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Tuesday 2nd October, 2018
Aston Villa vs Preston
Brentford vs Birmingham
Hull vs Leeds
Ipswich vs Middlesbrough
Reading vs QPR, 20.00
Stoke vs Bolton 20.00
Wigan vs Swansea

Wednesday 3rd October, 2018
Blackburn vs Sheff Utd
Derby vs Norwich
Nottm Forest vs Millwall
Rotherham vs Bristol City
Sheff Weds vs West Brom

 

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Tuesday 3rd October, 2018
Accrington vs Doncaster
AFC Wimbledon vs Bradford
Barnsley vs Plymouth
Burton vs Southend
Coventry vs Portsmouth
Fleetwood vs Wycombe
Oxford vs Luton
Rochdale vs Bristol Rovers
Scunthorpe vs Charlton
Sunderland vs Peterborough
Walsall vs Shrewsbury

 

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Tuesday 3rd October, 2018
Cambridge vs Forest Green
Carlisle vs Grimsby
Cheltenham vs Morecambe
Colchester vs Yeovil
Crewe vs Swindon
Exeter vs Stevenage
Mansfield vs Oldham
Newport vs Macclesfield
Northampton vs Bury
Notts County vs Crawley
Port Vale vs MK Dons
Tranmere vs Lincoln

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If we want to compete for promotion, we have to put away the so called 'poorer' teams. We've got to be beating Hull if this is our aim.

Dropping points to Birmingham was bad enough. To drop two more at a woeful Wednesday side was disastrous, despite playing really well. We're simply not converting enough of the chances we create. And that is the most important stat. Definitely feel not having Roofe, Bamford or Hernandez is proving this, as they are by far our best finishers.

Nothing other than three points will do against a Hull side will do. I'd rather we actually play poor and scab a 1-0 win than play well and not. They are down there for a reason and we need to ensure we do the job, no excuses.

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This is where our lack of consistency will get us, shouldn't be drawing at home to Birmingham but it is what it is.

On the plus side their fans on Twitter are raging so at least I can get a laugh somewhere xD

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He has to go now for his own health really, he looks ill and after a traumatic year for him personally it’s turning very nasty. There would have been no ill feeling if he’s gone in the summer when the new owners came in and it was obvious that they wanted a brand of football completely at odds with his style that he was keeping the seat warm. Needs to go to salvage the season

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Not vintage Leeds by any means but we still did enough against a pretty poor side.

Nicely worked goal from us which is becoming a fashion now and good to keep a clean sheet.

Have to say, I'm still concerned at how many chances we miss. Had Hull scabbed a late equaliser, it would have been deflating.

Need to get Brentford done now and then rest up for two weeks whilst the cavalry return. Pablo and Kemar, we miss you.

Hull are going to drop to League One eventually. The club has a bit of a Sunderland whiff about them. Extremely negative vibes. Support has deserted them and it could be a long old season for Adkins.

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1 hour ago, The Palace Fan said:

Aston Villa fans threw cabbage at Steve Bruce. 

How do you get cabbage in to a football ground without being asked questions?

In fairness it was 1 cabbage.

He’s done here, apparently as many as 8k season ticket holders didn’t turn up last night and they called for his head all night. 

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Poor performance that made Stoke look excellent for large periods. We got back into it  but didn't actually offer much up top. Not much more to be said, it was totally expected. We'll lose far more than we'll win this season, again, it's just hoping that there are three marginally worse sides in the division. 

Although, seeing as this was disallowed, we might as well all fuck off home and watch netball instead.

https://mobile.twitter.com/_tombridge/status/1047221903801430017/video/1

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11 hours ago, Stan said:

The standard of refereeing in the football league. Free kick given despite clearly being in the box xD

 

How did they stay on the pitch? That's blatant corruption. Walk off the pitch and make a statement.

 

4 hours ago, Smiley Culture said:

Harvey Barnes scores again. Leicester have paid £20m+ on a type of player they already had at their club, it seems. West Brom are going to be lucky to keep him on loan beyond January.

It's another outstanding goal as well. The speed he runs with the ball is outrageous.

Maddison's played on the left in the last couple of games. I wonder if Barnes eventually comes in at number 10. I'd keep him at West Brom for now though. He's flourishing in a decent side.

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Seen the highlights, Brum were lucky to draw tbh. Could have finished 3 or 4-1, but wasn't to be.

Still a promising performance to take to Elland Road. Last time we played their we conceded to a goal that I believe was offside and our manager made a point about them slowing the ball down by not cutting the grass which I'm sure will be brought up again xD

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Said it last week and I'll say it again. Sheffield Wednesday don't score normal goals. Adam Reach scored another ping from pretty much the same position as last week. They halted an inform West Brom with an excellent team performance.

On the flip side I was quite annoyed to hear Ipswich fans booing. Isn't this what they wanted last season? Mick out and trying to play football even if it affected results? Be careful what you wish for.

As for the other matches...

- Billy Sharpe represents everything about this Chris Wilder Sheffield United. Fantastic to see it working out for him on about the fifthteenth attempt.

- Quite mental to think that was Josh McEachran's first professional goal. It's also quite mental to think he's only 25. That said, he's definitely at the best team for his development.

- I didn't realise the fee that Leeds had paid for Tyler Roberts, but the early signs are definitely promising. A big result for them to keep them back on track.

- Norwich/Derby was always going to be a close contest with the way they've both been playing. Not surprised it all ended in a draw.

- Swansea need to be more clinical in front of goal if they're to progress up the table. With Oliver McBurnie though I wouldn't be surprised to see that happen. Credit to the Wigan keeper though whose clean sheet record for Wigan is very impressive. Nearly 1 every 2 games.

- Another plucky competitive performance from Rotherham. I swear it feels like they've done better already than they did two seasons ago.

- You know Stoke City are doing well because the media have stopped caring about them. Three wins in three now.

- The hero of the week had to be the floodlights at The City Ground. Whatever pep talk Forest had when the lights were out worked like a treat as they became a much better team in the second half.

- A massive three points for QPR. I didn't think McLaren would turn it round, but the way they've plucked victories against teams there level has been impressive.

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All good things come to an end, but the achievement of our long unbeaten run at home is very impressive. We worked hard and gave it a go, but we were simply beaten by a better team who performed better on the night. Mowbray will ensure the team move on quickly and go again away at Bolton.

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