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Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
« Reply #3550 on: August 25, 2019, 03:06:37 PM »
From the early fixtures I see maybe 3 teams who are pretty certain to be in a relegation struggle, Wigan, Barnsley and Stoke. Even then, if Stoke replace Jones in the near future, they may climb out of it with the players they've got.
At the same time,  only a few clubs look definite promotion candidates, Leeds, Fulham and maybe Bristol City and Swansea.
There's seems to be a very large group of clubs in between.
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« Reply #3551 on: August 25, 2019, 04:48:53 PM »
From the early fixtures I see maybe 3 teams who are pretty certain to be in a relegation struggle, Wigan, Barnsley and Stoke. Even then, if Stoke replace Jones in the near future, they may climb out of it with the players they've got.
At the same time,  only a few clubs look definite promotion candidates, Leeds, Fulham and maybe Bristol City and Swansea.
There's seems to be a very large group of clubs in between.

For me, the top half in order:

Leeds
WBA
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Bristol
Derby
Cardiff
Fulham
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Forest
Huddersfield
Middlesbrough
Brentford
Sheffield Wed.
QPR

I predicted the above a few weeks back and so far I wouldn't change the clubs in the top 6, but would slightly adjust the placing, moving Fulham up to third with Bristol, Derby and Cardiff all moved down 1 place. Of the next 6 I would put Reading (who might be the most likely of the rest to finish in the top 6) and Preston in the top half at the expense of Huddersfield and Middlesbrough, but that's about it. Swansea look decent, but think their start has been a little kind and they will eventually fall away.

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« Reply #3552 on: August 30, 2019, 06:06:35 PM »
Interesting game tonight. Fulham still a lot of people’s pick whereas Cardiff seem to have gone under the radar, despite the fact a Cardiff win puts them above Fulham.

Got 2-2 all over it.

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« Reply #3553 on: August 30, 2019, 09:16:13 PM »
Harry Arter been sent off for Fulham just so he will be susoe ded for our game with them after the break.

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« Reply #3554 on: August 31, 2019, 04:20:49 PM »
Leko scores for Charlton, good lad!
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« Reply #3555 on: August 31, 2019, 05:05:04 PM »
Field got 74 mins and Leko 81 mins in Charlton's 2-0 win, plus Leko scored. Good action for our two.
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« Reply #3556 on: August 31, 2019, 05:12:37 PM »
Think Nathan Jones days are done at Stoke !

You packed your bags as I recall
And you walked slowly down the hall

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« Reply #3557 on: August 31, 2019, 05:49:26 PM »
Apologies for the "colour" but thought you might enjoy some of these

You have to wonder how he did so well at Luton? He obviously isn't fucking clueless but something is very very wrong with the club from top to bottom and those overpaid shitfucks on the pitch need to be held accountable as well they are a fucking disgrace!
**** knows how he will turn this round if he doesnt get the bullet

....and when they bought the 16 year old in you just knew he’d score. I did anyway- as an old timer myself it’s what happens to Stoke.
However we are atm the epitome of dire.

What the **** is everyone's problem? We're only 9 points off the playoffs ;)
The manager's position is about as tenable as an untenable thing, who's having an Untenable themed fancy dress party during freshers week at "The University of Untenable Things".
He can't survive the weekend can he?

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« Reply #3558 on: September 03, 2019, 06:53:04 AM »
and how about the capped one called back to Stoke to prevent relegation?

the stoke situation is tailor made for TP - they would be mad not to give in to the temptation.

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« Reply #3559 on: September 03, 2019, 12:02:52 PM »
the stoke situation is tailor made for TP - they would be mad not to give in to the temptation.

