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  1. 5 hours ago, StevieDay1983 said:

    Yeah, I'll have a scan through some stats tomorrow. Both teams backed up my feelings that they'll be contenders early on. It will be interesting to see how they continue as injuries and fatigue set in. Leeds are playing at 100mph at the moment. Reminds me of us under Dave Jones. Often started well but it's a long season. Anyway, I'll transfer these thoughts to the other thread tomorrow.

    P.s. you're right. You boys had a hell of a time with the whole Withdean Stadium farce. You've got it pretty sweet now though so pleased for you. Felt like teams like us, you, Reading, Wigan, and Stoke went up the divisions together at roughly the same time so always like to see how things are going behind the scenes at those clubs.

    Thanks Stevie D. I am moving to Devon in September, so 'be able to follow the Albion as closely from now on. Going to start watching Plymouth, Exeter & Torquay!

    Although I will be back up for games, including Palace & West Ham.


  2. Interesting story Stevie D.

    I love going to Loftus Rd, and yes, a pretty decent bunch of fans too.  Just sad to see clubs get ruined though. Always the fans that suffer, god knows you lot have been through it too!

    Looking forward to hearing what you though of last nights game between Swansea & Leeds. Perhaps you can put something in the next weekends thread?

  3. 1 hour ago, StevieDay1983 said:

    You're probably right! An interesting night so far. I'm watching the Swansea versus Leeds game. Learning a lot. Helping to give me a better idea about what I'm going to punt for this weekend. QPR look a shambles. Things are looking grim for them with the financial side of things a mess as well. Can see them being a team to bet against on the road.

    Yeah, think they will sink faster than the Titanic. Tonight it was a good test to see how they would respond after Saturdays heavy defeat. They will get what they deserve. Another club with a rich owner over spending to boost his ego.


  4. 4 minutes ago, waynecoyne said:

    cheers tiffy

    i fear we may be relegated before he departs- i hope he has deep pockets as we will lose approx 5000 season ticket holders at the end of this season-fanbase totally pissed off and no info from club, no structure in place and one bizarre decision after another.

    Foreign owners are ruining our clubs. The football league are spineless, as are the FA. The PL are only interested in money. FFP is a complete joke, how can Wolves get away with overspending last season?

    I enjoy reading your thoughts, so keep the posts coming pal, and keep us updated with goings on up there

  5. 1 hour ago, StevieDay1983 said:

    In general, I agree. However, seeing as 75% of Cardiff fans are absolutely clueless morons, and I'm saying that as a Cardiff fan, I'm not sure our fans owning 50% of the club would make me feel any easier! :ok

    The next week will tell us a lot more about where teams are for this season. Teams playing consecutive home or away games here and there. Wins or defeats on the bounce will have a serious impact on their early season confidence.

    Haha, what only 75%! 

  6. Apologies @waynecoyne, I was getting mixed up!

    Sheff Weds, now there is another team that beat Albion not long ago in the play offs too!

    Ill wish you good luck for the season too, but only with sorting the owner out. 

    I am in favour of the German club ownership model, where fans own 50% of the club. It should be mandatory for all clubs now over here to stop them becoming toys for the rich.

  7. 21 hours ago, waynecoyne said:

    i know this is the wrong place but i'm getting on Ipswich at 3/1 to win at sheff wed as I think it will shorten after we have lost to milwall :).

    The club is in a state and there are rumours that forestieri is off.

    Onwards and downwards-anyway I shouldn't be too upset the chairman thinks we will go up.

    As much as I like FL, and want him to do well, I do think he is out of his depth at Derby. Harry Redknapp was on Talk Sport yesterday , saying how he phoned Mel Morris and persuaded him Frank was the right man for the job, even though MM wanted someone experienced.  He then went on to say, how Derby need someone experienced on board to help with the transfers. Seemed to me like he was trying to talk himself into a job there.

