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Football League 2017/18 - 15-16th August

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Only Championship for the next couple of days. 

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Hopefully we build on our performance from Saturday and get a third win on the bounce. However, Sheffield United won't be easy and will likely be difficult to break down. Could possibly see Tomlin starting.

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Why aren't any of these games televised? There's a few good fixtures in there.

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13 hours ago, HoneyNUFC said:

Why aren't any of these games televised? There's a few good fixtures in there.

Are they allowed to when Champions League games are on?

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12 minutes ago, Storts said:

Are they allowed to when Champions League games are on?

Why wouldn't they be? Liverpool are the only English club playing, it's only the qualifiers and Sky Sports don't even have the rights to the European games.

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I thought that there was a rule that you couldn't show live Football that wasn't a Champions League game? Sky haven't had the Champions League for a couple of years now and when there's games on alongside Championship games, the Championship games aren't shown live, you just get highlights of the goals on Sky Sports News. 

 

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4 minutes ago, Smiley Culture said:

I thought that there was a rule that you couldn't show live Football that wasn't a Champions League game? Sky haven't had the Champions League for a couple of years now and when there's games on alongside Championship games, the Championship games aren't shown live, you just get highlights of the goals on Sky Sports News. 

 

Yeah - that's what I thought as well. Pretty sure that is the case

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Be good to get three points under our belts but the game will be more than just 3 points, there will be an announcement on the changes to Lionel Road in the programme and by all accounts the changes aren't positive otherwise the club wouldn't release them on a Tuesday night.

It sounds like Smith is going to change the team up or at least the formation, Harlee to come back into the defence most likely. Sawyers, Watkins and Maupay have all played roles from the bench so I anticipate they will start too. Maxim Colin hasn't started yet and I'm not sure how Dalsgaard performed but there were a few negative reviews about him so it wouldn't surprise me to see Colin come back into the squad.

 

Sergi Canos is also due to come back from injury so may make the bench!

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1 hour ago, Smiley Culture said:

I thought that there was a rule that you couldn't show live Football that wasn't a Champions League game? Sky haven't had the Champions League for a couple of years now and when there's games on alongside Championship games, the Championship games aren't shown live, you just get highlights of the goals on Sky Sports News. 

 

What the fuck that's absolute bollocks and I can't begin to understand why they think it's necessary.

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12 minutes ago, RandoEFC said:

What the fuck that's absolute bollocks and I can't begin to understand why they think it's necessary.

No idea why it's the case, I'd hardly imagine a game between Villa and Sunderland in November would pull too many neutrals away from Champions League games of say Real Madrid v Dortmund. 

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UEFA's fascist regime :ph34r:

How come the Spanish super cup final is on then?

There aren't even any english clubs in the Champions League on Wednesday night. Do they expect us to watch Hapoel Be'er Sheva v Maribor over Sheff Wed v Sunderland

 

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It's not Terry it's Bruce, we've made 23 passes compared to Readings 250+ and counting. He's literally sent them there and parked the bus at Reading when his remit is promotion. He had to go its farcical 

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Reading on the other hand look a decent side, they all pass and probe in attacks there's clearly a structure. After 10 months Bruce doesn't have one, I saw a Guardian article in which he was quoted as saying "I'm not one for tactics" 😂😂😂 typical Villa 

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I saw the stats of the Reading Villa game at half time. If you removed the badges you'd think it was Real Madrid v Elche. £20 on Reading at half time at a hilariously generous 2/1. Villa are awful and Bruce won't see Haloween.

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3 minutes ago, Aaroncpfc said:

Who would you get to replace him?

Someone who just wants to implement a fucking system. I don't care I really don't I just want someone to come in implement a style of play and as a club we reinforce that through transfers & youth for the next 10 years. I think promotion is off this year, we're in a relegation scrap if we hold onto this cunt much longer. I think we're down here a few years now, it's typical though. 

Just now, Dan said:

I saw the stats of the Reading Villa game at half time. If you removed the badges you'd think it was Real Madrid v Elche. £20 on Reading at half time at a hilariously generous 2/1. Villa are awful and Bruce won't see Haloween.

Bruce won't see 2 more mate. 

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Yeah that'll 100% happen now. Every fucking time I open my gob.

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Given the wages he's been allowed to spend on players I'll be amazed if Tony Xia pulls the plug so early in to the season.

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Some mad late goals tonight, Bristol City equalising at Brentford on 90' +7' and a consolation for Hull against Wolves on 90'+10'.

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Get King Nige in. I'm serious to be honest, he suffers none of the kind of cunts who have dragged you lot down for so long.

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2 minutes ago, Dan said:

Get King Nige in. I'm serious to be honest, he suffers none of the kind of cunts who have dragged you lot down for so long.

Given how the Aston Villa players once reacted to Roy Keane and how Nigel Pearson reacted at Derby County I imagine Armageddon would be prettier.

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Just now, Aaroncpfc said:

Given how the Aston Villa players once reacted to Roy Keane and how Nigel Pearson reacted at Derby County I imagine Armageddon would be prettier.

Pearson would've sorted Derby in time. He was crap there in his brief spell but he's never been a short term fix. We'd never be where we are or have done what we have done without him.

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5 minutes ago, Dan said:

Get King Nige in. I'm serious to be honest, he suffers none of the kind of cunts who have dragged you lot down for so long.

I'd have him tomorrow 

7 minutes ago, Aaroncpfc said:

Given the wages he's been allowed to spend on players I'll be amazed if Tony Xia pulls the plug so early in to the season.

Nah we have to go up because FFP fucks us next year, it's now or never he'll chop quickly hopefully 

1 minute ago, Aaroncpfc said:

Given how the Aston Villa players once reacted to Roy Keane and how Nigel Pearson reacted at Derby County I imagine Armageddon would be prettier.

Most have gone now, it's a good squad, just no game plan 

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Just now, Dan said:

Pearson would've sorted Derby in time. He was crap there in his brief spell but he's never been a short term fix. We'd never be where we are or have done what we have done without him.

From what's been said about his behavior at Derby County there was no coming back. I know you rightfully love the guy but let it go. He's made himself very difficult to employ given his previous conduct.

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