Blackburn v Burnley, Sun 9th Mar 2014, 12:30

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Cage?

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Clear 1-0 win, Dunn in the last minute
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Re: Blackburn v Burnley, Sun 9th Mar 2014, 12:30

Post by Hudson » Fri Mar 07, 2014 12:36 pm

So we've got Keane in from Utd now, but is he in to cover Hanley or Kilgallon? Hanley was supposed to have a minor strain and "only just" missed being available for the Bolton game and there has been no news on Kilgallon's injury either :?

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Re: Blackburn v Burnley, Sun 9th Mar 2014, 12:30

Post by Dan » Fri Mar 07, 2014 12:47 pm

Sounds like Hanley should be OK. Can't find anything else on Kilgallon, which I'm taking to be a good thing.
"Matt has a slight groin injury and we'll assess that and we're certainly hoping Grant will be fit, that's for sure. He was close on Saturday."
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Re: Blackburn v Burnley, Sun 9th Mar 2014, 12:30

Post by -BARON-23- » Fri Mar 07, 2014 12:57 pm

Sorry to say it but i feel win or bust in the race for the play offs. Either way if we don't make it, it's been a much more consistent season and we've built a squad which should be better come next season. It's been nice to be out of the news for a season too

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Re: Blackburn v Burnley, Sun 9th Mar 2014, 12:30

Post by mcteeth » Fri Mar 07, 2014 1:15 pm

Do have a nasty feeling about this game as I think it is finally going to happen.

In the last game at Ewood and the last 2 at Turf Moor I think we've been fortunate to get away with draws. We are facing a very settled and consistent team that have been playing very well all season, score goals and are difficult to beat.

We've been consistently inconsistent all season, we've got some key injuries and our manager appears to have not been able to settle on his best XI, formation or tactics.

It is going to take a very good performace from Bowyer and the players to keep the record intact. Play anywhere near as badly as we did at Bolton and it will be embarrassing.

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Re: Blackburn v Burnley, Sun 9th Mar 2014, 12:30

Post by Dan » Fri Mar 07, 2014 1:17 pm

Even if we lose, We'd potentially be 9 points off the playoffs with 39 points left to play for. I agree it looks worse the bigger the gap gets, but nothing is over at all yet. Look at where Wigan were a while ago, compared to their position now.

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Re: Blackburn v Burnley, Sun 9th Mar 2014, 12:30

Post by -BARON-23- » Fri Mar 07, 2014 1:50 pm

Yeah i agree with that Dan but we need to start and string results together on a more consistent basis than we do at the moment!

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Re: Blackburn v Burnley, Sun 9th Mar 2014, 12:30

Post by Rover the Top » Fri Mar 07, 2014 3:19 pm

mcteeth wrote: In the last game at Ewood and the last 2 at Turf Moor I think we've been fortunate to get away with draws. We are facing a very settled and consistent team that have been playing very well all season, score goals and are difficult to beat.
I agree we got lucky with Dunn's goal at home last year, but you really didn't think we worth at least a draw in the game earlier this season? We were pushing hard for a winner until Williamson got himself sent off.
Dan wrote:Even if we lose, We'd potentially be 9 points off the playoffs with 39 points left to play for. I agree it looks worse the bigger the gap gets, but nothing is over at all yet. Look at where Wigan were a while ago, compared to their position now.
I agree the gap itself is not the issue - couldn't believe some of the comments after we beat Reading that we were "back" in the race for a playoff place, we'd never been out of it. But we need to build some momentum to make it up. We've just suffered one bad defeat, out of the blue. Lose this one too, and the confidence will start to go. But if we win, it'll create a buzz that we can finish the season strongly and maybe nick a playoff spot.

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Re: Blackburn v Burnley, Sun 9th Mar 2014, 12:30

Post by mcteeth » Fri Mar 07, 2014 4:35 pm

I think in the games at Turf Moor for spells in the game Burnley put us under real pressure and were guilty of not scoring more goals. Also, you could look at the Williamson incident the other way in that really Ings should have gone clean through and won the game for them.

Either way we're overdue a beating from them and it has been coming. Sincerely hope I'm wrong of course.

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Re: Blackburn v Burnley, Sun 9th Mar 2014, 12:30

Post by Franco_ice » Fri Mar 07, 2014 6:49 pm

keep guessing is what will happen...
eventually we will win 4-3 goal line.

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Re: Blackburn v Burnley, Sun 9th Mar 2014, 12:30

Post by starrover » Sat Mar 08, 2014 12:53 pm

I agree with Mr Mac Dingles are on a roll and I cant see us getting anything!I hope im wrong but all kinda runs come to an end and we have lorded it over them for the last 30 odd years.They are second in the league and look certain to gain promotion ,again I hope im wrong.

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Re: Blackburn v Burnley, Sun 9th Mar 2014, 12:30

Post by Darth Rover » Sat Mar 08, 2014 1:36 pm

Which ever way the game goes tomorrow a lot will depend on our available players. If Cairney ,Hanley and Kilgallon are all available then i fancy our chances of at least keeping the long undefeated run going. If not then we saw last week what will happen. So the game will be won or lost about and hour before kick off. Bowyer is keeping quiet on their availability and rightly so. Keep them guessing on to what we will be offering. Once again i will be unhappy if we start with the Lowe, Williamson partnership in midfield. Corry Evans must start for me.
Confirmation Liam Feeney has signed on loan for us and is available for tomorrows game.

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Re: Blackburn v Burnley, Sun 9th Mar 2014, 12:30

Post by iamarover » Sat Mar 08, 2014 5:19 pm

I see this is on sky. Will have to hope a pub down here is showing it. I think there's an FA cup game on another channel at the same time.

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Re: Blackburn v Burnley, Sun 9th Mar 2014, 12:30

Post by Gibbon » Sat Mar 08, 2014 5:58 pm

It'll probably clash with the 6 Nations which'll make it doubly hard.

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Re: Blackburn v Burnley, Sun 9th Mar 2014, 12:30

Post by mcteeth » Sat Mar 08, 2014 6:29 pm

Results have generally gone our way today and if we could potentially get 6 points from our games in hand it would put us level with Reading and Wigan (who sadly also have 2 games in hand).

Don't think Reading will make the top 6 and I think Wigan will, but also that Forest are in a real bad run and can be caught.

It is really important that we have Hanley, Kilgallon and Cairney back fit, but it is also doubly important how Bowyer performs tomorrow. I will be very disappointed if he persists with playing 4-4-2 and tactically we hit it long to Gestede all game and concede possession of the ball as Burnley will find it too easy to play against. Worried also about Cairney being out on the right and drifting in field, Burnely will exploit it all too easily with players like Kightly.

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Re: Blackburn v Burnley, Sun 9th Mar 2014, 12:30

Post by Simon » Sat Mar 08, 2014 7:35 pm

Some fantastic results today actually. Our current form isn't that bad given we have been much stronger at home than away this season generally, and 4 of our last 5 games have been away.

I can see Wigan pushing on now and remaining in the top 6 until the end. Forest have started stuttering though as their injuries have mounted up (although they've had some tough games recently) and we might have more chance of catching them (they're 9 points ahead having played 2 more games) than Wigan.

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