Wimbledon v Blackburn, Tue, 27 Feb 2018, KO 19:45

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What does it mean?

It means to mean
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An end to all means
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Mean, median, mode
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Demeaning your fellow affected puffin
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Being mean to Kestrels who pooped on your car
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Bemoaning the fact gibbons have eaten the world supply of bananas, and now you cant have a proper breakfast
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Igor Tudor bestowing his best set of Nordic Bakeware unto thyself
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Re: Wimbledon v Blackburn, Tue, 27 Feb 2018, KO 19:45

Post by mcteeth » Wed Feb 28, 2018 1:20 pm

The game was slightly strange last night, there is somewhat of a blueprint for how to try and beat us or at the very least give us a difficult and uncomfortable 90 minutes this season. Northampton have demonstrated that twice very well as did Wimbledon once before, so I fully expected them to maximise the conditions, small pitch and home advantage to make things very difficult for us, but they just didn't. They didn't really press or apply much pressure to us on the ball, they didn't make the game difficult or physical in the slightest. In the first half they were trying to get the ball down and play, as were we, and that first 45 minutes was largely a non event and Dack's first was a horribly soft goal to concede from their perspective.

Second half they brought on a big striker so I assumed they'd be going direct but that didn't happen either, they still seemed to want to try and play and our quality on the ball started to come through. All of our back 4 were given the time to win the ball and get it down and once we played through Smallwood and Bennett, Dack and Payne had time on the ball to move with it and pick passes out and we just looked like a team with a lot more quality.

Fair play to Wimbledon the pitch looked in great condition for the game, ball was bobbling a bit so guessing it was hardening once the covers came off, but seems like they made a big effort to make sure the game went ahead and it's really worked in our favour. The tables seemed to have turned hugely since the turn of the year, Wigan looked dead certs to win the league but as things stand they now look the least likely for promotion. But there are still a lot of points to play for.

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Re: Wimbledon v Blackburn, Tue, 27 Feb 2018, KO 19:45

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Re: Wimbledon v Blackburn, Tue, 27 Feb 2018, KO 19:45

Post by Thorisgodpoo » Wed Feb 28, 2018 3:53 pm

What a difference Lenihan is. He has a much more attacking, up field presence than Downing. I am sure it might get Lenihan in trouble from time to time, but if we want to play attacking ground pass football, we need that extra body for an outlet. I think he has improved from.his first match back, where there was confusion between him and Mulgrew.

Overall, I was impressed with the win. Both halves were pretty good. Played well defensively, passed the ball around efficiently. Only a couple scary moments, but pretty much everything was handled.

4 points above Shrews with a game in hand, 6 points above Wigan with 4 games in hand. Get a win against Wigan and all Rovers need to do is worry about themselves and their performance. As far as Wigan are concerned, they are going to run out of gas at the end. They pretty much have 2 games a week to play for the rest of the season. Good luck getting your starters through that without injury.

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Re: Wimbledon v Blackburn, Tue, 27 Feb 2018, KO 19:45

Post by Ethiaa » Wed Feb 28, 2018 3:57 pm

And thus fate was throughly awoken from its slumber and a packet of its favourite chocolate biscuits waved under its nose.

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Re: Wimbledon v Blackburn, Tue, 27 Feb 2018, KO 19:45

Post by Rover the Top » Wed Feb 28, 2018 4:03 pm

Thorisgodpoo wrote:
Wed Feb 28, 2018 3:53 pm

4 points above Shrews with a game in hand, 6 points above Wigan with 4 games in hand.
Not sure that says what you mean it to. We're not the ones with the games in hand... ;)

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Re: Wimbledon v Blackburn, Tue, 27 Feb 2018, KO 19:45

Post by Thorisgodpoo » Wed Feb 28, 2018 4:53 pm

You get what I mean.

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Re: Wimbledon v Blackburn, Tue, 27 Feb 2018, KO 19:45

Post by stillgrowling » Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:27 pm

Do I detect a morsel of over confidence? If the Shrews win their game in hand they are one point behind us, almost 50/50 who finishes highest between us and them.
We've been on a stupendous run but we can't win every match. Hopefully neither can they.

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Re: Wimbledon v Blackburn, Tue, 27 Feb 2018, KO 19:45

Post by Gibbon » Wed Feb 28, 2018 7:22 pm

YES WE CAN! :hyper:

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Re: Wimbledon v Blackburn, Tue, 27 Feb 2018, KO 19:45

Post by Thorisgodpoo » Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:41 pm

NOTHING CAN GO WRONG! :hyper:

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Re: Wimbledon v Blackburn, Tue, 27 Feb 2018, KO 19:45

Post by Joe » Fri Mar 02, 2018 11:02 am

Thorisgodpoo wrote:
Sun Feb 25, 2018 11:21 pm
That is the great thing I found so far (along with the streaming service) is they are consistent in bringing supporters to away matches.
Streaming service?

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Re: Wimbledon v Blackburn, Tue, 27 Feb 2018, KO 19:45

Post by Thorisgodpoo » Sat Mar 03, 2018 3:17 am

Joe wrote:
Fri Mar 02, 2018 11:02 am
Thorisgodpoo wrote:
Sun Feb 25, 2018 11:21 pm
That is the great thing I found so far (along with the streaming service) is they are consistent in bringing supporters to away matches.
Streaming service?
iFollow

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Re: Wimbledon v Blackburn, Tue, 27 Feb 2018, KO 19:45

Post by Joe » Sat Mar 03, 2018 1:34 pm

Thorisgodpoo wrote:
Sat Mar 03, 2018 3:17 am
Joe wrote:
Fri Mar 02, 2018 11:02 am
Thorisgodpoo wrote:
Sun Feb 25, 2018 11:21 pm
That is the great thing I found so far (along with the streaming service) is they are consistent in bringing supporters to away matches.
Streaming service?
iFollow
You follow what?

:hyper:

Looks interesting...Living in London are there any devious ways i can use this to watch full games? Seems to say you only get live games if you life out of the country....

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Re: Wimbledon v Blackburn, Tue, 27 Feb 2018, KO 19:45

Post by Thorisgodpoo » Sat Mar 03, 2018 1:52 pm

Without specifically mentioning websites or things, I would assume you could trick iFollow with a VPN, but I have heard that iFollow are really good at shutting down that sort of business.

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Re: Wimbledon v Blackburn, Tue, 27 Feb 2018, KO 19:45

Post by Joe » Sat Mar 10, 2018 4:59 pm

Thorisgodpoo wrote:
Sat Mar 03, 2018 1:52 pm
Without specifically mentioning websites or things, I would assume you could trick iFollow with a VPN, but I have heard that iFollow are really good at shutting down that sort of business.
:mygod:

They're not that good

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