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Re: Rival Watch

by Stranded » 08 Jul 2020 19:50

Just realised if Wigan do not win the appeal we are just 1pt from mathematically being safe. As Wigan play Barnsley and Hull next that will come very quickly.

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Re: Rival Watch

by windermereROYAL » 08 Jul 2020 20:19

We are almost certainly ok now. Hull 8 behind with a vastly inferior GD, they need to win 3 of their last 4 games to pass our total if we don't pick up another point.

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Re: Rival Watch

by AthleticoSpizz » 08 Jul 2020 20:47

windermereROYAL Middlesbrough win at Millwall, if Wigan win their appeal 3rd bottom will certainly be more than 50 points this season.

nice, Sjoke drop down back into it

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Re: Rival Watch

by Stranded » 08 Jul 2020 20:50

Just seen some Yorkshire press suggesting a decision from EFL on Wednesday and their ground sale imminent. Possible they will lose points too.

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Re: Rival Watch

by Snowflake Royal » 08 Jul 2020 23:17

Stranded Just seen some Yorkshire press suggesting a decision from EFL on Wednesday and their ground sale imminent. Possible they will lose points too.

Be funny if Wigan and Wednesday both go down.

It'd mean there'd be a lot of toss to beat next season.


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Re: Rival Watch

by tidus_mi2 » 08 Jul 2020 23:31

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Stranded Just seen some Yorkshire press suggesting a decision from EFL on Wednesday and their ground sale imminent. Possible they will lose points too.

Be funny if Wigan and Wednesday both go down.

It'd mean there'd be a lot of toss to beat next season.

League One would be quite entertaining.

Portsmouth
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Sheff Wed
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Re: Rival Watch

by From Despair To Where? » 09 Jul 2020 08:46

13 Reading 53 +5
14 QPR. 53 -7
15 Wigan 53 -7
16 Sheff Wed. 52. -8
17 Birmingham. 49 -15
18 Middlesbrough. 47 -11
19 Huddersfield 47 -14
20 Stoke. 46 -8
21 Charlton. 46 -10
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22 Hull. 45 -17
23 Barnsley. 42 -21
24 Luton. 41 -32

As it stands, 12 teams can still be relegated. These are the remaining fixtures for those 12. Highlighted fixtures are head to head. Win on Saturday and we are mathematically safe. Given the head to heads, we (and QPR) probably already are.



Leeds v Stoke

Huddersfield v Luton


Charlton v Reading
Barnsley v Wigan

Hull v Millwall
Middlesbrough v Bristol City
QPR v Sheff Wed

Stoke v Birmingham
Reading v Middlesbrough
Wigan v Hull
Luton v QPR
Sheff Wed v Huddersfield


Birmingham v Charlton
Bristol City v Stoke

Leeds v Barnsley

Charlton v Wigan
Blackburn v Reading
Fulham v Sheff Wed
Huddersfield v West Brom
Hull v Luton
Middlesbrough v Cardiff
Preston v Birmingham
QPR v Millwall
Stoke v Brentford

Barnsley v Nottm Forest

Birmingham v Derby
Brentford v Barnsley
Cardiff v Hull
Leeds v Charlton
Luton v Blackburn
Millwall v Huddersfield
Nottm Forest v Stoke
Reading v Swansea
Sheffield Wed v Middlesbrough
West Brom v QPR
Wigan v Fulham

To be honest, with current form and fixtures, discounting potential points deductions for the time being, I can't really see past the current bottom 3, and of the rest, Birmingham seem to be the dodgiest but that would require a significant turn around from one of the bottom 3.

Of the potential points deductions, I think it would be massively unfair on Wigan, although I don't really know what alternative there is and Sheffield Wednesday would be fully deserved but I reckon it would be 6 or 9 points and/or a fine but not enough to relegate. I just don't think the EFL have the balls to do it to one of the bigger clubs in the league.

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Re: Rival Watch

by Hound » 09 Jul 2020 09:34

I've no love for Wigan but from the bits I understand, I really hope they don't go down.

Clotet been given the boot early by Brum, no surprise at all that.

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Re: Rival Watch

by Wycombe Royal » 09 Jul 2020 10:33

Hound I've no love for Wigan but from the bits I understand, I really hope they don't go down.

The statement yesterday from the EFL basically said they are getting the 12 point reduction. Force Majeure is Wigan's only route out of this but that will be difficult to prove.


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Re: Rival Watch

by morganb » 09 Jul 2020 11:29

Hound Clotet been given the boot early by Brum, no surprise at all that.


Our very own Michael Morrison just did a brief interview on TalkSport about what Clotet was like and this sacking. Reading only got a very brief mention.

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Re: Rival Watch

by NewCorkSeth » 09 Jul 2020 11:42

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Hound Clotet been given the boot early by Brum, no surprise at all that.


Our very own Michael Morrison just did a brief interview on TalkSport about what Clotet was like and this sacking. Reading only got a very brief mention.

What did he say?

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Re: Rival Watch

by morganb » 09 Jul 2020 12:35

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morganb
Hound Clotet been given the boot early by Brum, no surprise at all that.


Our very own Michael Morrison just did a brief interview on TalkSport about what Clotet was like and this sacking. Reading only got a very brief mention.

What did he say?


Fairly standard sound bites really (I had it on in the background while working so wasn't paying 100% attention!)

Was quite complimentary about Clotet and his time at Birmingham. Think Garry Monk also got a brief mention as another Brum manager he'd worked under.

The couple of Reading bits were questions about what it was like coming back after lockdown and how we've got Charlton at the weekend and how they've have a couple of good results recently. Not much about Reading themselves at all really.

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Re: Rival Watch

by tidus_mi2 » 09 Jul 2020 18:56

Jesus Christ Stoke are shit, so of course we drew against them.


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Re: Rival Watch

by Stranded » 09 Jul 2020 19:01

tidus_mi2 Jesus Christ Stoke are shit, so of course we drew against them.


My fault that, am married to Stoke fan so means games will always be draws.

Would expect Stoke to beat Brum at the weekend but now the latter have changed manager that'll be tougher. Can't see any points coming elsewhere. Wigan have a 7pt gap so need 2 more wins than Stoke and given the Wigan run-in, that is very possible.

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Re: Rival Watch

by AthleticoSpizz » 09 Jul 2020 19:34

Would be delighted to see Sjoke relegated tbf

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Re: Rival Watch

by Old Man Andrews » 09 Jul 2020 19:35

Leeds showing their complete dominance this evening. Best side in the Championship by a country mile.

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Re: Rival Watch

by Zip » 09 Jul 2020 19:45

I’d like to see Stoke go down too.

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Re: Rival Watch

by Simmops » 09 Jul 2020 19:52

Not to be all OMA and cream my knickers over Leeds, but they played the best football I've seen any team play in the league and All divisions and all countries tonight. Better then Liverpool and Real Madrid even.

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Re: Rival Watch

by tidus_mi2 » 09 Jul 2020 19:57

Funny I have a weird dislike for Stoke so wouldn't mind seeing them get relegated as well.

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Re: Rival Watch

by Simmops » 09 Jul 2020 20:04

tidus_mi2 Funny I have a weird dislike for Stoke so wouldn't mind seeing them get relegated as well.


Me too. I hate their stadium with a passion. Stupid corner that let's all the cold air in.

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