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Everything posted by Loderingo

  1. I don’t think the 2 Nottingham clubs have been rivals for a very long time. Forest’s rivals are Derby, County’s are Mansfield.
  2. No Leeds, No Villa, No Newcastle. Who are Sky now going to put on every single week in the Championship? Forest? Frank Lampardless Derby County?
  3. Nonsense. Getting us promoted should be a piece of cake!
  4. Makes you wonder about the lower leagues where they stopped and used PPG. In our league Forest and Preston would have been in the playoffs if we had used PPG, while Luton and Barnsley would have gone down.
  5. If Terry got it, be prepared to be known as John Terry's Bristol City...
  6. I hope you made it. Malta are supposed to be quarantining everyone who comes in for 14 days. Worse places to be stuck
  7. Also the Swiss Government have banned all events with more than 1,000 people so all football games are off. They may have to finish the season with all games being played behind closed doors.
  8. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2020/02/28/no-guarantee-liverpool-would-crowned-premier-league-champions/ There is no guarantee Liverpool would be crowned Premier League champions if the season was curtailed by the coronavirus, Telegraph Sport can reveal. There is also no guarantee the bottom three clubs would not be relegated, with no specific regulation in place governing such a scenario. The rapid spread of the virus has raised the prospect of the Government ordering the cancellation of all sporting events in the UK for more than two months, something that could m
  9. I think people are very complacent because SARS and bird flu didn’t affect us. The difference between this and SARS is it is much more infectious and has a long incubation period. This means clusters can suddenly break out almost from nowhere like has happened in Korea and Italy. 10 towns in Italy have been put on lock down today. The good news is it is not very deadly and many people only get mild symptoms but it could still kill 10s of thousands in the UK and put huge pressure on the NHS
  10. The Italians cancelled all games in Lombardy and Veneto regions today including Inter vs Sampdoria to try and contain an outbreak of Coronavirus. Unfortunately, it looks like the efforts to contain this virus globally have failed and it is only a matter of time until we get a major outbreak here. I suspect we could also see games being cancelled to try and contain any outbreak here. This could be a big issue for the football authorities (as well as the NHS of course and the Government). If the season isn’t cancelled, I could see games being held behind closed doors.
  11. My old man supports Cardiff (yes I know) and says that he would happily drive Flint back to Bristol as he has been making some howlers lately. On the other hand, Lee Tomlin (remember him) is supposed to be playing quite well for them but not always getting picked.
  12. Back in the 90s there was a period where the gap between the Prem and the Championship was huge and the 3 sides who went up would invariably come straight back down. Since then the Championship has closed that gap and now there isn't a huge difference in quality between the top half of the Championship and the bottom half of the Premiership. As a result a gap has now started to open up between the Championship and League One, and it is more common to see yo-yo teams like Rotherham. If you look at attendances that shows a pattern. Leeds have a higher average attendance so far than h
  13. Why would a South American gold miner want to buy Bury? Unfortunately, it is too late now and the only way back is via a phoenix club.
  14. You will never get government intervention. FIFA hates it when governments try to interfere with football affairs. If anyone is going to intervene it would have to be the FA...
  15. Time's up. Guess we wait for the EFL to pronounce judgement
  16. Leyton Orient are another one who have found life tough in the shadow of bigger teams. Teams like Yeovil and FGR are small clubs but they don't particularly have any local competition. Our own relative success vs Rovers has seen us grow our combine share of local fans. If you think at one point it was nearer 50/50 and it is now 75% City, 25% Rovers
  17. Bolton also now given a deadline of 5pm Tuesday as their takeover is taking too long.
  18. Sorry left 2 clubs out: L2 South (24 clubs) - Plymouth, Exeter, Torquay, Yeovil, Swindon, Newport, FGR, Cheltenham, Eastleigh, Aldershot, Maidenhead, Woking, Crawley, Dover, Barnet, Boreham Wood, Bromley, Dagenham , Ebbsfleet, Sutton, Orient, Colchester, Stevenage, Cambridge L2 North (24 clubs) - Carlisle, Barrow, Morecambe, Fylde, Chorley, Oldham, Salford, Stockport, Macclesfield, Crewe, Wrexham, Hartlepool, Bradford, Halifax, Harrogate, Scunthorpe, Grimsby, Mansfield, Chesterfield, Notts County, Port Vale, Walsall, Solihull, Northampton
  19. It's an interesting idea. In Germany and France they have 3 national leagues before splitting into regional leagues. In Italy and Spain they have 2 national leagues before splitting into regional leagues. We have 5 national leagues before the split happens with conference north/south. In fairness our travel times are probably smaller than in some of the other countries. I think there was an idea mooted around for a while of merging league 2 and the conference and re-arranging into league 2 north and south. One of the issues with regional leagues is that it becomes a lot harder to get
  20. What a complete shambles. It feels like sadly Bury are going to be kicked out, which would be a tragedy for a club that has a decent history. I feel that Bolton will limp on but you might as well put (R) by their name in the league table now. If Bury get kicked out I hope the EFL stump up to cover the lost match revenue as it is a lot for clubs like Burton and Accrington
  21. Cyprus has a population of less than a million but their league is ranked 4 places better than Scotland in the UEFA coefficient.
  22. Just found out that UEFA are planning to split the Europa League into Europa League and "Europa League 2" (final name not decided), with teams from the weaker leagues being hived off with 7th in the Prem into the latter. They want to give teams from the weaker leagues a chance to go further in Europe. Sounds ideal for Celtic!
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