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Football League 2017/18 - 25-26th August 2017

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Friday 25th August, 2017
Championship
Bristol City vs Aston Villa, 19.45
Hull vs Bolton, 19.45

League Two:
Notts County vs Accrington Stanley, 19.45

Saturday 26th August, 2017
Championship
Barnsley vs Sunderland
Birmingham vs Reading
Brentford vs Wolves
Burton vs Sheff Weds
Cardiff vs QPR
Ipswich vs Fulham
Middlesbrough vs Preston
Millwall vs Norwich
Nottm Forest vs Leeds, 17.30
Sheff Utd vs Derby

League One
AFC Wimbledon vs Doncaster
Blackburn vs MK Dons
Blackpool vs Oldham
Bristol Rovers vs Fleetwood
Gillingham vs Southend
Northampton vs Peterborough
Oxford vs Shrewsbury
Plymouth vs Scunthorpe
Rochdale vs Bury
Rotherham vs Charlton
Walsall vs Bradford
Wigan vs Portsmouth

League Two
Barnet vs Stevenage
Cambridge vs Morecambe
Cheltenham vs Exeter
Colchester vs Forest Green
Grimsby vs Wycombe
Lincoln vs Carlisle
Mansfield vs Luton
Newport vs Chesterfield
Port Vale vs Crewe
Swindon vs Crawley
Yeovil vs Coventry

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Could be a bad few days for Brentford if they suffer another defeat, this time to an impressive looking Wolves, and if either Boro, Hull or someone else stumps up enough cash to prize Jota from them. I also didn't realise how poorly Fulham have started, it seems like a big hangover from the play-off's last season so far and Ipswich have started unbelievably. 

Wigan v Portsmouth should be interesting as it's Paul Cook's former side. There's also a local derby in Rochdale v Bury, so that should be feisty. 

It's top v bottom in League Two between Swindon and Crawley and Harry Kewell's managerial career could be on the ropes before it's even started there, you've got a local derby at Vale Park between Port Vale and Crewe and from memory and without having looked, those games usually produce goals but the game of the today in League Two is surely Mansfield Town v Luton Town, most people's favourites for promotion this season. 

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4 hours ago, Smiley Culture said:

Could be a bad few days for Brentford if they suffer another defeat, this time to an impressive looking Wolves, and if either Boro, Hull or someone else stumps up enough cash to prize Jota from them. I also didn't realise how poorly Fulham have started, it seems like a big hangover from the play-off's last season so far and Ipswich have started unbelievably. 

Wigan v Portsmouth should be interesting as it's Paul Cook's former side. There's also a local derby in Rochdale v Bury, so that should be feisty. 

It's top v bottom in League Two between Swindon and Crawley and Harry Kewell's managerial career could be on the ropes before it's even started there, you've got a local derby at Vale Park between Port Vale and Crewe and from memory and without having looked, those games usually produce goals but the game of the today in League Two is surely Mansfield Town v Luton Town, most people's favourites for promotion this season. 

It's an interesting one, we've had poor results but good performances. Had we not of beat QPR in the week then I'd be worried but I feel like winning 4-1 will have done us some good. There's a big atmosphere at the club around high performance levels when we're not getting results and vice versa, I imagine the players will all be well versed in how quickly a run of form can change so I don't think we're going to go down a bad road. If we were away I could see a score draw tomorrow, but as we're at home I'm leaning towards a Bees win.

Knowing my luck we'll probs lose 😂

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Need to be beating Morecambe at home though it'll possibly be a tough match given that our two best attackers Uche and Berry have allegedly handed in transfer requests this week...

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The annual televised Sky clash of the fallen giants takes place tomorrow. Forest Leeds at the City Ground is always picked and everytime without fail, you can be sure you'll hear former 'European Cup winners' or 'Fallen Premiership giants'.

Should be an interesting game as both clubs are in a bit of form. I feel it was a totally schoolboy and woeful decision from us to allow Liam Bridcutt to join Forest in time for this game. You just know he's going to have a stormer because he'll want to prove a massive point.

The dilemma for us is how short we are up front. Despite signing the young dutch lad Grot in the week, I fully expect us not to start him and play Roofe up front after his hat trick on Tuesday night.

Given how Forest have started, I would probably take a draw to be fair. I have a 1-1 feeling about this game.

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We need our first home win of the season tomorrow against MK Dons. We have to start well as MK Dons could be there for the taking otherwise it will turn into another Doncaster/Southend. Dack is likely to be out which is a shame as he is forming a decent partnership with Samuel. Samuel looks a real handful at this level but we need more support for him.

