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Re: 2019/2020 season

Post by mcteeth » Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:49 am

Championship set the resume on 20th June.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/52834579

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Re: 2019/2020 season

Post by Thorisgodpoo » Thu Jun 04, 2020 2:15 am

The polls shall return.

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Re: 2019/2020 season

Post by RofTheRovers » Sun Jun 07, 2020 12:51 pm

mcteeth wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:49 am
Championship set the resume on 20th June.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/52834579
Any word on whether SkySports (or others) will be showing these games?

I read that iFollow will be available for season ticket holders. But, where I can understand (a little bit) why there might not be full coverage for most games, I would have thought they could at least have put some games on - especially bearing in mind how boring The Premiership is this season (the iFollow coverage I've seen has been a bit 'one fan in the stand' kind of standard - so season ticket holders who may not have seen it might end up being a bit disappointed).

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Re: 2019/2020 season

Post by mcteeth » Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:50 am

https://www.skysports.com/football/news ... on-june-20

Looks like they're showing 30 of the 108 remaining games as well as a goals show each day. Although that is quite a lot of coverage it is limited solely to those that have Sky Sports at home. I think it'll be a shame if there isn't any some kind of free access to watch some games given not only how popular the Championship is but also how exciting it is. There is still a title race, automatic promotion, play-off battle and relegation battle to decide.

It's a strange situation as companies like Sky and BT have paid a lot of money for the broadcasting rights to Premier League and Championship, and the product they've paid for has stopped. So it won't be a surprise for them to cherry pick and broadcast what they want as things return.

If you look at the Premier League games the BBC have been given on paper they're lower interest and at less popular times, unsurprisingly.

Although the iFollow offer to ST holders is something that was expected my concern would be the quality of that coverage as well as the streaming platform coping with a huge increase in demand. I've used it this season for midweek fixtures that are streamed and it's been a little temperamental then.

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Re: 2019/2020 season

Post by mcteeth » Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:50 am

We played a friendly at Liverpool yesterday and lost 6-0. Scoreline largely irrelevant but a lot of the first team regulars had a good run out and Holtby played an hour which is good to see.

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Re: 2019/2020 season

Post by Gibbon » Sun Jun 21, 2020 1:44 pm

81 minutes played, Leeds currently losing 2-0 to Cardiff.

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Re: 2019/2020 season

Post by mcteeth » Sun Jun 21, 2020 2:40 pm

Really congested up with us beating Bristol, Swansea and Cardiff winning with Preston drawing.

Will be an interesting battle for top 6 for sure, hopefully we can keep some points ticking along.

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Re: 2019/2020 season

Post by Dutch » Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:01 pm

Disappointing result today, but more broadly what do people make of the new 4-3-3 false 9 formation? Seems to give us good possession but have lacked a bit in the final third.

How do we move forward next season (assuming we stay in championship), can Dack play as a false 9 in the 4-3-3? Tony always makes out that he needs to play as a 10 behind a target man which we won't have next season (DG is done as a viable starter at least).

If not how do we change? Revert to the 4-2-3-1 or introduce something new? I still think 5-2-1-2 could work but we'd need a better LWB opposite Nyambe, bell is a backup and the rest are right-footed

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Re: 2019/2020 season

Post by Thorisgodpoo » Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:24 pm

Corry Evans back out for the season again.

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Re: 2019/2020 season

Post by Gibbon » Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:07 pm

Quick pointless quiz time! Taking social distancing of 1 metre (though in my opinion it’s a pretty pointless distance) into account and ignoring the logistics of getting them to and from their seats; how many people could we seat in the ground?

I did a quick sum based on each person seated in the centre of a square of 9 empty seats and got about 3100, but clearly the ground seating is probably not a perfect grid. I guess family members could sit together just to complicate things further.

God help anyone who needed a piss though. :shock:

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Re: 2019/2020 season

Post by Ethiaa » Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:08 pm

Won't have a big impact on attendance then ;)

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Re: 2019/2020 season

Post by mcteeth » Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:23 pm

Ethiaa wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:08 pm
Won't have a big impact on attendance then ;)
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Re: 2019/2020 season

Post by mcteeth » Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:25 pm

Williams and Bell won't feature again this season. A shame for Bell as he was playing really well before lockdown and think he should be our starting LB into next season.

Although it does give JRC a run in the side hopefully although probably not his best position but he seems able to play anywhere.

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Re: 2019/2020 season

Post by Thorisgodpoo » Thu Jul 09, 2020 2:57 pm

If he can train into that position and become better defender, I think he would be a great option starting left back. Clearly has attacking sense and can put in a seriously good cross.

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Re: 2019/2020 season

Post by Dutch » Thu Jul 09, 2020 5:06 pm

He has looked good but the attacking is his best attribute, I'm old-fashioned perhaps, but I really want a lefty at LB so they can go down the line, if a player has to cut in it limits the options, its why bennett is so poor at LB, JRC is better but same problem.

I'd rather play him further up the field as an actual winger on the right; imagine him and nyambe doubling up on the opposing LB, the constant use of inside forwards or just strikers playing out of positions is deffo a reason for out lack of chance creation, we almost never cross the ball.

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