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Admiral Nelsen

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  1. MK Dons tickets

    I don't think we'll have any trouble at all selling it out assuming we're still in the automatic hunt (or perhaps already up). If anything the converation might be more about how easily non ST holders can get tickets.
  2. World Cup 2018

    Excellent squad, have to be amongst the favourites. That said, still not of the same vintage as their WC/Euros winning squad in my view. If England were to draw them in a knockout game, I'd make them favourites by a fair margin, but not unbeatable.

    Agree. Obviously would love for him to have a future at Rovers, but this is one of those cases where you just want to make sure that the lad has a career. Promising news that's not a recurrence of the previous injury at least.
  4. Bristol Rovers away

    The Wigan game in particular came at a very bad time. In a season of great followings, that was a disappointment, but you'd easily see at least twice as many (probably some way more than that) if the match was in April.
  5. World Cup 2018

    The one thing that gives me hope (ridiculous, I know) is that as far as I see it there's none of the other top sides look unbeatable. Not disagreeing about the squads you mention being better than us by the way, but there is no, say, Spain of a few years ago for instance. Germany aren't as good as they were last time out in my view, Brazil have clearly improved but don't strike fear in the same way previous sides have, and there is Neymar's fitness issue. As ever, Argentina look amazing on paper but only Messi's heroics mean they're there in the first place. France have a quality squad, but their big guns aren't on form in the same way they were at the Euros. Spain look good too, but don't carry the same air of invincability that they did in their EC winning sides. Basically, I think it's wide open! Just a shame that it's almost certainly not going to be England that takes advantage!
  6. Gillingham away 17.3.18

    Definitely, although to be fair I thought Evans was pretty good when he came on against Blackpool, so maybe pair him with Smallwood and put Bennett on the wing? In terms of ability, I wouldn't mind putting Samuel there as a straight swap, but mentally he seems so far off where he needs to be that I wouldn't risk it.
  7. Gillingham away 17.3.18

    It is worrying, after Mowbray's interview I assumed it was panic over. Might be tempted to go with Armstrong up front for this one, but looks like the international brea may have come at a good time for us.

    Surprised to see that we compare so favourably with Sheff United. Some of the comments coming from fans of other clubs at the start of the season were putting them on a pedestal, saying that we were not at the same level, even when we were winning. I know we've improved dramatically since then, but hopefully says good things about how we might have a season more like theirs than Bolton's assuming we manage to finish in the top 2.
  9. Rovers v Blackpool

    Personally, I think he need to get better at the physical side of the game to make it in any position. I think there's a very tidy footballer there, but he was bullied far too easily on Saturday, and I'm not convinced it'd be that different if he was playing centrally. Difference between him & Dack, who hardly ever seems to be pushed off the ball, was massive imo.

    Especially if they go up, which is looking more and more possible through the play offs.
  11. VAR

    Agree 100%. It's the high that you feel after your team scores which makes football so special. I watch a lot of rugby league, and whilst I see the value of video refs in a game which has a lot more technical offences, even there so much of the feeling you should get once your team scores has been dampened by the time any points have been awarded. Thinking of some of the memories I have watching Rovers that would've lost their edge, I sincerely hope this dies a death before it gets going.
  12. Rovers v Wigan

    From Wigan myself, definitely made the bad run at their place all the more galling after spending half my childhood expecting to be at least 2 divisions above them! (come to think of it, are we still on that bad run?). Might be different now, but in my experience Latics fans are even more chippy than your average PNE fan when it comes to resenting locals supporting different clubs. Can't blame them I suppose, as if it wasn't bad enough being 20 minutes drive away from Manchester & Liverpool, there were still as many Rovers/Bolton fans at my school than there were Latics fans. All this before the Rugby team being the bigger draw too, not surprising they've got a tendency to be a little bitter! Anyway, I digress. Back to the match, I expect them to be one of the few teams to really have a go at us, which should suit us to a tee. I think we're stronger across the park, 3-1 Rovers.
  13. Walsall v Rovers

    Straight into Bescott Stadium Station I'm afraid, hence my worry. This is helpful though, so thanks a lot!
  14. Walsall v Rovers

    Out of curiosity, is there anywhere else near(ish) the ground? We've got train tickets through Wolves but not giving us much time for a drink there. The place you mention sounds fine, but I suspect there'll be quite a few in a similar position to us, so may get a bit cramped if both sets of fans are in one bar!
  15. Walsall v Rovers

    Rovers twitter saying we've requested a third allocation, only a couple of hundred extra.