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Title: let's talk about the Barnsley game
Post by: selby on March 13, 2019, 09:59:39 AM
  For most of both set's of fans the game of the season, and against a good side, who play fast attacking football.
  In the game earlier in the season it was nip and tuck both sides going for the win, us giving probably our best footballing display in an away game this season, and could have taken all three points with a bit of luck.
  A display like that looks as if it will be needed again to get anything out of this game, as Barnsley have pushed on to become one of the three teams to be the favourites for automatic promotion,which I hope they eventually  achieve, although I hope we make it harder for them by taking the points on Friday.
  In our game game at Blackpool we gave a display in very poor conditions that gives us hope that we are regaining some form again, playing periods of football
that the conditions were very much against notably when Kane and Coppinger came on in the closing stages, and with Marquis available again we should pose more of a threat in attacking areas.
   So lot's to discuss, I am sure the management teams of both clubs will be very aware of the strengths and weaknesses of the opposition, and a good atmosphere in the ground.
   What changes to the starting line up would you make if any?
   Can we get a much needed three points from the
game?
   Which Barnsley players do you think pose a threat?
    What sort of crowd and atmosphere are you expecting? will our numbers be bigger than Usual?
    What tactics do you expect Barnsley to take?
  Hopefully a great game to look forward to, and we come out the right side of the result, and both teams put on a good display for the TV.
   Please have your say, and that includes any Barnsley fans who read this board, you are most welcome to have your say.





















Title: Re: let's talk about the Barnsley game
Post by: Boomstick on March 13, 2019, 10:04:40 AM
To be fair, they are flying and will probs win the league.
We are doing a bit shit, so I think a draw would be decent
Title: Re: let's talk about the Barnsley game
Post by: Chris Black come back on March 13, 2019, 12:52:03 PM
Probably says more about me than them, but looking at their squad I donít recognise any of them bar Moore (injured) and the Donny lad Mowatt.
Title: Re: let's talk about the Barnsley game
Post by: tyke1962 on March 13, 2019, 06:00:39 PM
Tough game last night in demanding conditions , we have definitely got to be concerned about our energy levels going in to a derby game 3 days later .

Our game is based on high energy , intensity , pressing and counter attacking so if recent games are still in our legs then it's a worry .

That said we've had a number of issues to resolve this season and Stendel has always found a way , this group are tough , resilient , together and extremely hungry to get promoted automatically .

If we can get our noses in front then it will be a difficult night for Rovers , defensively we are rock solid and can then play on the counter more effectively .

However if Rovers can get themselves in front and play as well as they did at Oakwell in November then the games in our legs may start to take effect .

The first goal is huge on friday evening and the key to the whole contest in my opinion .
Title: Re: let's talk about the Barnsley game
Post by: selby on March 13, 2019, 06:17:38 PM
  I can't argue with that Tyke, although I doubt the conditions were any worse, and certainly the playing area would have been better at Oakwell than Blackpool last night, so I don't think any side will be able to claim an advantage on the fitness front on Friday.
  I would expect us to have a couple of changes up front from last night, Marquis will definitely start in my team as would Coppinger, who seems to save his best for you anyway.
  There is not a lot between the two sides probably you are more consistent, but at our best we take some stopping, and really we have probably saved our best games for the better sides.
  Either way I am looking forward to the game, and although I am expecting a close game I am confident we can come out on top.
Title: Re: let's talk about the Barnsley game
Post by: tyke1962 on March 13, 2019, 07:03:06 PM
  I can't argue with that Tyke, although I doubt the conditions were any worse, and certainly the playing area would have been better at Oakwell than Blackpool last night, so I don't think any side will be able to claim an advantage on the fitness front on Friday.
  I would expect us to have a couple of changes up front from last night, Marquis will definitely start in my team as would Coppinger, who seems to save his best for you anyway.
  There is not a lot between the two sides probably you are more consistent, but at our best we take some stopping, and really we have probably saved our best games for the better sides.
  Either way I am looking forward to the game, and although I am expecting a close game I am confident we can come out on top.

I'm expecting a couple of changes from our last two games myself Selby .

I think Ryan Hedges will come in to the wide area , alternating with Thiam through out the game and Callum Styles getting his full debut in midfield , young Ben Williams may come in at left back for Danni Pinillos , good prospect this lad and likes a tackle , to say the least .

It will be a 4-5-1 shape , that most definitely won't change .

