NEW DATE - Gillingham v Blackburn, Tue 10 April 2018, KO 19:25

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Should there be a new poll for a new date?

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I know the best polls, let me tell you. They are the best polls. Believe it or not, they are about Blackburn. They are coming in with their best polls, all from Blackburn. And sometimes they aren't sending their best polls. Some of those polls are bad hombres. But when they are the best, you know those polls are coming from Blackburn. That is why I am making an executive order to build a polling center, all across the border of Blackburn, and show their best polls, to Make Blackburn Great Again!
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Re: NEW DATE - Gillingham v Blackburn, Tue 10 April 2018, KO 19:25

Post by mcteeth » Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:19 pm

Yeah I think I just get frustrated because we're having such a good season and yet it's still going to go to the wire. And it is very frustrating to one season go down on 51 points and then potentially end up in the play-offs with over 90 points.

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Re: NEW DATE - Gillingham v Blackburn, Tue 10 April 2018, KO 19:25

Post by stillgrowling » Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:19 pm

We need a spot of youth on the pitch to create a bit of fire and raw enthusiasn. I'd love to see Travis on the pitch and Williams needs a game on the bench, A pity Nyambe is injured - he's an attack minded full back.
I suppose what I'm saying is that Mowbray needs to freshen the team up - preferably with a couple of youngsters, and
not the likes of Whittingham.

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Re: NEW DATE - Gillingham v Blackburn, Tue 10 April 2018, KO 19:25

Post by Rover the Top » Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:26 pm

stillgrowling wrote:
Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:19 pm
We need a spot of youth on the pitch to create a bit of fire and raw enthusiasn. I'd love to see Travis on the pitch and Williams needs a game on the bench, A pity Nyambe is injured - he's an attack minded full back.
I suppose what I'm saying is that Mowbray needs to freshen the team up - preferably with a couple of youngsters, and
not the likes of Whittingham.
We've won 8 of our last 10, only lost 1 in 30. I'm not sure drastic changes and inexperience are what we really need to see us over the line?

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Re: NEW DATE - Gillingham v Blackburn, Tue 10 April 2018, KO 19:25

Post by mcteeth » Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:44 pm

Toppers the team looks tired through and we've not played particularly well in the last 3 games despite getting 7 points, which could easily have only been 3.

Even Bennett tweeted last night about needing rest and Mowbray has acknowledged we're lacking some of our fluency and sharpness. I'm not complaining but players like Bell and Travis, not wholesale changes, could bring a bit of fresh energy to the side which does feel needed to keep the run going.

With Dack not 100% too I'd be looking to start Payne even if Dack is starting too, he is very forward thinking and creative and we look a better side currently when he is on the pitch.

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Re: NEW DATE - Gillingham v Blackburn, Tue 10 April 2018, KO 19:25

Post by Rover the Top » Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:03 pm

mcteeth wrote:
Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:44 pm

Even Bennett tweeted last night about needing rest
"Fantastic away following on a Tuesday night @Rovers another point on the board and 1 defeat in 30 games. Got to rest up now and prepare for another road trip Saturday. Safe travels"

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Re: NEW DATE - Gillingham v Blackburn, Tue 10 April 2018, KO 19:25

Post by mcteeth » Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:01 pm

I coupled that we seeing how laboured and tired they were on the pitch last night for 90 minutes... They look knackered.

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Re: NEW DATE - Gillingham v Blackburn, Tue 10 April 2018, KO 19:25

Post by Gaz » Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:53 pm

Fuck knows what Travis has done to be completely off the radar. Is this punishment for his sending off?? :shrug:

From the games I so him in he looked really good and I would be more than happy to see him starting.

As Mcteeth has suggested, a bit of athleticism in the midfield would be good to see.

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Re: NEW DATE - Gillingham v Blackburn, Tue 10 April 2018, KO 19:25

Post by mcteeth » Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:33 pm

Yeah Rich Sharpe notes in his match report how the tempo increased with the introduction of the subs, which it did and led to our best 10 minutes or so in the game and our best chances (Toppers can you check that as well please? ;) ). It was Payne turning sharply only on the edge of the box that won Mulgrew's best chance from a freekick. It isn't about wholesale changes at all, it's just keeping things fresh in the side and keeping the opposition guessing.

Two of our best players and joint top scorers aren't 100% fit and I guess that's shown a little bit in the last few games where we've not been at our best.

Gaz, Mowbray said this on Travis recently:

“Lewis for the last few months has been a player that we have considered for first-team selection.

“He is one of a few Under-23s players who has been excelling this season.

“I think it’s quite exciting that the under belly of this club is full of young talented Under-23s players.

“When you have a group who have achieved one defeat in 27 games it’s very difficult to bring a young player in to this high pressure situation and leave out one of the lads who has been working hard so hard for the last six months.

“Lewis is very much on our radar, as are a number of the Under-23s players who are doing exceptionally well this season

“At this moment we know the players to trust and who can get the job done for us and we’ll keep going down that road.

“But if the opportunity comes through injury or whatever it is then I’m more than confident that Lewis can help this team win games.”

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Re: NEW DATE - Gillingham v Blackburn, Tue 10 April 2018, KO 19:25

Post by stillgrowling » Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:44 pm

A tad too conservative Mr Mowbray . Rovers are looking stale - need freshening

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Re: NEW DATE - Gillingham v Blackburn, Tue 10 April 2018, KO 19:25

Post by thehatts » Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:01 pm

Bradford have started really really well.

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Re: NEW DATE - Gillingham v Blackburn, Tue 10 April 2018, KO 19:25

Post by thehatts » Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:24 pm

First 25 mins Bradford well on top. Beckles should 100% of received a second yellow. Last 10 mins shrews well on top.

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Re: NEW DATE - Gillingham v Blackburn, Tue 10 April 2018, KO 19:25

Post by thehatts » Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:08 pm

Beckles sent off now.

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Re: NEW DATE - Gillingham v Blackburn, Tue 10 April 2018, KO 19:25

Post by thehatts » Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:21 pm

All Bradford. Attack vs defence. Bradford just missed a sitter.

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Re: NEW DATE - Gillingham v Blackburn, Tue 10 April 2018, KO 19:25

Post by thehatts » Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:47 pm

0 - 0 that will do.

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Re: NEW DATE - Gillingham v Blackburn, Tue 10 April 2018, KO 19:25

Post by Darth Rover » Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:53 pm

thehatts wrote:
Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:47 pm
0 - 0 that will do.
Would have taken that before kick off gladly plus the added bonus of Beckles sent off. What is it now four points clear and far superior goal difference?...

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