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Re: Skybet Championship Thread 2018/19
« Reply #80 on: August 5, 2018, 05:20:42 PM »
Absolutely crap from Butland there. Very overrated

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Re: Skybet Championship Thread 2018/19
« Reply #81 on: August 5, 2018, 05:23:16 PM »
Paul heckingbottom was pretty bitter in the pre match, half time analysis should be fun

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Re: Skybet Championship Thread 2018/19
« Reply #82 on: August 5, 2018, 05:25:32 PM »
Bielsa  8)

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Re: Skybet Championship Thread 2018/19
« Reply #83 on: August 5, 2018, 05:45:30 PM »
2-1 terrible defending leading to the penalty. That guy Phillips has his braids too tight, cutting off circulation to the brain.
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Re: Skybet Championship Thread 2018/19
« Reply #84 on: August 5, 2018, 05:46:26 PM »
Absolutely crap from Butland there. Very overrated
Not even rumoured to be getting a move to the PL

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Re: Skybet Championship Thread 2018/19
« Reply #85 on: August 5, 2018, 05:47:22 PM »
Bizzare wolves sold Barry Douglas for 3 million

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Re: Skybet Championship Thread 2018/19
« Reply #86 on: August 5, 2018, 05:48:52 PM »
Stoke look absolutely terrible. Been impressed with Leeds.
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Re: Skybet Championship Thread 2018/19
« Reply #87 on: August 5, 2018, 05:58:59 PM »
I wouldn't mind Leeds coming up, this is probably their biggest chance in years. Also, long may Stoke stay in the championship.

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Re: Skybet Championship Thread 2018/19
« Reply #88 on: August 5, 2018, 06:06:15 PM »
What do all the players have next to there name on the shirt? I saw it with the derby game the other night but just presumed it was them but both these have it, like a little symbol?

Looks shit like

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Re: Skybet Championship Thread 2018/19
« Reply #89 on: August 5, 2018, 06:07:01 PM »
Stoke look absolutely terrible. Been impressed with Leeds.

Leeds starred well last season.

It's the 1st game and you can't judge on that in the mad league of the Championship.

Stoke will be up there come the end of the season. Leeds who knows?

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Re: Skybet Championship Thread 2018/19
« Reply #90 on: August 5, 2018, 06:26:30 PM »
Bizzare wolves sold Barry Douglas for 3 million
Yeah it's an odd one. It sounds like they've got high hopes for a young Portuguese wing back they got from Monaco but he's only 19. Jonny is alright but he's never played in England before.

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Re: Skybet Championship Thread 2018/19
« Reply #91 on: August 5, 2018, 06:27:22 PM »
What do all the players have next to there name on the shirt? I saw it with the derby game the other night but just presumed it was them but both these have it, like a little symbol?

Looks shit like
https://www.mind.org.uk/news-campaigns/news/mind-logo-to-feature-on-all-efl-football-shirts-next-season/

It's Mind's logo, they're a mental health charity.

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Re: Skybet Championship Thread 2018/19
« Reply #92 on: August 5, 2018, 06:31:50 PM »
https://www.mind.org.uk/news-campaigns/news/mind-logo-to-feature-on-all-efl-football-shirts-next-season/

It's Mind's logo, they're a mental health charity.

Fair play. Just looks proper odd and I had no idea what It was. It's poorly placed, it looks really bad but I guess if they raise awareness then can't have too much of a pop

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Re: Skybet Championship Thread 2018/19
« Reply #93 on: August 5, 2018, 06:38:37 PM »
Bizzare wolves sold Barry Douglas for 3 million
14 assists last year, surprised someone in the bottom third didn’t try to buy him

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Re: Skybet Championship Thread 2018/19
« Reply #94 on: August 5, 2018, 06:39:12 PM »
:lmao

This is the most bonkers translation I've ever seen

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Re: Skybet Championship Thread 2018/19
« Reply #95 on: August 5, 2018, 06:42:23 PM »
:lmao

This is the most bonkers translation I've ever seen
to be fair I like that he’s at least trying to speak the language to the media even if it’s awkward like that, not like pochettino hiding behind a translator for the first year and a half when he could speak decent English

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Re: Skybet Championship Thread 2018/19
« Reply #96 on: August 5, 2018, 06:44:03 PM »
to be fair I like that he’s at least trying to speak the language to the media even if it’s awkward like that, not like pochettino hiding behind a translator for the first year and a half when he could speak decent English

It was just funny mate because you could hear the translator in his ear and then Bielsa bludgeoning it. But yeah fair play he had a go.

