Jump to content


  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Everything posted by TheRoversReturn

  1. He should be called a lot of other names before "Tickerman". Most of them unpublishable on a family friendly website such as BRFCS.com.
  2. After a terrible second half to the season, with: a collapse in league form, another serious Dack injury and Mowbray somehow staying as boss, this has been a heartwarming story just when it was needed. It's all absolutely bloody bonkers. Surreal yet lovely at the same time. Don't know whether to smile or pinch myself to try and get back to reality! Thanks for the information LordBaltimore and PotterLog. BB smashing one in at the Copa America. LOL!!!
  3. Wonderful story. Barely 22 years old and scoring the winner in the Copa America while playing for Rovers. There's a player in there...it's taking a while to come out, but it's happening. Chile's own Big Ben!
  4. You know this summer transfer window is turning out to be a turkey when you have to wade through 20 pages of posts on Jason Lowe in the transfer thread to get to a link with some academy player from Scotland.
  5. There are plenty of awful players in in our recent past but to be the worst I think you have to hit all three criteria of; - Transfer fee. We've had plenty of terrible freebies, but at least we didn't also spunk away a big part of our transfer budget at the same time. - Performance on the pitch relative to expectations. Again, lots of awful players, but it's worse when they were signed to be a star player than if signed to be, say, a backup left back to only play now and then. - Consequences. Did the signing badly affect the club that season? Or even after that? Therefore,
  6. People were deluding themselves. If you don't get the boot after one win in 15 league games...then, you're obviously not getting the boot. It also proves yet again that we have no ITK posters anymore. Venky's Rovers is not the beast that BRFC was pre-takeover. Nobody knows what these plonkers will do or why...
  7. Ok, but Armstrong is a couple of years older than BB. He scored 5 goals in 44 championship appearances in our first season after promotion. Ben got 7 in 40 last year. They were probably paying similar positions, wasn't AA mostly played wide back then? As Tyrone's post shows, people find it hard to discuss BB without mentioning the transfer fee. That's fully justified of course, nobody saying we should have paid that much and there's no doubt that considering the amount this has been a colossal disappointment. Still, we should be able discuss BB without going to extremes of "bag of kak" o
  8. Come on Mattyblue, let's not go crazy...read back and you'll see I said "in there", hence not brought out...Obviously, if he'd been able to "stand out" we would not still be having this conversation. (Who did stand out last year? AA - going to the prem probably, maybe Elliott at times - going back to a CL club. Hence, if he had "stood out" we'd be talking about if we could fend off bids for him this summer and not this type of chat). However, has he been managed well during this time? For most of the first 18 months he wasn't being played. I distinctly remember when he finally scored...we won
  9. Not sure what your 'Witch Hunt" reference relates to.
  10. Except that's not how it works. It fact, it veers to the fraudulent. Players exchanged don't just become frees because the clubs decide to cheat a third party out of what was agreed in good faith.
  11. It's a slow burn with Ben but there's a cracker of a play in there. Just turned 22 and watching Messi on the pitch...ok, he didn't get on. But the lad's got potential. He might not reach it, but it's strange that some want to write him off already. Why are some like that with youngsters? Give them a chance, it's not like they're a 35-year old free transfer or anything. They're obviously not going to be the finished article.
  12. If AA's contract is up in 2022, then it makes no sense to lose him for free after the next season. He's hardly going to fire us to promotion to the prem while we have Mowbray in the dugout. As for where the money will go...who knows? Lack of investment in the squad led us to League One, but then they also allowed TM to blow 12million on BB and Gally. No rhyme nor reason to those lot.
  13. Looks like a reasonable deal until one remembers that we then went and spunked it all on Sam Gallagher.
  14. It seems to be forgotten time and again because of the transfer fee we paid for him, but Ben Brereton only turned 22 a month ago. He has a lot to learn, but still time to develop. We still think of Lewis Travis as a youngster, but he's 18 months older than BB, as is the likes of Harry Chapman. Heck he's only a few months older than Rankin-Costello. John Buckley's only six months younger. I'm only mentioning these as we're talking about young players gaining experience, learning their trade, developing in their game. BB has time to improve. These next years do really need to show his impro
  15. Thomas Frank hopes Brentford’s promotion helps other clubs to dream There seems to be some words missing from that headline, it should have read... "Thomas Frank hopes Brentford’s promotion helps other clubs to dream, but knows that Tony Mowbray will prefer to lower expectations in a continually transparent attempt at self preservation owing to his own managerial mediocrity."
  16. Don't get your hopes up. Especially as it might well be either that or the Venky's might use the cash to extend their contracts... The latter certainly seems by far the most likely scenario.
  17. Optimists, get over it. It's getting embarrassing the way some of you are trying to decipher some shitty tweets. It's over...he'd have gone by now if he was leaving. We all know it deep down. Mowbray's here next season. You know it, I know it, we all know it. Twas ever thus. Don't torture yourselves. Oh...and do you know how many ITK posters there are on BRFCS.com? Nada. Zero. Zilch. Why? Because Venky's Rovers ain't a normal club and never has been...
  18. Have we progressed at all in the last 12 months? Or are we in exactly the same position as we were last summer? I know lockdown led to groundhog day...but following Tony's Rovers makes it feel like it's Groundhog Year.
  19. Deal for Chapman at least make some sense but Bennett...nah. Chapman scored 7 league goals in 17 appearances in League One and is a different player than the rest of our squad. If players go away and play well on loan but then are not given the chance to do it then what's the point sending them on loan at all? Carter and Wharton have done well on their loans, next season hopefully they'll both be decent squad players. Bennett? I know he was injured a lot...but two starts all season in the league?!? At least Johnson started over 20. The Chapman deal makes sense as long as TM integrate
  20. To be fair, rather than needing to be The One, he just needs to do better than Bell and Douglas to be considered an improvement. Like Kaminski found, it's sometimes a real benefit to be presented with such a low bar to improve on the previous incumbent.
  21. Looking back, it's a shame to say that outside of Steve Kean, the Ray Harford appointment was the worst in Rovers history in terms of the long-term health of the club. It seemed the right decision at the time, but it heralded our descent from the elite. The woeful start to the season led to that CL campaign which was over way before the 4-1 Rosenberg win and Batty was off. From finishes of 4th, 2nd then champions to missing out on Europe all together. Shearer left and by the time Harford left, we were in a relegation scrap and needed Tony Parkes to rescue us, again. Alas, taking us from c
  22. It'd be a surprise if TM left now. Didn't go during our death spiral of one win in 15 (and that's ignoring the previous spirals) which seemed to say it all. Some pinned their hopes on the end of the season. It's been a week since our final game and he's still here, dumbing down expectations and planning for the next season. Whose job is it to sack him? Waggot. By the time the new season starts it'll be back to the "Give him a chance, get behind the lads" at the games, so even the stick some think he'll get will have died down by the start of the season. At best, it'll be fans arguing amon
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.