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  1. Last Season’s Failings Revisited... I think it was Sophocles, in his writings in the 5th century BC, who coined the phrase “misery loves company”. I say “think”; I pretty much “know”, partly because of my innate love of the Classics (ahem), but more honestly, because I also know how to use a decent search engine. Either way, “misery” would have been right at home at full time at Ewood Park last Saturday afternoon. Misery could not in fact, have been more at home, if it had found itself telling a group of children that their long-awaited school trip to Disneyland had just been cancelled and the teacher arranging it had just scarpered with all their spending money. In recent years, opening day and Rovers have not really been on speaking terms*. (can you remember the last opening day victory ? Answer below...). We have lost and been relegated, lost & been promoted, lost & stayed where we were; so perhaps a note of caution before becoming over-excitable and calling for Mowbray’s head as some were on Saturday? The pre-match optimism bubble was pricked before half time.We didn't even get the chance to try the “imaginatively priced” new concourse food before Rovers conceded. First reviews on these offerings were at best "mixed". A bright start from Rovers with some neat movement from Sam Gallagher, a couple of deft touches from Stewart Downing and early signs that Bradley Johnson would use his presence gainfully in the centre of Rovers midfield raised the spirits. However, all were soon distant memories once former-Sunderland Netflix star Jonny Williams or “Joniesta” as he was once christened at Crystal Palace, picked out Purrington, ghosting in, unmarked, at the far post to put Charlton in front. Nominative determination indeed as Andres himself would have been delighted with the cross and Ben was definitely purring as it curved inexorably towards him. “Defenders are coming” Tony Mowbray promised the faithful at the Fans’ Forum only a few months back, yet the line-up starting Saturday’s encounter was straight out of the 2018/19 playbook and this time, with no silver linings and the only Bradley performing to expectation being Mr Johnson rather than Mr Cooper; (Mr Dack showing only fleetingly). Converted midfielders filling three out of the four defensive positions, only Bell an authentic defender, but even he continued to look out of sorts. He is quite the enigma, seeming only content to attack at three-quarter pace and even then, only under sufferance. New on-loan keeper Walton looked unsure of the calibre of those in front of him and in fairness, the feeling looked mutual for parts of the game. A little attempted tiki taki triangle in front of the Riverside causing many a palpitation as mishit pass after mishit pass eventually saw a throw in conceded. It could so easily have been worse. An energetic start to the second half promised much, Bradley Johnson demonstrating his value in winning a decisive header, resulting in an o.g. equaliser for Rovers. But then Tony Mowbray seemed to take the steam out of the engine by removing Armstrong, who to this correspondent looked a constant threat, moving Gallagher out wide and playing Danny Graham through the middle. Downing was also replaced by Rothwell and in the blink of an eye, momentum was gone. Charlton sensed they could be more ambitious and Rovers hapless defence obliged with a series of passing errors that would embarrass even a decent school team. That the winner came from a corner with a key man once more unmarked and a keeper seemingly neither willing nor able to come and claim screamed déjà vu. The scriptwriters from last season had clearly had their contracts renewed. Walton in fairness did make a couple of sharp stops that spared blushes but overall it wasn't pretty. In a final throw of the dice worthy of a serial loser in a casino betting his taxi fare home on black, only to see it come up red; Mowbray sent on young John Buckley for Lewis Travis, presumably instructed to “try something…anything” to force a second goal. In fairness to Buckley, the odds were stacked against him and he made little impact. There were many in the team that really ought to have taken on that mantle before him. It bodes well that Mowbray trusted him with the task, but a penny for Ben Brereton’s thoughts when Buckley was given the task. If not then, in those circumstances, when? A disappointing day then turned into an ugly evening as fans vented their respective spleens on social media. The only problem being that Elliott Bennett had seemingly decided to trawl the "interweb" to see what the fans thought. What the fans thought, was that Bennett was once again being played out of position, had turned in a “sub-optimal” performance and that changes need to be made. It was often not quite as eloquent, nor polite as that, but I’m sure your imaginations can fill in the blanks. Bennett however, saw fit to call out some of his critics and a few tawdry exchanges that ensued really did nobody any good. One fan’s rather innocuous comments in particular became a focal point for Bennett’s impromptu fan club and the fan deleted his account rather than face more of the unseemly vitriol. The fact that the fan’s observations were not especially imprudent (certainly not by Twitter standards) and were possibly shared by several thousand witnesses at Ewood on Saturday just adds to the farcical nature of the whole episode. Fans love to see passion and direct engagement with their heroes can be mutually beneficial. However, I do think there is a lot to be said for players staying off social media for 24 hours after a game to let feelings calm and to encourage a more mature and considered reflection upon the events of the day. Rovers now have the opportunity to right the wrongs of last Saturday by visiting pre-season promotion favourites, Fulham and inflicting another defeat on them. Fulham also came a cropper against a newly promoted side, in the form of Barnsley and so you can be sure that Scott Parker will not want to have to explain away two consecutive defeats. Neither of course will Tony Mowbray. It should prove to be interesting. Following that, the League Cup pits what will almost certainly be a changed Rovers XI against Oldham Athletic for the “David Dunn Derby”. Wins in both would provide optimism for different reasons, defeats may just exacerbate the angst. One final note, following last week's sad news regarding Kevin Stonehouse, another Rover of that generation has also left us with the news of John Lowey's passing on Monday. Lowey made 156 appearances scoring 16 goals after being re-fashioned into a midfielder. Thoughts are with his family & friends of course. *Last win ? 14th August 2010 v Everton at Ewood, 1-0…(can’t remember a single thing about it to be honest.)
  2. Well pals... i think we are showing some positive things and in sure we will improve our performance this season. A very important aspect in order to that will be to have a very different beginning on the cup...we have expectations for that tournament as well and i think that is going to be a great chance to watch some possibly important players... There are some names like Smallwood, both goalkeepers, Rothwell even Evans and more that will have to show their skills and the confidence they have on their owna and manager as well. We need reilable options in banch as well cup matches will be vitals to see ho can do it and who doesnt have a chance. In the other hand it's a chance to win and that makes everything easier even the cinfodence to work all week long will be more and better.
  3. Alejandro Tapia