Five consecutive clean sheets going in to the game which makes six pretty unprecedented , I feel Rovers could end that and so I'm predicting a hard fought 1-1 draw .
Title: Re: let's talk about the Barnsley game
Post by: drfchound on March 13, 2019, 07:07:03 PM
Tough game last night in demanding conditions , we have definitely got to be concerned about our energy levels going in to a derby game 3 days later .

Our game is based on high energy , intensity , pressing and counter attacking so if recent games are still in our legs then it's a worry .

That said we've had a number of issues to resolve this season and Stendel has always found a way , this group are tough , resilient , together and extremely hungry to get promoted automatically .

If we can get our noses in front then it will be a difficult night for Rovers , defensively we are rock solid and can then play on the counter more effectively .

However if Rovers can get themselves in front and play as well as they did at Oakwell in November then the games in our legs may start to take effect .

The first goal is huge on friday evening and the key to the whole contest in my opinion .






The first goal in any game is very important.
We have only lost one game all season in which we have scored the first goal.
Title: Re: let's talk about the Barnsley game
Post by: DonnyBazR0ver on March 13, 2019, 07:17:10 PM
Barnsley have been more consistent during the season, that's plain to see. I admired their performance at Southend when down to 10 men. Playing with purpose and taking the chances when they came, keeping it simple but working hard.

We will have to be back up to the level of performance we showed at Oakwell to have a chance. If we back off at any moment, Barnsley will take advantage.

Title: Re: let's talk about the Barnsley game
Post by: scawsby steve on March 13, 2019, 07:40:01 PM
Barnsley have obviously got a big squad of very good players, and can cope well with injuries and suspensions. However, after losing 2 good players in January, Potts and Moncur, and coping without them quite well, they now find themselves without 3 key players, Moore, McGeehan, and Brown for Friday.

Also, they're on a 17 match unbeaten run, and as my mate Hound always says, all runs come to an end. Personally, I think this is the perfect time to play them.
Title: Re: let's talk about the Barnsley game
Post by: karldew on March 14, 2019, 05:12:05 PM
McCann and Gerrard handed a 1 match ban so will not be in the dig out for this game
Title: Re: let's talk about the Barnsley game
Post by: tyke1962 on March 14, 2019, 05:19:37 PM
3 or 4 major injury doubts for us according to coach Dale Tonge .

Obviously he wouldn't say who they were but I think centre back Ethan Pinnock could be amongst them as we all witnessed him take a real whack on tuesday night late on and looked to be struggling afterwards .
Title: Re: let's talk about the Barnsley game
Post by: drfchound on March 14, 2019, 09:37:29 PM
McCann and Gerrard handed a 1 match ban so will not be in the dig out for this game






They donít need to be.
Mobile phone or two way radio connection with Cliff Byrne.
Title: Re: let's talk about the Barnsley game
Post by: the vicar on March 14, 2019, 10:07:31 PM
According to my mate who is a Dingle, they have another 3 injury worries on top of the 3 last week and the player suspend
Title: Re: let's talk about the Barnsley game
Post by: Chris Black come back on March 15, 2019, 02:35:35 PM
I would go for:

Marosi

Blair
Butler
Anderson
Andrew

Whiteman
Kane
Rowe

Copps
Marquis
Wilks
Title: Re: let's talk about the Barnsley game
Post by: Chris Black come back on March 15, 2019, 02:36:52 PM
Two questions would be Downing for Butler or Anderson, and Crawford for Rowe.

Reasonably sure that XI will get a result mind.

Sadlier and Crawford two subs in second half as Rowe and Copps tire maybe.
Title: Re: let's talk about the Barnsley game
Post by: Dutch Uncle on March 15, 2019, 03:26:19 PM
I would go for:

Marosi

Blair
Butler
Anderson
Andrew

Whiteman
Kane
Rowe

Copps
Marquis
Wilks

One caveat - if Whiteman or Kane is booked, then sub the other for Crawford or Sadlier. Can't afford to be without both HK and BW.
Title: Re: let's talk about the Barnsley game
Post by: Chris Black come back on March 15, 2019, 07:09:23 PM
Rovers starting with Ďmyí line up bar Downing in for Anderson.

Dingles starting with Donny lad Mowatt.
Title: Re: let's talk about the Barnsley game
Post by: tyke1962 on March 15, 2019, 07:15:03 PM
Rovers starting with Ďmyí line up bar Downing in for Anderson.

