Bristol City v Blackburn Rovers, Sat 14 Dec 2019, KO 15:00

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What have we learned about having a match day poll?

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They are necessary to a functioning society
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One can only imagine the chaos that ensues without it
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Igor Tudor raises the prices of Flapjacks without it, leaving the masses flapjackless
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Bristol City v Blackburn Rovers, Sat 14 Dec 2019, KO 15:00

Post by Thorisgodpoo » Fri Dec 13, 2019 8:06 am

No Big Dack Energy for this match.

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Re: Bristol City v Blackburn Rovers, Sat 14 Dec 2019, KO 15:00

Post by stillgrowling » Fri Dec 13, 2019 1:52 pm

Suspect that Bennett for Dack will be the only change.

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Re: Bristol City v Blackburn Rovers, Sat 14 Dec 2019, KO 15:00

Post by WacoRover » Sat Dec 14, 2019 2:23 am

Can we expect Graham & Downing? Not a lot of options, especially, if they are knackered. Holtby should start, Bennett & Armstrong should figure in.

I would love to get a point; 2 points on the road vs Swans & BristolC isn’t to be ashamed of.

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Re: Bristol City v Blackburn Rovers, Sat 14 Dec 2019, KO 15:00

Post by mcteeth » Sat Dec 14, 2019 7:27 am

Yeah judging by the performance levels on Wednesday with obvious signs of fatigue and the shorter recovery period I'd expect to see a few changes.

I've also got a feeling Mowbray may change formation without Dack.

Just don't have a good feeling about today. We got battered here last season and they're a good side. Another draw would be nice just to remain unbeaten going into 2 good home games.

Suspect we might see something like:

----------------------Walton
Nyambe Lenihan Adarabioyo Bennett
---‐------------Travis Johnson
Armstrong------Hotlby----------Rothwell
---‐-----------------Gallagher

Or possibly a change in formation.

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Re: Bristol City v Blackburn Rovers, Sat 14 Dec 2019, KO 15:00

Post by Thorisgodpoo » Sat Dec 14, 2019 8:57 am

Wouldn't be surprised if Brereton gets the start over Armstrong or Rothwell. Or for that matter, Buckley getting a start over one of them. Really need fresh legs to go out, giving a break to some of the starters.

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Re: Bristol City v Blackburn Rovers, Sat 14 Dec 2019, KO 15:00

Post by mcteeth » Sat Dec 14, 2019 11:06 am

Yeah that's the 'obvious' like for like set up. But part of me thinks it might be more wholesale changes.

Rothwell was dreadful at Swansea and hauled off so not sure he gets a start anyway.

Generally got a bad feeling about today, think we'll get beat.

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Re: Bristol City v Blackburn Rovers, Sat 14 Dec 2019, KO 15:00

Post by Jim » Sat Dec 14, 2019 11:48 am

Bristol City are one of our bogey teams... like West Ham used to be back in the Premier League days. I can’t actually remember the last time we got a decent result against them? Does anyone know?

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Re: Bristol City v Blackburn Rovers, Sat 14 Dec 2019, KO 15:00

Post by stillgrowling » Sat Dec 14, 2019 12:31 pm

Man United have no qualms about playing academy youngsters, but Mowbray is always reluctant. Even with changes to be made I don't see Butterworth, or Rankin Costello getting a sniff. Buckley might get a few minutes at the end but I'd be amazed if he was a starter.
United had an 18yo forward score two goals in Europe last week, our kids must be very disillusioned - a loan move to Accrington or Rochdale seems to be the best they can hope for,

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Re: Bristol City v Blackburn Rovers, Sat 14 Dec 2019, KO 15:00

Post by Gaz » Sat Dec 14, 2019 12:35 pm

stillgrowling wrote:
Sat Dec 14, 2019 12:31 pm
Man United have no qualms about playing academy youngsters, but Mowbray is always reluctant. Even with changes to be made I don't see Butterworth, or Rankin Costello getting a sniff. Buckley might get a few minutes at the end but I'd be amazed if he was a starter.
United had an 18yo forward score two goals in Europe last week, our kids must be very disillusioned - a loan move to Accrington or Rochdale seems to be the best they can hope for,
Or maybe they are just not good enough? :shrug:

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Re: Bristol City v Blackburn Rovers, Sat 14 Dec 2019, KO 15:00

Post by Gaz » Sat Dec 14, 2019 12:37 pm

I predict at least 4 changes; Dack (forced) Evans, Downing and Graham. If we get a point today I would be delighted. Then 2 winnable home games would make it a great Christmas. Please Santa.....

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Re: Bristol City v Blackburn Rovers, Sat 14 Dec 2019, KO 15:00

Post by WacoRover » Sat Dec 14, 2019 1:30 pm

Jim wrote:
Sat Dec 14, 2019 11:48 am
Bristol City are one of our bogey teams... like West Ham used to be back in the Premier League days. I can’t actually remember the last time we got a decent result against them? Does anyone know?
We won there 4 years ago.

I won’t condemn Tony if he tries something different. But Millwall recently won there. We can at least hope for a point.

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Re: Bristol City v Blackburn Rovers, Sat 14 Dec 2019, KO 15:00

Post by WacoRover » Sat Dec 14, 2019 2:24 pm

Johnson, Bennett & Brereton, wow, very surprising changes

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Re: Bristol City v Blackburn Rovers, Sat 14 Dec 2019, KO 15:00

Post by mcteeth » Sat Dec 14, 2019 2:24 pm

Okay so it's a full system change. My guess:

------------------------Walton
-------Nyambe Lenihan Adarabioyo
Bennett--------Travis Johnson-------Bell
------------------------Holtby
----------------Breretom Gallagher

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Re: Bristol City v Blackburn Rovers, Sat 14 Dec 2019, KO 15:00

Post by WacoRover » Sat Dec 14, 2019 2:36 pm

mcteeth wrote:
Sat Dec 14, 2019 2:24 pm
Okay so it's a full system change. My guess:

------------------------Walton
-------Nyambe Lenihan Adarabioyo
Bennett--------Travis Johnson-------Bell
------------------------Holtby
----------------Breretom Gallagher
I respect Tony for making changes. If he didn’t, some would say he’s stale, predictable etc. others will give him the back of their hand, no matter what he does (not a slight to any of our posters here, meant more for the “other” site).

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Re: Bristol City v Blackburn Rovers, Sat 14 Dec 2019, KO 15:00

Post by stillgrowling » Sat Dec 14, 2019 3:03 pm

Whooooooo Johnson in first minute - 1-0

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