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  1. Going with the old school here. Britney rules all. Please know this.

  2. Sky Bet EFL 2016/17

    I too would like to see Huddersfield go up with Newcastle and Brighton as a Liverpool fan. However, failing them I would kind of like to see Sheffield Wednesday go up as well.
  3. Sky Bet EFL 2016/17

    Four EFL clubs 'at risk of failure' according to a study from financial service firm Begbies Taylor. Looking around, there's been lots of speculation on the clubs involved. Three League One teams and one League Two team. Most people point to Leyton Orient as a definite likelihood, with Bolton also suggested. It's a shame to see the potential downfall of some historic teams.
  4. Five players you most want to stay at your club for the next 3 years

    So, for Bristol Rovers I think it has to be: Stuart Sinclair Steve Mildenhall Matty Taylor Nathan Blissett Jake Gosling Those are the five I feel bring the most to the club within the next three years.
  5. The England thread

    Roy had no reason to mention it. Managers up and down the country rest players without flat out saying "oh, they didn't want to play because they were tired". It offers no benefit for him to slate one of his players again. Just like he did with Glen Johnson at Liverpool, he's deflecting attention onto the player because he cannot be seen to be wrong. For a man with his experience, you'd think he would have learnt the basics of PR by now. Better yet, you'd think the FA would have too. Who knows if Raheem will be galvanized by this and become a better player? Maybe. Or maybe he and the rest of the team will just think "Oh god, Roy's a dick and I hate playing for him". Roy works well with certain players due to his elder figure, calm but wise manner that he portrays, but when it gets to a bigger breed of animal he is lost. Thus, his experiences at top-level teams and environments doesn't match his successes. And experience should tell him something about evolution and adaptation. I have experience in my job to know that the way I do things today won't necessarily mean that's the way to do it tomorrow. What worked 40 years ago doesn't necessarily work today. Liverpool have invested shit loads of money into their fitness and medical teams and it shows today with better young players. Michael Owen suffered similar circumstances back in his younger days and curtailed a good period of his career because of it. Liverpool have evolved and adapted from those days. Roy has not entirely done that. Medical science has moved on so that we understand some players need resting and others don't. Whilst at Real Madrid, it was regularly accepted that Ronaldo (as in Fat Ronaldo) didn't partake in training every day depending on his mood and desire. But when it came to crunch time, he delivered. Some players are like that. You work with all different variables with each player. In wrestling context, just because Vince McMahon functions on 4 hours sleep does that mean everyone else has to? No. We are all different. When I trained for wrestling, how I trained was different to how my friends trained because we are all built different. If Roy hasn't grasped that concept yet then I worry for him. Not to say Brendan Rodgers isn't culpable of any mistakes. By all means, Brendan has to accept some blame for any tiredness Raheem Sterling is undergoing right now. He could certainly afford to rest the kid. Did he need to play him for the entirety of the match against Middlesborough? Close match decided by penalties aside, maybe the team and Sterling would have benefited from him not playing and another younger star getting their chance? Maybe the match could have happily been written off to focus on League and European exploits? These are questions that Brendan needs to answer. But ultimately, Roy has one again shown why he is not the manager England needs, but the manager the FA wants. Why progress? Progress means change and change ultimately is too much for some people to accept.
  6. The Barclays Premier League Thread 2013/14

    It has been coming for the last few games. Today the bubble burst. Absolutely. "Slow and steady wins the race", as they say. It's probably the most frustrated I have felt in a long time. Such an opportunity... Still. Just have to give "hope" and "dream" a chance to win it for us, I guess. Keep us dreaming boys. Keep us dreaming.
  7. The Barclays Premier League Thread 2013/14

    Liverpool capitulated. The pressure got to them. Fair play to Mourinho on the basis of he worked out Liverpool. It was naive of Brendan Rodgers to just think Liverpool's way would work. The way Chelsea played, they needed to get someone playing off the defender's shoulders and get the ball behind the defence. Habitual crosses into the box wasn't going to work against a strong, organized and tall defence. Has to be said Kalas had a fantastic game. Certainly believe on that performance he could become world class. The difference in his calm, cool approach to many of Liverpool's rushed attack is the epitome of the game. Ultimately, there can be such a thing as wanting something too much. Keeping your cool was what Liverpool should have done. Ultimately, Chelsea did it instead and sadly they come unstuck. They gave Chelsea too much respect when they should have been more patient. Alas, a golden opportunity was wasted. It may still go their way if Manchester City mess up. But they shouldn't have allowed that to happen. Maybe this is the experience to guide them for the future. This could still be the awakening of the Liver bird yet.
  8. 2013 Summer Transfer Thread

    I'm guessing they took the gate down to paint it the colour of disappointment.
  9. nPower Football League Thread 2012/13

    I don't care. Bristol Rovers didn't get relegated and more importantly Bristol City did! SEASON OVER ¬_¬
  10. nPower Football League Thread 2012/13

    League Two tends to favour sixth or seventh place quite a lot, due to the surge of momentum that can occur from that final play-off place push. Bristol Rovers, among others, did it in 2006-2007.
  11. nPower Football League Thread 2012/13

    I don't see why the Supporter's Trust couldn't get a deal together. I believe they've got enough support from the Council and the city to make it happen. The sensible thing to do would be to liquidate and start afresh, but that's obviously easy to say from the outside.
  12. nPower Football League Thread 2012/13

    I hold sympathy for the club because having lived in Portsmouth I know how much it means to the town. Honestly, as much as I liked the people down there, it is a shithole and there isn't very much going for it besides the Navy history it has (not that it's a bad thing - the docks are a very important part of British history). It's not the fans fault that the club has been badly mismanaged and in fairness it's not Michael Appleton's fault either. He's just trying to build a team with what he has. I don't think the idea is to buy players from other clubs. By transfer budget, he's really meaning the wage budget plus potential sign-on fees and all of that. It's not like he's asking to get rid of Ben-Haim to go sign Gael Clichy. The situation at the club is that the current first team contracts are too much for the club to commit to, so they need to get rid of the £50kpw players and sign players on contracts probably closer to £10k or less, which at League One level they could maintain. I believe clubs need to be sanctioned in situations like this, but like Rangers in Scotland sometimes people can want to rain down the punishments just too much on a club to prove a point. I think Portsmouth have certainly learned their lesson here, although I have to say I am all for the PST taking over instead of Portpin. They're in part at fault for the mess, so I don't really think they should remain in charge.
  13. Eurovision 2012!

    We could send Sacha Baron Cohen to pretend to be someone. It would have the same impact.
  14. Eurovision 2012!

    The Humperdink song is like every other song we've done - it's just not good enough to win this competition. We don't take it seriously enough. It was a decent song, but it hardly had enough going for it to win. I mean, even Jedward did better than us. Politics aside (because they certainly play their part), it wasn't good enough to succeed. I'd say we deserved slightly better than second to last, but not that far off. Better than Jedward, for sure
  15. The 2011/12 Gary Speed Memorial Thread

    I'm Bristol Rovers. I'm special
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