Blackburn v Walsall, Tue 30 Jan 2018, KO 19:45

Discuss all things Rovers related except...

What determines the feeling of a banana skin cliché?

Slippery when wet
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Yield
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25 MPH Speed Limit
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Stop
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Duck Crossing
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Amish Buggy
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Men at Work living in a land down under, where women glow and men plunder
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Can't you hear, can't you hear the thunder?
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You better run, you better take cover
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Over-usage of kestrels and gibbons breaking bread and oreos over a plate of hot noodles
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The fear of knowing it's tax season and the looming doom that the government might shut down
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I have all the feelings, especially banana skin cliché feelings. I am very familiar with that feeling. And trust me, I have the best banana skin cliché feelings. That is why I am handing down an executive order on clichés, in an attempt to curb the banana skin cliché feeling, and to Make Clichés Great Again!
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Total votes: 12

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Re: Blackburn v Walsall, Tue 30 Jan 2018, KO 19:45

Post by Thorisgodpoo » Wed Jan 31, 2018 1:17 am

Looking at the highlights, I got reminded of what Armstrong is capable of. It is going to really push Samuel to get better.

Having Bell right now is rather convenient timing. I think Rovers would be safe to bring Mulgrew back slowly off his injury.

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Re: Blackburn v Walsall, Tue 30 Jan 2018, KO 19:45

Post by mrblackbat » Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:18 am

mcteeth wrote:
Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:49 pm
Graham :hyper:

Should have loaned someone else really.
Definitely. If we had, we'd be contesting the Premier League title right now. :hyper:

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Re: Blackburn v Walsall, Tue 30 Jan 2018, KO 19:45

Post by Rover the Top » Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:53 am

mrblackbat wrote:
Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:18 am
mcteeth wrote:
Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:49 pm
Graham :hyper:

Should have loaned someone else really.
Definitely. If we had, we'd be contesting the Premier League title right now. :hyper:
But then we wouldn't have had Darth's bemusing Eisenhower comment... :hyper:

How many games are we unbeaten now?

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Re: Blackburn v Walsall, Tue 30 Jan 2018, KO 19:45

Post by Rover the Top » Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:06 am

Darth Rover wrote:
Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:23 pm
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Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:50 pm
Great result. Hard to believe our last loss was Oldham, way back in October. Payback in about 2 weeks, methinks.
Season 1979/80 Rovers went nineteen league division three games unbeaten. Now known as league One Rovers stand only one game away from equaling that record. Back then Rovers eventually lost to Exeter 2-0. This coming weekend Rovers are again on the south coast at Plymouth. I cannot remember anytime during the Jack Walker years that Rovers went this long unbeaten so it is 38 years nearly since Rovers enjoyed such a run.
The club record is 23 games unbeaten in 87/88 with Steve Archibald on loan from Barcelona (much better than Danny Graham ;) )...

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Re: Blackburn v Walsall, Tue 30 Jan 2018, KO 19:45

Post by stillgrowling » Wed Jan 31, 2018 2:54 pm

Shame about the Walsall goal, I think Nyambe (who didn't have his best game) slipped on the turf.
This Rovers team is beginning to look very very good.
Graham is enjoying a superb run of form his finishing is lethal
Armstrong played out of his skin last night, very quick and a huge attacking threat on the left. Really unlucky not to score, epitomised by hitting the ball against the crossbar in the last few seconds.
Bell proved what a good signing Mowbray made, the rest of the defence were solid apart from Nyambe's slip.
Smallwood has become our engine room and when Payne was replaced by Travis, the lad looked as though he'd been in the team for years.
Dack was his usual creative attacking self, and to think that Charlie is waiting to come back, that Lenihan is a week away from fitness, plus the likes of Wharton, Tomlinson, Nuttall et al, I ould see this team challenging in the Championship next season.

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Re: Blackburn v Walsall, Tue 30 Jan 2018, KO 19:45

Post by Ethiaa » Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:04 pm

stillgrowling wrote:
Wed Jan 31, 2018 2:54 pm
Graham is enjoying a superb run of form his finishing is lethal
I think what Graham is enjoying is having someone half decent to play with up top and not having to hold the ball up in order to pass it to himself in space so he can put a cross in for him to get onto and tuck away.

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Re: Blackburn v Walsall, Tue 30 Jan 2018, KO 19:45

Post by Thorisgodpoo » Wed Jan 31, 2018 5:35 pm

Ethiaa wrote:
Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:04 pm
stillgrowling wrote:
Wed Jan 31, 2018 2:54 pm
Graham is enjoying a superb run of form his finishing is lethal
I think what Graham is enjoying is having someone half decent to play with up top and not having to hold the ball up in order to pass it to himself in space so he can put a cross in for him to get onto and tuck away.
This exactly, he really hasn't had the service required from a target man. When we had Emnes, he really benefited off of a pacy attacking player, now we have 3 of them in Dack, Payne, and Armstrong.

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Re: Blackburn v Walsall, Tue 30 Jan 2018, KO 19:45

Post by mcteeth » Wed Jan 31, 2018 5:51 pm

He's just been a solid signing for us really, irrespective of what's happened to the club overall what with relegation.

He scored 7 when he came in on loan in January in the 15/16 season, hit double figures last season and is already in double figures this season. He's also scoring some important goals this season, particularly at home.

He's experienced and a good finisher, so I think people are right in say that when he has quality players around him is when you'll see the best from him. Likewise with his assist for Dack yesterday and he's had a few other assists.

Would be great to see him get over 20 for the season in the league, although quite funny is Mulgrew got their first :lol:

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Re: Blackburn v Walsall, Tue 30 Jan 2018, KO 19:45

Post by mcteeth » Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:00 pm

We're currently the top scorers in league 1 now too although Wigan have games in hand.

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Re: Blackburn v Walsall, Tue 30 Jan 2018, KO 19:45

Post by mrblackbat » Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:02 pm

stillgrowling wrote:
Wed Jan 31, 2018 2:54 pm

This Rovers team is beginning to look very very good.
In League 1.

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Re: Blackburn v Walsall, Tue 30 Jan 2018, KO 19:45

Post by Ethiaa » Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:20 pm

mrblackbat wrote:
Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:02 pm
stillgrowling wrote:
Wed Jan 31, 2018 2:54 pm

This Rovers team is beginning to look very very good.
In League 1.
We asked if we could play in the Premiership this season but they said no. Wankers.

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Re: Blackburn v Walsall, Tue 30 Jan 2018, KO 19:45

Post by mrblackbat » Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:33 am

Barstewards, aren't they?

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Re: Blackburn v Walsall, Tue 30 Jan 2018, KO 19:45

Post by Rover the Top » Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:59 am

mrblackbat wrote:
Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:02 pm
stillgrowling wrote:
Wed Jan 31, 2018 2:54 pm

This Rovers team is beginning to look very very good.
In League 1.
Indeed. A little caveat that dampens the enthusiasm.

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Re: Blackburn v Walsall, Tue 30 Jan 2018, KO 19:45

Post by Gibbon » Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:31 am

Not really, unless you live in a world where you’re never happy unless you have the absolute best of everything. ;)

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Re: Blackburn v Walsall, Tue 30 Jan 2018, KO 19:45

Post by Ethiaa » Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:36 am

Yeah, enjoy the winning while it lasts I say. Before you know it we will be back to struggling to get results again :D

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