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SontaranStratagem
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I've always considered this league our most entertaining so it'll be nice to start a proper thread on it

Stoke at 12s for the title my first bet on it this season, hopefully throughout the season I can look to land some overs in individual games and also to get involved in games on every match day

Come on Forest!!!
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Report scaredmoney February 24, 2021 8:39 PM GMT
Anyone watching preston-qpr game?
Report SontaranStratagem February 24, 2021 10:58 PM GMT
No scaredmoney but 0-0 so good job Laugh

Top 6 now after what should be game 32

1 Norwich 67
2 Brentford 60
3 Watford 60
4 Swansea 59 (Played 30 so 2 games in hand)
5 Reading 51
6 Cardiff 49 (Some run these are on, they were almost bottom 6 a few weeks ago Crazy)

Bottom 6

19 Huddersfield 36
20 Coventry 34
21 Birmingham 31
22 Rotherham 29 (Played 30)
23 Sheff Weds 28 (Played 31)
24 Wycombe 23 (Played 31)

We've pretty much got a boring final few months to the season now Grin
Report SontaranStratagem February 24, 2021 11:02 PM GMT
Barnsley in 8th have a game in hand over Cardiff and could take that spot soon

They're playing very well as well Barnsley
Report SonofDunc February 25, 2021 12:14 PM GMT
McCarthy done very well at Cardiff. Ipswich fans wanted him gone and look where they are now.
Cardiff’s run proves anything is possible and the season’s not dead yet for mid table teams.
Our form in the other direction also. Couldn’t see where the next point was coming from until Tuesday. Still can’t quite believe we got Pearson in.
Report SontaranStratagem February 25, 2021 3:09 PM GMT
Pearson is a great appointment at this level. I know he did poorly at Derby but they were never going to be the right fit for him or them, a snoopy owner was always going to end badly for both parties

Bristol City is a better fit in my opinion
Report SontaranStratagem February 26, 2021 6:11 PM GMT
The big one tonight

The sheep vs the famous club

I'm going overs, Forest win and BTTS

Going for the full monte, but these games are usually turd and end up 1-0 or 0-0
Report SonofDunc February 26, 2021 7:36 PM GMT
Lay of Derby for me. Low scoring draw or narrow Forest win I reckon
Report SontaranStratagem February 26, 2021 8:08 PM GMT
Its turgid stuff so far as feared

The pitch is poor as well
Report inner city sumo February 26, 2021 8:10 PM GMT
This is absolute excrement.
Report SontaranStratagem February 26, 2021 8:11 PM GMT
Derby should have a penalty there Mischief
Report SontaranStratagem February 26, 2021 8:11 PM GMT
Inner

We're sitting so deep we've literally got men on the posts ffs
Report SontaranStratagem February 26, 2021 8:12 PM GMT
0-0 after 25 minutes lads, not 0-1 heading for injury time ffs
Report inner city sumo February 26, 2021 8:12 PM GMT
I've had enough. 20 mins of that is more than enough. Hope you at least get to see some shots at some point.
Report SontaranStratagem February 26, 2021 8:13 PM GMT
I did say the other day this would be turgid, yet still did the stupid thing and backed as if goals were a gimme CryCry
Report SontaranStratagem February 26, 2021 8:15 PM GMT
We've set up for 0-0 and trying to pinch one from a set piece

Great if it comes off but fooking hell its boring
Report SontaranStratagem February 26, 2021 8:20 PM GMT
The mind is wandering which is never a good sign for a game of football Laugh
Report SonofDunc February 26, 2021 8:20 PM GMT
Hehey!
Report SontaranStratagem February 26, 2021 8:21 PM GMT
LoveLoveLoveLove

0-1
Report SontaranStratagem February 26, 2021 8:21 PM GMT
Soft goal but that'll do Grin
Report SontaranStratagem February 26, 2021 8:38 PM GMT
HT 0-1

