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  1. 112 points
    Ian

    We really are a different club

    You will all know that I've had many many issues over the years with Sheffield Wednesday, from the major issues with Dave Allen to the lesser, almost comical ones with the club shop. And whilst I'm sure all is not perfect there really is a change in attitude and a "we will help if we can" thinking from all I come in to contact with these days. My mum and dad are in and approaching their 80's and have always been season ticket holders but recently match day for my mum has gone from being what she looked forward to to something she made herself ill thinking about...whether this be the continual cold night matches in winter, having a long walk from the car to the ground and more recently the number of steps she had to climb to get to her seat in the South Stand. A combination of Tim Barlow and Katie Johnson at the club have this week sorted a number of things out for her, with a minimum of fuss, that means tonight for the first time she is looking forward to the match day experience and not dreading the start and end And I don't think this is a one off....its an attitude I see more and more at Hillsborough and its contagious. Well done Sheffield Wednesday
  2. 81 points
    SiJ

    FAO our "fans"

    Grow the f*ck up. I have my doubts about where we will ultimately finish this season, but for Christ sake some of the absolute bilge I have read on this site since our win is absolute disgraceful. Come to think of it I went through page after page of absolute crap before we'd even kicked a ball tonight. Calls for the manager's head, this player is a sack of sh*te etc... What the is wrong with some of you? Do you want to moan and whinge until you are proven right? A self fulfilling prophecy where you can all slap each other on the back and say "I told you so"? Voicing concerns, doubts, misgivings etc is perfectly valid, but some of our "fans" seem to be almost willing the team to fail at the moment. Perhaps some of you need to appreciate the guy who took us within 90 minutes of promotion last season?
  3. 80 points
    evaD

    TV at the start

  4. 75 points
    newbster

    Zola on us

    We won 3 nil but we didnt the deserve to win the game. In my opinion if you put 3 goals in and don't concede you absolutely deserve to win
  5. 74 points
    Whelan's Wonderland

    Beagrie on Forestieri

    He wants to play every minute. He's desperate to have the ball, desperate to score goals. No problem from me
  6. 72 points
  7. 69 points
    areNOTwhatTHEYseem

    5 and 6 in a row

    The first rule of winning runs is: you do not talk about winning runs.
  8. 65 points
    Hillsborough Stadium, Sheffield. 19:45 Tuesday, 14 Feb 2017. TODAY’S OPPOSITES The town of Blackburn was founded in 10 million BC by a caveman, but he and his wives left behind no other evidence of their habitation than a Styrofoam cup with a tab end in it. More recently in 1832 the Government decided to section off an area for industrial activities. Hundreds of cotton mills were built or flown in, some having to be stacked on top of one another, due to lack of space. Unfortunately in the last fifty years or so, the demand for cotton has fallen as Kappa tracksuits started to be produced from crude oil by-products. Blackburn residents do not believe in the physics of planet earth as we know it. They simply believe that it is a small flat island floating through space. This is why no citizen of Blackburn has ever travelled beyond the limits of the town boundary for fear that they may fall off. This theory has existed since the very dawn of time and has been embellished by the local educational establishments, instilling those beliefs in the townsfolk from birth onwards. There have been unconfirmed reports of the townspeople taking it upon themselves to foolishly attempt the journey to the unknown (a.k.a. bus into Darwen) although none have made it so far. Several large companies have been in talks with Blackburn Council regarding the purchase of the town. German supermarket giant Lidl is one of those bidders. If successful, they plan to evacuate all residents to a specially constructed shelter beneath the town. Blackburn will then be transformed into one giant Lidl store, with aisles the size of cruise ships. The cheese counter alone will be bigger than the deck of an aircraft carrier with a selection of more than 25,000 cheeses. The Bakery section will stretch for six miles with baguettes the size of a single decker bus.....fully loaded with Peppereperporoni. They also have a football team which is how we come to playing them today. MATCHDAY THINGS Official Matchday Pie: A nice salad and two slices of wholewheat bread. Official Matchday Drink: 5 litre keg of Hobgoblin. Please drink responsibly. Official Matchday Song: “I Got The…” by Labi Siffre… Sheffield Wednesday striker Gary Hooper and defender Tom Lees will be assessed ahead of the visit of Blackburn. Steven Fletcher could feature after the striker served the last of a three-game ban in Friday's win over Birmingham. Blackburn are without on-loan Owls striker Lucas Joao, who is ineligible to play against his parent club. Rovers are without a number of defenders with Tommie Hoban (shoulder) and Gordon Greer (hip) injured, while Darragh Lenihan (illness) is a doubt. Head To Head ▪ The Owls have won four and drawn three of their last eight league meetings against Blackburn. ▪ Rovers haven't kept a clean sheet against Wednesday in the Championship since December 2013 (six meetings since then). ▪ Striker Jordan Rhodes scored 83 goals in 159 league games for Blackburn between 2012 and 2016 - though he is yet to score against them in two appearances since he departed in January last year. ▪ Blackburn haven't scored more than twice in any of their last 40 away league games since a 3-0 win over Leeds in April 2015. KING CARLOS’ PEARLS OF WISDOM “We don’t think that just because we won against the Birmingham, everything was perfect. Just the same that when we lose, not everything is bad. There are positive things when we lose and negative things when we win. For sure, there are more positives from Friday than negatives but all the time there are things to correct, improve and do better. Of this I am absolutely certain. This is why we are training all the time to prepare the games, to improve the team and to try to correct the mistakes and accuse a fish of heresy. But of course after the game we are more positive and have more confidence than when we started, absolutely sure. When we win two games in a row, confidence is more high. Confidence is very important to a player and to a team but we must all the time keep working and be 100% focused to try to improve, even when we are with a good win like last time. We are in a good place. We have a good win, we are sixth in the table, we have another clean sheet – our 13th of the season – and we scored three goals. We are higher in the table with more points, so I am happy. We started and finished this game very well. Birmingham had some good spells because this is normal. If a side from League One or League Two comes to Hillsborough, they will have chances – this is football. But we defended very well, we attacked very well and so I am very happy. The new players did very well, they showed good signals but they are only starting at Sheffield Wednesday. So they will get better as individuals for us and I am happy with the options that we have. If one striker drops out, another one comes in, it is important to have that kind of strength.” MINTYNESS
  9. 64 points
    BIG D

