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Re: Rival Watch

by Denver Royal » 07 Oct 2019 18:39

Next Millwall manager odds:

3/1 Rowett
6/1 Roy Keane
14/1 Hughton
25’s Parky, Pulis, Karanka, Carvalhal, Ainsworth, Adkins, Chris Coleman
33’s McDermott, Pardew, Alan Devonshire, Javi Gracia, Zola, McLaren, Holloway, Mark Hughes, Moyes, Phil Neville, Martin O’Neil, Allardyce

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Re: Rival Watch

by Snowflake Royal » 07 Oct 2019 18:43

Denver Royal Next Millwall manager odds:

3/1 Rowett
6/1 Roy Keane
14/1 Hughton
25’s Parky, Pulis, Karanka, Carvalhal, Ainsworth, Adkins, Chris Coleman
33’s McDermott, Pardew, Alan Devonshire, Javi Gracia, Zola, McLaren, Holloway, Mark Hughes, Moyes, Phil Neville, Martin O’Neil, Allardyce

Rowett seems to have gone useless recently, but I don't pay much attention elsewhere so could easily be wrong.
Keane is absolutely Lollable.
Parky, Holloway or Pulis would probably do well there, though surely not big enough for Pulis's ego.
I doubt McDermott will manage again.
How the mighty have fallen, Pardew, Zola, McLaren, Hughes, Moyes.
MoN is surely finished at this point.

Hughton would be a great appointment, though I feel Millwall don't have enough potential for him.

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Re: Rival Watch

by URZZZZ » 07 Oct 2019 18:49

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Denver Royal Next Millwall manager odds:

3/1 Rowett
6/1 Roy Keane
14/1 Hughton
25’s Parky, Pulis, Karanka, Carvalhal, Ainsworth, Adkins, Chris Coleman
33’s McDermott, Pardew, Alan Devonshire, Javi Gracia, Zola, McLaren, Holloway, Mark Hughes, Moyes, Phil Neville, Martin O’Neil, Allardyce

Rowett seems to have gone useless recently, but I don't pay much attention elsewhere so could easily be wrong.
Keane is absolutely Lollable.
Parky, Holloway or Pulis would probably do well there, though surely not big enough for Pulis's ego.
I doubt McDermott will manage again.
How the mighty have fallen, Pardew, Zola, McLaren, Hughes, Moyes.
MoN is surely finished at this point.

Hughton would be a great appointment, though I feel Millwall don't have enough potential for him.


Rowett is a good manager at clubs with a low expectation/budget. Did well at Birmingham with a low budget, did well at Burton with a low budget, did quite well at Derby as well actually. Feel it’s a bit harsh to call him useless after one poor job at Stoke

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Re: Rival Watch

by Snowflake Royal » 07 Oct 2019 18:50

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Denver Royal Next Millwall manager odds:

3/1 Rowett
6/1 Roy Keane
14/1 Hughton
25’s Parky, Pulis, Karanka, Carvalhal, Ainsworth, Adkins, Chris Coleman
33’s McDermott, Pardew, Alan Devonshire, Javi Gracia, Zola, McLaren, Holloway, Mark Hughes, Moyes, Phil Neville, Martin O’Neil, Allardyce

Rowett seems to have gone useless recently, but I don't pay much attention elsewhere so could easily be wrong.
Keane is absolutely Lollable.
Parky, Holloway or Pulis would probably do well there, though surely not big enough for Pulis's ego.
I doubt McDermott will manage again.
How the mighty have fallen, Pardew, Zola, McLaren, Hughes, Moyes.
MoN is surely finished at this point.

Hughton would be a great appointment, though I feel Millwall don't have enough potential for him.


Rowett is a good manager at clubs with a low expectation/budget. Did well at Birmingham with a low budget, did well at Burton with a low budget, did quite well at Derby as well actually. Feel it’s a bit harsh to call him useless after one poor job at Stoke

Yeah, may well just have got the wrong impression. I don't really track other clubs / players / managers.

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Re: Rival Watch

by Mid Sussex Royal » 07 Oct 2019 18:57

Denver Royal Next Millwall manager odds:

3/1 Rowett
6/1 Roy Keane
14/1 Hughton
25’s Parky, Pulis, Karanka, Carvalhal, Ainsworth, Adkins, Chris Coleman
33’s McDermott, Pardew, Alan Devonshire, Javi Gracia, Zola, McLaren, Holloway, Mark Hughes, Moyes, Phil Neville, Martin O’Neil, Allardyce


Think Parky would be a good fit for them


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Re: Rival Watch

by URZZZZ » 08 Oct 2019 12:07

Barnsley manager gone. Barnsley fans really not happy with the sacking

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Re: Rival Watch

by John Smith » 08 Oct 2019 13:21

URZZZZ Rowett is a good manager at clubs with a low expectation/budget. Did well at Birmingham with a low budget, did well at Burton with a low budget, did quite well at Derby as well actually. Feel it’s a bit harsh to call him useless after one poor job at Stoke

Yes, agree with that. Would give him the benefit of the doub re. Stoke too as it seems to be a club rotten to the core. Poorly treated at Birmingham too. Would take him as a 3rd choice behind Ainsworth and Hughton.

