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  1. Mercer

    Summer Transfer Window

    Come on Chaddy, stop being naive. You are insinuating Kipre is all about money and will be content to sit on the bench. It's a wonderful opportunity for the lad to stake a claim at WBA to become a regular PL player and earn some big money. Why on earth should he not do it after he's shown he's a very capable Championship defender. If you are saying this lad isn't good enough for the PL then, IMO, Lenihan certainly isn't - I'd take Kipre over Lenihan every day of the week, he's a 'real' defender.
  2. Mercer

    Summer Transfer Window

    Big problem for Rovers. Every club looking for a decent centre back for less than £1million knows where this is one! If you are Kipre, you bide your time as he knows there will be other opportunities should Rovers get fed up of waiting and go for someone else. Pity as would be a good vfm signing as a player who's only likely to get better.
  3. Mercer

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    I do worry about Roy splashing the cash - who will forget Christian Dailly and Nathan Blake!
  4. Mercer

    Summer Transfer Window

    Think Wharton is head and shoulders over the other three who, IMO, will never cut it at Championship level (even as back up).
  5. Mercer

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    The trouble is, there'll then be a number of monkeys fighting for the peanuts!
  6. Mercer

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    Think it would take too long for Mowbray to 'bed him in' and for Messi to understand what we are trying to do. With Smallwood gone, who could he learn off?
  7. Mercer

    Summer Transfer Window

    Very reminiscent of what he said in Blues in Feb 2019. IMO, a bullsh1tter. Sadly, I think many are taken in by Mowbray including Pune.
  8. Mercer

    Summer Transfer Window

    A master! Should be shown every day at Brockhall - if those 10 strikes don't inspire, nothing will.
  9. Mercer

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    Can be as hard as nails but if a puff of wind can blow you over.................
  10. Mercer

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    Why don't you drop Mowbray your CV. I would think you'd be no worse than the kid Benson as goalie coach and you could also augment the scouting staff. After a couple of years Chaddy, you might be ready for DOF.
  11. Mercer

    Summer Transfer Window

    Pictures I've seen suggest to me a good meal would kill him!!!
  12. Mercer

    Summer Transfer Window

    Sadly, IMO, they are not very good what they do for a living!!!
  13. Mercer

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    and they still sign, IMO, sh1te like Brereton and Gallagher to name but two!!! Many on here would back their judgement against Mowbray, Venus and Lowe and quite rightly so.
  14. Mercer

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    Buckley reminds me a bit of a David Helliwell who came through Rovers' youth / reserves in late sixties and made about a dozen first team appearances. Technically, a very gifted footballer but extremely light in build (think he was nicknamed 'Spiderman'). He simply wasn't strong enough and drifted off into the lower leagues and had a few seasons at Workington if I recall correctly. Was talking to a friend only yesterday about Buckley and mentioned the Helliwell comparison and he seemed to recall Helliwell very sadly died some 20 years ago at an early age. Some older posters will remember Helliwell.
  15. Mercer

    Summer Transfer Window

    You seriously can't credit our Academy with Tarkowski who, if my memory is correct, left us at 13 or 14 !!!! And out of that lot, you've one PL player - O'Connell who I think we gave away to Brentford for a box of crisps without having even given the lad a single chance (if I recall correctly). Is that 9 players then in 10 years or more !?
  16. Mercer

    Summer Transfer Window

    FFS, I thought I'd missed another Phil Jones type sale !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You can dress it up any way you like but, IMO, we are not producing quality young players who are smashing down the doors to our first team. We have Lenihan aged 26 and Travis going on 23 who are decent Championship players holding down places. As far the rest, let's wait and see. IMO, our Academy over the years has under performed.
  17. Mercer

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    We sold a player to Leicester? Sorry, but can't recall - who was it? As for PL interest, don't recall seeing or hearing about a single offer from a PL club for any of our Academy players - think that's a decent gauge of interest. At least get your facts right. If you can find supporting posts (covering say summers of 2017, 2018 and 2019) of me "pronouncing imminent Administration/Liquidation every summer", I'll buy you a pint or whatever your tipple is.
  18. Mercer

    Summer Transfer Window

    I only wish there was more to be positive about! Out of those 9 mentioned, I think there will be only 1 regular starter (Travis) under Mowbray with JRC, Buckley and Nyambe in and out. IMO, we are not producing 'cordon bleu' but 'bread and butter' at best. This is evidenced by an apparent lack of any PL interest in any of the 'quality' players you refer to coming out of our Academy.
  19. Mercer

    Summer Transfer Window

    Too right. Same with all this possession stuff Mowbray now bangs on about. We haven't got players good enough. At times yesterday, I think it was embarrassing watching us p1ssing about at the back and that's against the mighty Fleetwood). Who are these 'quality' players you refer to? We have produced no one remotely approaching the level of Duff, Dunn, Jones or even Johnson. Lenihan is 26 and a decent Championship centre half - think he might get ripped in the PL. Travis is coming up for 23 and a good Championship player - not sure he could step up to the PL. Nyambe is another approaching 23 and can't even command a place in our team (though accept in part that is down to, IMO, our idiotic manager).
  20. Couldn't watch the whole match but from what I saw: Not looking good for Fisher - no surprise he couldn't even make the break through at lower league level on loan Eastham more confident but IMO, too short for a goalie Dolan has that spark - a spark Gallagher and Brereton don't have! Chapman has a spark - Mowbray needs to give the lad a REAL chance as I've been saying for months
  21. Mercer

    Summer Transfer Window

    I do not blame Mulgrew one little bit. Waggott and Mowbray gave him a lucrative contract through to 2021 - that is where the blame should lie. IMO, we have seen £millions frittered away on nonsensical contracts including extensions for likes of Hart and Smallwood to cover the extended season for 2019/20. IMO, it really does beggar belief and it's little wonder we are seemingly up financial sh1t creek without a paddle.
  22. Mercer

    Summer Transfer Window

    None that you know!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  23. Mercer

    Summer Transfer Window

    Why? Historically, pre JW, supporters were often told there was little or no money and we would be mainly operating in the free transfer market.
  24. Mercer

    Summer Transfer Window

    So some on here now think Rovers have a budget as we appear to have agreed a fee of about E500k for a goalie from Genk and everything in the garden is rosy. A budget can take many shapes and form and some posters need to curtail their excitement! Mowbray might have been told he's a net £3million to spend on transfer fees and wages have to be held at 2019/20 levels - IMO, very unlikely and I'd give this option no more than a 1% chance. Mowbray might have been told he's to bring in a net £15million in transfer fees and wages have to be cut by £5million from 2019/20 levels - IMO, and I've i've said this for weeks, very likely and I'd give this option a 90% chance. Rovers have to be honest with the fans. At the end of the day, Rovers will want season ticket sales, replica kit sales etc. They can't go round telling fans what the budget is exactly and I'm pretty certain no one poster has requested this. However, they could say 'we have a competitive budget which we believe will allow us to strengthen the team and look to push on' or they could say 'financial circumstances mean we will be restricted to free transfers and loans'. To say absolutely nothing is, IMO, crass, but unsurprising, management from Waggott and Mowbray. The weeds outside Ewood, as some have posted pictures of, is an absolute disgrace and, perhaps, IMO, sums up our incompetent management team who don't really give a jot.
  25. Mercer

    Summer Transfer Window

    and strip out all the lost income from March onwards and going forwards and there's your 'budget' gone! If only life was that simple Chaddy!
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