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Thread: Negatives and positives

  1. #21
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    I keep telling myself not to respond to comments started with no evidence or justification.
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    At the start of tonights match Stewart Downing has created more chances than ANY other Championsip player.
    This place us becoming a mini brfcs/let site. Much more thought needed

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    I dont have a problem with downing at all
    A real class signing.
    There is a trend forming though,and that is Tony mowbray cannot be trusted with money.
    Look at the signings this season
    All pretty good bar the one we spent money on.
    If you look at all the signings,only dack and possibly Armstrong have been good signings made with cash.

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    I have been a supporter of tony mowbray but I am starting to feel things are just not working.
    We seem to be lacking a identity
    Are we a long ball team,a possession team or a passing team?
    Bad luck and bad decisions are starting to rule our season.
    Do we wait and see?or try something new?sat here watching the game at home,wondering if I should go to bed.
    A poor show,involving a second rate sam Allardyce tactics.
    Sam Gallagher wont win a aerial duel as long as I have a hole up my arse,so let's try keep it on the ground.

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    Lots if injuries playing a part.
    It's still a work in process with an eye on the future.
    As ever if Blackburn Rovers played football as badly as their supporters supported the team they would be playing down Pleasington

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    Quote Originally Posted by seventwo View Post
    I keep telling myself not to respond to comments started with no evidence or justification.
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    At the start of tonights match Stewart Downing has created more chances than ANY other Championsip player.
    This place us becoming a mini brfcs/let site. Much more thought needed
    I heard that one tonight, like everyone else, that I was unaware of until tonight! You should have filled me in in that one much earlier, being aware of it?

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    I heard it tonight but spent an hour earlier today trying to find the stats online. He does a great job but "fans" don't see it.

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    A better second half by us but a disappointing result nonetheless.
    I can see us being turned over by Preston on Saturday.
    I hope Tony mowbray has a few rabbits in a hat,as time is running out for him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seventwo View Post
    I heard it tonight but spent an hour earlier today trying to find the stats online. He does a great job but "fans" don't see it.
    Did he do a great job tonight? Personally I think he would have a far greater impact not being used as much as he is. But in every way his over all distribution is much better than say Johnson. Who I think gives the ball away too easily at times. My opinion was simply I don't feel like we are improving with him playing every week. I could be wrong and the stats certainly go against what I'm saying.
    We did lose tonight and had one deflected shot on target in 90 mins, despite playing ok.
    It could be that we are creating loads of chances every game and we are just missing lots of chances? I didn't think that on Sat or tonight? And I watched both games. But stats will tell me something else?

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    But are we really creating chances?
    How can we when our midfielders often aren't midfielders but out of place forwards?
    Did we expect more tonight?
    It's not great but it is still moving in the right direction. The squad continues to improve, the players get better. But we do need to get our act together.
    I expect this season to be an improvement on last and to be involved in the play off positions next season. We aren't within a mile of a very poor premier league yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seventwo View Post
    But are we really creating chances?
    How can we when our midfielders often aren't midfielders but out of place forwards?
    Did we expect more tonight?
    It's not great but it is still moving in the right direction. The squad continues to improve, the players get better. But we do need to get our act together.
    I expect this season to be an improvement on last and to be involved in the play off positions next season. We aren't within a mile of a very poor premier league yet.
    That's the main issue. We aren't creating many chances. I didn't expect much tonight. We are really hit with injuries, and we are disjointed because of it. I do feel we look a little flat at the moment over-all? But tonight, I didn't actually think we played too badly. But one shot means we are giving ourselves much of a chance.
    I think this will all take a bit of time to adjust to a new style of play, and players need to gel. Hopefully we have Holtby back on Sat.
    There is so little to choose between the top and bottom of this league. So moving forwards if we keep improving and find a style that suits us, that gets results then we could be aiming for the play offs next season. We are still establishing ourselves at this level again, and are in sort of limbo at this very point. Struggling a bit with form, and hit badly with injuries. We have lost 3 first team left backs in a month ffs! We'll pick up some points soon, and things will swing back our way for a while such is this level.

