Posts Tagged ‘Bristol Rovers’

Bristol Rovers 2 – 4 Albion

February 5, 2011

"A football match with your ale Sir?"

No travel to wurzel central for me today, just a pack of real ale (see above) and the dulcet tones BBC Radio Sussex. Cracking game by the sounds of it, we struggled a bit in the wind but class told in the end. Bournemouth drew (stand up Dean Cox), some of the rest keep winning – what a season this is.

I’m off for a nice pint, cheers

Npower League One table

Saturday, 5 February 2011 17:03 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
Full Npower League One table
1 Brighton 27 27 53
2 Bournemouth 29 21 50
3 Huddersfield 28 15 49
4 Southampton 26 22 44
5 Charlton 26 8 44
6 Oldham 28 6 44
7 MK Dons 29 -2 44
8 Peterborough 26 5 42
9 Rochdale 27 5 38
10 Colchester 27 -2 38
11 Hartlepool 27 -11 37
12 Sheff Wed 27 6 36
13 Carlisle 26 6 35
14 Brentford 28 -5 35
15 Exeter 28 -10 35
16 Leyton Orient 26 2 34
17 Yeovil 28 -12 33
18 Plymouth 30 -13 33
19 Notts County 25 0 32
20 Swindon 29 -8 31
21 Tranmere 26 -8 31
22 Walsall 29 -16 27
23 Bristol R 28 -24 27
24 Dag & Red 26 -12 25
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Albion 2 – 2 Bristol Rovers

November 20, 2010

Withdean gets the 'ToyCam' treatment on my phone camera, like it

A frustrating afternoon today, I expected the team to give me a nice birthday present: three easy points. I think the much heralded ‘wobble’ in our form is definitely here, not the best timing with the scummers, Colchester then Huddersfield away up next.

First half we were crap, and Rovers deserved the lead. Second half saw things improve somewhat, but old (bad) habits are starting to creep back into our play. Casper Ankergren made a couple of top notch saves, but he flapped all afternoon in the box at high balls. Our defence was shaky, and the passing along the back was pretty dire. Rovers’ two goals were from corners – that shouldn’t be happening, and the second was plain fucking awful, how an own goal came from among 3-4 unharried Albion players is beyond me. Two valuable points needlessly dropped against a shit team.

Best players were Calderon and Gary Dicker. New boy Chris Wood did ok, but didn’t get great service, his penalty was excellent, but how we miss LuaLua. I don’t like slagging our players off, but Augustin Battipiedi was awful today, Jamie Smith should get a start before him next time. I’m giving man of the match to Calderon as Dicker made one or two poor passes later on. Not great, but I think we’ll be well up for Tuesday night at St. Mary’s, anything but our best performance there will be severely punished by a rampant Southampton team.

The Hovian’s Team performance :  6 out 10

The Hovian’s Man of the Match : Inigo Calderon

Attendance : 7407 (268 gas bags)

Npower League One table

Saturday, 20 November 2010 17:11 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
Full Npower League One table
1 Brighton 17 17 35
2 Charlton 17 7 31
3 Colchester 17 4 29
4 Bournemouth 17 14 27
5 Sheff Wed 17 11 27
6 Southampton 17 10 27
7 Oldham 16 6 27
8 Carlisle 17 8 26
9 Huddersfield 17 6 26
10 MK Dons 17 -2 26
11 Peterborough 17 -3 25
12 Exeter 17 -4 25
13 Brentford 17 -2 22
14 Tranmere 17 -6 22
15 Swindon 17 -3 21
16 Bristol R 17 -7 21
17 Rochdale 16 2 20
18 Leyton Orient 17 0 20
19 Hartlepool 16 -5 20
20 Plymouth 17 -7 19
21 Notts County 16 -8 16
22 Dag & Red 17 -12 15
23 Yeovil 17 -14 15
24 Walsall 17 -12 14

Albion 2 – 1 Bristol Rovers

April 25, 2010

"Alright you janner?" - Ash Barnes in his Argoy-ool kit, hopefully for the last time

I have the hangover from hell today, so this match report will be short and sweet. The good news is that we’re 100% going to be playing League One football next season, yesterday’s win and Tranmere drawing made us mathematically safe. Withdean was warm and sunny, but the match didn’t really inspire until Glenn Murray got a straight red for an off the ball tussle with a Rovers defender. I’ll have to watch the TV footage because I saw nowt from Block A. Then one of theirs was sent off and the game came alive.

It was a pretty meaningless end of season match between two mid-tablers, but you wouldn’t have known it from the stats, 3 goals, 1 penalty, 2 red and six yellow cards. Fair play to Rovers for coming and making a game of it. Our best players were El-Abd, Crofts, Bennett, and the mightily impressive Ashley Barnes. Ash was brilliant yesterday for me, a class act from a very promising young player – we need to sign him up permanently over the summer.

Right, that’s it, I’m off to nurse my sore head, but I’m already looking forward to our visit to Franchise FC up in Milton Keynes on Saturday, my last awayday of the 2009/10 season.

