The Football League Thread 18/19

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The Football League Thread 18/19

by Sanguine » 06 Aug 2018 09:17

Well, that was fun, wasn't it?

Some last minute shenanigans at the Madejski set the tone for the weekend. Sunderland scored a 96th minute winner against Charlton from a messed up corner routine - he received a corner on the edge of the area only to miss his kick and fall over. When he got up he realised he wasn't marked, and drifted into the back post to bullet in a header from the resulting cross. Brilliant.
Boring though compared to Swindon, who were 2-1 at home to promoted Macclesfield entering the 95th minute, and proceeded to win two penalties, and the game, 3-2. :shock:

Yan Dhanda not a name on many people's lips in the Championship - 19 year old released by Liverpool at the end of the season scored Swansea's 85th minute winner at Sheffield United with his first touch in professional league football.

Joey Barton lost his first game as Fleetwood Town manager, 1-0 at home to AFC Wimbledon, and Salford City drew their first game at National League level, 1-1 at home to Orient.

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Re: The Football League Thread 18/19

by RG30 » 06 Aug 2018 10:38

Only one match but Leeds were excellent yesterday under Bielsa

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Re: The Football League Thread 18/19

by Old Man Andrews » 06 Aug 2018 10:52

RG30 wrote:Only one match but Leeds were excellent yesterday under Bielsa


You could see from the performance he has the respect of the players already which is a huge plus.

His post match interview was a work of art.

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by Sanguine » 06 Aug 2018 16:12

Old Man Andrews wrote:
RG30 wrote:Only one match but Leeds were excellent yesterday under Bielsa


You could see from the performance he has the respect of the players already which is a huge plus.

His post match interview was a work of art.


Apparently one of his first acts as manager was to get the first team squad to collect rubbish for three hours, to understand how much work people do to buy a football ticket. He's renowned for being a bit 'different', but looked to have done the job yesterday.

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Re: The Football League Thread 18/19

by Old Man Andrews » 07 Aug 2018 23:04

Cracking game tonight between Forest and WBA. Championship is going to be as exciting as ever.


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by Winston Biscuit » 08 Aug 2018 10:08

Maybe the fixture list handed them an unfortunate start but Sheffield Utd losing their opening 2 games conceding 5 goals seems a surprise to me. I would have picked them as one of the teams fighting hard around the edge of the play offs this season

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by bobby1413 » 11 Aug 2018 19:06

Leeds are looking very decent against Derby, dominating, looking like they're playing for fun. Currently 3-1 up and could be more

It may be their season? Or will they fall apart again in December?

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by AthleticoSpizz » 11 Aug 2018 19:26

Yes, welcome to football in the dark enclaves Mr Lampard......guess Reading was just a warm up....crikey Leeds!

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