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About Mark Atkins' Bald Patch

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    Portadown, N. Ireland
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    Rovers. Family. Still trying to make time to play the beautiful game on a saturday.

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  1. Rovers v Blackpool

  2. Rovers v Wigan

    Really enjoyed that... more of the same please second half. Lenihan is a monster but needs to keep it controlled.
  3. Rovers v Wigan

    Anyone know if Powell will be fit to play on Sunday? He was taken off injured against man city and missed their last game against Rochdale. Lets hope he is, that would be a big miss for them.
  4. Wimbledon v Rovers

    Great result and fair play to all those who travelled down. Safe home. Bring on Wigan.
  5. Wimbledon v Rovers

    Great stuff. As someone said earlier... get smallwood off now.
  6. Wimbledon v Rovers

  7. Wimbledon v Rovers

    Like the lineup... massive 2 games now, 6 points would be huge. Cmon Rovers. I'll take 1-0 with a Mulgrew special and a booking free Smallwood.
  8. Walsall v Rovers

    2-0 yessss
  9. Walsall v Rovers

    Dack out is a negative... although Payne is very decent cover as long as he's played in his preferred central role. Evans and Smallwood should give him plenty of license to get forward.
  10. Walsall v Rovers

    I would like a settled system and don't think 3 at the back suits us at all, but I do sympathize (a bit) with TM with regards formation changes as I think he is facing the challenges below: -Finding a spot for the returning Lenihan in the 11 (one of the best performers last season). -Trying to get Armstrong playing more centrally without dropping Graham who's scoring regularly. -Introducing Amari Bell into the 11 without dropping Williams, who has his failings but still seems to merit a place in TM's eyes. -Having to accommodate our best player in Dack who can't play in a 2 in midfield. With that said, in my view is he needs to be a bit more ruthless and have confidence in this squads ability to be beat anybody in this league, without overcomplicating the selection to compensate for the opposition's strengths. Forget the back 3, it hasn't worked and whilst Bell seems to have the attributes, on paper, to be a decent wing back it clearly doesn't work on grass. IMO he'd be more effective attacking from deep, overlapping an advanced left sided attacker. Neither Nyambe or Bennett are capable of playing right wing back either. He was delighted with Mulgrew and Lenihan in as the central defensive pairing last season (evidenced here > https://www.rovers.co.uk/news/2017/may/they-give-us-a-solid-base-to-work-from/) ... so why not just go with them as the pairing again now? Downing has proved capable but he was only ever signed as Lenihan cover and Williams doesn't merit a start at CB. My team, therefore would be: (4-2-3-1) Raya Nyambe Lenihan Mulgrew Bell Bennett Smallwood Payne Dack Armstong Graham Antonsson off the bench for Graham and move Armstrong up top for a different dynamic should the game need it. I'll go for a 2-1 win on Saturday. Armstrong and Dack to score.
  11. LEAGUE 1 2017/18

    Big result that. In our hands now.
  12. LEAGUE 1 2017/18

    Gillingham equalise!!
  13. Plymouth Away - 3rd February 2018

    Is that you Tony?!
  14. The January 2018 transfer thread

    Good call ... Getting Bradley Orr and Danny Murphy back in too would be cracking business!!
  15. Northampton

    From the Sky Sports preview of tomorrows game: "Blackburn are unbeaten in each of their last 16 league games (W10 D6); the longest current undefeated streak in the top four tiers of English football." Link > http://www.skysports.com/football/news/11719/11219834/blackburn-v-northampton-preview