Blackburn Rovers v Norwich City, Sat, 22 Dec 2018, KO 15:00

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Re: Blackburn Rovers v Norwich City, Sat, 22 Dec 2018, KO 15:00

Post by mcteeth » Thu Dec 20, 2018 2:09 pm

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Re: Blackburn Rovers v Norwich City, Sat, 22 Dec 2018, KO 15:00

Post by Thorisgodpoo » Thu Dec 20, 2018 5:27 pm

I can smell the gravy from here.

I would guess Palmer gets a run out, might not be surprised to see Travis get a good substitute appearance as well. Then again, we might see Joe Rothwell get then start over Palmer. I think it is his time to give it a go.

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Re: Blackburn Rovers v Norwich City, Sat, 22 Dec 2018, KO 15:00

Post by mrblackbat » Thu Dec 20, 2018 7:27 pm

mcteeth wrote:
Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:13 am
Are we still going to debate Big Sam? Does everyone always forget that he wanted to quit and leave us?

https://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/s ... rn-rovers/
Yep they do!

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Re: Blackburn Rovers v Norwich City, Sat, 22 Dec 2018, KO 15:00

Post by stillgrowling » Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:51 pm

First casualty of Sam being sacked was probably the best centre half ever to play for Rovers, plus he was club captain. We may not think so, but he thought Sam was an excellent manager.

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Re: Blackburn Rovers v Norwich City, Sat, 22 Dec 2018, KO 15:00

Post by RoverthePennines » Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:43 pm

The best centre half ever to play for Rovers was probably Patrick Andersson. The only problem was is that he wasn’t good until after he left Rovers...

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Re: Blackburn Rovers v Norwich City, Sat, 22 Dec 2018, KO 15:00

Post by mrblackbat » Fri Dec 21, 2018 6:28 am

Ryan Nelsen is definitely up there amongst the great centre backs we've had. And it was an odd move to strip off his captaincy.

But it still doesn't counter the fact that BFS had wanted to quit previously.... Nor that he signed diving spitting Diouf....
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Re: Blackburn Rovers v Norwich City, Sat, 22 Dec 2018, KO 15:00

Post by Rover the Top » Fri Dec 21, 2018 8:18 am

Who knew Mike England's departure was due to some lardy arse bung taker getting his P45 40 years later?

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Re: Blackburn Rovers v Norwich City, Sat, 22 Dec 2018, KO 15:00

Post by stillgrowling » Fri Dec 21, 2018 12:49 pm

After I posted what I did about Samba I thought about Mike England - both great attacking centre halves, both sold for a lot of money . I'd give the edge to Samba though - the way he terrorised defences when he ran into the penalty area when a corner was being taken. All six foot six and eighteen stones of him.
One other thing about Mike England - he had to play in midfield until Matt Woods finished.

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Re: Blackburn Rovers v Norwich City, Sat, 22 Dec 2018, KO 15:00

Post by mcteeth » Fri Dec 21, 2018 1:59 pm

Another tough test tomorrow, Norwich have won 8 of their last 10 games and tend to score plenty of goals have won games very late on. Luckily we rarely concede late goals :lol:

A bit like us they also don't keep many clean sheets so it could be a fairly open and expansive game. Not sure I support the calls for Palmer to start, we're playing one of the best sides who are in good form and without the ball he's a bit of a liability compared with playing Reed or Rothwell in a wide midfield role.

Hopefully we don't have to suffer an ex-player curse with Rhodes or Hanley.

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Re: Blackburn Rovers v Norwich City, Sat, 22 Dec 2018, KO 15:00

Post by stillgrowling » Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:26 pm

I'd forgotten that Hanley plays for Norwich. Well, milk can turn faster than he can, Reidy and Dack will turn him inside out.

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Re: Blackburn Rovers v Norwich City, Sat, 22 Dec 2018, KO 15:00

Post by mrblackbat » Fri Dec 21, 2018 6:28 pm

stillgrowling wrote:
Fri Dec 21, 2018 12:49 pm
After I posted what I did about Samba I thought about Mike England - both great attacking centre halves, both sold for a lot of money . I'd give the edge to Samba though - the way he terrorised defences when he ran into the penalty area when a corner was being taken. All six foot six and eighteen stones of him.
One other thing about Mike England - he had to play in midfield until Matt Woods finished.
You were talking about Samba :o :shock: :? ? He was MADE club captain by Kean you know, and only stripped of it when he said he wanted to leave.....

And obviously, a defender's best attribute is terrorising the opposition's defence, right? Defending itself is irrelevant....

I genuinely thought you were talking about Nelsen, the better of the two by a country mile, and the one we lost because Kean stripped him of the captaincy.

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Re: Blackburn Rovers v Norwich City, Sat, 22 Dec 2018, KO 15:00

Post by Darth Rover » Fri Dec 21, 2018 7:13 pm

mcteeth wrote:
Fri Dec 21, 2018 1:59 pm
Hopefully we don't have to suffer an ex-player curse with Rhodes or Hanley.
or Ben Marshall

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Re: Blackburn Rovers v Norwich City, Sat, 22 Dec 2018, KO 15:00

Post by stillgrowling » Fri Dec 21, 2018 7:23 pm

Sorry Mr B - 'better of the two by a country mile'? I don't think so. Samba was better in both penalty areas than Nelsen, in fact he played several games as centre forward. I'm not knocking Nelsen - he was a great Rover, but as a ch I'd always prefer Samba.

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Re: Blackburn Rovers v Norwich City, Sat, 22 Dec 2018, KO 15:00

Post by Gibbon » Fri Dec 21, 2018 8:04 pm

Nelsen for me too. The man was one of the best Rovers players I can remember and elevated the performances of those he played with.

Samba, good as he was, looked half the player without him.

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Re: Blackburn Rovers v Norwich City, Sat, 22 Dec 2018, KO 15:00

Post by mcteeth » Fri Dec 21, 2018 11:54 pm

Darth Rover wrote:
Fri Dec 21, 2018 7:13 pm
mcteeth wrote:
Fri Dec 21, 2018 1:59 pm
Hopefully we don't have to suffer an ex-player curse with Rhodes or Hanley.
or Ben Marshall
Good point. All 3 seem to be subs usually.

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