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  1. Mercer

    Summer Transfer Window

    I would be surprised if Waggott and Mowbray hadn't known what their budget was for some time despite their mutterings. 'Difficult news' is rather more difficult to sell. I posted some weeks ago that, IMO, we would be looking for net transfer receipts and wage savings of getting on for £20million. I have seen nor heard anything to change my mind.
  2. Mercer

    Summer Transfer Window

    That is almost half a side a way - scary and, IMO, how little we've progressed in three and a half years under Mowbray. Slow build, evolution, possession football - IMO, it's all cr@p and excuses and it keeps Mowbray in his well paid job!
  3. Mercer

    Summer Transfer Window

    Or perhaps his dad was!?
  4. Mercer

    Summer Transfer Window

    We could if we hadn't spunked £20million+ (inc wages) up the wall on Brereton and Gallagher or acted as a philanthropic organisation for the likes of Smallwood, Gladwin and Hart! IMO, absolutely appalling management.
  5. Mercer

    Summer Transfer Window

    For the gullible!
  6. Mercer

    Summer Transfer Window

    Really? If you know what you are about then you have a plan and execute it. Seems to me, we are still groping in the dark! Think clueless would be a soft adjective.
  7. Mercer

    Summer Transfer Window

    Way, way out of our league. IMO, if Iversen, Muric and Pears are our goalkeeping options then God help us. Doubt Warnock would touch these with a sh1tty stick. Marshall at Wigan still seems to be the best option to me followed by the French lad we are said to have watched. Let's be honest, the value lies in Europe, however, the evidence seems our new scouting set-up in Europe has turned up nothing. You act decisively and make your moves whilst the rest still think about it. IMO, shambolic planning for recruitment.
  8. Mercer

    Championship Season 2020 - 2021

    Don't know too much about Holden's coaching / managerial abilities at Bristol but they seem to have appointed a couple of decent guys to support him (would take them any day over Venus and Lowe) but do know, from relatives down there, that Tindall is very highly rated at Bournemouth and seems, undeservedly, too have lived in Howe's shadow for too long. Serious question. Would any other Championship club take Mowbray? IMO, there would be no takers - says it all.
  9. Mercer

    Summer Transfer Window

    I'll bet a pound to every penny you want to wager that Warnock ends up with a keeper that 95% of this MB would approve of versus whoever Mowbray brings in.
  10. Mercer

    Summer Transfer Window

    No excuse. IMO, small minded penny pinching. Need a 'can do attitude', cut through the cr@p and excuses and get the feckin job done.
  11. Mercer

    Summer Transfer Window

    It's not just about signing new players. Tell me one positive communique from Rovers since the season ended that would offer fans a slither of hope or optimism. “Communication is your ticket to success, if you pay attention and learn to do it effectively.” TG.
  12. Mercer

    Summer Transfer Window

    19 days since last season ended. 33 days before the new season begins. I think the silence from Ewood about football matters is deafening. It should be the duty of Rovers' employees to promote and develop the club, creating a culture, a brand and an identity. Sadly, I see and hear nothing. IMO, it's a shambles with the fans being treated like muppets.
  13. Mercer

    Summer Transfer Window

    From the article: It is understood Warnock wants to bring in a new battle-hardened first choice keeper and that could push the rookie down the pecking order. And therein lies our problem. Warnock knows what the feck he's doing in stark contrast, IMO, to the hapless, bumbling Mowbray. You get more depressed, Rovers wise, by the day. At least Mowbray's band of happy clappers will remain happy.
  14. Mercer

    Summer Transfer Window

    IF, and I think it's a big IF, Mowbray is so restricted then, IMO, any manager with integrity and a degree of self respect would walk instead of continuing to take the dollar and, perhaps, mislead the fans.
  15. Mercer

    Summer Transfer Window

    No surprise there. Think it tells you all you need to know about the state of Rovers and our manager. A PERMANENT number one goalkeeper with some experience and proven ability should be our number one priority. Instead, it seems we are p1ssing about with novices from PL clubs with neither experience nor proven ability at league level. IMO, absolutely diabolical - full stop.
  16. Mercer

    Summer Transfer Window

    Stop talking sh1te. Buffon is 40+ and still playing top class football. So you are saying you would not have offered a 35 year old Buffon more than a one year contract...........................!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  17. Mercer

    Summer Transfer Window

    Sadly, no. If you think it's me next time then give the guy a nudge and if it is me, I'll buy you a pint!
  18. Mercer

    Summer Transfer Window

    Christian Dailly, Ashley Ward, Kevin Davies. Nathan Blake....etc need I say any more!
  19. Mercer

    Summer Transfer Window

    Not today! It's a lovely walk though and done many times. Like the Shireburn very much. Great ales, good grub and stunning views at the back!
  20. Mercer

    Summer Transfer Window

    How depressing this all is. What a sad state of affairs our club now is. IMO, if this is slow build and evolution then God help us. Think Mowbray has really stuffed us with his player trading mismanagement for three and a half years. Hope the last person out the building remembers to turn off the lights. A lovely Sunday afternoon river walk beckons followed by a pint or two and some decent grub.
  21. Mercer

    Summer Transfer Window

    A surreal match. If my memory recalls correctly, it could have been curtains for City at half time. Think City 'destined' to win the game and probably a good job with all the many thousands of lunatic Mancs in the ground that day. Remember after one City goal, the goal scorer dancing down the touchline from the Darwen End into Joe Royle's outstretched arms - a cringeworthy and sickening sight for Rovers' fans
  22. Mercer

    Summer Transfer Window

    Generally, I don't think football contracts are worth the paper they are written on! It's up to the CEO, in conjunction with the manager, to ensure its set at a fair level for both parties. At the end of the day, if it's the only way to get a player to sign an extended contract.................. However, worth bearing in mind these clauses, as all contract clauses, can be cancelled providing all parties to the contract agree! Again, if a club makes an offer for a player below the release clause and the player throws his toys out of the pram...........!!! Comes back to my first point, not worth the paper they are written on.
  23. Mercer

    Summer Transfer Window

    Not got a clue where you are getting your numbers from. If you look at the accounts for VLL up to 31 March 2012 following the acquisition, they show an acquisition cost of £21million (which i think is widely recognised and understood) and bank debt of £4.5million (compared to £16.1million in the last football club accounts <June 2010>) prior to acquisition. Financing for acquisition, reduction in bank debt and ongoing losses (think football club lost £50million in first 30 months under the Raos) came through issued share capital of £39.2million and a Capital contribution Reserve from PH PVT Limited of £12.5million (which was made interest free with no intention to repay) .
  24. Mercer

    Summer Transfer Window

    Of course it would. The overdraft is to The Blackburn Rovers Football and Athletic Limited. The borrower would be the first to know!
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