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|"we never win there"|
by YorkRanger at 07:53 29 Jan 2020
LythamR's comment last night about playing better than we usually do at Blackburn made me think this might be an interesting thread.
What are the grounds that you have been to/go to where before you leave you are almost resigned to the fact that Rangers will not win and also is there any ground where we always lose at where perhaps you have missed the odd occasion we have won.
For me I think that is about 5 times at Blackburn for me and just one draw to show for it. Leeds and Newcastle are also grounds where I've never seen us win.
On the second point, I was planning to go to Forest last year, having been maybe 6 or 7 times previously. Something cropped up at the last minute which prevented me from going. You know the rest.
|The new Sunderland?|
by SimplyNico at 07:52 29 Jan 2020
Step forward West Ham? Interesting piece in the Times this morning about the seeming existential threat that relegation would have for them. They have a collection of crocks, has beens and never weres on long term, expensive contracts. They don't even have a ground to raise finance against. Interesting season finale for them.
by CamberleyR at 07:45 29 Jan 2020
Badly needs a rest, the boy must be knackered. He's only missed the two League Cup games and the FA Cup game against Swansea and played every other. Of those other games he has only really been subbed with significant time still remaining in the game (at least 20 minutes) in two of them and the only other time was subbed was in the 87th minute against Preston.
As I said on the match thread, if he's not careful, Warburton will repeat McClaren's stunt of flogging him into the ground rendering him far less effective.
|Bus Stop Brentford |
by jtuck at 05:13 29 Jan 2020
Just caught up with Clive's 'angry-as-hell-and-not-going-to-take-it-anymore' preview of the Blackburn game in which he correctly skewers Rangers and Warburton for the daft team selection for the 4th Round cuptie.
Even worse for Brentford who put out a piss-poor Second Eleven for their big cup game at home against Leicester and went down lamely 1-0. And then all the players rested for the promotion push game Tuesday night against Forest lose 1-0. That worked out well! Can see squad rotation machinations might be in order for too-good-for-us Liverpool and Man City. Bees and Rs not so much.
|They Found Lord Lucan|
by Boston at 02:06 29 Jan 2020
...again, Buddhist monk in Australia we're told. Hope it is him, anyway, over to you Aussie R's.
|Just back |
by YorkRanger at 22:40 28 Jan 2020
Feel very underwhelmed. Lots of possession but didnt really lay a glove on them second half, other than one late header not a shot on target second half. Eze and Bright Samuel largely ineffective and two poor goals conceded.
In more positive news Masterson looking very assured at centre half.
I'll avoid talking about the FA Cup. Sleep tight everyone
|Highlights from tonight|
by bosh67 at 22:21 28 Jan 2020
No sign of the pen appeal in the first half or any of the late attempts tonight.
First goal against us we stood off the guy but he buried it. Second one I really have no idea how we train for set pieces at all anymore. But to be fair all our players marked each other for that one. Kelly made quite an error i that first half that was recovered off the line. I think we should blame Lumley for that one.
Good goal from us and good finish from Hugill.
We need to get back to being more confident on the road. We show signs of it but we are far too respectful at the moment - and virtually every single mistake is punished.
|Looking at it from a scientific point of view |
by bosh67 at 22:08 28 Jan 2020
We are certainly playing better in most games, even the defeats, than we did last season. A lot of our play is a lot more pleasing on the eye. Our young players are definitely holding their own at this level. You can see that although there is room for improvement that we are generally on the right path. But, looking at it from a scientific point of view... we need to score more goals than we let in. That's just the science of success generally in football. We need to try and do it more often!
by Lblock at 20:02 28 Jan 2020
Sorry but this game is 11 minutes old and he’s wimped out of 4 challenges one of which has resulted in a goal and another that should’ve been a goal
The kid may have a future once he’s put on a stone and a half and developed a football brain but at the moment he’s farkin vvank and weak as pi$$
Spurs Crèche FC
by WrightUp5hit___ at 19:33 28 Jan 2020
Didn't realise how poor his form was since joining Blackburn, 1 goal in 26 appearances.
Apart from his dive for a pen against us last season, which put me right off him as a player, I had always thought he was one of those magic "just knows how to score a goal" players. I remember him getting a hat trick (or was it four?) for Forest against us in an FA Youth Cup game.
I know he was £7 million a year ago but I wonder if his stock has fallen far enough for us to make a cheeky bid now we need another striker. Four years younger than Shankland and maybe not very much more expensive.