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Team: Doncaster Rovers

Where from: Doncaster

Favourite player: ALan Ball

Best team moment: 1966 FACup win.

Interests: Football, horse Racing, Reading

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05 Apr 2016 21:33:16
Baines says there no sense of togetherness in the dressing room for 2 years. Watch out for an announcement he is injured for the weekend. He will get exiled like Eto and Distin for speaking out against RM.


1.) 05 Apr 2016 22:07:45
Difference is he made it public. Bit obvious for Martinez to make him 'injured' after him going so public with it.

Plus Baines has been at the club a long time and dare I say a more senior figure than they other two players you mention. Maybe more players will back Baines and it may or hopefully will be the beginning of the end for Martinez.

2.) 05 Apr 2016 22:08:24
Yes I believe you as I believe that Martinez is a vindictive arrogant dictator and not the nice guy most think he is.
What has happened to Osman, Piennar, what happened to Distan.
He will come on the radio and tell you a player is one of the best then drop him, it has happened with all these players including Baines, oh yes Eto as well.
Baines is a true blue that is for certain.

3.) 06 Apr 2016 00:32:37
Baines said there's no chemistry. There's a bit difference between chemistry and togetherness.

4.) 06 Apr 2016 09:33:15
It would be fitting if at the next home game the fans give Baines an extra big cheer for coming out and saying what he did. The board must take notice. That is if he is selected or "injured".

5.) 06 Apr 2016 11:08:22
I hate to say it but Leighton has some guts and has put himself on the line.
i have been saying for months on here we MUST take pro active action like me not renewing my season ticket if evryone did it board would have to have acted.
I have been criticised being told I not true fan having supported them since in short trousersin 59! .
Even true fans and loyal can only stand so much.
A dog may be loyal but if you kick it enough it will bite back.



06 Jul 2014 22:36:44
Dutch press saying we have agreed a fee for Dusan Tadic and have beaten Southampton to sign him


1.) 07 Jul 2014 06:26:06
I highly doubt it

2.) 07 Jul 2014 08:03:56
I also highly doubt it. He won't come cheap and they have far more financial muscle than us.

3.) 07 Jul 2014 08:29:13
This was actually in the Sunday people yesterday, how accurate it is I don't know because it WAS the the Sunday people. I'd like it to be true though, fee of around 8-9 million being reported which I'd like to think we could afford!.

4.) AB1878, they actually have debts that dwarf ours

5.) 07 Jul 2014 10:31:52
But that doesn't stop them from spending more than we do! Everywhere is reporting that the deal for him to go there is practically done, anyway. Shame, he's an excellent player

6.) Hope so just checked him out as I knew nowt about him and looks a class act.

7.) Not sure if this means anything but they are reporting the same thing on the southampton site as well.



22 Jan 2014 22:28:13
Falcao suffered horrific knee injury tonight and may even miss the World Cup, could be that Monaco may now cancel any deal for Traore if they feel they need him now.




01 Apr 2013 19:44:58
Marca.com in Spain say we are on trail of Jeffren Suarez, midfielder/winger for Sporting Lisbon. Ex Barca youngster. Heard anything Eds? {Ed025's Note - no rick..





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15 Sep 2017 10:13:33
Some say don't hit the panic button. Others say pick Niasse. I'd hate to think what would happen if we did hit it. On another note I think Besic and Holgate were particularly poor last night.


1.) 15 Sep 2017 13:40:55
I don't and have never rated Besic.

2.) 15 Sep 2017 19:59:28
FatChris, then you know nothing about football. Besic is a fantastic player but the problem is complementing his talent with his style which results in his many injuries. Take his style away and his talent diminishes.



20 Jul 2017 14:38:59
Anyone else think Dowell may be an upgrade on Barkley.


1.) 20 Jul 2017 15:01:23
Both players have great technical ability, but I believe that they both need to be more consistent and productive in order to convince RK.



