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Next up: Stevenage (A)
03 August, 2018 15:45
This time last year, I was attempting to write the preview for our first game of the season whilst dealing with the obstacle of being deep in the Irish countryside. Some things don’t change and I am still having to cope with internet access being drip fed to our cottage in the Wexford hills.

There is also some deja vu in the sense that we are away from home again and that the super white army have a big journey to tackle for the first game.

But of course that’s where all similarities end because we are anticipating a return to proper football instead of the resignation of facing another season in the National League. And that adds a whole new level of excitement in the build up to tomorrow’s game!

Euphoria has been the order of the day for most of the summer with many of us constantly revisiting those momentous events in May. Despite this, there has been a lot of work going on in recruitment of players to ensure that the upcoming season isn’t just a flash in the pan, and we firmly establish ourselves back in the league.

It’s not for me to say how good this recruitment has been though and I suppose it will be results that will ultimately determine how successful our summer signings have been.

Saturday’s opponents have had a huge restructure this summer with 15 new players signing on for Stevenage FC. Despite this, the Lamex Stadium regulars (all 2,500 of them) have been buoyed by a good pre-season and head into the game full of confidence. Residents from England’s very first New Town are being encouraged to flock to Broadhall Way so the attendance can crash through the 4,000 mark. The visiting Super White Army will be hugely beneficial in achieving this goal I think.

Comments from Stevenage manager, Dino Maamria, suggests there is a healthy respect being given to the Rovers. But closer reading of Dino’s quotes makes me think they are expecting a non-league, rough and tumble approach from us. We may surprise them a bit when we turn up wanting to play instead of kick.

All in all, with only one more sleep before battle commences appetites are thoroughly whetted and anticipation is building nicely. Tomorrow is the culmination of three years of blood, sweat and tears in the National League, and is the first step of our new journey to reach League One. I am looking forward to tomorrow and the season as a whole and I have every confidence that our great club is heading in the right direction



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 11/08/2018 05:12 by mini_andy.

 
Borough Roaderd
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Re: Next up: Stevenage (A)
03 August, 2018 17:18
It's great to be back.Will our season be a roaring success ?Who knows ?
Let's just start by getting at least a point tomorrow.Prediction 1-1.

 
gary anderson
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Re: Next up: Stevenage (A)
03 August, 2018 17:46
Yes its great to be back .and 1.1 away first game back will be a good point .but i think we might just nick all 3 .i think mm and mp have installed confidence back in our club and heading in the right direction .cmon s.w.a

 
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Re: Next up: Stevenage (A)
03 August, 2018 17:56
I’m just hoping I don’t get that drunk I couldn’t remember the first game back in the league 😀

 
rossb07
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Re: Next up: Stevenage (A)
03 August, 2018 18:31
I wish i could get drunk at all!

Back in work in the middle of Wales at 8am Sunday...

Will still be there tomorrow though and hoping for as close to 1k of the SWA as possible to see us back in the league.

Personally going 1-1 to get something to take home but we have been very good in the 2nd half with MM at the helm of late so keep it tight and we could just grab all 3!

 
aktrfc
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Re: Next up: Stevenage (A)
03 August, 2018 18:39
While I’d say a draw would be a result, we said that last time at Torquay and they turned out to be whipping boys for a lot of clubs. Need a win, even the bookies don’t make them that much fav to win at home.

 
Loyden1
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Re: Next up: Stevenage (A)
03 August, 2018 19:03
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I’m just hoping I don’t get that drunk I couldn’t remember the first game back in the league 😀
me too train gets to euston 10am !

 
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Re: Next up: Stevenage (A)
03 August, 2018 19:25
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I’m just hoping I don’t get that drunk I couldn’t remember the first game back in the league 😀
me too train gets to euston 10am !

