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  1. Kamy100

    Brexit Thread

    An old Eaton boys dispute between Cameron and Johnson has led to the referendum that was completely not needed, they the Tories have made a complete and utter hash of any negotiating position that we could have had so now we are left facing a very bad deal or no deal scenario. We are now left facing a decision that will be bad for all of us particularly the working class. I feel sorry for the young generation that will grow up in a country which is divided, isolated and lacking the opportunities that we had when we were growing up.
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    Bradley Dack

    A good season for Dack (and I think he will stay at Rovers this season, barring someone offering crazy money for him in January) will see his value skyrocket to £20 million plus, as per what Leicester paid Leicester paid for James Maddison after he had good season for Norwich.
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    Loan Window

    Must be true if the "reliable" journo said so!
  4. Sad and terrible news. Lennie after finishing with football became a teacher and was at St Silas Primrary School when my kids were there so I got to know him, he is a fantastic teacher and genuinely very nice man.
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    Skygo App

    I use it a lot when away from home and even using Premier Inn dodgy wifi I get a decent picture with no buffering.
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    Loan Window

    Sam Gallagher is one that we are trying to sign it would be a loan with a buy clause in January. There is a difference in our and Southampton's valuation so if we can overcome that then he will be one that we will get.
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    Thursday deadline.

    Absolutely Matt but it does seem that this summer in particular the level has gone up much faster than previously. We had Wolves last year paying crazy money but the rest of the league was fairly sensible so things remained relatively controlled. Personally I would rather they carry on doing what we are doing in that we only spend what we can realistic afford to do so, it might not be very exciting but hopefully it will lead to the debt being slowly being reduced and our medium term future being a little bit more secure.
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    Thursday deadline.

    There are clubs in the championship who are spending crazy money this summer, some with parachute payments some without. Unfortunately for us this has had a trickle down effect in that what we thought would be a reasonable budget is now being stretched. The hope is that as we get closer to the deadline it will focus people's minds and deals with get done and a more realistic level. Priority has to be to get permanent deals done first as window closes 5pm on 9th August. Loans we can worry about later as that window is open until 31st August.
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    New Kits

    Poll Added.
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    World Cup 2018

    The first half was excellent but missing those chances cost us. Croatia went in at half time knowing that they could/should have been out of the game. Second half they just used their experience and know how to slowly take control of the game, they pressed us and we could not deal with it and whereas previously we were composed we started to lose the ball in dangerous areas and our full backs got pushed back so we were effectively playing a back 5. Maybe Southgate could have looked at swopping to back 4 and playing with traditional wingers just to stop the Croatian full backs from coming forward. All in all this tournament has exceeded my expectations. 2 years ago we lost to Iceland and previous to that we played a brand of football that was outdated and made even poor teams look good against that. Southgate has found a formula that we can use to go forward, these players can be the core for the next 4-6 years in addition you would hope that a few players from the excellent Under 17's and Under 20's with the likes of Foden, Sancho, Dujon Sterling, Cook, Solanke and Calvert-Lewin all showing promise in addition to other players who missed out because of injury like Joe Gomez we have a lot to be positive about given where we were after Euro 2016. The other thing that this side have managed to do is bring back some national pride, their performances on the pitch and they way they and Southgate handled themselves off the pitch has made bought this often divided country together over the last 4 weeks and given us something positive/hopeful to cheer and that in itself is a huge achievement.
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    World Cup 2018

    Same here K-Hod. This tournament has already been a success for us regardless of the result tonight because finally we have a team which is actually playing with a defined style and seems to have it's own identity. It is about the collective rather than the individual which bodes well for the future. That said I bloody hope we do win tonight and carry on with this brilliant adventure.
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    Thursday deadline.

    Currently the Championship transfer market is inflated with teams paying over the odds for average players, even the loan market is crazy with Norwich paying £3 million for Rhodes for a season long loan. Rovers have funds but we are not talking huge funds so we are having to be patient and see if the market calms down as we get closer to the deadline, at the moment the players we want ie Bauer the price clubs want is not something we can pay so it seems to be a case of waiting and seeing. I would rather they do this and wait rather than panic and buy players that they are not sure about who end up not being good enough.
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    World Cup 2018

    When you get to a semi-final you expect to play a Germany, Brazil etc so in that respect playing Croatia is as good as we can expect for a semi-final. That said I think that this will be a very close game. Croatia's midfield is very good and they way we play it will give them more time and space. Our defence makes me nervous, we concede to many chances and better quality players will make us pay. However going forward we should also cause them plenty of problems if we continue to play as we have. Both semi-finals should be excellent.
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    World Cup 2018

    Disappointed that we did not try to win the group last night. If we were serious about doing so then Southgate would have bought on Kane for the last 20 minutes (although I accept his point that he was worried about risking an injury). Colombia will be a tough test. They have some excellent players, their front four of James (if fit) Quintero (who a world star in the making) Cuadardo and Falcao will give us plenty of problems. Sanchez and Uribe will ensure that we do not get the time and space that we did in the group stages. Davinson Sanchez trains will Kane everyday so will know his weaknesses (equally Kane and Alli will know his). We will need to play at best to win this anything less and they will beat us. The other thing that Southgate has done with the team selection yesterday is pile the pressure on himself to get a result on Tuesday, if he does not then the he will get it from the fans and media, all the goodwill built up over the last few weeks will be eroded.
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    The problem with VAR are the protocols are all wrong and there is a misconception that like Cricket the technology can clear up decisions. Cricket technology by and large gives a definitive answer, for example Ball Tracking will tell you if the bowl was going to it the wickets or snicko will tell you if there was a sound as ball passed the bat etc. However apart from the goaline technology the other bits that football use does not give a definitive answer so it is back to the "judgment" of the VAR ref/Match referee so you are going to get inconsistent decisions. Then the protocols are wrong and it is creating an inbalance, some teams are benefiting from VAR decisions being referred whilst others are not because VAR did not look/refer them. Those protocols need to be cleared up. If they are going to persist with this then they could just give the Manager 2 VAR referrals per match, so then you are putting the onus on the teams, so if they waste them then that is their own fault. At least the decision making protocol would be "fair". Having seen VAR in action for the whole season in Serie A and now this world cup I would say it needs scrapping in it's current format. I have seen it work brilliantly but I have also seen a lot of games where it has caused confusion and chaos.

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