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  2. David1867

    Forestieri's wife

    She has had to take to twitter to defend Fernando as some of our absolute idiot fans have decided to start hounding her after today's performance. Whoever it is, you really need to give your head a wobble. By all means tweet fessi himself, by having an open page he leaves himself open for criticism as well as praise (as others do also) but to start tweeting family members etc is bang out of order. If its anyone on here who maybe reading this, grow up and imagine how you would feel if some complete fool was hassling your wife or girlfriend about your performance at work.
    102 Points
  3. Grandad

    Time to fight back

    If you're sick of the constant negativity from a small but vocal section of our support, tell them. Shout your support louder We seem to have attracted a number of supporters who feel we have a divine right to win every game playing like Barcelona. We've lost 1 game in 9, ground out results even when not playing well, look for the positives, support the team and manager through this spell, let your enthusiasm project itself to the team and we can carry our club forward. Don't demand the team inspire you. Inspire them. Be happy to be a 'Happy Clapper' - I'd sooner be one of them than a miserable negative moaner. Be loud, be proud
    83 Points
  4. vulva

    Come on, someone own up

    83 Points
  5. Hillsborough Stadium, Sheffield. 15:00 Saturday, 14 January 2017. TODAY’S OPPOSITES When he’s not racing around the universe in his big shiny spaceship, Patrick Stewart likes nothing more than to watch his beloved Huddersfield Town, eat a pie and down 16 pints of beer. No one knows if he will be beaming down to Hillsborough today, but one thing is for sure - he will not be allowed to interfere with the match using his 24th Century technology as the Udders are playing away from home. As usual, there is one visitor that we can definitely count on. DJ Smile will be on the Lepp with all his crew, busting moves and belting out the finest rap lyrics to cheer their boys on to their 7000th undefeated match in a row. If you are confused by this stat, it can be explained quite simply - Huddersfield must concede by at least 6 goals for it to count as a loss. MATCHDAY THINGS Official Matchday Pie: Terrier and Mushroom. Official Matchday Drink: Half Time Bovril. Official Matchday Song: Do Like You by Stevie Wonder… Sheffield Wednesday striker Gary Hooper could return after seven weeks out with a hamstring injury. Full-back Morgan Fox will be hoping to make his debut after being ineligible for the FA Cup defeat by Middlesbrough. Casey Palmer is a doubt for Huddersfield, while Jonathan Hogg and Rajiv van la Parra are out. Nahki Wells and Aaron Mooy are among a number of players set to return after being rested for their FA Cup victory over Port Vale. Head To Head ▪ The Owls haven't lost any of their last six league meetings with Huddersfield (W4 D2) and have won the last three. ▪ The Terriers have only failed to score in two of their previous 25 league visits to Hillsborough, and have scored 13 goals in their last six games there. ▪ The Owls have kept clean sheets in their last three home league games - they haven't kept four in a row since October 2008. ▪ Huddersfield are 18 points better off at this stage of the season (46) than they were in 2015/16, when they had just 28 points from 25 games. ▪ Four of Nahki Wells' last five Championship goals have been scored in the 80th minute or later, with two of them winners in away games (against Burton and Wigan) KING CARLOS’ PEARLS OF WISDOM “Huddersfield are doing really very well, of course they are doing well because they are in a good position. But not just the points and the position they have achieved at this moment, but also the quality of the games. They are one of the teams with quality, they deserve their position and it will be a tough game. The last three games they have played away, they have won all three. But we are Sheffield Wednesday, we are playing in Hillsborough with our fans, we are in sixth position, in nine games we lose just one. Understanding and respecting our opponents, with our fans behind us we can fight to the three points, absolutely. We can achieve this but again, we will need that extra energy from our fans because when the game is more difficult, we need the fans to support the team.” MINTYNESS We are here to steal your spaceship…
    78 Points
  6. Mick De Lyons

    Keep Carlos over the long term.

    Keep Carlos over the long term : I feel as long as Carlos can keep us in the top six of this division, then he should be kept long term. Some fans say things like " We won't get promoted with Carlos ", and these things are often said after a defeat or a disappointing performance, but i ask " Who else is there ? " At the moment we are in 6th place in the league, so inside the play off positions and three points off third place. That to me means the club are doing well and have put themselves in contention to challenge hard for a possible promotion into the new year. Yes, the performances haven't been great at times. We have often make hard work of getting some results and in many senses we are still waiting for the side to really take off this season, so it's not too bad considering we are still in 6th place. Fans, including me have mentioned the recruitment and the fact that many of this summers signings have failed to make the impact we all thought they would make. Fans, again including myself have mentioned the excess of players that don't seem to play at all and the list of names is well known. Yes, Carlos does change the side and formation a little too often and again at times we can look a little one dimensional. However, this is the man who last season took us to a play off final. This is the man who assembled a core group of good players and got them playing the best football we've seen in years. This is a man who is well respected and liked by fans, who is genuine and a charismatic, a man of stature and principles. It is simply the best football that has been played at Hillsborough for about 15 to 20 years. So let's leave the silly sackings to other clubs, like Birmingham City and support our man, Mr Carlos Carvalhal. There is no one any better out there who could realistically come in and do a better job, The Championship is tough to get out of. Ask Middlesboro, ask Leicester City, ask Burnley etc. It has taken some clubs five seasons to eventually make the premier league and in our second season under Carlos, we have now established ourselves as a solid play off side. Of course, we have Mr Chansiri to thank for the financial input, but its crucial that we have a good man in charge of the playing staff. It could still take some time, but let's enjoy it, because promotion will come in time, we just need consistency and that comes through the chairman, Carlos, the players and all our wonderfully loyal fan base. Can i take this opportunity to wish everyone on Owlstalk a very merry Christmas.
    78 Points
  7. Honestly reading some of the posts on here it makes me wonder how some of you have made it through the last 15 years without throwing yourselves under a bus! The negativity surrounding the team, manager and new signings are beyond rediculous and don't get me wrong the majority of fans are very level headed but some of you should man up or shut up. A little bit of success as gone to a lot of your heads and it appears some feel we should be turning every team over week in week out.... well unfortunately there isn't a single team in this divison the that is capable of doing that especially not Wednesday! So let's put our big girl pants on and hope for some more decent signings and Wednesday pushing on! Peace out.
    75 Points
  8. Wild Will Smith

