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Post by Aclaret » Sun Sep 06, 2020 3:33 pm

1-1 draw at Leicester in a friendly yesterday. Brendan Rodgers saying they are a good side and will be challenging in the championship this season.
Anyone worried or is he just talking shite because he didn't beat them ?

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Re: Rovers

Post by randomclaret2 » Sun Sep 06, 2020 3:35 pm

Hes saying what every manager would have said

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Re: Rovers

Post by Wellsy1882 » Sun Sep 06, 2020 4:05 pm

Be lucky to finish in the top 10 rovers
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Re: Rovers

Post by DAVETHEVICAR » Sun Sep 06, 2020 4:16 pm

Will challenge for play offs imo

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Re: Rovers

Post by claptrappers_union » Sun Sep 06, 2020 4:20 pm

Not sure how you can judge off a pre-season friendly.
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Re: Rovers

Post by DAVETHEVICAR » Sun Sep 06, 2020 4:24 pm

Can’t judge off one game
Finished last season in decent form
Just an opinion that they will be around top 6 or 7

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Re: Rovers

Post by nil_desperandum » Sun Sep 06, 2020 4:34 pm

It appears to be an exceptionally weak Championship this year, so if they can achieve any level of consistency at all then they ought to be round and about the play-offs throughout the season.
Who are the the strong teams this season? No stand outs (IMO)
Bournemouth? Watford? Norwich? - all three are unpredictable.
Of the others; Brentford?, Forest? and the two Welsh teams, (maybe)

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Re: Rovers

Post by ClaretTony » Sun Sep 06, 2020 4:36 pm

DAVETHEVICAR wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 4:24 pm
Can’t judge off one game
Finished last season in decent form
Just an opinion that they will be around top 6 or 7
Hardly finished in decent form, just 2 wins from 9 after restart and only 3 wins in last 13.

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Re: Rovers

Post by FactualFrank » Sun Sep 06, 2020 4:40 pm

Yeah, going off how they played last season overall, I expect them to be sniffing around the playoffs.

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Re: Rovers

Post by SGr » Sun Sep 06, 2020 4:41 pm

Solid manager is Mowbray. Rovers often threaten the play offs then go on a terrible run of form as soon as they’re within touching distance.
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Re: Rovers

Post by claptrappers_union » Sun Sep 06, 2020 4:47 pm

Fallen out of touch with all things Rovers since lockdown, so not sure what types of players they’ve brought in and so on.

Always got potential to go up... there’s more stability now, I like Tony Mowbray too, Venkys not interfering anymore - maybe this is their season

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Re: Rovers

Post by fatboy47 » Sun Sep 06, 2020 4:50 pm

The team, incredibly, isn't bad..theyve got rid of a shocking keeper in Walton, and signed a half decent one. Dack ready to return from Injuryand a lot of dead wood has been shipped out. I'd see them as play off contenders at the very least.


The club overall though, is a festering hulk....a carcass ready to be picked over by the vultures...it stinks to high heaven of everything that's bad about professional football today, and could sink without trace if given a
simple thumbs down from whoever is the top banana in a gang of third world poultry merchants.

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Re: Rovers

Post by nil_desperandum » Sun Sep 06, 2020 4:55 pm

fatboy47 wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 4:50 pm

The club overall though, is a festering hulk....a carcass ready to be picked over by the vultures...it stinks to high heaven of everything that's bad about professional football today, and could sink without trace if given a
simple thumbs down from whoever is the top banana in a gang of third world poultry merchants.
Well yes, but it would appear that they're good now for another season, propped up (inexplicably) by the Venkys. I keep thinking they'll lose patience and cut their losses, but there's nothing to suggest that they'll pull out this season now.

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Re: Rovers

Post by Aclaret » Sun Sep 06, 2020 4:56 pm

fatboy47 wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 4:50 pm
The team, incredibly, isn't bad..theyve got rid of a shocking keeper in Walton, and signed a half decent one. Dack ready to return from Injuryand a lot of dead wood has been shipped out. I'd see them as play off contenders at the very least.


The club overall though, is a festering hulk....a carcass ready to be picked over by the vultures...it stinks to high heaven of everything that's bad about professional football today, and could sink without trace if given a
simple thumbs down from whoever is the top banana in a gang of third world poultry merchants.
" you're just a gang of third world poultry merchants". There could be a chant there.

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Re: Rovers

Post by bobinho » Sun Sep 06, 2020 4:56 pm

You make it sound wonderful fatboy, thanks.

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Re: Rovers

Post by Vegas Claret » Sun Sep 06, 2020 5:04 pm

worried ? why would anybody be worried about any club other than your own, weird.

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Re: Rovers

Post by Silkyskills1 » Sun Sep 06, 2020 5:10 pm

FactualFrank wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 4:40 pm
Yeah, going off how they played last season overall, I expect them to be sniffing around the playoffs.
Anyone down to 14th was 'sniffing around the playoffs' for much of last season.