As a fan I'd a 0-1, but it could turn out rather good from a betting perspective if we get the 2nd early doors 2nd half and leave Derby chasing it. All 3 could land then.
Report SonofDunc February 26, 2021 8:47 PM GMT
You must have got a decent price Sont. Overs must have been well over odds against? Had a nice win off your boys in midweek. Hopefully they land us both a few quid tonight.
Report SontaranStratagem February 26, 2021 9:28 PM GMT
It was dunc

But its turned into a really dull 0-1 Mischief

Will take that though from a fan persepective
Report SontaranStratagem February 26, 2021 9:31 PM GMT
Fook off 1-1
Report SontaranStratagem February 26, 2021 9:31 PM GMT
That's disgusting, never thought they'd score all night either was so relaxed
Report SontaranStratagem February 26, 2021 9:32 PM GMT
Could still be another goal though

5 minutes plus stoppages
Report SontaranStratagem February 26, 2021 9:34 PM GMT
BTTS in

But one little goal either way for over, one little Forest goal for gizzing time Mischief
Report roache February 26, 2021 9:41 PM GMT
Please lets hope VAR never comes to the championship as that goal by Kasim Richards would have been chalked off by VAR as when the Forest player attempted to clear the ball it hit KR about his body and deflected up and hit his elbow then bounced favourably for him to hit a great goal however not a good goal for you Sont, this is the madness of VAR
Report SontaranStratagem February 26, 2021 9:43 PM GMT
1-1 FT

Fooking typical result that, the worst result possible from a betting point of view Sad
Report SontaranStratagem February 26, 2021 9:44 PM GMT
Derby would and should have had a penalty first half though roache so it evened itself out really

A draw was about a fair result to be honest, although I couldn't see them scoring at all
Report roache February 26, 2021 9:48 PM GMT
2 **** headers there Sont in last 5 minutes as decent chances to score
Report SontaranStratagem February 26, 2021 10:01 PM GMT
We're improving and getting more solid, teams are finding it harder and harder to break us down

It took an iffy one tonight to undo us. Definite positives on the defence side, although we do to improve in front of goal

Didn't like the sitting deep 20 minutes into the game though Plain

Knockeart needs to be signed up in the summer Happy
Report SontaranStratagem February 26, 2021 10:04 PM GMT
All in all though that was not one for the neutral LaughLaugh
Report SonofDunc February 27, 2021 3:53 PM GMT
City somehow holding Swansea 0-0 at half time. Very one sided so far. Like the look of nearly evens for Swansea
Report SonofDunc February 27, 2021 4:35 PM GMT
Taken a bit of a lay of the draw at Swansea, much as I would be delighted with a point
Report SontaranStratagem February 27, 2021 4:49 PM GMT
Sheff Weds 0-2 at HT losing 3-2 now

Birmingham winning after turning it around and Rotherham losing

We're pretty much safe, nice boring end to the season Happy
Report SontaranStratagem February 27, 2021 4:50 PM GMT
Swansea are a funny side, they look good for autos though
Report SontaranStratagem February 27, 2021 5:00 PM GMT
Just seen the result, was busy watching the bottom of the table sides

Good win for you lot that Dunc CoolCool
Report SontaranStratagem February 27, 2021 5:00 PM GMT
Saw 1-0 but then didn't see it after that
Report SonofDunc February 27, 2021 5:03 PM GMT
Well we nearly always have low scoring games with Swansea, apart from the odd 5-0 or 7-1! 
I don’t think you were ever in serious  danger Sont once Hughton took charge
Report SontaranStratagem February 27, 2021 6:13 PM GMT
It took us a while to get any sort of consistency under him but I always thought we'd be fine once he had a transfer window to bring in some of his own players, we look much better after January

Still an outside chance for playoffs for you guys now
Report SontaranStratagem March 2, 2021 6:12 PM GMT
Home to Luton tonight

