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  1. Mercer

    January transfer window 2020

    IMO, Mowbray's managerial record is very average. He did okay at Hibs and got WBA promoted to the PL only to be relegated in their first season back. I think he disappointed at Celtic and failed to get M'boro back to the PL in a fairly lengthy second spell there. We know how Coventry ended up. He failed to keep Rovers up when that's what he was appointed for, got us back at the first attempt with the biggest budget in the division but, IMO, we are as far away from the PL as ever. In actual fact, I think you will find he's managed in the PL for just one year and not 'years' as you say. I think Mowbray has done very well out of the game on the back of, IMO, a very mixed and indifferent managerial record.
  2. Mercer

    January transfer window 2020

    You can't blame the players. The blame lies at the door of those who negotiated / signed-off the deals on behalf of Rovers. I think there's a staggering lack of business / commercial nous within Rovers. IMO, the shortcomings of Mowbray and Waggott are evident yet again.
  3. Mercer

    January transfer window 2020

    I've not got the numbers to hand, however, I suspect we are beyond mid table for our transfer spend since promotion. However, I have to disagree with your argument. It isn't about having "spent enough" or otherwise. I think it's about the recruitment policy and how you get the best out of your players through organisation and tactics etc. For glowing examples look at Brentford (who Mowbray keeps referring to) and Sheffield United (what Wilder did there and the resources he had before this season). Mowbray has been here for three years now. More than long enough to structure a recruitment department and policy and more than long enough to fashion a playing identity. Sadly, I think he's failed miserably where Brentford and Sheffield United have admirably succeeded and it's now time he was replaced.
  4. Mercer

    January transfer window 2020

    Sick of hearing Mowbray and Waggott on the transfer window - IMO, it's all p1ss and wind. Think at best, there will be a couple of underwhelming loans towards the end of the window, at worse the same loans with a last minute departure of someone like Lenihan or Travis. As for wages, those who think Chapman is here on relative 'peanuts' need to think again. I think eyes would be opened if the wages of Dack, Mulgrew, Gallagher, Brereton and Chapman etc were published. IMO, some of the wage levels mentioned on here are seriously understated. Have mentioned before, Rovers also pay a whacking 13/14% in employers' NI so every £1million in wages paid to our 'stars' also costs almost another £140k!!!
  5. Mercer

    January transfer window 2020

    I've seen Mols several times and he hasn't impressed me. The lad's going on 21 now and, IMO, wont make it. I called it right on Brereton very soon after he joined us. I'll trust my own eyes and judgement after, IMO, seeing some of the b0ll0ocks dropped by the so called professionals with Brereton and Gallagher topping the list!
  6. Mercer

    January transfer window 2020

    Remember watching 'Hutch' destroy Rovers in a Div 1 night match at Blackpool. It's over 50 years ago but I'm sure he was up against Newton that night. Was on the 'spion kop' and it all got rather nasty, as rival fans clashed, with ammonia being thrown. Little Tony Green was a magician and if my memory is correct, Blackpool signed him whilst Rovers dithered. Three top class acts there.
  7. Mercer

    January transfer window 2020

    Agreed, but, sadly, it would seem we haven't a transfer pot to pi1ss in.
  8. Mercer

    January transfer window 2020

    Tony Field was magnificent. He would be priceless today. One of my all time favourite Rovers who shone like a beacon in the darkest of Ewood days.
  9. Mercer

    Sheffield Wednesday (A)

    Owls down to 10, 3-0 up and playing well (scored against whilst making a cuppa!) Doubt even Mowbray can feck this up. I gotta feeling that tonight's gonna be a good night........................!
  10. Mercer

    Sheffield Wednesday (A)

    Not too much muscle / steel in that midfield. Where's Johnson?
  11. Mercer

    Sheffield Wednesday (A)

    Gone for Rovers at 7/2 and by 2-1 at 16/1. Heart ruled the head a bit but we are so unpredictable and Mowbray has a habit of finding a win when he desperately needs it.
  12. Mercer

    Corry Evans

    Horrific injuries. Wish Evans well. Think it will be a huge challenge for him to get back to football at this level.
  13. Mercer

    January transfer window 2020

    Greaves moved him back into midfield in latter years and he strolled through. Byrom always had a touch of arrogance (in the right way) and was a class act - loved watching him play.
  14. Mercer

    January transfer window 2020

    and the right league!!! Think he'll do well up there.

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