The Blackburn Rovers 'We Are Going Up' Celebration Thread

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Did this promotion deserve it's own thread?

Yes
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No
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What's your pleasure?
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Everyone around the world come on!
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Woo-hoo!
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It's a celebration
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Celebrate good times COME ON!
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There's a party going on right here, a dedication to last through out the years
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Let's all celebrate and have a good time!
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It's time to come together
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It's up to you
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Putting Kool and the Gang on repeat for 24 hours
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Why no creative options about kestrels, gibbons, Igor Tudor, arable farming, or the likes of celebrating Nordic bakeware
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Making Eddie Vedder and the Fibbin' Gibbons the official Roverstalk band
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Re: The Blackburn Rovers 'We Are Going Up' Celebration Thread

Post by theadore » Tue May 29, 2018 8:26 am

pointless comparing them really. although the sheer number of games in a basketball / hockey season is pretty impressive. baseball less so because its less energetic I guess.

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Re: The Blackburn Rovers 'We Are Going Up' Celebration Thread

Post by mrblackbat » Tue May 29, 2018 8:32 am

Bah, a game a week for four months too hard? Softies.

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Re: The Blackburn Rovers 'We Are Going Up' Celebration Thread

Post by theadore » Tue May 29, 2018 8:42 am

:D ... and those pads... get them off.

Funnily enough just read this quote from Steph Curry after the playoff semi...
"Basketball is a 48-minute game and no matter how badly we played, how many shots we missed, there's always time to turn it around," said point guard Curry.
Barely a half...

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Re: The Blackburn Rovers 'We Are Going Up' Celebration Thread

Post by Darth Rover » Tue May 29, 2018 10:20 am

I seem to remember the early play off system involved the first two teams being promoted and those in the play off place played against the teams in the relegation places. For example Rovers once finished in the play off places in the old second division and had to play Chelsea who finished in the relegation places in Division One. Chelsea came to Ewood first and beat Rovers. In the return fixture at Stamford Bridge it was a heavy defeat for Rovers. Not long after the present system was adopted. Rovers themselves benefited hugely from the playoffs when being promoted to the first premier league season. If it wasnt for the play offs we might never have won the premier league. It does seem unfair for the team who finishes third in the league to lose out on promotion to the team who finished sixth. But when it works in your favour there are not many complaints.

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Re: The Blackburn Rovers 'We Are Going Up' Celebration Thread

Post by Dan » Tue May 29, 2018 11:02 am

It's unfair in a situation where a team that's been pushing first and second all season can then lose out to the sixth team. At the end of this season, Shrewsbury and Charlton had an equal chance of winning the playoffs in theory, despite there being a 16 point gap between them. Obviously the other argument is that the 3rd place team should be winning, they've finished in the highest position and so should be favourites, but as we all know football doesn't work like that.

When it's close, it's a fair and exciting way of doing it, if all 4 teams are within a few points of each other then it's a good way to see who can give one final push.

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Re: The Blackburn Rovers 'We Are Going Up' Celebration Thread

Post by theadore » Tue May 29, 2018 2:50 pm

why should it be fair?... the playoffs are designed to keep the league interesting for longer.

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Re: The Blackburn Rovers 'We Are Going Up' Celebration Thread

Post by Ethiaa » Tue May 29, 2018 3:05 pm

I think the best players should take turns playing for each team. You get Salah this week Shrewsbury.

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Re: The Blackburn Rovers 'We Are Going Up' Celebration Thread

Post by theadore » Tue May 29, 2018 3:18 pm

unfortunately this is the week he can't run... also, it's too late for the playoff final.

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Re: The Blackburn Rovers 'We Are Going Up' Celebration Thread

Post by Ethiaa » Tue May 29, 2018 4:01 pm

I didn't say it was fair :D

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Re: The Blackburn Rovers 'We Are Going Up' Celebration Thread

Post by stillgrowling » Tue May 29, 2018 6:10 pm

I can't help thinking that Sunderland will be a 'shoe in' for promotion next season and that Shrewsbury may lose one or two of their best players. Their chance might have gone.

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Re: The Blackburn Rovers 'We Are Going Up' Celebration Thread

Post by theadore » Tue May 29, 2018 8:18 pm

I'll be shocked if they don't lose most of their best players and their manager. Shame really

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Re: The Blackburn Rovers 'We Are Going Up' Celebration Thread

Post by Ethiaa » Wed May 30, 2018 9:37 am

theadore wrote:
Tue May 29, 2018 8:18 pm
I'll be shocked if they don't lose most of their best players and their manager. Shame really
And as if by magic, Paul Hurst moves to Ipswich

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Re: The Blackburn Rovers 'We Are Going Up' Celebration Thread

Post by stillgrowling » Thu May 31, 2018 4:44 pm

When do Clubs normally publish their list of players to be released?
There are usually a few surprises.

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Re: The Blackburn Rovers 'We Are Going Up' Celebration Thread

Post by Ethiaa » Thu May 31, 2018 6:20 pm

They already are. Like this... https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/44317648

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