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About OnePhilT

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  1. OnePhilT

    ROVERS v Boro

    A more positive side would have taken us apart today. We just look totally devoid of confidence. We really need Chapman to come into the fold and give everybody a boost. Bell did very well when he came on. Mulgrew was the worst player on the pitch. It's not a good sign when your captain is making silly and basic mistakes, and looking like Bambi on ice. I just hope that we can finish the season solidly, now that the play-off monkey is off our backs. Let's just get our confidence back and pick enough points to see us finish comfortably away from danger. That's all I think we can hope for, now.
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    ROVERS v Boro

    Don't get me wrong - there are mistakes going on all over the pitch - but Travis has really stood out as the biggest liability (in my opinion) over the last few matches. I just think a one-game rest would do him good and, hopefully, see him regroup. Except he's had three on the bounce, now. And he has (in my opinion) been the biggest liability by consistently giving away the ball, even with the most basic passes. I don't think giving him a rest is a load of nonsense. Some people talk about Mowbray staying too loyal to players - except the ones that we like, because their face fits. Smallwood has done far better than Travis in recent games, yet I can't imagine many people even wanting to agree with that, no matter how true it is.
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    ROVERS v Boro

    I'd give Travis a rest today. He has been really poor these last few games. A draw or defeat, and we stay 14th. A win shifts us up to 10th, and the play-off dream has a beating pulse again. Gerrinto 'em!
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    Brexit Thread

    Thanks for the article @philipl. Both of us completely downed tools yesterday after my initial post, just to take our minds off the whole thing for an afternoon. Having read the article properly, it sounds as though the Croatian government might be planning for that contingency, although nothing is official. Hopefully it's got some truth to it but, yet again, it's another thing that is uncertain, and yet again, just another thing that we have to hope for. We always come to the same conclusion in the end - "we can't do anything more until we know more, and maybe it won't be as bad as we think it will be" - but it doesn't stop us worrying about it daily, and the only thing we can do is prepare for the worst when we do not know how Britain is going to leave the EU, or even IF or WHEN it is going to leave the EU. It's all just up in the air.
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    I don't need a quiz to tell me that I still say CARRRRR PARRRRRK, despite living half my life outside of Accrington and Blackburn. It is the correct English, and only a tiny percentage of us can speak it correctly. I will keep it.
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    Brexit Thread

    Yes. Portugal and a small handful of countries have done the same. Croatia is one of the more laid back ones, and there's only a handful of Blighties here (1,000 or so). I need to look at what @philipl has just posted. I'm not sure where that has come from, because none of the community here has mentioned anything about that, and getting information from the authorities here is almost impossible. They have a "nema veze" mentality here - "doesn't matter" - which is sort of one of its endearing beauties! But I guess I can't cherry pick. 😁
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    Brexit Thread

    I'm getting quite stressed to be honest. Although it's looking likely that Article 50 will be extended, that isn't certain as yet, and a no-deal is still a possibility. I don't think we're going to know possibly until days before we're supposed to leave. As it stands, if my rights are revoked overnight, I may well have to leave my wife and step-kids here and return to the UK, and I have no idea where that leaves us then. Brexit is what was voted for - fair enough - but it has been hell for us to even try to plan around it, because we have no idea what we're supposed to plan for, yet, and it's now just over a month away. The whole thing sucks for us, but I'm praying that some sort of compassion is shown. By the letter of the law, it doesn't have to be, and possibly won't. We;ve gone from apathy to stress. The ambassador is meeting us at the end of this month, but I doubt even he can give us any concrete answers over any of the scenarios.
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    Ben Brereton

    Apart from missing a virtual sitter and having some heavy touches, he could still turn out to be a £1m player at some point. Perhaps a bit of a low blow, and I hope he comes good, but when our "defence" is rubbish based on virtually no threats whatsoever, you can't help but think that this is where the £7m should have gone.
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    Reading v Rovers

    The Manager of the Month curse at full throttle now. We're now looking behind, rather than forward. We absolutely have to avoid a fourth straight defeat.
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    Reading v Rovers

    Control is no good if you don't take your chances. We have played some really tidy stuff, but maybe Arma aside, we panic or cock it up when we get into a good position. Get Dack on for Travis now, and bring Graham on early doors if we still don't have an equaliser. We can't let our heads drop and turn this into another rout.
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    Premier League Stuff

    I thought that the moment he pulled of a save from Cairney on their patch a few years back. Why they signed Joe Hart on God-knows-what wages, I'll never know. What message did that send out to Pope, who performed superbly for them last season? Anyway... Brighton need to score at least two to keep Burnlah in the bottom three. Come on you 'gulls.
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    Rovers V Bristol City

    I cant agree with the criticism of Smallwood. I thought he had a good game - got stuck in, made some great tackles, and his passing was good, even if it is on the safe side - save for one massively overhit cross in the second-half! Of all the players to criticse today, he should be the last on the list.
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    Rovers V Bristol City

    iFollow's commentators suggested that, without an old-school defender at the back in the form of Lenihan, that Williams was brought in to bring some solidity.
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    Rovers V Bristol City

    Just a thought, but in a game like today's, we could have done with a bit of magic from the bench in the form of Harry Chapman. I honestly think we would've won it with that injection of magic. I'm guessing he's quite far off being in the match-day squad, though. 😪
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    Rovers V Bristol City

    Dack was carrying a bit of a knock from the Brentford game, I think.

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