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I was fine with Forest until this year, but then again they haven't threatened the top 6 until then so maybe just didn't show themselves. Leeds yes, I don't think they'll get relegated but if they ever do I will have a wry smily on my face.
It’s funny, Forest to me seemed to take the humiliation of going down to L1 a lot better than most clubs but as soon as they’ve become vaguely competitive in the Championship, despite doing it in desperation completely against their club tradition, they’ve become insufferable.

Leeds ditto to an extent but at least they backed it up by being actually very good. That said they’re in trouble if they don’t get some new players in quick. Bielsa demands so much integration that the longer it takes the more likely it is that new recruits won’t start until October or later and by then they could already have received a load of hammerings. In which case Bielsa might walk and their fans’ reverence for him evaporate as 6 games in they’re still starting with Bamford up front.
 

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From WBA forum:
"I hope we put out a stronger starting line up for the media darlings than we did against Harrogate. The meejya love in for Thomas Frank and all things Brentford 'the team who deserved promotion' should they win would be nauseating in the extreme."

 

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From WBA forum:
"I hope we put out a stronger starting line up for the media darlings than we did against Harrogate. The meejya love in for Thomas Frank and all things Brentford 'the team who deserved promotion' should they win would be nauseating in the extreme."

Seems someone is a little insecure!
 

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Jealousy, pure and simple, mainly because the football world barely commented on them limping to promotion. The biggest advantage to their promotion is they solve the problem of who can replace Watford as "last on MotD".
 

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I'm actually posting something because of Brentford not being mentioned, so apologies for going off topic -


"Southampton’s under-23’s are now called Southampton’s B team. It is a team model common among mainland Europe, adopted by clubs such as Barcelona and Borussia Dortmund. The rebranding of the name follows a change in direction of the club’s ‘reserves’, with the principal aim to give academy products a clearer pathway into the senior squad."

I mean, they even went for two other teams starting with 'B' !
Still, I suppose the fact I'm annoyed that Barcelona are mentioned in a paragraph and Brentford aren't, shows how far we've come etc, etc

Oh also, I just realised it's not a 'fan', but a news article, so again, apologies for going off topic.
 

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Having a browse on the Hudders forum (my word they are a depressed lot). Little bit about us below :)

Town should NEVER expect to lose....it was Brentford too.. a team that could never attract 20,000 and not been top flight for 90 years.
The attitude is as embarrassing as the plight.
 

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Having a browse on the Hudders forum (my word they are a depressed lot). Little bit about us below :)

Town should NEVER expect to lose....it was Brentford too.. a team that could never attract 20,000 and not been top flight for 90 years.
The attitude is as embarrassing as the plight.
There does seem to a Yorkshire thing about the attendance at games gives a right to be succesful year in year out. See Leeds, both Sheffield clubs.
 

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There does seem to a Yorkshire thing about the attendance at games gives a right to be succesful year in year out. See Leeds, both Sheffield clubs.
Very weird. Especially seeing as Hudders averaged 9-14k from 2000-2016. And since then im sure their gates went us as their home STs were a very generous price.
 

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Huddersfield's promotion a few years back, and subsequent survival, was a freak occurrence that only happens once in a millenia. I genuinely can't find the last time a team was promoted with a negative goal difference.
 
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Huddersfield's promotion a few years back, and subsequent survival, was a freak occurrence that only happens once in a millenia. I genuinely can't find the last time a team was promoted with a negative goal difference.
Huddersfield's promotion a few years back, and subsequent survival, was a freak occurrence that only happens once in a millenia. I genuinely can't find the last time a team was promoted with a negative goal difference.
Man City once got relegated with a positive goal difference.
They were top scorers
They fell 5 places on the last day
They were champions the year before .
Mental
 

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Very weird. Especially seeing as Hudders averaged 9-14k from 2000-2016. And since then im sure their gates went us as their home STs were a very generous price.
Too much time on my hands today so looked up respective BFC and Hudds crowds in the 70’s when I started going. In three seasons (75-76, 76-77, 77-78) BFC home to Hudds attracted bigger crowds than Hudds home to BFC. All Hudds attendances between 4-6000. Big club my *rse.
 

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Too much time on my hands today so looked up respective BFC and Hudds crowds in the 70’s when I started going. In three seasons (75-76, 76-77, 77-78) BFC home to Hudds attracted bigger crowds than Hudds home to BFC. All Hudds attendances between 4-6000. Big club my *rse.
I always have seen them as a club of a similar status to us. Very successful in the 30s, lots of much bigger clubs nearby, not very successful or well attended for a long time but given a boost with a new ground and had a period of success. Though I think our successful period and increase in size will be more sustainable.
 

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Too much time on my hands today so looked up respective BFC and Hudds crowds in the 70’s when I started going. In three seasons (75-76, 76-77, 77-78) BFC home to Hudds attracted bigger crowds than Hudds home to BFC. All Hudds attendances between 4-6000. Big club my *rse.
A couple of seasons in the Premier League and they think they're the dogs.
 

