MATCHWATCH : Blackburn Rovers (a) sponsored by Brynjar Gunnarsson

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MATCHWATCH : Blackburn Rovers (a) sponsored by Brynjar Gunnarsson

by Sutekh » 14 Jul 2020 21:53



When : Saturday 18th July 2020, 3pm
Where : Ewood Park, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB2 4JF
Capacity : 31,367


Reading take their mediocre season to Lancashire next to try and sustain a mid table preciseness.

Blackburn have had a season much like Reading (indeed a Reading win will see the club move just 1 point behind the Rovers) though Blackburn’s wins have come slightly more regularly throughout the season and have therefore never troubled the lower reaches of the table. The current form for the men from Ewood is 2 wins and 4 draws from the last 11 games but in that time they have played WBA, Leeds and Brentford plus had the usual end of season "club with nothing to play for" defeats at Wigan and Barnsley. In addition Blackburn haven't kept a clean sheet in any of their last 9 games.

Blackburn's season has been marred by the loss of Bradley Dack to a serious injury earlier in the year and again he will miss this game. However Adam Armstrong seems to be posing considerable threat having struck 14 goals and there are several other players on 4s and 3s goal wise (eg. Danny Graham, Lewis Holtby, Sam Gallagher) so potency is spread around the team reasonably well.

In addition to Bradley Dack, Tony Mowbray will also be unable to call on Derrick Williams, Amari'i Bell and Corry Evans while Reading will miss Andy Yiadom (only be risked for a cup final apparently) and Joao really should be rested rather than risk more injury to keep him out of the August close season and maintaining fitness. Pele, Adam and Ejaria presumably also remain doubtful.

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Tim Robinson returns for this one and Reading have another chance to arrest the run of league defeats that seems to be developing under his auspices. Up to 5 successive league defeats now though not one team has kept a clean sheet in that run.

Previously

07 Dec 19 > Reading 2-3 Birmingham City
06 Apr 19 > Hull City 3-1 Reading
01 Jan 19 > Reading 1-4 Swansea City
19 Sep 18 > Reading 1-2 Norwich City
16 Jan 18 > Reading 3-0 Stevenage (FA Cup 3)
30 Sep 17 > Reading 1-2 Norwich City
29 Apr 17 > Reading 1-0 Wigan Athletic
01 Oct 16 > Reading 1-1 Derby County
02 Feb 16 > Ipswich Town 2-1 Reading
21 Sep 13 > Derby County 1-3 Reading

Historically

As with most trips up north Reading do not have a very impressive record. At Ewood Park there is just the one win to show from the ten previous league visits.

The full league record there is played 10 won 1, drawn 5, lost 4, for 15, against 22

How to follow the game

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  4. BBC Radio Berkshire (FM : 104.4, 104.1 or 95.4 depending where you are in the area)

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Re: MATCHWATCH : Blackburn Rovers (a) sponsored by Brynjar Gunnarsson

by Old Man Andrews » 14 Jul 2020 21:56

Tim Robinson is a bad luck charm and most likely a oxf*rd crook. Utter stitch up merchant.

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Re: MATCHWATCH : Blackburn Rovers (a) sponsored by Brynjar Gunnarsson

by windermereROYAL » 14 Jul 2020 21:56

Neither team have anything to play for. boring game in an empty stadium, just end the season now.

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by Zip » 14 Jul 2020 21:59

May well give this one a swerve.

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by Old Man Andrews » 14 Jul 2020 22:01

Zip May well give this one a swerve.

You will watch it and be engaged in the action. I'll be asking questions relating to the game afterwards.


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by Zip » 14 Jul 2020 22:03

Old Man Andrews
Zip May well give this one a swerve.

You will watch it and be engaged in the action. I'll be asking questions relating to the game afterwards.


If we play five up front I’ll watch. Get it sorted OMA.

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by Old Man Andrews » 14 Jul 2020 22:04

Zip
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Zip May well give this one a swerve.

You will watch it and be engaged in the action. I'll be asking questions relating to the game afterwards.


If we play five up front I’ll watch. Get it sorted OMA.

Doing all I can to make it happen. Slightly worried about the fact we don't have 5 fit strikers. Seemingly Liam Moore can play anywhere so might be worth sticking him up top.

