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Rovers v Leeds, Ewood, 12.00 KO, 20th October

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1 minute ago, Biz said:

Took a lot of time to soak today in- I genuinely cannot believe how good Evans currently is playing. I thought the team played well today, but he really did stand out as the premium ball winner- Until Rodwell arrived- it feels almost surreal to see such depth and quality across the pitch.

Even Conway’s quality from set pieces came into play despite reservations about his extension.

What is the limit for this team

Playoffs is a realistic aim if we're able to strengthen in January. Otherwise I think we'll finish mid table this season purely because our squad depth isn't quite there yet. Injuries to any of Raya, Mulgrew, Dack or Graham would be difficult to cope with at present. If we can bring in a decent centre-back and proper competition for DG in January then who knows. 

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48 minutes ago, Gav said:

Chaddy bashing eh? How fookin boring, no wonder the place is on its arse....

:lol: no had that one on the turntable for a while. Spin it DJ Gav! :lol: 

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18 minutes ago, Fraserkirky said:

Must do everything we can to sign Harrison Reed. What a player

Echo this, I certainly think he’s more suited to a central berth but what a work rate that lad has.

 

Just now, roversfan99 said:

And Palmer made the goal with a superb bit of individuality in the last game. Rothwell has also done plenty to warrant a game. Excellent team performance and them 2 spent the afternoon getting splinters in their backsides and we still have them waiting to improve us further.

Insane innit! Hah. I genuinely can’t believe how quickly we’ve transitioned and if we keep our key players come January and add a couple more who knows how much we can improve.

 

Just now, DE. said:

Playoffs is a realistic aim if we're able to strengthen in January. Otherwise I think we'll finish mid table this season purely because our squad depth isn't quite there yet. Injuries to any of Raya, Mulgrew, Dack or Graham would be difficult to cope with at present. If we can bring in a decent centre-back and proper competition for DG in January then who knows. 

Perhaps Rodwell was a signing that could probably cover any central midfield or defence crisis. Be nice if we can add more depth up top and on the flanks come January.

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3 minutes ago, Biz said:

Echo this, I certainly think he’s more suited to a central berth but what a work rate that lad has.

 

Insane innit! Hah. I genuinely can’t believe how quickly we’ve transitioned and if we keep our key players come January and add a couple more who knows how much we can improve.

 

Perhaps Rodwell was a signing that could probably cover any central midfield or defence crisis. Be nice if we can add more depth up top and on the flanks come January.

I felt that it was incredibly harsh to drop both in favour of a player who has been poor this season, after being so good last. I suppose I would have to say that Mowbray may just have got that decision right...

 

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25 minutes ago, Biz said:

Took a lot of time to soak today in- I genuinely cannot believe how good Evans currently is playing. I thought the team played well today, but he really did stand out as the premium ball winner- Until Rodwell arrived- it feels almost surreal to see such depth and quality across the pitch.

Even Conway’s quality from set pieces came into play despite reservations about his extension.

What is the limit for this team

Deffo top 6 if we strengthen and dont pick injuries to Key Players. 

Mowbray and players have a togetherness rarely seen at Ewood Park since Mark Hughes/Sam Allardyce days here

42 minutes ago, Fraserkirky said:

Must do everything we can to sign Harrison Reed. What a player

I agree. 

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Just now, roversfan99 said:

I felt that it was incredibly harsh to drop both in favour of a player who has been poor this season, after being so good last. I suppose I would have to say that Mowbray may just have got that decision right...

 

I have to say I anticipated a different team sheet but the result shows I know feck all. Subs worked too for me - particularly Rodwell/Conway, the experience counted today for me.

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Just now, Biz said:

I have to say I anticipated a different team sheet but the result shows I know feck all. Subs worked too for me - particularly Rodwell/Conway, the experience counted today for me.

One thing that particularly pleased me was set pieces and how weve looked at them in the week, found weaknesses and exploited them perfectly.

Reason being that I feel that we can do better than we have been at set pieces, we might not have the biggest team but we dont pose enough of a threat from them IMO.

I even commented on hoping that Reed would be taken off corners on here the other day. He then set up a goal from one within 2 minutes.

Im not sure Dack as a 9 and Brereton wide really worked and I wouldnt play them in those positions again. Always felt that overlap was on for Leeds down the left towards the end and was just pleased that Barry Douglas wasnt playing. But a third midfielder was very useful.

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Good grief. Why is this site always about Chaddy and his entourage arguing about nothing? If people want to bicker about who’s got the biggest one please do it away from the Matchday thread where most people want to talk about the game and not you.  This is really getting ridiculous.

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It’s a fair point, it should have been on an attendance thread, but if a poster says something people think is silly on a different thread, should it just be ignored? Or perhaps mods could be a bit more active and move posts to appropriate threads, if possible?

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So enjoyed the game today. Cut and thrust throughout and - best of all - we edged it. Very encouraged by where we sit at this time in the season. Long way to go but promising.

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54 minutes ago, roversfan99 said:

And Palmer made the goal with a superb bit of individuality in the last game. Rothwell has also done plenty to warrant a game. Excellent team performance and them 2 spent the afternoon getting splinters in their backsides and we still have them waiting to improve us further.

