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    English Championship kicks off tonight

    Anyone interested in the English Championship (old div 2)?

    Well it kicks off tonight with Reading vs Derby (managed by Frank Lampard).

    Competing teams are:

    1 Aston Villa
    2 Birmingham City
    3 Blackburn Rovers
    4 Bolton Wanderers
    5 Brentford
    6 Bristol City
    7 Derby County
    8 Hull City
    9 Ipswich Town
    10 Leeds United
    11 Middlesbrough
    12 Millwall
    13 Norwich City
    14 Nottingham Forest
    15 Preston North End
    16 Queens Park Rangers
    17 Reading
    18 Rotherham United
    19 Sheffield United
    20 Sheffield Wednesday
    21 Stoke City
    22 Swansea City
    23 West Bromwich Albion
    24 Wigan Athletic

    One of the rare occasions where the 3 Birmingham teams will be in the same division. Should make for some spice.

    Aussies competing:

    Mile Jedinak & Jordan Lyden - Villa
    Bailey Wright -Bristol City
    James Meredith - Millwall
    Mass Luongo and maybe Trent Sainsbury - QPR
    Ryan Williams - Rotherham
    Jackson Irvine - Hull
    Adam Federici - Stoke

    Hopefully one of the above earns promotion or someone like Brentford or Preston.

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    Re: English Championship kicks off tonight

    Come on PNE!
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    Re: English Championship kicks off tonight

    Go Derby. Keep your eye out for Mason Mount, the kids going to be a star.
    The curse is dead.

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    Re: English Championship kicks off tonight

    A lot of games on Foxtel just looking through the listings, 3 on opening day alone. Looking forward to seeing a fair bit of the EFL Championship this season and I'm hoping Preston can actually bridge the gap for once and find their way into the Premier League and that Milwall give it a fair shake too.
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    Re: English Championship kicks off tonight

    Derby left it until the last (15) seconds!
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    Re: English Championship kicks off tonight

    Mount with a goal on debut.
    The curse is dead.

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    Re: English Championship kicks off tonight

    Quote Originally Posted by chef View Post
    Mount with a goal on debut.
    Nice strike but it should have been saved
    Tough times don't last, tough people do
    "He'll accumulate and be involved, but we're looking a qualitative sheen on his game that we need, and it is part of our scope to score"

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    Re: English Championship kicks off tonight

    Quote Originally Posted by GVGjr View Post
    Nice strike but it should have been saved

    I love the goal keeper watching it and saying to himself "I've got it covered, I've got it covered" then the ball dips and he lifts his hands but it's too late and you can almost hear him thinking "oh shit"
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    Re: English Championship kicks off tonight

    Quote Originally Posted by GVGjr View Post
    Nice strike but it should have been saved
    Mannone is a terrible keeeper.
    The curse is dead.

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    Re: English Championship kicks off tonight

    Quote Originally Posted by chef View Post
    Mannone is a terrible keeeper.
    I didn't realise it was Vito. You're right he is appalling. I can't believe he was on Arsenal's list for so long.
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    Re: English Championship kicks off tonight

    Saturday's fixtures:


    Aston Villa15:00Wigan Athletic
    Blackburn Rovers15:00Millwall
    Bolton Wanderers15:00Bristol City
    Middlesbrough15:00Birmingham City
    Norwich City15:00West Bromwich Albion
    Nottingham Forest15:00Reading
    Queens Park Rangers15:00Sheffield United
    Rotherham United15:00Ipswich Town
    Sheffield Wednesday15:00Hull City
    Stoke City15:00Brentford
    Swansea City15:00Preston North End
    Derby County17:30Leeds United

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