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Re: Rovers

Post by FactualFrank » Sun Sep 06, 2020 5:14 pm

Silkyskills1 wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 5:10 pm
Anyone down to 14th was 'sniffing around the playoffs' for much of last season.
I didn't think I needed to add, but with some people...
I think they'll sneak into the playoffs, or narrowly miss out by a few points.

That better?

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Re: Rovers

Post by Bosscat » Sun Sep 06, 2020 5:21 pm

FactualFrank wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 4:40 pm
Yeah, going off how they played last season overall, I expect them to be sniffing around the playoffs.
Thats just described Bradley Dacks bedroom habits to a tee 🤭🤭🤭

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Re: Rovers

Post by Aclaret » Sun Sep 06, 2020 5:28 pm

Vegas Claret wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 5:04 pm
worried ? why would anybody be worried about any club other than your own, weird.
Why is it weird Vegas ? It's got to be a worry, we just don't want them any where near challenging for promotion, keep em down !!.....for ever.

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Re: Rovers

Post by Vegas Claret » Sun Sep 06, 2020 5:29 pm

Aclaret wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 5:28 pm
Why is it weird Vegas ? It's got to be a worry, we just don't want them any where near challenging for promotion, keep em down !!.....for ever.
I agree with the sentiment a trillion percent, I just don't worry about it !! Our lack of transfer activity, possibly losing Tarks - I worry about those things
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Re: Rovers

Post by FCBurnley » Sun Sep 06, 2020 5:45 pm

Have they bought Messi yet

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Re: Rovers

Post by Clarets4me » Sun Sep 06, 2020 6:17 pm

nil_desperandum wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 4:55 pm
Well yes, but it would appear that they're good now for another season, propped up (inexplicably) by the Venkys. I keep thinking they'll lose patience and cut their losses, but there's nothing to suggest that they'll pull out this season now.
Venky's have sunk between £200m-£225m into Rovers and the importance of " saving face " in the Indian culture leads me to believe that they won't be selling up until they have Rovers back in the Premier League ...

They're funding an operating loss of around £390,000 a week, and a wages/turnover rate of 154% :(
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Re: Rovers

Post by RalphCoatesComb » Sun Sep 06, 2020 6:25 pm

FCBurnley wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 5:45 pm
Have they bought Messi yet
As well as Ronaldinho?!

:lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Rovers

Post by Hedontplayforyou » Sun Sep 06, 2020 6:58 pm

Looks to me as if they need a goal scorer - Then they’ll be a decent side if they don’t lose any players - however I believe they could have interest in a few of theirs before the window closes . They also lost Adarabiyo who was on loan from City at centre half, they need to replace him also in my opinion.

Top 6 this year for me will be - Norwich, Forest, Watford, Brentford, Bournemouth and Stoke,
Swansea and Preston possibly to push them, but it certainly
Looks a weak league this year

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Re: Rovers

Post by Aclaret » Sun Sep 06, 2020 7:02 pm

And possibly Cardiff, but they seem to have lost their way a little since Warnock left.

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Re: Rovers

Post by Hedontplayforyou » Sun Sep 06, 2020 7:09 pm

Millwall could be a surprise and I think Boro are doomed even with Warnock unless they pull their finger out in the market

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Re: Rovers

Post by evensteadiereddie » Sun Sep 06, 2020 7:10 pm

Derby, anyone ?

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Re: Rovers

Post by Aclaret » Sun Sep 06, 2020 7:15 pm

Derby ? Perennial failures. Their day will come eventually.

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Re: Rovers

Post by Local cricketer » Sun Sep 06, 2020 7:22 pm

Looks like the Vicar got his facts wrong on this one

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Re: Rovers

Post by bfccrazy » Sun Sep 06, 2020 7:24 pm

Vegas Claret wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 5:29 pm
I agree with the sentiment a trillion percent, I just don't worry about it !! Our lack of transfer activity, possibly losing Tarks - I worry about those things
Worried?

Why would you worry about things you have ZERO control over. Weird

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Re: Rovers

Post by Danieljwaterhouse » Sun Sep 06, 2020 7:24 pm

Going to be nowhere near...

Champions: Watford
Runners up: Norwich

Playoffs: Derby, Preston, Bournemouth, Middlesbrough

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Re: Rovers

Post by TsarBomba » Sun Sep 06, 2020 7:25 pm

Aclaret wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 7:02 pm
And possibly Cardiff, but they seem to have lost their way a little since Warnock left.

Got smashed 3-0 at Northampton yesterday.