Dingles starting with Donny lad Mowatt.

And a 4-4-2 formation surprisingly .
Title: Re: let's talk about the Barnsley game
Post by: Chris Black come back on March 15, 2019, 10:10:11 PM
Did not think much of Dingles tonight. Soaked up a lot but otherwise not much happening.
Title: Re: let's talk about the Barnsley game
Post by: Donnywolf on March 15, 2019, 10:43:07 PM
I would go for:

Marosi

Blair
Butler
Anderson
Andrew

Whiteman
Kane
Rowe

Copps
Marquis
Wilks

One caveat - if Whiteman or Kane is booked, then sub the other for Crawford or Sadlier. Can't afford to be without both HK and BW.

Good call but we are now clear of that threat as Cards are now "wiped"
Title: Re: let's talk about the Barnsley game
Post by: Jim Dobbin on March 16, 2019, 12:02:32 AM
Did not think much of Dingles tonight. Soaked up a lot but otherwise not much happening.

Four players out and kept a clean sheet away from home, thats what gets you promoted.
Title: Re: let's talk about the Barnsley game
Post by: selby on March 16, 2019, 12:10:07 AM
  Jim lad, don't finish third with us sixth, that could cost you promotion. I hope you go up automatic,but if we play you in the play offs, the seeds of doubt have been sown, you know that we are more than capable of beating you, and your crowds expectations will be a heavy load for your players to carry after the disappointment of you not going up if you fail automatic, which means you will have to carry this form on right to the end of the season, a very hard ask.
Title: Re: let's talk about the Barnsley game
Post by: NickDRFC on March 16, 2019, 08:29:39 AM
Well it won't live too long in the memory!

Thought Rovers just about shaded things though a point was undoubtedly the fair result.

I know it's commonplace to try and discredit the opposition in local derbies, make out they're crap, etc, but that double save from the goalkeeper in the first five minutes was unbelievable. Deserves massive credit for that.

Not a great game for Marquis, as said elsewhere, and Barnsley kept him very quiet. His decision-making at times left a lot to be desired, but his record speaks for itself and he's going through a tricky patch. He needs folks' support in this moment and not OTT criticism.

Their No.12, can't remember his name, was equally as bad with the decision-making. There were a couple of times he clung onto the ball for dear life when he had better options either side, who might have ultimately created a clearer opening.

No damage in the result as there's plenty of games left - nothing's decided tonight - and I think both sides will be content with a point.

Over to the teams tomorrow now who have all the pressure on them as they're in the chasing pack.

The double save was decent but unbelievable? The save from Wilksí header was regulation and he had plenty of time to get up and prepare himself for Marquis to shoot straight at him - with the amount of time in between the two saves Iím not even sure it would qualify as a double save!

Agree that a point was a fair result - we dominated the first half but they settled in and were much better in the second.
Title: Re: let's talk about the Barnsley game
Post by: Jim Dobbin on March 16, 2019, 08:36:55 AM
  Jim lad, don't finish third with us sixth, that could cost you promotion. I hope you go up automatic,but if we play you in the play offs, the seeds of doubt have been sown, you know that we are more than capable of beating you, and your crowds expectations will be a heavy load for your players to carry after the disappointment of you not going up if you fail automatic, which means you will have to carry this form on right to the end of the season, a very hard ask.

