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Title: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on April 21, 2012, 05:30:04 PM
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Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on April 21, 2012, 05:33:09 PM
Boro 0 Southampton 1 Billy Sharp 40 secs
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: BobTaylor on April 21, 2012, 06:17:02 PM
Boro have came back into it, played some nice stuff as have southampton, will make for a good second half.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on April 21, 2012, 06:40:07 PM
Come on Saints, really putting the pressure on Boro now.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Rich99 on April 21, 2012, 07:00:56 PM
Bora 2-1 up
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Hong Kong Phooey on April 21, 2012, 09:51:41 PM
Very good idea to start this thread OldburyWBA, Sir.

It is going to come in really useful keeping tabs on the Wo1ve5 next season  :D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: AlbionLegend on April 21, 2012, 10:22:43 PM
Portsmouth relegated then, feel sorry for Appleton - add the 10 points they were deducted and they would be safe.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Rich99 on April 21, 2012, 11:39:47 PM
Porstmouth spent years falsely living it up in a Premiership place at the expense of clubs like ours, I can't say I feel too sorry for them to be honest.

I feel for some of their fans in a way, it's not their fault, but the club as a whole was living in a pretty plastic position for a long while.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Rich99 on April 21, 2012, 11:44:20 PM
Portsmouth relegated then, feel sorry for Appleton - add the 10 points they were deducted and they would be safe.

I think people will understand that it was a bit of an impossible job he took on.  It would have taken a miracle to turn things around. I'm sure he'll be fine.  Best of luck to him.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: B_H_Baggie on April 22, 2012, 11:03:38 AM
Portsmouth deserved to have the points taken off them after years of overspending with dodgy owners. I just feel for the staff at the club who have or will end up losing their jobs as a result.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on April 22, 2012, 11:32:14 AM
Appy did his best, I really hope he is given the chance next season, and I would like to see Pompey have a good season next year

Well done Derek McInnes, hopefully Bristol will do better next season.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Greenock Baggie on April 22, 2012, 07:03:49 PM
Lets welcome the rubbish down the road to this thread, its official pmsl ! :D ;D :P
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: KingKoren on April 23, 2012, 08:24:07 PM
Leicester 1 up against West Ham. Beckford with the goal.

If West Ham don't win Southampton are promoted.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Quakes Fan on April 23, 2012, 08:28:14 PM
Excellent centering pass on the West Ham goal.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: westbrom87 on April 23, 2012, 08:39:33 PM
Ahh I'm confused.  Is this where I come to talk about the Villa now?
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Quakes Fan on April 23, 2012, 08:44:48 PM
Hopefully.  ;)

Leicester 1 - 2 West Ham FT

Wet Spam can still finish second.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on April 28, 2012, 12:17:21 PM
Todays Games:

Barnsley v Brighton 12:30
Birmingham v Reading 12:30
Burnley v Bristol City 12:30
Crystal Palace v Cardiff 12:30
Derby v Peterborough 12:30
Doncaster v Ipswich 12:30
Leeds United v Leicester 12:30
Millwall v Blackpool 12:30
Nottm Forest v Portsmouth 12:30
Southampton v Coventry 12:30
Watford v Middlesbrough 12:30
West Ham v Hull 12:30

Bit surprised all games kick off today and not tomorrow as they usually do.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Dan on April 28, 2012, 12:41:56 PM
Kelvin Davis just made a brilliant save to keep Southampton level, looking a bit nervy at the start.

EDIT: Southampton take the lead, surprisingly not that much celebration from the fans. More a mild round of applause.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: GrGr on April 28, 2012, 12:51:25 PM
Do we have to use the offical sponsor name in the name thread? It really is only the championship after all we all know what that is.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: wba1993dave on April 28, 2012, 12:54:24 PM
Am glad Southampton  are coming up becuase i think West Ham are the only team that could beat Birmingham in the Play-offs.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on April 28, 2012, 01:05:46 PM
Do we have to use the offical sponsor name in the name thread? It really is only the championship after all we all know what that is.

Does it make a difference?

We all know what the thread is and what it's going to be used for. Let's just stick to it, whether the sponser is in there or not, it makes no difference to the thread.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: AlbionLegend on April 28, 2012, 02:22:16 PM
Congratulations to Southampton!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Rich99 on April 29, 2012, 02:27:23 AM
Out of the 4 left I'd like to see Blackpool go up, I suspect that it will be West Ham though.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: RedHead_Baggie on April 29, 2012, 08:56:08 AM
Am glad Southampton  are coming up becuase i think West Ham are the only team that could beat Birmingham in the Play-offs.

I've got a feeling it will be Cardiff this year after all those years of messing it up.

Fancy them to nick it against Blues in the final.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: BB74 on April 29, 2012, 09:25:24 AM
Would like to see Blackpool go back up again.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Floydy on April 29, 2012, 09:51:13 AM
As long as Birmingham or West Ham don't come up, I'll be happy.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on April 29, 2012, 12:08:49 PM
Blackpool v Cardiff final please.
Veyr suprised to see Leicester and Middlesbrough not make the play offs this season. 
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Wbamitch on April 29, 2012, 08:41:04 PM
Agree with the posts above, preferably not Birmingham or West ham. Im hoping for a Blackpool return but can't see it happening.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on May 01, 2012, 05:57:49 PM
Looking forward to the play offs over the next few days.
Come on Pool and Cardiff.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: AlbionBest on May 01, 2012, 05:59:43 PM
Agree with the posts above, preferably not Birmingham or West ham. Im hoping for a Blackpool return but can't see it happening.

That would be good for us on so many fronts.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Rich99 on May 01, 2012, 06:04:17 PM
David James has been released by Bristol City.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: westbrom4ever on May 03, 2012, 08:15:54 PM
Anybody else watching?

Some potential new signings on display, or even a manager from one of the teams who don't make it up.

West Ham 1-0 up atm.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: GrGr on May 03, 2012, 08:16:57 PM
Anybody else watching?

Some potential new signings on display, or even a manager from one of the teams who don't make it up.

West Ham 1-0 up atm.

Complete snoozefest atm.  ::) To think Roy wanted to sign Carlton Cole for Liverpool!  :o
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Quakes Fan on May 03, 2012, 08:29:13 PM
Grrrrrrrr 0-2.   >:(
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: GrGr on May 03, 2012, 08:31:29 PM
Grrrrrrrr 0-2.   >:(

Yeah but Cardiff have been pretty shocking. Two soft, soft goals even if the second was well struck.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: wba1993dave on May 03, 2012, 08:32:25 PM
How poor are Cardiff, that Whittingham looks rubbish. My prediction of a West Ham v Blackpool final is looking good so far just hope Blackpool beat the blues 3-0 on Friday :P
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Quakes Fan on May 03, 2012, 08:40:05 PM
Yeah but Cardiff have been pretty shocking. Two soft, soft goals even if the second was well struck.

No argument there. All the more reason to want Cardiff to win. They sure like their Scots -- Miller, Cowie, Marshall, McNaughton, Conway.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Rich99 on May 03, 2012, 08:40:17 PM
Grrrrrrrr 0-2.   >:(

On the bright side it perhaps will just be more painful for West Ham if they lose the final. :D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Quakes Fan on May 03, 2012, 08:43:21 PM
On the bright side it perhaps will just be more painful for West Ham if they lose the final. :D

lol well we still have 45 minutes and another leg to go. Can we have them lose before the final?  ;)
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBArgo on May 04, 2012, 12:09:16 AM
Think it will be a West Ham vs Blues final, and from then on it's a coin toss. But usually the third place team goes up, so I'll say West Ham.

I'd love Blackpool to do it, but the other two just look far superior. As ever, Cardiff are going nowhere.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on May 04, 2012, 12:28:59 PM
I'd much rather West Ham beat Cardiff due to the fact if Blues beat Blackpool over the two legs, West Ham will be a much tougher opponent than Cardiff in the final. If Blackpool beat Blues, then I would love Blackpool to bounce back to the Premier League.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: timdon on May 04, 2012, 05:11:34 PM
I really hate West Ham - it would be just horrible for them to come up. Obviously want to keep Foster so hope Blues dont come back. Cardiff are out, though I dont like them either. So hoping against hope for Blackpool to do it. It would be great for them to return after one season. They were a breath of fresh air last season.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Rich99 on May 04, 2012, 07:58:33 PM
A faily open start to the game so far.

Come on Blackpool.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Rich99 on May 04, 2012, 08:03:28 PM
Ibanez is playing.

No Myhill though.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Quakes Fan on May 04, 2012, 08:31:57 PM
There we go. Finally!

Blackpool 1 - 0 Blues
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Kicking Pigeons on May 04, 2012, 08:37:34 PM
Way hey! Nice one Davies!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: KingKoren on May 04, 2012, 08:42:28 PM
Their keeper should of saved it.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Baggies on May 04, 2012, 08:44:22 PM
I dont really like Holloway, because I think he talks rubbish. I do however have to "doff my cap" to him for reinventing Blacpool again. They have no money and less fans, yet this is the second time he has them in the playoffs and he has done it playing good football with a load of young players.

Come on Blackpool.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Quakes Fan on May 04, 2012, 09:08:20 PM
Blackpool's finishing is making me scream.  ???
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Quakes Fan on May 04, 2012, 09:21:42 PM
Could have used Super Kev a bit earlier.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: GrGr on May 04, 2012, 09:26:43 PM
Everything for Birmingham apparently has to go through Chris Burke, which makes things easy for the Blackpool defence. Blues really do need some other ideas, then again Burke probably is their best player.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: smethwickw on May 04, 2012, 09:49:59 PM
Blues won't be too disappointed with that scoreline. They will fancy their chances at home.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: crazedwbafan18 on May 04, 2012, 10:00:26 PM
Blues won't be too disappointed with that scoreline. They will fancy their chances at home.
i think theyll face west ham in the final :( 2-0 to blackpool couldve been a different story
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: boing_boing68 on May 04, 2012, 10:14:59 PM
1-0 isn't too bad, would love blues to win the playoffs
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Kicking Pigeons on May 04, 2012, 10:43:39 PM
1-0 isn't too bad, would love blues to win the playoffs
I suppose you'll love any chance of us keeping Foster going out the window as well thenwould you?
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: boing_boing68 on May 04, 2012, 10:51:20 PM
I can't see how Foster staying with us depends on if blues go up or not, if he wants to sign for us he will sign
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: wbako on May 04, 2012, 10:58:51 PM
I do find the love-in that quite a few of our fans have for Small Heath to be rather strange.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: boing_boing68 on May 04, 2012, 11:05:54 PM
Half of my family are blues, the real rivals are villa and wolves.

I think it's a lot to do with us and blues have always been the same type of ambition and level and most bluenoses are good, friendly bantered fans instead of dingles or seals
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: crazedwbafan18 on May 04, 2012, 11:16:34 PM
I can't see how Foster staying with us depends on if blues go up or not, if he wants to sign for us he will sign
again, boils down to money i suspect and the payments they receive if they go up meaning they can keep hold of him. also, i think it is the clause that if they come up they have the right to keep foster or something.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Albion07 on May 04, 2012, 11:45:34 PM
Half of my family are blues, the real rivals are villa and wolves.

I think it's a lot to do with us and blues have always been the same type of ambition and level and most bluenoses are good, friendly bantered fans instead of dingles or seals
Agreed, I genuinely have a dislike for most Villa fans, arrogant, deluded and pompous. Blues fans are on the whole a decent bunch - where singing 'Come on you baggies' before the Villa match on sunday as well at ST Andrews.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: wbarenno on May 05, 2012, 08:07:48 AM
I dont mind blues but i 100% want them to stay down.

Its the only chance weve got of getting foster and more importantly hughton! It was in fosters deal that if blues dont go up we get first pick with him, also hughton wouldnt leave blues to come to us if we were both in the prem!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: beechyboy90 on May 05, 2012, 08:48:04 PM
wouldnt want to be in the championship next year so many big sides:

west ham/blues/cardiff only 1 can go up
Derby notts forrest lecister
ipswich
wolves
sheffield wednesday maybe followed by shef united through playoffs
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: GrGr on May 05, 2012, 09:03:07 PM
I dont mind blues but i 100% want them to stay down.

Its the only chance weve got of getting foster and more importantly hughton! It was in fosters deal that if blues dont go up we get first pick with him, also hughton wouldnt leave blues to come to us if we were both in the prem!

From what I saw from the Blackpool - Blues game I would be surprised if Blackpool bottled it, as Blackpool looked liked they had a few better players than Blues overall. I expect a Blackpool - West Ham final, which should be interesting as it is two contrasting styles that meet.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Hong Kong Phooey on May 05, 2012, 09:35:19 PM
wouldnt want to be in the championship next year so many big sides:

west ham/blues/cardiff only 1 can go up
Derby notts forrest lecister
ipswich
wolves
sheffield wednesday maybe followed by shef united through playoffs

Wouldn't want to be in the Championship FULL STOP.

It's a long, hard slog from start to finish and as we all well know, you are just as likely to be turned over by the sides at the bottom as those at the top!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: beechyboy90 on May 06, 2012, 12:28:20 AM
Wouldn't want to be in the Championship FULL STOP.

It's a long, hard slog from start to finish and as we all well know, you are just as likely to be turned over by the sides at the bottom as those at the top!

yes i agree with your sentiment, greatly entertaining and competitive league but its dam hard hard to get out. its a shame we didnt relegate villa as they wouldnt come back...
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on May 06, 2012, 10:44:41 AM
To be honest
What have Ipiswch done in the last five years midtable
Derby mid table ever since they came back down from the Premiership, Notts Forest will need a lot of investment to make that side much better.
If Cardiff dont go up then I think they may stuggle their are so many seasons you can have in the play offs, Preston had a couple of seasons in the play offs, look where they are now.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Rich99 on May 08, 2012, 05:50:05 PM
Come on Blackpool.

I suspect both Blues and West Ham will go into meltdown if they don't make it back up this year.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: KingKoren on May 09, 2012, 03:43:38 PM
It's a shame the Europa cup final is on at the same time as this play-off semi tonight. I would ideally like to watch both - hmmmm think I will go with Brum vs Blackpool. Hope Blackpool win and seal promotion as I feel this is better for us.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: BlackCountryVilla on May 09, 2012, 04:04:54 PM
I hope the noses lose on penalties tonight and then hopefully Blackpool beat West Ham in the final. The slag and the porn dwarf really grate on me.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: timdon on May 09, 2012, 04:13:17 PM
I hope the noses lose on penalties tonight and then hopefully Blackpool beat West Ham in the final. The slag and the porn dwarf really grate on me.
For the first time in my life, I find myself 100% in agreement with a Villa fan. Oh, the shame of it  :D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Tipton Baggie on May 09, 2012, 04:44:24 PM
it should be a good match tonight bloose v blackpool, bloose have got to have ago and blackpool are good on the counter,  KP to come and get the winner, Davies to claim how much of a big fish in a small pond he is, Hughton and Foster to come to the Baggies!!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: reiss on May 09, 2012, 06:51:30 PM
fancy blackpool to beat blues tonight
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: BlackCountryVilla on May 09, 2012, 07:35:50 PM
I fancy a tight 1-0 or 2-1 to Blues, with Blackpool winning on penalties.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: jonny on May 09, 2012, 08:29:22 PM
Davis is looking good.

If the chance/situation arose.............. would you have him back?
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Rich99 on May 09, 2012, 08:31:21 PM
A hight tempo game so far and fairly entertaining I think.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: KingKoren on May 09, 2012, 08:32:51 PM
Yes.

Dobbie 1-0 Blackpool

Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: jonny on May 09, 2012, 08:33:02 PM
Yes  :D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: BlackCountryVilla on May 09, 2012, 08:34:55 PM
Get in there. Blues have been terrible so far, hoofing it up to Zigic while Blackpool have tried to play football. You could hear a pin drop for most of the first half aswell apart from the Blackpool fans. Serves them right for having those cheesey clapper board things like Fulham.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: PortsmouthBaggie on May 09, 2012, 08:36:22 PM
Sweet. I can hear Ben's pen signing that permanent contract now ;)
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Greenock Baggie on May 09, 2012, 08:38:16 PM
Hughton to be introduced to the fans on Sunday  ;D :D and Foster to sign full time tomorrow morning  :D :D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: jonny on May 09, 2012, 08:38:23 PM
Sweet. I can hear Ben's pen signing that permanent contract now ;)

Agreed.

I always felt we would sign him if Blues failed to go up, espc with his reiterated desire to stay in the Midlands and also how happy/loved he is here.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Political Cake on May 09, 2012, 08:40:11 PM
No one celebrated that goal. Well, gradually Blackpool did untill it went in on the replay when they all cheered then :D :D Comical.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: up_the_baggies on May 09, 2012, 08:42:21 PM
No one celebrated that goal. Well, gradually Blackpool did untill it went in on the replay when they all cheered then :D :D Comical.

I bet Foster celebrated at home ;)
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: DevonBaggie on May 09, 2012, 08:44:43 PM
i'll be honest guys, i'm still quite nervous, yes its 2-0 but one really bad defensive lapse from blackpool means that birmingham could get straight back into it until it says FT then i'm going to still be nervous  :-[
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Standaman on May 09, 2012, 08:45:09 PM
Not impressed with Blues one little bit does not reflect that well on Hughton. Take the keeper not sure about the coach ;)
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: smethwickw on May 09, 2012, 08:52:59 PM
I'd rather see Blues or Blackpool in the Prem than West Ham.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Greenock Baggie on May 09, 2012, 08:54:35 PM
sweeeeet   2 - 0
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: jonny on May 09, 2012, 08:55:04 PM
Holloway not going the Dingles now!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: RowleyBaggie2 on May 09, 2012, 09:01:20 PM
Big fish Cuntis!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: GrGr on May 09, 2012, 09:02:16 PM
No one celebrated that goal. Well, gradually Blackpool did untill it went in on the replay when they all cheered then :D :D Comical.

Yeah, pretty dire stuff from Birmingham, not so sure about Hughton now tbh :S But to be fair Blues are such a mess he has done a job getting a functional team out there.

But Foster is a priority this summer so very pleased B'pool are winning :)
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Greenock Baggie on May 09, 2012, 09:11:33 PM
Time for a Blackpool third..............please
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: GrGr on May 09, 2012, 09:12:26 PM
Meh, Zigic was clearly offside.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: GrGr on May 09, 2012, 09:17:22 PM
Blackpool are starting to wobble :/
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: up_the_baggies on May 09, 2012, 09:18:14 PM
Blues should have had a second!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Wbahunty on May 09, 2012, 09:22:50 PM
Come On Blackpool!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: southend baggie on May 09, 2012, 09:24:42 PM
2-3 now, please hold on blackpool, why do teams not carry on doing wot their doing and invite the opo on to them, really annoys me
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: jonny on May 09, 2012, 09:25:46 PM
Come On Blackpool!

Seconded
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: DevonBaggie on May 09, 2012, 09:31:03 PM
10 mins to go......
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Wbahunty on May 09, 2012, 09:36:41 PM
Come on...hold out Blackpool!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: addy on May 09, 2012, 09:40:14 PM
2mins 1min 30 seconds 10 seconds of injury time left. Full time!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: DevonBaggie on May 09, 2012, 09:40:49 PM
this is killing me!!!  >:(
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: HampshireBaggie on May 09, 2012, 09:43:02 PM
Yes Blackpool!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: jonny on May 09, 2012, 09:43:17 PM
Come on Ben!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: DevonBaggie on May 09, 2012, 09:43:26 PM
YESSSSSSSSSSS get in!  ;D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Wbahunty on May 09, 2012, 09:44:00 PM
Get in...Great game to watch as a neutral!

Brilliant news for WBA and huge huge problems for Blues now!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: southend baggie on May 09, 2012, 09:44:48 PM
YESSSSSSSS, well done blackpool now go and beat west ham please ;D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on May 09, 2012, 10:11:00 PM
Great game. I was as nervous as those Blackpool fans in that last five minutes. Very good game of football and I think over the two legs; Blackpool deserve their place in the play off final. Holloway is again working miracles on a limited budget. Would be fantastic to see them beat West Ham.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: BoingFlyer on May 19, 2012, 04:09:56 PM

Anyone else watching the game today? Very even at the moment but feel Blackpool are edging.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: east-stand-nick on May 19, 2012, 04:51:49 PM
Watching it on Sky, Don Goodman is driving me up the wall. Should have had the "luck" drinking game, would have been inebriated by half time if we had a drink every time he said it!

Shame that Wet Spam look like winning though.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: wba1993dave on May 19, 2012, 04:55:18 PM
West Ham derserve it to be honest, play offs should be scrapped because its unfair on the third team. I mean look at Wrexham in the conference 98 points and still didn't go up.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: crazedwbafan18 on May 19, 2012, 04:55:43 PM
kinda gutted west ham are back, going to be tough next season :(
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Baggies on May 19, 2012, 04:55:55 PM
I really didnt want them to get promoted but they were always going to do i with their superior squad. A very lucky  club.

Reading, Southampton and West Ham. Im not sure what to think of those 3 coming up. Looks a good group which isnt good news for clubs like ourselves.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Moggas barmy army on May 19, 2012, 05:05:39 PM
Gutted the spammers at up horrible football club, horrible owners, horrible fans and now we have to sit through another season of London media love in no matter how crap they play. The only positive I think is for big sam had a tough break at Blackburn and is managing in a league he should be in.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Critical Baggie on May 19, 2012, 05:39:36 PM
Gutted the spammers at up horrible football club, horrible owners, horrible fans and now we have to sit through another season of London media love in no matter how crap they play. The only positive I think is for big sam had a tough break at Blackburn and is managing in a league he should be in.

Cue Bobby Moore returning to the MOTD opening credits.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Hong Kong Phooey on May 19, 2012, 06:20:16 PM
Gutted the spammers at up horrible football club, horrible owners, horrible fans and now we have to sit through another season of London media love in no matter how crap they play. The only positive I think is for big sam had a tough break at Blackburn and is managing in a league he should be in.

Agree with that!

Nice symmetry to West Ham up and Blackburn down though  :-\
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on May 20, 2012, 01:48:39 PM
Very entertaining final and Blackpool will rue their missed chances, especially the Matt Phillips chance in the first half. I thought West Ham bossed much of the first half but credit to Blackpool, they responded very well in the second and had Stephen Dobbie had his shooting boots on they could of potentially booked a place in the Premier League. Got to give credit to Ian Holloway. To have his squad dismantled through relegation he still gets them to a play off final. Remarkable.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: hunsletbaggie on May 20, 2012, 06:21:43 PM
    This is the reason why we should go nowhere near Holloway what was he  thinking on top dominating then low and behold he takes SKP off the player who's linking all their attacking play together(i don't buy into his legs have gone rubbish) and puts on a midfielder and shoves Dobbie up front allowing West Ham back in to win shocking.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Rich99 on May 20, 2012, 09:23:42 PM
A shame Blackpool didn't do it, they came so close and had the chances to do it as well.  I doubt they'll be back again to be honest.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: BB74 on May 23, 2012, 09:35:44 AM
Wow, 18 of the 24 teams in the Championship next season have played in the Premier League.

It looks as if Premier League two is forming itself.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: FallOutBoy on May 23, 2012, 01:26:40 PM
Wow, 18 of the 24 teams in the Championship next season have played in the Premier League.

It looks as if Premier League two is forming itself.

Is that counting Sheffield United or not? Because their play-off against Huddersfield is on Saturday.

There will also be 4 in League 1 (not counting the Blades) and 2 in League 2 (counting AFC Wimbledon) - one for the stats fans.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: BB74 on May 23, 2012, 03:55:37 PM
Is that counting Sheffield United or not? Because their play-off against Huddersfield is on Saturday.

There will also be 4 in League 1 (not counting the Blades) and 2 in League 2 (counting AFC Wimbledon) - one for the stats fans.

Can't remember to be honest, I just skimmed the list on Oddschecker. It may well be 19 after the play off final.

Seeing as MK Dons are the legal continuation of Wimbledon I think it is safer to class them as a once Premier League side rather than AFC.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Mister AT on May 23, 2012, 04:27:43 PM
Championship league looks very difficult to get out of next season.

Some big teams in that league were literally anyone could win the league.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Kicking Pigeons on May 24, 2012, 11:24:39 AM
Can YOU name the 27 teams who have played in the second tier since the creation of the Premiership (1992/1993 season) but have never played in the Premier League itself?

http://www.sporcle.com/games/adamravenscroft/almost-premier-league

I got 18.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on May 24, 2012, 11:35:51 AM
Got 23  :D

Not easy at all.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on May 24, 2012, 11:52:42 AM
Lads, don't put names of missed teams, spoils it for others (why didn't you post them before I had a go though  :D )
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: FallOutBoy on May 24, 2012, 12:52:14 PM
27/27 with 38 seconds left.

There were two of us though. And my mate is a Dingle, so who knows the championship better?
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: wba1993dave on June 07, 2012, 09:51:55 PM
Nottingham Forrest are going to be taken over by a rich arab. Forrest have a good history but you would think they would go and buy a club in the Premier League like a Everton or even us. I think they need to know that spending big in the championship does not get you into the Premier League, ask leicester city. We are obviously ahead of forrest at the moment but i do worry that we will get left behind in a couple of years time, most of the premier league teams our already owned by wealthy chairman. I think if i was a wealthy sugar daddy i would look at a club like WBA and look at the facts

*No debt
*Good training facilities
* Good youth set-up
*26,000 seater stadium could be 30,000 very soon

Yet teams like QPR in the championship at the time get took over, ok they are based in London but surely a club like Everton,WBA, would be better to invest your money ?
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: rubyruby on June 07, 2012, 09:58:08 PM
Nottingham Forrest are going to be taken over by a rich arab. Forrest have a good history but you would think they would go and buy a club in the Premier League like a Everton or even us. I think they need to know that spending big in the championship does not get you into the Premier League, ask leicester city.

The last person on earth I would want owning my club is a rich arab. We dont need that were doing ok as it is. Much rather see us grow slowly and witin our means.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Mister AT on June 08, 2012, 08:39:36 AM
The last person on earth I would want owning my club is a rich arab. We dont need that were doing ok as it is. Much rather see us grow slowly and witin our means.

Id agree with Ruby.

As much as i'd love to see world class players at our club week in week out and us challenging for silverware, Id rather we continue the slow progression 'the right way',.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on June 08, 2012, 12:23:55 PM
I agree with the last few comments. In the short term it is good, but in the long term then the problems of debt and a mass exodous of players been sold, just look at Leeds and Portsmouth.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on July 05, 2012, 05:17:47 PM
Colin with a possible career in acting perhaps? The unveiling of Leeds new shirt.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAcc_3eEMtU&feature=player_embedded
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: charliewestbrom on July 05, 2012, 06:38:58 PM
Colin with a possible career in acting perhaps? The unveiling of Leeds new shirt.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAcc_3eEMtU&feature=player_embedded

Ha. Saw that a few months ago.

Fair play to them for trying some different, and as cheesy unnecessary pieces of amateur dramatics go, it's not that cringe worthy.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on July 12, 2012, 11:06:27 AM
Steve Cotterill sacked by Forest
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: M666EYS on July 12, 2012, 11:38:41 AM
Steve Cotterill sacked by Forest

Seems to be another club that has been promised everything, we'll see if these owners deliver.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Standaman on July 12, 2012, 11:46:55 AM
Forest's new owners sack the manager who kept the team up in difficult circumstances last year which is par for the course for big money no clue owners http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/18812339 next step rebranding :)
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Quakes Fan on July 12, 2012, 11:48:50 AM
Maradona's available.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: albiontilidie on July 12, 2012, 12:11:34 PM
Forest's new owners sack the manager who kept the team up in difficult circumstances last year which is par for the course for big money no clue owners http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/18812339 next step rebranding :)

Its really not, he should of easier kept them up, i dont know a single forest fans who isnt happy that he has been sacked,

Rednapp been mentioned alot today and yesturday, i cant see it myself, 

Im hoping they go like Munto Finance but these seem alright so far, Come on get Sven in he cant wait  ;D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: rubyruby on July 12, 2012, 12:45:41 PM
Steve Cotterill sacked by Forest

No surprise really. A difficult job in difficult circumstances but he should have done a bit better with what he had there. The new owners are minted so they will want a big name to front up the club. Looks like Forest are heading back to the big time which to be fair is where they probably belong.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Standaman on July 12, 2012, 01:45:48 PM
Fine Cotterill might not be the best manager in the world but equally to fire a manager who does have the know how to manage a team in the championship which is a very particular league might not be the smartest move. Plenty of big name coaches have come and gone at ambitious championship clubs without without conspicuous success, I await developments.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: albiontilidie on July 12, 2012, 02:05:46 PM
Forest fans are expecting so much, they are already boring me and its only been a day, they thing there going to be like Man City in years to come,

Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Kicking Pigeons on July 12, 2012, 02:33:47 PM
Forest fans are expecting so much, they are already boring me and its only been a day, they thing there going to be like Man City in years to come,
They're a bit like Villa, still living off the success they had decades ago thinking they're still one of the best clubs in the country when now they're mediocre at best. Quite an arrogant bunch, I remember them being very loosely linked with Shorey the season before last (when Shorey was still a good player for us) and one of them coming out with "if we want Shorey, we'll get him".

The new owners sound like your typical Arab businessmen who have no idea about football, so I wouldn't be surprised if they hired Maradona. Horrible man, horrible set of fans - they'd deserve each other.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: BobTaylor on July 12, 2012, 03:02:15 PM
Forest fans are expecting so much, they are already boring me and its only been a day, they thing there going to be like Man City in years to come,



cancelled there pre season tour aswell, bet thats pleased them, could be man city could be blackburn massive gamble with rich arabs.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Greenock Baggie on July 12, 2012, 03:43:43 PM
No surprise really. A difficult job in difficult circumstances but he should have done a bit better with what he had there. The new owners are minted so they will want a big name to front up the club. Looks like Forest are heading back to the big time which to be fair is where they probably belong.
Hows that work then. Up until the late 70's, no-one had heard of them. NO ONE belongs in the top flight you have to earn the right !!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: rubyruby on July 12, 2012, 04:45:52 PM
Hows that work then. Up until the late 70's, no-one had heard of them. NO ONE belongs in the top flight you have to earn the right !!

Well your absolutely right about earning the right. But I was referencing against the size of the club and its fan base not to mention.................FA Cup 1898 1959........oh forgetting no one had heard of them before the 70s....League Cup 78 79 89 and 90..First Division 78...European Cup 79 & 80....get my drift?
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on July 12, 2012, 05:34:19 PM
Championship could be a very interesting division next season. If Wolves think they're in for an easy ride then they're going to be quite mistaken. You would presume that the likes of Leicester and Nottingham Forest with their new owners will spend big money. Cardiff too have those Malaysians, whether they decide to give Malky Mackay a war chest remains to be seen. Aren't Leeds in the process of being taken over? And when you consider they have Colin who's a very good manager in that division you would expect them to be in and around there. Watford have also been taken over recently but I would expect the play offs to be out of their reach at the moment. You then have both Bolton and Blackburn which so far have appeared to spend wisely. You could argue a case for those two being towards the front of the league.

You then have your likes of Birmingham, Sheffield Wednesday, Middlesbrough and Blackpool which you would all assume would be there or there abouts. Very tough division to call.

We therefore have: Leicester, Notts Forest, Cardiff, Birmingham, Wolves, Leeds United, Bolton, Blackburn, Sheffield Wednesday, Middlesbrough and Blackpool all with a realistic chance of promotion in the upcoming season. It then wouldn't surprise me to see a side have a mammoth surge after Christmas.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Standaman on July 13, 2012, 01:27:10 PM
Said the new lot at Forest had potential for being the next bunch of comedy owners. Forest's pre season tour to US cancelled with 4 days notice you would be delighted if you were a Forest fan and booked that as   your holiday.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Quakes Fan on July 13, 2012, 01:39:52 PM
No game with Orlando City.  :(
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Standaman on July 13, 2012, 11:24:33 PM
Forest are now going to appoint and I quote an "iconic" manager. Glen Hoddle is being heavily linked with the job I rest my case.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on July 15, 2012, 03:03:59 PM
Rumours are Chris Kirkland has apparently resigned from SWFC. Although, according to a reporter that way, he's been given time off to look after his wife who is seriously ill.

I hope she recovers soon. Fair play to Kirkland for putting his career on hold, family will always come first. Shame his career has been consistently haulted by injuries.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Mat15(MH) on July 16, 2012, 12:21:39 PM
Forest are now going to appoint and I quote an "iconic" manager. Glen Hoddle is being heavily linked with the job I rest my case.

When did Mick McCarthy become iconic? In talks over the Forest job.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: smethwickw on July 16, 2012, 12:31:11 PM
When did Mick McCarthy become iconic? In talks over the Forest job.

I thought exactly the same. To be fair though McCarthy will probably get them promoted. He is a very good manager at that level.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WSBaggie on July 16, 2012, 12:56:12 PM
Leicester have spent some big money over the last couple of seasons and not even made the playoffs. You look at most of the teams who usually make them an it's the teams who have come down or teams who have built a good foundation over a couple of seasons.

Money really is pretty irrelevant in the championship I think, it may help you but it's no guarantee of success.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Standaman on July 20, 2012, 12:12:08 AM
Sean O'Driscoll appointed new boss at Forest he was on the coaching staff under Coterill. I think he is a decent appointment did well at Doncaster but Iconic really?
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Quakes Fan on August 12, 2012, 06:32:29 AM
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: B_H_Baggie on August 12, 2012, 01:40:19 PM
Never has a player, manager and club ever deserved each other more.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Lloydy on August 18, 2012, 01:09:50 PM
Wo1ve5 losing - yep, the football season has started ;D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on August 18, 2012, 01:09:54 PM
Leeds 1 dingles 0  :D

Becchio
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: dangerman on August 18, 2012, 01:16:40 PM
They're playing some really nice stuff at times, but there defence is awful and that is what will stop them from getting promoted.

They've got a few weeks to sort it out.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: up_the_baggies on August 18, 2012, 01:37:56 PM
Wolves have got a hold of the ball and actually played some nice stuff, but there looks to be no conviction up front. Leeds look dangerous every time they go forward.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: dangerman on August 18, 2012, 01:39:33 PM
Wolves have got a hold of the ball and actually played some nice stuff, but there looks to be no conviction up front. Leeds look dangerous every time they go forward.

I think that's more to do with how awful wolves are rather than Leeds being great IMO.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: up_the_baggies on August 18, 2012, 02:15:08 PM
I think that's more to do with how awful wolves are rather than Leeds being great IMO.

I was wondering which one it was earlier ;D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: wba1993dave on August 18, 2012, 02:19:23 PM
Wolves look really crap at the back, if i were them i would get rid of the whole defence and start again.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBArgo on August 18, 2012, 06:19:55 PM
I think their attack is just as worrying. What they don't grasp is that SEB hasn't scored more than 5 league goals in over 3 seasons - and many have assumed he'll be able to turn on the magic in a lower division again. It's just as possible that he may have lost that magic over the years.
A similar story is for Doyle, who has never really been a goalscorer. He lived off one great Premiership season were he got about 15 league goals, which was really impressive. Since, he's barely bettered 5 a season and his natural style is more about flick-ons, holding it up, runs and neat touches, than it is pure goals. With this in mind, they don't have much to shout about going forward. Basically I think they need to sell Fletcher ASAP and bring in someone like Taylor, McCormack, Chopra or anyone that will get goals.

Until that is done, their strike force looks very average. In fact, most of their team does.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: weareblueweare white on August 18, 2012, 11:23:58 PM
Jarvis 10 million........... :o
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on August 21, 2012, 08:03:00 PM
Dingles 1-0 up v Barnsley
Bristol City 3 C Palace 0
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: KingKoren on August 21, 2012, 08:03:47 PM
Butland with a big error tonight.

Dodgy keeper.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: KingKoren on August 21, 2012, 08:21:43 PM
Kermorgant was the one who did that awful pen for Leicester in the play offs. Scores against them tonight for Charlton

2-0.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iad3gV-9C1U

Still funny.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on August 21, 2012, 09:18:28 PM
Forest 1-0 up at Huddersfield

SIMON COX
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: reiss on August 21, 2012, 09:23:52 PM

 3-0 wolves now
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on August 24, 2012, 09:02:42 PM
Bolton 2 Forest 2 after 57 minutes.

Cox just set one up for Andy Reid to level for Forest
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Quakes Fan on August 25, 2012, 04:58:10 PM
Blackpool looking very tough. Perfect so far and a 6-0 thrashing of Ipswich today.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Quakes Fan on August 25, 2012, 05:28:22 PM
Blues already behind 1-0.  :)

Watford 2 - 0 Blues  HT
 
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on August 25, 2012, 10:08:05 PM
Millwall fans have been causing trouble up in Sheffield apparently. Smashing shop windows, smashing the windows on a tram, starting battles with the police and beating a Police Horse. There are also rumours flying round that a disabled person had been attacking alongside a 14 year old girl.

(http://www.owlstalk.co.uk/forums/index.php?app=core&module=attach&section=attach&attach_rel_module=post&attach_id=15253)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vzlhc5Tj6rc&feature=player_embedded

That was the tram which later had its windows put through.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on September 16, 2012, 01:10:22 PM
Dingles at home to Leicester in today's game live on SKY Sports 1
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on September 16, 2012, 01:30:09 PM
1-0 dingles, he eats cakes with the goal
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on September 16, 2012, 01:37:53 PM
2-0 dingles, desperate dan chin with the second
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Dudleylad on September 16, 2012, 01:40:02 PM
I agree with what my mate says about them look good with the new players but the problems occur when players are changed.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on September 16, 2012, 01:44:52 PM
Looks like Morgan has picked up a few ideas on snacks from the locals
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: up_the_baggies on September 16, 2012, 02:05:36 PM
First time I've watched a match at The Molineux ending without boos at half time for a while.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on September 16, 2012, 02:19:53 PM
Deserved lead for Wolves. Leicester don't look much kop in fairness, decent build up play but rather suspect defensively. Still think if Leicester score next they'll snatch a point. Got a feeling Wolves will crumble.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on September 16, 2012, 02:45:09 PM
Konchesky with an absolute beauty!

Wolves 2 Leicester 1
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: johnny Cash on September 16, 2012, 02:45:56 PM
only turned in for the 2nd half but its all leicester but they are really poor going forward!

2-1 konchesky with a cracker. It was going to take something like that.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: KingKoren on September 18, 2012, 09:36:58 PM
RoKo bangs in another for Hull. They are doing surprisingly well.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: socalbaggie on September 21, 2012, 11:10:20 PM
I know it's early days and they have only played 6 matches but Bolton really seem to be struggling. I see their latest failure was a 2-1 defeat away at Birmingham. They are sitting in 15th with 7 points. If they continue to struggle like this how long will Owen Coyle have a job? If they are in and around the same position come January can you see Bolton making a change? I figured that they WOULD NOT storm the championship this season but I thought they would safely get into the playoffs at least. Again early days I know but you would think Bolton has to be disappointed that after relegation they are still continuing to struggle.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: wba1993dave on September 22, 2012, 05:50:20 PM
Blues getting outplayed by Barnsley, Lee Clark looks out of his depth. And half the ground is empty.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: crazedwbafan18 on September 22, 2012, 05:52:51 PM
well it is barnsley! no disrespect lol, but they never strike me as that sort of club that are going to push the boat out or do anything exciting, just a stable, local family based south yorkshire club.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: wba1993dave on September 22, 2012, 05:59:09 PM
well it is barnsley! no disrespect lol, but they never strike me as that sort of club that are going to push the boat out or do anything exciting, just a stable, local family based south yorkshire club.

No its at St Andrews lol , a lot of blues were giving it big on how big they are over us in the summer, in the championship we always got decent crowds. Blues have a ground half empty.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: crazedwbafan18 on September 22, 2012, 06:02:41 PM
No its at St Andrews lol , a lot of blues were giving it big on how big they are over us in the summer, in the championship we always got decent crowds. Blues have a ground half empty.
i know it is, im just saying barnsley are that sort of club, stable but not overly exciting.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: wba1993dave on September 22, 2012, 06:08:33 PM
i know it is, im just saying barnsley are that sort of club, stable but not overly exciting.

 Oh my mistake, its happening to a lot of clubs when they get relegated. If you dont get promotion within 3 years you stagnate in the Championship and your best players get picked off without a fight. With Peace in charge were in safe hands and if the worse happens we have a plan.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: crazedwbafan18 on September 22, 2012, 06:26:32 PM
Oh my mistake, its happening to a lot of clubs when they get relegated. If you dont get promotion within 3 years you stagnate in the Championship and your best players get picked off without a fight. With Peace in charge were in safe hands and if the worse happens we have a plan.
yeah exactly: milwall, hull, burnley etc are all in that boat.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on September 22, 2012, 06:34:17 PM
Barnsley 2-0 up at Blues oh dear
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: KingKoren on September 22, 2012, 06:34:28 PM
Blues being humiliated by Barnsley.

3-0 now. Barnsley hit the post just before the third.
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Post by: OldburyWBA on September 22, 2012, 06:40:37 PM
3-0 now, embarrassing for Blues
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Post by: OldburyWBA on September 22, 2012, 06:46:28 PM
4-0 hat-trick for ex dingle Craig Davies who is playing not fully fit
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Post by: DownInAlbion on September 22, 2012, 06:46:53 PM
i cant remember birmingham being this bad! terrible performance
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Post by: OldburyWBA on September 22, 2012, 06:53:34 PM
5-0, 4 for Davies
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Post by: reiss on September 22, 2012, 06:56:53 PM
cant believe this. fair play Barnsley

but bloody hell blues
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Post by: LiamTheBaggie on September 22, 2012, 07:05:25 PM
Knew I should have watched this.

Unbelieveable scoreline!
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Post by: crazedwbafan18 on September 22, 2012, 07:28:34 PM
missed the second half, just switched on the telly. cannot believe that scoreline?! oh, frickin, dear.
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Post by: Aixelsyd on October 03, 2012, 07:19:54 AM
I was just looking at the latest results and notice that it must of been a bugger of a game for Burnley fans

They scored on 22 minute mark to lead 1-0
Wednesday, equalised a minute later 1-1

Burnley retook a lead on 38 minutes 2-1
it took Wednesday till the 64 minute to get it back to a draw 2-2

Finally Burnley get what you would think was the winner at 84 minutes 3-2

sorry Burnley Fans but that lead also only lasted a minute 3-3



sucks to follow Burnley
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Post by: wba1993dave on October 09, 2012, 10:37:54 AM
Bolton have sacked Owen Coyle, it all went downhill when they lost to Stoke 5-0 in the Fa Cup Semi Final. I think Di Canio or McCarthy will get the job.
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Post by: B_H_Baggie on October 09, 2012, 11:00:26 AM
I wonder if Coyle will be interested in doing the full set up there and go to Blackburn  :D

Not so long ago he was lauded as a top manager for the future, amazing how quickly things can change in this game.
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Post by: AidantheBaggies on October 09, 2012, 11:02:58 AM
I've always liked Owen Coyle. Great guy and a good manager, shame he has been sacked but i'm not shocked with the news.
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Post by: phbaggies on October 09, 2012, 11:03:31 AM
That jobs got Mick McCarthy written all over it, perfect match!
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Post by: LiamTheBaggie on October 09, 2012, 12:56:55 PM
Can't say I'm surprised. Seemed to have the hallmarks of a very good manager but after the superb run they went on they've never really recovered. Went on a slide season before last and that seems to have continued.

I would also say the clock is ticking for Dave Jones. Lost 7 of the lost 8, or 8 of the last 9, something silly like that. They've got some tough games coming up too with them facing Leeds United in a few weeks. Lost 1-0 at home to Hull at the weekend.
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Post by: wbako on October 19, 2012, 09:31:10 PM
Whose bright idea was it to play Sheff Weds - Leeds on a Friday night....
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Post by: up_the_baggies on October 19, 2012, 10:27:58 PM
Can't say I'm surprised. Seemed to have the hallmarks of a very good manager but after the superb run they went on they've never really recovered. Went on a slide season before last and that seems to have continued.

I would also say the clock is ticking for Dave Jones. Lost 7 of the lost 8, or 8 of the last 9, something silly like that. They've got some tough games coming up too with them facing Leeds United in a few weeks. Lost 1-0 at home to Hull at the weekend.

They should've kept Megson.
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Post by: crazedwbafan18 on October 19, 2012, 10:41:58 PM
Whose bright idea was it to play Sheff Weds - Leeds on a Friday night....
cant see it making a difference if it was sat 3pm or friday night?
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Post by: east-stand-nick on October 19, 2012, 11:07:45 PM
cant see it making a difference if it was sat 3pm or friday night?

Sun midday like most of our derby games, less time to get inebriated.
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Post by: wbako on October 19, 2012, 11:16:51 PM
cant see it making a difference if it was sat 3pm or friday night?

A Yorkshire derby? hoolies from both teams would have had this game penciled into their diary, especially after it was moved to Friday - they can make a proper night out of it then. Playing the game at an earlier time doesn't eradicate the possibility of trouble, but it definitely decreases it.
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Post by: crazedwbafan18 on October 19, 2012, 11:52:15 PM
they arent massive rivals though in all honesty, sheffield utd,manchester united and barnsley are probably bigger owing to geographical location?
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Post by: east-stand-nick on October 20, 2012, 06:07:05 AM
they arent massive rivals though in all honesty, sheffield utd,manchester united and barnsley are probably bigger owing to geographical location?

But it's Leeds though, they have a reputation.
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Post by: crazedwbafan18 on October 20, 2012, 08:33:59 AM
But it's Leeds though, they have a reputation.
i think though in this instance we cant generalize, it was just one idiotic fan who took it too far. mind you having said that warnock stated some of the chanting was awful.
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Post by: Moggas barmy army on October 20, 2012, 08:36:43 AM
Having lived up in Sheffield, Leeds to Wednesday is the second big one behind United. They both have big fan bases with known hooligans, both have been in and around the same division with each other for years so they have a long history. Wednesday fans themselves are no angels but the Leeds fans are an utter disgrace apparently they were singing not so pleasant things about Jimmy Savile. Whoever decided that match should be played on a Friday night needs their head looking at.
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Post by: wbako on October 20, 2012, 11:43:18 AM
they arent massive rivals though in all honesty, sheffield utd,manchester united and barnsley are probably bigger owing to geographical location?

