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OnePhilT last won the day on February 23 2017

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    At the opposite end of the football spectrum, Raheem Hanley has joined Vanarama National League strugglers FC Halifax Town on loan.
  2. Rovers v Blackpool

    I didn't realise Sunderland were rooted. If Barnsley win their game in hand, Sunderland are 7 points adrift with an inferior goal difference.

    All eyes on Bradford v Wigan on Wednesday night. A long way to go, but every little helps, and I wonder if Scunny might be the start of Wigan squandering their theoretical advantage. Between the two, Shrewsbury are looking the more likely than Wigan, as they continue to prove most wrong, time and time again.
  4. Rovers v Blackpool

    It's not so much his tackling that has been the problem recently - it's his passing. He's still been one of the signings of the season, but he was possibly our poorest player today, closely tied with Bennett; they both gave the ball away very cheaply on countless occasions. Evans has impressed in has last two appearances. He tends to take too much time on the ball, but if he can sharpen up and cut that out, he's certainly some player for us. He loves a yellow card, mind. Can he do this consistently for us? I won't hold my breath, but he needs an injury-free spell for once. Fair play to Bowyer's Blackpool. They matched us in the first half, and showed why they have picked up points recently, but our quality paid dividends in the second half. A good day overall, with Wigan slipping up a bit against Scunny. It's still not in our hands, but I'll gladly take today's results!

    Not a bad goal from one of our former loanees!
  6. Rovers v Wigan

    Geoff Eltringham apologised to Paul Cook after Sunday's game for allowing our second goal to stand.
  7. Rovers v Wigan

    Disappointing to not have won that after being 2-0 up at the break, especially considering their two goals were complete scabbers compared to our beauties, but I'm not too disheartened. Wigan are up there for a reason, and that was possibly the most pressuring game of our remaining fixtures. Despite the demand for three points today, you simply can't underestimate Wigan, who have been steamrolling this league. Three points would have been great, but the priority for me today was to not get beat. Automatic promotion is back out of our hands. Another twist. Let's see if we can get it back in our hands pronto.
  8. Rovers v Wigan

    Great scoreline so far! I also remembered why I prefer iFollow's non-punditry... Williams is getting done down the right, as well as giving the ball away consistently. I probably wouldn't sub him for this game, but I think Bell deserves a go. Evans did OK in his last match, and is doing OK again today, but I'd consider subbing him after 10-15 minutes. I can see him picking up a second yellow card. Think we'll see a bit more control by Wigan in the second half, so let's do what we've already done and catch them on the break!

    Jay Bothroyd is also playing abroad, in Japan.
  10. Rovers v Wigan

    Powell will play; he was due to play last night at Bristol Rovers. In fact, Wigan have a full strength side; no injury concerns for them.
  11. It was perfect for me (rarely happens!), so maybe it was your internet connection.
  12. Wimbledon v Rovers

    Scrappy game, but yet again, a ruthless win in the bag. The first half was dire, and I'm not sure how we went in at the break a goal up. It didn't look like it crossed the line from the camera angle, but there's no way to tell from that, other than to trust the kind officials. The second half was much better from us. An unexpected strike from Bennett,, and the standout moment of the match, with Graham's unusual trickery down the left (the guy has it all and has dug himself into great form), and a sweet finish from Dack for our third to wrap it up. Dack was MotM with his brace, but Lenihan was outstanding at the back; the guy is absolute class and quality, and should be playing for a Championship promotion contender. Let's hope that's us next season. Nyambe made a few mistakes that put us under pressure, and I heard Mowbray shouting "@#/? pass it Ryan!" after he lost the ball in the second half and allowed Wimbledon to counter. Nyambe is on a learning curve, but a very promising player. In fact, I heard a number of expletives from Tony! The benefit of listening in on a tiny ground... Smallwood has become less of an impact than he was earlier in the season. He's a steady eddy, which is fine, but he's definitely dried up a bit. Raya had nothing to do, but his distribution was awful. He seems to get the timing all wrong with his kicks. I can see why Wimbledon have done reasonably well this season - they work really hard, and grind you down with their determination - somewhat like the Wimbledon of old. But, without really stepping into gear, we somehow brushed them aside comfortably in the end. Time to sit back and watch for Shrewsbury's result on Saturday. Let's hope a new manager bounce at The Posh can ease some pressure on us!
  13. Wimbledon v Rovers

    A bit of revenge needed for their win at Ewood. Wombledon 0 - 1 Rovers (Antonsson)
  14. Wimbledon v Rovers

    It's not even in Wimbledon. It's in Kingston/Norbiton/Surbiton area. Maybe they weren't allowed to set up in Wimbledon, or maybe it was the only suitable ground they could find nearby.
  15. Walsall v Rovers

    He did far better than normally. No mistakes, but nothing spectacular. That's certainly an improvement!