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  1. 104 points
    On what planet are Leeds rivals with Manchester United?
  2. 84 points
    "What your doin' here?" "It's a free country as far as I can remember, Barry" "Yer don't usually come in 'ere" "I'm just here to enjoy a drink" "Day before the Derby?! Where were yer last year?" "I came down here last year after the game. You remember the 0-0 massacre where you got one point and we got one point. There was no one in though." "Aye well you won't be getting any points tomorrer." "Well, we'll see, we'll see. We weren't getting anything the other year when we had 14 players out injured were we. The game when 50% of our squad was in the sick bay and our skipper got sent off with half an hour left on the clock....but....well...we did." "Bleedin' fluke that were" "Yes. Then we weren't getting anything last time out either ....but, well, we did, again." "Aye, well mebbe you might actually try and gi' us a game tomorrer! If yer can get the ball off of us" "Oh you're right there , quite right, you'll have the lions share of the ball. I wouldn't expect anything else from the club that invented total football" "Eh?" "Would you like a drink Barry? My shout. Stella is it?" "Eh, what , yeah, how did yer know?" "Wild stab in the dark. Yes. Got to fancy you tomorrow. The way you play. Anything less than an annihilation of us is akin to a loss really isn't it. " "Yeah...what....hang on, no!" "Absolutely huge pressure on you chaps tomorrow." "There int" "Oh come Barry, you're the team gunning for promotion. You're team playing the best football in the league. The pressure is all on you. We can go out and enjoy ourselves really. Play with freedom. We've nothing at stake. It's a free hit for Bruce in many ways. Dropped points means nothing to us." "Erm...wey they don't to us" "They do though don't they." "Ney-ow , pressures on your lot." "Pressure's on us? Hahah. You are a wag Barry. Is this that famous banter I've heard so much about?. No, what little pressure on us was not to be relegated after a wretched start to the season. That's gone. No, real pressure....real pressure comes with fighting it out at the top end. Always has done. Teams that can see the finishing line in sight. They're the teams that feel the pressure. That's United." "No!" "No what?" "Just no. Pissoff. "There's no need for that corky. Though I suppose it's understandable with all the pressure on you." "Yer tryna mek out its all on us" "It is." "'t'int." "It really is." "Whey....anyroad, we can afford to loyse this un , we've gorra game in hand" "Oh I don't think so Barry. I don't think so. You can't count on games in hand can you? It's all about points. You HAVE to win those games in hand. They're full of pressure. Mentally it can effect teams can't it if you don't win them? I mean I wasn't going to mention it but...well..since you've brought up the game in hand it's not so long ago that you had a few games in hand coming to Hillsborough. 'Mind the gap' year wasn't it? Then lost. But more...never recovered really. 6 more years of the pub league after that wasn't it." "Look knobheead, that were years ago. We're gonna batter your tomorrer" "There we go. That's better. I should think you are going to batter us too" "Eh?" "Playing Barcelona football. Divisions top scorer on your books." "Aye our Billeh." "Should be an absolute whitewash. Mind, doesn't seem to be able to find the net against us . 5 games and counting last I heard" "We're gonna do yer! Yer won't know what hit yer. We won't come and shut up shop like your lot" "No you won't will you. No you won't. You'll come flying out of the traps" "'kin will!" "Yes. Charging out. Leaving those big gaps at the back while everyone pushes on desperate to put us to bed" "Yeah!" "Mind. We've got some pace now. Always nice to have pace on the counter..." "Counter! We'll have bloody buried yer by aif time" "Indeed. Mind, you said that in...oh when was it... '79? Absolutely flying weren't you as I remember it, yes that's right it was 'gonna be a massacre' . And it was of course, but not in the way you thought. Mind you, that was in the days when massacres were massacres wasn't it. Not two goal leads. Massacres aren't what they used to be. Yes but that Massacre, the proper one....lost the derby and bombed to mid-table didn't you?" "Ugh" "And then down to the 4th division the following year wasn't it? Funny how history seems to have a habit of repeating itself - lose the derby lose momentum" "I'm gonna smash your f*cking head in yer poncy twatt" "Is that a song by the Beautiful South?" "What yer on about you, yer dikk'ed?!" "Oooh hello, who's this staggering over? Your brother?" "That our lass yer cheeky tw-" "Oh sorry, of course, my mistake. Hello dear. Nice tooth." "Nah then!" "Oh wow. Knuckle tattoos. You don't see many ladies with those these days, it's more sanskrit on the back of the hand these days isn't it. You don't see many of the old blue ink jobs at all." "I did it forra" "Indeed. What does it say? Oh yes....I see. So are you a big fan of German Bluegrass rockers then?" "Eh?" "LUVHAT" "It's Love- hate. Yer idiot can't yer read?!" "Calm down Barry. Deary me. Is there's the jukebox in here? I'll put some music on, lighten the mood. You seem a bit uptight. It'll be all that pressure." "Do what tha wants and there int nor pressure ont Blair-des!!" "If you say so Barry. Right, lets see....one selection for a pound.... bit steep. What have we got here .......ahh...453A .....there we go. Ooh, excuse me, I've got a text. It's Stubbs, he's outside. He's come to pick me up. Right, must dash. Enjoy your song Barry. Goodnight. Try not to let the pressure get to you." "Good evening, Sir." "Evening Stubbs. What's for tea?" "Gammon, Sir" "Oooh no. Not tonight. I've seen enough gammon tonight to last me a lifetime." Championship Hillsborough Stadium Kick off : 7:45 Team News Sheffield Wednesday will hope to have defenders Morgan Fox (back) and Jordan Thorniley (concussion) fit for Monday's Steel City derby at Hillsborough. If neither makes it then left back will be a choice of Liam Palmer or a step in from the cold for Daniel Pudil. The match will see Owls boss Steve Bruce go up against the side with whom he began his managerial career in 1998. They have no concerns up front where he will be hoping striker Steven Fletcher can keep up his excellent recent form, the scot having bagged 3 in his last two games, including a terrific overhead kick against Swansea Sheffield United will have defender Jack O'Connell back after missing the past three matches with a hamstring injury. Blunts boss Mardiola will have to make a decision on whether to give a place to George Baldock who has been recovering from a calf problem. John Egan was taken off midway through last weekend's 1-0 win over West Brom but is also fit again, Mardiola has confirmed. Match facts Each of the last two league meetings between Sheffield Wednesday and Sheffield United have finished 0-0 - they last played out three consecutive league draws between 1992 and 1993. Sheffield United are looking to record back-to-back league wins over Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough for the first time since October 1937. This is the first league meeting between Sheffield Wednesday and Sheffield United on a Monday since April 1971 - a 0-0 draw in the second tier. Sheffield United have won their last three Championship matches without conceding - they have not won four in a row without conceding at this level since December 1969. In all competitions, Steve Bruce has won seven of his nine matches against former side Sheffield United (D1 L1), though he lost most recently as Aston Villa manager in September 2018. Sheffield United striker Billy Sharp has failed to score in five league appearances against Sheffield Wednesday for the Blades, only facing Charlton Athletic as often without scoring for United (also five games). COME ON WEDNESDAY!