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    Weirdly.....going to Preston on Sat looking like we could get get turned over, is the sort of game I actually fancy us in more. Hopefully it's against those knobs on Sat

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    I'd agree with the last two posts

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    I do feel sorry for Aucks.
    These defeats ruin his day whereas we get pissed and go to sleep.

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    Quote Originally Posted by champs95 View Post
    And 're Chapman. He's scoring more than one per game for the U23's and in great form. Fit, playing well, good attitude again. Like Rankin Costello. Ready to come in and play. Reckon he will drop Bennett to play Rankin Costello? I don't. Same with Downing for Chapman. No chance. Like he went with Smallwood over Travis last season. It took an injuries and a red card and suspension before we got to see one of our most crucial plsyers
    Champs, you're making the assumption they will transfer U-23 excellence to first-team football. Very often, it doesn't happen.
    You have to be a bit wary of this "Anything Mowbray doesn't do must be the right thing to do" argument.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seventwo View Post
    I do feel sorry for Aucks.
    These defeats ruin his day whereas we get pissed and go to sleep.
    Seventwo - this is weird! I replied to you three hours ago, but the post has disappeared!
    Anyway, yes it can be a bugger, but I didn't actually watch until late morning because of a family birthday, and I wasn't expecting too much.
    Strangely, I didn't think it was quite as awful as Mowbray himself suggests on the BRFC site. Very flat, though, No-one had a real stinker, but no-one stood out either.
    Saxo has suggested 'time for a change' and there is definitely a groundswell in that direction now. The media will probably jump on the bandwagon soon and then it will become hard for the owners to resist.
    That's football. However, I am in the "Be careful what you wish for camp." It's not long since Hurst and Cook were being suggested as "saviours"!
    If we lose our next two games, I suspect the end will be near.

    Champs - I think you've got me wrong on Holtby. You seem to believe I'm putting him down. Not at all. It's just that I'm reluctant to draw conclusions based on limited appearances.
    Johnson, for example, looked excellent in the first month of the season, but has been so-so since.
    One reason I am keen on Downing is his consistency. God knows that's a quality some of our players are desperately short of.

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    We just didn't look overly interested
    A better second half but the key word is consistency.
    We have not looked consistent all season and that's the difference between a very average team and the top 3.
    Teams have an off night in this league but it's how you deal with it.
    West brom ground out a draw tonight when they were dead and buried against Barnsley.
    If we went 2-0 down to a team,we wouldn't come back from it.
    We have not played well in a full match for quite a while and seeing the disjointed style of our play does worry me.
    The next 3 is tough but could be mowbray's last unless a miracle is performed.
    The players all say they love Tony mowbray,now it's time to play for him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AucklandRover View Post
    Champs, you're making the assumption they will transfer U-23 excellence to first-team football. Very often, it doesn't happen.
    You have to be a bit wary of this "Anything Mowbray doesn't do must be the right thing to do" argument.
    Travis, Lenihan, Raya all did well. Tosin seems ok. Did you watch last night? Experienced Danny Graham came on. And missed out one golden chance. And did nothing else. Could Jack Vale not come on and do nothing and miss the one big chance he gets? You never know until you play these lads. You never know, he may even have ticked the chance away? We'll never know.
    Did the 16 year old Birminghsm centre half stand out to you? 16 years old. The lad was outstanding. And had the striker we paid millions for in his pocket. Hes 16. He looked better than anything we had.
    I get it, we have chosen a direction. Experience. And it's really dour, really flat. Not getting us many points. But we have to kind of stick with it now.
    He will have to find a way of getting something over the next month's games, as if thet don't pull their finger out, they are getting dragged into a relegation battle. And like last night, looking at the fixtures I don't see 3 points any time soon. But knowing football, a surprise result will occur and that could be the spark we need.
    The one thing I do know, if you keep playing Danny Graham etc keep expecting the same results.

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