Championship 2017-18

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  1. Jul 15, 2017
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    drdoityourself Full Member

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    It should be a very interesting season in the Championship. The money is starting to flow in tier 2 as well. Here are some of the storylines for the upcoming season:

    Wolves hiring Nuno and sensationally adding Ruben Neves sets up an interesting story. Alvaro Negredo is being linked at the moment.

    John Terry at Villa. Villa also spent heavily last January and expect to go up this term.

    Harry Redknapp is always interesting. He's at Birmingham and is linked to Ashley Cole.

    My second team, Norwich have hired Daniel Farke as manager, should bring fresh ideas after a good spell at Dortmund. Trying to emulate Huddersfield in a way, hiring their director Stuart Webber and appointing a lesser known German manager on a tight budget.

    Leonid Slutsky is at Hull.

    Can Jaap Stam inspire Reading to another promotion push? I really don't see that happening.

    Garry Monk left Leeds and was hired by Middlesbrough. Leeds appointed Thomas Christiansen who I personally have a good feeling about. I base that on very little information.

    Sunderland could struggle, low quality squad and no money.

    There's plenty of time until the season kicks off, but it's already shaping up to be one of the most interesting seasons in the second tier I can recall.
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    Offside Euro 2016 sweepstake winner

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    I hope Boro can come back up and have a better go at the Prem. They were so shite last season.

    Good to see Sheffield United back too.
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    Blind Full Member

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    Interested to see how Wolves and Hull get on in particular, I can see Sunderland getting relegated again.
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    Santi_Mesut_Alexis_87 New Member

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    The Championship is getting more and more interesting. Really don't know who can get promoted this season. Surely, Sheffield, Reading and Fulham are gonna try again, then you have Villa and Norwich who want to have a better chance this year, Wolverhampton who seem to have a lot of money at their disposal and Boro and Hull. I would take a look at Derby with Rowett as well.
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    Cardiff are gonna be top 10 minimum.
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    Hull are doomed, selling all their best players off left right and centre, latest being Huddlestone for a paltry £2m. An absolute *expletive* of an owner in Allam (Junior - Senior threw his toys out the pram and walked over the whole Hull Tigers debacle) that are taking as much money out the club as possible before washing their hands, and some random foreign manager in charge here to get a better job like the last merc.

    As a Hull lad it's sad to see the doom that's coming. League two beckons again.
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    Santi_Mesut_Alexis_87 New Member

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    It starts today :D
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    Hoof The Ball Full Member

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    C'mon you reeeeeeds
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    Red Katie The least positive person in match threads ever

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    SATA Full Member

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    So can we expect a Nottingham win today? I'm thinking of a bet on them
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    Santi_Mesut_Alexis_87 New Member

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    Yeah, proper football is finally back.
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    Robbie Boy Full Member

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    At least Sunderland don't have Moyes. That's a massive bonus.
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    Santi_Mesut_Alexis_87 New Member

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    They still gonna have a shit season.
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    AlwaysRed66 Full Member

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    I think, Middlesborough are the team to beat. Decent manager, good squad, great chairman, & well run club, which should be enough to see them go up.
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    GDaly95 Sexist Pig

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    Sunderland are still on the slide, from what I hear they don't have much of a chance at coming back up and they're still in turmoil.
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    AlwaysRed66 Full Member

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    Sunderland seem to think losing their best players & not spending anything should be enough for their poor squad from last season to gain promotion. Relegation more likely, with or without Moyes.
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    Cascarino Full Member

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    I did a small bet on them for evens, more so to give me a reason to watch the game rather than for profit. Watch them get tanked now.
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    FireballXL5 New Member

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    Stadium of Light looks half empty.
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    Robbie Boy Full Member

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    Started well here but they have a weak squad alright.
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    DomesticTadpole Doom-monger obsessed with Herrera & the M.E.N.

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    Bradley Johnson scores against the run of play. 0-1.
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    Robbie Boy Full Member

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    Christ that was poor defending :lol:
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    Santi_Mesut_Alexis_87 New Member

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    Derby County to have a good season, imo.
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    Rolandofgilead Inserts strawberry yoghurt rectally

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    Sunderlands kit is awful
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    Santi_Mesut_Alexis_87 New Member

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    The Stadium of Light is empty.
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    Santi_Mesut_Alexis_87 New Member

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    That was a bit of a dive, tbh.
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    Levo Band of Brothers

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    Excellent save from Carson.
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    Santi_Mesut_Alexis_87 New Member

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    Yep, Sunderland player was very close.
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    Everything about Sunderland is depressing, even the sunbleached seats.
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    Don't want Sunderland coming back again. Boring side with very little ambition. I prefer a side like Bournemouth or Brighton who want to do well and not just survive.

    I want to see Nottingham forest get promoted. One of villa or Birmingham could do really well. Won't mind either of them. Fulham, boro and reason are outsiders who can be promoted.
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    Santi_Mesut_Alexis_87 New Member

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    Derby have had only one shot on target so far, but it has counted.
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    WalkerTheRed Full Member

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    So Sunderland actually made the pitch smaller for this season?
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    DomesticTadpole Doom-monger obsessed with Herrera & the M.E.N.

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    Penalty to Sunderland. Grabban equalises. 1-1.
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    FireballXL5 New Member

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    Blimey...Sunderland scored a goal....from the spot. It was a pretty blatant handball.
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    Santi_Mesut_Alexis_87 New Member

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    1-1.
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    Santi_Mesut_Alexis_87 New Member

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    Nottingham take the lead thanks to McKay.
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    Robbie Boy Full Member

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    Pretty shit match so far as I expected but still, it's actual football.
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    dannyrhinos89 OMG socks and sandals lol!

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    I'm expecting Leeds to gain automatic promotion this season. I'd welcome them back it's a proper, "hyped" fixture for most teams in the league. Still have great support too they add much more to the prem than other teams.

    The manager looks very good and they've made plenty of signings.
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    Santi_Mesut_Alexis_87 New Member

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    Well, Sunderland should have scored here. Bad miss.
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    unchanged_lineup Tarheel Tech Wizard

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    Makes me sad to see such an empty stadium. I know they're not a popular team here, but I used to enjoy going there for matches.
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    Santi_Mesut_Alexis_87 New Member

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    Sunderland fans leaving early again.