy will give them 2 teams more of a statistical chance of instant promotion. That said, I am the first to state that on the flip side, experience is only good if its good experience, there are many managers, Pardew, Lambert, Phil Brown, McLaren, Coyle etc who get jobs repeatedly despite isolated success. If Swansea or Stoke are fighting for automatic promotion, baring in mind their squads need work to even be in that position, style of play will be of secondary importance, believe you me. Look at the job Neil Warnock has done, there are teams in that league that play far more exciting football, but have missed out on promotion, therefore far more ineffective football. Mowbrays football is often hardly exhilarating, ive been to games both home and away this season where weve played boring football but football thats led to a win, and thats what matters. Yes, ideally you want both but Stoke and Swansea are teams who have been both losing and playing rubbish football, neither have many goals in them.
  13. roversfan99

    Championship 2017/18

    With their squad, survival.
  14. roversfan99

    Summer 2018 Transfer Thread

    All 4 are in need of some regular football further down the pyramid, none are ready to suddenly become regulars, nor do they need a season too many stagnating in the under 23s. Get them loaned out, as its not as if our current team or the signings he seems to be aiming to sign are over the hill, and then hopefully they can come back and be much closer to the first team. Travis wont benefit being a 3rd/4th choice in a position hes barely played all season in the under 23s (as per @Stuart who regularly watches him I believe) when in a lower League 1 or League 2 side he can really get some proper game time, like Lenihan did at Burton.
  15. roversfan99

    Championship 2017/18

    Yeah, doesnt look the best job, not a good squad, dont think theyve spent much money recently, can see them being near the bottom and with him in charge I wouldnt be surprised to see them go down. Holloway is not a good manager, bar his time at Blackpool hes never impressed me really, popular more for his personality I think, that said I dont think he did that bad last season, maybe a harsh sacking even if he isnt the best manager to begin with.
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