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  1. Kamy100

    Coyle's new job

    While things are going well at the moment. We just have to accept the reality that we have owners who could at any point decide to listen to and act upon advice from people that don't have the best interests of the club (ala what happened with Coyle).
  2. 23 Years ago, we were crowned Premier League Champions on an unforgettable day at Anfield. Much like today the sun was shining. The day was full of twists, turns and drama but in the end we prevailed. Winning the league was down to having a brilliant manager, fantastic group of players but most of all having a benefactor who dared to dream and take on the established order. Thank you Uncle Jack for taking us all on an amazing journey. You will forever be our number one fan. View full article
  3. 23 Years ago, we were crowned Premier League Champions on an unforgettable day at Anfield. Much like today the sun was shining. The day was full of twists, turns and drama but in the end we prevailed. Winning the league was down to having a brilliant manager, fantastic group of players but most of all having a benefactor who dared to dream and take on the established order. Thank you Uncle Jack for taking us all on an amazing journey. You will forever be our number one fan.
  4. Kamy100

    Summer 2018 Transfer Thread

    I have talked to a journalist who was at the presser. The context for the quote is that Tony said that Rovers face an embargo in a few years time if sponsorship, sales of merchandise and people attending matches do not rise. So the quote is genuine but the Sun have taken it completely out of context and used the first part of it to make it sound like it is imminent.
  5. I just wanted to thank everyone who has taken part in the pod this year. It has been brilliant. Most off all I want to thank @Herbie6590 for not only resurrecting the podcasts but for taking them to the next level. It is all very professional and I have seen first hand all of the hard work he puts in getting everyone together, editing and uploading them. So on behalf of everyone Thank You.
  6. Kamy100

    Summer 2018 Transfer Thread

    However without having the full transcript off what TM said it is impossible to judge what he has been said. For example he could have been asked a question about spending power and he answered it by saying if we spent millions then the club could left facing a transfer embargo.
  7. Kamy100

    Summer 2018 Transfer Thread

    Thanks to Nicholsb1 on twitter for this: "Losses were £17.2 million 2015/16, circa £4.6 million 2016/17, a total of £21.8 million, add in this season, which we won't know until December and we would have had to lose £17 million this season after Break Even rules have been applied to face sanctions. The way I understand it is that clubs have to present estimated accounts for this season (2017/18) to the EFL before the start of next season (technically 1st July 2018) These are then combined with the previous two seasons results, break even allowances calculated."
  8. Kamy100

    Summer 2018 Transfer Thread

    I have talked to the club and the quote is genuine and it was given by Tony at a separate presser with the Sunday papers after the game. Without the full transcript from that presser it is impossible to judge in what context this was given. I'll try and go through the Sunday paper articles on Rovers to see if it has been mentioned anywhere else.
  9. Kamy100

    Summer 2018 Transfer Thread

    It is from The Sun but it is a direct quote. Question is has the quote been completely taken out of context. I have asked the club for clarification. The FFP rules as massively complicated but the calculation will be based on the last 3 years so that is why we could fall foul. However, I am hoping that in FFP submission we can show that a genuine effort has been made to reduce costs given that there are other clubs in the Championship who are blatantly flouting the rules and seemingly getting away with it.
  10. Kamy100

