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I was going to suggest that Porto match. I also remember them playing Aberdeen around that time but it may have been a couple of years earlier.

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8 hours ago, Joar said:

 

I'm pretty sure I saw him play in a televised European Cup qualification  or pre season friendly match once back in the day. Him playing central midfield for a welsh team (Barry Town maybe?) against a big hitter (thought it was Real Madrid, but can't find any info about it, so guess that must be wrong). Don't recall much about it, other than he shot a mindboggling freekick from 35-40 yards that hit the root of the post (or just outside the post). Tremendous power on the shot. 

I knew his name because of earlier games of Football Manager (Championship Manager really). 

Maybe all this was a dream though, as it seems far fetched, and I can't find info that totally matches my recollection. Maybe it was the match they won against Porto in 2001/2002. At least a Luke Staton started that match (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/wales/1467218.stm).

Yes!! Sorry, he played for Barry Town! 

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That’s almost as fast as that Bulgarian lad and Devarn Green!

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Just now, Tom said:

That’s almost as fast as that Bulgarian lad and Devarn Green!

Domovchesky!

Still remember Sky Sports News talking about him & how he could run 100 meters in under 10 seconds!

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Didn’t that stem from someone on here editing his wiki?

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42 minutes ago, Tom said:

Didn’t that stem from someone on here editing his wiki?

Yup

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4 hours ago, Swanson said:

Is he really quicker than Rothwell?

Mowbray legged him up at the start though.

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21 hours ago, Swanson said:

Is he really quicker than Rothwell?

Probably, since Mowbray claims nobody can beat Magloire in a foot race. I think the most stunning thing with Rothwell is how fast he is with the ball. He would outrun Smallwood controlling 2 balls.

Magloire is promising but like a lot of young players needs to learn how to handle themselves physically in this league. He was dominated in the air in his two appearances. Biggest difference from U23 football is the physical, positioning and strength in senior football. Playes like Joe Garner, Billy Sharp, Steven Fletcher and our own Graham will bully a young centre back even if they are not the tallest.

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4 hours ago, briansol said:

Magloire is promising but like a lot of young players needs to learn how to handle themselves physically in this league. He was dominated in the air in his two appearances. Biggest difference from U23 football is the physical, positioning and strength in senior football. Playes like Joe Garner, Billy Sharp, Steven Fletcher and our own Graham will bully a young centre back even if they are not the tallest.

It was only a brief quote, but I liked reading Graham a couple months back saying how he makes a point of roughing up the young CBs a bit in training to give them an idea of what they'll be up against in League play. The Championship is one hell of a trial by fire!

We've got a decent CB pipeline at the moment in Magloire, Wharton, Platt, and Grayson. Have to think/hope one of them will come through. Although I suppose questions can be asked of all of them... perhaps Platt can be written off as playing National League North at 21 isn't too promising (I admittedly haven't seen him play though!). Next year may be make or break for Wharton. Seems to be getting mixed reviews at Bury. Had some bad luck with Lincoln bringing in Shackell after his loan was completed. Perhaps you'd hope he'd be on loan in League One or pushing for a place here, but I suppose he should be given some credit for battling for a spot with top League Two sides.

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3 hours ago, RoverCanada said:

Next year may be make or break for Wharton. Seems to be getting mixed reviews at Bury. Had some bad luck with Lincoln bringing in Shackell after his loan was completed. Perhaps you'd hope he'd be on loan in League One or pushing for a place here, but I suppose he should be given some credit for battling for a spot with top League Two sides.

I'd hoped he'd be on loan in League One this season, but somehow he ended up down in League Two again, twice! Someone on here was saying they'd heard he'd rather be sold than go on loan again. It's a shame, as I can't see him jumping straight from League Two to the Championship for a team who want promotion, especially since he couldn't get into one of those League Two teams and we need to strengthen in central defence anyway. The logical thing for the club is to get him tested properly at League One first so we can see how close he is to making the grade, but he doesn't seem to want that. Could be his days at the club are numbered...hopefully not another O'Connell scenario that we come to rue.

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Just now, RoversClitheroe said:

You can watch our game against Liverpool on there Liverpool Go. Does it cost? 

Its also live on Liverpool TV (presume its the same thing) for those that have it as part of their sports packages on subscription TV

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Just watched a wonderful first half against Liverpool. Up 2-0 after goals from Rankin-Costello and Butterworth. Hard to single out anybody as a great effort from everybody so far. Been dominant and could be more up, fun to hear Liverpool commentators trying and failing to find hightlight from the home team.

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Just now, Oldgregg86 said:

Does anyone know anything about the Burnley game and tickets etc. When there on sale and criteria etc

https://www.rovers.co.uk/news/2019/april/lancashire-cup-final-confirmed/

 

The competition’s 121st final will take place at the LFA’s County Ground in Leyland on Tuesday May 7th, kick-off 7pm.

This will be an all-ticket match, with both clubs allocated 1,000 tickets, which are priced at £10 for adults and £5 for concessions (over-65s & 16 and under).

All Rovers tickets must be purchased in advance of the game from the Ewood Park ticket office (or by calling 01254 372000 or by visiting www.eticketing.co.uk/onerovers).

Tickets will be on sale from 9am on Tuesday April 23rd until 12.30pm on Sunday May 5th in the following phases:

Phase 1 – Rovers season ticket holders who are also 1875 Club members (April 23rd-April 30th) 

Phase 2 – Rovers season ticket holders (May 1st-May 5th)

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Scott Wharton’s Bury we’re officially promoted last night. He’s played pretty much every game since arriving. I think it would make sense for him to go back to them next season and have a full season in League 1 (with Jan recall clause), although I don’t think he wants to go out on loan again.

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