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Everything posted by Rich

  1. I was there a lot but, remember little of it.
  2. Thanks, I fully expect one. Obviously we don't know the background to decision making, only the consequences. Such as, Wiemann scoring 5 in the first six games when played centrally, then rarely scoring when displaced by Diedhiou. It would appear that the team as a whole was stronger with Wiemann on the right, utilising his speed and tenacity, probably resulting in fewer goals though. Who's to say they weren't the right decisions overall.
  3. I don't suppose the reintroduction of our defender and captain into the squad and team had anything to do with it. Somewhat like the reintroduction of Diedhiou when fit, last season coincided with our demise.
  4. I think everyone should care that the officials don't get things wrong. Didn't affect this outcome but, others will and have. So if you don't think it's important for officials to get things right, why have them.
  5. Simple answer really. We need a top class keeper who will be available more regularly than Maenpaa. Max is too lightweight in certain departments and could do with a seasons loan to toughen up and sort out a few things in his game. We can't risk relying on someone who's good but, prone to mistakes, if we're going to step up, which appears to be the plan.
  6. Rich

    Conceding Two

    That's a different matter. I refer solely to the use of extra defenders. I suppose you could argue that they've been brought in to protect the keeper, but even that hasn't worked. I've seen BW come into an established defensive partnership to make three, and it's gone wrong, with players being confused and getting in each others way, when previously they would have known where their partner was. Seems strange to alter a perfectly functioning defensive partnership to counter the opposition. Midfield or striker rotation I can agree on.
  7. Rich

    Conceding Two

    That would be fine and ideal if it actually worked for us. It would appear that it doesn't. You could go round in circles with this, I know, I've just done it. During the game yes, and on odd occasions, I agree. It just seems that we have used the wing back system and three CBs during that thirteen game run and conceded more than in the previous thirty one games, on the face of it, it would appear that we have more CBs fit, so as they are all good players, they get included more regularly and basically, mess up the unity of the team.
  8. Rich

    Conceding Two

    Strange then, how the team were quite successful when not being changed to account for other teams countering us. So ends up getting done tactically to avoid that situation.
  9. Rich

    Conceding Two

    The last thirteen games has seen us concede two goals on eight occasions. The previous thirty one games saw us concede two goals on eight occasions. Not sure if this is the reason but, we have suddenly been playing with an extra defender in the team (three at the back) during that thirteen game sequence. Just seems a bit of a coincidence that the tried and trusted four at the back was changed and we've started conceding more goals. The manager likes to have Bailey Wright involved, though it was not always him in the three and we never played every game with three at the back. So perhaps it's just a question of the team being disrupted during those games. To me it would be a question of if it aint broke, don't fix it. Thoughts.
  10. Ok, my mistake. So it was the closest seat next to the cheaper seats, as there were no others available at the time of purchase. Some might say this an intentional act by the sales team, to sell the more expensive seats, then release further seats in the lower priced areas, which does happen, as people have stated and I've witnessed. That is the frustrating part, seeing seats become available, sometimes in batches, where we could have been closer together. Still a very expensive experience regardless of area, as we had no choice, and bought a week before the game. I know it sounds like I'm griping but I'm not, Just pointing out that some people are not attending for various reasons. The sales team have probably got it off to a fine art, knowing when to release tickets relating to the amount of hits on the ticketing site.
  11. Sorry for late reply and not to be picky but, this was in the Lansdown W13, not the most expensive area.
  12. I know there are ways to pay less but, My wife wanted to sit in the same area as myself. She had a half season ticket last year but couldn't afford to renew this time. So we've relied on spare tickets and a few cheaper purchases. Membership just increases the overall price, unless it's used regularly. She was thinking of buying one for the upper Lansdown and climbing down over the front.
  13. Had to pay 38.00 for my wife's ticket at a concession price. I think that's quite a salty figure to come out of a state pension, more than 25% of the pension. Of course, there's also the thought that some people don't believe we are good enough to win the match, especially based on previous home performances (bar WBA), which have been woeful for much of the time, so some will be hedging their bets and waiting for the play offs, hopefully.
  14. I've laughed many times but, this time it was a deep rooted belly laugh that actually hurt and brought a few happy tears with it. I will cherish that moment for ever.
  15. I have to admit, it took until today to have a real belly laugh about that statistic. I was chatting to a lad over a cup of tea, who happens to support Rovers. He's under no illusions and refers to them as crap and going nowhere. It just came out about how long they were in the relegation places that season and I cracked up. He took it well, fair play, I'd have lamped him if it'd been the other way round. He then went on to tell me about a lad he knows that goes regularly, who had the audacity to shout about the team playing rubbish. He was pushed, sworn at and thumped several times from behind. That's why they are where they are, long may it continue.
  16. So Holloway claims Gow was wary of Parsons, wow. They probably only played against each other four times in the league, as we were only in the same division as them during 74/5 and 75/6 when both players were at the their respective clubs and unless we had the team sheets for those four games, who'd know? Then, Gow was in midfield and Parsons was a left back. How close did they actually get on the pitch? Then of course one has to realise that Holloway must have had first hand knowledge of their duels, except that, he didn't join Rovers until (1980) three years after Parsons had left them (1977). I'm calling absolute bullshit on this. As Danny Baker once stated, "pathological liars".
  17. Don't know how that was possible, seeing as we had ten men defending against six of theirs. I thought throughout the game we had people getting in each others way due to the amount of central defenders, two defenders as wing backs and two defensive midfielders. It was all too crowded in certain areas with the ball sometimes being patted between two players and it going nowhere. Very poor yesterday.
  18. When you call yourself Gas And you talk out your Ass That's the Rovers. Sorry if that's been posted before, it is really obvious though.
  19. Rich

