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  1. Manchester Blue

    Wimbledon v Rovers

    Yeah definitely right Jim. If it's the same woman who came in front of us at one point she started telling people to move or exit the ground. When asked where they could move to she said not my problem but if you don't move you can leave. Tremendous attitude. Shame as like JH says they are a great story and it was a pleasant little ground in many ways but just a ridiculous situation.
  2. Manchester Blue

    Wimbledon v Rovers

    Yeah to add to those who've commented was as bad an experience in terms of viewing etc as I've had last night. Stewards in front of us were at one point saying Rovers had sold too many which I think was rubbish, then blaming the fans, then saying they didn't normally get that many. Surely they have clubs like Charlton etc who take a full allocation? Just needed a bit of organisation to advise people where to stand, was clear once everyone came in that one entrance there was an issue but they did nothing. As bad a view as I had I noticed plenty of others who must have seen sod all so felt for them.
  3. Manchester Blue

    Wimbledon v Rovers

    Find it bizarre that Shrewsbury's game off due to temperature predictions and fact pitch will be frozen when covers come off, yet it's a non league pitch and temp is forecast the same or worse yet fully confident Don't get me wrong I'm hopeful it's on, but if it gets called off late I'll be fuming.
  4. Manchester Blue

    Plymouth Away - 3rd February 2018

    And were lucky to do so according to Wigan boss Paul Cook. Let's be under no illusions this is a tough game for us, no point people saying there's nothing in this league we should worry about and we have to beat these sides, it's not that simple. We should go there confident if we play our best we can turn them over for sure, but not underestimating the difficulty for sure. I know you weren't doing that but some of the comments just seem to ignore the reality of this league at times.
  5. Manchester Blue

    Academy & U'21's

    You'd presume if they're talking about a million then he must has a contract of some kind. However the Rich Sharpe article today suggests he doesn't have a pro contract yet. Don't know the exact figures but there are set fees now for players dependent upon length of time at the club, category of academy etc, it's been one of the criticisms of the new EPP as it lets the big clubs come in and pick up 15/16 yr olds for peanuts. I'd say unless we get him to sign up we'll be getting nothing like a million sadly.
  6. Manchester Blue

    Academy & U'21's

    Does anyone know if he's actually signed a pro contract? If he hasn't I'm led to understand we'd get a fraction of that due to academy rules in place. Hoping he is in that case.
  7. Manchester Blue

    Blackpool away

    Harper got 10 minutes for whoever asked. I agree he looked really decent though, much more composed than at Oxford when he came on, held the ball up, drove forward well and put some good tackles in. Calm and composed just at the right time. I tend to agree to an extent with Schoey on Nyambe but I wouldn't say he was exposed as such, I'd say most full backs when targeted with a big striker doubling up would lose most headers and he did, but as you say he stuck to his guns and second half he was much better and worked well with Bennett. I do think he lacks confidence and composure at times but I can see him improving. I'd just said to my Dad on Saturday he'd done pretty much nothing compare to Williams and then he did some fantastic skill to turn into Cafu for a sec. Hopefully just a matter of time and the good thing is we've good cover in Caddis. Whittingham is strange one, I can fully understand him not being popular he doesn't charge around, doesn't really put many tackles in etc but he does offer good balance when alongside Smallwood in my view. he's deffo not a winger and shouldn't play there like Saturday, but 2nd half he showed plenty of evidence of what he brings. I would agree he's not playing to my expectation, let alone some of the folk who think we should have world beaters in every position so no issues with criticism but he should be judged when played in a role that suits in my opinion. Overall a great trip, awful first half really was we'd have had no complaints about being behind but clearly got a roasting off Mowbray at half time and came out and battered them Rounds off a great run of games.
  8. Manchester Blue

    Oxford away Tuesday

    I can only keep repeating that I've no issue with people finding fault with some elements, what I have an issue with are the phrases used such as the last 60 minutes shows why we won't go up. It's daft, it's taking things out of context and in no way reflective of the game as a whole.
  9. Manchester Blue

    Oxford away Tuesday

    How on earth can you read what I said and get that I agree with his entire point? I've got no issue with people complaining but I find it pretty bizarre and nit picking after a 4-2 win away to a decent side in this league. Fully accept we didn't play great for most of the last 60 minutes but given we had a 2 goal cushion for the majority of that period it's not hugely surprising and tbh didn't take even an ounce of gloss of a great away trip for me. Delighted to hear the players come out and say they were annoyed at letting standards slip though it's a good sign. My point on it being laughable is you can't ignore the context of why we sat back and the overall picture. Anybody suggesting as he did that Tuesday showed why we won't go up is just utterly wrong and/or on the wind up so I'm not sure why you struggle to see that.
  10. Manchester Blue

    Oxford away Tuesday

    Sorry It's almost laughable. It's the old Life of Brian jokes. If you ignore, the plumbing, sanitation, roads etc what did the romans actually do for us? You can't say if you ignore our 3 goals we lost 2-1, the whole context as to why we sat back and were a little disjointed was because we were 3 up. I fully agree and accept everything after the first 20 minutes wasn't perfect but funnily enough I support Rovers not Barcelona or City so I accept that it's rare we put in a perfect 90. That doesn't mean I agree with everything, or even half of what Mowbray does, but if he can't get credit in some peoples eyes for Tuesday then that is ridiculous.
  11. Manchester Blue

    Oxford away Tuesday

    It's a garbage comment in my view. It implies that you can't be objective because you've spent money going down there. From the people around me there was the usual mix of people some were quite happy, some were nervy, some were a little over critical. Certainly didn't feel like one group of happy clappers as you seem to be implying that were just feeble mindedly anjoying anything as they were too simple to know better. If you think that was even close to our worst performance of the season then I'm not sure how you can even be taken seriously.
  12. Manchester Blue

    Season Ticket Spot Checks

    That from LATD just sums up some stewards and the problems with the policy. It relies on common sense as the club state. However a good number of the stewards simply lack the necessary common sense. I might be wrong but I hope I'm not. It feels like from the LET story the club are climbing down to an extent ie the night games being relaxed and the common sense etc. Hope this is the case as I and I think everyone else accepts people jibbing is in out of order. However it's weird the focus on the free under 8's. I had 2 free last year both cost this year though and won't be coming night games still, simply out I was ready for jacking it if they started insisting we move and my Dad said the same so let's hope this is just a crackdown on those it was needed and a few stewards being OTT.
  13. Manchester Blue

    Season Ticket Spot Checks

    I can understand the principle of what they're doing and why but it's being handled badly and is flawed. You gain nothing from a cost perspective from buying an adult one with a child one so no incentive I can see to anyone doing it other than to bring a kid along. As others have said you get to know the people around you as well and as time goes on if the kid misses a game you want to go along and sit in the same seat. What on earth sense does it make to move someone? Rovers are quite simply going to lose fans doing this and that;s they last thing they can afford.
  14. Manchester Blue

    Season Ticket Spot Checks

    I'd appreciate the clarity too thanks. Absolutely full understand the need to deal with any misuse of the tickets. However I don't bring the kids to many midweek games and they sometimes will miss the odd game too. It's never been suggested before you always have to have then in attendance. Seems a strange one.
  15. Manchester Blue

    Wigan Tickets

    The calendar on their site suggests tickets are on sale from tomorrow for them. So presume they'll provide us with details and they'll go on sale next week for us.

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