Rival Watch

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Re: Rival Watch

by elrey » 02 May 2019 13:09

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What on earth didn’t the Birmingham fans go on to become then ? Politicians ?


There weren't any.

We had Millwall, Wolves and Coventry and the usual glory supporters, but I don't remember there being any Brum supporters.


Must have been some Albion fans though? Don't mind the Baggies fans for the ones I've met over the years they are a decent bunch.


Not in south Warwickshire, no. West Brom is a long way away in my mind, you'd have to go up through Brum and then some more.

I mostly remember when Villa were good and a lot of people supported them. I even remember going to Coventry for a shopping day out and it was a top of the table clash between them and Norwich, and we're talking Division One, before the Premiership even existed. Two big top division clubs close by, most other clubs got ignored, but Wolves, I can't remember if it was just one kid who was a Wolves fan or if there were more. But we went up to what's now the Championship and Wolves were a big 2nd division team then....

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Re: Rival Watch

by Hound » 02 May 2019 14:15

Also spent some time growing up in south Warwicks. I can honestly only remember one Cov fan and one Villa fan. Every one just seemed to support random teams from what I remember

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Re: Rival Watch

by Basildon » 03 May 2019 12:51

Brentford awarded 1-0 win over Bolton

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Re: Rival Watch

by Stranded » 03 May 2019 12:58

Basildon Brentford awarded 1-0 win over Bolton


Apparently a first in Football League history that a game has been cancelled. Can only imagine this will only lead to them getting a pretty hefty penalty (if there is still a club to penalise). Comes about because the stadium has lost it's safety certificate again due to employees remaining unpaid.
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Re: Rival Watch

by Old Man Andrews » 03 May 2019 12:59

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Basildon Brentford awarded 1-0 win over Bolton


Apparently a first in Football League history that a game has been cancelled. Can only imagine this will only lead to them getting a pretty hefty penalty (if there is still a club to penalise).

Should be a further points deduction on top of whatever one they get for going into administration for me.


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Re: Rival Watch

by Hound » 03 May 2019 13:08

They're fcuked aren't they?

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Re: Rival Watch

by Hendo » 03 May 2019 13:35

Hound They're fcuked aren't they?


Pretty much.

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Re: Rival Watch

by leon » 03 May 2019 13:37

Hound They're fcuked aren't they?


Well it's not looking good for League One promotion.

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Re: Rival Watch

by Sutekh » 03 May 2019 16:35

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Basildon Brentford awarded 1-0 win over Bolton


Apparently a first in Football League history that a game has been cancelled. Can only imagine this will only lead to them getting a pretty hefty penalty (if there is still a club to penalise). Comes about because the stadium has lost it's safety certificate again due to employees remaining unpaid.


Seem to recall Middlesbrough pleading illness for failing to fulfil a fixture at Blackburn in the PL that was finally awarded as a win to Blackburn without being played so something similar has happened before in the top divisions of the English game. Plus I wonder way way back in the dim and distant if, after a particularly weather raddled seasons, some ultimately meaningless games were just left unplayed and “unawarded” to either opponent.

Next, will the same happen at Forest on Sunday.....


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Re: Rival Watch

by From Despair To Where? » 03 May 2019 17:26

Middlesbrough were docked 3 points. The fixtures was played later in the season and was a 0-0 draw.

They were relegated by 1 point.

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Re: Rival Watch

by Mid Sussex Royal » 03 May 2019 19:50

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Basildon Brentford awarded 1-0 win over Bolton


Apparently a first in Football League history that a game has been cancelled. Can only imagine this will only lead to them getting a pretty hefty penalty (if there is still a club to penalise). Comes about because the stadium has lost it's safety certificate again due to employees remaining unpaid.


Seem to recall Middlesbrough pleading illness for failing to fulfil a fixture at Blackburn in the PL that was finally awarded as a win to Blackburn without being played so something similar has happened before in the top divisions of the English game. Plus I wonder way way back in the dim and distant if, after a particularly weather raddled seasons, some ultimately meaningless games were just left unplayed and “unawarded” to either opponent.

Next, will the same happen at Forest on Sunday.....


I think the Forest game is okay as firstly its at Forest and also the players have made themselves available (despite not having paid 2 months salaries). The issue with the Brentford game is around the safety certificate.

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Re: Rival Watch

by URZZZZZZZZ » 13 May 2019 15:20

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That goal was last season on the coldest night I have ever watched a game. The gate was incredibly low. We lost 3/1 and missed a pen to make it 2/2. That goal was very sneaky.


It was very sneaky, and WIlder showed absolutely no class in the aftermath. Our bench remonstrated with the 4th official and their bench, at which point he directed a tirade of c-bombs at our team. Anyway, they'll be bottom at Christmas and he'll probably get sacked. At which point, I can start liking him again!

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Re: Rival Watch

by Hound » 15 May 2019 21:39

Loleeds have fallen apart again..

Delighted they’ll once again be our ‘rival’ next season

Special shout out to the fat smug foul mouthed prick who sat behind me at the Madejski in the 0-3 this season


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Re: Rival Watch

by grey_squirrel » 15 May 2019 21:41

Can't really see where else to post this and I don't want to start a new thread, but hearty congratulations to Derby on going on to get beaten by Villa in the P/O Final.

You all know what I mean! Especially 'mot'!

:lol: :D :)

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Re: Rival Watch

by Hound » 15 May 2019 21:44

Great game btw. Fully deserved by Derby and they played very well

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Re: Rival Watch

by URZZZZ » 15 May 2019 21:54

Hi mot - how are you? Thought you were destined for the Premier League a few weeks ago when you beat us 3-0? I hope you enjoy your return to the “soulless” Madejski next season

Kind regards

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Re: Rival Watch

by grey_squirrel » 15 May 2019 21:59

Hound Great game btw. Fully deserved by Derby and they played very well


Yes totally deserved. It was a "great advertisement for Championship football"

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Re: Rival Watch

by Jagermesiter1871 » 15 May 2019 22:01

:?: :?: i thought Leeds had already won the league???









Lets all laugh at Leeds :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Rival Watch

by windermereROYAL » 15 May 2019 22:10

That deserves a BAFTA, brilliant viewing. we know you will read this mot, bottled it again tosspots, we saw you cry on the telly :D

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Re: Rival Watch

by Nameless » 15 May 2019 22:32

The football world will be celebrating tonight.

Although it’s slightly odd for us to be laughing given that like Leeds we only stayed in the division by a fairly fine margin.

They remain the best team I saw last season which kind of makes them falling apart again even more special.....

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