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  1. 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!
  2. 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
  3. 67 points
    Found carrying multiple blades in his back pocket
  4. 62 points
    Hiirst Senior has gone to tell Steve Bruce that he once nearly signed for Man United
  5. 58 points
    When you say 'rumours', do you mean the one you've just started in this thread?
  6. 56 points
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 49 points
    Just on my way back from Wembley, I think a couple of additions and next year we could be top two.
  11. 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!
  12. 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 ************
  13. 47 points
    Rumours on twitter though....
  14. 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
  15. 44 points
    ...Stephen Fletcher was truly exceptional!
  16. 44 points
  17. 42 points
    I know we have other things that need spending money on. But a draw bridge would be magnificent!
  18. 42 points
    I hope he doesn't run it anything like my family as I cant stand most of them.
  19. 41 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!
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 40 points
    People are fatter these days
  23. 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
  24. 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. **
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. 36 points
  28. 36 points
    He is suspected of breaking the law.
  29. 36 points
    "Bloody hell Stubbs, we're alive!" "Unbelievable Sir" "Isn't it just. What were the chances that we'd crawl into Hargreaves's Peroni fridge in his secret lair just before eruption, or that the fridge itself would be able to take the full force of an exploding volcano and blast us clear to safety" "Mmmm. As I said. Unbelievable." "Blimey, I thought you'd be whooping with joy Stubbs, shouting 'Praise the Lord we're alive Sir!' and what not" "Unbelievable......UNBELIEVABLE!" "That's more like it!" "Unbelievable... that we've just ripped off one of the worst moments in modern cinematic history. I mean it really is poor" "Stubbs what's got into you?!" "You must know. I know you do. It's the scripts. These bloody scripts. They're really sinking to new levels." "Well it's the difficult 3rd season isn't it. Always happens" "Indeed Sir. Oh FFS!" "What?!" "All this 'indeed Sir' business. It's all I ever bloody say! I'm sick of it. Sick of this role. The sarcastic butler" "Oh come Stubbs, come , you're not a Butler. You're a valet." "Valet, butler what's the bloody difference. It's just sarky asides and nothing else. It's repetitive. It's killing my creativity" "Well you must have known when you took the role? I mean, the sarcastic man servant with a knowing 'indeed Sir' is one of the great tropes of British literature." "Well I'm finding it very restrictive. I went to RADA for crying out loud. I turned down Pirates of Penzance with Martine McCutcheon for this. I mean who the hell writes this cr@p?" "Just the one chap apparently." "Well that's where we're going wrong. We should get a team of writers in like they do with the top American shows" "On this budget? Blimey Stubbs. We're lucky to be able to afford the gifs with what Hargreaves is paying never mind a team of top comedic minds" "Still...I just , I'm not sure I can carry on with it. I think the whole thing is risking losing it's integrity. Where's the realism?" "Realism? Good God Stubbs, this is Owlstalk, 90% of what appears in complete pie in the sky, the flakey fantasy worlds of addled minds making stuff up" "But we shouldn't be going along with it. We should be an island. And island of quality on a sea of sludge" "Look. We just have to crack on. Make the best of it. Work with what we've got. Look, come here old cork. Come here. You just have to be professional about it. And it could be worse. Think about all those great actors that have had to try and work magic with Zak Snyder scripts." "I suppose so" "I mean to say, look at Jeremy Irons in Batman-V-Superman. Totally under used. Given piffling lines that could have come from the pen of a school-boy" "Mmm." "Look, when we get back I'll have a word, see if we can't fill your character out a bit" "And a bit of consistency too! The only two times they've ever given me lines away from the house I was a cockney in one episode and a born and bred Yorkshireman in the other" "I think they were trying to make you mysterious. Besides no one ever remembers the detail." "Well it just came across as lazy. Why can't I have one proper canon back story?" "Blimey. Don't start bandying 'canon' around. @DeeJayOne and @OWLSTALK did that once in the film thread. Carnage." "I just don't think I can do it anymore unless things pick up." "Well, some bad news there old cork. You've signed up for four years. Got the contract here...you can't do anything else. You're like Pierce Brosnan tied to Remmington Steel and having to knock the Bond gig back and watch Dalton getting it." "Can't we just get someone else in? A replacment for me. They did it 3 times with Lucy Robinson in Neighbours." "Yes. And she got better looking everytime Stubbs. They can hardly do that here can they and risk the limelight being took away from me" "So I'm stuck" "'fraid so old Cork" "Bloody hell. I'm going to get typecast like Harry.H.Corbett." "Stay. It'll