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Mark Atkins' Bald Patch

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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. Mark Atkins' Bald Patch

    AFC Bournemouth v ROVERS

    Has Brereton stayed on after that challenge? He looked in some pain.
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    AFC Bournemouth v ROVERS

    I'd rather see Rodwell get a run out at centre half... he claims that is his more natural position and it's a position of greater need for us currently. I'd like to see what he has at centre half.
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    Loan Window

    Fair point, but I think Reed is an upgrade on Evans (and I'm a countryman of Evans')... and based on what I'm hearing Davenport looked good when he featured in pre-season. Although I must admit I have never seen him in action myself. Is the consensus on here that Davenport should start in the 2?
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    Loan Window

    The potential Reed signing does seem a bit unnecessary given the numbers we have in that area (the 2 in front of the back 4). However, in my view he is better than anything that we have in there currently and Tony sees it as a chance to upgrade in that area. Yes, Smallwood and Evans were good servants last year, but Tony needs to be ruthless and if there is an upgrade available at a manageable cost then he has to go for it. Especially with it being such a vital area of the pitch - if you have a good 2 in there it makes a world of difference. So I say go for Reed and pair him Davenport, with Palmer, Dack, Rothwell/Armstrong in front of them.
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    Ipswich away match thread

    Yessssssssssss! Certainly sounds like it was against the run of play. We'll take it. That'll do wonders for the confidence.
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    Thursday deadline.

    Apologies if it's been mentioned before, but what type of front man is this Nmecha? Target man or a quick skillful type? Cheers
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    Thursday deadline.

    I don't think Bell's attacking strength alone warrants us playing 3 at the back. I would even suggest that when Bell is solely responsible for wide attacks on the left he struggles. He would be more effective as the left back in a 4, taking advantage of overlaps and 2 on 1s in combination with a left sided midfielder.
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    New Kits

    I always look to the kit launch and I'm usually quite easily pleased. This is one of the very few times I would consider myself not pleased with the home kit. The sponsor isn't great but I can get over that, it's the fact that the blue is much too pale which means there is not enough contrast that annoys me. Wishywashy. Looking forward to the away kit making up for it now.
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    Congratulations to Tony, his staff and of course the team. A shaky start to the league season but a terrific run of form sInce then. Soldiers and Artists. Arte et Labore. Now let's get that League title... Wigan are wobbling!!
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    Rovers v Peterborough

    I remember that Dwight Gayle hatrick inspired win for Peterborough. it was my daughter's birthday so I was in some indoor play area all afternoon. We had got back to 3-2 late on from memory and I was refreshing the match thread on this message every 3 seconds (sorry mods!) in the hope of a late equalizer. Some idiot, can't remember who, posted '3-3!' in jest. IN JEST!!?! Not cool.
  11. When it comes to Rovers I need to know what's happening immediately and for the duration of the match. So I can't watch Rovers on delay or on a recording. I have been caught out many times watching non-rovers matches on a slight delay (putting kids to bed etc.) then you get a text from your mate saying something like "what a strike that was from Aguero" - that's a real annoyance that!! Phone normally goes on silent and gets turned upside down when I'm on delay now. However I do watch a lot of NBA and NFL on recording, usually the following evening. I manage to avoid the results throughout the next day because very few people in work etc. are into those sports (or if they are they too are watching the following evening). I also don't use social media so manage to avoid spoilers from there too.
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    Rovers v Blackpool

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    Rovers v Wigan

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

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

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