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  1. Exiled in Toronto

    ROVERS v Boro

    I’m still not sure if it was a foul or not, but I’m sure there’s no way the ref can have been sure given he was at least 30 yards behind the ball. He was stationery on the half way line expecting Charlie to head it forwards, and reacted a lot slower than the players chasing the ball. Plus the lino was side on so he couldn’t know either. Watching the highlights again, Rodwell was a lot worse than I thought at the time for the goal plus the sending off chase.
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    ROVERS v Boro

    Maybe, but Armstrong started in the middle against Reading and Reed in centre kid today and both were cack. Surely their chance to prove the boss wrong.
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    ROVERS v Boro

    I thought at the time Charlie not being allowed to play for Scotland was behind it. Mowbray being too pally then putting his foot down could well have turned a few off. Not that players need much excuse to point the finger and nothing be their fault. The Brereton thing, and I’m convinced he was signed over Mowbrays head, may have convinced a few more he’s not got the clout to wield the axe.
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    ROVERS v Boro

    Two thoughts when I saw the line up: Evans and Reed is probably our best centre midfield pairing, but they’ll get no support from the wide players. Well, I was half right. Formation wasn’t great but I felt wasn’t the reason for the worst 30 minutes I’ve ever seen. No-one was up for it and basic mistakes were everywhere. When your best player keeps passing to the ballboy you know you are in trouble. What bugs me about our defence is that every game, at least one has a stinker and gifts a goal. Only Williams is consistently awful but all the rest have it in them to cost us the game. I can hardly remember an opponent actually earning a goal. Going 5-3-2 stopped the rot somewhat and the 3 subs plus 4-3-2 formation in another game would’ve been quite praiseworthy, but we were goosed after the first two mins. Something is rotten in the state of Denmark, and I think it’s deeper than Mowbray.
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    Defence

    If you count making Samba lumber up and down the field to not win Pedersen’s ‘long’ throws as better.
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    Defence

    I think the make up of the defence has got away from Mowbray and needs a complete retooling. Raya has played 100 games and his distribution, decision making and command of the six yard box haven’t improved at all. Nyambe has improved but makes too many mistakes and offers zilch going forwards. Lenihan I’d keep as long as we replace Mulgrew who is little more than a special teams kicker. Both him and Rodwell look great strolling out from the back but neither is a proper stopper, bullying forwards and putting their bollocks on the line. Williams and Bell are terrible, made even worse by having Charlie as the last defender when they mess up. All of Mowbrays other issues are flea bites compared to the state of the defence.
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    Defence

    Kendall inherited Faz and Keeley, Sam inherited Nelsen and Samba.
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    Reading v Rovers

    To my eyes that’s all he can do at this level
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    Reading v Rovers

    The only valid criticism to my mind is the tendency to concede late soft goals - worst in the division at that. That speaks to not recruiting the right mix of defenders, selecting too many ‘converted’ defenders, coaching, concentration and fitness issues. No-one on here knows how fit Dack is right now; he doesn’t look it, isn’t doing the things he was doing earlier in the season, fannied around taking short passes off Rodwell, and I’m not sure Danny Graham touched the ball more than once when he did come on. Dropped is an interpretation based on insufficient facts; our goals against in the last 15 mins is an unarguable fact.
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    Ben Brereton

    ...but in today’s transfer fees at least a $25 million fee
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    Ben Brereton

    Came out of Balaji’s speculative betting pot. If he hadn’t paid for Brereton he’d have spent it on fixing a cricket match. He has another, smaller pot for general running costs because that bores him. You heard it here first.
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    Ben Brereton

    It was good to have a good look at him tonight. He clearly plays a very different way to Graham: comes short for it a lot, turns the defender then runs at them. No surprise his cameos have been poor in a team set up for long diagonals to Graham. Be interesting to see him play in a team set up to leverage what he does.
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    Reading v Rovers

    We won’t get better than midtable with a defence that can’t defend, Reading really should have had four. I can’t see any of the back five featuring in a promotion team. As to the calls to bin Mowbray, I’m going to go out on a limb here and predict a midtable team losing an away game in February won’t precipitate a crisis meeting and firing. But at least two questions were answered tonight: - Why wasn’t he picking Travis earlier? Because he gives the ball away loads. - Why won’t he play Armstrong in his natural position? Because he’s hopeless at being the focal point of the attack. Other questions still remain, especially about Conway/Rothwell.
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    Reading v Rovers

    As much possession as I’ve seen us have, and plenty of it in their half. Didn’t create much but three really good openings hopelessly wasted by Armstrong (2) and Conway. BB has looked our best player. Bell, however, has messed up absolutely everything and for their goal. I’m also not convinced Mulgrew is the centre back to have alongside a shite left back. Get Rothwell on at HT and we’ll win 3-1
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    Reading v Rovers

    I think the bench would beat the first team even though there’s only seven of them
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