    Jordan Rhodes OMDT

    Let it be written... Welcome to the official Owlstalk OMDT of the day of reckoning, today we sign Jordan Rhodes. Perhaps. Or not. Above: A terrible mock up of what Jordan Luke Rhodes would look like as a Wednesday player. Today the much marvelled ITK Owlstalk "Moses" walked to the upper reaches of Blake Street (yes, climbing the almost 35% incline, it wasn't easy). Perched perilously on the summit, with the thin air making every breath a snatched one, that man proclaimed to the world "Jordan Rhodes will sign for Sheffield Wednesday on Thursday the 5th of January 2017." Well, he posted that exact quote here on Owlstalk anyway, same thing. That man was known as 'Semedo's Ferret' and those words were set in stone. Above: the words are set in stone. For, as 'Student Owl' will attest, 'Semedo'a Ferret' is ITK, he loves sauce and he called the purchase of Adam Reach, by the glorious and historic Sheffield Wednesday Football Club. So, let us learn more about our definite, imminent striker... Above: How a gloating ferret may appear. Jordan Rhodes Vital Statistics Club games: 334 Club goals: 171 International games: 13 International goals: 3 Did you know... At Huddersfield Jordan scored the fastest hat trick in the history of the club, scored a record five goals in one game and most successive hat tricks by any other player in the clubs history? At Blackburn Jordan equalled a club record of scoring in seven consecutive games and he is the all time Scotland U21 goal scoring record with eight goals (us Englanders like to show the Scots how to do it properly don't we?) Getting to Know You Jordan (or Rhodsey as teammates call him) is a fan of former teammate Craig Conway and his interesting facts. Feel free to take to Twitter to send Jordan some nice quiz questions, he will like that (although it appears Jordan does not actually use Twitter). Like his dad, Andy, he has a superstition that he likes to come out last, so if you don't spot him running out on matchday don't worry, he will be doing a last minute poo. Jordan rates Portugal ace Nuno Gomez as the best player he ever played with, but we've got Barry Bannan. Above: Former Owls boss Dave Jones was also a fan of the pub quiz. So there you have it, keep your F5 key handy and a box of Kleenex on standby because today, without any shadow (llama) of doubt Jordan Rhodes will become a Sheffield Wednesday player. Or 'Semedo's Ferret' will feel rather a little silly... Above: How an embarrassed ferret may appear.
    70 Points
  9. pauli

    The Owls vs Wolves. Official Matchday Thread.

    Hillsborough Stadium, Sheffield. Monday, 02 January 2017 TODAY’S OPPOSITES Wolverhampton Wanderers are probably the most successful professional Football Club on planet Earth, having won the European Cup on no fewer than 127 occasions and the World Super Cup quite often. The 'Wolves' as they are wittily referred to by their millions of supporters worldwide, can be seen at their magnificent ground which is the finest stadium in Wolverhampton, with the possible exception of the Aldersley Leisure centre on the outskirts of the town. The stadium has four stands, three named after players who have become legendary at the club - Derek Dougan, Derek Dougan and Derek Dougan and one after a former director called Jack Harris. But that’s not where the game is taking place. Perhaps the finest moment in the illustrious history of the 'Wolves' was their 7-2 drubbing of bitter Black Country rivals Plymouth Argyle in the 1972 European Cup Final, the goals scored by Derek Dougan and Derek Dougan. Note: the term 'Black Country rivalry' is something of a misnomer as Wolverhampton is not in the Black Country. The early nineteen seventies were the heyday of great players like Derek Dougan and Derek Dougan and the 'wolves' in their famous 'dirty yellow' shirts emblazoned with the iconic club crest, an allusion to Captain Kirk, were just too strong for the valiant Argyle side. Club Honours: • European Champions - Every third Tuesday • Armitage-Shanks Cup Winners 1973 • Best performance in a supporting role 1996 • Queens award for export 2001 • Export award for Queens 2003 MATCHDAY THINGS Official Matchday Pie: Chicken Lambért. Official Matchday Drink: Beer, to celebrate the first 16 Pint Challenge of 2017. Official Matchday Song: “Hung Over” by The Martinis... Sheffield Wednesday could give a debut to loan signing Callum McManaman following the winger's arrival until the end of the season from West Brom. Striker Fernando Forestieri is expected to be in contention after missing the draw at Preston with a muscle strain. Wolves have no fresh injury worries ahead of the trip to Hillsborough. Forwards Jon Dadi Bodvarsson and Joe Mason could start as boss Paul Lambert has suggested he is likely to freshen up the team. Head To Head ▪ The Owls' victory in this fixture last season was their first at Hillsborough against Wolves since 1964 - the same year they last recorded back-to-back home wins over them. ▪ Wolves have lost once to Wednesday in the Championship this season (0-2 in November) - they haven't lost twice to them in the league in a single season since 1932-33. ▪ Sheffield Wednesday have only failed to score in one of their 11 home Championship games this season, losing 2-0 to Leeds in August. ▪ Wolves - winners in their last away league game at Nottingham Forest - haven't won back to back away Championship games since New Year's Day 2016. ▪ A win for the Owls would mean their best run of form at Hillsborough since January 2016 (a run of four successive wins). KING CARLOS’ PEARLS OF WISDOM “Our supporters have been amazing all season as they always have. We will have a crowd of over 30,000, which is fantastic. But now we need them more than ever. Two games in three days is very, very tough and this will be very demanding on the players. They will be playing in the red, under the red, and this is the time when injuries can happen, absolutely sure. So I ask our fans to be as loud as they can, show the level of support that they are known for around the country. We have Callum available for the first time and he will give us a further option. He is a very good player and we are pleased to have him here as we have watched him for some time. He is an option so let’s see what we will do on Monday. We also have good wishes for Fernando. He came away from Newcastle with some pains so could not play against Preston as there was a risk. Wolves will bring a different challenge, with a different dynamic under the new coach Paul Lambert.” MINTYNESS
    65 Points
  10. Grimbarian

