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  1. 64 points
    If he's changing his mind now based on our first two games I don't want him. I want someone who wants to manage us not someone who has his head turned after a couple of wins.
  2. 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
  3. 57 points
    Woman in the ticket office when you bought a Club 1867 package When you cancelled it I hope you're proud of yourself
  4. 53 points
    As if we needed any more optimism. Here’s the form of the current Championship teams since Jos left us:- 1. Wednesday P26. W12. D10. L4. Pts48. (GF37. GA23) 2. Brentford P26. W13. D6. L7. Pts45 3. WBA. P26. W13. D6. L7. Pts45 4. Leeds. P26. W13. D3. L10. Pts42 Followed by Hull, Bristol C, Derby, Boro, Swansea Don’t see this as a stick to bash Jos. Better to look at as confirmation that our start to this season is not a blip. Furthermore, in Harris, Murphy, Luongo and Odubajo, we have improved our starting Xl and the squad depth over the Summer. Our weaker players have either left or moved considerably down the pecking order. Disclaimer - past performance should not be used as an indicator of future performance. Sheffield Wednesday fans should seek specialist psychiatric advice before investing expectation or hope.
  5. 50 points
    "What's this?" "Pottage ,Sir" "What's it doing on the table?" "It is your supper, Sir" "No, I mean what's it doing on the table, why isn't it in a bowl?" "You gambled the last of the crockery on Iorfa first goal scorer on Saturday Sir, in an attempt to try and claw back some of the losses after lumping on Rowett" "Ah yes, well....ahem... what's in it?" "Water, flour, and some barley and the last of the chip fat" "I can't eat it Stubbs. Looks like an Elephants Shag-snot" "We have nothing else, Sir." "Haven't we got anymore rats?" "We had the last for breakfast,Sir. We are, I fear, not far from ruin" "Not quite Stubbs. Not quite. We still have the Wednesday and our promotion campaign" "We lost to Millwall,Sir, I don't know if you'd heard but in modern terms that means the season is over. Tactical ineptness, goalkeeping howlers, selection choices which cost the game, and it would seem the whole season. And, according to the sages down the Navvies Arms anyway against a team certain to finish in the bottom half too" "Balderdash Stubbs. The real reason was all too obvious to those in the know" "And what was that ,Sir?" "This. Look at the picture Stubbs. Study it." "Sir?" "Whilst in London I got distracted watching the game, this is what happens when you concede the first goal, anyway as I got caught up in the Wednesday onslaught of the Lions goal I plain forgot to retrieve the third of Britains ancient treasures. That Stubbs,there in the picture!" "Yes, Sir, I can see it. I just don't know what I'm supposed to be seeing. What is it'exactly Sir?" "The third treasure of the Kingdoms Stubbs, you don't know it's name?! Did they teach you nothing at school?! You mean to say you genuinely don't know?" "Alas not ,Sir" "It is the fossilised jellied-eel of St.Cocknious, the famed Roman warrior!" "Oh" "That's why we lost to the Lions. Not the header. That, the missing treasure. Mores a pity too because it could also endanger the Luton Result. I was going to grind up that Amber stone as a symbolic gesture of their team colours in a spell of their defeat. Without it....the lads will have to win this one themselves until we can next get to the Capital and snatch the treasure" "Can they do it on their own,Sir?" "Well, they have the stripes of success back on the shirts Stubbs. That's will give them an extra 30%, after that it's up to them. That and perhaps another goalscorer in the squad instead of the third choice left back...." =============================== WEDNESDAY - V - LUTON Hillsborough 7:45pm SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY Predicted line-up (4-3-3): Westwood; Odubajo, Lees, Borner, Palmer; Lee, Hutchinson, Reach; Murphy, Fletcher, Harris Unavailable: Wildsmith (Injured) Doubtful: Iorfa (Strain) LUTON Predicted line-up (4-1-2-1-2): Sluga; Cranie, Pearson, Bradley, Potts; Ruddock-Mpanzu; Shinnie, Butterfield; McManaman; Cornick, Collins Unavailable: Sheehan (Injured), Rea (Injured) Doubtful: Hylton (Injured) Match facts Luton are unbeaten in eight league games against the Owls (W4 D4) since losing 3-2 in 1992. Sheffield Wednesday and Luton faced each other in the FA Cup last season, with the Owls winning 1-0 at Kenilworth Road in a third-round replay. Luton have already lost five points from winning positions so far this campaign, going ahead against both Middlesbrough (drew) and West Bromwich Albion (lost) - only Hull City (also five) have let as many points slip. Sheffield Wednesday have only lost two of their past 21 league games played at home on a Tuesday (W12 D7), losing 2-1 both times to Ipswich in March 2018 and Brentford in February 2017. Luton Town, have scored five goals from their 28 attempts (17.9%).Only Charlton Athletic (26.9%) can boast a higher shot conversion rate in the Championship so far this season than COME ON WEDNESDAY! DON'T MAKE HARD WORK OF IT!
