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Re: Tony Mowbray

Post by Rover the Top » Thu Mar 16, 2017 3:56 pm

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Not saying that happens again anytime soon, but its amazing what happens when the club finds ways to win/tie late, as opposed to conceding early, playing catchup, & losing late, time & again. Mowbray deserves some credit for that.
You think it's all down to him in just three weeks? :yeahright: In the three games before he came we had an injury time winner against QPR, a late equaliser against Rotherham and two late goals wrongly ruled out at Sheffield Wednesday... Plus a spirited performance in the cup of course,

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Re: Tony Mowbray

Post by WacoRover » Fri Mar 17, 2017 3:12 pm

No, I simply said he deserves some credit for the resurgence. The players deserve some, & probably Rovers' mgmt as well, for hiring him. I think we can all agree that this was a better hire than Coyle was.

Look, I am not going to go way over the top here. Rovers are still basically a relegation waiting to happen, but with the recent improvement in form, who knows, it could go either way. I'm leaning towards them staying up in the championship. But, I think we still need a couple of wins.

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Re: Tony Mowbray

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Re: Tony Mowbray

Post by onlyonejackwalker » Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:36 am

Rover the Top wrote:
Thu Mar 16, 2017 3:56 pm
WacoRover wrote:
Thu Mar 16, 2017 3:24 pm

Not saying that happens again anytime soon, but its amazing what happens when the club finds ways to win/tie late, as opposed to conceding early, playing catchup, & losing late, time & again. Mowbray deserves some credit for that.
You think it's all down to him in just three weeks? :yeahright: In the three games before he came we had an injury time winner against QPR, a late equaliser against Rotherham and two late goals wrongly ruled out at Sheffield Wednesday... Plus a spirited performance in the cup of course,
No it is not all down to Mowbray in three weeks. The players deserve a lot of credit as well.

Simply put, they had little respect for Coyle and it showed. Against better teams they raised their performance naturally, but against average, or poorer teams they needed better leadership and guidance. The minute some common sense, professionalism, shared beliefs and group confidence returned we looked a far better team. Big result early away at Burton helped, then a couple of narrow wins.

Still a tad concerned at the number of goals we are conceding after seemingly solving that issue early on.

In a funny sort of way I have found this season much interesting than battling to reach 9th place. Hopefully, we can survive and then fingers crossed Mowbray is given a chance next year with some of his own players and a decent pre-season.

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Re: Tony Mowbray

Post by mrblackbat » Tue Mar 28, 2017 2:36 pm

So you DO put it all down to Mowbray in three weeks, then..... ;)

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Re: Tony Mowbray

Post by Ethiaa » Tue Mar 28, 2017 2:59 pm

Every Mowbray gained is two Mowbrays dropped

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Re: Tony Mowbray

Post by Rover the Top » Tue Mar 28, 2017 5:20 pm

mrblackbat wrote:
Tue Mar 28, 2017 2:36 pm
So you DO put it all down to Mowbray in three weeks, then..... ;)
No, the players deserve credit for not having respect for Coyle and letting it show... ;)

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Re: Tony Mowbray

Post by onlyonejackwalker » Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:59 am

Strange decision to appoint Coyle. His last three appointments before us at Bolton, Wigan and Houston did not go to plan. His Burnley links on top of his recent poor record were always going to irritate. Felt a tad inevitable all year that we would be relegated under him. Warnock was supposedly in the frame, but then we suddenly found our 'outstanding candidate'.

Still all to play for, but I have said for a while that I think we will just about scrape survival. Recent results are a lot more encouraging, as are our performances. I think the Burton away game will prove a big result as they go down instead.

Yes the players deserve a lot of credit of late and I am pleased they have rallied round. Dropping another division would be very damaging for the club, its employees, finances, supporters and ongoing potential. Further damaging the local community and the people / businesses that also rely on the Rovers.

It is hard to explain why they have underperformed all year and struggled against all and sundry. With margins so small, it could literally be confidence and belief and shared goals making the current difference. I fully expected the team to rally somewhat towards the end of this season. It remains disgraceful the way we abuse pre-season, lose momentum, gift points, prepare poorly and play catch up for six months. I hope we take a much more professional approach this summer irrespective of the division we play in.

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