  3. 74 points
    Was at the match last night, cracking atmosphere didn’t see any bother then i turn on SSN this morning to see some idiot throwing a bottle then a coin at one of there players (possibly 2 people) Why? Its not big, it’s not clever if you can’t behave like somebody with half a brain don’t bother coming, now it’s highly likely we will face a fine taking away some of the extra gate recipients generated last night. Whoever you are your not fit to call yourself Wednesday
  4. 67 points
    Found carrying multiple blades in his back pocket
  5. 64 points
    Today's performance left a lot to be desired, and I'm sure we can pick over lineups, formations, substitutions and individual performances ad nauseam in typical Owlstalk fashion, but in the midst of our disappointment, I think it's worth taking a moment to reflect on how remarkable it is that today's game still had anything riding on it in the first place. It may feel deflating in this moment, but the damage was done to our season not by our performance against a Leeds team who look worthy promotion winners, but long ago when we went on that terrible ten game run which culminated in Luhukay's sacking. The fact that we were somehow in with a shout of a playoff place at this late stage of the season is quite incredible, and is testament to the efforts of Bruce, his coaching team, and the players. I'm sure there will be changes in the months to come, but if Bruce can keep the positive elements of his first few months whilst addressing the obvious shortcomings of our squad, then there's no reason why we can't look forward to next season with genuine optimism.
  6. 62 points
    Hiirst Senior has gone to tell Steve Bruce that he once nearly signed for Man United
  7. 59 points
    The authorities are fucking disgusting They have no evidence whatsoever and the guy has been cleared in a law court - yet the oh-so-knowledgeable (not!) authorities plough on... maybe they should concentrate a bit more on the structural problems they have caused within the game that is seeing clubs going to the wall regularly - proud old clubs like Coventry on the brink of extinction - and not allow clubs who have money to spend it based upon phoney manufactured nonsensical rules and then actually punish those clubs for having the temerity to spend their own money Absolute fucking charlatans who are not remotely fit for purpose
  8. 58 points
    When you say 'rumours', do you mean the one you've just started in this thread?
  9. 56 points
  10. 55 points
    Reda was perfect for us at the time, a colossus of a man with a heart is big as a lion. After some of the weak dross that we had put up with for many years, he along with the likes of Liera helped us become a team that never gave up. A great representative of the club at charity events. If I remember correctly sometimes stood with the fans at away games. Great goal scoring record better than most of our forwards. Might not have been the most skilful but will always remain one of my favourite players.
  11. 53 points
    https://stv.tv/sport/football/1436359-three-out-and-two-in-for-scotland-ahead-of-qualifiers/ HOME Sport Three out and two in for Scotland ahead of qualifiers Peter Cassidyan hour ago Jordan Archer, Barry Bannan and Charlie Mulgrew are out of this month's double header. McLeish: Will be hoping to pick up six points. SNS Group Three players have pulled out of the Scotland squad ahead of this month's double header against San Marino and Kazakhstan. Millwall goalkeeper Jordan Archer, Sheffield Wednesday's Barry Bannan and Blackburn's Charlie Mulgrew have been replaced by Livingston goalkeeper Liam Kelly and Kilmarnock defender Stuart Findlay. The national team travel to play Kazakhstan on March 21 before heading off take on San Marino three days later. Alex McLeish will be hopeful of picking up six points to get off to the best possible start in a group that also includes Russia and Belgium. Celtic left-back Kieran Tierney could also be a doubt after he was taken off during their 1-0 win over Dundee on Sunday. On loan Premiership stars Marc McNulty and Oliver Burke have been called up to the squad as has Sheffield Wednesday full back Liam Palmer- whose father Carlton was an England international in the 1990's. Scott Bain is widely expected to replace Rangers Goalkeeper Allan McGregor who recently announced his international retirement.
  12. 49 points
    Fantastic for those two kids to train with our first team for a day. Tyreece and Billy have been off school since with a groin strain and sore hamstring respectively, but the Headteacher is confident they will be back at school in two weeks.
  13. 47 points
    I hope we hammer you and the pigs somehow manage to spaff their own hopes by going on a dreadful run of their own making.
  14. 47 points
    "Awful night" "Awful day and night if you're a Bolton fan" "I meant the weather Stubbs but I take your point. A great old club like that in absolute turmoil. Players not paid. Old bill not paid. Owner trying to sell. Fans protests. Stuck at the foot end of the Championship. what has this game become. Bolton Wanderers. One of the iconic names of English football. Evocative names. Like Sheffield Wednesday. Preston North End. Tottenham Hotpsur. They conjure up images. Images sadly fading... " "Indeed Sir. There has even been some talk today that the game tomorrow might be at risk" "The only thing at risk tomorrow Stubbs is Steve Bruce's unbeaten start coming to an end." "Pardon Sir?" "Everything points to it Stubbs. Club down on it's uppers. The players are in dispute with the chairman, the fans are in dispute with the Chairman. Local MPs are calling for and investigation. They're stuck at the wrong end of the table. Bottom of the home form table. Scrabbling about in an absolute mess. Players making statements, chairman making counter statements. absolute shambles from top to bottom. Everything is in place for Wednesday to rock up there and lose". "The bookies are offering Wednesday at 1/1 Sir. they think it all stacks heavily in Wednesdays favour." "They did the other year thought didn't they Stubbs when Bolton hadn't won since the invention of the telephone but they still managed to do us. Then they lose another 8 on the spin without finding the net once until, you've guessed it, they played us again. And won again. They've become a bogey side Stubbs." "Even so.." "Never mind 'even so' I've seen it too many times. As soon as we become bang favourites for anything you can guarantee it will all go big boobies up. You want to make some money tomorrow Stubbs-bang it on the trotters" "Bit pessimistic if you don't mind me saying" "You can say what you like. Besides....Phil Parkinson" "What about him?" "You struggle to get past a Phil Parkinson team. We're too nice and he'll have them ready to make it scrap. I mean look at the man. He's got that look." "What look?" "The look of the pool team Captain from a flat-roofed boozer. The who's on the blower all during the match telling her he'll be home 'when the game is finished' and 'no he doesn't know how long it's going to take' and 'what the hell do you mean has Gina travelled with us, she's not even in the pool team' and 'no I haven't got any idea what you're raving on about woman I'm out with Kev and Nige.'." "Pardon?" "Of course Gina is there Stubbs. He's took her along. Met her on the corner near the bookies. That's what I'm saying. He's got the look of that sort." "I'm afraid I don't follow ,Sir. Who's Gina?" "She's the bit of fluff on the side in this scenario! .Some rough scrumpet. But that's not the point" "If i may be so bold Sir, 1hat is the point?" "That Parkinson has that look! The look of the bloke who sinks the black, knocks back the half bottle of Budweiser he's been drinking and smirks across the table at you. While his fancy piece sidles up and puts her arm around his waist" "Have you been on the cheese again Sir?" "You don't understand these things Stubbs. but the readers of this section will know what all too well I'm on about. Namely that we shouldn't expect anything tomorrow other than a tough game and more than likely a defeat that might seem unthinkable to the rest of the footballing World but not to us." "Well I hope everyone else is more positive than you then Sir" **** Bolton Wanderers - V - Sheffield Wednesday Bolton boss Phil Parkinson has reported no major new injury concerns following Saturday's home win against Millwall. Forward Clayton Donaldson and midfielder Luca Connell are both pushing for recalls after dropping to the bench on Saturday. Sheffield Wednesday striker Steven Fletcher is doubtful due to a foot/ankle/knee injury sustained in Saturday's draw at Derby. (Who kicked him?) Fletcher was withdrawn just before the hour mark, but boss Steve Bruce remains hopeful the Scot will prove his fitness. Fernando Forestieri missed out at the weekend due to a hamstring strain and fellow forward Gary Hooper is still out having not featured for over a year. Newcastle loanee Achraf Lazaar remains sidelined after missing the last two games due to a hamstring problem. Match Facts Bolton have only lost one of their last 11 home matches against Sheffield Wednesday in all competitions (W6 D4 L1), a 0-1 defeat in December 2012. Sheffield Wednesday haven't completed a league double over Bolton since the 1982-83 season. Bolton have not won successive home league games since New Year's Day in 2018. Sheffield Wednesday have drawn each of their last three away games in the Championship, last drawing four in a row in November 2014. Phil Parkinson has never lost at home against Sheffield Wednesday in all competitions (P7 W5 D2 L0). Steve Bruce has lost his last three away league visits to Bolton, last winning there in October 2011 with Sunderland. **** "Oh Sir.... were you aware that Liam Palmer had been called up for the Scotland Squad?" "What?" "Palmer Sir. Called up for his excellent recent form" "Really?" "Really Sir" "Then f*ck it Stubbs! Forget what I said earlier! Get some money on the Wednesday. We're going to win. 1-0 . A rejuvenated Palmer with his first goal of the season. " WELL DONE LIAM COME ON WEDNESDAY!