  6. 50 points
    This must be one of the best windows we've had since Chansiri bought the club, squad has been given a far better balance, 7 new faces, apart from the cover goalkeeper all good ages with good resale value which has helped bring the average age down, Odubajo, Harris and Murphy have added the pace we've lacked since 2015. Pleased we haven't just paid the inflated fee for Hector, yes he did well last season and seemed a good fit for us but we managed to bring in Tom Lees and Glenn Loovens for a nominal fee and a free so glad the club have looked at other options and not had tunnel vision. Having just come out of a soft embargo I would have actually been a bit frustrated if we splashed 5M on a player who's had one good season. Bates has good pedigree and having 4 caps already at 22 for Scotland should be well up to the required standard. All in all we've spent a million quid on outgoings and brought in 5 million rising to 7 with a 20% sell on clause in the future. With League One and Two windows not closing for a few weeks it'd be good if we can get some more young lads following Kirby out on loan. Good to see us being run like a proper functional football club again, don't see why we can't be in the top 10 pushing top 6 this season.
  7. 49 points
    We have had plenty of players in our recent history who have who have clearly believed they are above the club but that team with Reda in it was full of players who seemed to really appreciate playing for club. Reda, Jones, Semedo, Llera, Lowe all players who saw an opportunity to play for a big club, had a real go and gave there all. Not our most talented side but one that will be remembered very fondly.
  8. 45 points
    I don’t think we can really talk about Rhodes in terms of the general model of our (broadly pretty dreadful) transfer activity/policy over the past 3-4 years. Despite the fact that most of us were delighted to get him here, the deal that brought him in was a uniquely naive and shortsighted one, even by our own maddeningly clumsy standards. We paid so wildly over the odds for him that we can’t possibly sell at a ‘reasonable’ price now, having had so little out of him for the investment we made, without looking like total mugs. (Although the coldly pragmatic part of me says we probably still should do, for his sake and ours - even if it amounts to a tacit public admission that we got our pants pulled down.) On the other hand, I’d love to see what he can do under Bruce, who I do believe will focus on bringing in some pace down the flanks to provide better service into the box. Finally. We haven’t had that in YEARS, and it was a big part of why JR didn’t get any joy here. Who knows, it could change things massively. Either way, point is we’ve timed it all so badly that if we give him another season here and it doesn’t work again, we’ll barely be able to ask anything for him the year after - 30, contract winding down, high wage. (A million if we’re lucky?) Had we made a better post-CC appointment than Jos, who knows. But the time we wasted treading water there played a big part in putting us where we are now re: Rhodes, ie. in a very awkward position. One thing I really think we must bear in mind either way is that none of this is Jordan’s fault, and it’s unfair to talk the way some do as if he had anything to do with the fee. We’ve spent considerably more, collectively, on at least four or five other players who’ve contributed far less between them even than Rhodes has been able to in his frustrating time here so far. There’s no use in pointing the finger at any one person, because it’s been a joint effort really, but the money we’ve frittered in the past few years on weird agent shenanigans and gross errors of judgment really has been shocking. Rhodes may have had the highest individual price tag, but reactions to his time at Norwich have for me confirmed what we already knew: look past the silly numbers and he’s a player who will score goals (9 for Norwich = joint third top scorer for us, level with Reach), even when not fully sharp/on form/starting. A true pro who always works his butt off and is great for the dressing room. He’s still ours as things stand - it’d be absolutely joyful to see him hit 20 in a season here. Can he? I suspect so, but it’s a gamble. We know we’ve stuffed up financially, and selling for just £3-4m now - although exacerbating our FFP issues in the very short-term - might well be less damaging overall than getting next to nothing in 12 months’ time (having already paid another year of his wages). Or perhaps not, depending on how the 3-year rolling loss period works out - you’d need the full accounts in front of you to really see all the permutations clearly. Can we afford to roll the dice again on keeping him? Fletcher has played brilliantly this season, but not as a finisher, whereas that’s really all Rhodes does in the right setup. Bruce badly needs a player LIKE Rhodes, but we’ve not got the money to buy anyone established - it’s JR or a young loan gamble. High stakes. Very tricky situation.
