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Some big casualties last night. United lose, City lose, Liverpool lose (Go Ange!) and Brighton get crushed.

I don't consider United a big casualty. Just standard operating procedure.

Chelsea finally managed a win though
 
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I know we don't talk much on here about the Championship comp, but I'll bring you all up to speed with a few things.

Relegated Leicester are flying way out in front as you would expect with 39 points - 13 wins, 1 loss and a goal difference of 21.
Ipswich are 5 points back in second place on 34 points, a great effort so far when you consider they were promoted from League One last season.

The other relegated sides Leeds (25) and Southampton (24) are 3rd and 4th respectively with my Baggies in 5th on 23 points, ahead of Cardiff and Hull on goal difference.

At the bottom Rotherham, QPR and Sheffield Wednesday are all struggling and even at this early stage look like being relegated to League One.
 

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I know we don't talk much on here about the Championship comp, but I'll bring you all up to speed with a few things.

Relegated Leicester are flying way out in front as you would expect with 39 points - 13 wins, 1 loss and a goal difference of 21.
Ipswich are 5 points back in second place on 34 points, a great effort so far when you consider they were promoted from League One last season.

The other relegated sides Leeds (25) and Southampton (24) are 3rd and 4th respectively with my Baggies in 5th on 23 points, ahead of Cardiff and Hull on goal difference.

At the bottom Rotherham, QPR and Sheffield Wednesday are all struggling and even at this early stage look like being relegated to League One.
Thanks for keeping us up to speed on the amateur leagues mate.
 

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Wait what hold up a sec...
Are you telling me there are football competitions other than the English Premier League taking place?

I thought Leeds was some sort of strip joint and the Hawthorns got turned into a parking lot
 

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Now Casemiro gone for two months. This injury toll is beyond ridiculous. It’s absolutely crippled our season, among other issues.
 

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First loss for Big Ange this morning.

Two reds doesn't help.

Wasn't expecting that
Chelsea are pretty bad - must have been bit of a stitch up

Liverpool will be saying it's payback for their game against Spurs

It sucks cause you can't really afford to drop any games in a title race against City. A City that is starting to play at their best again after looking out of sorts.

That's Ange's first home loss in something like 50+ games, incredible. The Ange 'out by Xmas' doubters will love that result though. They must hate a 'no name' Aussie manager doing well over there.

Early days, there is so much upside to come for Ange and Spurs over the next 12 months onwards - it's really just the beginning and they were going to drop a game at some point.

Some signings to bolster their lack of good depth and a striker to replace Richarlson and they are looking very good.

Also the team are still learning and developing Ange ball. I wonder if being down 2 men changed the structure / philosphy at all? I havn't watched the game yet.

Now Casemiro gone for two months. This injury toll is beyond ridiculous. It’s absolutely crippled our season, among other issues.

Just as your keeper Onana started to justify his price tag and actually start making good saves instead of bad mistakes.

United got as many problems in attack as defense though, were always gunna struggle I think regardless this season despite some glimpses of potential.

But yea injuries at this level certainly don't help.
 

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Wasn't expecting that
Chelsea are pretty bad - must have been bit of a stitch up

Liverpool will be saying it's payback for their game against Spurs

It sucks cause you can't really afford to drop any games in a title race against City. A City that is starting to play at their best again after looking out of sorts.

That's Ange's first home loss in something like 50+ games, incredible. The Ange 'out by Xmas' doubters will love that result though. They must hate a 'no name' Aussie manager doing well over there.

Early days, there is so much upside to come for Ange and Spurs over the next 12 months onwards - it's really just the beginning and they were going to drop a game at some point.

Some signings to bolster their lack of good depth and a striker to replace Richarlson and they are looking very good.

Also the team are still learning and developing Ange ball. I wonder if being down 2 men changed the structure / philosphy at all? I havn't watched the game yet.
They also lost Maddison and another player to injury around the halfway point.

Conceded two goals at the death, they did pretty well really given the circumstances.
 

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They also lost Maddison and another player to injury around the halfway point.

Conceded two goals at the death, they did pretty well really given the circumstances.

Madders is prob their best player along with Son and the majority of goals are coming from and through them

They have both had niggles for a bit now. Was always the risk of either one of them going down that the team was gunna struggle. Hope it's nothing too serious. Reading it was a just a knock to the ankle and was subbed off to be safe which makes sense considering how important he is.

I read something interesting that Ange's first season at Celtic there were alot of hammy injuries as their players were not used to the amount of intensity and running required with Ange Ball.

So there you go, JMO was obviously pushing Mozza too hard under his ruthless high intensity regime 🙄
 

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First loss for Big Ange this morning.

Two reds doesn't help.

Despite how it ended, they gave a good account of themselves with only 9 players. Ange wasn’t afraid to keep playing the high line and for the most part it was working, they were still creating chances and putting Chelsea on the back foot. They just ran out of gas.
 
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