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Thread: Going to miss the Championship

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    Going to miss the Championship

    Proper fans, not the hoards of plastic glory hunters we get in the Premiership, the red button on the Sky mid week match and the Brum derby.

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    Know what you mean BB, fewer sights worse than fan pics showing goal celebrations with their phones out - the top clubs are I think readying themselves for a European breakaway league with the money now thrown around and larger stadiums reaching out to a worldwide audience. Outside of the top 7 or 8 clubs it's a league within the league I feel, also how many clubs are we now seeing dropping back down and then down again - it's a long road back from there.

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    Proper grounds as well BB. The smell of stale ale and onions, sh1te tannoy presenters, sh1te tannoy systems, an abundance of tickets at Preston, Wigan and Barnsley etc. Previously unvisited grounds, towns and hostelries.

    I know each town will have it’s glory hunting premier fans but it seemed that the majority of folk enthusiastically embraced local pride in their team and communities, brilliant.

    It did get demoralising when we struggled, and we did for most of our time there tbh.
    It’s a real scrap in the EFL and for me Sheff U were the best team. Never known a team as lucky as Norwich or as unlucky as Rotherham.

    Whilst the young Villan is beside himself, due to all of the plastic reds in his class, I don’t really feel all that jubilant at promotion, more a sense of relief. The excitement of the league was beginning to do me in.
    However, this promotion turned out to be a fantastic achievement and credit to the management team, and yes the hard work starts now, so;

    Onwards & Upwards UTV

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    Not me

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    Yes I will, its a different ball game and weve got to be ready for it.
    It was forced upon us, maybe its been good for us but a league of proper teams and fans except those clowns from down small heath way, i am one who is so glad not to be playing them for a while!

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    I am too.. hated it first season but itís proper grown on me..

    We might be back soon through eh 😂

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    Well down next year and maybe promoted via the play offs, 100 mill then 70 mill every other year could make us the richest club in England?

    Nah. Plus we have 8 fewer games and hardley any midweek games....umm, the mind boggles

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    I for one won't miss it down here on the bottom of the planet the reception is awful. Had to balance on the window ledge with an antenna taped to my head. The lad and I will subscribe to a Premier league pass for all the games.Can't wait!!

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    Similar to what edens said, "Great, i can watch my team on the TV now not streaming off my laptop"
    Just hope these guys have a really serious plan. I said that by the way!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ozfan View Post
    I for one won't miss it down here on the bottom of the planet the reception is awful. Had to balance on the window ledge with an antenna taped to my head. The lad and I will subscribe to a Premier league pass for all the games.Can't wait!!
    I'll miss giggling at Oz watching matches balancing on his window ledge with an antenna taped to his head , the extra matches, and I loved the excitement of our record-breaking winning streak, but I'm really looking forward to next season in the PL in a nervous excited kind of a way. It will be a challenge, but that's part of the fun, and I can't wait to see how Smith tackles it ...
    Last edited by MissWinnie; 02-06-2019 at 08:41 PM.

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    Oh! And we also get to be on Match of the Day again! Hopefully the match everyone can't wait to see and not last up!

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    Well there are two things; Lineker will want to see is One, is Jack and the question, is he as good as people say and secondly, how the Landon press will want to see us fail, so 1st up for a couple of games then back to our usual last spot Unless, Villa can shock the premiership like no other team.

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    Was impossible to find free matches to watch, sorry, quite happy to be able to pick up some matches again...

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    Quote Originally Posted by icecreamman View Post
    Was impossible to find free matches to watch, sorry, quite happy to be able to pick up some matches again...
    I found quite a lot of games on vipleague

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