  9. 45 points
    That’s us getting a points deduction next season then.
  10. 41 points
  11. 41 points
    Morgan Fox and Joey Pelupessy both played well. It’s a shame that they get such abuse at times.
  12. 40 points
    Selling Rhodes and joao then keeping nu-hope and winnall is mindboggling to me We best have some profilic goalscorer linedup or its lowermidtable at best for us Fletcher winnall nuhiu and Fernando ain't good enough to get us where we need to be
  13. 39 points
    The fact this is seemingly becoming more and more common says it all about the fairness of FFP/PS, especially with failure/parachute payments. When clubs are in a position that they have to sell their grounds to remain within the limits and/or remain competitive, it says it all.
  14. 32 points
    Rousing stuff, but the pigs got promoted because they’ve got a very good manager. We should get one of those.
  15. 32 points
    You vanish for months on end. Then rock up and upset everyone with Pulis talk on a Sunday night as if nothings happened .It's not on. We've been worried sick. You treat this place like a bloody hotel!
  16. 29 points
    Bullen is more than capable for now. Let's get behind him.
  17. 29 points
    With that injury record I'm surprised we weren't in for him
  18. 29 points
  19. 28 points
    According to the Star "The fans booed his name before the match and he looked a little bereft of confidence. Far better in the second half. If that's true, shame on any one that did this. That's not what we should be about. Boo a bad performance, boo a huge mistake, DON'T BOO A PLAYER BEING ANNOUNCED IN THE TEAM, fizz sake!
  20. 28 points
    Been keeping a close eye on the current 'crowd control' issues at S6 and one or two things spring to mind. Obviously it's been well documented that SYP commissioned their 'independent' report regarding their failings in crowd control issues on the night of the Derby. The subsequent actions following the publication of said report have led to the draconian measures which came into effect last Saturday. It appears that these measures have been implemented on the findings of an 'expert' from Manchester Met. Not a 'panel' of experts who may have contradictory opinions on the matter, but a single 'expert'. This set me wondering who this 'expert' may be, what his 'expert' status entails and more importantly how independent & unbiased this person is. Obviously in a court of law both the defence & prosecution barrister's will employ an 'expert' who will reflect & argue their shade of the argument. This can obviously be very lucrative for these 'experts' who frequently advertise their services for 'hire'. I looked into Manchester Met's expertise in the specific field of 'crowd control' & its causes & effects and one name who does in fact seem to be an expert, seems to dominate. I am not saying he definitely is the person concerned, but it looks almost beyond doubt, that if not him directly, it would be either one of his colleagues or his students, who would without doubt reflect his teachings. Dr. Keith Still who is clearly an eminent expert in crowd control issues is clearly the senior lecturer at Manchester Met (& other establishments) and amongst his academic career also offers his services as an 'Expert witness'. He has offered his services over many years, in various corners of the world. It is quite a long list of appearances from as far afield as the States, Nottingham and numerous places in between. Slap bang in the middle of the list of enquiries he has acted as an expert witness is Yep, 'The Hillsborough enquiry'. Now I do not in any shape or form suggest that Dr Still was not the right man for the job, his record speaks for itself. What i do question is that, in the light of the extreme nature of the Hillsborough enquiry and the traumatic evidence presented, is whether Dr Still (or one of his disciples) could feasibly present an unbiased report on present day Hillsborough when South Yorkshire Police came calling.
  21. 28 points
  22. 28 points
    Was wondering who'd be the first to blame Chansiri. Congrats.
  23. 28 points
    “They’ve paved Pride Park & put up a parking lot”
  24. 28 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
  25. 27 points
    Despite everything going on with the Steve Bruce situation, I’m still feeling confident. We have a great squad of players, and they’re fitter, more organised, and more confident than ever. We can thank Bruce and his coaching staff for that. Players are quite resilient, and are used to managers coming and going, so a good start, is still perfectly possible even if Bruce leaves. The key will be to bring in another manager (if Bruce leaves), who knows the Championship well, a manager who eases himself in gently, not making revolutionary changes, concentrating on maintaining a status quo until the point that it becomes apparent that change is absolutely required. The last thing we need is a major overhaul at this point of our preparations for this season. Thank you to Steve Bruce and his team for restoring confidence and organisation to our squad, but if it is time to part ways, then so be it. Rather than despair, it is worth pointing out that despite this diversion which we could’ve done without, it doesn’t alter the fact that we’re better placed for a good season than we have been for some time. Let’s maintain calm and a focused view on promotion whoever may lead us. We have an excellent chance of doing well with or without Steve Bruce.