The top three teams will be promoted in my view. What do you think Barnsley fans views were after that second half? Much the same - nothing to fear from any of the play off sides, they're unbeaten against them all.
Title: Re: let's talk about the Barnsley game
Post by: selby on March 16, 2019, 08:39:37 AM
  A game that entertained, both sides deserved a point in a hard fought game.  We proved we can match the top sides in this division on our day, just that they have more days than us, that little thing called consistency.
  We started the game with our best team on the field of play in my opinion, only Crawford a maybe in that starting line up of the others on the bench, although when we were looking for a goal at the death I would have had more faith in Smith than May.
  Both sides had the chances to win it, and a good atmosphere in the ground and  for the reasons I stated on the above post I would not fear playing Barnsley in the playoffs  if we qualify for them.
   It is on to our next big test at Luton, and can we be the team to burst their bubble, let's hope so.
Title: Re: let's talk about the Barnsley game
Post by: selby on March 16, 2019, 08:53:00 AM
  Jim, the team that finishes third will carry the burden of disappointment,expectancy from their supporters, and being able to be relaxed in a three game season starting from scratch again.
  The reasons so many have failed in the past, the sixth side however are mostly glad to just have another chance, and are mostly the form team going into the game, and more importantly start off on a level playing field once again, when all could have been lost,and hope springs up again.
   If for instance you end up in the playoffs, and I sincerely hope you don't, you will have come off your good run between now and the end of the season, and knowing your crowd things will not be quite the same atmosphere of confidence and good will to the team and management as you project now.
Title: Re: let's talk about the Barnsley game
Post by: NickDRFC on March 16, 2019, 09:27:57 AM
  Jim, the team that finishes third will carry the burden of disappointment,expectancy from their supporters, and being able to be relaxed in a three game season starting from scratch again.
  The reasons so many have failed in the past, the sixth side however are mostly glad to just have another chance, and are mostly the form team going into the game, and more importantly start off on a level playing field once again, when all could have been lost,and hope springs up again.
   If for instance you end up in the playoffs, and I sincerely hope you don't, you will have come off your good run between now and the end of the season, and knowing your crowd things will not be quite the same atmosphere of confidence and good will to the team and management as you project now.

Dropping from second to third on the last day of the season didnít do us too much harm in the play offs did it?
Title: Re: let's talk about the Barnsley game
Post by: since-1969 on March 16, 2019, 09:38:52 AM
Our recent form need is drifting away from the goal grabs of early season games , we struggling to put teams away when dominating the play . We should have scored 2-3? . Yes Barnsley stayed back and took it but the second half was disappointing we strolled about too often with the ball letting the tempo drop for long periods and didnít use the subs as intended . We put fresh legs on in Stadlier / May and Crawford but it barely altered anything . Copps comes off as he was going further back instead of maintaining his presence further up the pitch . We canít just rely on luck for things to turn around, players ie Marquis have to raise their game to the heights expected of our leading scorer .
Title: Re: let's talk about the Barnsley game
Post by: roversdude on March 16, 2019, 09:49:54 AM
Their no.21 looked class when he came on
Title: Re: let's talk about the Barnsley game
Post by: DonnyBazR0ver on March 16, 2019, 09:58:53 AM
Fully expect Barnsley to carry on and get automatic promotion.

The game as a whole was a reflection of our recent form. Good in the first half. Chances not taken although their keeper made good saves, perhaps made to look simple but they weren't. We exercised a good deal of control but didn't make the most of things in the final 3rd with Wilks playing with led boots on!

Second half, we lost any fluidity with some poor decision making with poor passes and rushing free kicks when we needed to relieve the pressure that was building. With the game finely poised neither team could create a clear cut chance although Sadliers late effort was again well saved.

We are struggling to score goals and play at the level we have up to the FA Cup game whereas Barnsley believe in themselves.
Title: Re: let's talk about the Barnsley game
Post by: tyke1962 on March 16, 2019, 11:11:24 AM
Our first half performance was dreadful , we just couldn't keep the ball , Rovers pressed us to good effect and the shape and balance of the side looked all over the place .

Mowatt who normally bosses the midfield was anonymous , not helped by the injury to Dougall in all fairness .

Whiteman and Wilks caused us problems , half time still level couldn't come soon enough for this tyke .

Second half we were much better if still below par , Fryers nullified Wilks and Mowatt started to become more influential .

Pinnock and Lindsay were immense , as they have for most of this season .

Happy enough with the point given the circumstances and we move on .

I think both teams will fulfill their ambitions this season , we will get the second automatic spot and Rovers a play off place , I can't be certain you will win the play offs because in reality nobody can be sure of that .

Good luck though , both clubs in the championship next season would be terrific with the millers staying up too .
Title: Re: let's talk about the Barnsley game
Post by: Donnywolf on March 16, 2019, 11:20:46 AM
Fair summation there

I would have taken a 0-0 before the KO - I think BFC will get auto promo

As for us we neem to take chances when they come - especially in the last few games when well on top !
Title: Re: let's talk about the Barnsley game
Post by: RoversAlias on March 16, 2019, 11:59:41 AM
It's a myth that the team who comes 3rd usually misses out in the Play Offs due to disappointment. For one, they are by rights the "best" team of the four over a season and are always well equipped to give it a good go.