  15. 47 points
    "Sir may I ask..." "That Stubbs is a cheeky little punt." "A joke ,Sir?" "No, not one bit of it. I'm full of beans. We're on a roll.That's worth a dabble of anyone's money." "But promotion Sir! It's not two days ago that you told Asteener you weren't even looking at the League table" "Well I'm not. I don't need a league table to see that things are on the up here Stubbs. On the up!" "You're not celebrating a 0-0 like a win are you Sir?" "No. I leave that to others.... ....to me that was just another game undefeated in our positive run under Bruce. Who, by the way Stubbs, said today that he himself believed it could be done and that we just need to keep our form up for the next two months!" "But Sir, is it realistic?" "Of course it's realistic. There's much of a muchness in this division. No reason at all why we can't go on a terrific run. The whole place is awash with positivity. The fans haven't been this positive for yonks. We're creating a vibe off the pitch which will transfer onto it and together, as one, it will push us over the line. Honestly everyone is buzzing. The manager is talking with honesty and passion. He's putting things in place for the long term but which we are already seeing signs of improving things. Crikey O'Reilly did you know Iorfa only cost us £200k. Bargain! Everyone, everyone is buzzing . Fletcher is looking every inch the top flight target man . Liam Palmer is playing like a man possessed , I've never seen him in such good form. Right back, left back....Gary Hooper is on the comeback trail. Hector looks a beast and Sammy Hutchinson is showing why Chelsea thought he was destined for the very top. No wonder all us fans are buzzing and.... ...... what the hell is that Stubbs!" "Well about that Sir. Not all the fans are buzzing." "They're not?" "No Sir. Because that alarm is the negativity alarm. "There is no negativity! We've nothing to be negative about. What? What Stubbs tell me?!" "Well. The George Hirst saga has raised it's ugly head again and people are rowing about him in that thread, on Facebook, Twitter and no doubt in the pubs" "But he doesn't even play for us!" "No, but he's been to watch a game" "And?" "And that's it Sir. But that's all it takes. 16,000 views! The most popular thread of the week!" "Ye Gods! But ignoring that, on the whole there's a positive vibe about the place. Why's your bloody alarm going off? it can't be just George Hirst" "Well, Sir, Bruce today also announced that Forestieri looks like being out of action for a month and joining Lazaar in the sick bay" "No.." "Yes Sir, and the rest of the internet has been awash with other comments he made ahead of the game.... Mr Chansiris advisor is still very much on the scene" "'You don't mean-" "Yes Sir. look, let me show you on the laptop. See here, described as 'part of the fabric of the club." "For fuc-" "AND...." "And what?" "And all this negativity, Hirst Jnr, Fernandos Injury, the advisor... all that negativity in one day... well, it's awoken Mr Mason from his slumber." "..." . "Sir? Sir are you ok?" ************ SAT 09th March CHAMPIONSHIP Kick off : 15:00 Venue: Pride Park Stadium Frank Lampards Derby County could welcome back forward Tom Lawrence, who has missed the Rams' past five matches with an ankle injury. But boss Frank Lampard, whose side will move into the play-off places if they better Bristol City's result against Leeds, is still without Mason Mount (reyt bonus) and Craig Bryson (the lad we wanted when we got Butterfield). Sheffield Wednesday will be without striker Fernando Forestieri, who went off at half-time against city rivals Sheffield United on Monday. Manager Steve Bruce said the striker may be out two or three weeks with a hamstring issue which, as of yet, the club don't if is related to an ongoing knee complaint. Sam Winnall looks set to step up into the match day squad after taking part in first team training. Morgan Fox has been declared 100 fit and the best news of the lot, Steven Fletcher has shown no signs of struggling after going down against the pigs. Match facts Derby are unbeaten in 10 home matches against Sheffield Wednesday in all competitions (W7 D3 L0) since a 2-0 defeat in April 2006. Sheffield Wednesday have won just four of their past 31 league matches against Derby (D10 L17). Derby have lost just one of their previous eight Championship home games (W4 D3), losing against Millwall in February. Steve Bruce has won five of his seven away matches against Derby in all competitions (L2). Derby teenager Jayden Bogle has provided an assist for three of the Rams' last four goals in the Championship Steve Bruce has picked up 13 points from seven Championship games as Sheffield Wednesday boss ************
  16. 47 points
    Rumours on twitter though....
  17. 44 points
    Changes need to be made to this mess. Total joke that clubs like Man City continue to spend what they like without being penalised or getting tiny fines. And clubs such as Wednesday have to compete with parachute payment clubs. Many have cheated recently and also received only small punishments. Pathetic English Football League!
