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Re: Skybet Championship Thread 2018/19
« Reply #360 on: December 24, 2018, 04:22:03 AM »


I love this picture - the 4 douchebags are essentially a slightly different version of the same mouth breather right down to the terrible beards.

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Re: Skybet Championship Thread 2018/19
« Reply #361 on: December 24, 2018, 05:08:35 AM »
Fascinating coach to follow. Still wonder if Leeds will have an epic implosion towards the end of the season because it seems to happen to his teams sometimes and they burn out. But I don't know. I think it's remarkable how he's coached the Leeds players to his very complicated and challenging methods and they've responded so well.

yeah, there's always "something", sadly. Either he ends up fighting the owners/directors for whatever reason, or loses his players' respect or, if he doesn't, they end up imploding due to the intensity of the training regime. He hasn't been able to succesfully "finish" a project in quite a while.

Hell, even here in Chile he resigned when the incumbent ANFP (the FA equivalent) President lost the election and was replaced by a corrupt fucker. Bielsa had already done preparation regarding both the Copa América 2011 process and the Brazil 2014 Qualifiers but when it became clear that the ANFP was going in a "different" direction he decided to resign - he literally said he couldn't work under Segovia (the corrupt fucker who won the election) and he didn't want to, either, and spent pretty much more than an hour in a press conference explaining his reasons why. Crazy, but principled, fucker. I love the fact that he stood up to his principles and instead of backing a shady c*nt (and keeping a steady and quite juicy salary) he pretty much flipped him the bird publically and told him to piss off.

Then again... that kind of fucked the National Team too. The process got disrupted and Bielsa's successor (Borghi) had a completely different approach to both football and player/manager relationship, plus he was regarded as an idol/legend by a certain team (Colo Colo) which meant players from Colo Colo's rivals weren't really happy under his guidance. So the NT became really divided and so did the fanbase - a wound that became even deeper when Borghi was fired for bad results and Sampaoli was appointed instead, amidst rumours that the aforementioned 'unhappy' players intentionally downed tools to have Borghi fired and that Sampaoli was having contract talks with the ANFP while Borghi was still manager. All in all, a clusterfuck, and some people (mainly Colo Colo supporters) haven't forgotten, much less forgiven Sampaoli/said group of players for such an incident.

Anyway... what a digression. Sorry about that ;D

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Re: Skybet Championship Thread 2018/19
« Reply #362 on: December 24, 2018, 07:19:25 AM »
I'd even go so far as to say that that has been true every season... ;)
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Re: Skybet Championship Thread 2018/19
« Reply #363 on: December 26, 2018, 05:12:38 PM »
How unbelievably jammy are Norwich, they've had a late goal in their last 5 matches now. Hope they don't come up, they'll just go straight back down as usual. Leeds are dead certs I reckon, be good to see them back in the top flight.

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Re: Skybet Championship Thread 2018/19
« Reply #364 on: December 26, 2018, 05:13:24 PM »
Must have been mental scenes at Elland Road after that stoppage time!

Was about to say I swear it seems like every Norwich match goes to about 99 minutes and they score!

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Re: Skybet Championship Thread 2018/19
« Reply #365 on: December 26, 2018, 05:15:03 PM »
Unbelievable comebacks for the leaders.

Leeds trailed 2-1 in the 90th minute and won 3-2.

Norwich trailed 3-1 going into stoppage time and drew 3-3.
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Re: Skybet Championship Thread 2018/19
« Reply #366 on: December 27, 2018, 11:04:50 AM »
How unbelievably jammy are Norwich, they've had a late goal in their last 5 matches now. Hope they don't come up, they'll just go straight back down as usual. Leeds are dead certs I reckon, be good to see them back in the top flight.

If something continues happening it’s not usually jammy but rather the sign of a team that finish games extremely strong (superior fitness), hold their nerve and never give up.

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Re: Skybet Championship Thread 2018/19
« Reply #367 on: December 27, 2018, 01:01:53 PM »
Looks likes it’s Leeds year. Not sure I’ll be happy to see them back if I’m honest
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Re: Skybet Championship Thread 2018/19
« Reply #368 on: December 29, 2018, 05:16:35 PM »
More madness at Norwich.

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Re: Skybet Championship Thread 2018/19
« Reply #369 on: December 29, 2018, 05:20:44 PM »
Norwich games are absolutely mental. Not a good day for the internet coaches who criticised Lampard and Gerrard getting jobs.  ;D

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Re: Skybet Championship Thread 2018/19
« Reply #370 on: December 29, 2018, 05:22:21 PM »
They're a funny old team, their fans must be loving the journey this year. Huge chance missed by Leeds as well to go 6 clear.

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Re: Skybet Championship Thread 2018/19
« Reply #371 on: January 1, 2019, 03:08:46 PM »
Forest 1-0 up against Leeds, courtesy of an horrendous back pass.

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Re: Skybet Championship Thread 2018/19
« Reply #372 on: January 1, 2019, 03:43:53 PM »
I was wondering why Middlesbrough were playing in the style they are... camera then panned to Pulis

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Re: Skybet Championship Thread 2018/19
« Reply #373 on: January 1, 2019, 03:45:23 PM »
That was a horrific tackle. Deserved red.

Fernandinho will do 8 of them on Thursday, 22 shirt pulls and walk off without a booking.

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Re: Skybet Championship Thread 2018/19
« Reply #374 on: January 1, 2019, 03:46:14 PM »
Leeds down to 10, easy red card.

