The championship thread 2017-18

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

  1. mx wcfc

    mx wcfc Well-Known Member

    Our poor start to the season has stuffed us. Yes results are improving but even in the form tables, we aren't really cutting it. It's disappointing after last year's play off final defeat, but there isn't the money to buy a squad capable of promotion.
     
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  2. sealion

    sealion Splish splash splosh

    It's a very tough league to get promoted from with some big clubs fighting it out for 3 places. As it stands, i reckon the current top six will still be there at the end of season.
     
  3. mx wcfc

    mx wcfc Well-Known Member

    Not going to argue with that. pretty reasonable conclusion. it is a bloody hard division to get out of. Having seen us lose three championship play off finals that is something I am pretty sure about. :(
     
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  4. brixtonblade

    brixtonblade Well-Known Member

    I think we're touch and go... havent been the same since Coutts got injured. Got Preston and Villa coming up - need some points out of those two.
     
  5. The Octagon

    The Octagon Stop...Hammertime

    I've given up on top 6, the sides above us look far more consistent and solid, we can't seem to get a run together despite an overabundance of striking options and on paper a decent defence.

    Think Carlos might not be long for this job either if we don't pick up sharpish.
     
  6. sealion

    sealion Splish splash splosh

    You have two good strikers in Sharp and Clarke and Donaldson as back up so always have a chance of nicking a win with the attacking style you play. It's not the worst time to hit a sticky patch either.
    We should have beat both of them but havn't got a fox in the box to convert the chances we create. Preston seem to play for draws and Villa under Bruce are quite negative.
    How long is he out for ?
     
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  7. brixtonblade

    brixtonblade Well-Known Member

    Out all season. Smashed his leg to bits.
     
  8. sealion

    sealion Splish splash splosh

  9. The Octagon

    The Octagon Stop...Hammertime

    Wolves tonight, 21 points ahead of us already, I'll take a draw but we've got too many of them already, fingers crossed for a decent game.
     
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  10. sealion

    sealion Splish splash splosh

    They do look good but you have a decent home record. A draw is not beyond you! We have them on boxing day, the only home game i won't make this season :mad: Bastard trains :rolleyes:
     
  11. sealion

    sealion Splish splash splosh

    It is looking that way atm. Maybe sixth place will be doable come the run in.
     
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  12. The Octagon

    The Octagon Stop...Hammertime

    Always a chance in this league, a hell of a lot more consistency required in the 2nd half of the season though.
     
  13. sealion

    sealion Splish splash splosh

    I notice you have some goalscorers in your squad . Foresteri Rhodes Hooper Fletcher and Boyd, do they play much ?
     
  14. The Octagon

    The Octagon Stop...Hammertime

    Forestieri is probably our most creative player but is out with an injury (might be getting close to coming back over the new year).

    It's mostly Hooper, Fletcher and Rhodes rotating at the mo, but only Hooper has managed to get a run of goals.

    Didn't even realise Boyd was still with us to be honest :oops:
     
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  15. sealion

    sealion Splish splash splosh

    He was a right handful when he played for Watford at our place, Very tricky and fast.
    Maybe you need a settled pairing.
    Neither me until i looked! He was decent at Burnley when he played.
     
  16. The Octagon

    The Octagon Stop...Hammertime

    We've also got David Hirst's 17 year old son George scoring for fun in our reserves and the England youth team (can't remember which one), surprised he hasn't been given a shot yet.
     
  17. sealion

    sealion Splish splash splosh

    Like his dad then :)
     
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  18. sealion

    sealion Splish splash splosh

  19. The Octagon

    The Octagon Stop...Hammertime

    Played decently but no end product, Wolves took their chance and that was that. Frustrating game to watch
     
  20. sealion

    sealion Splish splash splosh

  21. 1927

    1927 Funnier than he thinks he is.

    Wolves, whose supporters have complained all season about opposition teams being over physical, win game by being over physical, scoring from a free kick that should never have been given, and finish game with 11 players on field whenby rights they should have been reduced to 10 before half time!
     
  22. sealion

    sealion Splish splash splosh

    Good win for us today against boro. Boro knocked it about well and looked good on the ball but need to mix it up a bit in this league. They look more suited to the prem the way Gary Monk has them playing. Another wanker ref spoiling the game and giving us nothing until we went two up then he decided he liked us . We have taken 7 points from 9, against teams 3 teams i expected little from .
     
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  23. sealion

    sealion Splish splash splosh

  24. The39thStep

    The39thStep Well-Known Member

    Superb result , they were amongst the pre season favourites to go straight up
     
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  25. sealion

    sealion Splish splash splosh

    Typical Millwall ! Take points from Leeds, norwich, Sheffield united, Villa, Cardiff and now Boro but roll over aginst the likes of Burton and Barnsley. Always been the way. I think if had boro scored first then there ball retention and pass and move would have caused us problems. They opened up a bit after we scored and we should have been 3 up at half time. They have some very good technical players but they don't play as a team.
     
  26. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    Haven't dared go on the boro forums today...they're a nightmare of negativity at the best of times, but it'll be unbearable today I reckon. Gets worse with every loss, the sense of entitlement is so strong.

    Meh, though. With the money spent, they should be doing a lot better.

    Well done on the win :(
     
  27. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    lol, top thread at the minute:
    etc etc
     
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  28. sealion

    sealion Splish splash splosh

  29. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

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  30. 1927

    1927 Funnier than he thinks he is.

    Not just Millwall ,that’s the Championship, which is why it’s the best league in the world!
     
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