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  1. Reach is a prime example of a young player bought for a substantial fee that has clear attributes and needed time to settle. Unfortunately some of our fans either couldn't see this or weren't willing to acknowledge it and expected him to hit the ground running. Hence some of the unfair criticism. I suspect/hope Reach will play as an attacking left back which he will be able to be in what looks like being a narrow/compact midfield. For me he's the best player at the club to play this role with Hunt on the other side. He could be a really important player next season and seasons to come. Decent crosser of the ball, gets about pitch very well, works very hard, great energy, decent shot on him, versatile and clearly has a good attitude. Time to harness his potential and help him by supporting him not criticising unnecessarily.
  2. Why's that? I get some fans don't get what happened last time but fact is there is a mutual respect between both sets of fans. You dont like it, don't go.
  3. Perfect friendly for me. Looked forward to seeing Rangers at Hillsborough again, 2013 was a great night and everything good about football fans. Roll on the 30th!
  4. Quite simply the best player I have ever seen for our beloved Wednesday and possibly ever likely to. That free kick too!
  5. Roly. Class on grass. I love Zico and he was as good for different reasons but as a defender Roly is unsurpassed for us as a right back. Superb first choice. Just one thing.......was he better than Brayford??
  6. Carlos tried to acquire defenders better than currently at the club but it was extremely difficult within constraints at the time and what was available. I won’t divulge my sources but a deal was agreed with Henley from Blackburn until Newcastle came in just to stop us getting him. I have also heard we are going back in for him as Newcastle have put him on the transfer list since promotion. This does have to be a priority in the summer recruitment. If we had failed or Carlos wasn’t interested in signing players like Rhodes/Winnall etc when available with their goal scoring records even more questions would have been asked. You can analysis the detail forever but facts say we have improved and like any change it has to be one where evidence suggests it will lead to an improvement. In the case of Carlos the evidence is there to show we have improved. How we have improved in terms of style or whatever you want to call it is down to interpretation.
  7. It was more a case of how the team was set up and not some radical new approach. Games last season when we were possibly too attacking/not organised enough we got turned over at the likes of Charlton and MK Dons. This season that hasn’t happened as often and hence partly why the league position and points total were improved upon. Why bring in new attacking players? Do I really have to answer that?
  8. To answer your question re advancement it’s here: 15/16 6th 74 pts 16/17 4th 81 pts It’s about winning/obtaining points over style. Of course we all want to see attacking entertaining football but give me substance over style any day. Carlos has identified this and acted on it. Give me 30 1-0 wins over a season rather than 20 3-2s! Whichever way you look at it we have improved league position and points totals under Carlos, that’s a fact. Points get you promotion not how you acquire them. For all those wanting Carlos to go, what is your criteria for not wanting a manager anymore? It has to be a combination of losing the players, losing the majority of fans, downward turn in results, breakdown of relationship with chairman. Does Carlos really meet this criteria? Clearly not and I sincerely hope he stays to finish the job. Be careful what you wish for.
  9. Regardless of your view on Reach and Rhodes they did not cost £5m and £10m respectively. The fees were £3.6m and £6.8m As for Reach as a player. I seem to recall him been our best player away at Barnsley not so long ago and his versatility is a valuable asset to the squad. He’s young enough to get better too. He’s not always been great granted but he’s nowhere near as bad as some are making out on here.
  10. Peanuts!
  11. Jack 1991 you’ve pretty much nailed my day so far. I was in at 7 and I’m off at 1, I can’t fight it anymore. Viva super flex!
  12. Great OP. As the great Morrissey once wrote.....do the nerves rule the excitement or does the excitement rule the nerves..................I dunno! Either way, I'm feeling both right now and that's only going to get worse/better as the day goes on. A few pre match Erdingers especially required! Come on Wednesday!
  13. Average Attendance 2016/2017 Seasons in Top Division Major Trophies WEDNESDAY 27,129 66 8 HUDDERSFIELD 20,343 30 4 FULHAM 19,199 25 0 READING 17,505 3 0 I know games aren't won on history and fan base but it deserves to be our time! UTMO!
  14. Due to the locality of opponents, pricing and magnitude of both legs I believe we could have took 10k away and had 40k of our own fans at home. Comparable game in recent years v Wycombe when over 37k of our own fans were in the ground and total ticket applications surpassed 40k. Shame it will only be 2k and just over 30k respectively now.
  15. Quality repost! :-)