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RE: The Championship and worse thread 2009/2010!!!!! - 6/5/2013 2:42:02 PM   
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Can't we just give the game to Yeovil and go home? I just want this season to be over.

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RE: The Championship and worse thread 2009/2010!!!!! - 6/5/2013 3:18:38 PM   
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A bit late here but why the fuck did we pick this weekend to win again? All we had to do was rollover and let Watford batter us but no, lets do Hull a favour shall we?! Sickens me I tells ya!

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RE: The Championship and worse thread 2009/2010!!!!! - 6/5/2013 3:19:35 PM   
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YAY (!)

Useless twats. Just f**k off the lot of you!

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RE: The Championship and worse thread 2009/2010!!!!! - 6/5/2013 5:22:28 PM   
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Llera (though I do wish he would learn to fucking tackle, y'know, seeing as he's a fucking defender).


Ha, tell me about it. This is what he was pretty much like for us, he may as well have been playing attacking mid, terrific header, free kick specialist and general nuisance in the oppositions' box during any attack, especially set-pieces, but try getting him to track back, challenge and defend correctly and it's a losing battle, he constantly lets his man get away from him when marking at set-pieces too getting drag towards the ball rather than keeping tabs on his man, quite ironic given this is what he frequently does to the opposition up at the other end of the football pitch.

As for today....

First off, well done to Yeovil Town, really happy for them, know a few of their fans and their bouncing right now! Gary Johnson's third spell at the club I think and it seems he just injects something into the team, no matter who's playing for them and the result today goes some way to also pushing the point that size really doesn't matter, especially at this level. Be great to see them playing in the championship next season although Brentford are currently 2-0 up against Swindon and I'd put my money on the Bees to be honest given the style and aggressive football Uwe Rosler gets them playing and the game-changers they have in their team but it'll certainly be an enjoyable final!

Feel for Dr. and the other United fans right now though, it struck me today that even at the end there and only 2-1 down on aggregate there was a real lack of urgency about United, those last five minutes pretty much played out like the first five of the second half, apart from Quinn, I think it was, nearly nipping in at the back-post that was it, only the United fans looked really desperate, Chris Morgan just looked at the end of his tether and very concerned on the touchline, this is a huge loss for them, we know what that's like and a third straight season in League One is both a grave concern on and off the field for the club. It's also a long trip back for those fans tonight feeling the way they do and my heart goes out to them.



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RE: The Championship and worse thread 2009/2010!!!!! - 6/5/2013 9:52:47 PM   
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Got your PM again Goodfella but the reply button kept on taking me to an error page

Concerning your question about our next manager, I haven't got the slightest clue (I'm not really too knowledgeable about available mangers) but some of our fans want Karl Robinson for some reason.

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RE: The Championship and worse thread 2009/2010!!!!! - 6/5/2013 9:59:09 PM   
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ORIGINAL: dr. salvador

Got your PM again Goodfella but the reply button kept on taking me to an error page

Concerning your question about our next manager, I haven't got the slightest clue (I'm not really too knowledgeable about available mangers) but some of our fans want Karl Robinson for some reason.


He was my tip mate. Young, decent coaching record, he's taken MK Dons to the play-offs and they play a good style of football, which is likely to attract your fans, he's considered one for the future and some impressive players have stood by him at MK who could have easily left last summer so my suspicion he has something, whether he's the one for you boys or not I don't know.

Appointing Morgan is far from the worst idea in the world as well, similar to what we did with Powell although he'd been out gaining his coaching experience for the previous four years or so but someone who knows the club inside and out and is willing to work towards a remit and build for the future wouldn't be a bad idea.

I wouldn't go for Warnock personally, for nothing more at this current point in time than things rarely work out as well the second time around. Gary Johnson perhaps the notable exception to that rule today but I'm struggling to think of others.