    Vote Winnall

    Done...
    62 Points
  11. 59 Points
  12. WayneTheOwl

    Whinging Geordies

    Seriously, for 80 minutes all those flippers did was moan and whinge about the professional job we did on em. I can't recall every seeing and listening to a game where fans and players moaned as much. The highlight of it for me was when they were whining about that Ross Wallace corner that delayed play for a good 30 seconds so the ref could trudge over to Wallace to check if the ball was actually in the flipping "quadrant". After trudging all that way only to be greeted by a cheeky little grinning Ross Wallace, he then trudged all the way back again. That really was a perfect moment for me, Ross Wallace is such a little "tinker". People slate the man on here quite a bit but he adds a lot to our squad. His experience is vital. It's hard not to get carried away with that result but to turn those over in their own backyard with 50,000 cry babies and a further 11 cry babies on the pitch was just magnificent. Play like that for the rest of the season and we have every chance of catching em!
    58 Points
  13. zico.b

    Are L##DS a far bigger club than us

    Leeds facts for the debate. League Titles - 3 (SWFC - 4) FA Cup - 1 (SWFC - 3) League Cup - 1 (SWFC - 1) Ground - Rented (SWFC - Owned) Average Attendance - 26,040 (SWFC - 26,894) City Rivals Average Attendance - One Team City (SUFC - 20,141)
    57 Points
  14. @owlstalk

    Give Carlos a 5 year contract tomorrow morning

    We need to get Carlos signed up for the next 5 years first thing Monday morning. Get it signed, announce it, and shut all the moaners up. Let's move forward TOGETHER with Carlos and let's shout down all these moaners and whingers who cry for a managers head every time a result doesn't go the way they want it to CARLOS IS THE MAN
    57 Points
  15. RocketOwl

    Going Down?

    If you got a neutral fan and didn't reveal this was a Sheffield Wednesday fans forum and asked them what position they think that team was in, they would assume we were in dire dire trouble and battling relegation. We are 6th and in the playoffs. Ahead of teams with bigger budgets like Villa, Derby and Norwich. Only a few points behind Reading, Leeds and Huddersfield - having season of their life's. Must be soul destroying for them that whilst doing that they are not really pulling away. Like others have said we are exactly where we should be really. We should be proud the players are fighting till the end and have won 14 points after the 85th minute. There was always going to be a playoff hangover but our lads are ensuring it's not a bad enough hangover to cost us another trip to Wembley. Two big games coming up now. 4 points please.
    57 Points
  16. Greenhgate Owl

    Dc

    had the pleasure of meeting DC today what a brilliant man he is . took time to talk to all the fans and families and even had a chat and laugh with the stewards . Asked him about any more transfer business.he just winked at me and said 'wait and see' we are very lucky to have such a good chairman Uto
    55 Points
  17. Blue and White stripes
    55 Points
  18. 54 Points
  19. Grimbarian

    £6m Dead Money

    54 Points
  20. Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough. Sunday, 08 January 2017 TODAY’S OPPOSITES Middlesbrough is an open-air demonstration of the dangers of the Industrial Revolution. It has been allowed to remain as a warning to any aliens who may pass Earth that whatever happens, they should never invent anything so terrible. Founded in 1972, by a group of wealthy businessmen who needed to set up large chemical processing plants and decided that the strange, primitive tribes who lived along the banks of the small stream known as the Tees would suffice as worker ants. The businessmen often had their wicked way with the subnormal tribespeople. Indeed, 97% of the town's current inhabitants can trace their descendents to the town's founders. The town commemorates its heritage by wearing period clothes from the time (tracksuits made of nylon) on an everyday basis. Traditionally a major steel producing area, the main industries of the town now consists of Nuclear Waste Plants, Toxic Waste Plants, Chemical Waste Plants, Oil Waste Plants and docks. Middlesbrough also offers the greatest bargains available in the U.K at the Superstore Smack Converters, providing brand new (off the back of a truck) electronic goods for the price of a "tenner bag". Middlesbrough boasts many sites of interest, including the largest public toilets and bath house in the world, both are known by the locals as the 'River Tees'. The rampant pollution has led to the appearance of genetically mutated, floating dogs… The town is also renowned for it's football team and that’s how we come to be playing them today. MATCHDAY THINGS Official Matchday Pie: Stotties, Barmpots or Parmo. Official Matchday Drink: 16 pints of Créme de Menthe. Official Matchday Song: "Can I Be Your Squeeze? by Chuck Carbo and The Soul Finders… Middlesbrough's new signing striker Rudy Gestede could make his debut against Championship side Sheffield Wednesday in Sunday's FA Cup tie. Keeper Victor Valdes, full-back Fabio and midfielders Grant Leadbitter and Gaston Ramirez are injury concerns. The Owls will be without midfielder Kieran Lee, who has had surgery to resolve a hip problem. Midfielder Almen Abdi could return after missing two matches. Head To Head ▪ This will be the first FA Cup meeting between the sides since February 1992 when they met in the fourth round, with Boro progressing 2-1 at Hillsborough. ▪ The last time these sides met in the FA Cup in Middlesbrough was in January 1912, a goalless draw at Ayresome Park. ▪ Middlesbrough's last FA Cup tie as a Premier League side was in March 2009 - they have been eliminated from just one of their past 15 FA Cup ties against a side from a lower division when they have been a top-flight side. That was a 2-0 quarter-final defeat in March 2008 by Cardiff. ▪ The Owls have been eliminated from their past 12 FA Cup ties against Premier League opponents, since beating rivals Sheffield United in the semi-final of the 1992-93 competition. ▪ Boro have not kept a clean sheet in their past six home games in the FA Cup. ▪ Atdhe Nuhiu has scored in two of his past three games for Sheffield Wednesday in the FA Cup, including their last goal against a top-flight side (v Manchester City in January 2015) KING CARLOS’ PEARLS OF WISDOM “We will be with a good support but they are the favourites, they are playing at home. Aitor Karanka has done a fantastic job to get Middlesbrough to the Premier League in his three and a half years at the club. When they achieved the Premier League they are consistent, they have upgraded important players and we are completely underdogs. We will play our football, I’m telling people all the time we are Sheffield Wednesday and we go to all the stadiums to try to win the games. This is one of the games we understand to be more difficult than the other games. We will not risk players for sure, though that doesn’t mean we are not giving importance to the competition. We will try to win the game, we will be fighting to go to the next step in the competition but at the same time we will not be taking any risks with players.” MINTYNESS Up for a cup!
    53 Points
  21. areNOTwhatTHEYseem

