The championship thread 2017-18

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

  1. sealion

    sealion Conscientious selector

  2. brixtonblade

    brixtonblade Well-Known Member

  3. sealion

    sealion Conscientious selector

    It is. Still very young too!
     
  4. The Octagon

    The Octagon Stop......Hammertime

    I'm beginning to get a bit nervous about our play-off hopes tbh.

    Still, if every single result goes our way then there's still hope.... ah fuck it.
     
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  5. sealion

    sealion Conscientious selector

    We are playing you next week, are you coming down for it ? I notice your away form is better than home any particular reason for that ?
     
  6. The Octagon

    The Octagon Stop......Hammertime

    I'm actually a displaced Yorkshireman in Surrey, so not too far away, but no cash this month (just moved), planning on a few nearby away games towards the end of the season though.

    No idea on the home vs away form, Hillsborough isn't always the most forgiving place when the team isn't performing, especially after the last 2 seasons of better football and near-promotion, it's very possible the pressure is off when we're travelling. Either way the FA Cup is the only thing keeping us positive at the moment, if we can turn over Swansea (unlikely) it could give us enough of a bump to finish the season comfortably mid-table rather than looking nervously over our shoulder.
     
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  7. sealion

    sealion Conscientious selector

    The bottom half of the table is very tight and hard to call at the moment. I still think we are not safe yet but my son thinks i'm daft ( he hasn't been following us for forty years :D) so he's still an optimist.
     
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  8. mod

    mod A modernist

    Having seen you play I think you will finish comfortably mid table.

    Massive game for Fulham this Saturday at home to Villa. The two form teams in the division and a win will reduce the gap to 4 points between us and really give us a shot at automatic promotion this season.
     
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  9. sealion

    sealion Conscientious selector

    You are probably right but when you have followed this mob for so long, then anything is possible including complete implosion. I've been going to long :D
     
  10. sealion

    sealion Conscientious selector

    Good luck mate. Should be a great game and a near to full house
     
  11. mod

    mod A modernist

    Yeah it'll sell out but I cant make it unfortunately. Gutted actually.
     
  12. The Octagon

    The Octagon Stop......Hammertime

    Football eh?

    :D
     
  13. sealion

    sealion Conscientious selector

    I put a fiver on 5 teams to win . They all did apart from Derby :mad:
     
  14. The Octagon

    The Octagon Stop......Hammertime

    I could apologise, but you'd feel the insincerity across London
     
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  15. sealion

    sealion Conscientious selector

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  16. The Octagon

    The Octagon Stop......Hammertime

    Good strike from Joao on that 2nd goal, nice to see our strikers actually scoring
     
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  17. planetgeli

    planetgeli There's no future in England's dreaming

    My workmate, Bolton fan, went to this. Besides Bolton being truly terrible he said Cardiff were deeply unimpressive and played very basic and limited football. He thought the idea of them making it to the Premier League was laughable. Not that they might not make it, just what will happen to them if they do.
     
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  18. sealion

    sealion Conscientious selector

    I said after seeing them at ours that they were nothing special, basic with big lumps typical of a Warnock team. They went over very easy but got up quickly when the ref never fell (no pun intended) for it.
     
  19. billbond

    billbond Well-Known Member

    Agree
    Honestly ive never ever seen a game that seemed to be so dominated by throw ins
    Maybe it was just me but just seemed to be 2 or 3 of their players bombing the ball in and all seemed to have long throws
    A bit of Stoke mark 2 from yrs ago !
    I do think the experts might be right about Warnock when they say his ok in the champs or lower division but cant seem to make the next step up when his teams get in the prem
    To spend all that money and have the resources they have i think their style of play was very basic
     
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  20. sealion

    sealion Conscientious selector

    There's a few managers like that, Steve Bruce and Warnock being the standouts. If the chairmen did there homework they would sack them on the day they get promoted.
     
  21. sealion

    sealion Conscientious selector

  22. sealion

    sealion Conscientious selector

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  23. sealion

    sealion Conscientious selector

  24. sealion

    sealion Conscientious selector

  25. bendeus

    bendeus Bellend Tagline Generator

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  26. bendeus

    bendeus Bellend Tagline Generator

    As a lapsed Bloobirds fan that's exactly my take on it on today's viewing. Bunch of big lumps with a strong defence and a very decent target man up front who does fuck all else except hold the ball up.

    Seriously like watching football from the 90s. Retrograde stuff.
     
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  27. sealion

    sealion Conscientious selector

    No shit :D Warnock and Pulis anti football roadshow.
     
  28. sealion

    sealion Conscientious selector

    But it is working for Warnock so it won't change.
     
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  29. bendeus

    bendeus Bellend Tagline Generator

    I actually think they were worse on the eye than the halcyon days of Leo Fortune-West, which takes some doing
     
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  30. sealion

    sealion Conscientious selector

    Looked like a comfortable win today mod
     
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