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Re: Rumours, wishlists and general tomfoolery

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Post by Ethiaa » Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:54 pm

We should have got relegated years ago. This is so much more fun than scrapping around for survival in the Championship. You can actually buy people!

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Post by Gibbon » Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:33 pm

:lol:

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Post by Darth Rover » Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:28 pm

Rovers fans can visit the seaside too and take in the fresh air. Blackpool, Fleetwood, Southend, Plymouth and Portsmouth. A lot healthier than the Premiership and polluted the cities.

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Post by Rover the Top » Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:35 pm

Blackpool, healthy?

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Post by RoverthePennines » Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:20 pm

Rover the Top wrote:
Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:35 pm
Blackpool, healthy?
Portsmouth is worse, though Southsea has a certain charm

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Post by Ethiaa » Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:02 pm

Seriously, much more fun as a fan than watching games in the PL when all you were playing for was to hang on to mid table. I have serious concerns about people who think otherwise.

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Post by mrblackbat » Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:08 pm

Though I very much enjoyed the PL seasons when we were pushing to break into the top five.

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Post by Darth Rover » Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:11 pm

Ethiaa wrote:
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Seriously, much more fun as a fan than watching games in the PL when all you were playing for was to hang on to mid table. I have serious concerns about people who think otherwise.
Totally agree with this. Also it is important to actually win something while the club is on a high. Rovers bagged the Premier league trophy and a league cup. The Full members cup was just a warm up :) I wish Rovers had won the FA Cup when we had the chance during the Premiership years. I have this conversation with the odd Burnley fan i come in contact with who wish to gloat about their current position. Newcastle fans know all about this too.

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Post by theadore » Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:30 am

Honestly - I tend to prefer being in a better league. If i'm going to watch football I'd rather it be as good a standard as possible, regardless of whether Rovers are winning or not.

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Post by Rover the Top » Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:00 am

Seeing your team win always beats watching them lose. But somehow it's more satisfying to beat Man Utd than Fleetwood Town. And as blackbat points out, we were a competitive top half side for a number of years in the PL. I'm surprised eth has fallen for Allardyce's myth.

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Post by stillgrowling » Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:16 am

Have to say I'm enjoying this season - the best for a long time. But I still want us to get promoted, and again if possible.

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Re: Rumours, wishlists and general tomfoolery

Post by Gibbon » Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:43 pm

I like watching us be competitive, which we've not really been since Hughes left. This is the most entertained I've been in years, but yes, it'd be nice to see if we can continue this form in a higher tier of the league.

Sadly I think FFP as it stands will make it almost impossible for us if we make it back to the championship, it just doesn't help a club with a fan base as small as ours.

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Post by Hudson » Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:47 pm

Rumours still circulating of Jason Lowe having his contract at Brum cancelled and then rejoining us on a free.

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Post by Rover the Top » Wed Jan 24, 2018 1:40 pm

Gibbon wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:43 pm

Sadly I think FFP as it stands will make it almost impossible for us if we make it back to the championship, it just doesn't help a club with a fan base as small as ours.
Yep, the Championship favours giants such as Burnley, Bournemouth and Brighton these days... :yeahright:

FFP crashed us because of the timing, we were the guinea pigs relegated into the first draft of it, already working to an incompatible business model and given no realistic chance to adapt. Life in the Championship was tough for us because we carried on fighting despite being hamstrung by the new rules; we were just getting gradually weaker until we were unable to compete in the division. Relegation has given us a chance to rebuild and gain some confidence and momentum. I think things will be different should we go up, we've got a better platform now.

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