Raya

Caddis Mulgrew Ward Williams

Bennett Evans Smallwood Conway

Graham Samuel

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Holloway usually does the business against us, but hopefully it'll be 5 in 5 tomorrow. Just hope the cup exit to Burton hasn't affected anyone.

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Only steve Bruce could accidentally stumble on a formation that works and then totally disregard it to park the cunting bus away at Bristol City.

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I reckon this has 1-0 villa written all over it to be honest 

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1 hour ago, HoneyNUFC said:

I reckon this has 1-0 villa written all over it to be honest 

seriously despite our two wins I don't know a Villa fan that rates him, he's actually holding us back. Going to Bristol City with 5 at the back? fuck off no disrespect to Bristol City but that squad should be top 5 in this league we'll regret persevering with this useless cunt of a manager.

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Good start for Blackburn. Ahead within 2 minutes over MK Dons.

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25th minute equaliser for MK Dons. 1-1. 

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Mulgrew puts Blackburn back ahead. Good game at Ewood Park so far!

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Home debut goal for Joselu! Newcastle 1-0 West Ham 10 mins before HT.

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Ipswich 0-1 Fulham - Kebano, 35 mins

Burton 0-1 Sheff Weds - Gary Hooper, 36mins.

Didn't even know Hooper was still going xD 

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Half Time - 2-1 against @Batard's boys.

Looked off the pace to begin and fuck knows what Etheridge was doing for QPR's goal, but Smithies helped repay the favour following Zohore and Hoilett's persistence (it was more the defender's fault but whatever) and Bamba nodding home at the near post which Smithies really should have covered.

Hopefully Warnock gives them a little bit of a kick up the arse for the second half.

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Ipswich 0-2 Fulham - Rui Fonte, 51mins

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Danny Collins sent off for Grimsby. That might not be too interesting for anyone on here but it's significant because Grimsby have now had a red card in each of their 5 games this season xD 

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What a start!

Premier League here we come.

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Superb result for Leeds at an in-form Forest. Looked quite a tight affair from the first half I watched. 

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6 hours ago, Bluebird Hewitt said:

Half Time - 2-1 against @Batard's boys.

Looked off the pace to begin and fuck knows what Etheridge was doing for QPR's goal, but Smithies helped repay the favour following Zohore and Hoilett's persistence (it was more the defender's fault but whatever) and Bamba nodding home at the near post which Smithies really should have covered.

Hopefully Warnock gives them a little bit of a kick up the arse for the second half.

From what I've seen and heard, after the first goal QPR just couldn't contain Cardiff. You had a 3rd goal ruled offside didn't you?

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2 hours ago, Batard said:

From what I've seen and heard, after the first goal QPR just couldn't contain Cardiff. You had a 3rd goal ruled offside didn't you?

We did have it disallowed but I thought it was for something else as I didn't see the linesman flag up at all.

Another good win and a shame.that the international break has come round really. Hoping that we don't suffer any major injuries during the qualifiers.

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I can take a 0-0, clean sheet and a point before the international break.

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7 hours ago, Bluebird Hewitt said:

We did have it disallowed but I thought it was for something else as I didn't see the linesman flag up at all.

Another good win and a shame.that the international break has come round really. Hoping that we don't suffer any major injuries during the qualifiers.

Onto Hoilett, he was shite at Loftus Road. I remember being pleased when he signed but he continually flattered to deceive. He seems to actually have found some form with you guys.

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2 hours ago, Batard said:

Onto Hoilett, he was shite at Loftus Road. I remember being pleased when he signed but he continually flattered to deceive. He seems to actually have found some form with you guys.

Hoilett can still be hit and miss at times (his corners yesterday were shite bar the one that lead to the goal), but he has been very good since joining us. Wouldn't be surprised if it is the 'Warnock effect' coming into play.

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Norwich and Sunderland looking poor (according to their own fans)

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That's more like it from us! A really comfortable win against a poor MK Dons side albeit we made it slightly difficult for ourselves at one point with more poor defending for their equaliser which came out of nowhere. Samuel and Smallwood are looking key signings, both were fantastic in different ways yesterday; Smallwood is the heartbeat of our side and Samuel the goal threat. Mulgrew was also outstanding yesterday and a real leader for us.

Mowbray has said we may lose one senior player this transfer window if it is the right deal for everyone but otherwise we have a really strong looking squad. Rumours it may be Graham, but also there have been numerous bids for Bennett, Mulgrew and Lenihan this summer. Out of them all I'd choose to loose Graham purely because of Samuel's early form. The others would be huge losses for us more so than Graham.

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Cambridge 0-0 Morecambe. That's a 1-0 win, a 0-0 draw and two defeats to start the league season as well as the EFL Cup loss to Bristol Rovers. Derry already isn't popular with the fans, need to pick things up before the discontent gets serious.

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