    Season Tickets 2018/19

    Slight missed opportunity by the club. I would have done the early bird price of last season for maybe 2 weeks to build upon the positive feeling that we are all feeling today at the moment and give themselves the opportunity off encouraging the extra 12,000 none season ticket holders that are going to turn up today to sign up. The problem with the £50 increase is that it hits existing season ticket holders and if are buying for say a family off 5 then that is £250 extra which some might find difficult to find given the economic circumstances within the town and country,
  11. A few weeks ago, shortly after the nail-biting tension of our narrow away win at Walsall, I was asked by a young supporter, “How did you cope on that final day in 1995?” and my shorthand (but accurate) response was, “I cried...!”. In the course of our dialogue it was quite extraordinary how all those feelings of excitement, nerves, tension, fear, despondency and finally utter elation all came flooding back, simultaneously. It was as if I was transported in time back to May 1995. I could feel exactly what I felt all that time ago, my pulse started racing, sweaty brow, gut-wrenching tension; an eerie sensation to be frank. I didn’t have a ticket for Anfield; for me it was always going to be a long-distance affair. Neither back then did I have Sky. In the week leading up to the game I had pretty much made my mind up that I would go on a walk and ignore it, making sure that I came back home as adjacent to the final whistle as I possibly could, oblivious to the ebbs and flows of the afternoon. A work colleague heard my dilemma and told me that the gym where he was a member had Sky, had multiple screens and he would sign me in on a guest pass to enable me to watch it. I couldn’t resist, this was I suspected, even back then, a once in a lifetime deal, now or never – for me, but more importantly for Rovers. The story of how those two games unfolded has been told thousands of times but the remarkable aspect was when I recalled it, the feelings and emotions of the time just flooded back. The joy of Shearer’s opener, the Liverpool equaliser expertly caressed into the corner by John Barnes. The overwhelming sensation was that it was out of our hands now and that a higher power would decide our fate. There were a number of screens set up around the gym; all but one showing the West Ham Utd v Man Utd match – partly a function of the high number of members claiming to be Man Utd fans, but also a high number of locals claiming to be “ABUs” – “Anyone But United”. The motivation of the latter being that it would be much more satisfying to watch Utd lose it, rather than another team winning it! It’s never enough to see our own team triumph, we also have to see our rivals falter..! The competing “oohs”, “aahs” and loud cheers for a goal rang around the room during the afternoon. As the clocked ticked down, it became abundantly clear that our fate was going to be decided not in Merseyside, but in East London. I too started turning around and craning my neck to assess the situation from Upton Park. I was drawn in fatalistically, unable to take my eyes off Ludek Miklosko in the West Ham goal. Never before had I so wanted a West Ham keeper to turn in the performance of a lifetime and in fairness, never since. I fully expected a Utd winner at any point, almost certainly in the inevitable “Fergie-time”; but I’d made my peace philosophically & so I entered a Zen-like trance. Time is relative apparently, well it certainly slowed down on that afternoon. When Jamie Redknapp scored, we knew categorically that it was now out of our hands and that somehow lifted the pressure. There was no more we could do except wait...tick, tock…ooh, aah…save, block, parry…over and over again. The tears came not at full time, but in the car on the way home. I had the radio on as interviews of all the key protagonists were being transmitted and out of nowhere, I just started blubbing. I was sobbing, massive tears rolling down my cheeks but with a grin as wide as a canyon across my face. My little team had just become the best in all England. Fast forward to this season. A lot of my rekindled joy for football has been watching our youngest fans truly enjoy their matchday experience as did I at the same age. Players that seem to care, a manager that oozes common-sense, pragmatism and ethics and let us not be coy, a significant number in the “W” column of the league table - it all helps. Last season I was genuinely angry at our Venky’s-inflicted plight and couldn’t quite believe another stint in the third division was in store. I was sceptical as to our powers of recovery, fearing that our new level was that which endured in the early 1970’s. Credit then to the powers that be for this immediate return. The scenes at full time at Doncaster Rovers will be etched into memory banks of our young fans in much the same way as 1995 still makes my spine tingle. As an 11 year-old back in 1975, I was ecstatic to see the word “Champions” and “Blackburn Rovers” in the same sentence. I was as proud of them as I was of the class of 95. The moral of the story, if there is one; is that you never know what is round the corner. Enjoy what you can, when you can – big or small, Premier League, League Cup finals, the u23 squad winning their division. Drink it in my friends, life is short, scenes of pure joy at the final whistle at the Keepmoat are stored away. Thinking about the last 8 or 9 minutes of that game now, the explosion of noise when Charlie’s header nestled in the back of the net, my pulse is already racing, I’m typing and chewing my fingernails consecutively…not recommended. It’s no 1995 but it’s still special and for a new generation, it’s their first taste of glory and it tastes quite delicious thank you very much. RED ROSE ROVER View full article