I always liked Bielsa, little bit bonkers in his methods and that but i'd rather that than the dullards of Allardyce, Pulis etc

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Re: Skybet Championship Thread 2018/19
« Reply #97 on: August 5, 2018, 06:54:17 PM »
It was just funny mate because you could hear the translator in his ear and then Bielsa bludgeoning it. But yeah fair play he had a go.
oh it’s funny, unintentionally but he’s good at unintentional humour
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I always liked Bielsa, little bit bonkers in his methods and that but i'd rather that than the dullards of Allardyce, Pulis etc
gonna be a fun watch this season, if they go up it’ll be automatic as I think they’ll be knackered if it gets to playoffs

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Re: Skybet Championship Thread 2018/19
« Reply #98 on: August 5, 2018, 06:56:04 PM »
Is this Gary Rowett fella gonna be the latest guy on the manager merry go round? He’ll probably fail, get sacked and replace McClaren at QPR by December

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Re: Skybet Championship Thread 2018/19
« Reply #99 on: August 5, 2018, 07:00:21 PM »
Watch the first half and some of the second half of Leeds v. Stoke. Thought Leeds played nicely. So weird seeing Bielsa in the Championship, I like him and hopes he does well.

But how awful are Stoke? Where are the people who thought we should buy Butland? The lad is worse than our current 3rd choice and is no longer 20 (next Ben Foster?). Joe Allen deserves better.

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Re: Skybet Championship Thread 2018/19
« Reply #100 on: August 5, 2018, 07:46:52 PM »
Bielsa <3

I love him. What he did for our National Team was simply incredible. I will be forever grateful for that, even if he usually never finishes the process he starts, whether because the players force him out or because he clashes with the directors or whatever. He's such a great man.

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Re: Skybet Championship Thread 2018/19
« Reply #101 on: August 6, 2018, 05:35:00 AM »
Bielsa just won interview of the season. I'll be looking out for his interviews every week now. It takes balls of steel to actually do this in front of cameras, and mad that he is, Bielsa will probably learn the language faster this way. Probably my favorite non-LFC manager after Rafa.

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Re: Skybet Championship Thread 2018/19
« Reply #102 on: August 6, 2018, 09:36:56 AM »
Bielsa just won interview of the season. I'll be looking out for his interviews every week now. It takes balls of steel to actually do this in front of cameras, and mad that he is, Bielsa will probably learn the language faster this way. Probably my favorite non-LFC manager after Rafa.

Not seen his interview but I was sold here:

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/football/2018/aug/04/leeds-united-marcelo-bielsa


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Re: Skybet Championship Thread 2018/19
« Reply #103 on: August 6, 2018, 09:51:54 AM »
Bielsa just won interview of the season. I'll be looking out for his interviews every week now. It takes balls of steel to actually do this in front of cameras, and mad that he is, Bielsa will probably learn the language faster this way. Probably my favorite non-LFC manager after Rafa.

Agree, it would have been easier to hide behind the interpreter but he had a go and i'm all for that.  Really hope Leeds do well this year.
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Re: Skybet Championship Thread 2018/19
« Reply #104 on: August 6, 2018, 12:08:30 PM »
It was mildly joyous to watch the Leeds v Stoke game in a room full of Stokies and a single Leeds fan.

The cluelessness of their reaction seems to match Stoke’s performance in this game. An expensive midfield laden with internationals overran and outfought, a £13.5m striker in Afobe who chased nothing and couldn’t hold up the ball when it was played to him. Shawcross and Martins Indi playing like strangers at Centre Back, moving at the speed of a tortoise through treacle. It was all quite delicious really.

I think Rowett will have them thereabouts at the end of the season, but they really should have put their money into young, hungry talent rather than ‘proven’ but underwhelming signings that have achieved nothing above Championship level, eg McClean, Williams, Afobe.

They looked shellshocked by Leeds rapid start yesterday.

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Re: Skybet Championship Thread 2018/19
« Reply #105 on: August 6, 2018, 12:19:55 PM »
I couldn't be more confident about Brentford this year, I think they're a smashing bet to win it at 14/1. Statistically last season they were one of the finest teams in the Championship; they took more shots a game than any other team by a massive margin and conceded very few themselves. They were just quite wasteful, if they tidy it up this time around (which it appears they have judging by the first game), I think they're going to take a world of beating. Last season in their current stadium too, so you know the fans are going to turn out every week to see it off.

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Re: Skybet Championship Thread 2018/19
« Reply #106 on: August 6, 2018, 12:25:48 PM »
I couldn't be more confident about Brentford this year, I think they're a smashing bet to win it at 14/1. Statistically last season they were one of the finest teams in the Championship; they took more shots a game than any other team by a massive margin and conceded very few themselves. They were just quite wasteful, if they tidy it up this time around (which it appears they have judging by the first game), I think they're going to take a world of beating. Last season in their current stadium too, so you know the fans are going to turn out every week to see it off.
I agree and I don’t think that the argument that it was ‘only Rotherham’ hold weight. They were doing eh same to teams last season, as you say, just not getting the finishing right. As long as Watkins and Maupay see the long term plan and don’t jump ship, they’re in a great position. Canos is being heavily linked to Boro as their Traore replacement but he really should stay put.