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Re: Skybet Championship Thread 2018/19
« Reply #375 on: January 1, 2019, 03:49:06 PM »
Should have scored that,

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Re: Skybet Championship Thread 2018/19
« Reply #376 on: January 1, 2019, 03:55:40 PM »
Norwich games are absolutely mental. Not a good day for the internet coaches who criticised Lampard and Gerrard getting jobs.  ;D

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Re: Skybet Championship Thread 2018/19
« Reply #377 on: January 1, 2019, 04:16:53 PM »
Leeds equalize, nice goal.

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Re: Skybet Championship Thread 2018/19
« Reply #378 on: January 1, 2019, 04:20:40 PM »
Leeds equalize, nice goal.

Clarke is a great young talent. Looks about 12 years old!
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Re: Skybet Championship Thread 2018/19
« Reply #379 on: January 1, 2019, 04:29:43 PM »
Leeds turned it around, lead 2-1.

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Re: Skybet Championship Thread 2018/19
« Reply #380 on: January 1, 2019, 04:33:47 PM »
2-2, good game this.

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Re: Skybet Championship Thread 2018/19
« Reply #381 on: January 1, 2019, 04:36:40 PM »
Forest lead 3-2.

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Re: Skybet Championship Thread 2018/19
« Reply #382 on: January 1, 2019, 04:37:46 PM »
Tammy Abraham would be a good signing for a few PL clubs if he does get recalled from Villa.

Didn't get any service to speak of at Swansea last season, the likes of Everton and Huddersfield are crying out for someone like him at the moment.

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Re: Skybet Championship Thread 2018/19
« Reply #383 on: January 1, 2019, 04:40:54 PM »
Forest 4-2

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Re: Skybet Championship Thread 2018/19
« Reply #384 on: January 1, 2019, 04:42:55 PM »
Forest 4-2

Top 3 at the start of play all losing as it stands. The top of the Championship is getting tighter.
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Re: Skybet Championship Thread 2018/19
« Reply #385 on: January 1, 2019, 04:48:24 PM »
Top 3 at the start of play all losing as it stands. The top of the Championship is getting tighter.

Norwich have just equalized, wouldn't put it past them to get a late winner.

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Re: Skybet Championship Thread 2018/19
« Reply #386 on: January 1, 2019, 04:55:36 PM »
Was Harry Wilson injured today? He went off on 47 minutes after scoring early.

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Re: Skybet Championship Thread 2018/19
« Reply #387 on: January 1, 2019, 05:00:08 PM »
Forest win 4-2 cracking match that, makes up for the appalling from the Premier League one earlier. ;)

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Re: Skybet Championship Thread 2018/19
« Reply #388 on: January 2, 2019, 07:34:56 PM »
Fathead is back, now manager of Sheffield Wednesday.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/46660813
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Re: Skybet Championship Thread 2018/19
« Reply #389 on: January 11, 2019, 07:49:58 PM »
Lively start at Leeds

Penalty  after 48 seconds given

Then ruled offside

Was never offside that was given

But Lino missed offside earlier in the move

Got there in the end

0-0 still

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Re: Skybet Championship Thread 2018/19
« Reply #390 on: January 11, 2019, 08:09:03 PM »
1-0 Leeds, excellent technical goal.
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Re: Skybet Championship Thread 2018/19
« Reply #391 on: January 11, 2019, 08:16:26 PM »
Leeds rb looks very tidy. Clark is it?

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Re: Skybet Championship Thread 2018/19
« Reply #392 on: January 11, 2019, 08:23:39 PM »
Leeds rb looks very tidy. Clark is it?

All of their young players do. It's a very tidy team.
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Re: Skybet Championship Thread 2018/19
« Reply #393 on: January 11, 2019, 08:33:24 PM »
Yeah I've watched a few times this season. Exciting football, good young side, definitely coming up I think.

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Re: Skybet Championship Thread 2018/19
« Reply #394 on: January 11, 2019, 08:34:34 PM »
Yeah I've watched a few times this season. Exciting football, good young side, definitely coming up I think.

Depends what they've taken ;D
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Re: Skybet Championship Thread 2018/19
« Reply #395 on: January 11, 2019, 08:35:57 PM »
 :D :D
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Re: Skybet Championship Thread 2018/19
« Reply #396 on: January 11, 2019, 08:36:35 PM »
It's a fun game without a lot of technical quality.  Maybe it will settle down a bit in the second half?  Though with Bielsa I'm guessing that's not going to happen.

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Re: Skybet Championship Thread 2018/19
« Reply #397 on: January 11, 2019, 08:39:39 PM »
Lively start at Leeds

Penalty  after 48 seconds given

Then ruled offside

Was never offside that was given

But Lino missed offside earlier in the move

Got there in the end

0-0 still

It wasn't even close to offside earlier in the move. Linesman got it completely wrong.
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Re: Skybet Championship Thread 2018/19
« Reply #398 on: January 11, 2019, 08:41:54 PM »
Talking of Liverpool connections, Derby are missing Wilson. Carson could have caught instead of punching, which led to the goal. Wisdom lucky not to see red for his foul.
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Re: Skybet Championship Thread 2018/19
« Reply #399 on: January 11, 2019, 08:44:09 PM »
It's a fun game without a lot of technical quality.  Maybe it will settle down a bit in the second half?  Though with Bielsa I'm guessing that's not going to happen.

Indeed. Leeds only getting 78% of their passes on target, Derby only getting 57% of theirs!
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