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Re: Skybet Championship Thread 2018/19
« Reply #480 on: January 18, 2019, 12:19:22 AM »
What does everyone think of Martin O’Neill being confirmed as the new Notts Forest manager, with Roy Keane likely to follow?

I think it’s a strong appointment bringing in a proven manager with the club in his heart. They’re on an upturn, fighting for a pay off spot, and I can see Forest back in the prem either this or next year.

Would be fascinating to eventually see Roy Keane transition into the number 1 spot in a few years. One to watch
People laughed at Cardiff for hiring Warnock but he knows what's needed to get promoted from the Championship and make a fist of Premier League survival, and they're being vindicated now. That is Forest's aim too, and so they could've done worse with this appointment. He wouldn't have been my choice but I think he's got a chance of doing a decent job there. Don't think they'll be promoted this season though.

Roy Keane is always great for a laugh, and he said he wanted ultimately to get back into management, so his next step should be interesting.  ;D

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Re: Skybet Championship Thread 2018/19
« Reply #481 on: January 18, 2019, 02:39:47 AM »
He hasn’t managed in that division for 23 years btw, bit different from colin

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Re: Skybet Championship Thread 2018/19
« Reply #482 on: January 18, 2019, 04:14:05 AM »
There's a reason why Forest have been shit for a long time.  I doubt hiring O'Neil is changing that anytime soon.  His heydey was at Villa almost a decade ago and the game has changed a ton since then.  But good luck to them....

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Re: Skybet Championship Thread 2018/19
« Reply #483 on: January 18, 2019, 06:08:24 AM »
He hasn’t managed in that division for 23 years btw, bit different from colin
My point was that O'Neill's preferred way of playing - like Warnock's - tends to be suitable for both promotion and relegation battles, so I don't think giving him the job is automatically going to be a disaster.

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Re: Skybet Championship Thread 2018/19
« Reply #484 on: January 18, 2019, 03:32:14 PM »
What does everyone think of Martin O’Neill being confirmed as the new Notts Forest manager, with Roy Keane likely to follow?

I think it’s a strong appointment bringing in a proven manager with the club in his heart. They’re on an upturn, fighting for a pay off spot, and I can see Forest back in the prem either this or next year.

Would be fascinating to eventually see Roy Keane transition into the number 1 spot in a few years. One to watch

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Re: Skybet Championship Thread 2018/19
« Reply #485 on: January 18, 2019, 08:15:08 PM »
Norwich matches are like basketball games.

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Re: Skybet Championship Thread 2018/19
« Reply #486 on: January 18, 2019, 08:30:18 PM »
Norwich matches are like basketball games.

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Re: Skybet Championship Thread 2018/19
« Reply #487 on: January 21, 2019, 07:10:56 AM »
Leeds lost to Stoke at the weekend, I hope this isn't the start of the traditional drop-off that Bielsa teams suffer from in the last third of a season. They have now lost three of the last four (edit: four of the last five if you include the FA Cup). They have had all-day training sessions quite regularly since the start of the season, so it might just be another example of Bielsa trying to roll that Sisyphean boulder up the hill. I hope not.
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Re: Skybet Championship Thread 2018/19
« Reply #488 on: February 2, 2019, 06:33:51 PM »
Great game this, Leeds defending utterly embarrassing.

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Re: Skybet Championship Thread 2018/19
« Reply #489 on: February 2, 2019, 07:13:42 PM »
Leeds wheels truly falling off

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Re: Skybet Championship Thread 2018/19
« Reply #490 on: February 2, 2019, 09:26:05 PM »
The Bielsa effect is in full swing. Lost 4 of their last 6. I'd put money on them missing automatic promotion and messing up in the play-offs.

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Re: Skybet Championship Thread 2018/19
« Reply #491 on: February 4, 2019, 04:40:19 PM »
So Mings has got away with the stamp because "the referee saw it".

Sound.

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Re: Skybet Championship Thread 2018/19
« Reply #492 on: February 4, 2019, 04:57:38 PM »
So Mings has got away with the stamp because "the referee saw it".

Sound.
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Re: Skybet Championship Thread 2018/19
« Reply #493 on: February 4, 2019, 06:49:22 PM »
I pray the Boro don't come up.  I detest everything about that team.    :wanker
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Re: Skybet Championship Thread 2018/19
« Reply #494 on: February 8, 2019, 09:08:12 PM »
Billy Sharp. Great lad.

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Re: Skybet Championship Thread 2018/19
« Reply #495 on: February 8, 2019, 09:10:17 PM »
Billy Sharp. Great lad.

Just dug up the Villa thread! Think t’Blades go top with a win don’t they?

Hasn’t Billy Sharp now scored more goals in English football (maybe the Football League) this century?

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Re: Skybet Championship Thread 2018/19
« Reply #496 on: February 8, 2019, 09:14:07 PM »
Just dug up the Villa thread! Think t’Blades go top with a win don’t they?

Hasn’t Billy Sharp now scored more goals in English football (maybe the Football League) this century?
yup, only player to score 20 league goals this season and has scored more than Bolton wanderers. Man is 33 too, very impressive feat for someone who should be on the decline, only played two prem games in his career as well which is mad

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Re: Skybet Championship Thread 2018/19
« Reply #497 on: February 8, 2019, 09:40:07 PM »
Just dug up the Villa thread! Think t’Blades go top with a win don’t they?