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RE: The Championship and worse thread 2009/2010!!!!! - 6/5/2013 10:05:09 PM   
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Having thought about it, Karl Robinson would be a decent choice and hopefully we will see a few more of the younger players being involved with some of the older ones leaving. I just don't think Morgan will be able to do the job as he has hardly done anything in the games he has been in charge of this year.

BRING ON THE LIONS TOUR!!!!! Sorry, wrong sport...

I'm think I'm just going to lie down in a dark room and pretend football doesn't exist

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RE: The Championship and worse thread 2009/2010!!!!! - 6/5/2013 10:18:40 PM   
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Having thought about it, Karl Robinson would be a decent choice and hopefully we will see a few more of the younger players being involved with some of the older ones leaving. I just don't think Morgan will be able to do the job as he has hardly done anything in the games he has been in charge of this year.

I'm think I'm just going to lie down in a dark room and pretend football doesn't exist


He's only had five or six weeks though hasn't he, and it's been quite a tempestuous period hasn't it with the season already sliding away from automatic promotion, the unexpected exit of Danny Wilson and then the fears already allayed heading into the play-offs. I'm not making him excuses but it's far from the ideal scenario for a young rookie manager to start in, I know the comparison is perhaps quite light but when Powell took our midway through our penultimate season in League One we won four straight and then only two more before the end of the season. There were questions about him going into the summer too and how well we are doing under him but given that time to further learn his trade, adjust to the job and build his own squad over the summer the success the following season spoke for itself.

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RE: The Championship and worse thread 2009/2010!!!!! - 7/5/2013 2:17:01 AM   
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Having said that though I'm just watched all of Morgan's post-match interview and I'm not sure what he's going on about half the time, Yeovil certainly weren't "on the back foot" today and a 1-0 lead stretched across two legs with the final leg being played away is not much of a lead to just sit on, he also kind of contradicted himself by stating the outcome of the season is not good enough but actually what we've achieved this season can't be underestimated and we've done very well. I can understand that as a fan that would have probably riled me a bit too.

Mind you, and I could be wide of the mark here, some of it sounded the kind of tosh a chairman or chief executive might be convincing him to say to try and appease fans into buy a STH for next year again.

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RE: The Championship and worse thread 2009/2010!!!!! - 7/5/2013 8:09:41 AM   
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Is it all over for Jonson?


Ha! It was never in doubt

Only managed to listen to the last 10 minutes in the car driving through Melton. When that third goal went in I nearly crashed. I can't remember, from first watching City 31 years ago, being quite that excited when we scored


I think again, after this weekend proof that the lower divisions have all the excitement and agony. Fucking amazing stuff.
congratulations to Hull for getting back up, thoroughly deserved IMO. I also hope the Watford players are so distraught they fuck up completely from now on in
The last time we finished in 6th place, we beat Crystal Palace 2-1 in the final. If we can do the same again, agianst Ian Holloway of all people, even better. Bring it on.
I've got my ticket for the home game, apparently we only got given 2200 for the second leg so they're like rocking horse shit.

Well done also to Charlton. Not only do I look for their scores to wind up/avoid Goodfella , I also like to keep my eye on Chris Powell. Fantastic job he has done again mate, 3 points off the play offs is a great season I woud have thought.


Again, what a great season for the lower leagues, the value for money, excitement level and honesty pissing all over the Premiership in my opinion.

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RE: The Championship and worse thread 2009/2010!!!!! - 7/5/2013 10:22:39 AM   
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Saunders given the heave-ho by Wolves.

Bet he's glad he bailed on newly promoted Doncaster now

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RE: The Championship and worse thread 2009/2010!!!!! - 7/5/2013 10:55:26 AM   
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Dropping like flies today.

Kenny Jackett has quit Milwall.

Guess he decided that there was No Jackett Required...

