Rival Watch

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Re: Rival Watch

by Old Man Andrews » 29 Apr 2019 15:24

As a Southern club we should surely want as many northern clubs to go up and down as possible. Makes it easier on an away day.

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Re: Rival Watch

by genome » 29 Apr 2019 15:28

We're doing well on that front at the moment.

Norwich, Sheffield United, Bolton, Ipswich, Rotherham gone

Fulham, Brighton/Cardiff confirmed replacing them

Then maybe Luton, Portsmouth, Charlton to come up as well

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Re: Rival Watch

by LWJ » 29 Apr 2019 15:37

Denver Royal (Better than Birmingham, where a few years back upon arrival, I parked and then actually had to pay a kid to watch my car :shock: .Never again. Anyone else had that happen to them at other grounds?)

Pretty common tbf. Had it at about 8-9 in total I reckon.

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Re: Rival Watch

by Ascotexgunner » 29 Apr 2019 15:59

genome We're doing well on that front at the moment.

Norwich, Sheffield United, Bolton, Ipswich, Rotherham gone

Fulham, Brighton/Cardiff confirmed replacing them

Then maybe Luton, Portsmouth, Charlton to come up as well


Agree but Im struggling with the with the play off and who I want.

WBA/Villa will be the closest location,but out of those scummy w*nkstains Villa, dirty Leeds and Lumpard County, I don't want any of them to go up. I just want abject failure for all of them. WBA I would want over the others unless by some miracle some freak results happen on the last day.

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Re: Rival Watch

by windermereROYAL » 29 Apr 2019 16:26

Happy with some of the away games we could have next year, much more travel friendly, 3 possibly four in London, hopefully Portsmouth, probably 2 Welsh teams, and Bristol city.


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Re: Rival Watch

by Rea Ding » 29 Apr 2019 16:46

windermereROYAL Happy with some of the away games we could have next year, much more travel friendly, 3 possibly four in London, hopefully Portsmouth, probably 2 Welsh teams, and Bristol city.

We will get 4 London teams- Fulham, QPR, Brentford, Millwall (3 of them West London too!)

Would love Charlton and Pompey up- please not Donny or Sunderland. Wouldn't mind Luton tbf

Please say Villa don't go up, that's all I care about in the playoffs.

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Re: Rival Watch

by Sutekh » 29 Apr 2019 16:51

Defo 4 in London (at the moment); the fakes, Fulham, Brentford, & Millwall. Charlton could make it five if they win their play offs

One of Portsmouth or Sunderland is the most likely to join Luton and Barnsley neither of whom should cock up their last fixture...

Portsmouth would presumably be favourites for the play offs.

Worst case though could see a defeat for Luton on Saturday could dump them into the play offs and if Sunderland have jammed themselves automatic you could find Doncaster winning the play offs. obvs. a lot of unliklies there but it could happen.

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Re: Rival Watch

by East Grinstead Royal » 29 Apr 2019 17:10

Leeds and Derby are serial bottlers. Villa's recent Wembley experiences weren't happy ones.WBA should do it. Although a Villa v Leeds final would be entertaining, if only to hear the Villa fans' reaction to Bamford.

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Re: Rival Watch

by windermereROYAL » 29 Apr 2019 18:06

Yep miscounted there, quite enjoy a weekend stay in Birmingham so well happy we stayed up. Broad street is lively on a Friday and Saturday night.


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Re: Rival Watch

by WestYorksRoyal » 29 Apr 2019 19:06

genome We're doing well on that front at the moment.

Norwich, Sheffield United, Bolton, Ipswich, Rotherham gone

Fulham, Brighton/Cardiff confirmed replacing them

Then maybe Luton, Portsmouth, Charlton to come up as well

As a man relocated in the North I'm hoping for Barnsley and Sunderland. Leeds bottling the playoffs is really top priority so I don't have to suffer unbearable smugness at work. Plus it's be hilarious in its own right.

