Found 12th May 2009
Enjoy the fizzy pop league next season matey.

A little song for you .............

'We'll meet again, don't know where, don't know when,
But I know we'll meet again, some sunny day'

:-)

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Original Poster

Bit quiet arn't we jfk .............. Unusual for you.

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smithyp1;5194149

'We'll meet again, don't know where, don't know when,But I know we'll … 'We'll meet again, don't know where, don't know when,But I know we'll meet again, some sunny day'



That'll be in a year then!:w00t:

Original Poster

guv;5194165

That'll be in a year then!:w00t:



Quick enough to gloat earlier in the season wasn't he .............. ;-)

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smithyp1;5194171

Quick enough to gloat earlier in the season wasn't he .............. ;-)



Strangely enough, it was noticed.

Fair play to Wolves and Brum, no way did we deserve to go up, HOWEVER:

10 Reasons why the Championship is better than the Premiership

1. The Playoffs - The playoffs ensure that many teams still have it all to play for right throughout the season. Unlike the Premier League, where the top four can usually be predicted, the race for the playoffs endures many twists and changes and even when all is said and done, predicting a playoff winner is never easy.

2. Grounds - The Championship is full of a variety of grounds, traditional as well as modern. Grounds like Ninian Park, with their terracing and close proximity, are not found in the Premier League and offer a unique match day experience.

You wouldn't be asked to remain silent in the Championship, eh Middlesbrough?

3. Fans - Yes, that's right, the fans. Many Championship fans wouldn't know a Prawn Sandwich if it fell from Arsenal's golden corporate boxes and hit them in the face. The Championship isn't the Corporate League that is the Premiership. Passion is the name of the game down here.

4. Homegrown talent - The money in the Premiership and the fear of the drop means that clubs are reluctant to blood youngsters and trust their youth academies. Sure there are some exceptions—West Ham and Middlesbrough come to mind—but the Championship is full of players representing their home town clubs.

5. Prices - Admission prices are generally lower and you do not have to be a member of the 'silver' and 'gold' club to guarantee yourself a ticket. This means that as a percentage of capacity, grounds are fuller.

6. Unpredictability - Alright we have touched on this, but one thing for sure is that the Championship is unpredictable! From one week to the next the league table becomes irrelevant as each game can swing either way.

7. Honesty - To be blunt, less diving!

8. Turnover - Every season there are six new teams in the Championship, whether it be via promotion from League One or Relegation from the Premier League. This makes each and every season fresh and exciting.

9. Real Fans - The teams in the Championship have more dedicated fans who most of which will have experienced more bad times than good.

These teams haven't marketed themselves to the upper classes like Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal and so you don't have to literally 'sit down, shut up'.

10. The Dream - The competitiveness, unpredictability and structure of the Championship allows all teams to Dream of promotion. Unfancied teams like Hull and Watford have been promoted on the back of the playoffs, showing that anyone can win the ultimate prize.

Throughout the season, most clubs will have something to play for, with at least 12 teams believing the playoffs are a possibility. Just look at Iain Dowie's Crystal Palace in 2005 for inspiration.

The JFK;5194351

5. Prices - Admission prices are generally lower and you do not have to … 5. Prices - Admission prices are generally lower and you do not have to be a member of the 'silver' and 'gold' club to guarantee yourself a ticket. This means that as a percentage of capacity, grounds are fuller.



er, tell that to bates please?!?!!!!!

this year was a midlands double, nxt year pne and burnley, cardiff for the play-offs

I love The JFK!!!

RuthIess;5195385

I love The JFK!!!



:thumbsup:

Arnt points 3 & 9 effectively the same?

red_dwarfer;5198400

Arnt points 3 & 9 effectively the same?



They are simular but not the same.

Original Poster

So who do you want as your next boss?

The JFK;5194351

Fair play to Wolves and Brum, no way did we deserve to go up, HOWEVER:10 … Fair play to Wolves and Brum, no way did we deserve to go up, HOWEVER:10 Reasons why the Championship is better than the Premiership1. The Playoffs - The playoffs ensure that many teams still have it all to play for right throughout the season. Unlike the Premier League, where the top four can usually be predicted, the race for the playoffs endures many twists and changes and even when all is said and done, predicting a playoff winner is never easy.2. Grounds - The Championship is full of a variety of grounds, traditional as well as modern. Grounds like Ninian Park, with their terracing and close proximity, are not found in the Premier League and offer a unique match day experience.You wouldn't be asked to remain silent in the Championship, eh Middlesbrough?3. Fans - Yes, that's right, the fans. Many Championship fans wouldn't know a Prawn Sandwich if it fell from Arsenal's golden corporate boxes and hit them in the face. The Championship isn't the Corporate League that is the Premiership. Passion is the name of the game down here.4. Homegrown talent - The money in the Premiership and the fear of the drop means that clubs are reluctant to blood youngsters and trust their youth academies. Sure there are some exceptions—West Ham and Middlesbrough come to mind—but the Championship is full of players representing their home town clubs.5. Prices - Admission prices are generally lower and you do not have to be a member of the 'silver' and 'gold' club to guarantee yourself a ticket. This means that as a percentage of capacity, grounds are fuller.6. Unpredictability - Alright we have touched on this, but one thing for sure is that the Championship is unpredictable! From one week to the next the league table becomes irrelevant as each game can swing either way.7. Honesty - To be blunt, less diving!8. Turnover - Every season there are six new teams in the Championship, whether it be via promotion from League One or Relegation from the Premier League. This makes each and every season fresh and exciting.9. Real Fans - The teams in the Championship have more dedicated fans who most of which will have experienced more bad times than good.These teams haven't marketed themselves to the upper classes like Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal and so you don't have to literally 'sit down, shut up'.10. The Dream - The competitiveness, unpredictability and structure of the Championship allows all teams to Dream of promotion. Unfancied teams like Hull and Watford have been promoted on the back of the playoffs, showing that anyone can win the ultimate prize.Throughout the season, most clubs will have something to play for, with at least 12 teams believing the playoffs are a possibility. Just look at Iain Dowie's Crystal Palace in 2005 for inspiration.