    NO AMBITION

    52 Points
  22. 50 Points
  23. In response to people's views on carlos, i would like to share my view, it is an opinion, please bear that in mind. I am 17 years old, i haven't got the memories that some people do with Sheffield Wednesday. But i have seen us relegated, promoted, suffer heavy losses, and win by a country mile. Every time the emotions of the fans has been a roller coaster. But all the disappointment, and success has been shared amongst the fans over the years and every time we have moved on t...ogether, as a community. Carlos joined us last year after nobody knowing who he was, we trusted him with our club not knowing what would happen. Evidently we had the best season in 16 years. 90 minutes away from the premier league and a 170million pound restoration to former glory. The man in charge of our club is the same one that cried when we left Wembley that day. NEVER forget that. Statistics can be made to look how you want. You can say we are 6th and in a better position than last season. Or you can say we scored one goal in the last 3 and and are knocked out of the FA cup. Either way carlos is working for us, doing his job! Promotion from the championship is something clubs try to do for years, not one or two seasons! Some clubs have been trying for decades, we are blessed to have an owner willing to spend money, a manager that appreciates the fans, the club, the players. Im so grateful we havent been through the ordeals that Portsmouth have, or blackpool, or the current situation of coventry. We have to give the process time, two years was ambitious and we came damn close last time and are halfway through this season and are looking in a good position. It may happen this season still! But i hope we dont pay the price for the comments made about carlos, he is only human and most likely sees the fans reaction. I ask that the fans act as one, and a community and support the manager and the players through whatever happens, every stupid loss, mis-kick, bad challenge. We are SUPPORTERS. Will the team on even when we are performing like a league one side. We are all in it together! As carlos said, 'we are Sheffield Wednesday'. That means something. Respect it and dont panic when we dip, get behind every one, turn up the noise and push on, we will get there, wether it's this season, next, or in the near future. Carlos out isn't the answer, we, are the answer. #believeincarlos #believeinwednesday
    49 Points
  24. SallyCinnamon

    Chansiri = Genius

    The doom and gloom on here and twitter after the Boro defeat was in danger of transferring onto the players ahead of a big match against Huddersfield. So what does he do? Offers new contracts to arguably our two best players and pinches the Championship player of the month from our little neighbours. Now we're all buzzing and can't wait until Saturday. Well done MR C you utter hero. His heart is in the right place.
    48 Points
  25. StudentOwl

    Rui Pedro

    I see you've learnt how to detect sarcasm on the internet
    48 Points
  26. WhiteOwl91

    WAWAW - Or are we?

    So recently, I have noticed an increasing amount of what can only be described as abuse thrown at our own players at games, particularly at away games. This is getting louder and louder. A lot of fans around me at Middlesbrough behaved in an absolutely disgraceful manner. It was a poor performance, but against a Premier League side who are known for being difficult to break down and don't concede many by all accounts. Adam Reach has received a large majority of this, much abuse focusing on his price tag. Liam Palmer was another. Now don't get me wrong, I am not a fan of Palmers, criticism is fine, abuse is not. For any grown man to be shouting things well within earshot of a player such as "You're a f*cking disgrace" "£5m? You're f*cking sh** you c**t!" is an absolute embarrassment. Not to mention people tweeting abuse at players and their families. This is not going to help any player turn round their fortunes. This isn't the Wednesday I fell in love with. This isn't all fans, it's still a minority but it's a minority that is growing week on week. I seriously hope we put in a performance or 2 in the next 2 games in order to help stop this poison from spreading more than anything. I hope anyone reading this who may find themselves doing this thinks twice in future. Let's get behind the lads and place our trust in Carlos (and Mr Chansiri)
    47 Points
  27. iliveinthenow

    Pathetic Fans

    Listen up..... Chansiri isnt going anywhere! If we dont make it this season, then we try again next season. Get a grip! There is no panic going on at S6. Carlos is the best manager we have had since the 90's.
    47 Points
  28. So whilst it's clear we are going through a tough patch where the quality of our play has been poor, the actual total of points taken has been ok. Now I think a little sense of perspective is needed, as we sit at 6th in the Championship on the 3rd of January. How many years since 2000 have we been better off than now? Whilst it's understandable that our fan base wanted to see an improvement given the money spent this summer, its worth remembering a few things. - Norwich, Newcastle and Aston Villa have much bigger budgets than us and can throw more money at it due to FFP & Parachute Payments. - Derby and Brighton are much further on their development journey than we are and more established at this end of the Championship than we are. For me, that leaves us where I actually expect us to sit, around 6th. This is without factoring in any of the other sides who may have a good run this year as we've seen with Reading, Huddersfield and L**ds. I do expect Hudds and Reading to potentially drop a bit, with L**ds hopefully and think the likes of Derby, Norwich and Villa will have a crack at making the play offs. I look at sides like Aston Villa and Norwich, with their fans having complete meltdowns on where they are and my reaction is "Money doesn't give you a right to walk the league, get over yourselves". I then realise, an increasing portion of our fan base has shifted towards this mentality, yet we're actually performing to where we should be IMO! In an age of instant gratification, some people need to understand that there are no guarentees in sport, nor any rights to success. If there was, we'd probably be 6th anyway. Ironic. Being disappointed with our recent form, or form as a whole this season is fine. But to boo? To attack players on twitter and their wives? Come off it.
    47 Points
  29. joelswfc

