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  1. Dont know if this is the best place to put it. But I really think at the moment we are at a crossroads in terms of naming our best side. I sort of understand the thinking behind this new elaborate formation to an extent but it needs to be binned, Holtby like Dacks influence is massively compromised when you ask him to essentially lead the line. Of course we have to try and get that unlikely 6th spot as long as we mathematically can but perhaps we also need to be trying to finally come up with a successful way long term to bring together an imbalanced squad. What formation do we play?
  2. Looks like Travis will be fit for the game but Wiiliams, Bell, Evans injured. Brereton banned. Buckley is back.
  3. Wigan Athletic vs Blackburn Rovers DW Stadium Saturday 27th June 2020 3pm Kick Off (Behind Closed Doors) (Available in full on iFollow, goals as they go in on Sky Sports and highlights on Quest (Sky channel 144) from 9pm Saturday.) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Lovely win against Bristol City last weekend just gone. We've got the Wigan game fast approaching, but all the fixtures are fast approaching with the way they've all been crammed in. Originally scheduled
  4. Blackburn Rovers vs Bristol City Saturday 20th June 2020 Ewood Park (Behind Closed Doors) 15:00 Kick Off - Available on iFollow free for ST holders, £10 for non ST holders. Wow! Finally a real match thread. It's been so long. I guess this feels a little like a reset for everyone and every club in the division. Form out of the window, more players back fit and ready to play. So many questions to mill over before Saturday! I just can't believe that in 6 days we'll finally be seeing Rovers play again. Whilst we'll all disagree about club policy, and BCD football - lord knows we've spe
  5. Match Thread: Kind of Set to play Liverpool today with Lewis Holtby also set to feature in the game as seen on Instagram. Liverpool TV nor Rovers are showing the game in any capacity, I wonder whether Rovers will live tweet it either? Probably not. Hoping Rich Sharpe might provide some updates for the Lancashire Telegraph. Does anyone on the forum know where this game is taking place? Ewood or Brockhall?
  6. Lenihan returns, as will a back four featuring Nyambe in his favoured position. 3pts & results going our way puts us into 6th position. Bristol City of course face us, whilst Preston take on Luton Town away. Cardiff host Leeds and Millwall host a Derby County side who just annihilated us at the weekend. Balance of probability says that Rovers and Preston pick up wins, with Cardiff, Millwall and Bristol City most likely drawing or losing. Despite a poor performance at the weekend, I feel that with the pressure of "win and we're in the play-offs" lifted (albeit self-inflicted) we'll pr
  7. Wigan Away replacement Match Thread! Fresh from a promotion season, our first game of the newly formed Premier League season takes us to London as we face Crystal Palace away. A stream, from the moderators, I hear you ask? You heard that right. Watch below:
  8. Whilst the EFL is on lock down and we have some members self isolating, BRFCS will be live streaming classic Rovers throwback games to give us all our Rovers fix. Todays match sees Rovers face a strong Manchester United side, featuring Ronaldo, Rooney and Tevez, who are chasing down the title. Team News: Rovers: Friedel; Emerton, Samba, Nelson, Warnock; Bentley, Reid, Vogel, Pedersen; Santa Cruz, Roberts Subs - Brown, Mokoena, Ooijer, McCarthy, Dunn Man Utd: Kuszczak; Brown, Ferdinand, Vidic, Evra; Ronaldo, Carrick, Scholes, Giggs; Tevez, Rooney Subs - Foster, Pique,
  9. Apparently they sold out 7,700 tickets in 30 minutes. Why not sell more and corden off the Riverside and give them 2,000 more. £308,000 plus spends at the bar already.
  10. So, somehow still only three points from sixth despite a pretty dire week. A nice goal difference compared to Bristol City to. Surprisingly, this still isn't over, and we still have at least a small chance of doing something special, something unthinkable, this season. A trip to Derby this weekend, where we've had mixed results over the years. We scraped a 1-0 win at home with an Adam Armstrong rocket, in a very boring encounter not too dissimilar to the Stoke City game Wednesday night. What team would you start? Does Gallagher's goal earn him a place in your ideal XI?
  11. Ok I will kind another one by starting a thread. Rovers will not beat Swansea at Ewood. Off you go.. PS. Better get to the game in person as i doubt the next game at Ewood will be played in front of spectators because of the virus.
  12. Banana skin or banana? We deservedly lost this fixture last year so not a gimme three points. Will Rothwell be back? I would start with the same eleven who started at Brentford. Controversial view but I thought Downing wasn't his normal commanding self at Griffin Park.