Leeds - Wednesday is a big derby, the hate is not on the scale of Man Utd for Leeds, but it's still a big'un. I've had a look through some of the threads on the Wednesday board and it sounds like it kicked off big time. Put it this way, they won't be putting the game on a friday night again.
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Post by: OldburyWBA on October 20, 2012, 12:01:19 PM
i think though in this instance we cant generalize, it was just one idiotic fan who took it too far. mind you having said that warnock stated some of the chanting was awful.

Only one assaulted a player but more than one ran on the pitch when they scored. Also there was a few hundred at least chanting throughout the game. What the knobs fail to realise is that Dave Jones was cleared in court so if identified he can sue each and every one of them for slander I would imagine. Yet some still believe in freedom of speech !!

One idiotic fan who at 20 has already been banned from football grounds 3 times and was in court last week apparantely for breaching his latest ban which no doubt he breached again last night.

The high fives he got from others in the crowd after he cowardly ran back into hide says a lot about the fans.
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Post by: wbako on October 20, 2012, 12:09:08 PM
Only one assaulted a player but more than one ran on the pitch when they scored. Also there was a few hundred at least chanting throughout the game. What the knobs fail to realise is that Dave Jones was cleared in court so if identified he can sue each and every one of them for slander I would imagine. Yet some still believe in freedom of speech !!

One idiotic fan who at 20 has already been banned from football grounds 3 times and was in court last week apparantely for breaching his latest ban which no doubt he breached again last night.

The high fives he got from others in the crowd after he cowardly ran back into hide says a lot about the fans.

Yeah, the 'it's just a minority' doesn't work with Leeds because it's not. A large portion of their following last night would have been looking for a bit of trouble - be that vocal or physical.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on October 20, 2012, 12:34:54 PM
I thought the actions were scandalous and have ruined what was a pulsating derby ocassion. I hope the moron which assaulted Chris Kirkland is found and then does a spell in prison because it was an absolute disgrace. Dave Jones has had to put up with the chants from Leeds supporters for around 12 years now and it's understandable why he is getting peed off. There's totally no need for it, especially when he was found not guilty. I also agree with Jones on the point about Colin and his team clapping the Leeds supporters which seems to condone the behaviour of their supporters last night. I also think the interview from Colin was mixed. It's ok to call the fans a disgrace but then to make fun of Kirkland kind of erases that in my opinion.
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Post by: KingKoren on October 20, 2012, 12:38:17 PM
Leeds fans are complete scum. Always have been, always will. They always have the most fans arrested and banned from games. The fans need to be banned from football matches for a long time.
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Post by: LiamTheBaggie on October 20, 2012, 01:03:54 PM
Fair play to Paddy Kenny haha.

He was receiving some stick from the Kop with him being an ex-Blae and his response was to pull his shorts down and show the Kop his bum. Appeared to be having a laugh with the Wednesday supporters which is quite nice but such incidents of players and oppositon fans interacting will be ignored because of the mindless idiot which decided to storm the pitch and asault Kirkland.
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Post by: east-stand-nick on October 20, 2012, 06:17:27 PM
The "it's a few spoil it for the majority" is true for most teams, even Wolves I would say (although most of their fans are complete morons. But for the likes of Millwall, West Ham and Leeds, their fans are generally unpleasant and despisable. A black mark on English football.

It's a generalisation because it's the truth.
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Post by: rubyruby on October 20, 2012, 07:47:40 PM
One minute we're hysterical...quite rightly about the goings on in Serbia then we shoot ourselves in the foot the next with this sorry episode. I bet Platini and his UEFA chums are chortling to each other over a glass of the old vino tinto?
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Post by: crazedwbafan18 on October 20, 2012, 10:28:16 PM
fair enough, hold my hands up, didnt realise weds and leeds had such hatred. yes you are right though, when you think of clubs coming looking for fights, leeds and milwall especially come to mind. not generalising but looking through the sorry hooligan episodes of the 80s, this was especially the case.
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Post by: east-stand-nick on October 21, 2012, 06:06:01 AM
The only way to make moronic fans like these learn is to deduct points. But that will never happen.
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Post by: LiamTheBaggie on October 22, 2012, 03:10:34 PM
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: east-stand-nick on October 22, 2012, 04:17:00 PM
A 6 year banning order?! He should be banned for life!
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Post by: B_H_Baggie on October 22, 2012, 07:13:19 PM
16 weeks is a joke really, not exactly a punishment to put others off. As for the banning order I'm sure I read he had breached two of them already so I don't see the point if he's going to keep getting away with it, they needed to make the punishment more severe to put others off ever thinking about doing something similar.
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Post by: rubyruby on October 22, 2012, 07:37:13 PM
It begs the question of what use is a football banning order? If the moron has already had two and he is still acquiring tickets and gaining admission? Wouldnt it be better to give him a suspended 5 year jail term if he is caught within half a mile of any football ground on match day.
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Post by: east-stand-nick on October 22, 2012, 08:09:15 PM
It begs the question of what use is a football banning order? If the moron has already had two and he is still acquiring tickets and gaining admission? Wouldnt it be better to give him a suspended 5 year jail term if he is caught within half a mile of any football ground on match day.

I've never understood how a banning order works. The only way to police it is to ID everyone who buys a ticket. You can easily just buy a ticket on the gate and get in.

It seems they only get caught when they cause trouble, like this prat. So it just defeats the object of a banning order surely?
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Post by: kc56wba on October 22, 2012, 08:17:12 PM
I've never understood how a banning order works. The only way to police it is to ID everyone who buys a ticket. You can easily just buy a ticket on the gate and get in.

It seems they only get caught when they cause trouble, like this prat. So it just defeats the object of a banning order surely?
I think anyone who as a banning order as to report to a local police station on the day of the game. A banning order can be as little as 1 or 2 months so this idot may have not been on a banning order. 
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Post by: rubyruby on October 22, 2012, 08:31:33 PM
I think anyone who as a banning order as to report to a local police station on the day of the game. A banning order can be as little as 1 or 2 months so this idot may have not been on a banning order.

In that case they are totally worthless! Why we allow these people to carry on as they do amazes me. And its not exclusive to football, you only have to tune in to Jeremy Kyle to see that.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on October 23, 2012, 01:39:43 PM
Don't know if the link I provided mentioned it but he has been life time ban on attending Leeds United matches.

I did have to laugh at something I read though on a link which was produced on Owlstalk. He is an unemployed labourer from Gloucester yet he manages to travel home and away to watch Leeds United. I'd love to know how he affords that to be honest.

Prosecutor Paul Macaulay said Cawley told police he was so drunk he could not remember the incident, which has been seen by millions of TV viewers.
District Judge Naomi Redhouse said she had not seen the footage and it was played for her in court today.
Mr Macaulay said Cawley told officers he had drunk a number of cans of Stella Artois lager on Friday morning, followed by three-quarters of a litre of vodka - all before he got to Sheffield by train.
Once in Sheffield, he had a further seven to 10 pints of cider, the court heard.


Obviously weren't to drunk to remember what he had drank. Amazing how for someone so drunk he managed to enter the pitch, hit the keeper and run away perfectly. I don't think I'd be able to do that had I drank so much.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: AidantheBaggies on October 23, 2012, 03:47:45 PM
Dougie Freedman has left Crystal Palace to become Bolton Wanderers new manager. He signs a three year contract.

Good appointment i think.
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Post by: wba1993dave on October 23, 2012, 04:18:31 PM
Think its a poor move by Bolton, I know we appointed RDM when we went down but we wernt in 100 million debt. Bolton need to get back to the Premier League as soon as possible otherwise they will do a Sheffield United and slip into the third tier.They need someone with experiance, is Freedman any better than Coyle ? ??? backwards move for them I Think.
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Post by: Bilston Dan on October 23, 2012, 04:24:07 PM
Think its a poor move by Bolton, I know we appointed RDM when we went down but we wernt in 100 million debt. Bolton need to get back to the Premier League as soon as possible otherwise they will do a Sheffield United and slip into the third tier.They need someone with experiance, is Freedman any better than Coyle ? ??? backwards move for them I Think.

I would have thought they'd have gone for someone a bit more experienced but you never know, he could get them out of the Championship in a couple of seasons, they have started really poorly though. I must say I have a soft spot for Bolton as my nan is from there.
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Post by: LiamTheBaggie on October 24, 2012, 03:11:02 PM
Paul Jewell has left Ipswich Town:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/20048196

 
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Paul Jewell has left his job as manager of Ipswich Town with the club bottom of the Championship.

Jewell, 48, has parted by mutual consent after Tuesday's loss to Derby - their 11th straight game without a win.

Former Wigan and Derby boss Jewell becomes the third manager to leave Portman Road during Marcus Evans's five-year period as Town owner.

"I could not have had any more support than I have from Marcus and [chief executive] Simon Clegg," he said.

"We all know that football is a results business, though, and I've never hidden from the fact that our results have not been good enough.

"It's been a privilege to be manager of such a fantastic football club and I want to thank the staff and the supporters for the backing."

Jewell's assistant, Chris Hutchings, has been placed in caretaker charge and will prepare the side for Saturday's visit of Sheffield Wednesday.

"Since he first walked through the door here, no-one has worked harder to bring success to this club than Paul Jewell," said Evans, who is also Town's chairman.

"Unfortunately his outstanding commitment has not been rewarded by results on the pitch and, having spoken with Paul at length, we feel it's best for him and the club if we go our separate ways.

"I'm bitterly disappointed - as is Paul - that it has not worked out as we had hoped when he became our manager 21 months ago and I would like to put on record my thanks for his services to the club and wish him every success in the future."

Jewell, who has won just one league game this season, succeeded Roy Keane in the job in January 2011.

He steered Ipswich away from relegation during that campaign, but followed that up with another season of struggle which eventually ended with a 15th-place finish.

Jewell was unable to bring in the players he wanted this summer and has instead relied heavily on the loan market, signing eight individuals on temporary deals.

But, with the club floundering at the wrong end of the table, it was looking increasingly unlikely that Jewell would be able to provide Evans with the promotion push he desperately wants and, with his contract set to expire at the end of the season, the pair have parted ways.


But his latest stint follows ill-fated periods at Derby County and Sheffield Wednesday.

Historically Evans has made his appointments swiftly and former West Ham and Charlton boss Alan Curbishley has been linked with the Portman Road job.

"The search for a new manager of this club is well under way and I am confident that we will find the right man to get the best out of the players, both individually and collectively, and lead the team to future success," said Clegg.

"The immediate focus is to ensure we secure three points on Saturday and in this regards I have asked Chris Hutchings to take over as caretaker manager."

Ipswich will hold a news conference at 15:00 BST, but an announcement on a new manager is not expected.
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Post by: LiamTheBaggie on October 27, 2012, 05:27:13 PM
Some interesting results in the Championship today:

Barnsley 1 - 4 Nottm Forest FT
Blackburn 1 - 0 Watford FT
Blackpool 1 - 1 Brighton FT
Cardiff 4 - 0 Burnley FT
Ipswich 0 - 3 Sheff Wed FT
Leeds United 0 - 1 Birmingham FT
Leicester 1 - 2 Crystal Palace FT
Middlesbrough 2 - 1 Bolton FT
Millwall 4 - 0 Huddersfield FT
Peterborough 3 - 0 Derby FT
Wolves 1 - 1 Charlton FT


Some big wins in there for Sheffield Wednesday and Birmingham. Cardiff have over-taken Leicester at the top of the table. Ipswich remain bottom with 7 points. I'm not technical enough to upload the table!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: wba1993dave on November 01, 2012, 10:45:05 AM
Henning Berg - New Blackburn manger - Looked at his record at he got sacked by his last club and they were in the Norway league

Mick McCarthy - New Ipswich manager- Good move by Ipswich he will get them challenging for promotion maybe this year or next. Mick has a proven record in the Championship but like Warnock he struggles in the Premier League.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on November 01, 2012, 10:39:40 PM
Crystal Palace have made an approach for Ian Holloway
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBAinDEVON on November 03, 2012, 11:25:07 AM
Crystal Palace have made an approach for Ian Holloway


Oliie signs for Palace.
Not everyones choice on here but he was my choice when Hodgson left.Strange move for him though, more like a sideways slighty back step.Maybe he fancies the bright lights not Blackpool lights
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Post by: gerry m on November 03, 2012, 12:40:49 PM

Oliie signs for Palace.
Not everyones choice on here but he was my choice when Hodgson left.Strange move for him though, more like a sideways slighty back step.Maybe he fancies the bright lights not Blackpool lights

got to admit im suprised! thought he was Blackpool through and through! must of fancied a new challenge.
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Post by: LiamTheBaggie on November 03, 2012, 02:53:09 PM
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Post by: B_H_Baggie on November 03, 2012, 02:57:20 PM
From what I've seen elsewhere Holloway still has roots down South and the fact is he will have a bigger wage and transfer budget at Palace. I think its a calculated risk for him.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: wba1993dave on November 03, 2012, 03:35:01 PM
Not sure I think he should of stayed at Blackpool, small club low expectations.Decent players like Ince,Matt Phillips Super Kev :). He flopped at Leicester who are similar size to Palace. As for Blackpool I would go for someone like Karl Robinson, Micky Mellon, maybe Owen Coyle.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on November 03, 2012, 03:35:47 PM
Wolves losing at Burnley  :)
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: The Black Pearl on November 03, 2012, 03:55:39 PM
Wolves losing at Burnley  :)

Mix in meltdown tonight.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: reiss on November 03, 2012, 03:58:49 PM

 Blues losing 1-0 at home to Ipswich
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: reiss on November 03, 2012, 04:01:31 PM
Mix in meltdown tonight.

just had a look on the Mix, there are in meltdown. Some wanting Solbakken out already  :)
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on November 03, 2012, 04:12:05 PM
Sheffield Wednesday winning  :)

Ross Barkley
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on November 03, 2012, 04:16:10 PM
just had a look on the Mix, there are in meltdown. Some wanting Solbakken out already  :)

Havnt won in three before today.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on November 03, 2012, 04:21:22 PM
It has got even worse now, 2-0 Burnley.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on November 06, 2012, 05:38:29 PM
Michael Appleton on the Blackpool managers shortlist:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/20205238


Michael Appleton: Blackpool interested in Portsmouth manager

Portsmouth boss Michael Appleton is on a two-man shortlist for the Blackpool job, BBC Radio Lancashire reports.

It is thought that Appleton's move now hinges on the two clubs agreeing compensation, with the other candidate not currently in work.

Tangerines chairman Karl Oyston says that the club are closing in on a swift replacement for Ian Holloway, who moved to Crystal Palace on Saturday.

Appleton, 36, has previously been linked with Bolton and Burnley.

The other contender is understood to be one of Paul Ince, Owen Coyle and Phil Brown.

Coyle, who was sacked by Bolton last month, has also been linked with the vacancy at Bloomfield Road after guiding Burnley to promotion to the Premier League, as has Ince, who has been out of work since leaving Notts County.

Brown's last job was with another Lancashire club, Preston, but he was sacked by the Lilywhites last December.

Assistant manager Steve Thompson, who has been in caretaker charge, had expressed an interest in the job.

Appleton moved to Fratton Park on a three-and-a-half-year deal last November from his role as assistant head coach at West Bromwich Albion, but his time has been crippled by financial problems and he has been forced to completely rebuild his squad.

The former Manchester United trainee was unable to prevent the club being relegated from the Championship earlier this year and they currently lie 15th in League One, seven points off the play-off places.

He initially joined West Brom as a player in 2001 and also had spells at Lincoln, Grimsby and Preston but was forced to retire from playing because of a knee injury in 2003.
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Post by: AlbionLegend on November 06, 2012, 07:50:06 PM
I Think that's a good fit and he could do well there.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on November 07, 2012, 05:10:54 PM
BBC Solent Sport ?@solentsport

Blackpool set to announce a press conference for after 6pm tonight, when Michael Appleton likely to be unveiled as new manager #pompey


I made this call a few days ago. Extra points perhaps, Political Cake?  :)
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on November 07, 2012, 05:44:10 PM
BBC Solent Sport ?@solentsport

Blackpool say they will hold a press conference after 7pm tonight to announce their new manager #pompey
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Post by: Mister AT on November 07, 2012, 05:57:57 PM
1/3 odds with sky bet

Would be a fantastic move for him to show what he can do
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: wba1993dave on November 07, 2012, 07:57:20 PM
Happy for Appy - see what I did there :D

I don't think we can judge him on his time at Pompey, Blackpool is a cracking job to get. I hope he comes in for Thorne, he could do with a good run in the Championship.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on November 07, 2012, 08:06:17 PM
BBC Solent Sport ?@solentsport

Appleton deal at Blackpool has just been finalised #pompey


Delighted for him. Great opportunity with a good group of footballers assembled by Ian Holloway. He'll certainly be looking at the play-offs. He was always going to get a bit of cotton wool wrapped round him at Pompey due to their dire financial worries but at Blackpool he has a good group of players and will certainly be the making of his managerial career - succeeds and he'll probably get a better job elsewhere but failure could see him drop down the leagues.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on November 07, 2012, 08:11:42 PM
http://www.blackpoolfc.co.uk/news/article/seasiders-announce-appleton-appointment-474228.aspx

Blackpool Football Club are delighted to announce the appointment of Michael Appleton as the club's new manager.

The 36-year-old, who has spent the past 12 months managing on the south coast with Portsmouth FC, has agreed a one-year rolling contract at Bloomfield Road.

Appleton, who started his professional career as a midfielder at Manchester United, retired from the game at the age of 27 due to injury. He has since embarked on a career in coaching and previously worked with Roy Hodgson and Roberto Di Matteo at West Bromwich Albion.

Joining Appleton in the move from Fratton Park will be Ashley Westwood, who has been named as First Team Coach. Steve Thompson will continue in his role as Assistant Manager.

The Official Wesbite will have reaction to this news shortly.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: lewisant on November 07, 2012, 09:59:28 PM
Ive completely missed something here. When did Holloway leave, and why, ill probably just google it but feel free to tell me anyway!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Quakes Fan on November 07, 2012, 10:01:25 PM
Ive completely missed something here. When did Holloway leave, and why, ill probably just google it but feel free to tell me anyway!

http://westbrom.com/forum/index.php?topic=7790.msg197894#msg197894
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on November 07, 2012, 10:33:44 PM
Ive completely missed something here. When did Holloway leave, and why, ill probably just google it but feel free to tell me anyway!

Have you been in hibernation?!  ;D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: chipperclark on November 07, 2012, 10:59:59 PM
 ;D Absolutely thrilled for Appy to get Blackpool job.

Good club (my second team) and we can help him out with the development of our kids with loans to Blackpool.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Hunnington Baggie on November 08, 2012, 02:09:50 AM
turns out some of them hate Appy because he played for preston many many years ago.  ::)

not like one of ours (a certain born again Christian) left for our rivals and still played us, yet we still think he's a legend. Bloody seasiders have the brains of Tangerines.

EDIt: And they've already started taking the Mickey out of him, real confidence boost that is.  >:(
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Quakes Fan on November 08, 2012, 08:58:03 AM
turns out some of them hate Appy because he played for preston many many years ago.  ::)

not like one of ours (a certain born again Christian) left for our rivals and still played us, yet we still think he's a legend. Bloody seasiders have the brains of Tangerines.

EDIt: And they've already started taking the Mickey out of him, real confidence boost that is.  >:(

Heaping dog's abuse on your gaffer during the season worked wonders for Blackburn and the Vile. Maybe they aspire to the same lofty standards.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: lewisant on November 08, 2012, 09:44:02 AM
Have you been in hibernation?!  ;D

Haha yeah it would seem that way!

I suspect Albion will be monitoring him pretty closely now but I guess that goes without saying really!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on November 08, 2012, 11:06:48 AM
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: AlbionLegend on November 10, 2012, 11:15:34 AM
Mowbray's Middlesbrough doing well at the moment!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: GrGr on November 10, 2012, 12:51:06 PM
Mowbray's Middlesbrough doing well at the moment!

Mowbray is a good manager.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Reddiebaggie on November 10, 2012, 02:47:35 PM
Watched Boro last night, Ish Miller scored a goal which would have probably gone in anyway but he is not convincing even at that level. When he first came to us I thought we have a player with real premiership potential but now he seems overweight and sluggish. I doubt if he had more than 15 touches all match. Wise to move him on.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: garry on November 10, 2012, 09:05:45 PM
BBC official site:
"Leeds United slumped to an embarrassing home defeat and are now without a win in six league games after Watford scored six goals at Elland Road.
Neil Warnock's side finished with nine men after Jason Pearce was dismissed and Rodolph Austin broke his leg after Leeds had used three substitutes."
 
No battle of Bramall Lane this afternoon then Neil?
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: rubyruby on November 10, 2012, 10:13:12 PM
Mowbray is a good manager.

Certainly is GR. No surprise to see them doing well is it and if they come up he will be much better prepared to deal with the requirements at PL level...........as long as Gibson gives him some backing.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: rubyruby on November 18, 2012, 08:53:57 AM
I see Mad Mick is working the Oracle over at Ipswich then..................... :D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Quakes Fan on November 18, 2012, 03:02:46 PM
Chris Wood does it again. 85th minute goal to put Millwall up 1-0 against Leeds.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Greenock Baggie on November 18, 2012, 03:08:49 PM
Chris Wood does it again. 85th minute goal to put Millwall up 1-0 against Leeds.
Did Wood play in Europe for Blues, he could be doing the same for us next season if we get there and decide to use the sqaud ? 8)
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Quakes Fan on November 18, 2012, 03:19:28 PM
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: crazedwbafan18 on November 18, 2012, 03:21:40 PM
milwall now 9th, really shining through at the mo.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: ronnie_allen on November 27, 2012, 09:27:47 PM
1-0 down to Millwall at the moment. Not Wood unfortunately but Dingle's old boy Andy Keogh.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: BaggieBirdRus on November 27, 2012, 09:34:04 PM
What a shame  ;D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: tuamigos on November 27, 2012, 09:36:07 PM
Deep joy  :D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on December 21, 2012, 08:32:10 PM
dingles 1-0 up at Blackpool
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on December 21, 2012, 09:17:49 PM
2-0 Ebanks-Blake penalty

Pen given for a shirt-pull which looked outside the area when it started
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: east-stand-nick on December 21, 2012, 09:29:49 PM
2-0 Ebanks-Blake penalty

Pen given for a shirt-pull which looked outside the area when it started

Dingle Don of course was convinced it was inside though. The man who continually described Wolves as "unlucky" throughout the demolition derby last season.

And do Wolves fans have any other songs than anti-Albion ones?
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on December 21, 2012, 09:35:14 PM
1-2 Baptiste

Goodman is embarrassing to be honest.

As for the songs, nope its all anti-Albion  :D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: east-stand-nick on December 21, 2012, 09:36:52 PM
1-2 Baptiste

Goodman is embarrassing to be honest.

As for the songs, nope its all anti-Albion  :D

Fantastic miss by he likes cakes though.

If Blackpool weren't so sloppy and wasteful going forwards they would have won this with ease. Ince is incredibly greedy.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on December 21, 2012, 09:42:32 PM
Fantastic miss by he likes cakes though.

If Blackpool weren't so sloppy and wasteful going forwards they would have won this with ease. Ince is incredibly greedy.

Goodman blamed the bobble  :D

I think wolves had something like 3 shots and scored twice, they owe Ikeme big time plus some poor finishing from Blackpool. I would have brought Phillips on earlier as he has that knack of scoring against them.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: crazedwbafan18 on December 21, 2012, 09:43:15 PM
ffs theyve won, jees i loathe them. not a good start to the weekend, lets hope its to be ours as well
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: ronnie_allen on December 21, 2012, 11:16:59 PM
Dingle Don of course was convinced it was inside though. The man who continually described Wolves as "unlucky" throughout the demolition derby last season.

If anything Wolves were lucky in that game.
We absolutely battered them in the first half and an inspirational Hennesssy and their one break made it 1-1 at half-time. The second half of course gave a much fairer reflection of the game.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: crazedwbafan18 on December 21, 2012, 11:21:00 PM
Dingle Don of course was convinced it was inside though.
;D love it
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on December 21, 2012, 11:24:55 PM
If anything Wolves were lucky in that game.
We absolutely battered them in the first half and an inspirational Hennesssy and their one break made it 1-1 at half-time. The second half of course gave a much fairer reflection of the game.

From what I remember in the first half, the goal they scored was one only real chance they had in the first half.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: AlbionLegend on December 24, 2012, 10:45:36 AM
At Christmas the top six looks like this:

Quote
1st Cardiff - 47pts
2nd Hull - 44pts
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3rd Crystal Palace - 43pts
4th Middlesbrough - 41pts
5th Leicester   - 37pts
6th Watford - 37pts

bottom three:

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22nd Barnsley - 21pts
23rd Bristol City - 19pts
24th Peterborough - 19pts

I expect a lot of movement in the table in the new year!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on December 24, 2012, 03:25:04 PM
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: crazedwbafan18 on December 24, 2012, 03:52:56 PM
i watch barnsley with interest. they seem to creep about unnoticed, but they are a very local south yorkshire club who seem to bag the wins when they are needed. their 5-0 win at birmingham earlier this year was quite a feat, and yet again they have popped up with a win against in form milwall. i think they will survive relegation but only just.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on December 24, 2012, 04:48:46 PM
Usually one club will put a run together around about now, really hope its not Wolves. I imagine it will be tight as usual at both end of the table this season.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: j2burnz on December 26, 2012, 04:06:08 PM
doing brilliantly again today  :-*
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: RuncornBaggie on December 26, 2012, 04:17:25 PM
Wouldn't mind George Thorne knocking one in?

Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBAinDEVON on December 26, 2012, 04:35:27 PM
oh dear loosing 3-0 :)
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on December 26, 2012, 05:33:09 PM
Finding a bit of form, then that happens. Ipswich next for Wolves, come on the Tractor boys.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: gerry m on December 26, 2012, 07:29:04 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/20847476
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Hunnington Baggie on December 26, 2012, 07:34:23 PM
Mark Hughes anybody?
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Topman on December 26, 2012, 07:39:05 PM
Crazy, just won 4 2 and they sack the manager, few points of the playoffs, footballs gone mad!!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Hunnington Baggie on December 26, 2012, 07:43:44 PM
Crazy, just won 4 2 and they sack the manager, few points of the playoffs, footballs gone mad!!
May have just fallen out with the o' driscoll, we don't know and probably will never find out
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: hardtobeat on December 26, 2012, 08:10:29 PM
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: reiss on December 26, 2012, 08:13:37 PM
What a joke, cant believe they sacked him.  rumors  going around on the internet that the next manager could be Roy Keane
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: reiss on December 26, 2012, 08:14:57 PM
laughable at the wolves. Going for a look on the mix  :D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Baggies on December 26, 2012, 09:14:26 PM
Roy Keane apparently at the game today. I dont see how he is better than O'Driscoll. Shame because I like O'Driscoll.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: boing_boing68 on December 27, 2012, 10:28:28 AM
Henning Berg sacked after 10 games at Blackburn
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on December 27, 2012, 10:40:00 AM
Henning Berg sacked after 10 games at Blackburn

Complete joke, yes they weren't on a good run, but you have to give managers a chance. Mark Hughes return to Blackburn.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Quakes Fan on December 27, 2012, 10:40:39 AM
Henning Berg sacked after 10 games at Blackburn

lol what a circus   :D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: 17GD on December 27, 2012, 12:49:18 PM
http://sport.uk.msn.com/football/blackburn-sack-berg-after-57-days

I can't help feeling sorry for Henning Berg. The last manager lasted ages when all the fans were calling for his head, and now this former Rovers player has been dumped after 8 weeks.

Shows how ridiculous football is getting.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on December 27, 2012, 12:49:40 PM
Another example of what is wrong with modern day football. Sean O'Driscoll who is in the process of getting Forest into the play offs with a good chance of promotion is sacked and the replacement is rumoured to be Roy Keane! I like O'Driscoll and he'll certainly get a job elsewhere. I'm not surprised with anything that happens at Blackburn to be honest.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Quakes Fan on December 27, 2012, 01:28:26 PM
Another example of what is wrong with modern day football. Sean O'Driscoll who is in the process of getting Forest into the play offs with a good chance of promotion is sacked and the replacement is rumoured to be Roy Keane! I like O'Driscoll and he'll certainly get a job elsewhere.

Alex McLeish is the heavy favourite at the moment.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on December 27, 2012, 01:30:38 PM
Alex McLeish is the heavy favourite at the moment.

Replace the expansive football of O'Driscoll for the caveman football of McLeish.

What an appointment that would be. Two polar opposites.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Quakes Fan on December 27, 2012, 01:35:41 PM
Replace the expansive football of O'Driscoll for the caveman football of McLeish.

What an appointment that would be. Two polar opposites.

You have to feel bad for Coxy.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: wba1993dave on December 27, 2012, 01:36:06 PM
The only way Forest owners can make up for sacking O'Driscoll is to appoint RDM. As for Blackburn why did they appoint Berg in the first place ? He got sacked by a Norway team. Mark Hughes or Billy Davies I reckon.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBAinDEVON on December 27, 2012, 01:40:55 PM
Alex McLeish is the heavy favourite at the moment.


Shocking and down right ridiculous
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Albion79 on December 27, 2012, 02:39:18 PM
I have been in the very fortunate position that Sean O Driscoll was my coach and manager many years ago and i have to say he is the best coach i have ever seen / worked. Even back then he was ahead of his time, he love, his players to just relax, pass the ball about and enjoy playing football which is surely what its all about and half the battle to win games.

Not only that we was a really decent nice bloke, i think his character would of suited the Albion, plays football, doesnt want the media spotlight and goes about his job under the rader, he just loves the football side, reminds me of what Clarke is like.

I feared for him when the Kuwait owners came in, with people like that and its happening at Blackburn they often assume a big name manager is the only way forward when it can be quite the opposite, after a couple of iffy seasons Forest needed stability, O Driscoll appeared to give them that and they could of kicked on.

As for Blackburn, what a shambles they are, its the ultimate case of owners treating clubs like toys, they just dont understand that there is not always a quick fix of keep sacking managers, give them time or dont appoint them!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Sessegod on December 27, 2012, 08:23:59 PM
Mcleish in already... madness
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: FallOutBoy on December 27, 2012, 08:39:53 PM
The Championship's a mad house these days.

We're better off out of it  ;D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on December 29, 2012, 05:44:11 PM
Keith Hill of Barnsley is the latest manager to be sacked.

They lost 3-1 at home to Blackburn.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on December 29, 2012, 08:03:04 PM
Keith Hill of Barnsley is the latest manager to be sacked.

They lost 3-1 at home to Blackburn.

Not too suprised at that has they have been struggling this season, but a manager can noly work with what he has got, Keith Hill wont have a massive budget at Barnsley.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: crazedwbafan18 on December 29, 2012, 08:09:54 PM
Keith Hill of Barnsley is the latest manager to be sacked.

They lost 3-1 at home to Blackburn.
3rd consecutive home loss, after losing to brum and sheffield wednesday at home as well. poor poor results
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Standaman on December 30, 2012, 06:05:45 PM
You have to ask what Blackburn Rovers has ever done as club to deserve this? Shebby Singh interview

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p013636y

I have seldom heard anything so utterly clueless


Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on December 30, 2012, 06:12:01 PM
You have to ask what Blackburn Rovers has ever done as club to deserve this? Shebby Singh interview

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p013636y

I have seldom heard anything so utterly clueless

Should never have got rid of Big Sam, when they beat us 2-0 end of Jan in the 10/11 season they were 7th
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Pelsall_Baggie on January 01, 2013, 03:10:33 PM
Chris Wood scores for Leicester after 6 minutes of his debut.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Jack Russell on January 01, 2013, 03:49:54 PM
Chris Wood scores for Leicester after 6 minutes of his debut.

Never realized he had gone.Scored 2 now
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on January 09, 2013, 10:39:12 PM
Blackburn have made an approach to Blackpool for Michael Appleton.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on January 09, 2013, 10:39:59 PM
Blackburn have made an approach to Blackpool for Michael Appleton.

I think he'd be mad to go there, I think any manager would be mad to go there to be honest though
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on January 09, 2013, 10:44:40 PM
Too right, leave a secure job at a club with a solid financial footing to join a club littered with problems. The last thing Appleton needs is to have another move, it's about time he settled down and actually proved his capabilities as a gaffer. If he does contemplate it, they must be paying him a hell of a wage.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on January 09, 2013, 10:53:55 PM
From a Radio Journalist for BBC Radio Sheffield:

Paul Walker ?@Walkerpw

Got a feeling Barnsley may appoint from within now, maybe RonnienBranson and a Darren Moore/Hignett type combo. #Barnsleyfc
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: GrGr on January 09, 2013, 10:59:28 PM
The Venkys must have a thing for baldies...

As Liam says, it's time for Appy to settle down and prove he has what it takes to do a stellar job as manager.

Mad as this move may seem at first, I recall an interview with Gamst-Pedersen after the sacking of Henning Berg. G-P was saying how the players wanted a tough, old school manager like Allardyce, someone who could breathe a bit of fire if/when needed. Maybe they should get Megson...
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: east-stand-nick on January 09, 2013, 11:32:39 PM
The Venkys must have a thing for baldies...

As Liam says, it's time for Appy to settle down and prove he has what it takes to do a stellar job as manager.

Mad as this move may seem at first, I recall an interview with Gamst-Pedersen after the sacking of Henning Berg. G-P was saying how the players wanted a tough, old school manager like Allardyce, someone who could breathe a bit of fire if/when needed. Maybe they should get Megson...

His Bolton links will make him an instant target for the fans.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: DownInAlbion on January 09, 2013, 11:55:13 PM
just read a few of the blackpool boards and theyre saying they cant blame appy if he leaves as apparently the chairman promised him funds but now isnt giving him any. thinking appy might be tempted to leave as blackburn will give him some money to spend
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: crazedwbafan18 on January 10, 2013, 12:06:23 AM
From a Radio Journalist for BBC Radio Sheffield:

Paul Walker ?@Walkerpw

Got a feeling Barnsley may appoint from within now, maybe RonnienBranson and a Darren Moore/Hignett type combo. #Barnsleyfc

not looking good for the tykes. i take back what i said the other day, think they are destined for league one. little finances, all their players are off. theyve barely had a thing to shout about in the league this year either.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Baggies on January 10, 2013, 12:22:48 AM
He hasnt got Blackpool going yet and their chances of promotion look slim again now with Ince and Phillips potentially being sold in the next year. You have to be crazy to go to Blackburn normally but I can see the logic in this move if he takes it. They still have some good players and if they were to sit down and decided they need to be run properly they should have more money than Blackpool.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: GrGr on January 10, 2013, 12:28:36 AM
True. If things have gone south between Appy and the Blackpool chairman (who seems a rather 'strong' character in his own right) it is understandable if Appy would be tempted, and Blackpool might even give Appy a hint he should move on.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: liam-zuiverloon on January 10, 2013, 01:15:54 AM
Really surprised by this... The way Blackburn is being run at the moment is just ridiculous, the owners clearly know nothing about how football works and how to conduct themselves in this business. Now they're trying to take Appleton who's only just stepped through the door at Blackpool. I feel for their fans at the moment, although they did themselves no favours last season http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/20967683
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on January 10, 2013, 07:16:17 PM
Blackpool have accepted the compensation package from Appleton so it looks certain he'll be appointed. I read somewhere about Shebby Singh wanting to appoint a manager on a short term contract so you would assume he'll have to hit the ground running and get off to a good start to make sure he has the backing of Singh who appears a rather strange character. I would say he's the front man of something with someone else making the decisions.

Blackburn do have a good squad but given the turmoil which has surrounded the club I do find it rather silly, regardless of the situation at Blackpool, at least he has a 'safe' job there. As for Blackpool, I think they might appoint Steve Thompson, a Blackpool lad who applied last time.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Albion79 on January 10, 2013, 09:43:48 PM
If Blackpool have messed Appy about you can sort of understand him going, but the flipside is he could get a reputation like Steve Bruce did when he first started and he just seemed to go club to club and nobody took him serious and i was told by a very reliable source at Blues than Bruce regretted the way he did things in his early days as it cost him a shot at a big job when we was deemed to be doing well at Blues and Wigan, people at bigger clubs remembered his early management days and what appeared lack of loyalty and never wanted him, same could happen with Appy.

Also out of all the clubs - Blackburn! There arent many clubs who can make the Blues look well run but Blackburn certainly are having a go at it!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: wba1993dave on January 10, 2013, 09:53:18 PM
Stupid move by Appy. He will be sacked by Easter. Thank god he never became our manager. A lot of Blackpool fans are not even bothered.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on January 10, 2013, 10:42:20 PM
Surprised Appy has gone to Blackburn really, he didnt do a bad job in the short time he was at Blackpool. Amazing the amount of mangers that have been sacked or left over the last couple of weeks.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Hunnington Baggie on January 10, 2013, 10:47:30 PM
Stupid move by Appy. He will be sacked by Easter. Thank god he never became our manager. A lot of Blackpool fans are not even bothered.
That's because he's a Preston player, some never gave him a chance in the first place (especially when they nicknamed him Voldemort) so Their apathy doesn't surprise me either. Also include to that a HUUUUUGE squad of players that weren't doing any training at the end of Holloway's tenure and I can see why it's taking time to switch it around.

EDIT: Having looked around abit more, apparently they haven't been training because they barely have a training pitch. The Blackpool owner is refusing to upgrade it so is at loggerheads with Appy, someone who's built a reputation as a good coach... who can't coach because he's got no where to train his players. The fans (and their owner i believe) also expected to see an immediate bounce back to the PL, while both Holloway and Appy thought otherwise.

I'll give Appy this, at least he'll be able to work with his players at Blackburn, and has some right quality there too that wont get sold immediately.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: GrGr on January 11, 2013, 02:06:53 AM
Not sure Appy is showing the best of judgement with all these career choices. Portsmouth? Blackburn? And even Blackpool was a tough job after Holloway. Best of luck to him anyway.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Dan on January 11, 2013, 02:40:40 AM
For a supposedly promising coach who apparently turned down jobs, he does seem to have very poor judgement in the jobs he takes. Portsmouth were clearly only going to go in one direction, I guess that meant no pressure on him, but still, Blackpool again have over achieved and are again likely to start moving in one direction now their parachute payments are running out, and Blackburn, well that as a stupid career move doesn't even need explaining.

Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Quakes Fan on January 11, 2013, 11:27:35 AM
It's all the chicken you can eat.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: east-stand-nick on January 11, 2013, 04:35:40 PM
I think it's very poor of Appleton to be honest. He will regret this no doubt.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBAinDEVON on January 11, 2013, 08:13:42 PM
 Dingle Don that was a penalty
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on January 11, 2013, 08:15:07 PM
Typical from Don Goodman, Wolves have had quite a few chances before the goal.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: GrGr on January 11, 2013, 08:15:30 PM
Heh, Dingle Don.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: GrGr on January 11, 2013, 08:16:28 PM
What a huff and puff hoofball game...  ::)
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: dangerman on January 11, 2013, 08:17:09 PM
'some call it clever, some call it diving'

No Don I call it a penatly, t*t!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: GrGr on January 11, 2013, 08:23:31 PM
Dingle Don is worried Wolves will drop to League 1...
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Post by: WBAinDEVON on January 11, 2013, 08:23:51 PM
Any Anti Albion songs yet. Will Deano get the sack tomorrow.I hear the natives are getting impatient
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: AlbionBest on January 11, 2013, 08:28:31 PM
You forget just how poor the quality of football is in the lower Championship level.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on January 11, 2013, 08:46:53 PM
1-0 Blackburn at half time
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: crazedwbafan18 on January 11, 2013, 11:31:35 PM
pah 1-1 full time. gives them hope now, they are all jubilant at their amazing point to start deanos great run. tbf he does look like a motivated manager, and i think they could put a run together and break into the top 10.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: 17GD on January 12, 2013, 01:18:54 PM
http://sport.uk.msn.com/football/appleton-named-new-blackburn-boss

Just saw this. I wish Appy luck, he's going to need it with them owners. How long will he last? Will he even have time to finish signing his name on the contract?
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: RuncornBaggie on January 12, 2013, 03:24:26 PM
Chris Wood scored another 2!  He has certainly hit the ground running at Leicester!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: GrGr on January 12, 2013, 03:40:29 PM
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBAinDEVON on January 12, 2013, 03:46:14 PM
I said we should never have sold Chris Wood Huge mistake, nice one Albion
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Webby on January 12, 2013, 03:49:44 PM
I said we should never have sold Chris Wood Huge mistake, nice one Albion

To be fair it's the Championship... Roman Bednar and Ishmael Miller bang them in in the Championship...

Admittedly he is younger but I think he has found his level to be honest.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: BoingFlyer on January 12, 2013, 03:58:59 PM


Chris Wood has now scored 6 goals in 3 games in Leicester now, not a bad start at all. Defiantly found his level but at the age 22 still has time to make the step up to the premier league.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: jonny on January 12, 2013, 08:08:36 PM
Derek McInnes been sacked.

Talk of him being our manager at some point.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: baggieheart on January 12, 2013, 09:17:19 PM
Derek McInnes been sacked.

Talk of him being our manager at some point.

Shame for him but his record there has been poor.

Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on January 12, 2013, 10:20:01 PM
Sad to see DM get sacked but not suprsied really, they have been on a poor run and. Hope he finds somewhere else soon.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on January 20, 2013, 06:50:55 PM
The Venkys turned up at Ewood Park on Saturday. Despite having all the security precautions in place they couldn't protect themselves from a snowball  :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Ov9FVwvpl2s
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on January 21, 2013, 08:38:47 AM
He has a better throw than the Albion fan who tried to throw at snowball at Bennett.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBAinDEVON on January 29, 2013, 12:00:40 PM
Derek McInnes been sacked.

Talk of him being our manager at some point.



Derek on Talksport between 12 and 1
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on February 05, 2013, 11:05:38 AM
Alex McLeish left Forest already !!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: dangerman on February 05, 2013, 12:12:01 PM
Alex McLeish left Forest already !!

He's on his way to the Villa!  :D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on February 05, 2013, 01:52:58 PM
Alex McLeish left Forest already !!

Just forty days he was at Forest madness.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on February 05, 2013, 02:54:43 PM
And on Saturday Forest play Bristol City managed by ...... Sean O'Driscoll  :D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: hardtobeat on February 05, 2013, 03:01:05 PM
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on February 06, 2013, 10:24:13 PM
Billy Davies been linked to the Forest job.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Baggiejim on February 08, 2013, 10:01:46 PM
Kevin Phillips just keeps going doesn't he! Scored the equaliser in tonight's match for Palace against Watford and you have to wonder, now at 39 years old and still scoring for fun wherever he goes, how long he could possibly play on until before retiring. It's well documented how he looks after his body and fitness, so who knows? All I know is that everytime I see him score I feel a pang of regret at having not seen him play for the Albion in the top flight. In my mind he's a footballing legend.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBArgo on February 08, 2013, 11:35:49 PM
Kevin Phillips just keeps going doesn't he! Scored the equaliser in tonight's match for Palace against Watford and you have to wonder, now at 39 years old and still scoring for fun wherever he goes, how long he could possibly play on until before retiring. It's well documented how he looks after his body and fitness, so who knows? All I know is that everytime I see him score I feel a pang of regret at having not seen him play for the Albion in the top flight. In my mind he's a footballing legend.

I agree regarding the top flight comment. I still believe our squad arguably weakened upon promotion that season under Mowbray as we lost Gera (Fulham), Clement (Injury/retirement) and Phillips (Birmingham) over the break, and even though we bought in the likes of Valero, Meite and Carson, those three original players were key to our success and the spine of the squad.
What made it worse was that Phillips went and scored lots for the Blues that season, then upon promotion (2 seasons after we released him) he scored a few crucial goals for the Blues which helped them no end. One time I remember he came on with 10 minutes left vs the Wolves and got 2, meaning Blues won 2-1...which made me question why he was allowed to go.

It's great to see him still being clinical. I reckon he's got at least another 2/3 years in the game, if he's still got the appetite and willingness to drop a few divisions too when the time is right.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: TheJacko2000 on February 08, 2013, 11:58:31 PM
I agree regarding the top flight comment. I still believe our squad arguably weakened upon promotion that season under Mowbray as we lost Gera (Fulham), Clement (Injury/retirement) and Phillips (Birmingham) over the break, and even though we bought in the likes of Valero, Meite and Carson, those three original players were key to our success and the spine of the squad.
What made it worse was that Phillips went and scored lots for the Blues that season, then upon promotion (2 seasons after we released him) he scored a few crucial goals for the Blues which helped them no end. One time I remember he came on with 10 minutes left vs the Wolves and got 2, meaning Blues won 2-1...which made me question why he was allowed to go.

It's great to see him still being clinical. I reckon he's got at least another 2/3 years in the game, if he's still got the appetite and willingness to drop a few divisions too when the time is right.

Phillips' heart wasn't in it, he wasn't willing to back his body and his ability. He couldn't be sure he was good enough to trigger the 2nd year of the contract we offered.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on February 09, 2013, 12:12:34 AM
At the age of 39 he still has it. A terrific striker.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: The Black Pearl on February 09, 2013, 03:37:06 PM
Wolves 24% possesion at home to Leeds! :o

They are going down.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: The Black Pearl on February 09, 2013, 04:17:56 PM
Wolves 24% possesion at home to Leeds! :o

Wolves 1 Leeds 0 OG
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on February 09, 2013, 04:19:48 PM
Glad to see Bolton losing at home to Burnely.
Bristol City 1 Forest 0
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on February 09, 2013, 04:37:17 PM
Wolves 1 Leeds 2 ha ha ha
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: The Black Pearl on February 09, 2013, 04:37:32 PM
Wolves 1 - 2 Leeds ;D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on February 09, 2013, 04:40:17 PM
Its only goal difference that is keeping Wolves off the bottom three.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: east-stand-nick on February 09, 2013, 04:45:49 PM
Barnsley winning. Wolves in the bottom three. Happy days.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on February 09, 2013, 04:46:21 PM
Wolves in the bottom three  :D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: dont ask me to choose luv on February 09, 2013, 04:49:18 PM
That Sky reporter at the dingles game knows her stuff  ::)
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on February 09, 2013, 04:50:15 PM
Table has just been updated. This time last year it was the eve of us beating them 5-1.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: east-stand-nick on February 09, 2013, 04:54:27 PM
No longer, they've equalised :(
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on February 09, 2013, 04:58:05 PM
Level on points with Barnsely which will do me, Bristol City and Posh both won.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: TheJacko2000 on February 09, 2013, 05:01:22 PM
That Sky reporter at the dingles game knows her stuff  ::)

For a female reporter her football vocabulary was spot on, though I only saw her report the late equaliser.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on February 09, 2013, 05:29:14 PM
Noticed that the bottom three all won so Wolves have got away with it with that late equaliser. Out of the bottom three on goal difference.