    Max o'leary

    To be honest, some of the comments on here and the Facebook page are comical in their ignorance. It seems that just because a few have posted negative comments, others have to copy like sheep, to court favour themselves. I watched him in the warm up and thought he looked a bit slow, obviously the opposition would also know of him and his abilities, so targeted him, just as they would do with Max or any player not quite up to the pace. I honestly think he wasn't helped by his team mates who dropped some passes short, or slow, possibly through a lack of confidence in him. We also must remember that the conditions were awful and got worse for the second half, with the wind gusting towards the South Stand, something people didn't consider in his after match crucifixion. He wasn't the only player to suffer in the conditions but, he took the brunt of the criticism for the team, in a poor team performance.
  20. Rich

    Max o'leary

    Don't know why I said Brum, I meant Leeds. Ayling headed the ball back across the six yard line and he could almost have walked out to pick it up. He chose to stay still, until jumping up and to the side, once the ball had reached the striker. Against Stoke, he might have thought Kelly would have dealt with it but again, he chose to not close down the striker who had time to bring it down and volley it into the net. Had he come out as Fletcher was receiving the ball, bare in mind he's watched the flight of the ball, he would have been right on top of him, restricting his ability to shoot. Wigan, in my opinion, I think he thought it was going high and wide but, it completely surprised him. He looked stunned to see it in the net, others around me also thought he didn't go for it, as he thought it was going wide . The second Wigan goal he decided to sit down twice and try to stop the shot with his feet, bit harsh maybe but, he seemed slow to react. I am not on a witch hunt, just pointing out that we might well suffer due to his inexperience. Yet our other available GK has been completely written off by our experts on this forum, after one game, in which he was not to blame for an inept team performance, in terrible gusting conditions, where he was put under constant pressure from poorly hit back passes from team mates, the closing down from the opposition and his own lack of recent game time. That is ******* ridiculous. As for Pickford, yes, the site I looked on had him playing two seasons in 2017/2018, so I removed an extra year.
  21. The editorial hierarchy of the Post would never allow that to happen. They'd print a story alluding to them being stolen by a group of thuggish football supporters travelling back from their weekend game in Birmingham. Backed up by pictures of City supporters at AVFC, just after the article full stop.
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