The Bees to be in the discussion for automatic promotion still come April.
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Re: Skybet Championship Thread 2018/19
« Reply #107 on: August 6, 2018, 12:28:03 PM »
I couldn't be more confident about Brentford this year, I think they're a smashing bet to win it at 14/1. Statistically last season they were one of the finest teams in the Championship; they took more shots a game than any other team by a massive margin and conceded very few themselves. They were just quite wasteful, if they tidy it up this time around (which it appears they have judging by the first game), I think they're going to take a world of beating. Last season in their current stadium too, so you know the fans are going to turn out every week to see it off.
it was Rotherham tho, they’ve got stoke away at the weekend I think which is a much better gauge

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Re: Skybet Championship Thread 2018/19
« Reply #108 on: August 6, 2018, 01:45:59 PM »
I agree and I don’t think that the argument that it was ‘only Rotherham’ hold weight. They were doing eh same to teams last season, as you say, just not getting the finishing right. As long as Watkins and Maupay see the long term plan and don’t jump ship, they’re in a great position. Canos is being heavily linked to Boro as their Traore replacement but he really should stay put.

The Bees to be in the discussion for automatic promotion still come April.


Think an awful lot will hinge on the next 3/4 days for Brentford.

If they can hang on to Mepham, Woods, Canos and Watkins then I think they've got a very good chance of finishing in the play-offs.  It's not going to be easy for them though, a lot might depend on what potential replacements they have lined up for their possible outgoings over the next few days.

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Re: Skybet Championship Thread 2018/19
« Reply #109 on: August 6, 2018, 03:41:05 PM »
I couldn't be more confident about Brentford this year, I think they're a smashing bet to win it at 14/1. Statistically last season they were one of the finest teams in the Championship; they took more shots a game than any other team by a massive margin and conceded very few themselves. They were just quite wasteful, if they tidy it up this time around (which it appears they have judging by the first game), I think they're going to take a world of beating. Last season in their current stadium too, so you know the fans are going to turn out every week to see it off.


Brentford don't have the squad depth or the finances to mach the bigger clubs but as mentioned above they're a solid playoff bet. They were in even better fettle the season before last but they've ended up in 9th/10th the past 3 seasons. Love to see them kick on as they're my local club. And Canos is an ex-Red. Up the Bees!
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Re: Skybet Championship Thread 2018/19
« Reply #110 on: August 6, 2018, 04:22:28 PM »

Brentford don't have the squad depth or the finances to mach the bigger clubs but as mentioned above they're a solid playoff bet. They were in even better fettle the season before last but they've ended up in 9th/10th the past 3 seasons. Love to see them kick on as they're my local club. And Canos is an ex-Red. Up the Bees!

They also couldn’t play at Griffin Park if they got promoted as they still have terracing at both ends. They are meant to be building a new stadium close by, linking up with London Irish rugby I think but assume that’s a few years away from happening.

Not sure they truly want promotion at this point, quite like to see them doing well but I wouldn’t be backing them to go up.

Definitely a selling club which makes their relative success in the last few years all the more impressive.

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Re: Skybet Championship Thread 2018/19
« Reply #111 on: August 6, 2018, 04:27:35 PM »
They also couldn’t play at Griffin Park if they got promoted as they still have terracing at both ends. They are meant to be building a new stadium close by, linking up with London Irish rugby I think but assume that’s a few years away from happening.  Not sure they truly want promotion at this point, quite like to see them doing well but I wouldn’t be backing them to go up.
Definitely a selling club which makes their relative success in the last few years all the more impressive.

Yeah very true! When's the new stadium supposed to be completed mate?
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Re: Skybet Championship Thread 2018/19
« Reply #112 on: August 6, 2018, 07:46:54 PM »
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Re: Skybet Championship Thread 2018/19
« Reply #113 on: August 6, 2018, 07:53:06 PM »
Haha! Fuck you Fathead.

Great defending.
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Re: Skybet Championship Thread 2018/19
« Reply #114 on: August 6, 2018, 07:54:22 PM »
Brilliant for that goal to go in exactly at the end of the minutes applause

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Re: Skybet Championship Thread 2018/19
« Reply #115 on: August 6, 2018, 07:54:45 PM »
Yeah very true! When's the new stadium supposed to be completed mate?

Most recent thing I’ve found is they hope to move in in December 2019. Pretty sure building work hasn’t started yet though so it seems slightly ambitious.

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Re: Skybet Championship Thread 2018/19
« Reply #116 on: August 6, 2018, 07:54:47 PM »
state of Villa defense ;D

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Re: Skybet Championship Thread 2018/19
« Reply #118 on: August 6, 2018, 07:56:37 PM »
Is Grealish playing or is he signing for Chelsea to keep the bench warm?
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Re: Skybet Championship Thread 2018/19
« Reply #119 on: August 6, 2018, 07:59:31 PM »
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