  26. 27 points
    Had a decent game Fox. sure we need better, but that goes for most positions, the only one who looked out of sorts at times surprisingly was Hector. Atmosphere was very subdued though, a mixture of Saturdays hangover and the starting 11 I think....Shows what Bruce can do with the tools Jos used..doesn't it? Palmer was excellent again...Didn't cheer the first goal at first cos I thought the ref had blown or summat..The Forest players seemed to stop and the keeper sorta "ambled" towards his net...bizzarre! Second goal i was shoutin' at Joao for laying the header off to the wrong side, 3rd goal I was shoutin' at Matias for over running it! All in all...I had a f.ookin' shocking game!
  27. 26 points
    Diane and I went down to pick up family tickets for Sundays game. We were met and greeted by a very courteous gentleman in the display hall. He advised us on best Value buys, pros, cons and sizes. The sales and ticket staff were just as helpful re bonus points, seating arrangements and required letters regarding disabled entry via gate 8. Nett result SWFC + £129-05 p . Very boring I know but it must be sung out loud with so many whinging about goods and service. Well done Wednesday !
  28. 26 points
    Premier league will stick up for their own. Would not surprise me one bit if they find it all in Newcastles favour.
  29. 26 points
    Everyone will think Bruce is at the other game whilst he’s at neither.
  30. 25 points
  31. 25 points
    Prior to his injury Odubajo made 54, 57, 49 & 53 appearances in consecutive seasons & now after his rehabilitation has made 35 appearances on his first full season back after the injury. Apart from his major knee injury there is no history of constant injuries. While I understand the fitness concerns a player of his ability on a free is an absolute steal. I can't believe some of the negativity on here to his possible signing yet we give hero status to Sam Hutchinson who is plagued by injuries & has only made more than 30 appearances once in his career. If anybody on here suggested we get rid of Hutch they'd get far more negs than agreements.
  32. 24 points
    Time to be dropped to bench Got players on bench who need a chance now Below average appearances every game But he seems underdroppable under bullen
  33. 24 points
    £4m to a Premier League club is roger all Hopefully DC digs his heels in for every last penny
  34. 24 points
    Dear Steve, You have a very crucial 48 hours ahead of you. Take your time and think VERY carefully about what is best for you, your career and your family. I have been a Wednesday fan for nearly 50 years, I love my club, BUT I WOULD NEVER WANT TO MANAGE MY CLUB. The magic would be broken. As a boyhood Toon, think very carefully about letting your heart rule your head and taking this potentially attractive but ultimately poison chalice job. Mike Ashley has no love for Newcastle, he’s a Southern hard nosed businessman, who openly wants to sell the club. You are only a stop gap, allegedly 3rd or 4th choice manager. Like as not when the club is sold, the new team will appoint their own man. Your retirement will be accelerated. The Newcastle fans are amongst the best in the country, BUT get off to a poor start and your Sunderland past will come back to haunt you. Finally, the Newcastle team is threadbare and will be favourites for the drop. If you take the job you have 3 weeks to assemble a team.......... Sheffield Wednesday is not the countries most glamorous club, but as you recognise, it is VERY special and is desperate and ready for success. In DC we have a 100 percent committed chairman, who having made some early mistakes has learned and passionately wants us to reach the premier league. He has always backed his managers ( perhaps too much in early mistakes) can the same be said of Mike Ashley? I think not. I’m sure the money is better at Newcastle, but do you really need the extra money. Happiness and job satisfaction at this stage of your life is surely worth more....... The choice is yours. Think carefully and make the right choice.
  35. 24 points
    Naaaah Also sick of hearing about United.
  36. 24 points
  37. 24 points
    This was 7 years ago - the Charlton player is still rehab:
  38. 23 points
  39. 23 points
    This guy on paper is highly influential. If there was a petition signed by 20-30,000 people calling for his immediate removal as South Yorkshire police commissioner it would stir up a lot of attention to the process used by SYP in influencing SAG. Something like : “I call for the immediate removal of Alan Billings as South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner following action by South Yorkshire Police to prepare a report on fans leaving Leppings Lane area of Sheffield Wednesday football ground. The Club knew nothing about this report and was offered no input. It has resulted in future capacity restrictions and limiting of fan movements when leaving the stadium. Whilst policing of Leppings Lane is a sensitive issue, fans have LEFT this area of the ground for decades with minimal issues. I call upon the restrictions to be lifted immediately and reviewed again when all parties have been able to present independent evidence. If Mr Billings does not take action in this regard he should be removed immediately from his role.” We can influence this process through democratic means like petitions. Sometimes action like this is the only way to help shine a light on unreasonable decisions like the restrictions the club currently face. Worth considering?
