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Re: Rival Watch

by Royal_jimmy » 19 Mar 2017 16:00

I'd really like to see Huddersfield do it as well. They'd be a breath of fresh air to the premier league. Brighton are a boring club, they think they're massive when they're actually even more tinpot than we are. Soon as they built their lego bowl people swarm. Without their prima donna ground they'd be in league one still!

I think a win against Leeds will all but seal a playoff place as we would be on 70 points. Sheffield Wednesday play Fulham and both can't win that one.

We should be capable of taking 5 points from Rotherham, Blackburn and Wigan at home (reckon we will get 7) meaning we can afford to lose all of Villa, Norwich, Burton and Forest away though I think we will win one of those.

77 points will definitely be enough in my opinion this year.

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Re: Rival Watch

by CountryRoyal » 19 Mar 2017 17:18

As much as it pains me to say it though Brighton probably deserve a shot at the premier league, they're basically us 12 years ago with a bigger stadium.

I don't want them to go up though.

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Re: Rival Watch

by tidus_mi2 » 19 Mar 2017 17:26

CountryRoyal wrote:As much as it pains me to say it though Brighton probably deserve a shot at the premier league, they're basically us 12 years ago with a bigger stadium.

I don't want them to go up though.

Ban this filth!

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Re: Rival Watch

by Ascotexgunner » 19 Mar 2017 18:53

Royal_jimmy wrote:I'd really like to see Huddersfield do it as well. They'd be a breath of fresh air to the premier league. Brighton are a boring club, they think they're massive when they're actually even more tinpot than we are. Soon as they built their lego bowl people swarm. Without their prima donna ground they'd be in league one still!

I think a win against Leeds will all but seal a playoff place as we would be on 70 points. Sheffield Wednesday play Fulham and both can't win that one.

We should be capable of taking 5 points from Rotherham, Blackburn and Wigan at home (reckon we will get 7) meaning we can afford to lose all of Villa, Norwich, Burton and Forest away though I think we will win one of those.

77 points will definitely be enough in my opinion this year.


Brighton have played some decent stuff this season but if the go up you just know they won't play that way.....You just know they'll become more defensive if they go up. Huddersfield on the other hand I can see giving it a real go. Would love em to go up.

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Re: Rival Watch

by Ian Royal » 19 Mar 2017 20:36

CountryRoyal wrote:As much as it pains me to say it though Brighton probably deserve a shot at the premier league, they're basically us 12 years ago with a bigger stadium.

I don't want them to go up though.

Certainly are. I like to think we managed ourselves with greater humility, despite smashing the entire league (except Leeds, who we could only manage 2 draws with if memory serves me correct).


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Re: Rival Watch

by WAZZOCK » 19 Mar 2017 20:39

Leeds and Watofrd were the only two we didn't beat.

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Re: Rival Watch

by Ian Royal » 20 Mar 2017 08:35

WAZZOCK wrote:Leeds and Watofrd were the only two we didn't beat.

Ah yes, back in the day when every game against watford was a tedious draw.

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Re: Rival Watch

by genome » 20 Mar 2017 10:24

Ian Royal wrote:
WAZZOCK wrote:Leeds and Watofrd were the only two we didn't beat.

Ah yes, back in the day when every game against watford was a tedious draw.


Between 2005 and 2011 six out of ten fixtures with them ended 0-0 or 1-1. :shock:

Must've blocked that out of my memory.

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Re: Rival Watch

by marlowuk » 20 Mar 2017 12:01

Ian Royal wrote:
WAZZOCK wrote:Leeds and Watofrd were the only two we didn't beat.

Ah yes, back in the day when every game against watford was a tedious draw.

To be fair, there was that 2-2 draw in 2008 featuring our 'phantom goal' which broke up the tedium with a great dollop of controversy!!


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Re: Rival Watch

by Mid Sussex Royal » 20 Mar 2017 20:57

Ascotexgunner wrote:
Royal_jimmy wrote:I'd really like to see Huddersfield do it as well. They'd be a breath of fresh air to the premier league. Brighton are a boring club, they think they're massive when they're actually even more tinpot than we are. Soon as they built their lego bowl people swarm. Without their prima donna ground they'd be in league one still!

I think a win against Leeds will all but seal a playoff place as we would be on 70 points. Sheffield Wednesday play Fulham and both can't win that one.

We should be capable of taking 5 points from Rotherham, Blackburn and Wigan at home (reckon we will get 7) meaning we can afford to lose all of Villa, Norwich, Burton and Forest away though I think we will win one of those.

77 points will definitely be enough in my opinion this year.


Brighton have played some decent stuff this season but if the go up you just know they won't play that way.....You just know they'll become more defensive if they go up. Huddersfield on the other hand I can see giving it a real go. Would love em to go up.


Hughton is naturally defensive and he has already reverted to type away from home since xmas - resulting in poor away form. The locals down here are not happy about this. I can see Brighton being like Middlesboro next season; exactly how Hughton was at Norwich.

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Re: Rival Watch

by windermereROYAL » 01 Apr 2017 13:40

Wednesday winning. very likely win for Fulham too at the whipping boys. pressure on us later.

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Re: Rival Watch

by windermereROYAL » 01 Apr 2017 14:18

injury time leveller for the tykes yay.

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Re: Rival Watch

by tidus_mi2 » 01 Apr 2017 14:18

Last minute Barnsley equaliser :lol:


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Re: Rival Watch

by Ian Royal » 01 Apr 2017 16:41

Ooof Wednesday really wobbling there. Looks like Fulham will overtake them soon.

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Re: Rival Watch

by genome » 01 Apr 2017 16:52

Burton have nicked at Huddersfield. Wins for Brighton and Newcastle - looks like that's the top two sewn up, you'd think.

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Re: Rival Watch

by From Despair To Where? » 01 Apr 2017 17:26

2 defeats without scoring against 2 teams in the bottom 3 at the time of playing them. Huddersfield have really hit a wall at the wrong time, I'm thinking I'd rather be playing them in the playoffs.

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Re: Rival Watch

by Sutekh » 02 Apr 2017 09:15

Games update....

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Re: Rival Watch

by From Despair To Where? » 02 Apr 2017 10:56

Don't like the look of Fulham's last 4 games. I think they'll miss out.

Huddersfield seem to have hit a wall so their game in hand isn't looking quite so handy any more.

I am going to stick my neck out and say:

1. Newcastle 98
2. Brighton 92
3. Leeds 83
4. Reading 81
5. Huddersfield 80
6. Sheffield W 74
7. Fulham 72.

...Which would suit me down to the ground.

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Re: Rival Watch

by WAZZOCK » 02 Apr 2017 11:07

Must win for us on Tuesday, those two away games afterwards look horrible on paper!

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Re: Rival Watch

by Royal_jimmy » 02 Apr 2017 11:20

WAZZOCK wrote:Must win for us on Tuesday, those two away games afterwards look horrible on paper!


It's winnable yes but Norwich and Villas seasons are over effectively so I think we will nick a result at one of them. Blackburn will be tougher

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