Ipswich lost to Blackburn. Huddersfield drew with Cardiff and Sheffield Wednesday came from 2-0 down to draw with Derby 2-2.

Two points separate those four sides from 22nd place which is currently held by Barnsley.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: east-stand-nick on February 09, 2013, 05:44:43 PM
Noticed that the bottom three all won so Wolves have got away with it with that late equaliser. Out of the bottom three on goal difference.

Ipswich lost to Blackburn. Huddersfield drew with Cardiff and Sheffield Wednesday came from 2-0 down to draw with Derby 2-2.

Two points separate those four sides from 22nd place which is currently held by Barnsley.

Excellent win at Boro for Barnsley as well.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on February 09, 2013, 05:48:10 PM
Pressure on Tony Mowbray. Boro have lost 5 on the spin.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: east-stand-nick on February 09, 2013, 06:16:12 PM
Pressure on Tony Mowbray. Boro have lost 5 on the spin.

It's ok though. Performances - not results - are what matter  ;D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: crazedwbafan18 on February 10, 2013, 09:22:48 AM
come on you tykes! great run for barnsley of late, putting great pressure on wolves  :D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: liam-zuiverloon on February 10, 2013, 09:31:42 PM
Just had a read of Holloway's latest problem with the game... I think this is his best argument to date.
Watford have 9 players on loan from Udinese and another 4 players on loan, only one of those being from an English team (chelsea).  A lot of these players are some really cracking young footballers that they've managed to draught in one way or another. For me its wholly unfair to the rest of the league, imagine if everyone team in the league could have 14 players on loan in one season. Madness

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/21402835
 
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on February 10, 2013, 09:41:30 PM
"some of those players are as good as any I've seen in the world."

Nothing like an over reaction from Ian Holloway although I do agree with what he says to an extent.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on February 11, 2013, 12:40:22 PM
I think Holloways is spot on. The same happened in Spain with Granada using players from Udinese to get them promoted. I think UEFA need to step in and put a limit on loan players.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on February 13, 2013, 05:33:09 PM
Huddersfield granted permission to talk to Coventry City boss Mark Robins.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/21429555

Coventry have granted Huddersfield permission to approach their manager Mark Robins about the Terriers' vacant managerial post.

"Once we had done everything we could and it was obvious that he was still interested in talking to Huddersfield, we had no choice other than to let him do so," read a Coventry statement.

Coventry added that "more than one club" had shown interest in Robins.

On Tuesday Huddersfield said they would immediately begin talks with Robins.

Coventry had rejected an initial approach from Huddersfield and chief executive Tim Fisher said he still held out hope that Robins would remain with the club.

"We are just hoping that when he weighs up his options and opportunities, he will see the great progress to date and the support he has from fans and management alike, coupled with the potential in Coventry, and decide to stay," added Fisher.

Speculation about Robins's future at the Ricoh Arena has increased since the Terriers first asked for permission to speak to the 43-year-old Mancunian.
Sky Blues hitting the high spots

    Mark Robins' much-improved Coventry City have lost just four times in 18 League One games since the end of October.

Town have been managerless since Simon Grayson's sacking on 24 January.

The former Rotherham United and Barnsley boss only joined Coventry on 19 September, when the Sky Blues were in the League One relegation zone.

But he has since helped to turn Coventry into play-off contenders, lifting them to eighth in the table and leading his side to the northern final of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy.

They stand only four points off the play-offs, and could swap places at the end of the season with Huddersfield, who are 18th in the Championship - three points off the danger zone.

But Coventry's off-field financial problems have not yet been finally resolved - and Robins has now been linked with three different clubs in the past few weeks.

Doncaster Rovers, who have since appointed Brian Flynn, and Blackpool were also reported to have shown interest in the 43-year-old.

And it looks increasingly likely that the Sky Blues may have to start searching for another manager, who would be their 12th just over 11 years.

Robins is reported to have a release clause in his contract allowing him to leave if any interested club are prepared to pay an unspecified compensation fee.

And first-team coach Steve Taylor and fitness coach Darren Robinson would also be expected to follow him to the John Smith's Stadium.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on February 14, 2013, 11:11:13 AM
Huddersfield have appointed Mark Robins as their new boss

Huddersfield Town ?@htafcdotcom

#htafc can confirm Mark Robins has been appointed as its new manager - full information to follow shortly on http://htafc.com !
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: rubyruby on February 14, 2013, 11:10:42 PM
Pity for CCFC he seemed to be turning them around a bit. Now I hear that they have fallen out bigtime with Coventry Arenas over unpaid bills. Shame to see such a big city club struggle. Be careful what you wish for eh............?
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: jonny on February 15, 2013, 01:21:28 PM
Problems at blues with Zigic being lazy and subsequently dropped!!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on February 16, 2013, 07:20:32 PM
Watford's great run continues great win at Birmingham 4-0 today. Middlesbrough lost again today at Palace, one win in seven for Boro now.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on February 19, 2013, 04:05:15 PM
Blackpool have appointed Paul Ince as boss.

11 Championship games on tonight with the pick of the bunch being at the bottom of the table which looks incredibly tight.

Barnsley vs Wolves
Birmingham vs Sheffield Wednesday

A Barnsley win shall see Wolves drop into the bottom three.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on February 19, 2013, 04:18:43 PM
If Wedensday win I could see Lee Clark been sacked soon.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on February 19, 2013, 07:58:23 PM
Dingles 1-0 up at Barnsley
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: wbafc68 on February 19, 2013, 08:35:32 PM
Craig Dawson just put Bolton 1-0 up at Derby. He scores a few goals this lad!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: wbarenno on February 19, 2013, 08:39:11 PM
Barnsley hit the post right on half time
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: east-stand-nick on February 19, 2013, 08:58:17 PM
1-1! Come on Barnsleh!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: east-stand-nick on February 19, 2013, 09:04:44 PM
As things stand they're a point ahead of Barnsley having played a game more and 3 points ahead of Peterborough having played 2 games more!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: east-stand-nick on February 19, 2013, 09:24:07 PM
2-1 BARNSLEY!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: The Black Pearl on February 19, 2013, 09:26:40 PM
And into the bottom 3 they go! ;D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: east-stand-nick on February 19, 2013, 09:30:46 PM
And MolMix has died, shame!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: The Black Pearl on February 19, 2013, 09:30:56 PM
Mix into meltdown!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Quakes Fan on February 19, 2013, 09:43:03 PM
Hahahaha 2-1 full time!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on February 19, 2013, 10:38:21 PM
Great win for Brighton at Cardiff tonight. Posh with a great win at Millwall tonight too.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on February 24, 2013, 02:08:32 PM

Wolverhampton Wanderers

    13 Ikeme
    14 Johnson
    20 Robinson
    21 Gorkss
    25 Batth
    30 Doherty
    08 Henry
    10 Sako
    24 O'Hara
    28 Doumbia
    15 Sigurdarson

Substitutes

    31 De Vries
    11 Ward
    32 Foley
    04 Edwards
    26 Davis
    09 Ebanks-Blake
    29 Doyle

Cardiff City

    01 Marshall
    03 Taylor
    05 Hudson
    06 Turner
    12 Connolly
    07 Whittingham
    08 Cowie
    11 Conway
    17 Gunnarsson
    27 Campbell
    39 Bellamy

Substitutes

    32 Lewis
    02 McNaughton
    13 Kim Bo-Kyung
    16 Noone
    18 Mutch
    20 Mason
    22 Helguson

Ref: Attwell
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: crazedwbafan18 on February 24, 2013, 02:23:48 PM
1-0 cardiff, campbell  ;D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on February 24, 2013, 02:24:15 PM
Get in Bluebirds.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: The Black Pearl on February 24, 2013, 02:36:50 PM
Good news, they are surely going down.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on February 24, 2013, 03:13:40 PM
I was listening to it in the car and they were quite frankly awful by the sounds of it. Removed Batth at half time for Ebanks-Blake. Only Watford for them next week.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on February 24, 2013, 03:29:47 PM
Cardiff 2-0.

Correction, 2-1.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: crazedwbafan18 on February 24, 2013, 03:33:53 PM
Cardiff 2-0.

Correction, 2-1.
pfft, probably will get a draw now.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: east-stand-nick on February 24, 2013, 03:55:52 PM
Mol Mix has gone down again haha
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: gerry m on February 24, 2013, 04:00:59 PM
two points behind Barnsley and three behind Huddersfield! both have games in hand ;D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Hull Baggie on February 26, 2013, 07:00:46 PM
So who do people think will come up this season?
Cardiff look nailed on plus I think Hull City. Watford through the play off.
For selfish reasons I'd like Hull to come up as it'd be nice to be able to walk home from an away game!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: The Black Pearl on February 26, 2013, 07:06:07 PM
So who do people think will come up this season?
Cardiff look nailed on plus I think Hull City. Watford through the play off.
For selfish reasons I'd like Hull to come up as it'd be nice to be able to walk home from an away game!

I agree with your view, Cardiff look certain, Hull look thee most solid, Watford are bang in form.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on February 26, 2013, 07:35:58 PM
Agree with you there, Hull.

Cardiff to win the league and Hull to take the other automatic spot. Fully expect Watford to then go ahead and win the play-offs.

Looking forward to seeing them against Wolves. Whenever I've seen them this season they've looked very impressive, great agility and technical ability within their squad.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: The Black Pearl on February 26, 2013, 08:20:46 PM
Dawson scores again for Bolton! :o
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: addy on February 26, 2013, 08:36:43 PM
Dawson scores again for Bolton! :o

Insane, some talent. A goal scoring central defender :D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: rubyruby on February 26, 2013, 11:31:32 PM
Watford could catch Cardiff and come up as champions. Either way these two for automatic.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Dexy on February 27, 2013, 09:40:50 AM
For purely selfish reasons we ideally would see Peterborough stay up given our loan connection via David Oldfield , nothing better than sending our youngsters there as they have a small squad and limited facilities so the lads see the other side of things and get game time.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: rubyruby on February 27, 2013, 09:45:36 AM
For purely selfish reasons we ideally would see Peterborough stay up given our loan connection via David Oldfield , nothing better than sending our youngsters there as they have a small squad and limited facilities so the lads see the other side of things and get game time.

Agree Dexy although I wouldnt mind them staying up because they play much better football than the Dingles!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Dexy on February 27, 2013, 09:47:59 AM
Agree Dexy although I wouldnt mind them staying up because they play much better football than the Dingles!
Selling Boyd (although he wanted to go) maybe the last nail in the coffin , they don't defend well enough at times...a bit like us under Mowbray in all honesty Ruby.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: rubyruby on February 27, 2013, 09:53:55 AM
yes I think that must be totally down to finance to be honest Dexy. Seen Boyd play a few times live. A little surprised he hasnt found his way into the PL. Mind you Id be a tad worried if Barry Fry was our Finance Director......................... ???
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Dexy on February 27, 2013, 10:03:54 AM
yes I think that must be totally down to finance to be honest Dexy. Seen Boyd play a few times live. A little surprised he hasnt found his way into the PL. Mind you Id be a tad worried if Barry Fry was our Finance Director......................... ???
His contract was up during the summer , Posh would sooner have let it run out but the player himself was desperate to go by all accounts.In fairness he had given them great service over 6 years much like Greening with us.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on March 01, 2013, 07:52:36 AM
Come on Watford. Really hope they can get a win tonight.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: AlbionBest on March 01, 2013, 08:32:11 AM
Come on Watford. Really hope they can get a win tonight.

Would like to see Watford get one of the automatic places anyway so really want them to turn over the Oranges tonight !
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: rubyruby on March 01, 2013, 10:40:59 AM
Never be sure about anything in football but I could honestly see them on the end of a Baggies style drubbing against Watford. It seems clear that they dont have the quality to deal with teams that zip the ball about.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Quakes Fan on March 01, 2013, 11:03:41 AM
Never be sure about anything in football but I could honestly see them on the end of a Baggies style drubbing against Watford. It seems clear that they dont have the quality to deal with teams that zip the ball about.

And there will be plenty of streams! I can't wait.   ;D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on March 01, 2013, 08:04:57 PM
Derby 0 Palace 1
Dingles still 0-0 with Watford
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Quakes Fan on March 01, 2013, 08:07:44 PM
Too close. Wo1ve5 almost got one.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBAinDEVON on March 01, 2013, 08:15:50 PM
What a shambles of a team they really are, the Wolves that is
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBAinDEVON on March 01, 2013, 08:28:14 PM
Dingle Don doing his best not to be biased. dont that Steve Hunt run funny
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Quakes Fan on March 01, 2013, 08:28:50 PM
Dingles 0-1 Watford   ;D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBAinDEVON on March 01, 2013, 08:29:35 PM
get in. no way was that a free kick though
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Quakes Fan on March 01, 2013, 08:31:10 PM
get in. no way was that a free kick though

Agreed, verrrry soft.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Quakes Fan on March 01, 2013, 09:06:33 PM
Sigurdarson should have gotten his second yellow there.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: PortsmouthBaggie on March 01, 2013, 09:07:04 PM
I am actually a little embarrassed for Wolves. This really is pathetic.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBAinDEVON on March 01, 2013, 09:08:43 PM
Whats the massive crowd attendance tonight
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBAinDEVON on March 01, 2013, 09:10:07 PM
i feel for Dean Saunders.This really is a sorry state
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Quakes Fan on March 01, 2013, 09:11:31 PM
That damned Anya, he's pacy and skilled, but his decision-making is driving me mental.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBAinDEVON on March 01, 2013, 09:13:26 PM
Wolves museum tickets now on sale i see.Will they be showing 1-5 :)
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBAinDEVON on March 01, 2013, 09:17:11 PM
What they singing :D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: PortsmouthBaggie on March 01, 2013, 09:18:48 PM
Such a shame we didn't sign Rog Johnson, looks a player
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: PortsmouthBaggie on March 01, 2013, 09:21:02 PM
massive save Jon Bond
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Quakes Fan on March 01, 2013, 09:25:04 PM
The Dingles have been heaping abuse on Saunders, but that squad is so pedestrian. He's managed to pack the centre and keep Watford from carving them up. If Anya could actually do anything with the ball, it might be a different story.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: PortsmouthBaggie on March 01, 2013, 09:25:45 PM
Foresteiri should of ended it, slipped
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBAinDEVON on March 01, 2013, 09:30:44 PM
Its just like watching Brazil
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Quakes Fan on March 01, 2013, 09:34:23 PM
Five minutes?   :o
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Quakes Fan on March 01, 2013, 09:37:00 PM
F***. That team is Sako plus ten cadavers.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: HampshireBaggie on March 01, 2013, 09:37:25 PM
f*** sake watford
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Quakes Fan on March 01, 2013, 09:39:40 PM
Revolting. Awful game.  >:(
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: gerry m on March 01, 2013, 09:40:14 PM
jammy b******* >:(
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: crazedwbafan18 on March 01, 2013, 09:46:06 PM
jammy buggers but as they are rivals in some ways seeing them go down to league one would be a shame. the black country derbys/villa derbys are what makes a season so much more exciting, so to see them out of site in league one would induce a bit of sympathy from me. maaan watford shouldve so easily won that though!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Baggie Artist on March 02, 2013, 03:28:40 PM
3-0 Peterborough
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on March 02, 2013, 03:39:24 PM
Shame they scored in the last mintue however its now 13 games since they last won a game.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Quakes Fan on March 02, 2013, 03:52:59 PM
Barnsley 0-2 Bolton   :(
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on March 02, 2013, 04:25:25 PM
Barnsley 2 Bolton 3
Posh still winning 3-0
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: crazedwbafan18 on March 02, 2013, 05:39:21 PM
peterborough clench a victory 3-2, however they must not lose their game in hand as they are dead level with wolves. tuesday night could say a lot about how things go, but as it stands, wolves are second bottom, with only bristol city below them, failing to beat blackpool today.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: gerry m on March 12, 2013, 08:07:49 PM
Peterborough 1-0 up at Leeds! puts Wolves in the bottom three :D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: gerry m on March 12, 2013, 08:08:55 PM
Peterborough 1-0 up at Leeds! puts Wolves in the bottom three :D

barnsley beating brighton 1-0 :D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Quakes Fan on March 12, 2013, 08:39:04 PM
barnsley beating brighton 1-0 :D

If you're truly devoted to the cause, you can listen to the game here (http://www.justin.tv/potty_usa3). I'm a Barnsley fan until the end of the season.   ;)
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: gerry m on March 12, 2013, 08:47:37 PM
If you're truly devoted to the cause, you can listen to the game here (http://www.justin.tv/potty_usa3). I'm a Barnsley fan until the end of the season.   ;)

i wouldnt say thats devotion more sad ;D only kidding Quakes :D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Quakes Fan on March 12, 2013, 09:02:29 PM
i wouldnt say thats devotion more sad ;D only kidding Quakes :D

 :(

Hey I was listening when Barnsley came back to beat Wo1ve5 last month. Well worth it.  ;)
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Quakes Fan on March 12, 2013, 09:08:03 PM
 :(   1-1

Edit: That's in Barnsley v Brighton.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: gerry m on March 12, 2013, 09:08:13 PM
Leeds 1-1 Peterborough
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: gerry m on March 12, 2013, 09:10:20 PM
Barnsley 1-1 Brighton :(
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Quakes Fan on March 12, 2013, 09:11:34 PM
Penalty to Barnsley!  :)
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Quakes Fan on March 12, 2013, 09:12:30 PM
Barnsley 2 - 1 Brighton  ;D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Quakes Fan on March 12, 2013, 09:30:57 PM
Penalty to Brighton.  :(

SAVED!  ;D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: gerry m on March 12, 2013, 09:34:19 PM
Penalty to Brighton.  :(

SAVED!  ;D

sounds like a great game!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Quakes Fan on March 12, 2013, 09:35:35 PM
sounds like a great game!

Barnsley are hanging on by their fingernails.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on March 12, 2013, 09:39:23 PM
Penalty to Brighton.  :(

SAVED!  ;D

Was it Luke Steele that saved the penalty?

Nice to see Albion players of present and old are doing their bit to continue the Staffordshire demise.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on March 12, 2013, 09:41:54 PM
"Villa vs Walsall league fixture next season is still a possibility. As is Wolves vs Burton Albion"  :D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Quakes Fan on March 12, 2013, 09:42:40 PM
Was it Luke Steele that saved the penalty?

Nice to see Albion players of present and old are doing their bit to continue the Staffordshire demise.

It was indeed. Commentators think he's been MOTM. The PIG is in goal for Brighton.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Quakes Fan on March 12, 2013, 09:44:34 PM
Barnsley 2 - 1 Brighton

Full Time   :)
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: socalbaggie on March 12, 2013, 09:52:43 PM
Barnsley 2 - 1 Brighton

Full Time   :)
NICE!!!!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: The Black Pearl on March 12, 2013, 10:00:49 PM
Dingles into the bottom 2, looks like its a plan coming together! ;D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: zippyandbungle on March 12, 2013, 10:32:11 PM
Dingles into the bottom 2, looks like its a plan coming together! ;D
And Saturday they face the bottom club at the custard bowl, could be bottom by 5 o'clock.
Saunders will be in ladbrokes again :D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: The Black Pearl on March 12, 2013, 10:57:25 PM
And Saturday they face the bottom club at the custard bowl, could be bottom by 5 o'clock.
Saunders will be in ladbrokes again :D

I love the fact that we started their spiral down to Div 1.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on March 13, 2013, 08:46:15 AM
Not a good night for Wolves. Massive game with Bristol City on Saturday. Come on you Robins.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Quakes Fan on March 16, 2013, 03:30:41 PM
Dingles 0 - 1 Bristol City  :D

Davis og
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Barrington on March 16, 2013, 03:34:46 PM
And Sako's just done his hamstring. Perfect timing!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Quakes Fan on March 16, 2013, 03:35:58 PM
And Sako's just done his hamstring. Perfect timing!

Christmas has come early this year!   ;D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Barrington on March 16, 2013, 03:50:16 PM
Peterboro and Barnsley both 'currently' winning at half time too.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on March 16, 2013, 03:52:15 PM
Could it get any worse for Wolves.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Quakes Fan on March 16, 2013, 04:38:58 PM
Ebanks-Blake equalises.   :(

And Doyle.  2-1 now.   :( :(

Full time. At least Sako got a knock. I see Ikeme was subbed at half time; anyone know what's wrong with him?


"A bizarre first-half own goal from David Davis put Bristol City ahead as Wolves goalkeeper Carl Ikeme let his back pass through his legs."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/21724295

LOL I guess it was punishment.
 
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Barrington on March 16, 2013, 05:00:22 PM
At least the other couple of teams around them won so it hasn't helped them out as much as it could have. Shame they didn't lose though.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on March 16, 2013, 09:19:15 PM
Boro lost again today, cant see Mowbray been at Boro for much longer.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: crazedwbafan18 on March 16, 2013, 10:20:07 PM
though they won they certainly arent happy judging by the mix, and results went poorly for them today, so still in the bottom 3. next up, oh, boro at home  :-[
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on March 19, 2013, 11:33:23 AM
Michael Appleton apparantely sacked by Blackburn.

What a joke of a club, can't understand why he even went there. They all wanted Kean out and he was the best one for them on results.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Sessegod on March 19, 2013, 11:36:05 AM
what the hell is going on there.....
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBAinDEVON on March 19, 2013, 12:08:05 PM
I assume Darren Moore will be out of work too.Get him back asap
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: wba1993dave on March 19, 2013, 12:20:00 PM
Serves him right to be honest, he has now got a bad reputation and probably won't get a job in the Championship for a while. If I was him I would look round in League 2 for a job and try and gain a good reputation. What has he done as manager so far?. He needs to prove he is a good manager.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WSBaggie on March 19, 2013, 12:55:07 PM
Serves him right to be honest, he has now got a bad reputation and probably won't get a job in the Championship for a while. If I was him I would look round in League 2 for a job and try and gain a good reputation. What has he done as manager so far?. He needs to prove he is a good manager.

I get the feeling he is highly rated in football. Blackpool and Blackburn are prestigious jobs for a manager of his age and experience.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: GrGr on March 19, 2013, 12:56:35 PM
So far in his short career Appleton has unfortunately only distinguished himself with a remarkable series of picking the wrong clubs to work for... 
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: GrGr on March 19, 2013, 12:57:24 PM
I get the feeling he is highly rated in football. Blackpool and Blackburn are prestigious jobs for a manager of his age and experience.

I get the feeling he 'was' highly rated...
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBAinDEVON on March 19, 2013, 01:03:53 PM
he should have stayed at Blackpool for a few seasons
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: wba1993dave on March 19, 2013, 01:08:27 PM
He probably is a really good "coach" but so far has struggled to get results for the 3 clubs he was at.  Like I said above he should drop down a few leagues and build a good base and get experience.  And when he does get a club he needs to show a bit of loyalty and not jump ship.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: FallOutBoy on March 19, 2013, 01:23:04 PM
So far in his short career Appleton has unfortunately only distinguished himself with a remarkable series of picking the wrong clubs to work for...

Exactly.

Portsmouth fans like the way he handled himself, but there were nagging doubts about the football side of things despite their problems. Blackpool fans disliked him because he used to play for Preston, and weren't impressed on the pitch either. And Blackburn...

Even his one game in charge of us we were 3-0 up and blew it.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: 17GD on March 19, 2013, 01:32:54 PM
I know we don't know the full reasons behind why he went to Rovers, but I don't exactly feel for him. Why leave a decent job to go to another average Championship side? Especially one who have a tendency to sack managers every few weeks. They turned on Henning Berg who was a Rovers player, so anyone else would have no chance.

In reality, who would want the Rovers job now?
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: charliewestbrom on March 19, 2013, 01:34:15 PM
I don't have any sympathy for him to be honest.

He left portsmouth, which is understanble, due to the instability  and insecurity of the job, but ke kept publicly giving the fans the impression he was loyal and would stay until the club was back on it's feet, but then jumped at the first opportunity.

At Blackpool he was at a club who were financially stable, modest budget by championship standards and Oyston is notoriously tight but also loyal and patient. Weeks after signing a contract and having the secruity of a guranteed wage every month that he craved, he jumped again this time for wage increasce.

He was arrogant enough, despite average results at pompey and blackpool, to think he could could some how defy the trend of decline at Blackburn while working for the most volatile and unpredictible owners and choatic management structure.

Blackburn fans seem to think it's the right move too. Says it all.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBAinDEVON on March 19, 2013, 01:37:39 PM
Its been confirmed Big Dave has gone too along with all his back staff.Lets go get him back now, big Dave that is
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: royhan on March 19, 2013, 01:40:08 PM
Sad to see that Michael Appleton has been shown the door at Blackburn after just three months. What a way to treat a respected coach! I wouldn't trust a chicken farmer owner of a football club more than I would trust a fast talking second hand car salesman. Thank goodness for a sensible owner in charge of our club.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Standaman on March 19, 2013, 02:59:22 PM
I have limited sympathy for Appleton whatever his reasons for quitting Blackpool he surely knew what the Venkys were like and is now been at three clubs in the space of 12 months which does not look that impressive on what is a realtively short CV.

The person who I feel sorry for is Darren Moore who Appy no doubt persauded to take up the post of 1st team coach.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Sessegod on March 19, 2013, 03:32:28 PM
I have limited sympathy for Appleton whatever his reasons for quitting Blackpool he surely knew what the Venkys were like and is now been at three clubs in the space of 12 months which does not look that impressive on what is a realtively short CV.

The person who I feel sorry for is Darren Moore who Appy no doubt persauded to take up the post of 1st team coach.

Agree with you on the Darren Moore situation. He would have give a lot up to start a fresh career elsewhere.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Standaman on March 19, 2013, 10:07:02 PM
Further to my earlier post on the subject whether or not Appleton should have taken the job in the first place is irrelevant. The way he was dismissed was pretty shoddy even by Blackburn's incredibly low standards.
 
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/21849416

What an utter shambles.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on March 19, 2013, 10:20:49 PM
Appleton knew what he was going into and going by his first interview on the football league show, it was always going to be a struggle due to the power struggle between Shaw and Singh. There needs to be one man running the football club, not two men making decisions to over-rule one another. That said, after a promising start things took a rather bleak turn for Appleton which coincided with his change of formation and persistence to stick with it and ultimately a turn in some players attitudes - I remember him speaking that changes would need to be made in the summer.

That job is a poisoned chalice and does further damage to Appleton's short CV. In his short spell as manager he's had three football clubs and walked out of two of those, if he's wishing to build himself a reputation, then he may need to drop down another division at least because at the moment he's in danger of turning himself into a journeyman.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on March 19, 2013, 11:02:21 PM
I don't think it'll damage him to much to be honest. At Portsmouth he stayed a lot longer than some would and worked under the most difficult conditions a manager will face so when Blackpool came in no-one could blame him for moving on. Blackpool is the only black mark on his cv but we don't know what the reasons were for him to move on so quick, i'm not sure it was just the lure of Blackburn given the state of the club's affairs and you can guarantee its a lot deeper than what is made public so maybe there was something going on at Blackpool that caused him to speed up his departure and Blackburn are a joke so I doubt many will that against him.

I wouldn't be surprised tyo see him back in a job for next season at least, failing that i'm sure a number of clubs will be ready to offer him a role somewhere.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: liam-zuiverloon on March 19, 2013, 11:51:32 PM
Middlesbrough might be on the look out soon so hope he keeps his chin up, not sure if it's the right time for him though... He needs to think seriously about his options and not just throw himself into any job he is offered. I thought he could have made better career choices since going into management. Darren shouldn't have left us so early either, he's not long been coaching now out of the job already... unless we have him back.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: costa blanca baggie on March 20, 2013, 02:20:38 AM
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: B_H_Baggie on March 20, 2013, 11:02:39 AM
he should have stayed at Blackpool for a few seasons

For him to want to go to Blackburn so soon given their ownership I think there is something going on at Blackpool behind the scenes. Holloway couldn't wait to get out of there and they struggled to get another manager in before settling for Ince.

I don't blame him for leaving Portsmouth given the problems there financially but it doesn't look great for him having been at so many clubs in such a short amount of time. He really needs to pick his next club carefully if he gets many offers.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBAinDEVON on March 21, 2013, 09:27:54 AM
I hear Reading want Brighton's manager.I would have thought Brighton is a better bet than Chav city
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Jack Russell on March 26, 2013, 04:51:07 PM
Kevin Davies of Bolton told he can go 5 days before he qualifies for his testimonial.Discusting.Pretty Loyal to them
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: gerry m on March 26, 2013, 06:29:14 PM
Kevin Davies of Bolton told he can go 5 days before he qualifies for his testimonial.Discusting.Pretty Loyal to them

absolutly disgraceful! could of left when they went down but stayed! i wonder what Bolton fans have made of that :o
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: AlbionBest on March 26, 2013, 08:48:38 PM
absolutly disgraceful! could of left when they went down but stayed! i wonder what Bolton fans have made of that :o

Not too happy listening to Talksport on  way home tonight !

A major PR disaster for a club already struggling to retain it's fanbase.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: gerry m on March 26, 2013, 08:54:50 PM
Not too happy listening to Talksport on  way home tonight !

A major PR disaster for a club already struggling to retain it's fanbase.

A major PR disaster for the club is right!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBAinDEVON on March 27, 2013, 01:05:34 PM
You might remember this name from the past Aruna Dindane.Just signed for Palace
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: leeiswba on March 27, 2013, 01:49:00 PM
You might remember this name from the past Aruna Dindane.Just signed for Palace

Seem to remember it every August and January for about 3 years  :P
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on March 27, 2013, 04:58:14 PM
Kevin Davies of Bolton told he can go 5 days before he qualifies for his testimonial.Discusting.Pretty Loyal to them

In fairness he's been offered a testimonial if he wants it.

Davies is being linked strongly with a move to Sheffield Wednesday.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: rubyruby on March 27, 2013, 07:35:46 PM
In fairness he's been offered a testimonial if he wants it.

Davies is being linked strongly with a move to Sheffield Wednesday.

I thought he would be nailed on for Stoke City Liam!!!.................fits the Pulis profile perfectly!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on April 01, 2013, 10:11:51 AM
Come on Blues today, found a link for today's game against dingles.

http://www.firstrow1.eu/watch/178215/1/watch-birmingham-city-vs-wolverhampton-wanderers.html
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Baggie Artist on April 01, 2013, 03:31:21 PM
2-0 Wolves, looks like they're pulling themselves away..
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Quakes Fan on April 01, 2013, 03:38:31 PM
Goddamn Butland.   >:(

Just awful awful awful awful awful.   >:(

Hope Clark reads them the riot act at half time.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: jonny on April 01, 2013, 03:44:01 PM
Watching two very poor teams.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Quakes Fan on April 01, 2013, 04:07:59 PM
"And Lee Clark, I'm told, was reading them the riot act at half time. The walls were shaking."   8)

At least Barnsley are ahead.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Quakes Fan on April 01, 2013, 04:27:15 PM
Looks like Ebanks-Blake may be out for a while with an ankle injury. Terrible, terrible shame.

So many chances not taken by Blues in this game.
 
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: wba1993dave on April 01, 2013, 04:47:04 PM
There is a good chance that a team could go down with 50 points :o
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: jonny on April 01, 2013, 04:59:19 PM
How jammy were they?!?!?

Lucky buggers and bet they will stay up now!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Quakes Fan on April 01, 2013, 05:14:30 PM
Five points separates 10th from 22nd.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: AlbionBest on April 01, 2013, 05:34:32 PM
Looks like Ebanks-Blake may be out for a while with an ankle injury. Terrible, terrible shame.

So many chances not taken by Blues in this game.

Typical Bloose - always let us down when we need them !

Wouldn't bet against the Dings now........... >:(
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: AlbionLegend on April 01, 2013, 05:36:51 PM
Five points separates 10th from 22nd.

Mental.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: crazedwbafan18 on April 01, 2013, 05:48:56 PM
ffs blues :(
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: jonny on April 01, 2013, 09:19:36 PM
Warnock gone:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/21998112

Been on a terrible run of late and could easily get sucked in to that relegation scrap!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on April 02, 2013, 12:28:11 AM
No surprise that he has decided to leave. Leeds look like it will be a long time before they make a serious challenge to get back to the Premiership.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on April 02, 2013, 03:41:59 PM
It is impossible to predict three teams that shall be relegated.

Bristol City have probably left themselves with too much to do but there are that many teams involved the other places are difficult to pick. Teams which looked dead and buried some weeks ago are now going on winning spree's which has brought the likes of Blackburn, Huddersfield, Ipswich, Charlton and Blackpool back into contention.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on April 02, 2013, 04:13:19 PM
Posh go to Middlesbrough tonight, hope Posh can get a result there. Cant the run that Leicester have been on Pearson really is under pressure there.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: reiss on April 13, 2013, 03:36:57 PM
Currently wolves 1-1 Huddersfield

 Massive game for both, don't think either will be too happy with a draw
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on April 13, 2013, 03:52:02 PM
Blackburn 2 Derby 0
Peterboro 1 Watford 0
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on April 13, 2013, 04:23:38 PM
Boro losing again this time at home to Brighton.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Aztech on April 13, 2013, 04:30:27 PM
Singles losing 2-1  ;D
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Post by: Aztech on April 13, 2013, 04:31:22 PM
3-1 to Huddersfield  ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: WBASPE77 on April 13, 2013, 04:32:12 PM
Get in this weekend football wise has got 100 per cent better in the space of a few seconds.
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Post by: OldburyWBA on April 13, 2013, 04:32:47 PM
Jamie O'Hara sent off, gets better and better  :D
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Post by: WBASPE77 on April 13, 2013, 04:34:35 PM
Posh beating Watford 3-0 too.
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Post by: The Black Pearl on April 13, 2013, 04:34:53 PM
Jamie O'Hara sent off, gets better and better  :D

And will miss three vital games, Wolves right in the mire tonight.
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Post by: OldburyWBA on April 13, 2013, 04:44:13 PM
Barnsley 0 Charlton 5

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Post by: WBASPE77 on April 13, 2013, 05:39:42 PM
Finished 6-0 to Charlton they seem to be getting some form now.
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Post by: WBAinDEVON on April 16, 2013, 12:32:46 PM
i dont like potato head but i might change my mind after tonight
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Post by: WBASPE77 on April 16, 2013, 12:38:06 PM
Come on the Tigers tonight, Bristol City can be relegated tonight if they fail to beat Birmingham.
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Post by: addy on April 16, 2013, 03:03:20 PM
Ironic how Wolves fans were saying they would rather have clipboard then Bruce. Look at them now nearing relegation and Bruce close to promotion.

Hope Koren does them tonight.
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Post by: crazedwbafan18 on April 16, 2013, 05:32:53 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/22171365

another joke in the football circus, gives the relegated teams an unfair advantage and again bridges the gap between the lower chump league teams and below, and the premier league. itll eventually come to the point where the teams in the league are 'locked in' i fear, takes away the value of the league  >:(
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Post by: east-stand-nick on April 16, 2013, 06:51:34 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/22171365

another joke in the football circus, gives the relegated teams an unfair advantage and again bridges the gap between the lower chump league teams and below, and the premier league. itll eventually come to the point where the teams in the league are 'locked in' i fear, takes away the value of the league  >:(

Teams already get generous parachute payments. Certainly hasn't helped Wolves, Blackpool, Birmingham, Blackburn etc. etc.
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Post by: OldburyWBA on April 16, 2013, 08:30:43 PM
Leicester 2 Bolton 1
M'boro 1 Forest 0
Dingles 0 Hull 0

Cardiff on course for promotion
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Post by: WBASPE77 on April 16, 2013, 08:31:32 PM
Boro 1 Forest 0
Blackburn are winning which is good. Wolves look shot of any confidence.
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Post by: gerry m on April 16, 2013, 09:01:15 PM
dingles 1-0 >:(
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Post by: dangerman on April 16, 2013, 09:10:40 PM
dingles 1-0 >:(

Still in the bottom three.

They'll conceed. No way they'll finish this game with a clean sheet!
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Post by: addy on April 16, 2013, 09:35:13 PM
Bloody Hull, didn't expect them to lose against that lot.

Mauled by the tigers, my arse.
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Post by: wba1993dave on April 16, 2013, 09:41:52 PM
The Championship has been poor this season, Cardiff and Hull look like their coming up but they will have to spend a fortune to give their teams a fighting chance of staying up.
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Post by: Jack Russell on April 16, 2013, 09:52:38 PM
Nice one Potato Head >:(
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Post by: crazedwbafan18 on April 16, 2013, 09:55:38 PM
what an absolutely rubbish result, come on hull, pull your socks up! knew thatd fizzing happen. bound to stay up now with burnley to play at home.
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Post by: LiamTheBaggie on April 16, 2013, 10:01:29 PM
I despise the way they've done it. I also despise the way the supporters have sold themselves for it.

However, well done Cardiff.
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Post by: crazedwbafan18 on April 16, 2013, 10:05:09 PM
Teams already get generous parachute payments. Certainly hasn't helped Wolves, Blackpool, Birmingham, Blackburn etc. etc.
well theyve only made it more generous and imo it separates those 3 that go down from the rest of the league. it also rewards teams for failure which is absolutely not a good thing. what does it say for teams like qpr as well? who throw money here and there and everywhere, it keeps them going when they should learn from their overspending.
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Post by: AlbionBest on April 16, 2013, 11:02:32 PM
The Championship has been poor this season, Cardiff and Hull look like their coming up but they will have to spend a fortune to give their teams a fighting chance of staying up.

Which SHOULD play into our hands as we are already way ahead of both teams.
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Post by: east-stand-nick on April 16, 2013, 11:35:30 PM
2 relegation places taken up right there.
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Post by: crazedwbafan18 on April 16, 2013, 11:49:04 PM
2 relegation places taken up right there.
hopefully, never take anything for granted with the albion!
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Post by: WBASPE77 on April 20, 2013, 04:30:56 PM
Get in there Charlton 1 Wolves.
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Post by: gerry m on April 20, 2013, 04:31:16 PM
Charlton 1-0 up :D
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Post by: gerry m on April 20, 2013, 04:34:53 PM
Charlton 1-0 up :D
 

1-1 >:(
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Post by: addy on April 20, 2013, 04:57:24 PM
Charlton Athletic   2 - 1   Wolverhampton W.

:D they scored last moments of the game.
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Post by: Quakes Fan on April 20, 2013, 04:58:38 PM
Get in!   ;D My prayers were answered!
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Post by: WBASPE77 on April 20, 2013, 05:01:59 PM
Get in there you Addicks.
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Post by: east-stand-nick on April 20, 2013, 05:04:12 PM
Our equaliser - I didn't really care.
Charlton winner - I went mental :D
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Post by: WBASPE77 on April 20, 2013, 05:08:40 PM
Our equaliser - I didn't really care.
Charlton winner - I went mental :D

Wolves back in the bottom three, Barnsley got a point at Forest today.
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Post by: DevonBaggie on April 20, 2013, 05:30:57 PM
if wolves lose or draw against Burnley next week. I think its safe to say they're down  :D
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Post by: WBASPE77 on April 20, 2013, 07:29:45 PM
if wolves lose or draw against Burnley next week. I think its safe to say they're down  :D

Burnley still not 100 per cent safe themselves yet so they will need to win this game as much as what Wolves have do. Middlesbrough lost again today.
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Post by: gerry m on April 27, 2013, 03:13:17 PM
1-0 Burnley :D
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Post by: gerry m on April 27, 2013, 04:14:21 PM
1-0 Burnley :D

2-0 :D
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Post by: gerry m on April 27, 2013, 04:16:56 PM
2-0 :D

Barnsley winning 2-0 :D
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Post by: boing_boing68 on April 27, 2013, 04:18:58 PM
Peterborough win today wolves are as good as gone
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Post by: gerry m on April 27, 2013, 04:29:29 PM
Barnsley winning 2-0 :D

Burnley down to 10 men :(
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Post by: gerry m on April 27, 2013, 04:51:06 PM
Burnley down to 10 men :(


Wolves have pulled one back :(
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Post by: jonny on April 27, 2013, 05:00:01 PM
Kicking off at molineux!!!
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Post by: Andio on April 27, 2013, 05:05:34 PM
Kicking off at molineux!!!

Love it.

What's going on?
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Post by: jonny on April 27, 2013, 05:12:01 PM
Love it.

What's going on?

Pitch invasion, smashing dougout, apparently were trying to take the goals down too!
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Post by: Andio on April 27, 2013, 05:17:40 PM
Pitch invasion, smashing dougout, apparently were trying to take the goals down too!

Oh dear  ;D ;D
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Post by: Quakes Fan on April 27, 2013, 05:21:49 PM
If Posh get three points from this one, Wo1ve5 are relegated for all practical purposes.   :D
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Post by: Quakes Fan on April 27, 2013, 05:33:15 PM
Arrgggh sooo close to 1-0 Posh.  >:(
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Post by: Quakes Fan on April 27, 2013, 06:43:55 PM
What a scorcher!  ;D 1-0 Posh!
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Post by: Quakes Fan on April 27, 2013, 07:15:27 PM
Posh win. Wo1ve5 are seriously hosed now.  ;D
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Post by: gerry m on April 27, 2013, 07:17:23 PM
oh yes! what a perfect end to a perfect day :D
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Post by: WBASPE77 on April 27, 2013, 07:25:52 PM
Perfect day Barnsley and Posh win Wolves lose and are made to look like a laughing stock yet again.
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Post by: Hull Baggie on May 01, 2013, 04:05:27 PM
Typical Hull City looked like certainties for automatic promotion and then can't beat Dingles, Bristol city or Barnsley...now they have to beat Cardiff to make sure of promotion...and there was me looking forward to an away game I could walk home from!
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Post by: WBASPE77 on May 04, 2013, 12:54:11 PM
Forest 1 Foxes 0 Cox.
Hull have made a decent start against Cardiff.
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Post by: OldburyWBA on May 04, 2013, 12:56:01 PM
1-0 Brighton, bye bye Wolves
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Post by: WBASPE77 on May 04, 2013, 12:57:30 PM
Get in Brighton, first of many.
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Post by: mifos on May 04, 2013, 12:58:28 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=552ORW1MOgA (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=552ORW1MOgA)

1-0 to the Albion  ;D
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Post by: mrvulgarity on May 04, 2013, 01:01:12 PM
how fitting it is that a team with 'Albion' in it wearing blue and white send Wolves down. I am so so happy!!!
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Post by: mifos on May 04, 2013, 01:06:57 PM
how fitting it is that a team with 'Albion' in it wearing blue and white send Wolves down. I am so so happy!!!

just hope they're boing boinging to rub it in  ;D
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Post by: mrvulgarity on May 04, 2013, 01:16:09 PM
just hope they're boing boinging to rub it in  ;D

If they 'boing boing' i'm buying a shirt!!!
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Post by: Dexy on May 04, 2013, 01:18:04 PM
Hope Posh stay up , they deserve it and not only that London Road is a great place to send our youngsters on loan.
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Post by: WBASPE77 on May 04, 2013, 01:18:53 PM
Posh are winning at Palace, Blackpool winning at Bolton its getting exciting now.
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Post by: crazedwbafan18 on May 04, 2013, 01:22:00 PM
everythings going against wolves, for now anyway  :D
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Post by: OldburyWBA on May 04, 2013, 01:28:57 PM
Oh dear dear dear 2-0 Brighton  :D
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Post by: WBASPE77 on May 04, 2013, 01:30:05 PM
All over now for Wolves, the Watford game is 15 minutes behind the Hull game due to the Watford keeper having a serious injury.
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Post by: boing_boing68 on May 04, 2013, 01:30:16 PM
Thats that then! We'll never play them again  :D
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Post by: WBASPE77 on May 04, 2013, 01:38:30 PM
Bolton 2 Blackpool 2 now. First half's full of drama so far.
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Post by: OldburyWBA on May 04, 2013, 01:41:29 PM
Apparantely booing O'Hara & Johnson when they touch the ball
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Post by: WBASPE77 on May 04, 2013, 01:43:55 PM
Apparantely booing O'Hara & Johnson when they touch the ball

Ha Ha even better, you couldn't make this up. I just hope Brighton turn it up against them because they could get three or four. 
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Post by: tommcneill on May 04, 2013, 01:57:40 PM
Come on own up who is laughing...bye bye Dingles

Campbell just scored for Cardiff
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Post by: WBASPE77 on May 04, 2013, 01:58:45 PM
Campbell who set up the winner for Windass five years ago has just scored. He got booed when he came on too.
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Post by: WBASPE77 on May 04, 2013, 02:09:00 PM
Hull 1 Cardiff, Forest 2 Leicester 2
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Post by: mrvulgarity on May 04, 2013, 02:12:04 PM
McShane scoring for Hull, 2-1
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Post by: WBASPE77 on May 04, 2013, 02:15:38 PM
Posh winning 2-1 at Palace.
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Post by: 17GD on May 04, 2013, 02:32:06 PM
Super Kev has just equalized for Palace on 84 mins.