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I got the impression most of their fans are quite realistic about where they are. I don't think many thought they would challenge next year. That said a few including NTT20 think they're going down this year...and the first two games haven't massively reassured anyone against that.

They sort of fell apart by the end against us, and the goal they let in against Norwich was awful from a concentration point of view.
 

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Huddersfield imho are a bigger club than us who are at present going down hill both on and off the pitch.Look back to the years from beating us in the play offs in 1995 under Colin.took 30000 to Wembley for the final and sold out their allocations in play off finals since.They held their season ticket prices ( that were low) when they got promoted to the PL a few seasons back that resulted in 18000 STs being sold and an impressive waiting list.I hear that dispite the doom around the club they have still sold more STs than us for this season.
 

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Having a browse on the Hudders forum (my word they are a depressed lot). Little bit about us below :)

Town should NEVER expect to lose....it was Brentford too.. a team that could never attract 20,000 and not been top flight for 90 years.
The attitude is as embarrassing as the plight.
Tbf it would be a valid criticism of them had they said "Town should NEVER... ... lose to BFC" , but it's hardly outrageous to decry a defeatist attitude ("expect to lose") when going into a game against a team in the same division.

As for the rest, sure it's condescending but again, when we had our Glory Days in the top tier 90 years ago (.e. 1930's), they were winning it. And if, as someone said, it's not so long since they were getting crowds of 9-14k etc, remember we were getting 5-6k at the same time.

Even stadium-wise, we're rightly proud of our shiny new 17.5k effort, but they moved into a shiny new 24k stadium a quarter of a century before us.

I guess what I'm saying is that Hudds are basically what I would call a "proper football club" (like BFC), even if some of their fans may be knobs (also like BFC).

And if we have to exist a few miles out the road from a shower like Chelsea, then spare a thought for them having at Dirty Leeds for neighbours!
 

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Tbf it would be a valid criticism of them had they said "Town should NEVER... ... lose to BFC" , but it's hardly outrageous to decry a defeatist attitude ("expect to lose") when going into a game against a team in the same division.

As for the rest, sure it's condescending but again, when we had our Glory Days in the top tier 90 years ago (.e. 1930's), they were winning it. And if, as someone said, it's not so long since they were getting crowds of 9-14k etc, remember we were getting 5-6k at the same time.

Even stadium-wise, we're rightly proud of our shiny new 17.5k effort, but they moved into a shiny new 24k stadium a quarter of a century before us.

I guess what I'm saying is that Hudds are basically what I would call a "proper football club" (like BFC), even if some of their fans may be knobs (also like BFC).

And if we have to exist a few miles out the road from a shower like Chelsea, then spare a thought for them having at Dirty Leeds for neighbours!
I like the comparisons. Hadn’t really explored this before.
They were winning it in the 1920s. They had Chapman, we had Curtis...
Chapman moved on to the Arse for the 1930s.
 

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We're off topic here but Hudds got lucky with the appointment of Wagner, as before and since their management decisions have been poor. Prior to Wagner they were appointing the likes of Lee Clark, Simon Grayson and Chris Powell. They then took a change in direction with Wagner and were quite fortunate to finish in the play offs with a negative goal difference. They were then fortunate to win the play offs without setting the world alight and winning pen shoot outs. When Wagner left they tried to repeat the formula by hiring the guy that succeeded him at Dortmund II. That didn't work and then they reverted to type by appointing Cowley. The problem here is that Wagner and Siewart brought in technical players, Cowley didn't want any of that, froze the technical high paid players out and brought in football league cloggers who would put the boot in. This was a complete change of strategy which has set them back a few years I would say. They have now gone back to try and be technical with the appointment of Cordoba but have a bunch of Cowley players so they need to start that Wagner process again.
They were lucky to sign Karlan Grant and it wasn't the most intelligent decision by him. This was the signing that Giles mentioned he was most disappointed to miss out on. Grant chose Hudds because they were a Prem team even though it looked highly likely they would be relegated. If we had signed Grant at that time then there's a god chance he would be going for Watkins type money now. Anyway, this has become a Things Brentford say about Hudds thread now!
 

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Huddersfield's promotion a few years back, and subsequent survival, was a freak occurrence that only happens once in a millenia. I genuinely can't find the last time a team was promoted with a negative goal difference.
Reading done it
 

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Reading made the Play Off Final a couple of seasons back, and nearly every other team in the Championship said they were the worse team in the division.
 

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Tbf it would be a valid criticism of them had they said "Town should NEVER... ... lose to BFC" , but it's hardly outrageous to decry a defeatist attitude ("expect to lose") when going into a game against a team in the same division.

As for the rest, sure it's condescending but again, when we had our Glory Days in the top tier 90 years ago (.e. 1930's), they were winning it. And if, as someone said, it's not so long since they were getting crowds of 9-14k etc, remember we were getting 5-6k at the same time.

Even stadium-wise, we're rightly proud of our shiny new 17.5k effort, but they moved into a shiny new 24k stadium a quarter of a century before us.

I guess what I'm saying is that Hudds are basically what I would call a "proper football club" (like BFC), even if some of their fans may be knobs (also like BFC).