I'll get me coat

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RE: The Championship and worse thread 2009/2010!!!!! - 7/5/2013 1:24:20 PM   
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Ha! It was never in doubt


Absolutely, jonson's faith has never dwindled! It does say something about the way this League has played out this season that just last week there was a whole list of names in the paper to potentially replace the expected-to-be-sacked Nigel Pearson this summer, now Leicester are in the play-offs and if they go all the way to the Premiership a new contract is quite a polar opposite to a P45!

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The last time we finished in 6th place, we beat Crystal Palace 2-1 in the final. If we can do the same again, agianst Ian Holloway of all people, even better. Bring it on.
I've got my ticket for the home game, apparently we only got given 2200 for the second leg so they're like rocking horse shit.


These championship play-offs are going to be really interesting and enjoyable to watch for the neutral, and I just can't call it to be honest, although I'd put a little wager on you boys given the way you booked your place and the momentum and confidence you must now be carrying in, Watford will need to move on from last weekend quickly and get over the potential psychological barrier that brings, Palace are very effective on their day and have game-changers like Yannick Bolaise and Kevin Phillips (I wouldn't worry so much about Zaha, he's very off the boil at the moment if you ask me) but Brighton are the ones too watch for me, they've been knocking on the door these past two seasons and are a great footballing team who can dominate a game, especially at the Amex, if they can survive at Selhurst Park or even just take away a 1-0 defeat I still fully expect them to ransack Palace at home in front of a boisterous home crowd, Holloway is a good motivator but a questionable tactician and there's a already a corp of fans on his back there. I also don't want to see that group of mugs they call the "Ultras" at Wembley either. That's the way we like it, we like it, we follow, we follow........oh fuck off.

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Well done also to Charlton. Not only do I look for their scores to wind up/avoid Goodfella , I also like to keep my eye on Chris Powell. Fantastic job he has done again mate, 3 points off the play offs is a great season I woud have thought.


And you can usually draw aline through the wind up option when we play each other can't you? Well you did it call mate, you said we'd have a good season and thank you, I'm pleased to say we did! Especially in this very tight, competitive league, you couldn't just get away with beating teams near the bottom and losing to most above you and survive like that this year, we've had to stabilize quickly and learn to compete and we've done that very well, gives us a great platform going into next season and I'm excited to see where we can go from here and what kind of squad Chris Powell brings to the table in August.

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Saunders given the heave-ho by Wolves.

Bet he's glad he bailed on newly promoted Doncaster now


I feel a bit sorry for Saunders, I think he's a good manager and I think he's paid the price for the way the club has been run these past two seasons but that's the way these things often go, I doubt he was overly surprised, his post-match interview on Saturday pretty much confirmed this.

I can see Jackett being a man in demand, maybe where the likes of Wolves and Sheffield United are concerned. He's a good manager, did well at Swansea, done very well at Millwall, got them promoted after a good few years flirting with the top and with a squad very low on resources, they had a bitter end to the season but if you look at his squad and the funds he had he's actually done a fine job to keep them in the League, they've also been to an FA Cup semi-final under him, no small feat either! I do wonder if a small part of the reason he's walked away from Millwall now is also what's gone on off the field, he's probably a bit tired of being associated with that and trying to get a team together and motivated with all that going on and answering frequent questions from the press about it, he wants "a new and fresh challenge", I suspect that's a significant part of it to be honest.

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RE: The Championship and worse thread 2009/2010!!!!! - 7/5/2013 9:34:16 PM   
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Saunders given the heave-ho by Wolves.

Bet he's glad he bailed on newly promoted Doncaster now


I feel a bit sorry for Saunders, I think he's a good manager and I think he's paid the price for the way the club has been run these past two seasons but that's the way these things often go, I doubt he was overly surprised, his post-match interview on Saturday pretty much confirmed this.


I feel sorry for him in the same way I felt sorry for TC - he's a nice guy who never stood a chance. However, he never stood a chance not simply because of the way the club is run - he really is a pretty mediocre manager. The football we've played under Saunders has been abject, which wasn't typically the case under Solbakken (even though results went against him after a good start), and he is tactically inept. It took him 10 games to get his first win, and 20 points from as many games is not exactly great. His substitutions and changing of formations midway through games have often been beyond mystifying, and have actually cost us points from winning positions in more than one game. He is, essentially, a less inspiring McCarthy. I wish him all the best in his future endeavours, but I won't miss him.