    Big Dave

    I think he'll be off in the Summer. Good luck to the guy, he's played a part in our rise in the last 3 years and there's absolutely no need for some of the nastiness he gets on here.
  10. 63 points
    Hillsborough Stadium, Sheffield. 19:45 Friday, 10 Feb 2017. TODAY’S OPPOSITES In the proud country of Great Britain, almost at its dead centre, stands the not-so-proud city of Birmingham. Often thought, probobobarbly mistakenly to be the country's second largest city, it has stood since the dawn of the middle ages. Around the mid 18th century, it was noticed that the people who inhabited Birmingham demonstrated some peculiar habits and had appeared to have developed their own language, which amongst the English Language scholars of the time became known as the Brum language, so named because Birmingham in the brum language was Brummingham. As a direct result of this, the people also became known to the anthropologists of the day as "Brummies". The name also coincided nicely with the brummmm sound of visitor’s car engines accelerating away from the city centre in shock and disappointment. Not everything about Birmingham is terrible - It is the birth place of curry, also the paper airplane, and heavy metal music. Brum was immortalised in the famous song by Peter 'I've ate too many pies' Koy named "do yaouw knoo the woy ter shitty shitty Burminum". The truth is naaa 'un actually knows the woy ter Burminum, an' once yaouw get the'er its labarynth loike corridors mane yaouw can never escoype. They also have a football team and that’s how we come to be playing them today! MATCHDAY THINGS Official Matchday Pie: Chicken of the Opera. Official Matchday Drink: 16 Pints of Seafaring Gladiator. Official Matchday Song: “Two Fish and an Elephant” by Khruangbin… Sheffield Wednesday may lose defender Glenn Loovens and striker Gary Hooper for the visit of Birmingham City. Loovens (knee) was injured in the 1-0 win at Wigan while Hooper is still struggling with a thigh strain, but Sam Hutchinson has served a two-game ban. Wednesday, without the suspended Steven Fletcher, look set to give new striker Jordan Rhodes his home debut, while former Birmingham loan winger Will Buckley, who was at Blues this time last season, may feature after being sidelined for two months following shoulder surgery. Birmingham are without captain Michael "Tesco" Morrison, who has had hernia surgery. Fellow defender Ryan Shittupon is also out, while midfielder Jacques "Who?" Maghoma and striker Clayton Donaldson are both still missing. Maghoma has not played for Blues since 2 January after picking up a knee injury while on Africa Cup of Nations Cup duty with DR Congo, while Donaldson is still to feature under Gianfranco "Has tha' got any cheese?" Zola after injuring his ankle during a dressing room brawl with former coach, Gary Rowett at his final game in charge on 13 December. Head To Head ▪ Birmingham, in 12th, picked up their first win under Gianfranco Zola at home to Fulham last Saturday, in his 11th game in charge. ▪ Sixth-placed Sheffield Wednesday are unbeaten in their last five home league games against Blues. ▪ Birmingham came from behind to beat the Owls 2-1 in the reverse fixture in September, courtesy of goals from Clayton Donaldson and Lukas Jutkiewicz, after Gary Hooper had fired Sheffield Wednesday ahead in the 76th minute. ▪ Hooper has netted three goals in three league appearances against Birmingham for the Owls. But all three have come at St Andrew’s. ▪ Lukas Jutkiewicz is yet to end up on the winning side in any of the five away Championship games he has scored in this season. ▪ Ross Wallace has scored three goals in five league appearances in 2017. In 41 appearances in 2016, aside from two in the play-offs, he hit just three. KING CARLOS’ PEARLS OF WISDOM “We are winning the points, not looking too much to the performance and to other things because I know, to be sure, because I am the leader of the boat, what happened with my gladiators. Some games, we must just win, even if it’s in the last minute with a penalty, I don’t care, it is my boat. We must just win some games. Because I know that things will be different in the future. The last game was the beginning of the rest of the season. Now we have more options, more dynamic, more ready and we can do better and better at the end of the season. When we win at the Wembley, I will buy everyone a portion of the chips and let them sit in my boat for a minute or two. Probobobarbly. We have more points, we are in a better position, we have created a new dynamic and the performances will be better and better. You need to win points when you feel your boat is in the storm, it’s good that in the storm we are going in the right direction – even though you may sway right and then left, you are still going where you need to be. We have not lost the direction of the boat but now we have created a new dynamic and that is not easy when you are missing one or two players that are important for that dynamic. We have more time, one week to work the players, who are focused on the game, training well and have good feelings during the week. I am the captain of the boat. Of this I am absolutely sure. To be certain. I am Captain Carlos, although the Loovens, he is also the captain too. Then I suppose that I am promoted to the Admiral. Yes. Admiral Carlos, I am henjoying this even more better. Now, get off my bridge!” MINTYNESS
  11. 62 points
    S36 OWL

