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The Championship 2018-19: More interesting than the Premier League

Discussion in 'Breakfast with Gazza (with Sachmoneious Bullcrap)' started by Dummy Hoy, Aug 9, 2018.

  1. Dummy Hoy

    Dummy Hoy Angry Pissbum SoSH Member

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    I figured.

    I also laughed...in a good natured way. Up the Owls.
     
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    Nice little article on Sam Hutchinson leading up to his return to Chelsea on Sunday.
     
  3. Dummy Hoy

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    This past Boxing Day Sunderland drew 46,039 to watch the hosts get a 1-0 win. That poor group of fans has been screwed, and that’s a proper clan up there. They were quite excited to set the record for League One (the owner bragged about beating L**ds previous record by 8K), and deservedly so. But it’s only the second largest crowd to see a 3rd division game (49, 309)



    So this is Derby week- Pigs come to Hillsborough Monday night (read into that time and date nonsense if you want, but it’s just more piss poor policing) and I’ve been trying to avoid thinking about the shit. This one is pretty tense- United, led by native pig Chris Wilder, are possibly the best team in the Championship up to this point of the season; the heroes in blue and white are in great form under Steve Bruce and have turned a year of garbage into a long shot playoff run.

    This is a baller game for those who don’t know much about it- they’ve been playing since 1890 and United have some shit like a one game lead in the series. Since they came back up to the Championship, they’ve been the better team by far, finishing significantly higher in the tables last year and far ahead this season. Last year the derby opened at Hillsborough; most Wednesdayites expected 3 points in a hard fought game against newly promoted United- they smoked us all over the pitch. Here’s the highlights (spoilered because that game hurt something dreadful to watch- just 90 minutes of internal distress ).


    Last two matches we needed to shut shit down, and pulled it off each time 0-0. Nothing to be proud of necessarily, but sometimes in life you gotta curl up and keep the damage from being too bad, and that’s what Wednesday worked hard to earn. This season we got a penalty save by cam dawson at brammall lane (at the laaaane, at the laaaane, they’re all fucking wankers at the lane) and last spring Danial Pudil put on such a performance that he got Sky MOTM as a CB in a nil-nil.

    (And posted this picture to his Instagram the next morning)

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    Of course the biggest derby game ever is 1993 FA Cup semi final. Wednesday bossed them all over Wembley but couldn’t break through until this:



    I wasn’t that into Wednesday then (unfortunately), and while there were derbies while both teams were in the Premiership in the 90s, they both bounced around a bit (If people don’t know about the Carlos Tevez shit in the 2000s, look it up. We fucking love Tevez). United had the upper hand a bit, but Wednesday got their first double in 90 years in part because of one of my favorite goals (and radio calls) ever.



    (So first of all, my god, that shot. Then, then the motherfucker turns and runs 125 yards at something more than cruising speed, shushing the stunned home fans along the way, to go celebrate at the away end. Fucking goosebumps every time I hear that call)

    The first derby game I could live interact with was the 2011 game at the sty. I was sitting in my kitchen listening to a radio stream, and lost my PSK invisible ninja shit when Professional Scumbag Gary Madine secured the comeback from 2-0 down (O’Grady in the 80th and Madine something like 5 minutes later).

    *Madine was served 5 months for fan assaults, including one where he asked some guy at a pub who he supported, and when the cat said “united,” Madine broke his cheekbone. Gary has a goddamn section on his Wikipedia page entitled Criminal Convictions. He plays for United now by the way.*

    In the second game, it was Gary Megson’s last game in charge (Gary’s dad Don might be the most Wednesday Legend ever, so Mandaric gave him the derby), and Chris O”Grady (go watch those highlights from the blades win I spoilered above…see how much it hurts) headed home a winner then raced over to Megson to hug him.

    So hey, guys…this shit got away from me a bit, but it means something. I’m pretty sure the game will be on Monday (jesus, that’s tomorrow now) on ESPN+ (it’s a sky sports game) at 2:45 eastern standard time. And while you should obviously root for Wednesday, just appreciate what a proper football tie this game is and the emotion that’s at play.
     
  4. Stanley Steamer

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    Nice history, DH.
    I'll be rooting for your lot to get all the points. I have ulterior motives.
     
  5. Dummy Hoy

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    Thanks Bud...I’m sure the boys will do it for Leeds.

    At this point seeing Leeds and United go up is a nightmare, and a lot of fans are debating which would be worse. To me it’s no question, especially with the whole Bielsa thing. Dream scenario at this point is United bottling another playoff final.

    Been a tough league this year...I mean, it always is, but the last few years there’s been a dominant team, this year the top 3 look a bit apart, but there’s a lot of teams that can steal points.
     
  6. Stanley Steamer

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    0-0.
    Glad I didn't watch. It's just like Liverpool these days.
     
  7. Dummy Hoy

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    You missed another game where a Wednesday CB won MOTM.

    Would’ve liked more, but will take that at this point.
     
  8. Dummy Hoy

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    Just leaving this here for no particular reason:
    (and yes, they hang this in their stadium and then pretend they're a bigger club than Wednesday.)
    [​IMG]
     
  9. Dummy Hoy

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    Goddammit @Stanley Steamer
    What are your lot good for? This is what I get for rooting for L**ds.
     
  10. Stanley Steamer

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    #&%@!!! That was a shitty way to start the day, and Leeds are in danger of ending up in the playoff shootout now. It would be nice if the frickin' Blades would remember how to 1) ship goals, and 2) lose.
     
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    All possible permutations for the Championship with 7 to go (8 for a couple of squads):

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    This league is bananas. Our Heroes in blue and white stripes are still eligible for automatic promotion or relegation.
     
  12. Dummy Hoy

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    @Stanley Steamer win/win for me today.

    At least if we lose, you stay ahead of the Pigs.

    Should be a great game, Wednesday in good form.
     
  13. Stanley Steamer

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    Thought I might hear from you. It really has been a rollercoaster these past few weeks. Wish I had a way to watch, but I can't seem to find good live stream options up here in Canada.
    Good luck to your lot, but go Leeds!!
     
  14. Stanley Steamer

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    Yes! Millwall miss penalty with 2 minutes left, but manage to equalize in extra time. 2 points dropped by the Pigs.
    Everybody loves Millwall.
     
  15. Dummy Hoy

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    Millwall and Leeds fans hugging in the Football Factory in NY, while a solitary United fan disgustedly tells the Wednesday throng he's rooting for them. The Championship is the best.
     
  16. Stanley Steamer

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    Thanks for that, DH. Still a ways to go
     
  17. Dummy Hoy

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    Yeah that sucked from Wednesday. Westwood and the CB aside that was either a no-show or a no-talent by everyone else on the team.

    Now don’t fucking blow this.
     
  18. Stanley Steamer

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    I won't.... I mean, we may..... I mean, I have no frickin' clue.
     
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