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    BRFCS TV - Nostalgia Thread

    Brilliant Gav, I have seen them before but not in a long time. Is that Birdy the nutter (not current Birdy) in the sheepskin in the middle photo? I have some old newspapers in the attic and I'm sure I have one of the day after we won the FA Cup in 1928. I'll have a root tomorrow and see if I can find any.
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    Coronavirus

    I can understand it with paint gumboots, carriers don't want to touch it. It's the difficulty with any pressure to the cans of paint in transit, the lids flip, clipped or not. So it's not just the loss of the paint that's the issue, it's the damage this then causes to the rest of the freight on the van/truck or trailer.
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    Swansea City away

    That he maybe, he's also got an ex Wigan arsehole playing for him in midfield. Who would you back to take the 3 points Paul?
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    Swansea City away

    To sum it up, NOBODY at the club either acts nor plays like their lives depended on it. It's a pay packet, can anyone imagine anybody at Ewood or Brockhall being chastised by anyone over anything?
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    BRFCS TV - Nostalgia Thread

    I was only a kid then Tyrone but I remember so much about that cup tie with City. It was sold out (52,000) but twice postponed due to the weather and so the actual gate on the night was only 42,000. Fryatt's goal was the only one City conceded on their cup run to win the cup. My biggest recollection afterwards though was how could 10,000 more people have possibly fit on the ground? My dad and grandad then said, that's nothing, we've both been on the Darwen End when Ewood's had more than 60,000 on! Nah, I thought impossible!
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    BRFCS TV - Nostalgia Thread

    Ha, probably. My parents would always be at the games home or away back then Stuart. I must confess I recall having received one or two bollockings or so for 'calling collect' on a Sunday! Cheers for the congrats pal, it's a pleasant surprise in an otherwise sea of dross.
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    BRFCS TV - Nostalgia Thread

    When I was at College in the USA in 1980/81 as a birthday present my parents paid for a subscription for the Last Sports to be mailed to my PO Box every week. I used to receive it religiously on the Monday the next week but one. (almost 10 days in arrears) It was obviously pre internet, mobile phones etc and international landline calls then were an absolute fortune, so it was usually my first opportunity to catch up on how we'd done 10 days prior, imagine that now?! It was also my best way back then of keeping in touch with The Rovers, all the other local league teams and everything else locally from a sporting perspective, through to schoolboy and grassroots level football. Alf Thornton and Peter White were my heros! Great memories.
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    Swansea City away

    I totally agree with that: Tony Mowbray is always extremely frustrating.
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    Coronavirus

    Not unless everybody complies, no it won't.
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    Swansea City away

    Chaddy, that's bollocks. Your first word "Try" should never be used or said in this context unless you want to promote failure as perhaps being acceptable because at least you tried. The aim should be both definitive and specific i.e. be top 2 and playoffs as an absolute minimum. Anything other is a failure. We need to stop pissing about as a club and stipulate now that anything other than success is deemed a failure.
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    Swansea City away

    My tongue was protruding through my cheek.
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    Swansea City away

    Rather have Trump!
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    Swansea City away

    Rubbish Mr. E, sorry but absolute crap. (Apologies again) The Dog and Bloody Duck could have set up better defensively than us, we should have got a goalless draw at least. Yes we have absentees and it's unfortunate but Swansea were nothing today and were there for the taking. Absentees are a lame excuse for me, yeh it doesn't help admittedly but Mowbray, Evans and Lenihan are directly to blame today on many counts.
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    Swansea City away

    Agree, today Swansea offered nothing other than what we thought they would. If you had 11 lads from The Blackburn Combination, they would be set up better and defend set pieces and cross field balls better than we currently do.
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    Swansea City away

    Aye, what a shambles that is too? What time is that due to kick off?
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    Swansea City away

    You mean a young right footed, attacking midfield player who's more than ably filled in at right back, then being asked to play left back? FFS Oldgregg, I thought more of you than to come out with that ludicrous comment. He'll be in fucking goal next, let's see how he does playing there. It's Mowbray's fault, he's so easy to outthink as an opposition manager. Lenihan's a centre half who can't do the basics as a centre half, why not give him some Jip? Apologies but I'm really angry at having to watch yet again what was so bloody predictable that we'd be picked off easily. Shut the backdoor and build from the fucking back!!! (On Deaf ears to both ToMo and his bloody paymasters)
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    Swansea City away

    I watched Evans specifically in the first half, he offers nothing either to aid attack or defence, the game just passes him by. I'd sub him now for Buckley. If Arma has tweeked a hamstring, get him off before it becomes serious (remember Chapman) and put Brereton in the middle and replace him with Dolan. Their goal was just same old, same old shit defending of a set piece: nobody even jumped with him to contest the header (was it Darragh? tickling his sides before he leaps like a salmon to score ain't good enough) Swansea aren't up to much and are just another side waiting to pick us off. Come on Rovers second half FFS, we can win this.
  18. darrenrover

    Swansea City away

    Unless in a green shirt!
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    Swansea City away

    I suspect we're going to start playing 3 at the back: Nyambe, Lenihan & Williams. Possibly JRC and Bell as wingbacks with Evans, Holtby and Trybull as CMs. Elliott, Arma and Brereton as the front 3 as Joe has suggested. I'm not sure if Bell's available or not and wouldn't normally advocate starting with either him or Evans but given who's available, I feel that this would be our most balanced line up. Theoretically Evans and Trybull would sit, adding protection to the back line, whilst we'd have attacking options.
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    Swansea City away

    Is Johnson injured or got Covid?
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    Music Association Game

    Creedance Clearwater Revival - Rolling On The River
  22. darrenrover

    Music Association Game

    Simon & Garfunkel - The Boxer
  23. darrenrover

    Coronavirus

    No, the most vulnerable age group have a free, annual innoculation of flu vaccine.
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    Music Association Game

    3 x Supers Hoochie.
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