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  1. Made some good progress with over the last week. We now have 103 players uploaded. While I am uploading each players I am also learning about some of the fantastic characters we have had at our club and a bit of their backstory.
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    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    Coyle was a complete and utter donut. Mowbray took over nearly kept us up (unlucky to go down with such a points total), got us back up at the first opportunity (Likes of Sheff Utd and Sunderland will tell you that this is not easy). Stablised us last season (although the slump after getting close to the top 6 was alarming). The academy talent was there and indeed it is being developed by the academy staff but it is Mowbray has bought them into the first team fold and given them opportunities. I do think that he may have got this window wrong thus far but there is still time to rectify things and if he doesn't at things go wrong on the pitch then ultimately it will be Mowbray who pays the price.
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    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    There is an agreed amount that TM and Waggott were happy to work with, they have then further supplemented that with the sale of Raya. I much prefer this approach where we are spending what we can realistically afford rather than the uncontrolled spending of the past. Personally, I would have liked for the defence to reinforced before buying a striker but these are decisions made by TM and he will live or die by them if he gets it wrong,
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    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    Walton and Adarabioyo set to sign today. We will then look at what is left within the budget and see what we can get with the remaining budget with an experienced goalkeeper being the key and then a centre back if the budget stretches that far.
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    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    Scott Carson has been pulled out of Derby's preseason tour to USA due to a "slight niggle".
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    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    We do need to sign a centre back but I am also hoping that tyler magloire and scott wharton can push on this year and challenge for regular first team football. The full back areas though are an area of concern.
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    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    If we do sign Gallagher for the reported £5 million, we will have spent £12 million on two strikers and neither are guaranteed starters if TM sticks to his current system of one up top with either Dack or Rothwell playing in a free role behind.
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    Message Board's New Format/Layout

    Having been in the private chat thread relating to the redesign and not understanding a word of all the technical jargon that the guys use, all I can say that I/we are extremely grateful that @OnePhilT and @StubbsUK plus the other technical backroom staff put in the hours and hours of their own free time to make the redesign happen. Ditto all of our moderators, particularly @K-Hod and @Tom who again spend hours each day going through threads/responding to reports, which basically means that without our moderators the forums wouldn't be able to stay open.
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    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    I don’t think Venky’s are saying go and splash ridiculous amounts of money but more like you have an agreed budget (just like last summer) and you had a plan to spend it which didn’t work out and we were left scrabbling around on deadline day so they want to avoid that by getting business done asap, whereas Mowbray/Waggott seems to want to wait in the hope that as deadline day approaches the market becomes more realistic and we get some value for money.
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    Official figures have now been released and viewing figures peaked at 11.7 million, while not 23 million it is still phenomenal. For reference the men's semi final peaked at 26.6 million last year.
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    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    While the names being linked at present are not very inspiring, the time to judge is at the end of the window. As of yesterday there had been 47 transfer (including freebies and loans) and 7 teams who not done any deals yet. I suspect things will really ramp up now that teams are back in pre-season training. We do not have the money to compete with teams like even Bristol City who can spend £8 million on a defender, on top of signing players like Da Silva (from Chelsea) and Bentley (from Brentford). I think what is happening is that the market is inflated at the moment so teams like Rovers are waiting and trying to get some sort of value for money as market usually does calm down (in terms of money demanded) as the deadline approaches as teams have to shift players to peruse their targets that they have. That said, I was excited by the names being mentioned in May as it seemed we were taking a different approach but now we are being linked with the same type of player that we have been over the last 2 years which is a bit disappointing given the investment in scouting structures.
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    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    My impression is that we have an agreed budget (whatever Waggot presented to the owners) which will keep the club within the FFP regulations. Waggott and Mowbray are trying to spread that budget across 5 or 6 players which means our top tier targets are likely not to be feasible signings as there will be interest from other clubs who can pay a bit more. Now rather than adjust the policy and spend the budget on signing 2 quality players, we will end up 5 or 6 players that help boost the squad numbers but not necessarily of top quality. This is just my hypothesis on what is happening and I could be totally wrong.
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    Kits 19/20

    I am sure that I read somewhere last year that it is Umbro who set the release date of kits as they do all the promotional activity etc and have to co-ordinate this across all the teams that they look after.
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    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    As Matt says, time and again over the last 10 years teams have managed to get promotion on tight "budgets". It is all about being organised in the transfer market, having a clear playing philosophy and buying players that fit into that philosophy.
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    Such a shame that the world cup is being ruined by the weather and has potential serious consequences for some of the teams who may end up with 2 or 3 no results and miss out on a chance to fight for top 4. They should have scheduled a reserve day for all of the fixtures. The forecast for tomorrow and Thursday is grim so we could end up with 4 consecutive matches rained off.

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