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Re: Rival Watch

by From Despair To Where? » 07 Apr 2021 22:41

skipper What has happened to Blackburn? I just realised where they are in the table. Did Armstrong leave or something else that I missed?


Nothing, they were always a bit shit but they got 3 thumping wins in their first 7 games against Derby, Wycombe and Coventry (they had an extra man for 80 minutes against Wycombe) and the media pissed their collective knickers over "free scoring Blackburn".

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Re: Rival Watch

by Stranded » 08 Apr 2021 09:17

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skipper What has happened to Blackburn? I just realised where they are in the table. Did Armstrong leave or something else that I missed?


Nothing, they were always a bit shit but they got 3 thumping wins in their first 7 games against Derby, Wycombe and Coventry (they had an extra man for 80 minutes against Wycombe) and the media pissed their collective knickers over "free scoring Blackburn".


Yep this.

Just 7 points in the last 12 games as the goals have totally dried up - 42 in the first 28 games, just 8 over the last 12 - and half of those came in the games v Watford and Millwall.

Probably lucky their slide didn't start a little earlier as they should be fine - though if Rotherham win some games in hand they may get nervous.

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Re: Rival Watch

by From Despair To Where? » 08 Apr 2021 09:30

Rotherham look fcuked. Their last Covid enforced break absolutely killed their momentum and they've now got to play 10 games in 4 weeks. Continue their form since coming back over those 10 games and they'll struggle to reach Birmingham's current total.

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by Stranded » 08 Apr 2021 09:50

From Despair To Where? Rotherham look fcuked. Their last Covid enforced break absolutely killed their momentum and they've now got to play 10 games in 4 weeks. Continue their form since coming back over those 10 games and they'll struggle to reach Birmingham's current total.


Yep they have 6 games in 14 days from Saturday.

They are playing Saturday, Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday, Weds, Saturday.

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Re: Rival Watch

by Snowball » 08 Apr 2021 09:56

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From Despair To Where? Rotherham look fcuked. Their last Covid enforced break absolutely killed their momentum and they've now got to play 10 games in 4 weeks. Continue their form since coming back over those 10 games and they'll struggle to reach Birmingham's current total.


Yep they have 6 games in 14 days from Saturday.

They are playing Saturday, Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday, Weds, Saturday.



OUCH!

Mind you back in my Sunday Football days

We had to play AM and PM Sat and Sun one weekend to catch up after snow and ice.

I'm STILL sore decades later


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by Zip » 08 Apr 2021 10:37

From Despair To Where? Rotherham look fcuked. Their last Covid enforced break absolutely killed their momentum and they've now got to play 10 games in 4 weeks. Continue their form since coming back over those 10 games and they'll struggle to reach Birmingham's current total.


Yes agreed. They were doing ok at one stage. Ten games in four weeks is a killer for them

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Re: Rival Watch

by Hound » 08 Apr 2021 12:54

Yep Cov and Brum look to have a decent advantage at this stage

Rotherham yo yoing back down as per usual from the look of it

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Re: Rival Watch

by Sutekh » 08 Apr 2021 15:38

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Snowflake Royal The good news is we don't often bottle getting into the POs...

Adkins springs to mind... other than that McDermott was a long shot, and I think Coppell's two were more failed pushes than bottle jobs where we fell out.

And more often than not, if we make it in we make it to Wembley.

Where we lose. Always.

04/05 was a definite bottle job. We were 2nd on Boxing Day.


But it was quite deliberate otherwise we’d never had the 106 season 8)

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Re: Rival Watch

by CountryRoyal » 08 Apr 2021 20:47

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From Despair To Where? Rotherham look fcuked. Their last Covid enforced break absolutely killed their momentum and they've now got to play 10 games in 4 weeks. Continue their form since coming back over those 10 games and they'll struggle to reach Birmingham's current total.


Yes agreed. They were doing ok at one stage. Ten games in four weeks is a killer for them


No disrespect to them but I really hope they go down and stay down, such a boring yo-yo club.


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Re: Rival Watch

by Hound » 08 Apr 2021 20:52

Agreed, always dull and add little to the champ

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by Zip » 08 Apr 2021 20:54

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From Despair To Where? Rotherham look fcuked. Their last Covid enforced break absolutely killed their momentum and they've now got to play 10 games in 4 weeks. Continue their form since coming back over those 10 games and they'll struggle to reach Birmingham's current total.


Yes agreed. They were doing ok at one stage. Ten games in four weeks is a killer for them


No disrespect to them but I really hope they go down and stay down, such a boring yo-yo club.


I’d like to see them stay up if it meant Derby went down.

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Re: Rival Watch

by CountryRoyal » 08 Apr 2021 21:09

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Yes agreed. They were doing ok at one stage. Ten games in four weeks is a killer for them


No disrespect to them but I really hope they go down and stay down, such a boring yo-yo club.


I’d like to see them stay up if it meant Derby went down.


Oh yeah of course, that goes without saying.

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Re: Rival Watch

by muirinho » 09 Apr 2021 09:29

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No disrespect to them but I really hope they go down and stay down, such a boring yo-yo club.


