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  1. Agree. You can't compare the present crop with these players. I'm just glad I was able to see all of them performing for Rovers.
  2. I'm sorry Rev but I simply don't believe that the owners were not involved in the attempt to sell the training ground. It couldn't be sold without their approval or knowledge. It's fantasy to believe otherwise imo.
  3. To be honest Rev we are this point in our history because our owners can't hack how to run a football club. They have been here ten years and still haven't a clue how football works or how a football club is run. If the manager remains it's because the owners are happy with him to remain. When they are not they will appoint another who will operate within the boundaries that they set. Since relegation from the Premier League we have had a variety of managers and none have been able to get us anywhere near the play-offs - something that Don Mackay was able to do on next to no bud
  4. I must admit that my decision, like many of my generation I suspect, will be based on how safe I feel with regard to Covid-19 and what arrangements are in place with regard to what happens if grounds are closed again. There are so many unknowns with regard to next season with regard to social distancing, lateral flow tests, etc. that I would need far more clarity before making a decision. I certainly don't see my away travel season ticket being something that is going to be renewed as I don't believe away fans will be allowed in grounds during the first half of next season. The past twe
  5. Coventry have just confirmed on their website that they have been placed under a transfer embargo. It appears that Coventry took up the Government's offer of file company accounts late during the pandemic. However, as the EFL rules don't permit it they have been placed under a transfer embargo. Another example of the EFL not being fit for purpose.
  6. Must admit that I enjoyed that game. Two sides playing some decent stuff. Norwich have a touch of quality about them that the majority at this level lack and no surprise that they will return to the top flight at the first time of asking. I thought we played some decent stuff and defensively we looked better with the two centre-backs and Evans in front of them forming a good defensive platform. Kaminski also looked the part when called upon. Rothwell was the driving force in midfield but we lack that spark in and around the final third. Taking the match on its own it was an e
  7. Club directors are allowed to attend and they are both directors of some description.
  8. I've been to St George's Park to watch our Under-23's. There is no way you could have a development the size of St. George's Park on the present Academy site. The indoor pitch at St. George's Park would cover the present car park and academy building on its own. If you put the present Senior Training Ground complex and the Academy together you might come close to having something approaching the size of St George's Park but not as large. St George's Park is a stunning complex - with a huge Hilton hotel in the middle of it - whilst I suspect whatever Waggott and co are planning wil
  9. Absolutely correct. Diouf was excellent at holding the ball and winning free-kicks to run down the clock. This is what Graham could do and Armstrong can't. We've badly needed that type of player all season to give some variety to the attack and relieve the pressure on a paper thin defence.
  10. Looks a decent appointment by Sheffield Wednesday. Even if he can't keep them up this season - and it looks a tough ask - he looks the right man to take them back up should they get relegated. Notice Lambert has left Ipswich. Not really surprising in view of the failure to get back into the Championship. Once again his vision and that of the owners were apparently different. It will be interesting to see where he turns up next. It's been several years since he last achieved anything as a manager but, as we know only too well, that doesn't seem to matter these days at some clubs.
  11. That's the model that Brentford follow with their 'Brentford B' setup. However, I had a quick look at how they operate pre-Covid and their 'B' team was involved in friendly matches right across Europe. Here they played friendlies against a mixture of League and Non-League clubs and some of the larger Scottish clubs. However, they were visiting Europe two or three times a month to play friendly fixtures. Somehow, I can't see Rovers wanting to go to that expense. Brentford also look at players released from other London academies and pick up foreign players because of their excellent sc
  12. The reason they say these things Joe is because none of them were here 30 years ago to know what went on. But when Dalglish arrived we certainly weren't training at Brockhall. Jack persuaded Kenny and Ray that he would build excellent facilities for them. Which he did. The present academy was actually the first team training ground and that was built first. What is now the Senior Training ground was originally the Academy and that was built later as Jack wanted a state of the art Academy set up. It was Mark Hughes who swapped them around. Whilst I wouldn't expect you to know this, b
  13. The bottom line is that he was poor. Caught badly out of position on the second and stood off and allowed the player to shoot for the first. Neither Harwood-Bellis nor Branthwaite look convincing at this level at the moment. We are allowing them to learn their trade to improve City and Everton - although one can't see either one making much impact at those clubs. Having supported this club for 60 years I'm appalled that we seem happy to be a nursery club for the big city clubs. Meanwhile players who we have invested time and effort in to develop - like Raya, like Nyambe - are allowed
  14. Well the lad from City proved last night that he was hopeless as a wing-back and had a part in both of Barnsley's goals. I somehow doubt that Mowbray will publicly have a go at him. Same with the centre-half who looks increasingly out of his depth in terms of decision making at this level.
  15. That's why he's likely to be playing in the Premier League next season whilst we continue on the road to nowhere. I assume you have deleted the twelve months watching Walton's error strewn performances from your memory.
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