Now of course comes yet another manager into the lions den. I don't know who that'll be, though early favourites are apparently Appleton, Levein and Darren Ferguson. None of them ellicit any strong emotions in me one way or the other, though Ferguson could be interesting given SAF always seems happy to loan out players to him and is a bit of a Wolves fan to boot. Whoever comes in, I'd like to see them clear out the shite (cheerio Johnson, Berra, Henry, Doyle, O' Hara, Ward etc), and put some faith in the younger players. We've spent millions getting one of the best youth set-ups in the country, and I can't think of a better opportunity to get the graduates playing regular first-team football. Players like Batth, Cassidy, Davis can certainly do a job in the Third Division, and I'd like to see others like Ismail, Margreitter, Forde etc get a decent opportunity to establish themselves. There's plenty of potential there if it's given the chance, and if it isn't then what the fuck is the point of spending a fortune getting a Category 1 Academy?

Also, I'd really really feel better if Morgan gives all football decision-making to someone else who knows what they are doing. He can't do it himself, bless him. He is rubbish at it. Rubbish.

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RE: The Championship and worse thread 2009/2010!!!!! - 8/5/2013 3:05:47 PM   
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We've started building for next season already today. We've released four players - Scott Wagstaff, Matt Taylor, Salim Kerkar and Ricardo Fuller. Fuller may create the most surprise, although not for me, he's played very well in spells this season and brought us an edge of Premiership experience to a squad of mostly players who's resume only previously included League One, but without wanting to sound cutthroat, he's done that job now, he'll be 34 by the start of next season and his legs are struggling now, he hasn't been able to stay fit for more than four or five games in a row and he has only scored five goals, I'm not knocking him, when he has been fully healthy he's played at a very high level for us on his day and I wish him all the best in the future but we have to get a bit younger and more consistent going forward now if we're to further compete in this league, I should imagine he was one of our highest-paid players as well so he'll free up some wage money for the summer.

Taylor is the one I'm most disappointed about, he's a sold centre-half, he's had his moments at this level but he's worked hard all season and fought his way back into the team towards the end of the year and I would say he's on par with Leon Cort who it appears is staying put, he's also captained the team well on several occasions and has played hard for the club for the past two years, I have a soft spot for him as well being ex-Exeter and a traditional type of defender, but like Fuller he's getting on in age and has had a few injuries so we're parting ways and I completely understand the decision.

Wagstaff I just don't get anymore, when he made his debut for the club some five years ago he was one of the most promising young players to ever come through our academy and he has made 120 appearances for the club but his career has drifted in recent years, he hasn't been able to find a real level of consistency and got very much lost in the transition between Phil Parkinson and Chris Powell, he's had some loan spells away and he's struggled to hold down a first-team place when he's come back, I don't question his effort, he's always looked keen when he's played but I'm not sure he's developed into the all-round player we expected him too and I don't think he fits Powell's system, I think it's very possible we play against him next season if he moves to Bournemouth, a club he spent five games on loan at in 2008 and who really wanted to take him back again (Eddie Howe was their manager then I think too) so I can see him going there as a free transfer later in the summer. Best of luck to him wherever he ends up!

Kerkar was by the by really, he's a pretty ugly player really and has had glimpses of action for us this season and one goal but given we've just finished 9th in the championship in our first season back we really don't need this kind of 'fringe' players anymore and with the exit of Wagstaff too and a real lack of wingers outside of young Callum Harriott, I expect us to go after a solid, genuine wide player in the summer.




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RE: The Championship and worse thread 2009/2010!!!!! - 8/5/2013 3:27:37 PM   
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Ferguson could be interesting given SAF always seems happy to loan out players to him and is a bit of a Wolves fan to boot.


