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    Championship 2017/18 Discussion Thread



    CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON 2017/18

    The football season officially starts this weekend and here's a thread for the Championship throughout 2017/18.

    Here's the fixtures for the first week.



    *All kick-offs 3pm unless stated*

    Friday, August 4

    Nottingham Forest v Millwall (7.45pm)
    Sunderland v Derby (7.45pm)

    Saturday, August 5

    Bristol City v Barnsley
    Burton Albion v Cardiff
    Fulham v Norwich
    Ipswich v Birmingham
    Preston v Sheffield Wednesday
    QPR v Reading
    Sheffield United v Brentford
    Wolves v Middlesbrough
    Aston Villa v Hull (5.30pm)

    Sunday, August 6

    Bolton v Leeds (4.30pm)

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    Re: Championship 2017/18 Discussion Thread

    Hurrah and we're on tv!!


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    Re: Championship 2017/18 Discussion Thread

    Got to admit it will be weird not seeing sunderland get beat constantly on MOTD. There matches were always entertaining, for the bad reasons from sunderland fans points of view

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    Re: Championship 2017/18 Discussion Thread

    Can't see anyone but Middlesborough for the title. Villa to go up in 2nd place - who knows about the playoffs.

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    Re: Championship 2017/18 Discussion Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Shock View Post
    Can't see anyone but Middlesborough for the title. Villa to go up in 2nd place - who knows about the playoffs.
    With the amount of money Wolves have put in, if they don't get promoted they'll get ripped apart next year!
    I have a plan so cunning......

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    Re: Championship 2017/18 Discussion Thread

    It's a pretty stacked Championship season, I think. Many big names in there. I can see at least one or two bigger surprises happening.


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    Re: Championship 2017/18 Discussion Thread

    I hope Boro stay down. Terrible club, no fans, no history. Always hated Boro.

    I backed Wolves but in all honesty that's a proper punt. Think Villa will go strong and think Leeds will make the playoffs.
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    Re: Championship 2017/18 Discussion Thread

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    Re: Championship 2017/18 Discussion Thread

    For those of us in the US(me) ESPN now has the rights to the EFL, and will be streaming League Two, One, and Championship Games on ESPN3.com

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    Re: Championship 2017/18 Discussion Thread

    There's some wildcard factors in Leeds and Wolves though as they have managers that don't know the division, same with Hull I suppose, but at least Slutsky has spent time in England adapting before taking a job...it is going to be very interesting though.
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    Re: Championship 2017/18 Discussion Thread

    Wait what ? Thomas Christiansen is Manager at Leeds ? ... Holy crap, why didn't I heard about that earlier ?


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    Re: Championship 2017/18 Discussion Thread

    Norwich have some random manager from abroad too.
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    Re: Championship 2017/18 Discussion Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Baldrick View Post
    Norwich have some random manager from abroad too.
    Yea, Daniel Farke, who was coach for the second team of Borussia Dortmund, which isn't too bad. But it seems really random, yea.

    On the other hand, who cares ? It's no Thomas Christiansen, god dammit.


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    Re: Championship 2017/18 Discussion Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by The Lucha Bear View Post
    Yea, Daniel Farke, who was coach for the second team of Borussia Dortmund, which isn't too bad. But it seems really random, yea.

    On the other hand, who cares ? It's no Thomas Christiansen, god dammit.
    Will be a massive change from a second team in Germany to the Championship...though I guess Wagner did ok for himself
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    Re: Championship 2017/18 Discussion Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Baldrick View Post
    Will be a massive change from a second team in Germany to the Championship...though I guess Wagner did ok for himself
    Ah, yeah...that's right, Wagner was Manager of Dortmund's second team as well...well, now we now, why Norwich signed Farke.


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    Re: Championship 2017/18 Discussion Thread

    New season, same comedy defending from Sunderland.
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    Re: Championship 2017/18 Discussion Thread

    I guess that's why Pulis never played Galloway

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    Re: Championship 2017/18 Discussion Thread

    Can't complain about that, decent performance in the end, glad it was Grabban who took the penalty and not Vaughan, Vaughan needs a goal though


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    Re: Championship 2017/18 Discussion Thread

    Borthwick-Jackson has gone to leeds on loan I think. Hope he does well otherwise the abuse will be terrible i imagine.

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