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  1. Does anyone know when Kaminski can come out of isolation? I'm pretty sure he was isolating in our own half at Deepdale yesterday ?
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  2. Lol, think a couple of the players live around there too. After bad home defeats there will always a big backlash. But I would argue that social media and forums aren't always representative of the majority view. A lot of fans would still argue that Alex has done a very good job for 3.5 years now with one hand tied behind his back, allowing us to compete in the top half of the Championship whilst our best players are all sold and replaced on the cheap. He has also had players foisted onto him like Nugent, and we are now in a scenario where our 5 best players - Pearson, Browne, Johnson, Da
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  3. Re: Gallagher It's worth noting where he's run from to win the penalty. He's about 20 yards inside his own half when the ball is played. 6 seconds later he's being brought down in the box. Fantastic determination and pace - but even better for the fact he's had to take a couple of touches with the ball (from just inside their half) and managed to get his body across the defender to draw the foul. Great forward play.
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  4. Been a bit of stick for Mowbray religiously playing 4-3-3 post lockdown and to some extent I get it as when the right players aren't available you've got to mix it up but... 4-3-3 has really solved a lot of problems we had with players who never fitted the systems we played before. Rothwell wasn't really a winger as he came inside too much and was often out of the game too much. He is also better facing goal ready to drive. left of the midfield 3 has been revolutionary for him (interestingly it's always where he saw himself) Holtby struggled to impact games on the wing, like Rot
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  5. One comment I notice on their forum relating to the fact they didn't even have a corner. They were questioning when the last time they didn't have a shot on target or a corner in a game. I've had a look back over the last three years where they've failed to score and can't find any other time they've not had either a shot on goal or a corner in a game. Can't be bothered going back any further than that. Posession 25% Shots on goal 0 Corners 0 Pathetic effort.
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  6. I think Lewis Holtby ought to be at the top of any list regarding new contracts as a matter of urgency. In my view, he's instrumental in everything when we're on song and badly missed when unavailable. I believe his current one expires next summer and he needs to be offered a new deal before the January window kicks in. Hopefully it's sufficiently attractive for him to want to stay. In fact imperative I'd say.
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  7. To be honest if we beat both Barnsley and Milwall 1-0 with 30% possession, I would take more satisfaction over them wins that the Wycombe, Derby, Coventry & PNE games put together. Good sides at this level win ugly a lot of the time, something we need to do now. I'm not conviced we have it in us but lets see.
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  8. The other bit of play I really enjoyed was Rothwell's assist for Brereton. Great burst of pace, draws in the defender and plays the ball at the perfect time to release Brereton. For a player who often plays with his head down a bit, the vision of what was going on around him was excellent.
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  9. Connor Roberts (19) and Joe Jacobson (19) are the only Championship fullbacks to have created more chances than Barry Douglas (13) since his Blackburn debut. Douglas has played just four games in that period.
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  10. If you look back at the highlights when we break out in the move were Armstrong hits a long shot just over the bar Nyambe is busting a gut to get up into the right wing position in case he's needed. For the Dolan goal although we've broken away down field if you look into back play another Rovers player ( Gallagher ? ) is also busting a gut coming in off the right wing to get involved with play, just in case. That level of effort, commitment, and willingness to make runs when you know you're unlikely to get the ball is all I ever ask of Rovers players. If we can do it against the better
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  11. I thought Gallagher was clever in winning the penalty. He was clearly pulled outside the penalty area but he kept on going. Perhaps it's doing him a disservice though and his focus was just to score. I shouted for the penalty and red card immediately. Generally the referee was okay but Browne got away with a couple after he had been booked and the challenge on Elliott was worthy of more. Johnson also got away with one. Like you I shouted when Brereton patted the Nobber on the head after kicking Elliot. Too nice by far. Lenihan showed the right reaction for me. We have to start becoming ho
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  12. Covid is having Christmas off as well. It's called an amnesty for the same 5 days which is lucky. I'm expecting it to have a game of football in No Mans Land on Christmas Day. It'll be fine.
