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  1. 1 hour ago, Stuart said:

    That as well.

    Isn’t it funny though, when we win there are people who enjoy baiting “the doubters” more than the results.

    Yet they don’t acknowledge that we are winning because of the changes made on the field.

    I wouldn’t like to see yesterday’s side as the consistent starting XI. I’d still say it was our worst this season. But for Lady Luck, which you get when you are in form, we could have been 3-1 down in the first half. But it doesn’t matter because Mowbray got it right yesterday and my fears were allayed.

    So you and the lickers, sorry likers, enjoy yourselves. It’s certainly easier to take when we are winning football matches.

    I genuinely hope you are still crowing and baiting come May because then it will mean something. :tu: 

    Crowing and baiting?

    It was just a joke. Not trying to point score. I wanted Mowbray gone 3 weeks ago. I don’t think anyone thought he could turn it around.

    Watched some of the full highlights this morning. We looked so assured in possession. Can’t remember us ever looking so comfortable holding on to a lead in the last 10 mins.

     


  2. 7 minutes ago, MarkBRFC said:

    You make it sound like they will never play again.

    Remember it's Mowbray, they will all probably get a start before we go to Huddersfield on the 29th.

    As for the next game, I'd bring in Dack for Brereton & Armstrong for Bennett and let the other 9 have another crack at it.

    I don’t think you can leave out Evans or Downing either. We have a busy schedule over Christmas so they will all play their part. The fact that we have 17/18 players in contention for a start says it all. Our squad depth is seriously impressive. 
     

    This must be the best run of form we’ve been in since relegation from the Prem. 6 wins in 8 is phenomenal. I genuinely didn’t think we had it in us. 


  3. 3 hours ago, roversfan99 said:

    I hope for just one change, Holtby for Dack.

    Id potentially accept a point but we shouldnt go there with fear. A loss would in no way be understandable or acceptable, it would be dissapointing. I feel like at this stage we have somewhat of an inferiority complex about playing the teams towards the top of this league, and also play with very little expectation away from home. Both mindsets need to be eradicated if we are to seriously challenge where Mowbray says he wants to. 

    This is a tough away game. It’s not a free hit and if we’re to be serious contenders then we need to be going to places like this and picking up something.
     

    However, a defeat wouldn’t be a disaster, provided that it was tight. I’m not concerned about losing tomorrow. I’m concerned about the possibly reaction to a defeat. Can we pick ourselves straight back up and go on another good run.

    We beat Brentford at home and they promptly smashed Luton for 7. That’s how decent sides react.

    We are going to lose a game or two over the season, there is no shame in that. The issue, is when one defeat sparks a run of terrible form for several weeks. That’s what we need to avoid, more than an odd defeat in 6 games.

     


  4. 1 hour ago, RevidgeBlue said:

    It was a 1-1 draw where we played a fair chunk of the game with a man advantage.

    I agree with you, it is all about picking up points consistently. If we won thirty plus games 1-0 and stunk the place out I couldn't really care less but apart from the last four games before last night we haven't done that. There will also be other games where we do play well but don't get what we deserve so you have to take your chances where you can. Last night was another two points dropped due to the way the game panned out in my opinion.


    A fair chunk..? 10 mins at best, be reasonable.

    The game was fairly even although they probably had the better chances. 

    I was firmly in the Mowbray out camp 3 weeks ago but can’t fault the last 7 games. 5 wins, 1 draw and 1 defeat in 7 is a good run of form by any standards. A draw last night does not chance that. We played ok and got a point out of a tricky away game. If we fail to get into the play offs by 2 points, last night will not be the game I’d look back on with regret.


  5. 4 hours ago, philipl said:

    A bit difficult to squeeze an extra 10,000 into a building site when we were first in the Premier League.

    We were averaging over 25,000 when we came 6th and went six seasons without a gate under 20,000 in the league.

    I think we have had seven 30,000+ gates in the new Ewood until the police and security got nosebleeds about it.