Blimey Loyden! You’re getting there early! ... I don’t leave lliverpool until before 11! But stocking up for the journey to wet the whistle! And grease the journey 😀

 
Loyden1
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Re: Next up: Stevenage (A)
03 August, 2018 20:00
[quote TranmereFan][quote Loyden1][quote TranmereFan]I’m just hoping I don’t get that drunk I couldn’t remember the first game back in the league 😀[/quote]me too train gets to euston 10am ![/quote]

Blimey Loyden! You’re getting there early! ... I don’t leave lliverpool until before 11! But stocking up for the journey to wet the whistle! And grease the journey 😀e]it's the start of my 60th season,hope I can take it steady on the beer like our season a marathon not a sprint.

 
roger mellie
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Stevenage
02 August, 2018 14:46
Thought I would start the thread early. I am sure it can be merged when the official thread is posted.

But looking forward to Saturday more than any first game for a long long time.

Really don't know what to expect. Will we be competitive? What formation/team will Micky chose?

I see that Stevenage are tipped as dark horses in certain quarters.

Cannot imagine that it is going to be straight forward, but who cares, we are back.

Whatever the result, looking forward to a great weekend.

 
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hong kong rover (IP Logged)

Re: Stevenage
02 August, 2018 15:54
Its 1,197 days since our last football league game.. Cmon the Rovers!

 
DevonExile
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Re: Stevenage
02 August, 2018 17:03
I would be delighted with a draw,not so much because I think that Stevenage will be contenders but more because I have doubts about how well equipped we are for the challenge ahead

 
AndyMase
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Re: Stevenage
02 August, 2018 17:41
Anything better than Torquay last year, which was dire

 
Aldo'smuzzy
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Re: Stevenage
02 August, 2018 17:53
Could be 3-0 either way, or anything in between, but at least it shouldn't be as stressful as our last match!

 
Hampshire White
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Re: Stevenage
02 August, 2018 20:35
I'm going for 0-2 to Tranmere. I went to the game at Brighton when we won 0-2 after promotion to the what is now the Championship. Rose tinted glasses? May be. 😎

 
Cybertron
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Re: Stevenage
02 August, 2018 21:23
I've lost all feel for how good or bad L2 teams are, so no real feel for what to expect. I would like to think we can get something from the game. A narrow 0-1 win would do me.

 
rossb07
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Re: Stevenage
02 August, 2018 22:13
We haven’t beaten them at the Lamex ever have we?

I’ll take a draw right off the bat with no injuries and go for the home wins.

 
Eric01 Tranmere
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Re: Stevenage
02 August, 2018 23:33
1-0 win with Cole Stockton scoring in the 88th minute

 
mini_andy
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Re: Stevenage
03 August, 2018 00:48
2-2 with us coming back from 2-0

 
Durban Super White
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Re: Stevenage
03 August, 2018 06:56
2-0 loss. Welcome back to league football.

 
roger mellie
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Re: Stevenage
03 August, 2018 10:05
I like Hampshires comment.... but who will be our Aldridge on Saturday?

 
DevonExile
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Re: Stevenage
03 August, 2018 10:11
Stevenage have signed a lot of players from non league this summer and so it is really hard to know what they will be like.It would be very surprising where they to be promotion contenders

 
Aldo'smuzzy
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Re: Stevenage
03 August, 2018 10:21
Scorchio tomorrow (over 30 degrees) so I'll settle for another drab 0-0 opener, just like last season..

 
Kennel
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Re: Stevenage
03 August, 2018 12:22
A Paul Mullin hat trick securing a comfortable 3-0 win.

 
omd white
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Re: Stevenage
03 August, 2018 12:44
Hat trick would be a good sign that he is worth the £40000 we payed for him .

 
Jack of all Trades
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Re: Stevenage
03 August, 2018 13:47
I thought he turned down a new contract at Swindon and was therefore a free transfer?

 
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Re: Stevenage
03 August, 2018 14:36

 
Shaumbra
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Re: Stevenage
03 August, 2018 15:18
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https://vimeo.com/283006346

love the video ross, thanks for posting it

 
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Re: Stevenage
03 August, 2018 15:46
Quote:
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https://vimeo.com/283006346

love the video ross, thanks for posting it

+1. Great stuff.

