Birmingham City v Blackburn Rovers, Sat, 23 Feb 2019, KO 15:00

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Re: Birmingham City v Blackburn Rovers, Sat, 23 Feb 2019, KO 15:00

Post by Thorisgodpoo » Sat Feb 23, 2019 3:49 pm

Bell is the culprit again for the easy giveaway, for the Che Adams goal. This is becoming a theme of the season, really hope Mowbray is looking hard for a new left back.

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Re: Birmingham City v Blackburn Rovers, Sat, 23 Feb 2019, KO 15:00

Post by WacoRover » Sat Feb 23, 2019 3:51 pm

Mountain to climb. Concede, then have a succession of free kicks & corners, producing absolutely nothing.

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Re: Birmingham City v Blackburn Rovers, Sat, 23 Feb 2019, KO 15:00

Post by WacoRover » Sat Feb 23, 2019 4:11 pm

So, if we lose this, 5 losses in a row. Big deal.

But what really scares me, if we lose & the owners grow tired of TM, it’s the managerial merry-go-round all over again.

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Re: Birmingham City v Blackburn Rovers, Sat, 23 Feb 2019, KO 15:00

Post by WacoRover » Sat Feb 23, 2019 4:12 pm

Mulgrew!!! Yes!!!

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Re: Birmingham City v Blackburn Rovers, Sat, 23 Feb 2019, KO 15:00

Post by WacoRover » Sat Feb 23, 2019 4:43 pm

Danny!!!

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Re: Birmingham City v Blackburn Rovers, Sat, 23 Feb 2019, KO 15:00

Post by WacoRover » Sat Feb 23, 2019 4:54 pm

Not perfect, but rescued a point, on the road, against a top-10 side. Much better than recent results, so I am well-satisfied.

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Re: Birmingham City v Blackburn Rovers, Sat, 23 Feb 2019, KO 15:00

Post by Thorisgodpoo » Sat Feb 23, 2019 4:56 pm

Unfortunate to get the draw at the end. Defense giving up a great goal to Che Adams, had him at a difficult angle but unable to stop it.

Armstrong at the end making a bombarding run towards Birmingham City's defense, practically beat half the team. Slid the ball across the 6 yard box only for Dack to miss it high and wide.

I was hoping for a draw anyway, we got it. A win would have been a great feeling, but given that City has a prolific goal scorer in Adams right now, that's a hard ask. I just feel summer can't come soon enough to get a few upgrades.

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Re: Birmingham City v Blackburn Rovers, Sat, 23 Feb 2019, KO 15:00

Post by WacoRover » Sat Feb 23, 2019 5:11 pm

Absolutely, Thor.

The fact TM only made one sub today speaks volumes.

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Re: Birmingham City v Blackburn Rovers, Sat, 23 Feb 2019, KO 15:00

Post by Thorisgodpoo » Sat Feb 23, 2019 5:28 pm

Have to be thinking that Mowbray wants to see where we sit on the table when we hit the 40th match mark. With 6 matches to play, 9 points adrift from playoffs, I think he feels there is an outside chance.

To be perfectly honest, we do need to get a couple more wins. Looking at Wigan and Rotherham in March, you feel it's a must win scenario to secure a mid-table finish at the minimum. Then you have Sheffield Wednesday, QPR, and Bolton later on to make points out of that. Other than that, I think it's a test for fringe players to see their worth for next season.

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Re: Birmingham City v Blackburn Rovers, Sat, 23 Feb 2019, KO 15:00

Post by Darth Rover » Sun Feb 24, 2019 3:36 pm

Rovers inability to hang on to a lead late in the game is getting beyond a joke. Once or twice a season is acceptable but its happening all too often. Our manager used to be a defender to so that makes it all the more unbelievable. If rovers could have stopped the almost inevitable late goals conceded it might have meant a shot at the play offs.

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Re: Birmingham City v Blackburn Rovers, Sat, 23 Feb 2019, KO 15:00

Post by Rover the Top » Tue Feb 26, 2019 2:23 pm

I guess you've got to pinpoint what the problem is first - is it a lack of confidence, concentration, fitness? Having just come back up, I'd mark finishing where we are now as a success for this season. The order results have come in may have given us hope of even more. But we need to be pragmatic. I don't think it should be a surprise or disappointment that there's still room for improvement.


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