  13. You can see by the table attached that Rovers are starting to do better in the FAWC (especially with the games in hand). Charlton Women are currently winless & were recently beaten 1-2 by Rovers back in January. Another 3 points could go a long way towards helping Rovers retain their hard-won FAWC status. You can buy tickets on card via the link or you can pay cash on the day:- £5 Adults £3 Concessions (18-25 & Senior) £2 Kids (17 & Under) or you can go posh & contact the Club about the £12.50 Hospitality option (screenshot below) where
  14. Almost has a feel of Brentford away last season. The main questions will for TM will be surrounding a potential Rothwell return, DomSam vs SamGal and how to put pressure on David Raya in the air. Same Q's for you lot as usual: Who's going down for this one? Score prediction & goal scorers? Team prediction/who you'd play? My A's: I'm not travelling, not for a midday on Sky I'll take a stab at 2-1 Brentford with Armstrong getting our only goal. I think Sam Gallagher might end up returning, which he shouldn't, and therefore I think we'll get be
  15. Got couple of spares for brenford tomorrow , will be in the griffin pre match , ping me if interested
  16. Charlton have announced our game with them will be one of their £5 a ticket deals. Probably won't be quite the same demand as the League One season but still an absolute bargain in this day and age. Always a good day out too.
  17. ....and there he was not 10 yards away. Selfies anyone?
  18. Huge month coming up. We are a bit up against it with injuries in attacking areas, hopefully we see Holtby and Rothwell sooner rather than later. I reckon we will do well to see Holtby for this game though. I do feel if we can keep the defence together, we have a chance of grinding things out. Have a feeling this will be another draw (queue irrational meltdowns!) , will go 1-1 A win though and we are 5 points off Fulham. I think most would be consider them to be having a good season and up there as one of the favourites for promotion. Walton Nyambe L
  19. Big game but they all are from this point onwards! Tough to talk about a game that falls so shortly after a transfer window deadline day, but with hopes of any incomings withering away by the hour, I think we can look ahead to the Boro game now. Would you change anything in the Starting XI and bench? Score prediction and goal-scorers? Are you going to the game? Some key facts below going into this one, based off of Middlesbrough's home record and our away record only: Injuries to key players Patrick Roberts, Daniel Ayala and Dael Fry for Boro so a big chance to grab so
  20. So after the Sheffield Wednesday match thread continued to descend after the weekend into conversation entirely disconnected from the game itself - I think it’s time for a new match thread. Very tough to anticipate anything with much certainty for this game. QPR as good as any side on their day, and as bad as any when it’s not. Very similar to us in a way. The pressures of winning 5-0 Away and having a home game following a week of sunny rest could tell with this one. The pessimist within me says 1-1, the optimist says a comfortable 2-0, with Darragh to score another from a set piec
  21. So, Adam Armstrong in respectable form, but so are Sheffield Wednesday as a team. I was fairly encouraged by the Preston game having trekked round Huddersfield, Forest and Birmingham in a 6 day period previously, it was MUCH better than those away games. Will we revert to type and crumble away from home? Does Danny Graham get a start? Bell or Downing at left-back? What team would you go with this weekend? Are you going to the game? What's your score prediction?
  22. Apologies if someone is doing a proper preview for this, but I've just noticed on twitter that they have said there are 1400 tickets remaining for the upper tier before they can sell lower tier ones. There fans appear to be having a right good moan about it and are even on about boycotting over it because they want to be in the lower. The price is the same for both tiers. What an odd bunch.
  23. I can never think of Forest, without having my mind go back to their glory days under the late Brian Clough and their success not only domestically, but on the European stage too. Like us, those days are long gone and the likes of signing Trevor Francis as the first £1m footballer and Peter Shilton, they most expensive keeper at that time, are distant memories. Again like us they had a brief look at life in the third tier, but are now established in the second tier again and are flirting with the play offs. Having played out a 1-1 draw at Ewood, back in October and with 4 points separatin
  24. Having done the preview for the home game against Town I thought I may as well do the return one, which is effectively a home fixture for me and the small, but loyal group of Rovers fans living in the Kirklees council district. The home fixture produced a 2-2 draw with both teams having mixed fortunes since, Town just escaping the relegation zone and Rovers brushing off a poor October to begin an unbeaten run that sees us on the brink of the play-offs. Rovers are sure to have a good following and with Town having a significant number of season ticket holders, the game should be almo
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