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  1. Tabula Rasa

    Rovers v Millwall. Wed 2nd Dec 7.45pm

    Bell had a nightmare there the last time out. A Rovers fan I know sat with Millwall that game. Bell suffered horrible abuse and that visibly contributed to his performance.
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    Other football league 2020/21 season

    It will be harder for the likes of us but for the big clubs which have 'arrangements' with offshore academies that they own and run, it will be so much easier. Feeder clubs whilst we wil be hanging about in the bargain basement locally. A rather negative view but not unrealistic. On the other hand, would Klopp have been appointed post-Brexit?
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    Other football league 2020/21 season

    Exactly the question I've been asking myself. The answer lies in the silence...? City and Liverpool will be OK because they 'own' academies in Europe from whom they can lend and borrow on their own terms.
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    Other football league 2020/21 season

    Transfer rules post-Brexit. What interests me more are the rules for non-British managers. The top two divisions are awash with them at the moment and i will take a lot of convicing they are particularly familiar with the culture of the FA Cup for instance. As for foreign owners after Brexit...
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    Rovers v Millwall. Wed 2nd Dec 7.45pm

    If we have any realistic ambition, our season will be defined by results - not how we play, been there, done that - against the best teams in the division. It won't be a disaster if we don't beat Millwall. Teams lower down the table have shown us respect this season by setting up simply to contain us. We need to earn the same respect against Brentford, Norwich, Bristol City etc. And that means beating them. I reckon we can.
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    Danny Graham

    That story is recounted in the podcast below along with some interesting insights about the Rovers during the Steve Kean era. Worth a listen. https://onestreaminbristol.libsyn.com/a-cider-with-bradley-orr
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    Nobbers v Rovers, Tues 24 Nov 7.45pm

    You're right, Merce. Notes of caution creeping on to this board post-euphoria. I will add mine. We have to make an impression on the league this season or we'll lose some of these players. Holtby's two year deal ends tthis season for starters.
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    Tony Mowbray Discussion

    Events this week back that up. From what I heard, Bolton have borrowed one of Fleetwood's keepers this season. Evatt hung the young keeper out to dry after a defeat. Barton went public at Evatt regarding his reaction and man-management. Barton then phoned the keeper and told him he had his full backing and support. No specific links but it's 'out there' to be found if you want to search for it.
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    Tony Mowbray Discussion

    We are the England of the Championship - flat track bullies who go missing when the big guys turn up. Let's adopt the England manager appointment approach, swing from one extreme to another. Joey Barton, anyone?
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    Rovers vs Reading at Virtual Ewood

    "This lot can't defend for toffee. Get it down field into their centre halves and test them out early doors. Bounce into making a mistake and see what happens." We've been rumbled for the slow-witted and naive defenders we have. That's my view anyway.
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    Rovers vs Reading at Virtual Ewood

    My complaint: We scored two goals at home but were sitll beaten. it's the defence, as you say, and it's screamingly obvious. There's no point being nice on the eye and still losing. Every training session should be about sorting the defence out. Oh, and bring Nyambe back.
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    Rovers vs Reading at Virtual Ewood

    Same as Watford. No-one on the bench who can make a difference.
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    Rovers vs Reading at Virtual Ewood

    Lads, it's Reading...
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    Rovers vs Reading at Virtual Ewood

    Slightly related to the virtual match day theme, Times Radio this morning reporting that WBA vs Burnley last week on pay per view managed to attract 74 paying fans.
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    Rovers vs Reading at Virtual Ewood

    Gallagher scored on Saturday from a chance even he couldn't miss. Tbf to him, Gally has rarely had regular chances like that since he returned. Central, facing the goal, five yards out. Elliot's cross was perfect, right on Gally's foot. Scored before he realised it. But wIth his back to the goal, more than six yards out, he's a pudding and leaps like one. Elliot is turning into what we hoped Chapman would be imo, and what Dolan might one day turn out like. Holtby and Elliot the keys to five yard tap-ins. Rhino on hand to intimidate the Reading flank and charge down any errors.

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