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Blackpool 4 Scunthorpe 1

Is promotion a possibility for Blackpool? My heart says yes but my head says no. We aren't good enough for the Premier League but Ian Holloway is doing an amazing job and might just get us into the play-offs. From there it's anybody's guess. (Oranje, Blackpool fan)

How are the Iron playing?

That's four defeats in a row in all competitions and in all honesty we were soundly beaten by Blackpool. We picked up a little last month but this is definitely going to be a season which ends in a relegation dogfight. (brucrew, Scunthorpe fan)

Crystal Palace 1 Middlesbrough 0

Happy with the points?

After three successive draws I couldn't see where the next win was coming from but hats off to manager Neil Warnock. Darren Ambrose is playing out of his skin and is definitely Premier League class. (Carney, Crystal Palace fan)

Did Boro deserve something?

Without a doubt we should have taken at least a point and possibly all three. The only thing that stopped us leaving with a share of the spoils was the Palace goalkeeper Julian Speroni, who was outstanding throughout the 90 minutes. (JonnyK, Middlesbrough fan)

Derby 2 Coventry 1

Happy with the three points?

It was a good performance, but the only problem was we should have won by three or four goals as we missed chances galore and wasted a penalty. If we had stronger opponents we may well have been held to a draw. (dcfc2007, Derby fan)

What bothered the visiting fans?

Chris Coleman said we can learn something from the defeat. However, the only things we've learned since he's been here is how to rip the hearts out of City fans with lies, poor quality imports and ridiculous exports. (Lamby, Coventry fan)

Leicester 1 West Bromwich 2

How good are Albion?

I think that the current side has the ability to develop into the best Albion team for 25 years. We're becoming hard to beat, but aren't compromising our football beliefs and heritage. It's a young team and most of the players have yet to reach their full potential.

What next for the team?

It's essential that we keep most of this squad together and fine-tune it in the January transfer window with, hopefully, a proven forward and an experienced defender being brought in on loan. (bobhollux, West Bromwich fan)

Newcastle 3 Peterborough 1

Was it a fair result?

Let's be honest with ourselves, this was an easy win against the worst side in the league, but one I'm sure Mike Ashley prayed for. Had it gone wrong, the atmosphere at St James' Park could have turned very nasty, because it was on the boil long before kick-off.

What are the fans talking about?

Protests against the Newcastle owner were made, but it became obvious the stewards were on red alert. Banners were soon removed and the policing was 'heavy handed', to say the least. (Kev Fletcher, newcastleunited-mad.co.uk

Nottm Forest 1 Bristol City 1

Were Forest unlucky?

We're unbeaten in eight matches now but it's hard to be content when your team concedes a goal in stoppage time. The referee was a joke and how City's Evander Sno stayed on the field after sticking an arm in Paul McKenna's face is beyond me. (TrentyTim, Forest fan)

Was it an enjoyable game?

As an advert for Championship football it was poor fare as neither side really played any sparkling football. I'll take a point though as we looked to be heading home with another defeat. (Kiwi_Robin, Bristol City fan)

Plymouth 2 Doncaster 1

Are the Pilgrims staying up?

That's back to back wins now and we're up to 21st in the table. Paul Sturrock has certainly answered some of his critics but I'm not sure he's the right man for the job. Look what Ian Holloway is doing at Blackpool! (Saint James, Plymouth fan)

What was the turning point?

Martin Woods was playing a blinder of a game before he was sent off after a second yellow card. He set up Dean Shiels for the equaliser and we were always going to struggle after losing our most creative player. (attheraces, Doncaster fan)

Reading 1 Ipswich 1

How are Reading playing?

There are definite signs of improvements in the way we are playing under Brendan Rodgers but 16 successive home league games without a win is dreadful. I just hope the manager is given time to finish the job he has started. (stansays, Reading fan)

Happy with the point?

Not really as I was hoping we might kick on after finally getting a first win on the board the previous weekend. We definitely had chances to win but looked to get out of jail when Reading had a late penalty appeal rejected. (PaddyK, Ipswich fan)

Sheff Wed 1 QPR 2

What was the turning point? The turning point seemed to come when Brian Laws took off Jermaine Johnson and Tommy Miller for Leon Clarke and Sean McAllister. This pushed striker Luke Varney out of position onto the wing and McAllister was playing out of position on the opposite wing.

Was it a fair result? I'd have said a draw would have been fair. QPR dominated the first half and our equaliser was against the run of play, but we were much stronger in the second half and only got undone by slack defending. (Chris Morris, owls-mad)

Swansea 3 Cardiff 2

Who was the star for the Swans?

Undoubtedly Darren Pratley took the honours with an all-action display in midfield which was topped off by two goals. Netting the winner after we threw away a two-goal lead was the icing on the cake on a perfect afternoon. (Swan01, Swansea fan)

What went wrong for Cardiff?

The Bluebirds made a terrible start and were two goals behind within 16 minutes, a dreadful beginning to such an important game. We managed to get back on level terms, but eventually were made to pay for being slow out of the blocks. (City Chris, Cardiff fan)

Watford 2 Preston 0

Were the Hornets impressive? Malky Mackay must be some motivator to get that level of performance from a side thrashed 5-0 by West Brom in midweek. Heidar Helguson looks reborn this season and continues to lead the line superbly. (HarryHornet, Watford fan)

What's wrong with Preston?

One win from seven games is hardly the form of a promotion-chasing team. We usually start the season well and finish poorly so hopefully this campaign will be in reverse and we'll make the play-offs. (ChorleyWhite, Preston fan)

Top scorers

Chopra......... (Cardiff)......... 11
Whittingham......... (Cardiff)......... 10
Fryatt......... (Leicester)......... 9
Maynard......... (Bristol City)......... 9
Ambrose......... (Crystal Palace)......... 8
A Johnson......... (Middlesbrough)......... 8
Best......... (Coventry)......... 7
Simpson......... (QPR)......... 7
Nolan......... (Newcastle)......... 7
Boyd......... (Peterborough)......... 7
Graham......... (Watford)......... 6
Morrison......... (Coventry)......... 6
Cleverley......... (Watford)......... 6
Tudgay......... (Sheff Wed)......... 6
Mellor......... (Preston)......... 6
Buzsaky......... (QPR)......... 6
McCann......... (Scunthorpe)......... 5

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