The Championship 2018/19 thread

Discussion in 'football' started by sealion, Jul 12, 2018.

  1. brixtonblade

    brixtonblade Well-Known Member

    He is banned but that's better news for us than you!

    You feeling confident?
     
  2. The Octagon

    The Octagon Stop...Hammertime

    Table looking a lot better for Wednesday than it did in January, fair play to Bruce, I wasn't convinced but he's done a great job since taking over.

    Rubbish goal difference and some tough teams to play though, otherwise I might even be thinking a cheeky run to the play-offs ;)
     
  3. brixtonblade

    brixtonblade Well-Known Member

    I've got £50 on you going up :D
     
  4. technical

    technical stripey

    I put a tenner on us going up when Bruce was announced - its a long shot, but beat Blackburn on Saturday and who knows. Think Bruce doing a pretty good job so far - we were excellent in the second half last night

    As for Leeds vs Utd - i really don't know who i want to lose more! :)
     
  5. The Octagon

    The Octagon Stop...Hammertime

    Risky stuff if you stay 3rd and we sneak into 6th :D

    What odds did you both get?
     
  6. technical

    technical stripey

    250/1
     
  7. brixtonblade

    brixtonblade Well-Known Member

    I'm in at 25/1...it went on a while back

    If we don't finish top 2 there is no way we're going up, we're totally incapable of not shitting the bed in the playoffs
     
  8. The Octagon

    The Octagon Stop...Hammertime

    Just looked on Betfred and we're at 100/1 to be promoted.

    Hmmmm....

    Fool.Money.Parted, etc.
     
  9. brixtonblade

    brixtonblade Well-Known Member

    I've just stuck another fiver on that.... you're on a decent run and are well in hitting distance of playoffs and if you squeak in to sixth you've as good a shout as anyone...

    ... and if you end up playing us youre nailed on to win
     
  10. BCBlues

    BCBlues Lend us a Twenner



    Whaaat :facepalm:
     
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  11. Lorca

    Lorca Somebody after all, had to make a start

    ^^ That guy's week is still not as bad as ours! You've just got to laugh, being a bluenose sucks at times, but i'd still much rather support us than some dullards i could mention, or anyone else tbh. Word is we're looking at a 12 point reduction which would put us at risk of relegation again, after being on the cusp of the playoffs for a while, not to mention possibly games being played behind closed doors. As we often say, only at blues.

    Football-wise, I think we're just a slightly over-achieving small budget squad getting tired as we reach the business end of a long season. Monk has worked minor miracles but he must be wondering what madness he walked into! (Though he seems to genuinely 'get' us and seems a good fit here.) It's funny how a manager can fail at one place and do a great job at another fairly similar club. If it wasn't for him, we would be relegated for certain. Good manager, will he stay next season?!

    Still, nothing would make me lol more than Bruce getting Wednesday up at the expense of Vile. I would laugh like a drain (and can see it happening too.)
     
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  12. Kaka Tim

    Kaka Tim Crush the Saboteurs!

    Im confident its going to very very tight and very hard fought. Draw most likely TBH.
     
  13. brixtonblade

    brixtonblade Well-Known Member

    Wow. That's a big old win.
     
  14. agricola

    agricola a genuine importer of owls

    Bielsa's post match interview was magnificent. I hope Leeds go up now.
     
  15. brixtonblade

    brixtonblade Well-Known Member

    What did he say?
     
  16. agricola

    agricola a genuine importer of owls

    Nothing much, but the interview ended up with the reporter refusing to answer questions:

    Bielsa quiet on defeat
     
  17. brixtonblade

    brixtonblade Well-Known Member

    I know I'm hardly impartial but he comes across as a mardy old bastard to me
     
  18. The39thStep

    The39thStep Well-Known Member

    Grumpy stubborn , sometimes barmy and fixed in his ways but he's turned out some brilliant and baffling teams in his career.
     
  19. technical

    technical stripey

    That was a big result in the Leeds v Utd game.

    Meanwhile, Wednesday continue to improve. Another really good second half performance - run in looks tough, but at least Bruce has given us some impetus for next season.
     
  20. The Octagon

    The Octagon Stop...Hammertime

    Hope the international break doesn't kill our momentum (could help getting some of our stretched squad a rest tho), we have to play all our play off rivals so partially in our own hands now.
     
  21. Lorca

    Lorca Somebody after all, had to make a start

    So, it's a nine point reduction - fairly happy with that tbh, was expecting 12. Not sure if we are still under transfer embargo though. I suppose it's set a precedent though, i wouldn't be surprised if a few other teams breach FFP rules. Would be typical blues if we got relegated now, but i think we've got enough to stay up, just about!
     
  22. technical

    technical stripey

    BBC saying that there's no transfer embargo, so looks like that's the end of it (as long as you stay up).

    Would imagine there's a few other clubs more concerned than they were a few days ago. Wouldn't surprise me if Wednesday got caught up in this given comments from the Chairman a while ago.
     
  23. tommers

    tommers Your disco needs you

    Bungpuss strikes again. :(
     
  24. technical

    technical stripey

    All gone a bit quiet on here. Looking very much like two out of top three for automatic now.

    Wednesday have Villa and then the Florists at home in the next week - got to win both of those i think to have any chance of top six
     
  25. mx wcfc

    mx wcfc Well-Known Member

    Meanwhile at the wrong end of the table Reading are now a massive 4 points clear of the remaining relegation slot (working on the basis that Bolton and Ipswich are doomed). A mini-league of 5 candidates has developed, with Brum dragged into a relegation dog-fight by virtue of their nine point deduction.
    Reading seem to be improving - a couple of injured players are back, and I am told we now have something that passes as a midfield.
    We have a tough run in, but as things stand I expect to be posting on this thread occasionally again next season.:cool:
     
  26. brixtonblade

    brixtonblade Well-Known Member

    I am ready for us to shit the bed in the play offs as only we can
     
  27. mx wcfc

    mx wcfc Well-Known Member

    TBF, sir, no one shits the bed in the play offs quite the way Reading do.
     
  28. brixtonblade

    brixtonblade Well-Known Member

    I beg to differ. We're so shit at play offs we've even been relegated in one
     
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  29. BCBlues

    BCBlues Lend us a Twenner

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  30. brixtonblade

    brixtonblade Well-Known Member

    “Listen,” he stressed, “I know how dangerous throwing or launching a cabbage can be.

    :D
     
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