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  1. Just watched the second episode of “Sunderland til I Die” (I’m a bit behind - sorry @Bigdoggsteel) and it’s quite fascinating. It included an interesting exchange between Chief Exec, Martin Bain, and the Youth Academy Manager, Jimmy Sinclair. The discussion was around the value of players on and off the field and came in the wake of huge net losses on player transfers. Sinclair is making a proposal: “....the club’s last 40 signings only three have yielded a profit for the club. So what I’m suggesting or advocating is that - and this might sound fanciful - 75% of the first-team pool should be under 25. That would leave a manager with the potential to play six players in his starting 11 who are older than 25. So any manager can’t say you’re asking me to win the league with kids. They become assets; we are testing our best young talents rather than playing with players that will get us better results but no end product for the club I think the only question marks you would have would be if they can make the challenge without embarrassing us too much. I think it would be healthier for the club, healthier for the young players and cheaper.” This is an interesting peek into the pressures of delivering player value, something which the Ben Brereton thread is nudging as a theme but I feel deserves seperate discussion. It’s hardly a stretch to think that similar discussions have been, and continue to be, had at Rovers and that much of our problems are down to the need to manage the return on investment of players vs buying players who can make an impact now. I think it is a very dangerous game to bring in too many youngsters and Sinclair’s suggestion of 75% is too many. 25% would be better. However, looking at Rovers current squad, 13 out of 22 are under 25, or 60%. Is this a big reason for our lack of prospects and is Mowbray going to struggle for a couple of seasons - assuming we aren’t relegated first? Secondly, if we are to realise the value of buying and developing young players then they need to be sold around 25 or 26 years old or earlier if necessary. Dack would likely be a player who will go first (stating the bleeding obvious). Here is our squad / ages:
  2. Cass the Cat returns once again to prediction the outcome of each and every Blackburn Rovers match as they return to the EFL Championship. In this video Cass attempts to predict the outcome of the opening league match between Sheffield United vs Blackburn Rovers. Fancy some more? You can also find me here: -- http://blackburnroverseas.com -- http://twitter.com/roverseas -- http://facebook.com/blackburnroverseas -- http://youtube.com/blackburnroverseas -- http://youtube.com/box500productions Also be sure to drop by Twitch as and when, I often broadcast Blackburn Rovers related gameplay as well as some Football Manager: -- http://twitch.tv/roverseas Cass the Cat Championship Version -- http://goo.gl/n6Ubkw
  3. Cass the Cat returns once again to prediction the outcome of each and every Blackburn Rovers match as they return to the EFL Championship. In this video Cass attempts to predict the outcome of the opening league match between Blackburn Rovers vs Norwich City Fancy some more? You can also find me here: -- http://blackburnroverseas.com -- http://twitter.com/roverseas -- http://facebook.com/blackburnroverseas -- http://youtube.com/blackburnroverseas -- http://youtube.com/box500productions Also be sure to drop by Twitch as and when, I often broadcast Blackburn Rovers related gameplay as well as some Football Manager: -- http://twitch.tv/roverseas Cass the Cat Championship Version -- http://goo.gl/n6Ubkw
  4. Cass the Cat returns once again to prediction the outcome of each and every Blackburn Rovers match as they return to the EFL Championship. In this video Cass attempts to predict the outcome of the opening league match between Blackburn Rovers vs Birmingham City Fancy some more? You can also find me here: -- http://blackburnroverseas.com -- http://twitter.com/roverseas -- http://facebook.com/blackburnroverseas -- http://youtube.com/blackburnroverseas -- http://youtube.com/box500productions Also be sure to drop by Twitch as and when, I often broadcast Blackburn Rovers related gameplay as well as some Football Manager: -- http://twitch.tv/roverseas Cass the Cat Championship Version -- http://goo.gl/n6Ubkw
  5. Cass the Cat returns once again to prediction the outcome of each and every Blackburn Rovers match as they return to the EFL Championship. In this video Cass attempts to predict the outcome of the opening league match between Middlesbrough vs Blackburn Rovers. Fancy some more? You can also find me here: -- http://blackburnroverseas.com -- http://twitter.com/roverseas -- http://facebook.com/blackburnroverseas -- http://youtube.com/blackburnroverseas -- http://youtube.com/box500productions Also be sure to drop by Twitch as and when, I often broadcast Blackburn Rovers related gameplay as well as some Football Manager: -- http://twitch.tv/roverseas Cass the Cat Championship Version -- http://goo.gl/n6Ubkw
  6. roversfan99

    Venkys - Welcome or Not?

