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Re: Rival Watch

by tidus_mi2 » 15 Jul 2020 19:49

Kyle Naughton gets a straight red so will miss the final game of the season against us.

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Re: Rival Watch

by Stranded » 15 Jul 2020 20:20

Huddersfield have WBA and Millwall to play. Ouch.

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Re: Rival Watch

by Hound » 15 Jul 2020 20:47

Huddersfield still in the mix certainly

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Re: Rival Watch

by Mid Sussex Royal » 15 Jul 2020 21:26

So are Charlton, an in form Wigan and Leeds to play

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Re: Rival Watch

by Old Man Andrews » 15 Jul 2020 21:28

Would love Huddersfield, Birmingham and Hull to go. Got a soft spot for Barnsley as for some reason they use the theme to the Hitman and Her as their players walkout music. Got to respect that.


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Re: Rival Watch

by Notts Royal » 15 Jul 2020 22:40

Hull v Luton at the weekend - can see Luton escaping

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Re: Rival Watch

by linkenholtroyal » 15 Jul 2020 23:55

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I know you've got a hard on for Leeds but I did say West Brom would be more concerned.

I said nothing that isn't factually accurate. You will respect Leeds.

No I won’t can’t make me.

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Re: Rival Watch

by URZZZZ » 16 Jul 2020 00:48

Nameless I hope Leeds get promoted, will be great not having them in this division, even if it’s only for one season.


Think Leeds would be OK next season if they inevitably get promoted this season. Would need a striker alongside Bamford and perhaps a couple of backups elsewhere but nothing too radical

Lesson for the promoted Champ teams this season is don’t overspend as it rarely works. Huddersfield, Fulham and Villa have all fallen victim to this, in reality, buying a load of random foreigners doesn’t help as firstly most have none/little experience of English football and additionally, can negatively affect team morale

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Re: Rival Watch

by Stranded » 16 Jul 2020 06:09

Notts Royal Hull v Luton at the weekend - can see Luton escaping


If any of the current bottom 3 are going to get out of it, it is them. GD is not their friend though so definitely need Charlton and Huddersfield to lose this weekend.


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Re: Rival Watch

by Royality creeps In » 16 Jul 2020 06:28

For purely selfish reasons don't want Brum or Charlton to go, as they are great days out on the pop. {Here's hoping we can get back to games soon)

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by Stranded » 16 Jul 2020 10:18

Royality creeps In For purely selfish reasons don't want Brum or Charlton to go, as they are great days out on the pop. {Here's hoping we can get back to games soon)


Well the EFL were hoping to do some trial runs on the final day but only for games that are dead rubbers. Unfortunately, they cancelled it as there doesn't appear there will be many if any.

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Re: Rival Watch

by Old Man Andrews » 16 Jul 2020 10:23

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Royality creeps In For purely selfish reasons don't want Brum or Charlton to go, as they are great days out on the pop. {Here's hoping we can get back to games soon)


Well the EFL were hoping to do some trial runs on the final day but only for games that are dead rubbers. Unfortunately, they cancelled it as there doesn't appear there will be many if any.

Can't see away supporters being let in until there is a vaccine, government can't possibly consider allowing thousands of people to travel around the country every weekend potentially spreading infection. Easiest way to do things is to allow clubs to fill 25% of their stadium with home supporters each week and then steadily increase numbers based on infection rates in that particular region. Its going to be a slow process.

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Re: Rival Watch

by Silver Fox » 16 Jul 2020 10:27

Mid Sussex Royal They benefited hugely from the covid break as would have run out of steam as per usual if the season had played out in March


Yep, almost as much of an asterisk against a Leeds promotion as Wycombe's playoff win


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Re: Rival Watch

by Stranded » 16 Jul 2020 10:39

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Royality creeps In For purely selfish reasons don't want Brum or Charlton to go, as they are great days out on the pop. {Here's hoping we can get back to games soon)


Well the EFL were hoping to do some trial runs on the final day but only for games that are dead rubbers. Unfortunately, they cancelled it as there doesn't appear there will be many if any.

