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Re: Rumours, wishlists and general tomfoolery

Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:14 pm
by Thorisgodpoo
Sure, it is a step up. I think he is worth a trial, but I don't think it would be necessary right now to bring another centreback in the mix, with Lenihan on the brink and Williams being rediscovered as a centreback option.

Re: Rumours, wishlists and general tomfoolery

Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:26 pm
by thehatts
Thorisgodpoo wrote:
Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:14 pm
Sure, it is a step up. I think he is worth a trial, but I don't think it would be necessary right now to bring another centreback in the mix, with Lenihan on the brink and Williams being rediscovered as a centreback option.
Okey doke. Could be a massive gift horse. I honestly can’t judge how good Lenihan is. Looked ok in championship and looked shaky in one and only league one game. I went to the game at roots hall.

Re: Rumours, wishlists and general tomfoolery

Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:35 pm
by Thorisgodpoo
I am not going to deny something that hasn't happened or without giving a chance. He could be great, also could be crap. But we won't know unless there is a trial. Might also have to take into factor he doesn't want to play anymore.

Re: Rumours, wishlists and general tomfoolery

Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:40 pm
by thehatts
Thorisgodpoo wrote:
Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:35 pm
I am not going to deny something that hasn't happened or without giving a chance. He could be great, also could be crap. But we won't know unless there is a trial. Might also have to take into factor he doesn't want to play anymore.
No he was interviewed today saying he is looking for a club. Over his depression although i’m Not sure you fully get over it but learn to manage it. Hasn’t placed a bet for over a year. Training in Woking sports centre at the mo. Desperate to get playing again. Still only 26. Well worth a trial.

Re: Rumours, wishlists and general tomfoolery

Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:49 pm
by Thorisgodpoo
I agree, depression is a complex issue and could be a hurdle for clubs to consider if they sign him on. Although him admitting his shortcomings shows more mental strength than anything else. I think he is worth a look when able.

Re: Rumours, wishlists and general tomfoolery

Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:33 pm
by theadore
thehatts wrote:
Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:04 pm
theadore wrote:
Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:37 pm
Really?

Surely still looking for a substantial wage befitting a former 10 million plus player... Potentially upsetting the squad with a questionable character isn't what I would do when momentum is with me.
Released from QPR, looking for a club to give him a chance. Second chances and that :shrug: I doubt he could or would demand high wages now. I say again released from QPR not Inter Milan. I would get him in a take a look. He had a gambling habit and depression.
Don't disagree... My point was more that in our current position we don't need to take the chance.

Re: Rumours, wishlists and general tomfoolery

Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:34 pm
by thehatts
theadore wrote:
Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:33 pm
thehatts wrote:
Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:04 pm
theadore wrote:
Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:37 pm
Really?

Surely still looking for a substantial wage befitting a former 10 million plus player... Potentially upsetting the squad with a questionable character isn't what I would do when momentum is with me.
Released from QPR, looking for a club to give him a chance. Second chances and that :shrug: I doubt he could or would demand high wages now. I say again released from QPR not Inter Milan. I would get him in a take a look. He had a gambling habit and depression.
Don't disagree... My point was more that in our current position we don't need to take the chance.
but acting slow doesn’t normally get you anything. I would be surprised if no other team will pick him up before the summer.

Re: Rumours, wishlists and general tomfoolery

Posted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:30 am
by Gibbon
Unnecessary risk in my opinion. Good luck to the guy, but too many questionmarks over his temperament for this stage of the season.

Re: Rumours, wishlists and general tomfoolery

Posted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:32 am
by stillgrowling
Having dispatched Ward off to MKD we are a tad short of cover at centre half. Perhaps Mowbray might see him as a better option than Downing.

Re: Rumours, wishlists and general tomfoolery

Posted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:50 pm
by Gibbon
Downing who we just signed on a permanent deal?

Re: Rumours, wishlists and general tomfoolery

Posted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 1:20 pm
by Darth Rover
stillgrowling wrote:
Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:32 am
Having dispatched Ward off to MKD we are a tad short of cover at centre half. Perhaps Mowbray might see him as a better option than Downing.
Rovers still look good at the back even with Mulgrew out. Another injury to Williams or Downing would leave us short but we cannot take on another defender on the basis we might lose more than one defender to long term injury or suspension. Mulgrew will be available again probably next weekend and that leaves Mowbray a selection dilemma should the back four perform well at Plymouth today. I think the squad looks very strong now and all effort should be put into going all out with what we have. I am confident we will finish in the top two places. Progress made during the 18 games unbeaten has seen Rovers claw back a gap of around ten points. With a similar amount of games left i can see Rovers gaining promotion hopefully with a game or two left. I am a long in the tooth Rovers follower and used to seeing Rovers doing things the hard way but along with Wigan Rovers are a big fish in this league One pond. Shrewsbury have over performed this season and done well but the two Lancashire clubs have better squads that will perform more consistantly towards the end of the season.