pick up." "Ok. Ok. But I'll tell you this, if we start meandering away as badly as LOST did in the last three seasons then I'm out of here. Out of here! Contract or no bloody contract" "If we lose our way like LOST did I'll be leaving with you!. Right then.... Shall we?" "Go on then..." **** "Bloody hell Stubbs, we're alive!" "It's a bloody miracle Sir!" "I can't believe it worked." "Unbelievable" "Isn't it just. What were the chances that we'd crawl into Hargreaves's Peroni fridge in his secret lair just before eruption, or that the fridge itself would be able to take the full force of an exploding volcano and blast us clear to safety." "True enough Sir. But we've lost time." "You're right Stubbs, there's no time to waste. We must get back to England at once and capture Hargreaves for his crimes against Emojis" "Very good Sir!" ***** Wednesday - V - Brentford 7:45pm Kick off Hillsborough Stadium Team News Sheffield Wednesday - Fernando Forestieri is available after missing the 3-1 victory over Swansea on Saturday through a ridiculous suspension. George Boyd (Badly), Morgan Fox (back) and Jordan Thorniley (hee-ad) could return but Sam Winnall (building fitness) , Gary Hooper (golfing) and Kieran Lee (doomed) remain sidelined. Fernando has never played against the pigs though so it's to be hoped he doesn't tweak anything against Brentford and keep that run going. Brentford - Ezri Konsa may be back in the Brentford defence after serving a one-match ban. Marcus Forss (back) and Luke Daniels (calf) may travel but Rico Henry, Lewis Macleod and Emiliano Marcondes are out. **** Match facts Sheffield Wednesday have lost their last two Championship matches against Brentford, both 0-2 - however, both were at Griffin Park. Brentford have lost three of their last four league visits to Hillsborough to face Sheffield Wednesday (W1). Sheffield Wednesday have only lost one of their last 11 Championship matches (W5 D5), keeping clean sheets in six of those contests. Brentford have won five of their last six league games (L1), including a win away against Rotherham, their only away victory this season. Since the start of last season, this is Sheffield Wednesday's fourth Championship match against Brentford, with a different manager in charge each time (Carvalhal, Bullen, Luhukay, Bruce). Brentford's Neal Maupay has scored in four of his last five league games, with the Bees winning in each of the games that he scored in during this run. COME ON WEDNESDAY
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. 34 points
    Best thing on there was this....
  33. 34 points
    Get him a new contract! Absolute beast of a performance again, but a Reyt battle in!
  34. 32 points
    3 goals in a month, more than £6m striker Madine's managed in over a year
  35. 31 points
    Jos Luhukay did two very good things at Wednesday: 1. He signed Michael Hector. 2. He f*cked off.
  36. 31 points
  37. 30 points
    One of two obvious issues we had, along with a lack of pace. Funny how it took Bruce less than 48 hours to address what neither previous manager could see in the entire tenure
  38. 30 points
    Give it a few weeks and they'll all be on XHamster
  39. 30 points
    I remember a few seasons ago Cardiff set off a firework in the away end that made me jump out of my skin! Still had enough presence of mind to drag my misses in front of me as a human shield. That's survival instinct!
  40. 30 points
    Love this man. He will get us competing at the right end again. Just wish we’d had him 3 years ago.
  41. 30 points
    "Fair play to Steve Bruce and Sheffield Wednesday - they pressed us very high, went man for man and we didn't have a solution. "We knew the solution, we just didn't do it. That made us extremely bad on the ball. It was a well-deserved win for Sheffield Wednesday."
  42. 30 points
    Us to do the grunters at Wembley, slap a monkey on it. It will be billed as the silence of the hams and will be talked about for decades to come.
  43. 29 points
    Tried my best at predicting the results.
  44. 29 points
    My lawnmower is called Abdi. I live in a flat
  45. 29 points
    Still the best the chairperson we have had for ages.
  46. 28 points
    Starts for Scotland. Good luck to the lad, well deserved international debut.
  47. 28 points
    Wonderful to hear Bruce suggesting Hooper might be back in two weeks for Stoke. “Whether that’s too early we’ll have to wait and see”. What a boost to our chances if we have Hooper on the bench for Stoke, Villa and Forest, and starting with Fletcher v Leeds, Norwich, Bristol C, Preston and QPR. (and the play-offs of course). Plus, Getting Hooper back even in a part-time role allows Bruce to give Fletcher time off here and there. Right now there is too much on Fletcher’s shoulders and we will be very lucky if he doesn’t break between now and May. Fingers crossed we hear nothing but positive news about Hooper’s ongoing recovery.
  48. 28 points
    When he´s on it he can be unplayable. Some refuse to accept it, but he´s can be a matchwinner on his day.
  49. 28 points
    Brilliant form for us right now. 4 goals in 5 games. 6 goals in 12 games (11 starts) Playing game-in, game-out. Finishing beautifully, full of confidence. Vital player. Held our attack together all but single-handedly for months now.
  50. 28 points
    Bruce will tell him what's what. Will not be happening anymore trust me.
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