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That smug little gobshite Branthwaite was smirking all the way off the pitch as Warnock spoke to him. Hope gets a lengthy retrospective ban.

Hopefully we play like we did last time vs Blackburn and batter them, only this time we actually score some of our chances please.

After a great away win v Forest is it now time to have a visit by our old friends Daniel Ayala, Stewart Downing, Ainsley Pears and Tony Mowbray and the rest of Blackburn. Blackburns last outing w

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1 minute ago, TeaCider24 said:

I'll stay off here till half time anyway, seems my stream is 10-20 seconds behind the Sky one.

I don't let that put me off.

Folks are now used to me commenting on stuff 2 minutes later. 😁

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Was it against these in the reverse game, they had a player injured early, a central defender, who had been their weak link... We didn't look to score much after that sub ?

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Just now, SmogDane said:

Was it against these in the reverse game, they had a player injured early, a central defender, who had been their weak link... We didn't look to score much after that sub ?

Huddersfield away was the game you're thinking of.

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