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Re: Rival Watch

by Stranded » 30 Apr 2019 21:38

Millwall lose tonight so 20th is in our own hands :lol:

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Re: Rival Watch

by URZZZZ » 30 Apr 2019 21:44

Congratulations to Luton and Barnsley

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Re: Rival Watch

by Hound » 30 Apr 2019 21:56

Yep, surprised Barnsley came straight back but fair play. Decent enough club

Millwall have been lucky Rotherham finished the season so badly. That WBA win has saved them


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Re: Rival Watch

by Notts Royal » 30 Apr 2019 22:14

As a fan in the East Mids it’s great to see Barnsley come back up.
But for Reading it would’ve been better to see Pompey do it and then Charlton.

We’ve had so many northern games (great for me) in the past few years...would be great for fans down there to have some more localish games!

Disappointed Norwich went up as it’s a ground I’ve not been to before. Leaves just Hull & Swansea on my to-do list...not the most enticing grounds to visit!

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Re: Rival Watch

by URZZZZ » 30 Apr 2019 22:22

Notts Royal As a fan in the East Mids it’s great to see Barnsley come back up.
But for Reading it would’ve been better to see Pompey do it and then Charlton.

We’ve had so many northern games (great for me) in the past few years...would be great for fans down there to have some more localish games!

Disappointed Norwich went up as it’s a ground I’ve not been to before. Leaves just Hull & Swansea on my to-do list...not the most enticing grounds to visit!


I think out the five playoff teams in league one id have charlton>Peterborough>Sunderland>Pompey>donny but I think Pompey will do it

I found Swansea’s ground to be OK, hull less so much, quite similar to ours hull is in some respects

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Re: Rival Watch

by elrey » 01 May 2019 08:26

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Agreed. Every other team has at least one loathsome element to them.

Villa for example, not only have some of the most cnutish, entitled fans in England, they have that ghastly pinched faced racist as an assistant manager.


Imagine what it was like growing up in Warwickshire with Villa fans being in the majority. Generally those that went on to be criminals or low paid muppets were the villa fans.


What on earth didn’t the Birmingham fans go on to become then ? Politicians ?


There weren't any.

We had Millwall, Wolves and Coventry and the usual glory supporters, but I don't remember there being any Brum supporters.

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Re: Rival Watch

by CountryRoyal » 01 May 2019 09:12

genome We're doing well on that front at the moment.

Norwich, Sheffield United, Bolton, Ipswich, Rotherham gone

Fulham, Brighton/Cardiff confirmed replacing them

Then maybe Luton, Portsmouth, Charlton to come up as well


I’m so excited for Fulham away already. Imagine spending the most amount of money for a promoted team ever (by some margin) and then coming second last :lol:

Luton will be good, hopefully Pompey in the playoffs.

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Re: Rival Watch

by Mr Optimist » 02 May 2019 12:46

I can't understand anyone wanting anything other than things to go massively tits up for Portsmouth personally. And why would you want to visit Sovereign ring city and their dump of a ground either?

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Re: Rival Watch

by Mr Optimist » 02 May 2019 12:48

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Imagine what it was like growing up in Warwickshire with Villa fans being in the majority. Generally those that went on to be criminals or low paid muppets were the villa fans.


What on earth didn’t the Birmingham fans go on to become then ? Politicians ?


There weren't any.

We had Millwall, Wolves and Coventry and the usual glory supporters, but I don't remember there being any Brum supporters.


Must have been some Albion fans though? Don't mind the Baggies fans for the ones I've met over the years they are a decent bunch.

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Re: Rival Watch

by Snowflake Royal » 02 May 2019 12:55

Mr Optimist I can't understand anyone wanting anything other than things to go massively tits up for Portsmouth personally. And why would you want to visit Sovereign ring city and their dump of a ground either?

If you were really vindictive, you might revel in watching them get 'back to the big time' only to then immediately go back down bottom.

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