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Everything posted by matt83

  1. He’s better when his options are limited. Give him choice and he can’t cope with a formation, style or team selection. Ironically if we sign players in Jan and in the unlikely event lose no one it’ll trigger his instincts to fuck about and we’ll no doubt go on an overdue Mowbray death spiral.
  2. Well a few seasons in tier 2 have gone to their heads. Like us they have their main rivals. But for some reason we live rent free in their heads. For 40 years rovers fans didn’t think about Preston but clearly they’ve had an envious eye on us and it gets the better of them now we’re equals (ish).
  3. I text my nob end mate who stands to win 10k if he cheered when we scored. He said he’d tell me once the 10k was in his account. 🤣
  4. I remember a smoggy mate saying to me Ayala doesn’t like to miss an Xmas and new year off. So it’s proved thus far.
  5. Even as someone who likes a bet I’ve no idea what any of that +129 +229 means. The gambling equivalent of those data stats that had us in the playoffs last season.
  6. When we’ve hit 30 year low crowds this season when doing surprisingly well wouldn’t be surprised if they now consider 5 figures a big crowd. Just a small part of the decade long dumbing down at ewood.
  7. Surely not. The same Burnley who would take 7,000 everywhere with 3,000 outside once in the prem.
  8. I sense you’re both getting a little bit giddy because of our temporary lofty league position before the inevitable death spiral down to at best mid table. We’ve been here many times. Mowbray is an average manager doing an average job (in many ways a poor mans Gary Bowyer). 10th - 14th is what he’s capable of delivering and to date has only delivered. In terms of blaming him for the overspending, clearly it’s not his fault but he’s partially to blame putting players on too much money and extending contracts of players surplus to requirements (and yes I do partially blame managers for reckless spending whether it was ‘arty at Portsmouth but the lions share of the blame lies with the bean counters). Unless of course you’re buying the guff he doesn’t get involved in the negotiations. I’ll wager you’re both quite young and haven’t seen rovers as anything other than a shambles but if you honestly think Mowbray is a legend I can assure you there’s at least 100 ahead of him. So I suppose we’re blessed to have so many legends.
  9. Warnock 7 promotions 2 more recently to the top fight than Mowbray. Hughton 2 promotions to the prem more recently than Mowbray. McCarthy 2 promotions to the prem 1 more recently than Mowbray. Hughes 10-15 years managing in the top flight and international pedigree. If they’re faded has beens I’ve no idea what Mowbray is and indeed was after nearly a decade of managerial failures before his pleasantly surprising albeit average stint at rovers.
  10. A legend?!?! Jesus wept. A relegation, a division 3 promotion and mid table championship finishes never cracking the top 10 while being allowed to run the club at a £20 million loss every season. Swipes at fans and inciting fan on fan altercations. That’s a very low bar for legend status. At best he’s the leader of some peculiar cult following.
  11. The limit to swags expertise will be begrudging the fact he might have been able to persuade a few to pay £50. Less ground staff to employ the fewer folk want to go. That’s the swag way.
  12. For those people who say (not on here really) it’s easy to pile on abuse of the manager whist in the middle of a death spiral. Even in 4th Tony Mowbray is a shit manager and will get rovers to no higher than mid table mediocrity probably no higher than 11th. Mowbray out
  13. Counting absentee season ticket holders. Still that’s the lowest attendance in 30 years beating the 9,140 vs hull.
  14. Rovers like to break records under the Venkys might as well go for another one. Entirely predictable low attendance.
  15. At the start of the season when it became apparent moggasurus would bumble on for another year I thought we’d possibly break club records for low home attendances. I looked at this fixture as the one which might break the records - small away following, midweek, coming towards Xmas, crap side, etc. As it turned out Fulham in early nov was the lowest attendance since the ground was redeveloped but I stand by my summer prediction this will be the lowest attendance of the season and therefore lowest for over 3 decades. * wasn’t Fulham that was the record drubbing. Potentially hull for the attendance one
  16. Ole sacked. A terrible appointment. Was never going to work. Totally ill-equipped to do that job. Plus the added fact he was a club legend meant they’d drag on far too long with him which of course they duly did.
  17. The only exception to charging more than £20 in this division if you can take advantage of supply and demand. But for Bristol city a 25,000 ish seater stadium 1/3rd empty and rovers a 30,000 seater 2/3rds empty £20 is plenty.
  18. £33 is scandalous to watch Bristol city v rovers. Hope we return the favour with like for like pricing for their fans.
  19. I’m actually surprised they have played top flight football. Sure Bristol has a stat of biggest place to effectively do nothing. Perhaps it’s biggest place not to win a trophy. 🤷‍♂️
  20. My personal favourite excuse is when he bemoans either the size or quality of his own squad as if it’s something that has nothing to do with him. But he’ll be the first to tell you he doesn’t make excuses.
  21. I reckon they should play preliminary games to get into real qualifiers during major tournaments. So as the top sides playing in the euros/world cup the least crap of the dregs win the right to get battered as per usual.
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