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Discussion in 'League Championship' started by Myshoe, May 31, 2014.
i like their badge. are they generally good folk?
Just your typical Londoners I suppose, as a club they're a tiny fish in a big pond so I imagine a lot of the locals support the more fashionable/successful Premier League clubs.
They managed to get relegated with a goal differential of -10. If you rank the clubs by goal differential and then goals scored, they would have been 8 spots higher. Crewe Alexandra had the second worst goal differential at -32 and survived.
I've only been to Orient a couple of times, but I had a good time with theirs on both occasions, both at ground and pub.
one of my fave scarfs!
Morgan and Pringle leaving by the sound of it because we won't offer them the kind of contract they want (ie. a Championship one), Bolton supposedly lining them up. The spine of our double promotion winning team is pretty much gone if they leave. Evans needs to make some good signings over the summer or we could be next seasons Blackpool. I think it'll be much tougher next season we're probably going to need over 50pts to stay up. Interesting times!
non-league nigel is out at the pigs', and I've heard some noise about some of theirs wanting Evans in. even if you dismiss the likelihood of dropping a division, do you think the potential for difficulties that you've mentioned might make Evans consider positions elsewhere?
If he was going to leave for a League One club this summer I think he would have already gone to Peterborough, it's no secret he has links with them and they seemed to leave the door open for him. In fact, I think if we had got relegated this season he would have likely joined them already, he's still only a year into a 3 year contract but I don't think our chairman would have stood in his way if he had asked to leave to be closer to family etc. I don't think he will go to Sheffield United personally but if they offer an insane amount of money who knows. I think he's more interested in managing and challenging himself in the Championship at this point and we give him a platform for that for now.
It looks like things are getting serious about expanding the stadium.
I can't help but think we'll be back in League One unable to fill it inside the next couple of years but I suppose our chairman has to take an optimistic approach as we'll probably never in a position to take Championship status for granted.
Hi guys, are you as bored as I am during the off season?
Our summer signings so far:
Aidy White released by Leeds.
Joe Mattock released by Wednesday.
Our ex-captain Craig Morgan has joined Wigan, Ben Pringle is still a free agent.
I enjoyed this article about Mattock here:
It's all gone quiet on the stadium expansion front but I'm not surprised really, maybe our chairman just put it out there to show any potential signings that we have ambition, even if that excludes paying decent wages.
Follow the World Cup qualifiers.
I am actually enjoying the WWC. True story.
I have been doing I saw your lot beat Germany in a friendly too, also watched some of the Women's World Cup.. none of it's a patch on club football though even if we might be next seasons Blackpool lol.. talking of which we've got MK Dons first match there's nothing like a relegation 6 pointer to start off the season.
for sure. roll on August.
Been watching WWC, definitely looking forward to the season starting up!
Me too, great matches so far. Not a fan of the field turf nonsense, brutal surfaces to play on.
Another Wednesday cast off signs for us:
I hope these players you are releasing are good.
Do you mean artificial pitches? how come they are so prevalent in North America? I think a few MLS teams still use them? or at least did a few years ago.
buxton was one of our best, imho. pook rated him as well.
canada has a lot of snow so i'm pretty sure that is the reason for so many fake surfaces.
At least two of the 20 MLS clubs, Seattle Sounders and New England Revolution, play on turf. The New York Cosmos of the NASL (one level below MLS but without promotion and relegation) also play on turf.
Ivan is misleading you, here, myshoe. I mean, it is technically correct for him to have said that 'I rate him'. a far more accurate interpretation, however, would be that I love him.
the acquisition of Lewis Buxton has sent Rotherham United soaring up the chart of 'Pook's benevolent football league wishes'. he's a very solid fullback at this level, who can do a respectable job at centerhalf if needed. he defends well, gets forward well, is good with the ball at his feet, and can put in a good cross. i'm not saying he's world class at any of them, mind you, but based upon what I've seen of him, it all adds up to a quality championship defender.
he has had some injury problems, to be fair, and I presume it's why Wednesday didn't offer him another contract. frankly, if they think that just because they've come into a bit of money they're suddenly too good for Lewis Buxton, I'd beg to differ. then again, I make no pretense to objectivity, here. Lewis Buxton is my favorite player in the Football League - or at least was, until Michael Dawson dropped down with Hull. And there's Tommy Spurr at Blackburn ... but I digress.
now ... sing along with me ...
on the right, on the right Lewis Buxton
on the right, he will go past you
on the right, on the right Lewis Buxton
Lewis Buxton is the white Cafu
or there's my own:
you can crush us
you can bruise us
but you'll have to answer to
ooh-oh, Lewis Buxton
that last one never quite caught on at Hillsborough, to be honest. but if you want to us it at the New York, I won't enforce the copyright.
artificial surfaces became prominent in American sports during the 70s, as games like American football tore fields(pitches) to shreds. it was also seen as 'the future' for baseball, where there would be no more 'bad hops' and a better arbiter of true abilities. then, after a while, everyone realized they are shit, and most of them went away.
they are much improved now, and far less shit. but they are shit, nonetheless. I hate them. in the immortal words of the legendary Dick Allen, 'if a cow can't eat it, I don't want to play on it'.
The only thing I can think of is they are more cost effective.
Especially in Portland and Seattle where the rain would trash the surface. Although, doesn't seem to be an issue for teams in England.
I wonder how they stack up as far as injuries go vs a natural surface.