The Football League Thread Page 280

  • simpleexplodingmaybe 15 May 2018 14:08:16 7,968 posts
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    Is it just me or do all the promoted/likely to be promoted teams look like they'll struggle next season
  • Jono62 15 May 2018 14:16:59 20,985 posts
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    Wolves might be OK.
  • THFourteen 15 May 2018 14:41:10 49,829 posts
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    Amount of turd in the preemeer leeeg i doubt it
  • CompetitiveDad 15 May 2018 21:27:34 8,039 posts
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    Really like Grealish, been really impressed over these 2 legs against the Boro.
    I wish Karanka hadn't let Adomah go.
  • CompetitiveDad 15 May 2018 21:43:17 8,039 posts
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    Well done Villa. Deserved.
  • the_milkybar_kid 15 May 2018 21:54:50 7,618 posts
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    Well in Villa. Sounded incredible, haven't heard Villa Park like that for years. Hope we can replicate the rebuilding job like they have.

    Bruce out ;-)
  • Deleted user 15 May 2018 23:50:08
    Mike Dean though
  • Jono62 16 May 2018 02:52:00 20,985 posts
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    the_milkybar_kid wrote:
    Well in Villa. Sounded incredible, haven't heard Villa Park like that for years. Hope we can replicate the rebuilding job like they have.

    Bruce out ;-)
    We have spent shitloads of money and if we don't go up, then it's bye bye Bruce and Terry which leaves me conflicted. Hopefully we can but Fulham are very dangerous.
  • THFourteen 16 May 2018 07:18:33 49,829 posts
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    CompetitiveDad wrote:
    Really like Grealish, been really impressed over these 2 legs against the Boro.
    I wish Karanka hadn't let Adomah go.
    Has he buckled down now?
  • captbirdseye 16 May 2018 07:59:05 8,927 posts
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    Same goes for Fulham as the vultures are circling that squad.
  • Mr_Sleep 16 May 2018 08:44:30 21,968 posts
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    Jono62 wrote:
    the_milkybar_kid wrote:
    Well in Villa. Sounded incredible, haven't heard Villa Park like that for years. Hope we can replicate the rebuilding job like they have.

    Bruce out ;-)
    We have spent shitloads of money and if we don't go up, then it's bye bye Bruce and Terry which leaves me conflicted. Hopefully we can but Fulham are very dangerous.
    My biggest worry is Grealish, anyone watching him recently can see his class and work ethic. I am also concerned we ended up with Fulham, they have been impressive at the tail end of the season.

    Annoyingly I am going to miss the playoff final.
  • captbirdseye 16 May 2018 08:49:47 8,927 posts
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    Nah, I think you've got too much experience and quality in the squad not to get the job done. Fulham have looked very ropey since the Sunderland and really should've lost the last three games.
  • the_milkybar_kid 22 May 2018 12:15:28 7,618 posts
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    Rowett is all but done. Given the dirge we've been linked with I think this is the best possible outcome after Moyes turned us down.
  • nickthegun 22 May 2018 12:24:30 75,329 posts
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    Our fans seem to be split 33/33/33 between 'so much for loyalty, fuck that guy', 'he wasn't all that anyway' and 'cant blame him. We sold our best players and told him we have no budget for the coming year'.

    I'm in the latter camp. I can't blame him for fucking off for greener grass. Also, yeah, he's not all that. Is brand of football is pretty turgid and his game management leaves a lot to be desired. He's very much a Happy Shopper Jose.
  • Rhaegyr 22 May 2018 12:37:16 4,611 posts
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    Off to see Rotherham at the weekend at Wembley - Went there when we lost the playoff final to Dagenham and Redbridge (worst minibus return trip ever), didn't go when we beat Leyton Orient thanks to Revell's spectacular volley.

    Could be a mistake...
  • Jyzzy-Z 22 May 2018 12:41:18 3,490 posts
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    nickthegun wrote:
    Our fans seem to be split 33/33/33 between 'so much for loyalty, fuck that guy', 'he wasn't all that anyway' and 'cant blame him. We sold our best players and told him we have no budget for the coming year'.

    I'm in the latter camp. I can't blame him for fucking off for greener grass. Also, yeah, he's not all that. Is brand of football is pretty turgid and his game management leaves a lot to be desired. He's very much a Happy Shopper Jose.
    I agree but not sure who we can get now. I think he did a good job with a fairly average team this year, so worried we'll get someone who can't even manage that given restricted finances. Bit depressing to be on the merry go round yet again. Just makes you feel you're not getting anywhere, particularly after a season of some moderate improvement.
  • the_milkybar_kid 22 May 2018 12:52:29 7,618 posts
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    @nickthegun yeah I remember a lot of Derby fans in January getting quite over protective that he wouldn't cone to Stoke, now they can't wait to see the back of him.

    They were 4th highest scorers in the league so while I won't argue the style of football, it must be more expensive than people give him credit for.
  • nickthegun 22 May 2018 12:54:43 75,329 posts
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    The only way we are going to get promoted is if we fluke a lightning in a bottle season where a hungry young manager clicks with a squad of exactly the right blend of shit players.

    Otherwise, yeah, it's back to hitting the reset button every year and finishing in the top ten.

    Also: I'm never watching another game if we get Mick McCarthy.
  • nickthegun 22 May 2018 13:00:26 75,329 posts
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    We were flat track bullies. We would stick 4 past Barnsley but go to Cardiff and set up for a point.

    It's all low possession, counter attacking football and, largely thanks to Vydra finding his shooting boots, we tended to convert our only shot on goal.

    The playoffs were the absolute epitome of this. I think we had, over 180 minutes, 30% possession and two shots on target.

    Two fucking shots on target in three hours!!
  • the_milkybar_kid 22 May 2018 13:12:04 7,618 posts
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    Fucking hell. I think we're that strangled of actual football, or wins, that we'll take anything at the moment. There's promise of a big budget so we'll see what he brings in.

    I also said the very same about Mick!
  • Jyzzy-Z 26 May 2018 17:56:29 3,490 posts
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    Fredericks should be off for that stamp. Villa look terrible at the back. Fatty Bruce needs to give them a bollocking.
  • RichDC 26 May 2018 17:59:34 7,917 posts
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    Yeah that stamp was pretty bad. I'm in a pub full of Villa fans. It's going to be a long second half!
  • JoelStinty 26 May 2018 18:02:08 6,859 posts
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    Canít really see villa scoring at the moment , only from a Fulham mistake or set piece. Play some good do Fulham.
  • RichDC 26 May 2018 18:03:35 7,917 posts
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    Agreed. Fulham are excellent at making mistakes though! :(
  • Jono62 26 May 2018 18:04:55 20,985 posts
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    Jyzzy-Z wrote:
    Fredericks should be off for that stamp. Villa look terrible at the back. Fatty Bruce needs to give them a bollocking.
    Villa looking terrible is the Bruce way. I'm not hopeful at all.
  • JoelStinty 26 May 2018 18:24:09 6,859 posts
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    Best and worst of grealish in a couple of minutes there. Shocking tackle
  • Dgzter 26 May 2018 18:26:52 2,394 posts
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    Yeah that had to be a red.
  • LionheartDJH 26 May 2018 18:27:18 20,233 posts
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    Villa look a different side in this half, Fulham a lot quieter.

    Grealish finishing is woeful, as was his frustration born challenge. Hopefully has a meltdown later.
  • RichDC 26 May 2018 18:55:38 7,917 posts
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    \o/
  • Jono62 26 May 2018 18:56:10 20,985 posts
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    Woo! No more Bruce now.
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