    A last transfer coming?

    Pals i have heard that Greg Cunningham will arrive to our team that is actually done... somebody knows is that true? And in case to be truth what do you think about it? In my opinion hes a very complete player with a lot of experience on this division and even on premiere...he's strong amd quick and he knows what to do with the ball almoust the times if this transfer is true i really think he could be our best transfer even more than Bradley Johnson ho has starded very well in my opinion. #TheMexicanRover #COYBB
  4. Blog post from me around Charlton and our [lack of] defence which can be found
  5. This season, following the retirement of "Blue Eyed Boy" & after making a number of substitute appearances in recent seasons, I have stepped up from the academy squad to take over the column in the "Accrington Observer" each week*. I will post a (usually slightly longer) version on here - here's the pre-season preview edition. Hope you enjoy. The phoney war continues throughout the summer; in the absence of any action on the field, the battles instead must take place in the transfer market; clubs vying with each other to spend astronomical sums, all fuelled by Sky Sports’ hyperbole (and cash for that matter) bolstered by the needy tabloids all with columns to fill. Managers jostle to put themselves in the position to sign the players they hope will strengthen their team or at the very least, their squad. Talented youngsters are often sold to balance the books, some old favourites may be released, sometimes the old favourites decide themselves that it’s finally time to call it a day. So it is these days, even in the world of newspaper columns. This time, for once, not as a result of any activity from the fledging online phenomenon “The Athletic” which is busy hoovering up sports writers across the nation (my offer letter must be stuck in a junk mail folder...probably), but sharp-eyed readers will notice that the by-line on this column has changed as “Blue Eyed Boy” has decided to take a well-earned retirement. These are big shoes to fill and I feel sure that all the regular readers of Jim’s columns online and in print would want to join me to say a well-deserved “thank you” for all of his past insights, anecdotes and opinions. This particular promotion from the bench is unexpected; but… “at the end of the day Jeff, all I can do is take the chance when it comes, give it 110% effort and hope that I can deliver where it matters on the laptop keyboard….” Enough of the clichés, a new season, a handsome new home kit (that away kit might be a future column in its own right), some new players…not many of them defenders granted, some new opponents to confront; all possibilities, at least at this juncture remain open. First up at Ewood is newly promoted Charlton Athletic; a club that like our own, has had its issues with controversial owners but finds itself currently on an upward trajectory notwithstanding. Manager Lee Bowyer looked like leaving, then signed a new contract and at least at time of writing, will lead the Addicks back into the Championship. Owner Roland Duchâtelet has courted enough controversy during his tenure to last a lifetime. His five-year reign has been event-filled to put it mildly; fan protests have included black cabs being driven to stalk his Belgian home, plus plastic pigs and packets of crisps interrupting games when hurled from the stands by disaffected supporters. He really must love football though, owning significant stakes in four clubs across England, Germany, Hungary and Spain. Pan-European protests ahoy… Rovers will start the campaign having been one of the few clubs in the division to be a net spender during this window, although there are some valid questions about the destination of those funds; used as they have been largely, to strengthen midfield and forward departments, rather than the defence. All this despite Mowbray’s Fan Forum promises earlier this year, that “Defenders are coming”. Perhaps it’s Northern Rail’s fault then? Since last season, significant departures include David Raya and Harrison Reed. Raya’s discontent was sign posted once Mowbray called him out so publicly and then