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Posts posted by Mercer

  1. Waggott:

    “We have reached a precarious point in the club’s history and, right now, every penny counts, as we try to keep moving forward against a backdrop of uncertainty and challenging circumstances.”

    Think this thread needs closing as regards incomings - autumn sales are on.

  2. 2 hours ago, Paul Mani said:

    Missed the point completely.

    Not at all.

    You offered up missing out narrowly on Harrison Reed as one of the reasons for Rovers failing to get promotion.

    Think you know there was virtually no chance that Reed would be back at Ewood for the reasons stated in my post.  IMO, Mowbray's management of Reed whilst he was here was appalling and because of that, we very likely missed out on an excellent player at Championship level who showed his worth at Fulham last season.

  3. 2 hours ago, Paul Mani said:

    You’re taking yourself down a dark, murky hypothetical hole there. Let’s get it right, there is no one reason why we didn’t go up last season. But if you are going to hang your hat on replacing Raya with Walton then why not the season ending injury to Cunningham? playing him over Bell would’ve netted us 7pts surely? Or what about narrowly missing out on Harrison Reed to Fulham? Surely he could’ve carried us home? The list is exhaustive.

    The elephant in the room here is Dack. Our best player by miles! If we HAVE to play this game then his season ending injury is surely the reason we didn’t reach the top 6, right? He’s the most likely Rovers player to effect any game and he was out for 50% of the season.

    The answer is of course that no one facet is the reason we fell 7pts short. But for you to point out that the loss of a VERY inconsistent Keeper for another VERY inconsistent keeper is THE reason for us not getting in the playoffs is...well... just wrong.

    Walton conceded less goals than Raya did in the season before and had more clean sheets. Fact.

    Rovers missed out on promotion for a whole host of reasons. Not replacing a decent goalie with a better one was a contributing factor, but 100% not the primary one.

    IMO, that was never going to happen and pure window dressing.

    If Mowbray really wanted him then surely he would have made his move when the window first opened and not left it until the window was virtually shut!

    I also very much doubt Reed would have touched us with the proverbial sh1tty stick - who the hell wants to be told to learn their trade from Evans and Smallwood and played out of position nearly every game.


  4. 2 hours ago, Bohinen 22 said:

    Walton is one of the worst keepers to wear the Rovers shirt. Would say that only maybe Fettis has been worse in my time supporting Rovers. I’d say even that clown Steele was better.

    Seen some bad ones, average ones and good ones in my time.

    Off the top of my head, the following gave me the shivers: Barton, Ramsbottom, Butcher, Brown, Dickins, Fettis, Enkelman, Kean, Steele, Leutwiler and Walton. 

    Stand up for Sir Roger, Arnold, Gennoe, Flowers, Friedel and even Paul Robinson.


  5. 31 minutes ago, islander200 said:

    That still isn't 10-20 million and like you say Ayala and Kaminski have been brought in a 3 year deal for Ayala and 2+1 years for Kaminski.We will bring in at least 2 other players so it will be nowhere near 10 million never mind 20

    Sorry if you seem to struggle to understand simple statements.

    I said savings of that magnitude through wage savings and net transfer funds.

    Forward me your email address and I'll send you an electronic version of 'Finance for Dummies'.

  6. 1 hour ago, Dreams of 1995 said:

    Not by 10 - 20 million like you were telling us was absolutely certain for our survival.

    Wind up merchant

     Out: Tosin, Downing, Graham, Walton, Samuel, Smallwood, Leutwiler and Hart.  Factor in employers' NI and that's some £6million off the wage bill for a start.  Net off Kaminski and Ayala and you will be a few £million in pocket.


  7. 14 minutes ago, islander200 said:

    You say this every window about a "big" departure.

    What happened with that 10-20 million we desperately need to find by slashing the wage bill and selling players?

    You sold Rhodes more times than Nixon did

    Hasn't the wage bill been slashed?

    The window is still open for departures!

  8. 11 hours ago, Ben Frost said:

    Give your ear trumpet a clean then 

    I'm not that feckin old!

    Look, if I hear something I post it along with names like Michel the French goalie (posted weeks ago and then Sharpe in LT mentioned) and Juklerod (posted yesterday).

    I think Rovers' transfer 'policy'- if you can call it that- is all over the place and I very much doubt even Mowbray knows what will happen when he walks into 'the building' each day.  IMO, there will be one 'big' departure before the window closes, mainly to help the cash position and partially to facilitate a couple or so of permanent signings. 

  9. 11 minutes ago, simongarnerisgod said:

    maybe our european scouting network will come up with a left back,used to be loads of talent around scandanavia,surely we have contacts over there

    I understand Juklerod (plays down the left side in defence or midfield) who plies his trade in Belgium has been tracked.

    Type of flexibility that Mowbray likes.

  10. 1 hour ago, chaddyrovers said:

    I don't think so. Looking at Mowbray's comments to Andy Bayes, one minute he says he got no money then saying we got for one permanent signing or 2 loan signings and then he says he knows to the penny how much we got to spend. So very confusing to be honest. 

    when asked about Manning he says he like the player and we were believed to be close to signing on Friday given what has been said on here and twitter so what happen to this signing. Did the selling club pull the transfer or did the asking price change, Player fail the medical or personal terms change. 