    Vote Winnall

    Vote Winnall in Barnsley's player of the month vote http://www.barnsleyfc.co.uk/news/article/2016-17/vote-now-for-your-december-player-of-the-month-3510409.aspx
    46 Points
  30. WAWAW There are forces that would wish bad things upon us. We are Sheffield Wednesday. Preston are going to get a thumping. Lets do this.
    46 Points
  31. Official Matchday Thread – Newcastle United Vs Sheffield Wednesday Todays’ OMDT sponsor is brought to you by @Cosmo. Please visit his website at cosmoskidslikeagoodshake@louisewoodwardfanclub.com FIRSTLY May he rest in peace FOOTBALL Football time is sometime today on the 26th December. Not 3pm though, that would be silly. Niel off Owlstalk is having a lovely day. He likes football and watching Spiderman films in his spare time. He also likes fields and sunshine, it’s his favouriteist thing in the world. But his favouriteist thing in the world is Christmas. HO HO HO he will often be heard saying as he rides around the streets of Sheffield (not pictured) on his Raleigh Grifter (not pictured). He thinks Sheffield Wednesday are going to win the cup today. He likes Sheffield Wednesday football team. It’s his favouriteist thing in the world. WIN THE CUP WEDNESDAY he bellows. He DOES NOT like Newcastle. He thinks they are here to ruin Christmas. Boo you Newcastle, don’t ruin Niel’s Christmas. Christmas is his favouriteist thing in the world. Niel predicts that Newcastle will or won’t win today. He says it depends on either Fernando Forestieri or Jimmy Nail. I don’t know about what YOU all think but they sound like threatening words to me. Bloody Jimmy Nail and his giant Guinea Pigs and strong, manly words. The poopydoo. I hope when he eats his shoes they come back to bite him and then he cries his shoes out of his eyes as wet shoe tears and down his face into his lap where a puddle forms and grows and gets deeper and deeper until he is struggling in his river of tears and that river is racing along, dragging him further and further under with each crashing wave of saltiness and the salty liquid goes into his mouth and around his taste buds and makes him think of people who put too much salt on their chips which is totally irresponsible and makes him angry and then he remembers he’s in the river of tears, flailing this way and that in a desperate effort to get back to dry land but there is no dry land for Jimmy, no dry land at all until all he can think about is getting home to his giant Guinea Pigs but that feels like it’s an impossible scenario for Jimmy as the crushing weight of his tear-flood is threatening to decimate his whole existential existence and then he wonders if he’ll fall off the edge of the world as he doesn’t believe the world is round and that it is actually a flat disc with an ice wall around the sides and that no planes can fly directly between South America and Australia and that we are all being duped by the evil world conglomerate NASA who are in charge of spreading the lies of the round earth non-truth to the masses who lap it up like dogs at a large pond in the woods after they’ve been running all day, chasing frogs and other things because dogs are a bit stupid like that and they think that they will one day catch one and the caught frog will say “well done for catching me dog, ribbitt, let’s play together with our shared boundless enthusiasm” but Jimmy knows in his heart that the frog wouldn’t really want to do that with a dog and this makes him even more sad and he continues to cry and cry and cry and cry until a lady says “I don’t want nobody else, I love you” SHE’S LYING JIMMY AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. If that actually happens that’ll learn him, right? The good news is I was speaking to James Ambler ASKA @jambler and he said “giant Guinea Pigs are nothing to worry about unless they have gin, they are nasty pieces of work on gin”. LET’S HOPE NO ONE GIVES THEM GIN OR JIMMY NAIL’S GOING TO GET WEDNESDAYS WITH HIS BLOODY, BLOODY ANIMALS OR SOMETHING. MAYBE ROBOTS. NO, NOT ROBOTS TOO. THEY WILL BREAK OUR CHAIRS. SCORE PREDICTIONS Newcastle United 1 Donnar Air 35 Ant & Dec 72 Sheffield Wednesday 5 Lee 4 Lee 7 Lee 10 Bullen 72 WEDNESDAY FANS ROUTINE FOR THE DAY Everyone enjoys some singing so here are a couple of easy Christmas tunes to get going without the Ultras helping you out at home. If you need some help with the pacing of these then please pm @eDDie as he has recorded them in his home studio. He will gladly forward the recording to you via pm. Sing along to this please; It's George Hirst’s time; there's no need to be afraid Now it’s his time, put him in and he’ll make the grade And with his goals aplenty he can spread a smile of joy Throw your arms in to the sky, it’s George Hirst’s time. But say a prayer, to pray for the other teams It’s George Hirst’s time It's hard, but he’ll be living the dream He’s the son of a legend But he’s got no need to fear The goals will be flowing and defenders’ll be in tears And the Hillsborough crowd are singing Young Hirst’s in the white and blue Well tonight we thank God he sired you He’s George Hirst Let them know it’s Hirsty’s time He’s George Hirst Let them know it's Hirsty’s time again Here’s a Christmas beaut from @southportdc It was Boxing Day babe Down at Hillsborough The old men chuntering 'We need to score one' And then we score a goal A rare Adthe Nuhiu I watched them celebrate And dreamed about two Got on a lucky one Came in 18 to 1 Kieran Lee scores anytime And Wednesday win 3-2 So happy Christmas I love you Wednesday I can see a better time Where all our dreams come true We've got Wallace and Lees, We've got Westwood in goal, Got Forestieri (Unless he gets sold) We've got Loovens and Bannan And Almen Abdi We're getting promoted To the Premier League We'll play Chelsea, we'll play City And it won't be pretty, But we might scrape a draw down at Watford away But now whilst we're winning All the drunks they are singing Cos we are the famous Sheffield Wednesday THE BOYS OF THE KOP ROW ZZ CHOIR STILL SING "WE'RE ON OUR WAY" AND THE BELLS ARE RINGING OUT, FOR BOXING DAY And here’s a complete winner of a football chant from @Kate What about Loovens? What about Hunt? What about all the times that you said Dave Allen is a c*nt? What about Wembley? It was our time? What about all the flaws Like playing Reach at number 9? Did you ever stop to notice All the crap we've had before? Did you ever stop to notice It's changing, down at Hills-bo-rough? Ahh-ahhh-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah, ooooooooooh Ahh-ahhh-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah, ooooooooooh What have we done to Melo? Where has he gone? What about all the hope We place on Hirsty's son? What about Marco Matias? When is his time? What about Carlos's dreams, That you said was yours and mine? Did you ever stop to notice All the crap we've had before? Did you ever stop to notice It's changing, down at Hills-bo-rough? Ahh-ahhh-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah, ooooooooooh Ahh-ahhh-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah, ooooooooooh I used to dream I used to glance beyond the stars Now I don't know where we are Although I know we've lifted quite far Ahh-ahhh-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah, ooooooooooh Ahh-ahhh-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah, ooooooooooh Ahh-ahhh-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah, ooooooooooh Ahh-ahhh-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah, ooooooooooh Ah, ooh Ah, ooh Hey, what about Wednesday (WHAT ABOUT BUS?) What about Tom Lees? (WHAT ABOUT BUS?) The pigs are falling down (WHAT ABOUT BUS?) I can't even breathe (WHAT ABOUT BUS?) What about apathy?! (WHAT ABOUT BUS?) Laugh, despite their pleas (WHAT ABOUT BUS?) What about Bramall Lane (What about it?) Torn apart by greed (BUT,WHAT ABOUT BUS?) Where did they go wrong (ha, haa) Someone tell me why (WHAT ABOUT BUS?) What about Mr Blade (What about it) What about their glory days (WHAT ABOUT BUS?) What about all their joy Do we give a damn? No For more Christmas classics and also many other Sheffield Wednesday songs please visit; Back to the match – WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN AND TEAM NEWS WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN? What do we want? GOALS! When do we want them? GOALS! SCROLL DOWN FOR TEAM NEWS!!!!! GOALS GOALS GOALS GOALS GOALS GOALS GOALS GOALS GOALS GOALS GOALS GOALS GOALS GOALS GOALS GOALS Team news I do not know the team news. A mod (probably @sam779) will add it when it comes out. Until that time then you’ll all have to guess because I can’t get inside Carlos’s lovely, lovely brain and tell you his thoughts that would be highly intrusive and even when I have perfected a brain invading device I wouldn’t use it for that, I’d use it for invading Colonel Sanders’ brain so I could learn his eleven secret herbs and spices and make lovely chicken every day and feed it to the neighbourhood cats because they need nice chicken more often instead of having to live off those fishmeat pouches that they get given on a regular basis. Wednesday! CLAPCLAPCLAP Wednesday! CLAPCLAPCLAP Wednesday! CLAPCLAPCLAP Wednesday! CLAPCLAPCLAP
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  32. Apparently there was a bit of an incident in the car park after the game Someone coughed and Gayle fell over
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  34. SiJ