Haven't seen Madhatter around for a while hope he's ok

Gotta be thinking Cardiff beat Derby tonight, chasing playoffs and something like 7 wins in 8 games
Report SontaranStratagem March 2, 2021 8:17 PM GMT
Feels like the first real comfortable bet made in the Cardiff game, 2-0 so already paid out on 365

£30 back at least Happy
Report wisewords March 2, 2021 8:27 PM GMT
Sonta you're The Championship expert!!
Report SontaranStratagem March 2, 2021 8:30 PM GMT
LaughLaughLaughBlush

Such an expert I'm about £250 down on it just on this thread this season and they ain't exactly big bets Laugh
Report SontaranStratagem March 2, 2021 8:32 PM GMT
Its tough work this league, Cardiff hammering Derby tonight but on another night it could easily be a reverse scoreline Plain
Report wisewords March 2, 2021 8:34 PM GMT
Yeah I hate betting on the Championship
Report SontaranStratagem March 2, 2021 9:09 PM GMT
We should be easily winning this one

Probs gonna get done 0-1
Report SontaranStratagem March 2, 2021 9:10 PM GMT
Oh it went in as I was typing 0-1 SadLaugh

Typical, we just can't finish our chances at the minute
Report wisewords March 2, 2021 9:29 PM GMT
you're a big Forest fan?
Report SontaranStratagem March 2, 2021 9:31 PM GMT
I wouldn't say big wise, not anymore anyway probably was back in my teens early 20s, nowadays I don't really care just carry on following them
Report SontaranStratagem March 2, 2021 9:39 PM GMT
0-1 FT

we offered nothing after going a goal down
Report roache March 2, 2021 10:18 PM GMT
bad result there as thought Hughton was building up some consistency and didn't see Luton winning tonight
Report SontaranStratagem March 2, 2021 10:49 PM GMT
To be fair we were the better side until they scored but after that we offered nothing, still looking toothless in the goals for column
Report SontaranStratagem March 3, 2021 7:31 PM GMT
Norwich pulling clear
Report SontaranStratagem March 3, 2021 9:52 PM GMT
Rotherhams turn to smash and grab 90+7
Report roache March 3, 2021 10:29 PM GMT
Penalty at end for Swansea absolute disgrace cheating diving but the PC brigade at Sky won't call it for what it is stating Oh he went down too easily and of course we get a clueless naive gullible ref willing to oblige FFS
Report madhatter March 5, 2021 8:17 AM GMT
Hi SS,
I'm still around....and thanks for your concern mate.  Grin

Yeah, we were lucky to get to HT without being a couple down, although in all fairness our keepers only had to make two decent saves (one was very good) for all your pressure.
We improved a lot after the break and the goal certainly knocked the stuffing out of your guys.

Dewsbury-Hall was a star for us again (but he's only on loan from Leicester until the end of the season Sad) and the new lad up front (Adebayo) looks potentially a very astute signing.
The other good thing we've discovered in the last couple of matches is that our right 'winger' (Jordan Clark) seems to be a much better right back! He has just had two excellent games in a row.

Have only missed watching one of our games so far this season (the home victory over B City) and our recent slippage has been due to often playing well and not got the points we deserve from a match or - several times - we have been clueless and atrocious!!

Congratulations on your boys recovering from their very worrying start. It was looking as though we were gonna replace you in the relegation scrap a couple of weeks ago but we both now look destined for mid-table anonimity hopefully!

Take care,
Cheers,
Mad.
Report SontaranStratagem March 6, 2021 3:48 PM GMT
Good to see your well mad. We've lost 1-0 again today, can't score sadly and getting what we deserve at the minute.