 
Jimsteel
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Re: Stevenage
03 August, 2018 22:55
Ambition without arrogance. Come on you legends let's go again. Get behind the lads all season let's steady the ship our club is alive and well again. I'll go 1-1 tomorrow Mc nulty sent off

 
Hardly Irons
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Re: Next up: Stevenage (A)
04 August, 2018 00:21
I'm going for a 1-1 with a cheeky Connolly goal

 
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TranmereFan (IP Logged)

Re: Next up: Stevenage (A)
04 August, 2018 08:52
And what a season ahead with THREE auto promotion spots up for grabs!!

 
MoanerLesser
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Re: Next up: Stevenage (A)
04 August, 2018 11:55
I looked through the national papers for league 2 reviews and found nothing but Championship and waffle about Premiership new boys. Oh, and an article about Macclesfield. Hopefully there will actually be a report on the game in tomorrow'so papers although likely to be exactly the same report from the one media person in attendance. Not the best start to league football from a reporting perspective.

 
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TranmereFan (IP Logged)

Re: Next up: Stevenage (A)
04 August, 2018 12:18
We got featured on ITV news last night..

 
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hong kong rover (IP Logged)

Re: Next up: Stevenage (A)
04 August, 2018 15:28
bloody hell we are 2 nil down

 
Shaumbra
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Re: Next up: Stevenage (A)
04 August, 2018 15:33
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bloody hell we are 2 nil down

not great hKR we need a goal back before half time

 
Shaumbra
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Re: Next up: Stevenage (A)
04 August, 2018 15:34
Norwoods got us a goal YES get in there

 
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Re: Next up: Stevenage (A)
04 August, 2018 15:35
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bloody hell we are 2 nil down

not great hKR we need a goal back before half time

hi shaumbra, weve got a goal back, Norwood the scorer

 
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hong kong rover (IP Logged)

Re: Next up: Stevenage (A)
04 August, 2018 15:36
cmon the rovers

 
Shaumbra
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Re: Next up: Stevenage (A)
04 August, 2018 15:38
hey there HKR im watching it on the sky sports score centre, nice time to score, come on rovers

 
GeordieRover
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Re: Next up: Stevenage (A)
04 August, 2018 15:39
Hello, long time Rovers fan from Newcastle (1986 onwards). Been reading the board for a few years through thin and thin. Optimistic for a good season. If we can nick a draw today (after what has just transpired) I will feel more comfortable with that prediction.

 
DevonExile
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Re: Next up: Stevenage (A)
04 August, 2018 15:48
See Cook has just scored for Walsall

 
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Re: Next up: Stevenage (A)
04 August, 2018 15:50
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See Cook has just scored for Walsall

yes it was a penalty. cook ferrier n ginnelly all playing

 
trfc-boi
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Re: Next up: Stevenage (A)
04 August, 2018 15:52
Just let it go, cook is not our player any more

 
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Re: Next up: Stevenage (A)
04 August, 2018 15:58
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Just let it go, cook is not our player any more

yes that's true.. I am just scanning thru all the half times, ricky miller has scored on his port vale debut

 
Shaumbra
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Re: Next up: Stevenage (A)
04 August, 2018 16:14
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Just let it go, cook is not our player any more

yes mum (Sm22)

 
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hong kong rover (IP Logged)

Re: Next up: Stevenage (A)
04 August, 2018 16:16
hi shaumbra , weve equalized yessss get in rovers

 
Shaumbra
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Re: Next up: Stevenage (A)
04 August, 2018 16:16
YYYYYEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS Norwood....GOAL.....wooooo hooooooo
come on you rovers........

 
trfc-boi
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Re: Next up: Stevenage (A)
04 August, 2018 16:17
Ohhhhhhhh ohhhhh James NorwoooOooooood smiling smiley

 
Shaumbra
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Re: Next up: Stevenage (A)
04 August, 2018 16:18
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hi shaumbra , weve equalized yessss get in rovers