  18. 44 points
    There's been many ups and downs following the Wednesday. Many special memories. But this man gave me the single greatest ever season of watching the Owls. Scintillating free-flowing football and a wonderful team full of passion and character. A team that had a unique and unequalled bond with the fan-base which has lasted the test of time. The promotion and a Cup final win are almost bonuses really from a period when I have rarely felt so 'at one' with the club. Happy 80th Birthday Big-man Still, simply the best
  19. 44 points
  20. 43 points
    Sky probably muted the crowd when a. the Leeds fans sang for a good while "Sky TV is f___ing s__t" b. the Wednesday fans joined in c. the Wednesday fans changed it to "Sheffield Utd are f___ing s__t" d. the Leeds fans joined in e. the Wednesday fans changed it again to "Leeds Utd are f___ing s__t" Leeds didnt join in with that
  21. 42 points
  22. 42 points
    I know we have other things that need spending money on. But a draw bridge would be magnificent!
  23. 42 points
    I hope he doesn't run it anything like my family as I cant stand most of them.
  24. 41 points
    Morgan Fox and Joey Pelupessy both played well. It’s a shame that they get such abuse at times.
  25. 40 points
    I have been supporting Sheffield Wednesday since I was a small boy in the late sixties. In that time, I must have spent Thousands of pounds on Food and Drink inside the ground. To me, a drink of Tea, Coffee or possibly Bovril and a pie, and an occasional Pint is part of what is often called the "Match day Experience". That spending, inside the Ground, has now, sadly, come to an end. It would appear that every kiosk in the North Stand has gone "Cashless". The club are now Refusing to Accept Cash payments.(LEGAL TENDER) I will not be "told how to pay" by the club. I will, of course, continue to purchase food and drink on match days, all of it OUTSIDE THE GROUND......
  26. 40 points
    "Funny thing the International break. I used to dread them. Firstly because there would be no Wednesday game and secondly because I knew that through blind loyalty and misplaced sense of nationalism in my soul that I would watch England. Whatever gubbins they served up, i would watch it. Thing is though, the lad Southgate has actually done something no other England manager has done for a long long time. He's made the International break bearable. He's made us watchable. I mean yes it was great that we scored ten goals and won. But do you know, even if we hadn't won, I'd not have been overly bothered because I actually enjoy watching us and the way we play." "Indeed Sir. A couple of very thrusting performances" "Please Stubbs, less of the thrusting. It's a word that conjures images and you know that she is back with us." "My apologies Sir" "Accepted. Anyway, lets change from that dreadful thought and subject, we've got the game. Anything to report?" "Not really Sir. Only that Fletcher looks like missing out" "Old news that Stubbs. Old news. We knew that anyway what else. There must be something. Pick anything up from your trip to the training ground?" "Nooo. Not really Sir" "What do you mean 'not really'?" "Look I don't want you to get excited, Sir." "What?! What is it?" "It doesn't mean anything ..it's just a bit of jogging and ball work" "What is man, what is, spit it out." "I just don't want you getting excited and then being disappointed if it's, as it's like to be, something of nothing" "What?! What! What is something of nothing. Tell me" "A couple of photos from today's training session" "Joaos had his hair done in that modern style so beloved of French Internationals. What of it?" "Behind him, sir..." "God God! Kieran Lee! Kieran bloody Lee!" "It was only a light session, Sir" "Kieran farking Lee!" "It was only-" "Kieran Lee, Stubbs!" "Sir, I knew this would happen." "Just in time for the run in! My word. This is it. The late runner coming up on the inside. We'd been blocked in, but now we're going to move out as we approach the final bend Stubbs. Come from the chasing pack and streak over the line. It's on! Kieran Lee is back! Oh Stubbs, crack open the Louis Roederer Cristal Methuselah!. We're going to storm the play offs. He's back!" "Please look at this second picture Sir" "Fernando fit to train and back from his farcical court appearance" "The other chap, Sir" "Who is that?" "Almen Abdi, Sir" "Almen Abdi? "Almen Abdi, the former Swiz International signed from Watford" "Almen Abi?...Almen....Abdi. Oh!! Almen Abdi! But...hang on, wait a minute.. but... he's finished. He's ruined isn't he? Won't play again this season. He can only do light training? What was he doing there?" "The same as Kieran Lee, Sir" "Oh, eh? But...oh...hang on.... oh, I see. Oh bloody hell Stubbs! What did you have to go and get my hopes up for!" "Don't be like this Sir, I did tell you not to get too excited" "Bloody hell. I was about to put a score on us hammering those Pottering chumps tomorrow. I'm not so sure now. You've brought me crashing down, Stubbs. Crashing down. I mean, Fletch is out so I was already concerned. I wanted some good news and you let me have some....and then cruelly, so cruelly took it away from me again. We've nothing to come now. Nothing to come" "I do have one more photo" "Oh?" "Gary Hooper, back in the old routine..." "What?! Holding defenders off playing little give and goes and then hammering it past the goalie!! Woo Hoo! Woooooooooooh Hooooooooo! Go on my son! Stubbs, I take it back, you're a good chap really. Go on, go and get a bottle of the Louis Roederer Cristal Methuselah ! This show is back on the road. Oh yes! Gary Hooper back in the old routine, banging them in!" "No Sir, the other old routine..." " You do this on purpose Stubbs! Wind me up. You're determined to ruin my night! Well it won't work Stubb. It won't work. So more fool you. I'm going to bed. Ha!" "Very good Sir. Though I needn't remind you that her ladyship is with us this evening and has already retired upstairs." "Oh. FFS!" **** Sky Bet Championship Stoke City vs Sheffield Wednesday 3:00pm Saturday 30th March Stoke 13/10 Draw 2/1 Owls 12/5 **** TEAM NEWS Stoke midfielder Sam Clucas serves the final game of his three-match suspension for the visit of Sheffield Wednesday. Young winger Thibaud Verlinden will be hoping to build on an impressive league debut prior to the international break by retaining his place in the side. Striker Benik Afobe is pushing for a recall having dropped to the bench last time out to rest a hamstring problem. Full-back Tom Edwards missed England U20s' game against Portugal on Tuesday after pulling out with an injury sustained in the first game of the international break and is a doubt. TEAM NEWS Wednesday striker Steven Fletcher is unlikely to feature after a groin injury against Blackburn last time out forced him to miss Scotland's Euro 2020 qualifiers. Manager Steve Bruce has other options, however, as Fernando Forestieri (hamstring) and Lucas Joao (knee) are set to return to the squad. Fellow forward Gary Hooper - who has not played a competitive match since Boxing Day 2017 - could also be included. Midfielder Josh Onomah is still a couple of weeks away from fitness after an elbow injury. Form and Positions "The most difficult thing is the period of time that a lot of them have been out (injured). We've got to be mindful of that. It's alright getting yourself back on the pitch, but that's different to the hurly burly. It's good to see them knocking about the squad again, that's for sure. But I'm also mindful of the fact they have been out a long time. You can't just expect them to hit the ground running. Let's hope they can do, but I know that's difficult. The more options you've got the better. A few weeks ago we didn't have anybody, so things are brightening up." Match facts Stoke have not hosted Sheffield Wednesday in a league match since October 2007 - a 4-2 victory for the Owls under manager Brian Laws. Wednesday last visited Stoke City in December 2015 in a League Cup match, losing 2-0 in a quarter-final tie. Between the start of this season and his last game, on January 1, Luton Town were the top scorers in League One under Nathan Jones (49 goals) - by contrast, since his first game in charge of Stoke on January 12, the Potters are the Championship's lowest scorers (seven goals). Since Steve Bruce's first Championship match in charge of Wednesday, in February, only the current top two Norwich (24) and Sheffield United (23) have won more points than the Owls (20). Stoke have drawn their past three league matches goalless; the last team in the top four tiers of English football to draw four in a row goalless were Arsenal in February 2009. Bruce has lost his last five away league matches against Stoke, losing with three different teams in that time (Wigan, Sunderland and Hull). COME ON WEDNESDAY!
