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The championship thread 2017-18

Discussion in 'football' started by sealion, Jun 21, 2017.

  1. sealion

    sealion If you can't dance just nod your head

    Thought i would start one early.

    Six new teams join a very tough looking division. Millwall-Bolton and Sheffield united all promoted are joined by Sunderland-Hull and Middlesboro from the promised land :D. I will be happy if my team Millwall manage to stay up and take a few big scalps along the way.

    Fixtures here,,BBC Sport - Football - Championship Fixtures
     
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  2. sealion

    sealion If you can't dance just nod your head

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  3. Lorca

    Lorca Somebody, after all, had to make a start.

    my team, birmingham city supposedly looking to sign John Terry, somewhat implausibly. Though I heard the Vile and Swansea are after him as well. Actually hope we don't sign him tbh, its the sort of signing that can bankrupt a club like us. 'Arry obviously got some serious money from somewhere though and wheeling and dealing already - David Stockdale on a free, great signing. I actually predict the play-offs for us this season and I also predict the vile and the dingles to get relegated! :thumbs:
     
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  4. mod

    mod A modernist

    Slavisa Jokanovic has signed a new contract and is staying. Best manager we've had since Roy Hodgson. We've turned down £20 million from Newcastle for Tom Cairney and Jokanovic said he's not going to be sold. So things are looking positive and we are in a very good place to improve from a strong season last year. Confident of another top 6 finish but we should really be aiming top two 'IF' we sign a class striker.

    Saying that, when the fixtures were released the other day I did think 'blimey there's some big teams in the division this season' and our opening 4 fixtures are very tough.

    Norwich City (Home)

    Reading (Away)

    Leeds United (Away)

    Sheffield Wednesday (home)

    We'll have a very good idea how we will do next season after those games!

    Hard to say how Millwall will do but this is a very very unpredictable division. Its one of it's charms.
     
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  5. mod

    mod A modernist

    Agree Stockdale on a free is a wonderful signing. He was our 2nd choice keeper (behind the world class Mark Schwarzer) for many years and we all rated him highly. I feel so, so sorry for the club that ends up with that odious and tainted John Terry. What a disgusting human.
     
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  6. sealion

    sealion If you can't dance just nod your head

    Redknapp is trying to get him another pay day. Harry, a dodgy owner and possibly Jt. What could possibly go wrong.
     
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  7. sealion

    sealion If you can't dance just nod your head

  8. sealion

    sealion If you can't dance just nod your head

    Home form will be vital for us. Barnsley and Burton managed to stay up last season so there is hope.
     
  9. brixtonblade

    brixtonblade Well-Known Member

    Very pleased that Sheffield United are finally out of League 1. Lots of games in/around London too which is great for me.

    Hoping we stay up and that the others don't go up.
     
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  10. sealion

    sealion If you can't dance just nod your head

    It's an awful league to be in. Poor quality of football, shit refs and very few away fans to add to the atmosphere. Good luck for the season.
     
  11. The Octagon

    The Octagon Stop......Hammertime

    I have no clue how we're going to do this season, we've been close twice now and retained all the important personnel, but I worry we've not done enough to strengthen in the face of what looks like a really competitive league.

    Forestieri needs to have a good season and our strikers need to start quickly.

    I'd like to see George Hirst given a proper run in the team, he's been on fire for the youth team and England under-20s, his dad was a legend for us and (name drop alert) a family friend, so it'd be amazing if he could break through and make an impact.

    Looking forward to the Sheffield Derbys though, been a while.
     
  12. brixtonblade

    brixtonblade Well-Known Member

    It was fine for a couple of seasons... Loads of new grounds. Novelty soon wore off though!
     
  13. brixtonblade

    brixtonblade Well-Known Member

    Oh yes!

    (although I can't say I'm entirely looking forward to them.... too stressful!)
     
  14. sealion

    sealion If you can't dance just nod your head

    I never want to see fleetwood or rochdale again :D Tick em off the list and never return.
     
  15. The Octagon

    The Octagon Stop......Hammertime

    True, I don't 'enjoy' them at all, but I appreciate the passion on show and hope for the best.

    Good luck (apart from those two games and if you have a chance to deny us promotion / play offs ;))
     
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  16. sealion

    sealion If you can't dance just nod your head

  17. technical

    technical stripey

    The only time you can really enjoy a derby match is when the final whistle goes and you've won. Build up and match are too stressful - worst feeling in the world losing at home to your nearest neighbours.

    Having said that - looking forward to the season already, particularly with a visit to Fulham fairly early on.

    I don't know if you've heard anything octagon, but i've heard that young George Hirst may well be on his way.
     
  18. SE25

    SE25 1 sec lemme chat about road

    Millwall back in the big time then
     
  19. sealion

    sealion If you can't dance just nod your head

    You are due to go bust again soon aren't you. Wanker.
     
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  20. SE25

    SE25 1 sec lemme chat about road

    someone woke up on the wrong side of the bed

    (it's not due for another 3 years actually)
     
  21. sealion

    sealion If you can't dance just nod your head

    You posted a dig looking for a response, you got one.
    Don't be so sure. Your shitty little club had to take out a loan from next seasons tv money to pay your inflated wage bill. No money spent on that dump you play in and players on 80k a week. I can't wait for meltdown when it happens again :D
     
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  22. sealion

    sealion If you can't dance just nod your head

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    sealion If you can't dance just nod your head

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  25. Kaka Tim

    Kaka Tim Crush the Saboteurs!

    leeds have an owner who is actually serious about investing in the club shock!

    Leeds United become owners of Elland Road once again

    finally an owner who actually seems to want to do something with the club - after the parade of crooks, chancers and clowns we've had to endure for the past ten years. MOT!
     
  26. technical

    technical stripey

    Bristol City paying over £5m for a player. Unbelievable.
     
  27. sealion

    sealion If you can't dance just nod your head

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