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16 minutes ago, mustard said:

Anyone see Arma do anything since he came on? Or does commenting on that not fit in with people’s biases?

Armstrongs goal scoring record and general threat over the last 2 years probably give him some credit.

I thought Brereton was anonymous first half but much better second half, especially for a 10 minute spell around the hour mark. However I do think for the last 20 minutes the defenders sussed out he was dropping deep and then trying to drive forward with his first touch and managed to stop him.  He still has to pull the trigger at the end though.  Good enough performance in the second half from him but we still need a striker as the goals just aren't going to come from the lad.

 

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3 minutes ago, Paul Mellelieu said:

I thought he did very well and only a packed defence stopped Rovers from a deserved win. 

It's called an organised defence. That is what wins football matches.

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5 minutes ago, Miller11 said:

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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I mean, while it's fair to say he hasn't demonstrated the greatest amount of anticipation for us yet, I'd say in this case he's just dropping deep cause the box looks pretty packed.

Don't think you can really strike this one against him.

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6 minutes ago, RevidgeBlue said:

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

He played centrally today for 70 mins till Armstrong came on. Thing with Brereton is you can tell him to play centrally in the box but he will drift of his own accord to the wing.

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Just now, Ruaney said:

Travis has done his knee. Not good

Shame for the lad. Marginalised by Mowbray and converted into a defensive midfielder but then replaced by Holtby.

One of these days we’ll have a balanced side.

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Just now, 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. 

it`s not abuse,he cost 7 million quid and plays like a fragile 17 year old,he can`t play centre forward, he can`t play out wide in fact he can`t do anything,nothing against the lad but he just does`nt have it

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I hope Ayala is good in the air, be nice to be half interested when we have a corner.

As we all saw, really good football and a good effort, but lack any kind of threat. As someone mentioned this is what killed our play off hopes last year when we couldn’t beat the sides that just sit back. Hopefully Dack coming back helps us.

Much better second half from Rothwell. Brerton is trying, desperate for it to work out for him. 

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Just now, Stuart said:

“Abuse”.

I’ve really not missed your trolling.

Thought I had you on ignore.  Please put me on ignore, you don't deserve me.

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Just now, simongarnerisgod said:

it`s not abuse,he cost 7 million quid and plays like a fragile 17 year old,he can`t play centre forward, he can`t play out wide in fact he can`t do anything,nothing against the lad but he just does`nt have it

There's a space after commas.

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Brereton did well for me too. As did the whole team today, but we absolutely need to either create more real chances or be more ruthless in front of goal. Dack will make a difference, Armstrong can do it but we need one or two others to step up otherwise it'll be a nearly season and nice football will cease to give the satisfaction that it has done for me in our last 3 games (inc Leicester). 

Dolan is good enough for sure based on today. Keep playing him. 

Rothwell continued to give glimpses, I would write him off but he is so close to being so dangerous for us. 

Nyambe is one of the best right backs in our league. 

Holtby and Travis were very impressive. 

I'm finding it strange how nobody even recognised Kaminski, like even when Del Williams bundled him down in the box no eye contact at all even. Weird.

Optimistic about the season ahead but we need to get wins and quickly. 

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Just now, Paul Mellelieu said:

Thought I had you on ignore.  Please put me on ignore, you don't deserve me.

No need to. You’ll be gone again soon. That’s what trolls do.

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Just now, Paul Mellelieu said:

There's a space after commas.

And that.

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1 minute ago, Stuart said:

Shame for the lad. Marginalised by Mowbray and converted into a defensive midfielder but then replaced by Holtby.

One of these days we’ll have a balanced side.

Sorry. I’ve wandered into an alternate dimension.

 

When did any of this happen??

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2 minutes ago, Stuart said:

Shame for the lad. Marginalised by Mowbray and converted into a defensive midfielder but then replaced by Holtby.

One of these days we’ll have a balanced side.

😂

Yeah, damn right, I say bring back that manager that brought him into the first team. I forgot his name though, Mow-something?

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1 minute ago, Stuart said:

Shame for the lad. Marginalised by Mowbray and converted into a defensive midfielder but then replaced by Holtby.

One of these days we’ll have a balanced side.

?? He's first name on the team sheet every week for Mowbray. How is he marginalised?

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Just now, Stuart said:

No need to. You’ll be gone again soon. That’s what trolls do.

I've been here 20 years.  I was banned because I wasn't in the cult.

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Just now, mustard said:

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.  

I think the fee protects him. If he’d come through the ranks he’d likely be at Barrow.

He was dire first half today. Second half he appeared more interested and improved dramatically. He showed attributes that suggest he may be able to play as a wide forward, but aside from the fact we have better players in those positions, he did as many woefully poor, bordering on comical things as he did good things.

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I've enjoyed the way we've played in the last two games.  If Mowbray can keep them playing in that way we should win more than we lose.  However, we are desperate for a goalscorer as we can't keep relying on Armstrong.  Brereton just doesn't look he'll ever score - a bit of a poor man's Andy Needham!  Dolan looked sharp again and although Holtby missed a decent chance, I thought he was excellent in midfield.  Travis had a bit more about him tonight and I thought Williams was again decent at the back. 

Whilst we have lost two games the signs are very encouraging in terms of the style of football we are playing and personally, whilst I might have problems with off the field issues, I'm quite encouraged with Mowbray's approach thus far.

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Holtby has taken Travis position. Travis now just gets asked to run around a lot like Savage did. Not sure it’s his best game. When he first came in he was a breath of fresh air taking the game to the opposition. Now he’s been Mowbray’d.

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1 minute ago, davulsukur said:

Worst news possible

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Pointless tackle too, no need for him to clatter the guy the way he did.

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