    Just thought it might be worth making a poll to see the extent of peoples feelings towards the owners if they returned. Seen quite a few people suggest they would welcome the owners back due to the money they put in and their "efforts" to repair the damage. And obviously still some saying no way to the idea of forgiveness. If mods feel like its unnecessary or if its too similar to the existing Venkys thread, please delete.
  7. Before the last couple of weeks, it seemed like whenever I found myself in conversation about the Rovers and their start back in the Championship, I'd invariably end up saying something along the lines of, "it is really good to see the players working hard right through each game to get something out." I'd sometimes even remark about the apparent new and revived spirit throughout the way we played, which had taken root in our League 1 adventure. We were now, I'd go on, normally a team that would keep battling and battling until every final whistle... So, now that we are seeing stories in the local rag about players blaming each other for the gutless displays served up at knobend and piesville athletic, I am wondering what has happened for what seemed to be shaping up to be a cohesive and tenacious team, to now have the resolve and confidence of a bunch of 9 year olds versus dads. Any ideas? Has the spirit just drained away? Are we such a bunch of nomark primadonnas that whatever was there before was actually just an illusion? Will we ever get or mojo back? Thoughts??
  8. https://youtu.be/0lycr5vekts Cass the Cat returns once again to prediction the outcome of each and every Blackburn Rovers match as they return to the EFL Championship. In this video Cass attempts to predict the outcome of the opening league match between Wigan Athletic vs Blackburn Rovers. Fancy some more? You can also find me here: -- http://blackburnroverseas.com -- http://twitter.com/roverseas -- http://facebook.com/blackburnroverseas -- http://youtube.com/blackburnroverseas -- http://youtube.com/box500productions Also be sure to drop by Twitch as and when, I often broadcast Blackburn Rovers related gameplay as well as some Football Manager: -- http://twitch.tv/roverseas Cass the Cat Championship Version -- http://goo.gl/n6Ubkw
  9. Cass the Cat returns once again to prediction the outcome of each and every Blackburn Rovers match as they return to the EFL Championship. In this video Cass attempts to predict the outcome of the opening league match between Preston North End vs Blackburn Rovers. Fancy some more? You can also find me here: -- http://blackburnroverseas.com -- http://twitter.com/roverseas -- http://facebook.com/blackburnroverseas -- http://youtube.com/blackburnroverseas -- http://youtube.com/box500productions Also be sure to drop by Twitch as and when, I often broadcast Blackburn Rovers related gameplay as well as some Football Manager: -- http://twitch.tv/roverseas Cass the Cat Championship Version -- http://goo.gl/n6Ubkw
  10. Cass the Cat returns once again to prediction the outcome of each and every Blackburn Rovers match as they return to the EFL Championship. In this video Cass attempts to predict the outcome of the opening league match between Blackburn Rovers vs Rotherham United. Fancy some more? You can also find me here: -- http://blackburnroverseas.com -- http://twitter.com/roverseas -- http://facebook.com/blackburnroverseas -- http://youtube.com/blackburnroverseas -- http://youtube.com/box500productions Also be sure to drop by Twitch as and when, I often broadcast Blackburn Rovers related gameplay as well as some Football Manager: -- http://twitch.tv/roverseas Cass the Cat Championship Version -- http://goo.gl/n6Ubkw
  11. Cass the Cat returns once again to prediction the outcome of each and every Blackburn Rovers match as they return to the EFL Championship. In this video Cass attempts to predict the outcome of the opening league match between Blackburn Rovers vs QPR. Fancy some more? You can also find me here: -- http://blackburnroverseas.com -- http://twitter.com/roverseas -- http://facebook.com/blackburnroverseas -- http://youtube.com/blackburnroverseas -- http://youtube.com/box500productions Also be sure to drop by Twitch as and when, I often broadcast Blackburn Rovers related gameplay as well as some Football Manager: -- http://twitch.tv/roverseas Cass the Cat Championship Version -- http://goo.gl/n6Ubkw
  12. Rogerb

