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Posts posted by magicalmortensleftpeg

  1. Good result but hardly convincing. Arguably the biggest positive other than the win was Dack’s cameo. Really made a difference. 

    Douglas still doesn’t appear to be a significant upgrade on Bell. Got beaten too often. Buckley isn’t cutting it and Travis is still yet to fully fire.

    Impressed with Brereton and Gallagher. Useful to call upon two very different types of players to replace Rothwell and Elliott. 

  2. 16 hours ago, Bigdoggsteel said:

    Have you heard of AOC? I would say there is a far left element in the democratic party that would have a lot of strange and concerning views, particularly on transgender issues in relation to children and also sex education for kids as well, defunding the police ,crazy stuff ,along with a number of other policies. The BLM "protests" during the summer had an extremely violent element to them as well. 

    What do you mean Trump was allowing the overthrow of the US political system? It wasn't over thrown. Clearly what he instigated on Capital hill was wrong, but really it was just a bunch of misfits, did you see the pictures of those eejits? They weren't over throwing anything. They are getting thrown under the bus now because of the appetite to hammer Trump, which is fair enough, but the BLM protests were far, far more violent and destructive. There are left and right extremists in the states and media are fuelling this. Probably not as many as people might think, but the extremists are being amplified. 

    Failing to overthrow the political system is still an attempt to overthrow the system.

    The fact that the mob who got into the Capital didn’t achieve their stated ambitions appears to have been through sheer good luck rather than anything else.

    To dilute that event to simply another bunch of extremists getting carried away, is wrong. Trump and his acolytes encouraged people to believe that they needed to overthrow the government. There is no comparison to the riots from last summer (or any other summers..).

    AOC has a left wing political agenda that you can disagree with. But to suggest she is the left wing equivalent of Trump is ridiculous. 

  3. 56 minutes ago, Bigdoggsteel said:

    I don't mind creepy Joe, but he has a big job on his hands. A lot of Irish Americans after being put in key roles, so the media here will have a huge love in. Things are certainly going to be calmer you would imagine anyway. 

    I just wonder will the media and those with Trump derangement syndrome or even those with Trump obsession be able to move on now and ignore him? It really enveloped certain people and parts of the media. Symbiotic relationships almost. 

    Using phrases like trump derangement syndrome doesn’t help. The man was a walking catastrophe. To reduce the criticism of him to a such a phrase, is part of the problem. 

  4. Just now, Stuart said:

    No way is this down to the level of rain. Nothing to speak of compared to other recent spells. This is all down to the pitch. Something has changed at the club in recent times IMHO. On the face of it, spending the absolute minimum on maintenance is now biting.


    I’m fairly certain this has SOMETHING to do with the amount of rain.

    Doesnt get away from the obvious. The pitch has been terrible all season. Even against Wycombe, it was cutting up. Not seen a league pitch this bad since the late 90s. Feel sorry for the ground staff who clearly have no chance. There needs to be a massive re-think.

    Saw a video yesterday of Leicester’s new training complex. That is how you invest in a football club.

  5. 19 minutes ago, Hoochie Bloochie Mama said:

    Very strange. He's denying all knowledge, not something I eve remember him doing before. It's eithet that he doesn't want Douglas to know he was going to get fired off back to Leeds if the Pickering deal had gone through, or someone else is buying young players with potential for the 'project'. 

    He’s not denying all knowledge. He’s being selective with the truth, presumably to not reveal why we tried to sign a LB when we already have two on the books. 

  6. 33 minutes ago, Tyrone Shoelaces said:

    That's because we've signed a lot of very average midfield players. None of whom seem to do enough to hold down a place for long. We've gone for quantity over quality. With the exception of Travis I'd gladly swap any of our other midfield players for Whiteman. In some cases I'd swap two !

    Of course you need to come up with a way of playing that would suit Whiteman's skill set. You'd have to build a team around him.  I wouldn't trust Mowbray to be able to do that.

    With Dack and Travis returning, the priority is not central midfield. Certainly can’t justify spending a seven figure fee to add another option. It’s hard enough to pick a midfield as it is.

    Centre back is far more important.

  7. 31 minutes ago, Sparks Rover said:

    Ben Whiteman,  Preston's record signing.

    Great move for the lad.. who's league 1 now @chaddyrovers ?

    Mowbray hang your head in shame.

    Mowbray Out 

    We don’t need another midfielder.

    There are many reasons to want Mowbray to go. This is not one of them.

    I’d argue that signing whiteman over a defender would be a far more legitimate reason for sacking him.

  8. 2 hours ago, JHRover said:

    Selling Armstrong for over 10 million secures Mowbray's position for another couple of years. He'll be Mr Popular with the Venky bean counters and point to his approach being vindicated.

    Not what we need.

    We need to keep Armstrong as long as possible and make a managerial change to bring in the staff needed to get us promoted.

    The Armstrongs of this world are like gold dust. Very difficult to replace. The Mowbrays of this world are easy to replace.

    When did we last sell a decent player? Of all the accusations to throw at Mowbray or Venkys, you can’t argue that they’ve shown willingness to sell our best players at the first opportunity.

    If Armstrong goes for good money to a prem team, so be it. It happens to all Championship clubs. I don’t want him to go and I’d be concerned where the money might end up, but I wouldn’t blame the club IF the offer is right. Hopefully we’ll hold on to him until the summer at least.


  9. 7 minutes ago, gumboots said:

    Its not the impact she has on you or me that matters here. Its that there are still an enormous number of people in this country and indeed throughout the world  who feel a great allegiance to the monarchy. The Queen saying she's had the vaccine will persuade many who might have otherwise said no to have it. Anachronism or not, she herself is highly respected and where she leads others will follow. 