  27. 40 points
    I just want to get home. 5 Nations is a bit different to Wigan at home and Mattias falling over whilst some tart reminds me for the 8th time I can’t exit via Leppings Lane. And the bloke next to me smells like a zoo. I just want want to get off not hang about in the rain listening to Clive from Burnley pretending he’s Bono.
  28. 40 points
    What a great performance from Tom Lees last night. Sharp's match stats make very interesting reading. He virtually made no contribution to the game, hardly a completed pass. Tom Lees suffered under Luhukay's so-called 'management' and constant defensive formation/personnel changes but last night we saw what an excellent Championship Centre Back he is.
  29. 40 points
    People are fatter these days
  30. 38 points
    If he was so concerned about it being a level playing field, why didn’t he share Boro’s parachute payments amongst all the other Championship clubs?
  31. 38 points
    "Who's that at the door Stubbs?" "It's Leonard Sayer" "The hire-able Slayer?" "The very same" "The mans a lunatic. What's he doing here. Don't let him in. What the hell does he want?" "You asked me to call him not an hour since." "No Stubbs, no, I asked you to get me the best of Leo Sayer to listen to, to try and relax me" "Oh." "Oh indeed. Go and get rid of him" "He doesn't really take no for an answer" "Well we can't just sit here." "All things considered Sir. That might actually be the best option" "Good God. How did you even get mixed up?" "I just-" "I mean, what the hell did you think I'd want to hire him for!" "Well, I did think it a bit off Sir. But I thought perhaps you'd decided you'd had enough of Doom being negative about the Wednesday" "Good heavens Stubbs why on Earth would I want the man bumped off." "Hmm." "Why? What's he been saying? That we won't make the play offs?" "Oh no Sir. No mention of the play offs." "What's he on with then??" "He's talking about Wednesdays small minority of idiot fans throwing things and generally being yobbos" "To be fair that's not exactly a lie is it. In fact good on them. Attention needs calling to stupid behaviours. What's the Pigs writer saying about their lot waiting to kick Bristol fans in after the game the other night?" "Erm.." "They do right you know. Highlighting it. I mean, there was all that with kicking the old folks and the women and kids in against Norwich. Some of the nicest supporters you'd meet. And then the Middlesbrough stuff. No, I'm glad it's being highlighted Stubbs." "He's not mentioning that Sir" "Oh?" "No, he's lauding Wilder calling a team meeting before their game this weekend and calling it a master stroke" "So no mention of Sheffield United being second in the table for arrests in the whole football league last season?" "No Sir. Just focusing fully on the positive side of things. The genius manager, the brilliant players." "And what positivity about us from our man. Our amazing run of form perhaps?" "Erm." "Erm? Erm? Are you telling me Stubbs that their man ignores all their misdemeanours, some of the worst in the country, and focuses on the positive and our man does a reverse the night before a massive game? Is that what you're saying. I'm sure there's a mistake. He wouldn't deliberately do that would he? Pass it here. Let me see..." "Right! That's it! That is bloody well it! Stubbs get down stairs at once and let Leonard in. I've got a job for him" Wednesday -V- Aston Villa Hillsborough Kick Off : 15:00 Owls 21/10 Draw 23/10 Villa 13/10 ******** Sheffield Wednesday manager Steve Bruce hopes to have Steven Fletcher available for their Championship clash against Aston Villa. The forward did not take part in Scotland's recent internationals due to ankle and knee issues and sat out his club's 0-0 draw with Stoke last weekend. Bruce, however, could still be without Rolando Aarons for the visit of the Villains. Aarons, who also missed out against Stoke, is rated as a "minor doubt" as he recovers from injury. LAST MATCH LINE UP Lovre Kalinic is set to be included in Villa's squad for their trip to Hillsborough. The goalkeeper has been unavailable after sustaining a knee problem on international duty for Croatia. Midfielder Tom Carroll has returned to parent club Swansea to begin rehabilitation on a hip issue. James Chester (knee), Tommy Elphick (foot) and Alan Hutton (knee) are all closing in on first-team returns following their respective injuries. LAST MATCH LINE UP ******** Match Facts Sheffield Wednesday have lost four of their last five home league matches against Aston Villa, winning the other in August 2016. Aston Villa haven't won consecutive league games against Sheffield Wednesday since January 1997. Sheffield Wednesday are unbeaten in 12 league matches (W6 D6 L0), their best run since August 2012 (17 matches). Aston Villa midfielder John McGinn has been involved in five goals in his last three Championship appearances (3 goals, 2 assists). Since Steve Bruce's first Championship match in charge of Sheffield Wednesday on February 2nd, Barry Bannan has registered five assists - the joint-most in the division along with Kamil Grosicki. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ COME ON WEDNESDAY *No Dooms were harmed during the making of this thread.