    Jayson Leutwiler

    With the debate on the QPR thread thought I would give Loots his own thread. Comments on the blue and amber thread suggest they had reservations on his kicking and coming for crosses but a good shot stopper.
  13. Cass the Cat returns once again to prediction the outcome of each and every Blackburn Rovers match as they return to the EFL Championship. In this video Cass attempts to predict the outcome of the opening league match between West Bromwich Albion vs Blackburn Rovers. Fancy some more? You can also find me here: -- http://blackburnroverseas.com -- http://twitter.com/roverseas -- http://facebook.com/blackburnroverseas -- http://youtube.com/blackburnroverseas -- http://youtube.com/box500productions Also be sure to drop by Twitch as and when, I often broadcast Blackburn Rovers related gameplay as well as some Football Manager: -- http://twitch.tv/roverseas Cass the Cat Championship Version -- http://goo.gl/n6Ubkw
  14. This is probably worth a poll as it represents a huge shift in how people can watch Rovers. Rough estimates suggest about 10 of the 23 HOME games will not be at 3pm on a Saturday and so will be available for free on the Red-Button. That is an unprecedented number of 'Live on SKY' games for Rovers fans. Mr Waggott was in the LT flagging it up as a concern, and he claims he's always looking for feedback from supporter groups (and this forum is one) so if would be remiss of us not to oblige him. So, basically, will the Red-Button have any impact on whether you buy a Season-Ticket next season? The poll is anonymous. Mods - could you pin-it please?
  15. Cass the Cat returns once again to prediction the outcome of each and every Blackburn Rovers match as they return to the EFL Championship. In this video Cass attempts to predict the outcome of the opening league match between Swansea City vs Blackburn Rovers. Fancy some more? You can also find me here: -- http://blackburnroverseas.com -- http://twitter.com/roverseas -- http://facebook.com/blackburnroverseas -- http://youtube.com/blackburnroverseas -- http://youtube.com/box500productions Also be sure to drop by Twitch as and when, I often broadcast Blackburn Rovers related gameplay as well as some Football Manager: -- http://twitch.tv/roverseas Cass the Cat Championship Version -- http://goo.gl/n6Ubkw
  16. Cass the Cat returns once again to prediction the outcome of each and every Blackburn Rovers match as they return to the EFL Championship. In this video Cass attempts to predict the outcome of the opening league match between Blackburn Rovers vs Leeds United. Fancy some more? You can also find me here: -- http://blackburnroverseas.com -- http://twitter.com/roverseas -- http://facebook.com/blackburnroverseas -- http://youtube.com/blackburnroverseas -- http://youtube.com/box500productions Also be sure to drop by Twitch as and when, I often broadcast Blackburn Rovers related gameplay as well as some Football Manager: -- http://twitch.tv/roverseas Cass the Cat Championship Version -- http://goo.gl/n6Ubkw
  17. Guardian article on Ben Thornley today, a Manu youngster in the early 90's. Its claimed that he was the best of his generation---better than Giggs or Scholes or Beckham. His career was ended by an horrendous tackle by Marker in a reserve game at Ewood Park. His knee was apparently utterly shattered and he never recovered. He did sue Rovers and Marker later and received compensation. Don't remember hearing about this at the time. I remember that generally Marker was an excellent back-up in midfield. When we played Spurs at White Hart Lane they were totally confident of winning easily as we our usual central midfielders were out with injury. In fact, Marker and Atkins ran the game and we won comfortably! However, Marker was a dirty sod and ended Ardilles' season when he played against us for Plymouth. Can't give a link but its easily found on the Guardian site.
  18. JHRover

