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Just now, AAK said:

After salford game, or sky sports news mate?

seems to be after the break on 'Salford' 

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After watching tonight all I can confirm is that we have spent nearly £15m on Brereton, Gallagher and Armstrong but they surely can’t come close to starting before a combo of Graham and Dack. Oh and we can’t defend or make saves!

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Just now, Vinjay17 said:

Well at least someone's daughter will remember her first game 😀

 

Ahem, yes, but not because of the magnificent footballing spectacle!! She had a great time, and enjoyed the noise, the half time chips and the time spent with her Daddy when she would normally be tucked up in bed (it being summer hols she got a special pass out from her Mum). She did spend most of the game playing 'I spy', somewhat like the Rovers non-existent midfield!

On that evidence, Boro will muller us on Saturday - definitely not taking the little un for that ;)

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Just now, WIR Second Coming said:

Ahem, yes, but not because of the magnificent footballing spectacle!! She had a great time, and enjoyed the noise, the half time chips and the time spent with her Daddy when she would normally be tucked up in bed (it being summer hols she got a special pass out from her Mum). She did spend most of the game playing 'I spy', somewhat like the Rovers non-existent midfield!

On that evidence, Boro will muller us on Saturday - definitely not taking the little un for that ;)

Boro lost at home to Crewe tonight so they must be flat. I hope TM is up for taking on all his Boro Pals

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if you playing Graham you need width and plenty of crosses   it looks like Rothwell and Chapman  could be the answer  get the ball in the box simple really

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Just now, Drover said:

Sheff united away...

Oh well, at least we'll have a chance to focus on the league.

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Nice for the BBC not to include us in this. Or does injury time no longer count as normal time? 

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Just now, ChrisPriceBaldSpot said:

My Team for Boro

Walton 

Nyambe Tosin Williams Cunningham

Travis Johnson 

Chapman Dack Rothwell 

Graham 

What TM will do 

Walton 

Bennett Tosin Williams Bell

Travis Johnson 

Armstrong Dack Downing 

Gallagher 

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Was Bereton on the wing or up front. 

Just to say we started another rather positive cup run against Oldham amidst a difficult league start. Just saying...

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Just now, ChrisPriceBaldSpot said:

My Team for Boro

Walton 

Nyambe Tosin Williams Cunningham

Travis Johnson 

Chapman Dack Rothwell 

Graham 

My Team would be;

Walton 

Buckley  Smallwood  Williams Dack

Graham   Lenihan  Tosin    Brereton

                   Bell

              Samuel (in crutches)

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Just now, ChrisPriceBaldSpot said:

Team for Boro

Walton 

Nyambe Tosin Williams Cunningham

Travis Johnson 

Chapman Dack Rothwell 

Graham 

Reckon Bennett will 1000% start at right back. Swap Chapman for Downing and potentially Armstrong in for Rothwell to and that could be the team.

Really hard to say though as Mowbray will be under pressure to play Gallagher and Brereton.

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Cunningham decent. I thought Grayson played well too. Brereton no existent for the full 96 minutes. Nyambe was poor at RB and has definitely played himself out of a start on Sat...

walton

Benno Tosin Williams Cunningham 

Travis Johnson

Armstrong Dack Rothwell

Graham

 

Leut

Nyambe

Bell

Evans

Gally

Chapman

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Dack's scavenging and the long-ball to Graham won us this game. I feel like this win is huge for us at the moment, yet it's against lowly Oldham. Funny how football can make you feel.

The worry for me is this new style that we are playing - possession football, on the floor, etc. I've watched both of our league games so far, and although it's still very early days, I wonder where the goals are coming from without Graham in the team and the strengths (literally) that he provides. By my reckoning, we've scored one goal in three games with our "new style" of play, and even that was from a set-piece (and an own-goal to boot). Yet, as tonight's second-half showed. when we go direct to Graham with Dack peeling off, we bagged three goals.

I entrust Mowbray to try things to make us better, because he knows the game far better than I do, but I would honestly pull the plug (panic, maybe!) on this possession-based football, and just revert to our players' strengths. It's served us well, and until we can splash out on tikki-taka midfielders, just put it on ice.

I have no problem with direct-play if that's what gets us results; Graham up front, two wide forwards (take your pick) with Dack playing just behind them and picking up the pieces... What's the shame in that?

 

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Just now, Mr. E said:

Oldham pulled off a Rovers in the last 6 minutes I suppose.

True. It was the pitiful force against the highly movable object. With both teams counting as each.

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Just now, WIR Second Coming said:

Ahem, yes, but not because of the magnificent footballing spectacle!! She had a great time, and enjoyed the noise, the half time chips and the time spent with her Daddy when she would normally be tucked up in bed (it being summer hols she got a special pass out from her Mum). She did spend most of the game playing 'I spy', somewhat like the Rovers non-existent midfield!

On that evidence, Boro will muller us on Saturday - definitely not taking the little un for that ;)

They've gone out to Crewe tonight on pens so could be an interesting game

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Just now, Paul Mellelieu said:

Graham highlights TM's biggest problem - who to play upfront with Dack.

I honestly don't think it's a problem at this point. The choice seems obvious. We can worry about rotating and experimenting without Graham when we have some points on the board. Right now we need to go with our strongest team in every match until we have a bit of momentum, and there's surely no doubt that Graham/Dack is our strongest option at this point in time. 

If at the end of the season we have had no joy with any combination other than Graham/Dack, then there is a problem. 

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13 minutes ago, AAK said:

Sounds like Mulgrew, wand of a left foot but hopeless at defending.

I mentioned before, he is good on the ball, can cover the ground, and has a wand of a left foot. To me he'll make a good left back option in future. 

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