We had the final day disappointment of slipping from 2nd to 3rd, had to face the in-form Southend who had risen up the table from nowhere and yet we battered them.
Title: Re: let's talk about the Barnsley game
Post by: Donnywolf on March 16, 2019, 12:09:16 PM
True - one Google search turned this up

Positions of teams promoted in play-offs     

So 40% of those finishing top of the Play offs make it to the higher Division - so thats twic as many as any other place you can finish
 
                                                             
PositionChampionshipLeague OneLeague TwoTotalPercentage
3rd (4th in L2)109133239.50%
4th (5th in L2)5751721%
5th (6th in L2)7541619.80%
6th  (7th in L2)5651619.80%
Title: Re: let's talk about the Barnsley game
Post by: drfchound on March 16, 2019, 12:21:38 PM
Well it won't live too long in the memory!

Thought Rovers just about shaded things though a point was undoubtedly the fair result.

I know it's commonplace to try and discredit the opposition in local derbies, make out they're crap, etc, but that double save from the goalkeeper in the first five minutes was unbelievable. Deserves massive credit for that.

Not a great game for Marquis, as said elsewhere, and Barnsley kept him very quiet. His decision-making at times left a lot to be desired, but his record speaks for itself and he's going through a tricky patch. He needs folks' support in this moment and not OTT criticism.

Their No.12, can't remember his name, was equally as bad with the decision-making. There were a couple of times he clung onto the ball for dear life when he had better options either side, who might have ultimately created a clearer opening.

No damage in the result as there's plenty of games left - nothing's decided tonight - and I think both sides will be content with a point.

Over to the teams tomorrow now who have all the pressure on them as they're in the chasing pack.

The double save was decent but unbelievable? The save from Wilksí header was regulation and he had plenty of time to get up and prepare himself for Marquis to shoot straight at him - with the amount of time in between the two saves Iím not even sure it would qualify as a double save!

Agree that a point was a fair result - we dominated the first half but they settled in and were much better in the second.






Of course it was a double save.
Title: Re: let's talk about the Barnsley game
Post by: steve@dcfd on March 16, 2019, 12:49:03 PM
Apart from Mason, Lawlor and Wright our best players started the game. Anderson and maybe Crawford on the bench might have started. The rest of the bench are what they are squad players.

We played well first half but second half our energy decline. Wilks was struggling before he came off. Marquis and Whiteman took knocks and their performances again declined after that.

For me when GM put Crawford on I would have put Copps on the right and put Rowe wide left. Those two players can give more than any other player from the bench. Again I do not see what Crawford offers
 to the midfield, yes he runs and closes down but players just run passed him.

But the draw was a fair result but Barnsley are the better side consistently which their position shows.
Title: Re: let's talk about the Barnsley game
Post by: graingrover on March 16, 2019, 12:58:12 PM
Sky has ruined it all though! No season ticket holders bothered no kids in family stand ...plastic football viewing !I live abroad so am often an armchair fan now faciltitated by not only Sky but also by I Follow. i contribute about £ 200,a season but am never at Keepmoat !
Title: Re: let's talk about the Barnsley game
Post by: selby on March 16, 2019, 01:23:15 PM
That tells me that six time out of ten the third team do NOT go up.
Title: Re: let's talk about the Barnsley game
Post by: tyke1962 on March 16, 2019, 01:25:57 PM
Well it won't live too long in the memory!

Thought Rovers just about shaded things though a point was undoubtedly the fair result.

I know it's commonplace to try and discredit the opposition in local derbies, make out they're crap, etc, but that double save from the goalkeeper in the first five minutes was unbelievable. Deserves massive credit for that.

Not a great game for Marquis, as said elsewhere, and Barnsley kept him very quiet. His decision-making at times left a lot to be desired, but his record speaks for itself and he's going through a tricky patch. He needs folks' support in this moment and not OTT criticism.

Their No.12, can't remember his name, was equally as bad with the decision-making. There were a couple of times he clung onto the ball for dear life when he had better options either side, who might have ultimately created a clearer opening.

No damage in the result as there's plenty of games left - nothing's decided tonight - and I think both sides will be content with a point.

Over to the teams tomorrow now who have all the pressure on them as they're in the chasing pack.

The double save was decent but unbelievable? The save from Wilksí header was regulation and he had plenty of time to get up and prepare himself for Marquis to shoot straight at him - with the amount of time in between the two saves Iím not even sure it would qualify as a double save!

Agree that a point was a fair result - we dominated the first half but they settled in and were much better in the second.






Of course it was a double save.


