nPower Championship 2011/2012


Dokaka (Forum Member) on February 22nd, 2012, 8:31 am

Couldn't find a thread for it, so instead of talking about it all over the board I'll guess I'll keep it here :)

Very exciting stuff this season. 11 teams in with a shout for promotion.

Brighton has been the team to watch. Gus Poyet has done an amazing job for them and they play some of the best football in all of England. They lack a potent striker though which really hurts them.

I'm obviously very happy with the table seeing as we're currently 1st with a game in hand. Sam has done very well and worked hard to fix mostly all of our flaws created by our 2 previous disasters at the manager spot. He's also made some brilliant signing including Lansbury on loan from you obviously.

Southampton are also looking very strong this season. I'm beyond thankful that you snapped up AOC from them, holy ****.

Millwall are close to relegation which pleases me in more ways than Jessica Alba could.

GP - W - D - L - GD - P

1 Southampton 36 20 9 7 65-33 32 69
2 West Ham 35 19 9 7 55-34 21 66
3 Reading 35 20 6 9 47-29 18 66
4 Middlesbrough 35 16 11 8 43-37 6 59
5 Brighton 36 16 10 10 44-36 8 58
6 Cardiff 35 15 12 8 54-44 10 57
7 Birmingham 34 15 11 8 54-33 21 56
8 Blackpool 36 15 11 10 59-49 10 56
9 Hull 34 15 9 10 34-28 6 54
10 Leeds 36 15 8 13 54-49 5 53
11 Crystal Palace 35 12 13 10 36-32 4 49
12 Leicester 35 13 9 13 48-43 5 48
13 Burnley 35 14 6 15 48-44 4 48
14 Watford 36 12 11 13 42-54 -12 47
15 Derby 35 13 7 15 38-47 -9 46
16 Ipswich 35 13 6 16 56-63 -7 45
17 Barnsley 36 12 7 17 46-57 -11 43
18 Peterborough 35 11 8 16 54-57 -3 41
19 Millwall 36 9 10 17 39-50 -11 37
20 Nottingham F. 35 10 5 20 33-54 -21 35
21 Bristol City 36 9 7 20 32-59 -27 34
22 Coventry 36 7 9 20 31-50 -19 30
23 Doncaster 34 7 9 18 31-55 -24 30
24 Portsmouth 35 9 9 17 34-40 -6 26


I'll update the table once a week or more often if I remember it :P

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albakos (Trusted Member) on February 22nd, 2012, 12:32 pm

How is Lansbury playing?

Do you think he has developed enough, so he could be part of our team next season ?

Rorz (Forum Member) on February 22nd, 2012, 3:20 pm

Lansbury played 35 mins in goal for West Ham last night, and did fairly well by the sounds of things :lol:

Definitely think we should give him a half season in the first team here, has always been impressive when he's been given the chance.

mistaT (Trusted Member) on February 22nd, 2012, 5:03 pm

Players from the Championship to keep an eye on?

ebouenolike (Trusted Member) on February 22nd, 2012, 5:46 pm

West Ham and Southampton coming up would be nice.
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redwhiteAustrian (Global Moderator) on February 22nd, 2012, 6:02 pm

I'd like to have Leeds back in the PL to be honest, maybe Cardiff as another option. Rather them than Birmingham.

GDeep (Forum Member) on February 22nd, 2012, 6:19 pm

Wouldnt mind seeing Brum back up tbh, mainly because of Chris Hughton who is proving himself to be a good manager, aswell as coming across well as an individual, always classy after a game, win or lose, similar to Roberto Martinez.

Allardyce needs to be back where he belongs too, in Englands top flight, while we always used to do well against Southampton, hope they make it too.

Dokaka (Forum Member) on February 22nd, 2012, 7:41 pm

albakos wrote:How is Lansbury playing?

Do you think he has developed enough, so he could be part of our team next season ?


Yes, but not sure which role though. He's not a DLP but he's not a true AM either. He's a bit like Ramsey, but better on the ball in my opinion. His passing is crisp and it's obvious that he's an Arsenal product, always wants to pass and move.

mistaT wrote:Players from the Championship to keep an eye on?


There's been a lack of prolific strikers in all honesty. Lambert from Southampton is okay but that's more down to the support around him.

I'm fairly hyped about our 2 newest purchases in attack. Nicky Maynard looks the part and could be our new Ashton while Vaz Te is your typical Allardyce winger, hard working. Vaz Te has scored 11 goals from the wing though this season playing for Burnley.

James Tomkins has again shown that he's a brilliant defender for us. Sam has started using him as a DM and he's been a brick wall there. He's only 22.

Clrnc (Trusted Member) on February 24th, 2012, 5:25 pm

I missed us travelling to St Mary's. Pires used to be so good against them.

Didn't they just get promoted from league 1 though?

