Northampton v Blackburn, Sat @ 2:00 PM GMT, 23-12 2017

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The Muffin Man.
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Who lives on Drury Lane?
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No Muff Too Tuff
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Eddie Vedder and The Fibbin' Gibbons
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Igor Tudor in disguise, advertising his new business "Worldwide Tudor of Muffins"
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Realizing you could be in sunny Arizona but you get overcast Ohio
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Re: Northampton v Blackburn, Sat @ 2:00 PM GMT, 23-12 2017

Post by Thorisgodpoo » Sat Dec 23, 2017 3:02 pm

Not having Mulgrew is really telling right now. He is quite apparently the leader on the pitch for the defense and is a primary source of motivation.

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Re: Northampton v Blackburn, Sat @ 2:00 PM GMT, 23-12 2017

Post by Thorisgodpoo » Sat Dec 23, 2017 3:09 pm

A little Dack Attack to bring it level! 1-1!

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Re: Northampton v Blackburn, Sat @ 2:00 PM GMT, 23-12 2017

Post by WacoRover » Sat Dec 23, 2017 3:28 pm

Thorisgodpoo wrote:
Sat Dec 23, 2017 3:09 pm
A little Dack Attack to bring it level! 1-1!
Gotta love that Dack!

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Re: Northampton v Blackburn, Sat @ 2:00 PM GMT, 23-12 2017

Post by thehatts » Sat Dec 23, 2017 3:37 pm

Got to say well done Wigan so far.

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Re: Northampton v Blackburn, Sat @ 2:00 PM GMT, 23-12 2017

Post by Thorisgodpoo » Sat Dec 23, 2017 3:43 pm

Holy F***ing shit Conway, how the hell did you miss that?!

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Re: Northampton v Blackburn, Sat @ 2:00 PM GMT, 23-12 2017

Post by Thorisgodpoo » Sat Dec 23, 2017 3:46 pm

We are making this goalkeeper look like a world beater today.

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Re: Northampton v Blackburn, Sat @ 2:00 PM GMT, 23-12 2017

Post by WacoRover » Sat Dec 23, 2017 3:47 pm

Well crap

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Re: Northampton v Blackburn, Sat @ 2:00 PM GMT, 23-12 2017

Post by thehatts » Sat Dec 23, 2017 3:50 pm

Would have been Mulgrew

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Re: Northampton v Blackburn, Sat @ 2:00 PM GMT, 23-12 2017

Post by WacoRover » Sat Dec 23, 2017 3:56 pm

Antonsson with two great chances.

Oh well, the unbeaten streak continues.

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Re: Northampton v Blackburn, Sat @ 2:00 PM GMT, 23-12 2017

Post by Thorisgodpoo » Sat Dec 23, 2017 4:04 pm

Rovers had control of that 2nd half pretty much the whole time. There was only a couple shaky points where Northampton got something on goal, but was dealt with. I really wish we could have scraped out a win there, but I guess you can't win every match you play.

Right now they are struggling on finishing. There were a couple points in the second half where the shot on goal could have been a goal. Conway is the massive culprit on this tonight, one shot wide open with no one in net and another that went straight at the keeper. The open shot at goal is most disappointing because that just seems so easy to put away. Antonnsson's penalty miss is also a shot in the foot, with that soft finish. An instance where Mulgrew would have put us up. And I am not impressed with Ward at all, he definitely doesn't bring the same tactical awareness and leadership that Mulgrew has.

With Mulgrew out, I think Rovers did fairly well. There were instances where they could have been up 3-1, but I think I would rather take the point and extend the unbeaten run.

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Re: Northampton v Blackburn, Sat @ 2:00 PM GMT, 23-12 2017

Post by WacoRover » Sat Dec 23, 2017 4:09 pm

Wigan winning again, big. Need 3 pts vs Rochdale on Tuesday.

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Re: Northampton v Blackburn, Sat @ 2:00 PM GMT, 23-12 2017

Post by mcteeth » Sat Dec 23, 2017 4:17 pm

We weren't very good today. Not having Mulgrew made a clear difference. We definitely looked less solid and organised which was very evident on their opening goal from a corner.

No idea why Whittingham started ahead of Tomlinson who was much better when he came on and was probably only the last 20 minutes or so where we looked more like ourselves.

Dack's goal was a moment of class in an otherwise scrappy game. Found their gamemanship and tactics to disrupt the game very frustrating and the ref seemed all too wiling to fall into the trap. Typified by Williams refusing to shake hands with some of their players at the end.

We were poor but you can't miss an open goal and a penalty.

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Re: Northampton v Blackburn, Sat @ 2:00 PM GMT, 23-12 2017

Post by thehatts » Sat Dec 23, 2017 4:41 pm

Bad day today. Just begging Portsmouth get one back.

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Re: Northampton v Blackburn, Sat @ 2:00 PM GMT, 23-12 2017

Post by Darth Rover » Sat Dec 23, 2017 4:45 pm

It would seem the absence of Charlie Mulgrew had a big affect on the game before a ball had been kicked. His replacement Elliot Ward has struggled when he has been asked to play. Some of Rovers summer signings have not made the grade so far and probably will not. Whittingham, Gladwin and Harper have been disappointing. It leaves Mowbray with little choice but to and try and improve the squad in the pending transfer window. We need a left sided midfield/winger and probably a central defender. Both these places would have been filled by Chapman and Lenihan but we cannot wait for them to return. On a bright note Tomlinson's pressence in the team is a big positive and Bennett should not be too far away from serving his suspension.

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Re: Northampton v Blackburn, Sat @ 2:00 PM GMT, 23-12 2017

Post by Mr Rover Rover » Sat Dec 23, 2017 4:53 pm

That penalty was a total disgrace. Why oh why will players persist with the stuttered penalty? It hardly ever works. Cost us a win did Antonsson.

ANTONSSON!!!! (Not)

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