2020/21 Championship, Lower, Non-League & EFL Trophy

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Muscles Thommo

All Australian
Dec 4, 2006
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Chasing scum, L%ton fans
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North Melbourne
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Watford FC
Job security... If you want job security DONT become Watfords Manager.. Ivic gone after 20 games following a loss to Huddersfield.
Never mind that we were 5th and have stopped leaking goals like a sieve or that he got manager of the month for November.
We are an absolute joke...
Xisco Munoz appointed new head coach...most recently manager of Dynamo Tblisi in Georgia.
 

TheGreatBarryB

Brownlow Medallist
Mar 20, 2007
26,553
26,963
Melbourne
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Essendon
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Texans, Astros, Leeds
Job security... If you want job security DONT become Watfords Manager.. Ivic gone after 20 games following a loss to Huddersfield.
Never mind that we were 5th and have stopped leaking goals like a sieve or that he got manager of the month for November.
We are an absolute joke...
Xisco Munoz appointed new head coach...most recently manager of Dynamo Tblisi in Georgia.
This and the Cowley bros at Huddersfield just highlights how ridiculous these decisions are. Not to mention the guy took over in a shortened off season. Madness
 

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Quokka

Norm Smith Medallist
Apr 10, 2010
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Fremantle
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AFC Wimbledon
Five League One matches to be postponed because of positive Covid-19 results.

I mean I love that there is football to watch and Go Dons and all but how the hell is this league still going at this point?
 
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DEVO

Brownlow Medallist
Sep 8, 2000
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6,665
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Carlisle United blew a 3-0 lead to draw 3-3 with Bolton. The Cumbrians scored 2 goals in the first 7 minutes and scored a third in the 36th to have the game in their control, they then threw it away conceding a goal late in the first half and two in the final 5 minutes. As a result Carlisle remain in third instead of leading the league.:(
 

Elmer_Judd

#Teague2020
Jul 25, 2019
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Leeds United
Would be nice to see Pompey promoted after what they’ve been through as a club.
I feel the same way about AFC Wimbledon.

But you can argue fans of club's like Wigan, Bolton, Sunderland and Hull have also suffered and are still suffering due to poor ownership.

It seems the flog owner of Hull threw a massive tantrum after the FA refused his request to change the club's name to Hull City Tigers and has stopped pouring money into the club ever since that fit of childish pique. (Least that is my reading of the situation SM )

A couple of good friends of mine follow Bolton passionately, and they would have stopped following football for good had they gone the way of Bury.
 

The_Flying_Egg

Norm Smith Medallist
Jul 15, 2001
8,175
2,876
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Western Bulldogs
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Barnsley FC, Melbourne City, Bulls
Sheffield Wednesday looking at Jose Marais as their new manager :eek: I really hope they get him 😆
 

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Elmer_Judd

#Teague2020
Jul 25, 2019
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Derby just score again through a penalty. They definitely have improved since Jughead took over as manager.. Think they are going to stay up.
 

big_e

Premium Platinum
Apr 28, 2008
6,912
19,901
The Championship
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North Melbourne
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Wycombe Wanderers
Finally a win for Wycombe, but yet again a late goal conceded. Would love to see the table if every game was cut short at the 85 minutes mark.
 

DEVO

Brownlow Medallist
Sep 8, 2000
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A couple of games postponed in League two as well, and the Harrogate/Carlisle game was abandoned after 10 minutes due to a frozen pitch, Harrogate was already up 1-0.
 

screech

Club Legend
Jun 19, 2002
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Christies Beach
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Adelaide
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Sturt, Sheffield Wednesday
The biggest club to have gone down would have to be Luton Town, they spent a majority of the post WWII years to in the top two tiers, although there was an extended spell in the third and fourth tiers in the sixties. They were reasonably successful in the eighties, finishes as high as 7th in 1987/88, but shortly afterwards life started become difficult for the Hatters and they began to fall through the tiers before being relegated to the Conference in 2008/09. They didn't find their way back into the football league until winning promotion at the end of the 2013/14 season and have steadily risen back up to the Championship where they are currently mid table.

There have been other notable teams to be relegated. Carlisle has a unique place in history, they are the only team to have led the top division to have fallen into the conference. We were top of Division One for two weeks in August 1974, thirty years later we were battling away in Conference Football.

Notts County was one of the original 12 teams that formed the Football League back in 1888/89 but were relegated in 2018/19. Lincoln City, Leyton Orient, Chesterfield, Stockport, York City, Bristol Rovers, Grimsby, Doncaster Rovers all have histories dating back over 100 years have found themselves relegated from the Football League, some have made back, some have fallen further.

Back before the creation of the "Football Pyramid" there were a number of teams that were voted out of the Football League, one of those teams, Barrow finally made it back after 50 years. Another Cumbrian club, Workington Reds was voted out in 1977, replaced by Wimbledon and Bradford Park Avenue in 1970 replaced by Cambridge United.
Glossop were in D1 in 1899-00 and in the FL until WW1. After WW1 they bumped around various non-league competition and are currently in the Northern Premier League.
Darwen, two stints in 1891-92 & 1893-94, left the FL in 1999-00 and eventually folded in 2009
Oxford United, D1 for three seasons in the late 1980s, dropped to the conference for 4 seasons in 2006, getting promoted back in 2010
 

Quokka

Norm Smith Medallist
Apr 10, 2010
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Nice to see Marcus Forss doing well at Brentford, establishing himself in their first team and has just signed an extension until 2026. Has also made his debut for the Finland national side and kicked his first international goal.
 
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DEVO

Brownlow Medallist
Sep 8, 2000
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On Christmas morning, Carlisle United announced they extended the contract of manager Chris Beech until summer 2022. A nice little Christmas present for Beech and the Cumbrian faithful. He took over at Carlisle in the middle of last season while we were battling to stay in the Football League and within a year he has us challenging for promotion.
 

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