Hmm, maybe not

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RE: The Championship and worse thread 2009/2010!!!!! - 8/5/2013 4:27:23 PM   
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Ferguson could be interesting given SAF always seems happy to loan out players to him and is a bit of a Wolves fan to boot.


Hmm, maybe not



If your looking for a better tactician anyway I wouldn't go near Ferguson Jnr anyway, he's a hothead and 'Boro have been flirting with relegation for a good few seasons now and he's had some good players there too, they can't defend for love nor money, he's not really his Father's Son in any real respect where the game lies.

Jackett is someone you should definitely consider though, also as I'm sure your already preparing yourself for, League One can be, in the majority, lacking in much footballing skill, shall we say, your going to go to a lot of grounds where the pitches are so cut up and in such poor condition you are going to have to adapt your game for some of those, as we found out during our first two seasons in the League, some say the difference in quality between the championship and League One is not so great, across 75% of that League I strongly disagree.



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RE: The Championship and worse thread 2009/2010!!!!! - 9/5/2013 8:20:35 PM   
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I've slowly become a Leicester fan over the opening half an hour given the clear penchant Watford have for trying to dive their way to victory in this game.

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RE: The Championship and worse thread 2009/2010!!!!! - 9/5/2013 9:33:58 PM   
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For 70 minutes this game seemed to be drifting towards a stalemate that far greater suited Watford. Now 1-0 up and Leicester are banging the door down with all their might, if they only played all season like they had in the last 20 minutes of the game and they'd have probably won the whole thing!

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RE: The Championship and worse thread 2009/2010!!!!! - 10/5/2013 7:54:19 AM   
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I've slowly become a Leicester fan


I knew you'd see sense eventually

Great first half, the atmosphere was electric, biggest home crowd of the season (by about 3,000) and would have been a sell-out if Watford had sold their allocation (very bemusing that one, never mind, they've only given us 2,000 for Sunday despite the fact we could take 10,000)
I thought after 75 minutes neither team would score. Watford were better when they beat us 2-1 a couple of weeks ago, but I think we battled more as well. Apart from the 2 strikers who I didn't think played that well (although Nuge got the important goal) I thought we played well, fought for everythign, and deserved the slender 1-0 advantage.
Bring on Sunday. Bring on Wembley. Bring on the Premiership. Bring on 3 wins next season. In that order.

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RE: The Championship and worse thread 2009/2010!!!!! - 10/5/2013 2:18:48 PM   
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ORIGINAL: jonson


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ORIGINAL: Goodfella

I've slowly become a Leicester fan


I knew you'd see sense eventually

Great first half, the atmosphere was electric, biggest home crowd of the season (by about 3,000) and would have been a sell-out if Watford had sold their allocation (very bemusing that one, never mind, they've only given us 2,000 for Sunday despite the fact we could take 10,000)
I thought after 75 minutes neither team would score. Watford were better when they beat us 2-1 a couple of weeks ago, but I think we battled more as well. Apart from the 2 strikers who I didn't think played that well (although Nuge got the important goal) I thought we played well, fought for everythign, and deserved the slender 1-0 advantage.
Bring on Sunday. Bring on Wembley. Bring on the Premiership. Bring on 3 wins next season. In that order.


For 180 minutes jonson, and for the potentially subsequent 90 plus minutes at Wembley, especially if it's Palace you come up against!