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  13. Like everyone else that had their doubts, I’m delighted that Brereton is playing well and really contributing to the team now. Long may it continue! However, I don’t think anyone could be blamed for questioning how much we spent on someone that essentially took two years to get going in all honesty! He’s playing well now and rather than focussing on what someone said ages ago, maybe it would be a better idea to enjoy one of our players playing really well? After all, if Brereton does well, it benefits everyone at the club and associated with it! (I.E fans).
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  14. I actually thought Gallagher had a different role last night. There did not appear to be the relentless long, diagonal balls aimed at his head out on the wing. He spent more time infield allowing Nyambe to bomb on. He played on the shoulders of defenders more than I have seen him but, as he did for the penalty once he is free his pace and strength become apparent. He is far from the finished article but playing to his strengths help.
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  15. Personal favourite on the pne forum "It was like a non league club providing a training match for a premier league side"
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  16. Dont kid yourself into thinking Barnsley and Millwall will be easy games, Barnsley are no mugs and does a team ever routinely dispatch Millwall? No easy games in this league, but if we beat both of them I will be daring to dream, especially with Travis and Dack still to come back into the side.
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  17. Brereton was a revelation to me....clearly enjoying his football at the moment, his delight at setting up Dolan' goal was good to see.
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  18. If Armstrong lifted his head up once in a while, Ben would have twice as many goals already IMO, he’s been making a lot of really good runs without receiving the ball.
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  19. I particularly enjoyed a moment late in the first half when he came out near the corner flag to take the ball off a North End player and then just thumped the ball into row Z rather than trying to play it out in a tight spot.
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  20. 100%. I was impressed with Tyler Magloire in pre-season but Wharton has showed some stability in recent games. He's not perhaps got the ball playing, but his experience as a no nonsense centre-back is mightily impressive and I'm glad he's started to prove my pre-season thoughts on him wrong.
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  21. Well done to Lyndsay Hoyle today in PMQ's. Starmer asked about Patel and her bullying and the recent report and, as usual Johnson tried to be smart and turn the tables by asking Starmer why Corbyn is still a member of the Labour Party. Hoyle intervened quite forcefully and reminded Johnson that it was PMQ's, not the other way round. I don't know if it was a trick of the camera but Johnson didn't half look rough.
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  22. The obvious thing with Wharton is that he is definitely a level or two above the other young centre backs that have played in the last couple of years. When Magloire, Carter and Grayson have been given a couple of first team games, they have looked like boys rather than men. Wharton has clearly massively benefitted physically from playing nearly 100 games of senior League football. Regarding Douglas, it was logical based solely on Bell's performances since he signed that he was not a competent option to bring in to try and improve the team defensively as he cannot defend one on one.
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  23. Best keeper we have had since Friedel. Totally exceptional. Probs the one player in the team who you would say, even more than Arma, will have big Premier League interest come the summer. You can see why he is in the Belgium national team squad. Great signing, can't really believe we pulled it off.
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  24. Entirely agree with Holtby. He's such a clever player. For Brereton's goal he has a player to his left and he gives the Nobbers 'the eyes' by looking at him. As they anticipated Holtby passing to him he played Brereton in without even looking at him. There aren't too many players who can do that.
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  25. I agree, the front 3 were much more fluid last night, regularly inter changing positions. They played more inside than I can remember and this made them difficult to pick up and created the space outside for Douglas and Nyambe as you say. Holtby is key for me, he holds it all together in the centre of midfield and has a fantastic range of passing and vision. As was said last night, he resembles Tugay more with each passing game. Just a shame we weren't there to witness it and rub a bit of salt in afterwards in the pub!
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  26. We shouldn't get too carried away just because we beat a poor 10 man outfit from Bamber Bridge.. Remember, in the words of old Shakespeare, "One swallow, a summer doth not make" (or something like that).. But my goodness, it was great making North End swallow ;) Suck it up, nobbers! Onwards and hopefully upwards for the Rovers. COYB!
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  27. I literally just cannot seem to get enough of this win, half pissed on brandy and beer just ordered a massive pizza, I shall sleep happy tonight!!!! Dolan scoring has just absolutely silenced the nobbers, I do not think they can possibly recover from this. That backflip....!!! The best bit? Watching mowbray just sit in the stands calmly sipping water, what a magician! One to remember.
