I'm back baby! The 2023-24 EFL Championship

Dummy Hoy

Angry Pissbum
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Jul 22, 2006
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Falmouth
Why?

genuinely curious, not trying to be contrary.
I have a strange dislike for clubs who have one sort of singular moment in time in their history where they were good but then pretty non descript the rest of their history, yet the fans act like they’re Arsenal or whatever. This group includes Derby and Forest too.

just me being sports petty.
 

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Sunny von Bulow
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Jan 10, 2004
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The first legs of the Championship playoffs were on this Sunday past, and they were both pretty dire - 0-0 draws for West Brom at Southampton, and for Leeds at Norwich too.

But this afternoon, Leeds has put three past the Canaries and it's not even halftime.

I always like Norwich in the PL, with their kits. They provide some geographic diversity; I like that part of England. And SJH is a Norwich fan.

Nevertheless, dirty Leeds looks to be coming back up, barring a legendary fightback.
 

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Sunny von Bulow
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Leeds could/should have had two more in the past two minutes. Looks like men against boys.
 

fletcherpost

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That Norwich miss just after Leeds second goal was a gut punch. One on one v the goalie, he's got to score.

Then Leeds get a third and it's pretty much done and dusted now.

I like seeing Leeds in the Prem. One of the more passionate fan bases.
 

Dummy Hoy

Angry Pissbum
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Jul 22, 2006
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Falmouth
That Norwich miss just after Leeds second goal was a gut punch. One on one v the goalie, he's got to score.

Then Leeds get a third and it's pretty much done and dusted now.

I like seeing Leeds in the Prem. One of the more passionate fan bases.
I thought that was a great save tbh…Sargent had the chip but Meslier (who has had his struggles so props to him) was able to flash the arm up.

Leeds obviously disgusts me, but there’s no doubt they bring a level of passion and support that the premiership largely lacks.
 

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Sunny von Bulow
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When we traveled by train from Liverpool to York to Edinburgh last summer, by far the most common kit and logo we saw between Merseyside and Newcastle was Leeds. Moreso than the Manchester clubs or anyone else.
 

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Sunny von Bulow
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Jan 10, 2004
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Worlds Richest Game on at Wembley. After Leeds had the better of the play, Southampton gain their footing and spring Armstrong to sneak a worm-burner past Meslier at 23’.
 

fletcherpost

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I wonder if both managers have the same stylist. They've both gone for what i like to call 'funeral casual'. Black trousers and black t-shirt.

Some games are so eventful you don't have time to think upon such matters, this is not one of those matches.
 

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Sunny von Bulow
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Leeds never did enough. A couple of nervy moments for the Saints as you’d expect but Leeds never convinced me that they had the equalizer in them.
 

Mighty Joe Young

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Good to see Southampton back in the Prem. Getting relegated in the first place seemed like kind of a fluke as they usually were mid-table.

Question - obviously it’s worth anywhere for 100m-300m to the owners - but, for the players ? Do they typically have clauses in their contracts stipulating they get paid more if they’re in the EPL vs the Championship?
 

Dummy Hoy

Angry Pissbum
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Jul 22, 2006
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Falmouth
Going to be a fun league next season- there are some big clubs and great rivalries and as always a wide variety of styles and passion. Obviously the goal is to get to the first division, but I think this league is probably more fun.
 

Morgan's Magic Snowplow

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Jul 2, 2006
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Well, that sucked. Mama, don't let your babies grow up to be Leeds fans.
It does kind of approximate being a Sox fan, pre-2004.
Red Bull Leeds on the horizon?

This seems big, helps the club with their immediate financial difficulties and could be a prelude to a full sale in the future. Say what one will about the energy drink and this kind of corporate ownership, clubs in this family have been run very astutely and competitively.

https://www.leedsunited.com/news/partnerships/33559/leeds-united-football-club-announce-red-bull-as-front-of-shirt-partner
 

Stanley Steamer

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Interesting. Funny that they are moving from a boiler company that no one in N. America has ever heard of to one of the more recognizable brands in sports. But yes, Red Bull has demonstrated astute ownership over time, and I sense the 49ers group will do just the same. As long as they don't bring Jesse Marsch back anytime soon.
 

bsj

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Dec 6, 2003
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Hopeful that Marti doesn't get poached. If he doesn't I am very optimistic about our chances at a top half, maybe even top 8 finish next year. And if they have a good signing period, being a fringe playoff team is not impossible.