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Barnsley (h) - the Cauldron Of Hate part 2?

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It was interesting watch the new Barnsley manager. you could tell he wished he had our subs bench. I'm sure he was aware of the players in our squad but you could see a surprise look on his face. 

 

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I believe that's something like 20 goals conceded in the last 10 games. 

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has it not dawned on mowbray that we were outplayed in the 2nd half by a club at the bottom of the division,i suggest the lads stay on the pitch from now on,every time they get a mowbray half time team talk they appear and start playing garbage

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Tony seemed to spend the entire second half hands in pockets, head down kicking bits of turf 

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Clearly the result is the most important thing so I'm delighted with three points we just didn't deserve. I thought Barnsley outplayed and out fought us. The mediocrity and ineptitude of Bennett, Bell, Armstrong, Travis and Gallagher was alarming. Slightly better than them were Tosin, Lenihan, Dack and Holtby. Mowbray was embarrassing as we were being overrun in the second half as he prowled around with his head bowed and hands behind his back looking absolutely clueless. His body language bore the look of a man who didn't know what to do and the result masks the truth of how tactically awful, disjointed and lost we looked. A 35 year old Danny Graham has dug his manager out of an abyss today as he changed the game. 

The old football adage of taking a team as far as they can has never been truer after what I witnessed today. 

I'd be devastated if I was a Barnsley fan as they pretty much played us of the pitch in the second half. The bold move by their manager with his double half time change should have been rewarded with a win. We absolutely won't be as lucky again.

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Just now, Wegerleswiggle said:

"If we wanna play Gallagher, Armstrong, Dack and Graham we are asking a lot of the other 6"

I know Tony.  Don't fucking play Armstrong and Gallagher then you moron!!! 

If you play Gallagher and Armstrong you are asking a lot of the other 9! 

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to be fair to gallagher,im`e in no pretence he`s ever go to be more than an average centre forward,but to stick him on the wing and basically maroon him there is fucking stupid,management is supposed to be getting the best out of your players,not making them look crap by playing them where they arn`t effective

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I was on a bit of Mowbray watch 2nd half , he looked like a man who knew his number was up !!!

The players reaction to the goals was odd , suppressed elation ???

Or bloody hell , we have just saved his job ??

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Just now, Blue blood said:

If you play Gallagher and Armstrong you are asking a lot of the other 9! 

The way he talks, he makes out that Dack and Graham are the ones that are hard to fit into the team.

No Tony, the issue is the 6ft 4 striker on the wing and the 4ft 6 sprinter leading the line.

 

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Just now, Wegerleswiggle said:

"If we wanna play Gallagher, Armstrong, Dack and Graham we are asking a lot of the other 6"

I know Tony.  Don't fucking play Armstrong and Gallagher then you moron!!! 

how are you supposed to score goals if you don`t play attackers mowbray??that is the object of the game you know

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A wins a win but wow we were so poor. We were largely outplayed by a Barnsley team with one win all season. 

Another baffling team selection Mowbray, Gallagher our wide again when it hasn’t worked before and makes literally no sense was a highlight. The Travis-Holtby partnership is very poorly balanced. The last substitution was a bit of a head scratcher too. 
 

All it does is delay the inevitable, what pleases me though that I think the ewood faithful finally turned on the manager. Lots of Mowbray sort it out chants and the crowd were very frustrated at 1-1 and 2-2.

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29 minutes ago, Mattyblue said:

I made a point of looking at the players’ reactions at full time.

No celebrations at all and certainly no huddle at a la Sheff Wed.

Graham just stood alone on the half way line for about two minutes with his hands on his hips. About 3 players on their haunches and Downing and Bennett seemed to be having a row.

You’d think we’d just lost and something certainly didn’t look right in the camp to me...

After reading the Mowbray quotes earlier this week, I think it will be a split camp before too long.

There will be those that will be dragged into the video booth to analyse every pass they misplaced: Travis, Rothwell, Downing (?), Nyambe, Johnson. Get dropped for one poor game or not tracking a player back.

The other camp will be free to carry on in the team regardless, no pressure whatsoever on their starting place: Bennett, Armstrong, Gallagher, Williams.

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Still delighted to win, impossible not to enjoy a win regardless. But doesnt in any way change my opinion that we urgently need a change of manager, it was a really poor performance, hes built a squad laughably short in certain areas considering he claimed with a straight face that we can hit the top 6. The performance lacked quality, ability, urgency and passion.

Start with the useless drip in net, 4 huge errors leading to goals in only 6 games. Absolutely dreadful. Miles more error prone than the incredibly error prone Raya, and his kicking is shocking too.

Bennett is absolutely terrible on the ball, every cross is overhit, passes often astray and I think his first touch is so bad so that he can slide tackle for the second. Bell possibly not quite as bad as he can be but typically docile and sluggish, no use going either way and often kicks or heads the way hes facing rather than taking a touch. Not sure how much blame you can attach to the central pairing but you could have got a double decker bus through the middle for the first and no reaction to our goalkeepers inadequacies for the second.

Travis gives us some energy and he was involved indirectly in 2 goals but his use of the ball is often horrendous, gave the ball away so often, no matter who we play in there we cannot keep the ball so why try and play that style if we simply cant. Rothwell was probably our best player, he just gives us that urgency and increase in tempo that the others dont seem to want to exit their comfort zone to play at, the antithesis of Armstrong who I will come on to. Also often switched on defensively. Holtby is the other one who tries to speed things up at times but it doesnt seem right him playing central, he often played clever penetrative passes wide (for Bell to usually stop and turn back) but hes wasted playing so deep.

Dack justifies for me Mowbrays claim that he always plays. Hes our talisman, often our only goal threat. Not overly involved but scored 2 poachers goals that again were invaluable. Gallagher on the other hand, admittedly today somewhat hamstrung by another Mowbray masterstroke to play him wide, is a woeful footballer. He lacks intelligence, repeatedly gives the ball away and adds nothing at all. Useless. Armstrong also doesnt seem to understand the offside rule, another footballer lacking any intelligence yet plays every game. Infuriating. The pair would be lucky to make the bench.

Subs wise, Graham a big difference, has to be first name on the team sheet, actually knows what he is doing unlike Mowbrays batch of expensive no hopers. Downing adds a touch of class but Buckley added the square root of nothing.

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Just now, Bbrovers2288 said:

I still haven’t heard one murmer of the manager feeling the heat from upstairs or in the media. I want him gone as much as anyone but I just can’t see it

Has to come from the fans. They are the only chance this club has of moving him on. Make the position untenable. 

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I thought Travis had the poorest game yet. Bell actually played better than normal. So many of our players need good individual coaching which they don't seem to be getting.

We need a good new manager with a proper coaching staff.

I felt sorry for Barnsley who should have been going home with the 3 points.

Anyway, now I'm glad we stole the 3 points from them.

 

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I honestly don't think I've seen a Rovers team have as many bad touches on the ball as I saw today. That's not just first touches neither. I remember Bell had three bad touches in one incident today. It was so basic and elementary it was embarrassing. Similarly we hardly won a second ball today as we toiled against the bottom team.

 

 

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Just now, Tom Stinny said:

Has to come from the fans. They are the only chance this club has of moving him on. Make the position untenable. 

In my opinion it was getting ready to blow in the Blackburn end at 2-2 around 80 minutes and probably would have done had not Dack scored the third. A noticeable difference in mood this afternoon.

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I used to enjoy reading the fans player ratings after a game. It does interest us exiled supporters.

I know there is genuine disenchantment at the moment but if anyone could provide one for today I would be grateful.

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