Blackburn v Oldham Athletic, Sat 10 Feb, 2018

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Re: Blackburn v Oldham Athletic, Sat 10 Feb, 2018

Post by Thorisgodpoo » Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:24 pm

Mulgrew back to scoring ways! 2-1. Just need a couple more.

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Re: Blackburn v Oldham Athletic, Sat 10 Feb, 2018

Post by Thorisgodpoo » Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:32 pm

Armstrong levels it! 2-2 with a beautiful Dack assist. Bonus points for the epic celebrating slide.

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Re: Blackburn v Oldham Athletic, Sat 10 Feb, 2018

Post by Thorisgodpoo » Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:43 pm

Red card to Oldham!

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Re: Blackburn v Oldham Athletic, Sat 10 Feb, 2018

Post by WacoRover » Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:43 pm

Let's go lads! Get the winner

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Re: Blackburn v Oldham Athletic, Sat 10 Feb, 2018

Post by iamarover » Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:43 pm

Oldham down to ten men

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Re: Blackburn v Oldham Athletic, Sat 10 Feb, 2018

Post by Thorisgodpoo » Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:52 pm

+8 mi tues added time!

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Re: Blackburn v Oldham Athletic, Sat 10 Feb, 2018

Post by Thorisgodpoo » Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:00 pm

And that's that. Good draw to recover from a 2-0 deficit. I think it should be common that Armstrong and Payne need to start together.

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Re: Blackburn v Oldham Athletic, Sat 10 Feb, 2018

Post by WacoRover » Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:01 pm

Well, at least we gain a point on the front-runners.

Nice comeback, Rovers.

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Re: Blackburn v Oldham Athletic, Sat 10 Feb, 2018

Post by bobbyoc » Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:06 pm

Great that we grabbed the 2 goals back, but we shouldn’t be getting into this situation. Lucky the top 2 dropped points also.

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Re: Blackburn v Oldham Athletic, Sat 10 Feb, 2018

Post by theadore » Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:14 pm

Anyone for a long tedious argument about gaining a point versus dropping 2?

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Re: Blackburn v Oldham Athletic, Sat 10 Feb, 2018

Post by Gibbon » Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:16 pm

No thanks, just pleased we pulled it back for a point and Wigan and Shrewsbury both lost.

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Re: Blackburn v Oldham Athletic, Sat 10 Feb, 2018

Post by Darth Rover » Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:01 pm

Long in the tooth Rovers fans have seen games like this before. Be prepared for the rollercoaster ride. We will prevail at the end of the season but you wont have any finger nails left! :D

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Re: Blackburn v Oldham Athletic, Sat 10 Feb, 2018

Post by Gaz » Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:06 am

What a game of football yesterday. A first half to forget but an incredible fightback in the second where it seemed inevitable we would go on to win it. Unfortunately that wasn’t the case which would have been brilliant given the other results.

Credit must go to Oldham in the first half. As poor as we were, I would say that’s the best team I’ve seen at Ewood this season. We did not get a grip of their front 2 at all who gave us a torrid time. That being said, our defending for both goals was terrible.

Credit must then go to Rovers for the spirit they showed in the second. Every time I’ve seen Travis this season he looks like a real player. Possibly deserving of a start on Tuesday. Payne and Armstrong also excellent in the second half.

One thing I hope TM has learnt from yesterday. Bell is NOT a left winger. He looked completely lost out there yesterday and I was amazed we actually persevered with him for the full game out there.

At least we can take some positive momentum into a very tough match on Tuesday night.

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Re: Blackburn v Oldham Athletic, Sat 10 Feb, 2018

Post by Darth Rover » Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:58 am

Gaz wrote:
Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:06 am

At least we can take some positive momentum into a very tough match on Tuesday night.
No sense at all in fixture sellection. Games like Portsmouth away should be scheduled for the weekend. Surely the Rovers game at home to Oldham should have been played midweek and Portsmouth's game at MK Dons played yesterday could have been swapped similarly :shrug:

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Re: Blackburn v Oldham Athletic, Sat 10 Feb, 2018

Post by stillgrowling » Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:01 pm

Please don't make sensible suggestions re fixtures, or we'll start having local Derbies on Bank Holidays.
Rovers were taught a lesson in 'directness' yesterday. Sometimes the simple things like wingers using their speed on the touchline, beating the full back and shooting can be more effective than trying to thread pin point passes through a packed defence. Rovers can play some very attractive football at times but always seem to prefer to pass sideways than beating an opponent.
Why are we so vulnerable to break away attacks? Is it because our centre backs are slow, or that our full backs are insufficiently robust? Davies simply outmuscled our defenders yesterday and a rough, tough, solid full back is often better than a flying wing back.
Once more Armstrong proved what a good signing he's been although I'm not sure why he didn't start yesterday. Graham was clearly tiring towards the end - as was the Oldham defence, and a fresh pair of legs in Samuel might have been enough to take advantage of the ten men.
Great game of football though, end to end the whole match, and the 2000 Oldham supporters made for an excellent atmosphere.

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