    Newcastle allocation at Hillsborough

    SAG will allow them to have all the away end, but will close the north and south stands to maintain segregation , so Kop only for Wednesday fans.
  12. 61 points
    wednesdayok

    Thank you Mr Chansiri

    We've not been promoted yet (matter of time) but I would personally like to thank Mr Chansiri for awakening a so called (sleeping giant) well more like 40 winks. You have given the whole place a buzz not felt in these parts for long time. Its nice to have a chaiman who knows what he wants and you seem to know what the fans want too. You've given us a charismatic manager in Carlos who is loved by everyone associated with the club. Getting us Jordan Rhodes feels like the icing on the cake the missing link if you like on what the team needed aproven goalscorer. I hope you achieve your dream and all our dreams in getting this great club called Sheffield Wednesday to the promised land where we belong, its been a long time since those days. You've given everyone of us a belief that we will be there again. Once again thank you for for everything you have done so far to this great club
  13. 61 points
    Blackbeard

    Class from JR.

  14. 58 points
    Blue and white

    Proud To Be Wednesday

    Well what can I say, today my little boy Callum met his hero's. Everyone of them a true gent, they signed his little Wednesday autograph book, posed for pictures and made a fuss of him. Thanks to everyone who has made this possible you truly have made a young owls dream come true.
  15. 55 points
    pauli

    The Owls vs Brentford. Official Matchday Thread.

    Hillsborough Stadium, Sheffield 19:45 Friday, 21 Feb 2017 TODAY’S OPPOSITES Brentord have racked up a very impressive list of honours - have a look! Division 3 South - Runners-up, 1929-30 Best team photo in which all the players are smoking pipes and wearing top hats, 1931 Division 3 South - Champions, 1932-33 Division 2 - Champions, 1934-35 Shandy Drinkers Shield - Runners-up,1952 Division 3 South - Runners-up, 1957-58 Division 4 - Champions, 1962-63 Freight Rover Trophy - Runners-up, 1985 Division 3 - Champions, 1991-92 Division 3 - Champions, 1998-99 LDV Vans Trophy - Runners-up, 2001 Eel Molesters Vase - Runners-up, 2004 League 2 - Champions, 2008-09 Johnstones Paint Trophy - Runners-up, 2011 League 1 - Runners-up, 2013-14 Their finest achievment to date was of course being the first team in the Championship to have the Giant Shadow Llama visit their ground and at the same time be featured in the Tay Tay gif of the Owlstalk Official Matchday Thread. We won 2 - 1 at theirs, ate all the chips and drank all the beer. Giant Shadow Llama was actually born a few days before at St James Park, Newcastle or The Mike Ashley Palace of Money Making Mischief as they call it now, during an unholy union between an Owls fan’s hand and a Toon floodlight on that magnificent night as we thrashed them 1 - 0 in the league cup. Giant Shadow Llama will be there today as well, to ensure that even more pudding is rubbed into the faces of the hapless Brentford players as we score goal after goal after goal. MATCHDAY THINGS Official Matchday Pie: I don’t know about you, but I’m having four. Official Matchday Drink: Have a guess… Official Matchday Song: “But I Do” by Poldoore… Play-off hopefuls Sheffield Wednesday are again likely to be without left-back Morgan Fox (ankle) for Tuesday's visit of Brentford in the Championship. Defender Tom Lees (knee) is still out, while striker Gary Hooper (thigh) is a doubt for the sixth-placed Owls. Brentford's Philipp Hofmann is absent, but the club hope an injection of top grade smack will enable him to return at the weekend. Midfielder Nico Yennaris should be in the squad despite getting bitten off a calf. Long-term absentees Rico Henry (shoulder) and Alan Judge (broken leg) are back on the spliffs, but not yet ready to make a comeback. Head To Head ▪ The Owls have won four and lost none of their last seven league games against Brentford (D3). ▪ Brentford are winless in their last three trips to Hillsborough in league competition (D1 L2), failing to score in each game. ▪ Sheffield Wednesday have won four consecutive league games for the first time this season; they last won five in a row in April 2007. ▪ Brentford have lost their last three away league games; they've not suffered four consecutive defeats since March 2016 - a run which included the Owls. ▪ Keiren Westwood has kept a clean sheet in five of his last six league games at Hillsborough for Sheffield Wednesday. KING CARLOS’ PEARLS OF WISDOM “We are now like adults in the competition. Last season, we were more like the children sometimes but we have learned, we have grown. This what you must do to achieve success. You must progress year after year because if you do not, you stand still. We have more points than last season and we are in a stronger position than last season. We are in a good place. But adults continue to learn just like the children. We will continue to focus on one game at a time and never look further than this. The next game is Brentford, Nottingham Forest is gone. We must only look forward. Against the Nottingham they were fantastic goals, of course. The goal was amazing from Abdi but even without the goal I would be happy with him for his performance and the henergy he gave to the midfield. I didn’t see the celebrations for the second because I was celebrating with my assistants also but it was a nice goal! I must say, the most important to me is the team work. Not just the goals they are scoring, Fernando is also doing very good team work. Him and Jordan Rhodes are the same, like when Steven Fletcher comes on and Sam Winnall, they did fantastic team work. Team work is the principle, the basic and all the players did absolutely fantastic. We need a fantastic atmosphere on Tuesday. Brentford didn’t play on Saturday, they will be fresh and this can make a difference.But we can put this difference down if our fans make a big impact in the game.” MINTYNESS We are here to fight…
  16. 54 points
    pauli

    Wigan vsThe Owls. Official Matchday Thread.

