Rival Watch

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Re: Rival Watch

by Hound » 07 Aug 2018 21:47

Great last ten, very enjoyable

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Re: Rival Watch

by windermereROYAL » 07 Aug 2018 21:56

Hard to see us living with that midfield.

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Re: Rival Watch

by tidus_mi2 » 08 Aug 2018 00:35

I'd give Sheff Utd more credit, they've started against two of the favourites for promotion.

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Re: Rival Watch

by Stranded » 08 Aug 2018 07:57

tidus_mi2 wrote:I'd give Sheff Utd more credit, they've started against two of the favourites for promotion.


Hopefully we'll get the same credit if we lose at the weekend. Expect it will be more doom and gloom though.

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Re: Rival Watch

by windermereROYAL » 08 Aug 2018 09:14

Very early days I know but Forest to a lesser extent maybe look like the Wolves of last season paid big money for foreign recruits, hard to see us getting anything there, if we lose twitter and FB will be full of the school kids and immature idiots calling for the head of PC. after 2 games.
This start was always going to be testing with Villa away in a couple of weeks it could be vital we get something from Bolton and Blackburn. thankfully September looks a little less daunting.


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Re: Rival Watch

by windermereROYAL » 11 Aug 2018 19:05

Not much dancing in the Derby dug out this week :D

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Re: Rival Watch

by CountryRoyal » 11 Aug 2018 20:43

Leeds look like the real deal.

Derby will need to sort out their act quickly but don’t see it happening. Lampard’s days numbered imho.

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Re: Rival Watch

by bobby1413 » 11 Aug 2018 20:55

CountryRoyal wrote:Leeds look like the real deal.

Derby will need to sort out their act quickly but don’t see it happening. Lampard’s days numbered imho.


Leeds certainly do look very impressive, genuinely very good. However it's only 2 games in.

Anything could happen...

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Re: Rival Watch

by Jagermesiter1871 » 11 Aug 2018 21:06

Don't Leeds always look impressive...until they don't and they're rubbish and finish in mid table?


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Re: Rival Watch

by CountryRoyal » 11 Aug 2018 21:12

bobby1413 wrote:
CountryRoyal wrote:Leeds look like the real deal.

Derby will need to sort out their act quickly but don’t see it happening. Lampard’s days numbered imho.


Leeds certainly do look very impressive, genuinely very good. However it's only 2 games in.

Anything could happen...


Absolutely agreed but the difference is they’ve actually spent a bit (mostly on the manager). Barry Douglas is an outrageous signing as well.


I really really really really hope Leeds do a Leeds and it all goes tits up.

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Re: Rival Watch

by finchroyal » 11 Aug 2018 21:17

CountryRoyal wrote:Leeds look like the real deal.

Derby will need to sort out their act quickly but don’t see it happening. Lampard’s days numbered imho.

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Re: Rival Watch

by Ascotexgunner » 11 Aug 2018 21:36

CountryRoyal wrote:Leeds look like the real deal.

Derby will need to sort out their act quickly but don’t see it happening. Lampard’s days numbered imho.


I made this point after last weeks game. It wasn't us being good for the first 45, it was them playing that posession football bollocks and being like rabbits in headlights, had we had a better player up front it could have been over at half time.......Leeds are a very good side, think they are the real deal this season, they got the right manager.

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Re: Rival Watch

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Re: Rival Watch

by Denver Royal » 11 Aug 2018 22:36

Ascotexgunner wrote:Leeds are a very good side, think they are the real deal this season, they got the right manager.

He only arrived there less than 2 months ago. Doesn't seem like he's on some plan that takes years to build things and implement his style/system, etc. (Leeds haven't made the playoffs in more than a decade). Also, their players, even the new one's, are showing it needn't take that long to get settled in and adjusted and acclimated. Early doors yet, of course.

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Re: Rival Watch

by leon » 12 Aug 2018 11:37

Denver Royal wrote:
Ascotexgunner wrote:Leeds are a very good side, think they are the real deal this season, they got the right manager.

He only arrived there less than 2 months ago. Doesn't seem like he's on some plan that takes years to build things and implement his style/system, etc. (Leeds haven't made the playoffs in more than a decade). Also, their players, even the new one's, are showing it needn't take that long to get settled in and adjusted and acclimated. Early doors yet, of course.


Shows what a good manager can do eh?

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Re: Rival Watch

by Hound » 12 Aug 2018 20:48

I’ve managed to catch 30 mins of leeds over the two games and they’ve looked abysmal in all of it :)

I’m well aware they’ve played very well in the other 150 mins though. Just seem to be cursing them

Somethings bound to go wrong there tbh. They wouldn’t be leeds otherwise

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Re: Rival Watch

by tidus_mi2 » 17 Aug 2018 20:19

Birmingham are completely dominating the match tonight against Swansea, 22mins and they've had 8 shots to Swansea's 0.

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Re: Rival Watch

by CountryRoyal » 17 Aug 2018 20:25

Swansea clearly taken a leaf out of the Book of Stam.

Pass round the back, lose ball, concede chance. Rince repeat.

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Re: Rival Watch

by tidus_mi2 » 17 Aug 2018 20:29

CountryRoyal wrote:Swansea clearly taken a leaf out of the Book of Stam.

Pass round the back, lose ball, concede chance. Rince repeat.

Even then, I don't think we were ever dominated this badly, especially to a poor team like Birmingham.

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Re: Rival Watch

by Hound » 17 Aug 2018 20:53

CountryRoyal wrote:Swansea clearly taken a leaf out of the Book of Stam.

Pass round the back, lose ball, concede chance. Rince repeat.


Haven’t been watching but Jaap would certainly be proud of those half time stats

68% possession and 1 off target shot on goal, no corners

Brum 32% 14 shots, 5 on target, 8 corners

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