Game on HKR.....come on what a come back if we can get another......norwood hat-trick anyone (Sm146)

 
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Re: Next up: Stevenage (A)
04 August, 2018 16:18
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YYYYYEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS Norwood....GOAL.....wooooo hooooooo
come on you rovers........



yesssss get in lord nors

 
Shaumbra
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Re: Next up: Stevenage (A)
04 August, 2018 16:19
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Ohhhhhhhh ohhhhh James NorwoooOooooood smiling smiley

(Sm152) The away end at stevenage must be buzzing (Sm152)

 
Shaumbra
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Re: Next up: Stevenage (A)
04 August, 2018 16:26
they have made all 3 of their subs in the space of 10 mins
their screwed if they get an injury



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Shaumbra
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Re: Next up: Stevenage (A)
04 August, 2018 16:35
Stevenage are down to 10 men......Second yellow card to Johnny Hunt (Stevenage) for a bad foul.

 
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Re: Next up: Stevenage (A)
04 August, 2018 16:35
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they have made all 3 of their subs in the space of 10 mins
their screwed if they get an injury

spot on shaumbra, stevenage down to 10 men red card cmon rovers

 
Shaumbra
Shaumbra (IP Logged)

Re: Next up: Stevenage (A)
04 August, 2018 16:57
1 point from our first game, not bad, just happy we didnt lose (Sm125)

 
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hong kong rover (IP Logged)

Re: Next up: Stevenage (A)
04 August, 2018 17:08
yes well done rovers coming back from 2 down.. some interesting opening day league 2 results..macc were 2-1 up at swindon going into injury time and swindon win 3-2 with 2 very late goals both penalties in 96th and 98th mins, port vale win 3-0 with ricky miller scoring, crewe 6-0 morecambe and FGR win 4-1 away at grimsby with doidge scoring twice.

 
rossb07
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Re: Next up: Stevenage (A)
04 August, 2018 17:36
On the coach on way back now. Will take the draw and only just slightly disappointed that we didn’t win as we did enough!

But for some decent defending, Nors would’ve had added to his tally.

When the lads gel some more and if we can learn from mistakes and play the whistle then we’ll not have a bad season...

 
aktrfc
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Re: Next up: Stevenage (A)
04 August, 2018 18:37
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On the coach on way back now. Will take the draw and only just slightly disappointed that we didn’t win as we did enough!
But for some decent defending, Nors would’ve had added to his tally.

When the lads gel some more and if we can learn from mistakes and play the whistle then we’ll not have a bad season...

So it was a positive start? What were the goals we conceded like and did big Mac hold his own. Sorry I know It sounds like I’m asking for a full match report.

 
MoanerLesser
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Re: Next up: Stevenage (A)
04 August, 2018 18:50
Well done for first game. What does goosed think?

 
rossb07
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Re: Next up: Stevenage (A)
04 August, 2018 19:04
Honestly, more positive than I would’ve imagined in that we were on top for large parts of the game so I’m only looking forward. Certainly better in parts against 11 than 10 later on in the game!

First goal was a foul on Smith on the edge of the box but as we have to play to the whistle then bob were very good finishes into the bottom corner that Scotty could do little about!

Cole was manhandled by Nugent around 4-5 times before anything of note happened, it may sound biase as I rate Steve but in this game were we need to keep it tight against big opponents then he was in his own and pulled off a few excellent challenges. Against pacier forwards then let’s maybe try something else.

Briefly, thought Smith was Excellent 1st half. Banks was decent on the ball in the 2nd half and other than that then I’d say Zoum had a good first half and some positive running from Tollit when he came on and he was the player that drew the second yellow for Stevenage.

 
AndyMase
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Re: Next up: Stevenage (A)
04 August, 2018 19:09
Positive start we played fairly well for most of the game. They had a very good spell for 10-15 mins in 1st half and scored 2, took both goals well although hint of a foul in build up to 1st.
Thought they had a good spell in 2nd half too but we held out, I thought we went a little deep in their good spells but in general looked ok in possession. I think if we play like that week in week out we should settle comfortably in the top half.
Stevenage are being tipped to do well this season but hard to read that much into 1st games, more important not to lose than anything else



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aktrfc
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Re: Next up: Stevenage (A)
04 August, 2018 19:09
Nice one Ross, all sounds positive and looking good goin forward. Have a safe trip home.

