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Re: Soccer Thread
« Reply #420 on: May 13, 2018, 05:26:52 PM »
West Ham manage to stay up after a dreadful season.

Ended on a bit of a high (sort of), right? Apparently Moyes only has a 25% chance of staying at the club. Seems a bit unfair.
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« Reply #421 on: May 13, 2018, 06:56:00 PM »
Fulham in a 1-0 hole heading into tomorrow's home leg. Somehow still favored to advance and second best odds to win promotion, but backs are against the wall now.

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« Reply #422 on: May 15, 2018, 02:55:18 PM »
Fulham is through to the final after a thrilling 2-0 victory. They will face Aston Villa or Middlesbrough with promotion on the line. It is soooo close!!

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« Reply #423 on: May 15, 2018, 04:33:38 PM »
Fulham is through to the final after a thrilling 2-0 victory. They will face Aston Villa or Middlesbrough with promotion on the line. It is soooo close!!

I personally hope Villa go through.
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« Reply #424 on: May 15, 2018, 04:40:43 PM »
Remind me - if Middlesbrough wins 1-0, then the aggregate would be 1-1. Is it away goals that the tiebreaker? Meaning Middlesbrough would advance?

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« Reply #425 on: May 15, 2018, 04:45:10 PM »
Remind me - if Middlesbrough wins 1-0, then the aggregate would be 1-1. Is it away goals that the tiebreaker? Meaning Middlesbrough would advance?

Non-issue now. Looks like Fulham-Aston Villa at Wembley.

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« Reply #426 on: May 15, 2018, 04:46:42 PM »
Remind me - if Middlesbrough wins 1-0, then the aggregate would be 1-1. Is it away goals that the tiebreaker? Meaning Middlesbrough would advance?

I think they just do added extra time and then penalty kicks.
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« Reply #427 on: May 15, 2018, 04:51:04 PM »
Remind me - if Middlesbrough wins 1-0, then the aggregate would be 1-1. Is it away goals that the tiebreaker? Meaning Middlesbrough would advance?

Non-issue now. Looks like Fulham-Aston Villa at Wembley.

Probably the best option for the final, as they were the third and fourth placed teams at the end of the season.

With the relegation of West Brom and Stoke, it would be nice to see Villa join Wolves in the Premier League.
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« Reply #428 on: May 15, 2018, 06:08:21 PM »
Remind me - if Middlesbrough wins 1-0, then the aggregate would be 1-1. Is it away goals that the tiebreaker? Meaning Middlesbrough would advance?

I think they just do added extra time and then penalty kicks.

I believe this is correct. They were saying if Derby had gotten one back on Fulham it would have gone to extra time.

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« Reply #429 on: May 26, 2018, 02:00:34 PM »
And Fulham it is!  1-0 FT, and playing the last 26 minutes with only 10 men!  Congrats, FFC.

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« Reply #430 on: May 26, 2018, 02:10:00 PM »
Congrats to Fulham! Hoping for some PL friendliest in Jax soon.

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« Reply #431 on: May 26, 2018, 02:10:31 PM »
Cue all the Shahid Khan worshipers citing this as an example of his skillz
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« Reply #432 on: May 26, 2018, 02:18:12 PM »
That Shad Khan is a genius!!!  If only he would buy my football team!  Trophies every year!!!   ;D :P ;D

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« Reply #433 on: May 26, 2018, 03:25:06 PM »
Yay Fulham! Go Cottagers!

Cue all the Shahid Khan worshipers citing this as an example of his skillz

Well, one could commend Shad's son, Tony, for the success. He is the Director of Football Operations for Fulham and the Head of Analytics for the Jaguars, and in both cases supposedly has tremendous influence on the scouting and player management. The Jaguars brass appears old-school in approach, but they incorporate analytics, at least to some degree, into much of what they do.

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« Reply #434 on: May 26, 2018, 05:30:14 PM »
Yay Fulham! Go Cottagers!

Cue all the Shahid Khan worshipers citing this as an example of his skillz

Well, one could commend Shad's son, Tony, for the success. He is the Director of Football Operations for Fulham and the Head of Analytics for the Jaguars, and in both cases supposedly has tremendous influence on the scouting and player management. The Jaguars brass appears old-school in approach, but they incorporate analytics, at least to some degree, into much of what they do.

Was he "Director of Football Operations" (whatever that means) when Shahid got the club relegated out of the Premier League and almost relegated from the Championship?  ;D

I'd have liked to see Villa promoted, but it's no biggie one way or the other to me. The upside is possibly being able to go see Spurs play at Craven Cottage next season. No atmosphere, but easy to get a ticket.
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