rovgers Posted December 20, 2010 Share Posted December 20, 2010 As nobody had step forward to write anything for the Stoke game, I thought I’d step in. Well we go into the last home game of the year and what a year it’s been. So I thought about looking back over the last 12 months of home games. I don’t suppose there are not a lot of better games to start your home games for the year than a cup semi-final. Unfortunately a defeat in the first leg really left with too much to do for the second league. We did manage to two important wins against Wigan and Fulham. In February we gained another 6 points with a nervy 1-0 win against Hull and a great 3-0 win over the Piggies down the road. March saw us get 3 points from the “big club” and gain a very credible point against the eventual premiership winners. April saw us put a big dent into Man Utd’s ultimately failed challenge for the title. A minor blip on last season’s home record came against Everton when they poked us in the eye, literally by Arteta on Pedersen, when Cahill scored a last minute winner. Our last game of the season saw us remain unbeaten at home against the “Big four” when a fine win over L’Arse saw Rovers fans go home looking forward to moving on to “the next level”. This year’s summer was a very strange one. Every week, and even day, we were being linked to a new “mystery striker”. The transfer budget went from £0 to £5 million and unfortunately back to £0 during the transfer window. Just in case us Rovers fans should get bored with the lack of transfer news we had the prospect of new owners. Would it be Syed with his “Billions”, one of the Wizards from lord of the rings, the “mystery” bidders or the other “mystery” bidders. The new season started well in the results department with 3 points from our opening game. We progressed into the next round of the league cup with 3-1 defeat of Norwich and then suffered defeat against L’Arse and hopes of repeating last seasons record against the “big 4”. In September the number of home games equalled the number of points gained. October saw us score one goal, gain one point and the prospect of new owners increase when the little known group of Chicken farmers jumped in to the driving seat. The new owners then saw Rovers win the next three games with victories against Wigan, Villa and Wolves. To sum up the last 12 months, we’ve got new owners, sacked a manager who had an home record of 11 wins, 4 draws and only two defeats against teams out of the top four and thousands of very confused fans! Last weeks depressingly disappointing game against our “bogey” leads us to this game, apart from losing points against Wham we also lost 3 players to injuries. The main question for this game for me is- do we revert back 4-5-1 or stick with 4-4-2. I’d like to think that we would stick with 4-5-1 because I don’t really want to witness a display last weeks but with the majority of our midfielders missing, we might have to play 4-4-2. Finally to paraphrase our opponents terrace anthem for Mrs Desai- I saw the light on the night when she bought the rovers I saw the star players we could have signed She was my woman As she deceived me I watched and went out of my mind My, my, my, Desai Why, why, why, Desai -Rovgers Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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