The Championship 2018/19 thread

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

  1. sealion

    sealion Well-Known Member

    Although we have played the so called bigger teams, we have been shit, found out tactically and have a manager limited to hoof ball. The loss of Saville to boro is big factor, goals and brain, add to the fact we have players unhappy they were refused bigger money moves ( don't sign a contract and then ask to leave you greedy cunts] all the ingredients for a long hard season.
     
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  2. mx wcfc

    mx wcfc Well-Known Member

    I suspect the two of us could be in for the same. Thank feck I have a non-league team, who are rocking, to fall back on.
     
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  3. technical

    technical stripey

    In the second half Wednesday were fantastic, easily best performance of the season (certainly best I've seen). Frustrating we can't play like that a bit more consistently

    And Villa's goal was stunning - I thought we'd crumble when that went in. Now for dirty L**ds .....
     
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  4. The Octagon

    The Octagon Stop...Hammertime

    Friday night fun, looking forward to it.
     
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  5. sealion

    sealion Well-Known Member

  6. mod

    mod A modernist

    Weird old night at The Den last night sealion. I know it was practically a reserve game but blimey I was surprised by the Millwall turn out. We filled the away end more or less. Made for a very strange and flat atmosphere. The gate was 5800. I've been told the top deck of away end holds 2200 but at the time everyone thought there were more Fulham fans at the game.

    15-year-old Harvey Elliott became Fulham's youngest player last night. I'd left before he'd come on though. Steven Sessegnon looks like he is going to be a fine player. Nowhere near his brothers level yet but certainly a good prospect.

    Got to be honest, I thought Millwall looked very poor and I'm surprised by your form so far this season (so far) but its early days. We had a dreadful start last year and ended up going up.


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  7. sealion

    sealion Well-Known Member

    I wasn't, it was expected. Just had Qpr and West brom away, we sold our allocation for both, train fares = money gone. Add to the fact we are playing shit, and no disrespect here but, Fulham or more over Fulhams reserves in a nothing cup match was never going to excite anyone.
    I read about Elliot, good luck to him!
    We are poor atm, whispers of players not happy about missing out on big wage moves, missing the spine of last seasons team and predictable tactics aren't helping. We will probably go down this season, our five year cycle of joy then pain is at the pain stages :D
    I may be wrong as i wasn't there, but for games like last nights that stand is never opened.
     
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  8. mod

    mod A modernist

    Took me 8 minutes to walk to to ground from my flat!
     
  9. sealion

    sealion Well-Known Member

    I was in peckham last night and couldn't be arsed. The place is really dull when no ones up for it. Sheffield united on Saturday will be loud with an edge as they bring a large vocal following.
     
  10. mod

    mod A modernist

    To be honest I decided very very last minute but thought it mad not to go and see Fulham play 10 minutes away when I often travel across town of from Brighton to do it. I think our large away support was due to the fact there's understandably a lot of affection for several of the players who played last night from last seasons team who are getting a lot less game time in the Prem plus £15 is a lot cheaper than what we have to pay for a game now too.
     
  11. mod

    mod A modernist

    The league cup should be ditched (or made for the non-prem divisions only) imo. Would make the FA cup a bit more special again too.
     
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  12. sealion

    sealion Well-Known Member

    Just had a look at the official stats from our club site. 5,839 gate, 2,054 fulham. I know some fans buy tickets for these games to bump up there loyalty points for future away games, they don't necessarily go to the cup game. I'm surprised that many turned up. I know a few Fulham lads that went because thay can't afford the premier prices and hadn't seen them play live this season.
     
  13. sealion

    sealion Well-Known Member

    Agreed, the big clubs only take it serious if they make the quaters/semi's. The fa cup was a special event when i was younger.
     
  14. mod

    mod A modernist

    Yep. No doubt that was the case. 100%. If we were still in the Championship this season it probably would have been half the amount.
     
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  15. agricola

    agricola a genuine importer of owls

    Adam Reach's goal tonight:



    :eek:
     
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  16. The Octagon

    The Octagon Stop...Hammertime

    Have. That.

    Glorious :D
     
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  17. The Octagon

    The Octagon Stop...Hammertime

    Means nothing if we don't get a result tho.
     
  18. sealion

    sealion Well-Known Member

    Keeper way off his line, fluke :p
     
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  19. brixtonblade

    brixtonblade Well-Known Member

    Look at all those empty seats to see it!
     
  20. sealion

    sealion Well-Known Member

    Will you be at the den tomorrow Blade?
     
  21. brixtonblade

    brixtonblade Well-Known Member

    Sadly not... wife's working so I have the kids.

    You?

    Cautiously optimistic....
     
  22. sealion

    sealion Well-Known Member

    Yes i'm going but not very confident of getting any points. We can't score and our defence is slapdash, where as you lot have been scoring high in some games. It should be noisy from both sets of fans, i'm hoping this might get the players fired up, Harris can't do this with the tactics he employs. All in all i'm still looking forward to this as i always do when we meet, proper club you lot!
     
  23. brixtonblade

    brixtonblade Well-Known Member

    Yeah - sad to miss it as it's a good day out as well as being nice and close.

    Also love it as it reminds me of seeing Derek Geary's only ever goal in 200 odd games.
     
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  24. sealion

    sealion Well-Known Member

    Ryan Leonard has been given permission to play by United, he's obviously not feared by your manager. Billy Sharp will score for you!
     
  25. brixtonblade

    brixtonblade Well-Known Member

    Nah, he said its because its not a proper loan as there's a permanent move agreed
     
  26. sealion

    sealion Well-Known Member

    This loan thing is another loophole in the transfer window. Saville is on loan to Boro although we sold him for £8m. I would rather Leonard didn't play most weeks :D
     
  27. brixtonblade

    brixtonblade Well-Known Member

    We've done the same thing with Norwood. TBH I don't really mind it - I dont think it's really giving anyone an advantage I dont think.
     
  28. sealion

    sealion Well-Known Member

    Agreed, i think it's just a way of getting last minute deals over the line.
     
  29. The Octagon

    The Octagon Stop...Hammertime

    Friday night and on telly.

    Give over.
     
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  30. sealion

    sealion Well-Known Member

    How many tickets did Leeds get? I pressume a fair bit of empties due to segregation, still only 26k for a big derby with both teams doing well isn't great.
     

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