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    Nottingham Forest vs Middlesbrough

    I'm surprised the reaction to O'Neil on here has been so negative when the reaction to Karanka in similar circumstances last season was largely positive. To me it just looks like the exact same season all over again. I've just looked at their results and the results for O'Neil's first 17 matches are actually better than Karanka's first 17 (6 wins, 8 losses compared to 4 wins, 8 losses).
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    The 'What Are You Listening To Now' Thread

    Recently I've mostly been listening to Tool. Turn it up . .
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    Championship chit chat

    That's really screwed up my fantasy league plans. Typical Leeds, even on the rare occasion you want them to win they find a way to irritate
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    Championship chit chat

    I thought we could do with a thread for this. So I've done one. Here the odds (Ladbrokes) for next season to get things started.... Newcastle 7/4 Norwich 8/1 Aston Villa 10/1 Derby 11/1 Brighton 12/1 Wolves 14/1 Sheffield Wednesday 14/1 Ipswich 25/1 Brentford 25/1 Cardiff 25/1 Wigan 28/1 Reading 28/1 Leeds 28/1 QPR 33/1 Nottingham Forest 33/1 Fulham 33/1 Birmingham 40/1 Huddersfield 40/1 Bristol City 40/1 Blackburn 50/1 Preston 50/1 Barnsley 80/1 Rotherham 100/1 Burton 150/1
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    Jack Colback

    I always thought he was a bit crap whenever I saw him play for Sunderland or Newcastle but seems like he's done alright for Forest. Really it should depend what happens with Watson, Bridcutt, Yacob, Guedioura, Yates, Carvalho, Osbourn, that Greek bloke if he's still here, and anyone else I've forgotten. It should, but it won't. We'll probably sign him up along with five other random midfielders and then he'll spend next year on loan at Birmingham.
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    Sheffield United v Forest

    We need to forget about promotion altogether and just focus on building an actual team with some kind of identity and at least a bit of continuity. We still don't even have the basic foundations in place for any kind of long term sucess yet we still lurch from one year to the next making a mad dash for a totally unrealistic promtion by signing as many players as possible and hoping for the best. Then when inevitably it fails we sack the manager and start afresh. But then just do the exact same thing again. And again. And again. I'm know I've written that same thing several times but just to demonstrate how ridiculous the situation is, Sheff Utd's team today contained five players who'd played in their final game in League One (and would have been six if Sharpe hadn't got injured last week). Forest had one outfield player (Murphy) who played in the opening game of this season! The side that started this season had just three players who'd started the first game of the previous season. That side in turn had just one player who'd started the season before. That side had only two who started the season before that. Which in turn had two who'd started the season before. You get the idea. What an absolute farce.
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    News chit chat

    Right, this section needs some more life in it so I thought we could do with a general 'in the news' type chat thread. So if you've got some thoughts on that maniac pilot, ISIS brides, Clarkson, Harold leaving One Direction, etc. or just want to say how sexy you thought Ed Miliband was looking the other night, here's the place to do it. Away you go......
  8. Shortly after Karanka left The Times reported we approached Jokanovic and he turned us down due to concerns about the owners, money wasn't an issue. I imagine the sacking of previous managers who were doing quite well and the ridiculous approach to player recruitment can't have helped......
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    Premier League chit chat

    In a effort to inject some life into this section I thought we could do with a thread for general stuff that's not worth a thread of its own so if you want to post something about the weekend's games or abuse Alan Shearer or say how much you like Rooney's new hair or whatever there's somewhere to post.
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    Premier League chit chat

    Bart-Williams sounds viable. I think I've got one! Now, I don't know if this is normal but sometimes my brain works on stuff on his own. I was just getting on with other things, not thinging about this at all, then out the blue I suddenly thought of Nick Barnby. Forest have had so many random players just pop in play a few games and disappear I'm starting to doubt if even played for us, but I'm pretty sure he did.
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    Premier League chit chat

    Saunders is a good shout, probably in his Villa days. Bit of a long shot, Macheda? Platt? John Sheridan? Geoff Thomas? Clutching at straws a bit now.....
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    Premier League chit chat

    Aaron Ramsey I'm sure I remember Carlton Palmer scoring a hat trick for Wednesday but that might have been just before the Premier started......
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    Premier League chit chat

    Yes, Swindon, Barnsley, and Blackpool
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    Premier League chit chat

    That's two Close on Oldham - they won their last three to stage a great escape in the first Premier League season then went down the next year. Let us take a moment to acknowlege the predictive powers of Dane B:
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    Premier League chit chat

    Three teams have played just a single season in the Premier League - Who they be?
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    Recommend a film

    Pin Cushion - An odd mother and daughter move to a new town to make a fresh start. It goes fairly badly in British drama, bit of a fairly tale vibe about it. I'll go 6.5/10 Everything Everything - A teenage girl has some illness where she can't go outside. She gets to know the boy next door in cheesy drama. This was annoying and boring and cliched and predictable and generally all a bit naff. Maybe if you're a 12 year old girl with low expectations and you haven't seen a film before you might enjoy it. But I'm not, so I'll go 3/10 Blockers - Comedy where three girls make a pledge to lose their virginity on prom night, their parents find out and try to stop them. Better than it sounds. It's too long but was watchable enough and has got a few decent laughs. I'll go 6/10
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    Rotherham v Forest

    I don't think Megson can use that as an excuse - he's the one who signed him
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    Premier League chit chat

    Just been catching up on last week's football. I did enjoy Chelsea's offiside goal and Warnock's tantrum
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    What Have You Been Watching?

    How long has Comic Relief been so utterly terrible? I've not seen it in years, but saw quite a bit of the last one and it was truely dismal. I remember when I was a kid and it first started and it was quite an exciting event. Now, I'm sure this was partly just because of my age but it was a least fresh and half decent wasn't it? I just can't imagine anyone enjoying anything about it
  20. Following the run away success of my Championship Chat thread I thought we could do with a general discussion thread in here, so here it is. So if you want to talk about Naked Attraction an interesting series you just watched or whatever but it's not worth starting a new thread you can pop it in here. Go on then, someone post something.......
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    Premier League chit chat

    Alpay, Tugay, and Izzet correct. The missing one is Hakan Unsal (Blackburn) who I have absolutely no memory of at all.
  22. Not sure about that. I think simply being a 367 year old man would probably eclipse anyone's achievements
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    Premier League chit chat

    Hasselbaink finished joint second top scorer that season Four players have represented Turkey at a World Cup while with a Premier League club. Who be they?
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    Premier League chit chat

    Yeah, that's worth two and a half bonus points* That's the three - RVP, JFH, and er AS *future check for accuracy pending
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    Premier League chit chat

    Yep. That's two.....

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