dropped him. It was not the action of a manager hoping to rehabilitate a talented, though error-prone keeper. Reed stated early on that he wanted to try and break through at Southampton, as his loan expired. He will be missed but is hardly irreplaceable. The faithful Craig Conway has been put out to grass and is currently training with the stricken Bolton Wanderers. Jack Rodwell also left Ewood but frankly, who will notice? Christian Walton in on loan from Brighton fills the David Raya shaped-hole in goal; Bradley Johnson seems to be the designated replacement for Reed; Stewart Downing assumes the role of “vintage winger to be brought on to provide crosses and/or fill in at full back” from the fondly remembered Craig Conway. Sam Gallagher is the designated “contractually we must have someone from Southampton in our squad” nominee, although he still falls firmly into the category of “promising, but as yet unfulfilled”. Mowbray will certainly be hoping for a better goal return than the one in four that Gallagher achieved in his last Rovers (loan) spell or indeed the one in five & a half he produced whilst at Birmingham, also on loan. A glimpse into what might emerge as the story of this season is the extent to which the manager feels he can truly blood some of his academy protégés. The likes of Magloire, Buckley, Butterworth and Rankin-Costello have used pre-season friendlies to stake their respective claims. The old guard really should be looking over their shoulders. Hopefully, this youthful vanguard will act as a catalyst for greater achievement from the established first-teamers. Rovers long-term viability relies upon the development of our own youngsters or like Lewis Travis, polishing up those deemed surplus to requirements by others. Just imagine if we had paid £7m for Travis & picked up Brereton on a free...how would that affect our perceptions ? Travis, I am predicting, will be our key man this season, so you know who to blame if his form ebbs away. Sorry Lewis... The Championship, as always, will be a difficult league in which to prosper; especially when confronted with relegated Premier League clubs armed with substantial parachute payments, city-based clubs with ample resources like Leeds, Bristol City plus the club with possibly the best owner in the division, Middlesbrough. Rovers on their day last season went toe to toe with some of the division’s best such as Leeds, Derby, West Brom, and Aston Villa; but those (as yet) unresolved defensive frailties mean that those capitulations at Brentford, Bristol City, Preston, Sheffield Utd and Swansea continue to loom large in the memory and structure expectations accordingly. I expect an improvement on last season’s fifteenth place finish. I hope for a top half. I dream for a play off place. The cricket, tennis and golf have been great, but welcome back football and hopefully I can welcome you dear reader, back next week and future weeks. Finally, I feel duty bound to acknowledge the sad news that emerged just as this column was being put to bed. The passing of Kevin Stonehouse at just 59 years of age was something of a shock. Kevin was and will continue to be, fondly remembered by Rovers fans of a particular vintage. He never gave less than maximum effort and his return of a goal every three games, largely from midfield or wide roles would be incredibly highly-valued today. The thoughts of all Rovers fans will be with his nearest and dearest. RIP Kevin. *assuming I'm not sacked, in which case, it's been lovely
  6. Riverside under the drip

    Open Day

    Anyone else go? I popped down to look at training and check out the new concourse food offerings. Plenty of families on the rides out the back. Good weather and good times had by all. We do seem to be putting a lot of effort into hooking the next generation these days, fair play. On the other hand, I did note a general price increase for food. The new menu seems a bit 'glossy'. What the hell is a Meister dog?! What exactly are 'dirty fries'? Whatever they are, they're £4.50. Chips up from £2 to £3. Wrights pies at £3.60. Think I'll stick to the van at the back of the club shop...
  7. GunnerRover27

    Would these be good signings?