And something thatís a lot harder to do in reality than it looks. Absolutely fair play to him.

Shame it didnít go in, mind you, as Barnsley would have then had to come out their shell and be more inventive from very early on.


Rovers put us in the shell it wasn't a deliberate tactic , we play to win every game .

We were pressing hard in the second half right up to the final whistle but Rovers defended very well and we lacked that vital cutting edge .
Title: Re: let's talk about the Barnsley game
Post by: ravenrover on March 16, 2019, 02:18:17 PM
Our first half performance was dreadful , we just couldn't keep the ball , Rovers pressed us to good effect and the shape and balance of the side looked all over the place .

Mowatt who normally bosses the midfield was anonymous , not helped by the injury to Dougall in all fairness .

Whiteman and Wilks caused us problems , half time still level couldn't come soon enough for this tyke .

Second half we were much better if still below par , Fryers nullified Wilks and Mowatt started to become more influential .

Pinnock and Lindsay were immense , as they have for most of this season .

Happy enough with the point given the circumstances and we move on .

I think both teams will fulfill their ambitions this season , we will get the second automatic spot and Rovers a play off place , I can't be certain you will win the play offs because in reality nobody can be sure of that .

Good luck though , both clubs in the championship next season would be terrific with the millers staying up too .
Yet again it's because you were dreadfull not because Rovers outplayed you, try admitting it without the caveat
Title: Re: let's talk about the Barnsley game
Post by: tyke1962 on March 16, 2019, 02:43:46 PM
Our first half performance was dreadful , we just couldn't keep the ball , Rovers pressed us to good effect and the shape and balance of the side looked all over the place .

Mowatt who normally bosses the midfield was anonymous , not helped by the injury to Dougall in all fairness .

Whiteman and Wilks caused us problems , half time still level couldn't come soon enough for this tyke .

Second half we were much better if still below par , Fryers nullified Wilks and Mowatt started to become more influential .

Pinnock and Lindsay were immense , as they have for most of this season .

Happy enough with the point given the circumstances and we move on .

I think both teams will fulfill their ambitions this season , we will get the second automatic spot and Rovers a play off place , I can't be certain you will win the play offs because in reality nobody can be sure of that .

Good luck though , both clubs in the championship next season would be terrific with the millers staying up too .
Yet again it's because you were dreadfull not because Rovers outplayed you, try admitting it without the caveat

You certainly didn't outplay us in the second half last night .

If you want my honest assessment of your team it's that you lack a ruthless streak and a physical presence .

Technically very good but at this level you need more to challenge the automatic places , at tough places such as Shrewsbury and Wimbledon you were found wanting .

If you couldn't put us away last night with our starting line up and the added injury to Dougall then when can you beat us ?

Title: Re: let's talk about the Barnsley game
Post by: DINGLE on March 16, 2019, 03:07:04 PM
If we finish third we wonít go up Coventry are a bogey side for us.
Title: Re: let's talk about the Barnsley game
Post by: DINGLE on March 16, 2019, 03:13:41 PM
If we finish third we wonít go up Coventry are a bogey side for us.

Given all their issues will Coventry even be allowed to compete in the play-offs, should they get there?

Hope not if we finish third
Title: Re: let's talk about the Barnsley game
Post by: DonnyOsmond on March 16, 2019, 03:29:21 PM
If we finish third we wonít go up Coventry are a bogey side for us.

Given all their issues will Coventry even be allowed to compete in the play-offs, should they get there?

Hope not if we finish third

Seriously trying hard for a nibble.
Title: Re: let's talk about the Barnsley game
Post by: DINGLE on March 16, 2019, 06:03:35 PM
If we finish third we wonít go up Coventry are a bogey side for us.

Given all their issues will Coventry even be allowed to compete in the play-offs, should they get there?

Hope not if we finish third

Seriously trying hard for a nibble.

???.
 Iím absolutely certain theyíll beast us a week next Saturday they always seem to, they won today theyíve been bang in form for weeks would you want them in the playoffs?
Title: Re: let's talk about the Barnsley game
Post by: Pancho Regan on March 16, 2019, 10:09:22 PM
Our first half performance was dreadful , we just couldn't keep the ball , Rovers pressed us to good effect and the shape and balance of the side looked all over the place .

Mowatt who normally bosses the midfield was anonymous

Nothing to do with you being dreadful, itís that we completely outplayed you.
Mowatt was anonymous because our midfield players swamped him and didnít let him play.
You looked all over the place because we were by far the better team and you were chasing shadows.

