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  1. I dont know what having 'Thank You NHS' on the front of the shirt achieves apart from virtue signalling. Doesn't buy 1 ventilator, mask or bandage. Would have been better to have it sponsored by a company and giving the money to an NHS charity.
    20 points
  2. 15 points
  3. Sad to say but I haven't missed it at all. Overpriced tickets to watch overpaid mediocre players struggle to perform the basics doesn't have the appeal for some strange reason.
    13 points
  4. I can't quite get my head around everything that's happening right now, but when I read things like 'no football to be played in front of a live crowd until 2021' I get a good feeling. I don't understand why that is, but I think I'm just hoping the whole thing goes pop and has to restart at a level we can all relate to. Life has been put into perspective this last couple of months and football, whilst playing an important role in many people's lives, has got out of hand and we're seeing players being rewarded for their efforts with obscene amounts of money yet the majority of 'keyworkers' that keep the country ticking over are paid a pittance. Press the reset button and lets start again on a level playing field.
    10 points
  5. This is the reality that it seems some people just cannot comprehend. The Government is being pushed by the self-righteous, second-guessing and sanctimonious media for exit strategies with no thought for the consequences. Talking as if the end of this is in sight is misleading at best and dangerously irresponsible at worst. Think about how many people would be necessary to stage just one professional game. Even if everything is kept to a minimum, from the players, coaches, equipment staff, medical personnel, stadium facilities, security, broadcasting, transport, catering and accommodation, how many are involved directly; 80-100? More? That's just one of the 46 professional games scheduled for each weekend; so about 4,000 individuals overall across almost the entire country. Just to complete the league season, you need to do all of that 9 times. I've no idea what the plans are for the FA Cup or league play-offs either. It's just not realistic to expect supporters not to show up in considerable numbers too, especially when major issues are at stake. And then how many will all of these people come into contact with indirectly? Meanwhile, as all this is going on, everyone involved with other major events is happy to sit in their garden with a beer and watch the games on TV without any comment? What are the odds of doing all of that without significant numbers of new cases? And when the inevitable starts to happen, then what?
    9 points
  6. as far as I am concerned, football should not start again until fans can attend.
    8 points
  7. I don’t know why people seem to think this behind closed doors idea is sustainable for any length of time ? It’s really not is it , let’s be honest If there’s no fans going through turnstiles until next year there will be clubs ceasing to exist, am sorry but I just don’t see any other scenario
    7 points
  8. If league 1 and 2 clubs received extra money they would just have to pay increased wages for their players. That's how football operates like the disastrous capitalism model that all governments are slaves to. Constant unrestricted growth from a finite resource. It's why virtually every club in the land even prior to this outbreak were in considerable debt Just pouring more money into the same model will continue to see the same problems but with bigger numbers involved Football desperately needs a reboot
    6 points
  9. Yup - that's the most recent replica shirt I own. I'm not against it but I'd rather we properly funded the NHS, rather than assuming it's powered by Thursday night claps...
    5 points
  10. 5 points
  11. If you go on a home end of 4,000 fans and 99.5% of them wouldn't dream of giving you a slap. 20 of them would.
    5 points
  12. Yeah because Nike stuff is so well made. Made in the same factory. I remember being a kid and not once did I lust after the Nike and Adidas kits my Leeds and Man U supporting mates had. I wanted a Wednesday shirt. I treasured them. I never had a single Owls shirt that fell to bits. I still buy one every year now and the quality is fine. We've had far worse "branded" ones in recent times. I can remember a yellow Puma one that snagged like a b*tch. And then another Puma one that felt like it was made out of wall paper. Then a Diadora one that was pretty crap too. I've got Marseille and Real Madrid Adidas shirts that aren't any different in quality to the Elev8 Wednesday ones. But the Wednesday one is special because the badge on the left if what matters. And if your kids are embarrassed by the brand of shirt they are wearing compared to their mates (especially when it comes to club shirts) then you're doing parenting wrong.
    5 points
  13. Everything that's wrong with football in one post.
    5 points
  14. #Onthisday in 1966 #swfc beat Chelsea 2-0 in the FACup semi final in the mud at Villa Park Att. 61,321. Goals by McCalliog & Pugh. Heroics by Vic Mobley You Tube : https://youtube.com/watch?v=FDCIo0
    4 points
  15. If we did Ieave it would have to be situated on one of the main road arteries in the city, be bang on a tram route, and have lots of fans in walking distance. oh, hang on, we have that already. As far as additional revenue streams is concerned, work it out, it would be a drop in the proverbial. .... West Ham and Man City had their stadiums paid for by the taxpayer, Spurs moved about 6 inches so was virtually a rebuild, and Arsenal stopped winning titles as soon as they moved. Sunderlands is great when it’s full, Middlesboroughs is In a dump area, Derbys is ok but in the middle of a retail park as is Boltons. The Ricoh is used for egg chasers now and was garbage before then. Hulls is crap, etc etc. Let it drop for gods sake.
