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  1. 13 points
    Don’t listen to him he’s a troublemaker
  2. 12 points
    His goal in 2:0 win against Hamburger SV won St Pauli's goal of the season.
  3. 11 points
    I didn't know I'd still got it! Any ideas why it states "Special match" etc (although it was rather special!)
  4. 11 points
    Some fantastically narrow minded responses already. Well done guys.
  5. 10 points
    Welcome to the real world Chris. Lots of things he could have done, spoke to people lived in Sheffield, couple of days a week. Stayed in a hotel in Sheffield for a few nights a week, Life is complex and messy for a lot of people. Every sympathy about the depression, but the options available to a well paid football to mitigate everything are immense. Many people often work away midweek only seeing family at weekend. I have friends who are up at 5am for 7am starts. In Leeds, not getting home till 5pm for example. I’ve worked away Monday - Thursday not seeing loved ones during the week.
  6. 9 points
    In my opinion the reason we had so many injuries was because the players were totally unfit. Like him or loathe him Jos was correct on identifying that straight away when he took over.
  7. 9 points
    People should consider these kinds of things when they flippantly talk of "delicate little flowers" and what it might be like playing in front of large crowds of angry supporters when things aren't going well. It would be interesting to know how many players really suffer like this without speaking publicly about it.
  8. 8 points
    Chansiri would have a heart attack if he saw that price !
  9. 8 points
    I've suffered from anxiety and depression for the vast majority of my life, as well as OCD. I get why people question it, as they see similarities of things they have been through and things that work for them or other people with a 'normal' brain function. The thing is, with what I've experienced is, no matter what logic, reasonable thinking, coherent thought you have, you just do not believe it. Chris says that it was his first time really away from home. He probably thought he could manage it easy enough, like loads of other people he probably knows. Thing is when you have a mental illness it then starts to throw doubt on every little thing. What happens if this happens? OK that's fixed, but what about this more outlandish thing? OK but what about this near impossible scenario. Ad nauseam. Every minute of every day. It's exhausting - add in a high pressured job and a long commute and you have more problems. Mental illness is an almost constant battle - it's like having a dodgy knee. Some days you can think this is fine, I don't know what my problem is, I'm better now no issues. Other days it is agony and despair. I'm glad Chris has spoken up, Sam Hutchinson in the past too. All I'd say is try to listen to what they are saying about their experience, and try to understand, rather than come up with logical solutions which they have probably ruminated on for hours before.
  10. 7 points
    Just end the bloody season.
  11. 7 points
    just isn't any point to any football without fans. I tried watching german football last week ,I turned it off after 10 mins its just not the same . what we need is leader ship and common sense in everything , just accept this virus is here for years and create a risk assessment ,the chances of surviving this for the old and frail will hopefully be higher with certain treatments they are going to try ,and the antibody test ,tracing app will also help . we are human beings who interreact curbing that for years to come makes no sense ,life needs to get back to some normality by the autumn which involves going to football ,kids/young adults playing it. why ruin young peoples lives? missing out on school , interacting with there friends and so much more for what? its madness but you don't have to agree with me.
  12. 6 points
    He should have been given his p45 after the Uddersfield play off shambles.
  13. 6 points
    He'd made 23 appearances this season before Monk gave him the elbow.
  14. 6 points
    Thing is if you haven’t got existing mental health issues then commuting or not seeing family for a few days etc is treated as a inconvenience but not a major problem, when you’ve got anxiety however the smallest problem can send your head in a right spin, even if you know it’s irrational 4 years ago my wife had a miscarriage and my Nan died. I went from quite happy go lucky and usually being able to deal with setbacks and problems to being a right mess I don’t think people understand fully until you’ve experienced it first hand, I certainly didn’t
  15. 5 points
    There’s been players who were still at the very top and hardly trained. Paul McGrath & Ledley King come to mind.
  16. 5 points
    Me...I would rather be finishing mid table in the EPL rather than mid table in the championship every year.
  17. 5 points
    But you can make good choices to mitigate things, and money helps these good choices. Which footballers have a lot of.
  18. 5 points
    Remember once I’d started working at one of my first post uni jobs in 2002. While working I got talking to some scouser who was in his 50s about football. I mentioned I was a Wednesday fan and he asked me what I thought about the team. I said we were crap and started slagging a number of players off most notably Ashley Westwood. Turns out this bloke was his Dad! Lol. He wasn’t very happy and I just said he wasn’t good enough to be a championship player and a player for us. I only worked there a month so it wasn’t that bad afterwards.
  19. 5 points
    I remember it very well. It was a few days after he scored the winner at Villa Park in the return match in Big Ron's first season at Villa He came into the place where I worked at the time and just by coincidence during the goal celebrations one of my best mates who I worked with was on the pitch hugging him. Another of my older workmates who served Jemson (pretty sure he purchased a video) asked him if he remembered the guy who hugged him as he worked with us. Jemson replied to all amusement "all I remember is he stunk of Ale". It was after leaving our workplace on his way home that he crashed his car (I've got Worksop area in my head but could wrong). I used to wind my pal up that having seen him, the effect he had on Jemson was that he promptly nearly killed himself.
