Some Shock Results At The Top Of The Championship


Ian Holloway’s return to QPR was a successful one as the home side beat Norwich City 2-1 this afternoon and that was the Canaries 4th league defeat in a row.

Their fans must be worried about their sudden drop down the table to 6th place on 27 points – 10 points behind Newcastle and we have a game in hand.

But Martin Olsson was sent off after only 2 minutes of the game when he handled the ball to stop a Nedum Onuoha effort  – but the penalty was missed by Tjaronn Chery who shot wide.

Some start to this game!

Washington scored after 21 minutes and Polter after 27 minutes to put QPR 2-0 up at the break and there was a late consolation goal for Norwich from Naismith.

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Connor Washington scores QPR’s first goal

Huddersfield Town lost to Neil Warnock’s Cardiff City, who got a good 3-2 win at home in what was termed a thriller.

But that’s the Terriers 4th defeat in their last 6 league games.

Reading beat Burton Albion 3-0  to surge into 3rd place on 31 points, just  6 points behind Newcastle.

So with Brighton only drawing 1-1  last night at home to Aston Villa, three of the top six teams have lost points this weekend.

It’s like Rafa Benitez has said – things can change very quickly in this division with the games coming thick and fast.

We can take nothing for granted in tomorrow’s game at Elland Road.

But if Newcastle can beat Leeds United tomorrow afternoon, we will be 5 points ahead of Brighton and 9 points ahead of Reading in 3rd place.

Here’s the latest positions at the top of the Championship before tomorrow’s game at Elland Road.

PosTeamGamesGDPoints
1Newcastle464594
2Brighton463493
3Reading46485
4Sheffield Wednesday461581
5Huddersfield46-281
6Fulham462880

Leeds United are 7th on 26 points.

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32 comments so far

  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Nov 19, 2016 at 8:10 PM

    Comment #1

    10pts clear of 3rd and an EFL Cup semi-final to look forward to by Xmas is still my goal. Would make for a very merry one!

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  • Jib

    Nov 19, 2016 at 8:22 PM

    Comment #2

    We have averaged 2.3 points a game thus far.

    If we maintain that for the remaining 30 games we will achieve 106 points.

    Burnley were champions last season with 93 points

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  • Ron Knee

    Nov 19, 2016 at 8:42 PM

    Comment #3

    hibbit

    Same expression!

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  • MagpieNiff

    Nov 19, 2016 at 8:44 PM

    Comment #4

    Edd can you proof read your crap, 6 points? But Reading are 4th on your table. Christ….

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  • MagpieNiff

    Nov 19, 2016 at 8:44 PM

    Comment #5

    Ed*

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  • MagpieNiff

    Nov 19, 2016 at 8:45 PM

    Comment #6

    And like a ninja he fixed it…

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  • AncientC

    Nov 19, 2016 at 9:10 PM

    Comment #7

    We have a pretty good record against Leeds.

    In the last 10 games against Leeds, we have won 7 & drawn 2.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Nov 19, 2016 at 9:13 PM

    Comment #8

    Jib Jibberish (blog pest and purveyor of duff info).

    Very interested about you saying Kieron Dyer playing 250 league games.
    That’ll be news to him and the club. He never ever played 250 league games.
    Again you do not understand your Wikipedia information source. Off the top of my head he played less than 200 league games and the rest were FA Cup, League Cup plus European games.

    As a punishment in not knowing club history and the players and in addition an inability to assess data from Google/Wikipedia I’ve had to thrash your flabby buttocks in public again with my trusty jacksie thwacker.

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  • Tsunki

    Nov 19, 2016 at 9:14 PM

    Comment #9

    “Edd can you proof read your crap….”

    Oh irony, we do love you

    😀

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  • Tsunki

    Nov 19, 2016 at 9:20 PM

    Comment #10

    From a perspective of someone who wasn’t on the brink of swapping his balls from less egg-shaped ones at the time when Kieron played, it was mostly the issue that he couldn’t stay fit to have great runs at full belt. His lower legs seemed to be a recurrent problem even to the point where they attempted mapping his running style and correcting it. Not so much total games.

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  • bettyswallocks

    Nov 19, 2016 at 9:31 PM

    Comment #11

    Mister Tuff……. Well done. That’s him told.

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  • bettyswallocks

    Nov 19, 2016 at 9:33 PM

    Comment #12

    Tsunki……. He was also a nightmare to manage and gave Sir Bobby untold grief which he now acknowledges and regrets.