The Hovian’s Albion Team Performance : 8 out of 10 

The Hovian’s Albion Man of the Match : Ashley Barnes 

Albion Team (goalscorers in bold) 

 (4-4-2) Brezovan; Hoyte, El-Abd, Elphick, Painter; Bennett, Crofts, Navarro (Arismendi 90), Hendrie (Dicker 74); Holroyd (Murray 61), Barnes 

Subs: Walker (GK), Murray, Dicker, Virgo, Carole, Cook, Arismendi 

Attendance: 6922 (312 Rovers)

League One table

Sunday, 25 April 2010 00:00 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
Full League One table
1 Norwich 44 41 92
2 Leeds United 44 33 83
3 Millwall 44 33 82
4 Swindon 44 16 79
5 Charlton 44 20 78
6 Huddersfield 44 26 77
7 Southampton 44 37 70
8 Colchester 44 12 69
9 Bristol Rovers 44 -7 62
10 Brentford 44 4 61
11 MK Dons 44 -7 59
12 Walsall 44 -4 58
13 Brighton 44 -5 55
14 Carlisle 44 -5 54
15 Oldham 44 -13 52
16 Hartlepool 44 -8 51
17 Yeovil 44 -6 50
18 Leyton Orient 44 -11 48
19 Exeter 44 -13 47
20 Gillingham 44 -14 47
21 Tranmere 44 -32 45
22 Wycombe 44 -21 42
23 Southend 44 -20 40
24 Stockport 44 -56

Bristol Rovers 1 – 1 Albion

September 26, 2009

Not expecting much from this one, Rovers are flying high at the minute and we’re leaking goals again. A draw will be a fantastic result. Glenn  Murray returns from injury to earn a place on the bench today.

As expected, lots of Rovers’ chances on our goal in the first 20 minutes, Elphick and Kuipers doing most of the desperate defending. Now Player has crashed on me again. Adam Virgo has been sent off – fuck knows what for as I can’t get a thing on Player. Half-time 0-0. Don’t expect that result at full-time. Bollocks. Jake Wright is on for Dickinson after the sending off, to shore up what’s going to be a very hammered defence second half.

Looks like I’ve lost coverage for this game completely, fucking Afghan server!!! So, I’ll not be scoring this game unless it comes back online soon. I now have the shameful experience of watching the text updates on the BBC website, and that is shite too. I can’t wait to come home next month and go to the game itself. Being a long distance cyber-fan is fucking useless.

I don’t need commentary to know the Seagulls have a discipline problem this season – too many red and yellow cards for stupid shite.

Albion Goalscorer and Man of the Match James TunnicliffeErm second half, James Tunnicliffe (central defender) has just scored!!! 1-0 to the Albion, WTF? Leave it – Rovers have equalised, all hands to the pump, we went up to 11th in the table then back into the relegation zone in two goals. Crazy football. Hanging on, I’m flitting between Yahoo, the Beeb and North Stand Chat trying to follow this one, come on lads two minutes to go. Rovers hit the woodwork twice.

We hung on, Jesus that was close, rode our luck for a jammy point. Maybe it was better I didn’t get this game on Player, would’ve given me a heart attack. Tunnicliffe gets Man of the Match for his goal and what the NSC has been saying. Phew!

The Hovian’s Albion Man of the Match : James Tunnicliffe

Albion Team (goalscorers in bold):

(4-4-2) Kuipers; Virgo, Elphick, Tunnicliffe, El-Abd; Bennett, Crofts, Dicker, Davies (Cox 75); Forster (Hart 80), Dickinson (Wright 44)

Subs: G Smith, Cox, Hart, Thornhill, Livermore, Wright, Murray

League One Table

26 Sep 2009 17:07 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
Full League One table
1 Leeds United 9 13 25
2 Charlton 9 13 23
3 Bristol Rovers 9 7 19
4 MK Dons 9 3 17
5 Colchester 9 8 15
6 Huddersfield 9 7 15
7 Swindon 9 -2 14
8 Oldham 9 -2 12
9 Gillingham 9 3 11
10 Southend 9 2 11
11 Hartlepool 9 0 11
12 Millwall 9 -1 10
13 Stockport 9 -2 10
14 Norwich 9 -3 10
15 Brentford 9 -3 10
16 Walsall 9 -4 10
17 Yeovil 9 -1 9
18 Carlisle 9 -3 9
19 Leyton Orient 9 -4 9
20 Exeter 9 -4 9
21 Brighton 9 -7 9
22 Wycombe 9 -6 6
23 Tranmere 9 -13 4
24 Southampton 9 -1 -1

Judgement Day (well, transfer deadline day)

September 1, 2009
A new signing emerges to lift Albions season?

A new signing emerges from the ashes to lift Albion's season?

It’s the last day of English Football transfer deals people, Judgement Day. Will Russell Slade sign a steely new defender, or will he procure a liquid fast new striker? Will the club offload the seemingly disinterested Dean Cox to Southampton, the duty rumour doing the rounds?

We have until 5pm this afternoon to save the worl…er….our season, or we are stuck with our current squad until January 2010. Will The Lizard dip into his poker pot and deal us a couple of aces?

We’ll see.

Update: Slade has signed ANOTHER winger on loan until 31st December, but has let Mark Wright go into the bargain. So, after all the hype, the expectation, we seem to have gained a player – Arron Davies – in a position where we’re not exactly short of talent, hey ho. Glenn Murray stays, so does Colin Hawkins and Coxy. Bit of a let down really.

Wright goes to Bristol Rovers, we got him on a free, so how much his “undisclosed fee” was is anybody’s guess, but a profit nonetheless. Good luck to the lad.