Other UK Football - 'Don't want to be in the EPL anyway..'


#321

Wolves Leeds finishes 4-3 in a pulsating match to see Wolves move into 6th position for the first time since their horror run in November.

Leeds went 1 up after a terrible Wolves blunder trying to clear the ball across goal. Wolves then showed their class to go 3-1 up only to then score an own goal in what should’ve been a simple take for the keeper, with Leeds then equalising through some sloppy Wolves defending. The Wolves winner came 4 minutes from time through a great header to Dave Edwards as substitute.

Wolves have Birmingham who are also in form after being 2 nil up over Bournemouth only to go down 4-2.

The big one this weekend is Derby v Brentford


#322

Benik Afobe who transferred from Arsenal to Wolves in January has been lighting it up all year now, after initially scoring 19 goals with MK Dons including a brace against Manchester United in the Capital One Cup.

He’s scored 10 from 15 games with us now and all class. He really has an all round game and is quite deadly in front of goal. Already being looked at by Premier League sides together with Sako, so hopefully we can make a fist of it and sneak promotion otherwise it may well be a different looking wolves next year.


#323

Udinese B Watford have a pretty cruisy run home in the Championship. I’d be backing them for the title from here. Only play 1 top 10 side in their last 5.


#324

Reckon our third goal was a bit nicer than simply sloppy Wolves defending Benny! ■■■■■■ nice finish from an absolute star in Mowatt!


#325

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Reckon our third goal was a bit nicer than simply sloppy Wolves defending Benny! ■■■■■■ nice finish from an absolute star in Mowatt!

Yes, I could’ve been kinder :slight_smile: it was a really sweet finish. Can’t believe he’s only 20- an amazing talent. It’s a real shame what’s happened down at Leeds as they had some real form a month ago…


#326

This weeks fixtures only have a couple of games that should shape things in the promotion race:

Birmingham v Wolves will be big… Derby and Brentford being the other one… Ipswich who have been in ordinary form have drawn Blackpool… lucky.

Fulham v Wigan Athletic
Derby County v Brentford
Birmingham City v Wolverhampton
Bolton Wanderers v Norwich City
Ipswich Town v Blackpool
Leeds United v Cardiff City
Middlesbrough v Rotherham United
Millwall v Watford
Nottingham Forest v Huddersfield Town
Reading v Blackburn Rovers
Sheffield Wednesday v Charlton Athletic

At the other end losses to Millwall and Wigan would probably end their slim survival hopes.


#327

League one is interesting with Bristol City knocking off Swindon Town mid week before their game with Preston on the weekend. A win would guarantee the title.

(Rank, Team, Played, Points)
1 Bristol City 41 88
2 Preston North End 40 80
3 Milton Keynes Dons 40 75
4 Swindon Town 39 70
5 Sheffield United 41 67
6 Chesterfield 41 63
7 Rochdale 40 59
8 Fleetwood Town 41 59


#328

Have paid less attention to league 1 than in previous years, not sure why I ever paid any since we got promoted but hoping Swindon can get up. Not that Luongo will be there next season anyway I guess.


#329

Very close in the promotion race split in two now.

Wolves slipped up on the weekend in the local derby. They have Middlesbrough midweek - a huge game for both clubs. Wolves have Ipswich on the weekend so its do or die for us now.

AFC Bournemouth 80
Norwich City 79
Watford 79
Middlesbrough 78
Derby County 72
Ipswich Town 71
Brentford 71
Wolverhampton 71


#330

Borough 1-0 over Norwich


#331

That’s a huge win for them. Big chance for automatic promotion now.


#332

Yeovil were playing in the Championship 12 months ago, after back to back relegations they will be back in the fourth tier next season


#333
Yeovil were playing in the Championship 12 months ago, after back to back relegations they will be back in the fourth tier next season

Like Northampton Town in the 60s. Went from 4th to 1st in 3 or 4 years, and then took the same length of time to get back down again. The thing they were remembered for was George Best sticking 6 past them when they were up.


#334

Bournemouth blew a big chance to go top, coughed up a 95th minute equaliser to Wednesday


#335

Draw with Wolves keeps Ipswich in the promotion hunt - three points and goal difference clear in sixth with two games left.


#336

Same old same old for Leeds, our season finishes a month before everyone else’s and then 4 months of uncertainty off the pitch. Looks likely the second half of that statement will repeat again.

On a brighter(?) note Steve Morrison scored his first goal for Leeds in 770 days. Not that I’d be fussed if he never scored or played again.


#337

Derby are safe now I think… Ipswich have forest and Blackburn away… Two tough assignments whereas wolves have Wigan and millwall who are still fighting to avoid relegation… Brentford have reading and what should be a relegated Wigan in last round. I think Ipswich will drop points… They were awful v wolves and did not create a single chance in a 1-1 draw (own goal being their score). Mick McCarthy was super negative and had his team playing hoof ball literally all night.


#338

Rovers beat Millwall 2-0, the scum are as good as gone!


#339

Maybe… Rotherham have been found guilty of fielding an ineligible player and the precedent penalty for this is a deduction of 3 points… apparently the league are going to rule on this over the next week. If they do lose 3, they’ll only be 1 point ahead of Millwall and with Derby to come… its not quite game over yet :slight_smile:


#340

Watford beat Brighton 2-0 in the early game. Could be promoted tonight or even be crowned champions if results go their way