    We will see in the coming days and weeks. 

    We cannot sell Armstrong for any price as he is key player in us being able to get promotion or not in my Opinion

    IMO, will be gone by the time the window closes.

  11. 2 hours ago, Exiled_Rover said:

    I'm happy with us relying on our Academy from here.

    Just desperately need a competent LB. You wouldn't have to break the bank for one.

    So true.

    I remember the likes of Geoff Hutt, Andy Burgin, Chris Sulley etc - left backs bought with washers and ten times better than Bell.

    Just where the feck do our scouts look!?!?

  12. 51 minutes ago, OnePhilT said:

    Mowbray seems to think that Bell is doing OK, and he mentioned having a sleepless night or two after the Newcastle game because he was contemplating playing a weaker side, which I think loosely translates to how Travis' injury has changed the rest of the transfer window for us.


    Has there been an official update?

    Heard last night he's out until the new year - huge blow if correct.

  13. 1 hour ago, JoeH said:

    And Tyrhys Dolan had only played Under 18’s football but he’s set the world on fire and nobody can deny his ability and potential.

    Lewis Thompson would definitely do a better job than Bell for me.

    Nail on head.

    As I posted a few minutes ago, if you never give the lads a chance...................................

  14. 10 hours ago, 47er said:

    If he scores the winner at Deepdale he'll be a legend at 18!

    Seriously what were Preston thinking of?

    Clearly, Dolan is a very exciting talent.

    To me, there are two points:

    • You have to give these you lads a chance - they are not kids at 20, 21, 22, 23 upwards as Mowbray has historically and persistently stated and managed upon.  PNE didn't give the lad a chance and the rest will be history.
    • As I've said on this MB on countless occasions, those with real potential and talent batter down that first team door irrespective of how young they are.  We have a legion of 'youngsters' in the 20 to 23 year old range who many on here refer to as 'good prospects' - IMO, a good many of them wont be good enough for the Championship and they should be moved on.

    Football is a simple game and very often the facts are black or white.

  15. 2 minutes ago, magicalmortensleftpeg said:

    What a healthy attitude. Just when the club needs your support more than ever.

    Great result. Deserved a big win after the encouraging performances in the first two weeks. Very impressive.

    When Waggott does something to demonstrate we really are 'in it together' then I might reciprocate.

    IMO, diabolical stuff on ST's which will just alienate the fan base more.

  16. 4 minutes ago, RevidgeBlue said:

    Did you put the £660 on? 


    Not quite as I made it clear that I wouldn't buy a season ticket (with Mowbray and Waggott at the helm) even if I'd win the £62million Euro jackpot.!

    However, I won £150 across two bets (Rovers to win and more than 1.5 goals in the match) so I put my money where my mouth is/was.  As a bonus, I also took £20 off a Burnley fan in the pub when our fifth went in.  So, all in all, a nice little earner today which will allow me to add some very decent reds to my wine stock.



  17. 5 minutes ago, Hoochie Bloochie Mama said:

    What were the odds on 5 goals. I want to know how much I've missed out on...

    Didn't look at that - can't review historic market.

    You'd be looking at more than 4.5 goals in the game and given the relativities of the two teams, I think you'd be looking at about 5/1 (6.0 decimal odds) which would have given you winnings of £50 for a tenner.


  18. 1 hour ago, Oldgregg86 said:

    I had a tenner on us so mercer if you could recommend a nice flavour of lambrini for the mrs that would be lovely 😁

    Sorry but not my scene!

    Delighted with the result but there are bigger tests to come - sounds like Wycombe were as woeful as I thought they'd be but, having said that, you can only beat what's in front of you.

    Extremely profitable day and even took £20 off a Burnley fan in the pub when our fifth went in!!! 

    Confidence and momentum are everything - let's hope positivity is now flowing throw our players' veins and we give it a feckin good go.

  19. 35 minutes ago, Hoochie Bloochie Mama said:

    I'm not a betting man so what would I get if I went for 3 or 4 goals in a Rovers match?

    Odds vary match by match.

    For today (odds pretty low) you would presently (they fluctuate up and down) get:

    • More than 1.5 goals in game (ie 2 or more goals) - 1.31- £0.31 winnings for each £ bet
    • More than 2.5 goals in game (ie 3 or more goals) - 1.93 - £0.93 winnings for each £ bet
    • More than 3.5 goals in game (ie 4 or more goals) - 3.3 - £2.30 winnings for each £ bet

    I've gone big on more than 1.5 goals in today's game.

    Broadly, if you'd have bet £20 / game on more than 1.5 goals / game last season (given 80%+ certainty ie result delivered), you would have been almost £200 in pocket after 46 league games

  20. 14 minutes ago, Hoochie Bloochie Mama said:

    I think there'll be a lot of goals in Rovers games this season. I worry most of them will be in our net. 

    Since we came out of lockdown the goals conceded sequence: 3,2,2,3,2,1,1,3,3,3.

    3 goals conceded in 5 out of 10 games. Shockingly poor. 

    A bet that delivers with something like an 80% certainty on Rovers' games - more than 1.5 goals!

    Fill your boots - today will be a winner.  Odds not great at 1.31 but a 31% return on £100 is way, way in excess of what you get in a savings' account!


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