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Agreed, always dull and add little to the champ



Bet you'd be unimpressed if Premier league clubs said the same about Reading, if we got promoted.

I like clubs who think they're too big to go down, to go down. Or have clearly cheated FFP etc. Or local rivals because of bragging rights.

Not clubs I've randomly decided aren't "good" enough to breathe the purer air of the Championship.

oxf*rd elitist snobs.
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Re: Rival Watch

by Hendo » 09 Apr 2021 09:43

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No disrespect to them but I really hope they go down and stay down, such a boring yo-yo club.


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Agreed, always dull and add little to the champ



Bet you'd be unimpressed if Premier league clubs said the same about Reading, if we got promoted.

I like clubs who think they're too big to go down, to go down. Or have clearly cheated FFP etc. Or local rivals because of bragging rights.

Not clubs I've randomly decided aren't "good" enough to breathe the purer air of the Championship.

oxf*rd elitist snobs.


Think you’ve quoted the wrong guy there, champ.

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Re: Rival Watch

by muirinho » 09 Apr 2021 10:02

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No disrespect to them but I really hope they go down and stay down, such a boring yo-yo club.


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Agreed, always dull and add little to the champ



Bet you'd be unimpressed if Premier league clubs said the same about Reading, if we got promoted.

I like clubs who think they're too big to go down, to go down. Or have clearly cheated FFP etc. Or local rivals because of bragging rights.

Not clubs I've randomly decided aren't "good" enough to breathe the purer air of the Championship.

oxf*rd elitist snobs.


Think you’ve quoted the wrong guy there, champ.


Apologies!

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Re: Rival Watch

by Hound » 09 Apr 2021 10:29

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No disrespect to them but I really hope they go down and stay down, such a boring yo-yo club.


Hound
Agreed, always dull and add little to the champ



Bet you'd be unimpressed if Premier league clubs said the same about Reading, if we got promoted.

I like clubs who think they're too big to go down, to go down. Or have clearly cheated FFP etc. Or local rivals because of bragging rights.

Not clubs I've randomly decided aren't "good" enough to breathe the purer air of the Championship.

oxf*rd elitist snobs.


Rotherham show no ambition to ever do any more that stay up and fail every time. Waste of a spot in the champ.

More than happy to see the likes of Barnsley, Wycombe come up and give it a go. Just bored sick of Rotherham

No elitist snob rubbish about it. Thats just you trying to make an argument

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Re: Rival Watch

by Snowflake Royal » 09 Apr 2021 12:29

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No disrespect to them but I really hope they go down and stay down, such a boring yo-yo club.


Hound
Agreed, always dull and add little to the champ



Bet you'd be unimpressed if Premier league clubs said the same about Reading, if we got promoted.

I like clubs who think they're too big to go down, to go down. Or have clearly cheated FFP etc. Or local rivals because of bragging rights.

Not clubs I've randomly decided aren't "good" enough to breathe the purer air of the Championship.

oxf*rd elitist snobs.

Yeah, kinda agree with that.

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Re: Rival Watch

by tidus_mi2 » 09 Apr 2021 12:32

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No disrespect to them but I really hope they go down and stay down, such a boring yo-yo club.


Hound
Agreed, always dull and add little to the champ



Bet you'd be unimpressed if Premier league clubs said the same about Reading, if we got promoted.

I like clubs who think they're too big to go down, to go down. Or have clearly cheated FFP etc. Or local rivals because of bragging rights.

Not clubs I've randomly decided aren't "good" enough to breathe the purer air of the Championship.

oxf*rd elitist snobs.


Rotherham show no ambition to ever do any more that stay up and fail every time. Waste of a spot in the champ.

More than happy to see the likes of Barnsley, Wycombe come up and give it a go. Just bored sick of Rotherham

No elitist snob rubbish about it. Thats just you trying to make an argument

Well except that Barnsley were until this season the very definition of a yo-yo club. Hell they'd have been relegated last season if it wasn't for Wigan's administration.

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Re: Rival Watch

by Snowflake Royal » 09 Apr 2021 13:01

I'm not sure you can really say Wycombe have given it a go either. And if last season had finished there's a decent chance they wouldn't have made it up anyway.

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Re: Rival Watch

by Hound » 09 Apr 2021 14:33

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Bet you'd be unimpressed if Premier league clubs said the same about Reading, if we got promoted.

I like clubs who think they're too big to go down, to go down. Or have clearly cheated FFP etc. Or local rivals because of bragging rights.

Not clubs I've randomly decided aren't "good" enough to breathe the purer air of the Championship.

oxf*rd elitist snobs.


Rotherham show no ambition to ever do any more that stay up and fail every time. Waste of a spot in the champ.

More than happy to see the likes of Barnsley, Wycombe come up and give it a go. Just bored sick of Rotherham

No elitist snob rubbish about it. Thats just you trying to make an argument

Well except that Barnsley were until this season the very definition of a yo-yo club. Hell they'd have been relegated last season if it wasn't for Wigan's administration.


not really. Rotherham will be playing in a different division for the 6th consecutive season if they go down this year.

this is the 4th season is the last 5 Barnsley have been in the champ and they will be next season if they don't go up.

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