Muzzy (if it were to happen) would be a superb signing, he would not be as prolific a scorer as Billy but has more pace and can turn defenses inside out. He makes things happen and in one versus one situations is a nightmare for any opponent.
Smith 7 Not a lot to do but looked sharp and aware
Leadbitter 8.5 My man of the match Lockyer 8 Good match read everything well Broadbent 7.5 A very solid citizen Brown 7.5 Strong match Sercombe 6.5 Always alert O. Clarke 7 A good game, got around the pitch and read situations well Lines 6.5 Steady performance. Sinclair 6.5 Not his natural position but is always difficult for the opposition to play against, no one has it easy against him Nichols 6.5 Took his goal very well Gaffney 7 Lovely goal the opposition didn't see that one coming, if you blinked you would have missed it
In my opinion the central defensive partnership should be Sweeney and Broadbent this would a paring of gentlemen both of whom have considerable substance, and well capable of sorting out ant rock and roll by the opponents. Forget that they are both left footed, in the clubs history we have on plenty of occasions had central defence partnerships where both defenders have been right footed.
Slocombe 7.0 Keeps it simple never flashy but solid
Bola 7.0 Not sure that he is a right back but is extremely talented Partington 5.0 Lost his man for the Blackpool goal does not look a central defender Broadbent 8.0 A very solid citizen, a difficult customer to play against, looks a real find Brown 6.5 Dependable and solid Bodin 7.0 A vital goal that kept Rovers in the match when playing badly, also set up the second goal O. Clarke 5.0 Not his best match Lines 8.0 Good match, magnificently set up the BB goal with superb movement and pass Moore 6.5 Had some good moments when brought into the game
Nichols 7.0 Worked hard Harrison 7.0 Scored an excellent goal giving the keeper no chance
Subs: Sweeney 8.5 Scored the game breaking goal and was an immense presence alongside TB Sercombe 7.5 Rovers got on to the front foot much more with him on the pitch Telford 7.5 Excellent movement looks a threat nearly scored
"How in the hell did we win that"? Quite simply because Ryan Sweeny came off the bench, it was a huge blunder to not start with him. I thought his partnership at the back with Tom Broadbent was superb. All the subs played their part in turning the game our way.
Not the best performance today but the Posh looked a good side - solid at the back, dynamic and inventive going forward. Johnny Burn when fit needs a run in the side, today only one defender (the big guy) gave an alpha male performance, the other defenders I felt lacked substance in the tackle. I personally prefer Rory up front because he brings other players into the game.
Anyone with any information on the capacity of the proposed new stadium at the Mem. I have heard talk that it is only 15,000 this is considerably less than the 18,500 planned for the Mem some years ago and much less than the starting figure 21500 quoted for the UWE.
I am not sure at questions regarding UWE need be asked of Wael - Funding was in place - deal need to be signed by UWE no later than 31st July - planning permission expiry date was looming. If UWE claim they had received no offer then they have a serious communication problem with their own legal team. I should also suggest the Rovers fans show the upmost respect to the AQ family after all they are preparing the investment of large sums of money in our club.