Homecoming. Rovers (H) in pre-season, 31/07/2021, 3pm

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Re: Homecoming. Rovers (H) in pre-season, 31/07/2021, 3pm

Post by TANGODANCER » Sat Jul 31, 2021 4:28 pm

Hey up, they got one back,. 2-1-us.
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Re: Homecoming. Rovers (H) in pre-season, 31/07/2021, 3pm

Post by Dave Sutton's barnet » Sat Jul 31, 2021 4:29 pm

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And we start with another...2-0.. :mrgreen:
Afolayan, possibly, altho it may go down as an oggie. If not, it's two in two for Dapo
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Sub, Brockbank for Johnston.
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Re: Homecoming. Rovers (H) in pre-season, 31/07/2021, 3pm

Post by TANGODANCER » Sat Jul 31, 2021 4:29 pm

Doyle on for Isgrove...
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Re: Homecoming. Rovers (H) in pre-season, 31/07/2021, 3pm

Post by Dave Sutton's barnet » Sat Jul 31, 2021 4:31 pm

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Hey up, they got one back,. 2-1-us.
Barring Dixon's gift to FCUM, that's the first we've conceded since the first 20 minutes of preseason.

Doyler on for Izzy; presume Baka goes wide.

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Re: Homecoming. Rovers (H) in pre-season, 31/07/2021, 3pm

Post by TANGODANCER » Sat Jul 31, 2021 4:36 pm

And another back. We need to score again.....please...2-2
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Re: Homecoming. Rovers (H) in pre-season, 31/07/2021, 3pm

Post by DJBlu » Sat Jul 31, 2021 4:38 pm

You can see the difference between Doyle and Bakayoko's hold up play. 2nd goal came from the lost possession up top.

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Re: Homecoming. Rovers (H) in pre-season, 31/07/2021, 3pm

Post by TANGODANCER » Sat Jul 31, 2021 4:40 pm

Thomason on for Sarcevic.
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Re: Homecoming. Rovers (H) in pre-season, 31/07/2021, 3pm

Post by Dave Sutton's barnet » Sat Jul 31, 2021 4:45 pm

George Johnston grows still bigger in absentio. Twas 2-0 when he went off.

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Re: Homecoming. Rovers (H) in pre-season, 31/07/2021, 3pm

Post by TANGODANCER » Sat Jul 31, 2021 4:45 pm

subs: Darcy for Afolayan, Gordon for John. Now loads more.
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Re: Homecoming. Rovers (H) in pre-season, 31/07/2021, 3pm

Post by Dave Sutton's barnet » Sat Jul 31, 2021 4:51 pm

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subs: Darcy for Afolayan, Gordon for John. Now loads more.
:D Crawford, Tutte and Politic for Sheehan, Williams and Bakayoko. Just Jones and Baptiste (plus Dixon) lasting the 90.

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Re: Homecoming. Rovers (H) in pre-season, 31/07/2021, 3pm

Post by Dave Sutton's barnet » Sat Jul 31, 2021 4:54 pm

Ha, saying that, Senior replaces Baptiste...

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Re: Homecoming. Rovers (H) in pre-season, 31/07/2021, 3pm

Post by TANGODANCER » Sat Jul 31, 2021 4:58 pm

And that's that. 2-2 no bad result against a Championship side, but it sounds like we let it slip? Comments?
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Re: Homecoming. Rovers (H) in pre-season, 31/07/2021, 3pm

Post by DJBlu » Sat Jul 31, 2021 4:59 pm

Good game of football for both sets of fans.

Shame we didn't get the win but I think Evatt has learnt a lot from this.

I know he was only on the pitch 15 minutes but Gordon looked so different to the last time I saw him play.

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Re: Homecoming. Rovers (H) in pre-season, 31/07/2021, 3pm

Post by Bruce Rioja » Sat Jul 31, 2021 5:00 pm

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Sorry to learn that, TW; I hope you have the best afternoon you can.

Post match, can someone please share with the group as to what, if any, are the covid restrictions? I for one am at a loss.

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Re: Homecoming. Rovers (H) in pre-season, 31/07/2021, 3pm

Post by brommers95 » Sat Jul 31, 2021 5:05 pm

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Good game of football for both sets of fans.

Shame we didn't get the win but I think Evatt has learnt a lot from this.

I know he was only on the pitch 15 minutes but Gordon looked so different to the last time I saw him play.
This. Looks like a completely different player.

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Re: Homecoming. Rovers (H) in pre-season, 31/07/2021, 3pm

Post by Mar » Sat Jul 31, 2021 5:06 pm

DJBlu wrote:
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Good game of football for both sets of fans.

Shame we didn't get the win but I think Evatt has learnt a lot from this.

I know he was only on the pitch 15 minutes but Gordon looked so different to the last time I saw him play.
Definitely looked better and more composed. Looks like a genuine contender for that left back spot.

Crawford looked to struggle when he came on then had a moment of quality to win a great chance only to rush it.

Politic didn't even see him have a touch. So not much to read there.


Good match by all accounts. I think the subs affected the amount of pressing we had in the defensive third which meant too much time on the ball for whoever slipped in their goal scorer. Either way I'm not expecting as many changes to be a factor in upcoming games.

A lot of positives. We looked generally dominant at times against a team a league ahead of us.

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Re: Homecoming. Rovers (H) in pre-season, 31/07/2021, 3pm

Post by Worthy4England » Sat Jul 31, 2021 5:13 pm

Sounds quite positive, so far, overall.

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Re: Homecoming. Rovers (H) in pre-season, 31/07/2021, 3pm

Post by truewhite15 » Sat Jul 31, 2021 5:21 pm

Rovers stepped it up in the 2nd half, gave us a rough time of it in the opening 15 minutes, but then it seemed to level out. Sheehan and Crawford had glorious chances to put us back ahead, not taken. Overall, more positives than negatives. We played very nice football, 1 and 2-touch stuff, got into some good positions. If we play like that in the season proper, we'll be closer to the top than the bottom.

Afolayan was the stand-out performer, but really the only starter to come out of the game with less than 7 or 8 out of 10 was probably Isgrove. Didn't show enough for the ball, didn't do enough with it when he did get it.

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Re: Homecoming. Rovers (H) in pre-season, 31/07/2021, 3pm

Post by truewhite15 » Sat Jul 31, 2021 5:26 pm

Also - thank you all for your kind words. My uncle's death was the fourth of five in a torrid 12 months. I'm hoping to try and do something to memorialise him at the game next weekend - he never really bothered with friendlies.

It felt so damn good to be home though - the noise when the squad came out was something else!

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Re: Homecoming. Rovers (H) in pre-season, 31/07/2021, 3pm

Post by Harry Genshaw » Sat Jul 31, 2021 5:51 pm

Blimey, that's tough TW :(

Some good performances out there today. Dapo and Bakayoko gave them a lot to think about in that first half. I'll be surprised if we come up against a better front 3 this season than Rovers trio, yet for an hour we barely gave them a sniff. The changes and their quality told in the end.

Josh Sheehan, the Welsh Djorkaeff on that showing, can't half open a defence with his passing. He should have the scored the winner today though.

Good game, one of the best PSFs I can remember, good atmosphere and only a tenner. It was great to be back. Roll on next Saturday!
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