09 May 2017 22:20:01
It amazes me that whenever it looks like any teams star player looks like moving, a lot of their fans suddenly decide they are rubbish/ past it or overrated despite cheering them on all season
Remember when Gerrard was off to Chelsea, they burned their shirts. Same when Van Persie left the Gunners. If Ross or Romelu are here
next season I guarantee all our moaners will soon be singing their praises once again. Well, until next summer anyway.




01 Jan 2017 11:59:01
Our main problem is the age of our starting 11. Steklenberg Williams Jags Baines and Barry are all 32 or over yet start week after week. The top 6 have only 3 between them Bravo Chec and Ibrahimovic and 2 of them are keepers. This has to be adressed sooner than later.


1.) 01 Jan 2017 12:50:57
As I drag myself to the gym this morning for my daily 30 minute walk I will reflect on how great it was when I was in my mid-thirties! But you are right rick, too many players at the end of their careers who slow the team up. A big turn over in playing staff will happen over the next few transfer windows.
Happy New Year to all especially the Ed's,

{Ed025's Note - also to you mike mate..

2.) 01 Jan 2017 15:50:32
My Gym is closed today. Good going if your name is your age Blue. I am 66 and just reverted to doing the shuttle sprints I did in my Teens, definitely slowed though.

3.) 01 Jan 2017 15:50:37
Yes ricktee but we also have very young players too. Lukaku, Barkley, Del all under 23. Holgate and Galloway under 20. Davies and DCL in their teens.

We need balance. Can't have all young players. Do Barry and Jags have much left? Bit part role next season I would imagine. Which will be invaluable to the younger players. To bring them on.

4.) 01 Jan 2017 17:50:46
NBTB mate, I had "fall outs" a couple of years ago with someposters on here by suggesting that our squad was getting too old overall. As ricktee says, we have 5 players starting over the age of 32. That is plainly too many. As he also points out, the "top" clubs have only 3 between them. Surely that shows that our squad is too old and did you see Barry hobble off the other day? Plainly too old now. He was 5 yards behind Hazard at Chelsea 2 seasons ago!

5.) 01 Jan 2017 18:23:10
You hardly exaggerate Degsy? 5 yards off the pace? Come on, no doubt he is slower but 5 yards?

Over the past 3 or 4 seasons imho Barry probably has been our most consistent performer. Yes he's getting old. Still has been a good signing regardless.

5 players over the age of 32 yes but how many of them 5 are guaranteed starters?

Two, Williams and Baines. In centre back we also have Mori who is 25, Holgate is what 20 or something and Galloway who is the same.

It depends what way you look at it. How many players have we under 25?

More than our fair share I would suspect. You don't win anything with all young players.

Barry is a very valuable player to have. His experience is tremendous to have. One of the most experienced players ever in the premiership and you's are all making out its a bad thing.

We sold Stones and got a very sizeable amount of cash. We have Lukaku and Barkley who are also young big valuable players. Can many teams say they have that many of that type of player?

6.) 01 Jan 2017 18:24:34
I see you replied to this thread Degsy and not the one below?

7.) 01 Jan 2017 18:26:18
We are relying on old players in key areas of the field which sees us defend too deep and be easy to play against.
As much as it pains to say it, Carragher was right in his assessment of our play after the Hull game by showing the space between our defence and Lukaku.
Both our centre halfs defend too deep when we have the ball as they are fearful of being caught out with pace on a counter, this in turn leaves a massive gap for the opposition to drive into when we lose possession in te final third as the midfield is upfield supporting the attack.

Its no coincidence that we defend better with Holgate and Mori in a 3 with Williams, as Williams will push up as the other 2 have the legs to get back.
The same can be said about the central midfield part with Barry and Gueye in there, Gueye can't drive forward as Barry hasn't got the legs to get back and cover so they both end up sitting deep, if Davies or McCarthy was to play next to Gueye that gives our attacking players the licence to get forward, this is what the red side tend to do as they have their sitters in midfield covering their fullbacks which we don't.
I do believe it is a system that Koeman wants to use but just doesn't have the personel to do so yet.

We need to bring the age of the defence and midfield down and use the experienced players to shut up shop when needed or to cover injuries etc rather than be the regular starters week on week.