Hasn’t Billy Sharp now scored more goals in English football (maybe the Football League) this century?

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Re: Skybet Championship Thread 2018/19
« Reply #498 on: February 8, 2019, 09:41:45 PM »
3-3 :o now I don't like to use the term bottling but that is the true definition of bottling it

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Re: Skybet Championship Thread 2018/19
« Reply #499 on: February 8, 2019, 09:44:43 PM »
I’ve fucking jinxed this

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Re: Skybet Championship Thread 2018/19
« Reply #500 on: February 13, 2019, 09:07:05 PM »
Who needs Champions League when you have the Championship?  ;D

Decided to watch Reading v Blackburn tonight. Reading 1-0 up but don't really deserve to be.

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Re: Skybet Championship Thread 2018/19
« Reply #501 on: February 13, 2019, 10:01:17 PM »
Who needs Champions League when you have the Championship?  ;D

Decided to watch Reading v Blackburn tonight. Reading 1-0 up but don't really deserve to be.
They won 2-1 in the end. Conceded with 10 to go but found a late winner. Not a great performance but they just need points right now so they won't be fussed!

And Norwich lost 3-1 to Preston.  :o

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Re: Skybet Championship Thread 2018/19
« Reply #502 on: February 13, 2019, 10:02:10 PM »
Leeds top again. As a Yorkshireman, would love them and Sheffield Utd to come up since Huddersfield are going down.

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Re: Skybet Championship Thread 2018/19
« Reply #503 on: February 13, 2019, 10:06:42 PM »
I pray the Boro don't come up.  I detest everything about that team.    :wanker
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Re: Skybet Championship Thread 2018/19
« Reply #504 on: February 13, 2019, 10:09:40 PM »
Brentford with a 92nd minute winner over Villa and their former manager. Bet they enjoyed that.

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Re: Skybet Championship Thread 2018/19
« Reply #505 on: February 23, 2019, 12:03:37 PM »
Beautiful day here and off to see Brentford v Hull later with my son. I’ll say hi to Kevin Stewart from you all.

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Re: Skybet Championship Thread 2018/19
« Reply #506 on: February 23, 2019, 02:05:23 PM »
Beautiful day here and off to see Brentford v Hull later with my son. I’ll say hi to Kevin Stewart from you all.

Doing the Brentford 4 then? :hally

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Re: Skybet Championship Thread 2018/19
« Reply #507 on: February 23, 2019, 02:10:56 PM »
Doing the Brentford 4 then? :hally

If only! Quite the varying quality of pubs there though, couple are quite nice, couple less so!

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Re: Skybet Championship Thread 2018/19
« Reply #508 on: February 23, 2019, 04:06:33 PM »
Leeds drawing at home to Bolton and Norwich losing at home to Bristol City at half-time. I don't think either side wants to come 1st.  ;D

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Re: Skybet Championship Thread 2018/19
« Reply #509 on: February 23, 2019, 04:31:02 PM »
Great, but flukey, goal in the Leeds game. ExpG was probably about 0.11. But it was on target ;D
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Re: Skybet Championship Thread 2018/19
« Reply #510 on: February 23, 2019, 04:37:37 PM »
Great, but flukey, goal in the Leeds game. ExpG was probably about 0.11. But it was on target ;D

Sounded a bit like the keeper had a bad case of the Pickfords?
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Re: Skybet Championship Thread 2018/19
« Reply #511 on: February 23, 2019, 04:39:57 PM »
Sounded a bit like the keeper had a bad case of the Pickfords?

Worst case since Pickford tried to reach the ketchup on the highest shelf in his cupboard
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Re: Skybet Championship Thread 2018/19
« Reply #512 on: February 23, 2019, 05:05:31 PM »
Said Benrahma won’t be at Brentford long. Scored a hat trick today, second was sublime.

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Re: Skybet Championship Thread 2018/19
« Reply #513 on: February 24, 2019, 08:25:27 PM »
Said Benrahma won’t be at Brentford long. Scored a hat trick today, second was sublime.

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Re: Skybet Championship Thread 2018/19
« Reply #514 on: February 24, 2019, 08:45:58 PM »
Forest v Derby tomorrow. Got to be better than the game at Derby earlier in the season, surely.

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Re: Skybet Championship Thread 2018/19
« Reply #515 on: February 25, 2019, 09:03:33 PM »
Meet the new Derby, exactly the same as the old Derby. They just haven't got what it takes when the games become important.

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Re: Skybet Championship Thread 2018/19
« Reply #516 on: February 26, 2019, 02:20:26 AM »
This time last year, Derby were 4th, with 59 points.

Bit of a backslide from them there. But it seems something they do every season.
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Re: Skybet Championship Thread 2018/19
« Reply #517 on: March 9, 2019, 04:16:58 PM »
Sam clucas of stoke today, 8 minutes in

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Re: Skybet Championship Thread 2018/19
« Reply #518 on: March 9, 2019, 07:26:35 PM »
Darren Moore sacked by West Brom.

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Re: Skybet Championship Thread 2018/19
« Reply #519 on: March 9, 2019, 07:56:26 PM »
Darren Moore sacked by West Brom.

Absolutely ridiculous decision. They are 4th in the league. Could understand if they were in the relegation places.