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  • Jimmy……Jimmy……Jimmy Smith

    Nov 19, 2016 at 9:33 PM

    Comment #13

    Kieron”Bird Legs”Dyer, was a tip top player whose mid and later career was blighted by his lack of musculature, but ironically, his slightness was also what made him great. When fit he would literally run and run and run at top pace all match. A waking nightmare to mark.

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  • Jib

    Nov 19, 2016 at 9:34 PM

    Comment #14

    The Madrid derby was a bit of a cracker

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  • Tsunki

    Nov 19, 2016 at 9:46 PM

    Comment #15

    Yeah let’s change the subject ha ha

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  • Jib

    Nov 19, 2016 at 9:51 PM

    Comment #16

    Yup Betty that’s me told.

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  • beermonkey

    Nov 19, 2016 at 9:52 PM

    Comment #17

    jib

    you might be the google master but it would appear wiki is not your friend

    i always thought is self explanatory
    but here goes

    first of you have the year/ season
    the club
    the league

    now to the stats

    league appearance and goals
    fa cup appearence and goals
    league cup appearance and goals

    and then the totals

    and then right at the bottom
    career totals

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  • bettyswallocks

    Nov 19, 2016 at 9:54 PM

    Comment #18

    Jib……… Did you drink your flagon of ale.

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  • Average_Contents

    Nov 19, 2016 at 9:55 PM

    Comment #19

    It was paint stripper laced with old Spice.

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  • Tsunki

    Nov 19, 2016 at 9:55 PM

    Comment #20

    I think he’s refilling it…

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  • Jib

    Nov 19, 2016 at 10:08 PM

    Comment #21

    Beer Monkey
    Mr Tuff
    has caught me out again.
    What a thick bugger I am.
    I know nowt me like

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  • bettyswallocks

    Nov 19, 2016 at 10:10 PM

    Comment #22

    Jib’s household………….. Come hither wench and bring me another flagon of ale before I beat you about the pate with the tip of yon stick.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Nov 19, 2016 at 10:18 PM

    Comment #23

    Not far for Mrs Jibberish to go to get new daily supplies of cheap booze in. Couple of hundred yards max!

    http://i3.chroniclelive.co.uk/incoming/article10313835.ece/ALTERNATES/s1200/pennywell-shoppingJPG.jpg

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  • bettyswallocks

    Nov 19, 2016 at 10:20 PM

    Comment #24

    Aye bring on’t pie lass.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Nov 19, 2016 at 10:24 PM

    Comment #25

    Mister Tuff

    Just wondering like but do you try and score points against Jib.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Nov 19, 2016 at 10:25 PM

    Comment #26

    I can feel a strong comment coming my way 54321…….

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  • bettyswallocks

    Nov 19, 2016 at 10:26 PM

    Comment #27
  • welshgeordie9

    Nov 19, 2016 at 10:27 PM

    Comment #28

    I bet some will moan tomorrow if we draw or lose against a very good Leeds side.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Nov 19, 2016 at 10:30 PM

    Comment #29

    Welshie – no just correcting errors – trying to keep things accurate.

    Did you know that Jib has recently been complaining like mad to Sunderland City Council about a missing door on his kitchen sink unit.

    http://img.thesun.co.uk/multimedia/archive/01042/Alban03Cat_house_6_1042410a.jpg

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  • welshgeordie9

    Nov 19, 2016 at 10:32 PM

    Comment #30

    Wow, what a bloody mess in that house.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Nov 19, 2016 at 10:34 PM

    Comment #31

    As Lloyd Grossman would say in through the keyhole.

    Who lives in a house like this, Daivd it’s over to you.

    Ha ha ha

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  • Jib

    Nov 19, 2016 at 10:50 PM

    Comment #32

    I’ve done some looking back at Rafa’s sides for away games , as these games indicate which players he trusts.

    The rotation isn’t as all-embracing as some think.

    There are only 4 positions that cannot be pinned down

    Goalie – Right Back – Defensive mf – Striker

    Sels/Darlow

    Yedlin/Anita

    Lascelles
    Clark
    Dummett

    Hayden/Colback

    Shelvey
    Ritchie
    Gouffran
    Diamé

    Gayle/Mitro

    In other words in a 4-2-3-1

    3 of the back 4 are bankers

    Shelvey is always one of the midfield defensive 2

    the midfield forward 3 are bankers

    Then Gayle or Mitro

    This is by no means set in concrete and there have been exceptions (which prove the rule )

    Apologies to Mr Tuff for making his head hurt.

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