Blackburn Rovers v Ipswich Town, Sat 19 Jan 2019, KO 15:00

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How do you become a Tractor Boy?

Boo Paul Lambert
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Befriend an Arable Farmer
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Speak to Billy and Kes about falconry
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Assist Igor Tudor with kiln firing
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Don't ask a Whoop of Gibbons
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Serve 1,000 Big Macs on silver platters. Sad.
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Blackburn Rovers v Ipswich Town, Sat 19 Jan 2019, KO 15:00

Post by mcteeth » Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:36 pm

Mowbray quite vocal about these next two homes games, said they're games we have to win and get ourselves close to the play-offs.

Quite strong words, not that I disagree, I do think we have to beat Ipswich at home not because we're going to make the play-offs (I don't think we will ultimately) but because it's a game we should be winning.

They scraped a 1-0 against Rotherham but still weren't great and have been pretty awful all season. Not only is Lambert desperate for points I'm sure he'll want to get one over a former employer. If we put in a good performance we should be able to win this and it was very disappointing to not get the win in the opening game of the season after a fluke equaliser late on.

We could really do with some key players back from illness/injury and hopefully extra time on Tuesday hasn't had too big an impact.

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Re: Blackburn Rovers v Ipswich Town, Sat 19 Jan 2019, KO 15:00

Post by Thorisgodpoo » Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:06 pm

This is definitely a must win match. Not only because Ipswich are dire those season, but Lambert is their manager.

As long as we have Mulgrew or Rodwell back in the lineup, we should be fine. Not having any centrebacks was woeful for Newcastle.

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Re: Blackburn Rovers v Ipswich Town, Sat 19 Jan 2019, KO 15:00

Post by mcteeth » Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:55 pm

Mulgrew and Williams have both trained for the last couple of days and sounds like the illnesses have subsided. Think Reed is okay too so aside from maybe some tired legs from Newcastle we should have a good squad to pick from.

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Re: Blackburn Rovers v Ipswich Town, Sat 19 Jan 2019, KO 15:00

Post by Darth Rover » Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:11 pm

Ipswich have pressed the panic button in the current transfer window signing several players including twice former Rover Alan Judge. Their summer signings that were familiar to Rovers from last season have failed to deliver. Nolan and Nsiala from Shrewsbury, Gwion Edwards from Peterboro who played well in the season opening game and Ellis Harrison from Bristol Rovers who Tony Mowbray tried to sign last summer before he opted to go to Ipswich. On paper it looks a straight forward Rovers win but we will have to see how much the efforts of the FA Cup have taken out of the players. Bradley Dack has had a shit week. What with an illness preventing him starting the Newcastle game and missing a good chance to probably put Rovers in Round four of the cup. If that wasn't enough he had to get up next morning to find his and his girl friends cars have been stolen. Things can only get better this week for Bradley.

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Re: Blackburn Rovers v Ipswich Town, Sat 19 Jan 2019, KO 15:00

Post by stillgrowling » Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:45 pm

I wouldn't like to guess tomorrow's team.
Who will play centre forward?
What will the back four be?
Will Cory Evans get a game and if he does, at who's expense?
Answers on a postcard..................
Tmorrow's game is something of a banana skin, but expect a narrow win.

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Re: Blackburn Rovers v Ipswich Town, Sat 19 Jan 2019, KO 15:00

Post by mcteeth » Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:58 am

Well Mowbray is saying it’s a game we have to win so I expect him to go as strong as possible. I’ll have a stab at the team given the players returning:

————————-Raya
Nyambe Lenihan Mulgrew Williams
——————Evans Travis
Bennett———-Dack———Armstrong
———————Graham

Bell May keep his place and Rodwell start instead of Mulgrew depending on how ready him and Williams are. I know Graham played 120 mins but he was a sub against Millwall so should be fine. We’ve got a week after this match to recover.

Sounds like Reed trained yesterday so can’t see him ever not playing but that means you’ve got to drop Evans or Travis. Personally I’d happily see Reed and Travis start in midfield but Mowbray is very loyal to Smallwood and Evans.

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Re: Blackburn Rovers v Ipswich Town, Sat 19 Jan 2019, KO 15:00

Post by stillgrowling » Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:15 am

Hate to say this but I agree 100% with that post.

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Re: Blackburn Rovers v Ipswich Town, Sat 19 Jan 2019, KO 15:00

Post by Murder in Room 229 » Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:48 pm

Didn't submit a vote at the top of the page as didn't think it fair being an away supporter. They haven't announced the teams yet but it should be interesting to see how we line up. Got a number of additions to bring into the team but Lambert needs to attack from the off and go for the victory. Haven't won at your ground in the league for around 28 years although keep in mind the time kept apart by separate divisions.

Mowbray was a good servant for us and we have respect for your manager. Lambert is paying for a number of fans going up which is a nice touch but still lots of work needed before we can really applaud his actions. It should be a good game today obviously would hope to beat you and we need every point as it comes to move away from the end position of the league.

Almost 30 years without a win there is a long time but records of course are there to be broken. People think we're a soft touch, maybe they're right but we can play on occasion.

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Re: Blackburn Rovers v Ipswich Town, Sat 19 Jan 2019, KO 15:00

Post by Gibbon » Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:52 pm

Murder in Room 229 wrote:
Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:48 pm
Didn't submit a vote at the top of the page as didn't think it fair being an away supporter.
:lol:

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Re: Blackburn Rovers v Ipswich Town, Sat 19 Jan 2019, KO 15:00

Post by WacoRover » Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:48 pm

Glad to see you back again, 229.

We have several defenders back, which should help us (now I see 3 of the 4 aren’t listed on our 18) I would be 50% more optimistic of a win with Mulgrew back, though.

I don’t see a lot of goals being scored today; I’m seeing a 1-0, or 1-1 result.
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Re: Blackburn Rovers v Ipswich Town, Sat 19 Jan 2019, KO 15:00

Post by mcteeth » Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:50 pm

Gibbon wrote:
Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:52 pm
Murder in Room 229 wrote:
Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:48 pm
Didn't submit a vote at the top of the page as didn't think it fair being an away supporter.
:lol:
It’s your democratic right to vote. You’re also better placed to tell us the correct answer.

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Re: Blackburn Rovers v Ipswich Town, Sat 19 Jan 2019, KO 15:00

Post by Gibbon » Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:53 pm


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Re: Blackburn Rovers v Ipswich Town, Sat 19 Jan 2019, KO 15:00

Post by thehatts » Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:57 pm

Just hope Lenihan and Rodwell make in through the 90 mins as no CB on the bench today. I guess Bell would move into the centre with Nyambe coming on.

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Re: Blackburn Rovers v Ipswich Town, Sat 19 Jan 2019, KO 15:00

Post by WacoRover » Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:29 pm

Dack hits the post... it’s gonna be one of those days

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Re: Blackburn Rovers v Ipswich Town, Sat 19 Jan 2019, KO 15:00

Post by thehatts » Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:37 pm

Got to take one of these chances. Think we have hit the post 3 times now.

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