    Glenn Loovens

    Let's give the captain a bit of love tonight. First goal for the club and another excellent performance at the back. Gets the absolute best out of Lees too. What a signing this guy has been.
    43 Points
  35. IstillhateSteveBould

    Forestieri and Winnall

    Winnall looks like a proper striker. How refreshing to see a striker with genuinely good movement? Technically sound and he worked his socks off. Some cracking link up play with Bannan. FF was also superb 2nd half. Terrorised their defence. I can't be the only one excited about this partnership.
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  36. oh_weds_we_love_you

    What Is It About Bloody Derby?

    I wish they'd beaten us to a few of our recruits over the past 12 months!
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  37. First question Do you know when Mattias will be fit? Pass.
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  38. RocketOwl

    Lay off Carlos

    He quite rightly rested Westwood and in turn gave Wildsmith further experience. Its not Carlos fault that Joe dropped two clangers. Stop top your moaning and concentrate on being positive ahead of 2 big league games now. Hooper back, Mcmannaman starting, Fernando fitter. We will be fine. Carlos had a dream and it's not over yet.
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  39. S36 OWL

    MM not the Saviour

    As far as im concerned Milan is the saviour for bringing us back from the brink and sorting out the mess created by the previous Chairman and his cronies. Without Milan we may not be here now.
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  40. Sheffield Wednesday Football Club today put a bid in of £1.5 million pounds for Barnsley as part of a matchday park and ride scheme The offer went in this morning which will see the whole of Barnsley 'tarn' flattened in order to make way for a massive carpark for the new park and ride scheme that will allow Owls fans to park up and jump on a new Wednesday Tram to Hillsborough, where they'll be able to watch super striker Sam Winnall score the goals to lead them to the Premiership, provided ably by new signing Hourihane. The offer is expected to be accepted swiftly after other similar recent deals. It's widely thought that now that there's no further use for anything in the region of Barnsley, and so the park and ride scheme will not only benefit SWFC and it's fans, but will also improve the area massively by flattening it to a tarmac surface. Barnsley spokesman Zachary Dingle said something in Barnsley dialect that we're still translating. More on this story once we've sussed out what he said.
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  41. areNOTwhatTHEYseem

    Derby next season

    It's not time to start polishing up the promotion bus just yet... There's still plenty of time for the wheels to come off the Bladeacoaster...
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  42. poite

    Dave

    If anyone wants to show a young striker what you do when you come on with 3mins left with your team winning 1-0 show them daves performance tonight. Outstanding. Just saying.
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  43. Lord Snooty

    I'm really excited about today.

