Author Topic: Skybet Championship Thread 2018/19  (Read 15897 times)

Offline Cu Chulainn

  • "It's Peanut Butter Fascist Time!" (thinkaboutit). greedy, stupid, selfish capitalist pig who hates the poor and wants to euthanise the disabled.
  • Believer
  • *****
  • Posts: 1,533
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

Online Lush is the best medicine...

  • FUCK THE POLICE - NWA
  • RAWK Supporter
  • Believer
  • *****
  • Posts: 34,412
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

Offline BrandoLFC

  • Believer
  • *****
  • Posts: 2,051
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....

Offline Cu Chulainn

  • "It's Peanut Butter Fascist Time!" (thinkaboutit). greedy, stupid, selfish capitalist pig who hates the poor and wants to euthanise the disabled.
  • Believer
  • *****
  • Posts: 1,533
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.

Offline redgriffin73

  • RAWK Supporter
  • Believer
  • *****
  • Posts: 20,341
  • Thanks for everything Rafa. Nunca Caminarás Solo.
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

Can't fucking stand the prick.
Rafa Benitez: "I'll always keep in my heart the good times I've had here, the strong and loyal support of the fans in the tough times and the love from Liverpool. I have no words to thank you enough for all these years and I am very proud to say that I was your manager. Thank you so much once more and always remember: You'll never walk alone."

Offline Gerry Attrick

  • Sancho's dad. Tight-arse, non-jackpot-sharing get :)
  • Believer
  • *****
  • Posts: 36,711
  • We all Live in a Red and White Kop
Re: Skybet Championship Thread 2018/19
« Reply #485 on: January 18, 2019, 08:15:08 PM »
Norwich matches are like basketball games.

Offline Fordy

  • Κασσάνδρα. He's creepy and he's kooky, mysterious and spooky, he's altogether ooky, he's Adam's fa-mi-ly
  • RAWK Supporter
  • Believer
  • *****
  • Posts: 29,832
  • We all Live in a Red and White Kop
Re: Skybet Championship Thread 2018/19
« Reply #486 on: January 18, 2019, 08:30:18 PM »
Norwich matches are like basketball games.

Like us under Rodgers.

Offline demain

  • Kemlynite
  • *
  • Posts: 26
  • 'The opposite of love isn't hate, it's apathy.'
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.
« Last Edit: January 21, 2019, 07:13:16 AM by demain »
Je marcherai les yeux fixés sur mes pensées,
Sans rien voir au dehors, sans entendre aucun bruit,
Seul, inconnu, le dos courbé, les mains croisées,
Triste, et le jour pour moi sera comme la nuit

Offline -Willo-

  • -the wisp-
  • Believer
  • *****
  • Posts: 12,536
  • ☆☆☆☆☆
Re: Skybet Championship Thread 2018/19
« Reply #488 on: February 2, 2019, 06:33:51 PM »
Great game this, Leeds defending utterly embarrassing.

Offline King.Keita

  • Doesn't believe in YNWA, turns his stream off if Liverpool are losing. Can only support the club under his terms.
  • Kopite
  • ****
  • Posts: 838
  • We all Live in a Red and White Kop
Re: Skybet Championship Thread 2018/19
« Reply #489 on: February 2, 2019, 07:13:42 PM »
Leeds wheels truly falling off

Offline Caligula?

  • would have blushed? Attention! Not attractive! In no danger of saying anything positive about anyone or anything any time soon.....
  • Believer
  • *****
  • Posts: 16,018
  • I live!
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.

Offline sinnermichael

  • I copy other people's photoshops and pretend they're mine.
  • Believer
  • *****
  • Posts: 20,860
  • We all Live in a Red and White Kop
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.

Offline Not that Gareth

  • RAWK Supporter
  • Believer
  • *****
  • Posts: 1,152
  • We all Live in a Red and White Kop
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.
Ive just seen the pictures of the injuries nelson oliveira recieved,  they are horrendous. Its pathetic from the FA, even more so when you consider Mings has previous for his boot landing on a persons head

Offline Black & White Paul

  • RAWK Supporter
  • Believer
  • *****
  • Posts: 19,864
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

Online Lush is the best medicine...

  • FUCK THE POLICE - NWA
  • RAWK Supporter
  • Believer
  • *****
  • Posts: 34,412
Re: Skybet Championship Thread 2018/19
« Reply #494 on: February 8, 2019, 09:08:12 PM »
Billy Sharp. Great lad.

Online BIG DICK NICK

  • is a cushy number for the Plod who work in this largely crime free suburb. Ate two, Brucey. Thread locker extraordinaire. Might answer to Nick CRoxy. Imaginary cock prognosticator. Has experience of being a bit of a twat. VERY well drilled at the back!
  • RAWK Supporter
  • Believer
  • *****
  • Posts: 68,310
  • Poultry in Motion
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?

Online Lush is the best medicine...

  • FUCK THE POLICE - NWA
  • RAWK Supporter
  • Believer
  • *****
  • Posts: 34,412
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

Offline Brian Blessed

  • Gordon's ALIVE? Practically Bear Grylls. Backwards Bluesman Bastard.
  • RAWK Scribe
  • Believer
  • *****
  • Posts: 41,838
  • Super Title: Feedback Tourist #4
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?

"On 1 January 2019, Sharp scored his 220th goal and became the leading English born goalscorer in English professional football during the 21st century so far. Overtaking the record set by Rickie Lambert.[3] "

Offline King.Keita

  • Doesn't believe in YNWA, turns his stream off if Liverpool are losing. Can only support the club under his terms.
  • Kopite
  • ****
  • Posts: 838
  • We all Live in a Red and White Kop
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

Online Lush is the best medicine...

  • FUCK THE POLICE - NWA
  • RAWK Supporter
  • Believer
  • *****
  • Posts: 34,412
Re: Skybet Championship Thread 2018/19
« Reply #499 on: February 8, 2019, 09:44:43 PM »
I’ve fucking jinxed this

Offline Cu Chulainn

  • "It's Peanut Butter Fascist Time!" (thinkaboutit). greedy, stupid, selfish capitalist pig who hates the poor and wants to euthanise the disabled.
  • Believer
  • *****
  • Posts: 1,533
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.

Offline Cu Chulainn

  • "It's Peanut Butter Fascist Time!" (thinkaboutit). greedy, stupid, selfish capitalist pig who hates the poor and wants to euthanise the disabled.
  • Believer
  • *****
  • Posts: 1,533
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

Offline King.Keita

  • Doesn't believe in YNWA, turns his stream off if Liverpool are losing. Can only support the club under his terms.
  • Kopite
  • ****
  • Posts: 838
  • We all Live in a Red and White Kop
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.

Offline Jon2lfc

  • Anny Roader
  • ***
  • Posts: 395
  • We all Live in a Red and White Kop
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
One thing that always confuses me is the accent!
One minute it's 'north-east' and the next it's 'yorkshire' !

Online BIG DICK NICK

  • is a cushy number for the Plod who work in this largely crime free suburb. Ate two, Brucey. Thread locker extraordinaire. Might answer to Nick CRoxy. Imaginary cock prognosticator. Has experience of being a bit of a twat. VERY well drilled at the back!
  • RAWK Supporter
  • Believer
  • *****
  • Posts: 68,310
  • Poultry in Motion
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.