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Played very very well. Some real good performances. Travis was superb, dolan looked lively. Holtby was very good. Bell was decent as well. John Buckley was superb when he came on. 

Now back to the bread and butter and put wycome to the sword on Saturday. 

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Just now, Cherry Blue said:

To sum up, we were crap. Hope BB gets a boll##king for not taking his chances. We are lacking quality throughout. 

What about Holtby's two golden chances?

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4 hours ago, bluebruce said:

Rovers players to give it their all to impress against a Premier League side, lose anyway (possibly on penalties) then have too little left in the tank for Wycombe and balls that one up to (loss or draw).

Well, called the first part right, hopefully wrong about the second part...Holtby certainly looked dead on his feet though.

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Hope we don't send Buckley out on loan just looks quality.

What's Mowbray's plan with Davenport.He would have been better off playing fir the under 23s.

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Newcastle were very comfortable and never even needed to get out of first gear. We are too easy to play against, we pass the ball around nicely but don't really look like troubling the opposition who can just sit back soak it up and then hit our shambolic back line on the counter. 

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Just now, mustard said:

Brereton doesn’t take a touch with the chance at the end and snatches at it as it comes down and he’d get pelters, takes a touch and a great intercepting tackle stops him in his tracks, gets pelters.  I thought he played well second half, but I’m not watching him with the scrutinising eyes wishing him not to do well.  Anyone see Arma do anything since he came on? Or does commenting on that not fit in with people’s biases?

The problem is it shouldn’t matter how he does it he should be scoring - then he doesn’t get pelters!

Sounds like we played really well but couldn’t finish the job, hope we don’t make a habit of this 

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Thought we played really well today everywhere except in the box. Technique and passing was top drawer. Dolan, Holtby, Travis, Rothwell all a joy to watch. Buckley made a nice cameo.

We really really suffered though in the striking department. Brereton had a few decent runs out wide but he's supposed to be the centreforward. It was laughable. We had no one in the box, and couldn't create a real threat. 

I really think we should drop Brereton and look for better options. He just doesn't give us anything. When Gallaghers back we need to give him a try centrally.

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2 minutes ago, Torgeir said:

Wow, how did we not win that? You'd think we were the PL side of the two teams looking at that match. 


A little bit too much through the middle at times, but we kept trying and deserved much more. But when facing PL quality in the final third, we need to take better care of our chances.


 

Think you're going to find yourself surprised we didn't win lots of games this season if we keep playing like this. I won't be though. Our penetrative play is poor. Whenever we dominate possession we lose, was like that all last season. We can't consistently find our way past a packed defence and are a much more effective threat on the counter.

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Brereton poor in the first half but thought he had a good second half,he looked dangerous on occasion.But at end of the day another game goes by with no goal or assist 

 

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3 minutes ago, simongarnerisgod said:

we`ve played well and kept the ball well in two games,i fancy us to beat wycombe easily on saturday

I fancy them to pack men behind the ball, hit us on the counter, and get a win or draw from us.

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1 hour ago, roversfan99 said:

 I dont see why everyone seems to really rate Rankin Costello, not seeing it at the moment.

Me neither. 

Conversely I think Buckley looks a great player.

Which probably means in Tony World that JRC will be virtually ever present and Buckley will be banished out on loan to the stiffs somewhere.

 

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4 minutes ago, simongarnerisgod said:

we`ve played well and kept the ball well in two games,i fancy us to beat wycombe easily on saturday

This is exactly the type of game we usually lose. Hope Im wrong . COYB

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Not overly arsed about going out the cup but a win would be nice now. 2 decent performances yet 2 defeats is the bottom line. Hopefully Ayala isn't in too bad shape and can get in the team before long. Time to sacrifice a bit of the pretty stuff and be more clinical now chaps. I do think we'll win on Saturday to be honest, and win convincingly.

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Brereton actually did quite well in the build up here to get the ball out to Bell. Instead of busting a gut to get into the box he is actually running BACKWARDS here. Away from goal.

A joke of a first half, looked more interested in the second with some surging runs, but never a centre forward in a million years. Absolutely horrific in the air too.

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4 minutes ago, joey_big_nose said:

I really think we should drop Brereton and look for better options. He just doesn't give us anything. When Gallaghers back we need to give him a try centrally.

Why can't we give Brereton a try where imo he needs to be, centrally?

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The sooner Dack returns the better. Just hope the injury hasn't taken too much out of him.

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11 minutes ago, mustard said:

Brereton doesn’t take a touch with the chance at the end and snatches at it as it comes down and he’d get pelters, takes a touch and a great intercepting tackle stops him in his tracks, gets pelters.  I thought he played well second half, but I’m not watching him with the scrutinising eyes wishing him not to do well.  Anyone see Arma do anything since he came on? Or does commenting on that not fit in with people’s biases?

Crazy how Marmite he is.

He was our best attacking player by a mile.

Drop him?? Jesus.

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The abuse towards BB is bordering on obsessive.  I thought he did very well and only a packed defence stopped Rovers from a deserved win. 

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14 minutes ago, Ricky said:

Why is the keeper not up for that corner. 10 seconds left and we don’t push the 6ft 4 keeper up!

Not only that but of the 5 corners we forced in the last 8 minutes of the game, we took 2 of them short and never had enough outfield players in the box never mind the goalkeeper! FFS! 

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1 minute ago, Paul Mellelieu said:

The abuse towards BB is bordering on obsessive.  I thought he did very well and only a packed defence stopped Rovers from a deserved win. 

“Abuse”.

I’ve really not missed your trolling.

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1 minute ago, Paul Mellelieu said:

The abuse towards BB is bordering on obsessive.  I thought he did very well and only a packed defence stopped Rovers from a deserved win. 

The fee paid hangs over his head, or should I say around his neck.  21 years old and played well but getting compared to 30+ year olds Varney and Brown.  It’s idiotic at best.  

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Anyway hopefully we can learn from this.

LOTS of positives.

 

I’d still like a PL standard striker on loan once we’ve sorted out a LB. 

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