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Who will win the Championship play offs?

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Offline seteefeet

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Re: Play Offs
« Reply #25 on: May 09, 2019, 02:57:48 PM »

They have four huge players Mings, Grealish, McGinn and Abraham. We have two Hegazi, Gayle.

They are the better team. We have to hope for luck / the breaks and one or two of ours to over-perform while one or two of theirs under perform.
3 of their's played in the 2-0 win at Villa park whereas only 1 of ours did, yet we totally controlled the game. Think you may be hyping them up a bit too much.


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« Reply #26 on: May 09, 2019, 03:00:33 PM »
They're a different team to the one we played and beat 2-0. They've just been on a record run and have a very settled team and system. We are underdogs but if we're committed, organised and tight at the back , we will have chances with our forwards. Hence, we shouldn't be too open and try to pick them off patiently.

We do have much more experience in our team too (yes we're old)..............

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« Reply #27 on: May 09, 2019, 03:04:16 PM »
3 of their's played in the 2-0 win at Villa park whereas only 1 of ours did, yet we totally controlled the game. Think you may be hyping them up a bit too much.


You're talking one game though. People go on as though Grealish is Messi, he's good but he's not that great.

All four were missing on Saturday but they ran Norwich close.

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« Reply #28 on: May 09, 2019, 03:06:13 PM »
They're a different team to the one we played and beat 2-0. They've just been on a record run and have a very settled team and system. We are underdogs but if we're committed, organised and tight at the back , we will have chances with our forwards. Hence, we shouldn't be too open and try to pick them off patiently.

We do have much more experience in our team too (yes we're old)..............


That's why I'd go 4-5-1 and defend deep. Can't be done with carrying crap like Bartley. Let's keep it tight and try and nick one of the legs.

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« Reply #29 on: May 09, 2019, 03:18:12 PM »

That's why I'd go 4-5-1 and defend deep. Can't be done with carrying crap like Bartley. Let's keep it tight and try and nick one of the legs.

Shan is set in his ways with 3 at the back so highly doubt he would change it, but yes I think I would go 451 for the away leg.

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Re: Play Offs
« Reply #30 on: May 09, 2019, 04:03:54 PM »
Gents, we have a match threads for Villa chat. I'd suggest you move the discussion there
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Re: Play Offs
« Reply #31 on: May 11, 2019, 03:13:34 AM »
Looking at the other 3 teams objectively, they all have previous history of bottling it.

Leeds have seriously fallen away in the last few games.
Derby have fallen short previously and have been hovering in this position for a few seasons without seeing it through.
Villa crashed and burned in the final last year and are under serious pressure financially to go up, which I hope transmits into the dressing room.

We shouldn’t fear any of these and as others have said, it’s about charging out of the blocks from the off and getting right in their faces.
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Re: Play Offs
« Reply #32 on: May 11, 2019, 07:08:08 PM »
Everyone who voted Albion still confident?

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« Reply #33 on: May 11, 2019, 07:19:52 PM »
Leeds for me - just get the feeling it's their turn - sorry guys
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« Reply #34 on: May 11, 2019, 07:24:20 PM »
Derby no shots on target all game at home as well.

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« Reply #35 on: May 11, 2019, 07:28:55 PM »
Leeds for me - just get the feeling it's their turn - sorry guys

Fine by me as long as it’s not Villa or Derby.

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« Reply #36 on: May 11, 2019, 08:53:51 PM »
I voted Leeds on the basis that they have the most experienced manager imo.
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« Reply #37 on: May 11, 2019, 09:28:47 PM »
Just be glad to see the end of the season and see what transpires
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Re: Play Offs
« Reply #38 on: May 11, 2019, 09:31:04 PM »
Would be even more of a miracle now Gayle’s out of the final as well - even if Albion can retrieve the situation on Tuesday night.

https://www.expressandstar.com/sport/football/west-bromwich-albion/2019/05/11/dwight-gayle-will-be-banned-for-play-off-final-if-west-brom-reach-wembley/


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« Reply #39 on: May 11, 2019, 11:09:35 PM »
Just be glad to see the end of the season and see what transpires
me too, season has been blah

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Re: Play Offs
« Reply #40 on: May 11, 2019, 11:19:30 PM »
I would be more than happy to see Leeds go up if we don't do it, as they finished 3rd anyway.

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« Reply #41 on: May 11, 2019, 11:33:47 PM »
Yes i agree Balis. I don't like the playoffs. The best 3 teams should go up. Playoffs are a farce. If we miss out then serves us right for being half hearted the last few games of the season. The top 3 are the top 3.

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« Reply #42 on: May 17, 2019, 10:38:33 PM »
Very surprisingly in all 3 divisions the PO finals are between the bottom 2 teams out of the 4 that qualified.

Wonder if that has happened before.

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Re: Play Offs
« Reply #43 on: May 18, 2019, 11:29:52 AM »
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