Perhaps the most ridiculous post i've ever read in my life. Comparing the Premier League to the Championship is like comparing a Ferrari to a Lada.

And to the OP, looking forward to more derbies next year, hoping for more of the last few than the bad old Enckelman days!

Good to have you back in a grudging sort of way!

SOTC. UTV!

smithyp1;5198492

So who do you want as your next boss?



I'm not too sure TBH.

I want a manager that encourages attacking, passing football.

I would be very happy with someone like Darren Ferguson or Brendan Rodgers however I think someone like Alan Curbishley will get the job.

I just hope we don't get Boothroyd or Souness.

villan;5198524

Perhaps the most ridiculous post i've ever read in my life. Comparing the … Perhaps the most ridiculous post i've ever read in my life. Comparing the Premier League to the Championship is like comparing a Ferrari to a Lada.



It's not really a ridiculous post at all.

The JFK;5198591

It's not really a ridiculous post at all.



It is a valid comparison though, you tend to find more knobheads in Ferraris than Ladas

edit: god dammit i forgot about the censorship on here

The JFK;5198591

It's not really a ridiculous post at all.




It is.

If you genuinely believe that the Championship is a better league on any level than the Premier League then I pity you. Even if Villa ever sunk that low, I would recognise the Championship for what it is, poor, and pray that we were promoted asap. Perhaps you are one of life's underachievers and therefore you accept such mediocrity....

gus poyet's takin over

villan;5198908

It is. If you genuinely believe that the Championship is a better league … It is. If you genuinely believe that the Championship is a better league on any level than the Premier League then I pity you. Even if Villa ever sunk that low, I would recognise the Championship for what it is, poor, and pray that we were promoted asap. Perhaps you are one of life's underachievers and therefore you accept such mediocrity....



You really don't understand.

I admit there are many aspects of the Premier League that are a lot better than the Championship however the Championship also has its benefits.

TBH, although I have found this season incredibly frustrating at times I have probably enjoyed it more than last season when we were in the Premier League.

myaser88;5198933

gus poyet's takin over



He stated he would be interested in the job.

I'm not convinced he is the man for the job however we could do a lot worse.

The JFK;5198442

They are simular but not the same.



What does 'simular' mean?

shibi din;5199218

What does 'simular' mean?



OMG I made a typo.

NOOOOOOOOO! :roll:

I don't know if you have noticed but the 'i' and the 'u' are next to each other on the keyboard.

i must say, championship football is quite entertaining. used to have a season ticket in old div1, some great ties with sheff utd, burnley, wba, pompey, pne etc. but alas, they're now in league 2 . .

The JFK;5199126

You really don't understand.I admit there are many aspects of the Premier … You really don't understand.I admit there are many aspects of the Premier League that are a lot better than the Championship however the Championship also has its benefits. TBH, although I have found this season incredibly frustrating at times I have probably enjoyed it more than last season when we were in the Premier League.



I really do understand.

You said:

"10 Reasons why the Championship is better than the Premiership".

The only benefit the Championship has (and thus why you enjoyed it more than last season) is that it is easier.

The only one of your 10 is possibly the play offs. I'd have a play off in the Prem for the 4th Champs League place! Have 4th-7th play off at the end of the season, with the winners getting CL Football, then the others get whatever Europa League spots there are available. Now that would keep it interesting, and help perhaps break up the big 4!

Not that i'm bitter having seen us come so close..........!

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The JFK;5199171

He stated he would be interested in the job.I'm not convinced he is the … He stated he would be interested in the job.I'm not convinced he is the man for the job however we could do a lot worse.




He currently lives about 1/4 of a mile from me. Do you think he will slum it and move nearer to Reading?

Still, at least you got your prediction correct that Birmingham and Spurs wouldn't be playing Reading next season. :thumbsup::w00t:

THE JFK

is back!!!

whoop whoop

Don't hate on theJfk for that opinion, hate on Marc Prosser

bleacherreport.com/art…hip

I agree with some of it though, there is a bit of a two tier Premiership at the moment

guv;5200735

He currently lives about 1/4 of a mile from me. Do you think he will slum … He currently lives about 1/4 of a mile from me. Do you think he will slum it and move nearer to Reading?



Sounds like he will jump at the chance. He even called us a "massive club". :?

football.co.uk

The 41-year-old is now looking to become his own man after serving his … The 41-year-old is now looking to become his own man after serving his time as an assistant and he revealed he would jump at the chance to speak to Reading if an opportunity arose."I think it's a massive club," he told Sky Sports News. "Of course I don't know what's going to happen, so I have to be respectful with the club."If there is an opportunity then I would be interested.

Banned

The JFK;5201030

Sounds like he will jump at the chance. He even called us a "massive … Sounds like he will jump at the chance. He even called us a "massive club". :?



Did you notice he was laughing when he said it?

guv;5201062

Did you notice he was laughing when he said it?



He wasn't though.

skysports.com/sto…tml

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The JFK;5201108

He wasn't … He wasn't though.http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,11688_5321800,00.html



People will say anything when they are out of work.

Wenger told him he was crap and would end up as manager of a tiny club like Reading. This was his reaction.

http://img.thesun.co.uk/multimedia/archive/00423/73_gus_280x390_423961a.jpg
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