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About grizfoot

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    World Cup 2018

    Does look like a squad devoid of creative players doesn't it. Kane only scores so many goals for Tottenham because he's got the likes of Eriksen and Dembele pulling the strings. Sterling only scores so many goals for Man City because of the creative genius of David Silva and De Bruyne. Looks like a squad set up to counter attack which in my opinion is the correct way to go about things about the top sides. But first England have to get past the likes of Tunisia and Panama who are going to be set-up to defensively.
  2. Funny I was just thinking about him the other day. Was in and out of a relegated Swansea side this season but was superb for Bristol City in the Championship the season before. You would expect him to be loaned out again from Chelsea next season. I think another striker has got to be the priority in this transfer window, would love a big marquee signing in that position.
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    Oxford Utd at home

    Phenomenal effort but also rather bizarre to be able to more than double your usual home support for an end of season league game. I know there's a number of circumstances that have aligned to help create that, promotion in the bag, possible shot at the title, been on sky tv and winning games recently, lots of activity on social media, cheap ticket prices, bank holiday weekend, nice weather and people wanting to celebrate/appreciate what the players and manager have achieved this season. Would be interesting to see a break-down of these extra attendees and what categories you could possibly put them in. I know there's quite a few overseas Rovers fan and others scattered across the country who wouldn't feasibly be able to buy a season ticket who will be attending this game. But let's say at an estimate we put people in that category at around 4,000, it still leaves a hell of a lot of fans who probably live locally and who could potentially buy season tickets for next season. Hopefully we put in a good performance and entice some former ST holders back as well as encouraging fans who've never had one before to consider it.
  4. Yeah that's the one, Wolves player. Whether he's good enough for the Championship I don't know but he looked to have a bit of pace and trickery about him, which is something we lack going forward.
  5. Does anyone know the only player to score against us three times this season? One of the most impressive opposition players I've seen down at Ewood, I think he could be worth a shout has he's been out on loan this season and I highly doubt he's going to be involved with his current club for the upcoming season.
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    Charlton away April 28th

    Making four or five changes involving players who have been involved in games recently is completely different to Huddersfield's disgraceful act of making ten changes to their team and preceding to lose up against a team who had only won one of their last fourteen games and which was reduced to ten men for three quarters of the match!
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    Doncaster Rovers 24th March

    The twitter account seems legitimate to me, sounds like it's something they do every game. Looking at the Doncaster website plenty of tickets still available in the West and East Stands, can't see it being much of a problem to get a ticket
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    Presuming the referee would have blown his whistle frantically for half-time again if the penalty had hit the post or something. Yeah I'm not a fan of VAR either, like has been mentioned here before decisions in the game are subjective and I've seen plenty of decisions reversed by VAR that I'm not sure should have been.
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    A win and two draws would take us to 92 points also, meaning Shrewsbury would need to either win four or win three and draw two of their last five games (assuming there isn't a massive swing in goal differences that is) to overtake us.
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    Bristol Rovers v THE ROVERS

    True, we have an habit of sitting back when we are infront against both Southend & MK Dons could have easily lost points late on if it wasn't some brilliant saves by Raya. Keep doing that and it's only a matter of time before you drop points late on. In all fairness we had already made all three subs by the hour point so couldn't exactly change things to try and hold on to the lead. I imagine Bell might have been brought on if we had a sub available. Disappointing to concede a late goal but looking at the bigger picture we are still in a great position, Wigan & Shrewsbury dropping points has definitely softened the blow of only drawing these last two away games. Four to go and our fate is still in our own hands, lets see how Shrewsbury and Wigan do on Tuesday now. But no doubt about it Thursday game is a big one, got to win the two remaining home games at a minimum you would expect now. A win today would have given us some extra leeway in the run-in. Think it's going down to the last game against Oxford now, at this stage personally I'd happily take going into that game knowing we need to win to get promotion.
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    Bristol Rovers v THE ROVERS

    Clearly our best line-up in my opinion, could make an argument for Payne starting but he always looks more effective from the bench. Can understand some of the clamour to move Bennett into central midfield, but we've conceded only one game in five games since Bennett moved to right-back so understandably Mowbray not wanting to disrupt the defence and bring in someone like Caddis who hasn't played in months.
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    Bradford City (home)

    He did okay when he came on last night. For me he adds better balance to the side because he's probably the only genuine wide player we've got. Antonsson does offer a goal threat from playing out wide but can be infuriating to watch at times. Armstrong is much better upfront and Payne is better centrally as well. Still think Conway has got his part to play for the rest of the season.
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    Bradford City (home)

    Expecting something like this line-up tonight: --------------------------------------- Raya ---------------------------------------- ----- Bennett ------- Lenihan ------- Williams ------------- Bell ----- ---- Conway -------- Evans ---------- Smallwood ---- Armstrong --------------------------------------- Dack ---------------------------------------- -------------------------------------- Graham --------------------------------------- Obviously Mulgrew plays if he feels he's ready to, but two games in a week plus flights I would probably say it's sensible decision to leave him out for this one. Williams has done okay when played at centre back when he's been asked to play there and bringing in Bell would improve us attacking wise I think. Given Conway the nod over Payne as I feel the latter always looks more effective coming from the bench and Conway is better working back defensively.
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    That's because we are usually two or three goals to the good at that point in the game and don't need to rely on late winners. To be fair I can remember Smallwood's winner at Fleetwood and Armstrong's at Portsmouth both being late on that have gave us four extra point that we might not have otherwise had. Shrewsbury seem to get a late winning goal every week so I imagine they are top of the points won in last ten minutes of games table.
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    Rovers v Oldham

    I know there was some obvious defensive mistakes in both the goals we conceded. But I'm going to give Oldham some credit for the way they set-up, played two upfront and pressed us all over the pitch, not many teams have come to Ewood and tried to take the game to us like that and thought their front two were an handful all game and our defense struggled to cope. In fact for that first half they out battled us all over the pitch and deserved their lead. It wasn't until the change of system in the second half and a brilliant free-kick from Mulgrew that finally kicked us into life. For me the wide positions are still a bit of an issue for us, Bell looks much more comfortable running from deep as a fullback/wing-back and not playing as winger. Payne is a lot more effective in the centre than he is on the wing, Conway and Samuel both look out of form, Antonsson and Chapman still injured, Armstrong again looks better upfront than out wide. Fair play to Mowbray for changing it up at half-time and getting us back in the game, thought Travis was especially pivotal in that second half turn around and might be pushing for a start soon if he can keep up that level of performance.

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