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

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2 hours ago, Threepenny Bit Foot said:

Oh dear me. Most expensive full back ever (at the time) and the other an under-rated magician snatched by Sir Howard for our majestic promo push. Come on, keep up!

 

Burke, Robinson and Hird, all also played for 'that lot' too interestingly!

 

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On 13/10/2018 at 00:51, darrenrover said:

You were in The Lowfield Stand at Elland Road when Scott Sellars scored a brace to make it 2-2, were you? No, thought not, had you been and sat on your hands for over an hour, you may appreciate my 'love' for Leeds.

 

Garner & Hendry scored in the 2-2 game. 

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14 hours ago, Threepenny Bit Foot said:

Oh dear me. Most expensive full back ever (at the time) and the other an under-rated magician snatched by Sir Howard for our majestic promo push. Come on, keep up!

 

Bit before my time 

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On 10/10/2018 at 11:23, Bigdoggsteel said:

 

 

Embarrassingly I have never heard of any of them. Off to Google I go 

You should be ashamed.

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On 10/10/2018 at 17:23, Bigdoggsteel said:

 

 

Embarrassingly I have never heard of any of them. Off to Google I go 

 

3 hours ago, Bigdoggsteel said:

Bit before my time 

Surely you have some Rovers history books. Bob Crompton, Syd Puddefoot, Harry Healless, Ted Harper and Eddie Latheron were well before my time but I am well aware of them and their contribution to the club.:rover:

Incidentally I did see Albert Nightingale play. Around 1952. His modern day equivalent is Bradley Dack. Well, not exactly. Let's say Roy Wegerley. Remember him?

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1 hour ago, bazza said:

 

 

Incidentally I did see Albert Nightingale play. Around 1952. His modern day equivalent is Bradley Dack. Well, not exactly. Let's say Roy Wegerley. Remember him?

Not sure who I’d compare him to in recent years. He was only at the club for about a year but made a big impression, he was all action and had a distinctive running style with elbows all over the place as well as being a skilful inside forward. His shot in the last few minutes of the semi final seemed to be over the line but the game ended 0-0

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They will surely try the aerial route and exploit our central defence. Leeds were really dangerous in the second half against Brentford and finally scored via a headed cross.

Other than that I thought they were surprisingly limited upfront.

So, I'd expect at least one clanger back there, meaning we have to score.

Prediction---we score first and end up with a draw.

 

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Just now, 47er said:

They will surely try the aerial route and exploit our central defence. Leeds were really dangerous in the second half against Brentford and finally scored via a headed cross.

Other than that I thought they were surprisingly limited upfront.

So, I'd expect at least one clanger back there, meaning we have to score.

Prediction---we score first and end up with a draw.

 

Yeah, I thought that and then the commentator brought up the fact their main striker Kemar Roofe was injured. (Not a big lad at all, as it goes).  He'll no doubt be back to face us....

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We were linked with Roofe last season when he was struggling. He's certainly quick and a good footballer. According to all the reports he's back fit after a month out. So is Hernandez who is also a good player. Bloody International breaks. We'd have done them 4-0 if we'd played them Saturday gone. Fact.

https://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/sport/football/leeds-united/it-s-been-a-long-four-weeks-kemar-roofe-ready-for-immense-leeds-united-away-day-1-9395954

It's going to be like a home game for them apparently, even though they are bringing less than 1% of the population of their city.  Part-timers.

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21 hours ago, Norbert Rassragr said:

Since it's Leeds it must be on TV.

 

Bankrolled back to the prem by sky.

I can’t believe how long It’s taking them to get back there. 

It isn’t a level playing field anymore. 🙁

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Scott Sellars, now there was a player.  Promised a lot at Leeds but faded out and moved to Ewood in 86.  Fantastic left foot, one of the best I’ve seen.  Would get into my all time (since 1979) Rovers XI.

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1 hour ago, McClarky said:

Scott Sellars, now there was a player.  Promised a lot at Leeds but faded out and moved to Ewood in 86.  Fantastic left foot, one of the best I’ve seen.  Would get into my all time (since 1979) Rovers XI.

Loved him as a kid, was one of my first favourite players.

He would probably be in mine too if Duff never came through.

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6 minutes ago, 1864roverite said:

It seems that Rovers don’t need to bother to turn up as Leeds fans are thinking it’s a straightforward 3 points and a hammering score line 

They're currently operating at maximum arrogance, are Leeds fans. They're underestimating us as a newly-promoted team, whilst ignoring the league table. Fine by me, let them do that and we'll carry on, under the radar, doing our own thing.

The perfect storm in terms of potentially upsetting dirty Leeds. To paraphrase Kevin Keegan 'I would LOVE IT, if we beat them!'.

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Just point out to them this huge club with the most passionate support in the universe was getting 21k and under not long ago and bringing 3.5k to Ewood despite their 700k population in a one club city and catchment area that stretches up to Harrogate and beyond.

Tends to rile them a bit but we've sent their hordes home miserable plenty times down the years so i'm not sure why their arrogance or thinking a massive following guarantees a win. Usually works the opposite way round for Rovers !

Pressure is all on them to deliver.

Edited by tomphil

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I wonder if Mogga will roughly stick with the team that started against Bolton?

I'm guessing Evans and/or Smallwood will return. 

With the continued absence of Nyambe will Mogga go 3 at the back with Bennett as a wing-back rather than a full-back? 

Best guess presuming everyone is fit:

                       Raya

Bennett Lenihan Mulgrew Williams

               Rodders Evans

    Reed         Dack            Rothwell

                    Graham

 

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, 1864roverite said:

It seems that Rovers don’t need to bother to turn up as Leeds fans are thinking it’s a straightforward 3 points and a hammering score line 

They've only won two out of their last seven in the league, both wins coming against teams in the bottom 3.

As with every game in this league, absolutely nothing at all to fear. 

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Leeds are better away than at home. P6 W3 D3 L0

It will be a tough game but as frosty says there should be nothing to fear. 

1 win in 6 at home for us though suggests Leeds are favourites. 

 

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Another tough one this one.  Not sure what the situation is with Pontus Jansson.  He has been in the headlines for his behavior, and I am not sure if that will result in a suspension or not.  For our sake I hope so.  He is a beast of a defender and the player I rate the most within the Leeds squad.  I spoke with a HUGE Leeds United fan in the build up to the match.... so knows her stuff! 

 

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Let's see what this Ben Brereton can do along with the Southport millionaire Jack Rodwell. Two English lads on home soil.

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Not an easy game to watch with 8k squeezed in the Darwen End. God knows what they will do if we win.

I'm going back a long time but find it hard to forget a game v Leeds when Ewood was being rebuilt. Both home and away fans in the Darwen End was never a good decision and Leeds were told to leave first with Rovers fans told to remain. As Leeds fans walked by us they literally spat in our faces. Disgusting idiots. 

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Anyone would think with the way they're going on it's the first time we've been lucky enough to play them or they've pummeled us on a regular basis.

We've played them 10 times in the league since relegation and as far as i can recall only lost to them three times, all by narrow margins, and 2 of those were under the 'stewardship' of Coyle. 

Nor is them bringing 7000+ a new thing or a game-changer. It hasn't done them any favours in the past.

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