Back in the mix again now Scared

Derby losing again as well, swings and roundabouts
Report SontaranStratagem March 6, 2021 3:49 PM GMT
Form changes in this league a lot

2 weeks ago us and Derby were one win away from top half almost, now we're both looking over our shoulders again Laugh
Report Poppydog. March 6, 2021 8:26 PM GMT
Video of truly awful ref decision Swansea v M'bro 

https://twitter.com/coryjhenry/status/1368233712421371910?s=21
Report Ibrahima Sonko March 6, 2021 8:28 PM GMT
That is ridiculous.
Report SontaranStratagem March 7, 2021 10:46 PM GMT
Swansea seem to be getting some right decisions lately, the one in midweek as well
Update for top 6

1 Norwich 76 pts (Pretty much gone Zzzzz Cry)
2 Watford 66
3 Swansea 65
4 Brentford 63
5 Reading 60
6 Barnsley 57 (On a ridiculous run, 7 in a row I think fair play)

Bottom 6

19 Derby 38 pts
20 Coventry 38
21 Birmingham 35
22 Rotherham 32
23 Sheff Weds 28
24 Wycombe 23

Barnsley could match Villas run a couple of seasons ago of 10 in a row, who else has done that in this league in the past? I'm sure Reading must have gone close in their record points season under Coppell?
Report SontaranStratagem March 7, 2021 10:47 PM GMT
Also a special mention to Rotherham, who have become fond of getting their games called off this season, they have like 3 or 4 games in hand over the teams above them LaughCrazy
Report SontaranStratagem March 10, 2021 6:27 PM GMT
Derby fans pretty much saying Rooney's throwing another game (Cardiff the last one) with their line up, looking to get a win on Saturday

I'm miffed at how they think they can get away with that in this league, they lost 1-0 to Coventry on Saturday after trying the same tactic against Cardiff last week... insane really

Barnsley surely have to be winning this
Report SontaranStratagem March 10, 2021 6:29 PM GMT
A club like Derby in the 2nd tier shouldn't be giving up any match ffs, Rooney should be sacked if that's what he's pulling CrazyCrazy
Report SontaranStratagem March 10, 2021 6:30 PM GMT
Sacked and no pay off surely? if he's deliberately sabotaging their chance of points then its a sackable offence on its own that. Should be suspended for 2 years as well.
Report SontaranStratagem March 10, 2021 7:20 PM GMT
This game is old style c*apness Laugh

They are playing it like a sunday league game
Report SontaranStratagem March 10, 2021 8:39 PM GMT
Fook knows why Barnsley have played Derby at their own game Cry

Derby are turning up looking to s*ithouse it every game
Report SontaranStratagem March 10, 2021 8:57 PM GMT
That was... something different

Derby scrap for a 0-0 Laugh
Report SontaranStratagem March 13, 2021 2:29 PM GMT
Another Rotherham game called off Plain, that's 4 games behind for them now

There's no way they can catch up and fulfil those fixtures from here
Report SontaranStratagem March 13, 2021 2:31 PM GMT
And Rooney has made another 6 changes again

He's clueless it seems
Report SontaranStratagem March 13, 2021 4:19 PM GMT
Winning 1-0 about time we won one of these games
Report SontaranStratagem March 13, 2021 6:17 PM GMT
Says something about this league when Norwich are winning it on the bridle

Closed shop? I'm all for the prem breaking away and the Championship becomes our top league, take the parachute payments of the clubs remaining and it'd be an entertaining league in my opinion
Report Analyst March 15, 2021 4:06 PM GMT
Ref Norwich

The Boro wanted Ben Gibson in the Summer - he was training with them. He had fallen out with the Ginger One at Burnley. Gibbo was probably on around £40k/week and Burnley wanted a fee - the Boro could offer around £20k/week for a loan for the season and to play him. He never played at Burnley. I assumed they judged he was not Prem quality.

