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    You got lucky to get a point there!

    4 points minimum needed from next 2 games as your last few fixtures look tough on paper

    Crazy you are still only 2 points behind 4th!

    Steele for me but great the level of competition in that position

    BTW - how well is Nyambe playing? Seems to be on a storming recent run of ratings!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redknapp69 View Post
    You got lucky to get a point there!
    4 points minimum needed from next 2 games as your last few fixtures look tough on paper
    Crazy you are still only 2 points behind 4th!
    The reason is that Arsenal defeated Crystal Palace. So we caught up a point, but Arsenal is now fifth.

    Quote Originally Posted by Redknapp69 View Post
    Steele for me but great the level of competition in that position

    BTW - how well is Nyambe playing? Seems to be on a storming recent run of ratings!
    Steele's rating is going up every year (7.17, 7.36, 7.41 and this season 7.43)
    Nyambe is only 22 years old and his rating also goes up every year (6.74. 7.00 and this season 7.10)

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    Still in the hunt for that top 4.

    Plenty of surprises still to come I reckon!

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    About injuries - and other bits of news

    As it turned out, Steele will be out for about two weeks, so he will not be available when we play Bournemouth and Swansea, but he might be back from his injury just in time to play against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

    Of course we have László so as long as he remains fit...



    Martins Indi has been banned for two matches, so he will miss the match against Bournemouth as well as the one against Swansea.



    Nathan Aké is out for just a few days with a bruised rib.

    Aké probably will not be fit in time for our next match against Bournemouth, which is just when we needed him because of Martins Indi's suspension.



    Then Chrivella will be out for no less than three weeks with a damaged shoulder. This means that Grimes will get a lot of game time again.

    Hopefully Grimes will deliver, just like he did a while back when Chirivella was injured.



    And finally, Martins Indi (who has been banned for the next two matches) will be out for a full month with a groin strain!

    So all of this means that both Aké and Martins Indi will miss our next game and we shall have to play with a makeshift defence against Bournemouth.



    In addition Nyambe, who was Man-of-the-Match against Stoke, turned up late for training on the day that Aké got injured...


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    good Lord, fun times at the physio's.

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    Eh? Nyambe is injured as well?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redknapp69 View Post
    Eh? Nyambe is injured as well?!
    You're right, I got confused with all those injuries. All those groaning men here!
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    Wow. Quite a loss of form since I've been away. I have to admit that I fancied you for one of the cups, but looks like in both games you came u against better teams on the day. There is still time to get that top 4 place although the current injury/suspension crisis is a bit of a concern. A chance for some of the more fringe players to show what they can do.
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    Rovers score again and defeat Bournemouth

    On Sunday 13th April we played AFC Bournemouth, the current number nineteen in the Premier League, at the Vitality Stadium and although they initially gave us a hard time we won the match as our forwards managed to find the net again!



    We had to face Bournemouth without Steele, Aké, Martins Indi and Chirivella, but then again, our opponents reside near the bottom of the table. However, even though we started well enough it was Bournemouth who scored the opener when Smith received the ball from Matthews and drove it low towards goal and found the back of the net! László did not have a chance!

    But as time went on we put our opponents under pressure and seized control of the game with two goals in less than five minutes! First Fekir skipped past Marsh and drove the ball in low on his right foot. Ted Smith could only parry it and Lens went for the follow up and scored! And a few minutes later a goal kick was taken by Smith and Fekir collected the ball, skipped past the challenge of Murray and tried a pot-shot at goal and scored his 25th goal of the season!!

    We started the second half with Chalobah for Nyambe and with Duelund for Clasie and we remained the better team. Fekir came close when he drove the ball in low, but Smith did well to get his fingertips to the ball. Duelund also had a great opportunity but he also was frustrated by Smith who proved to be a very good goalkeeper.

    On the other side, Bournemouth had one decent scoring chance when Wilson got free in the penalty area and struck the ball with fury, but László did fantastically to turn the ball away.

    In the final ten minutes Goldson had to go off injured and Williams was sent off after he pushed Besic away and so after the final whistle we could leave the Vitality Stadium with three precious points in the bag!

    And so our attacking line finally delivered again! Good old Lens was named Man-of-the-Match.
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    Some interesting results today! We are still in sixth position, but the gap between ourselves and Spurs and Liverpool has widened again. We are definitely not there yet but on the other hand, we're also very close to second place!




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    So it will be Swansea next, at Ewood Park, and with five games remaining European football is well within our grasp now!

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    That loss for United and draw for City has suddenly closed everything up. 7 points behind and 5 to play, the title is not out of the question !

    That said, it is a tough run in. Other than Swansea they are all in the top half, so you might need to pass a few brown envelops to the referees to keep those red cards coming for your opponents
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingsley View Post
    That loss for United and draw for City has suddenly closed everything up. 7 points behind and 5 to play, the title is not out of the question !

    That said, it is a tough run in. Other than Swansea they are all in the top half, so you might need to pass a few brown envelops to the referees to keep those red cards coming for your opponents
    That's why it is essential that we defeat Swansea at Ewood Park. Losing at Stamford Bridge is less problematic then.

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    I would say that beating Tottenham at Ewood will be the most important for getting European football as they are the closest contenders for 6th place. A victory at Stamford Bridge would help your chase for a Champion's league place, but with the top of the league so congested, every point is going to be vital.
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    Very important win and well deserved as well

    European football not far from being secured and still a real chance of CL which is crazy!

    Never easy down in South Wales and then the huge games come - but you're right - win the next and that should nearly have you there for European footie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redknapp69 View Post
    Very important win and well deserved as well

    European football not far from being secured and still a real chance of CL which is crazy!

    Never easy down in South Wales and then the huge games come - but you're right - win the next and that should nearly have you there for European footie
    Yeah, we play Swansea (and Spurs) at home, but the other three games are all away games.

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