  20. 5 points
    Here's the problem probably better than anybody we've had since him, but was a step down from the likes of Sterland, Nilsson and Harkes. For the £800k I think we paid a solid performer but we needed to sign better to progress.
  21. 5 points
    Because he wasnt force fed burnt toast as a child ? Old Sheffield terminology....
  22. 5 points
    Just wish half of our current players had his attitude and commitment to the cause.
  23. 4 points
    Bet you £20 he couldn’t.
  24. 4 points
    Jesus Christ. Football needs to die and be reborn.
  25. 4 points
    Has been that way since the Wicked witch of Grantham and her acolytes came on the scene. But the public accept it, even when the Public services are being pummelled while the top dogs get the benefits. Rant over
  26. 4 points
    I think they have. The issue is whether he should have gone or not. He's history but then so are Trevor Francis, Peter Atherton etc
  27. 4 points
    Really would like to see this guy offered a new contract
  28. 4 points
    https://sport.bt.com/video/on-loan-owls-defender-penney-scores-for-st-pauli-91364433023291
  29. 4 points
    Surely training every day is what is required for first team players. If you can only train a couple of times a week then you arnt in condition to play in the team.
  30. 4 points
    The best £1.20 you ever spent
  31. 4 points
    I think the biggest problem and the easiest trap to fall into is that mentally well people have moods that change, that go up and down and usually, this is as a direct response to an event or events or a situation. With depression, while there can be triggers, not all periods of low mood or anxiety is a reaction to an event or anything at all. This is why we get the "What have got to be depressed about?" and "What are you anxious about?" I have battled with depression most of my adult life. I didn't even know until I was about 40. Something I have posted before is that a few years ago I was made redundant and I worried that this might trigger a period of depression. I worked hard at my job search and for the most part I was ok. Then when I finally got a job offer I plunged into a really low mood. I was even saying to myself, "why are you feeling down? This is good news isn't it?". This shows how depression and anxiety does not always make sense and that moods are not simply driven by events and situations. It is easy to see why many people do not understand.
  32. 4 points
    A good goalkeeper who had a good spell at the club. Yet another story of a player that had to fight through tough times but remained professional. Hats off to him. It’s a real shame what he’s gone through and hopefully by talking about it he can help to get better. Feel like I have a better rapport with him now than when he was at the club and this may help some young footballers out there to start talking about their troubles.
  33. 4 points
    Then you’ve got blokes that are working away all week, bumped in a b&b with a work mate all out trying to earn £500/700 a week and don’t get to see their kids/families till the weekend and miss their kids plays, football training you name it.
  34. 4 points
    I’ve had anxiety issues which were pretty bad 3 years ago so I sympathise with him. He must have had it really bad if commuting from Manchester every day was getting to him that much
  35. 3 points
    Just listening to a discussion on depression in football on radio 5 and they played a brief interview with Sam Hutchinson. He mentioned that it was only football that made him depressed and that the only managers that knew how to understand his depression were Ancelotti and Carlos. He also mentioned that he had to take anti inflammatories every day because the new regime at Wednesday insisted on players training every day to play in the team. He went on to say the anti inflammatories increased his depression and that training every day was the wrong thing for his body. Also mentioned he probably shouldn’t be mentioning this as he was now looking for a new club. Only a brief interview but quite enlightening.
  36. 3 points
    Suffering from Depression myself I can only offer support to any one who also suffers. It is like being in a room full of all the people who love and like you, yet you feel so alone, the least thing can push you over the edge. No one really knows how you feel, some times you put on a brave face, laugh, be funny and yet feel empty and lonely inside, the last thing you want to hear is some one say "snap out of it" " Pull your self together", it is the loneliest illness in the world.
  37. 3 points
    Offer a Champions League spot to the winner and it gets its lustre back.
  38. 3 points
    Bring Ola Tidman back...he'll never catch it Coln West would pass it onto the Kop
  39. 3 points
    Freakin' ell...I'd watch it live....Owt!!..honest I'm bored witless We could take the P as it happens... If for instance Joey is tested positve,,,,he's gonna pass it straight to Bannan...If Tom lees has it...we're pretty much all safe
  40. 3 points
    We have 8 strikers. 5 on contract, 3 on loan. That should never have been allowed to happen. They're an expensive commodity and a waste of budget. 2 in the team, 2 on the bench. After that, dip into the u23s for cover. No value in having 4 on their arse in the stands.
  41. 3 points
    Still our best defensive midfielder.