8.) 01 Jan 2017 20:33:22
Agreed in the main bluegray87.

But isn't that currently happening? My point is these players will be gradually fazed out as others are gradually fazed in. It will be dealt with over the next couple of windows.

Also with our own youngsters, Holgate, Galloway, Davies and DCL to be introduced gradually. It's a blend that needs to fit the team as a whole.

Can't be as simple as. Aging players must be replaced with younger players.

9.) 01 Jan 2017 21:42:34
Thats correct NBTB and why i firmly believe that we should not judge the manager until next season when he has had 2 full windows to address the mess Martinez left.

This season will be a write off and will be all about getting shut of the players he feels cannot or will not suit his style and his ideas.
Its a marathon not a sprint and we have the people in place to take us forward, but before we can do that we need to be stable and address each position one window at a time and not have a massive influx of players.

Personally i would be happy with 3 additions in this window, a centre half, a central midfielder and a second striker/ winger.

10.) 01 Jan 2017 22:18:39
Agreed bluegray87. A striker, winger or goalkeeper are top priorities for me. Any addition would be welcome if it helps.



04 Dec 2016 21:52:55
While i agree we need a couple if new signings it amazrs mr that people on here always say this or that player would be a decent one. These are always the players that appear in the press such as Keane. Nobedy on here said he would be before this mornings papers said we want him. Same for Depay 6 weeks ago - not a mention. don't ask me who i would like as i will leave that to Koeman and Walsh, not the national press.


1.) 04 Dec 2016 22:48:22
I'm presuming you mean my post? Of corse the players that papers mention are going to be in my mind. Doesn't mean I can't think they would be a good buy just because a journalist somewhere has came up with it. i'm not an idiot, obviously I don't think my opinion impacts what everton actually do. I posted my opinion to see if anyone had any similar thoughts or different preferences.

2.) 04 Dec 2016 22:58:28
Not sure what ricktee's point is really. I don't usually if ever engage with conversations about bringing players in.

But it's called a banter page for a reason. To have the banter about all sorts really.

3.) 05 Dec 2016 01:07:15
True nbtb. Plus to be fair a lot of the banter will come from what the rags print as its a focus point for banter.

On a plus note that was a much better performance today. If we had played like that for the last few games we would have more points now. let's just hope they keep it up and improve on it.




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18 May 2016 22:45:03
The way he sets his teams up make Pulis look adventurous.
He may get a few good results but he ground would be half empty through boredom by xmas.




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08 Feb 2016 21:10:13
Yann Sommer from Monchengladbach if we could afford him.




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03 Mar 2015 22:18:59
Dont know about smelling the coffee, half of them don't even know the kettles on




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27 Feb 2015 20:31:46
Hoarau looked a handful but I don't think we should be looking to sign another 31 year old


{Ed025's Note - he is a free agent rick, so would not be much of a gamble i expect mate..



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15 Feb 2015 20:57:40
Lazy reporting, this is a story from last year when them and juventus were interested same as us





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10 Dec 2017 18:43:59
Henderson has more passes in his own half than the opposition every week.




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01 Dec 2017 11:10:22
We did.




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07 Nov 2017 15:35:49
Ive supported us for over 50 years. Good times and bad, great managers and fools, brilliant players and donkeys. They've all come and gone and I am still here. So stop all the moaning about who is in charge because we support the club not any particular man, and in all those 50 years I've never been consulted over appointments or signings and I've loved every minute of it. And i would rather watch some of the dross currently being served up than any amount of pretty stuff the others do because we are EVERTON.




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26 Sep 2017 11:58:02
Pierre is spot on about the demographic as the cost of going now means they are the ones who can afford it. Anyone with kids and a mortgage will struggle to find 80-100 quid 2 or 3 times a month. almost all the top flight clubs are burying thrir heads in the sand if they think this won't come back and bite them in the backside in 15 years time.




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04 Sep 2017 17:16:28
I reckon he will be off to Chelsea in January. He is injured until then so imagine he was sent back and let us pay his wages until then.