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Re: The Official EFL Championship
« Reply #90 on: March 12, 2019, 10:22:04 AM »
He is 100% gone in the summer anyway if Villa dont go up, which is looking very likely.  He will go with a pat on the back from everyone at the club i'd say.

100% will be gone if Villa don't go up. So >95% chance he will be gone. He's too good to be in the Championship and is 23 now so needs to be moving up. Plus, Villa will need the cash as parachute payments disappear after this season. Him leaving might mean being able to hold on to McGinn, hopefully.
Nobody at Villa will begrudge him.

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« Reply #91 on: March 12, 2019, 11:58:58 AM »
What is the 'problem' with Grealish in Birmingham?
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« Reply #92 on: April 01, 2019, 06:09:11 PM »
 McClaren sacked again.  Tim 'geezer' Sherwood lined up to replace him.

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« Reply #93 on: April 02, 2019, 10:11:02 AM »
McClaren sacked again.  Tim 'geezer' Sherwood lined up to replace him.

McClaren was a poor appointment from the start.  Tactics Tim would be another one.

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« Reply #94 on: April 02, 2019, 01:49:13 PM »
On an aside, the league cup final between Sunderland and Portsmouth looked have been exciting (highlights  on Quest).
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« Reply #95 on: April 02, 2019, 05:41:45 PM »
On an aside, the league cup final between Sunderland and Portsmouth looked have been exciting (highlights  on Quest).

A brilliant day out for the "lesser" clubs.
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Re: The Official EFL Championship
« Reply #96 on: April 14, 2019, 09:44:08 AM »
Joey Barton still a loose cannon as a manager. Punched and headbutted the Barnsley manager in the tunnel after yesterdays game.
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« Reply #97 on: April 15, 2019, 10:14:07 AM »
Joey Barton still a loose cannon as a manager. Punched and headbutted the Barnsley manager in the tunnel after yesterdays game.

The man is unhinged.

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Re: The Official EFL Championship
« Reply #98 on: April 19, 2019, 05:37:27 PM »
Horrific from Leeds. Have they blown automatic?

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« Reply #99 on: April 28, 2019, 05:06:25 PM »
Just seen what happened at the Leeds Villa game today some craic. Play to the whistle is what we were always told as kids and Leeds did that, whether you think they were right or wrong is another matter I suppose.
I wonder would Leeds have been as quick to let them score if they were still within a chance of automatic promotion
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« Reply #100 on: April 28, 2019, 07:51:14 PM »
Thought they were acting as if they were gonna put it out of play? Then went ahead and scored. Gaffer was none too pleased anyway

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« Reply #101 on: April 29, 2019, 09:52:14 AM »
Did look like they were gonna put it out of play (villa put one out a few minutes beforehand for an injured player). I think Beilsa made the right decision in the end but I suppose I would say that. I think that match would make a quality playoff final but I suppose there is still a few very big matches to play before that is possible.

Villa v the Tesco bags is a difficult one to call.

Derby seem to be hitting a bit of form now that their injuries have cleared up.  If they secure 6th I'm sure they would fancy giving Leeds a good rattle.

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Re: The Official EFL Championship
« Reply #102 on: April 29, 2019, 10:52:36 AM »
I disagree with players kicking the ball out of play when a player is injured. The referee is well placed to see if an injury is so serious as to need immediate attention. In both cases on Sunday the injured player (Forshaw and Kodjia) was genuine in hitting the deck. They both hurt themselves in 50/50 tussles. But neither was fouled, nor claimed to be fouled.
The problem originated by Villa kicking the ball out when Forshaw went down. They were in an attacking position, albeit on the wing with loads of Leeds players goalside. The expectation is then there that Leeds would reciprocate. That expectation should not be there. However Roberts did make it look like he was about to tap the ball out, right up until the second he played the through ball for Klich. That was the problem.
El Ghazi should have his red card rescinded. However (and Iím not sure of the exact laws pertaining to a brawl) Hourihane can count himself lucky not to have seen red as he instigated it. Although I can understand why.
A messy situation in a messy game, that actually had very little riding on it.

Derby should take the 6th place now. The 4 teams are of a much higher standard than last season. Both Derby and Villa are better than they were last year. Fulham were obviously strong, but Middlesbrough were hopeless. Any of the 4 could go up.

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« Reply #103 on: May 04, 2019, 06:49:24 PM »
Not a Championship related post, but I must say I am sad that Notts County have been relegated from League 2.
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« Reply #104 on: May 04, 2019, 07:14:05 PM »
as am i. As a Notts County supporter of 21 years its a very sad day for the club. gutted but its been coming despite last season making the playoffs.