Semi-Official English Championship Thread; Soccer hipsters welcome

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  1. prerecordedlive

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    It's not mathematically impossible yet.
    Wolves win, Derby lose, Brentford draw or lose.
    Although I know better. We've gotten close to the Prem a bunch of times needing just one more result to go our way. I'm guessing Derby lose and Brentford scores a winner to sneak in ahead of Derby.
     
  2. rainey

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    Imagine the Arsenal "B" team with Afobe and Akpom leading the line. :(
     
  3. prerecordedlive

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    Down to only one real scenario to get us in. Blackburn needs to go ham on Ipswich right now and Millwall needs to lay down for us. We need a 4 goal swing and this Reading result to hold on Derby.
     
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    09:13




    TO CLARIFY...

    Just to confirm the situation at the end of the Championship season.

    Bournemouth are champions, and Watford join them in the Premier League.

    Third-placed Norwich will play sixth-placed Ipswich in the playoffs, while Middlesbrough and Brentford face off in the other tie.

    Wolves and Derby missed out on the playoffs on the final day.

    Millwall, Wigan and Blackpool, as we already knew, have been relegated to League One.
     
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    Guess we have to wait another year for Wolves to return to the PL :feelsbadman:. Sorry, prerecordedlive I was pulling for you lads to make the playoffs.

    Going to root for Mick and the Tractor Boys to make the unlikely trip up.
     
  6. Pasta88

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    Blackpool game against Huddersfield abandoned after fan protests




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    Angry Blackpool fans invaded the pitch in protest against the club's Oyston family owners which caused their final Championship game of the season against Huddersfield to be abandoned after 48 minutes.

    The already-relegated Seasiders have suffered a miserable campaign and went into the game hoping to avoid setting a new record low points total.

    Stockport hold the dubious honour for fewest second-tier points since the 1988 expansion to 24 sides, with 26 in 2002, but matters off the pitch dominated proceedings at Bloomfield Road.

    The protesters had reportedly planned to meet at the statue of ex-player Stan Mortensen -- on the 62nd anniversary of his FA Cup final hat trick of 1953 -- but the club had temporarily removed it.

    But Blackpool supporters still remonstrated outside the stadium before kick-off, with chants continuing throughout the match.

    That ill-feeling boiled over in the 48th minute when hundreds of home fans took to the pitch and unveiled banners against chairman Karl Oyston and owner Owen Oyston's running of the club.

    Some flares were released and the scene soon became farcical as some fans began a conga in the centre of the pitch.

    It resulted in over an hour delay before referee Mick Russell abandoned the game with the scores level at 0-0.

    A Football League spokesman said: "Following the abandonment of today's match at Bloomfield Road, it will be for the Football Association to consider any matters relating to crowd behaviour with the Football League ruling on whether or not the match should be replayed."

    On the pitch, Huddersfield dominated and created an opening inside the first minute but James Vaughan skewed his shot from Tommy Smith's right-wing cross.

    Chris Powell's men came close again after 11 minutes from Jacob Butterfield's corner, but Mark Hudson headed over from six yards.

    And they continued to push forward, forcing Ell Parish to make a fine double save on 20 minutes. The Blackpool keeper first denied Joe Lolley one-on one before flinging himself at the feet of Ishmael Miller from 12 yards out.

    From the resulting corner, Joel Lynch was inches wide with a header from 12 yards.

    The one-way traffic continued and former Blackpool striker Miller almost grabbed the opener after 32 minutes, but his left-footed strike from 20 yards brushed the roof of the net on its way over.

    Blackpool -- who have not won any of their last 17 games -- almost scored with a Peter Clarke strike from 30 yards, but Alex Smithies tipped the former Huddersfield captain's header around the post as the first half drew to a close.

    Ex-Huddersfield boss Lee Clark's bottom-of-the table side, burst out the traps in the second half and Jamie O'Hara's deflected strike in the opening minute was superbly pushed away by Smithies.

    But the mounting frustration inside Bloomfield Road came to a head on 48 minutes when Blackpool fans stormed onto the pitch and brought a premature end to the game.
     
  7. prerecordedlive

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    Yep, it's Mick or bust at this point. Fuck Brentford and Boro.

    I think everyone being promoted smartly used loans and I hope we'll be an attractive destination for some of that action next year. Gotta think we'll be a favorite if we upgrade the midfield and bring in a new center half. Batth just isn't good enough for the top of that league. He was great in League One as were a few others and I'm glad they got their chance to make the jump.
     
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    I saw my first ever in-person Wolves fan today. Had to snap a blurry picture.

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    Kinda feel bad for Derby County.
     
