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13 hours ago, chaddyrovers said:

anyone know why Millwall Boro game is starting at 3pm tomorrow for?

I'll watch that one. 11 pm ko here

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Looks like we might have climbed a place today without kicking a ball, great result for Boro at Millwall, that!

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Just now, oldjamfan1 said:

Looks like we might have climbed a place today without kicking a ball, great result for Boro at Millwall, that!

Took him a couple of games to settle in but now Warnock is starting to work his magic again in the championship

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4 minutes ago, oldjamfan1 said:

Looks like we might have climbed a place today without kicking a ball, great result for Boro at Millwall, that!

We we’re already ahead of Millwall on goals scored.

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Very impressive win for Boro this afternoon. They were brilliantly organised and had a threat on the counter attack. 

Their goalkeeper was very impressive, perhaps goes back to what we was discussing about having other primary objectives, fancy football and bringing in youngsters etc. Woodgate stuck with Pears a little too long perhaps despite them having a competent 1m goalkeeper in reserve. You play the team that gets you results.

Doesnt really affect us as our miniscule play off hopes would need 4 wins to even have a chance so we would finish above Millwall if we got that anyway because we are playing them.

Putting 2 and 2 together but with our hole at left back I wouldnt be overly surprised to see Mowbray move for George Friend on a free. Hope not as hes close to his 33rd birthday and has received plenty of criticism for his poor performances but a Boro boy on a free may prove too difficult to resist.

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7 minutes ago, rigger said:

We we’re already ahead of Millwall on goals scored.

Ah fair enough.

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Cardiff away to Fulham Friday night and Derby at home to Brentford early Saturday. If both those results go our way and we pull a rabbit out of the hat against West Brom on Saturday... surely not!!??

Swansea sniffing about as well though!

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Probably now going to need a run of 4 wins after this week's fixtures for any club to secure 6th.

All the clubs have singularly unpleasant run-ins. 

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Can see Wigan doing enough to stay up even with the 12 points!

Good news for us in the race to avoid relegation next season potentially 

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1 hour ago, Admiral Nelsen said:

2-0 Baggies, the race for seventh is looking wide open!

:lol: 

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1 hour ago, Gordon Gekko said:

Cardiff away to Fulham Friday night and Derby at home to Brentford early Saturday. If both those results go our way and we pull a rabbit out of the hat against West Brom on Saturday... surely not!!??

Swansea sniffing about as well though!

Ha ha 

Imagine we got ourselves in a position where a win against Luton could potentially get us 6th. 

We lose then. It would be absolutely textbook this team! 

Edited by Bigdoggsteel

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3 hours ago, roversfan99 said:

Very impressive win for Boro this afternoon. They were brilliantly organised and had a threat on the counter attack. 

Their goalkeeper was very impressive, perhaps goes back to what we was discussing about having other primary objectives, fancy football and bringing in youngsters etc. Woodgate stuck with Pears a little too long perhaps despite them having a competent 1m goalkeeper in reserve. You play the team that gets you results.

Doesnt really affect us as our miniscule play off hopes would need 4 wins to even have a chance so we would finish above Millwall if we got that anyway because we are playing them.

Putting 2 and 2 together but with our hole at left back I wouldnt be overly surprised to see Mowbray move for George Friend on a free. Hope not as hes close to his 33rd birthday and has received plenty of criticism for his poor performances but a Boro boy on a free may prove too difficult to resist.

Yes it was Gibson who wanted more youngsters coming through to the 1st team then he could cut the budget and not renew certain contracts of players. It didn't long before Gibson change his mind quickly. He appointed Woodgate last summer. I wonder what he will do when the season is over regarding the manager situation. 

I hope we dont sign Friend as I feel we need a more attacking mind left full back then him 

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If carlsberg did midweek results. Last weeks disaster was brutal, could be in pole position. Still a chance

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14 minutes ago, Fraserkirky said:

If carlsberg did midweek results. Last weeks disaster was brutal, could be in pole position. Still a chance

Preston, oh bollocks

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Let’s be honest. We need to win all 4 games to have a chance, potentially 1 draw and 3 wins but that would rely on a lot of results going our way. 
It’s over, let’s just hope we can sort ourselves out in the short off season. 

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I quite like this intense football every day malarky.

Season could be Aug-Nov and Feb-May.

3 games per week is much more fun...

Thoughts ?

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4 minutes ago, rigger said:

Preston, oh bollocks

Damn live score alerted me that Sheff Wed scored to make it 2-1. Shower of useless bastards

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We just can't stay above Preston. It's like a curse, as soon as we get near they rebound with the necessary result to get back above again.

I hope that our win v Cardiff and Derby's defeat along with tonight's turnaround isn't the catalyst for PNE to mount a late push. They looked down and out but now find themselves in with a chance although a tricky one v Forest coming up.

With us waving the white flag on the play offs it would be the worst outcome imaginable if they managed to sneak back in with a late rally. 

Looking forward now to this points deduction for Sheffield Wednesday. With them and Wigan both getting significant deductions it could be a scramble to the bottom and the likes of Hull, Boro and Stoke could survive on a technicality. Even Birmingham would be still in danger were it not for the Wigan deduction.

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2 hours ago, Bigdoggsteel said:

Ha ha 

Imagine we got ourselves in a position where a win against Luton could potentially get us 6th. 

We lose then. It would be absolutely textbook this team! 

That would mean Luton doing the double over us !

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Race for 6th spot is so unpredictable - so many unexpected results.

You can get 25/1 on Rovers for top 6 finish - worth having a punt for the 'he can do no wrong brigade' (get your wallet open Chaddy).

IMO, more than a bridge too far for Rovers and I expect WBA to bring us crashing down to earth - we've conceded 9 goals in our last 4 games whilst WBA have netted 9 goals in their last 3 games.  Lumped on WBA at 5/6. 

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We need to win the next 4 games and for

Cardiff to do no better than w2 d1 l1

Swansea to do no better than w2 d2 l0

Preston and Derby to do no better than w3 d1 l0

and

Gain 2 goals difference on Cardiff and Derby and hope Preston and Swansea don't smash anybody in the course of getting their wins.

Putting it simply, we have to win our 4 and get lucky.

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