MATCHWATCH : Blackburn Rovers (a) sponsored by Paul McShane

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by Gunny Fishcake » 26 Oct 2020 18:34

Five points clear at the top , never been behind this season and we're 14/5 nearly 3/1, to win with SkyBet ?

I'll certainly be having a wager on that

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by Lower West » 26 Oct 2020 18:58

NewCorkSeth Question going forward: is Olise better at free kicks than Swift?



Nope. I've seen Swift hit the woodwork on far more occasions. :lol:

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by Sutekh » 26 Oct 2020 19:24

The current take from the Lancashire end

https://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/s ... urn-ewood/

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by Hound » 26 Oct 2020 20:50

Wouldn’t be too surprised to see Aluko play in this one - maybe for Ovie

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by Simmops » 26 Oct 2020 21:00

The size of those players is funny. Either really tall or really tiny.


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by Hound » 26 Oct 2020 21:12

Sutekh The current take from the Lancashire end

https://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/s ... urn-ewood/


Have a lot of time for Mowbray tbf

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by Snowflake Royal » 26 Oct 2020 22:41

Sutekh The current take from the Lancashire end

https://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/s ... urn-ewood/

I like Mowbray. Very respectful, very sensible and resolute.

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by leon » 26 Oct 2020 23:16

And he looks like a shepherd.

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by 10539.4 Miles Away » 27 Oct 2020 07:40

Sutekh The current take from the Lancashire end

https://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/s ... urn-ewood/


Man, its grim up north based on the links to other articles at the bottom of that.


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by Old Man Andrews » 27 Oct 2020 07:52

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Sutekh The current take from the Lancashire end

https://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/s ... urn-ewood/

I like Mowbray. Very respectful, very sensible and resolute.

Yep agree, think he is one of the top 5 managers in the league quite comfortably.

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by SouthDownsRoyal » 27 Oct 2020 07:55

10539.4 Miles Away
Sutekh The current take from the Lancashire end

https://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/s ... urn-ewood/


Man, its grim up north based on the links to other articles at the bottom of that.


:mrgreen:

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by Hendo » 27 Oct 2020 08:44

windermereROYAL Both teams have scored in the last 7 meetings between these two sides , too close to call looking at the stats W3 D1 L3 GF15 GA15.


Nailed on 0-0 then.

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by tidus_mi2 » 27 Oct 2020 09:30

Looking at their forum there seems to be a mix of "This will be a good test" to "They aren't all that, get the first goal and it could be another Wycombe/Coventry/Derby"

We're top for a reason, we're 5pts clear for a reason, we've only conceded 1 goal for a reason. We don't tear teams apart but we're clinical and efficient, I'd take that over smashing a team 1 week, then failing to break down a side the next.


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by Hound » 27 Oct 2020 09:59

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Sutekh The current take from the Lancashire end

https://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/s ... urn-ewood/


Man, its grim up north based on the links to other articles at the bottom of that.


:mrgreen:


Didn’t need that link to know that tbf

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by yuomi » 27 Oct 2020 10:25

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NewCorkSeth Question going forward: is Olise better at free kicks than Swift?



Nope. I've seen Swift hit the woodwork on far more occasions. :lol:


Seen Swift hit the first man on far more occasions.

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by Mr Angry » 27 Oct 2020 10:26

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It felt like a loss as we were close (never again?) to qualification although suspected that neither club nor Steve wanted it.
Yet another game v Blackburn full of goals so it's 0-0 tomorrow then eh? :wink:


We did "qualify" for European competition at the end of that season, but turned down the chance of being entered into the Intertoto Cup, with Blackburn taking the place up instead.

So I think it is fair to say that Coppell definitely did not want us to qualify for European competition....

I still think that defeatist attitude contributed to relegation next year. We would have been forced to recruit better players for the European campaign and it would have kept the feelgood vibe at the club.

Near the start of the following season, we lost 3-0 at home to a West Ham side who had barely survived the season before, and SSC came out and said we couldn't be expected to compete with the likes of them. Our transformation from fearless overachievers to anxious relegation battlers was complete.


I don't disagree with that; the passing of the Years has not dimmed the sense of a major opportunity squandered in the Summer of 2007/08 that was felt at the time - that we needed to strengthen the side rather than assume (even with the loss of Sidwell) that the squad would still be good enough for the following campaign.

It was a disastrous mis-calculation on behalf of all concerned at the Club at the time, because we had the chance to have become a reasonably well established Premier League team, and I am not sure that chance will ever come around again.

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by tidus_mi2 » 27 Oct 2020 10:31

I recall we were very keen on Scott Brown but he turned us down in favour of Celtic as he said we could very much be in a relegation battle, he was kind of right as we got relegated but we were never really in a battle we just kind of went from relatively safe and dropped into relegation.

With a European competition maybe he would have signed for us.

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by South Coast Royal » 27 Oct 2020 10:50

Gunny Fishcake Five points clear at the top , never been behind this season and we're 14/5 nearly 3/1, to win with SkyBet ?

I'll certainly be having a wager on that


What was more surprising was that we were even money at home to Rotherham last Saturday.

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by Chameleon » 27 Oct 2020 10:59

Blackburn forum is funny, some of them very reasonable, others supremely confident because they managed to beat up 3 of the 4 worst sides in this division.

1 goal v Watford (Lost)

0 goals v Forest (Lost)

0 goals v Cardiff (Drew)

They will be a tough challenge but there's no reason why we shouldn't show them up as flat track stat-padders. 0-2 Reading.

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by hughsies no.1 » 27 Oct 2020 11:03

Toughest challenge yet for the season I would say. Blackburn create a lot of chances and our defence will have to be on-it like they have been all season to get another clean sheet. One thing that is for sure, is we will create chances imo - and have to take them. Pauno must have had this game in-mind on Saturday resting Joao and Olise, so they will hopefully be back and fresh ready to hit them on the break (Derby and Cardiff esque).

Before the Wycombe and Rotherham games I likened both to our game against Crewe in 05/06 - solid start and those games being just about getting the 3pts like we did with Ivar's 81st minute bobbler against Crewe - as pervious seasons they would have ended a draw or 0-1.

If I was to draw a comparison to the 05/06 season, I would liken tonight's match to Ipswich away. Went there midweek all happy to take a point and we came back with all 3 - people really started to take notice of us then!

Now, I know it is daft to draw comparisons to that season as I highly doubt I will ever experience a season like it for the rest of my life - however, as a Reading fan we have been treated to some absolute dross for years now - so might as well get excited whilst we can.

Up the Royals!

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