The English Lower League thread

Discussion in 'Soccer' started by Stray Wasp, Feb 6, 2012.

  1. GabeTravels

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    Yeah Pompey's had a rough start...and the manager seems to have lost the dressing room, with changes to the captain and vice captain recently.

    Ownership has given him a vote of confidence, but the fans want him gone.
     
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    You could also look at it from the perspective that if he can't crack the lineup for Leeds, how would he for Arsenal? Honestly you never know what's going on at teams but starting out on a team as a sub is pretty standard
     
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    Serious story out of Derby County, three players were involved in a bad car crash (Tom Lawrence, Mason Bennett and Richard Keogh) which left their Range Rover crumpled. All three were drunk but Keogh was in the back seat and was left unconscious by his two teammates who left the scene of the crash. Keogh suffered a knee injury which will probably end his career, he is the club captain. Further video shows how ****-faced drunk the players were with Bennett being filmed throwing up in the pub bathroom. Both Lawrence and Bennett have been charged and will go to court next month
     
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    Absolute morons.
     
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    Idiots for sure, sounds like they are fortunate to be alive.
     
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    Stoke getting relegated is going to be very sweet.
     
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    Huddersfield looking like they're gonna get consecutive relegations as well.

    Considering they had previously been fighting off relegation in the championship before a magical season to get promotion, it's not that surprising.
     
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    RoryDelap Uh oh....

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    We're doing it on purpose, by the looks of it. Nathan Jones takes job security to a whole new level.

    Still not too late but everything is going wrong.

    #HelpUsTony
     
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    Nathan Jones, you've been gone too long (Bananarama)

     
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    West Brom the new leaders of the Championship following their victory over QPR while both Leeds and Swansea dropped points, Leeds losing at Charlton while Swansea conceded a late goal at home to Reading for the draw. Despite all the problems midweek, Derby get their 2nd win of the season beating Birmingham in a back and forth match. Huddersfield and Stoke still without a win, both already six points adrift from safety

    In League One, Ipswich appear to be cruising to promotion so far, unbeaten and have only conceded 5 goals in 10 matches. League Two is very tight at the top, the top eight are only separated by four points. Stevanage at the bottom are without a win but not totally cut adrift yet as the teams ahead of them only have one themselves.
     
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    Imagine Ipswich going right back up but Sunderland losing in the playoffs. Geez whiz.
     
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    Strange round, both Leeds and Swansea lose, Leeds were down to 10 men from practically the start of the match while Swansea lost to Stoke of all teams at home which is their first win of the season. This means West Brom and Forest are joint leaders going into the NT break, Preston in third ahead of both Swansea and Leeds. Top 10 separated by only 4 points.

    At the bottom Stoke got their first win but Huddersfield with 7 points from their last 9 are out of the relegation zone which shows a short streak can move you up the table quick in this league. Same can be said about Derby despite their off field problems and slow start to the season, unbeaten in 4 and have moved up to 12th
     
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    After 20yrs, we've finally thrown the Blackburn monkey off our backs.
    COYRS!!!
     
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    Grady Diangana doing really well at West Brom. Great to see. Showed flashes of his talent last season, but seems to be developing some end product in the Championship.
     
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    Reading sack Gomes after 10 months in charge, despite spending fairly big in the summer they are towards the bottom of the table again. The early favorite is Mark Hughes while other candidates are your typical recycled British managers for now (Hughton, Rowett, Pardew, Parkinson). One interesting name I saw is John O'Shea who is part of the Reading coaching staff
     
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    I hate Mark Hughes but for a Championship side, he is probably a safe bet.
     
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    FA Cup qualifying game between Haringey and Yeovil was abandoned after racial abuse. The Haringey manager took his team off the pitch supported by Yeovil's players and staff.
     
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    Back into the playoff picture, after 2 Eze PKs!!
     
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    COYB!
     
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    West Brom stay on top despite dropping points at home to manager-less Barnsley, they had to come back from two goals down as well. They were helped that the likes of Leeds, QPR and Swansea all failed to win. Swansea are on a three game winless streak and have fallen outside the top 6. If Forest beat Hull tomorrow they will go into 2nd place

    In League One, Bolton finally get their first win and the last EFL club to do so, they did it away from home too. They are at -5 points now
     
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    He was great against Hull from the highlights I saw. Do you get to watch QPR much?

    Watched QPR v Reading to get a better look and wasn't disappointed. A nutmeg assist for QPR's first goal. Can see him getting signed by a PL club.
     
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    I don't get a chance at all, I know there are viewing packages. I usually find stuff from YouTube or Twitter, Insta

    I'm obviously hoping that PL club, would be us :)
     
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    Just some updates on the new managers in the Championship and below

    - Gary Rowett is the new Millwall manager after Harris resigned earlier this month. For Rowett this is already his 4th Championship job since 2014, has had moderate success but his most recent stint at Stoke was a disaster
    - Reading went with a surprise as their director of football (aka GM) will now be the manager, Mark Bowen. He's never managed outside some interim stints but he was part of Mark Hughes' coaching staff in his many different clubs
    - Barnsley still looking for a new manager, interestingly they are being linked with two Americans however both longshots (Cherundolo and Olsen)
    - Sol Campbell returns to management taking over Southend in League One, they are in desperate position, only 5 points so far
     
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    Steven Cherundolo? He used to play here for many years and was co-manager. He moved on to become co-manager at Stuttgart but was released in 2018. Good guy, wish him the best.
     

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