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Re: Championship 19/20

Posted: Thu Nov 07, 2019 6:53 pm
by SaraM
Irish Ian wrote: Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:51 pm Looks like Micheal O'Neill will be taking over the reins at Stoke.
Their fans seem to think they're doomed regardless.

Let's hope they're right!

Re: Championship 19/20

Posted: Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:35 pm
by Cjay
Did a decent job at Shamrock Rovers apparently.

But 2nd division Scottish league experience and a decent spell in Irish club football.

Did well with Northern Ireland but in terms of club football is this really a step up from Nathan Jones?

Re: Championship 19/20

Posted: Sat Nov 09, 2019 5:48 am
by Irish Ian
Cjay wrote: Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:35 pm Did a decent job at Shamrock Rovers apparently.

But 2nd division Scottish league experience and a decent spell in Irish club football.

Did well with Northern Ireland but in terms of club football is this really a step up from Nathan Jones?
Northern Ireland are very grateful to O'Neill for his services, he transformed the National side, not just at senior level but was a nurturer of young talent. He was also the Northern Ireland director if football.

Same with Shamrock Rovers in fact.

It will be interesting to see how he goes at Stoke. This club is in danger of free fall now.
But he is a great man manager so if he can get the senior Stoke players on his side he may do well. It will be the first time ever in his career he will have money to spend on players too..

Maybe he can do one last thing for Northern Ireland and consign McClean to the reserves. :lol:

Re: Championship 19/20 - Anyone noticed.....

Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 4:44 pm
by 1964white
A team creeping up the championship whom some of us predicted for a top-six finish.

Only team to win four of their last five matches scoring three goals in each of those four victories conceding only four goals. All this without last seasons prolific striker Maupey

Brentford of course

Strangely the Bees away form is overshadowing their home form with five wins under their belts away from Griffin Park

Lets hope it's only a fluky run & they drop away, the less contenders around us the better!

Re: Championship 19/20 - Anyone noticed.....

Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:05 pm
by gessa
West Brom's next 4 games are interesting.

Home to Sheff Wed- Bristol City - Swansea

Away to Preston

Re: Championship 19/20 - Anyone noticed.....

Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:09 pm
by 1964white
gessa wrote: Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:05 pm West Brom's next 4 games are interesting.

Home to Sheff Wed- Bristol City - Swansea

Away to Preston
I wonder many points the baggies would be realistically happy with?

On their day they are quite capable of taking all twelve points, a couple of below par performances would be welcome

Re: Championship 19/20 - Anyone noticed.....

Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:13 pm
by BGwhite
In a strange way WBA can do us some favours by taking points off the chasing pack but of course we have to keep up our recent good form to enable us to still be up there with them. 6 of 1....

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Re: Championship 19/20 - Anyone noticed.....

Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:14 pm
by gessa
1964white wrote: Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:09 pm I wonder many points the baggies would be realistically happy with?

On their day they are quite capable of taking all twelve points, a couple of below par performances would be welcome

They'd be looking at 10 from them.
I expect them to be champions, if they do get the 10 or even 12, then they'd be well on the way but just as importantly, it dents the hopes of a few contenders but it never or very seldomly works out that way.

Re: Championship 19/20 - Anyone noticed.....

Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:25 pm
by BGwhite
We should be looking at 9pts from the next 3 games, clubs in the bottom 8. These are games we should be winning when going for promotion and cementing our place in the top 3.

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Re: Championship 19/20 - Anyone noticed.....

Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:26 pm
by dezzy
I think O Neil is a great appointment he has done a great job with little resources up in Northern Ireland, Stoke have a good squad, Im sure he’ll come in and turn things around pretty quickly and then go on a run, if they’ll keep it up is another thing, hope not, potentially a strong side

Re: Championship 19/20 - Anyone noticed.....

Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:32 pm
by 1964white
dezzy wrote: Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:26 pm I think O Neil is a great appointment he has done a great job with little resources up in Northern Ireland, Stoke have a good squad, Im sure he’ll come in and turn things around pretty quickly and then go on a run, if they’ll keep it up is another thing, hope not, potentially a strong side
Thankfully we've played them away

Re: Championship 19/20 - Anyone noticed.....

Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:34 pm
by 1964white
gessa wrote: Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:14 pm They'd be looking at 10 from them.
I expect them to be champions, if they do get the 10 or even 12, then they'd be well on the way but just as importantly, it dents the hopes of a few contenders but it never or very seldomly works out that way.
If we get 9 or 10 points the same as the baggies surely a gap would open for WBA & ourselves of course, we need to stay on their tails

Re: Championship 19/20 - Anyone noticed.....

Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:44 pm
by gessa
1964white wrote: Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:34 pm If we get 9 or 10 points the same as the baggies surely a gap would open for WBA & ourselves of course, we need to stay on their tails
We are capable with the fixtures coming up but as I said it rarely works out that way but it would be nice.

Re: Championship 19/20 - Anyone noticed.....

Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:47 pm
by 1964white
gessa wrote: Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:44 pm We are capable with the fixtures coming up but as I said it rarely works out that way but it would be nice.
Wishful thinking eh ?

Re: Championship 19/20 - Anyone noticed.....

Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:48 pm
by gessa
1964white wrote: Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:47 pm Wishful thinking eh ?
Wishful thinking is we get 12 points and West Brom draw all 4. :)

Re: Championship 19/20 - Anyone noticed.....

Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:46 pm
by 1964white
gessa wrote: Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:48 pm Wishful thinking is we get 12 points and West Brom draw all 4. :)
Now that would be good :-D

Re: Championship 19/20 - Anyone noticed.....

Posted: Mon Nov 11, 2019 6:42 am
by BGwhite
It was around this point last season we won 7 on the bounce...I get a feeling we need to do something very similar right now to stay up there.

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Re: Championship 19/20

Posted: Mon Nov 11, 2019 6:18 pm
by Cjay
Colin has left Cardiff.

He will now retire . . . . . . Until February when he will become a manager again and immediately declare his new squad a great bunch of lads, the best he has worked with in fact.

Re: Championship 19/20

Posted: Mon Nov 11, 2019 6:54 pm
by Irish Ian
Cjay wrote: Mon Nov 11, 2019 6:18 pm Colin has left Cardiff.

He will now retire . . . . . . Until February when he will become a manager again and immediately declare his new squad a great bunch of lads, the best he has worked with in fact.
Next Norn Iron manager

I am officially starting the rumour here.

Re: Championship 19/20 - Anyone noticed.....

Posted: Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:23 pm
by dezzy
1964white wrote: Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:32 pm Thankfully we've played them away
Good, they’ll finish top ten at least I think