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- Murphy gives Rovers 8th minute lead and Hanley doubles lead in second half
- Rosado comes in for Josh King as only change
- Bowyer looks for third successive win as caretaker boss
- A weakened Bristol City side named for this FA Cup third round tie
- Rovers youngster Hugo Fernandez named on bench
Full time 2-0
Olsson breezes past City defence but shot saved
Martin Olsson fires wide
King for Rosado
4:24pm Sat 5 Jan 13
16k on new year and 5k today, why are fans inconsistent in showing anger :-(
RT @CryerRovers: Att: 5,504 ~~ that's dismal. A clear message to owners. @roverstrust #rovers #brfc— @simongarner10 05 January 2013
Morten Gamst Pedersen on for Jason Lowe
@CryerRovers gary bowyers blue n white army. would love a cup run— @lodgie30 05 January 2013
GOAL 2-0, Hanley. Rochina chips pass to Dann, balls falls loose and Hanley scores from the ground
5400 @blackburnrovers today Wake up @venkysindia & @shebbysingh you are bleeding the club #BRFC @CryerRovers @glen9mullan @Blackburnjack— @LancsKR 05 January 2013
RT @ajrobinson75: @CryerRovers lowest first team gate since aug91 leg cup tie v hull 1st round 2nd leg #signofthingstocome— @Blackburnjack 05 January 2013
@philiplingard @CryerRovers As match not that interesting, can you & your journo colleagues count the gate - 1 side of ground each !— @RVM_2000 05 January 2013
@CryerRovers not surprised #blamevenkys for turning our club into a joke, bastards— @1980lamby 05 January 2013
@CryerRovers I'm guilty of staying at home, but until Venkys do one, I won't step foot in the ground... #completejoke— @AutoHireAssist 05 January 2013
The second half has continued in a similar fashion. All a bit too easy for Rovers
@CryerRovers do season ticket holders not get fa cup games included? If not I think today's attendance shows the fans anger.— @steprocter13 05 January 2013
4:10pm Sat 5 Jan 13
A Darener says
5504! if that doesn't send a message to the Venky's then nothing will!
“@CryerRovers: Att: 5,504” fantastic, a clear message to shebby and the owners.— @MattFryer77 05 January 2013
@CryerRovers a sign of things to come #venkysout— @steholden 05 January 2013
I would play Hugo as a holding midfielder
3:49pm Sat 5 Jan 13
where would you play fernandez andy?
Blackburn. LOL RT @CryerRovers: Att: 5,504— @blake2108 05 January 2013
"@RoversTweet: “@CryerRovers: Att: 5,504” that is ridiculous!" I'm freaking skint or a would be there!!— @heidikgrunshaw 05 January 2013
“@CryerRovers: Att: 5,504” WOW— @andymwhittle 05 January 2013
@CryerRovers omg thst is embarassing— @JonBetts923 05 January 2013
Attendance is 5,504
Second half underway
Taylor has a header tipped over bar by Kean as half finishes 1-0 to Rovers
@CryerRovers adomah would be good signing for us— @jamierover84 05 January 2013
3:26pm Sat 5 Jan 13
when you look at the turnout for the Brighton game, it's a sorry state of affairs to hear about such a low attendance. Get more than that at Carlisle United games.
3:43pm Sat 5 Jan 13
wots the gate at ewood reports all over saying hardly anybody in the ground ?
3:44pm Sat 5 Jan 13
No1 Ryan wrote:I would guess its because people dont want to pay the 15+quid as they are feeling pretty naffed off with whats been going on down here!
Why is Ewood Park so empty
Glad to see the young boys getting a chance gives te other boysa chance on Friday against wolves
@OneRovers @CryerRovers GG/BR/MO leaving? Now henley off with what looks a hamstring! So pleased our squad is awash with defenders! #muppets— @NeilFraser 05 January 2013
Fernandez is very versatile. Has played striker, midfield and defence for Rovers in his time
3:40pm Sat 5 Jan 13
what position is this young fernadez?
Rochina has a shot cleared away from goal by Fontaine
Simon Vukcevic on for the injured Henley. Vukcevic will go out wide, Lowe at right back and Rosado more central
Not much to report on at the moment. A goalkeeper's mistake and that has been about it so far
@CryerRovers a true bristolian would say MuRRRRRphhy— @jamierover84 05 January 2013
Kazim-Richards fires over from tight angle after good pass from Rochina
3:15pm Sat 5 Jan 13
goal... ! Hope a defender doesn't get injured as no cover on the bench & our LB is really a midfielder !!!!
3:19pm Sat 5 Jan 13
A Darener says
Gary Bowyer....the new Tony Parkes, gets us out of the quagmire.
3:16pm Sat 5 Jan 13
just last match we had 16k fans and now we r crying stadium is empty
we r in championships and have to realistic
Kazim-Richards almost doubles Rovers' lead. Curls ball low to far post but Heaton tips it wide
Ryan Taylor heads over bar from a rare Bristol City attack
@CryerRovers As usual i learn on Twitter Rovers have scored ages before Radio Rovers catches up !— @_MAhern 05 January 2013
@CryerRovers whats the attendance ?— @nathnixon 05 January 2013
GOAL 1-0 Rovers Murphy. The midfielder picks ball up in midfield and hammers home from 25 yards. Keeper should save it
DEcent enough start by Rovers. Playing the ball around nicely without much end product at the moment
We are underway here at Ewood. Rovers kicking towards Ronnie Clayton End
@CryerRovers do you know if bowyer n mcphillips are being rewarded for their efforts and are their positions safe when a mgr is signed?— @Ste4Hall 05 January 2013
Ewood Park is looking very empty just a few minutes from kick off. No surprise
@CryerRovers me babber!— @Walmsleyx4 05 January 2013
2:50pm Sat 5 Jan 13
steve18gls wrote:Hope he's in crowd to make up the numbers
why is josk king not starting ??
2:44pm Sat 5 Jan 13
why is josk king not starting ??
@CryerRovers must b some Q forming o/side SS's door to "bash it down" - Givet, Formica, Ribeiro, Robbo & now Olsson ;o— @JonWilliamsP2P 05 January 2013
"@CryerRovers: Hope Rovers have a few walk ups today. Circa 3000 sold, and City sold 400ish" big club @Broc_Boyd @davemagill— @mags3456 05 January 2013
DIOGO Rosado has been handed just his second start for Blackburn Rovers for this afternoon's FA Cup third round visit of Bristol City.
The Portuguese winger replaces Josh King, who is on the substitutes bench, as Rovers look to make it three wins in a row under caretaker duo Gary Bowyer and Terry McPhillips.
Simon Vukcevic returns to the substitutes bench, while Spanish youngster Hugo Fernandez-Molina is named on the bench for the first time.
ROVERS: Kean, Henley, Dann. Hanley, Olsson, Murphy, Lowe, Rosado, Rochina, Kazim-Richards, Rhodes
SUBS: Sandomierski, Vukcevic, Pedersen, King, Gomes, Goodwillie, Fernandez
BRISTOL CITY: Tom Heaton, Mark Wilson, Liam Fontaine, Louis Carey, Jon Stead, James Wilson, Cole Skuse, Stephen Pearson, Greg Cunningham, Ryan Taylor, Paul Anderson
SUBS: Dean Gerken, Martyn Woolford, Steven Davies, Joe Edwards, Bobby Reid, Wes Burns, Matthew Bates