Blackburn Rovers v Swansea City, Sat 29 Feb 2020, KO 1500

Discuss all things Rovers related except...

It's leap year and

We are leaping into playoffs
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Frolicking into the woods to grandma's house we go
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Sauntering through the day, hoping the work day ends soon
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Meandering through the trees with gibbons
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Rambling on with Igor Tudor, talking about the latest Nordic Bakeware Competition
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Dilly-Dallying with the arable farmers
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14%
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Total votes: 7

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Re: Blackburn Rovers v Swansea City, Sat 29 Feb 2020, KO 1500

Post by mcteeth » Sat Feb 29, 2020 2:45 pm

RofTheRovers wrote:
Sat Feb 29, 2020 2:21 pm
mcteeth wrote:
Fri Feb 28, 2020 10:15 pm


I know Nyambe is a real asset driving forward down the right but my preference would be to move him inside and put Bennett at RB. It keeps Tosin left side CB where he has been at his best and Nyambe and Bennett can both play in those positions.

Williams looked ropey last time he played and not not sure what we'd get from Mulgrew. Been a while since he has played a Championship game.
I know Mulgrew hasn't played for ages. But due to Mowbray's very poor defensive dealings in the transfer market we have ended up in this position.

Anyway, the fact he was in Glasgow the other night and he's not even made the bench today when we have a defensive crisis more or less confirms the 'rumours' about the big falling out at the end of last season.

For me Nyambe isn't a centre back. He can't head the ball. I fear if Swansea play direct and get the ball in the box we could be in for a torrid time.

Rovers 1-2 Swansea.
He plays that position for Namibia very well so I don't see it as a problem. Equally less of an issue given that we're playing Swansea who won't be spending 90 minutes lumping high balls into our box.
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Re: Blackburn Rovers v Swansea City, Sat 29 Feb 2020, KO 1500

Post by RofTheRovers » Sat Feb 29, 2020 3:14 pm

Is this really the 2nd tier of professional football?

Week after week the officiating is atrocious.

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Re: Blackburn Rovers v Swansea City, Sat 29 Feb 2020, KO 1500

Post by WacoRover » Sat Feb 29, 2020 3:15 pm

Anybody feel Swans got off lightly there?

Rothwell with a good chance.

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Re: Blackburn Rovers v Swansea City, Sat 29 Feb 2020, KO 1500

Post by mcteeth » Sat Feb 29, 2020 3:24 pm

RofTheRovers wrote:
Sat Feb 29, 2020 3:14 pm
Is this really the 2nd tier of professional football?

Week after week the officiating is atrocious.
It's been very poor generally for the whole division this season. Feel like the EFL will have to address it in the summer.

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Re: Blackburn Rovers v Swansea City, Sat 29 Feb 2020, KO 1500

Post by RofTheRovers » Sat Feb 29, 2020 3:28 pm

That's more like it. Nyambe in his better position - right side wingback putting in the cross for Gally.

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Re: Blackburn Rovers v Swansea City, Sat 29 Feb 2020, KO 1500

Post by WacoRover » Sat Feb 29, 2020 3:31 pm

Gallagher!!! Showing me up, I guess he read my comments about him before he played today :lol:

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Re: Blackburn Rovers v Swansea City, Sat 29 Feb 2020, KO 1500

Post by RofTheRovers » Sat Feb 29, 2020 3:39 pm

WacoRover wrote:
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Gallagher!!! Showing me up, I guess he read my comments about him before he played today :lol:
To be fair to you though. Our centre back was playing right wing and our right winger was playing centre forward.

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Re: Blackburn Rovers v Swansea City, Sat 29 Feb 2020, KO 1500

Post by RofTheRovers » Sat Feb 29, 2020 3:49 pm

Full back position again. :doh:

No surprise really. There was a stat in our recent televised game to say we we're top of the league of losing points from winning positions.

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Re: Blackburn Rovers v Swansea City, Sat 29 Feb 2020, KO 1500

Post by Thorisgodpoo » Sat Feb 29, 2020 3:54 pm

Gallagher has done his positioning right this whole match thus far. Kind of surprised by some of the referee decisions too, stamp on Downing looked a bit like of a yellow, Garrick should have been a red, a couple dives by Brewster.

Overall though, Rovers are playing well. Samuel seems to be the weak link for me, really hasn't produced much inspiration or creativity. Hope to see Chapman/Brereton come on around the 60th.

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Re: Blackburn Rovers v Swansea City, Sat 29 Feb 2020, KO 1500

Post by WacoRover » Sat Feb 29, 2020 4:12 pm

Well, crap...

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Re: Blackburn Rovers v Swansea City, Sat 29 Feb 2020, KO 1500

Post by RofTheRovers » Sat Feb 29, 2020 4:16 pm

Brereton. Lol.

Though Samuel has been anonymous so why not?

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Re: Blackburn Rovers v Swansea City, Sat 29 Feb 2020, KO 1500

Post by WacoRover » Sat Feb 29, 2020 4:19 pm

RofTheRovers wrote:
Sat Feb 29, 2020 4:16 pm
Brereton. Lol.

Though Samuel has been anonymous so why not?
Gramps Graham & kiddie corps, this will be shocking if we can coax a point today

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Re: Blackburn Rovers v Swansea City, Sat 29 Feb 2020, KO 1500

Post by RofTheRovers » Sat Feb 29, 2020 4:29 pm

Even our thinking is flawed.

Armstrong is the man in form and our current no.1 penalty taker.

Shit all round.

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Re: Blackburn Rovers v Swansea City, Sat 29 Feb 2020, KO 1500

Post by WacoRover » Sat Feb 29, 2020 4:34 pm

Then graham misses the penalty. Then, hits the post! :oops:

I think its safe to talk about next year now...

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Re: Blackburn Rovers v Swansea City, Sat 29 Feb 2020, KO 1500

Post by RofTheRovers » Sat Feb 29, 2020 4:45 pm

Graham is finished.

Here's to 2020-21.

Onwards soldiers....into the never ending bog of stability.

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