Palace 2-2 Posh.
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Post by: WBASPE77 on May 04, 2013, 02:35:30 PM
Today sums up why the Championship is such a great division, come the start of the day one promotion place, one play off place and two relegation's places were still undecided. 
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Post by: 17GD on May 04, 2013, 02:36:53 PM
Palace 3-2 Posh

90th min
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Post by: mrvulgarity on May 04, 2013, 02:38:17 PM
Chris Wood!!!!!!!!!
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Post by: mrvulgarity on May 04, 2013, 02:43:03 PM
Wolverhampton Wanderes are relegated
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Post by: 17GD on May 04, 2013, 02:43:32 PM
Posh down
Wolves down
Bristol City down

All confirmed.
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Post by: WBASPE77 on May 04, 2013, 02:44:34 PM
Hull have missed a pen Cardiff have just scored one.
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Post by: Semaj Riatsila on May 04, 2013, 03:01:03 PM
What an amazing finish to the championship. You've got to love and hate it at the same time.
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Post by: WBASPE77 on May 04, 2013, 03:53:48 PM
Fancy Brighton to go up from the play offs, I thought Bolton would also make the top six at the start of the day but they didn't. Surprised to see Hull go up I didn't think they would come the start of the season. Biggest surprises are Wolves, Blackburn, and Middlesbrough's shocking form in the second half of the season. Interesting to see that the three teams that came down none of the have made the top six. I cant wait for next seasons Championship.
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Post by: Hull Baggie on May 05, 2013, 03:17:09 PM
At least Wolves have a Black Country Derby to look forward to next season.
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Post by: rubyruby on May 05, 2013, 10:55:53 PM
Chris Wood could be making a return visit to the Hawthorns quicker than he might have thought
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Post by: OldburyWBA on May 07, 2013, 10:41:24 AM
Kenny Jackett resigned at Millwall
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Post by: WBASPE77 on May 07, 2013, 03:44:44 PM
Kenny Jackett resigned at Millwall

Did a great job for Millwall getting them up keeping them up and getting Millwall into mid table and also an FA Cup semi final.
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Post by: blackcountryblues on May 07, 2013, 11:11:41 PM
Kenny Jackett resigned at Millwall

Seems he run out of ideas with such a low budget but like spe77 says he done really well at the den.
Wolves maybe? The bookies seem to think so.
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Post by: Jack Russell on May 09, 2013, 03:09:44 PM
Leicester v Watford tonight
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Post by: kris_boing on May 09, 2013, 03:26:52 PM
Hoping Watford go up through the playoffs.
 
They'll surely be stuff with a huge majority of their team being loans which wont be allowed in the Premier League meaning they'll be severely weakened.
 
That's the theory anyway.  ;D
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Post by: WBASPE77 on May 12, 2013, 12:21:56 PM
Watford v Leicester in a few minutes Watford interesting to see how Leicester set up today as they have plenty of players who can score din that side.
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Post by: Hunnington Baggie on May 12, 2013, 02:32:46 PM
wow.. What a way to reject Leicester the play off final, penalty in the dying minutes, double save, then scored on the counter attack. WHAT A GAME!!
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Post by: WBASPE77 on May 12, 2013, 02:37:23 PM
Yet another twist in the play offs, though Leicester would go through to be honest.
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Post by: WBAinDEVON on May 12, 2013, 02:38:02 PM
Fantastic finish to the Watford v Leicester game
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Post by: boing_boing68 on May 12, 2013, 02:39:20 PM
Good to see cheats don't win
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Post by: wbako on May 12, 2013, 02:41:39 PM
Good to see cheats don't win

Makes a change.

I celebrated that goal to be honest. Nice one Watford.
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Post by: WBASPE77 on May 12, 2013, 02:48:19 PM
So twice in two weeks that's happened amazing, interesting to see what happens to Leicester been there or there about for a couple of seasons now. Really want Brighton to go through tomorrow night.
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Post by: LiamTheBaggie on May 12, 2013, 02:48:43 PM
I feel sorry for those which weren't able to see that two minutes. It wasn't a penalty, it was a clear diving from Knockaert so it was justice that the penalty was saved but from there after is quite hard to put into words. I thought Brentford vs Doncaster was something special but this is just as good if not better.
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Post by: LiamTheBaggie on May 12, 2013, 02:49:34 PM
Given the money Leicester have spent in trying to achieve promotion I very much expect Nigel Pearson to be sacked at some point over the next few days.
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Post by: WBASPE77 on May 12, 2013, 02:51:55 PM
Given the money Leicester have spent in trying to achieve promotion I very much expect Nigel Pearson to be sacked at some point over the next few days.

I agree, some players there on big wages too I imagine and has we have seen in the past clubs have some decent seasons then fall away. 
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Jack Russell on May 12, 2013, 02:56:08 PM
So twice in two weeks that's happened amazing, interesting to see what happens to Leicester been there or there about for a couple of seasons now. Really want Brighton to go through tomorrow night.



No we dont want another Albion in the Prem. Come  on Palace the weakest financially would be better
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Post by: WBArgo on May 13, 2013, 12:03:00 AM
I feel sorry for those which weren't able to see that two minutes. It wasn't a penalty, it was a clear diving from Knockaert so it was justice that the penalty was saved but from there after is quite hard to put into words. I thought Brentford vs Doncaster was something special but this is just as good if not better.
Yep, definitely. Until the penalty I wanted Leicester to win (due to their tenuously close regional link and Wood/Dyer) but afterwards I was disgusted by their cheating, so when Watford went and scored I really celebrated their goal.

From a Baggies point of view I would like Palace to go up as I think they'd be very weak.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Jack Russell on May 13, 2013, 09:39:09 PM
Thank christ we are the only Albion in the premier league
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on May 13, 2013, 09:54:06 PM
Palace vs Watford in the final - no doubting we'll have Holloway moaning about the loopholes that Watford have exploited.

I fancied Brighton to win last night but I thought Palace were good. Defensively solid and the chances when they came along they took. Just when they needed Zaha the most, he stepped up.
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Post by: zippyandbungle on May 14, 2013, 07:30:57 AM
Hopefully a Wigan win tonight and we won't be too far from welcoming a new name to this thread ? :D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on May 18, 2013, 07:19:34 PM
Not really sure who I want to go up. If Watford were to go up chances are a lot of those loan players will go back to Italy and they will have to bring in quite a lot of new players. Looking at the Palace side Zaha going will be a big miss for them for Palace be interesting to see who they bring in over the summer.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Foster#1 on May 23, 2013, 01:38:04 PM
Milwall set to appoint Markus Babbel as new manager, ex Liverpool player by the sounds of it. Has a cracking CV player wise and manger wise. Been out of work since December after being sacked at Hoffenheim. Got Stutgart into CL then getting Hertha Berlin promoted.

Interesting appointment if true, got a feeling it'll turn out to be a top appointment.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: McSkittle on May 23, 2013, 01:40:46 PM
Come on Watford.

Palace is an absolute mare to get to.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: howard62baby on May 23, 2013, 01:48:25 PM
Second that last time we went to palace was a night match and did nt get back till about 2am ish knackered....
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Legend on May 23, 2013, 08:48:46 PM
I want Holloway back in the Premier League, where a manager of his quality deserves to be. Come on Eagles.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Foster#1 on May 24, 2013, 03:47:45 PM
Blackburn set to appoint Gary Bowyer on a full time basis apparently.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Dudleylad on May 24, 2013, 07:35:37 PM
I want Holloway back in the Premier League, where a manager of his quality deserves to be. Come on Eagles.

Poor manager who is still living off his 3 month purple patch with Blackpool.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on May 24, 2013, 07:49:22 PM
Blackburn set to appoint Gary Bowyer on a full time basis apparently.

Doesn't surprise me. I just hope he's given time to bring stability to the club. There's too much political board in-fighting for anybody to be successful there in my opinion.
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Post by: Legend on May 24, 2013, 08:16:47 PM
Poor manager who is still living off his 3 month purple patch with Blackpool.

I'm not sure about that. He did a superb job at Blackpool. They played some fantastic attacking football in the Premier League and got relegated on the last day despite having a squad much inferior to other teams. He then got them to a play off final and lost out to West Ham despite outplaying them on the day. Holloway's a future England manager in my opinion.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: dont ask me to choose luv on May 24, 2013, 08:33:56 PM
I'm not sure about that. He did a superb job at Blackpool. They played some fantastic attacking football in the Premier League and got relegated on the last day despite having a squad much inferior to other teams. He then got them to a play off final and lost out to West Ham despite outplaying them on the day. Holloway's a future England manager in my opinion.

You had me until that last line ;D
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Post by: Hunnington Baggie on May 24, 2013, 09:01:02 PM
You had me until that last line ;D
+1 :))
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: reiss on May 27, 2013, 02:35:29 PM

 Play off final today.

 I fancy Palace to nick it 2-1. Super Kev to get the winner  :)
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Post by: Political Cake on May 27, 2013, 05:19:59 PM
Super Kev to get the winner  :)

Might well be not far off! :P
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: gerry m on May 27, 2013, 05:23:36 PM
no keeper wa stopping that :D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: dont ask me to choose luv on May 27, 2013, 05:38:45 PM
Well done SKP  8) deserves it, what an amazing career
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: gerry m on May 27, 2013, 05:39:50 PM
congratulations Palace! only about a 40 minute drive for me ;D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Legend on May 27, 2013, 05:40:31 PM
Congratulations to Crystal Palace. Great to see Super Kev score the penalty and Holloway tactically outclassed Zola.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on May 27, 2013, 05:59:25 PM
That was a dreadful game of football - Watford bottled the big occasion and well done to Palace who thoroughly deserved it. Their side is going to need a lot of work done over the summer or they will certainly struggle, especially in the forward areas, just like the other two promoted clubs.

Delighted for Kevin Phillips - glad he had he final say.


Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Hunnington Baggie on May 27, 2013, 06:08:01 PM
Congratulations to Crystal Palace. Great to see Super Kev score the penalty and Holloway tactically outclassed Zola.
In what way? Both teams were as poor as each other for a large stretch of the game. The only real positives I saw in that CP side were Zaha, and Delaney, one of which isn't their player any more. Watford never turned up, simple as. An on form Watford this season could've destroyed the championship, but they've been way to inconsistent.

Still nice for SKP and Palace (although it is ANOTHER London club in the PL), be interesting to see how Holloway does this time round, if he falls into the same pitfalls as before or the ones QPR fell into last year with the money they'll receive... 'cause THAT team is not good enough for the PL over a whole season.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Legend on May 27, 2013, 06:36:01 PM
In what way? Both teams were as poor as each other for a large stretch of the game. The only real positives I saw in that CP side were Zaha, and Delaney, one of which isn't their player any more. Watford never turned up, simple as. An on form Watford this season could've destroyed the championship, but they've been way to inconsistent.

Still nice for SKP and Palace (although it is ANOTHER London club in the PL), be interesting to see how Holloway does this time round, if he falls into the same pitfalls as before or the ones QPR fell into last year with the money they'll receive... 'cause THAT team is not good enough for the PL over a whole season.

Palace didn't let Watford turn up, they stifled their attack and therefore Watford resorted to hoofing the ball which is unlike them this season. Holloway had a game plan and outwitted Zola. Glad to see such a great character in the Premier League again.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Hunnington Baggie on May 27, 2013, 06:50:47 PM
Palace didn't let Watford turn up, they stifled their attack and therefore Watford resorted to hoofing the ball which is unlike them this season. Holloway had a game plan and outwitted Zola. Glad to see such a great character in the Premier League again.
You lost me there...
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: hunsletbaggie on May 27, 2013, 07:14:55 PM
Poor manager who is still living off his 3 month purple patch with Blackpool.
Taken two clubs into the premiership unlike our manager who inherited a decent team and hasn't really kicked on.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: botters on May 27, 2013, 07:19:55 PM
Taken two clubs into the premiership unlike our manager who inherited a decent team and hasn't really kicked on.
Hasn't kicked on 8th in the league and record number of points gained. Any of the promoted teams would give everything for a season like that!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on May 27, 2013, 07:23:03 PM
Taken two clubs into the premiership unlike our manager who inherited a decent team and hasn't really kicked on.

What do you want from Steve Clarke?

He's given us our greatest Premier League season ever. That's good progress.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: reiss on May 27, 2013, 07:34:48 PM
Taken two clubs into the premiership unlike our manager who inherited a decent team and hasn't really kicked on.

Hasn't Kicked on, blimey some of our fans expectations have gone high.

We finshed 8th on our best ever points tally and we have one of the lowest budgets in the league, Clarke has done very good so far. What mored do you expect really?
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: gerry m on May 27, 2013, 07:52:50 PM
Taken two clubs into the premiership unlike our manager who inherited a decent team and hasn't really kicked on.

exactly! should be sacked then hung ,drawn and quatered. you need to take a look at the final league table ???
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: kc56wba on May 27, 2013, 08:14:50 PM
Taken two clubs into the premiership unlike our manager who inherited a decent team and hasn't really kicked on.
YOU WHAT!!!!!! Talk sense mate.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Hunnington Baggie on May 27, 2013, 09:17:58 PM
Taken two clubs into the premiership unlike our manager who inherited a decent team and hasn't really kicked on.
I'll repeat what everyone else has said, what do you want when you say "kicked on"? If he's inherited a team surely that team would have done as good if not worse than under their creator's (Hodgson's) management, yet have done better with a different style of play that Hodgson hated using.

Sounds like a little over expectation TBH.

On the other hand, Holloway may have gotten into the PL twice, but so have Steve Bruce, Neil Warnock and Mick Mccarthy. Hardly the greatest Managers ever, and have all struggled to cut it in the PL bar Bruce to a degree. Holloway has failed once already, will he do it again? That is the question. For as much as I hate him, he's not a bad manager. Not great, but not bad either.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: GrGr on May 27, 2013, 11:02:47 PM
You can't really fault Holloway for failing to keep Blackpool in the PL. It was a miracle he got them there in the first place and he almost kept them there against the odds.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Legend on May 28, 2013, 01:17:09 PM
You can't really fault Holloway for failing to keep Blackpool in the PL. It was a miracle he got them there in the first place and he almost kept them there against the odds.

Agreed. Be very interesting to see how he does with Palace. Can't wait for his interviews too, the game needs characters like Holloway and Di Canio.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: socalbaggie on May 29, 2013, 10:05:42 PM
I was pulling for Watford for one solitary reason and that is because I can't stand Halloway and his fat mouth. He may be a "descent" manager but every time he opens his mouth I want to turn the channel, drives me nuts. I don't think the league "needs" any specific type manager to draw interest via controversy or post match ramblings. No doubt comments made by managers like DiCannio, Halloway or SAF will start talking points amongst the journalists and pundits but for me the product on the pitch is what matters not what big ego headline hunting managers say or do!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on June 06, 2013, 09:41:41 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/22800755

The foreign loan loop which Watford exploited looks like it's going to be closed. Good news.

Be interesting to see what Watford do. Considering the majority of the players were loaned from Udinese, won't the Pozzo family just switch the registrations of the player to the other club? This is going to be a tricky saga and further highlights the problems of allowing an individual/family to own two football clubs.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on June 24, 2013, 10:18:33 AM
I'm amazed that Brighton have sacked Poyet. Gus Poyet was building something really good at Brighton and I fancy them to make a big push at making the Premiership for this forthcoming season. I think Di Matteo would be a good replacement for Poyet
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on July 30, 2013, 05:50:03 PM
As ever I expect the Championship to be very close again this season, with a lot of teams been predicted to go up or to make the top six. The teams that I think will do this season are QPR, they will lose a lot of this aging overrated players but they will have plenty to spend. Reading are another club who I think under Adkins will be their or their abouts. Interesting to see how Brian McDermott gets on at Leeds this season. Wigan do have some good players the likes of Holt, Carson is a decent enough keeper.  Bolton were on a very good run towards the end of last season they are another team that I think can be up there.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: wba1993dave on July 30, 2013, 06:08:12 PM
Redknapp will ditch QPR, did the same to Southampton when they were in the Championship.
1st Wigan
2nd Bolton
Not sure who the 3rd team will be, QPR will finish just outside the play offs and Reading will finish around 4th.
Think Birmingham will be relegated along with Yeovil and Barnsley. Yeovil in the Championship fair play lol ;D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Legend on July 30, 2013, 06:25:52 PM
1st Wigan
2nd Leeds
Play Offs Yeovil
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Jack Russell on July 30, 2013, 07:04:46 PM
Come on the glovers
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on July 31, 2013, 08:30:09 AM
I dont see Middlesbrough doing much this season dont think they have brought in many players this season been very quiet and there form in the second half of last season was relegation form. Anyone think Ipswich under Mick McCarthy could do something this season? Ipswich have brought in some decent players Chopra will score goals and they had quite a decent end to last season.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: saml30 on July 31, 2013, 04:12:29 PM
I dont see Middlesbrough doing much this season dont think they have brought in many players this season been very quiet and there form in the second half of last season was relegation form. Anyone think Ipswich under Mick McCarthy could do something this season? Ipswich have brought in some decent players Chopra will score goals and they had quite a decent end to last season.

Don't know if this is true anymore, seems to have struggled since leaving Cardiff, plus he has signed for Blackpol I think, a team I am predicting will do nothing, Paul Ince IMO is a shocking manager
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Wbamitch on August 01, 2013, 06:58:05 PM
I can't call this one, just doing my betting forms for the 4 English Leagues, this is the one I can't really decide.

Wigan, QPR, Watford and Bolton are all the main contenders.

Might have a little look on here tomorrow before I go to the bookies just to see what everybody is thinking.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: devonbaggiecjaj on August 02, 2013, 09:38:02 AM
I can't call this one, just doing my betting forms for the 4 English Leagues, this is the one I can't really decide.

Wigan, QPR, Watford and Bolton are all the main contenders.

Might have a little look on here tomorrow before I go to the bookies just to see what everybody is thinking.

Totally agree cannot see past Wigan winning the Championship, they look really strong as they have kept most of the squad from last year. Hard to believe no-one has been in for Maloney nor McManaman
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on August 02, 2013, 11:25:50 AM
I went for Wigan to win the league at 12s. They've strengthened well and kept many of their core players - Maloney, McMannaman and the two Mc's in midfield. What I didn't realise when I placed my bet was that they were also competing in Europe this season!

The only downside I see to Wigan is Owen Coyle.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: tommi on August 02, 2013, 12:49:29 PM
I went for Wigan to win the league at 12s. They've strengthened well and kept many of their core players - Maloney, McMannaman and the two Mc's in midfield. What I didn't realise when I placed my bet was that they were also competing in Europe this season!

The only downside I see to Wigan is Owen Coyle.

Im not sure how many Holt & MAF will get for them this season.... they are very short up front.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on August 02, 2013, 01:22:10 PM
Im not sure how many Holt & MAF will get for them this season.... they are very short up front.

As we know Fortune wont be prolific even in the Championship. Could be a very long season for Wigan as they have got Europa League football and also the community shield next weekend too.  I still think one or two of Maloney, McMannaman and the Mcs may leave Wigan.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Wbamitch on August 02, 2013, 05:18:58 PM
I went for QPR in the end, don't really like them and would prefer others to come up but I think the signing of Charlie Austin shaded me towards them, also if they somehow hold onto Remy he will rip that league up.

Wigan being in Europa as well was a reason why I left them, their squad looks in pretty good shape though and they should put up a challenge.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: hardtobeat on August 02, 2013, 05:58:01 PM
got a sneak for Bolton,really like Freeman so far.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on August 03, 2013, 03:58:36 PM
Wigan and QPR both winning Reading drawing with Ipswich. Watford winning at Blues, Notts Forest 0-0 with Huddersfield. Bolton got a good point at Burnley earlier on today.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: smethwickw on August 03, 2013, 05:01:09 PM
Leon Barnett scores 2 for Wigan on his debut. MAF so good he can't even make the starting XI.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on August 03, 2013, 05:03:07 PM
Leon Barnett scores 2 for Wigan on his debut. MAF so good he can't even make the starting XI.

Fortune came off the bench to set one of the goals up, he'll do well at Wigan, probably won't start to many as they played with Holt up top on his own today
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: TheJacko2000 on August 04, 2013, 03:28:22 AM
Fortune came off the bench to set one of the goals up, he'll do well at Wigan, probably won't start to many as they played with Holt up top on his own today

Indeed, he set up Maloney's goal at the end. Will be in the side sooner than later especially away from home... Would definitely have kept him, as it stands we haven't got a striker who can hold up the ball, well we have but he's training with the reserves.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on August 04, 2013, 09:12:48 AM
I didn't know Wigan had brought Leon Barnett in looks a much better player now. I think Grant Holt will be a great signing for them and they do look a very strong outfit. Bolton have such a tough start to the season, Reading, Notts Forest, QPR, Blackburn, Leeds and Brighton are there next six matches.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBArgo on August 04, 2013, 11:14:26 AM
I didn't know Wigan had brought Leon Barnett in looks a much better player now. I think Grant Holt will be a great signing for them and they do look a very strong outfit. Bolton have such a tough start to the season, Reading, Notts Forest, QPR, Blackburn, Leeds and Brighton are there next six matches.

Sadly he's not. I actually wish he could make it in the top flight as he seemed a nice guy - but the same issue follows him everywhere he's gone.
Basically, when he left us the consensus was "He's good at championship level - but isn't good enough for premiership". Then he went to Norwich and got promoted. I remember most of their fans I asked said he was their best defender and they expected him to do well in the Premiership. One season later he was benched and went on loan to Cardiff who again went up but did not keep him. He is now at Wigan where I have no doubt he will do very well but once again the same pattern emerges; he's just too dodgy for the Premiership.
He may end up with 5 different Championship promotions with 5 different clubs or something which is some achievement, but sadly he simply isn't top flight material!x
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on August 04, 2013, 12:33:48 PM
I think he is a much better Championship player now, I dont think he will be a player that a Premiership club will buy.  Interested to see how Derby v Blackburn go on this season. I think Blackburn may have a better season if they can keep Rhodes getting goals, and if they can keep some stability with the club. But with the Venkeys in charge who knows.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WincantonBaggie on August 11, 2013, 08:20:23 PM
Come on the glovers

Went to see Yeovil vs Blues yesterday-

great atmosphere, fantastic green and white barmy army, it felt much more like the real football, a bit like being at The Hawthorns in the 1970s !
Yeovil were really unlucky, played the ball around well, hit the post and the bar. Blues were physical, dirty and unsporting team, still the boring Birmingham that were in the Prem!
The ref should have red-carded at least one if not two of their players but he bottled it and was very poor.
Got a feeling Yeovil as a small club will suffer with big ref decisions going against them. I can remember when we were in the Championship we would get the ref's decisions against teams like Scunthorpe and Plymouth Argyle, then we got promoted to the Prem and it was like playing against 12 players!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: TheJacko2000 on August 11, 2013, 11:18:20 PM
Went to see Yeovil vs Blues yesterday-

great atmosphere, fantastic green and white barmy army, it felt much more like the real football, a bit like being at The Hawthorns in the 1970s !
Yeovil were really unlucky, played the ball around well, hit the post and the bar. Blues were physical, dirty and unsporting team, still the boring Birmingham that were in the Prem!
The ref should have red-carded at least one if not two of their players but he bottled it and was very poor.
Got a feeling Yeovil as a small club will suffer with big ref decisions going against them. I can remember when we were in the Championship we would get the ref's decisions against teams like Scunthorpe and Plymouth Argyle, then we got promoted to the Prem and it was like playing against 12 players!

All sounds a little one-eyed for a neutral... How did Scott Allan play for Birmingham?
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WincantonBaggie on August 12, 2013, 11:27:49 PM
I can't remember Scott Allen figuring- I think he could well have been an unused sub, maybe some reason not totally match fit perhaps? Paul Robinson (true to form) picked up the customery yellow card, but actually I don't think he had many fouls. Living in this part of the SW it's true I have adopted Yeovil Town- lot's of their fans seem to have affinity for Liverpool, but Yeovil is a shining light in the SW football wilderness, apart from perhaps Southamton and Cardiff, Albion are the most accessible PL club. We have had lot's of years too where we seem to have been the underdog, yet have succeeded against the odds.That's largely down in no small part to Jeremy Peace
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: TheJacko2000 on August 18, 2013, 12:10:12 AM
Scott Carson saved a penalty today  :o
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on August 18, 2013, 12:35:46 AM
Scott Carson saved a penalty today  :o

Just seen it, decent stop as well.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on August 18, 2013, 12:39:57 AM
Notts Forest and QPR have both made very impressive starts. I feel it could be a long season for Birmingham. Great comeback from Watford today at Reading and also Charlton been 2-0 down at Barnsley and pull it back.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on August 18, 2013, 12:49:06 AM
I've tried that technique Carson uses and I've managed to save one or two  :D

Coyle can have no complaints to McMannaman challenge. There seems a nasty under core to him.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: TheJacko2000 on August 18, 2013, 12:58:26 AM
I've tried that technique Carson uses and I've managed to save one or two  :D

Coyle can have no complaints to McMannaman challenge. There seems a nasty under core to him.

I'd have been furious if an Albion player had been sent off for that... Even better make him an Albion player!! Can't believe Coyle isn't picking him.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on August 18, 2013, 02:00:34 PM
He did win the ball, but his feet were off the ground. I'm surprised that he didn't start either but on paper they do have a very strong squad. I would be surprised if he still is at Wigan at the end of the month 
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on August 24, 2013, 01:31:20 PM
Its been a tough start for Bolton this season, currently one nil down at home to QPR.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Legend on August 25, 2013, 12:42:31 AM
He was the worst Albion keeper ever in my opinion but interested to see if he's improved at Wigan. Did my eyes decieve me or did he save a pen last weekend  :o
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: b65baggie on August 25, 2013, 01:19:45 AM
Worst Albion keeper EVER ? you must either be very young or suffer from memory loss, how about Crichton & Lange to name 2 ?
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Aixelsyd on August 25, 2013, 01:25:40 AM
He was the worst Albion keeper ever in my opinion

one name for you........

Zuberbuhler
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on August 25, 2013, 07:42:56 AM
A couple of games today. Wigan v Middlesbrough and Watford v Forest, I'm looking forward to watching the Watford v Notts Forest game should be a really good end to end match hopefully, with a lot of good quality players on show.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on August 25, 2013, 01:24:14 PM
Watford 0 Forest 1 Andy Reid

Surprised that Halford starts upfront for Forest with Miller and Derbyshire on the bench, Cox just coming back from injury so no surprise he's on the bench
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on August 26, 2013, 10:31:28 AM
A good point for Boro at Wigan Yesterday since beating Barnsley, Wigan have gone three games without a win. I also think both Watford and Notts Forest would have been happy with having a point Yesterday too.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on September 15, 2013, 11:07:33 AM
Even with Bolton's tough start to the season I didn't think they would be second from bottom after six games. Blackpool have been the surprise team so far in the Championship they have had a great start sixteen points from a possible eighteen.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on September 15, 2013, 11:39:04 AM
Disgraceful scenes at Millwall especially the one who ran over the pitch to Nigel Clough, pushed him, ran off and on his way back across the pitch had chance to have a go at possibly 3 different Derby players with no stewards at all chasing him before running off the pitch back into the stands and apparently out the ground without being stopped. Yes he might get tracked down but could have been too late by them.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on September 15, 2013, 01:58:03 PM
Reading vs Brighton is shaping up to be a cracking game.

Two red cards in the opening 40 minutes - both sides down to ten - both deserved red cards too. Pogbregynak picked up two yellow cards, his second being an hilarious dive.

Think there's another red card in this game somewhere.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on September 15, 2013, 02:16:57 PM
Been a good game, Brighton look a really good team to watch. I think Keith Andrews will be a good singing for them. Looking forward to the second half.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: crazedwbafan18 on September 17, 2013, 11:06:51 PM
Birmingham really struggling at the moment, feel for them as they are hovering perilously over the relegation zone, even millwall have overtaken them now; losing left right and centre, including a 3-0 destruction by burnley tonight.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on September 17, 2013, 11:10:18 PM
They have a massive game on Saturday as well against Sheffield Wednesday - another side who are struggling. Think they might be a decent bet for the drop. Fans wanting Dave Jones sacked but he isn't helped by Mandaric refusing to spend whist the take over is on-going.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on September 18, 2013, 08:02:49 AM
Its really looking bad for Birmingham now the game with Sheff Wed on Saturday is massive for both clubs. I thought Burnley would be in for a tough season since Austin left. But Danny Ings is having a great season so far.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: BrummieBaggie68 on September 18, 2013, 01:25:51 PM

Birmingham really struggling at the moment, feel for them as they are hovering perilously over the relegation zone

Feel for them?

Inning way that is truly admirable. But in another it is really, really wrong. ;)
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on September 21, 2013, 11:40:48 PM
Big win for Birmingham today. Bolton lost again. A great comeback from Brighton who have had a great week with points at Reading and QPR and a great win today. Burnelys great form continues I see Danny Ings been snapped up soon looks a really good player in the Championship.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: John Rest on September 26, 2013, 09:39:31 PM
Just 5 goals in 39 appearances in the Championship for Cox.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on September 29, 2013, 12:00:13 AM
Burnley keep there great run going.
Millwall are picking up for with a win over Leeds today
Bolton have now gone nine league games without a win
Pressure really mounting on Dave Jones at Sheff Wed as they lost a Yorkshire derby at home to Doncaster.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Wbamitch on September 30, 2013, 07:21:07 PM
McLaren in for Clough at Derby.

At Forest not so long ago.

I thought it was a harsh decision but thought a new manager could really bring that impetus that could make them a real force for the play offs, don't think McLaren will do well though.  :-\
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: AlbionBest on October 01, 2013, 11:26:01 PM
Good win for Blooze though only 13,133 there tonight - their lowest since the turn of the millennium apparently - just 232 'Wall fans !
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on October 04, 2013, 01:43:16 PM
Sheffield Wednesday striker Gary Madine has been sentenced to 18 months in prison.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on October 20, 2013, 03:24:20 PM
Worrying times fro Birmingham, lost 4-0 at Leeds today. They did have plenty of chances in the second half though. They have lost eight of their first twelve games this season.

Did anyone see Harry Reddnapp getting hit on the side of the face by someone throwing a ball at him Yesterday?
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: liam-zuiverloon on October 20, 2013, 03:31:56 PM
Worrying times fro Birmingham, lost 4-0 at Leeds today. They did have plenty of chances in the second half though. They have lost eight of their first twelve games this season.

Did anyone see Harry Reddnapp getting hit on the side of the face by someone throwing a ball at him Yesterday?

Yeah so funny, it happened as Millwall scored a late equaliser too!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: TheJacko2000 on October 20, 2013, 06:23:26 PM
Did anyone see Harry Reddnapp getting hit on the side of the face by someone throwing a ball at him Yesterday?

He wouldn't have felt a thing...  ;D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: garry on October 20, 2013, 08:05:50 PM


Did anyone see Harry Reddnapp getting hit on the side of the face by someone throwing a ball at him Yesterday?
I saw the clip here:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2467157/Harry-Redknapp-hit-face-ball-Millwall-2-QPR-2.html (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2467157/Harry-Redknapp-hit-face-ball-Millwall-2-QPR-2.html)
It looked like it was thrown by someone in the Millwall dugout.
Redknapp went ape.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on November 03, 2013, 09:34:22 PM
Birmingham City now in the bottom three, very worrying times for Blues. The goal that Chris Wood scored Yesterday was extraordinary, similar in some ways to the one that Lukaku scored against Sunderland last season. The table is really starting to take shape now, Leicester are looking in good touch at the minute, Blackpool won at Forest late on. There is always a team that sneaks into the play offs think it could be Bolton or Brighton this season.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on December 01, 2013, 05:16:48 PM
The second managerial sacking of the day goes to Dave Jones at Sheffield Wednesday.

Only 2 wins in his last 22 matches.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on December 01, 2013, 06:33:33 PM
An excellent win for Derby at Wigan today. No really surprised about the two managerial sackings.  I think Tony Mowbray may go to Sheff Weds.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on December 01, 2013, 06:41:56 PM
The way Stuart Pearce's odds dropped last night it wouldn't surprise me if he is the man they appoint.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: dont ask me to choose luv on December 01, 2013, 06:45:34 PM
The way Stuart Pearce's odds dropped last night it wouldn't surprise me if he is the man they appoint.

Whats going on there Liam? always considered them one of the biggest clubs outside the Prem, why can't they get back? when teams like Norwich & Southampton have, strange one  :-\
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on December 01, 2013, 07:24:54 PM
Whats going on there Liam? always considered them one of the biggest clubs outside the Prem, why can't they get back? when teams like Norwich & Southampton have, strange one  :-\

They are in a mess if we're being honest. Although being one of the biggest clubs outside the Premier League, their operating costs are higher than others and due to Hillsborough lacking in areas the club cannot make enough money from their ground. In addition to these costs, Milan Mandaric is openly looking to sell the club and has therefore over the last eight months or so given Dave Jones peanuts to work with. Their recruitment throughout the summer has been shoddy to say the least and game by game their performances have become worse.

They have recently took another loan against the ground just to cover the recent loan additions of Matty Fryatt and Connor Wickham. Both their loans and Roger Johnson's loan are due to finish soon. The club are relatively short of money and therefore have one of the lowest wage bills in the division which is unbelievable given the size and stature of the club. They have recently been forced to drop Chris Kirkland and rumour has it because they cannot afford to pay his fee bonus if he makes a certain amount of appearances - it can be for no other reason given his superb form over the last 16 months.

Norwich and Southampton both have greater foundations to build with - Norwich have a greater infrastructure in place whereas Southampton were boosted largely by the money of Marcus Liebher whereas Wednesday are still feeling the effects of 20 years of financial mismanagement.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: dont ask me to choose luv on December 02, 2013, 08:27:37 AM
They are in a mess if we're being honest. Although being one of the biggest clubs outside the Premier League, their operating costs are higher than others and due to Hillsborough lacking in areas the club cannot make enough money from their ground. In addition to these costs, Milan Mandaric is openly looking to sell the club and has therefore over the last eight months or so given Dave Jones peanuts to work with. Their recruitment throughout the summer has been shoddy to say the least and game by game their performances have become worse.

They have recently took another loan against the ground just to cover the recent loan additions of Matty Fryatt and Connor Wickham. Both their loans and Roger Johnson's loan are due to finish soon. The club are relatively short of money and therefore have one of the lowest wage bills in the division which is unbelievable given the size and stature of the club. They have recently been forced to drop Chris Kirkland and rumour has it because they cannot afford to pay his fee bonus if he makes a certain amount of appearances - it can be for no other reason given his superb form over the last 16 months.

Norwich and Southampton both have greater foundations to build with - Norwich have a greater infrastructure in place whereas Southampton were boosted largely by the money of Marcus Liebher whereas Wednesday are still feeling the effects of 20 years of financial mismanagement.

Cheers mate, it does seem a very complex state of affairs, as you say maybe a lot more to it then meets the eye.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on December 02, 2013, 11:06:34 AM
Owen Coyle sacked by Wigan.

I think the Europa League games have had a big effect on their poor league form but that squad should be doing better.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on December 02, 2013, 06:12:05 PM
The Europa League wont help but they do have a lot of good experienced players, but they do have some very good players in that side. Carson, Barnett, Perch Holt, Fortune and Mclean were players who they brought in the summer who should all be able to do a good job at that level.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: HampshireBaggie on December 02, 2013, 10:07:34 PM
Cheers mate, it does seem a very complex state of affairs, as you say maybe a lot more to it then meets the eye.

Its a shame. Wednesday are probably my favourite team outside the prem. Had a soft spot for them all the way back since the mid 90's because i liked the premier league sticker collection shiny of the badge! i was 8/9 years old!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on December 04, 2013, 10:33:26 PM
What a run Derby County have been on since they appointed Steve Mclaren they are now fourth in the table, a last minute winner against Middlesbrough tonight. No surprise that Barnsley and Sheff Wed beat two of the inform teams in the division last night the beauty of the Championship.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on December 05, 2013, 06:23:05 PM
Its a shame. Wednesday are probably my favourite team outside the prem. Had a soft spot for them all the way back since the mid 90's because i liked the premier league sticker collection shiny of the badge! i was 8/9 years old!

There are many Wednesdayites that view us as their "second team" for want of a better word.

I am a member on one of their forums and they're very complimentary towards us as a fan base and as a club. Many look out for our results and for the second season running have a topic dedicated on us, following our results.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on December 07, 2013, 12:01:50 PM
Uwe Rosler new Wigan manager
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: BaggieBirdRus on December 07, 2013, 12:27:39 PM
Uwe Rosler new Wigan manager

Think that's a good appointment myself
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on December 16, 2013, 05:21:19 PM
Zola has resigned as Watford boss. No really surprise to that one really they have been on a really poor run not won in nine games. So many managers available now.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Jack Russell on December 19, 2013, 04:45:23 PM
She Banks gone to Ipswich for the rest of the season
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: gerry m on December 21, 2013, 02:33:03 PM
QPR lose 0-1 toLeicester. No need to tell you who got sent off for QPR ;D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on December 23, 2013, 01:20:58 PM
Derby won seven from seven. How long can this great run last? They have got Leicester coming up just after New Year which will be a big test. I have been really impressed with how well Sean Dyche has been doing at Burnley, Danny Ings and Sam Vokes have been a great partnership for them this season.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on December 26, 2013, 06:56:23 PM
Millwall have sacked Steve Lomas no real surprise really.
Big wins for Ipswich and Middlesbrough today who are finding some form. Birmingham got a very good point at Wigan today.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: crazedwbafan18 on December 29, 2013, 06:06:08 PM
Top of the championship looking good(providing we stop up of course) with Leicester and Derby in the automatic spots, and forest in the playoffs. That'd be good, to get more midlands clubs and closer away days in the frame!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on December 30, 2013, 12:19:12 PM
Three East Midlands club battling it out at the to, QPR going through a bit of a wobble at the minute. Brighton have been on a really good run of late. I would like to see them get into the top six. Middlesbrough have been finding some form and have beaten some good sides over Christmas. Barnsley look like they are going to be going down this season. Really looking forward to the second half of the Championship season.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on January 11, 2014, 02:23:39 PM
Sheff Wed 6 Leeds 0. The Leeds defending was so poor today. Leeds also had Matt Smith sent off. Sheffield Weekday played well really, Connor Wickham has been in great form  if they continue this good form then they should be more than alright this season.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on January 11, 2014, 02:31:16 PM
That's their best performance in years.

Delighted for them. They were magnificent. Fans and players moving in a positive direction now they've got rid of Jones.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Wbamitch on January 12, 2014, 01:08:24 PM
Woah, that Sheffield Wednesday score really come out of the blue. When I heard it yesterday I thought Leeds must have had at least three sent off.

That's football.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: TheJacko2000 on January 12, 2014, 04:43:59 PM
Leeds down to ten men early while already two down.  Sometimes these things happen. Wouldn't read too much into it if I was a fan of either side.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: tommcneill on January 18, 2014, 02:20:05 PM
Good win for Leicester at Leeds today.


lovely goal by Nugent after a Phillips faked it for him.

7 clear now


on a sidenote Kaspar Schmeicel is becoming a fine keeper
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: crazedwbafan18 on January 18, 2014, 02:45:50 PM
Good win for Leicester at Leeds today.


lovely goal by Nugent after a Phillips faked it for him.

7 clear now


on a sidenote Kaspar Schmeicel is becoming a fine keeper
Will be nice to see another midlands premier league side should they do it!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: TheJacko2000 on January 18, 2014, 04:39:58 PM
What is going on at Bolton? 7 nil down at Reading.   :o
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Mikkyk on January 18, 2014, 06:39:13 PM
Will be nice to see another midlands premier league side should they do it!

Derby and Forest looking pretty strong too. Potentially all three could go up. And that would be made even batter knowing that 'arry would be stuck in the championship
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on January 18, 2014, 07:39:24 PM
Leeds should have been winning 3-0 at one point however Kasper Schmeicel made some great saves. Leicester look like Champions for me, they had to grit out a win today and scored in the last minute, in Nugent, Vardy, Wood and KP they have four proven scorers at this level. Forest are coming on very strong too at the minute. I feel that Dougie Freedman maybe the next Championship boss to get the sack.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Wbamitch on January 19, 2014, 03:56:52 AM
I think its ridiculous how many times Leeds are on the box, I can't give you the numbers but they just keep on getting picked. 2 weeks in a row with the same slot and I'm sure that's happened already with those this season.

It must frustrate their own fans as well. 
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on January 19, 2014, 10:18:08 AM
Since 14th December Leicester have been on Sky four times, which looking at the games they have been on agaisnt is pretty fair as they all have the potential to be good games. Leeds most local game at Sheff Wed was always going to be on Sky, the reverse fixture was too.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: gerry m on February 16, 2014, 05:32:55 PM
Arry's lot beaten By Reading 1-3! Thought Gorkss sending off was harsh.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on February 16, 2014, 05:55:32 PM
Watched the last three QPR games, and they have looked poor never looked like scoring once Reading went down to ten men. Barton will miss the next two games they badly miss Austin.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Foster#1 on February 16, 2014, 06:14:44 PM
What an absolute screamer the 3rd goal was, great goal.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on February 18, 2014, 10:04:24 PM
Pleased to see Derby win at Sheff Wed tonight they now go two points ahead of QPR, Yeovil getting a really good point with Watford. Wigan are mounting a good push for the play offs too, they beat Barnsley 2-0.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on February 22, 2014, 10:06:28 PM
QPR lost again, I'm amazed with a squad of that much quality has struggled so much in recent weeks. Burnley and Derby keep winning I didn't think there runs would last. Massive wins for Barnsley and for Yeovil today.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Jack Russell on March 24, 2014, 10:05:59 AM
Colin in advanced talks to take over from Billy Davies at Forrest
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: wba1993dave on March 24, 2014, 10:48:42 AM
Warnock is a decent Championship manager, falls in that category of being a good Championship manager but a poor PL one.Can't see Forest getting up from the Play-Offs though think Wigan will go up that way.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: royhan on March 24, 2014, 01:35:54 PM
I think Warnock would have been a good stop-gap manager for us instead of Mel. He certainly knows how to motivate players.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on March 24, 2014, 01:38:57 PM
Neil Warnock has an excellent Championship record but hasn't quite done it in the Premiership could be a good choice for Forest. I wouldn't have wanted him anywhere near us.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Jack Russell on March 24, 2014, 01:49:56 PM
I think Warnock would have been a good stop-gap manager for us instead of Mel. He certainly knows how to motivate players.



Thats the most hilarious thing i have read in ages :D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: royhan on March 24, 2014, 03:05:46 PM


Thats the most hilarious thing i have read in ages :D
What has Mel done or shown to suggest he can turn our fortunes around? If we lose to Cardiff then the people calling for Mel's head will multiply. Warnock would kick a few backsides and replace those players who get in week in week out despite playing poorly. 
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on April 09, 2014, 04:08:06 PM
Burnley are on the verge of promotion after winning at Barnsley last night. The race for the play offs is getting closer, Bouremouth winning again what a run and what a job Eddie Howe has done. Brigton and Ipswich both winning too last night. Leeds have now gone 12 games without a win
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Foster#1 on April 21, 2014, 03:32:44 PM
Blues 3-0 down at home to Blackburn after 30 mins.

Goodbye Clarke.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on April 21, 2014, 03:55:38 PM
0-4 now.

And some people fancy Lee Clark at the Albion.  ;D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Ska-dForLife-WBA on April 21, 2014, 04:13:41 PM
I feel sorry for the bloke.  Blues are a sinking ship, and while he may not be making the situation any better, I think any manager would struggle there right now.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Dudleylad on April 21, 2014, 04:17:35 PM
With everything thats going on behind the scenes at Blues hes done the best he can, the fans really need to vent their frustrations at who is actually at fault here rather than booing Clark.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on April 21, 2014, 04:28:19 PM
It must be something silly like 9 months since they last won a home game - he deserves the criticism and whilst it isn't a vintage squad its a squad which should be good enough to be winning football matches at home. To be 4-0 down at home, again, is quite frankly appalling regardless of the problems surrounding the club.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Foster#1 on April 21, 2014, 04:31:45 PM
As things stand....

18 - Charlton - 45
19 - Donny - 44
20 - Milwall - 44
21 - Blues - 43
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22 - Blackpool - 43
23 - Barnsley - 39
24 - Yeovil - 38

Blues are in major trouble.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Dudleylad on April 21, 2014, 04:48:21 PM
The squad maybe good enough on paper however the problems that are happening at Blues will seriously effect what happens on the pitch, the players could find themselves redundant in a month or so's time.

Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: silver surfer on April 21, 2014, 05:09:01 PM
Oh great Burnley are back.
Another set of dingles but wearing claret and blue instead.
Great club spoilt by a set of fans from the 19th century.
I remember them giving Jason Roberts and then later on Darren Moore both dogs abuse just for being black.

My fondest memory of this lot is their firm getting owned by our lot on the birmingham road in the 93 promotion season.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on April 21, 2014, 05:09:29 PM
That's no excuse for their failure to win a football match at home in what is something stupid like 9 months.

Congratulations to Burnley who have have been promoted to the Premier League.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on April 22, 2014, 08:21:34 AM
Congrats to Burnley. Sean Dyche has done one hell of a job, I never thought they would be promoted at the start of the season, and I was waiting for them to slip up, but they have been excellent throughout. I never thought Birmingham would get that close to going down. Wigan and Leeds at home for Birmingham this week.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: tommcneill on April 22, 2014, 01:10:10 PM
What has happened to Blues...a right fall from grace they have had

Shame as I don't mind the Blues!!

Well done to Burnley, odds-on favourites to go down at start of season and now promoted to the Prem. fair play to them I say.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBAinDEVON on April 22, 2014, 02:14:39 PM
Burnley to go straight back down again.Leicester might fair better
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on April 22, 2014, 04:32:33 PM
I would agree with that. Not really too sure who I would like to see go up through the play offs probably Brighton, but as long as its not QPR I wont be so bothered.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: crazedwbafan18 on April 29, 2014, 08:45:25 PM
Looking a bit grim for blues has to be said. 1-0 down at half time with charlton winning, they need a point really to keep them afloat. Hope they survive as unlike wolves i DON'T think they would come straight back up from league one.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Jack Russell on April 30, 2014, 08:03:26 AM
Blooze looking doomed
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: wbarenno on April 30, 2014, 12:31:52 PM
Its got two championship games listed on sky sports 1 & 2 at 12.15 but they havent announced the games as of yet anyway. Its listed on the planner as fl live 72
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: kc56wba on April 30, 2014, 12:33:16 PM
Its got two championship games listed on sky sports 1 & 2 at 12.15 but they havent announced the games as of yet anyway
I stand corrected then  ;D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: tommcneill on April 30, 2014, 12:56:32 PM
Bad news for the Blues....Cant see them getting out of the relegation zone as they cant get a win for love nor money
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: east-stand-nick on April 30, 2014, 02:00:09 PM
Have nothing against Blues so hope they can get out of it. The club is in such a state right now, relegation could start a domino effect.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: wbarenno on April 30, 2014, 03:07:24 PM
Reading v burnley and forest v birghton is the two games on. Disapointed i wanted to watch the blues
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: tommcneill on April 30, 2014, 03:13:08 PM
Have nothing against Blues so hope they can get out of it. The club is in such a state right now, relegation could start a domino effect.