 
Aldo'smuzzy
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Re: Next up: Stevenage (A)
04 August, 2018 19:18
Should have won, could have lost. On that basis, not too unhappy with a point on a sweltering afternoon.

Not sure Stevenage will be anything special this season but you can see the difference from non-league - their defence was physically stronger and their forwards more lively and savvy than we've become used to seeing.

We had some good situations before they scored two very preventable goals - should have cleared our lines earlier for the first, and closed down better for the second. Brilliant passing play, ironically after we almost lost possession at the back, put Nors clean through for his first, then we really went at them after the break. Nors scrambled one home then missed a sitter and almost finished off two cracking crosses - first from Banks, the other a peach from Tollitt. They came close late on too, so a draw probably fair enough.

Plenty of positives to take away, and a few things to work on too. Positives - great spirit to come back in difficult conditions, we looked decent going forward, Nors was lively, Stockton a strong physical presence, Smith looks a real handful and Tollitt showed glimpses of his best after he came on, Zoom looked good too and Scotty was safe. We did look a bit vulnerable through the middle at times and Steeeeeve no longer wins EVERY ball, but nothing to be too alarmed about at this stage - the sharpness will come and Norburn's return will be a positive, though Banks and Harris did grow into the game after a shaky start.

Over 1,000 of the SWA present and in good voice. It's good to be back!



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Re: Next up: Stevenage (A)
04 August, 2018 19:20
Delighted by the performance today overall. We didn't get down after the 2 goals and stayed positive. Yes we did sit a bit too deep but we were definitely value for the draw..
Cole did ok without really looking like scoring today but showed some nice touches and he and Nors will gel soon I feel sure.
Zoom looked solid as did Caprice and we will be a handful going forward.
On the negative side - the referee had a different interpretation of the rules to me with Stockton being fouled constantly but apparently it's ok to put your arms around a player and wrestle him to the ground.
Now to our negatives - we let them score their goals far too easily and we will need to tighten up big time or else we will be conceding a lot this season. We have to make sure we clear the second ball as well and not think the job is done if we get it out of the box...
All that said this was a very encouraging start to the season and a point well earned.
ps great support naturally from the SWA who drowned out the home fans...

 
Fiftyyearsarover
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Re: Next up: Stevenage (A)
04 August, 2018 20:08
Very good point for first game back .superb away following again( 1075 ) well done to all that travelled

 
Higgosboots
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Re: Next up: Stevenage (A)
04 August, 2018 20:22
Very excellent point I fancy, avoiding an away day defeat on the opening day is a tough ask in any league against anyone for any team.

 
mini_andy
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Re: Stevenage
04 August, 2018 21:17
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2-2 with us coming back from 2-0

Damnit, why didn’t I put money on it!

If you go on the match report from sky sports you can view the highlights already.

A decent start to build on. Positive stuff!

 
Hoots Mon
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Re: Next up: Stevenage (A)
04 August, 2018 21:36
The atmosphere was brilliant because over a thousand of us were contained in one relatively small area. The sound was awesome.
We started well but then gave away the two goals,both good finishes but allowed too much space and time. Getting the goal back before half time was majorly important and we played very well for most of the second half. Norwood's scrambled equaliser and three or four difficult chances could have gained us victory but we could also have lost as they played better with ten men than they had with eleven in the first part of the second half.

I would have brought Mullin on for the last half hour in place of Stockton who was continually being held by their centre back. It made me think again that they[the refs in the National league],in some aspects, play to different rules than those in the EFL.

A cracking game to start the season with.