Dokaka (Forum Member) on February 24th, 2012, 5:34 pm

Clrnc wrote:I missed us travelling to St Mary's. Pires used to be so good against them.

Didn't they just get promoted from league 1 though?


Back in 2010 yes. Pardew got sacked by them last season and took over Newcastle.

ebouenolike (Trusted Member) on February 25th, 2012, 7:49 am

Southampton have hit a sticky patch recently, but beforehand they were playing some lovely stuff. Would love them to get promoted.
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fabo (Forum Member) on February 25th, 2012, 11:23 am

Like to see Blackpool go up, Holloway is a legend.

Find them very profitable to bet on aswell.

Dokaka (Forum Member) on February 28th, 2012, 12:46 pm

Updated the table.

Bad weekend for us. Should've won.

Was good to see Brighton get the 3-0 win and Birmingham losing 1-2 at him to Forrest was brilliant.

fabo (Forum Member) on March 3rd, 2012, 7:43 pm

Leeds vs Southampton is a cracker. End to end stuff.

Lambert scored a bullet on the break, Southampton all about counter-attack. Keeper making sensational saves to keep Leeds at bay.

fabo (Forum Member) on March 3rd, 2012, 7:44 pm

What a save again by Davis, match of his life.

fabo (Forum Member) on March 3rd, 2012, 8:05 pm

Unreal stuff. How have Leeds not scored, crossbar twice........:lol:

fabo (Forum Member) on March 3rd, 2012, 8:14 pm

Super 1-0 win for Southampton at Elland Road. Title winning stuff perhaps.

Monstrous performance from Kelvin Davis.

Dokaka (Forum Member) on March 4th, 2012, 12:25 pm

Massive game for us today, especially with Southampton's win.

I'd settle for a draw honestly, but when been good away so we might even thump them.

I'll update the table after our game :)

Dokaka (Forum Member) on March 4th, 2012, 4:25 pm

Updated the table.

Brilliant win for us. Not a fantastic performance by any means, but a clean sheet and 2 goal win away at Cardiff is a very good result.

fabo (Forum Member) on March 4th, 2012, 4:27 pm

Cardiff were shot it seemed, heavy legs from last week I'd say.

From what I seen, Lansbury wasn't up to much. Not really in the game.

Dokaka (Forum Member) on March 4th, 2012, 4:33 pm

fabo wrote:Cardiff were shot it seemed, heavy legs from last week I'd say.

From what I seen, Lansbury wasn't up to much. Not really in the game.


Nah, he didn't do much. Probably still a bit tired after the internationals. He just came back from an injury as well.

fabo (Forum Member) on March 11th, 2012, 1:51 pm

Warnock working his magic again at Championship level, he's best suited to the lower divisions I think. Leeds 2-0 up away to Boro. Horrible error by Justin Hoyte for the Becchio goal.........:lol:

Would expect Warnock to get Leeds promoted next season, probably a bit too late to achieve it this year.

entropy13 (Forum Member) on March 11th, 2012, 2:15 pm

I guess it's Southampton's title to lose now, although the others can still catch up only if they don't slip up and Southampton does.

Cue the inevitable mention of Bale, Oxlade-Chamberlain and Walcott being former Southampton players in their four games against us and the 5pud2.

Dokaka (Forum Member) on March 12th, 2012, 2:53 pm

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:lol: You know BFS is your manager when this is how you score.

**** performance from us at home yet again. We're too inconsistent, losing point against **** teams but winning tough matches.

A bit like you, really.

Updated the table.

David Smith (Lobby Member) on March 25th, 2012, 10:22 pm

Hammers haven't won in 5 games. Reading now 2nd with a 4 point gap over them. Crucial game on Saturday.

SomGooner (Forum Member) on March 26th, 2012, 12:11 am

Would love to see ex-gunner and a Gooner Brian Mcdermott bring Reading back to the premier league.

fabo (Forum Member) on April 9th, 2012, 6:11 pm

West Ham struggling yet again at home, 2-1 down vs Birmingham.

:lol:......3-1 Brum now right on HT.

How can Allardyce not get West Ham promoted, bloody hell. They should be walking that league.

Leeds continue to struggle aswell, lost 2-0 at home to Derby. Surprised how badly Warnock has done tbh.

ibby (Forum Member) on April 9th, 2012, 6:15 pm

Fat Sam is doing his best to get sacked. **** football, fans hate him and are in a terrible run of form.

Still, with Jose rumoured to get the City job, will Fat Sam see being sacked this summer as a blessing in disguise :?:

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fabo (Forum Member) on April 9th, 2012, 6:25 pm

He said things would be different if his name was Allardici!

redwhiteAustrian (Global Moderator) on April 9th, 2012, 6:27 pm

Always knew it was the wrong decision to sack Grayson, he's done a good job at Leeds but with next to no support from the board, it was simply a question of time until his miracle working wasn't going to cut it anymore.
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