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by Lower West » 14 Jul 2020 22:44

Zip
Old Man Andrews
Zip May well give this one a swerve.

You will watch it and be engaged in the action. I'll be asking questions relating to the game afterwards.


If we play five up front I’ll watch. Get it sorted OMA.


Do we currently have a front 5?

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by Zip » 14 Jul 2020 22:56

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Old Man Andrews You will watch it and be engaged in the action. I'll be asking questions relating to the game afterwards.


If we play five up front I’ll watch. Get it sorted OMA.


Do we currently have a front 5?


Puscas, Meite, Baldock, Joao and er Moore.


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by Simmops » 15 Jul 2020 06:37

I'll watch if we put 5 keepers upfront.

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by Old Man Andrews » 15 Jul 2020 07:47

Zip
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If we play five up front I’ll watch. Get it sorted OMA.


Do we currently have a front 5?


Puscas, Meite, Baldock, Joao and er Moore.

Thats the spirit! See you're excited now Zip!

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by SCIAG » 15 Jul 2020 09:10

Zip
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If we play five up front I’ll watch. Get it sorted OMA.


Do we currently have a front 5?


Puscas, Meite, Baldock, Joao and er Moore.

Can’t believe you’ve forgotten the mighty Lucas Boye.

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by Old Man Andrews » 15 Jul 2020 09:12

There is absolutely no confirmation that Lucas Boye is a footballer.


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by Zip » 15 Jul 2020 09:13

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Do we currently have a front 5?


Puscas, Meite, Baldock, Joao and er Moore.

Can’t believe you’ve forgotten the mighty Lucas Boye.


If it’s good enough for Bowen to forget him it’s good enough for me.

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by Sutekh » 15 Jul 2020 17:50

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Old Man Andrews You will watch it and be engaged in the action. I'll be asking questions relating to the game afterwards.


If we play five up front I’ll watch. Get it sorted OMA.

Doing all I can to make it happen. Slightly worried about the fact we don't have 5 fit strikers. Seemingly Liam Moore can play anywhere so might be worth sticking him up top.


With Tyler Blackett of course.

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by Sutekh » 18 Jul 2020 14:01

Team selection for today

Reading: Rafael, Blackett, Gunter, Morrison, McIntyre, Richards, Rinomhota, Swift (c), Olise, Méïté, Pușcaș.
Subs: Walker, Osho, Moore, Miazga, Araruna, Baldock, Obita, McCleary, Boyé.

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by Snowflake Royal » 18 Jul 2020 14:04

Sutekh Team selection for today

Reading: Rafael, Blackett, Gunter, Morrison, McIntyre, Richards, Rinomhota, Swift (c), Olise, Méïté, Pușcaș.
Subs: Walker, Osho, Moore, Miazga, Araruna, Baldock, Obita, McCleary, Boyé.

Er...

5-3-2 or one of Richards / Blackett as LM / LF?

Harsh on Osho.

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by Old Man Andrews » 18 Jul 2020 14:05

In a way I'm glad Osho is getting a break, last thing we need is home getting an injury in a meaningless game. Would have dropped McIntyre for the same reason.

This should have been rejects day, chuck all the deadwood in for this game. McCleary, Baldock, Boye etc.

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by Snowflake Royal » 18 Jul 2020 14:08

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Sutekh Team selection for today

Reading: Rafael, Blackett, Gunter, Morrison, McIntyre, Richards, Rinomhota, Swift (c), Olise, Méïté, Pușcaș.
Subs: Walker, Osho, Moore, Miazga, Araruna, Baldock, Obita, McCleary, Boyé.

Er...

5-3-2 or one of Richards / Blackett as LM / LF?

Harsh on Osho.

Or Blackett as DM?

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Re: MATCHWATCH : Blackburn Rovers (a) sponsored by Brynjar Gunnarsson

by Notts Royal » 18 Jul 2020 14:15

Gunter is being given a 2-game send off, reckon that’s why he’s been selected.

Richards LM is a bit of an odd choice. Maybe Bowen’s decided Obita can’t play there after that experimentation, let’s try another left back!

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