Problem with Watford is they're in the same bucket as the likes of QPR, they have a fair portion of fans who really support the likes of Arsenal and Spurs but can't get tickets for those games or, more likely, aren't inclined to afford the ticket prices, we've had a similar problem in the past too, and most smaller clubs in and around London are the same (although we're not necessarily small with our recent PL history and 27,000 seater-stadium, but we are compared to a club like Arsenal) which is why they don't take many on the road.
Your quite right though, you battled hard last night, Watford played more glamour football and spent most of the first half falling over and giving their very best impersonation of the murder scene from Macbeth to the referee, with Zola trying to rile it up on the touchline. Leicester were tough, physical and dragged Watford more and more wide as the game went on, frequently interrupting their flow of play, and countered late on to grab the lead. Although it was only eight plus injury minutes left after Nugent's goal, Leicester looked far more likely to grab a second than Watford did an equalizer and for a couple of unlucky bounces from some very decent crosses it could have quite easily been the case!
I think the best plan for them going into Sunday is to set up exactly the same way, the pressure and onus is on Watford, especially with them being at home, and why change what proved to be a winning formula against the the third-best side in the championship this season just gone?

Palace v Brighton tonight is the other semi-final. Obviously I wish the very best to Brighton, I'm not as endeared to the 'rivalry' as many other Charlton fans are but I'll go opposed against some South London foes and whilst it was Simon Jordan who really fulled me when it came to Palace, he's long gone now and they despise him almost as much as we do these days, so I'm a little by the by, but some of their fans, especially this mob calling themselves the 'Ultras', do irk me, with their graffiti-style flags and their fancy cigarette lighters, and for that alone I'm hoping Brighton light them up tonight, it should be a fierce and hostile derby, the ticket restrictions for the game range from having to carry one form of photo identification to the turnstiles with you and ending up with an automatic one-year ban if your found in the wrong seat (although anyone who's been to Selhurst Park will know I'm being a very generous describing them as seats in the away end....) so expect it to be almost as interesting in the stands as it is on the pitch. We'll see what happens first in the Holmesdale, the lighting of a flare under the tune of that god-awful We Love You song or a mildly but still obvious homophobic chant about Brighton fans holding hands. All bets are on gentlemen!

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RE: The Championship and worse thread 2009/2010!!!!! - 10/5/2013 7:54:45 PM   
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Sky Sports obviously think this is what Selhurst Park is like every weekend. Myself and other championship fans know different. I see the homophobic chants have beaten the flares though....

Good start by Brighton though, a couple of really good opportunities and Brighton's front-men losing their markers, Will Buckley's control and pace putting Palace on the back-foot too.

EDIT: Christ, please tell me I'm not the only one who just saw Neil Shipperley?

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RE: The Championship and worse thread 2009/2010!!!!! - 11/5/2013 8:53:59 AM   
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I only watched the first 30 minutes last night, it looked like it was going to be played at some pace. The draw is good enough for Brighton I think. They were my favourites to win (I think they would be my choice if I were a neutral - I like Poyet for starters)

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I think the best plan for them going into Sunday is to set up exactly the same way, the pressure and onus is on Watford, especially with them being at home, and why change what proved to be a winning formula against the the third-best side in the championship this season just gone?


Well we know that Watford have to score, so I'd agree in that we need to go out there on our front foot and upset them a little bit. I think we can win this game before half time as Watford won't put up the fight, I don't think. We'll see.

Literally thousands of city fans struggling to get to the game. Rumours abound that the ticket office this morning had been given a lot of tickets back. Looking on the fan sites on FB, I think there will be hundreds - if not thousands - of fans there this morning. We could seriously sell out 10 thousand, if not 12 or 13, but obviously Watford don't want us there. I have seen a lot of City fans have got tickets for the Watford end though, let's just hope they do the club proud.

Fingers crossed for tomorrow. Up the Foxes.

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RE: The Championship and worse thread 2009/2010!!!!! - 11/5/2013 3:19:32 PM   
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I only watched the first 30 minutes last night, it looked like it was going to be played at some pace. The draw is good enough for Brighton I think. They were my favourites to win (I think they would be my choice if I were a neutral - I like Poyet for starters)


It slowed down a lot in the second half, especially from Brighton who weren't ruthless enough with all their possession in the first half and tired legs kicked in by about the hour mark and they struggled to maintain their composure on the ball. Palace were dogged at best but if they play like that at the Amex without creating enough serious openings they'll get punished by a good footballing team in front of a hostile, boisterous home crowd. Zaha showed the slightest sprinkles of his very raw talent, the rest of the time he was pretty much a by-stander, the injuries to Murray and Williams be telling, although Murray was so isolated before twisting knee anyway he wasn't having much impact on the game as it was. Holloway can't afford for them to play like that on Monday if they want to seriously win, they won't have enough chances to make a real impact on the game and I don't see a team like Brighton going 180 minutes without scoring a goal.