  42. 3 points
    Sorry - I couldn't resist! When fit, he's our best defensive midfielder, but... a) he's not that good in the context of the Championship as a whole b) you can't build a team around him, as he can't take part in all the training sessions with his teammates and you never know when he'll next break down c) Monk (and Luhukay's) decision not to play him may actually have more to do with his behaviour than his football - we simply don't know.
  43. 3 points
    Ferguson would replace them too with better or equal. We've rather carelessly dumped a player in mid season.
  44. 3 points
    I know exactly what would happen People would get fed up of finishing around 12th in the premier every year - they'd be pining for an exciting promotion race in the championship or people sayimng the owner had taken as far as he can so he needs to sell up so we can move to the next level
  45. 3 points
    Really? Well that muddies the waters doesn't it? I can now go back to having absolutely no idea what his situation is again then. But if he's capable of giving two interviews in such a short space of time that appear to be so mutually exclusive, you have to wonder what is going on in his head.
  46. 3 points
    Depression/mental health issues can hit anybody. Having loads of money helps pay the bills, but it doesn't fix what is bothering your brain. I suffer from it occasionally, but have never really told anybody, cos I'm a bloke and that's what we do. When everybody around me is happy, it can be the worse time. For example, when everyone is jumping around like loonies after we have won a big game (the play-offs, beating Man U at Wembley or whatever) I actually feel at my lowest, what else is going to compare to that feeling, that high? Like most people who suffer from depression, I use humour to deflect it, nobody suspects the clown in the room is the most miserable one in there (although clowns, the child-catcher and Worzel Gummidge still scare me to death, even now - why did they think it acceptable for him to have interchangeable heads, plus I have an ex named Sally).
  47. 3 points
    Not at all. People sacrifice things for work, every sympathy for Chris, but continuing a two hour commute everyday was madness,. Many many people work away Monday - Friday in numerous jobs, missing kids from schools and other day to day things in life. Life’s complex and messy and many normal people make massive sacrifices to provide ffor far far less wages than footballers are paid. if the commute was the issue, fix it by staying in a hotel. Tackle problems head on. Get other people to pick his kids up from school. Numerous people don’t get this privilege. Life can be very tough. Footballers have the ways and means of mitigating a lot of this that average working people don’t. It was utter madness what Kirkland was doing and I can’t believe no one at the club made suggestions to help etc.
  48. 3 points
    Mental health is a real bstd at times and suffer from it myself. You can feel like you won the world cup 1 minute, then feel like the bottom of your world has fell apart the next
  49. 3 points
    How would you know what they were really thinking? How do you know what they felt like when they were alone? How do you know what troubles they had? You don't, because they simply would have hidden it from everyone. And I mean, everyone. Maybe they didn't have any, but maybe they did. Either way, you personally wouldn't have known about it. Mental health isn't something people talk about, because it makes them feel weak, stupid, pathetic. In a dressing room full of other testosterone driven footballers, you cannot show one ounce of weakness, otherwise you'd feel exposed. The same will have gone for the men working in the very tough steel and iron works you talk about. Or in the coal mines, but every human being has feeling and emotions, so please don't just dismiss this as a non-existant entity. My brother is an ex-professional footballer, alcoholic, gambler and drug abuser (11 years sober on all counts). He tried to commit suicide twice after leaving the game but has since gained a PhD due to his research in to mental health issues during footballers career transitions (natural retirements or early retirement through injury). I consider myself to be exceptional strong minded, but when I found out almost five years ago that my former partner, later to be my wife, had stage 4 cancer at 49, it blew my world apart. She died 39 hours after we married at Weston Park hospital - four and half months after being diagnosed. I hit the drink hard for three months and needed counselling. I probably still would if it wasn't for my new partner. I met my new partner just over 3 years ago. Her previous partner had committed suicide, as he was raped as a teenager. He was unable to deal with the consequences of that awful ordeal and was alcoholic for about 20 years of his life, before it just became too much. He couldn't turn to anyone for help as he couldn't bare to relive those experiences. His own parents dismissed what had happened and disbelieved him. He felt abandoned. He decided to end his life the day before my partners birthday, so can you imagine the impact that has on her birthday, every year, probably for the rest of her life? So please, don't dismiss mental health as something that you can just shake off within a few months or that you are not susceptible, because everyone is and at one time or another, we have all suffered from this. I am just glad that in this day and age it's not something to be ashamed of, and that people like my brother, like me and my partner, can go and talk to trained people to discuss these issue and find peace again. I'm going to end this post on a positve note to show life can turn around, if you seek help when it is needed. I became a dad for the first time in December, at 50 years of age. My son, and my partner, are the stars that light my sky and I am so grateful I have them both in my life, along with my family and friends. So mental health is something that can treated affectively and something that an individual can move away from, if you have courage and strength to say "I need help".
  50. 3 points
    If clubs cared about their fans, they would vehemently oppose this nonsense of a return to football behind closed doors. Yet all we hear is how they’re all meet to return to training and to compete the season. No fans = no football. I want my money back.
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