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  1. rog of the rovers

    Rovers vs. Wycombe - 19th Sept, 3pm

    Lets face it, Bennett's best performances for Rovers have come when he's played in the middle of the park as an enforcer, I remember him playing well against Preston (h) during the relegation season and also towards the end of the League One promotion campaign. Wycombe at home will be as close to League One level as we'll play all season, so wouldn't have a problem with him slotting into the middle for this match. If, after all these injuries, Davenport doesn't get a start, you do wonder what future he has at the club. Big chance for someone to lay down a claim to a starting spot for the next few months. Also agree with what's been suggested, that Rothwell on Tuesday looked far better when playing from deep (the new Holtby role) could maybe see him slotting back to play in a three alongside Holtby and Johnson.
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    Newcastle United away in the League Cup

    That Newcastle XI would be pushing for automatic in the Championship over a full season. I think whilst there were frustrating moments, at least you can see a change in style and philosophy, its going to take some time, and also some bumps along the way, but I hope they stick to this formula for a few months and then see where we are. We can always resort back to our more direct style once Dack comes back in. But for now, I think we should give them the benefit of the doubt and look for the positives.
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    Season Tickets 2020-21

    I suppose in some ways, it is what it is. The fundamental issue here for me is the reason its 'fun' going to the Rovers these days for me, isn't particularly the product on the pitch, which lets face it, has been poor for almost a decade now, even the foray into League One and the promotion that followed was more ironically fun than a real sense of pride in the club and the town! Its the things that come with a matchday experience........the expectancy, time with my dad and uncle, and cousins when they can make it. The chats with the guys in and around me, who I don't really know, but say hello to as if they're lifelong friends, because in some way they are! Its the drive down, the walk to the ground ''if we win this....." or "I wonder how the new lads will get on''. For others its a pint in the various Working Mens Clubs or Blues Bar, a pie from the bakery on Bolton Road, a pre match McDonalds with mates or relatives, or burger from the van behind the club shop.... Not all, but most of these simple pleasures, that make going to Ewood the experience and homage we love to put ourselves through....have, or will be, denied on a matchday in 2020/21. No singing? No hugging or excessive celebrations at an injury time winner? Arriving well in advance to enter the ground? These are the times we live in, and I admit the rules are what we've come to expect.... But £400 for supporters? Who are having to sacrifice all these experiences on a matchday? Not to mention an inferior product on the pitch, with little to no investment in the playing squad. Its a viscous circle, but in business, the customers hold the power. This isn't a statement of me not wanting to renew for next season, I may do, I may not do. It is a statement of how I can fully understand why plenty of supporters won't be doing so.
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    Summer Transfer Window

    but that's not important right now....... 😉
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    Summer Transfer Window

    Would like it to be Cameron Carter-Vickers, a permanent signing at CB has been long overdue!
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    20/21 kit

    Pity the hoped Hummel deal isn't in effect this year... Coventry City away is a beaut....
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    20/21 kit

    The detective work Gumbi! Love it From Instagram of Sam Burns, no sponsor, but the third kit option could be correct (though personally I hope not, as I dislike the kit) If correct, would most likely mean a dark away kit. Black/Red/Navy as it would be the lighter contrasting option. If so.....Another season of this kit away at Barnsley, Middlesbrough, Bristol City
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    20/21 kit

    Umbro tweeted out the Huddersfield shirts late on last night. Maybe worth checking Umbro's twitter at 10pm (ish) just in case?
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    20/21 kit

    Trying to think of what's causing the new kit delay, as we already know its made by Umbro and sponsored by 10 Bet and Watson Ramsbottom...... Maybe waiting for Wednesday when we will know all 24 teams in the league and the calendar finally flips to the 2020/2021 season? Still predicting a return to 'proper' blue, white shorts and we've had blue socks for seven years in a row, so maybe a return to white socks?? As for the change strip, red hasn't been used (as a main colour) for a primary away kit since the 2015/2016 season, the last with Nike, so I'm guessing at red, though its hard to use an away kit that's red away at Nottingham Forest, Middlesbrough and Bristol......so maybe not? Even though we should always wear blue and white when appropriate. Another one for kit geeks like me, we've not worn matching blue away shorts since the 2015/16 season. Those navy shorts used in the League One promotion campaign looked very out of place! I think all five of the strips used since our Championship return in 2018 have been weak, so lets see if Umbro can finish strong before the new suppliers next season.
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    Pre-Season

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/eng_prem/8902482.stm 14th August 2010 - Rovers 1-0 Everton, and that was thanks to a huge gaff from Howard too!
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    Player of the Season 2019/20

    Afternoon bump! 44 votes a piece for Travis and Armstrong. The closest Player of the Season race in recent years, would be happy if either won it.
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    New kit 2020/2021

    5 year deal signed in May 2016, so the last Umbro kit on the current deal. Have heard a rumour (but could be tosh, so will keep it to myself) 2016/17 onwards for this current Umbro run. In my opinion Home Shirts 2016/17 Championship relegation Home kit > This seasons kit > League One Promotion Home kit > 2018/19 Pale Blue Home Change Shirts 17/18 Promtion Away > 16/17 Navy Blue Away > 18/19 Yellow Away >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 19/20 Grey Away kit 3rd Shirts Both disappointingly Teamwear kits, but 19/20 Navy Blue > 16/17 All Red. Its been a while since a red away kit, so I'd guess perhaps one of those this 20/21 season. Blue to go a shade darker to our more traditional Royal. If I worked in the marketing department of Umbro (which I don't) I'd try and end with a bang and release another much requested Red/Black halved shirt. 11 Seasons since it was used last, even then in 2008/09 it was a 3rd strip, so long overdue!!! Its still a very popular shirt with the supporters and is visible on the terraces, even to this season.
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    Player of the Season 2019/20

    Interesting splits in the poll. I suspected it would be tight between Travis and Armstrong, who are the unanimous standouts. 10 of Armstrong's 15 goals have come since Dack's injury on 23rd December 2019. (9 league, 1 cup). Trivia piece, Adam Armstrong, may well have scored the last ever goal at Gigg Lane, when Rovers played Bury FC in our 3-0 win at Gigg Lane on 24th July 2019.
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    Player of the Season 2019/20

    Really close between a few for me: Downing - Very solid signing, gets an honorable mention, but mainly between Adam Armstrong and Lewis Travis. Armstrong's goals have been crucial, particularly in the second half of the season, since Dack has been injured, but decided to give it to Travis. I feel as though he has the potential to play in the Premier League, his work is so crucial to us and you really feel his absence when he's not in the middle of the park! 3 assist and 2 goals also!
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    Player of the Season 2019/20

    Simple Question Who is the BRFCS 2019/20 Player of the Season? Limited the main candidates to those who have made 20+ starts in the league this season. Players are in Squad Number Order Please specify if you have any other suggestions. Vote away!
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