Derby County v Blackburn Rovers, Tue, 18 Sept 2018, KO 19:45

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When you can't go back to sleep

Hope that you get tired from counting all the Kestrels
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10%
Listen to some Eddie Vedder and the Fibbin Gibbons
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20%
Wonder what your life would be like if you were Igor Tudor
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10%
Fire up the kiln to create some Nordic Bakeware
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Get a jump on the arable farmland
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No votes
Roll around in bed for 2 more hours only to wake up the missus, starting the day off poorly
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20%
Look in the mirror and see that you have become one of the old men that meet up at McDonald's for coffee at 5 in the morning
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30%
Just go back to sleep
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10%
 
Total votes: 10

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Re: Derby County v Blackburn Rovers, Tue, 18 Sept 2018, KO 19:45

Post by RoverthePennines » Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:17 pm

Scoring one looks unrealistic at the moment. Our ball retention is abysmal across the board.

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Re: Derby County v Blackburn Rovers, Tue, 18 Sept 2018, KO 19:45

Post by Thorisgodpoo » Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:34 pm

Right at the end of the half, Rovers started to find some space and chance to get a ball in a dangerous position. Honestly, I will be amazed who Mowbray brings on in the second half. It really looks like they can't make a decent pass happen, or get a good touch on the ball. I would suspect Brereton to come on sometime in the second half for Palmer and flip a coin on Reed or Rothwell coming on.

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Re: Derby County v Blackburn Rovers, Tue, 18 Sept 2018, KO 19:45

Post by RoverthePennines » Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:38 pm

I’ve not been so relieved to see 0-0 on the board at half time for ages. Well, since the last time we were in the Championship anyway

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Re: Derby County v Blackburn Rovers, Tue, 18 Sept 2018, KO 19:45

Post by WacoRover » Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:42 pm

Sounds like we will have to scrap to preserve a point.

Meanwhile, tot’s lose, & Liverpool up 2-0 over PSG (Sturridge; Milner pk)

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Re: Derby County v Blackburn Rovers, Tue, 18 Sept 2018, KO 19:45

Post by WacoRover » Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:56 pm

The match stat’s make it appear as though we’re getting dominated. How have we looked after HT?

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Re: Derby County v Blackburn Rovers, Tue, 18 Sept 2018, KO 19:45

Post by RoverthePennines » Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:05 pm

WacoRover wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:56 pm
The match stat’s make it appear as though we’re getting dominated. How have we looked after HT?
Still pretty shit to be honest

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Re: Derby County v Blackburn Rovers, Tue, 18 Sept 2018, KO 19:45

Post by Thorisgodpoo » Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:05 pm

Armstrong off for Reed. Good defensive substitution.

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Re: Derby County v Blackburn Rovers, Tue, 18 Sept 2018, KO 19:45

Post by WacoRover » Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:17 pm

How are we on set-pieces so far this season?

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Re: Derby County v Blackburn Rovers, Tue, 18 Sept 2018, KO 19:45

Post by WacoRover » Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:24 pm

At least we’re getting some chances now....

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Re: Derby County v Blackburn Rovers, Tue, 18 Sept 2018, KO 19:45

Post by Thorisgodpoo » Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:39 pm

Holy crap did that shoot the nerves. Really a point earned after seeing that match. Backs against the wall pretty much the first half. Second half was a little more even. Wouldn't have guessed that Mulgrew missing would have this effect, but that's where we sit.

Really don't know what to say for Rovers, I think possession was a problem, so was passing. Really never had a solid foothold in the match, but I think overall we did it and we reconvene on Saturday.

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Re: Derby County v Blackburn Rovers, Tue, 18 Sept 2018, KO 19:45

Post by Gibbon » Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:41 pm

Mulgrew’s like the new Nelsen of our team. We’re much weaker without him shepherding our defence.

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Re: Derby County v Blackburn Rovers, Tue, 18 Sept 2018, KO 19:45

Post by Darth Rover » Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:52 pm

Good performance tonight and job well done. Rovers had to exorcise the last away defeat at Bristol and they stood up to the challenge. Tony Mowbray got his substitutions right with the introduction of Bennett and Reed when Derby were pressing hard for goal. Graham for Conway sounds like it was enforced. Thirteenth place and eleven points is good enough so far and if Bolton snd Sheff Weds lose tomorrow Rovers could be Eleventh.

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Re: Derby County v Blackburn Rovers, Tue, 18 Sept 2018, KO 19:45

Post by Dan » Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:55 pm

Gibbon wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:41 pm
Mulgrew’s like the new Nelsen of our team. We’re much weaker without him shepherding our defence.
You can say that again.

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Re: Derby County v Blackburn Rovers, Tue, 18 Sept 2018, KO 19:45

Post by mcteeth » Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:59 pm

Really hard earned point.

Mowbray got it wrong really with the starting line up. Derby forced us to play long and we weren’t able to play out from the back so you’ve got Armstrong and Dack trying to win long balls which was hopeless. It just went back to Derby and they came at us in waves.

After the first 10 minutes we were then really under a lot of pressure for the rest of the half. Graham on for Conway to give us some presence helped a little but first 10 minutes of the second half wasn’t much better. But then I felt like we settled and kept a really solid shape, defended well and Derby started running out of ideas. Especially once Bennett and Reed were on.

Couldn’t see how big a miss Dack’s was but he looked very disappointed not to score it was at the other end. But very happy with the point as really no one really stood out today and lots of silly mistakes all game. Nyambe, Lenihan and Smallwood probably the picks if there were any.

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Re: Derby County v Blackburn Rovers, Tue, 18 Sept 2018, KO 19:45

Post by WacoRover » Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:46 pm

Darth Rover wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:52 pm
Good performance tonight and job well done. Thirteenth place and eleven points is good enough so far and if Bolton snd Sheff Weds lose tomorrow Rovers could be Eleventh.
Both those happened, we still fell to 14th (same points & same gd as Norwich & the Wednesday, but fewer wins than either)

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