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4 . 4 .2 sorry for keep going on, but Middlesbrough  are there for the taking  Walton in goal  its going to be Bennett  Tosin if fit .Williams .Cunningham Rothwell . Travis . And for me personally  Chapman because  he's  more pace and he can cover more ground . Dack has too link midfield  and Graham together  and i want too see Rothwell and Chapman helping out at the back has well as going forward . Who remembers Kenny shouting get back in to Wilcox. But stop crosses  and  theres always a chance  . Come on Rovers  please when your put your team down  i like to read your reason its not a dig its interesting and everyone  has a opinion

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4 hours ago, Stuart said:

This team picks itself at the moment I’d say...

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Yeah, pretty much the team I had picked with Chapman possibly in Downing's place, or sub to replace him. And JRC a sub to replace either Rothwell or Bennett; depending on how the game is going.

And obviously, Tosin, or Lenihan in place of Nyambe if fit.

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2 hours ago, Bbrovers2288 said:

Cannot lose. Quite simply 

Mustn't lose. We, can always lose a game 

Edited by rigger

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I fear TM will make Jonathan woodgate look like Pep Guardiola this weekend. Hope I'm wrong cos we desperately need the points and I sense TM needs a result. He's been a bit tetchy recently in interview which I take as a sign that he's under pressure. 

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We need to get behind who ever is picked on Saturday. 3 points is a must to kick start the season

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2 hours ago, Bbrovers2288 said:

Cannot lose. Quite simply 

Agreed and I do feel fans are starting to turn against TM another poor performance and loss that will only grow ( apart from the FB its everyone else fault but not TM )

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I can't see him leaving out Gallagher (if fit) so soon into the season, more because he paid 5 million for him. 

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Just now, barry_ said:

I can't see him leaving out Gallagher (if fit) so soon into the season, more because he paid 5 million for him. 

Paid £7m for Brereton and hardly ever played him from the start.

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I think the difficult thing i have come to realise for this is the following. Do i believe the overall strength of the team has improved? I would say on paper yes, however, behind the scenes i think this very much a year of transition unlike last year, which for me was always a year of consolidation. While we talk about ambitions and finishing top 6 (rightfully so, you want to aim for as high as you can in life), with the recent talk changing our style of play to a possession attacking base football then there is no way i expect us to event be top 10. With a new system that need to be put in place with various new signings on top that the squad as a whole will need time as i expect to give it that. Yes, Mowbray can be absolutely infuriating with playing certain players out of position like Bennett at RB. But has he taking us as far as he can? I am not sure yet. I am happy of the fact I do believe we have a man in charge with the club at the heart of his decision rather than Kean or any other numpty who we had. Yes we would all like to be in the Premiership but by not right do we deserve yet. I think should finish mid table again this year, that is alright we need Gallagher, Brereton, Travis, Nyambe to make the step up now and show that they are the core of our team. I do agree we cannot rely on an aging Downing and Graham consistently either. 

VS Boro i do expect a defeat they are a very good team, but a draw would be a good result. 

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I think we can say with certainty it wouldn't be worse than Kean. Obviously someone better than Berg, Voldemort or Coyle. As I've said several times the club should approach Jason Wilcox. Some people want Johnson but Wilcox is the one I would want. Mainly because (other than his credentials which are higher than Johnson's) if he was any good perhaps he wouldn't leave after 5 minutes. Can't say that for many people. Wilcox has said in the past that he regards Blackburn as home and in his case I don't disbelieve it.

...and people will say Venkys, etc or he wouldn't want to leave his current role. Or he's not expressed any interest in first management. Well people can ask for a start can't they? After that my approach would be what the New York Cosmos did to sign Pele (who admittedly is not quite comparable to Wilcox) and aside from the money the lead negotiatior said "I decided I was going to do it. That was all there was to it. It wasn't a question of whether shall we or shall we not. It was the obvious thing to do, so we bloody well do it. I'm afraid that's my attitude in life."

Well that's my attitude as well. I've suggested Wilcox before and I will again unless more people do the same (because then I won't need to) because he's the right man with the right mentality and the right personality. If I was the one in charge of hiring managers I would constantly reach out to the point of pestering if needed. I guess part of it as well would be to see him succeed and then those who booed him as a player and didn't give him the respect he deserved will have no choice. 

Edited by Vinjay17

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2 hours ago, 1864roverite said:

The only music Rovers should be walking out to for this game is "Bring me back to life" by Effervescence !!

They're like Evanescence only a bit bubblier 

Edited by Reedy You're A Star

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24 minutes ago, Reedy You're A Star said:

They're like Evanescence only a bit bubblier 

Nah ...New Order - Crystal …….opening line …"We,re like crystal ….we break easy .."   (cracking song too😎)

 

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Walton

Nyambe Lenihan Williams Cunningham

Travis Johnson

Rothwell Dack Downing

Graham

Subs: Leutweiler, Bennett, Evans, Chapman, Armstrong, Gallagher, Hart

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Just now, roversfan99 said:

Walton

Nyambe Lenihan Williams Cunningham

Travis Johnson

Rothwell Dack Downing

Graham

Subs: Leutweiler, Bennett, Evans, Chapman, Armstrong, Gallagher, Hart

Pretty much picks itself, surely 

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Yep, Bennett, Armstrong and Gallagher will probably be unfairly wedged into a role that someone else deserves more. He will have Bennett right back with Armstrong and Gallagher stuck on the wings. So frustrating. 

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Psh. Look at you people, picking players in their ACTUAL positions.

That kind of orthodox thinking has no place at Ewood.

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25 minutes ago, Bigdoggsteel said:

Yep, Bennett, Armstrong and Gallagher will probably be unfairly wedged into a role that someone else deserves more. He will have Bennett right back with Armstrong and Gallagher stuck on the wings. So frustrating. 

Gallagher & Armstrong should not be starting IMO. I would like to see Gallagher score some goals but not worth the risk when we know what Graham & Dack can do. Armstrong below par in my eyes. Rothwell ahead please.

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He needs a result. So it wouldn’t surprise me to see Graham back in. He hinted as much the other day when he said his DG will still be often used for home games when there is less chasing down for forwards to do (theoretically).

Edited by Mattyblue

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As the great @bob fleming said, anything other than Graham up front with Dack just behind is insanity. I don't think any supporter gives a shit about possession and fancy football if it comes to nothing. Fuck it. If the long-ball to Graham works, and the players know to try for the scraps off that, let's do it.

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2 hours ago, roversfan99 said:

Walton

Nyambe Lenihan Williams Cunningham

Travis Johnson

Rothwell Dack Downing

Graham

Subs: Leutweiler, Bennett, Evans, Chapman, Armstrong, Gallagher, Hart

I'd have JRC on the bench in place of Evans, and Brereton instead of Armstrong. The bench is pretty solid these days. 

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