  10. prerecordedlive

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    I've only had a few people stop me while I'm wearing a Wolves shirt to ask me if I am indeed a fan. Never another Wolves fan though.
     
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    Come on Brentford!!!
     
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    Are the playoff games on Bein?
     
  13. prerecordedlive

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    The Championship games are, yes. Leagues One and Two are locally televised.
     
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    They were in the top 6 every day of the season except for the last one.

    So brutal.
     
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    woof.
     
  16. prerecordedlive

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    Well. Reading showed up and they didn't. They had one job on the last day and they fucked it up themselves.

    That, and their form was atrocious for the last 2 months.
     
  17. Pasta88

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    They blew a two goal lead in stoppage time at home to Birmingham too IIRC
     
  18. Pasta88

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    Plus nobody wants their bland kits in the top flight.
     
  19. bryix

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    hi guys. hope you've been keeping the board warm for me.
     
  20. bryix

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    it feels like moving back in with your parents
     
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    Norwich vs Boro at Wembley. Go Canaries
     
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    2 rocket half volleys on each end off the bar within a minute, good game so far.
     
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    Norwich wins 2-0
     
  24. Pasta88

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    Follow up: saw a guy wearing a Bolton jersey today. 22 more teams to go.
     
  25. Ace Boogie

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    was he wandering aimlessly?
     
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    Hey, Wolves are the Wanderers as well.
     
  28. Rich Homie Tron

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    Stewart Downing moved to Middlesbrough today, if he can replicate what he did for West Ham last season, he'll be able to create an absurd number of chances in the Championship.
     
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    Maybe Leeds finally getting the act together?
     
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    Championship is such a meat grinder this year. So many tough teams.

    Has been great watching B&HA make a run to the top this year. Would be fantastic to see them in the prem, but i can't imagine they hold on to an automatic qualifying spot.
     
  33. Ace Boogie

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    So long as it isn't Hull City
     
  34. bryix

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    Time for everyone's favorite boys in Claret and Blue to right the ship today against Charlton. Even though Burnley has not won in their last six matches, still 5th in the table.
     
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  36. Ace Boogie

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    Watching Championship highlights on BeIn, it is sad seeing how many empty seats there are at a place like Craven Cottage. Those lads need to get back up in the prem. Unfortunately for everyone it looks like Hull are going to be rejoining us next season.
     
  37. Quick

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    Watched the Burnley-Derby game today. Really like Andre Gray.
     
  38. Ace Boogie

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    Will Hughes still out injured? I remember when that powdery bastard was the hottest prospect in England.

    Nevermind, just looked it up and supposedly he will return at some point in February. He's been out the entire season after knee surgery.
     
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    Tom Ince should be in the premier league. Dude is way too talented for the championship.

    And fuck Hull. So tired of them getting promoted.
     
  40. Ace Boogie

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    We just have to hope they slip into the playoff spots and don't end up winning the 3rd promotion place. Hull are currently top but Middlesbrough are only 1 point back with a game in hand. They are 5 clear of 3rd place unfortunately and have the best GD at the moment.
     
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    One of my good friends is a Charlton Athletic supporter. Rough days for him. Been almost a decade since they were in the premiership.
     
  42. Ace Boogie

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    Would have been pretty neat for you guys if both Chelsea and Charlton had ended up in the Championship next season. Fucking Arsenal, amirite?
     
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    lots of text messages about me flying in for Chelsea at the valley actually. I was making plans. The pole has been greased for Charlton to go down to league one though.
     
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    Yeah, tough to see them getting their shit together enough to stay up. Bolton are in even worse shape than them, even after getting a big win this weekend. Reportedly they are failing to pay some of their staff at the moment so it is just a bad situation all around. They were in the Premier League when I first started following it so I have fond memories of watching them play vs. Spurs. They are a fairly shit club though.
     
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    Cardiff may be facing administration and the loss of 12 points depending on a court hearing about owed debt.

    Haha fuck off to league one.
     
  46. Ace Boogie

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    Nothing better than Wales on Wales shit talk.
     
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    He's single-handedly the reason Derby aren't in the Premier League. He's a piece of shit player that only thinks about himself. Can't count the times he had a perfect pass picked out and decided to go for it himself.
     
  48. Ace Boogie

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    Sorry for your loss bryix , Ray Pointer died at age 79. He led Burnley to the first division title in 1960, just a year before the most famous Tottenham team in our history (until now, of course). 132 goals in 270 appearances is a very impressive rate. Seems to have been a top lad all around.

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    Please knock Hull out of the top 2 and get auto promotion instead of them, thanks.