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Re: Rovers

Post by tim_noone » Sun Sep 06, 2020 7:30 pm

nil_desperandum wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 4:55 pm
Well yes, but it would appear that they're good now for another season, propped up (inexplicably) by the Venkys. I keep thinking they'll lose patience and cut their losses, but there's nothing to suggest that they'll pull out this season now.
As Eggs is Eggs... venkys will get the Golden one then take it from there... of that I'm sure. Sadly :?

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Re: Rovers

Post by Foulthrow » Sun Sep 06, 2020 8:51 pm

You often see a team from League One come up and do well in The Championship.

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Re: Rovers

Post by Wile E Coyote » Sun Sep 06, 2020 8:59 pm

mid table finish at best, they're not that good at all really.

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Re: Rovers

Post by nil_desperandum » Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:15 pm

evensteadiereddie wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 7:10 pm
Derby, anyone ?
I may have missed an update, but haven't they potentially got a large points deduction imminent? So that would take both them and Sheff Wed out of the running.

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Re: Rovers

Post by nil_desperandum » Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:16 pm

Foulthrow wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 8:51 pm
You often see a team from League One come up and do well in The Championship.
That's absolutely true, but I can't really see that being the case this time. All three look like strugglers.
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Re: Rovers

Post by Chester Perry » Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:39 pm

nil_desperandum wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:15 pm
I may have missed an update, but haven't they potentially got a large points deduction imminent? So that would take both them and Sheff Wed out of the running.
No - got off with it, no rules broken and threatening to sue the EFL for costs as a result of the charges - the ground sale was totally dismissed and the very unusual approach to amortisation accepted because it was not illegal in British company or football law - another loophole that needs closing

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Re: Rovers

Post by Silkyskills1 » Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:46 pm

FactualFrank wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 5:14 pm
I didn't think I needed to add, but with some people...
I think they'll sneak into the playoffs, or narrowly miss out by a few points.

That better?
So, anywhere from 6th to 18 th then.

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Re: Rovers

Post by Vegas Claret » Sun Sep 06, 2020 10:01 pm

bfccrazy wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 7:24 pm
Worried?

Why would you worry about things you have ZERO control over. Weird
so if you were a passenger on an aeroplane and both engines failed at 40'000ft you'd just sit there happily with not a care in the world ? Didn't think so :D

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Re: Rovers

Post by ecc » Sun Sep 06, 2020 10:03 pm

I would be happy to see Mowbray leave.

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Re: Rovers

Post by bfccrazy » Sun Sep 06, 2020 11:24 pm

Vegas Claret wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 10:01 pm
so if you were a passenger on an aeroplane and both engines failed at 40'000ft you'd just sit there happily with not a care in the world ? Didn't think so :D
Some folk would worry if one next to them went down too tough.

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Re: Rovers

Post by FactualFrank » Mon Sep 07, 2020 8:53 am

Silkyskills1 wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:46 pm
So, anywhere from 6th to 18 th then.
No. The context of the thread is clearly about where Rovers will finish. And a few (most agree that 3 is a few) is just outside the top 6 or sneaking in.

Anyway, welcome to the list.

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Re: Rovers

Post by Gp8419 » Mon Sep 07, 2020 9:04 am

Think both them and pne won’t be a million miles away this year from playoffs,they both have decent managers for that level and settled squads and both go again with similar squads.I always tend to find with the championship is that the team that wins it is a team which has been in it the season before (Leeds last year).The relegated teams take a while to adjust back to it.Allthough the 3 relegated teams do look really strong for that level this time,I’m still going to say one of them three won’t win the title.

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Re: Rovers

Post by Gp8419 » Mon Sep 07, 2020 9:05 am

Are should I say ‘any’

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Re: Rovers

Post by Top Claret » Mon Sep 07, 2020 9:14 am

I don't think this season will be any different to the previous for Rovers who will be bang average.
The sides who will fill the top 6 berths will be those who are on Premier league parachute payments, this is now the norm.

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Re: Rovers

Post by evensteadiereddie » Mon Sep 07, 2020 9:18 am

Youre probably right although a Rovers renaissance would add some much needed spice. Trouble is, if they come up, we'll just as likely go down.

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Re: Rovers

Post by Silkyskills1 » Mon Sep 07, 2020 11:14 am

'most agree that 3 is a few'

So is 4,5,6, or 7. You're just making it up as you go along. Who is included in your 'most' survey anyway. A master of the sweeping statement in full voice.

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Re: Rovers

Post by FactualFrank » Mon Sep 07, 2020 11:28 am

Silkyskills1 wrote:
Mon Sep 07, 2020 11:14 am
'most agree that 3 is a few'

So is 4,5,6, or 7. You're just making it up as you go along. Who is included in your 'most' survey anyway. A master of the sweeping statement in full voice.
I think Rovers will be sniffing around the playoffs.

And according to your profile you are 68. Even for Rawtenstall that warrants a 'Jesus wept'.

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