Time then, to bring our three part review of the 2010-11 season to a close, with a look back at the final months of the season; from February to its conclusion at the Riverside in May. To recap and give newcomers some context; inspired by our good friend at MirkoBolesan we have taken a graphical appraoch to our review of the past season. we have taken out time determinables such as “ten minutes in”, “on the hour mark” and references to the “first half” or “second half”, from our match reports from the past season and fed them into Wordle. The results for February onwards are as follows.
Perhaps unsurprisingly the word ‘injury’ looms large in February’s word cloud, this being the month when the lack of available players made the most noticable impact. Also as Rovers begin to slide down the table words such as physical, challenge and forced begin to appear more prominently. In March goalkeeper Gary Woods becomes as important to Rovers games as the ball itself, whilst the presence of ‘Warnock’ can be attributed to me going on about how much I dislike him. The upturn in fortunes in April is represented by more of Rovers attacking players featuring than defenders, whilst the ‘fans’ also sit prominently owing jointly to the free ticket promotion against Crystal Palace, but also the fervent away support at Barnsley.