Blackburn Rovers v Wigan Athletic

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What makes Wigan so Athletic?

Training kestrels wearing Roman armour
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Working on arable farming
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Igor Tudor's workout regimen
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Something something Nordic bakeware
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Whooping with the gibbons
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Re: Blackburn Rovers v Wigan Athletic

Post by WacoRover » Sat Mar 04, 2017 4:57 pm

YES!! Sweet

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Re: Blackburn Rovers v Wigan Athletic

Post by Gibbon » Sat Mar 04, 2017 4:59 pm

Wolves lost, Bristol and Burton draw too. A good day. :D

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Re: Blackburn Rovers v Wigan Athletic

Post by WacoRover » Sat Mar 04, 2017 5:05 pm

Rovers have 7 pts in 3 under Mowbray. Not to knock OC, but the change has been beneficial. Just to get out of the RZ, & get a couple of clean sheets, is a breath of fresh air.

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Re: Blackburn Rovers v Wigan Athletic

Post by Mr Rover Rover » Sat Mar 04, 2017 5:10 pm

Hey why not knock OC? He was rubbish!! :lol:

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Re: Blackburn Rovers v Wigan Athletic

Post by mcteeth » Sat Mar 04, 2017 5:15 pm

All the positive noises coming out of the club are translating into points so far which is great. I still firmly believe we've got a relatively decent squad especially with everyone fit and much better than where we've been all season and when compared with the teams we're currently battling with.

It seems to be that Mowbray has worked on defensive organisation and that is paying off, equally we seem to be better in possession now when we do have the ball. Then with the strikers we have we'll always score goals.

Another win against Cardiff and things will start to feel a little more comfortable.

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Re: Blackburn Rovers v Wigan Athletic

Post by WacoRover » Sat Mar 04, 2017 5:29 pm

mcteeth wrote:
Sat Mar 04, 2017 5:15 pm
All the positive noises coming out of the club are translating into points so far which is great.

It seems to be that Mowbray has worked on defensive organisation and that is paying off, equally we seem to be better in possession now when we do have the ball. Then with the strikers we have we'll always score goals.
I can hardly believe the patchwork defence has 2 clean sheets in 3... granted, the guys we've got are decent players, & are coming together as a unit. But, we've lost so many players to injuries.

So how much of this can we attribute to Mowbray's defensive prowess?

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Re: Blackburn Rovers v Wigan Athletic

Post by Darth Rover » Sat Mar 04, 2017 5:37 pm

Mowbray was a good defender in his playing days so it is no surprise Rovers have only let in one goal in three games. I hope it is not a brief honeymoon period which some new managers experience but if he can get Rovers clear of relegation before the last game of the season i will be very happy. Coyle only managed two wins together before tasting defeat again in his time as manager. Mowbray has already done better than that in his first three games with the same players. Kinda says a lot really.

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Re: Blackburn Rovers v Wigan Athletic

Post by Thorisgodpoo » Sat Mar 04, 2017 5:39 pm

The good thing is we have a game in hand on everyone above us up to Ipswich (except Wolves who have a game in hand on us). Moved up to 20th, 2 spots away from relegation.

Rovers are only scoring a goal a match, but as Mowbray stated, he will take any win he can get, ugly or not. I think if Rovers can carry the confidence through the rest of the season, there is no worry about relegation. Still 12 matches to play, but it's looking bright.

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Re: Blackburn Rovers v Wigan Athletic

Post by Franco_ice » Sat Mar 04, 2017 6:01 pm

Enjoyed the game, it is was nice to watch rovers play under new coach live.

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Re: Blackburn Rovers v Wigan Athletic

Post by Mr Rover Rover » Sat Mar 04, 2017 6:04 pm

Franco_ice wrote:
Sat Mar 04, 2017 6:01 pm
Enjoyed the game, it is was nice to watch rovers play under new coach live.
How nervous was it at the end there Franco?

(That's a genuine question by the way - I wasn't there)

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Re: Blackburn Rovers v Wigan Athletic

Post by Gibbon » Sat Mar 04, 2017 6:05 pm

Also, I can't help chuckling at this Murray-esque pearler from Moon over on BRFCS:
Moon wrote:Mowbray got his chance. He picked and kept Lowe as captain. Chance over. Another clueless perenial loser.
Never learns.

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Re: Blackburn Rovers v Wigan Athletic

Post by Mr Rover Rover » Sat Mar 04, 2017 6:10 pm

That is funny, but I have to say, it did sound as if Lowe might have been a bit of a weak link again, conceding possession too often in bad areas. Especially at the end. But then, I was only listening on the radio. Did it seem that way to you watching the game Franco?

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Re: Blackburn Rovers v Wigan Athletic

Post by mrblackbat » Sat Mar 04, 2017 6:22 pm

Early days, yet. Grear start but don't want to get too excited. Very promising though, and have a bit more hope for staying up!

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Re: Blackburn Rovers v Wigan Athletic

Post by WacoRover » Sat Mar 04, 2017 6:39 pm

mrblackbat wrote:
Sat Mar 04, 2017 6:22 pm
Early days, yet. Grear start but don't want to get too excited. Very promising though, and have a bit more hope for staying up!
Exactly.

And, the attendance was better (13,100+). Of course, winning does tend to change some folks minds. Even the protesters sometimes. ;)

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Re: Blackburn Rovers v Wigan Athletic

Post by Gaz » Sat Mar 04, 2017 6:57 pm

Brilliant win and a massive 3 points. Held on at the end but should have been more comfortable. Was great to hear the positivity around the ground today with all four stands getting involved. Well done boys and roll on Tuesday night! :hyper:

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