Same here, no problem with the Blues never have, good club just been dealt a bad hand with that Carson Yeung...shame too see them go down so hoping they can get a win next time out or its goodbye
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: crazedwbafan18 on April 30, 2014, 04:23:15 PM
Felt a bit gutted for them last night. Won 2 games at home all season; a donkey of a manager. Diabolical.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: kc56wba on April 30, 2014, 10:20:39 PM
Felt a bit gutted for them last night. Won 2 games at home all season; a donkey of a manager. Diabolical.
Didn't someone on here say he would be a good appointment for us before Pepe. :o
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on May 01, 2014, 11:42:25 AM
Reading v burnley and forest v birghton is the two games on. Disapointed i wanted to watch the blues

They should have had one game affecting the play offs and one affecting the relegation battle. I've been amazed at how poor Blues have been at home. I hope they can stay up and I've been very surprised Clark is still in the job.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: dangerman on May 03, 2014, 01:05:50 PM
Leicester 0 - 0 Doncaster
Bolton 0 - 0 blues
Blackpool 0 - 0 Charlton

As it stands on the above HT scores blues will be relegated.

Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on May 03, 2014, 01:38:44 PM
Blues losing now, looks like game over for them. Can't see them coming straight up either. Whole club needs shake-up and the ownership sorted asap.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on May 03, 2014, 01:41:21 PM
They were the better team in the first half. They've been very poor in the second. Still don't understand that when they needed goals Lee Clark left Macheda on the bench - he should have been starting.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: crazedwbafan18 on May 03, 2014, 01:53:02 PM
2-0 bolton, and its goodnight vienna. Edit: 2-1, 10 mins to go. come on!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: devonbaggiecjaj on May 03, 2014, 01:55:05 PM
2-0 bolton, and its goodnight vienna. Edit: 2-1, 10 mins to go. come on!

2-1 now zigic
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: wbasoprano on May 03, 2014, 01:55:37 PM
Game on again now, 2-1. With Doncaster losing 1-0 at Leicester Blues only need an equaliser.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Hunnington Baggie on May 03, 2014, 01:57:11 PM
ironic if Zigic keeps them up. They've been trying to get rid for years.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: crazedwbafan18 on May 03, 2014, 02:01:33 PM
Don't think its going to happen, 4 mins plus stoppage
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Hunnington Baggie on May 03, 2014, 02:07:11 PM
6 mins stoppage time
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Hunnington Baggie on May 03, 2014, 02:09:15 PM
2-2!! Cadiz
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on May 03, 2014, 02:10:18 PM
Blues are stopping up!!

Absolute scenes. Players embarace. Coaching staff embrace. Fans in tears.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: gerry m on May 03, 2014, 02:14:07 PM
Well done Blues! Bloody hell that was like a Hollywood script :D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on May 03, 2014, 02:21:23 PM
How they have pulled that off I'll never know.

They were dead and buried at 2-0.

Remarkable, and that folks, is why I love football.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: crazedwbafan18 on May 03, 2014, 02:22:40 PM
Genuinely happy for them. No chance i wanted birmingham to go down to league one, no way. Was a little gleeful when they equalised as they have had a lot of S***e to put up with, and any team who dislikes villa and wolves is a good team in my eyes :D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Andio on May 03, 2014, 02:25:06 PM
Really pleased for Blues.

Was willing them to score.

That Abe on loan from Man Utd looks a great player!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on May 03, 2014, 02:26:39 PM
Amazing final day for Brighton and Birmingham. I'm really pleased that Brighton got into the play offs ahead of Reading. I never though at 2-0 Blues would turn it around and amazingly they did.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: swad35 on May 03, 2014, 02:37:09 PM
Pleased blues stayed up if only for the fans, had to put up with a lot of crap.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Hunnington Baggie on May 03, 2014, 02:49:35 PM
Really pleased for Blues.

Was willing them to score.

That Abe on loan from Man Utd looks a great player!
Isn't it Ibe (not said as eye-be as the commentator kept calling him ) from Liverpool? Macheda's from United.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: east-stand-nick on May 03, 2014, 03:24:51 PM
Chuffed for Blues, thought they were dead and buried at 2-0, thoroughly deserved a point apparently. Relegation could have been disastrous for them.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBArgo on May 03, 2014, 04:03:01 PM
Chuffed for Blues, thought they were dead and buried at 2-0, thoroughly deserved a point apparently. Relegation could have been disastrous for them.
Yes they did, the Bolton goal was completely against the run of play - and previously Zigic had a goal disallowed wrongly. They then got countered on and the keeper made a howler but inbetween and after they had some really good chances and played decently.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Andio on May 03, 2014, 05:17:20 PM
Isn't it Ibe (not said as eye-be as the commentator kept calling him ) from Liverpool? Macheda's from United.

Yeah you're right, I got confused as usual. ;D

Thanks for pointing it out.

Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Jack Russell on May 06, 2014, 01:39:41 PM
Leicester have 80 million to spend next season
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: B_H_Baggie on May 06, 2014, 04:21:37 PM
Leicester have 80 million to spend next season

You hear that kind of thing from so many clubs when they go up. In truth it would be very silly to let it be known how much you are willing to spend as clubs will hold you to ransom for players. It can also be harder to spend big money than you expect depending on the competition from other clubs for a players signature.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on May 09, 2014, 08:16:02 AM
I enjoyed the Brighton v Derby game last night, I hope that Brighton can turn it around in the second leg. Hopefully Wigan can beat QPR tonight.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Jack Russell on May 18, 2014, 12:54:00 PM
so, whos the other team to come up.We can then start a whos going down next season thread
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: costa blanca baggie on May 18, 2014, 01:20:44 PM
I'm looking forward to hearing what astronomical figure the winning team stands to receive... usually announced to us seconds before the game kicks off. I reckon we'll be told the game will be worth 100 million to the victors. Anyone else care to have a stab at what the made up figure will be? 8)
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Brummie Road on May 18, 2014, 01:22:15 PM
The likely winner of Derby v QPR is a really tough one to predict.

From an Albion supporter perspective I'd prefer Derby.

Another Midland team in the Prem, a decent awayday and not too expensive or too far to travel. 

Obviously any club in London is a decent day out as well, but I'm not too bothered for having media darling Harry Redknapp back in the same league as us.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Aixelsyd on May 18, 2014, 11:49:24 PM
The likely winner of Derby v QPR is a really tough one to predict.

From an Albion supporter perspective I'd prefer Derby.

Another Midland team in the Prem, a decent awayday and not too expensive or too far to travel. 

Obviously any club in London is a decent day out as well, but I'm not too bothered for having media darling Harry Redknapp back in the same league as us.

Much much prefer Derby to win

No more London sides.... especially one with an owner who will throw his money around on average players over inflating the market

plus managed by a Tap up merchant
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on May 19, 2014, 09:09:33 AM
I would much rather Derby go up than QPR, be funny to see Harry Rednapp in the Championship again next season.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: MarkW on May 19, 2014, 12:05:03 PM
Definitely prefer Derby. Living in Nottingham next year so an easy away game.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Ska-dForLife-WBA on May 19, 2014, 03:35:58 PM
I read the other day that QPR's wage bill is bigger than Atletico Madrid's, on average attendances 30k lower than Atleti's.  That kind of sugardaddy madness is what's wrecking modern football; we don't need it back in the Prem.  Justice would be served if QPR lost and Tony Fernandes did a runner, but unfortunately, I fear Derby are going to fall at the last hurdle and money will win out over merit.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Greenock Baggie on May 19, 2014, 09:37:59 PM
My best mates a Derby fan. Most of me hopes they come up for him, but theres that little bit of me that always hates them for beating us in the play-off final. Most horrible game I've ever been to. S**t weather, s**t ground, s**t view, s**t result, s**t performance................OVERALL...........S**T,  >:(
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: tommcneill on May 20, 2014, 04:56:52 PM
Definitely want Derby up. QPR can rot as far as im concerned....
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Jack Russell on May 20, 2014, 07:13:56 PM
My best mates a Derby fan. Most of me hopes they come up for him, but theres that little bit of me that always hates them for beating us in the play-off final. Most horrible game I've ever been to. S**t weather, s**t ground, s**t view, s**t result, s**t performance................OVERALL...........S**T,  >:(


and crap journey home
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on May 21, 2014, 08:19:39 AM
That day was horrible, I stood on the train all the way back to Birmingham new street it was a horrible day. However I still want Derby to win. 
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Hong Kong Phooey on May 23, 2014, 09:40:24 PM
My best mates a Derby fan. Most of me hopes they come up for him, but theres that little bit of me that always hates them for beating us in the play-off final. Most horrible game I've ever been to. S**t weather, s**t ground, s**t view, s**t result, s**t performance................OVERALL...........S**T,  >:(

Have to agree, apart from the ground which was awesome and the view - the sight of Giles Barnes racing down the right and crossing for Stephen Pearson to sweep home STILL gives me ******* nightmares  :'(
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Esso #13 on May 24, 2014, 11:58:22 AM
Would much rather have Derby come up than 'arry
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: lewisant on May 24, 2014, 03:51:58 PM
Well, Thorne is playing incredible. If he's always this good he has to to be integrated into the team next year
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Jack Russell on May 24, 2014, 04:55:20 PM
Derby robbed like they robbed us. Go get mclaren peace
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on May 24, 2014, 05:00:23 PM
George Thorne was excellent today. I will certainly be happy to see him in our squad next season. I dont know how I feel on this one, never liked Harry Rednapp but I felt totally awful seven years ago in the rain when Derby beat us.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBArgo on May 24, 2014, 05:10:17 PM
Derby robbed like they robbed us. Go get mclaren peace
We lost because we weren't good enough, Derby lost because of luck.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: lewisant on May 24, 2014, 05:10:28 PM
George Thorne was excellent today. I will certainly be happy to see him in our squad next season. I dont know how I feel on this one, never liked Harry Rednapp but I felt totally awful seven years ago in the rain when Derby beat us.

Couldn't help but cheer derby on but it's good character building for their fans that put us through pai at Wemb-er-ley a few years ago. I don't like QPR but i hope for WBA to go for McLaren so i guess i'm happy with the result?!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: TheJacko2000 on May 24, 2014, 05:18:23 PM
We lost because we weren't good enough, Derby lost because of luck.

Not sure about that, we dominated Derby, who kicked Jason Koumas off the pitch with seeming impugnity. What goes round comes round, I don't like QPR or 'Arry but I can't help but have a smile at this result and manner of it.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Dan on May 24, 2014, 05:56:17 PM
We lost because we weren't good enough, Derby lost because of luck.

I'm not sure you can say they lost because of "luck", they couldn't score, and then made a terrible mistake in defence. Nothing unlucky about that.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: costa blanca baggie on May 24, 2014, 06:16:17 PM
One things for sure...I won't be tuning into Talkcrap this weekend. >:(
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBArgo on May 24, 2014, 06:28:27 PM
I'm not sure you can say they lost because of "luck", they couldn't score, and then made a terrible mistake in defence. Nothing unlucky about that.

I agree. My point is though Derby deserved to win today much more than we did back in 2007, that day was much more even.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Aixelsyd on May 25, 2014, 12:49:20 AM
horrible horrible result  :(

QPR are another london side with an irresponsible and inappropriate owner plus a tap up merchant lying manager....

What is not to hate about them being promoted....


If you want to know why the soul of football is dying.... Read QPR
 
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on May 25, 2014, 12:22:30 PM
horrible horrible result  :(

QPR are another london side with an irresponsible and inappropriate owner plus a tap up merchant lying manager....

What is not to hate about them being promoted....


If you want to know why the soul of football is dying.... Read QPR

Couldn't agree more. Whilst I enjoyed seeing the looks on the Derby fans faces and knowing they now feel how we felt I still wanted them to win. To have QPR back in the Prem with that bloke in charge is just galling. Tin pot club, tin pot fans, tin pot stadium with that thing as manager. I wonder how quick he would have walked away if they hadn't won yesterday.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBAinDEVON on May 25, 2014, 02:39:14 PM
I love my trips to West London.QPR have a big job to replace many of their ageing players.I think they will struggle again next season

QPR
Burnley and another to go down.We will be amongst the bottom 6 again i feel
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on May 26, 2014, 10:49:46 AM
QPR already looking to add to there aging squad with the likes of Frank Lampard and Rio Ferdinand. Persoanlly I think they will struggle next season along with Burnley. Leicester will do the best out of the three.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on June 11, 2014, 05:48:48 PM
Sheffield Wednesday are the next club to have been bought by some billionaire. They have been brought by Azerbaijani businessman Hafiz Mammadov. He also owns the French club Lens and has recently got them promoted from the French second division to the Ligue 1. He's apparently paid in the region of £40million to purchase the club from Milan Mandaric.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Jack Russell on June 12, 2014, 08:00:38 AM
Sheffield Wednesday are the next club to have been bought by some billionaire. They have been brought by Azerbaijani businessman Hafiz Mammadov. He also owns the French club Lens and has recently got them promoted from the French second division to the Ligue 1. He's apparently paid in the region of £40million to purchase the club from Milan Mandaric.



Should we go get Mandaric now then
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on June 12, 2014, 01:49:48 PM


Should we go get Mandaric now then

No - Mandaric does not have the funds to run a Premier League club - or if he does he certainly isn't willing to throw them around. After he had turned around SWFC into a championship club, his transfer policy became reliant on loans and freebies (usually players recovering from injuries). He's been looking to sell for a while and has finally achieved that aim.

I believe he's going to stay on as chairman - he just won't fund the club. Once he is finished with SWFC he will finish with football altogether as his wife is not very well and he has commitments elsewhere.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WSBaggie on June 12, 2014, 01:58:59 PM
No - Mandaric does not have the funds to run a Premier League club - or if he does he certainly isn't willing to throw them around. After he had turned around SWFC into a championship club, his transfer policy became reliant on loans and freebies (usually players recovering from injuries). He's been looking to sell for a while and has finally achieved that aim.

I believe he's going to stay on as chairman - he just won't fund the club. Once he is finished with SWFC he will finish with football altogether as his wife is not very well and he has commitments elsewhere.

I don't think they guy has the capability to run a Premier League club let alone fund one.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on June 12, 2014, 07:12:20 PM
I don't think they guy has the capability to run a Premier League club let alone fund one.

Why? He's had largely successful tenures at the football clubs he has owned and has always sold them onto owners who could take the club further than he could.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WSBaggie on June 14, 2014, 12:56:36 PM
Why? He's had largely successful tenures at the football clubs he has owned and has always sold them onto owners who could take the club further than he could.

I think the PL is a different ball game now compared to when Pompey were in it. At Leicester and Sheffield Wednesday the clubs hardly prospered under him either.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on June 14, 2014, 02:39:32 PM
I think the PL is a different ball game now compared to when Pompey were in it. At Leicester and Sheffield Wednesday the clubs hardly prospered under him either.

Quite the contrary.

He picked Leicester up when they were in dire financial trouble and although they suffered a relegation in his first season they responded emphatically the following season under Nigel Pearson to earn promotion. The following season they lost to Cardiff in a penalty shoot-out in the play-offs. He's then sold them to this rich consortium they have now who have since taken them to the Premier League.

The circumstances at Sheffield Wednesday were similar, too. A club that were ravaged by debts and were on the brink of liquidation. Milan brought the club, paid off a lot of their debts and settled others and eventually set aside turning around a club which were in a relegation battle in league one. He sacked Irvine, appointed Megson and they stayed up comfortably in mid-table. The following season they were promoted with one of the highest points tallies seen in league one, over-taking their rivals. The following two seasons have seen them consolidate themselves in the championship on a low wage budget before selling the club to a rich Azerbaijani businessman with a proven track record of running clubs appropriately.

He's not brilliant but he has done a superb job in turning around clubs which have been hampered financially.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: The Black Pearl on June 16, 2014, 04:57:20 PM


Should we go get Mandaric now then

He has lost 2/3rds of his wealth (Commercial property collapse).
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBAinDEVON on June 16, 2014, 05:11:01 PM
He has lost 2/3rds of his wealth (Commercial property collapse).


Not possible now anyway i would have thought :)
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on July 13, 2014, 02:30:31 PM
Spare a thought for the Blackpool fans the next time we're bemoaning our club not spending the money or leaving us without a squad of players.

Blackpool at this moment in time only have eight players registered on their books with the Championship season only a month away.

http://metro.co.uk/2014/07/09/blackpool-left-with-just-eight-players-one-month-before-championship-season-starts-4792251/?

Their new manager Jose Riga has already reportedly fell out with chairman Karl Oyston. Not hard to see why either.

Amazing to think that they were in the Premier League four years ago.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Standaman on July 14, 2014, 11:00:59 AM
Mandaric is a genius at buying near bankrupt football clubs stabilising them and selling them on at a profit. I am absolutely staggered that he has sold Sheffield Wednesday for £40m. They would be a terrible buy at half that price masses of potential as a Premier League club but the buyers will bleed money unless they get promoted.
     
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on July 27, 2014, 08:46:44 PM
Channel 4 have run a report into the finances at Blackpool - it doesn't make pleasant listening for their supporters although many of these truths had already been exposed. There are under 14 days until their season starts and they currently only have eight players.

Channel 4 Report on Blackpool (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XC4o9X0lwbo)
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on August 09, 2014, 03:14:11 PM
Leeds are losing 1-0 already.

Not even managed ten minutes into Dave Hockaday's reign.  :D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on August 09, 2014, 03:28:45 PM
Matej Vydra has scored for Watford.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: TheJacko2000 on August 09, 2014, 06:39:02 PM
Leeds are losing 1-0 already.

Not even managed ten minutes into Dave Hockaday's reign.  :D

Watch Leeds for an insight into our season imo.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Adder on August 09, 2014, 11:06:51 PM
Watch Leeds for an insight into our season imo.
Not sure I follow the link between Leeds and ourselves. Cellino sounds about as dodgy and volatile a chairman as you can get - bit like having Di Canio as chairman of your club....but worse.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: TheJacko2000 on August 10, 2014, 01:41:36 AM
Not sure I follow the link between Leeds and ourselves. Cellino sounds about as dodgy and volatile a chairman as you can get - bit like having Di Canio as chairman of your club....but worse.

Purely head coach wise mate.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBAinDEVON on August 10, 2014, 04:44:17 PM
Norwich aint very good are they. Anyone think the Wolves would beat us at the moment
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: tommcneill on August 10, 2014, 04:52:41 PM
Norwich aint very good are they. Anyone think the Wolves would beat us at the moment

Absolutely not. They are a poor poor side right now
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on August 10, 2014, 05:24:44 PM
Dingles winning 1-0
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: B_H_Baggie on August 10, 2014, 05:26:14 PM
All due to that Martin Olsson sending off for the second yellow, he even went on to give the referee a small shove in frustration.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Ska-dForLife-WBA on August 10, 2014, 05:30:02 PM
Red card changed the match, Norwich were turning the screw up till that point.  That said, Norwich really don't have any cutting edge at all; Redmond isn't all he's cracked up to be.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: kris_boing on August 10, 2014, 05:38:06 PM
Norwich would have won this game if it weren't for Olsson. They were pushing and wolves were struggling.

I do think they lack a quality striker though who can get on the end of the crosses from that van le parra or whatever his name is and sako.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: RedHead_Baggie on August 10, 2014, 05:42:56 PM
Norwich aint very good are they. Anyone think the Wolves would beat us at the moment
There wouldn't be much in it.

It was a toss up between us and Norwich to see who went down. Could quite easily be us today.

I thought there was supposed to be a massive gap between the Premier League and league one?

Amazing what you can achieve with a bunch of kids!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on September 20, 2014, 05:31:31 PM
Watch Leeds for an insight into our season imo.

For a club with such a colourful owner they're not doing too bad to be honest.

Won their Yorkshire Derby with Huddersfield today. Two points outside the play-offs
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: TheJacko2000 on September 21, 2014, 06:54:24 PM
For a club with such a colourful owner they're not doing too bad to be honest.

Won their Yorkshire Derby with Huddersfield today. Two points outside the play-offs

They got rid of Hockaday
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: TheJacko2000 on October 01, 2014, 08:40:23 PM
Dingles doing well...
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: wbasoprano on October 01, 2014, 08:56:38 PM
Dingles doing very well indeed, just gone 0-3  ;D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on October 02, 2014, 08:26:02 AM
Fulham starting to find some form now, cant see Dougie Freedman staying at Bolton much longer. Pleased to see Wolves losing last night.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on October 04, 2014, 04:01:41 PM
I always was a big fan a of Fortune. Wolves 1 Wigan 2.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: MarkW on November 02, 2014, 12:30:40 AM
Leon Barnett sent off for Wigan today. Apparently his 6th or 10th red of his career. Can't remember him getting sent off much for us.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBAinDEVON on November 05, 2014, 07:55:05 AM
Fantastic win for the Blues.Dingles ha ha
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on November 05, 2014, 08:01:40 AM
Really pleased that the Blues managed a win, I bet Mick was happy to get one over his old club. Derby away next for Wolves.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: The Black Pearl on November 05, 2014, 10:12:44 PM
Really pleased that the Blues managed a win, I bet Mick was happy to get one over his old club. Derby away next for Wolves.

Derby v Wolves, the game where I want both teams to lose heavily! :D :-\
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on November 05, 2014, 11:11:26 PM
Forest lost again, they have gone right off the boil. A decent first point for Lee Clark tonight, pleased to see that Miller scored.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: crazedwbafan18 on November 06, 2014, 12:31:41 AM
Derby v Wolves, the game where I want both teams to lose heavily! :D :-\
I want to derby to win ;)
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Albionic on November 06, 2014, 09:45:23 AM
I want to derby to win ;)

X 2
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Greenock Baggie on November 06, 2014, 03:37:51 PM
I want to derby to win ;)
x 3 ( my mate is a Derby fan .......... and he agrees they robbed us in the play-off )
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Albionic on November 06, 2014, 04:29:10 PM
That lad who played for us, derby brought him and he got injured, will be watching !

What was his name again ???? .......................
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on November 08, 2014, 01:00:05 PM
Derby 2 dingles 0 at the moment
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on November 08, 2014, 01:01:54 PM
Make that 3-0  :D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: crazedwbafan18 on November 08, 2014, 01:11:32 PM
Got me a tenner there, cheers wolves :D a nice over 2.5 goals there and 1.5 at anfield first half.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Franz Clammer on November 08, 2014, 01:35:29 PM
4-0. Ha ha ha!!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: silver surfer on November 08, 2014, 01:41:39 PM
I wonder when was the last time they shipped in 5  ::)
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBAinDEVON on November 08, 2014, 01:42:11 PM
Did I hear 5 :D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: wbasoprano on November 08, 2014, 02:04:26 PM
5 does have a nice ring to it, 6 would be better though, to give them a minus goal difference  ;)
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Greenock Baggie on November 08, 2014, 02:16:45 PM
Is that the sound of another bubble bursting ??? the first in Aston and the second in Dinglehampton.  :D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: The Black Pearl on November 08, 2014, 02:26:38 PM
Just the sort of smack in the mouth the dingle scumbags needed, they were starting to get all mouthy again! ;D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: dangerman on November 08, 2014, 02:28:36 PM
Some of them a few weeks ago were claiming they were going up in the automatic places.

I think they'll be around 8th and they might sneak play offs if they're lucky.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: tommcneill on November 08, 2014, 02:49:23 PM
Did you hear them singing about Albion at 1 nil and 2 nil down??

Once the 3rd went in I dont think I heard them again...

Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: gerry m on November 08, 2014, 02:50:30 PM
Its all gone quite over there :D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBAinDEVON on November 08, 2014, 04:41:12 PM
They wont get promoted, said it along
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Dan on November 08, 2014, 05:49:43 PM
If they finish top 10 they've had an excellent season really, there's no depth to their squad and their starting 11 today was very poor both on paper and on the pitch. Sako's their only really good player, and Ikeme and Dicko could be useful in a promotion chasing team, but none of the rest would.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on November 08, 2014, 07:44:31 PM
I think they will do very well to finish in the top ten, without Sako its an average Championship team. They have done extremely well to get to where they are now with that squad as their is very little depth.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: TheJacko2000 on November 21, 2014, 10:06:02 PM
Brentford into the top four with a stoppage time win at Fulham, While Cardiff see off ten-man Reading to move above Forest into eleventh.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on November 22, 2014, 08:25:40 AM
Great to see Brentford doing so well. I bet Rosler wishes he has never left Griffin Park now.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Adder on November 22, 2014, 12:49:34 PM
Good match and a great old fashioned atmosphere at Griffin Park.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: dont ask me to choose luv on November 22, 2014, 02:10:50 PM
Huddersfield 0-0 Sheff Weds

One of the best nil, nil's I've seen, cracking game, well worth missing the shopping for  ;D 
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on November 22, 2014, 02:22:39 PM
Unbelievable that Wednesday haven't won that game.

How they didn't score I'll never know but that just sums up their luck at the moment. Just can't seem to get the ball in the back of the net.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on November 22, 2014, 04:33:33 PM
Wolves 0 Forest 2 something to cheer us up
Blues winning 1-0 at Rotherham, Bournemouth winning again.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Aztech on November 22, 2014, 04:34:18 PM
Wolves 0 Forest 2 something to cheer us up
Blues winning 1-0 at Rotherham, Bournemouth winning again.

I would like to see Eddie Howe replace Irvine!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Legend on December 23, 2014, 04:12:34 PM
Thought we could have a thread to keep an eye on how Steve Clarke is doing at Reading.

Lost 1-0 to Watford at the weekend, heard they played well and was unlucky to lose.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: BB74 on December 23, 2014, 04:15:32 PM
Thought we could have a thread to keep an eye on how Steve Clarke is doing at Reading.

Lost 1-0 to Watford at the weekend, heard they played well and was unlucky to lose.

Sounds familiar, was that straight from the horses mouth  ;D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Adder on December 23, 2014, 06:21:14 PM
Is it really a good idea to have a thread ? As we know, we'll have the usual mixture of supportive v I told you he was rubbish.....anyway there's always the option of not looking, so I'll shut up.  :-X
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Legend on December 28, 2014, 05:24:19 PM
Good win for Steve Clarke's Reading today, 2-1 against Norwich.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: TP-albion on December 28, 2014, 08:05:30 PM
wished we still had him at the albion.still belive it was a mistake to sack him.wish him nothing but the best
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: BobTaylor on December 28, 2014, 08:53:05 PM
blueboys seem to be doing alright to be fair Rowett done decent job for them.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Morany on January 09, 2015, 01:51:36 PM
Just seen that Cardiff have asked the Football league if they can change back to Blue in time for tomorrows game against Fulham. Good to see
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: royhan on January 09, 2015, 02:19:14 PM
Just seen that Cardiff have asked the Football league if they can change back to Blue in time for tomorrows game against Fulham. Good to see

Good to see the fans' wielding the power over the club's overseas owner who ignored more than a century of tradition at Cardiff by changing the home team shirts to red.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: BB74 on January 09, 2015, 02:36:21 PM
How are Reading going under Clarke?
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Hull Baggie on January 09, 2015, 02:44:50 PM
How are Reading going under Clarke?

Played 4   won 2  (Norwich and Huddersield) lost 1 (Watford) drew 1(Brighton)  Huddersfield win was in the cup..wins are last 2 games.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: BB74 on January 09, 2015, 02:46:18 PM
Just seen that Cardiff have asked the Football league if they can change back to Blue in time for tomorrows game against Fulham. Good to see

The Christmas and New Year period has given me time to reflect on the events of the last year.  Spending time with my family had a profound effect upon me.  My mother, Madam Low Siew Beng, a devout Buddhist, who attended Cardiff City Football Club to watch them play, spoke to me on the importance of togetherness, unity and happiness.

Cardiff City Football Club is important to me and I wish to see it united and happy.  With the guidance, blessing and influence of my mother, I asked my Chairman, Mehmet Dalman and Chief Executive Officer, Ken Choo for their advice and to consult with a good cross-section of the fan base.

This meeting took place last night, when some seventy representatives of our supporters were present. My thanks and gratitude to those who gave up their evening and time to be there. I am informed that this was a very productive and frank exchange of views, but all with the same objective to strengthen our Club. These views were also added to by a large number of emails that were sent to the Club over the last 24 hours from our wider supporter base.

To paraphrase John F. Kennedy, “Let us never compromise out of fear. But let us never fear to compromise.”

My wish is to unite and make the Club successful and in order to achieve this I fully support the Board’s decision to implement the following changes:

1. Starting from Saturday, 10 January 2015 and until the end of this season, our home kit shall be Blue. Our Away Kit shall be Red. I would like to thank the Football League for their approval to facilitate my request.

2. For the 2015/16 season, Cardiff City’s home kit colour shall be Blue. Our Away Kit colour shall be Red.

3. The Club badge will be redesigned to reflect the dominance of the Bluebird, while celebrating the proud history and heritage of the Club.  I also wish to incorporate elements representative of my culture and beliefs, which I hope are respected.

4. As the Chairman has explained, the debt to equity resolution is not straightforward. We will deal with this in due course, with all decisions made in the best interest of the Club.

5. For the 2015/16 Season, Non Price Freeze Season Tickets will be reduced and Price Freeze Season Tickets shall be adjusted accordingly to match these prices.

I very much hope these steps will bring unity, success and happiness to our Club.

The challenge ahead for us is enormous and I truly believe we will overcome these obstacles as a united Club. I believe with divine blessings, Cardiff City Football Club will achieve great success.

Warm regards
 
Vincent Tan Chee Yioun

Not really convinced the blue is back to stay, but hey ho, none of my business.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: johnny Cash on January 09, 2015, 02:57:22 PM
"I also wish to incorporate elements representative of my culture and beliefs, which I hope are respected"


This could be interesting. The bluebird will be prominent but it will be flying over Budda and a ladyboy.  ;D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Hull Baggie on January 09, 2015, 03:03:52 PM
"I also wish to incorporate elements representative of my culture and beliefs, which I hope are respected"


This could be interesting. The bluebird will be prominent but it will be flying over Budda and a ladyboy.  ;D

maybe they could get a "ping pong ball lady" to play up front.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Mister AT on January 09, 2015, 03:12:37 PM
Good to see.

Shouldnt have been changed in the first place however.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: bry on January 09, 2015, 05:42:34 PM
Maybe we can have stripes back too!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: crazedwbafan18 on January 09, 2015, 05:43:54 PM
Reading are so dull- soulless ground, boring badge, fans don't make any noise. Hope they don't come back up too soon, so many more deserving teams in the champo on fans alone. Leeds, blues etc.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBArgo on January 09, 2015, 05:56:17 PM
Vincent Tan isn't the maniac a lot of people made him out to be.

Basically he bankrolled Cardiff to the premiership and fell out with the manager...who turned out to be an 'idiot' which is putting it nicely. He said about one year ago that he'd allow for a kit/colour change 'in the future' and stuck to his word.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBASPE77 on January 10, 2015, 10:05:12 AM
Reading are so dull- soulless ground, boring badge, fans don't make any noise. Hope they don't come back up too soon, so many more deserving teams in the champo on fans alone. Leeds, blues etc.

I agree ground is so boring has no character to it what so ever. Would rather see Forest or a derby go up.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: AlbionBest on January 10, 2015, 10:14:09 AM
Ipswich v Derby is a tasty one today.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on January 11, 2015, 03:08:21 PM
Stuart Pearce is a footballing fraud - vastly over-rated manager.

He spent up to around £10million in the summer adding to the Forest squad which are struggling to make the FFP regulations. They've won two of their last 20 games and have lost five of their last eight and lost 2-0 at home to Sheffield Wednesday yesterday.

They face Derby next week - get the feeling that his sentimental appointment maybe coming to an end..
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Albionic on January 11, 2015, 03:24:20 PM
re pearce, look at how his "reign" at the U21's ended !!

I actually quite like the geezer (TV persona) but as a manager / leader he is a nightmare, sadly.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Morany on January 12, 2015, 12:29:22 PM
How did this go under the radar  ;D :o

http://www.wiganlatics.co.uk/news/article/ridgewell-wigan-loan-portland-timbers-mls-2185771.aspx

Also, look at that shocking beard
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Albionic on January 12, 2015, 01:01:18 PM
should do very well at that level.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Jeremy Roland Peace on January 12, 2015, 01:54:40 PM
How did this go under the radar  ;D :o

http://www.wiganlatics.co.uk/news/article/ridgewell-wigan-loan-portland-timbers-mls-2185771.aspx

Also, look at that shocking beard

how many of the assists for blues goals came from the wigan left back area ?
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: crazedwbafan18 on January 14, 2015, 04:54:53 PM
Villa go down, blues come up, wolves lose at the playoff final, happy days
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Albionic on January 14, 2015, 10:42:22 PM
bluenoses beat dingles on pens in play off final,
I freakin love it !!!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Greenock Baggie on January 15, 2015, 09:02:46 AM
bluenoses beat dingles on pens in play off final,
I freakin love it !!!
Now that would be a day to remember.  :D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: dangerman on January 15, 2015, 10:06:33 AM
bluenoses beat dingles on pens in play off final,
I freakin love it !!!

Up steps Paul Robinson to take the final penalty, if he scores Blues will be promoted to the Premier League.

He shoots and scores he runs towards the Wolves fans removing his shirt and underneath is a vest with the words 'Boing Boing' written on.

 ;D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Greenock Baggie on January 15, 2015, 01:34:02 PM
Ipswich v Derby is a tasty one today.
was like watching paint dry mate,  ;D :P
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Albionic on January 15, 2015, 06:46:40 PM
Up steps Paul Robinson to take the final penalty, if he scores Blues will be promoted to the Premier League.

He shoots and scores he runs towards the Wolves fans removing his shirt and underneath is a vest with the words 'Boing Boing' written on.

 ;D

you know what, I cannot improve on that !! Bliss, sheer bliss !
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: wbako on January 15, 2015, 09:11:03 PM
Surprised many are so fond of Small Heath. Checking their forums recently, they seem to have developed a bit of hostility for "little old Albion".
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: crazedwbafan18 on January 15, 2015, 10:52:44 PM
Add on, albion get to wembley and a top ten finish  ;D ok ill behave now
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: TheJacko2000 on January 16, 2015, 08:35:45 PM
Surprised many are so fond of Small Heath. Checking their forums recently, they seem to have developed a bit of hostility for "little old Albion".

Next Saturday will be a lot tastier than people seem to realise.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: kc56wba on January 17, 2015, 10:04:18 AM
Next Saturday will be a lot tastier than people seem to realise.
Jacko for once you are correct ;D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: SmethDan on January 17, 2015, 12:55:02 PM
Next Saturday will be a lot tastier than people seem to realise.

Quite a few of us have being saying exactly that throughout this thread.
Post match comments could prove to be interesting.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on January 17, 2015, 02:22:09 PM
Great win for Forest at Derby, keeps Pearce in a job for a bit longer
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: AlbionBest on January 17, 2015, 02:47:16 PM
Quite a few of us have being saying exactly that throughout this thread.
Post match comments could prove to be interesting.

JUst have to be sensible and ENJOY !
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: AlbionBest on January 17, 2015, 02:54:54 PM
Come on you Tangerines !
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: crazedwbafan18 on January 17, 2015, 04:56:10 PM
Jammy wolves 2 goals in the last 10  >:( you just know they are coming back up to try and get 1 up on us...
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: AlbionBest on January 17, 2015, 05:32:44 PM
Jammy wolves 2 goals in the last 10  >:( you just know they are coming back up to try and get 1 up on us...

Can't see it. you look at the squad and looks so short of quality so all the more remarkable they are even in the top ten.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: PepeMel on January 17, 2015, 05:51:51 PM
No chance will the dingles. Get promoted
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Legend on January 17, 2015, 06:04:17 PM
Steve Clarke's Reading unlucky to lose to Fulham today apparently. Still doing a good job though so far after taking on a difficult role.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBAinDEVON on January 26, 2015, 10:06:11 AM
Shaun Maloney gone from Wigan to Chicago, thought he was off to Leicester for a million
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Legend on January 31, 2015, 05:56:19 PM
Steve Clarke's Reading win 2-0 against Sheff Wed.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: maccbaggie on January 31, 2015, 06:07:06 PM
Steve Clarke's Reading win 2-0 against Sheff Wed.
I'd take him back over what we currently have.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Legend on January 31, 2015, 06:09:10 PM
I'd take him back over what we currently have.

Should never have been sacked.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on January 31, 2015, 06:11:58 PM
He got sacked after a shocking what 10/11 months in charge and to be honest was probably lucky to last that long. Lets see how he does over the next 12 months or so.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: maccbaggie on January 31, 2015, 06:13:33 PM
Should never have been sacked.
I think his only failing was trying to bring his own players in like Anelka, and asking for extra funds for Anichebe. If he hadn't had a poor transfer market (which was also partly McDonough's fault), he wouldn't have been sacked.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Legend on January 31, 2015, 06:14:48 PM
He got sacked after a shocking what 10/11 months in charge and to be honest was probably lucky to last that long. Lets see how he does over the next 12 months or so.

I wouldn't say shocking 10/11 months when we were 9th in the league after the Chelsea game with possible more points if the referee hadn't fell for the Ramires dive. Poor Summer recruitment didn't help things and he certainly would have delivered more points than Pepe Mel.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on January 31, 2015, 06:16:06 PM
How many games did we win in 2013 under Steve Clarke ?

Its a results business unfortunately.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on January 31, 2015, 06:20:57 PM
Steve Clarke's Reading win 2-0 against Sheff Wed.

I'll ban you for posts like this!  :D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: TheJacko2000 on January 31, 2015, 08:34:29 PM
I wouldn't say shocking 10/11 months when we were 9th in the league after the Chelsea game with possible more points if the referee hadn't fell for the Ramires dive. Poor Summer recruitment didn't help things and he certainly would have delivered more points than Pepe Mel.

We won 4 matches in 2013.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Legend on January 31, 2015, 10:51:36 PM
We won 4 matches in 2013.

Just checked and we won 8 matches in 2013. After Clarke was sacked we won 1 in 12 games and have sacked two head coaches since.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: TheJacko2000 on January 31, 2015, 11:17:27 PM
Just checked and we won 8 matches in 2013. After Clarke was sacked we won 1 in 12 games and have sacked two head coaches since.

4 league matches?  I'm sure it was 4. I'll check later.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on January 31, 2015, 11:37:24 PM
7 league games in a calender year it was, thats why he was sacked and yes you are correct we then 1 in 12 and had two more head coaches. Problem with Clarke as with RDM was they were both unable to turn it around when it was going wrong, maybe lack of experience who knows

Lets see how he gets on at Reading in the next 12 months.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on February 01, 2015, 06:46:36 PM
Stuart Pearce has left Nottingham Forest.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: AlbionFan on February 01, 2015, 08:35:33 PM
Dougie Frredman appointed new Nottingham Forest manager
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBAinDEVON on February 02, 2015, 09:54:07 AM
Dougie Frredman appointed new Nottingham Forest manager


Thats absolute madness
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Adder on February 02, 2015, 07:37:36 PM
Has Financial fair play played a part in Freedman being appointed, seeing as they have a transfer embargo which might limit their options of the managers they can get who would come in under those conditions.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on February 07, 2015, 03:05:24 PM
Dingles 0 Reading 1 Pogrebnyak
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: philwba1 on February 07, 2015, 03:12:05 PM
Special Agent Kusack doing ok so far. Concedes on 20 seconds  :)
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: AlbionFan on February 07, 2015, 03:19:29 PM
Special Agent Kusack doing ok so far. Concedes on 20 seconds  :)

Assisted by Agents Clarke and Cox  :D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Legend on February 07, 2015, 05:02:50 PM
Great win for Reading away to Wolves.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Albionic on February 07, 2015, 06:01:01 PM
PiG in the sty is working well !
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: boing_boing68 on February 10, 2015, 10:08:13 PM
wolves win 4-1 and only 4 points off the  playoffs
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Legend on February 21, 2015, 05:53:25 PM
Great win for Steve Clarke's Reading away to Ipswich. Clarke showing he's a good manager.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Albionic on February 21, 2015, 07:18:32 PM
wolves win 4-1 and only 4 points off the  playoffs

21/02,  won 5-0 and 5 points off play offs, only dingles can spank teams and go backwards  ;D ;D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: TheJacko2000 on February 22, 2015, 02:46:29 PM
Thought I'd try and find out how Dorrans got on yesterday so went to the Norwich board. Goodness me, what a mess, it doesn't get said enough, kudos to our admins.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: The Black Pearl on March 17, 2015, 10:18:33 PM
Anyone else noticed the wheels have come off for Derby, oh and George Thorne is injured.....again.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Aixelsyd on March 18, 2015, 12:17:48 AM
Huddersfield 2 - 2 Norwich

Huddersfield got a penalty to go 2-1 up in injury time 90+ 5mins

James Vaughan took it and got a 2nd yellow for over celebrating.....

Dorrans then get the assist for a Norwich equalizer at 90+ 8mins


sounds like a crazy end to a game :)

EDIT:  sounds like the Ref "invented" some extra, extra time too
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: The Black Pearl on March 18, 2015, 07:32:01 AM
Thought I'd try and find out how Dorrans got on yesterday so went to the Norwich board. Goodness me, what a mess, it doesn't get said enough, kudos to our admins.

Yes I had a look as well, what a terrible format, think he is doing well for them, should be strong in the play offs.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: AlbionFan on March 20, 2015, 08:45:32 PM
HT Wolves 0-0 Derby
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: AlbionFan on March 20, 2015, 08:54:47 PM
49 mins Wolves 1-0 Derby
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: VVVAlbion on March 20, 2015, 08:57:29 PM
Good to see the standard of refereeing filters down to the Championship.  :-[
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: AlbionFan on March 20, 2015, 09:20:19 PM
74 mins Wolves 2-0 Derby
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: AlbionFan on March 20, 2015, 09:40:33 PM
FT Wolves 2-0 Derby

Wolves go 7th, only goal difference keeping them out the top 6 tonight
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: wbarenno on March 20, 2015, 10:17:20 PM
Derby reminded me of us under Mowbary in his premier league season. Looked great in possession but lacked any killer instinct!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Albionic on March 21, 2015, 04:29:12 AM
mate who is a canary STH reckons Dorrans is ok (grudgingly) but gets played wide left. Keeps saying he doesn't look like a winger !!

if they get promoted, he doubts they will keep him !
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: tommcneill on March 21, 2015, 11:04:27 AM
mate who is a canary STH reckons Dorrans is ok (grudgingly) but gets played wide left. Keeps saying he doesn't look like a winger !!

if they get promoted, he doubts they will keep him !

Thats because he is not a winger he is an attacking midfielder

poor lad cant catch a break, goes somewhere where if played in the right position will tear apart that division and instead gets played wide left where he is useless.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: TheJacko2000 on March 21, 2015, 09:32:13 PM
Thats because he is not a winger he is an attacking midfielder

poor lad cant catch a break, goes somewhere where if played in the right position will tear apart that division and instead gets played wide left where he is useless.

Problem for him going there is that Hoolahan is a better player in his position.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Adder on March 21, 2015, 10:57:11 PM
Could say its similar to when George Thorne went to Derby on loan last year. They were on a great run so he had to bide his time and take the chance when it came his way.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: costa blanca baggie on March 22, 2015, 12:19:24 AM
Have I just seen Richard Chaplow score for Ipswich?
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on March 22, 2015, 11:07:32 AM
Have I just seen Richard Chaplow score for Ipswich?

Yep, he's on loan there from Millwall
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: PepeMel on April 03, 2015, 04:02:52 PM
Come on forest, they getting a bit cocky in dinglehampton
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: stokelad84 on April 03, 2015, 04:33:05 PM
Sako and Afobe both score for Wolves.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Hong Kong Phooey on April 03, 2015, 05:28:03 PM
8 points currently separate the top eight teams... :o

Five of them set to fail after plugging away all season long...horrible, cruel division to get out of and one of THE main reasons I wouldn't want us to go back down there...depite the "excitement" it brings at this time of year!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: TheJacko2000 on April 03, 2015, 07:48:46 PM
8 points currently separate the top eight teams... :o

Five of them set to fail after plugging away all season long...horrible, cruel division to get out of and one of THE main reasons I wouldn't want us to go back down there...depite the "excitement" it brings at this time of year!

I we were down there then those 8 would be fighting for 2 places about 20 points behind us.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBArgo on April 03, 2015, 09:21:42 PM
George Thorne went off injured tonight, 29 minutes in - I wonder if his career is over already?
It's a shame...I know he left and said some bad words but he seems an alright lad and just wanted to play football, must be gutting to get so many injuries. Still, we did well to get the money we did in hindsight, we played Jeremy!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: The Black Pearl on April 03, 2015, 09:47:49 PM
George Thorne went off injured tonight, 29 minutes in - I wonder if his career is over already?
It's a shame...I know he left and said some bad words but he seems an alright lad and just wanted to play football, must be gutting to get so many injuries. Still, we did well to get the money we did in hindsight, we played Jeremy!

Nah sod him, and the arrogant Derby fans, hope Derby and Wolves suffer a miserable end to the season.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Droitwich Baggie on April 06, 2015, 07:57:03 PM
One that some wanted. has been sacked.
http://www.sportinglife.com/football/news/article/165/9793119/wigan-athletic-sack-malky-mackay-after-defeat-to-derby
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: AlbionFan on April 06, 2015, 08:12:55 PM
Wigan have sacked Malky Mackay after 138 days
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Albionic on April 06, 2015, 09:11:59 PM
i want brentford and bournemouth to come up, the 2 clubs with least resources, I suspect next season could be a long hard slog.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: PepeMel on April 06, 2015, 09:13:07 PM
Wigan have sacked Malky Makay after 138 days


Be along time before he gets another job, if ever again
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on April 06, 2015, 09:16:14 PM
i want brentford and bournemouth to come up, the 2 clubs with least resources, I suspect next season could be a long hard slog.

Bournemouth are absolutely excellent to watch.

Everything I would like Albion to be really. A young, vibrant side who are good with the ball, create plenty of chances and score goals. Brentford are in exactly the same category - quite hard to believe that Mark Warburton will be off in the summer given everything he has achieved there on and off the pitch.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Adder on April 06, 2015, 09:19:07 PM
Unless Malkey has done something to blot his copybook again it seems bizarre timing....no chance for anyone new to save them. The new Chairman has basically decided his grand father made a mistake 128 days ago.

The FA as usual have taken a hell of a time to rule on the racism text front....maybe they are now getting rid before any publicity storms hit on that front.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Adder on April 06, 2015, 09:22:17 PM
i want brentford and bournemouth to come up, the 2 clubs with least resources, I suspect next season could be a long hard slog.
Bournemouth do have some money behind them these days though....they made multiple bids for Gray from the Blues in the Jan window. They will probably be in a better position to strengthen than Burnley were.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on April 06, 2015, 09:25:23 PM
Unless Malkey has done something to blot his copybook again it seems bizarre timing....no chance for anyone new to save them. The new Chairman has basically decided his grand father made a mistake 128 days ago.