    DW Stadium, Wigan. 19:45 Friday, 3 Feb 2017. TODAY’S OPPOSITES Wigan's most famous citizen is George Formby, who is currently employed by a local supermarket to operate their cardboard crushing machine. But he was once the most highly paid entertainer in the entire world, earning an astonishing £16, 10 shillings and sixpence a week. George appeared in many comedy films in the 1930s, including “Silence of the Lambs” and “Confessions of a Window Cleaner”. His role was always the dumbstruck Lancashire gargoyle who, after a baffling turn of events, somehow manages to get the pretty girl at the end. Most of his work has involved playing the banjolele which is a hybrid instrument created through genetic meddling in the 1910s and singing comedic songs such as the ever popular “When I'm Cleaning Windows”. Formby never actually worked as a window cleaner but managed to have the BBC ban his song for its raunchy lyrics about catching a glimpse of housewives in various states of nudity. Queen Elizabeth II is the president of his official fan club. She has never cleaned any windows either. It is not known if Formby ever saw her naked. George's domineering wife, Beryl died in 1960 but even today, her ghost still pesters him to fix the leaky radiator in the spare bedroom. George has no practical knowledge of basic plumbing. He empties the small plastic bowl that was placed under the drip in 1959 about 8 times a day. In 1968, a fire in the local ladder factory also managed to put the goat skinners out of a work at the shammy leather works next door. Feeling sorry for the now unemployed men, Formby gathered the workers together and announced that he would form them into a football team. And that’s how we come to be playing them today! MATCHDAY THINGS Official Matchday Pie: Eddie Waring and banana. Official Matchday Drink: All the Lager. Official Matchday Song: Pacific Rhythm Combo with "Honkytonk Popcorn... Wigan could give debuts to eight new signings made on transfer deadline day, including striker Omar Bogle. The Latics had won three games in a row before they were knocked out of the FA Cup by Manchester United on Sunday. Sheffield Wednesday may give a debut to new signing Jordan Rhodes after he joined on loan from Middlesbrough. Carlos Carvalhal could make changes to the team that drew 2-2 at Bristol City, with midfielder Sam Hutchinson available after suspension. Head To Head ▪ Wigan have lost their last three league games against the Owls, each by a single goal margin. ▪ Sheffield Wednesday won on their last visit to Wigan in the Championship, thanks to an Atdhe Nuhiu winner in the final 15 minutes. ▪ Wigan are looking to win three consecutive games at this level for the first time since March 2014 (six in a row). ▪ Ross Wallace has scored in two of his last three Championship games, having failed to find the net in any of the previous 25. ▪ In Wigan's last 11 home league games, they've either scored twice (three times) or not at all (eight times). KING CARLOS’ PEARLS OF WISDOM “We are very happy to achieve a player like Jordan, he is one of the top scorers in the Championship in previous years. When a player scores goals, and I like to look to the history of the players, we are happy to achieve one player with this kind of profile because he will upgrade the team. He’s not just a good player to us because he scores goals, he is a team player, he’s ambitious and that is someone we want. He wants a lot to play for Sheffield Wednesday and we are very happy. I must tell you that our chairman is very clever, he is a very successful man in business. He did a fantastic deal to bring a fantastic player to Sheffield Wednesday, in fantastic condition.” MINTYNESS
  17. 54 points
    Blueblood

    Proper Mcmanam thread

    We spend about 3 years saying we need a nasty b***ard in midfield we get one and ppl say he needs to calm down
  18. 53 points
    mkowl

