The championship thread 2017-18

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

  1. brixtonblade

    brixtonblade Well-Known Member

    I'm hoping the derby fulham game goes ahead and that the fulham bus breaks down on the way home

    Is the only way I can see us getting any points on Tuesday!
     
  2. Lorca

    Lorca Somebody after all, had to make a start

    loads of strong rumours that steve cotterill is out after our game with forest tomorrow, if it's on, and Gary Monk will be taking over. Not massively inspiring, but anyone's got to be an improvement!
     
  3. sealion

    sealion Splish splash splosh

    How many managers have you had this season ?
     
  4. mx wcfc

    mx wcfc Well-Known Member

    How about taking Jaap Stam off our hands?
     
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  5. brixtonblade

    brixtonblade Well-Known Member

    Heard his too from someone whos usually very reliable about the Blues
     
  6. Lorca

    Lorca Somebody after all, had to make a start

    think its fair to say our managerial appointments haven't been the wisest lately: we sacked Gary Rowett whilst just outside the play-offs, then replaced him with Gianfranco Zola lol, followed by Harry Redknapp then Steve Cotterrill! Before that we had the utterly bonkers Lee Clarke! You've gotta laugh though aye!
     
  7. sealion

    sealion Splish splash splosh

    That must be costing the club a fortune with all those pay offs.
     
  8. sealion

    sealion Splish splash splosh

    Bit of a scrappy game at the den yesterday. Sunderland who need wins set up with a back five and offered little apart from a screamer that went in. They were awful other than that moment of magic and look doomed. We didn't get going until the second half and should have had at least one penalty. A good atmosphere from both sets of fans with an impressive away following from Sunderland, roughly 2 thousand of them made the trek!
    Millwall 1-1 Sunderland (CHAMPIONSHIP) Highlights
     
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  9. sealion

    sealion Splish splash splosh

  10. mx wcfc

    mx wcfc Well-Known Member

    Decent enough weekend for Reading too. We didn't lose.
     
  11. mod

    mod A modernist

    Fulham seem to be getting stronger by the week. The new signings have proved very, very good and we were flying before they came. There’s a real sense 2nd spot is ours but I think we’ll probably miss out.

    Strange thing is, as much as I’m enjoying this run and would love to see us go up, I prefer life in the championship over the premierleague
     
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  12. mx wcfc

    mx wcfc Well-Known Member

    As a Reading fan, I used to say this too. Until this season.
     
  13. mod

    mod A modernist

    Yeah the prospect of dropping into the 3rd division is terrifying. The standard of football down there is fucking dreadful. Empty stadiums. Overweight players. You’ll be a match made in heaven. Enjoy!
     
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  14. brixtonblade

    brixtonblade Well-Known Member

    I'm not optimistic about Tuesday.... would be delighted with a point
     
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  15. sealion

    sealion Splish splash splosh

  16. BCBlues

    BCBlues Lend us a Twenner

    This league is really taking shape now, I had an acca including four teams that are in cracking form, Villa, M'boro, Fulham and Cardiff (£62 return on a £1.50 stake :))
    I really should have added Millwall in there, is that five away wins on the trot now sealion ?

    It's amazing how much Wolves lead has been cut back and I do believe they have some tough away games coming up.
     
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  17. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    Good start for Draco Malfoy :thumbs: :D
     
  18. sealion

    sealion Splish splash splosh

    Yes, we hadn't won away this season until we beat Leeds in January, now it's five on the spin. The down side is that we have drawn five of our last seven home games, in all we are ten games unbeaten . We have dropped points against teams down the bottom, losing at home to Burton and Barnsley. It's the Millwall way, we are at our best (fans and players) when we are the underdog. We won't make sixth spot unless we win eight and draw two from the last ten games. It won't happen as we have to play Fulham, Boro, Villa amongst others. I never expected us to do so well and a decent finish might tempt our chairman to spend a bit so we have a right go next season. We have some good players on a third of what other teams are prepared to pay, so hanging on to them is vital as well.
     
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  19. sealion

    sealion Splish splash splosh

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  20. sealion

    sealion Splish splash splosh

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  21. sealion

    sealion Splish splash splosh

    Nine wins from the last nine home games for Fulham and havn't conceded in the last five at home.
     
  22. mod

    mod A modernist

    Just back from The Cottage. What a signing Mitrovic is proving to be. He has 5 goals in his last 4 games. Don’t understand why Newcastle let him come to Fulham as he oozes premier league ability and class.
     
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  23. sealion

    sealion Splish splash splosh

    It's all about momentum now and i think Wolves might chuck it away. Villa , Cardiff and Boro away might be the sucker punches after a long season. It will be an exciting fight right to the end.
     
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  24. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    Bamford on fire for boro. 7 goals in last 4.

    With Traore's red card being overturned, I reckon we're in with a good shout at staying in the playoffs.

    Hope so, as Adama has finally turned into a proper footballer, and I can't see us holding onto him if we don't go up.
     
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  25. sealion

    sealion Splish splash splosh

  26. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

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  27. sealion

    sealion Splish splash splosh

    Just about to write that! When he's good he can be lethal.
     
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  28. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    Everyone thought he was too lightweight for the Championship, but his season before our promotion he was so good. It's weird how he hasn't worked anywhere else. And even under Monk earlier in the season he just didn't look to have it in him.

    Odd player, but yep, great if you can get him performing.
     
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  29. sealion

    sealion Splish splash splosh

    It is indeed. I stumbled across it but didn't think it would last all season what with the tv rights etc. It must be legit.
    Let it go :D
     
  30. sealion

    sealion Splish splash splosh

    We have a few players i reckon could play at higher level but they are inconsistent. The younguns in our crowd get onto them when they are playing under par, i tell them, if they could do it week in week out they wouldn't be playing for us :D
     
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