    She’s done the right thing and if it convinces one more person to take the vaccine, it’s worthwhile. Suggesting that she’s done anything more than what’s expected of her is where I disagree. 

    Don’t want to drag this off topic so I won’t comment further. 

  10. 4 hours ago, Gav said:


    The Queen and the Duke were in the 2nd priority group behind care home residents and staff, they never waited for Oxford vaccine at all, they stood in line like everyone else.

    But the wider message here is that this sends a clear message to the nation that all the conspiracy theories, misinformation, mostly peddled on social media, simply isn't true, everyone should have the vaccine.

    As I said, proper leadership, a great woman leading from the front.  

    Proper leadership?! She’s done the minimum expected of her. Nothing wrong with that but stop suggesting that it’s anything more than it is. 

  11. If Mowbray is the man I hope he is, he’ll walk. 

    Forget all the nonsense about body language and comments in the press. That’s irrelevant. It’s all about results. Expectations were high going into this season and we’ve gone nowhere. I genuinely worry who’ll be brought in to replace him but the time might now be right to take the gamble. 

  12. 1 minute ago, bluebruce said:

    Get over what? We are a significantly larger club than Doncaster in all regards - historically, financially, current status, playing squad. This result is a fuckup and I have no idea what you're trying to argue here. It's embarassing. If we are no better than them at the moment on the pitch on a given day, that only enhances the embarassment.

    So what if we’re a bigger club? It’s not about how much bigger we are, it’s that we have, supposedly, far superior players that should have won that game. Our cup history is irrelevant. Right now, we’re no better than a league one team based on today. 

  13. 3 minutes ago, bluebruce said:

    I rage-quit the FA Player when the commentator described us as 'a minor scalp, we can maybe say'. Fuck off, not only are we a full league above them but we are, as you say, repeated winners of this trophy, have real significant heritage in the game, and have only spent what, 3 or 4 seasons at the level Doncaster currently are? Meanwhile...they're fucking Doncaster. Their greatest achievements are that they once won the third tier we were embarassed to be in, and once won the Football League Trophy we are usually in too high a league to be entered in (our u-23s have been entered into it once though). This result is an embarassment for us.

    Right now I feel like it's going to be very hard to give a fuck about the rest of the season. I'm sure I'll fall back into the trap of dreaming again at some point though, and put myself through the same torture every Saturday, sometimes twice a week.

    Get over it. History or no history, we’re no better than they are at the moment and have achieved next to nothing for a decade.

    Boasting that we were a big deal in 1891 isn’t much of a consolation right now.

  14. Doncaster. A new low.

    Never looked remotely good enough. Still unable to beat a team when they sit deep.

    No plan B, creativity, conviction or composure.

    We’re clearly not good enough to outplay teams when they have 11 men so let’s stop pretending that we can. I can’t remember us looking so shaky at the back in years.

    I’ve never hated watching us play so much as I have over the last 3 months. It’s utter torture. 

    Get rid of Buckley. No idea what he’s meant to bring. 

    The pitch is a disgrace. 

  15. 4 minutes ago, Stuart said:

    Football teams need consistency. Kaminski should be in the team unless he is unfit. There’s a reason Friedel was our best ever keeper and it wasn’t just about his ability and professionalism.

    Kaminski’s has had injuries. A rare game to rotate so need to make the most of it. I’m surprised Mowbray didn’t go further. Worried about Lenihan and Johnson starting. One of them goes down and we’re in even bigger trouble.

  16. 17 hours ago, Bigdoggsteel said:

    It was grand for me, apart from the numbing commentary 

    It was terrible. 

    Got plenty of time for Neil Yardley and even Warren. He’s not a natural commentator but brings passion to it. I’ve mostly disliked whenever they’ve put someone else in. Cunningham was  the notable exception. At least have someone with personality. 

  17. The issue for me is that the defence for Brexit has been an outdated notion of sovereignty and the argument that things won’t be AS BAD as the ‘remainers’ are suggesting. No mention of any tangible benefits. 

    Hardly a compelling argument. 

  18. Embarrassing to see a side shut up shop from the 6th minute. They got the result but acted like a lower league cup opponent. Very strange. 

    Too blunt in attack and not sure about taking our biggest aerial threat off for another diminutive attacker.

    We’re not going up so it is what it is. Such a cheap goal to concede but when you only have one fit CB I guess it’s not surprising.

    Bottom line, we can’t keep conceding and expect to get back into games. We’re not solid enough and too often find ourselves with a mountain to climb. We also need a plan B going forward. 

  19. 24 minutes ago, arbitro said:

    A win is a win however it's achieved and I would certainly take another twenty scabby, ugly wins between now and May. Digging a bit deeper there wasn't one player who played well in my view, the tempo was weak, passing poor and movement pretty non existent. It's games like this were Mowbray really annoys me with his awful body language and gesticulations. From what I saw he was sat down with his shoulders hunched pretty much offering nothing most of the time. His negativity was apparent so the players must feel that. A good manager can really earn his corn in these games by encouraging, cajoling and offering advice to the players. 

    I saw a post earlier where somebody wrote that we have a top six team. Hard to disagree really but we have to countenance that with the fact we have a mid table manager. And that is a big problem.

    I think issues like how Mowbray reacts on the sidelines or enthusiastic he is in pre match interviews is completely overblown. There are far, far bigger issues.

    Last night quietly demonstrated our strength in depth. Bringing Holtby, Downing and Trybull off the bench. I can’t imagine many sides in this division can do that. The 5-sub rule might start to really benefit us over Christmas.

    Concerned by Douglas. Offering nothing more than Bell at present.

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