    Name, POSITION, age from Club, nationality, estimated price, Trevor Carson, GK ,31 from Motherwell, NIR, ≤3m Emile Smith Rowe, RW/LW/CM/CAM, 19 from Arsenal, ENG (loan) Jack Whatmough, 22, CB from Portsmouth, ENG, 3-4m, up to 10m if epl interest Darren Fletcher, 35, CM free agent(last club Stoke), SCO, approx. 50k pw wage Will Buckley, 29, RW/LW from Bolton, ENG ≤2.5m Lee Cattermole, 31, CM/CDM free agent(last club Sunderland), ENG wages 25k to 50k pw Glenn Whelan, 35, CM/CDM free agent(last club A.Villa), IRL wages approx 25k pw Ryan McLaughlin, 24, RB/RM/RW from Rochdale, ENG ≤1.5 mil Ousmane Fane, 25, CDM, from Oldham, FRA, ≥1m(similar to Patrick viera) Saul Shotton, 18, CB from financially-stricken Bury, ENG, 1m Eoghan O'Connell, 23, CB from Bury, IRL, ≤1.7m Suggest More!
  8. Rangers Fan

    Rangers fan here

    Hi guys Rangers fan here really looking forward to having you guys up in Glasgow. According to your fan who was on our forum you are bringing a good crowd up. He said that you had sold out in your allocation but I think that you are able to pay at the gate for the game. Imagine we will have a decent support but nowhere near our usual numbers of supporters. I certainly wouldn’t worry about any trouble. You will get a warm welcome from us Rangers lads.
  9. Stuart

    Away Kit - Poll

    Any hopes of it being a hoax now dashed. Preston changed their kit after a fan backlash. No chance Waggott would do that but I wonder what the real consensus is. Sales and seeing people wearing it will ultimately dictate but what is the vote?
  10. Gary C

    Away Kit 2019/20

    Anyone know anything about this season's away kit yet and potential colours. Seen some horrendous concept kits online. Hope it's not a horror showing like the orange and grey one from a few years back. Would like a return to the red and black stripes
  11. Gary C

    Away Kit 2019/20

    Anyone know anything about this season's away kit yet and potential colours. Seen some horrendous concept kits online. Hope it's not a horror showing like the orange and grey one from a few years back. Would like a return to the red and black stripes
  12. Gary C


    According to reports Craig Conway on trial at Bolton.
  13. So a promised change of approach, a few more ballers in the door and potentially a few more to come. What formation would people like to see this season? To keep us on track, lets just discuss players who have signed or are on trial. No potential signings as things can go dream team pretty quickly. Be as elaborate as you like, bring tactics into it too if you know a bit. Can we please not turn this into a moanfest? If you want to moan, keep scrollin! We know we need a keeper and center half. Everybody to a man or woman knows this. Here are 3 potential formations. I think for any of them to work we need to drastically improve our deliveries in the final 3rd. Hopefully Downing can go some way to improving this. We were so wasteful last season from dangerous positions. Bell and Armstrong the worst offenders. I know he has divided opinion as well, but I'm actually a bit excited about having someone in the middle like Adam who is comfortable on the ball and gets it moving forward. 3-5-2 Leutwiler Mulgrew Lenihan Williams Nyambe Adam Bell Johnson Travis Dack Graham 4-2-3-1 Leutwiler Nyambe Lenihan Mulgrew Bell Travis Johnson Rothwell Dack Downing Graham 4-3-3 Leutwiler Nyambe Lenihan Mulgrew Bell Adam Johnson Downing Dack Rothwell Armstrong 4-4-2 Leutwiler Nyambe Lenihan Mulgrew Bell Rothwell Travis Adam Downing Armstrong Graham
  14. Exiled in Toronto