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  28. The Key to us playing well or not seems to be us playing 1 CDM or 2. When we play 1 we boss it when we play 2 eg. Johnson and Trybull or Evans and Johnson etc we don't perform. Rothwell and Holtby together with a CDM is absoloutly perfect.
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  29. Just checking in to say I'm still boosting off our win, this will keep me going until the weekend at least.
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  30. Lovely afternoon to be at work here in Preston although a lot of my colleagues seem to be avoiding me for some reason. A lot of very unhappy, scowling faces today. Even heard a new conspiracy theory that Paul Gallagher gave the nod to Rovers when PNE were dithering over Dolan's future. Oh happy days!
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  31. I genuinely think we would. Think the whole point of the signing was to develop him and sell on for a bigger fee, don't think we'd sell him now he's starting to show his ability.
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  32. I don't know about anyone else, but I don't really want or need to see a "ball playing centre back". Get your toe, head, knee what ever on things and give it to the lads in midfield who can influence things further up the pitch. He's had a couple of good games coming in has Wharton, and at least should be above Williams in the pecking order now, as I think we all know as soon as Ayala is fit that Wharton is back on the bench.
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  33. Feel we will be on top early doors and it will just depend on if we take our chances early.
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  34. I thought and said Brereton would never come good, or words to that effect. I have to admit that he has become a very good player for us and one of the first men picked. However, imo, that will never justify an outlay of £7M on a nineteen year old 2 years ago in our position! For way less than that we could have had a real contributor for 2 seasons and , who knows, we might have gone up! But we have him, he's playing really well and that's all about it. I won't be saying anymore on this because I know the people it will bring me into conflict with and frankly, I can't be bothere
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  35. This one has got banana skin written all over it. We need to be out of the traps very quickly. An early goal would make things much, much more comfortable for our style of play.
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  36. For the first time in like ever, after watching the game - I went to another teams forums first instead of this one.
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  37. Agree completely - Holtby makes a huge difference, and my son and I discussed the same about him playing a similar role to the great Tugay whilst watching last night. Brereton - thinking back to watching him in the cup game at Birmingham before lockdown and he was terrible - looked like he had completely (mentally and/or physically) "lost it" in that game and it was very sad to see, taking him off was a mercy act. But what a transformation now - confidence, pace, power and the potential to become a major player ( a few more goals to come this season hopefully), and getting better in every g
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  38. So pleased for the lad. PNE players definitely know all his tricks and how to counter them but Dolan was unplayable when he came on. Very encouraging for the future.
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  39. You're getting slightly carried away there, "routinely dispatching" easier looking opposition after seemingly building up a bit of momentum isn't really something we've managed in the Championship under Mowbray before.
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  40. Gets even better. I hear we are signing that Lewis Travis and superstar Bradley Dack to help with the new year push.
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  41. Fancy having doubts over the £7m man who fell over his own feet for two years. ?
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  42. What a bloody shame nights like tonight he hasn't got the fans singing his name, cos he sure as hell deserves it. And slowly some of the doubters are starting to believe ?
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  43. Lewis Holtby is a Rolls Royce of a player in this league. Mentally head and shoulders above anything I've seen this season. I've not seen a more effortless, classy display for some time from a Rovers midfielder. Dont think a Preston player could even smell him.
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  44. Suck that up Nobbers, brilliant. As poor as we may have been in recent years against them, we've never been anywhere near as shit as that!
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  45. Diego Maradona has died, the greatest player to ever grace the game in my opinion. I hated him for years after the World Cup, he had his demons, but what a footballer. Sad day for the football community across the globe. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/54810392
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  46. Easy to have a good game against a team that bad in fairness. We could have brought Keith Andrews out of retirement and played him on the wing and he would have looked decent last night. SG on the wing remains tactical idiocy on Mowbray's part.
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  47. Great win. Dominant. Have to say I enjoyed Davenport's little cameo. I'd have him in ahead of Trybul/Evans any day.
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  48. The man they brought in because Mark Carney said Brexit was a bad idea says Brexit is a bad idea - You just can't get the right caliber of patsy any more
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