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Football League 2017/18 - 1-2nd January 2018


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Monday 1st January, 2018
Championship
Aston Villa vs Bristol City, 17.30
Bolton vs Hull
Derby vs Sheff Utd
Leeds vs Nottm Forest
Norwich vs Millwall
Preston vs Middlesbrough
QPR vs Cardiff
Sheff Weds vs Burton
Sunderland vs Barnsley

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

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

Tuesday 2nd January, 2018
Championship
Fulham vs Ipswich, 19.45
Reading vs Birmingham, 20.00
Wolves vs Brentford, 19.45

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Just now, Batard said:

You won’t struggle against QPR mate. We’ve been toss.

We've been toss the last three games. A very poor loss against Bolton followed by our unbeaten home form coming to an end against Fulham and a last minute loss against Preston, also at home.

The wheel's are starting to come off at the wrong time.

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1 minute ago, Bluebird Hewitt said:

We've been toss the last three games. A very poor loss against Bolton followed by our unbeaten home form coming to an end against Fulham and a last minute loss against Preston, also at home.

The wheel's are starting to come off at the wrong time.

Warnock was shite over Christmas and New Year with QPR back in 2011, he still got us promoted

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27 minutes ago, Kitchen Sales said:

Why are you playing at 5:30 if it is not on tv? o.O

Because Bristol played Wolves in a late KO so they have to have 48 hours rest between games otherwise it would have been 3pm. This also explains why we’re smashing them, that and Grealish is obviously not pissed for a change. 

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1 minute ago, Fairy In Boots said:

Because Bristol played Wolves in a late KO so they have to have 48 hours rest between games otherwise it would have been 3pm. This also explains why we’re smashing them, that and Grealish is obviously not pissed for a change. 

Bruce IN! 

:ph34r:

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That draw just knocked us out of the promotion places for the 1st time this season, newly promoted club.. 26 games in, can't complain.. but given the squad strength, the ambition to do more is justified. Given Derby's current form, coming from behind to level away from home was a solid result really, it's that slip up to Bolton that really stuck the blade in. Upwards and onwards, with Cardiff taking a dive and only Wolves looking guaranteed, it's all to play for.

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Forest are pretty poor. We've had enough chances to sink a battleship today and not converted one. Really poor few days for us with the Birmingham defeat as well.

All the results went our way too so we could have seriously made some great progress. That is typical of this league. So very very frustrating.

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Delighted! A well ground out result with two early injuries in the centre of the park (Henry and Pratley), against a Hull side who look to be in freefall. 

We were hardly excellent, but the fight and endeavour (which has been absent at many times this season) really got us the win. Compare this result to our hiding in Hull early in the season and it's obvious to see - there's actually a bit of belief creeping in among the players. It's that belief that will hopefully keep us up; it's probably not going to be due to individuals' craft, skill or finesse. 

Unless you're Gary Madine. What a great run of form he is on; he didn't lose out on a high ball or physical challenge once all game. If that's the way Parkinson is determined to play (although, there were some bright pieces of delicate play), Madine has been sculpted into being the perfect man for the job. Shame about his missed sitter at the end - the only blot on an otherwise immaculate performance.

Typical that this run of league form (3 wins in 4) is halted by a cup game next weekend - Huddersfield will stuff us and I just hope that doesn't knock any confidence into the following league games.

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3 hours ago, Fairy In Boots said:

1. People
2. Seriously 
3. Need
4. To
5. Stop
6. Trying
7. To 
8. Predict
9. The 
10. Championship
11. End
12. Of
13. Season
14. League
15. Table
16. And
17. Just
18. Let
19. It
20. Run
21. It's
22. Course
23. Naturally 
24. Birmingham City

With Wolves wrapping up first, realistically we have to aim for Seriously Need To Stop Trying, to stand a chance of going up.

Ah. Bollocks...

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6 hours ago, Bluebird Hewitt said:

@StefBWFC, how are Noone and Le Fondre doing for your lot?

Noone has been rather average, but I'd put that down to him not being given too many starts rather than ineptitude. I think he's still a very useful player to come off the bench, would like to see him get more opportunities as the season goes on.

Le Fondre is a similar issue, but unlike many Wanderers supporters, I see why he's not getting in - Parkinson tends to avoid two up top and he needs Madine to let his tactics work. When he is on, in those fleeting chances, he makes a nuisance of himself and gets into decent positions, it's just that the rest of the squad seem puzzled that there's an option to feet up front. Certainly a fan favourite but not one for PP - definitely a signing to keep the masses happy. I like him a lot, I just fear it's through nostalgia when he was here on loan rather than any key he has now. 

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Just now, Fairy In Boots said:

Great win for Blues, Sunderland are in massive trouble

didn't realise it was so close at the bottom of the league until just now.

Birmingham had only won twice in 12 before today and they're still only 1 point off safety. 

Hull have got properly sucked in, too. Reading as well after today's result Similar record to Birmingham above. Pressure mounting on Jaap Stam. 

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I think Sunderland will be fine to be honest, I can see them bringing two or three in this month and under Coleman so far, they’ve shown signs of improvement. 

Burton, Barnsley and Reading seem to be in freefall at the minute and only a late goal give QPR their first win in about ten the other night. 

 

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15 minutes ago, Smiley Culture said:

Burton, Barnsley and Reading seem to be in freefall at the minute and only a late goal give QPR their first win in about ten the other night. 

 

Burton have won 3 of their last 5 games and Barnsley are unbeaten in 3, including outplaying and beating Sunderland away :what:

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