Despite (or perhaps given) his previous time there a good number of Stokies absolutely detest TP. Many were absolutely and utterly sick of the sight of him and his brand of f*c*ball by the time he left. For me to say a potential reappointment would split the support base is a major understatement on my behalf.
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« Reply #3560 on: September 06, 2019, 01:18:55 PM »
Looks like Garry Monk is set to be appointed the new manager at Sheffield Wednesday.
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« Reply #3561 on: September 06, 2019, 01:23:04 PM »
Looks like Garry Monk is set to be appointed the new manager at Sheffield Wednesday.
sounds like a good move for both parties to me.
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« Reply #3562 on: September 09, 2019, 04:15:58 PM »
Danny Cowley joins Huddersfield. Now we will see how he manages at this level.
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« Reply #3563 on: September 13, 2019, 07:13:05 AM »
Just seen a report on twitter that 'Boro are going to sue the League over them permitting Derby's ground sale to flout the FFP rules the full story is in the Times and as I don't subscribe no further details at present. Interesting development which could have significant ramifications. If it does go to court there is no way of knowing how this pans out.

On the subject of Derby watched their 1:1 against Cardiff. Neither side looked anything special and on balance our draw at Derby looks less good as I see more of this team.
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« Reply #3564 on: September 14, 2019, 04:46:43 PM »
Looks like Stoke really are a joke.

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« Reply #3565 on: September 14, 2019, 05:34:56 PM »
Good results for us so far.
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« Reply #3566 on: September 16, 2019, 08:50:45 PM »
the stoke situation is tailor made for TP - they would be mad not to give in to the temptation.
I reckon he's sitting watching his phone right now

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Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
« Reply #3567 on: September 21, 2019, 03:04:12 PM »
Missed the second half and don't quite know how Leeds weren't 3 nil aagainst Derby but that's a good start to our weekend.

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« Reply #3568 on: September 26, 2019, 01:55:01 PM »
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-derbyshire-49841762

What a mess. It's looking properly weird at Derby, big name manager appointed in the summer. Rooney signed but not til January and obviously just a publicity stunt with unseemly gambling connotations. underwhelming start to their season and now this? All very odd.
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« Reply #3569 on: September 26, 2019, 03:28:44 PM »
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-derbyshire-49841762

What a mess. It's looking properly weird at Derby, big name manager appointed in the summer. Rooney signed but not til January and obviously just a publicity stunt with unseemly gambling connotations. underwhelming start to their season and now this? All very odd.

Derby fans now talking about relegation battle.
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« Reply #3570 on: September 26, 2019, 04:36:54 PM »
Derby fans now talking about relegation battle.

I think it's a possibility without Keogh, he is like their Olsson was to us - a leader and rock at the back and now he is out for the season.

Watching them a few times this year they looked poor at times and I'd probably blame that on Cocu who doesn't win enough home games. We probably played our worst performance at their place and still drew, they just lack creativity.

I think Rooney coming in will help them but even still a few years in the MLS and possible lack of interest will have softened his impact.
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« Reply #3571 on: September 26, 2019, 05:11:56 PM »
Unbelievably stupid behaviour by those Derby players.

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« Reply #3572 on: September 26, 2019, 05:26:02 PM »
I think it's a possibility without Keogh, he is like their Olsson was to us - a leader and rock at the back and now he is out for the season.

Watching them a few times this year they looked poor at times and I'd probably blame that on Cocu who doesn't win enough home games. We probably played our worst performance at their place and still drew, they just lack creativity.

I think Rooney coming in will help them but even still a few years in the MLS and possible lack of interest will have softened his impact.

Rooney will have lumps kicked out of him for fun in this league, he is known hot head. I'm not convinced he is going to be that great at all.
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Re: OFFICIAL CHAMPIONSHIP THREAD
« Reply #3573 on: September 26, 2019, 06:54:16 PM »
Rooney will have lumps kicked out of him for fun in this league, he is known hot head. I'm not convinced he is going to be that great at all.

I don’t think people will kick lumps out of him at all. One or two might try but I think most will show him respect, and as he can handle himself just fine. That’s not to say he will be a success, but I don’t think it will be he because he is bullied.

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« Reply #3574 on: September 26, 2019, 07:18:14 PM »
Serves Derby right for the old "buying the ground" switcheroo to dodge FFP.