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Well a full house on the Mowbray bingo. A textbook Mowbray performance with just about every ingredient on display today.  - Bright(ish) start to the game for the first 10-15 minutes but alas no

It was always going to be tough against a side like Doncaster. We did well to stay in it for as long as we did and make a contest of it. Donny have to be one of the favourites for this competitio

Beaten by a better coached and organised team, who played some nice stuff on the counter and thoroughly deserved their win.  The goalkeeper isn't good enough, terrible from Mowbray to spend money

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9 minutes ago, Gavlar Somerset Rover! said:

#Rovers XI: Pears; Buckley, Lenihan, Johnson, Bell; Trybull, Downing, Travis; Dolan, Dack, Brereton

Worst back 4 (5 if you include Pears)  we’ve ever put out? 

quite damning, with so many out, Douglas cannot make the 11.

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Just now, Stuart said:

So why is Pears starting with Kaminski on the bench?

He wants to get Pears a game - nothing wrong with that.

Personally I'd have rested Johnson too and given a few of the U23s a game, but I'm not a tactical genius like Mowbray so what do I know.

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12 minutes ago, Gavlar Somerset Rover! said:

#Rovers XI: Pears; Buckley, Lenihan, Johnson, Bell; Trybull, Downing, Travis; Dolan, Dack, Brereton

Worst back 4 (5 if you include Pears) we’ve ever put out? Would be hard to beat IMO.

Didn’t even clock that. Yep, that’s an abysmal back four. Could we not have at least loaned Carter after this game?

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1 minute ago, tonygreenbank said:

Yes well done Chorley who dominated the Derby kids. Good to see Tomlinson and Adam Henley play for Chorley.

tomlinson looked well above the level tbh,always did think he was a decent player,must have been his attitude thats held him back

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Just now, Exiled_Rover said:

He wants to get Pears a game - nothing wrong with that.

Personally I'd have rested Johnson too and given a few of the U23s a game, but I'm not a tactical genius like Mowbray so what do I know.

Football teams need consistency. Kaminski should be in the team unless he is unfit. There’s a reason Friedel was our best ever keeper and it wasn’t just about his ability and professionalism.

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2 minutes ago, Gavlar Somerset Rover! said:

Isn’t ToMo mates with his old man?

Wouldn’t surprise me. But that’s an awful reason.

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Just now, simongarnerisgod said:

tomlinson looked well above the level tbh,always did think he was a decent player,must have been his attitude thats held him back

U23s football is his level.  Or, when they get too old for that they end up at Chorley and teams like that.  So, that was Chorley Youth v Chorley Men really...if you get what I mean

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1 minute ago, Stuart said:

Wouldn’t surprise me. But that’s an awful reason.

He has done it before with the centre half we had in league 1 and wasn't good enough for championship....Paul something.  His best mates son.

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4 minutes ago, Stuart said:

Football teams need consistency. Kaminski should be in the team unless he is unfit. There’s a reason Friedel was our best ever keeper and it wasn’t just about his ability and professionalism.

Kaminski’s has had injuries. A rare game to rotate so need to make the most of it. I’m surprised Mowbray didn’t go further. Worried about Lenihan and Johnson starting. One of them goes down and we’re in even bigger trouble.

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Pears was always going to be in goal - seems standard for most teams now to play reserve keepers in the Cups (at least until the later rounds).

 

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3 minutes ago, Bigdoggsteel said:

Mowbray starts someone in this game and they get injured, Mowbray bad.

He rests players, Mowbray also bad 

Correct.

Mowbray bad. But we all know that.

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