    Vaughn Tells The Nation

    I suggest you read the Wednesday history books
  19. 52 points
    ...but thankfully I had my trusty pencil and notepad to hand. It's not quite as good as a photo would have been, but seeing as nobody seems to have one, it at least gives a rough idea of what went on...
  20. 52 points
    City Ground, Nottingham 15:00 Saturday, 18 Feb 2017 TODAY’S OPPOSITES Originally based in Burnham, Scotland, Nottingham Forest Football Club was controversially uprooted and eventually relocated in 1963 to their new home in The People's Republic of the East Midlands, following a fruitless campaign to obtain planning permission on land in nearby Dunsinane. After years struggling to survive in the lower divisions, Northern philosopher Brian Clough was appointed as boss. On his arrival, Clough promised to introduce passing football, boldy asserting that “If God had wanted us to play football in the sky, He'd have put grass up there.” But things did not go well, and after the club narrowly escaped relegation in the 1970/1 season he grumbled “the passing football's not working - the bloody tree-trunks keep getting in the way”. God may not have wanted him to play football in the sky, but Clough clearly thought the idea had potential. As ever, he got his way. Nottingham Forest began the 1971/2 season as the only club in Britain to play their home games on a purpose-built pitch on top of the Forest canopy. This worked pretty well, although fetching the balls from wayward free-kicks took aaaages. Immediate success was to follow, with the club soon obtaining two European Cups, later exchanged for British Cups because of the manager's dislike of the metric system. Forest began to show a relentless desire to win trophies, and over the next ten years picked up the League Cup, the European SuperCup, the Zenith Data Systems Cup, and the TV Times award for best-dressed female newsreader. Suspicions of bribery, cheating and making up results began to gather force. At that time, there were very few televised matches, so the reporters at the game were paid to report that Forest had won. Raised ambitions saw Forest buy Trevor Francis, billed as the first one-million pound player. Unfortunately, Francis never actually played a game for the club, because the jungle harnesses required to raise the players onto the canopy pitch were not strong enough to handle his enormous weight. Similar problems were encountered years later when the club signed Nigel Jemson, the worlds second one-million pound player, and Alan Rogers, the world's first player to consume his entire weight in ice-cream in one sitting. There are no famous players in the current Nottingham Forest team, and their past players, embarrassed at having played for a team with more negative press about them than Hitler, Stalin and Pol Pot combined, refuse to acknowledge they played for the club. As a result, Forest's current leading scorer is a fleet-footed winger called Thingy, the club captain is Whatsisname, and their goalkeeper is You know, that tall lad with the big nose. MATCHDAY THINGS Official Matchday Pie: Kebab. Official Matchday Drink: They have beer of sorts in Nottingham, so 16 pints of that. Official Matchday Song: ‘Just A Groove in G” by Wilbur Bascomb… Full-back Eric Lychee returns from a one-match ban and is expected to start for Forest. Fellow defenders Michael “Pineapples” Mancienne (hamstring) and Matt Mills (groin) are doubts while Chris Cohen (groin) is back in training but will not feature. Sheffield Wednesday striker Steven Fletcher could start after returning from suspension as a substitute for the 2-1 win over Blackburn Rovers. Defender Tom Lees (knee) has missed three matches, but is nearing a return. Head To Head ▪ Nottingham Forest have lost their last four league games against Sheffield Wednesday - they have not lost five in a row against them since a run of seven between 1908 and 1911. ▪ The Owls have won their last two league visits to the City Ground, scoring five goals and conceding none. ▪ Wednesday's last five wins at the City Ground have seen them keep a clean sheet - they have not won a game in which they have conceded at the City Ground since September 1992 (D1 L7 of the last eight they have conceded in). ▪ Sheffield Wednesday have had three successive wins in the Championship - the last time they won four in a row in the competition was in April 2016. ▪ Carlos Carvalhal's side have conceded only six goals in their last 11 league games and have kept seven clean sheets in this run. In fact, they have scored in a league-high 27 games this season. ▪ Nottingham Forest have lost the most points from losing positions this season (23) and have lost a league-high five games in which they have held a lead. KING CARLOS’ PEARLS OF WISDOM “The mentality in England is completely different to Portugal, for example. “In this country, the teams never give up, always having the beans on toast. I was in the stadium for Rotherham v Blackburn last week and the way that Rotherham played, in Portugal a team would never fight like that. In Portugal, they maybe give up in that moment but they are still fighting a lot and playing good football, they have a vibe and want to survive and it’s something I appreciate. All the teams here are like this, it’s why we don’t have any easy teams and of course you must understand that when one team are near the bottom, and when they are a goal down and take risks, they put six, seven or eight players near your goal. So even with the best teams in the world, if you have seven attackers against your four defenders, what will you do? You must come back with your wingers because with long balls and second balls, something can happen. This is something we must understand, in that moment the good teams try to manage the situations and if they have a chance with space, they can score on the counter attack. If you don’t act correctly, if you are winning 2-1 in the last ten minutes and you stay with four defender, four midfielders and two strikers and the opposition put six in attack – even if you are the best team in the competition, you must understand in that moment the problem the other team can create. You give a correct answer or you lose points. We are understanding what we must do. We prefer playing at Hillsborough but I must tell you when we play away, the fans are always 100% behind the team. We feel a big presence from our fans when we play away, maybe because they are all together in one place and they make a lot of noise. But we feel all the time a lot of support away and it puts the players excited to the game. When we play in this environment, our players want to respond to the way they push the team. It’s something I expect on Saturday. We need that support and we will do our best, like we do all the time. We know what Nottingham Forest can do but I know my players love playing away. It’s a game that, in this month, we know it’s one of the more dangerous games we have but we’ll be ready to the game. We understand exactly what we must do to win points and improve what we missed in the last game. We have a brand in the Championship and we go to all the games trying to win.” MINTYNESS We are here to fight…
  21. 51 points
    Cosby Blunkett

    Sam Winnall

    Thought he was excellent tonight, Rhodes will get all the headlines for his first goal for us but I'm super pleased Sam got his too Worked tirelessly, shot on sight, made Reach's goal. We've now got two proper centre forwards
  22. 51 points
    Get her best hand bag and turn it into football shirt
  23. 50 points
    Southie_Owl

    Hutch - 9 yellows

    I'll ask my mate from Barnsley he's been counting Hutch's bookings on one hand
  24. 49 points
    trevdi9

    nice statement

  25. 49 points
    Blackbeard

    Describe how you feel in a GIF

  26. 49 points
    Think tank

    Team v Birmingham

    Westwood Palmer ( neither choice is appealing) Lees Loovens Fox Mcmanaman Hutchinson Abdi FF Rhodes Winnall
  27. 49 points
    Blue and white