And if we have to exist a few miles out the road from a shower like Chelsea, then spare a thought for them having at Dirty Leeds for neighbours!
Nah **** em.

Northern jumped up ****s.

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Huddersfield imho are a bigger club than us who are at present going down hill both on and off the pitch.Look back to the years from beating us in the play offs in 1995 under Colin.took 30000 to Wembley for the final and sold out their allocations in play off finals since.They held their season ticket prices ( that were low) when they got promoted to the PL a few seasons back that resulted in 18000 STs being sold and an impressive waiting list.I hear that dispite the doom around the club they have still sold more STs than us for this season.
Yes impressive but let me put some perspective on that season ticket nonsense........................... Their adult prices are cheap as chips. They have frozen them again and i think the price has been around the same cost wise even when they were in the Prem................. 20-21 prices..........

Adult £249
U18 £129
U8 £49.

Lets see them sell 18000 at £400 a pop.

Big club my arse.
 

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Yes impressive but let me put some perspective on that season ticket nonsense........................... Their adult prices are cheap as chips. They have frozen them again and i think the price has been around the same cost wise even when they were in the Prem................. 20-21 prices..........

Adult £249
U18 £129
U8 £49.

Lets see them sell 18000 at £400 a pop.

Big club my arse.
Even at that price I bet they’ve got a whole load of fans complaining about the value of an iFollow sub in compensation. Though given how they played against us I can understand that the only interest in watching them now must be the matchday experience rather than the matches themselves.
 

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Even at that price I bet they’ve got a whole load of fans complaining about the value of an iFollow sub in compensation. Though given how they played against us I can understand that the only interest in watching them now must be the matchday experience rather than the matches themselves.
Yep.................. Anyway :backtotopic:
 

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Yes impressive but let me put some perspective on that season ticket nonsense........................... Their adult prices are cheap as chips. They have frozen them again and i think the price has been around the same cost wise even when they were in the Prem................. 20-21 prices..........

Adult £249
U18 £129
U8 £49.

Lets see them sell 18000 at £400 a pop.

Big club my arse.
There's a lot more money around in West London than there is in West Yorkshire.

I mean, try sellng flats next to their stadum for £400k+ a pop. o_O
 

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Yes impressive but let me put some perspective on that season ticket nonsense........................... Their adult prices are cheap as chips. They have frozen them again and i think the price has been around the same cost wise even when they were in the Prem................. 20-21 prices..........

Adult £249
U18 £129
U8 £49.

Lets see them sell 18000 at £400 a pop.

Big club my arse.
sorry still off topic but remember when we had a free entry game not so many years ago we still didn’t fill GP and could barely get over 10 k at a play off final
 

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sorry still off topic but remember when we had a free entry game not so many years ago we still didn’t fill GP and could barely get over 10 k at a play off final
Which may mean that we have fewer hangers-on, big game specialists and 'glory' hunters than some other clubs. The number is growing though, unfortunately.
 

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Which may mean that we have fewer hangers-on, big game specialists and 'glory' hunters than some other clubs. The number is growing though, unfortunately.
I must admit, I don't mind "glory hunters" as long as it adds money in the coffers. I wonder at the conversion rate of people who go to a big match (or any match) as a one off and end up getting hooked.
 

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My only problem with the recent 'glory hunters' is that they're the ones who get on the clubs back if they're not doing well, as it's all they're used to. I do think there is a strong difference in mentality from anyone who supported the club before 2013 and those who started supporting afterwards.
 

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My only problem with the recent 'glory hunters' is that they're the ones who get on the clubs back if they're not doing well, as it's all they're used to. I do think there is a strong difference in mentality from anyone who supported the club before 2013 and those who started supporting afterwards.
Yes the older supporters cannot believe their eyes.
 

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My only problem with the recent 'glory hunters' is that they're the ones who get on the clubs back if they're not doing well, as it's all they're used to. I do think there is a strong difference in mentality from anyone who supported the club before 2013 and those who started supporting afterwards.
Regarding online presence I’d agree but if you’ve ever stood in the corner of Ealing road (and new road) some of the moaning, abuse and ‘don’t get it’ attitudes you hear are ridiculous
 

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sorry still off topic but remember when we had a free entry game not so many years ago we still didn’t fill GP and could barely get over 10 k at a play off final
I'm pretty sure that freebie game v Posh completely "sold out" Bill. Anyway, no need to mug us off - there's enough oppo fans to do that. Get back to the topic Colonel. :backtotopic:
 

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I'm pretty sure that freebie game v Posh completely "sold out" Bill. Anyway, no need to mug us off - there's enough oppo fans to do that. Get back to the topic Colonel. :backtotopic:
😂😂personally I couldn’t care less how many more fans other clubs have after all its quality not quantity.Can you imagine having to mix with those entitled knobs at Leeds every week.
 

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I'm pretty sure that freebie game v Posh completely "sold out" Bill. Anyway, no need to mug us off - there's enough oppo fans to do that. Get back to the topic Colonel. :backtotopic:
He’s right , it didn’t but I agree with the rest of your post.
 

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