Daryl Dike at West Bromwich Albion

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  1. The Irish Rover

    The Irish Rover Member+

    Aug 1, 2010
    Dublin
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Ireland Republic
    Spain may well be better in terms of the quality of the football (better coaching = better tactics = better teams) but the Championship has more $$, way more, than any other D2 and the individual players are better as a result. BL2 would belong in the conversation as well
     
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  2. The Irish Rover

    The Irish Rover Member+

    Aug 1, 2010
    Dublin
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Ireland Republic
    Like @felloveranddidanadu says, it'd make zero sense for Orlando to exercise that right. Barnsley are almost certain to be in the playoffs, and how Daryl does there will have far more impact on their season - via the difference in the players they can afford to acquire before the MLS window closes/after it reopens than him scoring/assisting in every one of the half-dozen MLS games he'll miss.

    I'd imagine that Daryl would have something to say about that idea as well. Not too sure it'd be printable though.
     
  3. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    The Canaries are back to the EPL for sure, and Watford are almost there. Needless to say, the fave to win the playoff is the third team relegated last season: B'mouth. While Reading may still catch the 3-6 pack, it's unlikely.
     
  4. The Irish Rover

    The Irish Rover Member+

    Aug 1, 2010
    Dublin
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Ireland Republic
    Reading haven't won three in a row since February, when they played Rotherham, Blackburn and Sheffield Wednesday, two of whom were (and still are) in the relegation places. Meanwhile, Barnsley have won 3 of their last 4 games and 112 of their last 15.

    Even if Reading win today, a win for Barnsley leaves Reading with only a mathematical chance - squeaking in on GD by winning both of their last two games while Barnsley lose both. Not going to happen.
     
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  5. The Irish Rover

    The Irish Rover Member+

    Aug 1, 2010
    Dublin
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Ireland Republic
    Barnsley play Rotherham today, who have 5 games to make up a 4-point gap on a desperately poor Derby and escape relegation. The Millers have taken just one point from the last 5 games, conceding 7 goals in the process - exactly the opposition you'd want to face in a game where a win would all but seal a playoff place.
     
  6. Jumbalaya

    Jumbalaya Member+

    Apr 27, 2010
    Chicago
    Club:
    Sunderland AFC
    Who had Daryl Dike scores 9 in 17 in the 'ship in his 2nd professional year on their bingo card?
     
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  7. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    I got him now set to finish with 12 goals *crossing fingers*

    He's only 2 goals behind their top scorer who's played in 22 more games. :confused:
     
  8. KALM

    KALM Member+

    Oct 6, 2006
    Boston/Providence
    Barnsley grind out a 1-0 result in an ugly game. But a huge 3 points nonetheless.

    They just need 1 more point from their last two games (or they just need Reading to drop points in any of their last 3 games) to secure a spot in the playoffs.
     
  9. Jazzy Altidore

    Jazzy Altidore Member+

    Sep 2, 2009
    San Francisco
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    How much Spain second division football do you really watch tho
     
  10. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
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    United States
  11. ebbro

    ebbro Member+

    Jun 10, 2005
  12. Jumbalaya

    Jumbalaya Member+

    Apr 27, 2010
    Chicago
    Club:
    Sunderland AFC
    He was getting fouled rugby style the last 25 minutes of the match.
     
  13. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    He's smiling on the inside.
     
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  14. MtnGardener

    MtnGardener Member+

    San Jose Earthquakes
    United States
    Jul 21, 2017
    The tragedy? Just try to get a Barnsley jersey. Unless you are 3XL or 4XL you are out of luck. I thought it would be fun. I thought I would channel the beast. I thought I'd look nice in red. I will never know.
     
  15. YankatOxford

    YankatOxford Member+

    Oct 15, 2007
    To be fair, 3XL is probably Barnsley’s most popular size.
     
  16. The Irish Rover

    The Irish Rover Member+

    Aug 1, 2010
    Dublin
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Ireland Republic
    Hit the gym then.

    Hang this picture above the weight machine.

    [​IMG]
     
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  17. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
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    United States
  18. rgli13

    rgli13 Member+

    Mar 23, 2005
    Memphis, Tn
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    in fairness, he was going for full gooch but thats as close as he could get being so smiley...
     
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  19. tomásbernal

    tomásbernal Member+

    Sep 4, 2007
    Club:
    Portland Timbers
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That's ok, though, we all know who'd win in leg wrestling.
     
  20. HockeytownHeel

    HockeytownHeel Member+

    Dortmund
    United States
    Jul 23, 2018
    Going to be interested in watching Barnsley and Swansea try and get that last spot. Though Im pretty sure both USA players on Swansea are out after year whether they qualify or not right?
     
  21. Bruce S

    Bruce S Member+

    Sep 10, 1999
    Yes, likely. But it isn't totally impossible that if Barnsley are promoted they buy Dike
     
  22. ArsenalMetro

    ArsenalMetro Member+

    United States
    Aug 5, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    They're both gone already - Arriola's loan was terminated after he injured his quad at the end of March, Morris's after the ACL injury.
     
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  23. Shaster

    Shaster Member+

    Apr 13, 1999
    El Cerrito, CA, USA
    Looks like Championship is a filter which only the fittest can pass and move on in to Premiership. Dike has a passing grade. Other two failed. I am wonder if new MLS kids like Cowell can success here.
     
  24. Bruce S

    Bruce S Member+

    Sep 10, 1999
    it is perhaps the roughest league in the world. It's a terrible filter if we want our guys to learn good soccer.
     
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  25. ArsenalMetro

    ArsenalMetro Member+

    United States
    Aug 5, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Saying that Morris failed because he tore his ACL is really narrow thinking.

    You don't need to tear down one player to build up another.
     

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