  32. 38 points
    First a word from our sponsor: @asteener1867 said: The football Gods owe nobody nothing..They are capricious and to even contemplate what they may or may not do can bring about their wrath... Do you want that...Gods wrath?..The wrath of the Gods.,.....Does that sound like a good thing? Carry on goin' "Well thats us not relegated then...." *Kills ANOTHER f.ookin' chicken...* Zeus: Look at them. They think they can actually do it. Poseidon: Shall I raise the river again like I did before? Zeus: No, that was fun for a short while. But once their old chairman got his underwater phone sorted they soon recovered. No we need something more. Something more painful! Aphrodite: I have made them fall in love with Hector and set them up to have their hearts broken in the summer. Zeus: Thats the long game. We need something now! Immediate. Hera: Don't worry dear, it's all at hand. For Hades has come from the darkness and is letting the other lot on the other side of the city have a good season. There is no greater pain. That's punishment enough. Zeus: No! We need more. More smite! Fetch a.. Ares: Do you want me to summon some of my sword fighting skeletons and wreak havoc near the beres tramstop? Zeus : No. They like a fight these lot . Ares: Kicking fences , throwing a bottle of pop with no lid and pointing aggressively is hardly match for my skeletal warriors! Zeus: They have no fear or skeletons when they've 8 pints of Stella inside them. No. I want worse than that. Hera, knock me up another Dutch manger ... another Darren Potter. Oh, and ....a non-striped home shirt. Ha.ha. Hahaha hahaha hah All: Mwhahahahahahahahhahaha
  33. 38 points
    "What's the commotion outside? Is it the press, come to ask me my views on our late play off charge? I knew they'd come around in the end. They can't keep writing tat all along, no. Sooner or later they want to hear the sage words of an expert Stubbs. The words of an expert! Who's there? " "No Sir. It's the locals" "The local hacks? Is Biggs there?" "No Sir, the locals as in the locals. The villagers." "Well what the hell do they want? They haven't got their flaming torches have they? I'll never forget uncle Montys 50th." "No sir. They come in peace. They just want to come into the grounds. Apparently there is a rare Pokemon which is situated near the rose garden" "A what?" "A Pokemon" "I thought that was something the West Indians used to stir the fire embers?" "No Sir. It's a live action game you play via your mobile phone." "What, like snake?" "No Sir, not really like snake. It works via satellite. Most people have moved on from 3210's" "Well I don't know why! Great piece of kit. One charge lasts 3 months and they're virtually indestructible" "Indeed Sir. Speaking of which Mr Teal is coming around tomorrow to fix the table leg so you can stop using the phone as a wedge" "Excellent" "So shall I let them in Sir?" "Who?" "The locals Sir." "Absolutely bloody not. Remember last time we let the rabble in. Woke in the morning and Hargreaves has organised a music festival on the bloody lawn. Gordon Bennett what a mess. All bloody day and night they were at it, and the racket. I thought it might get better when he left when we tricked him out into the village with the promise of free tacos but then it got worse remember? The brother took over, messing about with the records" "DJ'ing is the term Sir" "I don't care what it's called. What a noise! My God. I'm haunted still. Haunted still. No, we don't want a repeat of that again. I never want to be reminded of the horrors of the terrible two again and I never want to hear the names of those two in this house ever again. Draw the curtains" "Very good Sir" "Nearly time for the match day thread" "I'll get the stats and match facts" "No, don't bother. I thought I'd do it all myself tonight. Afterall how hard can it be?" "Well..." "Right. Listen to this, this is what I have got so far. -"Blackburn is a town in northern England famed for having 4000 holes"-". "4000 holes, in Blackburn , Lancashire...? Really?" "I thought that too! That's not many really is it Stubbs. Not compared to here!" "You misunderstand me Sir. This 'fact' , have you by any chance got this off Wikipedia Sir?" "Yes why?" "I don't think you can trust it .I mean you remember The Beat-" "Sush sush Stubbs, stop distracting me. There's more. Did you know that Blackburn is the obesity capital of England? Eh Stubbs, eh?" "But it isn't Sir. The obesity capital of England is Copeland in Cumbria , followed closely by Doncaster" "Was that before or after Hoots moved there?" "I'm sure I don't know Sir. But the fact is it's not Blackburn." "But the internet said.." "Sir. This is what I mean. You don't want to look like you have just scanned nonsense off the internet. If I may, I think it might be wise for me to do the Match facts. For your reputations sake" "Bloody hell. Very well. But try and make it look smart, know what I mean? Put some interesting stuff in about our visitors. It's time we classed this column up a bit" "Very well Sir. Ahem. -'Blackburn is former mill town, famed world wide for it's textiles which have been produced there since the middle of the 13th century, when wool was woven in people's houses in the domestic system. It was Flemish weavers who settled in the area during the 14th century who helped to develop the huge woollen cottage industry. However the most rapid period of growth and development in Blackburn's history coincided with the industrialisation and expansion of textile manufacturing which was boosted in 1764 by the invention of the 'Spinning Jenny' by carpenter and inventor .....James Hargreaves-" "STUUBBBBBBS AAAAARRRRRRRRRRRHHH WHAT DID I TELL YOU ABOUT MENTIONING THEM! OUT. GET OUT! YOU BASSTARD. OUUUUUT!!" Championship kick off : 15:00 Hillsborough Sheffield Wednesday boss Steve Bruce has hinted that striker Sam Winnall could make his first start for the club since August 2017. However, fellow striker Lucas Joao (knee) is expected to miss out despite his injury not being as bad as first feared. The game is too soon for returning striker Gary Hooper. Fernando Forestieri is still being monitored after picking up a hamstring injury which the club fears may be connected to an ongoing knee problem. Blackburn striker Danny Graham (hamstring) and full-back Amari'i Bell (knock) are doubtful. Let's hope Graham misses out considering his last outing against us. Defender Charlie Mulgrew is likely to be ruled out by the hamstring injury that saw him miss the midweek win over Wigan. MATCH FACTS Sheffield Wednesday have lost just one of their past 10 home league games against Blackburn (W5 D4 L1), a 1-2 loss in March 2015. Blackburn are looking to complete a league double over Sheffield Wednesday for the first time since the 1994-95 season, when Rovers won the Premier League title. In all competitions, Steve Bruce has won nine of his past 10 home games against Blackburn (D1) since losing 0-4 in December 2003 with Birmingham City. No Championship team have conceded more away goals this season than Blackburn Rovers (38, level with Hull and Wigan). Sheffield Wednesday have lost just one of their last 15 league matches (W7 D7 L1) and are unbeaten in their last 10 in a row, conceding just four times in that run. Since the start of the 2017-18 season, Charlie Mulgrew has scored 10 penalties in league football for Blackburn - in that time, only Crystal Palace's Luka Milivojevic and Accrington's Billy Kee (15 each) have scored more penalties in the top four tiers of English football. **
  34. 37 points
    "So another season looks like drifting off into nothing" "It's still not mathematically impossible,Sir. I though you of all people would be holding the dream alive." "Yes, but really Stubbs. Stoke. Then Villa. We're just running out of steam" "Perhaps so Sir, but as they say, it's not over till the fat lady sings." "Well her ladyship has joined the village choir Stubbs, so that moment won't be far away. Seasons end upon upon us." "In footballing terms though, there's still 18 points to play for. A lot can happen in these last few games. I wouldn't give up on the dream just yet" "The truth is Stubbs, a top ten finish would be about right. All this clinging on. Hanging on in there. And besides....I've been doing some hard thinking about the last few months. The last couple of seasons. The years in fact. The troubles we've had and to be honest, I think I've cracked it." "A lack of cohesive transfer policy?" "No, no" "A lack of pace in attacking areas which has been lacking even back into Stuart Grays and Megsons time.A lack so strongly felt by supporters that some Pine for the turbo speed and wild inaccuracy and final delivery of JJ and Jeremy Helan?" "No, no" "A lack of wingers with the ability to beat a man and deliver stellar crosses into the box?" "That'd help. But no, I'm on about something more realistic" "This isn't about not having the white turnover on the socks again is it,Sir?" "No. Though it must be said that those little details can mean the difference between winning and 'close but no cigar'. The evidence is there! Who knows what Waddle might have done with the lucky turnovers........ ..................but no , its more than that Stubbs" "No stripes on the back of the shirts?" "It's an excellent point. But I don't even think it's that. We look as Wednesday this season as we've looked in a long time." "Then what?" "It's the goals Stubbs." "The goals?" "The goals" "What goals. I thought goals were good. You mean goals conceded?" "No. THE bloody goals of course." "With the greatest of respect Sir, I have no idea-" "The goals at Hillsborough. The posts. The frame. The uprights. The cross bar. The lack of a god damned old school loops on the posts. I think that's the hoodoo" "Oh. Oh I see. Here we go." " Don't mutter Stubbs! Yes, I've looked at all the variables and it's those nets that are the problem." "The nets? I thought you'd have liked them Sir. In the clubs colours." "Oh, I'm all for that Stubbs. I'm all for that. The actual nets themselves are ok. Though obviously stitched into the wrong modern shape." "Obviously...." "No./ I mean the actual woodwork. Or metal work as it probably is.. .Yes......It, that is to say the doom, the curse, it started way back when...." "Sir, if this is going to be a twenty off minute tirade about the lament of Wednesday since 1999/2000 season then I must go and finish some chores I don't have the time really to-" "Earlier than that Stubbs. Earlier than that!" "97, when Di Canio-" "No, no. You still don't get it. The rot set in '96." "'96,Sir?" "Oh yes. 1996. The summer that football became a real thing again. 3 Lions and all that malarky. Hillsborough a European venue. On the face of it decent times. But now I look back. I see the menace." "Menace?" "The menace Stubbs. The start. The mutation. The inexorable start of the impending 20 odd years of doom and decay" "Sir, please..." "The bloody Stanchions Stubbs! The stanchions. They got rid of the old loop type didn't they. Started tying them back, the nets that is. Tying them back to them bloody post, stick thingy-majigs." AWFUL "I'm afraid I don't..." "Cheap looking Stubbs. I mean I was never a fan of the square netting anyway. The hexagonal style always looks far better when a balls nestles into it for my money. But , it's not about the aesthetic of the actual netting. And as I say , we are back on top of things on that score with the new hexagonal. No, it's more to do with the shape." "Really Sir...." "Oh yes. I mean to say, look the vintage net. Look at the classic. The net of dreams. There was a bit of a hoop at the top of the post and the net sagged. It was a thing of beauty. Not this tying it back nonsense. Though most of us might not have recognised it's significance at the time. A lovely soft slope of netting. Ready to explode when the ball it. Not the continental styling that snuck into the game. You want the ball to nestle into the net. To ripple" PROPER "Ah yes Sir. I see those little hooks you mean now" "I should think you do. Stanchions. A classic styling. Oh yes, you can nestle a ball in there and not having to worry about it bouncing back out again. I mean good heavens there was a time when they were having the nets so taught that they were like a bloody wall" "So you want rid of the tied back square nets and a return to the draped style and you think all will be well." "Oh no. I want more than that Stubbs. I want rid of the U shaped pegs" "Pegs?" "Oh yes. The U shaped pegs and the daft tubing" "What tubing?" "They don't use old school pegs these days Stubbs. They have double sided buggers to hold down that tubing. Bloody awful man! Making it a worse looking net infact than the one that started the rot in 1996." "What tubing?" "That stuff. It looks like cheap bloody electricians conduit! Look at it!. I mean whats the point of having lovely thick weave netting ,in a classic hexagnonal style..and then have a daft square net and bloody ties backs. Why have terrific thick netting. Great design and then square them off so they don't explode." GREAT NETTING TERRIBLE SETUP "Perhaps it's so that goal keepers don't have to crawl into the back of the net to retrieve the ball on there hands and knees" "But i want them doing the crawl of shame! Not strolling in and doing a drag back. No! I want them in there scrabbling about at the bac. Or even better having to walk all the way around the goal and having to give it a toe poke from behind the goal and getting some dogs abuse from the front of the KOP" "And you really think that makes a difference..." "Of course!. I mean look how tight that net is at the top right. That's not going to explode when you hit it. No wonder Bannan leathers everything when he's in shooting sight. You have to wallop it to get anything near a proper ripple. And you've no chance of getting the rainy night special" "The rainy night special?" "When it's been lagging Stubbs. And the water has settled on a lovely sagging old net , on a goal with a proper hoop stanction and someone spanked a ball, a proper old mitre delta usually, and it that damp sagging net and the water was smashed off it as the net billowed sending water drops exploding like a thousand tiny diamonds glistening and sparkling , white fireworks lit by the floodlights" "This seems, if you don't mind me saying Sir, a bit of a romancing" "I'm sorry Sir But even if this were all true.... I don't think the club are going to think much of these findings." "I'm not going to tell the club Stubbs! Good God no!" "Oh good. Because they'd think you quite, quite mad Sir" "No, I'm not telling them because it's them who've been getting it wrong all these years!" "Oh" "No, what we need is some Koppite to get on there before kick off and cut them restraining ties. Let the net free! Let it sag and drape and flow. Let it wait in the breeze ready to bulge when the ball hits it!" "Good luck getting into the game with a pair of scissors Sir" "Not me. I said, some Kop goer Stubbs. And besides, it shouldn't be too hard for them, the stewards are too concerned with plastic bottle tops to be worried about knives, scissors, flares and the like" "And what about that tubing you hate so much. The ..conduit.." "Well someone can sneak down there. Probably while we're attacking at the other end and pull them out. Just peg the net to the turf like a proper net should be" "Don't you think someone might see them carrying them" "Then they can pretend they are visually impaired Stubbs. Pretend they are white sticks." "So what you want and are suggesting, and tell me if I'm wrong Sir, is someone to go to Hillsborough, with a pair of scissors, cut the ties and steal the tubing and Wednesday will get promoted" "Yes. That's about the strength of my findings. Actually they might want to take some sunglasses with them, along with the scissors. Y'know, to make the blind thing more believable when they steal the tube." "Righto Sir. Righto...." "Good man. Set to it. Get someone on board. Someone trust-able. AND someone who can evade capture. We don't want him getting caught and blabbing. Maybe the phantom KOP trumper. No steward will tackle him." "This season really is getting to you isn't it Sir..." Wednesday - V - Forest Sky Bet Championship 7:45pm Tuesday 9th April Hillsborough TEAM NEWS Barry Bannan is an injury doubt for Sheffield Wednesday ahead of their Championship clash with Nottingham Forest. The Scottish midfielder was forced off with a hamstring problem during the home defeat against his former club Aston Villa. He is set for a scan on Monday to determine the extent of the damage. Defender Dominic Iorfa will also be assessed after injury caused his withdrawal just before half-time on Saturday. Some good news for Owls boss Steve Bruce could see the return of Rolando Aarons. The on-loan midfielder has missed the last two games through injury. Forest will check on the fitness of Tendayi Darikwa before making the trip to Hillsborough. The full-back missed the defeat at Rotherham with a hamstring problem but he could recover in time to feature on Tuesday night. Tobias Figueiredo and Sam Byram are both nearing returns from injury having stepped up their recoveries by playing for the Reds' U23 side on Friday. There is a chance they could be involved again before the end of the season, as Forest look to sneak into the play-offs. MATCH FACTS Sheffield Wednesday have won seven of their last eight league matches against Nottingham Forest (L1). Nottingham Forest have lost their last three league matches against Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough. Steve Bruce has faced a different Nottingham Forest manager in his last eight meetings with the Tricky Trees (Paul Hart, Sean O'Driscoll, Billy Davies, Dougie Freedman, Paul Williams, Gary Brazil, Mark Warburton, Aitor Karanka) Nottingham Forest striker Lewis Grabban has scored in his previous two league appearances against Sheffield Wednesday, scoring at Hillsborough last season for Aston Villa. Sheffield Wednesday haven't lost consecutive league matches since a run of four in October and November 2018. COME ON WEDNESDAY!!
