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  1. Mercer

    Ben Brereton

    Don't think it's that simple. I don't think the lad 'has it'. Refer to Alcd's earlier post - just what does the lad have?
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    ROVERS v Boro

    To me, the Brereton signing spoke volumes. If it was Mowbray's decision then I think it's proving to be a horrendous decision as evidenced by the gaping holes all over our team whilst Brereton spends most of the time sat on the bench and when he does get on the field of play, he looks, IMO, no better than a free transfer 'chance'. If it wasn't Mowbray's decision to sign Brereton then, IMO, he is not the purported man of principle; he simply should have walked and said he was not prepared to put up with any interference in team affairs.
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    ROVERS v Boro

    We had this when Bowyer was in charge. The argument of some, and yourself, was who could we get who is better. The answer is quite simple. Firstly, there are presently umpteen out of managers out there with better track records than Mowbray - you follow football and know who's available . Secondly, when there is a vacancy, you would be surprised, of those currently managers, who might just express an interest. What is absolutely clear in my mind, is that there are better options out there than Mowbray. I also think Venus and Lowe are two underwhelming individuals and at times today, when the cameras were on the Rovers' dugout, I thought they were sitting there looking dumbfounded. Let me ask you Chaddy, do you honestly believe Mowbray is the best managerial option for Rovers?
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    ROVERS v Boro

    If Rovers want me to find them a manager better than Mowbray then I will. My fee will be reasonable and due diligence will be done on any recommendation.
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    ROVERS v Boro

    So, if M'boro were poor, what does that say about us!?!?
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    ROVERS v Boro

    To me, nearly every team we meet look sharper, faster and fitter. Always amuses me when Mowbray talks about bringing new players 'up to speed'. Chapman played for M'boro in Jan. but is deemed not yet fit to start for us! M'boro looked two yards quicker than us all over the park and far fitter.
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    ROVERS v Boro

    "Lamb rogan josh with chips" - bloody hell Chaddy, chips with lamb rj, show a bit of class man! Anyhow, enjoy!!! You wanted Paul Hurst to replace Mowbray - wow, are you drunk?
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    ROVERS v Boro

    I think Reed's performances have dipped recently. However, it's not surprising if he doesn't know where he will play from one match to another. To me, his best position is central midfield but he needs a wise old head next to him to help him develop. Not sure now that Reed is the long term answer to our central midfield problems. Think today Mowbray got it hopelessly wrong tactically. M'boro very strong in midfield and their five outnumbered, outthought and outfought our flimsy 3, 4 or 5 or whatever Mowbray had in mind. It was men against boys in midfield and why we were 'slaughtered' even though we lost by just the one goal.
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    Ben Brereton

    Hopefully, we video our training sessions so they can be sent to every agent in Europe. Based on Tony's comments of BB smashing them in in training, I'll be looking for £70million and not just the £7million!
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    ROVERS v Boro

    A nebulous argument.
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    ROVERS v Boro

    Firstly, doubt these Sky pundits watch very much of Rovers. I think it's a myth about Mowbray's Rovers being a footballing team - for two years, IMO, our football has in the main been shite. All those slagging off Big Sam's style need to look in the mirror at themselves. That first half was as bad as anything under Kean or C o y l e. As a team, we don't look mentally or physically up for it. I think team selections are mystifying (too many square pegs in round holes), our tactics are baffling and our player trading, other than the odd player, is very poor. I have been saying for some time that, IMO, Mowbray has taken us as far as he can. I think we have so many gaping holes in the team and what we have seen today, and on several occasions this season (not least at Preston and Wigan), is the culmination of Mowbray's management. I think we are a poor to very average side. I would not trust Mowbray in the transfer market after the Brereton debacle. We need a new managerial team - full stop. Chaddy, I will be in the Shajan later. Let me know what time you will be there and if I'm about, I'll get you that pint! Enjoy your takeaway.
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    ROVERS v Boro

    Caught up with the thread. Seen the team. Think our full backs will be targeted - would have gone with Nyambe (goodness knows how this lad must feel watching Bennett get roasted) and Bell (Williams one big accident waiting to happen every match). Glad Brereton playing but want him as either striker or one of two not all this wide cr@p nonsense. Think M'boro will physically intimidate him.
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    ROVERS v Boro

    Touched by your concern! Look, it's simple - if Mowbray picks the right team (on merit and not his favourites or 'undroppables'), stops putting square pegs in round holes, is not overly cautious, gets his tactics right and lets the opposition worry about us for a change, then there is no reason we can't beat what is a relatively mediocre M'boro. Will he do this - who the hell knows. As I've said many times, betting on Rovers is a bit of fun and any winnings on Rovers (and there have been plenty) are a bonus. The serious stuff is left for sports trading where the real money is made! Enjoy the match.
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    ROVERS v Boro

    Rovers to win today. On TV so I think we'll see a bit more determination and M'boro are no great shakes with the managerial powers of Pulis in decline. Having said that, I think we'll need 3 to win as I really feel we'll struggle aerially with their set pieces. Chapman has to be on the bench at least - how the feck can he be fit to play for M'boro in Jan and not be fit to play for us some 3 weeks after he signed. So gone for the Rovers win at 5/3 and chucked a tenner on 3-2 at 46/1.
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    Ben Brereton

    If you can't stand the heat then stay out of the kitchen. Get's paid more in a week than some on here will get in a year.
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