    Long Shot

    I've phoned the club and there were great as always. The player liason officer I spoke to was really helpful and said if there had been a home game before he could have arranged a meet and greet at the ground but sadly there isn't so he has told us to go to the training ground Next week at 12.00 and he'd be happy to meet him,have a picture and sign anything he wants signing. God I love this club, gutted I'm not going to be able to get to as many games.
  28. 48 points
    Ashton Gate Stadium, Bristol. 19:45 Tuesday, 31 January 2017. TODAY’S OPPOSITES Bristol City was founded in 1982 by a group of disgruntled local muck hurlers. They were immediately accepted into the third tier of the Fizzy Drinks League, and gained their first promotion two years later. Their first trophy win came in the 85-86 season in the Mickey Mouse Cup with a 1-0 win over rivals Walt Disney Wanderers. Their victory was owing to a late own-goal from Goofy, a player that later signed over to City. In 1990 they finished second in the Fizzy Drinks League to Bristol Rovers in a season which included a 4-0 loss to their Bristol rivals - thanks to a hat-trick from City fan Marcus Stewart. The team remained mediocre until 2004. That year they reached the play-off final before bottling it against Brighton and Hove Albion -- although, to be fair, they were playing against two teams at once. More recently they beat local rivals Bristol Rovers, a famous win, highlighting the differences in the quality between leagues. They have had further success in the Mickey Mouse cup with a win over another local organisation, the German National team. The Germans choked when the team was struck by lightning; police later found the captain up a tree with a sheep in his arms. In 2008, plans were announced to relocate to a brand new, 80,000 all-seater stadium at Ilminster Avenue, in Knowle West, a pleasant, leafy, Bristol suburb. The site was chosen for its proximity to City's traditional fan base, plus the excellent public transport infrastructure and plentiful supply of recreational drugs and prostitution. MATCHDAY THINGS Official Matchday Pie: Comboine Aaarvesterr and Leek. Official Matchday Drink: 17 Pints of Zoiderrrr. Official Matchday Song: “Feel The Spirit” by Wailing Souls… Official Matchday Song, number two: “Impeach the President” by Honey Drippers… Bristol City midfielder Gary O'Neil is expected to be available after recovering from illness.But the Robins still have problems at full-back, with Joe Bryan, Mark Little and Adam Matthews all still injured. Sheffield Wednesday are without striker Steven Fletcher and defender Sam Hutchinson after they were sent off in their 2-1 defeat by Brighton. Gary Hooper is doubtful after the striker picked up a knock while playing for the Owls' development side. Head To Head ▪ There has never been a goalless draw between these teams in any of the previous 27 games at Ashton Gate in all competitions. ▪ The Owls' last clean sheet at Ashton Gate in a league game came in May 1921 - they have conceded in 18 consecutive games since then. ▪ 15 of Bristol City's 16 league defeats this season have come by a one goal margin - the exception was a 2-0 loss to Brighton in November. ▪ Sheffield Wednesday have only failed to score in one of their last 13 away league games, but they've only scored more than once on occasion (13 goals in total). KING CARLOS’ PEARLS OF WISDOM Wednesday have bagged a high number of injury time goals this season, some of which have won all three points, including Steven Fletcher’s penalty against Rotherham and Kieran Lee’s dramatic double finishes against Tuesday night’s opponents Bristol City, and Nottingham Forest. Carvalhal said: “It’s absolutely bloody fantastic. Because this represents a lot of things, it shows how much we want to win games and it shows how much we play with our heart. The team plays with a strong mentality and want to achieve goals in the last minutes to win the games, I am very happy with this. If you ask me if I would prefer to win 3-0 or 4-0 and have the games calm then of course! But the teams we play know they are facing the team that played in the play-off final last season, so they play differently against us compared to last season. They don’t mind playing defensive and closing the spaces against us, we understand that and we have to manage that. I think it’s fantastic because it represents how much we want to win games at Sheffield Wednesday. To be sure. Of this I am absolutely certain.” MINTYNESS We will crush them like insects and take their Kop. Five - Nil to us. Easy.
  29. 47 points
    A12owl

    Bring back the Stripes

    Firstly I have got used to the new strip and think it looks classy.....but....after watching the new video it just makes me realise how iconic the Blue and White stripes are for Sheffield Wednesday. As the video says at the beginning.. "We are Blue....We are White". Apart from occassional years the Wednesday strip has been BOLD Blue and White stripes. Wednesday would be recognised throughout the world as the team who play in Blue and White stripes. After watching the recent Brighton game when the missus mistook Brighton for Wednesday I realised how good we look in STRIPES. Proper STRIPES. Please Mr Chansiri ... gives us our STRIPES back next year for the 150th anniversary. We are proud of our club and even prouder of our STRIPES. We are Wednesday arnt we? WAWAW We are Wednesday in stripes. Thats how we started. Thats the clubs identity. Please can we have our STRIPES back. PS.. Thank you Mr Chansiri for everything you have done for our club. You are the best Chairman. EVER.
  30. 47 points
    i used to be sc_owl

    Angus MacDonald tweet

    Who is Angus MacDonald? I honestly have no idea who he is.
  31. 47 points
    Semedo's ferret

    He wanted to join us. That was key.

    Jordan's desire to sign for Wednesday was priceless. The confidence spoken by my contact four weeks ago was down to Rhodes and his determination to play for us. Villa tried, others tried, but Rhodes made it clear where he wanted to go. I know it's dragged on, and my (set in stone) prediction of him signing on a particular date didn't happen. I was loosing belief myself, and depending on the fine details, we'll only then know if was lucky or simply outbid Villa. Anyway, once i see that picture of him in the shirt with CHANSIRI across the front of it, im the happiest Ferret on OT. Onwards and upwords everyone. 2-0 tonight , FF double. Foookin love Chansiri, Carlos and most of you lot.
  32. 46 points
    33

    Negativity getting to Carlos

    If we stop wasting FF in No 10 role and give Rhodes a proper strike partner then MASSIVE things will be achieved
  33. 44 points
    Arnold

