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Re: Rival Watch

by Pepe the Horseman » 05 Oct 2022 21:48

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Pepe the Horseman Just the 17 minutes of injury time at Vicarage Road. Watford nailed on to score in the 117th minute.


Wouldn't that be 27 minutes of injury time? Even that's a bit much for Watford :wink:

:oops: awful maths

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Re: Rival Watch

by Pepe the Horseman » 05 Oct 2022 21:49

Swansea have sorted themselves out. Fully expect them to make the POs at least.

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Re: Rival Watch

by Stranded » 05 Oct 2022 22:00

Pepe the Horseman Just the 17 minutes of injury time at Vicarage Road. Watford nailed on to score in the 117th minute.


Swansea score in the 8th minute and hold on for the remaining 14 minutes of injury time.

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Re: Rival Watch

by Mid Sussex Royal » 05 Oct 2022 22:03

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Ascotexgunner Could be Bruce's last game tonight. Get the feeling there won't be many goals as it's Preston.

Preston battering them in the first 10 mins and deservedly in front.


Must be it for Bruce now

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Re: Rival Watch

by Zip » 05 Oct 2022 22:03

Pepe the Horseman Swansea have sorted themselves out. Fully expect them to make the POs at least.


Agreed. Having been so poor at leaking late goals they have now won successive away games scoring winners near the end. They move up to 6th.
Hard to believe that Watford and West Brom have only managed a combined total of five wins so far this season.


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Re: Rival Watch

by Zip » 05 Oct 2022 22:03

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Ascotexgunner Could be Bruce's last game tonight. Get the feeling there won't be many goals as it's Preston.

Preston battering them in the first 10 mins and deservedly in front.


Must be it for Bruce now


Yep.

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Re: Rival Watch

by tidus_mi2 » 05 Oct 2022 22:41

Swift must have thought he was finally out of relegation battles and was in a promotion chase.

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by Hound » 06 Oct 2022 06:45

Liked him a lot here but agree after watching him last night, certainly don’t miss Swift atm

Game seems to completely pass him by when he’s not on form. Offers nothing. Though we knew that already

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Re: Rival Watch

by Sutekh » 06 Oct 2022 08:25

Hound Liked him a lot here but agree after watching him last night, certainly don’t miss Swift atm

Game seems to completely pass him by when he’s not on form. Offers nothing. Though we knew that already


Of course he will be world class v Reading


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Re: Rival Watch

by Stranded » 06 Oct 2022 08:47

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Hound Liked him a lot here but agree after watching him last night, certainly don’t miss Swift atm

Game seems to completely pass him by when he’s not on form. Offers nothing. Though we knew that already


Of course he will be world class v Reading


Already expecting we'll need to score 2 to win that game as Swift banging one in from 20 yards is an absolute given.

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Re: Rival Watch

by Sutekh » 06 Oct 2022 08:52

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Re: Rival Watch

by YorkshireRoyal99 » 06 Oct 2022 08:53

Bruce just seems to keep surviving though. Considering his record has been pretty poor/woeful since the minute he walked through the door, you'd have imagined that the hierarchy would have pulled the trigger by now.

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Re: Rival Watch

by Hound » 06 Oct 2022 08:54

Weird thing with wba if I’m reading right on footy stats they have the best xg for and against in the division

Bit baffling how they are bottom 3. Would think it has to click at some time


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by Stranded » 06 Oct 2022 08:56

YorkshireRoyal99 Bruce just seems to keep surviving though. Considering his record has been pretty poor/woeful since the minute he walked through the door, you'd have imagined that the hierarchy would have pulled the trigger by now.


Wasn't this a similar pattern when Gourlay was here. We all knew we had to get rid of Stam but despite defeat after defeat and poor showing after poor showing, we kept him in post for a couple of months longer that he should have been. Be interesting to see if he learns from that or if he's hoping for an upturn in form so will keep in place until the WC break, when we will see quite a cull of underperforming managers.

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Re: Rival Watch

by Hound » 06 Oct 2022 08:56

Mind you it also has us in 24th place for goals for and that wouldn’t be my impression of watching us play. Not sure why it’s quite so low

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Re: Rival Watch

by Stranded » 06 Oct 2022 08:57

Hound Weird thing with wba if I’m reading right on footy stats they have the best xg for and against in the division

Bit baffling how they are bottom 3. Would think it has to click at some time


Only saw 20 mins or so of the second half last night but they had 2 or 3 gilt edge chances in that time that they just couldn't convert. It clicked in one game v Hull where everything went in but does seem to be a lack of composure in front of goal.

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Re: Rival Watch

by Sutekh » 06 Oct 2022 09:09

HRK pointing out the Issues are possibly a lot more than Steve Bruce

https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/sport/ ... s-25189795

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Re: Rival Watch

by YorkshireRoyal99 » 06 Oct 2022 09:32

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YorkshireRoyal99 Bruce just seems to keep surviving though. Considering his record has been pretty poor/woeful since the minute he walked through the door, you'd have imagined that the hierarchy would have pulled the trigger by now.


Wasn't this a similar pattern when Gourlay was here. We all knew we had to get rid of Stam but despite defeat after defeat and poor showing after poor showing, we kept him in post for a couple of months longer that he should have been. Be interesting to see if he learns from that or if he's hoping for an upturn in form so will keep in place until the WC break, when we will see quite a cull of underperforming managers.


Not sure if I'd pin that solely on Gourlay, but more the club itself, as Pauno was kept probably 6/7 weeks longer than he should have been (should have gone after the Kidderminster/Fulham defeats for me personally).

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Re: Rival Watch

by YorkshireRoyal99 » 06 Oct 2022 09:35

Sutekh HRK pointing out the Issues are possibly a lot more than Steve Bruce

https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/sport/ ... s-25189795


I do think there is something in it but you can understand the clubs' stance about wanting to be run self-sufficiently. They spent a fair bit of money last summer and will no doubt have a few high earners still on the books as well from their recent PL days, so I suppose you can't just keep throwing money at it season after season, look at where ourselves, and to a greater extent, Sheffield Wednesday and Derby have ended up.

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Re: Rival Watch

by Sutekh » 06 Oct 2022 10:02

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It's just schadenfreunde isn't it, always happens in football.

I have absolutely no feeling towards those who have left and think we are actually better off this season as a result but get why people are finding it amusing that we are above all of their clubs. It's pantomime stuff really. Long way to go, all 3 could still finish above us.

On another note, Cardiff manager must be under a bit of pressure. No way the owners there sanctioned the massive recruitment drive to be sat in 22nd and have 1 win in 7 following their opening day win over Norwich.


In fairness to Morison Cardiff seemed to operate much like ourselves in the free transfer market. They haven't spent much


True - they signed a lot of them early though, so would think they are paying more than decent wages though. Imagine if they are still struggling by the WC break, he could be in trouble.


Steve Morison quietly relieved and replaced with caretaker Mark Hudson before the win v Blackburn

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