championship Fan zone Every game – by the people who care most
Monday 15 March 2010
BARNSLEY 0 CRYSTAL PALACE 0
Was it a fair result? This was our first goalless draw since September and our first draw of any kind in 15 matches when we were held by Palace! But if you don't score you don't win so 0-0 was about right.
Did the visitors play well? They are fighting for their lives and looked very bright in the first half, but they were aiming for the point after the break and I don't think our keeper had a save to make in the second. Also much credit must go to the 400-odd who travelled up from London as they never stopped singing. (Rob Miles, barnsley-mad.co.uk)
COVENTRY CITY 1 PLYMOUTH ARGYLE 1
Was it the right result? It was a valuable point but we were all over them at the death and should have snatched something more. Tuesday night against Cardiff is a real crunch game now but I'm confident we'll get the better of them. (Buzz_Lightyear, Coventry fan)
What now for Argyle? It's now six games without a win and for all the hard work and commitment we are just not making much headway. I'm preparing for the worst and League One football next season. (Floody, Plymouth fan)
DONCASTER ROVERS 2 DERBY COUNTY 1
Who was Doncaster's star? Jay Emmanuel-Thomas has now scored three goals in three starts since joining on loan from Arsenal. His 20-yard wonderstrike would not have looked out of place in the Premier League or Champions League for the Gunners. (Donnielad, Doncaster fan)
Was it the right result? We were second best from the outset and it's almost as if the circus going on surrounding the ownership of the club fed down to the players. It needs sorting and quickly as we're not out of trouble yet. (rammy, Derby fan)
IPSWICH TOWN 1 SCUNTHORPE UNITED 0
Are Town fans starting to look upwards? We had an awful start to the season but there's now light at the end of the tunnel. Credit must go to the board as they stuck by Roy Keane when everybody was calling for his head. This time next season we'll be challenging for the play-offs at least. (Sheepshank, Ipswich fan)
Will Scunthorpe survive? It will be nip and tuck and could go to the final day of the season. To be honest I'll be surprised if we are playing Championship football next season. (BillyTheKid, Scunthorpe fan)
LEICESTER CITY 1 CARDIFF CITY0
How important was this win? After last week's away upset at Sheffield Wednesday it was vital that the Foxes responded in style today. Although it was a far from spectacular performance, it was a solid win and one that has enhanced our play-off challenge. (Joe Harris, Foxes-Mad.co.uk)
What's wrong with Cardiff? The shambles going on off the pitch has led to the players taking their eyes off the ball. If we finish in the top six this season I'll be amazed as the last few weeks have been nothing short of disgraceful. What a waste of a promising start to the season! (CelticCrusader, Cardiff fan)
MIDDLESBROUGH 2 NEWCASTLE UNITED 2
Happy with the point? I thought we had the better of the game and shaded it on chances created. Having said that, it was a great advert for north-east football in front of 27,000 fans at the Riverside. My only hope is that we can do the same in the Premier League next season. (RedAlert, Middlesbrough fan)
How good were the Magpies? We were mediocre but still managed to gain a point away from home. I can't argue with that. Hopefully we'll look back at it as a point gained rather than two lost. (firestarter, Newcastle fan)
PRESTON NORTH END 3 NOTTINGHAM FOREST 2
Were Preston good value? We almost snatched defeat from the jaws of victory. As impressed I was at charging into a three-goal lead, I was amazed as we conceded twice. (NorthEnder, Preston fan)
Will Forest finish in the top two? It's definitely advantage West Brom as they're five points clear. However, the spirit in the camp is the best I can remember supporting Forest and I wouldn't put it past Billy Davies to get the boys fired up for the run-in. Watch out Baggies! (SK85, Nottm Forest fan)
READING 2 BRISTOL CITY 0
Are Reading on the up? I was the first to question Brian McDermott's appointment but the players have certainly responded to his style of management. He'll definitely keep us up and we came close to a place in the semi-finals of the FA Cup. (blueandwhite, Reading fan)
Was the scoreline deserved? We got off to a slow start and you can't gift teams two-goal starts and expect to get something out of the game. Especially at the rate at which we score goals! It was a bad day at the office. (GentlemanJim, Bristol City fan)
READING 2 BRISTOL CITY 0
How was Neil Warnock's return? Neil Warnock was always going to return and get something from the game. I'd give anything to have a manager with his passion and ability to make things happen during games at Bramall Lane at the moment. Kevin Blackwell won't take us to the play-offs. (Sharpie, Sheffield United fan)
Are Rangers staying up? We look a different team from a month ago and we're more likely to finish in the top eight than the bottom four now. (CaseyK, QPR fan)
SWANSEA CITY 0 SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY 0
Was it a good spectacle? It was remarkably poor fare and 90 minutes that won't live long in the memory. Both sides made a bright opening but it quickly went downhill on a disappointing afternoon. (Eveready, Swansea fan)
Will the Owls stay up? It's definitely touch and go as Alan Irvine can't seem to find any consistency. One week we beat Leicester and Blackpool and the next we're getting stuffed 5-0 at Reading. These are worrying times and the sooner this season ends the better. (Homeboy, Wednesday fan)
WATFORD 0 PETERBOROUGH UNITED 1
Will Watford survive? We looked nervy on the day and we could easily get dragged right back into it but I've got confidence in Malky Mackay and the lads. We'll be OK. (Elton, Watford fan)
What's happened to Posh? Jim Gannon wrote this season off a few weeks ago and he should have done it earlier. Since then we've been transformed and suddenly there is a brief glimmer of hope at the end of a rather long and dark tunnel. Maybe the great escape is on? (blueinexile, Peterborough fan)
WEST BROMWICH ALBION 3 BLACKPOOL 2
Can West Brom go up automatically? A top-two spot looks even more likely now as we're five points ahead of Forest. They have to win two games more than us in the last 10, so if we win eight they will have to win them all. It's tricky for Forest to get past us now. (WBA11Mingus, West Brom fan).
Can Blackpool reach the play-offs? This question has been going around most of the season and we are still only two points away from the top six. However, I have a sneaky feeling that we are going to come up just short, although there will be no disgrace in that. (SeasiderSteve, Blackpool fan).
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