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Matchday live: Nottingham Forest v Blackburn Rovers

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Lancashire Telegraph: Photograph of the Author

Paul Wheelock, Blackburn Rovers reporter

WELCOME to the City Ground for Blackburn Rovers' Championship clash at Nottingham Forest. Follow all the action here with our live blog.

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Dave.RTID 3:01pm Sat 18 Jan 14

4 1 4 1 with Williamson in front of the back four. Not the most positive and attacking line up but I'm sure we will keep it tight. Rhodes, Dunn and king on the bench. This game could be won when and if these three are thrown in to the mix. COYB

Score: 1
Old Alzheimer 3:17pm Sat 18 Jan 14

It's high time that someone at Ewood told Hanley to keep his hands to himself.
He's always pulling shirts and is lucky that more penalties haven't been awarded against him !!!!

Score: 6
cboyer 3:35pm Sat 18 Jan 14

these players are good enough to beat any team in this league the problem is they aint got a brain and all these stupid errors have cost us too much

Score: 0
cboyer 3:37pm Sat 18 Jan 14

ben marshall goal this lad has been class of late

Score: 5
keanoutofrovers 3:59pm Sat 18 Jan 14

Lowe and Williamson in centre of midfield. What is it about these two that I'm not seeing? Lowe is technically very limited and can only pass a ball backwards and Williamson !!!! Where do I start. Cairney has to play in the middle surely nobody except GB can think otherwise.

Score: 8
A Darener 4:11pm Sat 18 Jan 14

Shooting themselves in the foot! It's hard enough without conceding penalties.
Might salvage a draw with a bit of luck.

Score: 0
Dave.RTID 4:27pm Sat 18 Jan 14

Why take of Rudy for Jordan? Surely being 2-1 down we want to and push on for a goal. Should've took Lowe off and gone 4 3 3. King Gestede and Rhodes up top.

Score: 1
A Darener 4:31pm Sat 18 Jan 14

Alex Marrow scored on debut, could have done with him scoring for us.

Score: 1
hawkmaster71 4:36pm Sat 18 Jan 14

Well another defeat away from home and sounds like a few players just NOT performing - long way off a promoted side if this is anything to come by ...bad team line-up by GB I'm afraid !!

Score: 3
PN1995 4:42pm Sat 18 Jan 14

Poor team selection, poor substitutions. Poor midfield. We really need Cairney in the centre and once Corey Evans is back play him with Cairney. We just can't build a team around Lowe, he needs to be a squad player.

Score: 3
A Darener 4:46pm Sat 18 Jan 14

Charlie Austin doing his best to deny Burnley an automatic promotion place.

Score: 1
A Darener 4:56pm Sat 18 Jan 14

So much for the City game giving them confidence. It has obviously had the opposite affect. Looks like Eastwood has been thoroughly demoralised.

Score: 2
ghost of sceptic 5:03pm Sat 18 Jan 14

Pathetic The same od rovers get a sniff of a playoff spot and blow it again! Afraid it looks like its going to be story of our season we will finish just out of playoffs.

Score: 1
Dave.RTID 5:05pm Sat 18 Jan 14

It would do, who gains confidence from a thrashing? We didn't even have the performance to go with it. No positives from the city game, no positives from today. What a shower of s**t. Today's result isn't going to boost the teams confidence either. 9 goals conceded in 2 games just isn't good enough. But as always with Rovers this season two steps forward one step back let's just look towards Derby and hope we can take maximum points. 3 from 6 wouldn't be a bad return anyway.

Score: -1
owd nick 5:06pm Sat 18 Jan 14

I take it back, not as strong a side as I thought.

Why GB persists with Williamson and Lowe in defensive midfield positions is beyond me, we only need one and Williamson simply isn't up to it, it leaves gaping holes in the middle and decent teams like Forest are going to take advantage.

20 minutes or so of constant pressure, two penalties and from what I can see heroics from Eastwood just about says it all.

Disappointed but to be honest I didn't expect much from today, which doubles the importance of the game against Derby.

Mind you it could be worse, we could be Bolton or Blackpool fans.

Score: 1
Manuel Hung 5:06pm Sat 18 Jan 14

Looks like 'No Rhodes' FC are going to have to get used to these kind of results.

A 4-1 spanking on the back of shamefull Cup performance.

It's little wonder that players are queuing up to leave & Rhodes can't be ar£ed putting a shift in any more.

Mega!

#dirtyrovers

Score: -3
RoversSwiss 5:07pm Sat 18 Jan 14

Funny that managers can never see things that fans think are obvious, said it before the last game, we will never win matches with Williamson and Lowe together in midfield. Williamson is nowhere near good enough for Rovers, Playing Cairney wide right is criminal.

Hanley is a crude player, but he can do a good defensive job, however can someone find him a brain transplant, he continues to do stupid things at the worst times. Book Lowe in for the same operation.

Lots of matches left, lets hope GB can see the error of his midfield ways soon.

Score: 2
happiness 5:11pm Sat 18 Jan 14

I've said it before and been slated for it but i'll say it again. Yes Bowyer has done a good job steadying the ship but I fear we are destined to finish in mid-table because of his negative tactics. Doncaster should have taken 2 points off us last week as we sat deeper and deeper and played with only one up front and never have anyone on the half way line when the opposition have a corner. One up front again today. Then when we need to get back into the game he swaps striker for striker and sticks to his tactics. We have a great opportunity to do what Forest and Derby are doing at the moment but Bowyer's negative tactics are holding us back. What happened at Leeds when he changed his tactics for a more attacking line-up? So annoying.

Score: 2
we.love.you.venkys 5:14pm Sat 18 Jan 14

A Darener wrote…


Shooting themselves in the foot! It's hard enough without conceding penalties.
Might salvage a draw with a bit of luck.

Or perhaps not.

What an absolute shambles you lot are. Calamity Kean now has competition for most useless goalkeeper in the Championship. Step forward Mr Eastwood.

Blackburn Rovers conceding 9 goals in two games, dropping a further 2 points away from the play-offs, and more importantly to you a massive 14 (FOURTEEN) points and 19 (NINETEEN) goals behind the Clarets.

And still they will back Bowyer, you couldn't make it up!

Keep up the good work Agent B.

Score: 0
A Darener 5:16pm Sat 18 Jan 14

9 goals in two matches? Might as well go two up front against Derby 4 3, 5 4 6 5...let's try Kevin Keegan's approach.

Score: 0
Harwoodstblue 8:40pm Sat 18 Jan 14

we.love.you.venkys wrote…


A Darener wrote…


Shooting themselves in the foot! It's hard enough without conceding penalties.
Might salvage a draw with a bit of luck.
Or perhaps not.

What an absolute shambles you lot are. Calamity Kean now has competition for most useless goalkeeper in the Championship. Step forward Mr Eastwood.

Blackburn Rovers conceding 9 goals in two games, dropping a further 2 points away from the play-offs, and more importantly to you a massive 14 (FOURTEEN) points and 19 (NINETEEN) goals behind the Clarets.

And still they will back Bowyer, you couldn't make it up!

Keep up the good work Agent B.

Wasn't it just before Christmas you were a MASSIVE five points clear at the top? Now Leicester are a Massive 6 points clear of you. What's happened if the bubble hasn't burst ? A slow puncture has exactly the same effect in the long run.
Well done agent Charlie....keep up the good work.

Score: 0

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