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The Mighty Chaffinch

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  1. The Mighty Chaffinch

    Huddersfield - Saturday Lunch for Sky

    They did it once with David Ellary back in the late 80s. Tony Adams was at him all match and was booked for it. I'd love to hear the refs thought process for some of his decisions today!
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    Huddersfield - Saturday Lunch for Sky

    Just out of interest, can anyone remember the last time we scored a late goal that affected the result of a match? I'm thinking last 10 minutes...
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    Huddersfield - Saturday Lunch for Sky

    You can almost feel his anger when Walton wants to kick it long. A Pep graduate he most certainly is.
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    Huddersfield - Saturday Lunch for Sky

    I thought we played well for the period between scoring our first and half time...that was about it really. The referee didn't help with his intent to be centre stage for the SKY cameras, missing a foul for us in the build up to their equaliser being his biggest crime. Our biggest crime was short corners and not reacting to the fact that their main weapon was playing on the break. I understand wanting to change the angle etc etc but a short corner that goes wrong leads to a quicker break than a conventional corner, as we saw for 0-1. I'm not rating our chances at Brum on Tuesday
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    Huddersfield - Saturday Lunch for Sky

    Tosin oozed class throughout when on the ball, always looking for feet rather than lumping it up to our vertically challenged forward line, like Lenihan would have done.
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    Millwall

    I thought Tosin was outstanding today. Not once did he launch the ball forward aimlessly, he looked for the best pass constantly. I'm no fan of playing three at the back but if that's how we have to accommodate him then so be it.
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    Cardiff-home

    I'd have taken a point before kick off and I'm happy with one now! Cardiff were in the Premier League last season, we matched them and could have nudged it in the end with our late chances. 7 points from 9, three clean sheets on the bounce. I'm not complaining
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    Middlesbrough (H)

    Walton collected two high balls today that Raya would surely have punched. He made one glaring error in the second half but it wasn't punished. Quite often Raya's errors were punished. I know this is only one incidence in one match but I think we're going to be ok with Walton. His distribution was mixed but it never put us under direct pressure. His height will surely alter opposition corner takers thinking, with Raya too many corners into the six yard box became scrambles leading to goals. Let's see how many errors he's made after 15 games and then we can cast more judgement.
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    Middlesbrough (H)

    I'm as frustrated as anyone about the lack of defensive additions both in January and the summer but I think a lot goes on behind the scenes that Mowbray cannot be blamed for. To give him credit he has worked for a regime that demands trips to India, provides a below par business structure at the club and then funds are delayed at the crucial point of transfers. Lambert walked out due to similar issues and many managers would'nt work under a Venky's style ownership. If a genuine improvement on Mowbray was available and (crucially) willing to come then I might be interested, however I can't see us being able to improve on him at the moment.
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    Middlesbrough (H)

    I suppose there is a difference between a must win for the club and a must win for the manager. I'm still cautiously supporting Mowbray. He doesn't become a bad manager overnight.
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    Middlesbrough (H)

    I fail to see how today is a 'must win' game. There are 43 matches left after today with 129 points to play for. Preston started last season abysmally and were well down on us after 10-15 games, and yet they just sneaked above us in the end. All I want to see is more defensive solidity, I'd probably take a 0-0 as progress made (I'd rather not witness a 0-0 this afternoon but I wouldn't be devastated by one). The only 'must win' games are the ones where a defeat or draw would make it mathematically impossible to achieve something (safety, promotion, play offs etc).
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    Kits 19/20

    The one kit missing from this is the 96-97 away kit...the yellow and dark blue number with the Rovers badge artistically interpreted and splashed down the front of the shirt and shorts. I personally liked that one a lot...much rather our badge chopped into arty pieces than the Umbro logo!
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    Kits 19/20

    That's a Theresa May's Brexit of an away kit. Nobody likes it, nobody voted for it. My 10 month old son could produce a better design on his dribble bib. Abomination!
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    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    I think that's probably true. When you think about it, since Mowbray took over I can hardly remember us being played off the park at Ewood. There's been some bad results (Doncaster, Wimbledon, and the string of 1-0 defeats last season) but we were competitive in all of those matches. Contrast that with regular defeats under Coyle and it's fair to say Tony has turned Ewood into...if not a fortress...at least a difficult place to go.
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    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    Ok, so maybe Hoban was a bad shout. Looking at the home any away stats from last season, we actually had the joint fifth best home defence, conceding 21, significantly fewer than Norwich who I think shipped 35. Could it not be argued that the way Mowbray sets us up away from home may be just as influential as the players available to us? I'm not sure myself but I think it's worth debating.
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