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Re: Rival Watch

by URZZZZ » 12 Oct 2019 22:26

Oxford looking good at the moment

Last seven games
Won 3-0
Drew 2-2
Won 3-0
Won 4-0 vs West Ham!
Won 6-0
Drew 0-0
Won 3-0

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Re: Rival Watch

by URZZZZ » 18 Oct 2019 20:32

Cardiff have been absolutely abject, Wednesday looked efficient, deserved lead so far


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Re: Rival Watch

by tidus_mi2 » 19 Oct 2019 13:34

Blackburn 2-1 Huddersfield HT

Up to 21st as things stand :D

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Re: Rival Watch

by URZZZZ » 20 Oct 2019 14:56

Wigan 1-0 Forest HT
Yet again, the team near the bottom dominates the team near the top

Forest, like many other teams near the top, technically aren't very good but are getting the results

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Re: Rival Watch

by leon » 20 Oct 2019 15:32

URZZZZ Wigan 1-0 Forest HT
Yet again, the team near the bottom dominates the team near the top

Forest, like many other teams near the top, technically aren't very good but are getting the results


I was pilloried when I said I hadn’t seen a particularly good team this season a few weeks back. And I stand by it.

Charlton were probably the b st I’d say.

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Re: Rival Watch

by Hound » 20 Oct 2019 15:57

Watched the last 20 - Forest woeful, not a sniff of a chance

Wigan looked surprisingly quite good though. Imagine both will still be in the champ next year


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Re: Rival Watch

by URZZZZ » 20 Oct 2019 17:33

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URZZZZ Wigan 1-0 Forest HT
Yet again, the team near the bottom dominates the team near the top

Forest, like many other teams near the top, technically aren't very good but are getting the results


I was pilloried when I said I hadn’t seen a particularly good team this season a few weeks back. And I stand by it.

Charlton were probably the b st I’d say.


West Brom have been good when I’ve seen them on telly but they weren’t great against us. Brentford and Fulham are good in spells but I’m rarely impressed by the footballing ability of the opponents. I suppose the last team that really impressed me was Sheffield United back in February

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Re: Rival Watch

by Hound » 20 Oct 2019 18:19

Fulham were good but we made it ridiculously easy for them. Charlton similar, and actually were pretty poor in the first half. West Brom I thought looked good but we played well in that one.

Most teams fairly much the same quality to me otherwise- PNE started well and looked pretty good at the back. Think they got a bit complacent/ surprised by us being fairly good tbh. Not a bad side, just on a poor day

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Re: Rival Watch

by Snowflake Royal » 20 Oct 2019 18:39

Hound Fulham were good but we made it ridiculously easy for them. Charlton similar, and actually were pretty poor in the first half. West Brom I thought looked good but we played well in that one.

Most teams fairly much the same quality to me otherwise- PNE started well and looked pretty good at the back. Think they got a bit complacent/ surprised by us being fairly good tbh. Not a bad side, just on a poor day

Thought Fulham looked very good going forward but highly suspect in defence. Thought Charlton looked all round solid and effective. Wednesday very dangerous on the break but nothing special. Blackbun distinctly average. Brizzle decent and Preston horseshit.

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Re: Rival Watch

by Lower West » 20 Oct 2019 22:14

Hound PNE started well and looked pretty good at the back. Think they got a bit complacent/ surprised by us being fairly good tbh. Not a bad side, just on a poor day


With a new manager they had no idea what our style of play was going to be. Appeared to be set up for a high pressing game. A more direct style was something of a game leveller.

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Re: Rival Watch

by URZZZZ » 21 Oct 2019 00:57

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Hound PNE started well and looked pretty good at the back. Think they got a bit complacent/ surprised by us being fairly good tbh. Not a bad side, just on a poor day


With a new manager they had no idea what our style of play was going to be. Appeared to be set up for a high pressing game. A more direct style was something of a game leveller.


Preston seem very unlucky in that aspect actually!

15/16 : First game after Clarke was sacked
16/17 : First game for Stam
17/18 : Third game for Clement
19/20 : First game for Bowen

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Re: Rival Watch

by URZZZZ » 21 Oct 2019 01:03

Hound Fulham were good but we made it ridiculously easy for them. Charlton similar, and actually were pretty poor in the first half. West Brom I thought looked good but we played well in that one.

Most teams fairly much the same quality to me otherwise- PNE started well and looked pretty good at the back. Think they got a bit complacent/ surprised by us being fairly good tbh. Not a bad side, just on a poor day


It’s what makes the Championship as good as it is, it’s so hard to predict. Barnsley dominating Swansea, us beating Preston, Luton 3-0 Bristol, Wigan winning today, Stoke besting Fulham etc. Much rather watch the Championship than the Prem which is dying a slow death currently with around 60% of teams solely interested in defending and then adding VAR to it which is a farce

Being successful in the Championship is all down to mindset, ability to grind out 1-0 wins, a good structure etc. Very few teams are actually good footballing teams. Which is why newly promoted teams tend to struggle. Hard work alone doesn’t equal success in the Prem whereas I think it can do in the championship

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Re: Rival Watch

by Hound » 21 Oct 2019 06:03

Yep agreed

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