    The Championship is a tough division of football, and I just don't think Frank has the experience to cope with it. He reminds me of when Gus was managing Brighton in that division, trying to play out from the back, play posession based football and getting bullied by stronger more experienced teams. You won't get promoted playing that way.

    Gone before Christmas is what I reckon,. As a fan, what do you think?

    I have to say, that I came up to Pride Park when Brighton played the 2nd leg of the play off semi final. We were well and truly thrashed by the best display of football I had seen all season. Derby had a great crowd, brilliant fans, and played some amazing football that day. I thought you'd walk the final & deserved to go up. I can't believe that Brighton have made it since, and you haven't!

    Best of luck this season, I'll be keeping an interested eye on you:hope

  8. On 19/08/2018 at 9:12 AM, StevieDay1983 said:

    It's a good shout. I'm still undecided on Brighton. They have made a lot of additions and @Tiffy is confident they can finish comfortably mid-table. Always trust the knowledge of the fan on here. Interested to hear what he thinks about this?

    Well, if I had seen this when you first posted it @StevieDay1983, I would have said to leave it alone. (after our display against Watford last week)  However, @newjack, well done on spotting a good opportunity.

    i was out all day yesterday, and didn't look on on PL till about 11.30 last night, I went to the game, and was behind the goal where Brighton got their 3 first half goals. Looking back, we have carried on this season where we left off.- Dismal away, good at home. I don't know why we can't play the same away from home, it's a mystery to everyone. The Amex is becoming a fortress though, and I'd guess that's where the majority of our points will come from this season.  Carry on backing Brighton at home is the way to go this season.

    Man U looked poor. I am not convinced that JM s the "Special One". I never rated his style of play at Chelsea, and he let so many really good players slip through the net back then. I can see him being removed by Christmas, as the other teams in the top 6 (with the exception of Arsenal) have improved or play better football.


  9. On 11/08/2018 at 7:10 AM, StevieDay1983 said:

    What are your thoughts on Brighton now after deadline day? Any signings you were surprised by in the summer or signings that didn't happen that you'd hoped for? Where do you think you'll finish?

    My thoughts on the Albion after deadline day are that they made some decent signings. It's nice to be able to beat Leicester to the signature of a World Cup player, and not worry about Norwich hijacking potential signings anymore.

    i am still concerned that we will be relying on Glen Murray too much again this season. As good as he is, he isn't getting any younger.

    We haven't signed any big names, or have any superstars in our team. Instead we just have a solid team, and have now added more depth. I think that all the new players look decent, though may take some time to bed in to the team, and get used to the speed of the Prem.

    Everyone that I have spoken to was particularly pleased that we managed to get most of our transfer business done early. You can see that the Chairman is now investing back in the squad after staying up last season (with virtually the same team that came up). The club have also appointed David Weir as their Pathway Development Manager and are now busy signing loads of youngsters and loaning them out to EU clubs. It's the same model that Chelsea run so successfully

    @Mindfulness summed it up pretty well in his synopsis, and I'd agree with him that we should finish 13th-15th.

    Have to improve our away form though!

  10. 2 hours ago, allyhibs said:

    It all depends what team we put out, the Europa League game coming up on Tuesday probably means we'll change things around a bit. I'll come back on here tomorrow once the teams announced.

    Celtic rested lots of their first picks today as well because of the Champions League game coming up, they were woeful today, Hearts weren't much better but deserved the win.

    Ok cheers pal, thanks for the info. Catch up tmrw

  11. On 09/08/2018 at 3:23 PM, Mindfulness said:

    I'm just waiting for the transfer window to close before I roll out my EPL season preview on the ante-post thread. I won't give away any spoilers apart from the fact that I have Brighton finishing bottom, it's all completely unbiased of course.

    Haha, of course it is!

    off to read it now for what it's worth..........

