2018/19 Season

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Re: 2018/19 Season

Post by Franco_ice » Mon Nov 19, 2018 2:41 pm

enjoying the season so far. Hope to see a step up from the team to have a good holiday season.

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Re: 2018/19 Season

Post by Thorisgodpoo » Mon Nov 19, 2018 2:48 pm

Franco_ice wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 2:41 pm
enjoying the season so far. Hope to see a step up from the team to have a good holiday season.
Why didn't you tell me making polls is so hard?!?

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Re: 2018/19 Season

Post by Gibbon » Mon Nov 19, 2018 2:55 pm

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Re: 2018/19 Season

Post by Ethiaa » Mon Nov 19, 2018 2:57 pm

Still not got my Maserati.

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Re: 2018/19 Season

Post by Thorisgodpoo » Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:01 pm

Sorry, only giving out Alfa Romeos

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Re: 2018/19 Season

Post by stillgrowling » Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:38 pm

What worries me about our season so far is that every winning match has been by the odd goal, yet we've been thrashed 4-1 (twice) and 3-1. Everyone was demanding creative midfielders in August, but it's the defence that now needs some attention.

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Re: 2018/19 Season

Post by mcteeth » Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:28 pm

I don't think it's a personnel issue to be honest. We've shown how resilient we can be against some of the best sides in the league and we've had some bad defeats too. You can pretty much flip a coin with any Championship fixture as the results are so difficult to predict, anyone can beat anyone on a given day it's about how we perform in that moment.

Yes our margins of victories are fine generally speaking and we've conceded a decent number of goals but we've got a good defence, an excellent goalkeeper and a number of options in defensive midfield.

Our thrashings have pretty all been as a result of the team collectively performing poorly. The second halves against Bristol and Swansea we were just bad right across the pitch, likewise away at Preston and Wigan for the full 90 minutes. But that same group of players have beaten or gone toe to toe with the best in this division. On our day we'll give anyone a tough game.

If I had one concern about the team with would be the lack of goalscorers, strikers in particular. If Dack and Graham aren't scoring we're currently not getting many goals from elsewhere, but there is definitely more to come from Brereton and Armstrong does need to chip in with a few and he's been close on multiple occasions.

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Re: 2018/19 Season

Post by stillgrowling » Sat Jan 05, 2019 2:58 pm

Another fixture change
Feb 16 home to Middlesbrough switched to Sunday Feb 17 1pm kick off

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Re: 2018/19 Season

Post by Franco_ice » Wed Mar 06, 2019 11:55 am

Pretty much happy we did not strengthen in Jan , i was hoping to see more of our prospects coming through. the loss but have made it hard.

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Re: 2018/19 Season

Post by WacoRover » Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:42 am

WacoRover wrote:
Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:15 pm
Season opener today, Tom Lawrence gets winning goal at the Madejski, at 90+4.

I liked the guy; still do. He has been at Derby the longest of any one club.

This is early-bird, but they have a good shot at promotion.
Interesting, that Rovers probably knocked Derby out of the playoff hunt.

For promotion teams, Norwich would have been an easy pick, or WBA. I would enjoy seeing a team promote that hasn’t been in the PL in a while- like Leeds. A long shot, like SheffU? Absolutely.

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Re: 2018/19 Season

Post by stillgrowling » Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:44 pm

Leeds deserve promotion purely on the strength of their support. Will miss the atmosphere of Rovers v Leeds. Fulham,Brighton and Cardiff aren't very good substitutes although Huddersfield bring a few supporters.

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Re: 2018/19 Season

Post by Gibbon » Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:11 am

stillgrowling wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:44 pm
Leeds deserve promotion purely on the strength of their support.
Oh, is THAT how it works? :yeahright:

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Re: 2018/19 Season

Post by mcteeth » Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:18 pm

stillgrowling wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:44 pm
Leeds deserve promotion purely on the strength of their support. Will miss the atmosphere of Rovers v Leeds. Fulham,Brighton and Cardiff aren't very good substitutes although Huddersfield bring a few supporters.
Yeah not with you on that one. Leeds will be promoted if they’ve been good enough over 46 games.

Similar to Newcastle this odd notion that these ‘sleeping giants’ have a divine right to success because they have big support.

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Re: 2018/19 Season

Post by stillgrowling » Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:36 pm

we'll have to agree to disagree. Don't you think that say, the thousands of Portsmouth supporters that have followed their team virtually to the edge of annihilation deserve a spot of promotion? An object lesson in loyalty.They have done nothing wrong. it's the management, managers and players that have let them down.
On a similar basis, teams such as Millwall shouldn't even be in the football league.So PURELY on the basis of their support, I'd like to see Leeds go up.

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Re: 2018/19 Season

Post by Gibbon » Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:56 pm

How loyally you follow your club adds no weight to whether they deserve promotion. Some of the things these clubs have gone through are sad, particularly for the fans, but the only thing that should determine worthiness of elevation in football is performances on the pitch.

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