Huddersfield Town v Blackburn Rovers, Sun 29 Dec 2019, KO 1500

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A lot of people shuddering
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Kestrels
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A banana plantation, home to the great thieving gibbon
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Huddersfield Town v Blackburn Rovers, Sun 29 Dec 2019, KO 1500

Post by Thorisgodpoo » Fri Dec 27, 2019 8:23 pm

Would be nice to end the year on a winning note.

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Re: Huddersfield Town v Blackburn Rovers, Sun 29 Dec 2019, KO 1500

Post by WacoRover » Sat Dec 28, 2019 3:37 am

We are away, so it’s near-cinch we score early.

I am interested to see if Holtby takes Dack’s spot in midfield, and plays like he never wants to lose it.

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Post by Gaz » Sat Dec 28, 2019 9:42 am

Really hope Tosin is back for this. Nyambe went off injured against Birmingham so we could see Bennett return to right back. I expect Downing to also come in at left back or maybe Williams will slot in there if Tosin returns.

I’m expecting a number of changes again to freshen things up. We’ve sold out our allocation so let’s hope we can give them something to celebrate!

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Post by mcteeth » Sat Dec 28, 2019 1:39 pm

Sadly Danny Cowley is a smart manager. He'll have looked at how to snuff out our threats. I'd expect another physical game.

If we can figure out a way to assert ourselves against this type of opposition then hopefully get a good result.

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Post by Darth Rover » Sat Dec 28, 2019 6:25 pm

Huddersfield are a bit unpredictable of late. A loss to Middlesboro last time out but previous to that a win against Forest and a draw versus Wigan. How Rovers are going to line up is equally unpredictable with Tony Mowbray making many changes to the starting team over Christmas. Being without Bradley Dack is a blow for Rovers long term but for this game at least it might confuse the opposition who would have been expecting Dack to be plan A.

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Post by Darth Rover » Sun Dec 29, 2019 2:59 pm

Holtby injured and Armstrong on the bench. That means a lot of responsibility on towards Rothwell and Buckley to start the game. Good news is Tosin is back and Harry Chapman makes the squad along with Davenport.

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Post by Darth Rover » Sun Dec 29, 2019 3:14 pm

47% of Blackburn's away goals in the Championship this season have been scored inside the first 15 minutes of play (7/15). (before kick off)
That is 50% now!!

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Re: Huddersfield Town v Blackburn Rovers, Sun 29 Dec 2019, KO 1500

Post by thehatts » Sun Dec 29, 2019 4:05 pm

Noticed a lack of effort to chase back from a couple of players. Can’t afford to do that second have. Keep in this game and then bring Armstrong on for counter attack goal.

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Post by Gaz » Sun Dec 29, 2019 5:05 pm

Apart from the opening 10 mins that was pretty pathetic. I’ve seen enough of Buckley now to come to the conclusion he is not good enough.

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Re: Huddersfield Town v Blackburn Rovers, Sun 29 Dec 2019, KO 1500

Post by Darth Rover » Sun Dec 29, 2019 6:49 pm

Gaz wrote:
Sun Dec 29, 2019 5:05 pm
Apart from the opening 10 mins that was pretty pathetic. I’ve seen enough of Buckley now to come to the conclusion he is not good enough.
It is not fair on young players with little first team experience to ask them to do an experienced players job. With no Dack and Holtby and Armstrong sitting out much of the game and Rothwell substituted at half time i would consider Buckley well and truly chucked in the deep end. Gallagher gets away with being underwhelming every game.

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Re: Huddersfield Town v Blackburn Rovers, Sun 29 Dec 2019, KO 1500

Post by Thorisgodpoo » Mon Dec 30, 2019 12:19 am

That was not fun to listen to at work. Lots of "that pass needs to be better." I think we are in for a string bad results with this fixture congestion. The positive is that we will see a lot of fringe players get a run on, like Davenport, Chapman, Brereton, Samuel, etc.

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Re: Huddersfield Town v Blackburn Rovers, Sun 29 Dec 2019, KO 1500

Post by yankfan » Mon Dec 30, 2019 1:18 am

It was a reach to think we were top 6 caliber with Dack. Without him, the reality is this is a lost campaign. The positive is weve secured enough points in the unheated run to be safe going dow. From here forward this season needs to be looking at next year and the one after for a promotion push.

Grahm, Downing, Bennet, Johnson will all not be in the long term plans. It's time to give the kids a run. Even if they're over their heads, we need to see if they can respond to the level. At this point the season is all but decided. Mid table. Davenport, samuel, Chapman, Gally, BB, Naymbe, and Buckly should all be given an extended run out alongside travis and lenihan. Theres no need for us to play old men in a lost season. I'd support us moving as many of the older players as possible this window.

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Re: Huddersfield Town v Blackburn Rovers, Sun 29 Dec 2019, KO 1500

Post by Gaz » Mon Dec 30, 2019 9:39 am

Darth Rover wrote:
Sun Dec 29, 2019 6:49 pm
Gaz wrote:
Sun Dec 29, 2019 5:05 pm
Apart from the opening 10 mins that was pretty pathetic. I’ve seen enough of Buckley now to come to the conclusion he is not good enough.
It is not fair on young players with little first team experience to ask them to do an experienced players job. With no Dack and Holtby and Armstrong sitting out much of the game and Rothwell substituted at half time i would consider Buckley well and truly chucked in the deep end. Gallagher gets away with being underwhelming every game.
Whilst I agree to an extent, I’ve seen very little from him to convince me he is going to make it. When I look back at the early days of David Dunn and Phil Jones you could instantly see there were good footballers in the making.

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Re: Huddersfield Town v Blackburn Rovers, Sun 29 Dec 2019, KO 1500

Post by mcteeth » Mon Dec 30, 2019 9:48 am

yankfan wrote:
Mon Dec 30, 2019 1:18 am
It was a reach to think we were top 6 caliber with Dack. Without him, the reality is this is a lost campaign. The positive is weve secured enough points in the unheated run to be safe going dow. From here forward this season needs to be looking at next year and the one after for a promotion push.
I don't think it's right to say it is a lost campaign. Might as well give up as a club if we think success is solely reliant on a single player. Dack may have been bought by a Prem club as soon as next week or fairly likely to go in the summer if we weren't promoted so life without it was going to be inevitable at some point.

Of course it is a massive blow to not have him, but we have to find a way to cope. If we can boss a game and win 0-2 quite comfortably at Bristol City without him we can beat anyone in the league without him. That is the mantra we have to take forward.

West Brom and Leeds will finish 1st and 2nd by miles but the rest of the division is very mediocre. It isn't going to take much to sneak into the top 6 and it's up for grabs for a any number of teams who can make a fist of things.

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