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by mrblackbat
Sun Feb 25, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Roverstalk
Topic: Walsall v Blackburn, Sat, 24 Feb 2018, KO 15:00
Replies: 84
Views: 659

Re: Walsall v Blackburn, Sat, 24 Feb 2018, KO 15:00

Rhodes scored ten in 25 games that season, more and at a better ration than Graham. No Bowyer wasn't managing at the end, which is exactly my point. It was a terrible decision to get rid of him for the clown Lambert, and a terrible decision by him not to play to his best player's strengths. At the e...
by mrblackbat
Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Roverstalk
Topic: Walsall v Blackburn, Sat, 24 Feb 2018, KO 15:00
Replies: 84
Views: 659

Re: Walsall v Blackburn, Sat, 24 Feb 2018, KO 15:00

So to sum up. We had 4 seasons in a row where we got worse. Even with Rhodes in the squad. Rhodes scored 1 league goal in his last 10 league games. Rhodes wanted to leave. He no longer wanted to play for Rovers. Sold Rhodes for 8m and replaced with Graham who improved our goals. Rhodes firing blank...
by mrblackbat
Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Roverstalk
Topic: Walsall v Blackburn, Sat, 24 Feb 2018, KO 15:00
Replies: 84
Views: 659

Re: Walsall v Blackburn, Sat, 24 Feb 2018, KO 15:00

No we haven't finished lower each season, we were improving under Bowyer. Of course then we sacked him and replaced him with someone determined to dismantle that progress..... Happy in League 1? Ambitious, then.... We finished championship in the order below. We did get worse each season. 8th 9th 1...
by mrblackbat
Sun Feb 25, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Roverstalk
Topic: Walsall v Blackburn, Sat, 24 Feb 2018, KO 15:00
Replies: 84
Views: 659

Re: Walsall v Blackburn, Sat, 24 Feb 2018, KO 15:00

No we haven't finished lower each season, we were improving under Bowyer. Of course then we sacked him and replaced him with someone determined to dismantle that progress..... Happy in League 1? Ambitious, then.... We finished championship in the order below. We did get worse each season. 8th 9th 1...
by mrblackbat
Sun Feb 25, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Roverstalk
Topic: Walsall v Blackburn, Sat, 24 Feb 2018, KO 15:00
Replies: 84
Views: 659

Re: Walsall v Blackburn, Sat, 24 Feb 2018, KO 15:00

No we haven't finished lower each season, we were improving under Bowyer. Of course then we sacked him and replaced him with someone determined to dismantle that progress.....

Happy in League 1? Ambitious, then....
by mrblackbat
Sun Feb 25, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Roverstalk
Topic: Walsall v Blackburn, Sat, 24 Feb 2018, KO 15:00
Replies: 84
Views: 659

Re: Walsall v Blackburn, Sat, 24 Feb 2018, KO 15:00

After he was pretty much forced out, yeah. And it still doesn't change the fact we're a weaker squad, nor that Danny Graham didn't replace Steele and Lowe as you seemed to suggest.... ;) I was making a general point about players. And the stats suggest we've been better off with Graham over Rhodes,...
by mrblackbat
Sun Feb 25, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Roverstalk
Topic: Walsall v Blackburn, Sat, 24 Feb 2018, KO 15:00
Replies: 84
Views: 659

Re: Walsall v Blackburn, Sat, 24 Feb 2018, KO 15:00

The 10 that Rhodes had already scored did more to save us than Graham's 7. And then we went down woth a season of Graham.

I know who I'd choose to have in my team.
by mrblackbat
Sun Feb 25, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Roverstalk
Topic: Walsall v Blackburn, Sat, 24 Feb 2018, KO 15:00
Replies: 84
Views: 659

Re: Walsall v Blackburn, Sat, 24 Feb 2018, KO 15:00

But we still went down. Sounds like a luxury we can't afford to me.... :yeahright:
by mrblackbat
Sun Feb 25, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Roverstalk
Topic: Walsall v Blackburn, Sat, 24 Feb 2018, KO 15:00
Replies: 84
Views: 659

Re: Walsall v Blackburn, Sat, 24 Feb 2018, KO 15:00

I'm not sure how goals are a luxury..... If you don’t help to defend or hold the ball up properly you put your defence under pressure. For all his goals and ruddy’s we still didn’t even make the playoffs :shrug: As soon as his goals dried up in his last season for us he was not needed any more. We ...
by mrblackbat
Sun Feb 25, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Roverstalk
Topic: Walsall v Blackburn, Sat, 24 Feb 2018, KO 15:00
Replies: 84
Views: 659

Re: Walsall v Blackburn, Sat, 24 Feb 2018, KO 15:00

After he was pretty much forced out, yeah.

And it still doesn't change the fact we're a weaker squad, nor that Danny Graham didn't replace Steele and Lowe as you seemed to suggest.... ;)
by mrblackbat
Sun Feb 25, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Roverstalk
Topic: Walsall v Blackburn, Sat, 24 Feb 2018, KO 15:00
Replies: 84
Views: 659

Re: Walsall v Blackburn, Sat, 24 Feb 2018, KO 15:00

I'm not sure how goals are a luxury.....
by mrblackbat
Sun Feb 25, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Roverstalk
Topic: Walsall v Blackburn, Sat, 24 Feb 2018, KO 15:00
Replies: 84
Views: 659

Re: Walsall v Blackburn, Sat, 24 Feb 2018, KO 15:00

Perhaps he would have. He came close, but it still was a much poorer team than the season before, where Lambert did his best to dismantle things.
by mrblackbat
Sun Feb 25, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Roverstalk
Topic: Walsall v Blackburn, Sat, 24 Feb 2018, KO 15:00
Replies: 84
Views: 659

Re: Walsall v Blackburn, Sat, 24 Feb 2018, KO 15:00

thehatts wrote:
Sun Feb 25, 2018 3:20 pm
mrblackbat wrote:
Sun Feb 25, 2018 3:19 pm
Except it wasn't onwards and upwards, it was onwards and downwards. :shrug:
But if we go up we are back in the same division but with a better squad. Upwards.
A better squad than when we went down, but not better than when we were sat outside the playoffs. Overall a poorer squad.
by mrblackbat
Sun Feb 25, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Roverstalk
Topic: Walsall v Blackburn, Sat, 24 Feb 2018, KO 15:00
Replies: 84
Views: 659

Re: Walsall v Blackburn, Sat, 24 Feb 2018, KO 15:00

He scored one goal in ten games whilst being asked to do a role he wasn't suited to. :shrug:

Poor management, not the quality of the player.
by mrblackbat
Sun Feb 25, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Roverstalk
Topic: Walsall v Blackburn, Sat, 24 Feb 2018, KO 15:00
Replies: 84
Views: 659

Re: Walsall v Blackburn, Sat, 24 Feb 2018, KO 15:00

Not as good as those whom we let go, and ultimately one of the contributing players to our relegation. :shrug: You're right I really wish we had Lowe and Steele instead of Graham :lol: Of course, Graham didn't replace a midfielder and a goalkeeper, though, both of whom remained with the club for a ...