    I'm really excited about today. I know, I know. Man of my age. Sure not getting over excited about signing a championship striker. But yes. I am. Because it's not just about that. It's been an odd couple of weeks. We haven't really clicked (though are still excellently placed). There have been one or two murmours. Things have been a bit flat on the pitch and the terraces, On here we'd have some despondency.... But the last few days ......have been full of positivity! The resurrection of the film poster thread (Owlstalk at it's best) . People getting genuinely excited about the transfer window, Carlos' Biggs Interview which really reiterated what a dedicated man we have in post "My wife said 'I'll visit thursday, I said 'no come, Saturday night, thursday and all week we prepare for the game" No one wants it more than him. His beaming face that we're trying to get players in. His understanding that we're not on fire, no excuses. The chairman has had his chequebook out. And threatens to do so again! There have been some laugh out loud threads on here. (at the expense admittedly of our 6 fingered neighbours I admit) And we all seem to be buzzing about the arrival of Winnall The divisions in form striker. It all goes to show how things can change to easily. Lets keep this positive mindset. I feel full of beans today, buzzing and whilst it's not usually in my nature to say this sort of thing to say this - I really hope that us lot, the supporters, transfer this to the Stadium today and create the lads a cracking atmosphere for this big Derby game against promotion rivals. I know that it's chicken and egg with fans and players. Which comes first. But out lads haven't been finding it easy. In life sometimes people have bad patches, whatever it is. Health, work, whatever. It's those times when they need support. Lets bite the bullet I have a really good feeling about things. Lets use that feeling. Lets back the lads. Show the new kid what it's all about.
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  44. Does the tram go that far?
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  45. cain

    Halfwits

    It boils my wee wee when some attention seeking halfwit moans for moaning sake and this site is full of them.......No matter whatever the result OR performance, the amount of whingers on this forum is unbelievable.....We have lost one in nine and not conceded at home for about 6 hours but apparently we have the poorest defenders in the league......The manager is useless, get rid......Did anybody notice Wallace push Hunt away after he scored?........Who noticed Callum McManaman didn't celebrate the goal?.......Anybody else see Carlos kick the water bottle after shouting to FF, he's obviously not happy with him......this is just some of the drivel I've read today on various forums. Get a grip FFS and have a look at yourselves.......I bet your fun on a night out
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  46. Mick De Lyons

    The Reality is.............

    Football has changed so much in the last ten years, more so in the last 5 years. When our neighbours got into the premiership in 2006 the monies given to each club by sky were 30 million for the season. Roughly ten years later that figure now stands at 120 million pounds. At the same time the monies for the championship have stayed the same and FFP rules have been introduced to make sure that a club can't spend more than its's annual income. This has been done primarily to stop wealthy chairman like ours spending significant amounts of money and challenging the cartel at the top of the premiership, but is dressed up as a concern for the financial well being of clubs. The glass ceiling was becoming apparent when the premier league was first introduced, but now its even more the case. When Wednesday went up to the old first division in 1984, we finished fifth in the league. Likewise when we got promoted and won the cup in 1991, the following season we were comfortable in the top flight. Those days have now gone. Any team that goes up from the championship is doing really well to finish mid table and invariably they struggle in the bottom six for most of the season and many end up getting relegated. You can point to countless teams that have done this in recent years, including our neighbours. At the same time that you have had an increase in the monies given to the clubs in the premier league, you have also seen a decline in the quality of the footballers. Yes, you still get your top players like Messi, Ronaldo, Bale, Neymar and truly world class players like Aguero, Silva, Pogba etc, but a situation has arisen where too much money is chasing limited amounts of talent. Players like Andy Carrol in recent years is a prime example. A player that has gone for lots of money in his career and yet is quite average in terms of talent. Lots of other examples can be given. Imbula at Stoke cost around 24 million and yet hasn't given as much to Stoke as some like Joe Allen, who was picked up for next to nothing. Suffice to say, this is the current situation in football. Loads of money at the top, stagnant monies lower down, FFP rules stopping big spending in the second tier and inflated prices paid out to players who are little more than average. This situation ultimately trickles down to the second tier of football, hence clubs having to pay 12 million pounds for the likes of McCormack and Rhodes. Rhodes currently can't get in Boro's first team and McCormack is doing little at Villa. We ourselves have seen this in paying out five million for Adam Reach, expecting wonders and getting what looks like a fairly average player with some promise. So expectation doesn't meet reality and for the reasons pointed out above. What all this ultimately leads to is a collection of players of a similar standard joining the top ten clubs in the championship, making them all more or less the same in quality, but at the same time, good money has been spent on these players, so the fans expectation levels go through the roof. So come the season you get that expectation from the fans, but the results and performances are up and down, essentially because the quality is roughly the same and in turn the fans duly get frustrated. That in turn leads to calls for the manager to leave and then after a run of poor results. He gets the sack and the merry go round starts all over again, with fans excited by the change, that only ultimately leads to the same scenario, because each manager faces the same situation based on what i have outlined previously. So in our case, yes it could be said that we haven't performed really well over large parts of the season. It could also be said that the recruitment has been poor, with some strange signings and unnecessary ones too. It could be said that we should be doing a little better with the funds that have been spent this season and i understand more than anyone all those frustrations. However, we are in the play off places and have only lost two games out of the last ten. But for me the big picture, is that football has now changed so much and for all the reasons above, patience is now key. With all the issues outlined above, it's just going to take time to achieve promotion and sacking a manager who overall has done well, just amounts to eating jam for today leading to nothing tomorrow. It ultimately leads to the same scenarios. Apologies for the essay. Thoughts ?
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  47. Lord Snooty

