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Everything posted by grizfoot

  1. Great to see him back playing ? Interesting enough looks like he was playing up top on his own with Gallagher on the right and Dolan on the left.
  2. Do I get extra points for naming the grounds? There's Hakan Unsal at Elland Road, Bruno Berner at The Emirates and Herald Goulon at Old Trafford! No one's said Dino Baggio yet.
  3. You only get the seven midweek away games on iFollow (providing everything is still behind closed doors). So you potentially save yourself £70 or so less £10 x how many times we are on Sky (presuming you have Sky and won't have to pay iFollow for those games).
  4. The Season passes make zero sense at the moment to people who buy multiple season tickets who live together or be able to watch games on ifollow together at £10 between them. Three adult season tickets holders would have to fork out £399 each for one of the passes, the equivalent of £17.34 per game, when they could currently watch it for £3.33 per person currently with one ifollow pass. That's £52.02 versus £10 per game for however long fans aren't allowed back into the stadium. I'm aware the pro-rata refunds are available off next season tickets (still money you've got to pay now though) and
  5. That was my initial reaction when hearing the news. Given a lack of wingers in the squad I think three central defenders and wingbacks gives us more license to play two strikers up top instead of shoving players out wide who are clearly more suited to playing centrally.
  6. It's a peculiarity that we have added very few defenders to our squad since Mowbray has been manager. In fact a quick look shows we have made a total of 31 permanent signings in that time and only 6 of them have been defenders. Of the six, three have been and gone since and the only one to make a significant number of appearances for the first team is Amari'i Bell. Barring Bell and converting Bennett to a right-back as it stands our main defensive options are exactly the same as they were three seasons ago when we started that ill-fated season under Coyle minus old hands Brown, Greer and Ward
  7. Is the saving grace that the kit looks very light so probably won't be able to wear it half the time against any team that wears white? yellows! yellows!
  8. I think people have generally slightly under estimated how good Gallagher was whilst he was on loan here, he got 12 goals (one behind Graham who was our top league goalscorer with 13 goals that season). I suspect again he will be used both upfront or as a wide forward depending on how Tony sees fit. I must admit I'm a lot more confident having him as back-up central striker than I was last season when it was Brereton or Nutall filling that role.
  9. Looks more likely to be a diamond midfield to me with Smallwood at the defensive point and Conway at the attacking point behind Brereton and Armstrong upfront. Either that or 4-5-1 with Brereton upfront on his own and Conway and Armstrong out wide.
  10. Also a reminder that there's fireworks after tomorrow's game, so no need for early leavers to miss the end of the game to "beat the traffic" as I imagine there'll be plenty of people staying behind to watch those. ?
  11. If I looked it up correctly, first time we've scored five goals in a competitive game for five years! (last time being a 5-2 at home to Barnsley in August 2013)
  12. Starting to get a little worried, only a week and half to go till the season kicks off and we look really weak attacking-wise, only Graham & Dack out of the squad would I say are good enough to make an impact at Championship level and score some goals. Here's hoping Tony's got a few strikers and wingers deals waiting to go through.
  13. Seen clubs produce a number of different designs and then have the fans vote on which ones they like best, seems a good way of doing things. Seems madness to produce a kit and not consult the fans in some way, maybe they have at some point I don't know. But the sponsor is a horrible looking thing, reminds me of that other betting company one we had on the black/red halved away shirt which spoiled what would have been an amazing shirt otherwise. The best feature of this new kit is the retro sleeve details they have on a lot of the umbro releases this year, unfortunately they've gone for a
  14. Does look like a squad devoid of creative players doesn't it. Kane only scores so many goals for Tottenham because he's got the likes of Eriksen and Dembele pulling the strings. Sterling only scores so many goals for Man City because of the creative genius of David Silva and De Bruyne. Looks like a squad set up to counter attack which in my opinion is the correct way to go about things about the top sides. But first England have to get past the likes of Tunisia and Panama who are going to be set-up to defensively.
  15. Funny I was just thinking about him the other day. Was in and out of a relegated Swansea side this season but was superb for Bristol City in the Championship the season before. You would expect him to be loaned out again from Chelsea next season. I think another striker has got to be the priority in this transfer window, would love a big marquee signing in that position.
  16. Yeah that's the one, Wolves player. Whether he's good enough for the Championship I don't know but he looked to have a bit of pace and trickery about him, which is something we lack going forward.
  17. Does anyone know the only player to score against us three times this season? One of the most impressive opposition players I've seen down at Ewood, I think he could be worth a shout has he's been out on loan this season and I highly doubt he's going to be involved with his current club for the upcoming season.
  18. Presuming the referee would have blown his whistle frantically for half-time again if the penalty had hit the post or something. Yeah I'm not a fan of VAR either, like has been mentioned here before decisions in the game are subjective and I've seen plenty of decisions reversed by VAR that I'm not sure should have been.
  19. It certainly adds some good comedy value. How is it fair that this VAR is only being trialled in certain ties? Imagine your team gets knocked out of the FA Cup to a shocking decision that would have got overturned had your team's game been part of this VAR experiment. I feel like the technology will end up favouring this bigger sides because there's always going to be more controversial decisions involving those team because they spend more of the game attacking and borderline penalties like the one Liverpool got will always be reviewed and the referee will be pressurised into giving it.
  20. When you find out you don't have to work over Christmas...
  21. Depends how you view it, his goals helped secure promotion to the Premier League which is worth a lot of money. I firmly believe that was one of the reasons they brought him in and maybe even half-expected that he might not be "good enough" for the Premier League. Bit sad to see it looks like he's not going to be given a crack at the Premier League. Rovers should make a cheeky loan bid, we need a fourth striker. Realistically he may very well end up on loan at a team challenging for promotion in the Championship, Norwich or Newcastle perhaps.
  22. Notice Scott Wharton has been given a squad number, may feature against Newport on Monday?
  23. Bit strange both Tomlinson and Mahoney were given squad numbers at the beginning season and yet even with the squad down to the bare bones Bowyer has choosen to name a bench full of defenders/defensive midfielders rather than include one of these two. That seems to me to indicate that they are unlikely to feature this season, if so maybe they would be best loaned out to gain some team experience. Always nice to beat the Dingles, especially liked the Mahoney goal, lovely strike!
  24. I think both teams would happily take a draw tonight, that's not to say it will end that way but I'm sure it will be in the players minds to some degree.
  25. Sounds like he'll fit in well. I can see where the Mokoena comparison have come in, but from what I recall of him he is a much better and more dynamic player than The Axe.
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