  12. A few weeks ago, shortly after the nail-biting tension of our narrow away win at Walsall, I was asked by a young supporter, “How did you cope on that final day in 1995?” and my shorthand (but accurate) response was, “I cried...!”. In the course of our dialogue it was quite extraordinary how all those feelings of excitement, nerves, tension, fear, despondency and finally utter elation all came flooding back, simultaneously. It was as if I was transported in time back to May 1995. I could feel exactly what I felt all that time ago, my pulse started racing, sweaty brow, gut-wrenching tension; an eerie sensation to be frank. I didn’t have a ticket for Anfield; for me it was always going to be a long-distance affair. Neither back then did I have Sky. In the week leading up to the game I had pretty much made my mind up that I would go on a walk and ignore it, making sure that I came back home as adjacent to the final whistle as I possibly could, oblivious to the ebbs and flows of the afternoon. A work colleague heard my dilemma and told me that the gym where he was a member had Sky, had multiple screens and he would sign me in on a guest pass to enable me to watch it. I couldn’t resist, this was I suspected, even back then, a once in a lifetime deal, now or never – for me, but more importantly for Rovers. The story of how those two games unfolded has been told thousands of times but the remarkable aspect was when I recalled it, the feelings and emotions of the time just flooded back. The joy of Shearer’s opener, the Liverpool equaliser expertly caressed into the corner by John Barnes. The overwhelming sensation was that it was out of our hands now and that a higher power would decide our fate. There were a number of screens set up around the gym; all but one showing the West Ham Utd v Man Utd match – partly a function of the high number of members claiming to be Man Utd fans, but also a high number of locals claiming to be “ABUs” – “Anyone But United”. The motivation of the latter being that it would be much more satisfying to watch Utd lose it, rather than another team winning it! It’s never enough to see our own team triumph, we also have to see our rivals falter..! The competing “oohs”, “aahs” and loud cheers for a goal rang around the room during the afternoon. As the clocked ticked down, it became abundantly clear that our fate was going to be decided not in Merseyside, but in East London. I too started turning around and craning my neck to assess the situation from Upton Park. I was drawn in fatalistically, unable to take my eyes off Ludek Miklosko in the West Ham goal. Never before had I so wanted a West Ham keeper to turn in the performance of a lifetime and in fairness, never since. I fully expected a Utd winner at any point, almost certainly in the inevitable “Fergie-time”; but I’d made my peace philosophically & so I entered a Zen-like trance. Time is relative apparently, well it certainly slowed down on that afternoon. When Jamie Redknapp scored, we knew categorically that it was now out of our hands and that somehow lifted the pressure. There was no more we could do except wait...tick, tock…ooh, aah…save, block, parry…over and over again. The tears came not at full time, but in the car on the way home. I had the radio on as interviews of all the key protagonists were being transmitted and out of nowhere, I just started blubbing. I was sobbing, massive tears rolling down my cheeks but with a grin as wide as a canyon across my face. My little team had just become the best in all England. Fast forward to this season. A lot of my rekindled joy for football has been watching our youngest fans truly enjoy their matchday experience as did I at the same age. Players that seem to care, a manager that oozes common-sense, pragmatism and ethics and let us not be coy, a significant number in the “W” column of the league table - it all helps. Last season I was genuinely angry at our Venky’s-inflicted plight and couldn’t quite believe another stint in the third division was in store. I was sceptical as to our powers of recovery, fearing that our new level was that which endured in the early 1970’s. Credit then to the powers that be for this immediate return. The scenes at full time at Doncaster Rovers will be etched into memory banks of our young fans in much the same way as 1995 still makes my spine tingle. As an 11 year-old back in 1975, I was ecstatic to see the word “Champions” and “Blackburn Rovers” in the same sentence. I was as proud of them as I was of the class of 95. The moral of the story, if there is one; is that you never know what is round the corner. Enjoy what you can, when you can – big or small, Premier League, League Cup finals, the u23 squad winning their division. Drink it in my friends, life is short, scenes of pure joy at the final whistle at the Keepmoat are stored away. Thinking about the last 8 or 9 minutes of that game now, the explosion of noise when Charlie’s header nestled in the back of the net, my pulse is already racing, I’m typing and chewing my fingernails consecutively…not recommended. It’s no 1995 but it’s still special and for a new generation, it’s their first taste of glory and it tastes quite delicious thank you very much. RED ROSE ROVER
  13. Kamy100

    THE BATTLE FOR PROMOTION....WON.

    Fantastic that Shrewsbury lost. 7 points will secure us automatic promotion. Just need to focus in on Thursday and try get 3 points. Still expecting a couple of twists and turns as we never ever do anything the easy way.
  14. Kamy100

    Rovers v Peterborough

    This is going to be a tough test for Rovers. Our players seem to be suffering from a combination of a bit of loss of form, nerves and some mental exhaustion. Peterborough are a decent side who now have to throw caution to the wind and go for it given their result on Saturday. They have some individuals who can cause us problems. I don't care how we play. These next 4 games are all about the result. We simply have to win this game regardless of what Shrewsbury do on Tuesday, given that following this we back on the road next week with away games at Doncaster and Charlton.
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