The FA as usual have taken a hell of a time to rule on the racism text front....maybe they are now getting rid before any publicity storms hit on that front.

Either that or they have given up.

Give a new man a couple of games to assess the squad and give it a go next year.

Quite remarkable is their fall from grace. I know they're not a club with an enormous fanbase but to win the FA cup and then two years later be in the third division of English football is some fall.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Albionic on April 06, 2015, 09:27:15 PM
Bournemouth do have some money behind them these days though....they made multiple bids for Gray from the Blues in the Jan window. They will probably be in a better position to strengthen than Burnley were.
yes, but less resources than Norwich, Boro, Derby I would think
maybe on a par with Watford, but don't the hornets have italian money behind them? ipswich ??

then there are the tatters who may have some copper to weigh in of course.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on April 14, 2015, 07:52:57 PM
Wolves 1-0 down after 3 minutes  :D
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Post by: Foster#1 on April 14, 2015, 07:59:03 PM
2-0.  ;D
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Post by: LiamTheBaggie on April 14, 2015, 07:59:49 PM
Scrap that, they're having a wobble

2-0  :D
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Post by: Nathan on April 14, 2015, 08:02:22 PM
Bloody Cardiff have just equalised at Ipswich. Come on Ipswich!
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Post by: OldburyWBA on April 14, 2015, 08:15:54 PM
Ipswich 2-1 up
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Post by: OldburyWBA on April 14, 2015, 08:16:28 PM
Derby 3-0 up at home to Blackpool
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Post by: OldburyWBA on April 14, 2015, 08:20:08 PM
Dorrans just hit the bar from a pen for Norwich at Leeds, still 0-0
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Post by: LiamTheBaggie on April 14, 2015, 08:22:18 PM
Dorrans just hit the bar from a pen for Norwich at Leeds, still 0-0

He's bloody useless  ;D
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Post by: AlbionFan on April 14, 2015, 08:27:03 PM
Borough 2-0 Wolves 38mins

Possession 37% v 63%
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Post by: Foster#1 on April 14, 2015, 08:48:54 PM
Steve Clarke playing no strikers.  ::)
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Post by: LiamTheBaggie on April 14, 2015, 09:24:21 PM
Steve Clarke playing no strikers.  ::)

He's playing Jamie Mackie upfront.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Nathan on April 14, 2015, 09:58:02 PM
Millwall beating Wigan tonight has given them a squeak of staying up, they are only 4 points behind Rotherham, both with 4 games to play. Millwall are away at Wolves last day of the season! Imagine that one if Millwall need a win to stay up!  :o  Even worse if the dingles need the points for the playoffs too.

I predict a riot.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: wbako on April 14, 2015, 10:36:16 PM
Millwall beating Wigan tonight has given them a squeak of staying up, they are only 4 points behind Rotherham, both with 4 games to play. Millwall are away at Wolves last day of the season! Imagine that one if Millwall need a win to stay up!  :o  Even worse if the dingles need the points for the playoffs too.

I predict a riot.

Guaranteed after what happened at the reverse fixture. Millwall are a little upset by all accounts and the fact it's last game of the season, with much riding on the result, means I'd avoid Wolverhampton on that day.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBAinDEVON on April 15, 2015, 02:42:04 PM
great league, much better viewing than the premier
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: AlbionFan on April 18, 2015, 12:43:08 PM
Wolves 0-1 Ipswich 20mins

Stearman OG
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Post by: boing_boing68 on April 18, 2015, 12:45:32 PM
Wolves 0-1 Ipswich 20mins

What a shame  ;D
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Post by: Black Country Pride on April 18, 2015, 12:56:07 PM
Mad Mick is a genius at this level
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Post by: AlbionFan on April 18, 2015, 01:05:48 PM
HT Wolves 1-0 Ipswich

Possession 58% - 42%
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Post by: TheJacko2000 on April 18, 2015, 01:13:36 PM
HT Wolves 1-0 Ipswich

Possession 58% - 42%

Dingles losing mate.
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Post by: AlbionFan on April 18, 2015, 01:26:01 PM
Dingles losing mate.

Indeed they are as I posted earlier.

Don't know what came over me, I've gone all red  :'(

As I write Wolves 1-1 Ipswich
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Post by: AlbionFan on April 18, 2015, 02:01:34 PM
Chris Woods comes on for Ipswich
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Post by: AlbionFan on April 18, 2015, 02:10:37 PM
FT Wolves 1-1 Ipswich

Maybe the end of Wolves hope of a top six finish
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Post by: Black Country Pride on April 18, 2015, 02:12:33 PM
Yep  :D Effectively 4 off with 2 to go
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Post by: WBAinDEVON on April 24, 2015, 04:21:00 PM
Rotherham deducted 3 points, thats good because Milwall will be trying harder to beat the inbreds
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on April 25, 2015, 10:39:49 AM
Rotherham deducted 3 points, thats good because Milwall will be trying harder to beat the inbreds

That could pivotal - Wigan and Millwall were looking dead and buried.

Hate Steve Evans so I'll take good enjoyment in Rov'rum going down.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on April 25, 2015, 07:05:07 PM
Watford have been promoted to the Premier League
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: AlbionFan on April 25, 2015, 08:56:38 PM
Watford have been promoted to the Premier League

Well done Watford, but does that mean Deeney might no longer be available if he was a target for us I wonder?
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: gerry m on April 27, 2015, 08:38:57 PM
Bournemouth 2-0 Bolton at Half time. One foot in the Premier League.
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Post by: MarkW on April 27, 2015, 08:41:36 PM
Well done Watford, but does that mean Deeney might no longer be available if he was a target for us I wonder?

He's their captain and leader, having had so many managers this year. He is staying for certain
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on April 27, 2015, 08:49:39 PM
Bournemouth are a brilliant side to watch.  Two very good goals.  Ritchie scored one of the best free kicks I've ever seen the other week.

If it stays like this then they are effectively promoted as they have the superior goal difference to Middlesbrough.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Albionic on April 27, 2015, 09:05:45 PM
playing attractive football,
look like palace, quick, athletic and not short on skill

Adam Bogdan the bolton keeper is looking really tidy as well
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on April 27, 2015, 09:33:24 PM
3-0 Bournmouth and a missed penalty as well. which saw Bolton reduced to 10 men
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Post by: tommcneill on April 27, 2015, 10:12:10 PM
Delighted to see Bournemouth basically promoted.

They play some lovely football and I love a good rags to riches story

Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Albionic on April 27, 2015, 10:24:00 PM
Delighted to see Bournemouth basically promoted.

They play some lovely football and I love a good rags to riches story

I didn't realise they have a russian investor, I imagine he isn't an Abramovic but is he worth enough to put MAJOR investment in?
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on April 27, 2015, 10:30:18 PM
I didn't realise they have a russian investor, I imagine he isn't an Abramovic but is he worth enough to put MAJOR investment in?

I don't think they have spent massive amounts in fees

They spent £3million + on Callum Wilson but that was largely because they sold Lewis Grabban for similar.

They spent another £3million before on the lad called Rantie.

Not massive amounts really
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Albionic on April 27, 2015, 10:39:21 PM
I don't think they have spent massive amounts in fees

They spent £3million + on Callum Wilson but that was largely because they sold Lewis Grabban for similar.

They spent another £3million before on the lad called Rantie.

Not massive amounts really

thanks Liam, sounds like they will be prudent then and not a QPR scenario, thank god !
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Black Country Pride on April 27, 2015, 11:14:22 PM
Glad they've come up but I wouldn't have minded pinching a couple of their players!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBAinDEVON on April 28, 2015, 07:55:25 AM
well done Bournemouth, another great away day next season
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Mister AT on April 28, 2015, 08:11:26 AM
I didn't realise they have a russian investor, I imagine he isn't an Abramovic but is he worth enough to put MAJOR investment in?

The investor was the guy who pretty much kept the club in business in league 2 isnt he? Not sure how much money he has but they havent spent loads 'yet'.

They put a decent bid in for Gray from blues through January though, I think theyll spend some money to strengthen.
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Post by: B_H_Baggie on April 28, 2015, 09:38:25 AM
The investor was the guy who pretty much kept the club in business in league 2 isnt he? Not sure how much money he has but they havent spent loads 'yet'.

They put a decent bid in for Gray from blues through January though, I think theyll spend some money to strengthen.

For the financial year ending 2013 they posted a loss of £15.3m, that was the year they went up to the Championship I believe. They needed a loan of £8.7m from their owner so he's certainly put some cash in, no doubt he will be claiming it back now their turnover is set to increase massively.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: leeiswba on April 28, 2015, 04:37:45 PM
If Rotherham win tonight Millwall are down
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: east-stand-nick on April 28, 2015, 05:56:53 PM
To be fair, I'd love to see Millwall go down.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: ex coseley kid on April 28, 2015, 06:13:44 PM
To be fair, I'd love to see Millwall go down.

Ha Ha, who wouldn't!!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: AlbionFan on April 28, 2015, 06:47:53 PM
To be fair, I'd love to see Millwall go down.

and down, and down, and down, and down. I'm sure you get the idea  ;)
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on May 02, 2015, 10:17:47 AM
Only playoff places up for grabs today as Bournemouth are practically up. Dingles, Derby and Brentford only teams with anything to play for to be honest. Personally would like Brentford to make it and get promoted.

Blackburn v Ipswich 12:15
Blackpool v Huddersfield 12:15
Bolton v Birmingham 12:15
Brentford v Wigan 12:15
Charlton v Bournemouth 12:15
Derby v Reading 12:15
Leeds v Rotherham 12:15
Middlesbrough v Brighton 12:15
Norwich v Fulham 12:15
Nottm Forest v Cardiff 12:15
Watford v Sheff Wed 12:15
Wolves v Millwall 12:15
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: the other AJ on May 02, 2015, 11:24:24 AM
Agree. Brentford deserve to be where they are and I'd far rather see them next season than the odious Derby fans (their arrogance before the game at Wembley for the play off final in 2007 put them up there alongside Wolves and Villa in my opinion). Unfortunately I can't see Reading winning which would seal the last spot for the Rams
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Post by: SmethDan on May 02, 2015, 11:58:19 AM
Agree. Brentford deserve to be where they are and I'd far rather see them next season than the odious Derby fans (their arrogance before the game at Wembley for the play off final in 2007 put them up there alongside Wolves and Villa in my opinion). Unfortunately I can't see Reading winning which would seal the last spot for the Rams

Very much agree regarding the arrogance of Derby supporters.

However, I think that I could handle seeing them lose at Wembley again.
 8).

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Post by: the other AJ on May 02, 2015, 12:30:27 PM
Reading 1 up. Derby doing their best to balls it up. Come on Brentford ! (And Millwall)
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Post by: boing_boing68 on May 02, 2015, 12:38:20 PM
Wouldn't mind wolves coming up, adds something to our season next season
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Foster#1 on May 02, 2015, 12:39:09 PM
Dingles currently in the play offs.
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Post by: Foster#1 on May 02, 2015, 12:47:31 PM
Now out...

Brentford 1-0
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Post by: PepeMel on May 02, 2015, 12:48:50 PM
Come on Brentford , can't stand Derby or dongles
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: gerry m on May 02, 2015, 01:25:06 PM
2-0 Brentford :D
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Post by: Foster#1 on May 02, 2015, 01:29:37 PM
Blackpool fans  ;D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: the other AJ on May 02, 2015, 01:30:53 PM
Can't see a way back for the gold and cack! Brentford will be praying Derby don't score
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Foster#1 on May 02, 2015, 01:36:18 PM
Milwall get 1 back...

PIG mistake.
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Post by: PepeMel on May 02, 2015, 01:48:05 PM
If dingles miss out by one goal ah ah
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Post by: PepeMel on May 02, 2015, 02:00:28 PM
Much better viewing than the greed league
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: gerry m on May 02, 2015, 02:04:23 PM
Milwall get 1 back...

PIG mistake.

Got another one :D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Hunnington Baggie on May 02, 2015, 02:07:01 PM
Wednesday drawing with Watford, Bournemouth to win the league??

Yep, Full Time for Watford. 2nd in the league, doubt many care as promotion awaits!!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Albion79 on May 02, 2015, 02:10:22 PM
When George Thorne made his move to Derby, I predicted before the season started they wouldnt make the top 6, they blew their chance last year as they were the surprise package.

However when they were blitzing everyone in sight (i saw the game v Wolves when they won 5 or 6) i thought i had got it wrong!

To go from top of the league to out the playoffs in about 6 weeks or 2 months takes some doing! Hope Brentford win the play offs (providing they make it!)
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: gerry m on May 02, 2015, 02:10:50 PM
Congratulations to Bournemouth! Poor Watford must be sick.
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Post by: Hunnington Baggie on May 02, 2015, 02:12:07 PM
Congratulations to Bournemouth! Poor Watford must be sick.
There's apparently a pitch invasion out there so I doubt they mind all that much.
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Post by: the other AJ on May 02, 2015, 02:13:45 PM
Not as sick as Derby . My heart bleeds after 2007. Not 😀
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: PepeMel on May 02, 2015, 02:24:02 PM
Ah ah ah dingles missed out by a few goals. I hope they now loose their better footballers. They will struggle next season
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: AlbionFan on May 02, 2015, 02:27:57 PM
I'm absolutely gutted for them, they missed out by about 4 goals. GUTTED!!!!  :D ;D :D ;D :D
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Post by: east-stand-nick on May 02, 2015, 02:37:15 PM
The Blackpool match has been abandoned. What a mess that club is in.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Adder on May 02, 2015, 04:48:16 PM
When George Thorne made his move to Derby, I predicted before the season started they wouldnt make the top 6, they blew their chance last year as they were the surprise package.

However when they were blitzing everyone in sight (i saw the game v Wolves when they won 5 or 6) i thought i had got it wrong!

To go from top of the league to out the playoffs in about 6 weeks or 2 months takes some doing! Hope Brentford win the play offs (providing they make it!)
Thorne became their playmaker last season - think they've missed him big time with the style they want to play ... missed one or two others as well.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: The Black Pearl on May 02, 2015, 08:33:14 PM
Thorne became their playmaker last season - think they've missed him big time with the style they want to play ... missed one or two others as well.

So pleased Derby have blown it, horrible fans, may they suffer for eternity!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on May 03, 2015, 01:02:24 PM
Glad Bournemouth won the league. They're excellent to watch.

Derby are bottle-jobs. Nothing left to be said there. Delighted they cocked it up. Hope Brentford are the side which wins the play-offs.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on May 03, 2015, 01:09:30 PM
Congratulations to Bournemouth! Poor Watford must be sick.

Their fans are a bunch of cap-ends.

Their keeper went up for a corner in stoppage time, Wednesday broke and with the goal open, all the Watford fans started storming the pitch forcing the referee to blow for full time. That denied Wednesday the victory.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: BB74 on May 03, 2015, 04:25:50 PM
MK Dons promoted to the Championship. Don't like this club and cannot wish them well.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: gerry m on May 03, 2015, 05:19:28 PM
Their fans are a bunch of cap-ends.

Their keeper went up for a corner in stoppage time, Wednesday broke and with the goal open, all the Watford fans started storming the pitch forcing the referee to blow for full time. That denied Wednesday the victory.

Never realised that Liam :o
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Post by: Foster#1 on May 04, 2015, 10:55:59 AM
(https://scontent-lhr.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/11182047_10153240737758794_3037484647781443140_n.jpg?oh=d19441846fac3fa704ecdd914de41472&oe=55D7510A)
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Post by: BobTaylor on May 04, 2015, 11:08:20 AM
Their fans are a bunch of cap-ends.

Their keeper went up for a corner in stoppage time, Wednesday broke and with the goal open, all the Watford fans started storming the pitch forcing the referee to blow for full time. That denied Wednesday the victory.

I wonder what would of happened if there was something riding on the result.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Adder on May 04, 2015, 12:25:39 PM
Glad Bournemouth won the league. They're excellent to watch.

Derby are bottle-jobs. Nothing left to be said there. Delighted they cocked it up. Hope Brentford are the side which wins the play-offs.
I can see Brentford beating Boro. So the craziest situation could actually happen where Brentford get to the premier league and Warburton is leaving regardless of what happens.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: BB74 on May 04, 2015, 12:29:33 PM
And if that happened. Old Arry would turn up at Brentford.

If not, I can see him turning up at Bournemouth in some capacity.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: BobTaylor on May 04, 2015, 01:08:23 PM
Yep such a weird one and huge decision for the club rednapp would be a disaster.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: MarkW on May 04, 2015, 02:36:07 PM
Howe is adored by the Bournemouth fans. Even if they did a 'Derby' I could still see them keep Howe.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: VVVAlbion on May 04, 2015, 04:23:01 PM
And if that happened. Old Arry would turn up at Brentford.

If not, I can see him turning up at Bournemouth in some capacity.
Aren't Bournemouth only just recovering from his last involvement at the club?
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: costa blanca baggie on May 04, 2015, 04:29:26 PM
I reckon 'arry has been found out.  :D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: east-stand-nick on May 05, 2015, 11:45:20 AM
I reckon 'arry has been found out.  :D

Most football fans found him out years ago, it's the media that continue to sing his praises!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Albionic on May 05, 2015, 12:28:38 PM
warburton to west ham, you heard it here first.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Albionic on May 05, 2015, 01:22:05 PM
Ipswich v Naarwich is a going to be a cracker !
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: AlbionFan on May 05, 2015, 05:46:27 PM
I heard on the news earlier today that Channel 5 have won the rights to screen the Championship next season by outbidding the BBC.

The programme will go out on Saturday evening at 9:00pm, a prime-time television slot.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: B_H_Baggie on May 05, 2015, 09:04:48 PM
I think ITV had highlights on at that sort of time before, didn't last long before they moved it back to a later slot.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Legend on May 05, 2015, 09:56:25 PM
To be fair I think that's a better time for it, just before MOTD.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Aixelsyd on May 05, 2015, 11:00:18 PM
MK Dons promoted to the Championship. Don't like this club and cannot wish them well.

Agree with you there.... horrible franchise

(https://scontent-lhr.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/11182047_10153240737758794_3037484647781443140_n.jpg?oh=d19441846fac3fa704ecdd914de41472&oe=55D7510A)

deluded....
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBAinDEVON on May 08, 2015, 11:24:53 AM
Championship Playoffs start tonight. Come on Brentford and Ipswich, easier grounds for me to get to next season :)
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: AlbionFan on May 09, 2015, 12:18:39 PM
Did I just see Dean Laurence Kiely on the Norwich City bench?
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: B_H_Baggie on May 09, 2015, 12:21:57 PM
Did I just see Dean Laurence Kiely on the Norwich City bench?

He's been their keeper coach for a little while now.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: AlbionFan on May 09, 2015, 12:24:17 PM
He's been their keeper coach for a little while now.

Thanks B_H_Baggies, I'll have to keep up with the programme, I'd lost track of him and hadn't realised
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: AlbionFan on May 09, 2015, 12:25:57 PM
Dorrans missed an early chance in the Ipswich v Norwich play off game
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: AlbionFan on May 09, 2015, 01:04:32 PM
Norwich take the lead on 41 mins
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: AlbionFan on May 09, 2015, 01:06:08 PM
Ipswich level the scores 45 mins 1-1
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: AlbionFan on May 09, 2015, 01:50:50 PM
Dorrans replaced after 69 mins
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: AlbionFan on May 09, 2015, 02:13:05 PM
FT Ipswich 1-1 Norwich
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Foster#1 on May 11, 2015, 09:49:35 PM
Swindon v Preston in the League 1 final.

Would like Preston joining the Champ.  :)
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Hong Kong Phooey on May 15, 2015, 09:49:41 PM
Middlesbrough win 3-0 on the night against Brentford and 5-1 on aggregate

Hopefully Ipswich can join them and then win at Wembley, as Norwich and Boro will probably be more competitive in the PL, and we all know about Mad Mick's record there  :P
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Hong Kong Phooey on May 15, 2015, 09:53:19 PM
Middlesbrough win 3-0 on the night against Brentford and 5-1 on aggregate

Hopefully Ipswich can join them and then win at Wembley, as Norwich and Boro will probably be more competitive in the PL, and we all know about Mad Mick's record there  :P

PS: Spare a thought for Brentford and in particular Mark Warburton - tremendous season, shame it ended like this for both parties!?!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: SmethDan on May 17, 2015, 09:24:20 AM
Wolves goalkeeper Aaron McCarey fails drugs test.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/32770690 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/32770690)
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Droitwich Baggie on May 17, 2015, 10:48:56 AM
Wolves goalkeeper Aaron McCarey fails drugs test.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/32770690 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/32770690)

Perhaps he thought the goal line was just that...Another "line"  ;D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: MarkW on May 17, 2015, 11:31:49 AM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/32770268

Jose Baxter: Sheffield United suspend forward after drugs test

Seems like they're all doing it!

Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Black Country Pride on May 25, 2015, 02:58:46 PM
Hope Boro stuff Norwich today. I don't know why I find Norwich so irritating but I do. Boro are a proper club with proper fans - though Ayresome Park could a by a frigging scary place to visit
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Black Country Pride on May 25, 2015, 03:19:48 PM
2-0 Norwich  :'( Cracking goal Redmond
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: lewisant on May 25, 2015, 03:21:12 PM
2-0 Norwich  :'( Cracking goal Redmond

Amazing play in the build up from Norwich, pure football!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Black Country Pride on May 25, 2015, 04:24:13 PM
On comes Dozza
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Post by: crazedwbafan18 on May 25, 2015, 04:42:30 PM
Even though i lived in Norwich for 6 months, and was driving back from Norfolk this morning after the Big Weekend, i don't feel any great affinity for the club. They'll make a good go of it and stay up i reckon, but i wanted Boro' to go up for a change, shame they have been woeful!
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Post by: AlbionFan on May 25, 2015, 07:26:41 PM
Not sure if there is a Rob Kelly thread already, if so perhaps the Mods can move this message to it.

It appears that Rob Kelly has been appointed Assistant Manger to Uwe Rosler at Leeds United.
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Post by: The Black Pearl on May 25, 2015, 09:10:34 PM
Getting out of the Championship will be a nightmare next season, so many strong sides!
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Post by: Adder on May 25, 2015, 10:20:49 PM
It will certainly be very competitive again - can't see there being a stand-out side there though...possibly Hull but there could be a few comings and goings there. How will Burnley do without Ings and probably Trippier ? Can't see QPR making it ...again comings and goings.
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Post by: WBArgo on May 25, 2015, 11:46:18 PM
Getting out of the Championship will be a nightmare next season, so many strong sides!
It's just a crazy league...from the three that went down, only Norwich returned and Fulham nearly got relegated. After signing McCormack (who actually did quite well for them) they surprisingly struggled.
Then there was Wigan who looked excellent under Rosler last year and went out in the play-offs, who got relegated to league one!

I'm sure there will be a few shocks, possibly MK Dons could be up there, at least one of the relegated teams will be then you can bet the likes of Boro, Derby et al will all be near the play-offs.
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Post by: tuamigos on May 26, 2015, 06:35:41 AM
See McClaren and Nigel Clough both sacked from their respective clubs.
I can see McClaren turning up in the Prem quite early next season. Maybe a replacement for Sam?
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Post by: WBASPE77 on May 26, 2015, 05:18:33 PM
I think Bristol City may surprise a few for the forthcoming season. Could really be any of about ten clubs that could go up. If Burnley lose Ings I think it will be tough for them to come straight back up. I reckon Hull might be the favorites to go straight back up out of three.
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Post by: Black Country Pride on May 26, 2015, 05:32:00 PM
The Championship is always so hard to predict and is in truth far more exciting than the prem. I fear the Dingles will be in with a decent shout next season
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Post by: Adder on May 26, 2015, 07:08:38 PM
I think Bristol City may surprise a few for the forthcoming season. Could really be any of about ten clubs that could go up. If Burnley lose Ings I think it will be tough for them to come straight back up. I reckon Hull might be the favorites to go straight back up out of three.
Could be right about Bristol City - they have ambitious owners these days...not billionaires but seem prepared to invest.
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Post by: Nathan on May 26, 2015, 08:35:05 PM
I'm surprised to see Brentford installed as bookies favourites for the title next season I must admit. It really is impossible to call. You could easily make a case for over half of the teams in the league to get promoted! Yet again, I can see the Championship being the most closely fought, entertaining and competitive of all four divisions. It's a sign of the toughness of that league that the Blues are 3rd favourites to go down!
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Post by: LiamTheBaggie on May 26, 2015, 10:03:41 PM
Surprised by Brentford being favourites.

I'm expecting them to drop without Warburton. Quite a shame how its ended for him really - granted the owners have been willing to back him but Warburton has put in place the foundations for their current success.

He'll be highly sought after I imagine but I'm unsure on whether he will be a success elsewhere - he had the ability to lay the foundations at Brentford under Rosler, allowing himself to take advantage when he got the job permanently. Whether he gets the time to build at his new club with the pressure of the results business we're in remains to be seen.

I was reading a great article the other day on his influence in academy football - he was the architect of the next gen series which ended up including some of the powerweights of European football. He was an academy coach throughout his time at Watford and ended up signing many of his products when he finally moved to Brentford.

I know we looked at him to replace Dan Ashworth but it was quite a good job we didn't in the end - he said he was arguing with Uwe Rosler every day  :D
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Post by: Adder on May 26, 2015, 10:19:33 PM
I think Warburton's a pretty switched on bloke and he's also a positive personality who is likely to well liked by his players. Will be interesting to watch his progress and see where he ends up...Fulham ? Sheff Utd ? Cardiff ?
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Post by: BobTaylor on May 26, 2015, 10:20:06 PM
Watford 5 managers in a year and promotion,madness.
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Post by: The Black Pearl on May 26, 2015, 10:24:50 PM
The Championship is always so hard to predict and is in truth far more exciting than the prem. I fear the Dingles will be in with a decent shout next season

I think the Dingles will be mid table at best, just look at the sides in with a good shout, Fulham, Hull, Burnley, Ipswich, Middlesbrough, Derby, Forest, Brentford, Cardiff. All of those will be in with a good shout plus a few more.
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Post by: BB74 on May 26, 2015, 10:26:46 PM
Watford 5 managers in a year and promotion,madness.

And who says stability brings success.
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Post by: LiamTheBaggie on May 27, 2015, 01:47:47 PM
I think Warburton's a pretty switched on bloke and he's also a positive personality who is likely to well liked by his players. Will be interesting to watch his progress and see where he ends up...Fulham ? Sheff Utd ? Cardiff ?

He's turned Sheffield United down apparently.

He would have been mental to take that job.

A club having to cut their budgets (again) because they are now entering their 5th season in league one.

Warburton can afford to hang around and wait for an attractive proposition to appear.
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Post by: Adder on May 27, 2015, 11:12:35 PM
I guess the sacking season starts pretty early in the Championship ....wasn't it 3 days for Huddersfield last year ?
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Post by: WBAinDEVON on June 01, 2015, 08:35:46 AM
Paul Clement Derbys new manager
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Post by: tuamigos on June 01, 2015, 11:13:47 AM
Paul Clement Derbys new manager

Yep, they're just breaking him in before we have him.
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Post by: Mister AT on June 01, 2015, 11:22:41 AM
Paul Clement Derbys new manager

I will be keeping an eye on Derby under Clement, be interesting to see how he finds club management.
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Post by: TheJacko2000 on June 01, 2015, 01:50:00 PM
Steve Clarke mk2 or something more? Time will tell I suppose.
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Post by: Albionic on June 01, 2015, 04:22:22 PM
Leeds will be worth a punt for promo next season IMO.
Hull will do a cardiff and achieve naff all.
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Post by: gerry m on June 01, 2015, 06:06:53 PM
A man we were linked with takes the Derby County job.

http://www.theguardian.com/football/2015/jun/01/derby-county-appoint-paul-clement-head-coach
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Post by: LiamTheBaggie on June 01, 2015, 06:23:13 PM
Leeds will be worth a punt for promo next season IMO.
Hull will do a cardiff and achieve naff all.

Leeds will be top half. I don't think Rosler is particularly all that and any hope of consistency at that football club goes out the window with their owner. Several of their better players are also courting interest from top Premier League clubs so whether they remain at Elland Road remains to be seen. My prediction is that Rosler will be gone by Christmas.
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Post by: TheJacko2000 on June 02, 2015, 08:30:39 PM
Leeds will be top half. I don't think Rosler is particularly all that and any hope of consistency at that football club goes out the window with their owner. Several of their better players are also courting interest from top Premier League clubs so whether they remain at Elland Road remains to be seen. My prediction is that Rosler will be gone by Christmas.

Chairman won't be a massive problem. Watford got promoted with 4 different managers. I doubt Leeds have got a good enough squad to challenge seriously at the top end of the division.
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Post by: LiamTheBaggie on June 02, 2015, 08:47:23 PM
I agree with your final sentence too. They seem to be a club that do very well in producing young academy products - usually sold off for big fees too.

I've never understand people using the 4 different managers stick to beat Watford with. Apart from the sacking of Billy McKinalay the swapping and changing of managers was hardly their fault - one wouldn't sign new terms in pre-season and the other resigned with heart problems.
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Post by: Standaman on June 16, 2015, 11:22:29 PM
Are QPR the biggest shambles in football? Seriously you could n't make it up ?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/33147809

QPR's Brazilian midfielder Sandro did not have a work permit last season although the club deny he has been deported.
The 26-year-old - reportedly signed for £10m - did not have the necessary paperwork, the Sun newspaper  revealed.
A QPR statement said: "The club is in dialogue with the Home Office in a bid to resolve the matter."
Rangers said Sandro is on holiday in Brazil and, contrary to the report, had not been told to leave the UK.
He tweeted: "Hope everything will be sorted soon. Love England too much."
A Home Office investigation revealed QPR midfielder Sandro did not have a work permit and it has suspended Rangers' sponsor licence, which allows clubs to apply for visas for players from non-EU countries.
Without the licence Rangers can still sign players from non-EU countries but they cannot play until the suspension is lifted. Sandro cannot play until he has a working visa.
Rangers, Sandro & the Home Office
QPR have 20 working days from 11 June to submit written representations in response to the suspension of their sponsor licence
Once any representations are received, the Home Office has a further 20 working days to make a decision on the licence
It is understood the visa issue was an oversight on QPR's part, following Sandro's transfer from Spurs, rather than any deliberate attempt to flout the rules.
There are not thought to have been any work permit issues relating to his time at Tottenham
A Home Office spokesperson said: "Sports clubs that benefit from the immigration system must ensure they have robust compliance systems in place or risk losing their privilege to sponsor players and workers.
"We continually monitor all sponsors on the register and we will take action where we find evidence that compliance duties are not being fulfilled."
Last month, QPR said they were told of an issue with his UK residency visa and were advised not to select Sandro for their Premier League game at Manchester City.
Sandro, who scored once in 17 appearances for the west London side last season, missed the match at Etihad Stadium which saw Rangers relegated after a 6-0 defeat, and he did not play in their final two games.
An Olympic silver medallist with Brazil at the London 2012 Olympics, he joined Rangers from Tottenham in September 2014, having spent more than four years at White Hart Lane.
He linked up again at Loftus Road with then Rangers manager Harry Redknapp, who signed him for Spurs from Internacional.


I don't know what I find more shocking the fact they didn't sort out a work permit or they paid £10m for Sandro? S

Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: B_H_Baggie on June 17, 2015, 09:32:48 AM
How could you possibly not know that a new signing doesn't have the required paperwork? That is shocking from QPR.
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Post by: east-stand-nick on June 17, 2015, 12:43:37 PM
No surprise they've been allowed to get away with it.
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Post by: AlbionFan on July 02, 2015, 02:24:55 AM
West Broms Tom Bates, coach and performance psychologist has joined Brentford
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Post by: WBAinDEVON on August 07, 2015, 08:49:42 AM
Channel 5 the new channel for football league highlights, 9pm Saturdays
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Post by: BB74 on August 07, 2015, 10:11:46 PM
BBC football page has well and truly spit its dummy out of the pram after losing the rights to show highlights. Not even a mention of the Championship, league 1 or league 2 on their home page. It was like looking for a needle in a haystack trying to find the Brighton v Forest score!
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Post by: Droitwich Baggie on August 07, 2015, 10:14:19 PM
I use this site.

http://www.sportinglife.com/football/
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Post by: WBAinDEVON on August 08, 2015, 11:28:57 AM
BBC football page has well and truly spit its dummy out of the pram after losing the rights to show highlights. Not even a mention of the Championship, league 1 or league 2 on their home page. It was like looking for a needle in a haystack trying to find the Brighton v Forest score!


showing the highlights at midnight doesnt work in their favour. the new time of 9pm on channel 5 is much more ideal
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Post by: B_H_Baggie on August 08, 2015, 11:32:12 AM

showing the highlights at midnight doesnt work in their favour. the new time of 9pm on channel 5 is much more ideal

If I remember rightly when ITV had highlights they tried it at a similar time and soon moved it back to a later time as no one was watching it. I imagine there are plenty of people on nights out at that time.
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Post by: OldburyWBA on August 08, 2015, 03:34:17 PM
Dingles 1-0 up at Blackburn - Afobe
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Post by: OldburyWBA on August 08, 2015, 03:43:18 PM
Dingles 1-1 mistake by Ikeme credited to Ben Marshall
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Post by: OldburyWBA on August 08, 2015, 03:44:29 PM
Blues 1 Reading 0 Cotterill
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Post by: OldburyWBA on August 08, 2015, 03:49:06 PM
Blackburn 1 Wolves 2 Edwards, possibly punched it in !!
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Post by: Pie on August 08, 2015, 09:49:52 PM
anyone else watching this football league highlights show on Channel 5?

One of the worst things I have ever watched! It is literally amateur hour.

Even the BBC show was much better and that is saying something!
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Post by: Legend on August 08, 2015, 10:01:33 PM
anyone else watching this football league highlights show on Channel 5?

One of the worst things I have ever watched! It is literally amateur hour.

Even the BBC show was much better and that is saying something!

Not surprised. Hard to replace the likes of Manish and Steve Claridge.
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Post by: LiamTheBaggie on August 09, 2015, 01:12:08 PM
Watched a bit of the highlights this morning

What a load of tripe that show is
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on August 16, 2015, 12:24:11 PM
Wolves 0 Hull 1 Jelavic Penalty
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Post by: OldburyWBA on August 16, 2015, 01:52:34 PM
Finished 1-1, dingles equalised after mistake by Allan McGregor
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Post by: BobTaylor on August 16, 2015, 02:19:49 PM
Play offs for them lot I reckon.
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Post by: OldburyWBA on August 19, 2015, 08:15:07 PM
dingles 2-0 up at home to QPR, Afobe and McDonald

Sheff Wed 0-0 at home to Reading
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Post by: OldburyWBA on August 19, 2015, 08:23:30 PM
Hull beating Fulham 1-0 El Mohamady
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Post by: OldburyWBA on August 19, 2015, 08:27:01 PM
Charlie Austin pulled one back for QPR assist by Matt Phillips

2-1
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Post by: Scooby Doo on August 19, 2015, 08:56:15 PM
dingles 2-0 up at home to QPR, Afobe and McDonald

Sheff Wed 0-0 at home to Reading

If they've still got Afobe come May they'll be in the mix. Out and out goal scorer. Sad to say but Wolves are looking half decent.

Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on August 19, 2015, 08:58:11 PM
Steve Clarke's Reading are winning 1-0 at Hillsoborugh  :-[

Chris Wood has just scored a 2nd for Leeds away at Bristol City
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Do I not like Wolves on August 19, 2015, 08:59:00 PM
His value has soared he has just scored against Wolves!
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Post by: addy on August 19, 2015, 09:00:23 PM
His value has soared he has just scored against Wolves!

Got the assist for Austin goal also.
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Post by: MICKYMEL on August 19, 2015, 09:04:14 PM
An assist and a goal against wolves , like him already !
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on August 19, 2015, 09:04:19 PM
Wolves 2-2

Matty Phillips  ;D
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Post by: Ska-dForLife-WBA on August 19, 2015, 09:17:47 PM
3-2 to QPR, Matty Phillips again  ;D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: addy on August 19, 2015, 09:18:11 PM
Phillips scored again.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Baggies on August 19, 2015, 09:18:47 PM
Matty Phillips looks more and more enticing with every passing week of this transfer window. He has had a hand in all three goals for QPR tonight.
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Post by: Do I not like Wolves on August 19, 2015, 09:19:00 PM
Hero status now he has scored again to put QPR in the lead
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Post by: weareblueweare white on August 19, 2015, 09:23:45 PM
2 goals against W#lves tonight, playing for a move to us :)
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Post by: addy on August 19, 2015, 09:24:13 PM
2 goals against W#lves tonight, playing for a move to us :)

Assist also, he has absolutely destroyed them.
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Post by: royhan on August 19, 2015, 09:25:00 PM
I we get £23m for Saido i would in vest it all in Phillips and Austin after tonight!
Two for Phillips and one for Austin. I assume we will have some senior scouts at the game.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Scooby Doo on August 19, 2015, 09:35:32 PM
Phillips is a monster in The Championship, he's a frightening player full stop but he really is unplayable at that level.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: smethwickw on August 19, 2015, 10:09:29 PM
Matty Phillips looks more and more enticing with every passing week of this transfer window. He has had a hand in all three goals for QPR tonight.

He‘ll also look enticing to other clubs too.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on August 19, 2015, 10:32:26 PM
Wolves weren't the only one to throw away a 2-0 lead

Bristol City scored two late goals to draw with Leeds

Sheff Wed got a late equaliser too :)
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Post by: BobTaylor on August 21, 2015, 09:44:14 PM
Good result for blues but another draw for derby  :D.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: The Black Pearl on August 21, 2015, 10:31:27 PM
Good result for blues but another draw for derby  :D.

Two mid table teams I think.
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Post by: collins101 on August 21, 2015, 11:12:14 PM
Thought Tom Ince looked excellent tonight
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Post by: OldburyWBA on August 22, 2015, 06:05:54 PM
Cardiff 1 Dingles 0 Kenwyne Jones
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Post by: WBAinDEVON on August 22, 2015, 06:40:51 PM
the day just gets better, poor dingles
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Post by: The Black Pearl on August 22, 2015, 06:41:24 PM
2-0  ;D
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Post by: WBAinDEVON on August 29, 2015, 04:16:57 PM
0-1 dingles :D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Legend on September 11, 2015, 10:24:25 PM
Reading beat Ipswich 5-1!  :o

They are now in the play offs, Steve Clarke doing a very good job.
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Post by: leeiswba on September 11, 2015, 10:31:36 PM
Reading beat Ipswich 5-1!  :o

They are now in the play offs, Steve Clarke doing a very good job.

He is our most successful manager in terms of league position for three decades and if a few very dodgy refereeing decisions didn't go against him he wouldn't have been sacked when he was in my opinion.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Legend on September 11, 2015, 10:33:35 PM
He is our most successful manager in terms of league position for three decades and if a few very dodgy refereeing decisions didn't go against him he wouldn't have been sacked when he was in my opinion.

Agreed. I think Ashworth leaving had a big effect.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Foster#1 on September 12, 2015, 10:40:44 PM
Blues have got off to a very good start, sitting 4th in the league on 11 points with a game in hand over the other sides, what a job Rowlett has done so far.

Brighton & Cardiff top 2 though which is a surprise.

Wolves sitting in 15th, shame.  ;D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: BB74 on September 12, 2015, 10:42:10 PM
I wouldn't mind seeing Rowett in our top job.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: BobTaylor on September 21, 2015, 09:41:28 PM
Very poor quality i thought tonight, Poor touches, Weak crosses sloppy in possession.

As much as it pleases me as I dislike Derby I can't see them being anymore than late play off positions at best.
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Post by: Mister AT on September 22, 2015, 07:23:04 AM
Very poor quality i thought tonight, Poor touches, Weak crosses sloppy in possession.

As much as it pleases me as I dislike Derby I can't see them being anymore than late play off positions at best.

I agree mate, for a game involving two of the 'better' teams in that division, it was very poor quality.

Thought the only threat to come from any player came from Derbys fullback.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: BobTaylor on September 25, 2015, 08:45:19 PM
Qpr getting whacked tonight 3-0 HT could be 4 or 5 and one of there players got subbed and walked right around the pitch and down the tunnel in protest  ???.

Another club with in house problems I'm guessing.

No Disservice to Fulham they have done extremely well tonight so far. McCormack looks very good.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Foster#1 on September 26, 2015, 05:04:44 PM
Results from today ;

Blues 0 Rotherham 2

Bolton 2 Brighton 2

Brentford 1 Sheff Wed 2

Burnley 1 Reading 2

Cardiff 2 Charlton 1

Hull 1 Blackburn 1

Ipswich 2 Bristol City 2

MK Dons 1 Derby 3

PNE 1 Wolves 1



1 - Brighton - 21
2 - Boro - 17
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3 - Reading - 15
4 - Hull - 15
5 - Cardiff - 15
6 - Burnley - 15
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22 - PNE - 7
23 - MK - 7
24 - Bristol - 6

Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Legend on September 26, 2015, 06:05:54 PM
Great win for Reading, well done Clarkey.  ;)
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Legend on September 29, 2015, 02:57:54 PM
Rotherham without a manager after they part company with Steve Evans. I hear Alan Irvine is one of the favourites for the job, he would be a very good appointment for them.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: BB74 on September 29, 2015, 03:06:29 PM
Rotherham without a manager after they part company with Steve Evans. I hear Alan Irvine is one of the favourites for the job, he would be a very good appointment for them.

Relegated by Christmas if he takes the job there.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Legend on September 29, 2015, 03:26:18 PM
Relegated by Christmas if he takes the job there.

Like he did at Preston.  ;)
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on October 19, 2015, 08:10:55 PM
Leeds have sacked Uwe Rosler and appointed Steve Evans - a match made in heaven.

One repulsive individual at a club full of repulsive individuals

Cellino's sixth manager in his time there.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Adder on October 19, 2015, 11:16:05 PM
.....and Cellino has been suspended from acting as owner again hasn't he ? What a farcical setup.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: The Black Pearl on October 21, 2015, 08:36:29 AM
Birmingham City doing rather well, up to second, I imagine some of the bigger squads will come to the fore latter in the season, but Blues have a good play off chance.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBAinDEVON on October 21, 2015, 08:58:01 AM
Rowett for the Albion :)
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: BobTaylor on October 21, 2015, 01:50:03 PM
Birmingham City doing rather well, up to second, I imagine some of the bigger squads will come to the fore latter in the season, but Blues have a good play off chance.

Yeah there doing good I agree with you I think they will probably drop over the long season but great to see them doing well.

Play offs maybe which is more than what can be said for the dingles.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Droitwich Baggie on October 21, 2015, 03:25:07 PM
Birmingham City doing rather well, up to second, I imagine some of the bigger squads will come to the fore latter in the season, but Blues have a good play off chance.

They are doing well, they can carry on too.
Just because some clubs have bigger squads at Championship level doesn't mean a lot.
If their players are up for it, a lot of "tiredness" goes out the window.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: BoingFlyer on October 21, 2015, 03:29:38 PM


Could you imagine the noise from the seal sanctuary if Villa go down and Blues got promoted. I'm sure we can loan them a few players in January.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: tommcneill on October 21, 2015, 04:32:30 PM

Could you imagine the noise from the seal sanctuary if Villa go down and Blues got promoted. I'm sure we can loan them a few players in January.

That would be the best season ever!

Fair play to the Blues, there is no reason why they cannot continue their good form, they have a good manager who might be able to keep an average set of player playing well above their level. We have seen that before with clubs in the Championship.

Good luck to them I say
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: SmethDan on October 21, 2015, 05:05:51 PM

Could you imagine the noise from the seal sanctuary if Villa go down and Blues got promoted. I'm sure we can loan them a few players in January.

I'd prefer Blues to stay down if the Vile were relegated.
Then they could bang on about how much they are looking forward to the re enactment of their 'real' derby game.
I would then look forward to Blues doing the double over them in the League before knocking them out of the League Cup.

I suppose they'd then tell Blue's that the only games which matter are those contested in the Premier League with their oldest Midland adversaries 'Olbyon'. Then when we batter the Vile in the FA Cup Final, I would eagerly await their renewed claims that we don't matter to them anyway, and they'd be happier with promotion the following season.

And so on, and on and on........SOTV.

Tossers.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: costa blanca baggie on October 21, 2015, 05:13:59 PM
I'd prefer Blues to stay down if the Vile were relegated.
Then they could bang on about how much they are looking forward to the re enactment of their 'real' derby game.
I would then look forward to Blues doing the double over them in the League before knocking them out of the League Cup.

I suppose they'd then tell Blue's that the only games which matter are those contested in the Premier League with their oldest Midland adversaries 'Olbyon'. Then when we batter the Vile in the FA Cup Final, I would eagerly await their renewed claims that we don't matter to them anyway, and they'd be happier with promotion the following season.

And so on, and on and on........SOTV.

Tossers.
Well done for deliberately forgetting something else that they would remind us of. ;)
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: baggie53 on October 21, 2015, 06:42:23 PM
I'd prefer Blues to stay down if the Vile were relegated.
Then they could bang on about how much they are looking forward to the re enactment of their 'real' derby game.

It's possible they could have local derbies against clubs of similar standing - Walsall and possibly Burton
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: SmethDan on October 21, 2015, 07:15:49 PM
Well done for deliberately forgetting something else that they would remind us of. ;)

Well spotted  ;).
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Droitwich Baggie on October 21, 2015, 09:02:24 PM
Wo1ve5 are losing at home.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on October 21, 2015, 09:32:21 PM
Its now 2-0 Brentford

Happened to be listening on BBC WM and the crowd started booing after the goal  :D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Droitwich Baggie on October 21, 2015, 09:40:34 PM
Finished..They lost...Awww OK I lie... ;D
Afobe in January?
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: The Black Pearl on October 21, 2015, 09:46:48 PM
Wo1ve5 are losing at home.

