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Re: The Official EFL Championship
« Reply #105 on: May 05, 2019, 01:49:36 PM »
Squeaky bum time for Derby and Middlesbrough. Derby need to score in the next 30 mins to get a playoff place or else Middlesbrough are in the playoffs.
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Re: The Official EFL Championship
« Reply #106 on: May 05, 2019, 08:35:26 PM »
Playoffs now set then. Leeds West Brom Villa and Derby. Anyone's guess.

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Re: The Official EFL Championship
« Reply #107 on: May 05, 2019, 10:44:37 PM »
Playoffs now set then. Leeds West Brom Villa and Derby. Anyone's guess.

Good. Never warmed to M'boro for some reason.
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Re: The Official EFL Championship
« Reply #108 on: May 05, 2019, 11:06:35 PM »
Playoffs now set then. Leeds West Brom Villa and Derby. Anyone's guess.

Good. Never warmed to M'boro for some reason.

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Re: The Official EFL Championship
« Reply #109 on: May 12, 2019, 07:30:46 PM »
1st leg done and it looks like it's a big advantage to Leeds! Really can't see them being beaten at home.

The Villa game is still in the balance.

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Re: The Official EFL Championship
« Reply #110 on: May 13, 2019, 07:22:35 AM »
Huge advantage to the Vile LB. Gayle is a massive loss to the Veggies.
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Re: The Official EFL Championship
« Reply #111 on: May 13, 2019, 09:05:49 AM »
Huge advantage to the Vile LB. Gayle is a massive loss to the Veggies.

predictive text on the phone i assume ;D
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« Reply #112 on: May 13, 2019, 12:43:22 PM »
 :D
It was HF but it's kind of apt too.
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Re: The Official EFL Championship
« Reply #113 on: May 13, 2019, 01:14:04 PM »
Dunno why, but I'd like to see Villa get promoted again.
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Re: The Official EFL Championship
« Reply #114 on: May 14, 2019, 10:48:57 PM »
Entertaining peno shoot-out by West Brom and Villa.  Villa just shaded it but should have won the game playing against 10 men for 45 mins!
« Last Edit: May 15, 2019, 12:01:23 AM by Over the Bar »

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Re: The Official EFL Championship
« Reply #115 on: May 14, 2019, 11:03:41 PM »
Yeah really played below par this evening and should be finishing that game off before pens. Brunt should have went twice before he did. That performance wouldn't be good enough for villa in the final but it's great to still be in it.

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« Reply #116 on: May 15, 2019, 06:29:24 AM »
WBA got their tactics dead on last night but their captain let his teammates down (he should've been substituted).
Too many of that Vile team thought the tie was over after the first leg and were extremely lucky to come through it..
The penalty shoot-out although agonising for the fans makes for great drama
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Re: The Official EFL Championship
« Reply #117 on: May 15, 2019, 08:21:28 AM »
First championship game of the season I've watched. The playoffs are great fun. Didn't really care who won, but probably ended up more cheering on Villa because of Hourihane. He played reasonably well and took a fine pen. I found Tammy Abraham very unlikeable, though not sure why!

I thought Grealish really stood out. It was like going to a club game and being able to easily pick out the intercounty player.

If I was a West Brom fan I would have been really annoyed at Holgate. After being under the cosh for a long period of the second half, but defending for their lives, as the game heads into injury time (90 mins) they get a free kick in a decent area. All their big men go forward, and they've a genuine chance to snatch the game (probably better in the air than Villa and already scored a header).

Holgate's attempted cross is ballooned over everyone and into the crowd. Camera pans back to Holgate and he's laughing as his jogs back to his full back position!
Maybe I'm hyper critical, but I wasn't sorry to see him miss his pen!
 

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« Reply #118 on: May 15, 2019, 09:01:32 AM »
I thought McGinn was Vile's standout player. Hourihane, Grealish, Abraham and Adomah were very poor (by their standards) last night. I'd forgotten about that Holgate free-kick, I'd say he he won't be let forget that for a while.
Brunt would've taken it if his stupidity hadn't seen him sent off.
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Re: The Official EFL Championship
« Reply #119 on: May 15, 2019, 02:12:55 PM »
I'd agree that McGinn was probably Villa's best player last night.  I can certainly understand why anyone watching Villa for the first time this season would say that Grealish stood out though. He has a very classy style of play. He beats players with ease and dictates play from many different areas of the pitch.  In saying that though I though by his standards be was probably slightly below par.  Credit to West Brom.  They were very hard to break down.  I expect a completely different type of game in the final whoever makes it with Villa.  It will be a lot more open and I am hoping the likes of Grealish gets a little more freedom to operate.

Tonight's game looks like it should be Leeds all over, even with there absences. If Derby do manage to get the first goal though it will certainly be a big test of character.