  40. 23 points
    I don't know. I'd fancy us to score at least one.
  41. 23 points
    As good as we all know Hooper is, with his wages and his injury record, and our P&S situation, it would be reckless to offer him anything more than a pay as you play deal.
  42. 22 points
    Poor first half, old manned them second. Fox’s performance summed up the team, as above. We’ve played some poor teams, and done OK. We will know how good this team is once we’ve played Fulham, Derby et al. I don’t think we are good enough, but with some luck and a good January window, we might be close. Why did we bring Winnall and not Louongo on? We miss Lee. When Bannan gets the ball the game stops and players stop moving. When Lee gets it, the game flows and players find space. Both wide lads did well, especially Harris. Murphy needs to use his power more. Upfront worries me. This system relies very heavily on Fletcher as a bartering ram. He will get injured. We have no one in the squad anything like. Make Borner captain. It will make both him and Lees better players. Borner lacks pace, and 2 inches of height for a centre half but i’ve a sneaky feeling he will turn into a cult hero.
  43. 22 points
    Give it an absolute rest How are you even bashing DC now? You are unreal. We have been sh*t on - by a a t0sspot of a manager and a club after him who won't cough up whats required in his contract. We shouldn't bend over for Ashley and let him take us to the cleaners. DC has done NOTHING wrong here. Get a grip.
  44. 22 points
    Absolutely the opposite mate! If they want to take our manager and entire back room staff 3 weeks before the start of a season where we hope to be joining them they can shell out every penny of their obscene PL riches due to us under the terms of the contracts held by the 3 individuals or they can just fcukoff elsewhere! Absolutely well done DC!!!
  45. 22 points
    We should sign Semi Ajayi from Rovrum. Would make Pannini swaps interesting. I’ll swap you a semi for a Borner
  46. 22 points
    The man is a Legend
  47. 22 points
    I like to be as positive about things as the next guy......but you watched a different game to me.
  48. 21 points
    Dear Steve, The Newcastle fans are the best in the World. They have averaged 50,000 every week since the clubs inception. Except the years when they didn't. Like the early 1980's when they averaged under 20,000. But that doesn't count. They're a fair bunch and know their football. Apart from the ones who chin horses. They're more bothered about the craic.. You'd be mad not to go there. Their passion shines through. How many other clubs could get 45,000 people filling in a poll on whether you should be the next manager? Not many I shouldn't think! 87% didn't want you by the way,. Mainly because you managed a team down the road. They think you look like a cabbage and they are determined to hate anyone who the most hated Chairman in their history sets on. Go for it. These sorts of opportunities don't come very often. Well, actually the chance comes up on average once every 18 months under Ashleys ownership. But you know what I mean. Yes, the chance to manage the boyhood club up until Christmas must be a pull. Thursday night games with protests outside the ground about the chairman, inside the ground about you and a poisonous atmosphere in the City as the cold wind whips in off the North sea on a cold November evening as Man City put 6 in. I can see the pull. Who could want for more!? And all on more money too! Well, actually less money. Apart from the bonuses of course. And how hard can they be to achieve? Getting in the Champions League. Winning the The FA cup for the first time in 64 years. The League Cup. Platting fog. Should be pretty easy with the talented squad up there. And of course with a £60m Warchest to spend to bolster the squad. Or was it £6m? Oh well, either way competitive spending that!. Only Arsenal , Bournemouth ,Brighton , Burnley, Cardiff , Chelsea ,Everton , Fulham, Huddersfield, Leicester ,Liverpool, Man City ,Man Utd Southampton ,Watford, West Ham , Wolves spent more on their squad last year! Yes, you'd be a fool to turn it down. What an opportunity!
  49. 21 points
    We're still hiring a Chris Wilder impersonator for the end of season barbeque though, right?
  50. 21 points
    A complete and utter waste of a contract. When you think about the £4m we wasted on this guy, plus his wages (which’ll be at least £20k a week), then you think about the problems we are currently having with FFP, it really does leave a bitter taste. The sooner this expensive mistake f**ks off out of our club the better.
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