For the second time this season, you have got out of jail and stolen a point off us.

Be big enough to call it how it is.

You can now go on to tell me how much higher in the table you are, but you donít get the bragging rights from us this season.

Title: Re: let's talk about the Barnsley game
Post by: tyke1962 on March 16, 2019, 11:33:40 PM
Our first half performance was dreadful , we just couldn't keep the ball , Rovers pressed us to good effect and the shape and balance of the side looked all over the place .

Mowatt who normally bosses the midfield was anonymous

Nothing to do with you being dreadful, itís that we completely outplayed you.
Mowatt was anonymous because our midfield players swamped him and didnít let him play.
You looked all over the place because we were by far the better team and you were chasing shadows.

For the second time this season, you have got out of jail and stolen a point off us.

Be big enough to call it how it is.

You can now go on to tell me how much higher in the table you are, but you donít get the bragging rights from us this season.

There isn't any bragging rights as both games ended in draws .

I couldn't care less about getting endorsements from you , in the grand scheme of things it doesn't matter  .

The only thing that concerns me is getting enough points to get automatic promotion , how we collect them and who we collect them off is neither here nor there .

With all due respect I wouldn't get too concerned about us because the way Coventry are putting a run together you should be more worried about keeping hold of 6th place right now .

Your scintillating football against us that only yielded two points may cost you yet .
Title: Re: let's talk about the Barnsley game
Post by: NickDRFC on March 17, 2019, 09:07:47 AM
Pancho - drawing both games, I donít think weíve got any bragging rights either. A draw was a fair point on Friday as well - no robbery this time around.
Title: Re: let's talk about the Barnsley game
Post by: drfchound on March 17, 2019, 09:10:18 AM
Pancho - drawing both games, I donít think weíve got any bragging rights either. A draw was a fair point on Friday as well - no robbery this time around.





Pancho didnít say we had got the bragging rights though did he.
He just said that Barnsley hadnít got them.
Title: Re: let's talk about the Barnsley game
Post by: NickDRFC on March 17, 2019, 09:55:54 AM
Pancho - drawing both games, I donít think weíve got any bragging rights either. A draw was a fair point on Friday as well - no robbery this time around.





Pancho didnít say we had got the bragging rights though did he.
He just said that Barnsley hadnít got them.

I didnít say that he did, just pointing out that we have nothing to brag about either. Also just pointing out that Friday night wasnít them stealing a point - a draw was a fair result.
Title: Re: let's talk about the Barnsley game
Post by: Tarn4ever on March 17, 2019, 11:12:07 AM


There isn't any bragging rights as both games ended in draws .

I couldn't care less about getting endorsements from you , in the grand scheme of things it doesn't matter  .

The only thing that concerns me is getting enough points to get automatic promotion , how we collect them and who we collect them off is neither here nor there .

With all due respect I wouldn't get too concerned about us because the way Coventry are putting a run together you should be more worried about keeping hold of 6th place right now .

Your scintillating football against us that only yielded two points may cost you yet .
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Imagine if the ref had given a penalty for the pull-back on Pinnock from Butler. The one that Sky TV pundits agreed shouldíve been one. Ah well, all things considered a point each was fair, and all things considered, including losing another key player,Kenny Dougall,with a broken leg, Weíve come through a very tough week unbeaten. l
Title: Re: let's talk about the Barnsley game
Post by: tyke1962 on March 17, 2019, 11:20:27 AM
Just confirmed that our Kenny Dougall broke his leg on friday night and he's obviously out for the rest of the season .

One of those things really , certainly no intent from the Rovers lad and just two committed players challenging for the ball .

Kenny even tried playing on for a spell , good grief .

Just got to get on with it and I'm sure we all wish Kenny a speedy recovery .
Title: Re: let's talk about the Barnsley game
Post by: DonnyOsmond on March 17, 2019, 11:39:23 AM
Bit of a dick move from our fans booing someone with a broken leg for not rushing off.
Title: Re: let's talk about the Barnsley game
Post by: Dutch Uncle on March 17, 2019, 01:00:58 PM
Just confirmed that our Kenny Dougall broke his leg on friday night and he's obviously out for the rest of the season .

One of those things really , certainly no intent from the Rovers lad and just two committed players challenging for the ball .

Kenny even tried playing on for a spell , good grief .