    The year we came 6th with Bellamy was 2005/6. Struggled to get over 20k even when the big teams filled the Darwen End. 

     


  6. 3 hours ago, Nelsonthedog said:

    We need to so more fans attend.. but I think even with prem football the days of 20,000 plus regulars are gone without major investment to excite the fans. If we got back, I'd expect around 15,000 home fans, with the rest of the crowd made to look decent by considerable away attendance.

    There were several seasons in the Prem where we got little over 15k home fans on.    The year we came 6th with Bellamy and co. Regularly failed to break 20k even with away fans. This isn’t a new phenomenon. 
     


  7. Just now, Miker said:

    Have to say that this was a great win and performance, but Mowbray really made things difficult with his subs.

    Brings Gallagher on for Graham, but puts him on the right.

    Brings Bennett on for Rothwell, but puts him at left back and moves Downing further up.

    Brings the youngest player on the bench for the last 5 minutes when we have a narrow 1-0 lead, rather than someone with a bit more experience like Holtby.

     

    Can only imagine that he’s saving Holtby for the coming fixtures as we have a 3 game week.

    Didnt see this last two weeks coming. I was all for Mowbray’s sacking in the middle of Nov but you can’t knock the turnaround. 2 points off top 6. Crazy. Well played.


  8. 7 minutes ago, Stuart said:

    That’s really not relevant. Players step up divisions all the time. Free or otherwise.

    I’ll trust what I see with my own eyes. He’s an unpolished diamond and we are lucky to have him.

    Meanwhile Rovers are talking up Ben Gladwin like he has just joined the club and is about to be unleashed. Now there’s a “free signing” we should be worried about.

    Rothwell has had several very average games this season, last weekend being one of them.

    Im glad he’s getting a run of games however and think he’s got plenty of potential, but let’s not take it too far.

    It’s been equally significant that Lenihan has returned to the team and Nyambe is now playing RB instead of Bennett.


  9. 52 minutes ago, MCMC1875 said:

    Waggott: 'I want to see this club used every day of the year'.

    Well, fresh from closing:

    Radio Rovers.

    DE lower.

    BBE upper.

    Legends Lounge after a trial.

    He's now closing Blues Bar on non match days.

    If he keeps prices high, he will use the lack of attendance argument to close summat else.

    Wonder what will be next?

    Or maybe they’re pragmatic business decisions that have been made because no one is making use of the facilities you’ve listed..

    We had 11k on last night. I don’t think you can blame the club for shutting parts of the ground if only 1/3rd of it is full.

     


  10. 26 minutes ago, BankEnd Rover said:

    I will never forgive Mowbray for his actions. 

    Feel your pain brother. My love for the club is fading away little by little with this complete & utter moron in charge. Mowbray is a virus and he needs getting rid of NOW! 

    After the last 8 years, Mowbray is the virus? If this is all it takes for you to start losing your love for the club then I’m not sure where you’ve been since Venky’s arrived.

    TM needs to go. We need new ideas. He still doesn’t know his best team and his transfers have not worked out. 


  11. Just now, Proudtobeblue&white said:

    Bollocks, everything lies at the Loon doors. no idea what they have bought, the history, the town, the people. I blame no one but them.

    Yes yes yes. No one is disputing that.

    This summer, they backed the manager. That’s the point.


  12. I haven’t read any reaction and for full disclosure, we’d left the stadium by the time Armstrong scored.

    Put simply, that was unacceptable. Pitiful. 

    We created nothing and our defence was appalling. Naively, I thought capitulations against bang average teams were a thing of the past.

    I compare that display with the game at Fulham. We lost that day but gave it a good go and looked a threat. Miles ahead of today.

    Why is Johnson not involved?

    Graham was abysmal and shockingly, Rothwell is not the second coming. Bennett and Evans were invisible. Bell is league 1. 

    Who is to blame? Everyone involved.

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