Norwich came in and paid £40k/week and paid a £2m loan fee for the season and they got him. Thats quite a difference from the Boro offer.
Report madhatter March 16, 2021 9:05 PM GMT
We are playing some good stuff at the moment....looked good on Saturday (but lost!) and looked very good tonight.
Some excellent one touch stuff, admittedly against 10 men in the second half, but we are entertaining to watch.
If we had a playing surface that wasn't like a Sunday morning park pitch pile of sh1te then i think we'd look even better.
Adebayo was a great find by our management.
Once again though Keiran Dewsbury-Hall was outstanding...i'd love to think that Leicester would let us buy him before next season.
Report SontaranStratagem March 16, 2021 9:11 PM GMT
Norwich are practically up now as well so good business on their part

Derby battled back, Brentford wobbling again?
Report SontaranStratagem March 17, 2021 7:56 PM GMT
Norwich head and shoulders above the rest with Watford pretty much finding form at the end despite sacking more managers than I've had hot dinners

Closed shop sadly Sad the parachute payments are just to big to compete against nowadays, when Watford can behave how they do and still coast autos its time to admit its done. If Bournemouth win the playoffs then its just another boring season of yo yos ffs. WBA and Fulham will probably do the same next season as well (If Fulham go down)
Report SontaranStratagem March 17, 2021 9:59 PM GMT
Top 6 update

1 Norwich 82 pts
2 Watford 72
3 Swansea 69
4 Brentford 67
5 Barnsley 64 (on a run and a half, could yet sneak top 2 Crazy)
6 Reading 61

Bottom 6

19 Derby 40
20 Coventry 38
21 Birmingham 38
22 Rotherham 32 (do have 4 games in hand but are caped in the flu CrazyCrazy)
23 Sheff Weds 29
24 Wycombe 26

It is looking like Sheff Weds and Rotherham joining Wycombe
Report clacton March 18, 2021 4:26 PM GMT
SS, Brentford have been wobbling for all the 75+ years I have been supporting them. They were shambolic in the 2nd half at Derby.
Another two points thrown away.
It makes no difference who the management or players are, we f**k up every time. Watford will go up with Norwich and we will get beat in the play-offs as usual. I feel sorry for Matthew Benham,the owner who has put a lot of money into the club.
Report SontaranStratagem March 20, 2021 1:56 PM GMT
Bottling top 2 for sure
Report clacton March 20, 2021 3:45 PM GMT
We are not good enough. Forest matched us all over the pitch.
Report SontaranStratagem March 20, 2021 3:53 PM GMT
It was a good performance from us, solid but still lacking up front

Just get safe and then regroup in the summer
Report SontaranStratagem March 20, 2021 6:26 PM GMT
Just put £20 on Derby to be relegated at 11/2, longish shot but they can't score and their run is quite tough
Report SontaranStratagem March 20, 2021 6:27 PM GMT
Might top it up before the end of the international break, with easter coming and games come thick and fast

Birmingham, Coventry, Rotherham (4 games in hand), Derby and ourselves all in there at the moment

Sheff Weds could still go on a run as well
Report SontaranStratagem April 2, 2021 10:06 PM BST
Swansea have fallen to pieces lately, Norwich and Watford it is then
Report Analyst April 3, 2021 2:59 PM BST
Norwich and Watford have almost got the automatic places.

I would still make Brentford favs for the Play Off promotion place.

The relegated Premier teams have a very big advantage.
Report SontaranStratagem April 5, 2021 3:49 PM BST
Yeah the relegated sides will pretty go back up next season, Sheff U might struggle but they'll be pushing for playoffs

We're winning 1-0 Happy
Report SontaranStratagem April 5, 2021 6:57 PM BST
Swansea completely gone now might not even make top 6

Brentford only side that can catch Watford now

Barnsley could well make it at this rate as well, they could be 3rd by next week which is crazy to think after last season

My Derby relegation bet is gathering steam, got £90 on them so far at average odds of 11/2, will stick another £20 on it tomorrow and then see where it is after the next round of games, they have injuries and a lot of youngsters playing who don't seem to have much belief.
Report Richie_Burnett April 5, 2021 11:58 PM BST
Good result for Cardiff today; losing 5-0 against a team in the relegation zoneLaugh
Report SontaranStratagem April 7, 2021 2:34 PM BST
Norwich hit 7 last night, pretty much mathematically certain now

