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About Owlsbornanbred

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  1. Excellent, I love a good phones-eye view of a Wednesday goal. Sadly, I still find myself staring at that bloody Presto Stand and shaking my head in embarrassment instead of appreciating a vital goal. It's not as prominent from my seat in the north, so I sometimes forget what a shed that away stand is. Anyway - great win. Fletch is on great form at the business end of the season.
  2. Megson wasn't showing any signs he could get us out of league one, had us playing atrocious football and has been out of work for several years. I can't see how he is the answer. Although admittedly, I wouldn't mind seeing a couple of Megson style signings (6 ft 4 bruisers) in the squad. Maybe. Anyway, I definitely don't want Megson. I'm not sure about Pearson anymore either. The guy is nuts, and had a nightmare at Derby with an expensive squad at his disposal and Chris Powell as his no.2.
  3. He didn't see too much of the ball due to coming on late and we were pretty much just trying to clear our lines at the stage, but the few times he got on the ball he was tidy. Did the little things correctly e.g shield the ball look up and pick the correct pass. I like that he plays the ball into the players path as well (instead of behind them like many of our passes last night). I desperately want to see this guy succeed, as we all do, but feel that cc's perspective is that if Bannan is fit, he plays. Given Jones and Bannan played Tuesday and with Lee/Hutch both out, this was a great chance to give him a game (although I knew instinctively that wouldn't happen). Separately, I thought Jones was poor last night - too many loose balls and pointless fouls. Maybe if Bannan is unfortunate enough to get injured (which I don't wish on any player) then who knows...we'll no doubt see Semedo start the next game ;)
  4. Totally agree. Admittedly all I know about Fox is what I read on the Charlton board when we signed Wiggins - which was along the lines of "Wiggins is 3rd choice lb anyway and we have Morgan Fox now". I would be interested to hear from any owls who have seen Fox play, as the general negativity seems to be based on Wiggins not being successful, therefore Fox will be the same.
  5. He's worked hard running the channels and chasing long balls in difficult circumstances. None of the attacking players have really had an impact, which is always the case in games like this. Playing away against strong opposition is about organisation and graft, and getting a smash and grab 0-1. Going to plan so far.
  6. Hirsty against spurs in the 3-4 loss. First time volley in the top corner on his weaker foot. Should have got a lot more credit but the motd panel wouldn't shut up about that bloody stupid dive celebration by Klinsman. Also worth a mention - Sibon volley direct from a corner to put us 0-2 up against Derby in THAT 3-3 game at their place [breaks into cold sweat]. The most emotionally scarring game I've ever been to.
  7. Etienne Esajas. Signed by Law's I think was, to replace Brunt. Had a few tricks and a hammer of a left foot. After his first couple of games, I thought we'd signed a genuine one-man match winner, bit like brunt was on his day. Instead he disappeared from the matchday squad, drove around Sheffield in his Lamborghini and picked up a wage for doing f-all. Modern football at its best. Straight from the Kenny Lunt handbook.
  8. Brexit of course
  9. I remember that one. I think we had Pleat in charge and it felt at the time like we were going to kick on to challenge for the top 6 in the Prem. Club accepted our bid but the player said no. Opted to join some tinpot outfit called 'Barcelona'. Apparently they're big in Spain. Bloody fool. I'd take Fargate over Las Ramblas any day of the week.
  10. Wow. Now that's just mean. I'll give you a couple of marks for originality though.
  11. Classy spanner - I'll go for Di Canio.
  12. I perceive this as being combination of demand for the player starting an auction (as Howson reported, 9 championship clubs were supposedly in for him), the player's age means he can still develop into a better player and appreciate in transfer value (same age as Lees when we signed him), him being English, and of course the fact that the market is inflating constantly. Especially for young English players. Look at Mawson - played one full season in league one and has gone to Swansea for a similar fee. I agree with that the fee for Reach seems very high on the face of it, but if he has one reasonably good season with us then he is valued at £10m.
  13. A phrase I see on owlstalk a fair bit is 'Carlos type player'. He REALLY doesn't look like one.
  14. I look forward to the day Jordan Rhodes retires.
  15. Fully agree. Whilst we bossed the possession first half and they looked to sit back and counter, I thought they came out much stronger in the second half, both physically and tactically. Their final ball let them down on several occasions, they couldn't capitalise on a barrage of corners, and two outstanding interceptions from Abdi and Lees kept us level. A bit of luck and some persistence and quality from Nuhiu and Forestieri got us the winning goal. I saw Villa as our equals on the balance of the whole game, so if we are perceived as playoff/promotion contenders, then Villa should be in the same bracket. Especially with the Di Matteo/Steve Clarke management team.