Blackburn v Bradford, Thur, 29 March 2018, KO 18:45

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If Rovers had to steal a university mascot...

Baylor Bears
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Re: Blackburn v Bradford, Thur, 29 March 2018, KO 18:45

Post by Darth Rover » Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:20 pm

Sat outside a bookies today in traffic and there was a sign in the window. Rovers to beat Bradford 1-0....5/1. Should have parked up and gone in :)
Lucky i didnt !! :D
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Re: Blackburn v Bradford, Thur, 29 March 2018, KO 18:45

Post by mcteeth » Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:23 pm

Conway on for Antonsson.

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Re: Blackburn v Bradford, Thur, 29 March 2018, KO 18:45

Post by Dan » Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:23 pm

Conway on now and Antonsson finally replaced, he's had a few chances and not taken them.

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Re: Blackburn v Bradford, Thur, 29 March 2018, KO 18:45

Post by mcteeth » Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:24 pm

Conway :hyper:

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Re: Blackburn v Bradford, Thur, 29 March 2018, KO 18:45

Post by Dan » Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:25 pm

Get in!
Great substitution :D

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Re: Blackburn v Bradford, Thur, 29 March 2018, KO 18:45

Post by mcteeth » Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:27 pm

Dack, Armstrong and Payne really are on another level in this league.

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Re: Blackburn v Bradford, Thur, 29 March 2018, KO 18:45

Post by Dan » Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:28 pm

Bringing Payne on for Samuel totally changed this game. The long balls stopped and we started playing through Bradford's defence, it's just a pity it took so long.

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Re: Blackburn v Bradford, Thur, 29 March 2018, KO 18:45

Post by mcteeth » Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:30 pm

Yep I didn't understand why we were doing that. Samuel was fine but I think it showed tonight that we missed Graham as he's better at linking play with Dack, Armstrong et al.

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Re: Blackburn v Bradford, Thur, 29 March 2018, KO 18:45

Post by thehatts » Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:42 pm

Massive test given all the circumstances today. Great result. Evans played really well today, long may that continue.

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Re: Blackburn v Bradford, Thur, 29 March 2018, KO 18:45

Post by Dan » Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:44 pm

Great result, totally dominant with 2 good goals when we finally broke through.
Dack, Payne and Evans were the standout players for me tonight. The patched up defence didn't do much wrong, and Raya had a quiet game apart from a few dodgy kicks.
Clean sheet, top of the league, successful evening.

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Re: Blackburn v Bradford, Thur, 29 March 2018, KO 18:45

Post by mcteeth » Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:48 pm

MK Dons with a late win away at Gillingham lifts them out of the dungeon. Monday won't be easy but we should hopefully go into it with Mulgrew, Lenihan hopefully, Graham and you'd like to think Payne would be starting ahead of Antonsson.

Bennett at RB is good for me if Evans keeps playing that well.

Bell did well today it's a tough call between him and Williams at left back.

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Re: Blackburn v Bradford, Thur, 29 March 2018, KO 18:45

Post by Darth Rover » Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:25 pm

Big night for the lads who have for one reason or another had to wait for a chance. Good to know we have guys sat on the bench who can do a good job when called on.

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Re: Blackburn v Bradford, Thur, 29 March 2018, KO 18:45

Post by Thorisgodpoo » Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:27 pm

We did pretty well overall, Bradford didn't seem to get many chances in. I agree with comments on Evans, he showed his worth today, made some good passes up field. Raya seems to have turned a corner on crosses, I saw him receive a couple, even getting one near the edge of the 18 yard box.

Williams playing in the back line gives Rovers a boost of speed, and Lenihan is super aggressive when it comes to clearances. Nyambe is going to really have to fight for his spot back against Bennett. And Bell is doing quite well (unintended rhyming).

I don't think Samuel benefits from being alone up top, if we played a 4-4-2, I think he would be great, but we are really stuck in with the 4-5-1. Antonnsson is a good sub to have, but past that isn't really starting caliber stuff.

Overall, great win to keep the unbeaten streak alive. Need to keep repeating wins for the rest of the season for a serious promotion lock.

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Re: Blackburn v Bradford, Thur, 29 March 2018, KO 18:45

Post by Gaz » Thu Mar 29, 2018 11:03 pm

Brilliant 3 points on what was a pretty comfortable night. Those 2,000 Bradford fans must be fuming; not a single shot on target!

Hopefully Mulgrew, Graham and Lenihan will all be fit for Monday for another big game.

Happy Easter everyone!

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Re: Blackburn v Bradford, Thur, 29 March 2018, KO 18:45

Post by WacoRover » Fri Mar 30, 2018 4:12 am

I gotta say, poll failure. No Texas Longhorn. ;)

Seriously, these breaks are WAY too long. And a Thursday game also (what else can I gripe about?) :lol:

Not the Blackburn Rovers... Great win!

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