Just got to get on with it and I'm sure we all wish Kenny a speedy recovery .

Yes, a full and speedy recovery for your player Tyke.

May I say it is a pleasure to read fair and well written commentary from fans of other clubs - you are very welcome on here and good luck in your final push for automatic promotion.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: let's talk about the Barnsley game
Post by: Tarn4ever on March 17, 2019, 01:22:15 PM
Bit of a dick move from our fans booing someone with a broken leg for not rushing off.
To be fair to Donny fans,he did get back up and tried to play on, and then sat back down not too far from the touch line. Iím sure we,and other fans wouldíve been shouting for him to gerroff if it was the other way around. Shit happens, Itís just a shame it has come at such a vital time. In the face of adversity and all that.
Title: Re: let's talk about the Barnsley game
Post by: tyke1962 on March 17, 2019, 03:46:40 PM
Just confirmed that our Kenny Dougall broke his leg on friday night and he's obviously out for the rest of the season .

One of those things really , certainly no intent from the Rovers lad and just two committed players challenging for the ball .

Kenny even tried playing on for a spell , good grief .

Just got to get on with it and I'm sure we all wish Kenny a speedy recovery .

Yes, a full and speedy recovery for your player Tyke.

May I say it is a pleasure to read fair and well written commentary from fans of other clubs - you are very welcome on here and good luck in your final push for automatic promotion.  :thumbsup:

Thank you so much , it's a good board and a credit to Doncaster Rovers .

May I wish Rovers all the best for the remainder of the season and lets have two South Yorkshire clubs promoted from this league in May .
Title: Re: let's talk about the Barnsley game
Post by: Campsall rover on March 17, 2019, 04:25:33 PM
It is so refreshing to have sensible banter with opposition fans.
Shame a few idiots always want to come on here and make derisory comments. That’s both Rovers and other club supporters of course.
All the best Tyke until we play you in the play off Semi finals.
Sorry have a gut feeling Sunderland are just going to pip you for 2nd.
You will be pleased to know i am usually wrong.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: let's talk about the Barnsley game
Post by: tyke1962 on March 17, 2019, 05:22:20 PM
It is so refreshing to have sensible banter with opposition fans.
Shame a few idiots always want to come on here and make derisory comments. Thatís both Rovers and other club supporters of course.
All the best Tyke until we play you in the play off Semi finals.
Sorry have a gut feeling Sunderland are just going to pip you for 2nd.
You will be pleased to know i am usually wrong.  :thumbsup:


The key to the automatic positions are our next two league games , Walsall away next saturday lunchtime and Coventry at home the following week .

Sunderland don't play a league game now till April 3rd at Accrington Stanley due to the international break and Checkatrade cup final .

If and I do say if we can win both those games it will put us 8 points clear of them and they then face 6 games in 20 days to catch up .

I'm hoping the scoreboard pressure and a the amount of games they have to play will finally catch up with them .

We have to take care of our own business mind and neither of our next two games are going to be easy .
Title: Re: let's talk about the Barnsley game
Post by: drfchound on March 17, 2019, 05:36:19 PM
There are no easy games.
Title: Re: let's talk about the Barnsley game
Post by: Dutch Uncle on March 17, 2019, 06:17:25 PM
By a similar argument our important games coming up are the home games against Bristol Rovers and Walsall. Anything at Luton is a bonus.
Title: Re: let's talk about the Barnsley game
Post by: tyke1962 on March 17, 2019, 06:53:44 PM
Just thought I'd share this with you lads , it's something the clubs digital media dept puts together after every game .

Obviously a tyke flavour to it but just thought I'd post it anyway .


https://youtu.be/DjyHvLu-l2U
Title: Re: let's talk about the Barnsley game
Post by: Campsall rover on March 17, 2019, 07:00:56 PM
By a similar argument our important games coming up are the home games against Bristol Rovers and Walsall. Anything at Luton is a bonus.
I know there are 27 points to play for but i honestly think if we get 6 points from Bristol R and Walsall then that will give us the confidence boost we need to go on and get enough points from the last 6
Anything we get at Luton will be a bonus but i am confident we will get a result.
Why not a win. Luton are not invincible and how many teams go a whole league season unbeaten.
I am more concerned about the Bradford, Plymouth, Accrington & Oxford games than Luton to be honest as these are the ones we need to pick up points from and we haven’t been at our best ( understatement ) since Christmas against teams in the lower half of the league.