    Copa America

    Am I the only one watching this? Cracking game so far between Peru and Chile: lots of skill, both looking to attack, proper kits too - half expecting Cubillas to pop up and smash one in. Conversely, Brazil vs Argentina last night was dreadful, everything that’s bad about the modern men’s game. I hadn’t realized how little Messi does off the ball, he spent half the game not moving at all.
  15. I've read some of the opinions on here regarding the signing of 35 year old Stewart Downing, shocked to be honest that very few Rovers fans don't see this as an excellent signing for you. Arguably our greatest ever academy player he is not the flying winger he once was, you won't see him bombing past a player and whipping it into the box. You will see him keep the ball move possession on and shift the ball, whip balls into Danny Graham who I think will be buzzing someone of Downing's quality has signed. I and many other Boro fans would of liked to see Downing stay until he retired. He came back to his home town team from West Ham to get us back into the premier league - he succeeded. Always given a hard time by sections of the Boro support his very close and personal relationship with Woodgate and the fans opinions on that said relationship may have swayed Woodgate to let him move on. Boro's loss is Rovers gain - He will bring experience, calmness in possession and importantly a strong voice in the dressing room - he will help players like Chapman, Armstrong and even Dack. Good luck Stewwy - he will get a cracking reception from the Boro fans in August. As will Mogga, Smallwood and Graham. Good luck for the season chaps hope you are in and about the top 6 this season or even better runners up behind the Boro.
  16. It's just so refreshing to watch footballers play for the joy of playing. None of the total bollocks associated with the men's game. From what I've seen every player deserves great praise for their ability and attitude.
  17. With the season over it's time for the England women's world cup and the nation's league. Will people be tuning in to roar on Phil Neville's lionesses. How do people think we will fair in Portugal in the first ever nation's league final. How important or serious do people take these competions. Is everybody happy with the squad Gareth has selected. I personally can't understand what Jesse lingard has done to earn a call up and was quite shocked and disappointed that james maddison didn't make the cut. I will be hoping England can be the first nation to win this and after great difficulty understanding how it works (still don't quite get it) have enjoyed it up to now and think it's been alot better than meaningless friendlies. I'm hoping it takes off and nation's take it seriously and take pride in winning it. As for the lionesses, I watched a few of the games when they were unlucky not to make the final a few years ago and that tournament was the one that has put female football on the map. A good showing from our lasses this time around could really put women's football firmly in the spotlight and I will be watching with anticipation to see how much the women's game has evolved as a whole since the last tournament. What are people's thoughts ?
  18. Talk of Hart coming in; Raya out of favour; Leutweiler starting again despite not being a Rover next season. Just watching them warm up on the pitch and the body language is shocking. The coach looks like he can’t be bothered and is going through the motions. May as well pay Conway to warm up the keepers next season! Big changes expected in the position next season.
  19. Found these online and thought they where really interesting - a full league review, images below... Shot Dominance The number of shots taken against the number of shots the opposition took Attacking Effectiveness Shot conversion, essentially. Bottom right is good, top left is bad. We come under languidly clinical, essentially didn't get lots of chances but took them. Defence effectiveness Exact opposite of above- top left is good - able to reduce opposition shots take more shots without conceding, bottom right is bad, opposition get lots of opportunity and take them. As predicted, we dont do well here. Expected goals The graph speaks for itself and sums up pretty much everything I thought about the year. Decent attack, poor defence.
  20. Alistair Campbell just now on C5 did not know or recognise his football clubs Latin wording on their badge when it was shown to him. I'd expect every real rovers fan to recognise and know the meaning of Arte et Labore as soon as they were shown Campbell is a plastic tosspot
  21. Herbie6590