Watford will join them in 2 weeks which makes it pretty evident the gulf in finances from the relegated sides to the rest, Watford are a basket case club that hire and fire half a bus of managers every season and still go up comfortably with 90 points

Bournemouth despite their mess of a season are still likely to finish top 4 even 3rd and coming into form at the perfect time for the playoffs, if they manage it its basically a closed shop now, might as well have the prem cut off and make the Championship our main league
Report The Dragon April 7, 2021 2:59 PM BST
yes the implosion of brentford and swansea have made the end of season much more of an anti climax than it would have been
Report Richie_Burnett April 8, 2021 2:16 AM BST
No point putting a transfer embargo on Cardiff - nobody would want to join those jokers anywayLaugh
Report SontaranStratagem April 9, 2021 12:51 PM BST
Cardiff looked much better under Mick, they'll lose their better players in the summer for sure

Harry Wilson will go to another club (He's not that good anyway personally)
Kieffer Moore a move to the prem?
Report Richie_Burnett April 9, 2021 4:01 PM BST
Still a **** long ball/set piece team. Trying to sign some guy from Accrington or re-sign Cameron JeromeCrazy
Report SontaranStratagem April 9, 2021 9:54 PM BST
Basically the parachute payments have gone and its now cheap bin for them

Same with Derby who are playing a team for of academy lads and freebies like Kazim Richards, there's no competing with the relegated sides now sadly
Report madhatter April 10, 2021 10:29 PM BST
Hey Sont!Happy

I just read that we set a new league record this afternoon....and a surprisingly good one!Surprised

NO-ONE in any of the four top divisions had ever gone 14 consecutive away games against the same team without defeat...until today's 3-1 victory at Wycombe!GrinGrinGrinLaughLaughLaugh
Report Richie_Burnett April 10, 2021 10:49 PM BST

Apr 9, 2021 -- 3:54PM, SontaranStratagem wrote:


Basically the parachute payments have gone and its now cheap bin for them Same with Derby who are playing a team for of academy lads and freebies like Kazim Richards, there's no competing with the relegated sides now sadly


www.youtube.com/watch?v=LisOkVePLxA

Report SontaranStratagem April 11, 2021 1:15 PM BST

Apr 10, 2021 -- 4:29PM, madhatter wrote:


Hey Sont!I just read that we set a new league record this afternoon....and a surprisingly good one!NO-ONE in any of the four top divisions had ever gone 14 consecutive away games against the same team without defeat...until today's 3-1 victory at Wycombe!


Good record to have Cool

Report SontaranStratagem April 13, 2021 9:16 PM BST
Derby slowly being dragged right into it

Another £30 when the market reopens, that's £130 on so far to win what will probably be (after the 30 is on) £700 odd so far

Big weekend coming up ExcitedExcitedExcited
Report SontaranStratagem April 13, 2021 10:22 PM BST
autos are done and dusted and the 4 playoff places pretty much also with Swansea, Brentford, Bournemouth and Barnsley the 4

19 Huddersfield 44
20 Derby 43
21 Coventry 42 (played 40 game in hand)
22 Rotherham 39 (played 38 3 games in hand)
23 Sheff Weds 35
24 Wycombe 33

Wycombe gone, Sheff Weds has good as, but with Rotherham having 3 games in hand they are now my faves to stay up, with Huddersfield, Derby and Coventry for the final spot, Birmingham on 45 points so maybe they are still involved but less likely now with enough teams below them

IF Coventry win on Thursday it puts Derby 4th bottom with no room for error, Rotherham would still have two games in hand over them being 4 points behind

Derby don't score goals and haven't looked up for the fight recently
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