    Genuine ITK Transfer News

    Ronaldo. To Hillsborough. Not just to visit Semi either. Here to play. I'm ITK know and can reveal the source. ME. I set the deal up. Well, not all of it. There was an intermediary. It all started when I popped into the Crosspool Tavern between Christmas and New Year for a drink with an old chum. Well....you know how these things go. Before I knew it I had drunk far too much and was a bit wobbly on my feet. I went to the toilet, but being slightly disorientated I took the wrong door and ended up in the cellar. I was about to come back out when I heard a muffled noise. I went further into the dark to investigate and there was a chap in the corner. Sat their shaking. He saw me and looked at me . He was rocking back and forth. "I say," I said "what on Earth are you doing down here old chap?" He looked back at me with sad eyes and replied in a whisper "I'm in exile. I keep myself down here to keep myself sane. To keep me away from OT" "Oh, Owlstalk" I said. "It's still as crazy as ever. It's the transfer window. You know what that's like. Mad rumours abound" Suddenly his eyes lit up. "I know about one. He said. You'll be able to tell them you're ITK." "I'm not really bothered" I said. "Ronaldo. He wants to come. Semedo is his friend" "I know that old lad, but he's never coming here." "He will. He will" he said a mad look in his eye "and you can make it happen," He reached in his pocket "I have a friend , you must contact him.," he said pulling out a scrap of paper and thrusting it into my hand" "Ok." I said putting the slip into my waistcoat quickly, now quite keen to escape as he was an unusual fellow and no mistake! As I turned to go he started rocking again. "Please do it. Please do it. If you don't.....it'll be Ben10 all over again." I returned upstairs ,mentioning nothing of the experience to my friend, who I was sure would think me quite mad. It was only the next day as i lifted my jacket that the note fell out. There was a phone number in it. I was intrigued , and though I knew it was probably a dead number I rang it anyway. There was, as i expected, no answer. After hearty breakfast of egg, bacon, black pudding and coffee I decided to have a walk through the grounds for some fresh air, but I was barely on the lawn when my man servant Stubbs called from the window "Sir, there's a Gentleman on the phone. Says he's returning your call." I walked briskly back towards the house. As Stubbs handed over the receiver he put his hand over the mouthpiece and whispered to me "He calls himself, The Penguin, Sir". And then we walked away. Has an funny way of looking at me in those situations, old Stubbs. Make me feel a fool, and it's hard to fathom why. Anyway. That's when I spoke to the Penguin. I never met the penguin, and the voice on the phone had clearly been through some of of device to disguise it. However. He did say that he would arrange for me to meet Ronaldo. Which is how I ended up at the Hotel Corinthia in Lisbon, sat by a pool with one of the Worlds most decorated players. It all went surprisingly smoothly. I didn't have to sell the club at all. If anything it was he who was trying to sell himself to me! He said to me "Lord Snooty, please don't be offended , and please don't think me rude. But I am one of the greatest players in the world, and though I dearly want to come and play for The Wednesday there are a few things I would like, in exchange for taking a 200% cut in wages." Keen to find out what the lad could possibly want that could replace the lost money I asked him what these things were. "I can only come to your most special club," he said "With it's rich and magnificent history, if three things happen." "Do go on" I said "I want a proper Wednesday shirt. All over the World people know the Identity of the greatest club. People may talk about the marketing, but to me it is about the soul of the club. The instant recognition in you eye, your head and your heart. Real Madrid, you think white kit. You know it. Liverpool Red. Of course. Juventus. Black and white stripes. Sheffield Wednesday, blue and white stripes. Derek Dooley, David Hirst. These players are so ingrained in the imagery of the club. I know it might seem I am pushy, but I want when I come to feel like I am representing the real Sheffield Wednesday. When i look back over my long and glorious career and look in my scrap book, I want to see me in that proper kit The kit of Dooley, and Hirst . If you can do this for me, I will come. " "Well , I think we could do that old boy," I said knowing it a lie, but hoping it was something we might be able to sort at a later date. "And it must be the black shorts too!" he said suddenly looking concerned. "Black shorts?" "I have won the European Cup, The European Championship, I have won the Titles in England and Spain. I have surpassed all goal scoring records. But I don't want to come to Sheffield Wednesday just to play out my days" "You don't?" I said "No!" he said looking mortally offended. "I still want the greatest prize. The English Championship Trophy." "You've already won it." I said confused. "No, not the Premier League Trophy. Its cheap tat. No style. No history. I want the proper trophy. And the only way I can win it. To hold it in my hands is to play in the second tier of English football." "What does that have to do with shorts?" I said, feeling a bit of a buffoon. "Because Sheffield Wednesday only win the three major English Trophies when we wear the black shorts!" he said, looking at me as if it was the most obvious thing in the world "Of course" I said Pretending I had any idea of what he was on about. "What are the other two things?" "Pardon," he said leaning his bronzed body forward on his sun lounger and taking a sip of water. "You said there were three things?" "Oh yes, sorry," he said "I was day dreaming about David Hirsts goal against Aston Villa on Big Rons return. The swerve. And with a proper ball too!" I could see he was daydreaming again. "Ronny , my boy?" He looked at me blankly "The other two things?"I pressed on. "Yes, he said. Number two is the chocolate orange. I know how much it means. It is the clubs Relic. Like St Georges Lance, or the The Grail of Christ. But I have a sweet tooth, though you wouldn't know it with my torso looking like it is chiseled from finest Italian marble. But yes. A sweet tooth. Chocolate orange especially, and I know that there is the worlds biggest, most beautiful one hand sculptured by Faberge, and is wrapped in Gold Leaf and sat on the top of that fantastic ornate Archibald Leach metal work on the South Stand roof. It is a relic. A symbol. But I want it" By God! I thought. The chap is showing all the ruthlessness he shows defenders here. But I nodded anyway "I think that could be arranged." I said wiping the sweat from my brow. "And the third thing?" He smiled "If your could arrange the blue socks with the white tops, that would make my dream come true, because when I was a boy in Funchal and my father told me stories of the famous Sheffield Wednesday, I would lie in my bed at night. Dreaming that one day, when I had got the opportunity when I had wasted my mistakes at lesser clubs like Real and Manchester united, and when I had spent a lifetime training and learning to be the best player in the World.....I swore that one day, that day, I could wear those socks like my hero Redfern Froggatt I agreed in principle to all his requests and let the club know. Though so far they haven't returned my calls. But that is how Ronaldo, has agreed in principle to sign for Sheffield Wednesday. Whether it happens now, is very much up to the chairman.
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  48. areNOTwhatTHEYseem

    Jamie Vardy

    Hirsty's long since retired, mate.
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