Lost 2-0 ;D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: kris_boing on October 21, 2015, 10:50:12 PM
I'm hoping we'll be in for Afobe in January which will really f*** them up.  Morgan will pocket that money and Jacket will see none of it.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Droitwich Baggie on October 21, 2015, 11:26:27 PM
OK..I asked about Afobe, earlier..Will TP use him?
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: BigFrank20 on October 22, 2015, 05:06:40 AM
OK..I asked about Afobe, earlier..Will TP use him?
That depends on how good a full back he is!  :-\
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBAinDEVON on October 22, 2015, 08:05:21 AM
Its now 2-0 Brentford

Happened to be listening on BBC WM and the crowd started booing after the goal  :D


Not sure what they expect at the custard bowl
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: SmethDan on October 22, 2015, 09:27:24 AM
Crowds of 18,000, the peasants are revolting.

Well, we knew the last part anyway  ;).
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: TheJacko2000 on October 22, 2015, 11:53:17 AM
Midtable at best. They blew it last year.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: tommcneill on October 22, 2015, 01:22:46 PM
It is funny to watch......they may struggle to ever get back into the Premier League
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Albionic on October 22, 2015, 03:05:04 PM
It is funny to watch......they may struggle to ever get back into the Premier League

The stars are aligning for them to implode big time IMO
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: SmethDan on October 22, 2015, 03:34:24 PM
Whatever happens, I hope the club will NOT be selling or loaning them any of our players from whatever level.

Can't remember his name, but there was this forward that went to them from us the once.

Or maybe it's just my mind playing tricks with me, could even be total bullpap.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBAinDEVON on October 22, 2015, 06:22:22 PM
Whatever happens, I hope the club will NOT be selling or loaning them any of our players from whatever level.

Can't remember his name, but there was this forward that went to them from us the once.

Or maybe it's just my mind playing tricks with me, could even be total bullpap.


3K crowds they were getting then, grass was growing on the terraces i remember.
They sure will find it difficult to get back up after this season because whoever gets relegated will bounce straight back up with their 100 million to spend. Unless they find a mega rich owner they are doomed to championship football forever
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: tuamigos on November 12, 2015, 11:58:10 AM
I see Paul Lambert is poised to take over at Blackburn with Alan Irvine as his assistant  ::)

That's some dream team  8)
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: beechyboy90 on November 12, 2015, 12:04:18 PM
the dourest management team ever i would suggest
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Legend on November 18, 2015, 08:49:26 PM
Looks like Steve Clarke is on his way to Fulham.  :o
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: MarkW on November 19, 2015, 09:02:54 AM
Looks like Steve Clarke is on his way to Fulham.  :o

Did he get the sack from Reading?
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Adder on November 19, 2015, 10:00:59 AM
Did he get the sack from Reading?
No sack.....I assume he sees it as a club with more money and more chance of getting out of the division.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBAinDEVON on November 19, 2015, 01:08:45 PM
both richer than us, that Fulham owner is richer than their previous Al Fayed. Mega
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: The Black Pearl on November 19, 2015, 06:50:03 PM
Looks like he is staying, I think he would be daft to move, doing okay at a stable club, needs management time at a club without unrealistic expectations.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: TheJacko2000 on November 19, 2015, 09:11:05 PM
No surprise to hear the Reading fans were happy for him to go.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Legend on November 19, 2015, 10:38:00 PM
No surprise to hear the Reading fans were happy for him to go.

Weren't they in the top 2 a couple of weeks ago, they are lucky to have a good manager like Clarke.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: The Black Pearl on November 19, 2015, 10:53:58 PM
No surprise to hear the Reading fans were happy for him to go.

I think they are miffed he was looking elsewhere, didn't he apply elsewhere when he was with us?
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: TheJacko2000 on November 21, 2015, 10:27:59 AM
Boro's PL or bust strategy currently paying off, stoppage time penalty to see off QPR last night.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Legend on November 21, 2015, 03:36:50 PM
Blackburn winning 1-0.  :)
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Aixelsyd on November 22, 2015, 06:09:48 AM
both richer than us, that Fulham owner is richer than their previous Al Fayed. Mega

and their relegation and lack of promotion, over the last couple of years, is due directly to him...

They literally nose dived as a club as soon as he bought them
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: kie the baggie on November 22, 2015, 11:41:37 AM
I do miss this league :) but the epl is the place to be £££
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Droitwich Baggie on November 22, 2015, 12:40:15 PM
I do miss this league :) but the epl is the place to be £££
Yup.
The need at the moment is those £££ signs.
Perhaps once we get them and can invest in better players, we may see some of that elusive "football" which is played there.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: TheJacko2000 on December 04, 2015, 10:05:02 AM
Where's Legend when you need him? Steve Clarke sacked by Reading. Doing a great job...  ;)
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Foster#1 on December 04, 2015, 10:47:52 AM
Taxi for Clarke
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: tuamigos on December 04, 2015, 10:54:48 AM
Clarke write up

http://www.expressandstar.com/sport/west-bromwich-albion-fc/2015/12/04/ex-albion-boss-steve-clarke-sacked-by-reading/?
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: tommcneill on December 04, 2015, 10:56:34 AM
Bet he wishes he had taken the Fulham job now!!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: AshD on December 04, 2015, 10:59:23 AM
Off to a good start before a slump in performances and results...sound familiar?
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: BigFrank20 on December 04, 2015, 11:25:00 AM
I do belive he has now been sacked by Reading?

9th place not good enough
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: tylerm on December 04, 2015, 01:39:20 PM
not an ex player but Steve Clarke sacked by Reading

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35005713
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Standaman on December 04, 2015, 04:34:13 PM
For someone who has been in football for as long as he has Clarke is incredibly naive at times. Having sort permission to speak to Fulham he really had to go because just asking was always going to sour relations between him and Reading even if the board was adult about it the fans were going to be on his back with the least provocation.   
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Foster#1 on December 09, 2015, 08:21:08 PM
Brian Mcdermott going back to Reading replacing Clarke.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: The Black Pearl on December 09, 2015, 08:51:45 PM
Brian Mcdermott going back to Reading replacing Clarke.

NEVER go back! 8)
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: j2burnz on December 09, 2015, 10:15:39 PM
NEVER go back! 8)

I'm bloody glad Bob Taylor ' went back '
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Foster#1 on December 12, 2015, 03:52:20 PM
Bolton close to going into admin which will lead to a 12 point deduction which would result in more or less relegation.

Sad to see. Good luck to them.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: BB74 on December 18, 2015, 09:38:15 PM
14k at St Andrews. Less than half full! Not the best day for a game I'll admit but that attendance is terrible.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: SmethDan on December 18, 2015, 10:55:27 PM
Especially when you consider the win takes them to 7th and the edge of the play offs.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: wbasoprano on December 18, 2015, 11:35:44 PM
Bolton close to going into admin which will lead to a 12 point deduction which would result in more or less relegation.

Sad to see. Good luck to them.

Got no love for Bolton so good riddance  :P
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: elmo_in_swansea on December 19, 2015, 07:41:48 AM
14k at St Andrews. Less than half full! Not the best day for a game I'll admit but that attendance is terrible.
All because of TV!!! Never mind the fans!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: BobTaylor on December 19, 2015, 01:51:09 PM
Good win for blues they played pants I thought though Cardiff clearly robbed.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Foster#1 on December 28, 2015, 06:24:30 PM
Who does everyone hope gets promoted this year ?

Looks like top 5 will be Boro, Derby, Hull, Brighton, Burnley. They look very strong.

Last play off place between Ipswich, Sheffield Wed, Brentford, Blues & Cardiff.

I'd like Boro, Brighton & Ipswich.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: BB74 on December 28, 2015, 06:31:45 PM
About time Brighton came up.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on December 28, 2015, 08:33:05 PM
I'd like Derby, Burnley and Sheffield Wed to come up.

Wednesday have been excellent this season - cannot comment on the others as I haven't seen them regularly.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: FallOutBoy on December 28, 2015, 08:44:44 PM
About time Brighton came up.

I don't want Brighton to come up.

What with them being based an hour from London, and having a former Spurs man as manager, the media reaction will be OTT.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: zippyandbungle on December 28, 2015, 09:01:00 PM
Middlesbrough
Sheffield weds
Blues to beat Derby in the playoffs, just when the vile thought it couldn't get any worse :D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: TheJacko2000 on December 28, 2015, 10:18:24 PM
Hull, Burnley and Ipswich. Can't see past Boro though.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: SmethDan on December 29, 2015, 03:31:41 AM
Who does everyone hope gets promoted this year ?

Absolutely no preference so long as they get relegated instead of us.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Legend on February 07, 2016, 11:57:43 AM
A good point for Blackburn yesterday drawing 1-1 away to Boro.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on February 08, 2016, 06:23:23 PM
Paul Clement sacked by Derby
Neil Redfern sacked by Rotherham

busy day
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: TheJacko2000 on February 08, 2016, 06:23:58 PM
Paul Clement sacked by Derby
Neil Redfern sacked by Rotherham

busy day

Haha, sure someone said Clement was a shout to come here next!!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Adder on February 08, 2016, 06:35:03 PM
Pretty ruthless by the Derby board, not allowed to have a slump these days in most places.
I know Derby are desperate to get promoted but it wasn't Clement's fault that they've messed up the last couple of years.

Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: TheJacko2000 on February 08, 2016, 06:35:50 PM
Pretty ruthless by the Derby board, not allowed to have a slump these days in most places.
I know Derby are desperate to get promoted but it wasn't Clement's fault that they've messed up the last couple of years.

It's entirely his fault this season surely.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Adder on February 08, 2016, 06:41:07 PM
It's entirely his fault this season surely.
It still seems a bit harsh but I don't know the full goings on. They did look very static in the game against Burnley recently. There's no time to take stock of a slump and adjust things these days.
It seems the change from the elite of La Liga to the Championship slog was too much for a new manager.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: TheJacko2000 on February 08, 2016, 07:29:28 PM
It still seems a bit harsh but I don't know the full goings on. They did look very static in the game against Burnley recently. There's no time to take stock of a slump and adjust things these days.
It seems the change from the elite of La Liga to the Championship slog was too much for a new manager.

These converted assistants hardly ever seem to work do they?
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: baggie53 on February 08, 2016, 08:16:10 PM
He'll be alright, wherever Anchelotti finishes up (possibly Bayern ??) he will be assistant again
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: FallOutBoy on February 08, 2016, 09:21:20 PM
Pretty ruthless by the Derby board, not allowed to have a slump these days in most places.
I know Derby are desperate to get promoted but it wasn't Clement's fault that they've messed up the last couple of years.

Most sides have a period of disappointing form, to be sacked as soon as you have one is shocking. You have to give a manager a full season at least.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBAinDEVON on February 08, 2016, 09:29:15 PM
A good point for Blackburn yesterday drawing 1-1 away to Boro.


Ha ha, you trying to point something out
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: TheJacko2000 on February 08, 2016, 09:30:25 PM
Wonder if they've got Pearson lined up? Derby I mean. Midlands club, he's got a history of promotions. Good fit there possibly.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Legend on February 16, 2016, 10:43:29 PM
Great win for Blackburn, 3-0 against an in form Fulham side.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Black Country Pride on February 16, 2016, 10:53:10 PM
These converted assistants hardly ever seem to work do they?

Paisley?
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: TheJacko2000 on February 17, 2016, 02:13:39 AM
Paisley?

How far back?  ;D

The Liverpool "boot room" an obvious exception.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: crazedwbafan18 on February 27, 2016, 02:31:41 PM
Ah bore off derby :(
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Scooby Doo on February 28, 2016, 11:43:08 AM
Paisley?

Mourinho?
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBAinDEVON on March 11, 2016, 01:37:27 PM
Odemwonga now plying his trade with Bristol City
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Hull Baggie on March 11, 2016, 02:26:20 PM
It's getting difficult to see who will get automatic promotion. Hull and Boro looked nailed on a couple of weeks back but Burnley have come on strong at the right time.
 If Hull and Boro win their games in hand it should be them but I think Hull will choke and end up with a play off place.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: The Black Pearl on March 11, 2016, 08:50:06 PM
Odemwonga now plying his trade with Bristol City

He only scored six goals after leaving us, we had the best of him, terrible signing for Stoke.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBAinDEVON on March 12, 2016, 12:18:53 PM
Whats with the Middlesborough manager walking out on the team
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: The Black Pearl on March 12, 2016, 01:53:30 PM
Whats with the Middlesborough manager walking out on the team

Training ground row apparently, Boro have spent a lot to get promoted, a bit of a gamble.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBAinDEVON on March 12, 2016, 01:59:55 PM
Training ground row apparently, Boro have spent a lot to get promoted, a bit of a gamble.


Possibility if Tone were to leave us in the summer anybody
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: kc56wba on March 12, 2016, 02:47:43 PM
Making way for Steve McClaren.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBAinDEVON on March 12, 2016, 02:54:01 PM
Making way for Steve McClaren.


surely not, hes finished in england, go back to Holland Steve
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on March 13, 2016, 06:04:04 PM
Dougie Freedman of Forest the latest to be sacked.

Apparently had a bust up with the owner.

They lost 3-0 at home to Sheff Wed yesterday.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: j2burnz on March 13, 2016, 09:41:03 PM

Possibility if Tone were to leave us in the summer anybody

Could work, id have him over a few out there!!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Hull Baggie on March 14, 2016, 08:58:29 AM
Pearson and Clough being linked with the Forest job. That club looks to be in a right mess like a few others, no stability changing managers every year/twice a year, poor form etc etc.

The situation at Boro is strange.Training ground bust ups between manager and players happen a lot but for him them not to be taking charge of the team for the game against Charlton?
 I think there's more to it than just a bust up. Boros form has been very hit and mis since jan with 5 wins 3 draws and 6 losses, but the losses have come against Bristol City, Charlton, Rotherham, Forest, Blackburn and Burnley. Out of those I think they would have reasonably expected not to lose to the first 4.

Like Hull it looks like the pressure is getting to them at just the wrong time.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: SmethDan on March 14, 2016, 11:58:08 AM
I think there's more to it than just a bust up.

I heard a comment with regard to the Jordan Rhodes signing on Talk Sport either Saturday or yesterday.

Apparently he was a Steve Gibson signing and the boss was not too pleased as he just didn't want him.

Wonder if this could be true.

If so there may have been other unwanted signings, with rumblings and disquiet between players and boss only bubbling to the sufrace now.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Jeremy Roland Peace on March 14, 2016, 01:02:07 PM
I heard a comment with regard to the Jordan Rhodes signing on Talk Sport either Saturday or yesterday.

Apparently he was a Steve Gibson signing and the boss was not too pleased as he just didn't want him.

Wonder if this could be true.

If so there may have been other unwanted signings, with rumblings and disquiet between players and boss only bubbling to the sufrace now.

Downing was one
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBAinDEVON on March 14, 2016, 06:04:35 PM
Arry & Hoddle in at Deby according to my sky sources :-X
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: don1thedon on March 14, 2016, 06:07:42 PM
Interesting!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: SmethDan on March 14, 2016, 06:09:58 PM
Redknapp has been appointed DoF until the end of the season apparently.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBAinDEVON on March 15, 2016, 12:17:02 PM
Whats with the Middlesborough manager walking out on the team


gone back to Boro and lennon leaves bolton
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: BB74 on March 15, 2016, 01:11:59 PM

gone back to Boro and lennon leaves bolton

Always a strange appointment for me. Tarnished his already weak CV imo.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBAinDEVON on March 24, 2016, 05:55:31 PM
Laferty joins Blues. In good company around here then
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Aixelsyd on April 05, 2016, 10:51:32 PM
an a possible "new" record..

http://metro.co.uk/2016/04/04/how-leicester-citys-ritchie-de-laet-could-win-two-titles-in-the-same-season-5794005/

Leicester City defender Ritchie De Laet may be about to pull off a special double.

The defender could be on his way to winning both English football’s top and second tiers in the same campaign.

De Laet made 12 appearances for the Foxes in the Premier League before moving on loan to Middlesbrough, and this could be the first time that a player has won both a Premier League and another English league title in the same year.

With Leicester currently seven points clear in the top flight, and Boro three points – with a game in hand – behind leaders Burnley in the Championship, the Belgian could be about to make history.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Hull Baggie on April 06, 2016, 08:37:13 AM
Looks like Hull City have blown it. Extremely unlikely to get automatic promotion and I can't see them winning the play offs.Wrong time of the season to have your dip in form; 1 win in 6. I can see Bruce going to Newcastle next season when/if they are relegated.

 I think it will be:
Burnley as Champions,
Boro in 2nd 
Sheff Wednesday through the play offs.(they seem to have the momentum)
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: BB74 on April 06, 2016, 08:39:37 AM
It would be nice to see Sheffield Wednesday back in the Premier League.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Standaman on April 06, 2016, 09:26:26 AM
I think Brighton might be coming  with a well timed run and their fixture at M'boro on the last day of the season could be massive.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: TAFKATMNo1Fan on April 06, 2016, 10:05:34 AM
Do Sky show highlights of mid weeks games when there is a full schedule in the championship like last night?

The highlights of each game are on their website but you have to watch each individual game separately and watch a 30 second advert before each one!

Is there somewhere I can see a 5 minute round up or something of all the goals from the night?

Many Thanks
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Hull Baggie on April 06, 2016, 10:32:25 AM
It would be nice to see Sheffield Wednesday back in the Premier League.

it's a nice easy train ride for me too!....makes a bloody change!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: TheJacko2000 on April 06, 2016, 04:32:24 PM
I think the current top 3 will get promoted. Boro as Champions.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on April 06, 2016, 09:18:24 PM
It would be nice to see Sheffield Wednesday back in the Premier League.

Would be nice to see us sign a few of their players too - Lees, Bannan, Lee and Forestieri are superb footballers all of whom would improve our squad.

That aside, I'll be routing for Wednesday to come up alongside Burnley and Middlesbrough.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Hull Baggie on April 07, 2016, 01:59:00 PM
Would be nice to see us sign a few of their players too - Lees, Bannan, Lee and Forestieri are superb footballers all of whom would improve our squad.

That aside, I'll be routing for Wednesday to come up alongside Burnley and Middlesbrough.

Is that Barry Bannan who couldn't cut it in the Prem with Palace and Villa? Unless he's become a better footballer in the last couple of years I can't honestly see him improving our squad.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBAinDEVON on April 08, 2016, 08:12:36 AM
Its going to be a big league next season massive clubs european cup winners the lot
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: tuamigos on April 08, 2016, 08:27:32 AM
Its going to be a big league next season massive clubs european cup winners the lot

Why? Who else in there has won the European Cup?  ;D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Albionic on April 08, 2016, 09:42:33 AM
Is that Barry Bannan who couldn't cut it in the Prem with Palace and Villa? Unless he's become a better footballer in the last couple of years I can't honestly see him improving our squad.

I'll see your Bannan and raise you an Albrighton !
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on April 09, 2016, 11:49:33 AM
Is that Barry Bannan who couldn't cut it in the Prem with Palace and Villa? Unless he's become a better footballer in the last couple of years I can't honestly see him improving our squad.

Very tidy footballer and much better in possession than anything we've got.  He's been an absolute steal for Wednesday this year - doesn't get enough goals and probably doesn't carry a big enough presence for a Pulis side unfortunately.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: TheJacko2000 on April 09, 2016, 08:57:03 PM
Very tidy footballer and much better in possession than anything we've got.  He's been an absolute steal for Wednesday this year - doesn't get enough goals and probably doesn't carry a big enough presence for a Pulis side unfortunately.

He's poor at PL level, certainly not better on the ball than Morrison, Brunt or Sessegnon.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: TheJacko2000 on April 26, 2016, 11:37:48 PM
Think Hull will piss the Play-offs. What a title race though. Unbelievable this year and all the better for mid table Dingles.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Hull Baggie on April 27, 2016, 09:23:16 AM
Think Hull will piss the Play-offs. What a title race though. Unbelievable this year and all the better for mid table Dingles.

Hull have picked up a bit of form in the last couple of weeks but I'd go for whoever finishes 3rd as all the teams on 87 points at the moment are getting results when it matters....either that or Sheff Wednesday. also Hull will most likely play Derby who have beaten them twice already this season.

Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on April 27, 2016, 06:47:59 PM
I fancy Brighton to beat Hull in the final.

Brighton will narrowly beat Wednesday and likewise with Hull against Derby.

Personally, would rather Wednesday or Derby come up as the away-day is far better in my opinion.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on April 27, 2016, 09:05:15 PM
I fancy Brighton to beat Hull in the final.

Brighton will narrowly beat Wednesday and likewise with Hull against Derby.

Personally, would rather Wednesday or Derby come up as the away-day is far better in my opinion.

Shock, horror  :D

Cause you a few issues then, which end do you go in ? who do you shout for ? what shirt do you wear ? at least an half an half scarf would be welcomed by someone  :o
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on April 28, 2016, 07:21:34 AM
Shock, horror  :D

Cause you a few issues then, which end do you go in ? who do you shout for ? what shirt do you wear ? at least an half an half scarf would be welcomed by someone  :o

Which end? The one furtherest away from you.  :-*
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Legend on April 30, 2016, 10:20:53 AM
So Lambert leaving Blackburn at the end of the season. They should give the job to Irvine.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on May 02, 2016, 07:04:51 PM
Burnley promoted. Again.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBAinDEVON on May 02, 2016, 07:10:22 PM
Burnley promoted. Again.


Their chairman very happy indeed. They remind me of us with their style. Automatically one of the favourites to go down next season
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Oldbaggie on May 02, 2016, 07:27:59 PM
Automatically one of the favourites to go down next season
Who, us or them?
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Hull Baggie on May 03, 2016, 08:54:47 AM
Boro V Brighton should be a nervy affair. Boro only need a point Brighton have to win.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: B_H_Baggie on May 03, 2016, 09:23:39 AM
Boro V Brighton should be a nervy affair. Boro only need a point Brighton have to win.

I think Boro would be best seeing it as a must win themselves, if they sit back to try and protect the point they need it could end up going badly wrong. What a last match to have though.

From a personal standpoint I would love to see Brighton go up and Boro fail in the playoffs after trying their hardest to buy the league.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Droitwich Baggie on May 03, 2016, 03:19:15 PM
What happened to the Prem (Leicester champions) this season was an unusual happening.
This could happen to the Championship next season.
Villa might be promoted as champions.

Arggh.  :o ???
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBAinDEVON on May 03, 2016, 03:21:37 PM
Automatically one of the favourites to go down next season
Who, us or them?


them, we should be allright at 17th
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBAinDEVON on May 03, 2016, 03:23:01 PM
Watched most of the fizzy pop league this season teams coming up, nothing to worry us folks ;)
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: tuamigos on May 03, 2016, 03:31:03 PM
Watched most of the fizzy pop league this season teams coming up, nothing to worry us folks ;)

Like Bournemouth, Watford and Norwich you mean?
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Morany on May 03, 2016, 03:34:44 PM
Hoping Brighton and Sheff weds make it, haven't done either.

Failing that Derby in the playoffs as it's a great day on the ales
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBAinDEVON on May 03, 2016, 04:15:15 PM
Like Bournemouth, Watford and Norwich you mean?


its not as strong a league as the season before, my humble anyway
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBAinDEVON on May 03, 2016, 04:15:43 PM
Like Bournemouth, Watford and Norwich you mean?


just realised they all beat us at home :-X
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: MarkW on May 07, 2016, 01:08:14 PM
Middlesbrough leading Brighton. Burnley leading Charlton. As of this moment, Burnley going up as Champions and Middlesbrough in second
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: elmo_in_swansea on May 08, 2016, 02:42:53 PM
Albion v Villa next season!!! Burton that is ;D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Adder on May 11, 2016, 06:10:46 PM
Haven't seen it mentioned elsewhere but just spotted that George Thorne suffered a double leg break against Ipswich.
How unlucky is that lad ?
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Droitwich Baggie on May 11, 2016, 08:54:31 PM
Haven't seen it mentioned elsewhere but just spotted that George Thorne suffered a double leg break against Ipswich.
How unlucky is that lad ?
It's in the Ex-Players thread.
Starting on page 25
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Adder on May 11, 2016, 09:02:56 PM
ah cheers
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: caravanc58 on May 16, 2016, 09:36:05 PM
if brighton fail to get up I would definitely enquire about knockaert, that's about 5 times I've watched him this season and he always causes problems for the opposition full backs. he's better than what we've got and wouldn't cost a fortune.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: B_H_Baggie on May 16, 2016, 09:38:20 PM
if brighton fail to get up I would definitely enquire about knockaert, that's about 5 times I've watched him this season and he always causes problems for the opposition full backs. he's better than what we've got and wouldn't cost a fortune.

Not seen much of him, I remember him being pretty hit and miss for Leicester. Lets face it most Championship wingers are probably better than what we have.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: caravanc58 on May 16, 2016, 09:43:19 PM
Not seen much of him, I remember him being pretty hit and miss for Leicester. Lets face it most Championship wingers are probably better than what we have.
he's ripping sheff wed a new one tonight in the play offs. watched him against Cardiff and he was superb maybe just a bit too attack minded for pulis.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on May 16, 2016, 10:22:32 PM
Sheff Wed the first side off to Wembley. Hull likely to join them.

Just had a call from our lass screaming down my ear  :D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: TheBrom on May 16, 2016, 10:39:33 PM
Brighton bottled another season! Congrats to Sheffield Wed though
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBAinDEVON on May 17, 2016, 09:49:39 AM
I was hoping for a trip to the seaside but at least we are the only Albion still in the greedy premier
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Mister AT on May 17, 2016, 10:03:04 AM
Knockhaert does look a decent player, caused all sorts of problems first 25 minutes and probably could of had 2-3 goals.

He seems the type of player that would push through a move to the Prem should it come up.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Hull Baggie on May 17, 2016, 10:33:49 AM
I was hoping for a trip to the seaside but at least we are the only Albion still in the greedy premier

It's looking good for me though! Either a short trip across the city or a train ride to Sheffield!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: macc_baggie on May 17, 2016, 10:51:09 AM
It's looking good for me though! Either a short trip across the city or a train ride to Sheffield!

I really hope Hull go up - gives me the chance to go back to visit people and catch Albion in the process!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: FallOutBoy on May 17, 2016, 12:54:00 PM
I said to my mates before the final day, that whoever finishes third in the championship (Brighton / Burnley / Middlesbrough) wouldn't make it through the play-offs. I felt they would be too deflated to raise their game again.

Would prefer to see Wednesday beat Hull / Derby now.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Morany on May 17, 2016, 12:58:40 PM
I said to my mates before the final day, that whoever finishes third in the championship (Brighton / Burnley / Middlesbrough) wouldn't make it through the play-offs. I felt they would be too deflated to raise their game again.

Would prefer to see Wednesday beat Hull / Derby now.

Hoping Wednesday win it. Done both Hull and Debry, and although both great ale trips, would love a new away.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Hull Baggie on May 17, 2016, 01:14:59 PM
I really hope Hull go up - gives me the chance to go back to visit people and catch Albion in the process!

I'd prefer Sheff Wed to come up to be honest, some of the City fans I know get unbearable when they have their 2 seasons at the top table.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: elmo_in_swansea on May 17, 2016, 01:51:06 PM
I said to my mates before the final day, that whoever finishes third in the championship (Brighton / Burnley / Middlesbrough) wouldn't make it through the play-offs. I felt they would be too deflated to raise their game again.

Would prefer to see Wednesday beat Hull / Derby now.
Felt a tad sorry for Brighton over the 2 legs - they certainly drew the short straw in the first game losing 4 players injured & playing with 10 for a good portion of the second half - if they'd have got a 2nd yesterday when they were going at it hammer & tongs I think they'd have won! However, well played to Wednesday who rode the storm before Brighton burnt themselves out!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: elmo_in_swansea on May 17, 2016, 08:45:38 PM
Derby having a go at overturning a 0-3 deficit! 2 up at half time!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: B_H_Baggie on May 28, 2016, 08:55:48 AM
Nigel Pearson going to Derby should give them their best opportunity to finally stop bottling it every season and put in a genuine title challenge next season.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: B_H_Baggie on May 28, 2016, 09:03:56 AM
Just read that Hull failed to sell all of their tickets for the playoff final so Sheffield Wednesday were given some more, I know Hull have been to Wembley a few times in recent years but surely you should be selling out a game of this magnitude relatively easily.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Black Country Pride on May 28, 2016, 09:55:01 AM
Just read that Hull failed to sell all of their tickets for the playoff final so Sheffield Wednesday were given some more, I know Hull have been to Wembley a few times in recent years but surely you should be selling out a game of this magnitude relatively easily.

Hull are a small club. Big place but not much footballing tradition.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on May 29, 2016, 01:40:29 AM
Their following was hard to describe. Pathetic beyond belief

Beginning to think i'm cursed. Three 1-0 defeats in a row. Gutting.

Had an awesome day though. Wednesday fans were everywhere. Sampled a few decent pubs and had a crackin day with a great set of supporters.

They're on there way back, just not today..
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Hull Baggie on May 29, 2016, 07:50:48 AM
Hull are a small club. Big place but not much footballing tradition.

True, rugby league has always been bigger up here.

There was a fair bit of anger at the way they failed to get automatic promotion having been in a strong position for 3/4 of the season. I think a lot of their fans thought they'd get beat so didn't bother going.
They'll have their extra 5000 Premier league fans next season though...they always do.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Black Country Pride on May 29, 2016, 09:02:13 AM
Sad for Wednesday. Great club with fantastic supporters.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on May 29, 2016, 11:57:56 AM
True, rugby league has always been bigger up here.

There was a fair bit of anger at the way they failed to get automatic promotion having been in a strong position for 3/4 of the season. I think a lot of their fans thought they'd get beat so didn't bother going.
They'll have their extra 5000 Premier league fans next season though...they always do.

Saying that - they were a very professional outfit yesterday. Did a job on Wednesday by making sure Bannan and Foriestieri could have no influence on the game. Hull deserved to win, they were the better side, just a shame Wednesday left one of their poorer performances of the season for yesterday.

Disappointed on another note because I think Hull is a boring away day to be honest. Even moreso when you compare them to the other three sides that was in the play-offs.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: FallOutBoy on May 31, 2016, 01:24:13 PM
Just read that Hull failed to sell all of their tickets for the playoff final so Sheffield Wednesday were given some more, I know Hull have been to Wembley a few times in recent years but surely you should be selling out a game of this magnitude relatively easily.

There is actually an organised protest movement against the Alam family who own the club, which involves turning their backs on the club and not lining their pockets. Once they are gone, the fans will return.

It probably hurts to take a stand against your own club, especially when you miss out on big days like that, but sometimes it's what you have to do, rather than prop up a regime or management you don't agree with.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBArgo on May 31, 2016, 01:33:06 PM
There is actually an organised protest movement against the Alam family who own the club, which involves turning their backs on the club and not lining their pockets. Once they are gone, the fans will return.

It probably hurts to take a stand against your own club, especially when you miss out on big days like that, but sometimes it's what you have to do, rather than prop up a regime or management you don't agree with.
From what I gather though, Allam has done quite a lot for Hull who were in big debt before he took over in 2010 and has since steadied them financially?
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBAinDEVON on June 01, 2016, 08:23:47 AM
The goings on at Leeds, shocking really. Steve Evans sacked now and he didnt do to bad.47% win rate with Leeds
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Hull Baggie on June 01, 2016, 08:58:21 AM
From what I gather though, Allam has done quite a lot for Hull who were in big debt before he took over in 2010 and has since steadied them financially?

Allam bought Hull City for £1 as they had something like £40M debts. He has put in about £100M of his own money. Hull City now have debts of around £70M apparently. There is supposed to be a takeover in the offing.

Allam was seen as a bit of a saviour at first but the name change fiasco and telling fans to go and die really upset a lot of diehard fans. He also refused to allow a parade of honour around the city the last time they went up as he had had a falling out with the local councils refusal to sell him the ground and surrounding land. He threatened to build a stadium at Brough (where the M62 starts/ends) but this has never happened. He is a dictator for want of a better word.

There is an ongoing issue with season tickets being now called season membership. Apparently you can't pay out right for one and have to pay in installments. You can also change seats for every game if you want to. It seems that some fans are paying less than last year while others are paying more.

I think when he finally does leave his time in charge of the club will be seen as largely negative by most fans.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Aixelsyd on June 02, 2016, 11:04:18 PM
The goings on at Leeds, shocking really. Steve Evans sacked now and he didnt do to bad.47% win rate with Leeds

Garry Monk replacing him...

Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Scruffy Stan on June 03, 2016, 05:06:21 PM
Garry Monk replacing him...

Until next Tuesday, presumably.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBAinDEVON on June 03, 2016, 06:13:51 PM
Ryan Giggs to Barrdiff?
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBAinDEVON on August 06, 2016, 03:01:12 PM
Come on Rotherham
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: hardtobeat on August 06, 2016, 03:14:41 PM
 dont loff too loud !!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Droitwich Baggie on August 06, 2016, 03:15:16 PM
Dingles 1-0 down at the moment.   :D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: east-stand-nick on August 06, 2016, 03:18:02 PM
Had the Dingles to win on my acca, working so far :D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBAinDEVON on August 06, 2016, 03:20:51 PM
mods & rockers can you change this thread title please :)
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on August 06, 2016, 03:25:29 PM
mods & rockers can you change this thread title please :)

Changed to Championship, anyone calling anything EFL will be banned  :D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on August 06, 2016, 03:26:48 PM
Forest 1-0 up against Burton - Assombalonga, wouldn't mind us keeping an eye on him if he recovers from his injury okay, always been impressed
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Droitwich Baggie on August 06, 2016, 03:27:23 PM
Wolves losing 2-0  ;D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: east-stand-nick on August 06, 2016, 03:29:11 PM
Massiv club ay thay?
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBAinDEVON on August 06, 2016, 03:30:02 PM
mixers moaning there playing to deep :D aint that the italian way
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: east-stand-nick on August 06, 2016, 03:30:38 PM
Mol Mix in meltdown and it's not even half an hour into the season. Remind me when to stop laughing at them  ;D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on August 06, 2016, 03:32:03 PM
Norwich 3-0 up at Blackburn

Burton now 2-1 up at Forest  - Lloyd Dyer got the 2nd
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBAinDEVON on August 06, 2016, 03:32:48 PM
crying out for steve bruce now :) what a bunch of numpties
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Black Country Pride on August 06, 2016, 03:59:14 PM
Champions' League in 3 seasons  ;)
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: TheJacko2000 on August 06, 2016, 09:16:15 PM
Is there a highlights show anymore?
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: leeiswba on August 06, 2016, 09:37:00 PM
Is there a highlights show anymore?

Its on channel 5 now mate
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: TheJacko2000 on August 06, 2016, 09:43:59 PM
Its on channel 5 now mate

Cheers mate I'll put it on plus 1.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: TheJacko2000 on August 06, 2016, 10:17:38 PM
Only watched the 1st game... a 4-3 'thriller' but god it's poor football, error strewn rubbish.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: TheJacko2000 on August 07, 2016, 12:20:01 PM
Watching the latest offering from the Chump. Taylor playing behind Roofe for Leeds who are one down early to an awfully scrappy QPR goal.

Can't wait to see how Villa take to this shitfest.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: east-stand-nick on August 07, 2016, 05:16:35 PM
The quality of the Championship really is dire.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: TheJacko2000 on August 07, 2016, 05:25:38 PM
Wednesday dominant in 1st half. Lack of quality abundant in this division. Nil nil half time.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: east-stand-nick on August 07, 2016, 05:30:38 PM
Dean Saunders and Ian Holloway...Sky Sports really splashing out on the top pundits this year  ;D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: TheJacko2000 on August 07, 2016, 05:32:34 PM
Dean Saunders and Ian Holloway...Sky Sports really splashing out on the top pundits this year  ;D

Masterstroke getting Holloway after recent events.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Ska-dForLife-WBA on August 07, 2016, 06:21:46 PM
Ha ha ha, Villa picking right up where they left off ;D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: TheJacko2000 on August 07, 2016, 06:21:56 PM
Get in!  The club that keeps on giving.

As Dan would say. SOTV.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: east-stand-nick on August 07, 2016, 06:26:49 PM
Wonderful stuff.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: don1thedon on August 07, 2016, 06:29:51 PM
Love it!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Pie on August 07, 2016, 06:30:22 PM
picking up where they left off  :D

SOTV
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBArgo on August 07, 2016, 06:30:52 PM
Dr Strange didn't look too impressed  ;D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: boing_boing68 on August 07, 2016, 06:31:52 PM
same old vile always losing  ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on August 08, 2016, 12:18:23 AM
Had a superb weekend up north. Glad Forestieri left it late.

Received some right pelters this afternoon, but all worth it after that winner.

SOTV.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: tommcneill on August 08, 2016, 09:06:51 AM
Made my weekend that loss did

they did look better than expected if I'm honest though but it seems it doesnt matter how well they play, Aston Villa Nil is a name that is here to stay by the looks of it  ;D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: leeiswba on August 08, 2016, 09:50:59 AM
They did alright second half, if Wednesday are going to be up there at the end of the season like a lot of people are saying after watching that yesterday I see no reason why Villa won't be either
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: east-stand-nick on August 13, 2016, 03:14:23 PM
Calamity Carson has scored an own goal for Barnsley...
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Foster#1 on August 13, 2016, 09:35:56 PM
Great to see megson on the championship program channel 5
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Morany on August 15, 2016, 10:25:46 AM
Izzy Brown, remember him  ::), apparently off to Rotherham for the season

Nice to see it's working out so well for him  ;D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: tommcneill on August 15, 2016, 10:55:11 AM
Izzy Brown, remember him  ::), apparently off to Rotherham for the season

Nice to see it's working out so well for him  ;D

Moved for the money and the ability to say he plays for Chelsea....

worst move he could have made in my honest, he would be a regular first team player for us by now I reckon
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBAinDEVON on August 15, 2016, 10:57:16 AM
Moved for the money and the ability to say he plays for Chelsea....

worst move he could have made in my honest, he would be a regular first team player for us by now I reckon


no doubt been brainwashed
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: johnny Cash on August 15, 2016, 11:00:21 AM
Still a bit early to write him off. He is still 6 months younger than Beranhino was when he made his Debut for us.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: tommcneill on August 15, 2016, 11:11:37 AM
Still a bit early to write him off. He is still 6 months younger than Beranhino was when he made his Debut for us.

Not writing him off but he has lost so much development joining Chelsea and playing in their u-21's and out on loan abroad
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: SmethDan on August 15, 2016, 11:13:45 AM
We had someone from Vitesse post on here not long back.
Said Izzy did not overly impress during his time with them.

Interesting mini article from Tribal Football linked below which states he had injury problems. Also contains match highlights of Izzy's contribution in a 2-1 victory. Rotherham could be a toughen up and make it or break deal for him. Personally still think he'll go on to have a successful career.

http://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/loan-star-of-the-week-chelsea-youngster-izzy-brown-helps-himself-to-debut-goal-in-vitesse-win-4120483 (http://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/loan-star-of-the-week-chelsea-youngster-izzy-brown-helps-himself-to-debut-goal-in-vitesse-win-4120483)
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBAinDEVON on August 16, 2016, 08:01:35 PM
any scores yet
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: TheJacko2000 on August 16, 2016, 08:08:42 PM
any scores yet

Burton 1-1 Sheff Wed

rest nil nil.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: TheJacko2000 on August 16, 2016, 08:11:24 PM
Dingles missed penalty.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: TheJacko2000 on August 16, 2016, 08:15:56 PM
Vile one up against unbeaten Huddersfield, McCormack.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: caravanc58 on August 16, 2016, 08:21:29 PM
if he stays free from injury Murray will hit 25 goals this season for Brighton.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: TheJacko2000 on August 16, 2016, 08:34:42 PM
if he stays free from injury Murray will hit 25 goals this season for Brighton.

Agreed a very good player in that division. Bednar-esque except he can head a ball.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: caravanc58 on August 16, 2016, 08:47:03 PM
Agreed a very good player in that division. Bednar-esque except he can head a ball.
nearly as good as saido. :'(
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: TheJacko2000 on August 16, 2016, 09:12:24 PM
A Fulham goal at Elland Road will preserve the only 100 percent record as it stands. Blues ahead at Wigan, and a ground breaking win for Burton in the offing 2-1 up against Wednesday. Norwich and Brighton will join Birmingham and Fulham on 7 points if nothing changes with Vile up into the play off places.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Adder on August 16, 2016, 09:32:11 PM
Knowing how it works at Leeds, Gary Monk could be close to the sack already if they make it 3 out of 3 defeats tonight.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Aixelsyd on August 16, 2016, 09:35:39 PM
Huddersfield equalize :)

86th min
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: caravanc58 on August 16, 2016, 09:36:15 PM
absolutely comical equaliser for Huddersfield. :) :) :)
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: TheJacko2000 on August 16, 2016, 09:36:20 PM
GET IN equaliser for Huddersfield at the Seal Sanctuary.  ;D

Come on Ipswich!!!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: TheJacko2000 on August 16, 2016, 09:40:22 PM
Leeds have equalised (Wood), Pies have levelled vs Blues. Dingles draw.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: stokelad84 on August 16, 2016, 09:47:45 PM
Brighton have not conceded a goal yet.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: east-stand-nick on August 16, 2016, 09:51:54 PM
The Huddersfield equaliser...

https://vine.co/v/5hE2XtvxXnO

They really are the gift that keeps on giving.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Droitwich Baggie on August 16, 2016, 09:56:42 PM
They all count.  ;D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: zippyandbungle on August 16, 2016, 10:00:30 PM
The Huddersfield equaliser...

https://vine.co/v/5hE2XtvxXnO

They really are the gift that keeps on giving.
Took it well, got to buy a ticket to win the lottery, got to expect the error  :D ;D :D ;D
Where the Dr.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: don1thedon on August 27, 2016, 05:01:53 PM
Hudds now taken out the Dogheads as well, add that Brizzle took the Vile down - oh joy! Happy days!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: ian66 on September 11, 2016, 02:41:12 PM
Vile 0-1 Forest
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on September 11, 2016, 02:52:33 PM
villa 1-1 McCormack equaliser
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on September 11, 2016, 02:54:29 PM
Villa 2-1 Gestede  ::)
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: boing_boing68 on September 11, 2016, 02:55:32 PM
this football is so bad, we should have no trouble next season  ;)
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: ian66 on September 11, 2016, 02:57:13 PM
Villa 2-1 Gestede  ::)
Nightmare...I'm at work sat next to a Vile fan!!  >:(
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on September 11, 2016, 02:57:30 PM
this football is so bad, we should have no trouble next season  ;)

We'll be okay, neither one will be coming up to join us  ;)
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on September 11, 2016, 03:08:34 PM
2-2 Lansbury  :D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: boing_boing68 on September 11, 2016, 03:10:34 PM
one of the forest players get sent off for celebrating infront of the forest fans, what a stupid rule
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: boing_boing68 on September 13, 2016, 09:35:52 PM
Wolves 0 barnsley 4
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Ska-dForLife-WBA on September 13, 2016, 09:42:26 PM
Should have been five to Barnsley at the death, they hit the post instead.

The wheels have come flying right off the Zenga bus.  If the owners want it back, I'm sure they'll find it propped up on bricks somewhere over Whitmore Reans.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Hull Baggie on September 14, 2016, 09:11:34 AM
Newcastle looking good for a return to the PL..early days I know but they are head and shoulders above the rest.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Mister AT on September 14, 2016, 09:54:53 AM
Newcastle looking good for a return to the PL..early days I know but they are head and shoulders above the rest.

Looking solid, with the squad they have managed to keep and add to, they should really be looking to win the league, have some players there who should be playing in the prem.

You could probably argue that there starting 11 is just as good as ours.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: BB74 on September 14, 2016, 10:07:16 AM
Newcastle looking good for a return to the PL..early days I know but they are head and shoulders above the rest.

Replicating what they done a few years back. Kept the squad together and an excellent Manager.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Morany on September 14, 2016, 10:19:25 AM
Replicating what they done a few years back. Kept the squad together and an excellent Manager.

They'll walk the league, wouldn't be surprised if they went past the 100 point mark again
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: mutchisman on September 14, 2016, 11:58:26 AM
They'll walk the league, wouldn't be surprised if they went past the 100 point mark again
Trouble is they've got two of the biggest clubs in Europe to play next: Wo1ve5 at home then The Vile away ::) ::) ::)

6 points for Newcastle please please please and may their goal difference continue to flourish unabated at our dear rivals' expense.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Nathan on September 14, 2016, 10:19:30 PM
Just having a look at the league table to make me smile after another midweek of glorious failure for the dingles and the seals. Just noticed Derby's record thus far. ONE goal in SEVEN matches! Is Pulis passing on words of tactical genius to Nigel Pearson by any chance?
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: TheBrom on September 24, 2016, 04:40:47 PM
Lambert's got two for Cardiff today. Saw Izzy Brown got a goal for whoever he's on loan with too
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: TheJacko2000 on September 24, 2016, 06:04:31 PM
One nil Toon  ;D- OG.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: KingKoren on September 24, 2016, 06:05:57 PM
One nil Toon  ;D- OG.

Few minutes after Shelvey should have been sent off.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: TheJacko2000 on September 24, 2016, 07:33:28 PM
Got an undeserved equaliser but still a woeful points to games ratio.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: baggie53 on September 27, 2016, 08:11:20 PM
Well looks like Nigel Pearson has been up to his tricks again. The Derby statement says suspended due to his "behaviour" and he is not expected to continue as manager
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Adder on September 27, 2016, 09:06:17 PM
Well looks like Nigel Pearson has been up to his tricks again. The Derby statement says suspended due to his "behaviour" and he is not expected to continue as manager
Hmm, think he will have shot his bolt with this one. Anything else on top of the James McArthur episode and he's certainly damaged goods. There'll be a few vacancies going by the time the Telegraph has finished....then it's sacking season November, December.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: TheJacko2000 on September 27, 2016, 09:37:26 PM
 ;D

Will Grigg scores against the Dingles 88th minute 2-1 Wigan

And a stoppage time equaliser for Barnsley against the Vile.

What a time to be alive  ;)
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: ian66 on October 19, 2016, 09:00:40 PM
Come on Wednesday, shove it up Colin!!

Cardiff 1-0 Sheff Wed
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: ian66 on October 19, 2016, 09:04:35 PM
Cardiff 1-1 Sheff Wed
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on October 19, 2016, 10:58:28 PM
He's had the nack over Wednesday recently - him being a Blade an all that..

