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Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
« Reply #8600 on: November 18, 2023, 09:48:18 AM »
I'm prepared to stand corrected but there was no such thing as an International break-even as recent as 20yrs ago.  Just add it to the list of things that have deteriorated with time.
You are correct that there wasn't one in the UK. It was introduced because of lack of preparation time before international  games and late drop-outs due to injuries picked up in league games played 3 or 4 days before the international. We fell into line with other nations  by introducing the international break. Whether it's better or not depends on individual view and the club/country priority.
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« Reply #8601 on: November 25, 2023, 04:16:57 PM »
Sunderland losing 2-0 to plymouth so we move up back into 6th on GD as it stands

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« Reply #8602 on: November 25, 2023, 05:04:47 PM »
Cardiff score in the 96th and 99th minute to beat Preston 2-1. Nuts

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« Reply #8603 on: November 25, 2023, 05:05:22 PM »
Rooney finally gets his first win

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« Reply #8604 on: November 27, 2023, 07:07:32 PM »
Rooney finally gets his first win
Bugger, much as I have a downer on Wednesday (big Dave) I was hoping that they would press the Rooney exit button
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« Reply #8605 on: November 29, 2023, 01:02:18 PM »
Livermore getting much praise after Watford's 3-2 win against Norwich last night. Man of the match according to the reporter on Sky. Fair play to the guy.

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« Reply #8606 on: November 29, 2023, 07:54:35 PM »
Leeds losing at home aftet 4 mins

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« Reply #8607 on: November 29, 2023, 08:52:30 PM »
Half time and Leicester Ipswich and Leeds all winning. Ipswich ripping Millwall apart! 3-0

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« Reply #8608 on: November 29, 2023, 09:46:21 PM »
Sheffield Wednesday take a point vs Leicester  :o

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« Reply #8609 on: December 02, 2023, 04:48:41 PM »
Vals Watford seem to be gaining some momentum

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« Reply #8610 on: December 04, 2023, 09:07:29 PM »
Swansea sacking Michael Duff
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« Reply #8611 on: December 04, 2023, 09:21:20 PM »
Swansea sacking Michael Duff

Slghtly harsh possibly, they sold their best player at start of season.

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« Reply #8612 on: December 04, 2023, 10:11:34 PM »
Mowbray has left Sunderland ! :o :o
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« Reply #8613 on: December 04, 2023, 10:13:21 PM »
Vals Watford seem to be gaining some momentum
Indeed lost only 1 of their last 5 ( v Leicester ) and Captain Fantastico has started  ( and finished ) all of those games  ;) ;) ;) ;)
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« Reply #8614 on: December 04, 2023, 10:14:04 PM »
Mowbray has left Sunderland ! :o :o

That's a shock, they seemed suited. Wonder what's gone on.

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« Reply #8615 on: December 04, 2023, 10:17:48 PM »
Ok he's been sacked apparently. Board not happy with 9th. Don't get it. That's about where they are for me on paper. Top 10. Not promotion candidates but a decent champo team.

Guess the board there have different expectations

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« Reply #8616 on: December 04, 2023, 10:20:18 PM »
Local journos there saying there has been tension between Mogga and the Sporting Director ( who signs the players  with or without Mowbrays blessing) and it's all become untenable

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« Reply #8617 on: December 04, 2023, 10:43:03 PM »
Swansea sacking Michael Duff
Yes Duff was known for pretty direct football in previous jobs which made it a surprising appointment in the first place given the Swansea blueprint of passing football. Mowbray to Swansea maybe ?
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« Reply #8618 on: December 08, 2023, 08:49:54 AM »
Yes Duff was known for pretty direct football in previous jobs which made it a surprising appointment in the first place given the Swansea blueprint of passing football. Mowbray to Swansea maybe ?

TM & Swansea would be a great match in my opinion.  (I still think he is a good manager despite what he did to us)
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« Reply #8619 on: December 09, 2023, 01:00:23 AM »
Wayne Rooney still with less points after nine games than John Eustace got in his final two games before being sacked.

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« Reply #8620 on: December 10, 2023, 05:32:41 PM »
Alex Neil gone from Stoke apparently

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« Reply #8621 on: December 11, 2023, 07:23:41 AM »
Alex Neil gone from Stoke apparently

Very poor timing in my opinion. They could have done the decent thing and waited until after they'd played us. No sense of fair play or humour. Boo!
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« Reply #8622 on: December 11, 2023, 10:26:41 AM »
Very poor timing in my opinion. They could have done the decent thing and waited until after they'd played us. No sense of fair play or humour. Boo!

My thoughts exactly Dan. Gutting

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« Reply #8623 on: December 11, 2023, 12:01:50 PM »
The 6th and 7th longest serving Championship Managers are Carrick and Corberan both of whom have just completed a year in the role. It is madness. 
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« Reply #8624 on: December 11, 2023, 02:49:07 PM »
What is it with Clubs we are due to play sacking Managers Neil at Stoke we play them Next and Mowbray at Sunderland both sacked a week before we play them. Well TM wasn't quite a week but the start of the working week as most people call it.
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