  12. On 08/08/2018 at 10:19 AM, Mindfulness said:

    Southampton V Burnley

    Burnley +0.75 AH @ 1.85 Betvictor

    I agree with the above posts regarding this game. The markets are loving Southampton in the build-up to the new season and I can't understand why. Pre-season has been less than impressive for them both in the transfer window and performances in friendlies. It may take a while for Mark Hughes to get the conditioning and balance of the team up to scratch.

    Burnley are already a complete team under Sean Dyche. They certainly improved their away record last season, 6th strongest in the division. Compare that to Southampton's home record; 2nd worst in the division. Obviously the dynamics may change this season as Burnley have Europa League football to contend with, at least in the short term. Some maybe concerned by the fact that Burnley have to play in Turkey on Thursday, three days before the match at Southampton. It does make things slightly awkward in terms of preparation but it also means Burnley have been playing competitive football in the weeks building-up to Sunday's game whereas Southampton haven't.

    I have decided to take this one early as I can see that a few punters are beginning to question Burnley's long odds and maybe they will noticeably shorten before Sunday. The caveat to all this is that Burnley currently have a few injury doubts to important players like Defour, Brady and Wood + both first choice keepers are crocked which is why Joe Hart has been bought in. We also don't know how many will emerge unscathed from the midweek game in Turkey.

    Southampton will look to capitalise on Burnley's quick turnover of matches by playing a possession game, wearing the away side down and then nicking a goal somehow. Despite this, I believe the home side's odds of 1.83 are too short and this opens the door for a speculative value play on the away side.

    Burnley are at a more advanced stage in their team development and cohesion, maybe they can capitalize on this and blag a draw on Sunday. Southampton still look tepid upfront, so even if they do win it's hard to envisage them winning by more than a goal. Odds are skewed enough to get Burnley on the +0.75 line which gives us that extra cover.

    Loving the new profile pic, makes me feel a lot calmer & definitely more mindful!

    Good luck with the new season, look forward to reading your posts as usual:ok

  13. On 05/08/2018 at 7:21 PM, allyhibs said:

    Yeah, Scottish football is on the up at the moment, crowds are up everywhere, managers like Brendan Rodgers, Neil Lennon, Steve Gerrard will only increase the interest and drama, could be a proper title race this year as well with a few teams looking good. Still expect Celtic to be champions but it might not be as easy as recent years. Hibs, Rangers and Aberdeen will be right on their tails I think. Hibs could be a good bet for 2nd if we strengthen the squad before the window shuts, which we will.

    Good win and performance from us today, bet was never in doubt once we got the first goal. Betting on goals in Hibs games could be a good plan this season.

    Rumour up here is Brighton are one of a few English clubs about to bid for John McGinn, whoever gets him has a top player on their hand, he's the real deal.

    Thanks for the tip pal, I had a good weekend, yours was the icing on the cake!!!so hopefully it carries on.

    Ill be reading your posts and expert opinion with more interest now, as like you say, its looking good up there this season.

    I'll keep an eye out for this McGinn fella, havent heard much about him to be honest, but Ill do a bit of reserch now!


  14. 46 minutes ago, allyhibs said:

    Hibernian v Motherwell.

    After Dunfermline winning yesterday, it's Hibs turn today to make it 2 from 2.

    Motherwell have been weakened with the loss of some key players today, a combination of players being sold and injured means they come to Easter Road looking a bit threadbare. The odds for the home win look a little skinny for me but i'm confident we can score a few today, we usually do at home, and have this game won comfortably. The odds on Hibs ht/ft look appealing.

    Double Result Hibs/ Hibs @ 2.75.


    I'm liking the look of the SPL this season @alllyhibs. I think Gerrard will do well at Rangers. I'm surprised Brighton let Goldson go for £3m to be honest. He is an immense young talent, and with him the sideI can't see Rangers concededing many goals.

    I like the look of your mob too, and see they have been tipped to finish 3rd or higher by some.

    Lumping on the Hibees today & going with the HT/FT:ok

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