Huddersfield lost again tonight. Looks like a race between Norwich, Newcastle and Brighton for the top spots.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Black Country Pride on October 22, 2016, 08:34:36 PM
Kemar Roofe got the winner against the dogheads today  ;)
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on October 30, 2016, 12:23:16 PM
So close to being 1-0 Blues then

ball not all over line  :-[
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on October 30, 2016, 12:32:41 PM
1-0 villa  :-[

Gary Gardner, ain't he a blues fan ?
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: VVVAlbion on October 30, 2016, 12:46:35 PM
1-0 villa  :-[

Gary Gardner, ain't he a blues fan ?

Not getting an invite at Christmas. ;)
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: TheBrom on October 30, 2016, 12:48:02 PM
Didn't realise big Kuszak was at Blues
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: alex1 on October 30, 2016, 01:06:39 PM
Come on Blues! Backing them for promotion as I'm missing our annual trip to St Andrews, and usually 3 points!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: OldburyWBA on October 30, 2016, 01:37:54 PM
1-1 I missed it, went to the toilet  :D

David Davis, that will go down well with one of my mates who supports Villa. Davis goes out with his niece  :D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: SmethDan on October 30, 2016, 02:46:44 PM
1-1 I missed it, went to the toilet  :D

David Davis, that will go down well with one of my mates who supports Villa. Davis goes out with his niece  :D

From Smethwick originally isn't he?

Any idea who he supports?
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: SmethDan on October 30, 2016, 02:48:31 PM
1-0 villa  :-[

Gary Gardner, ain't he a blues fan ?

No that's Craig, Gary is a Viler.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: HamsteadHarry on October 30, 2016, 07:00:55 PM
For all the hype-a non descript Championship draw.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: wbako on October 30, 2016, 09:15:23 PM
I am no fan of Blues, but I've got to give them credit for their goal celebrations. They went absolutely mental, in all areas of the ground. Plus they had 3 out of 4 stands stood up - fair play!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Mister AT on October 31, 2016, 08:34:56 AM
Overall it was a poor game, and ultimately a poor standard of football.

Thats about the 3rd/4th championship game I have seen this season were the standard of football is really bad (granted we dont play the most attractive stuff).

Can really see why its such a grind to get out that league now.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Hull Baggie on October 31, 2016, 09:30:35 AM
Listened to it up the allotment; sounded like Blues had the better of it 2nd half and probably should have won, missed a few after they equalised. Robbie Savage was quite funny as co-commentator too.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on October 31, 2016, 09:00:51 PM
Terrible game - plenty of industry but very little quality. Blues looked a poorer version of us
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: B_H_Baggie on November 05, 2016, 01:15:12 PM
Watching them against Derby on Sky and I don't think its a exaggeration to say Derby really should be 5 or 6 up instead of just the 2 like they are, been great to watch them struggle badly. Took one of their Portuguese players off after about half an hour  :D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: SmethDan on November 05, 2016, 01:31:47 PM
Watching them against Derby on Sky and I don't think its a exaggeration to say Derby really should be 5 or 6 up instead of just the 2 like they are, been great to watch them struggle badly. Took one of their Portuguese players off after about half an hour  :D

Just said similar on Talk Sport.

Difference being they stated it could/should have been 5 in the first half an hour.

Guffaws........ then continues with day as if nothing's happened.

SOTV  8) .
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: B_H_Baggie on November 05, 2016, 01:58:11 PM
Dingles got a goal back and look to be on top so far second half, Derby only have themselves to blame as they should have been well out of sight before half-time.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: The Black Pearl on November 05, 2016, 02:30:51 PM
Dingles did not get the rub of the green on the penalty decisions, Carson V Foster, no contest.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: ian66 on November 18, 2016, 07:45:52 PM
B & H Albion v Vile

Agbonlahor's first start of the season.

Also Pocognoli on the bench.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: ian66 on November 18, 2016, 08:12:19 PM
B & H Albion v Vile

Agbonlahor's first start of the season.

Also Pocognoli on the bench.
Oh no!!

0-1
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: ian66 on November 18, 2016, 08:39:54 PM
Oh no!!

0-1

1-1 HT.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: TheBrom on December 22, 2016, 09:49:10 PM
I see Shelvey has been charged with racism. Isn't that also a criminal offence? I never understand charges like this with football, if I said something racist in my job I'd get the sack!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on December 23, 2016, 07:37:27 AM
I see Shelvey has been charged with racism. Isn't that also a criminal offence? I never understand charges like this with football, if I said something racist in my job I'd get the sack!

You'd also be banned from attending football matches.

Such is the inconsistency - if you are reasonably well paid for kicking a bag of air then your punishment will be minimal.

Not very fair.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBAinDEVON on December 29, 2016, 07:57:11 PM
Come on Leeds stuff em
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: caravanc58 on December 29, 2016, 09:00:25 PM
get in. :D :D :D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBAinDEVON on December 29, 2016, 09:02:52 PM
Leeds playing some great stuff, how I like to see football
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: caravanc58 on December 29, 2016, 09:25:29 PM
some brilliant passing and forward play from leeds who look to attack constantly even though they are leading 1.0. fantastic attitude.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBAinDEVON on December 29, 2016, 09:26:44 PM
some brilliant passing and forward play from leeds who look to attack constantly even though they are leading 1.0. fantastic attitude.


Couldn't agree more, their football is a breath of fresh air to watch, well done Gary monk, Swansea if only eh
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBAinDEVON on December 29, 2016, 09:32:32 PM
And they always jam it in the end
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: caravanc58 on December 29, 2016, 09:34:26 PM
never known a luckier team than villa.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBAinDEVON on December 29, 2016, 09:37:33 PM
Villa under Bruce you could say have been lucky, their performances don't justify there pretty decent run, what a game and save from green there
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: caravanc58 on December 29, 2016, 09:40:44 PM
its pepe mel football. ;)
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBAinDEVON on December 29, 2016, 09:44:19 PM
its pepe mel football. ;)


One can only dream :) :).   Great game
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: caravanc58 on December 29, 2016, 09:46:23 PM
brilliant second half, end to end, goals and excitement what football is about. as a neutral it was great. well not really neutral I would dump on villa from a great height. 
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: GREGMT on December 29, 2016, 09:50:06 PM
Leeds were better than Villa by miles the equaliser was so un-deserved.  They've bought some real cart horses have Villa.  Gestede, Jedinak, Elphick, McCormack to name a few.  They won't go up with that team. 

I've been impressed with some of the lesser lights such as Huddersfield, Sheffield Wed, Fulham.  Add in Brighton, Newcastle, Leeds, Derby and it's easy to see them failing to make the cut.

Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: caravanc58 on December 29, 2016, 09:58:13 PM
Leeds were better than Villa by miles the equaliser was so un-deserved.  They've bought some real cart horses have Villa.  Gestede, Jedinak, Elphick, McCormack to name a few.  They won't go up with that team. 

I've been impressed with some of the lesser lights such as Huddersfield, Sheffield Wed, Fulham.  Add in Brighton, Newcastle, Leeds, Derby and it's easy to see them failing to make the cut.
fingers crossed.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: GREGMT on December 29, 2016, 10:09:31 PM
fingers crossed.

I think their defence is fine and Kodja up front seems decent.  What they lack is creativity through midfield.  Grealish is a joke.  Give me Tony Grealish from WBA 1985/86!  (I understand TG is no longer with us).

If you look at Derby they have Butterfield, Hughes and Ince all in midfield and they're still outside the top 6. 

Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBAinDEVON on January 02, 2017, 04:38:33 PM
Come on Cardiff , keep that lead
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBAinDEVON on January 02, 2017, 04:45:14 PM
Chris wood with another 2
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: don1thedon on January 02, 2017, 04:59:58 PM
Well done Cardiff & what on earth has happened to the Blues?
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: smethwickw on January 02, 2017, 05:03:37 PM
Well done Cardiff & what on earth has happened to the Blues?

I quite like the Blues and would like to see them back in the Prem. However they are getting all they deserve for getting rid of Rowett.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBAinDEVON on January 02, 2017, 05:04:53 PM
 8)
Well done Cardiff & what on earth has happened to the Blues?


It's called getting rid of rowett
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: don1thedon on January 02, 2017, 05:18:42 PM
... getting all they deserve for getting rid of Rowett.
This big time!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: TheBrom on January 02, 2017, 07:27:20 PM
Wanted the champagne football of Zola
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Adder on January 02, 2017, 08:22:55 PM
Gary Monk now has Leeds in a good place. I seriously worried for him early in the season after they'd lost 4 or 5 on the bounce...given the temperament of his Chairman.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: GREGMT on January 02, 2017, 08:49:46 PM
Vila are garbage, there's multiple teams better than them.

Middlesbrough must be desperate in buying Gestede!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: tommcneill on January 02, 2017, 08:54:14 PM
Blues have cocked up big time

Its what happens when you get owners more interested in fame that football

They are getting all they deserve though
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: caravanc58 on January 02, 2017, 10:17:28 PM
Blues have cocked up big time

Its what happens when you get owners more interested in fame that football

They are getting all they deserve though
yep self inflicted, stupid  decision made by people who haven't been there longer than 5 minutes.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: BB74 on January 02, 2017, 11:27:21 PM
Leeds are doing well. I expect Monk to be sacked soon though. We know what Chellino (sp) is like.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Droitwich Baggie on January 07, 2017, 03:11:00 PM
Even more suffering at Blues...Losing in the cup at the mo.
They need Rowett back.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBAinDEVON on January 13, 2017, 04:13:42 PM
leeds v Derby tonight, should be a good game. Come on Leeds
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: caravanc58 on January 13, 2017, 04:51:22 PM
leeds v Derby tonight, should be a good game. Come on Leeds
after watching Leeds at villa they played some good stuff, if its as entertaining as that match it could be a cracker.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: caravanc58 on January 13, 2017, 09:11:21 PM
I make it about 5ex baggies playing in this tonight.
good atmosphere and match.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Droitwich Baggie on January 14, 2017, 06:45:18 PM
Hate to tell ya, but...Dingles are "Go". 1-0
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: barnestormer on January 14, 2017, 07:06:21 PM
Vile and the wilfs, two sides that will still be plying their trade in the championship again next season
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Droitwich Baggie on January 14, 2017, 08:25:55 PM
Vile and the wilfs, two sides that will still be plying their trade in the championship again next season
  :D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: caravanc58 on January 20, 2017, 07:52:33 PM
impressed every time I see Anthony Knockaert,
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on January 20, 2017, 08:50:15 PM
Same - very good player. Although Pudil is a rubbish defender.

Pocognoli hasn't had the best of games
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: caravanc58 on January 20, 2017, 09:16:31 PM
Mcmanaman just come on for S, wed.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: royhan on January 20, 2017, 09:36:44 PM
Pocognoli, who has had a decent second half, puts in the cross that leads to Brighton's second and probably winning goal
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on January 20, 2017, 10:30:12 PM
Pocognoli was very good second half

McMannaman and Sheffield Wed were a joke - totally lost their heads. Seemed McMannaman was far more interested in having a fight with everyone. All of them through their toys out the pram
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: caravanc58 on January 21, 2017, 05:43:40 PM
Bree  playing for Barnsley against Leeds live on sky, want to see if Houriane is all he's cracked up to be.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: TheJacko2000 on January 21, 2017, 06:59:54 PM
Bree  playing for Barnsley against Leeds live on sky, want to see if Houriane is all he's cracked up to be.

Be criminal if this lad goes to Vile and we're not at least enquiring.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: The Black Pearl on January 21, 2017, 09:55:51 PM
The day Vile fans accepted they will be in the Championship next season.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBAinDEVON on January 31, 2017, 04:29:29 PM
Matt Taylor from Rovers to City, spitting feathers the gas. dont drink in the city matt
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Hong Kong Phooey on February 04, 2017, 10:02:51 PM
The battle of the former European Champions today...
Forest 2 Villa 1 (no change there then)
Catch them on Channel 5  :o - how the mighty have fallen  :P
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Droitwich Baggie on February 10, 2017, 09:40:06 PM
Brum have gone downhill since Zola took charge.
Surely it is time their management eats humble pie, and beg Rowett to return.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: caravanc58 on February 11, 2017, 05:03:54 PM
good to see Villa keeping up the good work. tossers.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: don1thedon on February 11, 2017, 05:51:19 PM
Yep, Villa struggle again ... thanks Mick!  :P
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: caravanc58 on February 18, 2017, 04:57:20 PM
blues 0-4 qpr.
self inflicted afraid, what a bollock dropped when they got rid of rowett for zola.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Droitwich Baggie on February 20, 2017, 09:20:12 PM
Getting better.
Vile losing 2-0  ;D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: barnestormer on February 20, 2017, 09:37:25 PM
Getting better.
Vile losing 2-0  ;D
And the vile fans were crowing about how good Lansbury is,knows where the goal is though lol
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: elmo_in_swansea on March 10, 2017, 06:45:48 PM
Alex Neil gone from Norwich - Alan Irvine in charge for tomorrow!
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Post by: Adder on March 10, 2017, 06:56:28 PM
Maybe a tad late to change things much for this year. A decent opportunity for someone there...Gary Rowett ?
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Post by: Legend on March 10, 2017, 10:17:23 PM
A great chance for Alan, hope he takes it. Norwich are in good hands now. Give him the job and he'll get them into the play offs next year.
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Post by: TheJacko2000 on March 11, 2017, 10:08:29 AM
A great chance for Alan, hope he takes it. Norwich are in good hands now. Give him the job and he'll get them into the play offs next year.


Pmsl


More likely to go down.
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Post by: TheBrom on March 11, 2017, 04:20:05 PM
Fulham 3-0 up against Newcastle. 2 for Sessengnon
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Post by: TheBrom on March 12, 2017, 08:29:42 PM
Steve McClaren sacked as Derby boss
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Post by: Hull Baggie on March 13, 2017, 01:28:28 PM
with the sacking of McClaren I wonder if Rowett will get offered the job?
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Post by: Albionic on March 13, 2017, 01:35:26 PM
A great chance for Alan, hope he takes it. Norwich are in good hands now. Give him the job and he'll get them into the play offs next year.

you have to be joking.
2 of Top 3 next season will be Vile & Dingles, just ask any of their fans.
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Post by: skyclad99 on March 13, 2017, 01:48:29 PM
A great chance for Alan, hope he takes it. Norwich are in good hands now. Give him the job and he'll get them into the play offs next year.

This is a wind up isn't it???
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Post by: tuamigos on March 13, 2017, 02:10:01 PM
with the sacking of McClaren I wonder if Rowett will get offered the job?

His son will be tickled pink if he does, he's a Derby season ticket holder.
Apparently he's almost had the Derby job on three previous occasions.
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Post by: WoysWunderful on March 13, 2017, 02:34:48 PM
I wonder how long the derby owners will put up with that black hole of money.
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Post by: Droitwich Baggie on March 13, 2017, 09:08:13 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/39255324

Rowett going to Derby.
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Post by: Legend on March 20, 2017, 03:33:28 PM
Good to see Alan having a positive effect at Norwich, they beat Barnsley 2-0 at the weekend and only five points off the play offs.
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Post by: TheJacko2000 on March 20, 2017, 07:35:52 PM
Good to see Alan having a positive effect at Norwich, they beat Barnsley 2-0 at the weekend and only five points off the play offs.


When your hero beats Barnsley, but your nemesis beats Barca  ;D
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Post by: wappingbaggie on April 07, 2017, 03:25:17 AM
looks like after a few years of play off failure Brighton are coming up.

another new and fun away day for us

looked at their team sheet for last match.....No Poco even on bench. But had forgotten PIG was still keeper there - thats a LONG career!! has he been there since he left Man U?
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Post by: tuamigos on April 07, 2017, 07:01:17 AM
looks like after a few years of play off failure Brighton are coming up.

another new and fun away day for us

looked at their team sheet for last match.....No Poco even on bench. But had forgotten PIG was still keeper there - thats a LONG career!! has he been there since he left Man U?

??????????????????????
I thought he played for Blues???
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Post by: TheBrom on April 07, 2017, 09:46:17 AM
??????????????????????
I thought he played for Blues???

He does....

They've got Niki Mäenpää, David Stockdale and Casper Ankergren as keepers
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Post by: Legend on April 07, 2017, 10:12:45 AM
Always thought PIG was overrated by our fans. Carson was better for example.
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Post by: baggieapple on April 07, 2017, 10:18:56 AM
Poco has been injured for Brighton last couple of games. Fit again now. Has played well when I've seen him.
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Post by: The Black Pearl on April 07, 2017, 11:43:39 AM
Always thought PIG was overrated by our fans. Carson was better for example.

I can not agree with that statement, he was signed by one of the top three clubs in Europe at the time, Carson, well, scuttled off to Turkey to rebuild his reputation.
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Post by: Pie on April 07, 2017, 08:56:37 PM
Carson was by far the worst goalkeeper I have seen during my supporting years so far. Houlty was no. 1 when I attended my first game.

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Post by: Legend on April 08, 2017, 03:51:19 PM
Wow Norwich 6-1 up at half time against Reading.  :o

Well done Alan, not so bad after all.
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Post by: baggie53 on April 09, 2017, 08:15:39 PM
Poco has been injured for Brighton last couple of games. Fit again now. Has played well when I've seen him.

Scored a cracking free kick for Brighton on Friday night
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Post by: Hull Baggie on April 09, 2017, 10:03:24 PM
Wow Norwich 6-1 up at half time against Reading.  :o

Well done Alan, not so bad after all.

He's been in charge for 5 games: 2 wins (home) 2 defeats (away) 1 draw (Home). Not so bad, not too good either. Championship management is his level.
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Post by: Scruffy Stan on April 14, 2017, 07:16:29 PM
I hadn't realised Blues are so near the drop. Probably just OK but definitely in the mix. I'd hate to see them go down but the board could only blame themselves.
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Post by: gavinrussell on April 14, 2017, 07:18:31 PM
Just watched the Dingles lose at home.. poor is an understatement. ..
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Post by: smosher34 on April 14, 2017, 09:30:50 PM
Blues are deep in the brown stuff have a look at the tables .
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Post by: Standaman on April 15, 2017, 09:45:18 AM
Blues have a relegation 6 pointer against Burton on Monday lose that and they really are in trouble.
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Post by: AlbionBest on April 15, 2017, 10:59:14 AM
Blues have a relegation 6 pointer against Burton on Monday lose that and they really are in trouble.

Went to watch Burton last night and they were the poorest of two poor teams to be honest.
They've had a generally great season punching above they're weight and, as my current nearest team, really hope they manage to stay up against all odds - a win at St Andrews would do for a start and really drag Blooze into it !
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Post by: WBAinDEVON on April 15, 2017, 11:28:22 AM
trillion trophey sure did shoot themselves in the foot
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Post by: SmethDan on April 15, 2017, 12:22:53 PM
Just watched the Dingles lose at home.. poor is an understatement. ..

I thought about taking in a lower League game yesterday as well but couldn't be bothered in the end  ;D .
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Post by: Standaman on April 17, 2017, 05:01:13 PM
Big day in the Championship

Brighton as good as promoted which will give me a new away trip next season.
Dingles win away at Leeds which drops them out of the play off places (I knew they had a purpose in life)
Blues lose at home to Burton they are very close to the drop.
Oh and Villa lose to Fulham as they break into the play-off places at just the right time. 8)
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Post by: TheBrom on April 17, 2017, 05:26:13 PM
Brighton pretty much promoted now
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Post by: don1thedon on April 17, 2017, 05:45:12 PM
Another Albion in the Prem!
While we're on Albion, that Burton result will have spooked the Bluenoses. Can Zola survive? Teribble form since they discarded Rowett.
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Post by: barnestormer on April 17, 2017, 06:28:38 PM
Another Albion in the Prem!
While we're on Albion, that Burton result will have spooked the Bluenoses. Can Zola survive? Teribble form since they discarded Rowett.
Zola has resigned
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Post by: gerry m on April 17, 2017, 06:35:22 PM
Brighton pretty much promoted now

Are they actually mathematically promoted?. Huddersfield currently winning 0-1.
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Post by: gerry m on April 17, 2017, 06:54:28 PM
Are they actually mathematically promoted?. Huddersfield currently winning 0-1.

Derby have now equalised Butterfield.
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Post by: gerry m on April 17, 2017, 07:00:41 PM
Derby have now equalised Butterfield.

Congratulations Brighton welcome to the Premier League!!
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Post by: TheBrom on April 17, 2017, 07:03:49 PM
Are they actually mathematically promoted?. Huddersfield currently winning 0-1.

They are now
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Post by: alex1 on April 17, 2017, 11:11:48 PM
Was hoping Brighton wouldn't get promoted, as when national media refer to "Albion" , it probably won't mean us.
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Post by: Hunnington Baggie on April 17, 2017, 11:20:24 PM
Was hoping Brighton wouldn't get promoted, as when national media refer to "Albion" , it probably won't mean us.
saying Brighton is quicker and more specific though, much like how we tend to be referred to as West Brom in equal measure to Albion. the media will be trained on this.
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Post by: alex1 on April 18, 2017, 12:45:17 AM
saying Brighton is quicker and more specific though, much like how we tend to be referred to as West Brom in equal measure to Albion. the media will be trained on this.

I come from the south myself, and everyone down here refers to us as West Brom. I don't come from Sussex  but I'm  sure I've heard journalists from that area talk about Albion meaning Brighton. Given that Brighton is closer to London, it wouldn't surprise me if that Albion gets taken up by London journalists.
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Post by: TheBrom on April 18, 2017, 08:32:14 AM
They'll probably only be in the league for a season anyway so I wouldn't worry about it.
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Post by: Hull Baggie on April 18, 2017, 08:44:20 AM
Looking forward to going to Brighton next season, just hope it's a Saturday 3pm kick off and not some stupid Friday night, Sunday afternoon or Monday night game.
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Post by: gerry m on April 21, 2017, 08:35:16 PM
Norwich beating Brighton 2-0. 5 attempts none on target :o. According to the Beeb website Brighton's goalie Stockdale has scored 2 own goals ???
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Post by: Legend on April 21, 2017, 09:09:50 PM
Norwich winning against the champions, if they have any sense they will make Irvine permanent manager.
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Post by: gerry m on April 21, 2017, 09:23:50 PM
Norwich winning against the champions, if they have any sense they will make Irvine permanent manager.

He's got a very good chance of getting the gig on the way they are going at the moment.
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Post by: Dexy on April 21, 2017, 11:42:23 PM
Norwich winning against the champions, if they have any sense they will make Irvine permanent manager.
Doesn't want the job , don't forget they also lost 3-1 at home to Fulham playing against 10 men for 45 mins too!
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Post by: tommcneill on April 22, 2017, 05:36:21 PM
Norwich beating Brighton 2-0. 5 attempts none on target :o. According to the Beeb website Brighton's goalie Stockdale has scored 2 own goals ???

Not own goals as such

Pritchard's shot has hit the crossbar and hit his back and gone in and the same happened when it hit the post and hit his back and went in

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Post by: Hull Baggie on April 26, 2017, 08:01:11 AM
I'm hoping it's either Sheff Wed or Huddersfield that come through the play offs as they are both on a direct train line from Hull! Leeds would be okay too for the same reason but they have to get into the top 6 first. I hope it's neither Reading nor Fulham.
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Post by: Droitwich Baggie on April 26, 2017, 08:12:14 AM
I'm hoping it's either Sheff Wed or Huddersfield that come through the play offs as they are both on a direct train line from Hull! Leeds would be okay too for the same reason but they have to get into the top 6 first. I hope it's neither Reading nor Fulham.
Thinking of SELF, SELF, SELF again. Doh !  :P
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Post by: BB74 on April 26, 2017, 08:31:55 AM
Ideally Sheffield Wednesday or Leeds for me. The league would be a better place for having them there. Not Reading though, they are such a pointless team.
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Post by: WBAinDEVON on April 26, 2017, 09:45:21 AM
Ideally Sheffield Wednesday or Leeds for me. The league would be a better place for having them there. Not Reading though, they are such a pointless team.


totally agree on all of this
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Post by: Hull Baggie on April 26, 2017, 10:24:51 AM
Thinking of SELF, SELF, SELF again. Doh !  :P

I know it's all me! me! me!
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Post by: SmethDan on April 26, 2017, 10:40:51 AM
Although I've been to Elland Road and never had a problem with Leeds supporters per say, there's something about them which means I'm not overly fussed about facing them again. I think it's because an underlying arrogance abounds.

From my meetings with Sheff Wednesday supporters there was no such underlying arrogance. Strangely enough it was very overt and as such I could live without facing them again too (sorry Liam  ;) ).

Huddersfield supporters I have met were c ocky as fk-must be a Yaaarshire thing, which is strange as aside from football I have a lot of time for the people up there.

Not keen on Reading at all, primarily because I've got some really sh it memories when playing them.

Quite liked going to Craven Cottage apart from the cost of beer in the surrounding environs.

On balance and taking the cost of beer down south into the equation I'm not overly keen on any of them   :-X .
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Post by: LiamTheBaggie on April 27, 2017, 11:29:04 PM
I'll let you off on this occasion Dan

Wednesday will bottle the play-offs. I think Reading will do it personally. Really hope not though
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Post by: Hull Baggie on April 28, 2017, 06:58:41 AM
Fulham and Sheff wednesday look to be the form sides going into the playoffs, Sheff Wed have drawn 1 of their last 6 winning the other 5 and Fulham have only lost 1 and won 5. Reading have won 4 and lost 2 and Huddersfield have only won 3 of their last 7, losing 3 and drawing 1.
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Post by: Standaman on April 28, 2017, 08:03:40 AM
Huddersfield are the only team to have locked up their play off place and as such right now should be favorites for promotion

Reading need a point from two games or they get there if Leeds fail to win either of their last two games. As such they should be 2nd favorites but I really don't fancy them they only need one of their bad days and they could be out in half a game.

Sheffield Wednesday only need to win at Ipswich to make the play-offs if they don't then things get very interesting because they play Fulham on the last day.

Fulham because they have the best goal difference of all the contenders just need to win on Saturday to secure a play-off spot. I think they will be the team that ultimately goes up because they have momentum and can score for fun even if they can be a bit flaky at the back.

Leeds have to win both their remaining fixtures and hope one of the teams above them crumbles under the pressure. Unlikely to make it which is fine by me.







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Post by: gerry m on April 29, 2017, 07:49:35 PM
Have Brighton blown winning the Championship title?. Now only a point ahead of Newcastle with a game to go.
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Post by: BB74 on April 30, 2017, 05:33:36 PM
Monk set to be sacked by Leeds for failing to win promotion.
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Post by: Adder on April 30, 2017, 07:18:49 PM
Monk set to be sacked by Leeds for failing to win promotion.
hmm almost inevitable I guess....he's unbelievably lasted a season under Cellino which takes some doing.
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Post by: Droitwich Baggie on May 01, 2017, 07:54:39 PM
I've just bought a new 50 inch T V to watch the Championship playoffs.
Nice telly, but no Leeds.  :P
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Post by: SmethDan on May 02, 2017, 04:13:26 AM
I've just bought a new 50 inch T V to watch the Championship playoffs.
Nice telly, but no Leeds.  :P

Baddum tisssssshhhhhhhhhhh...........  ;D .
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Post by: gavinrussell on May 07, 2017, 02:13:07 PM
Nice to see an ex Baggie top the Championship scoring table..Chris Wood..27
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Post by: Hull Baggie on May 07, 2017, 04:45:30 PM
News coming in from Leeds is that Charlie Taylor had refused to play today, Gary Monk has confirmed it. Wonder what his reason is?
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Post by: B_H_Baggie on May 07, 2017, 05:11:44 PM
No coincidence that the three sides in the mix to get relegated today all had one thing in common and that is absolutely appalling owners. Happy to see Blues stay up but was hoping to see Forest go down as I just can't stand them. Amazed that Brighton managed to throw away the chance to win the league title.
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Post by: gerry m on May 07, 2017, 05:17:30 PM
Have Brighton blown winning the Championship title?. Now only a point ahead of Newcastle with a game to go.

They Did!. Not a good result for the bookies as Newcastle were favourites for the title.
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Post by: Legend on May 11, 2017, 10:37:38 AM
http://www.getwestlondon.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/norwich-dont-realise-how-lucky-13001876 (http://www.getwestlondon.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/norwich-dont-realise-how-lucky-13001876)

Ian Holloway was full of praise for the job Alan Irvine has done at Norwich since taking over as interim manager.

Irvine has been in charge for nine games since Alex Neill was sacked, winning five, losing three and drawing one game, and Holloway said Norwich fans don't know how lucky they are.

The Canaries scored two or more goals in each of their final six games, including smashing seven past play-off bound Reading, and if they shore up their defence look set for a crack at promotion next season.

Irvine has said he does not want to be the manager going forward, although he is open to staying at the club, but Holloway backed him as the right man for the job.

"They want to get back to where they want to get," Holloway said. "They've got to announce who their manager's going to be. The manager today doesn't know.

"He's a wonderful man and it looks like he's done a really good job for them. Will he get the job? Who knows. That's football for you.

"Well done to Norwich [for their performance]. Al is a great friend of mine and Norwich don't realise how lucky they are to have him come in and keep things ticking over.

"They beat us like that and Brighton the other day too. For him to not know his future, is none of my business, but it can't be right."



Holloway is spot on here. Irvine has done a cracking job and should be given the job on a permanent basis. My mate who is a Norwich fan can't speak highly enough of him.
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Post by: tommcneill on May 11, 2017, 10:51:51 AM
He may do well there but he was way out of his depth with us.

He was an awful manager for us plain and simple but he has done a decent job at Norwich
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Post by: TheJacko2000 on May 12, 2017, 03:10:38 AM
Really? just better than 50 percent win rate at a relegated PL club? He's done the bare minimum required at a club like Norwich imo.
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Post by: HampshireBaggie on May 12, 2017, 06:45:53 AM
I can't believe we appointed him. I still laugh and cringe about it. My mates still take the p1ss to this day!
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Post by: Legend on May 12, 2017, 10:06:08 AM
Really? just better than 50 percent win rate at a relegated PL club? He's done the bare minimum required at a club like Norwich imo.

Come on Jacko they were poor under Alex Neill. They had some great wins including beating Brighton and thrashing Reading 7-1.
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Post by: VVVAlbion on May 12, 2017, 11:01:04 AM
Come on Jacko they were poor under Alex Neill. They had some great wins including beating Brighton and thrashing Reading 7-1.
You're wasting your breath. Alan Irvine was never as bad as some like to believe (and I'm not suggesting he was brilliant either) and was partly the victim of previous appointments and decisions. The Pepe Mel treatment, the Astle business, the transfer policy and other stuff (not discounting the results) were party to his non acceptance and "failure" at the Hawthorns. Interestingly, it led to the appointment of Tony Pulis, who Jacko appears to love  :-*, an appointment that even the minority would probably not have accepted had it followed Pepe Mel.
(His win % ratio at Norwich is better than Potato Head's just down the road from us who have the "biggest side outside the Premiership"  ;D)
SOTV

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Post by: dont ask me to choose luv on May 12, 2017, 11:10:22 AM
You're wasting your breath. Alan Irvine was never as bad as some like to believe (and I'm not suggesting he was brilliant either) and was partly the victim of previous appointments and decisions. The Pepe Mel treatment, the Astle business, the transfer policy and other stuff (not discounting the results) were party to his non acceptance and "failure" at the Hawthorns. Interestingly, it led to the appointment of Tony Pulis, who Jacko appears to love  :-*, an appointment that even the minority would probably not have accepted had it followed Pepe Mel.
(His win % ratio at Norwich is better than Potato Head's just down the road from us who have the "biggest side outside the Premiership"  ;D)
SOTV

I agree with all this post except the bit at the end where you appear to be mocking our local, one time rivals of yesteryear, I'll have you know 'they' "will be bigger then Barcelona in 5 years" :P (actually thats probably 4 years now)  :o 
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Post by: Jordie1471 on May 12, 2017, 11:22:40 AM
Irvine had less than half a season (a tiny sample size) at WBA and was sacked when we were 16th.

He was managing a squad which was probably the 14-17th best squad in the division. WHAT A FAILURE!

Good luck to him at Norwich. Always seemed like a nice and decent person

Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBArgo on May 12, 2017, 05:41:46 PM
Come on Jacko they were poor under Alex Neill. They had some great wins including beating Brighton and thrashing Reading 7-1.

Credit to Irvine, I don't think he ever had that amount of goals in him. I think he was poor but also the enter structure around the club was at the time. It didn't help with signings like Blanco and Gamboa who didn't work out - and other than Lescott our best summer signing was Craig Gardner.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Standaman on May 13, 2017, 08:53:51 AM
Something I noticed of the top 6 teams in the Championship only one is managed by a British/Irish coach. Even the Championship seems to cottoned on to the idea that if you want to get ahead get anything but a British coach from the Tim Sherwood school of tactical excellence.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Hull Baggie on May 18, 2017, 09:29:24 AM
Reading v Huddersfield in the play off final then. Really hope Huddersfield get through.
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Post by: kc56wba on May 18, 2017, 10:09:09 AM
Reading v Huddersfield in the play off final then. Really hope Huddersfield get through.
Agree it's been a long time since I went up there.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: TheBrom on May 18, 2017, 02:26:16 PM
Reading were top of the form table for the last 10 games this season, so looks like the old saying of the team in form does well in the playoffs is ringing true. Huddersfield on the other hand were 19th over the last 10 games
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on May 18, 2017, 06:46:44 PM
Hope Huddersfield go up - rather them than Reading.

There is not one positive to Reading.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: wappingbaggie on May 19, 2017, 03:58:57 AM
Huddersfield up would be great - 1 team I would feel confident we can finish above in the prem  + Fulham Weds and Reading join Hull Boro and Sunderland as 'Big Clubs' that will stand in the way of Villa and Wolves returning
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Post by: FallOutBoy on May 19, 2017, 12:57:41 PM
Something I noticed of the top 6 teams in the Championship only one is managed by a British/Irish coach. Even the Championship seems to cottoned on to the idea that if you want to get ahead get anything but a British coach from the Tim Sherwood school of tactical excellence.

Villa - Bruce
Blues - Redknapp
Albion - Pulis
Wolves - Lambert

If only the West Midlands was so quick on the uptake!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Legend on May 19, 2017, 01:52:05 PM
Villa - Bruce
Blues - Redknapp
Albion - Pulis
Wolves - Lambert

If only the West Midlands was so quick on the uptake!

Villa - Garde
Blues - Zola
Albion - Mel
Wolves - Zenga

 ;)
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Hunnington Baggie on May 19, 2017, 02:57:54 PM
Villa - Garde
Blues - Zola
Albion - Mel
Wolves - Zenga

 ;)
Two of those were in losing positions after failed British managers (Mel-Clarke & Garde-Sherwood). I fail to see them as the same as Zola and Zenga.
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Post by: SmethDan on May 19, 2017, 03:49:51 PM
Two of those were in losing positions after failed British managers (Mel-Clarke & Garde-Sherwood). I fail to see them as the same as Zola and Zenga.

Who in turn had replaced two British managers doing decent enough jobs on limited resources.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Hunnington Baggie on May 19, 2017, 04:14:46 PM
Who in turn had replaced two British managers doing decent enough jobs on limited resources.
exactly, hence why Mel and Garde arent the same as them. They were both signed by naive owners as shiny foreign names rather than having a reputable record. While Mel and Garde were unfortunate firefighters. There are some good managers managers out there who I think can do a job for any of the midland teams. someone like, say, Stefano Pioli. Who is currently available and is very Pulis like, would walk the championship and be a decent Prem manager I reckon as long as he's supported. Or Peter Hyballa, who is effectively Klopp's and Pochettino's managerial love child.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: SmethDan on May 19, 2017, 04:58:59 PM
exactly, hence why Mel and Garde arent the same as them. They were both signed by naive owners as shiny foreign names rather than having a reputable record. While Mel and Garde were unfortunate firefighters. There are some good managers managers out there who I think can do a job for any of the midland teams. someone like, say, Stefano Pioli. Who is currently available and is very Pulis like, would walk the championship and be a decent Prem manager I reckon as long as he's supported. Or Peter Hyballa, who is effectively Klopp's and Pochettino's managerial love child.

Interesting.

Pioli's reportedly being lined up for the Watford job, as is Leonid Slutsky.

http://www.standard.co.uk/sport/football/stefano-pioli-and-leonid-slutsky-on-watford-shortlist-after-walter-mazzarri-is-sacked-a3542401.html (http://www.standard.co.uk/sport/football/stefano-pioli-and-leonid-slutsky-on-watford-shortlist-after-walter-mazzarri-is-sacked-a3542401.html)
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Hunnington Baggie on May 19, 2017, 05:04:57 PM
Interesting.

Pioli's reportedly being lined up for the Watford job, as is Leonid Slutsky.

http://www.standard.co.uk/sport/football/stefano-pioli-and-leonid-slutsky-on-watford-shortlist-after-walter-mazzarri-is-sacked-a3542401.html (http://www.standard.co.uk/sport/football/stefano-pioli-and-leonid-slutsky-on-watford-shortlist-after-walter-mazzarri-is-sacked-a3542401.html)
what can I Say? I have an eye for managers.  :D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: SmethDan on May 19, 2017, 05:16:14 PM
what can I Say? I have an eye for managers.  :D

Absolutely, that or you read the article when it came out yesterday  :P  ;)  ;) .
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Hunnington Baggie on May 19, 2017, 06:22:26 PM
Absolutely, that or you read the article when it came out yesterday  :P  ;)  ;) .
genuinely didn't know he was linked to Watford.

I wanted Lucien Favre to replace Tony last summer too before Nice came in.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Droitwich Baggie on May 25, 2017, 06:35:34 PM
Farke in hell, Norwich.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/40013726
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: vrabbit on May 25, 2017, 06:53:59 PM
I'm a fan of Garry Monk, interested to see where he'll end up this summer
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: TheBrom on May 29, 2017, 10:05:39 AM
Play off final today. Who's going to win?
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: MarkW on May 29, 2017, 10:19:36 AM
Play off final today. Who's going to win?

Saw a great bit of analysis that basically said that both teams will really struggle with staying up next season, no matter who wins today. Reading have scored close to the least amount of goals for a side to be promoted, I think.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: BB74 on May 29, 2017, 10:34:24 AM
Play off final today. Who's going to win?

I would like to see Huddersfield promoted but think it's in our interest for Reading (nothing club) to come up as they appear to be weaker on paper.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: don1thedon on May 29, 2017, 11:00:02 AM
Huddersfield for me as well, we need more stripes in the Prem!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: costa blanca baggie on May 29, 2017, 01:27:58 PM
How far into the coverage of this game, does anyone think, before it's announced that this game is worth a squillion pounds to the winner? I give it 5 minutes.  :D
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: TheBrom on May 29, 2017, 01:41:56 PM
How far into the coverage of this game, does anyone think, before it's announced that this game is worth a squillion pounds to the winner? I give it 5 minutes.  :D

I imagine the entire build up will be about it as well
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: TheBrom on May 29, 2017, 04:00:56 PM
Izzy Brown missed a sitter in the first half. Kanu-esque
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: TheBrom on May 29, 2017, 05:02:57 PM
Well that was a dull game. Two pretty poor teams. Gone to extra time with about 3 shots on target the entire game
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: TheBrom on May 29, 2017, 05:54:38 PM
Huddersfield promoted after winning on penalties. Some shocking ones too. Still don't understand how so many players miss them
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: halifax_baggie on May 29, 2017, 05:56:16 PM
Welcome Huddersfield - another premier division team to see ;)
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: lewisant on May 29, 2017, 05:58:29 PM
Nice to see a new team in the Premier League!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBArgo on May 29, 2017, 06:00:16 PM
Nice to see a new team in the Premier League!

Nice that it's not bloody Reading as well...they always beat us!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Topman on May 29, 2017, 06:00:35 PM
That's one place filled then! ( famous last probably from me)
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: MarkW on May 29, 2017, 06:14:42 PM
Izzy Brown is back in the Premier League
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: The Black Pearl on May 29, 2017, 06:33:45 PM
Izzy Brown is back in the Premier League

Thought he looked okay, but if he played for us I doubt he would get much game time, always looks too laid back to me.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: TheBrom on May 29, 2017, 06:37:54 PM
Here's the brown miss:

http://www.skysports.com/watch/video/sports/football/10897571/brown-misses-sitter-in-play-off-final



Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Adder on May 29, 2017, 06:38:21 PM
Izzy Brown is back in the Premier League
He's back at Chelsea for now of course. He didn't look Chelsea quality today...agreeing with Black Pearl he looks a bit laid back and not especially quick.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: kie the baggie on May 30, 2017, 12:08:13 AM
Whens the last time a side got promoted with a negative goal difference?
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: SmethDan on May 30, 2017, 10:12:30 AM
Well that was a dull game. Two pretty poor teams. Gone to extra time with about 3 shots on target the entire game

Dull?

Dull?

My pint went flatter than a witches tit watching that.

I know there was a lot riding on it but what a sh it game.

Made ours v Derby look almost decent by comparison.

At least we didn't put the nation through extra time and penalties.

Ten year anniversary of said debacle, it slashed down then too.

What a miserable day that was in all senses, just in case anyone has forgotten  :-X .

DO NOT CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW IF EASILY UPSET!!!!!!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxYKj7jDF28 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxYKj7jDF28)
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: GREGMT on May 30, 2017, 10:58:22 AM
What a great manager David Wagner is.  Came over here with no experience of English football, had to learn the language / culture / uproot the family.  All he did was sign 7/8 high quality players to improve the team, not sign people for the sake of it.  Also increased training intensity and put on more sessions.  The fact that several Bundesliga teams were queueing up to take him had Huddersfield failed, speaks volumes. 

You can see why many English clubs now go down the foreign manager route.  Most seem to be more intelligent / dedicated to the job / sharper / more tuned into football and it's demands.  In fact, Jaap Stam deserves a mention too.

By comparison the English managers seem complacent / won't deviate from the coaches they've always worked with / sign players they've familiar with / completely non-risk taking.  The likes of Mark Hughes / David Moyes / Steve Bruce / Paul Lambert are very poor.  Let's hope Bruce fails in 17/18!
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Hull Baggie on June 13, 2017, 01:24:32 PM
Robertson and maguire look to be leaving Hull City...but for who?

http://www.skysports.com/football/news/11714/10914310/hull-city-receive-bids-for-harry-maguire-and-andrew-robertson
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Legend on June 13, 2017, 02:42:22 PM
Robertson and maguire look to be leaving Hull City...but for who?

http://www.skysports.com/football/news/11714/10914310/hull-city-receive-bids-for-harry-maguire-and-andrew-robertson

Would take Maguire, not sure Robertson is good enough defensively.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Hull Baggie on June 13, 2017, 04:15:33 PM
Would take Maguire, not sure Robertson is good enough defensively.

I agree about Robertson but if anyone can turn him into a better defender it's Pulis.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBAinDEVON on June 16, 2017, 07:51:01 AM
nowt supprises me with leeds anymore. i wasnt aware Monk had been replaced
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBAinDEVON on June 16, 2017, 11:18:43 AM
McInnes turns down Sunderland, wating for the Gers job is he or maybe somwhere else :P
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Legend on August 14, 2017, 12:05:17 AM
I see Norwich lost to Sunderland 3-1. Should have given Alan Irvine the job full time, he did a cracking job with them at the end of last season. Proved a lot of the doubters wrong. Beating Reading 7-1 was a fantastic win. Irvine would have got them at least in the play off places if kept on.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: timdon on August 14, 2017, 09:56:30 AM
I see Norwich lost to Sunderland 3-1. Should have given Alan Irvine the job full time, he did a cracking job with them at the end of last season. Proved a lot of the doubters wrong. Beating Reading 7-1 was a fantastic win. Irvine would have got them at least in the play off places if kept on.
Not really. If the results he had with them during this "cracking job" were replicated over a whole season, they wouldn't have made it into the play offs. You are a broken record
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Legend on August 14, 2017, 01:25:46 PM
Not really. If the results he had with them during this "cracking job" were replicated over a whole season, they wouldn't have made it into the play offs. You are a broken record

You can't really say that as teams go in and out of form. Norwich however were in great form towards the end and Irvine had them playing some good stuff and scoring goals. Just saying I would have liked to see him being given the opportunity.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBAinDEVON on August 19, 2017, 04:28:13 PM
So as it stands the dingles are loosing and the seals are winning
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Legend on August 19, 2017, 05:15:10 PM
Told you Norwich should have kept Irvine, they look shocking. Easy win for Villa.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Legend on August 19, 2017, 06:51:28 PM
Galloway looked dreadful for Sunderland. Can see why he couldn't get in our team.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBAinDEVON on August 25, 2017, 10:20:28 AM
Bristol City winning tonight can have some bearing on our weekend
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBAinDEVON on August 31, 2017, 09:53:31 AM
Harry Redknap sounds very down this morning on the radio. does he have issues up there
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: baggiebof on August 31, 2017, 09:55:03 AM
Harry Redknap sounds very down this morning on the radio. does he have issues up there

They're signing the excellent Jota from Brentford - he shouldn't sound down.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBAinDEVON on August 31, 2017, 10:00:21 AM
They're signing the excellent Jota from Brentford - he shouldn't sound down.


thats who they were discussing,maybe his bins aint been tipped for a few weeks
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Legend on August 31, 2017, 10:01:41 AM
Has 'Arry gave an interview out his car window yet?
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: WBAinDEVON on August 31, 2017, 10:12:17 AM
Has 'Arry gave an interview out his car window yet?

i see they tried to get the PIM to wind his window down yesterday
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: tommcneill on August 31, 2017, 02:24:49 PM
Song to Blues that would be a good signing for them

Also rumours of them going for Wilshere
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Legend on September 08, 2017, 08:31:32 PM
Derby beating Hull 3-0. Seb Larsson misses a penalty for Hull.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: royhan on September 08, 2017, 09:16:46 PM
Derby beating Hull 3-0. Seb Larsson misses a penalty for Hull.
It's 5-0 now
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: caravanc58 on September 08, 2017, 09:18:29 PM
like the look of Ola Aina the Hull RB. on loan atm from Chelsea.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: SmethDan on September 08, 2017, 11:40:50 PM
like the look of Ola Aina the Hull RB. on loan atm from Chelsea.

Missed the game, but he got absolutely slaughtered on Talk Sport by Micky Gray.

Something about juggling the ball by the touchline.
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: TheBrom on September 09, 2017, 07:49:56 AM
like the look of Ola Aina the Hull RB. on loan atm from Chelsea.

Didn't they just get slaughtered
Title: Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
Post by: Droitwich Baggie on September 27, 2017, 10:13:04 PM
Sunderland are struggling too.
Just goes to show how hard it is down there.