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  1. markread

    Leeds United v Rovers: Boxing Day 2018, 3pm

    Just reading Souness's autobiography. He said that the Liverpool team who won the League and the European Cup on several occasions drank as much as the other English teams and a lot more than the European opponents - to their astonishment. But Liverpool would often win matches in the last ten minutes with energy to spare. Many were moved to ask how they did it. Souness's answer was simple: keep the ball, make the opposition run around and by 70 minutes you've won the game. The opposition run out of energy. You don't need amazing skill. Plus, secondly, Bob Paisley said, when you've got your foot on their throat, finish them off. If you're winning 3-0, go for 4-0. Show no mercy. Obviously, there must be more to it than. But it makes you think. Football doesn't have to be that complicated.
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    Middlesborough away Sat 8th Dec

    When did Evans last score anyway?
  3. markread

    Middlesborough away Sat 8th Dec

    A nineteen year old doesn't count as a Rovers youngster? 🤔🤔 i know, Stuart. Point taken. 🙂
  4. markread

    Middlesborough away Sat 8th Dec

    Try Ghostery browser.
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    Middlesborough away Sat 8th Dec

    Got a feelIng Brereton will make a January breakthrough, Stu. 😉
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    Newcastle Away

    The last two trains from Newcastle to Carlisle are a party trains. They are policed and I've been told alcohol on the last one is banned - such is the reputation. That said, we had an absolute riot after the last Rovers/Newcastle game. A great laugh. Felt like we'd been in the carriage for like a whole day. All good humoured but loads happening. Worth it for a day out on it's own.
  7. markread

    Oxford Utd at home

    You're right. Every day is an epiphany. Make the most of it. Getting behind the lads & make it a day to remember. #COYB
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    Nah! He went fishing and caught himself a big, fat one.
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    And there's a bogeyman living under the stairs, Martin. Watch out! If you make a noise when walking past, he'll jump out and grab ya. 😘 Cue several more weeks of Rovers fans frightening themselves with stories about Shrewsbury and Wigan. If we keep winning, we'll go up. COYB.
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    Cheap Ticket Games

    That was my eldest's first game. When I told him the attendance, he replied, ' There's no such number!' He went on to have an ST and so did his brothers - who still have them. Watching the Rovers has entered into their university choices. It's not just about discounting for particular matches. Successful seasons can help to build up the future fanbase at the same time. RTID and all that.
  11. markread

    Walsall v Rovers

    Folk from Walsall are called Yam Yams by Brummies. Apparently because of their less than perfect diction
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    Rovers v Bury

    Tony Dourinho?
  13. markread

    Portsmouth v Rovers

    He'll save everyone of us, he'll save everyone of us...
  14. I don't think Rovers founded the Premier League. We were a year too late. We kicked off in the Premier League's first season but the founding vote came the season before. Another odd fact is that Notts County and Luton Town were themselves founder members of the PL but have never played in it. Relegated the season Rovers were promoted, I believe.
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    Shrewsbury Town - 13/1/18


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