  35. 37 points
    I don't see how this negativity is Howson's fault. If the minority turds would keep themselves in check, we need not hear about it again.
  36. 37 points
    **Attenborough voice** And so the Quantum Owl takes his first steps into the nightmare that is predicting and hoping for results to suit The Wednesday. For years now, this has been a fruitless and frustrating pursuit for many many of his fellow Owls. Trying to hope for 4 results to go our way on any given match day had been attempted by many, but has rarely seen a happy ending. Last minute goals and total capitulations by teams near the top of the league are the natural predators of the hopeful Owls. Sods law rules this domain and incredibly, the Owls that circle above it are just as beholden to its power as creatures that walk the surface. An unlikely saviour in the form of Owl999 has stepped into the breech. It remains to be seen if his selfless actions will be enough to disrupt the normal flow of inevitability and ffs-Ness that accompanies non match days for the Owl. One can only hope that today he emerges a hero, and a few quid up.
  37. 36 points
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  39. 36 points
    Domanic Iorfa... GOAL MACHINE!!!!. We've been needing one of these goal scoring defenders for a long time now good signing Stevie Bruce.
  40. 36 points
  41. 36 points
    He is suspected of breaking the law.
  42. 35 points
    Got more points in the Championship since Jos was sacked Jos an absolute cheeky monkey of the highest order . As was every idiot on here blaming everybody but him The squad was past it's sell by date Hutch and Westwood need to go Playing the youngsters is the best thing that's happened to the club Dawson the future, and Westwood 3rd choice Idiots. If we'd run Jos out of town earlier we'd be sat in the play offs now The credit for our current position goes to every fan who attended that fans forum at Hillsborough and shouted down the Chairman and bullied him into sacking the manager and reinstating Hutch and Westwood into the side. The transformation is incredible. Onwards
  43. 35 points
    So the EFL basically wait until they won't go up, or down, and then deduct their points. Cracking decision making. The whole thing is a complete an utter farce.
  44. 35 points
    Impressed when he came on. Switched play, tried to get in behind, arguably should have had a goal. Been treated very unfairly here so far, hopefully with injuries now he’ll get a shot.
  45. 34 points
    There's a lot to ponder isn't there someone said to me on Monday. Should we let Leeds win so United dip? Well I don't bloody think so. Oh no. We get out there and give Leeds a good bloody tonking, that's what we do. It's the only thing we should ever do. First and foremost - We're Wednesday. We shouldn't be paying heed to what the snouts are doing. It's about us. We go out to win. So it might do the grunts a favour. So...it will do us a favour too. Besides you can't go fannying around in this game, can you imagine if in some bizarro world we actually let Leeds win...you know what would happen don't you? Yes. The pigs would lose anyway making it a fruitless point in the first place, other results would probably go our way by some freak and we'd have only done ourselves down.That's how the Gods of football operate. We should all know this by now. It's the Championship, as our leader keeps telling us, and anything can happen. We just just have to go out there and do our best to get 15 points from these last 15 available and see where the chips fall. My God, you look at all that. All the teams in and around playing each other. There will be points getting dropped left right and centre. Yes we need things to all fall into place but all you can do is...not worry about it. Just focus on yourselves. Get out there on the park and get the result. The rest, it's immaterial really isn't it. It's a series of events that you can do nothing about. We just have to get behind the lads, hope they give their all -which they have been doing. And get those points on the board. And you know....if we fall short, we fall short. But as long as we know we gave it the full gun that's the main thing. Considering this season was heading down the pan 4 months ago, and that even at the start of the season most folks didn't expect anything... Most of us had seemingly weighed up the options and all but 6.22% thought we'd finish middle of the pile or drop to division two. So all in all. Lets just enjoy this ride for what it has been. And unexpected end of season bonus, keeping things alive till the final curtain, rather than having nothing to play for with a month to go. ----------------- "Good evening Sir" "Where the hell have you been? I've nearly done the whole thing myself!" "I was preparing the match facts Sir. Ohhh, I see you've done some fixtures. Very good Sir" "I had to do something." "Oh. Oh I say..." "What". "Looking at those fixtures Sir. Oooh gosh, wouldn't it be something if you ended up needing to beat QPR to secure last day play off hopes and Carvalhal was the man stood in your way of the Premier League. Stopped you going up. What a story that would be. Sir. Sir where are you going?" ***** L**ds United - V - Wednesday Saturday 13th April Kick off: 5:30pm Ground: Elland Road Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa has no fresh injury concerns ahead of the Yorkshire derby against Sheffield Wednesday. Pablo Hernandez passed a late fitness test on his ankle to play in the midweek win over Preston. Patrick Bamford will hope to keep his place in attack after answering his critics with a brace in the 2-0 victory at Deepdale. Meanwhile, left-back Barry Douglas has been ruled out for the rest of the season. Steve Bruce could be without Barry Bannan after he missed the midweek 3-0 win over Nottingham Forest. Bannan has a sore hamstring and - though no date has been put on a return for the Scot - he was assessed in friday training and described as touch and go. Dominic Iorfa and Roland Aarons also missed the win over Forest with minor knocks but could come into contention. Sam Hutchinson will be available again after suffering from illness in midweek. MATCH FACTS Leeds United haven't lost consecutive home league matches against Sheffield Wednesday since January 1998, when the sides were both in the Premier League. Sheffield Wednesday are unbeaten in three league matches against Leeds (W2 D1 L0), last enjoying a longer run in March 1995 (five unbeaten). Patrick Bamford has scored seven league goals for Leeds United in 2019, more than any other player. Sheffield Wednesday striker Gary Hooper has scored seven English league goals against Leeds in eight appearances - more than any against any other side. Leeds have drawn fewer Championship matches than any other side this season (7), with just one of their last 26 league games ending as a draw (1-1 vs Middlesbrough in February). This will be Steve Bruce's eighth league managerial visit to Elland Road (W2 D1 L4 previously), facing a different Leeds manager each time (Venables, Reid, Carver, Warnock, Evans, Monk, Christiansen, Bielsa). NEVER FORGET COME ON WEDNESDAY!
  46. 34 points
    Best thing on there was this....
  47. 34 points
    Get him a new contract! Absolute beast of a performance again, but a Reyt battle in!
  48. 32 points
    Big Jack snapped of one of the most entertaining players I have seen in the famous Blue & White. Best £100,000 I've seen spent by the Wednesday worth it for Boxing Day and that stunner at the Lane and a wonderful contribution to the 1979/80 promotion campaign and return to the second divsision. What a star Terry Curran.
  49. 32 points
    Scrap that. Abdi is also on the video.
  50. 32 points
    If we'd sacked Jos sooner, Bruce wouldn't have been available.
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