Blackburn Rovers v Middlesborough, Sun 17 Feb 2019, KO 13:00

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If a tree falls in the woods, does anyone hear it?

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Re: Blackburn Rovers v Middlesborough, Sun 17 Feb 2019, KO 13:00

Post by RoverthePennines » Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:45 pm

Charlie looks to be solving the question of who partners Lenihan when he’s fit

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Re: Blackburn Rovers v Middlesborough, Sun 17 Feb 2019, KO 13:00

Post by WacoRover » Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:51 pm

Man, we’re a mess.

We need to see some genius by TM in the 2nd half, otherwise we’re losing our 4th in a row.

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Re: Blackburn Rovers v Middlesborough, Sun 17 Feb 2019, KO 13:00

Post by bobbyoc » Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:53 pm

Can’t even defend simple long balls. Shocking! Now down to 10 men. Looks like our poor form will continue. Need to sort out that abysmal defence.

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Re: Blackburn Rovers v Middlesborough, Sun 17 Feb 2019, KO 13:00

Post by Thorisgodpoo » Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:54 pm

I think Mulgrew magic is over with. I know Mowbray has made a tactical change half way through the first half, but wow there has only been one honest chance from Rovers.

Middlesbrough clearly on a different level.

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Re: Blackburn Rovers v Middlesborough, Sun 17 Feb 2019, KO 13:00

Post by El Sphero » Sun Feb 17, 2019 2:08 pm

Triple change time :hyper:

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Re: Blackburn Rovers v Middlesborough, Sun 17 Feb 2019, KO 13:00

Post by Thorisgodpoo » Sun Feb 17, 2019 2:09 pm

Mowbray going with the triple substitution.

Bell, Nyambe, and Travis on for Brereton, Rodwell, and Evans.

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Re: Blackburn Rovers v Middlesborough, Sun 17 Feb 2019, KO 13:00

Post by bobbyoc » Sun Feb 17, 2019 2:11 pm

Bit surprising that Mulgrew stayed on, thought Rodwell was the better of the 2.

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Re: Blackburn Rovers v Middlesborough, Sun 17 Feb 2019, KO 13:00

Post by WacoRover » Sun Feb 17, 2019 2:25 pm

I’m a bit encouraged here; subs appear to bring some life to our listless squad; perhaps Boro being short on defenders is helping as much as anything.

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Re: Blackburn Rovers v Middlesborough, Sun 17 Feb 2019, KO 13:00

Post by Thorisgodpoo » Sun Feb 17, 2019 3:06 pm

Full time, 4th loss in a row. After going down a man, it was expected. However, our best chances came from the 2nd half.

It's quite clear depth at centreback is a big issue. Williams is a bit of a liability at left back and centrally, Mulgrew has his bad games, and Rodwell isn't a centreback. Having Lenihan out is really showing our weakness. If I was to look forward to summer, that's one of my focal points is finding starting caliber central defender.

Overall, our attack was rather toothless. Not sure what to say there.

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Re: Blackburn Rovers v Middlesborough, Sun 17 Feb 2019, KO 13:00

Post by stillgrowling » Sun Feb 17, 2019 3:07 pm

I suspect Rodwell was taken off because he was on a yellow. Mowbray couldn't risk going down to 9 men

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Re: Blackburn Rovers v Middlesborough, Sun 17 Feb 2019, KO 13:00

Post by stillgrowling » Sun Feb 17, 2019 3:14 pm

Surely Nyambe has done enough to earn his place back. Between him and Williams it's a no brainer.
Travis made a few mistakes, but the difference in energy between him and Evans is striking. Dack is finding life a tad more difficult in this division, only to be expected of course.
Away to Birmingham next -another difficult match, I just hope the lads play with as much effort as they did in the second half today.

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Re: Blackburn Rovers v Middlesborough, Sun 17 Feb 2019, KO 13:00

Post by Thorisgodpoo » Sun Feb 17, 2019 3:23 pm

I agree on Nyambe. It's a shame he has been dropped. Not having Bennett in midfield really takes the energy out of counter attacking.

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Re: Blackburn Rovers v Middlesborough, Sun 17 Feb 2019, KO 13:00

Post by mcteeth » Sun Feb 17, 2019 3:33 pm

Bell demonstrating why he should always be ahead of Williams. Mulgrew very poor today and Reed and Evans non existent in the first half.

Despite having good players still don’t think Boro are that good but if you play like complete toss for 45 minutes you’ll lose matches.

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Re: Blackburn Rovers v Middlesborough, Sun 17 Feb 2019, KO 13:00

Post by yankfan » Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:59 am

At the start of the campaign, I'd have been happy it being February and not concerned with relegation. However seeing the season play out, I can help but feel the team has left too many points on the pitch. I'm a bit dissatisfied to see us drift into mid table mediocrity as I think we can play with those between us and the playoffs, but in the end this is a success. I'm just weary to see what sort of investment will be made in the summer. Also think this end of the season gives us a chance to play more young lads, and build some confidence in others.

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Re: Blackburn Rovers v Middlesborough, Sun 17 Feb 2019, KO 13:00

Post by JCapell1956 » Mon Feb 18, 2019 6:23 am

Man, what the hell happened between playing the best game for ages against Hull and now?? Same team but playing crap. Just as well there were points on the board otherwise it would be League One again. At least we won't be relegated.

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