    BRFCS - Gratitude Corner

    BRFCS - gratitude corner...👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 At the end of a long, hard season, it’s something of a tradition to hand out awards and such like and to reflect on what has just concluded. Well, we may not have any trophies to hand out but we sure have plenty of plaudits...so bear with me in this self-indulgence if you would be so kind... BRFCS has for a while been in need of some behind the scenes tinkering, a lot of which you don’t see; more often than not, the site just being up means people have “done stuff” and neither you nor I would have a clue but it keeps the engine revving. We are lucky to have our own “geek squad” in Glenn, Biddy, Stuart & Phil who tinker here & there and truly speak an impenetrable language of their own in pursuit of IT perfection. Phil has also done some sterling work this season in refreshing the page and creating a new home page which has brought us bang up to date and for that we thank him. We also thank him by asking him then to do some other stuff which hopefully soon will create a wonderful new section on the site which we are really excited about. Sadly Phil also insists on having a life and a real job that pays him money and sometimes these have to take precedence. However, thanks to Phil for endeavours past, present & hopefully future..and to all of our IT gurus, may your TLAs always be unintelligible to us non-gurus. The forum can be quite the enigma. Sometimes there is some lovely stuff on there, sometimes there isn’t. Overseeing it is a thankless task that is guaranteed to bring only opprobrium. Why anyone wants to volunteer to do it is beyond me but we are grateful that they do. It doesn’t win you many friends or put you on the VIP guest list at film premieres but heartfelt thanks to K-Hod, Tom & True Blue for helping to moderate the site. Podcasts next...these truly are a labour of love. We produce them, put them out there and then simply hope that someone listens and enjoys... Sometimes we get feedback, sometimes it’s positive, sometimes it’s constructive. We are proud of them notwithstanding. This season we were invited to Brockhall, we interviewed Don Mackay, John Nicholson from Football 365 we had help & assistance from various journalists including Rich Sharpe, Andy Bayes, Conor Pope, John Duerden and of course from erstwhile Rovers social media manager Ryan Grant. Let us also acknowledge the hard work of Kamy in keeping lines of communication open with the club. We had a podsquad of panelists willing to give up time & energy to contribute and we had a new executive producer and host for one truly memorable episode in the indefatigable Linz Lewis who created the terrific International Women’s Day edition. One of our panelists went on to create the “Ginger Ninja Appreciation Society”...it wasn’t a BRFCS initiative as such that’s true, but we would just like to bask in the reflected glory of Jen Bellamy who always is er... “forthright” and makes editing out swears quite the art form ! Another in Michael Taylor, reassessed Graeme Souness and persuaded a Scottish colleague to act out the role of Souness, which it has to be said he did with some uncanny accuracy making for a memorable episode. We have had help from Tom at our good friends at the 1875 Podcast, Scott from our favourite fanzine 4000 Holes, we have our very own Canadian corespondent in Bill Arthur who somehow managed to interview a former Burnley player yet make it about Blackburn Rovers ! He was also trying to line Brad Friedel up for an interview but Brad then got himself sacked so...another time perhaps ! We have recorded face to face at Christmas and put it on YouTube, we recorded our last episode in a real studio...all of this, constantly trying new things to make vibrant and hopefully enjoyable listening. Remember, all this is in spare time and for free. Thank you therefore to Michael, Linz, Jen, Mike, Stuart, Matt, Louis, Millie, Hollie, Lucy, Josh & Duncan who have all helped along the way. COYB
  22. sympatheticclaret

    Following your team from afar ...

    As I mentioned on another thread, eighteen months ago, I attempted to trace 51 lads who'd played u19's ( Colts ) Rugby at Blackburn Rugby Club between 1980-83, and with the help of various contacts, social media etc, I tracked down 47 of them. We had a fine well lubricated re-union in October 2017, but I was amazed that out of the 47 I traced, only 4 of them still resided within the Borough of Blackburn with Darwen. Of the others, 10 now lived in the Ribble Valley, 14 lived in other areas of Lancashire ( Including Greater Manchester, Merseyside etc ), 12 lived in other parts of England & 1 in Glasgow. The expats. were France ( 2 ), New Zealand ( 2 ), and 1 each for Dubai, Italy and Sweden, leaving 4 untraced .... They virtually all kept up with information from home including Rover's fortunes, by way of family texts, streaming games, Facebook, Whatsapp, Facetime etc which makes us all realise how fortunate we are in the modern age .... has anybody any memories of going to great lengths to find ( or avoid ) scores from " Back in the Day " .... ?
  23. philipl


    https://www.ft.com/content/700dfa86-70d2-11e9-bbfb-5c68069fbd15?segmentId=080b04f5-af92-ae6f-0513-095d44fb3577 Something to look forward to. Not. Advertisers eagerly looking at the opportunity VAR breaks mid game creates... Personally, on balance VAR probably improves the fairness of the game and so long as it is a rarity, seeing the ref going to a screen watching an all but impossible to adjudicate decision adds rather than detracts to the drama. It needs handling better for the spectators in the stadium though. Getting a quick ad for Brekkies would completely ruin it as it would break the intensity of the game for the tv audience. I thought seeing the ref get earphone confirmation of Liverpool's second goal added to the game yesterday because it eradicated thinking about was if legitimate or not.

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