    Mark Venus

    Anyone know where he is? Pretty sure he hasn't been in the dugout for our last 2 or 3 games.
  19. Cass the Cat returns once again to prediction the outcome of each and every Blackburn Rovers match as they return to the EFL Championship. In this video Cass attempts to predict the outcome of the opening league match between Blackburn Rovers vs Sheffield United. Fancy some more? You can also find me here: -- http://blackburnroverseas.com -- http://twitter.com/roverseas -- http://facebook.com/blackburnroverseas -- http://youtube.com/blackburnroverseas -- http://youtube.com/box500productions Also be sure to drop by Twitch as and when, I often broadcast Blackburn Rovers related gameplay as well as some Football Manager: -- http://twitch.tv/roverseas Cass the Cat Championship Version -- http://goo.gl/n6Ubkw
  20. Cass the Cat returns once again to prediction the outcome of each and every Blackburn Rovers match as they return to the EFL Championship. In this video Cass attempts to predict the outcome of the opening league match between Nottingham Forest vs Blackburn Rovers. Fancy some more? You can also find me here: -- http://blackburnroverseas.com -- http://twitter.com/roverseas -- http://facebook.com/blackburnroverseas -- http://youtube.com/blackburnroverseas -- http://youtube.com/box500productions Also be sure to drop by Twitch as and when, I often broadcast Blackburn Rovers related gameplay as well as some Football Manager: -- http://twitch.tv/roverseas Cass the Cat Championship Version -- http://goo.gl/n6Ubkw
  21. Steralc2018

    Burnley in bother.

    Are they down? Personally I think dyche will do enough to save them. What do you think?
  22. It would seem that the nobbers are turning against their ageing, billionaire owner Trevor Hemmings. The general feeling seems to be that having bought the club cheaply from the fans (by threatening administration if shareholders didn't accept 5p per share), Hemmings used the club for his own ends (tax purposes, soft loans), used the fans to help get planning permission for a training ground and houses - now houses to be built, training ground not so certain). It seems clear that Hemmings is getting ready to sell the club, but the talk is he wants £70m+ for it. We are all too aware what can happen when results deteriorate as a direct result of the owners of a football club. What next for Pne ? Could be interesting.
  23. Cass the Cat returns once again to prediction the outcome of each and every Blackburn Rovers match as they return to the EFL Championship. In this video Cass attempts to predict the outcome of the opening league match between Stoke City vs Blackburn Rovers. Fancy some more? You can also find me here: -- http://blackburnroverseas.com -- http://twitter.com/roverseas -- http://facebook.com/blackburnroverseas -- http://youtube.com/blackburnroverseas -- http://youtube.com/box500productions Also be sure to drop by Twitch as and when, I often broadcast Blackburn Rovers related gameplay as well as some Football Manager: -- http://twitch.tv/roverseas Cass the Cat Championship Version -- http://goo.gl/n6Ubkw
  24. Give 'Em the Axe

    Bell vs Williams

    Because of Williams' injury , Bell finally got the run of starts that a few of us had been waiting eagerly for. Now that Williams back to full fitness, do you think that Bell has done enough to keep his place? I don't go to games so I know in the eyes of some that precludes me from having an opinion on it. Fair enough, to a degree, but regular game-goers, what's your take on it? However, going on the games I've seen online, I think Bell has done enough to warrant his continued presence in the starting 11. I thought he looked a threat when he was pushed further up the field after Williams came on. My caveat here is that I didn't see a kick of the Bristol City capitulation, so I honestly don't know how he performed there.
  25. I'm thinking about buying this shirt but it has the gold writing underneath it, "PREMIER LEAGUE CHAMPIONS". Was this shirt worn the season after we won the league?? Is it a real shirt? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/323437626520
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