    4 points
  16. The same government ministers who voted to stop NHS staff from getting a pay rise and then cheered about it . Get stuffed they deserve a bloody pay cut but sadly when this is over they will ensure that the poorest in society suffer with their austerity cuts. IF we want to honour the NHS staff and all the other badly paid front line staff then they should be honoured by big pay rises.
    4 points
  17. There is so much focus on the NHS they are doing a good job under difficult circumstances. But there are many many other people keeping this country running from the supermarket staff, to the delivery drivers, to the armed forces. I just wish we said Thank you to the all - some of the things supermarket staff are having to deal with on a daily basis is disgusting. These people are not on millions of pounds a year like the footballer many of them are barely above minimum wage. And though people wont remember them the job, the government are doing to stop many millions of people being made redundant, they are putting money in everyone pocket and propping up many business that other countries are doing very little towards, the daily battle they have to keep the hospitals stocked when everyone in the world is trying to get the same item it has been tight but those that need it have not gone without. Everyone is making a great effort and all should be honour or at the very least given more gratitude that currently they are getting.
    4 points
  18. Going in the home end and celebrating after 2 minutes means either 3 things 1. You’re thick 2. You’re up for a ruck 3. both of the above
    4 points
  19. I'm not certain now but there were a few posts not too favourable about hiim, stating what a limited striker/player he was and was a target for a section even in the 79s/80s as some felt his missed chances and goals to games ratio should have been better.. Much like ever since, there will always be fans who don't see the bigger pucture and what certain players can do for a team and that their tireless selfless play can benefit the team more than the individual. Some of the comments upset the young lady that much she felt compelled enough to come on here and explain to us that her Dad's time here was the highlight of his career and he aways spoke of us with affection and if he'd had read some of it it would break his heart. I sincerely hope she never told him and more to the point, i wish she or he would read this thread instead as it seems to me a more befitting tribute to the big man's time here, how he is truly remembered and free of the keyboard detractors who would have patted him on the back face to face.
    4 points
  20. Im sick to the pit of my stomach with what football has become. It used to be a working mans game , now its all about greed. Im hoping this current crisis makes the game press the reset button and return to what it once was.
    4 points
  21. Yes it was the OCS. Old C@nts on South
    4 points
  22. I want a refund for any games I can’t go to this season and any games I can’t go to next season. I also want a refund on the flights I’ve booked that are about to be cancelled. It’s no different. Watching on Ifollow is the equivalent of the airline giving me some time on an electric sun bed.
    4 points
  23. Wednesday away shirt should always be yellow Anything else is just wrong
    4 points
  24. We're well under 500 spectators for the 2nd half of most home matches since Xmas.
    4 points
  25. Common Sense and 100% correct 1) get into the premier league 2) renovate hillsborough as per the original 2018 world cup plans with further updates 3) Enjoy supporting a fabulous football club in an iconic stadium
    3 points
  26. 3 points
  27. And next year there will be a follow up book charting the first 6 years under the current ownership called the 'even lower lower eb' charting our fall from 90 minutes from the Premier league to relegation certainty (if not relegated by next year - lets hope not), the transfer embargos we have been placed under, the massive amount of money wasted for the club to go backwards, the players that have spent season start in the stands on silly wages, the farcical handling of what should have been a massive celebration of the 150th anniversary of our once great club, the selling of our home of over 100 years to pay for the losses made and the alienation of the fan base because of the prices driving away lifelong owls. It wont make for great ready but there will be so much material to show just how bad thinks currently are. But one bright point we have a new pitch and a colour scoreboard. In all seriousness good luck with the book, anything about the Owls from the past good or bad normally make good reading and we have had a chequered past from the betting scandal's of the 60's to the disaster in the 89, but the cup runs and wins, the Euro 96, the players that grace the pitch, the boxing day massacre. It just wouldn't be us Owls without a fair dose of bad for the good.
    3 points
  28. In all the talk of playing behind closed doors , sky have actually done an article on how many people is needed to stage a match behind closed doors! Have they actually thought how the players feel about it? Most will have families and if the rest of the country is still socially distancing why should they risk playing while the virus continues to spread.
    3 points
  29. We should. But for some reason our fans think everything the club does is negative. As this thread has shown, they will literally make up nonsense simply because they don't understand it. They then use that made up nonsense to bash the club with. It baffles me. If you don't know how something works go and find out, don't just say it can't be true because you don't understand it.
    3 points
  30. Brave, fearless, selfless . great in the air , good for at least 15 goals a season and actually had more ability than he was given credit for., and the absolute perfect foil for Terry Curran. There are times when you see some of the ridiculous preening players of today with their coloured boots, man bun, sleeve tattoo,s, wrist kissing, sky pointing, and throwing themselves on the floor if a fingernail comes within two yards of them that i long to see the likes of Andy Mac again........................proper bloke...........proper player.
    3 points
  31. That was his 100th league goal, I think. You could hear the slap on his chest from outside the ground! Absolute warrior!
    3 points
  32. I loved the old Bukta yellow away kit and also the white third kit of the early 80s which Toffs sell. Am going to have to get one again!
    3 points
  33. If you're stupid enough to go on the home end and then celebrate when you score. You must have an inkling that the home fans may get a tad upset.
