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Championship 18/19

Posted: Wed May 30, 2018 4:41 pm
by Cjay
Bit early.

Thread for Championship news and results for the next season.

Re: Championship 18/19

Posted: Wed May 30, 2018 5:00 pm
by 1964white
2018/19 fixtures will be released on Thursday the 21st of June 2018 from 9am.

Re: Championship 18/19

Posted: Wed May 30, 2018 5:30 pm
by 1964white
John Terry leaves Aston Villa

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/44308522

Re: Championship 18/19

Posted: Wed May 30, 2018 5:33 pm
by 1964white
Tractor boys have appointed Paul Hurst as their new manager from Shrewsbury Town

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/44272857

Re: Championship 18/19

Posted: Wed May 30, 2018 5:54 pm
by Muppet the Cat
How about a predicting the finishing order (from 1st to 24th) of the league comp ?

Point for each correct, with bonus points for getting LUFC's position correct

...although I guess this would/should go on the Predictions Forum

Re: Championship 18/19

Posted: Wed May 30, 2018 7:01 pm
by 1964white
Muppet the Cat wrote:
Wed May 30, 2018 5:54 pm
How about a predicting the finishing order (from 1st to 24th) of the league comp ?

Point for each correct, with bonus points for getting LUFC's position correct

...although I guess this would/should go on the Predictions Forum
Good idea Cat :moggy: I do think we should wait until a couple of weeks before the start of the season when hopefully we'll have a good idea which teams are making significant signings & also any managerial changes

Would you like to run the competition Cat ?

I'll be setting up a World Cup competition shortly to keep us amused during June

Re: Championship 18/19

Posted: Wed May 30, 2018 7:11 pm
by whiteswan
1964white wrote:
Wed May 30, 2018 7:01 pm
Good idea Cat :moggy: I do think we should wait until a couple of weeks before the start of the season when hopefully we'll have a good idea which teams are making significant signings & also any managerial changes

Would you like to run the competition Cat ?

I'll be setting up a World Cup competition shortly to keep us amused during June
Yes, great idea Cat :)
Looking forward to the World Cup comp 64 :shirtw:

Re: Championship 18/19

Posted: Wed May 30, 2018 7:20 pm
by Muppet the Cat
1964white wrote:
Wed May 30, 2018 7:01 pm
Good idea Cat :moggy: I do think we should wait until a couple of weeks before the start of the season when hopefully we'll have a good idea which teams are making significant signings & also any managerial changes

Would you like to run the competition Cat ?

I'll be setting up a World Cup competition shortly to keep us amused during June
Great, I'll sort. But as you suggest 64 best waiting a few weeks yet.

Circulated our World Cup prediction comp at work today - gives people a couple of weeks to give it some considered thought.

Re: Championship 18/19

Posted: Wed May 30, 2018 8:08 pm
by 1964white
Muppet the Cat wrote:
Wed May 30, 2018 7:20 pm
Great, I'll sort. But as you suggest 64 best waiting a few weeks yet.

Circulated our World Cup prediction comp at work today - gives people a couple of weeks to give it some considered thought.
That's great too Cat :tup: the championship comp is your baby or should I say your kitten :moggy:

Re: Championship 18/19

Posted: Wed May 30, 2018 8:24 pm
by whiteswan
1964white wrote:
Wed May 30, 2018 5:30 pm
John Terry leaves Aston Villa

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/44308522
Hmmmm! Not in a position to keep him, it sounds as though Villa were hoping to retain his services...Jack Grealish the next to leave I wonder?

Re: Championship 18/19

Posted: Wed May 30, 2018 8:44 pm
by Cjay
Thnk Villa are in real trouble, comments from there fans and owners suggest sell sell sell.

They could very easily become the next us, not saying to the same extent financially but more stuck in the lower leagues for years and years.

Paul Hurst good coach, preferred him to Soggybottom.

Re: Championship 18/19

Posted: Thu May 31, 2018 11:53 am
by Cjay
Frank Lampard the new Derby boss- not sure what to make of that. But i suppose he will get loans from Jose at the Reds and Chelsea will help him out.

Graham Potter looks like being the next Swansea boss- Think we missed out there, cant claim to know much but watched Ostersunds vs Arsenal and they were brilliant. Fast slick football, changed formation and styles a few times in the match and still looked organised.