    Sasso

    More than adequate back up CB. Looks much more composed and 3 starts with 3 clean sheets. Our squad depth is fantastic and I'm glad to see him playing well.
  34. 44 points
    February 4, 2017 It’s Just My Opinion Sheffield Wednesday made huge strides on and off of the pitch last season. This was met with an abundance of enthusiasm and excitement by the huge fan base, and rightly so. There were changes from top to bottom that saw a new head coach and technical team arrive, plenty of new signings, money invested and budgets raised. Whilst expectations duly rose, The Owls were rated as outsiders for promotion as the club entered a period of transition. As the season gathered pace, Wednesday with their attractive brand of football, managed to secure a top six finish which saw them narrowly miss out on promotion to the Premier League, losing 1-0 to Hull City in the playoff final. When I look back, the general feeling on social media throughout the 2015/16 campaign was one of positivity. Fans were optimistic of Wednesday’s chances of upsetting the apple cart a bit by mounting a promotion push and there was also great excitement as the club recruited numerous new players. Factors like this only helped to reaffirm the good feeling amongst the supporters. Fast forward to the present day and the picture has slightly changed. Negativity has crept in. The question is why? Performances seem to be the main talking point as the free flowing football of last season has become a rarity. This has been met with criticism from some quarters and they have repeatedly voiced their displeasure on various social media platforms. Paying spectators want to be entertained after all. But why has the playing style changed? Head coach Carlos Carvalhal First of all, I genuinely believe that some fans think that the technical team has thought “scrap the attractive stuff.” Football is a results business, attractive play is a bonus. You don’t get extra points for playing like Barcelona! Last season, a lot of teams came into games against The Owls, fancying their chances of taking maximum points. When the opposition attack and play on the front foot, it leaves space, space to attack. Games are more open, more end to end. For me, this has now changed dramatically. Sides are more cautious in their set up and play style. For the large part this means they stay tight at the back, restrict space and keep their shape in an effort to stifle Wednesday’s attacking threat. As teams have changed their approach, The Owls have had to change theirs out of necessity. Two really good, polished performances by Wednesday this season, came against Huddersfield (away) and Newcastle (away). There is no question in my mind that both these sides felt they could win the game, so how they set up reflected that. With space to exploit, Wednesday could subsequently try and dictate the play and offer a threat going forward. When a side is rigid and restricting space, it is more about chipping away to break them down then it is to play fancy football. The passing style employed this season is another regular talking point on social media. “Why do we always pass sideways or backwards?” My opinion on this is that when a team sits deep, men behind the ball, you want to try and get them to move up the pitch. You want to open space. Passing it around will encourage some sort of press from the opposition and subsequently open space or a line to pass through. Retaining possession helps to build confidence on the pitch also. Passes are strung together and it helps to teams stamp their authority on the game. Everyone is a manager on social media. There has been numerous people say they are fed up of 442, we should play this system or that formation. Sheffield Wednesday may set up in a 442 on paper but they often cycle through systems during games. This for me shows that Carlos and the technical team, not just on the bench but the analysts in the stands, are tactically clued up. The 442 often changes to the two centre halfs splitting with a central midfielder dropping deep to receive the ball, the full backs are pushed on more like wingers, it’s a sort of 352.Teams often switch formations numerous times, tweaking things, as they look to adapt to the game and exploit the opposition. It’s about spotting things and reacting to gain the upper hand. There has also been negativity surrounding the recruitment at Sheffield Wednesday this season. There is a suggestion money has been wasted, poor decisions have been made on signings etc. A lot of this criticism is directed towards Carlos. Recruitment is a joint effort. That is not my opinion, that is a fact. The suggestion that Carlos has personally squandered millions of Dejphon Chansiri’s money is absolutely ludicrous. Carlos has a say, the chairman has a say. I think some are under the impression that DC just hands his cheque book over and that’s that. I’ve also read that some people firmly believe players are signed without the head coach knowing, that is also incorrect. Not every signing in football will work. Torres to Chelsea didn’t. These things happen. Sheffield Wednesday are still a work in progress, the squad is still being shaped. New signing Jordan Rhodes Now, some will say, this seasons incomings have failed to make the impacts expected of them. I’d go along with that. The players who have made an impression are the players who were at the club last season. Whilst they may not be flying just yet, we have seen glimpses of what the likes of Adam Reach and Steven Fletcher are capable of. To write signings off so soon is illogical. So, some fans have cast a negative shadow on all things SWFC and continue to do so, especially on social media. I totally get criticism at a defeat and sometimes at a draw, but these days, some fans criticise after a victory. It is like they will beat the team and players down at every and any opportunity. I scroll through Twitter after games and some of the comments I see are absolutely ridiculous. I get that some will be booze fuelled, some born out of frustration but come on. Some people even go as far as directing abuse at players and/or staff of the club. How this can sit well with people is beyond me. How they feel it is of any benefit at all is also something I cannot fathom. If, for example, Atdhe Nuhiu saw the way some fans talk about him, do you think that will spur him on to perform for them? Liam Palmer unfairly gets a lot of stick on Twitter. Liam is someone who will give you 100% every game and in my opinion has had a good season. How do you think he will feel when people are sending him abuse after games? I’ve also seen people tweeting Carlos in a distasteful manner for not playing Almen Abdi! It’s bordering on scandalous at times. Fans have a right to criticism, that is not in question. The common theme though is that the criticism has slowly begun turning into abuse. Opinions and criticism, fine. Abuse? That’s not acceptable. Negativity breeds negativity. It then causes arguments amongst fans and then there’s a divide. As supporters, fans really need to support. You win, lose and draw together but together you are ultimately stronger. It is better to encourage after a misplaced pass or a shot off target than it is it jeer and heckle. The reality is, Sheffield Wednesday are a top six side in a division that is a lot tougher than it was last season. They have recruited well in January and you cannot write them off just yet. Promotion via the playoffs is a possibility, is it not? If everyone pulls together, supports and encourages. Great things can be achieved. Progress can be made
  35. 43 points
    Wants to look back at when he ran 50 yards to slide in to cover a mistake from one of his teammates That is all
  36. 43 points
    swfc1983