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Well we know that Watford have to score, so I'd agree in that we need to go out there on our front foot and upset them a little bit. I think we can win this game before half time as Watford won't put up the fight, I don't think. We'll see.

Literally thousands of city fans struggling to get to the game. Rumours abound that the ticket office this morning had been given a lot of tickets back. Looking on the fan sites on FB, I think there will be hundreds - if not thousands - of fans there this morning. We could seriously sell out 10 thousand, if not 12 or 13, but obviously Watford don't want us there. I have seen a lot of City fans have got tickets for the Watford end though, let's just hope they do the club proud.

Fingers crossed for tomorrow. Up the Foxes.


The onus and pressure is entirely on Watford now, I'm not sure how they approach it on Sunday, they're a talented, skillful footballing team but can they afford to hit the ground running like that, risking the counter attack and Leicester just outnumbering them at the back and making it too niggly for them, and of course if you get a second goal you totally change the shape of the game, they will be forced to go for it then and that could create swift openings for you, which is how you won the game in the final 20 minutes on Friday night.

What allocation have Watford given you? They can't afford too many restrictions on home supporters, as they can't limit the support, it's fluctuated a lot over recent years given their mediocrity in the championship and their location, now they're doing well the support is rising but they can't potentially block those new fans about by only selling to season ticket holders or members with frequent purchasing history. Palace had their first sell-out for seven years last night despite their defiance they've always had "huge, willing support" which hasn't always been the case as it is for most smaller London clubs, as I stated earlier.

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RE: The Championship and worse thread 2009/2010!!!!! - 12/5/2013 1:56:48 PM   
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Not looking great for Leicester now.

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RE: The Championship and worse thread 2009/2010!!!!! - 12/5/2013 2:13:59 PM   
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Not looking great for Leicester now.


Watford have just come alive really as it looked up until Vydra's equalizer like Leicester could boss the remainder of the game but now it's Watford putting on the pressure although Leicester have wasted a couple of really good openings, King I think it was, really should have to Knockaert who could have had the simplest of tap-ins.

Knockeart's pace running at defenders could get Watford on the back-foot too as legs start to tire and penalties could be very interesting!

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RE: The Championship and worse thread 2009/2010!!!!! - 12/5/2013 2:27:26 PM   
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AMAZING!!!!

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RE: The Championship and worse thread 2009/2010!!!!! - 12/5/2013 2:31:26 PM   
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IT'S BRENTFORD V DONCASTER IN THE CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!

Wow, what a finish! I do feel absolutely gutted for Leicester and I don't they've been at all outplayed over these two legs, and whilst Knockaert does go looking for it, the defender steps across him and for me when you do that you are always going to run the risk and Knockaert took advantage.

Terrific double save from Alumnia, Udinese B are going to Wembley, sorry jonson mate, be thinking of you, safe trip home!

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RE: The Championship and worse thread 2009/2010!!!!! - 12/5/2013 2:32:09 PM   
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Once again the Championship shows itself to be pure madness. It was all over one way, then 30s later its all over the other. Madness.

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RE: The Championship and worse thread 2009/2010!!!!! - 12/5/2013 2:38:32 PM   
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Once again the Championship shows itself to be pure madness. It was all over one way, then 30s later its all over the other. Madness.


It's called proper football!

It's physical, competitive, unpredictable and fierce, how the game is supposed to be played! None of this overpaid, overrated, ballet show of primadonnas everyone calls the EPL!

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