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  1. philipl


    Fantastic game. Rovers on the front foot from first whistle and we played really well both halves. Magnificent performance by the team and all players individually. I still cannot believe the Raya save from Crouch.
  2. came back in time for the Stoke goals. Watching it on VPN in Shanghai.
  3. coverage has completely fallen apart since the 60th minute
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    Great preview! Bristol City beat Swansea City 1-0 then best us 4-1. Stoke City beat Swansea City 1-0 then play us...
  5. Watched it in the wee small hours here in China. Lenihan was immense in my view. Looks like the long winning runs of last season are going to be long drawing runs this season... We need to be extremely clinical taking the chances we make. By the way, Armstrong was a penalty bu had it been given, I bet we'd have reached half time 3-1 down... Grateful for the point and looking forward to the next game.
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    Burnley in bother.

    For the first time in several years, it is debatable which team between us has the better future today. The next three games are critical for the dingles. Another three performances like that at Wolves and the likelihood of relegation will already be over 90%. They need a scrappy win from somewhere or at least three performances which suggest they can get back to last season's level of effort and commitment. They had a number of flukey results last year they were always unlikely to repeat this time around but I felt par for their squad was much more likely to be 15th without too much relegation alarm rather than 20th and dropping like a stone.
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    Ben Brereton

    Far too early to be reaching conclusions even if he had either scored a hat trick or lobbed Raya for an og and kneed the ref in frustration. Given the leap to judgement so common in Rovers fans, he's making a steady start so far.
  8. That tackle by Killer permanently damaged Davison and was never the same player again. Surprised nobody mentioning THE play off semi finals. To Tuesday. Derby are great if you let them get at you but play tough and high tempo against them and they struggle. We have played that way this season so let's see if we can go again. Cannot make a prediction but the fact I think we have a chance of winning it speaks volumes about what Mowbray is achieving with the lads.
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    Rovers v Villa - 15th September 2018

    Very thin crowd.
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    Woohee, we are leading 1-0. Dack scored.
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    If like me you wondered what the heck happened to sports coverage on Twitter and Rovers matches in particular, the rapacious fascist supporting fools aka Jack Dorsey changed the algorithm so tweets no longer appear chronologically. Apart from this change totally screwing all the poor folk in the States about to be flattened by Hurricane Florence, it also totally destroys live sports coverage and banter. BUT, you can get: Your Twitter timeline in true chronological order—without retweets, liked tweets, or any algorithm nonsense. Remember this url: http://REALTWITTER.COM (click "latest" on mobile)
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    Rovers v Villa - 15th September 2018

    Last time I spent bar crawling time in Hong Kong was 1987! Always been business ever since. Sorry I can't help with current information.
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    Rovers v Villa - 15th September 2018

    Was going to be in HK Saturday but schedule shifted to Nanjing
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    Ben Brereton

    Hopefully got the penalty miss out of his system! He will have to be good to oust Mulgrew from spot taking duties.
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    Asking for trouble from certain quarters but from what I have seen of him, Ryan has all the makings of a Premier League defender.

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