    Carlos had a dream chant

    Posted just now · Carlos had a dream to build a football team we had no players so we had to sign them on loan we build from the back sideways, backwards, sideways we're Sheffield Wednesday we've forgot how to attack
  37. 42 points
    Internationowl

    Since mid. November

    #1 goals conceded #1 clean sheets #1 failed to score in #1 games lost #2 games won #2 points in last 15 #2 goal difference -6th in the table (best since relegation from PL) -Carlos best win percentage of any manager in our history -most season ticket owners since relegation from PL -best chairman in our history (squad and facilities investment) -arguably best front 5 outside of PL -most international players since relegation from PL -progression in final position year on year since promotion in 2012 Some of you will find negatives in that. Never mind.
  38. 42 points
    Greenhgate Owl

    Steven Fletcher

    been a waste is harsh lumping it up to him at every opportunity is a waste of time
  39. 42 points
    I absolutely hate it. I go to football to forget about all the poo and worry in my life. Until the last few years it worked very nicely. Now it seems there is something every bl00dy match. Football just isn't the place. It is very sad that people die but getting people that have never met them or heard them is not the way. Friends and family grieving them means something - me giving a token hand clap means absolutely f00k all. of course there are some things which are acceptable. A great former player or manager. The Hillsborough Disaster. But not many.
  40. 41 points
  41. 41 points
    BIG D

    Serious Concerns Over FFP

    Not by me! I give not one jot. Sh it or bust, I'm 56 and time isn't on my side!
  42. 40 points
    Plonk

    The one that hit bar and bounced down

    It's quite amazing how much managers can definitely see, but also how much they miss. Usually in direct correlation to how the decision affects their team.
  43. 40 points
    lee81

    Forestieri on his way.....

    ...home after watching the u7's and u8's at the academy earlier, love you nando!
  44. 40 points
    I've heard we're still at the negotiating stage We offered £8m and Big Dave Boro are holding out for just the £8m
  45. 39 points
    geriatricowl

    Vaughn Tells The Nation

    Micheal Vaughan interviewed on BBC News this morning regarding Joe Root's appointment as the new England cricket captain said "There is only one thing wrong with Joe Root, He supports Sheffield United" the presenter then mentioned that Micheal was a Wednesday supporter, Vaughney replied "Yes I will have to have a word with Joe about that" Nice One Micheal !!
  46. 39 points
    A minute’s applause will take place before Friday's game between the Owls and Birmingham. The tribute is to commemorate the death of football in the 23rd minute of our away game against Wigan on Friday 3rd February. Please rise and pay your respects immediately before kick-off at 3.00pm.
  47. 38 points
    @owlstalk

    im sorry but that was boring dogshit

    Key players out Playing away from home Won 1-0 Kept a clean sheet Back in the top 6
  48. 38 points
    Sounds like a bigger Wednesdayite than some on here.
  49. 37 points
    joelswfc

    Birmingham stat review

    Wednesday 3-0 Birmingham (Rhodes, Winnall, Reach) Wednesday had 17 shots against Birmingham, with Winnall having 9 of them, with 3 being of his being on target. Rhodes had 2 shots and both were on target. Birmingham dominated possession with 58% of it. However, nobody saw more of the ball than their centre backs. Sam Hutchinson was on the ball more than any other player with 5% of possession. Wednesday's 73% pass accuracy was less than Birmingham's 80%, and Sam Hutchinson played more passes than any other Wednesday player. Jordan Rhodes and Ross Wallace each played 4 key passes whereas the entire Birmingham side only made 9 key passes combined. Rhodes and Winnall won 6 and 5 headers respectively, with a success rate of 55% and 45%. Once again, one of the biggest differences between the sides was tackling. Over the 90 minutes Wednesday made 20 tackles, compared to only 3 from Birmingham. Every single outfield Wednesday player made a tackle other than Forestieri, with Hutchinson making a match high 4 tackles. Nobody player in the blue of Wednesday made more interceptions than McManaman, despite him only entering the field in the latter stages of the game. 47% of our attacking play came down the left. It is perhaps worth noting that 41% of Birmingham's forward play came down our right, maybe trying to exploit a weakness. We managed to force Birmingham to have 62% of their shots from outside the box. We made 378 passes. 85 of these were long balls, and we made 21 crosses. Despite Birmingham having about 150 more passes than us, they played 20 fewer long balls. 258 of our passes were forward, and 133 backward. MOtM: Jordan Rhodes - 8.5 rating. 1 goal, 2 shots with both on target, 4 key passes, 67% pass accuracy, 6 aerial balls won, 44 touches, fouled 4 times. Home debut: Morgan Fox - 7.4 rating. 1 key pass, 1 header won, 71% pass accuracy, 59 touches, 6 clearances, 2 interceptions, 31 passes, 3 crosses. Honourable mention: Sam Winnall - 8.3 rating. 1 goal, 1 assist, 9 shots, 3 on target, 2 key passes, 75% pass accuracy, 5 headers won, 2 tackles. Attachments Hutch heatmap - playing pretty deep and covered a huge amount of ground. Bannan heatmap - a lot of time on the left, allowed to get forward because of Hutchinson playing deeper Player positions - Seems to be a front 4, Hutch's deep position shown well, Rhodes and Winnall in the same spot, but probably due to them switching roles very often leading to the same average position. @VictoryBell Think it was you who wanted a mention in these topics, apologies if not!
  50. 37 points
    McRightSide

    Zola on us

    Zola is nothing but a Ben Stiller wannabe