 
Cybertron
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Re: Next up: Stevenage (A)
05 August, 2018 00:31
It thought it was a good performance, a few lessons to learn, particularly in getting to the second ball and clearing your lines. I suspect in NL we would have got away with one if not both of them. I have to admit I feared the worst when the second goal went in, to that point I don't think they had any other chances but we were 2-0 down. The team clearly has a lot of character and got back level and could have gone on to win. The SWA were fantastic today, great atmosphere and got behind the team even at 2-0 down.

 
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Re: Next up: Stevenage (A)
05 August, 2018 00:59
generally it takes about a dozen games for things to settle down and the league table to take shape but yesterdays opening games MIGHT give us some early indication as to how things could pan out this season. Lincoln ( who i think will go up ) win away at one of the relegated league 1 sides. MK Dons win away too, Morecambe get stuffed 6~0 and that smacks of a team that are really going to struggle, and my surprise package for this seson, Port Vale start off with a comfortable home win. Not sure how to read into FGRs emphatic opening away day win though.

 
AndyMase
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Re: Next up: Stevenage (A)
05 August, 2018 10:29
Only downside was the poor organisation regarding getting the away fans inside the ground.

 
cintraman
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Re: Next up: Stevenage (A)
05 August, 2018 11:32
We will only be able to assess yesterday's performance when we have seen a few more L2 teams and see how Stevenage compare but it was very reassuring to find the team spirit and togetherness still there and enable us to come back from two down and end up unfortunate not to win. On another note, has anyone read the match report in the Echo, was the reporter even there? He says the Stevenage player was given a straight red and several other factual errors . I sometimes despair of the coverage of what is claimed to be a paper covering all of Merseyside!!!

 
Loyden1
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Re: Next up: Stevenage (A)
05 August, 2018 11:36
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Only downside was the poor organisation regarding getting the away fans inside the ground.
how ridiculous that was I paid £20 as a pensioner and the turnstile guy wrote on the stub concession then ripped off a stub for me .wasted time

 
Hoots Mon
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Re: Next up: Stevenage (A)
05 August, 2018 12:30
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Only downside was the poor organisation regarding getting the away fans inside the ground.

I thought the Stevenage public address announcer was disrespectful to us when he named the teams calling us by just our surnames and them by their full names. I've never heard that before at a match.

 
AndyMase
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Re: Next up: Stevenage (A)
05 August, 2018 13:14
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AndyMase
Only downside was the poor organisation regarding getting the away fans inside the ground.

I thought the Stevenage public address announcer was disrespectful to us when he named the teams calling us by just our surnames and them by their full names. I've never heard that before at a match.
Due to the slow queue outside i never actually got in fir the announcememt or the kick off, but agree sounds odd and inconsistent, probably they don't know our names judging by a previous Ollie Norwood quote

 
Hoots Mon
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Re: Next up: Stevenage (A)
05 August, 2018 20:08
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AndyMase
Only downside was the poor organisation regarding getting the away fans inside the ground.

I thought the Stevenage public address announcer was disrespectful to us when he named the teams calling us by just our surnames and them by their full names. I've never heard that before at a match.
Due to the slow queue outside i never actually got in fir the announcememt or the kick off, but agree sounds odd and inconsistent, probably they don't know our names judging by a previous Ollie Norwood quote

Their names were in the programme-I take it they had one

 
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Re: Next up: Stevenage (A)
05 August, 2018 22:49
Hullva trek to the stadium from the station, and I’ve never felt heat like it in the UK as yesterday! Great seeing Norwood with 2 goals on the board already. New signings looked good, Stockton quiet. And Burgers at ground were damn tasty, but that might be because we had far to much alcohol cooling fluids in us! Can’t wait for Saturday!

 
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Re: Next up: Stevenage (A)
06 August, 2018 01:15
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Hullva trek to the stadium from the station, and I’ve never felt heat like it in the UK as yesterday! Great seeing Norwood with 2 goals on the board already. New signings looked good, Stockton quiet. And Burgers at ground were damn tasty, but that might be because we had far to much alcohol cooling fluids in us! Can’t wait for Saturday!

watching the Rovers, cracking weather, beers n burgers, making me dead envious Tranmere Fan..Would luv to have been there with all the SWA watching the mighty TRFC.

