Hull City vs Cardiff, Watford vs Leeds & Championship Finale: Open Thread

npower championship 600x337 Hull City vs Cardiff, Watford vs Leeds & Championship Finale: Open Thread

There’s no early kick-off in the Premier League today (first match is at 10am ET), so if you’re up early and want to see some quality soccer coverage and you have beIN SPORT, you’re in for a treat.

Kicking off at 7:45am ET are three matches of monumental consequences:

  • Hull City vs Cardiff City — a win for Hull will be enough to see them promoted to the Premier League; Cardiff are already promoted,
  • Watford vs Leeds United — if Hull slip up against Cardiff, Watford has a golden opportunity to get promoted instead with a win; a draw also could be good enough depending on the score of the Hull game,
  • Crystal Palace vs Peterborough — Peterborough need to get points to avoid relegation, while Palace are hoping to cement a play-off place.

The Hull-Cardiff game is on beIN SPORT, Watford vs Leeds is on the Spanish version of beIN SPORT, while Palace-Peterborough is on live streaming at http://live.beinsportplay.tv/

Ross Dyer and Ian Joy will be commentating the Hull-Cardiff match.

All three matches should be firecrackers!

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28 Responses to Hull City vs Cardiff, Watford vs Leeds & Championship Finale: Open Thread

  1. The Gaffer says:

    Bright start by Hull City, so far. They look up for it.

    Nice goal for Nottingham Forest, to give them the lead to edge into playoff spot. Still a long way to go in all the games today.

    Cheers,
    The Gaffer

  2. The Gaffer says:

    Dirty Leeds are at it again, getting Watford’s goalkeeper stretchered off, so now Watford are down to their third string goalkeeper on the pitch. Advantage Hull City.

    Cheers,
    The Gaffer

    • The Gaffer says:

      Referee will play SIXTEEN minutes of injury time at end of first half of Watford-Leeds match due to the goalkeeping injury earlier in the game.

      Even though Watford is losing right now, they’ll have a huge advantage in this game knowing the final score of the Hull-Cardiff game will be well before the Watford match ends.

      Cheers,
      The Gaffer

  3. jtm371 says:

    don’t want to get to excited but the sun is shining on the REDS Bolton down 2 nil.A long way to go as we know from last year final EPL day.Lets go REDS!COFYR!

    • The Gaffer says:

      Uh-oh, Leicester have now pushed Forest out of the way. Arlo White will be pleased about his Foxes.

      Cheers,
      The Gaffer

  4. jtm371 says:

    now Forest down 1/2 header from Andy King 43rd minute hate to give up goal that late.need some halftime magic from Billy.

  5. The Gaffer says:

    Wolves fans are leaving the ground already, in 39th minute — losing 2-0 against Brighton. Looks like Wanderers are going down.

    Beautiful goal by Watford. Can Elton John’s old team get back into the Premier League?

    Cheers,
    The Gaffer

  6. The Gaffer says:

    Watford-Leeds is resembling a rugby match with all of the injuries and fouls in this game.

    Cheers,
    The Gaffer

  7. The Gaffer says:

    Former Hull City striker Frazier Campbell scores for Cardiff, which means that Watford are now in second place!

    Cheers,
    The Gaffer

  8. jtm371 says:

    my heart can’t take it back to 2/2 50th minute goal from Ward.Bolton and Palace still both tied.Lets go REDS!

  9. The Gaffer says:

    Phew! Hull City have equalized, which moves them up back into second place!!

    But, to me, it looked like the goalscorer was offside. Still, the goal stands.

    Cheers,
    The Gaffer

  10. The Gaffer says:

    What a massive goal that is for Paul McShane, the former WBA and Sunderland player. Hull now leading 2-1.

    KC Stadium is going nuts right now.

    Cheers,
    The Gaffer

  11. jtm371 says:

    DAMN have to wait for next year goal for the Foxes in added time.The Reds had a shot just came up short.

  12. The Gaffer says:

    Could this be the last time we see Cardiff City playing a league match in their blue shirts? I wouldn’t be surprised no matter what the club said a couple of months ago.

    Cheers,
    The Gaffer

  13. Smokey Bacon says:

    Crazy stuff!

    • jtm371 says:

      your boys snuck in the backdoor to stay in the Champ congrats.

      • Smokey Bacon says:

        Climbed through the kitchen window more like. Sorry everybody but the most hated team in Britain is staying up.

        I feel your pain. That was a real kick in the n*ts by Leicester. Look on the bright side, you get to go down the Den again next season.

        I just hope we can push on. Messi on loan would be nice.

  14. Ivan says:

    Hull-Cardiff, are you guys watching? Insanity central!!!!

    You gotta love football!!!

    Holly Molly!!!

    Now, waiting for Watford/Leeds…

    Unbelievable!!!!!!!!!!

  15. Cantona says:

    Football.. Bloody hell!

    Cantona—

  16. Ivan says:

    Wow…goalie killed Watford…poor kid!

    Hull City it is!!!

  17. Cantona says:

    Although I would have preferred the domestic feed on BeIN… Ross Dyer has shown he is their best commentator

    Great transition to the Watford game…

    Cantona—

  18. Patrick says:

    This is why so many of us love this game. The agony and the ecstasy so many people feel. Drama last week in Leagues 1 & 2. Drama this week with undoubtedly more to come as we get into the playoffs as well as the race for the 4th spot as well as the race to avoid the final relegation spot.

  19. trickybrkn says:

    Well Hull can replace Wigan as the rugby town in the PL..

    Was hoping Watford would have gained automatic promotion, maybe in the playoffs!

  20. Philswin08 says:

    What a morning! Talksport was the place to be if you didn’t have access to BeIn….. Absolutely riveting radio…Presenter is a Posh supporter…the devastation in his voice as they confirmed relegation was clearly felt..nothing like it here iN America.

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