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Championship Playoffs

Post by Rovertheseas » Sun May 12, 2013 2:38 pm

Incredible finish to the Watford v Leicester game. 2-2 on aggregate going into the final minute, Knockaert dives and wins a penalty for Leicester. Almunia pulls off a double save, ball goes down the other end and Watford score to put themselves through to Wembley. Almost like the Brentford game the other week!

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Post by Dan » Sun May 12, 2013 9:36 pm

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gs5yxozm_84[/youtube]

1:54. Happy Watford fan gets flattened by a steward :D

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Post by Rovertheseas » Sun May 12, 2013 9:43 pm

:lol:

Right after Zola takes a great fall...

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Re: Championship Playoffs

Post by Rover Ryan » Sun May 12, 2013 10:37 pm

Rovertheseas wrote::lol:

Right after Zola takes a great fall...
Not like an Italian to throw himself on the floor :yeahright:

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Re: Championship Playoffs

Post by -BARON-23- » Sun May 12, 2013 11:15 pm

So deserved after the Leicester player dived!

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Re: Championship Playoffs

Post by Rover the Moon » Sun May 12, 2013 11:37 pm

And after all the bitching they did after Speedie was chopped in half at Wembley

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Post by mcteeth » Tue May 14, 2013 7:26 pm

Surprised Palace got through against Brighton, Brighton have got themselves 'ready' to be in the Premier League and possibly should have done better this year to get in the top two, can see this being a real set back for them and Poyet going in the summer.

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Re: Championship Playoffs

Post by Rovertheseas » Tue May 14, 2013 8:11 pm

If post-match press conference remarks are anything to go by, Poyet probably won't be there next season anyway.

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Re: Championship Playoffs

Post by -BARON-23- » Tue May 14, 2013 10:23 pm

Poyet to Everton?

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Post by Gibbon » Tue May 14, 2013 11:00 pm

We should have moved for Poyet instead of Berg. And instead of Kean.

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Post by Rover Ryan » Tue May 14, 2013 11:22 pm

Gibbon wrote:We should have moved for Poyet instead of Berg. And instead of Kean.
We still have a managers position to fill :idea:

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Post by Rover the Top » Wed May 15, 2013 9:29 am

Not sure why Poyet would have been treated any differently to Berg?

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Post by Rovertheseas » Wed May 15, 2013 9:43 am

Rover the Top wrote:Not sure why Poyet would have been treated any differently to Berg?
Because we might've won games... ;)

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Post by Rover the Top » Wed May 15, 2013 9:52 am

Rovertheseas wrote:
Rover the Top wrote:Not sure why Poyet would have been treated any differently to Berg?
Because we might've won games... ;)
Not a safe assumption by any means. He'd have the same broken squad to work with, no transfer window, and would need time to get the team to adapt to his tactical approach. If we won games during that period, it would be more down to luck than design. And if not, there's no reason to think Poyet would be shown more patience by the board or the fans.

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Re: Championship Playoffs

Post by Gibbon » Wed May 15, 2013 10:29 am

I've been especially impressed by Poyet's managerial career to date, I'd have liked him to get the job, and I think he would have done better than Berg. Plus he ticks several Venky boxes with his South American links.

All opinion though and I guess we'd never know

Considering our circumstances, I think Bowyer is the perfect fit for the club as things stand. He's managed to put in two impressive shifts as manager in difficult circumstances this season, he knows the club back to front, and through his experiences as reserve team coach I imagine he has a very good idea of younger players who may be surplus to requirements at other clubs (as demonstrated by the excellent capture of Kane last season). There's just no reason to take a gamble on anyone else unless it becomes apparent that Bowyer can't cut it. Good luck to him.

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