M’bro V. Blackburn, Feb. 1.

Discuss all things Rovers related except...

What’s regrettably missing in the Super Bowl?

The Dallas Cowboys;
2
33%
poo-flinging gibbons, riding on kestrels, while dropping the game ball to referee;
2
33%
Igor Tudor’s pregame commentary;
1
17%
Tasty jammy tarts, consumed by arable farmers;
1
17%
Al Hirt playing the National Anthem on his trumpet;
0
No votes
Commercials featuring Studebakers, Hudson’s, LaSalle’s, & Packard automobiles;
0
No votes
Dandy Don Meredith, singing, “Turn out the lights, the party’s over”.
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No votes
 
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M’bro V. Blackburn, Feb. 1.

Post by WacoRover » Sat Feb 01, 2020 2:22 am

The game just ain’t what it used to be.

Oh, Tony gets titters if polite applause from M’bro fans, & Rovers prevail.

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Re: M’bro V. Blackburn, Feb. 1.

Post by mcteeth » Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:24 am

Poll game is strong Waco.

Normally I wouldn't be bothered about not signing anyone in January given inflated prices. But no Dack and now no Rothwell for probably 7 crucial games I think it would have been good to get someone in on loan.

You never know the full extent of what occurs behind the scenes but Atsu, Maddison, Curtis Jones even Freeman at Liverpool.

Playing Bennett in midfield isn't the answer as we saw again QPR. I think I'd just put JRC in as a replacement for Rothwell and see how that works.

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Re: M’bro V. Blackburn, Feb. 1.

Post by Darth Rover » Sat Feb 01, 2020 11:33 am

Harry Chapman has to play in this one.

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Re: M’bro V. Blackburn, Feb. 1.

Post by WacoRover » Sat Feb 01, 2020 1:19 pm

Thanks, mcteeth!

Yes, I was really surprised Rovers didn’t pursue a winger. We’re in a good place on the table, and all signs point to a strong finish on the season; if we can work up a strong finish on the pitch. If our back line holds up, we might be the beneficiary of some 1-0 scores the rest of the way.

Raya with an og today vs Hull

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Re: M’bro V. Blackburn, Feb. 1.

Post by Darth Rover » Sat Feb 01, 2020 1:29 pm

Just seen the Raya howler....Hull is hell!

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Re: M’bro V. Blackburn, Feb. 1.

Post by stillgrowling » Sat Feb 01, 2020 2:19 pm

Seems that Man City aren't breaking their necks to have Tosin back at the end of the season - would be a massive boost if we could keep him.

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Re: M’bro V. Blackburn, Feb. 1.

Post by WacoRover » Sat Feb 01, 2020 2:27 pm

stillgrowling wrote:
Sat Feb 01, 2020 2:19 pm
Seems that Man City aren't breaking their necks to have Tosin back at the end of the season - would be a massive boost if we could keep him.
Yes indeed.

JR-C in the 11...

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Re: M’bro V. Blackburn, Feb. 1.

Post by Thorisgodpoo » Sat Feb 01, 2020 2:55 pm

f*ck the Dallas Cowboys.

That is all.

Excited to see Joe for Joe.

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Re: M’bro V. Blackburn, Feb. 1.

Post by WacoRover » Sat Feb 01, 2020 3:38 pm

Thorisgodpoo wrote:
Sat Feb 01, 2020 2:55 pm
f*ck the Dallas Cowboys.

That is all.

Excited to see Joe for Joe.
I understand how a Browns fan could feel that way :D
Honestly though, the early years, Dallas couldn’t beat the Browns for anything. Had to get ‘em sent to AFC so Dallas could start winning

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Re: M’bro V. Blackburn, Feb. 1.

Post by WacoRover » Sat Feb 01, 2020 3:39 pm

What happened to Holtby?! We’re not gonna have anybody left soon. Way too many injuries

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Re: M’bro V. Blackburn, Feb. 1.

Post by thehatts » Sat Feb 01, 2020 3:50 pm

FFS we just need Armstrong to get injured for a full house.

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Re: M’bro V. Blackburn, Feb. 1.

Post by WacoRover » Sat Feb 01, 2020 3:55 pm

thehatts wrote:
Sat Feb 01, 2020 3:50 pm
FFS we just need Armstrong to get injured for a full house.
It’s insane... basically, everybody except Armstrong that has shown any scoring ability is out. It’s crazy we’re 7-4-2 our last 13. Surely, the haters have to give Tony some credit.

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Re: M’bro V. Blackburn, Feb. 1.

Post by Thorisgodpoo » Sat Feb 01, 2020 3:57 pm

Really rough first half after JRC went down with that nasty cut. Not sure what changes need to happen to make a goal happen.

The more I see of Bennett this season, the more I see he is a League 1 quality player. I think he shows a lot of tenacity, but the skill and instinct isn't there. Not sure if it's just the fact that he's a platoon type of player, but he never really excels at one position.

Overall, I think bringing on Graham and Johnson will change the style of this match. Although I hesitate to bring on Johnson because Middlesbrough are using a lot of wing play to get their chances. But I could see bringing on Graham for Gallagher around the 70th minute mark.

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Re: M’bro V. Blackburn, Feb. 1.

Post by Thorisgodpoo » Sat Feb 01, 2020 4:02 pm

WacoRover wrote:
Sat Feb 01, 2020 3:38 pm
Thorisgodpoo wrote:
Sat Feb 01, 2020 2:55 pm
f*ck the Dallas Cowboys.

That is all.

Excited to see Joe for Joe.
I understand how a Browns fan could feel that way :D
Honestly though, the early years, Dallas couldn’t beat the Browns for anything. Had to get ‘em sent to AFC so Dallas could start winning
Wouldn't want to see "America's team" become a dumpster fire like the Browns ;)

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Re: M’bro V. Blackburn, Feb. 1.

Post by WacoRover » Sat Feb 01, 2020 4:18 pm

Thorisgodpoo wrote:
Sat Feb 01, 2020 4:02 pm
WacoRover wrote:
Sat Feb 01, 2020 3:38 pm
Thorisgodpoo wrote:
Sat Feb 01, 2020 2:55 pm
f*ck the Dallas Cowboys.

That is all.

Excited to see Joe for Joe.
I understand how a Browns fan could feel that way :D
Honestly though, the early years, Dallas couldn’t beat the Browns for anything. Had to get ‘em sent to AFC so Dallas could start winning
Wouldn't want to see "America's team" become a dumpster fire like the Browns ;)
lol, seen it for 25 years now. Basically, a .500 team in that time.

Skeletor could croak, & leave it to his son, I’m afraid he will foul things up even worse

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