Blackburn Rovers v Rotherham, Sat 10 Nov 2018, KO 15:00

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Fly like a Kestrel to the sea.
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Swing into November on the backs of gibbons, throwing bananas at passers by
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Find a plot of arable farmland and till it until there is no more tilling to do
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Greet Igor Tudor with some homemade Nordic Bakeware
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Wait for the next bus to take us to Electric Avenue in downtown Funkytown
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Look, we can be gibbons. Or we can be kestrels. We can't be both though. I was both once, and it didn't work. Trust me, I was both bigly. If we choose one, we can work together with our gibbon and kestrel neighbors. When we work together, we make great things, big things, ocean sized things. They are big league things that make other things seem so small league, that's it's bigly true. That is why I am telling everyone around the world to either become a kestrel or a gibbon, but not both. It would be a disaster like the world has never seen before. But we should come together, and Make Pooping On Cars Great Again!
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Blackburn Rovers v Rotherham, Sat 10 Nov 2018, KO 15:00

Post by Thorisgodpoo » Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:08 pm

Rotherham delivered an upset to Swansea last week. Hopefully that doesn't continue.

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Re: Blackburn Rovers v Rotherham, Sat 10 Nov 2018, KO 15:00

Post by mcteeth » Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:15 pm

They were extremely fortunate to beat Swansea, but all told they've made a really good fist of things this season.

We've been good against a variety of opposition this season but Mowbray has been more assertive against sides where I think he believes we are technically a better side. So when we played Hull and Bolton for example we had a more attacking line up and really imposed ourselves on the game. I think we'll see something similar here.

I think it'll be important to not just go again with Dack behind Graham and us hitting long diagonals from the back into the channels, feels like it is a bit predictable for the opposition to try and mark Dack out of the game and force those longer balls and mop those up more easily. We've been great this season but goals from open play have been a rarity in recent weeks so I think Mowbray needs to mix it up a little bit by adding in players like Rothwell, Brereton and Palmer from the start.
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Re: Blackburn Rovers v Rotherham, Sat 10 Nov 2018, KO 15:00

Post by Thorisgodpoo » Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:16 pm

Mowbray just recently said that we could be expecting the same line up from QPR. I was hoping for something a little bit different, with Rodwell in there.

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Re: Blackburn Rovers v Rotherham, Sat 10 Nov 2018, KO 15:00

Post by mcteeth » Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:33 pm

I hope not as that would play into their hands, he's probably bluffing to fool Paul Warne :twisted:

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Re: Blackburn Rovers v Rotherham, Sat 10 Nov 2018, KO 15:00

Post by stillgrowling » Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:06 pm

I'm no tactician, but if the opposition insist on doubling up against Dack, cannot this be turned to our advantage?

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Re: Blackburn Rovers v Rotherham, Sat 10 Nov 2018, KO 15:00

Post by mcteeth » Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:35 pm

It can but not that effectively if you're pinging 60 yard cross field passes to Armstrong who is very small.

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Re: Blackburn Rovers v Rotherham, Sat 10 Nov 2018, KO 15:00

Post by mcteeth » Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:30 pm

Some good news that Raya is possibly going to play, he's been given the all clear physically to play with a mask but it might be about whether his head is right and maybe wait till after the international break. He's waiting until the summer to have his nose reconstructed.

Getting the feeling that Mulgrew and Nyambe won't be risked and if he can sounds like Mowbray will be going with largely the same team with Reed starting centrally alongside Smallwood. That leaves a spot open on the right side of midfield, hopefully for Rothwell.
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Re: Blackburn Rovers v Rotherham, Sat 10 Nov 2018, KO 15:00

Post by stillgrowling » Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:18 pm

Raya might be brave, but I wouldn't risk him with a badly broken nose, especially when we have a decent reserve goalkeeper and Raya can have a further two weeks off. He's only young and another blow on his face could damage his confidence. Let him watch from the stands.

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Re: Blackburn Rovers v Rotherham, Sat 10 Nov 2018, KO 15:00

Post by Thorisgodpoo » Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:06 pm

I am interested to see how the team shapes up. I would like to see Raya but another start for Leutwiler wouldn't be too bad. However, I feel this is a match where Mowbray isn't going to take any big risks. So I doubt Palmer or Rothwell will start.

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Re: Blackburn Rovers v Rotherham, Sat 10 Nov 2018, KO 15:00

Post by WacoRover » Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:07 pm

We've been on a nice run, & progress is being made. A strong effort today, at home, where we've lost once in a year, should be very pleasant, indeed.

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Re: Blackburn Rovers v Rotherham, Sat 10 Nov 2018, KO 15:00

Post by mcteeth » Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:51 pm

Got a good feeling about today.

4-0 :hyper:

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Re: Blackburn Rovers v Rotherham, Sat 10 Nov 2018, KO 15:00

Post by WacoRover » Sat Nov 10, 2018 2:07 pm

mcteeth wrote:
Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:51 pm
Got a good feeling about today.

4-0 :hyper:
I thought I had a good feeling about today, 2-1, lol

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Re: Blackburn Rovers v Rotherham, Sat 10 Nov 2018, KO 15:00

Post by RoverthePennines » Sat Nov 10, 2018 2:17 pm

mcteeth wrote:
Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:51 pm
Got a good feeling about today.

4-0 :hyper:
Looking at the line ups, I fancy us to win, though perhaps by a smaller margin :lol:

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Re: Blackburn Rovers v Rotherham, Sat 10 Nov 2018, KO 15:00

Post by Gibbon » Sat Nov 10, 2018 3:03 pm

WE SHALL BE VICTORIOUS! :hyper:

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