 
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06 August, 2018 09:02
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I’m just hoping I don’t get that drunk I couldn’t remember the first game back in the league 😀
me too train gets to euston 10am !

Blimey Loyden! You’re getting there early! ... I don’t leave lliverpool until before 11! But stocking up for the journey to wet the whistle! And grease the journey 😀
early start very hot so had a few pints round kings cross =not checking train and ending up in Peterborough !.made it back to stevenage after 2pm. All adds to an another adventure following rovers

 
Durban Super White
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Re: Next up: Stevenage (A)
06 August, 2018 13:35
Not for the first time since we started pre-season friendlies we have conceded by messing around at the back. Quite frankly MM must sort this out. It happened in three of the pre-season games and then again now in our first league match. We are going to get punished by the better sides every time. Its the same mistake very time. Clear the bloody lines. We are not Barcelona.

 
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Re: Next up: Stevenage (A)
06 August, 2018 13:40
Tbf, we weren't over messing around at the back for either goals.

Smith was out-jumped for the first and we should have cleared our lines as you say but the second was just Stevenage passing it around us for fun. I called it about 7 passes before the goal that they'd have a shot because of the space they were allowed in the centre to just play it about.

I did however see us start playing from the back in the 2nd half but that was due to us having the numerical advantage.

 
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06 August, 2018 13:56
It was too much space being left just in front of the centre backs. As the scorer of the second goal said ''a bit of space opened up so I ran into it, saw the goal just hit it and it went in''

 
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06 August, 2018 14:40

 
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Re: Next up: Stevenage (A)
06 August, 2018 14:59
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nice one ross..great to see all the rovers fans in good voice

 
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Re: Next up: Stevenage (A)
06 August, 2018 15:49
It was one of the best atmosphere's for a normal league away game if i'm honest.

Only for maybe 3mins after the second went in i couldn't hear any singing but we were all back up to it when the lads on the pitch showed that they wouldn't let their heads drop!

Also fun to note that i put my fingers up to someone in the home stand quite a lot, either i'm a massive @#$%& or a little retribution for the obvious taunts at being 2 down. I'll let you decide..

 
roger mellie
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Re: Next up: Stevenage (A)
07 August, 2018 10:05
Took me half an hour to get in. An official from Stevenage suggested I should have arrived earlier. When I told him I had arrived at 2.25 and the problem was only having 2 turnstiles, he walked away!

 
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Re: Next up: Stevenage (A)
07 August, 2018 11:17
I get goose bumps just watching that fantastic support well done to all who went down

 
Hardly Irons
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Re: Next up: Stevenage (A)
07 August, 2018 19:52
When are the highlights out and where?

I miss the national league 😥

 
Old Yeller
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Re: Next up: Stevenage (A)
07 August, 2018 19:56
They were available on Sky Sports website very soon after the game on Saturday. Just google it.

 
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Re: Next up: Stevenage (A)
07 August, 2018 20:48
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When are the highlights out and where?
I miss the national league 😥

They were on Youtube I think around 24 hours afterwards.



Then I ate his Liver.......... with some baked beans and a can of coke.

 
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Re: Next up: Stevenage (A)
07 August, 2018 21:51
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I’m just hoping I don’t get that drunk I couldn’t remember the first game back in the league 😀
me too train gets to euston 10am !

Blimey Loyden! You’re getting there early! ... I don’t leave lliverpool until before 11! But stocking up for the journey to wet the whistle! And grease the journey 😀
early start very hot so had a few pints round kings cross =not checking train and ending up in Peterborough !.made it back to stevenage after 2pm. All adds to an another adventure following rovers

Haha, good work Loyden, we missed the train we booked back too, overcooked it a little with fun, the nice Virgin trains lady let us back on the next train for free tho, after using some SWA charm on her. Those southern ladies just can’t help themselves with the SWA charm haha (although she was actually Polish or somink)



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Re: Next up: Stevenage (A)
07 August, 2018 23:35
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I’m just hoping I don’t get that drunk I couldn’t remember the first game back in the league 😀
me too train gets to euston 10am !