Good appointment from Swansea if it happens.

Re: Championship 18/19

Posted: Thu May 31, 2018 12:25 pm
by 1964white
Cjay wrote:
Thu May 31, 2018 11:53 am
Frank Lampard the new Derby boss- not sure what to make of that. But i suppose he will get loans from Jose at the Reds and Chelsea will help him out.

Graham Potter looks like being the next Swansea boss- Think we missed out there, cant claim to know much but watched Ostersunds vs Arsenal and they were brilliant. Fast slick football, changed formation and styles a few times in the match and still looked organised.

Good appointment from Swansea if it happens.
Don't know of this Potter fella Cjay

As for Lampard it's a strange appointment I believe, great players don't always make good managers

Rowett left the rams because their owners didn't have his ambition

Re: Championship 18/19

Posted: Thu May 31, 2018 12:44 pm
by 1964white
Michael Dawson joins Forest from the codheads

Dawson was easily the MOTM in our abysmal game at the KC Stadium last season

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/44309529

Re: Championship 18/19

Posted: Thu May 31, 2018 1:44 pm
by Cjay
1964white wrote:
Thu May 31, 2018 12:25 pm
Don't know of this Potter fella Cjay

As for Lampard it's a strange appointment I believe, great players don't always make good managers

Rowett left the rams because their owners didn't have his ambition
Me neither really, just what ive read.

A small Swedish team in the Swedish 4th tier, took them to the top tier and Europe.

Took them through the group stages of the Europa League, earning a draw with Bilbao and beating that horrible unmentionable Turkish team on there way to Arsenal.

Beat Arsenal at the Emirates, played lovely football that night, dont know if you watched it?

I suppose the argument is well hes never managed in England, but he has played here, decent lower league playing career, so its not alien to him.

He has more accolades then Hecky and for some reason Hecky is regarded as a "talented young coach", Potter has certainly earned his shot.

With you on Lampard, they are appointing him for his name and playing career, he has diddly squat in terms of coaching to back him up.

But i suppose he has a wealth of managers to call for help, his Uncle Arry, his dad, Jose, Capello etc etc.

Edit, maybe he will bring Harry and his dad in ? knocking on a bit but wealth of experience there.

Re: Championship 18/19

Posted: Thu May 31, 2018 3:42 pm
by Cjay
Marco Silva is the new Everton manager (not championship news i know but still).

Interesting to remember David Wagner was Radz 1st choice in the summer.

He approached Silva we are told.

And according to Joe Rawson we asked Espanyol for permission to speak to QSF in the summer and were turned down.

Maybe Radz does know a good coach when he sees one.

Re: Championship 18/19

Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:50 pm
by Cjay
Forest reportedly going down the Wolves route.

Linked with a club record deal for Joao Carvalho.

And a loan move for one time reported Leeds target Diogo Goncalves.

Re: Championship 18/19

Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:26 pm
by SG90
Cjay wrote:
Thu May 31, 2018 1:44 pm
Me neither really, just what ive read.

A small Swedish team in the Swedish 4th tier, took them to the top tier and Europe.

Took them through the group stages of the Europa League, earning a draw with Bilbao and beating that horrible unmentionable Turkish team on there way to Arsenal.

Beat Arsenal at the Emirates, played lovely football that night, dont know if you watched it?

I suppose the argument is well hes never managed in England, but he has played here, decent lower league playing career, so its not alien to him.

He has more accolades then Hecky and for some reason Hecky is regarded as a "talented young coach", Potter has certainly earned his shot.
Sounds like another TC, but because he's English he'll be higher rated and there will be no mention of no Championship experience.

Re: Championship 18/19

Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:27 pm
by SG90
Cjay wrote:
Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:50 pm
Forest reportedly going down the Wolves route.

Linked with a club record deal for Joao Carvalho.

And a loan move for one time reported Leeds target Diogo Goncalves.
There will be a few clubs jumping on that particular bandwagon, it won't work for all.

Re: Championship 18/19

Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:28 pm
by Cjay
SG90 wrote:
Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:27 pm
There will be a few clubs jumping on that particular bandwagon, it won't work for all.
True.

Goncalves seems the pick, Benfica fans seem very high on him.

Other lad not so much.