Yes - we seem to have a very strong bench now with Palmer, Rodwell and Rothwell. Plus Williams is decent and we've got Nyambe coming back too.

If we can add a quality target man then top six could actually happen I think.

The spine of the team (Raya, Mulgrew, Evans, Dack, Graham) is great. Probably Reed and Rodwell will cement their places as well.

It's a very hard working side with some genuine talent at this level.

 

 

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1 hour ago, joey_big_nose said:

Yes - we seem to have a very strong bench now with Palmer, Rodwell and Rothwell. Plus Williams is decent and we've got Nyambe coming back too.

If we can add a quality target man then top six could actually happen I think.

The spine of the team (Raya, Mulgrew, Evans, Dack, Graham) is great. Probably Reed and Rodwell will cement their places as well.

It's a very hard working side with some genuine talent at this level.

 

 

We have as good a target man as we will be able to get in Graham. We need a winger and a centre back to push on a very talented squad.

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10 minutes ago, roversfan99 said:

We have as good a target man as we will be able to get in Graham. We need a winger and a centre back to push on a very talented squad.

I agree we need 2 or 3 signings in January. Wide player, centre back deffo.  Think we sign Bauer from Charlton. Would like Burke on loan from Wba or look to sign Leko from Wba. 

But lets see where we are January time and what funds he get to spend after Mowbray meeting with the owners in November. 

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1 hour ago, roversfan99 said:

We have as good a target man as we will be able to get in Graham. We need a winger and a centre back to push on a very talented squad.

I think we might get those with Venkys interested and keeping performances up. Not to forget Davenport who I heard had a few good defence splitting passes for Butterworth and the like in the last U23s. Seems to have a good left foot and might settle the left side. 

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7 hours ago, Neal said:

Anyone else remember a long ball being played up to DG today that was going out of play... Until Harrison Reed tore past him and won us a corner!!?? Wow. Graham couldn't believe it! Just absolutely unreal that lad. 

The goals aside that incident drew probably the loudest applause of the day. The simple stuff is sometimes the most effective.

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10 hours ago, Biz said:

Took a lot of time to soak today in- I genuinely cannot believe how good Evans currently is playing. I thought the team played well today, but he really did stand out as the premium ball winner- Until Rodwell arrived- it feels almost surreal to see such depth and quality across the pitch.

Even Conway’s quality from set pieces came into play despite reservations about his extension.

What is the limit for this team

Couldn't agree more on Evans, didn't think he was capable of the level he has played at this season, yesterday being the peak for me. More than happy to hold my hands up and say I was wrong about him. 

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Matters are very encouraging...TM surpassing expectations and doing a great job.

There appears a hell of a lot of fight and spirit within this team,the Club seems revitalized.It's the best it's been in some ten long and painful years.

If the unspeakable ones can back Mowbray in January then who knows.

I am enthused again and seriously looking at buying a half season ticket.

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TM continually proves us wrong! I disagreed with his selections yesterday yet Armstrong, just to name one, had a great game and Conway didn't let us down at all.

I'm coming to the conclusion that TM signed more mid-fielders than normal because he doesn't want them to play every game. If we are to run teams off the park, mid-fielders can't play at that intensity 3 times a week. Just a feeling!

I do wish however that we can accept we won't all agree about everything he does. Its not treachery to criticise him, speaking for myself its anxiety! :unsure:

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1 hour ago, arbitro said:

The goals aside that incident drew probably the loudest applause of the day. The simple stuff is sometimes the most effective.

It was unreal, i couldn't believe he'd got there. Graham had his hands on his head in disbelief!

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This side is streets ahead of anything we had in the Championship under Bowyer. Several of our bench players yesterday would be starting in many Champioship teams. The depth is really impressive. I think we can genuinely start talking about the play offs being a realistic aim. Momentum is so important. We just seem to find ways to win and we’re now doing it against decent teams. 

Edited by magicalmortensleftpeg

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8 minutes ago, magicalmortensleftpeg said:

This side is streets ahead of anything we had in the Championship under Bowyer. Several of our bench players yesterday would be starting in many Champioship teams. The depth is really impressive. I think we can genuinely start talking about the play offs being a realistic aim. Momentum is so important. We just seem to find ways to win and we’re now doing it against decent teams. 

I think that's a dangerous thing to do. We are a good side but this is a tough long season in this league. Keep taking every game as it comes, the clubs that seem to get out of this league do exactly that. 

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8 hours ago, chaddyrovers said:

I agree we need 2 or 3 signings in January. Wide player, centre back deffo.  Think we sign Bauer from Charlton. Would like Burke on loan from Wba or look to sign Leko from Wba. 

But lets see where we are January time and what funds he get to spend after Mowbray meeting with the owners in November. 

Do you really think that West Brom will loan us players that will strengthen our position in January ? We'd be lucky to get Harper back. 

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Rovers will sign Bauer and Chapman and that will be it come January i think. Signing a player like Chapman could be exactly what we need as a little pick up of spirits and could be vital for impact sub appearances.

 

Gutted to see we missed out on Celina... What a signing that would have been. 

Edited by Neal

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