MATCHDAY LIVE: Blackburn Rovers 4 Bolton Wanderers 1
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- Blackburn starting XI: Kean, Kane, Spurr, Hanley, Lowe, King, Dunn, Rhodes, Marshall, Dann, Cairney
- Wanderers Starting XI: Bogdan, Mears, Knight, Wheater, Baptiste, Medo, Spearing, Pratley, Chung-Yong, Ngog, Beckford
- Eagles on for first appearance since opening day of the season
All over. Abysmal.
Moritz booked for foul on Judge
Five minutes added torture/time
Rock bottom at the moment.
Embarrassing now. Wheater gives the ball away to Kane, who gets to the byline and crosses for Rhodes to tap in his second of the day.
King gets the better of Mears again and blasts a right footed effort just wide.
Craig Davies on for Medo. Asking a lot for him to change it from here.
Wanderers had a couple of half-decent chances at 2-1. Makes you think, doesn't it?
It's the Blackburn fans who can be heard now. Understandable disappointment in the Wanderers end.
Wanderers have got it all to do. They had been the better side in the second half.
Volley from Evans after Knight had hooked the ball clear to the edge of the box. Seemed to take a touch off Spearing too.
Chung-Yong dances past Kane and squares for Spearing - his shot deflected inches wide.
All settled down a little bit now. Can't help but feel a higher tempo would suit Wanderers
Off comes David Ngog - on comes Moritz
Moritz ready to come on
Built for Eagles to make an impact now.
Eagles is on! Pratley off.
Much better from Wanderers, although they are still defending very deep in two banks of four.
Hanley booked for a foul on Chung-Yong
Kane off the line for Blackburn. Brilliant run by Ngog.
Chungy combined well with Baptiste, who turned and hit a shot high and wide from the edge of the box. Decent effort.
Blackburn keeping the pressure on. Have already forced Spearing and Wheater into some rather panicky clearances.
Second half up and running now.
Dunn and Rhodes gave Blackburn a deserved 2-0 lead before Bpatiste pulled one back on the stroke of half time.
Site has been down for the last 40 minutes but you've missed the worst 45 minutes of the season for Wanderers by far.
Well, where do I start?
Not sure my retinas are going to get used to this away kit before May.
Wi Fi suddenly looking dodgy at Ewood Park. so bear with me...
2:58pm Sat 31 Aug 13
Bolton win 2-1 Pratley and Beckford score
@MarcIles i'm going Bolton win 2-1. Ever the optimist!— @DKaighers 31 August 2013
@MarcIles 1-1 Pratters to score first #COYWM— @NormidDave 31 August 2013
@MarcIles Bolton to win 2-1 with Pratley scoring first goal and at least 1 sending off #bwfc— @chrisatty 31 August 2013
Jermaine Beckford joked that I should invest 50p on his scoring today. Said he never scores the first goal, though. I didn't by the way... got stung too badly on Tuesday night at Tranmere...
@MarcIles 4-1 Bolton, N'gog— @JElsden1 31 August 2013
@MarcIles Don't care Marc as long we get three points— @mazfox421 31 August 2013
@MarcIles 2-1 to Bolton with Beckford first goal scorer! #bwfc #brfc— @MattyAshcroft 31 August 2013
@MarcIles a very abject nil a piece— @gazbwfc82 31 August 2013
@MarcIles 1-3 beckford first goal— @BWFC_ANDY_G 31 August 2013
@MarcIles Feels like it will be a high scoring one, neither defence looks THAT strong. I'm going to say 3-2 to Bolton, with Dunn opening.— @UkiStef 31 August 2013
@MarcIles rovers to take lead via Rhodes. Bolton pull back second half, dominate last 20 mins sneak winner via beckford— @Macca1512 31 August 2013
@MarcIles BRFC 2 - 1 BWFC— @djblu2003 31 August 2013
@MarcIles Both the Tower FM commentators seem to agree with me... dead cert 0-0 then!— @UkiStef 31 August 2013
@MarcIles 3-2 to Whites with Rhodes first goal— @CarlJWood 31 August 2013
So what are your predictions? I'm going for 2-2 and Jordan Rhodes for first goal.
What price a win heading into the international break? I fear it will be doom and gloom with anything less.
@MarcIles we lack creativity. Hall, Moritz and Eagles are the players who can unlock teams, as seen v QPR in last 20. #playingfordraw— @mickkay2 31 August 2013
Although those in the stadium are in good voice - few Wanderers chants already coming from the Darwen End.
Around 3,000 Wanderers fans due here today. Looked like a fair few of them had set up camp at the pub on my way past!
@MarcIles sorry DF this is not our strongest line up. Worried— @colin_burney 31 August 2013
@MarcIles lee shouldnt be in imo #struggling— @radcliffe78 31 August 2013
@MarcIles bit dodgy too be honest and really narrow again like qpr game.thought eagles and tierney would have played today— @gazLowe84 31 August 2013
@MarcIles No balance. I assume Pratley will be on the right but I'd prefer Hall if we are to play 442. Pratley is best behind a lone striker— @HallsworthBWFC 31 August 2013
@MarcIles baptiste is a cente back...end of issue— @gazLowe84 31 August 2013
@MarcIles mills should be in as should hall instead of cyl and would rather have a proper left back at left back— @GarethHulme 31 August 2013
@MarcIles the term square pegs in round holes comes to mind!! #bwfc— @giuseppemoncado 31 August 2013
@MarcIles they all need to step up. DFs faith in the Knight/Wheater combo is beyond me. Way too slow.— @pclangdon 31 August 2013
So what do we think of the starting line-up? Can only think that Tierney's groin/hamstring has stopped him starting the game. Shame no Eagles?
Blackburn subs: Eastwood, Kilgallon, Best, Taylor, Morris, Judge, Evans
Blackburn: Kean, Kane, Spurr, Hanley, Lowe, King, Dunn, Rhodes, Marshall, Dann, Cairney
BWFC subs: Lonergan, Mills, Tierney, Hall, C Davies, Moritz, Eagles
No Tierney from the start, which means Baptiste will be at left back...
Team to face Blackburn: Bogdan, Mears, Knight, Wheater, Baptiste, Medo, Spearing, Pratley, Chung-Yong, Ngog, Beckford
Team news is imminent but Dougie Freedman reported on Friday that his injury list has cleared up - which was a welcome boost!
Good afternoon folks - it's derby day!
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