Blackburn Rovers v Norwich City, Sat, 22 Dec 2018, KO 15:00

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Blackburn Rovers v Norwich City, Sat, 22 Dec 2018, KO 15:00

Post by Thorisgodpoo » Mon Dec 17, 2018 2:53 am

Norwich is a tough ask. I would expect a draw but not surprised if Rovers get a draw, where their record at home is 4-6-1 this season. Fun fact about Norwich's season right now is that in the last 7 matches, they have scored 4 goals three times and 3 goals two times. The other two matches were draws against Bristol City and Hull.

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Re: Blackburn Rovers v Norwich City, Sat, 22 Dec 2018, KO 15:00

Post by WacoRover » Mon Dec 17, 2018 4:18 am

We play #2, #1, & #4 in the Championship before the end of 2018, in that order. It would be significant to get 3 points in these three games. If we get 4 points, I would be ecstatic.

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Re: Blackburn Rovers v Norwich City, Sat, 22 Dec 2018, KO 15:00

Post by mcteeth » Mon Dec 17, 2018 1:11 pm

I predict that Rovers will do surprisingly well against top opposition to then carelessly throw 2 points away in the final 10 minutes :hyper:

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Re: Blackburn Rovers v Norwich City, Sat, 22 Dec 2018, KO 15:00

Post by Gaz » Mon Dec 17, 2018 2:11 pm

Mowbray out Big Sam in

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Re: Blackburn Rovers v Norwich City, Sat, 22 Dec 2018, KO 15:00

Post by RoverthePennines » Mon Dec 17, 2018 2:20 pm

Gaz wrote:
Mon Dec 17, 2018 2:11 pm
Mowbray out Big Sam in
I saw him referred to as the Count of Monte Bisto. I nearly spat my coffee out :lol:

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Re: Blackburn Rovers v Norwich City, Sat, 22 Dec 2018, KO 15:00

Post by mcteeth » Mon Dec 17, 2018 2:28 pm

Gaz wrote:
Mon Dec 17, 2018 2:11 pm
Mowbray out Big Sam in
I'll celebrate Big Sam style with a pint of wine.

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Re: Blackburn Rovers v Norwich City, Sat, 22 Dec 2018, KO 15:00

Post by Thorisgodpoo » Tue Dec 18, 2018 8:14 pm

mcteeth wrote:
Mon Dec 17, 2018 2:28 pm
Gaz wrote:
Mon Dec 17, 2018 2:11 pm
Mowbray out Big Sam in
I'll celebrate Big Sam style with a pint of wine.
I thought that would be a pint of gravy.

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Re: Blackburn Rovers v Norwich City, Sat, 22 Dec 2018, KO 15:00

Post by mrblackbat » Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:50 pm

16 pints of liquified pork pie, I think you'll find.

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Re: Blackburn Rovers v Norwich City, Sat, 22 Dec 2018, KO 15:00

Post by stillgrowling » Wed Dec 19, 2018 6:32 pm

Not sure I agree with all the comments regarding Big Sam. Rovers are never going to win the Premiership again if they play to the next millennium. The best we can hope for is to have a decent side that holds their own in the Prem, half way or better would be fine.
Big Sam could do this -perhaps not with exciting, scintillating football, but he'd have kept us there.

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Re: Blackburn Rovers v Norwich City, Sat, 22 Dec 2018, KO 15:00

Post by mrblackbat » Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:14 pm

stillgrowling wrote:
Wed Dec 19, 2018 6:32 pm
Not sure I agree with all the comments regarding Big Sam. Rovers are never going to win the Premiership again if they play to the next millennium. The best we can hope for is to have a decent side that holds their own in the Prem, half way or better would be fine.
Big Sam could do this -perhaps not with exciting, scintillating football, but he'd have kept us there.
I don't think he could do half way or better. Relegation avoiders, perhaps but that's not exciting is it? I'd rather go down and back up. Or come close to going back up. Or go down again and THEN go back up, and back up again.

And I think you're wrong about us having zero chance of winning the PL again; look at Leicester. We wouldn't have any chance of winning with old fat Sam though, negative git that he is.

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Re: Blackburn Rovers v Norwich City, Sat, 22 Dec 2018, KO 15:00

Post by stillgrowling » Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:42 pm

Precisely what Steve Kean, the Venkies and their Scandinavian cohorts thought.

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Re: Blackburn Rovers v Norwich City, Sat, 22 Dec 2018, KO 15:00

Post by mcteeth » Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:13 am

Are we still going to debate Big Sam? Does everyone always forget that he wanted to quit and leave us?

https://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/s ... rn-rovers/

I think it's highly presumptuous to think he'd easily keep us floating above relegation in the Prem. Football keeps progressing and much like Mourinho his dire methods of sitting deep and sucking the life out of a game to nick a 1-0 from a set piece are very dated. Yes he was great at percentage football but I think the percentages have turned against managers like him now.

Look at how Bournemouth and Howe approach football matches, there are better and more progressive methods to be successful. You also only have to see the chasm of difference between Everton under Allardyce and now under Silva.

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Re: Blackburn Rovers v Norwich City, Sat, 22 Dec 2018, KO 15:00

Post by mcteeth » Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:06 pm

Conway and Bennett confirmed as out for this one. I guess that probably means we'll see Reed out right with Smallwood and Evans in the middle and Armstrong left.

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Re: Blackburn Rovers v Norwich City, Sat, 22 Dec 2018, KO 15:00

Post by Dan » Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:41 pm

mcteeth wrote:
Mon Dec 17, 2018 2:28 pm
Gaz wrote:
Mon Dec 17, 2018 2:11 pm
Mowbray out Big Sam in
I'll celebrate Big Sam style with a pint of wine.
Urgh... I did that once, racing someone, with red (the cheapest Wetherspoons had to offer). I've just had horrendous flashbacks :-|

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Re: Blackburn Rovers v Norwich City, Sat, 22 Dec 2018, KO 15:00

Post by stillgrowling » Thu Dec 20, 2018 1:49 pm

I have a feeling that Kasey Palmer might get a run out

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