    3 points
  34. And no blunts fan under the age of 95 has been around to see them win a major trophy. And that’s assuming they went to the cup final as a new born baby if they were around....
    3 points
  35. If it's saving us that much money getting the kits made in house, why aren't more clubs doing it? I think it's more of a pet project
    3 points
  36. The bold part of the above quote was when I stopped reading it.
    3 points
  37. The more he says to get us in the national press the better. Puts a bit more pressure on DC to sort this mess out.
    2 points
  38. The soulless monstrosity of a football stadium that’s located miles away from the town on an industrial estate next to a motorway that the football fans of Reading don’t see as part of the community and have turned their collective backs on ........ that bit!
    2 points
  39. Ordered looking forward to reading this. It'll be just like taking the scab of an old wound .
    2 points
  40. While I don't think any of us have eyes on the big picture, and therefore don't actually know how the numbers look, I'm on the side of the fence which doesn't believe in manufacturing the kit in-house. The argument made in favour might make sense, if you were a clothing company. But there are wider business and commercial ramifications that come with the territory. It's not rocket science to conclude that you can make more money doing something on your own, but that doesn't necessarily justify the exercise. So even if the club is making more money when comparing line item against line item (and I'm not convinced it'll be that much more, when accounting for additional overheads, upfront cost, and unsold inventory), it's possible the club is losing out elsewhere. Considering your experience in business, you'll appreciate that success often relies on focus, and manufacturing a kit can be the source of a massive distraction. Which means that the club would be better served if this attention was put on the actual football operation. How much more so when an owner is this inexperienced. When DC almost immediately decided to manufacture the kit in-house, it seemed a bit amateur-hour to me. As others have mentioned, there's a good reason the vast majority of sports clubs don't think it's worthwhile to manufacture their own kit - not just the elites. I fully appreciate the argument when it comes to creative freedom on the design, so I'm not saying the idea is all bad, just that in balance I think it's a poor one. Consider the commercial isolation the club finds itself in. Instead of building commercial relationships which come with collateral benefits (such as brand exposure), the club is partnered with fake companies, which offer no long-term value, and which in my opinion harm the club's credibility (yes, I'm fully aware these fake companies are vehicles to pump money into the club - that turned out well!). Regarding the kit itself, from the outside looking in, I think it makes the club look like a bit of a joke. Honestly, I find the whole Elev8 thing embarrassing. For what it's worth, I might change my tune if Elev8 branches out a bit, perhaps even manufacturing kits for more than just one club, making it an actual business.
    2 points
  41. Player contracts are time limited and watertight Unless there is a clause in the contracts stating they can be paused should an event occur which prevents them playing (there isn't) - then the contracts will expire on the specified date I'm not a big fan of the rampant player power however this cannot be placed at the feet of the players It's football governance to blame as usual - but they will try to apportion blame elsewhere - as usual
    2 points
  42. Great player for us. The only returning player to receive a standing ovation from 3 sides of the ground when he walked out onto the pitch with some of the other Palace players that day. You could see he was overwhelmed by the reception...very proud of our support that day.
    2 points
  43. So you are obviously a fan of the club sourcing it’s own kit? There may be quality issues with other manufacturers kits but they are delivered on time. The fact we get our kits in the Autumn is amateurish. Sourcing your own kit must be such a fantastic money spinner when DC doesn’t do anything to generate any other sustainable commercial revenue for the club. We are light years commercially behind other clubs (in lower divisions) and it is not sustainable for DC to continually put his hand in his own pocket. Like everyone on here, I want the best for Wednesday and to me the kit is one aspect of us not doing things properly given it is delivered late, is of poor quality and is overpriced.
    2 points
  44. So you're saying that doesn't happen with Adidas and Nike kits? We've been over the sourcing bit earlier in the thread if you want to know the ins and outs just read back. Also when we had Bukta kits, nobody had Nike kits.
    2 points
  45. Surely most kids want a Wednesday shirt, not a Nike shirt?
    2 points
  46. For myself; if we did move; it would have to be somewhere in S6 for me, it’s just the culture for me now on a Saturday before the games, go to the shakey for a few pints walk to the ground. I couldn’t imagine us been in a soulless bowl near Meadowhall for example. Yes hillsborough is run down, but it’s still got charm
    2 points
  47. And rightly so, Hillsborough Park was gifted to the people of Sheffield,not swfc, Ya can't just ride rough shod over an open space and replace it with summat smaller, I'd be one of the first to object, and I live miles away from it.
    2 points
  48. Trust me when I say this if making your own shirts and selling them instead of using a recognised manufacturer to do it was so profitable the other 90 teams in the football leagues would be doing it. The long and short of it is when we used a branded shirt fans got to buy and wear their shirts for the whole of the summer, preseason, the owls in the park and the whole season. Since the club started making then the price has gone up 50% the kit arrive by the start of the season if we are lucky, all of the sizes are either incorrect or not UK sized, the list of wee wee tail-ups goes on. But as long as the club are making more profit out of it so be it, but my early quote was not answered how do you know we are making more money this way?
    2 points
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