Blimey Loyden! You’re getting there early! ... I don’t leave lliverpool until before 11! But stocking up for the journey to wet the whistle! And grease the journey 😀
early start very hot so had a few pints round kings cross =not checking train and ending up in Peterborough !.made it back to stevenage after 2pm. All adds to an another adventure following rovers

Haha, good work Loyden, we missed the train we booked back too, overcooked it a little with fun, the nice Virgin trains lady let us back on the next train for free tho, after using some SWA charm on her. Those southern ladies just can’t help themselves with the SWA charm haha (although she was actually Polish or somink)

All the trains back to Kings Cross after the match were all over the place time wise. I got off mine at Finsbury Park and got the Victoria line to Euston saving the walk time between KC and Euston.Got there 10 minutes before my train was due to leave.

 
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Re: Next up: Stevenage (A)
07 August, 2018 23:59
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I’m just hoping I don’t get that drunk I couldn’t remember the first game back in the league 😀
me too train gets to euston 10am !

Blimey Loyden! You’re getting there early! ... I don’t leave lliverpool until before 11! But stocking up for the journey to wet the whistle! And grease the journey 😀
early start very hot so had a few pints round kings cross =not checking train and ending up in Peterborough !.made it back to stevenage after 2pm. All adds to an another adventure following rovers

Haha, good work Loyden, we missed the train we booked
back too, overcooked it a little with fun, the nice Virgin trains lady let us back on the next train for free tho, after using some SWA charm on her. Those southern ladies just can’t help themselves with the SWA charm haha (although she was actually Polish or somink)

All the trains back to Kings Cross after the match were all over the place time wise. I got off mine at Finsbury Park and got the Victoria line to Euston saving the walk time between KC and Euston.Got there 10 minutes before my train was due to leave.

Good move Hoots, we literally arrived at Euston at 1833, couldn’t of got any closer to miss it, got on the 1907 though, should of cost us another £84 each if it wasn’t for the nice virgin girl (ahem) And the heat in Stevenage was like being on another planet. May of had something to do with delayed trains.



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dicko111
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Re: Next up: Stevenage (A)
08 August, 2018 08:16
When are the highlights out and where?

I miss the national league 😥

Hi Hardly .The highlights are on a channel called Quest which is Sky on 144 or freeview which i think is channel 37 .Shown at 9.30pm Sat and 10.30am Sun

 
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08 August, 2018 15:55

 
Hoots Mon
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Re: Next up: Stevenage (A)
08 August, 2018 20:09
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I’m just hoping I don’t get that drunk I couldn’t remember the first game back in the league 😀
me too train gets to euston 10am !

Blimey Loyden! You’re getting there early! ... I don’t leave lliverpool until before 11! But stocking up for the journey to wet the whistle! And grease the journey 😀
early start very hot so had a few pints round kings cross =not checking train and ending up in Peterborough !.made it back to stevenage after 2pm. All adds to an another adventure following rovers

Haha, good work Loyden, we missed the train we booked
back too, overcooked it a little with fun, the nice Virgin trains lady let us back on the next train for free tho, after using some SWA charm on her. Those southern ladies just can’t help themselves with the SWA charm haha (although she was actually Polish or somink)

The scorer of Stevenage's second goal did exactly the same thing.

All the trains back to Kings Cross after the match were all over the place time wise. I got off mine at Finsbury Park and got the Victoria line to Euston saving the walk time between KC and Euston.Got there 10 minutes before my train was due to leave.

Good move Hoots, we literally arrived at Euston at 1833, couldn’t of got any closer to miss it, got on the 1907 though, should of cost us another £84 each if it wasn’t for the nice virgin girl (ahem) And the heat in Stevenage was like being on another planet. May of had something to do with delayed trains.


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