The Championship 2018/19

Discussion in 'General Football & Other Sport' started by Steve Leo Beleck, Jun 6, 2018.

  1. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Reservist

    I don’t get what these Championship clubs think their leverage is to get a better TV deal.
     
  2. a19tgg

    a19tgg Reservist

    I used to think that. In our good seasons it was great regularly steam rollering teams week in week out and I used to think that would alway be preferable to mediocrity in a better league.

    This season has very much changed my mind. The standard of players we had in the championship although good for that league was light years behind what we have now.

    We’ve finally got to a stage when we don’t aimlessly hoof the ball out of defence 100 times a game. Win or lose I far prefer watching quality players play quality footballl.
     
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  3. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Basically because the Premier league get too much compared to them it seems.
     
  4. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Reservist

    That’s not leverage, that’s just wanting more money.
    Forming the Premier League was an exercise in concentrating big TV money at the top of the game, which has been achieved, so the PL have no reason to want to dilute that effect. We (and other smaller clubs in the PL) are lucky that those top teams need some opposition to play, so we get a share which Villa, Forest, Leeds etc. could also have if they get promoted.
    On top of this, no matter how often they say what a great league the Championship is, the viewing figures show that the PL is far and away more popular to the armchair fan. So why would Sky or any other broadcaster pay over the odds to show EFL matches?
    In fact, all credit should go to the EFL for signing a much improved deal which will help protect all EFL clubs below those ‘big’ few making all the noise.
     
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  5. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

    But Leeds, Forest, West Brom, Villa etc are MAHUSIVE clubs.

    Two European champions there, for a start.
     
  6. Timbers

    Timbers Apeman

    Leeds being owned by Eleven Sport (one of our media partners) may have something to do with it. Leeds hate the fact that SKY are always moving their games for TV and their owner would love the Championship being streamed on his platform, making him lots of money in the process. Think he has been in the ear of a fair few owners.
     
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  7. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    If anyone wants a reminder of how crazy the Championship is, it's currently Villa 2 - 3 Forest live on Sky Sports. After 21 minutes!
     
  8. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    3-3 now .

    Well the Villa fans did want more entertainment in their games !
     
  9. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    It's 5-4 to Villa now. Still 16 minutes left plus added time.
     
  10. Aberystwyth_Hornet

    Aberystwyth_Hornet Squad Player

    And Ipswich snatched defeat from hands of victory. Awful own goal by the goalkeeper
     
  11. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Poor Joe Allen - got bitten by Bradley Johnson tonight .
     
  12. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

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  13. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Billy Sharp got 21 goals this season - but would he cut it in the Premier league if Sheffield United went up ?

    Might be a bit slow and maybe too big like Deeney has found out ..
     
  14. Siohmy

    Siohmy Reservist

    Please, please, please let the “mighty” Leeds choke. Would be a beautiful thing. Had your usual Leeds supporter on talksport the other night saying they’ll win all their games and take their rightful place in the Prem “where we belong”.

    Pretty sure the football world can unite on this one.

    Edit: there’s an air of “anyone but Leeds” about the top of the Championship at the moment.
     
  15. zztop

    zztop Eurovision Winner 2015

    Anyone that appreciates a penalty winning dive, needs to watch Gayle's of West Brom just now against Forest.

    If you like cheating, it is a thing of beauty.
     
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  16. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    That was laughably bad.
    Manages to attach himself to the defender's leg and then do a forward roll over it.
    I expect Roy and Martin maybe just a little upset.
     
  17. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Apprantley Bristol City got a contentious one as well to win their game in injury time ..
     
  18. zztop

    zztop Eurovision Winner 2015

    I don't think was any contact at all yet Tom Daley would have been proud.
    Here is a Sky video of the incident (includes a couple of quick ads)

    https://www.skysports.com/football/...point-for-west-brom-against-nottingham-forest

    It also highlights a Forest claim for an obvious penalty at the other end straight after. It all happened in the last few minutes when Forest had been 2-1 up.

    I think Lee Mason ought to be feeling pretty embarrassed at his performance, he had tyhe perfect view of both incidents and I reckon he was scared to go against the home team. Two shocking decisions.
     
  19. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Unfortunately, we will reap the QPR tornado.
     
  20. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina Squad Player

    Embarrassing. If Gayle doesn’t get a retrospective ban then the entire concept is a waste of time.
     
  21. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    The FA opted not to ban the Brentford player for his blatant dive against Barnet last month so I doubt this'll get one either. Seems like they've given up on that whole project and are now just hanging on for VAR to save the day.
     
  22. Knight GT

    Knight GT Predictor extraordinaire 2013/14

    That is dreadful. When VAR arrives I think that be a straight red card incident. I've no idea why but I really dislike Gayle, he just strikes me as a bit of a ****. Great move for the first Forest goal though
     
  23. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Are the Championship having it next season?

    Gayle has a reputation for diving it seems..
     
  24. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    I too dislike Gayle.
    He always looks sulky.
    He played for Palace (almost certainly related to Zaha,after last night's performance).
    He reminds me of one of Musical Youth and I have 'Pass The Penalty' on my mind for at least 12 hours after seeing him play.
     
  25. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    I too dislike Gayle.
    He always looks sulky.
    He played for Palace (almost certainly related to Zaha,after last night's performance).
    He reminds me of one of Musical Youth and I have 'Pass The Penalty' on my mind for at least 12 hours after seeing him play.
     
  26. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    Blast!
     
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  27. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Reservist

    Charged with "successful deception of a match official".
     
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  28. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    Lee Mason has been charged with "unsuccessful impersonation of a match official" too.
     
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  29. NemoNemo

    NemoNemo First Year Pro

    A retrospective ban is a pointless punishment. The guilty players team should be given a points deduction or made given a -x handicap. If they win comfortably it may not have any effect but in tight games it will rule in favour of the other team. Diving is cheating and all pundits should be made to remember that
     
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  30. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    I look forward to Palace v Oldham!
     
  31. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Any views on Gayle?
     
  32. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    I too dislike...
     
  33. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    Ha. Gayle banned for 2 games. WBA say they accept the ban but agree with Gayle's account that he was 'trying to avoid anticipated challenges'.

    Jokers.
     
  34. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    What a silly old Dwight he is!
     

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