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  2. Mr. Tom

    Jordan Rhodes

    Decent return at this stage, barely quarter of the season gone
  3. 109Waddle

    Hooper - hutch- Lee

    I think people are forgetting how good these players are. When fit, I know it’s a big When, but on form Hooper and Lee are top quality and offer something different to what we have in the team at the moment.
  4. Mr. Tom

    Jordan Rhodes

    If pushed I’d probably argue ‘changed’ rather than ‘improved’, but I fully agree with the thrust of what you’re saying. I don’t think defenders have got better at defending, per se - actually the opposite, if anything - but I think formations have become more conservative on the whole and based on playing out from the back, so defenders are no longer immobile stoppers but more like DMs. Players like JR, the classic ‘fox in the box’, now have a harder time because backlines are more likely to be reasonably mobile ballplayers than brick sh1thouses forming a physical barrier. Skills that JR has in abundance, like movement and positional savvy, don’t stretch as far against deep-lying outfield players and wingbacks. Look at Hooper: a hugely important player for us once he settled, but he didn’t half have to change his game to achieve that. He learned to drop deeper and became incredibly effective as a midfield-to-attack link player for us, whereas he was always an out-and-out CF at previous clubs. Ended up making a massive difference for our overall attacking game but his annual goals average took a right beating. JR might’ve done the same, he’s a clever enough player, but we already had Hooper, Nuhiu, FF, Joao AND Fletch all starting to do similar. Rather like Winnall, we just wanted JR to stop up top and somehow *do something* even though there was no ball in for that role. The phrase ‘hiding to nothing’ springs to mind for me.
  5. Was this him? https://www.thestar.co.uk/news/robin-hood-of-sheffield-chucked-handfuls-of-20-notes-to-people-as-he-rode-past-bus-stop-1-9365586
  6. mrgund

    66-1

    That's a novel way of doing it. An each way but includes the win and place part. Should have just done £5 each way.
  7. Earlsfieldowl

    Bristol City Away.

    4th according this article .. https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/amp.independent.ie/sport/soccer/other-soccer/20-of-the-fiercest-rivalries-in-english-football-30707035.html
  8. Musn't Grumble

    Hooper - hutch- Lee

    Calf injuries can be quite serious. Depends what it is but a tear can be up to twelve weeks recovery.
  9. Pablo Bonvin

    Bristol City Away.

    Where does the Sheffield derby come on that list? I know someone who’s in charge of the honours board across the city and there’s still quite a bit of space left on it.
  10. Blatter

    Jordan Rhodes

    Although I fully agree he’s a lovely hard working guy, I’m still to be convinced he’s a top striker in a very competitive Championship. His big scoring time was four years ago. Standards have improved. Hope I’m wrong cos he could solve our ffp problem if he can once again become a 20 goals plus a season man .
  11. Tudders

    Am I wrong?

    Come again?
  12. james o connor

    Hooper - hutch- Lee

    All 3 done, all 3 no longer needed
  13. Earlsfieldowl

    Bristol City Away.

    It is a good one - went then before the redevelopment. Some eccentric fans there too as I recall. Talking of derbies from another thread, Rovers and City really don’t get on..it’s regarded as the 8th fiercest derby in the U.K
  14. Shetland Owl

    Jordan Rhodes

    That's 5 for the season
  15. Brommers

    Well done owlstalk

    Apparently not
  16. gurujuan

    Jordan Rhodes

    I always knew he could get goals against teams like Wycombe, I said it many times. Actually I’m really pleased for the lad, him moving on has helped us, and hopefully, it can reignite his career
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  18. gurujuan

    Young Owls

    Shirtliff, not Hinchcliffe
  19. The Dukeries Owl

    Well done owlstalk

    No but he would have moved their centre backs around more and held the ball up better
  20. S36 OWL

    Jordan Rhodes

    30 pages minimum
  21. clud17

    Hooper - hutch- Lee

    no not really. it would go on like a broken record.
  22. pussface

    Hooper - hutch- Lee

    Lee is done imo.
  23. maybe its because football used to be on at 3 pm on Saturday and it was less complicated to make plans to be there?
  24. Birley Owl 1867

    Well done owlstalk

    Reckon nuhiu wouldn't have got 3 tonight against them
  25. sherlyegg

    66-1

    1 2 or 3 skybet 1/4odds
  26. sherlyegg

    66-1

    New accounts go in, in March I think. I thinks we were emargoed for last March accounts
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    • Decent return at this stage, barely quarter of the season gone
    • I think people are forgetting how good these players are. When fit, I know it’s a big When, but on form Hooper and Lee are top quality and offer something different to what we have in the team at the moment.
    • If pushed I’d probably argue ‘changed’ rather than ‘improved’, but I fully agree with the thrust of what you’re saying.   I don’t think defenders have got better at defending, per se - actually the opposite, if anything - but I think formations have become more conservative on the whole and based on playing out from the back, so defenders are no longer immobile stoppers but more like DMs. Players like JR, the classic ‘fox in the box’, now have a harder time because backlines are more likely to be reasonably mobile ballplayers than brick sh1thouses forming a physical barrier. Skills that JR has in abundance, like movement and positional savvy, don’t stretch as far against deep-lying outfield players and wingbacks.   Look at Hooper: a hugely important player for us once he settled, but he didn’t half have to change his game to achieve that. He learned to drop deeper and became incredibly effective as a midfield-to-attack link player for us, whereas he was always an out-and-out CF at previous clubs. Ended up making a massive difference for our overall attacking game but his annual goals average took a right beating.   JR might’ve done the same, he’s a clever enough player, but we already had Hooper, Nuhiu, FF, Joao AND Fletch all starting to do similar. Rather like Winnall, we just wanted JR to stop up top and somehow *do something* even though there was no ball in for that role.   The phrase ‘hiding to nothing’ springs to mind for me.
    • Was this him?   https://www.thestar.co.uk/news/robin-hood-of-sheffield-chucked-handfuls-of-20-notes-to-people-as-he-rode-past-bus-stop-1-9365586  
    • That's a novel way of doing it. An each way but includes the win and place part. Should have just done £5 each way.
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