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  1. On reflection, me putting Rhodes to start, is not likely, nor wise. However, having waited so long for him to come, I just couldn't leave him out!
  2. Clearly, Carlos needs to assess who the best pairing is. This will also vary, depending on who we play. However, in playing Wigan, we can afford to put the big guns up front and see what happens and change if necessary. Hoops should, IMO, start on the bench - he takes longer than most to get back to match fitness - not a criticism, but reality. Jones to fill in behind Fessi and Macca, as necessary. Abdi might be a game too soon, but I just want him to play and play there! Westwood Hunt Lees Loovens Fox Jones Macca Fessi Abdi Winnall Rhodes
  3. Skybet odds have shortened overnight from 8/11 to 4/9 with Villa going out to 5/1......
  4. Just been scouring the internet and found this from a "Getting personal with Jordan Rhodes" article at Blackburn, back in 2014. Well, every little helps! What team(s) do you support outside of football? None really. I don’t even support any other football teams. It was just always where my dad was at the time. I probably look for Sheffield Wednesday’s results after ours, but other than that there’s none really.
  5. No more unrest than what FF has caused. BB's comments re 2 games in 3 days underline this. I have resisted from commenting on FF this season, partly through not being one to take centre stage and not wanting to be on the receiving end of the vitriol that I have read on too many postings thus far. Re JR, my view is we should do whatever is possible to get him. Whether he fits in a system or not, is for me irrelevant. People have been bought to fit in "systems" which have not worked. We have been woeful in putting the ball in the net, end of. This guy can do it and I cannot think of another who gives us a better chance of turning that around, at this level. For those crying out for central defender/left back/right back, yes, I get it, but conceding goals is not a problem that is anywhere close to equalling the major problem today that is scoring them. I have been to every home game and watched FF, more than any other player on the pitch, trying to understand where he is in his head/attitude and capability/willingness to deliver for SWFC. Other than games on Sky, I have seen somebody who I can only assume does not want to be here, when compared to what I saw last year. It is his body language, effort and seemingly inability/choosing to recreate the magic that he was so capable of last season. With my eyes, I have seen opportunities for him to turn a defender inside from the left and shoot with a curling shot/goal scoring pass, to be a choice(?) to lose possession, go straight through the defence, turn inside and shoot straight at the keeper softly or off target. I have wished for him to be what we all know he can be and also to be fighting for our cause every other game, at least - but over half way through the season, I have almost given up. To conclude, we do not necessarily need to create something around JR that includes FF. Him leaving would be far easier to integrate 2 proper wingers who can deliver crosses for JR, or SF, for that matter. Abdi, playing behind them. Tin Helmet firmly strapped!
  6. In at 41
  7. So that any winner coming from the South Stand, gets the typical match day experience with DC. Those off the Kop/North get the other prizes!
  8. I win every week. I am sure it is rigged.
  9. Because it was live on Sky. A notable shop window for him.
  10. Abdi and Jones will prove to be worthy of their price/wages.
  11. Pilgrimages from Essex every other week, awaits me and my 2 boys. First time season ticket holders. Wife does not know yet....
  12. Count me in too! Literally every woken hour since. Also still in some kind of mourning. Flat as a pancake.
  13. Cantona and his expression on hearing that he had to play a 5-a-sde at Sheffield Arena.
  14. This. Me too, since late 70's. Found myself doing exactly the same. Smiling, shaking my head in disbelief at what I was witnessing. Thought I had seen it all, and glad that another day or night came that proved that I had not. Still cannot stop thinking about last night - as others have put it, it was truly magical. Not just for the amazing, impromptu lights, but that finally, regardless of the song, it really felt like we were on our way back.