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Just now, WIR Second Coming said:

If we play that ridiculous style from Tuesday, where the ball spent the majority of the time being passed between the three back players in our own half, and where there was little or no evidence of any threat on goal, then I'd have to say Mowbray has lost the plot. It simply didn't / doesn't / can't work with the players we have at our disposal. There was only one flash of real quality in the entire game where the ball was moved at speed to open up the opposition, and that broke down once their massive centre half knocked the powder puff boy (Brereton) off the ball.

I'd much rather Mowbray acknowledged the need to get points on the table, set up to win ugly if necessary and then tried his experimental ideas if we have put a game to bed. I don't think we have the luxury of time to find a new style that works in this division. Instead we need to build on what we know works - remember Hughes' team having a reputation for being cloggers? Well, we used to go into most matches with at least some optimism that we might get something. Right now I don't feel confident about any game, because we simply don't know what is going to be served up on the pitch. I hope we start tomorrow with some measure of continuity / momentum from Tuesday's chaotic approach, although I wouldn't be surprised to see yet another catastrophic attempt at experimental football - if that happens, I am sure Boro will capitalise, as they have the quality and strength in depth to do so.

Prediction? 1-3 sadly. :(

COYB - prove me wrong!

I think with the front 6 in the team above our threat on goal will be greater than Tuesday night. 

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32 minutes ago, Madon said:

That side is play-off material. 

The side that Mowbray will pick is bottom half/relegation material. (Square pegs, round holes)

I totally  agree with you thats a very good team with a great shape too it

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42 minutes ago, Madon said:

That side is play-off material. 

The side that Mowbray will pick is bottom half/relegation material. (Square pegs, round holes)

Also if tactics needed changing, you could change very easily with no disruption to the rest of the team by taking off Graham and Dack, and bring on Gally and Brereton 

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Just now, MarkBRFC said:

There is no way Mowbray will ever start Rothwell, Dack and Chapman together in a league game.

One can but dream.

I have a large suspicion that to allow Graham to return up front Gallagher will be shunted to the wing.

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19 minutes ago, MarkBRFC said:

There is no way Mowbray will ever start Rothwell, Dack and Chapman together in a league game.

Then he needs sacking sooner rather than later for someone who will. It's a risk for reward league. You don't get up on 1-0 unless you have a team that is head and shoulders above the rest.

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32 minutes ago, MarkBRFC said:

There is no way Mowbray will ever start Rothwell, Dack and Chapman together in a league game.

WHY ?

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2 minutes ago, stinny1 said:

WHY ?

Because Gallagher, Armstrong, Downing & probably Brereton & Bennett are well ahead of Chapman for a league start in the "front 3" in Mowbrays eyes.

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Just now, MarkBRFC said:

Because Gallagher, Armstrong, Downing & probably Brereton & Bennett are well ahead of Chapman for a league start in the "front 3" in Mowbrays eyes.

Also he doesn't trust Rothwell then he certainly won't trust Chapman, he only started him once when we were in League 1

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16 minutes ago, Peteb2014 said:

I couldn't see any pictures of Tosin or Lenihan on the training gallery that has just gone on the rovers website

By the looks of the weather, presume this was from yesterday.

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Just now, blondie said:

By the looks of the weather, presume this was from yesterday.

And it was yesterday that Mowbray reported that Lenihan was back in Training.

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Walton

Bennet Williams Lenihan Cunningham

Travis Johnson

Rothwell Dack Downing 

Graham 

i think that’s the lineup Mowbray will go with.

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5 hours ago, ChrisPriceBaldSpot said:

If Lenihan and Tosin are fit this is how I would line up. Get at them early from down the wings. 

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That’s a good side but why people keep leaving Bennett out I don’t know. It’s a recipe for disappointment.

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I have a sinking feeling that Lenihan will be unavailable, a relapse needing further 'investigation'

Bennett is an absolute certainty to start as RB/Captain. I do not know if Bookies do odds on such things but this is a 'banker' at pathetic odds.

To select a starting 11 without Bennett is part of the 'denial' stage of ultimate acceptance of the Madness of Mowbray.

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Just now, neophox said:

Nyambe was really poor against Oldham.

Was he?

I thought he was good when he was actually allowed to defend.

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Just now, Exiled_Rover said:

Was he?

I thought he was good when he was actually allowed to defend.

A lot of huff and puff and passing square, but left us exposed when charging forward and totally so for their first goal, where he was nowhere. Other than that, top bloke... :(

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Just now, WIR Second Coming said:

A lot of huff and puff and passing square, but left us exposed when charging forward and totally so for their first goal, where he was nowhere. Other than that, top bloke... :(

You think he's playing RW when we have the ball of his own accord, or do you think perhaps the manager has asked him to play there?

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Actually I was led to believe he is a defender, with attacking capabilities. From recent evidence it appears I may have been misled. I'm sure there is a player in there, and yet due to the square peg / round hole approach, it looks like something is going wrong. More than happy to be re-educated about Nyambe, on the pitch, of course ;)

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Just now, WIR Second Coming said:

Actually I was led to believe he is a defender, with attacking capabilities. From recent evidence it appears I may have been misled. I'm sure there is a player in there, and yet due to the square peg / round hole approach, it looks like something is going wrong. More than happy to be re-educated about Nyambe, on the pitch, of course ;)

Whatever your belief on Nyambe it can't sensibly be argued that Bennett is a better right back.

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Just now, WIR Second Coming said:

Actually I was led to believe he is a defender, with attacking capabilities. From recent evidence it appears I may have been misled. I'm sure there is a player in there, and yet due to the square peg / round hole approach, it looks like something is going wrong. More than happy to be re-educated about Nyambe, on the pitch, of course ;)

He is a defender, that is constantly overlooked for an inferior player at right back. This must affect his attitude.

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