Can't see away supporters being let in until there is a vaccine, government can't possibly consider allowing thousands of people to travel around the country every weekend potentially spreading infection. Easiest way to do things is to allow clubs to fill 25% of their stadium with home supporters each week and then steadily increase numbers based on infection rates in that particular region. Its going to be a slow process.


That was the plan - 25% capacity - home fans only. Hence wanting to trial it at a game with nothing riding on it so as not to skew a game with relegation/promotion riding on it

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Re: Rival Watch

by John Smith » 16 Jul 2020 11:04

Old Man Andrews He has had a nightmare that keeper.

Bit late to the party but what an incredible result for Wycombe. I nearly wrote the word unbelievable but with Gareth Ainsworth, anything is believable/possible.

With regards to the Oxford United goalkeeper, if I was in charge of the club I would sack him for that shocking display: costing his side two goals, unable to keep his cool on the big stage and undoing a year's hard work in 90 mins of madness. He goes.

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by paultheroyal » 16 Jul 2020 11:55

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Well the EFL were hoping to do some trial runs on the final day but only for games that are dead rubbers. Unfortunately, they cancelled it as there doesn't appear there will be many if any.



With 9000 season ticket holders at Reading - its going to be easy for them as a club to open up 1/3rd capacity.

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Re: Rival Watch

by Old Man Andrews » 16 Jul 2020 11:56

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Well the EFL were hoping to do some trial runs on the final day but only for games that are dead rubbers. Unfortunately, they cancelled it as there doesn't appear there will be many if any.



With 9000 season ticket holders at Reading - its going to be easy for them as a club to open up 1/3rd capacity.

We aren't going to have that many next season, reckon about a quarter of that based on financial impact to people and the worry of catching COVID.

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Re: Rival Watch

by paultheroyal » 16 Jul 2020 11:58

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Well the EFL were hoping to do some trial runs on the final day but only for games that are dead rubbers. Unfortunately, they cancelled it as there doesn't appear there will be many if any.



With 9000 season ticket holders at Reading - its going to be easy for them as a club to open up 1/3rd capacity.

We aren't going to have that many next season, reckon about a quarter of that based on financial impact to people and the worry of catching COVID.


if its the only way to watch The Royals - i believe high percentage will renewal with the remainder upto a capacity of about 10,000 offered on the royalty scheme reward points system, first come first served.

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Re: Rival Watch

by From Despair To Where? » 16 Jul 2020 12:00

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If any of the current bottom 3 are going to get out of it, it is them. GD is not their friend though so definitely need Charlton and Huddersfield to lose this weekend.


Barnsley are fcuked with away trips to Leeds and Brentford still to play

The other 4 effectively in the bottom 5 play each other.

Winner of Charlton v Wigan stays up. Charlton need to win with a trip to Leeds on the the final day.

Both Luton and Hull really need at least 4 points. Loser on Saturday is down barring an unlikely chain of events.

Huddersfield realistically need a point or to do no worse than Charlton's on Saturday.

I reckon it will be Hull and Charlton joining Barnsley.

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Re: Rival Watch

by paultheroyal » 16 Jul 2020 12:02

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Notts Royal Hull v Luton at the weekend - can see Luton escaping


If any of the current bottom 3 are going to get out of it, it is them. GD is not their friend though so definitely need Charlton and Huddersfield to lose this weekend.


Barnsley are fcuked with away trips to Leeds and Brentford still to play

The other 4 effectively in the bottom 5 play each other.

Winner of Charlton v Wigan stays up. Charlton need to win with a trip to Leeds on the the final day.

Both Luton and Hull really need at least 4 points. Loser on Saturday is down barring an unlikely chain of events.

Huddersfield realistically need a point or to do no worse than Charlton's on Saturday.

I reckon it will be Hull and Charlton joining Barnsley.


Thats an amazing run of fixtures and coincidences.

Based on the above...

you are correct - Barnsley, Hull and Charlton are goners.

However - if there are any freak results ie Barnsley getting a win or Charlton at Leeds then one of them will swap with Huddersfield. Fascinating.

Wigan have been nothing short of fantastic.

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