Semi-Official English Championship Thread; Soccer hipsters welcome

Discussion in 'Soccer Board' started by bryix, Aug 21, 2012.

  1. animal_mother

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    Should be a fun match this morning
     
  2. Pasta88

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    One of the worst traditions is the Brits putting the Championship Playoff in the afternoon because of their Bank holiday. Can never watch.
     
  3. BayouMafia

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    One of the few times per year that this ESPN+ sub pays off
     
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  4. Wu

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    Grealish should’ve done much better earlier
     
  5. Andy Reocho

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    What’s the best stream site now?
     
  6. Frank Martin

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    Derby's defending on corners is poor. They're going to really struggle if they go up.
     
  7. Mikelangelo

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    Ashley Cole still playing is incredible
     
  8. Wu

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    El Ghazi (sp?) is essentially their Feo Walcott
     
  9. Wu

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    Naturally
     
  10. Wu

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    What awful defending
     
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  11. Fran Tarkenton

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    Keeper drunk.
     
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  12. IAHusk

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    Oh wow that is some terrible goalkeeping.
     
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  13. animal_mother

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    Fucking pathetic from the GK.
     
  14. Frank Martin

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    That's some terrible goalkeeping
     
  15. animal_mother

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    Loris Karius type stuff there
     
  16. Frank Martin

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    It will be nice to have Villa back. Too big of a club to be down in the Championship.
     
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  17. Wu

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    Amazing that Derby even got this far
     
  18. Andy Reocho

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  19. IAHusk

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    Here we go.
     
  20. Wu

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    Excellent controlled and composed finish
     
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  21. Frank Martin

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    There we go boys!
     
  22. Mikelangelo

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    That's been coming, time for an equalizer

    Not so hot take, both these teams suck. Not nearly as bad as QPR was the year they were promoted
     
  23. animal_mother

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    Villa about to go into PSG mode for the next 10
     
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  25. Wu

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    Frank looking slimmer than he was as a player is quite something
     
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  26. Wu

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    Seven minutes oh boy this will be fun
     
  27. Wu

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    Prince William is back in the PL
     
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    Welcome Aston villa
     
  29. MODEVIL

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    https://www.cafc.co.uk/news/view/5d...reement-with-lee-bowyer-on-contract-extension

    This is a wild post from the club's official site:

    Charlton Athletic have been unable to reach an agreement with manager Lee Bowyer regarding the extension of his contract.

    The fact the club is for sale has not helped with finding an agreement. The current owner needs to take into account that a new owner may want to appoint his own manager. However, this concern did not stop the current owner proposing a contract extension of one year to Lee Bowyer, even though the club may be sold in a few weeks. Under those circumstances a multi-year extension would not be good business practice.

    In addition, since the club is still losing money, which is one of the reasons why the club has not been sold yet, the focus on reducing costs means that we are extremely limited on payroll increases.

    Lee has been offered a one-year extension to his contract at a level which is approximately three times what he had since his last increase when he became permanent manager in September. It is six times what he earned when he started as assistant manager in 2017 and 50% more than what any Charlton manager previously had (excluding the Premier League years). This reflects the strong desire we have to continue to have Lee as our manager. But Lee wanted much more.

    The owner understands Lee’s point of view, because many Championship clubs pay huge amounts (some pay millions of £ per year) to their manager. It is fair that Lee feels he should be paid like many other Championship managers. That the average Championship club makes a loss of around £15 million per year is not something players should care about. The owners are crazy.

    This is why we could not come to an agreement. Another element may have influenced as well. Unlike previous contract discussions, Lee wanted an agent to handle it. We reluctantly accepted. However, involving a player agent in a manager’s contract discussion is not healthy. If the agent helps make the manager more money, it may result in the manager to have a more positive attitude towards players proposed by the same agent, a conflict of interest. Obviously, Lee is above such things, but it is nevertheless not a healthy situation.

    The club hasn’t started to look for any other manager in the meantime and does not intend to appoint a permanent manager, since the club is going to be sold. A caretaker manager will be announced in due course and in the meantime the other staff members will continue to prepare the upcoming season for which a lot of good work has been performed already.

    If Lee does change his mind before his contract expires and chooses to continue his good work at Charlton, he is still welcome to stay.

    However our ability to sell the club is the most important thing right now.
     
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  30. SugarShaun

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  32. BayouMafia

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    really nice to be back in this thread

    EPL is overrated, really
     
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  33. snowfx2

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  34. Andy Reocho

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    Season just kicked off on ESPN+. Luton Town hosting Boro. First game above League 1 in ~12 years
     
  35. H/T

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    Swansea rise back to the premiership starts today.
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  36. Andy Reocho

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    Barnsley Fulham on ESPN+ at top of hour.

    Forest West Brom later
     
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  37. RavenNole

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    Espn+ championship coverage was a pleasant surprise last season. Glad to see they are still showing a good amount of games.
     
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  38. Andy Reocho

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    Forest and and West Brom already with a goal apiece 16 minutes in :popcorn:
     
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  39. Gallant Knight

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    Was entertaining first half.

    Championship football is fun
     
  40. El_Pato

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    Nice second goal for Leeds. Glad I left ESPN + up
     
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  41. Gallant Knight

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    Leeds are really good

    Would be surprised if they’re not promoted. Especially if they’re able to hold onto kalvin phillips
     
  42. DelapThrows

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    Started out with a whimper.... :feelsbad:
     
  43. Gallant Knight

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    just took Derby +260 away at Huddersfield.
     
  44. Pasta88

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    Lol at the commentary on this late winner

     
  45. Ace Boogie

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    Crusty>>>Gunnersaurus
     
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  46. Andy Reocho

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  47. Bishop

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    Thought ESPN+ had more matches last season. Need more options then 1 or 2 matches.
     
  48. Gallant Knight

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    They didn’t

    I had to watch 80% of villas matches via streaming from villas website and they were biggest club in championship
     
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  49. PJP3

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    Most clubs have their own streaming subscriptions now. Fulhams was 150 pounds but worth it. Most any team might be on espn+ is maybe 10x in a season.
     
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  50. Gallant Knight

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    I paid £15 a month for villa’s last season

    Looks like I might be doing it next season as well with the way things are going!
     
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