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  1. 16 points
    But we persevere with Dave with a similar record.
  2. 12 points
    Despite having no evidence to back it up..I always get an uncomfortable feeling when we're going to be on telly in front of the watching nation.
  3. 10 points
    A very enjoyable day at the office ! As such - We looked like world beaters.
  4. 10 points
  5. 10 points
    He's an arm around the shoulder kind of player. He needs confidence instilling back into him, something I don't believe our two previous managers, nor karanka at Boro, we're good at. Had he been at Cardiff under Colin, I believe he would have been much better due to his almost insane man management skills. He could come good under Bruce as I feel he is a far superior man manager than anyone we've had for a long time, but time will tell.
  6. 9 points
    I doubt in my heart the lad has any long term future here. I thought that before we signed him to be honest and that was a thought only strengthened after he arrived. That said... The future is unwritten. For all we know Bruce might think he's a useful lad to have on the squad. He'd certainly look more of a threat the way we have played more recently since we have ditched the "100 passes across our back four while the opposition retreats and regains their defensive shape" approach which has haunted much of the last two years. We'll just have to wait and see...
  7. 7 points
  8. 6 points
    what many of the 'tiptap' boys haven't understood is that whilst 'playing the 100 passes' not only allowed the opposition time to defensively regroup. that assurance allowed them to attack us with larger numbers with the knowledge that once wednesday got the ball it would be a minimum of a couple of minutes at least before we mounted any sort of threat, thus allowing them to wander or stroll back into position. walking pace football is needed in excessively high temperatures, it's not a great deal of good in the uk.
  9. 6 points
    As brilliant as it was it wasn't as good as Atdhe Nuhiu winning it in the 90th minute in the snow last March
  10. 6 points
    He hasn’t been anywhere near up to the standard for the money we paid. That being said the football was so negative for the managers he played with. He thrives with balls into the box and when he’s facing goal. I can’t remmeber him missing say 12-15 chances for us. Watch other forwards at this level and they can do easily miss that in 5 games. Think it speaks volumes about the service our forward get and also his inability to create chances for himself. I banged on about it for ages and there wasn’t a recent thread about touches we have in oppositions boxes, shots in the area etc. We often play to deep and when we do get forward we don’t work it into the box. He might get a chance again and I kind of hope he does. Players like Billy Sharpe at 33 have had dips in form like his in terms of goals, but in their attacking set up, loaning the box and putting the ball in there he thrives. I seen them as very similar players and no reason he can’t score goals given the opportunity. Problem is I don’t see us playing that way so he will more than likely continue to be an expensive flop. Fresh start for everyone anyway pre season under Bruce for me.
  11. 5 points
    Special moment when your first born wears the stripes for the first time! Merry Christmas
  12. 5 points
    We'll sell out no matter what
  13. 5 points
    Matt Smith's heat map for the game
  14. 5 points
    Ffs tv ruins football
  15. 5 points
    His best days are behind him They were when Middlesbrough signed him They certainly were when we signed him We need to claw as much back of the ridiculous outlay as we can.
  16. 4 points
    You'll never have anybody like NUHIU!!
  17. 4 points
    That's ridiculous. There's absolutely no reason for that timing, they've got all day. Last train out of kings cross to Donny is 22.35, then there's no trains back to Sheffield. We'll struggle to sell even 3k now if we get through.
  18. 4 points
    Don't get at all why we ever bought Rhodes for when we needed to strengthen other areas of the team that we still haven't strengthened yet. At the time he was a bit part player for Middlesboro low on confidence. He didn't suit Karanka's defensive style and he didn't suit Carlos' style. We'd just signed Winnall and all we needed was a extra bit of creativity or some pace and power. Our recruitment ever since Wembley as been so poor. I hope now with Bruce coming in and the likes of Hector on loan, that Chansiri's learnt his lesson from the past mistakes.
  19. 4 points
    I think Bruce will want him back, at the very least to have a look at him in pre season and asses it from there.
  20. 4 points
    No, 5 goals in last 24 games.. He's never shown anywhere near the right potential.. time to move on and forget about that waste of money.
  21. 4 points
    I don’t think now is the time to be investing in the Dodecanese
  22. 4 points
    First time I went to Spiders I was warned about the drinks. Ignored the advice and drank 4 green monsters in about half an hour, then went into town and ended up hammered. Woke up the next morning having pissed and shat the bed.
  23. 4 points
    Yes mate, the 2nd photo is my son about 4 years ago and it's still my favourite photo. Next photo is about a year and a half ago, he loves all things wednesday especially if he can wear it We live in istanbul and he is desperate to go to hillsborough these days! His name is Ahmed, named after his Turkish grandfather who is a big Trabzonspor fan. He want to score goals and have everyone sing "Ahmed champion"! His mum wants him to support Fenerbahçe, and he always says that if mum asks i like fener and Wednesday, but don't worry dad, i only like wednesday, so dont tell her!
  24. 3 points
    I don't think Rhodes has particularly lost his touch: he's probably operating at a similar level to what he always has, but the game has changed around him and strikers of his ilk are no longer regular starters for many teams at this level. At his 'peak', in four seasons playing in the Championship for Blackburn, he averaged a goal every 164 minutes, which isn't totally out of sync with his goal every 194 minutes for Middlesbrough or his current rate of a goal every 181 minutes for Norwich. In fact, since establishing himself as a senior pro, the only Championship team he's struggled to score for at a decent rate has been Wednesday, where he's averaged a goal every 360 minutes so far. The problem Wednesday have is that when Rhodes was scoring goals every other week, he tended to be played as part of a front two with traditional wingers getting regular crosses into the box: a style of football which is now out of fashion in the top two divisions of English football, meaning that we'll struggle to find many takers willing to pay anything like what we did for his services. Norwich have taken him on loan this season, but their outlay is nothing like what we spent on him, and of course they're mostly using him as a substitute, since Pukki seems far better suited to playing the lone striker in a 4-2-3-1. Rhodes is making a valuable contribution to their season and is being used pretty effectively by their manager, but I can't imagine in a million years that they'd be willing to splash the kind of cash we did to secure a striker who'll start most games on the bench. And that pretty much sums up Wednesday's conundrum: we've invested heavily in a striker who we don't get the best out of, but neither would the vast majority of clubs who could afford his services. We either need to alter our entire approach in order to try and get the best out of him on a regular basis; accept that we spent a ridiculous amount on a substitute - a potentially effective substitute, yes - but a substitute nonetheless; or we need to cut our losses and try to find a club who'll take him off our hands, whilst probably writing off a decent wedge of cash in the process. All in all, it's a bloody mess!
  25. 3 points
    Alas JRs best days are well behind him,boro had our knickers down,lets hope its a lesson learned.Hopefully he can seal a perm move to Norwich,wel take a massive hit on the fee. We could have speculated on some non league kid or an in form lower league marksman and saved a fortune.Rhodes was down to Carlos