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About OohAahGuyWhittingham

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  1. I can't understand why fans would go out of their way to create something like this defending ticket price hikes? Are you pleased people have to pay £35-£40 a game?
  2. It has been a funny season. 1st half, Hutchinson and Lee were looking like the best players in the league. Only other performers for me were Loovens and possibly Fletcher. Plenty of the team were playing well below their capability... Forestieri, Lees, Hunt, Pudil, Wallace and Reach - all poor for periods. Those five have now become our standout performers, while Loovens form has dipped slightly, and Hutch and Lee have been injured for large parts. Hutchinson takes it for me though, he was our best player by miles for a huge part of the season. Second Forestieri followed by Lees. Hooper is worthy of consideration, as his impact on our results and performances has been incredible, at a time when we were in big trouble.
  3. Hooper is a must - easily our best player over the last four games. I wouldn't mind seeing Winnall start. He's not been given the chance yet to play as the out and out striker, and personally I think he has done at least as well as Rhodes with the game time he's had. Now we have Hooper doing the deeper role, Winnall deserves a shot at doing what he does best!
  4. Yes that's exactly what we need, players to move the ball about more slowly. Jones has improved us a lot, because he has the discipline to hold his position. So often this season you look at us on the pitch and there is a huge gaping hole in the centre of the pitch where our midfielders should be.
  5. I put that because all anyone can say is 'look where we are now', 'compare this to the dross we've been watching for the past 20 years' etc, which to me is odd. We are only just in the playoffs, and for the most part, the football is poor. Anyway I don't want to turn this into a debate about performances as it's not really the point I was trying to make.
  6. I find it bizarre that people will argue so passionately that the chairman should be able to do whatever he wants. For those arguing for success at all costs, you need to ask yourselves why you don't just bin it off and support Man City or some other elite team. I'm not suggesting you do, but just acknowledge there's a reason you still support Wednesday and that's because it's your club that you've got a lifetime of memories supporting. In isolation, is changing our kit that big a deal? I don't like it but it's not really. Since Chansiri has been here though we have had his name emblazoned across our shirts, his name spelled out across the north stand, Thailand flags flying all over the ground, we're having minutes silences for the death of his king ffs! Ticket prices are through the roof which is a much more serious matter, and now talk of us leaving Hillsborough. Together these things are a huge deal as bit by bit the identity of the club we have all grown up supporting is chipped away. We need to be careful because eventually there won't be a lot left that is recognizable to us. And every time there's a brigade of fans arguing to the death that we should just lie down and accept it, and they'll still be doing the same should the chairman decide he prefers red shirts to blue, or wants to rename Hillsborough 'The Chansiri Dome' or something. Why are so many people disgusted at the idea of fans having a say in how the club is run? Us as fans have spent incredible amounts of time and money on this club and will be there long after the owner. We are the club and we deserve a say. If our entire fanbase was asked - simple question, nothing to do with how much money has been spent because the two aren't mutually inclusive, just yes or no, do you want blue and white stripes? Practically everyone will say yes. The owner knows this and he ignores us. That shows nothing but a lack of respect. We're 7 places higher up the table since he bough us, it's not that much really.
  7. Of course our wingers aren't allowed to play as wingers so I feel for the lad, especially as he doesn't seem to have that natural self belief that some players such as Hutchinson or Wallace have. He has had serious confidence issues that he has recently overcome and is showing what a player he really is now. His work ethic is exceptional and is worth having on the pitch for that alone sometimes. He would possibly benefit more than anyone from a change of manager.
  8. We should go to 3 centre-mids, Hutchinson, Bannan and Lee. One lone striker (Rhodes or Winnall), Forestieri left, Reach covering and Wallace or another Winger on the right (Mcmanaman or Buckley if they're still around). This is what we should have done anyway with Abdi in place of Lee before he got injured.
  9. Why are we playing tomorrow? It doesn't make any sense to me
  10. To put it another way... some of us think we shouldn't go from being play-off finalists, then spend £20m on players, and be struggling to cling on to 6th place with 3/4 of the season gone?
  11. Westwood - 5 - Not his best night, could have done better with the first header. Kicking was wayward particularly when Fletcher came on and he seemed to be constantly blasting it towards Forestieri. Palmer - 3 - Simply does not seem to have the attitude to be a professional footballer at this level. Never looks like he cares a bit about the outcome of the game. Loovens - 7 - Good game, made some good tackles in first half particularly. Sasso - 6 - Not bad. Helps to break the monotony of passes between CBs and keeper when he runs the ball out. Reach - 5 - Didn't effect the game as he would have hoped and once or twice struggled to deal with the right winger. Not a terrible performance, just nothing special. Bannan - 3 - Wayward passing and gave Reach no outlet up the line. So many times he needed to make the run forward and he'd just tuck in inside. Hutchinson - 6 - Decent game but nothing special. Agree with whoever suggested he might be carrying a knock as his form has dipped slightly recently. Abdi - 8 - Distribution good, held on to the ball fantastically with his quick turns and excellent first touch. Has done enough to oust Bannan from the centre of midfield in these past two games. Wallace - 4 - Offered little. Rhodes - 4 - Had a tough game. It's not his fault, the way we played last night we would have been better playing Nuhiu Forestieri - 8 - Back to his best Winnall - 5 - Didn't do much but played out of position so can;t complain too much. Fletcher - 5 - Missed a good chance and didn't do a lot else McManaman - 8 - Excellent. A masterclass in wide play, beating opponents and delivering. This guy is exactly what we lack, but his knibs knows best. It'll be Wallace/Bannan/Reach again on Saturday... and no-one but Carlos will ever know why The manager - 3 - Has got to start taking responsibility for these terrible starts to games and baffling team selections. I'm tired of pathetic excuses. We went into the game yesterday as clearly the better side. Why on earth do we then basically play four center midfielders and play keep ball on the edge of our box? I've said it before, our squad should be producing so much more than it is, and that is only one man's fault. Referee - 0 - Completely lost control in the 1st half
  12. Think Llera did it once... Millwall maybe?
  13. Came to post exactly this
  14. Wallace sums up the past season and a half for us when you think about it... Excellent last season, exciting, direct and responsible for some truly unforgettable moments. Wasted this year because he's not given the freedom to do what he does best. Wallace's delivery is as good as anyone in this division, and always finds a yard to get his cross away despite lacking pace. Now we have Winnall and Rhodes who both thrive on crosses, he could be key for us. It's just whether Carlos lets him be.
  15. I'm sure some people on here would defend Carlos all the way to league one. We continue picking wide players purely for their defensive cover. Then we rely on full-backs to create our chances!? Despite them proving ineffectual at this time and time again, and also struggling with their defensive duties because of this. We have numerous players who have proven their quality at this level and above yet are lucky to see 10/20 minute cameos here and there. We have persisted with a languid 'posession-at-all-costs' style all season, which has made goals extremely difficult to come by, despite having able strikers. We have only one ball-winning midfielder, notorious for picking up bans, and has already retiried once due to injuries. We have not seen fit to bring in any cover. When we have won points, very they've been scraped. Benefiting from red cards, and late goals. Surely the ultimate judgement of a manager is whether a team is more or less than the sum of its parts. We don't look anywhere near. First time I've felt this way, but I think there are managers out there who could get a hell of a lot more out of this group, and it's time to start looking now.