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  1. Owlstalk as always will be open, operating and welcoming on Christmas Day this year Over the years Christmas Day on Owlstalk has been a very lovely friendly place, and in particular a great place to hang out for those who might be on their own for whatever reason I really look forward to chatting to you all on Christmas Day and want every Wednesday fan to know that if you're on your own at home or elsewhere that we would love to see you and hear from you on Christmas Day as we spend time chatting, laughing and getting through the day See you on Christmas Day!
    88 points
  2. Well I want us to win. Like I do every week regardless of who’s in charge
    85 points
  3. 71 points
  4. First there was the absolute 5-0 humiliation at Sunderland where the Wednesday players literally gave up. Second there was a 1-0 defeat at impoverished Shrewsbury Town which should have been 3-0 but Bowman missed two absolute sitters. Third there is now Wolves saying that they do not trust one of their decent young players to be placed under the "management" of Moore. Many of us remember going to the likes of Tottenham, West Ham and Chelsea in the days when we had a football team. Everyone who went there will know that there would be riots in the stands if they had to endure what we are having to endure under Moore. WBA sussed Moore out pretty sharpish. As a fan base Wednesday fans need top stop being so passive and give Moore sheer hell if there is not a resounding win against Plymough in a week's time. Enough is enough!
    69 points
  5. Festive greetings to our loyal fans! Unfortunately, 2021 has been another annus horribilis for Sheffield Wednesday Football Club. We entered the year full of optimism, having finally rid ourselves of the root of all our problems: Anthony Richard Pulis. Unfortunately, the ten games he oversaw undid all the diligent work I and my football advisors had put in place over the previous six years, and though we battled valiantly against relegation, we were unable to overcome the damage he caused. It might have been partly Garry Monk's fault, too. As we look ahead to 2022 and our continued battle to return Sheffield Wednesday to where we were before I spent £350m improving the club, I'd like to personally wish our loyal fans a very Merry Christmas. You continued loyalty gives me hope that we may soon be able to pay a fee for a player again. After all, isn't that the true meaning of Christmas? Enjoy your festive celebrations and keep an eye out for more opportunities to prove your loyalty in the new year. All the best, Dejphon x
    58 points
  6. Well done Moore, total and utter incompetence from the man. Every Wednesday fan can see he's our best wide player by a mile!
    55 points
  7. That's what you get if you don't play em It's also the risk you take if your club ends up in the situation where you have to rely on bringing in shedloads of loan players
    55 points
  8. Can't stand this self entitled modern day attitude. I went. When I buy a ticket to watch Wednesday, I don't do it on the proviso we'll win or even play well. You win some, you lose some. It's football.
    55 points
  9. No way to spin this. Absolutely damning, and doesn’t matter if you rate him or not. A Premier League club thinks we can’t be trusted and are a waste of their players time. MK Dons apparently the more suitable alternative.
    54 points
  10. Half hope it’s off, given their frankly unbelievable form.
    54 points
  11. Talk us through how you sack a chairman.
    48 points
  12. Tonight was rubbish but I thought we were comfortably the better team for a lot of the first half Human nature to get wound up and demand change after a result like that, but they happen to all teams every now and again There has been a huge improvement in our performances these last 15 or so games Tonight was just a blip UTO
    48 points
  13. "Oh, you're back Stubbs. I thought you'd be a bit later than this. Bit early home for a presentation night isn't it. I thought it would be going on well into the early hours. It's not often the village gets to celebrate a sporting success. I thought you and the chaps would be out for a nice meal and a decent drink" "I did too, Sir. But alas. There was no presentation night." "No presentation night!! After beating the Miners Helmet to the Darts and Dominoes League title for the first time in 15 years" "No, Sir" "Well, why on Earth not?" "Because all my team mates are dead,Sir." "Dead?" "Yes, Sir. Dead." "What do you mean, Dead?" "As in. No more. Sir." "But how?!" "It appears they caught Covid sir. During last weeks final League fixture" "But how? Mrs Vulcan at the Beevers Teeth runs a tight ship. Doorman and everything. There's not a safer building in the town. Perfect neutral venue." "Indeed so, Sir. Infact they were asking for proof of a negative test on the door. That's why we were without old Double Top Ted. Had to bring young Hawkins in as a late replacement. " "Safe as houses then" "So we thought ,Sir. But what couldn't be accounted for, but which we subsequently discovered, was that a group of lads who usually drink in the Cretins Arms, who turned up for a session had done so with falsified tests." "Falsified tests? But why on Earth would anyone do that Stubbs! After all we've been through?" "Because there's some absolute morons out there, Sir who don't mind if they risk other peoples lives as long as they can get some ale down their neck and do a line or two off the toilet cisterns. After all. No one can tell them what to do and stand in the way of them having a laugh." "My word. What a stain on humanity" "Indeed, Sir. Indeed" SUNDERLAND -V- WEDNESDAY 7:45pm Thursday 30th December 2021. Stadium of Light. SUNDERLAND Despite having an outbreak of Covid in the camp Sunderland are only missing a couple of squad players for the game and look likely to be able to put out a similar side to the one that dismantled Doncaster Rovers at the weekend. If anything the Black Cats maybe boosted by the return of Carl Winchester who missed the Rovers game with a calf problem. WEDNESDAY With zero news coming out of Hillsborough it's anyones guess how the Owls will line up. The manager admitted on Christmas week that there were just seven players in training some days last week. Who they were remains a mystery , as does the likely starting XI. FORM TABLE Only Portsmouth , whose only dropped points were against 10 man Wednesday in a battling 0-0, are in better form than Sunderland over the last month. Wednesday however boast the longest unbeaten record in the football League.
    46 points
  14. https://www.thestar.co.uk/sport/football/sheffield-wednesday/sheffield-wednesday-cult-hero-on-his-owls-exit-favourite-moment-and-how-barry-bannan-made-sure-he-hit-major-milestone-3506929 Little was known about Atdhe Nuhiu when he arrived at Sheffield Wednesday back in 2013. He was snapped up as a free transfer by Day after leaving Rapid Vienna, and all fans knew was that – at 6ft 6in – he was a bit of giant, and that at one stage he’d helped knock Aston Villa out of the Europa League. Jones called Nuhiu a ‘real talent’ that would give Wednesday ‘another dimension’. A week later he scored on his debut against Queens Park Rangers and marked the beginning of what turned out to be a long relationship with the Owls faithful. By the time he left last summer, the forward had racked up nearly 300 appearances in Wednesday colours and become only the second player this side of the millennium to score 50+ goals for the club The COVID-19 pandemic robbed the loyal servant of the chance to bid farewell to those that had chanted his name for the best part of a decade, but he still hopes to put that right at some point in the future. Speaking from Austria, where he now plays for SCR Altach, Nuhiu told The Star, “I hope that one day, when they’re all back in the stadium, there will be a day where I can come back and say a proper goodbye. That would be my personal wish - then I could really close my chapter as a Wednesday player. I’d really, really like to do that… “Sheffield Wednesday will always remain part of me… I played there many years, and you don’t forget that. Most of professional career was in Sheffield, so I’ll always follow them - last season my heart was bleeding the same way as the fans. I hope this season they will be back where they belong.” Nuhiu has enjoyed a good start to life back in Austria with Altach, scoring on his debut in the ÖFB Cup and then grabbing an assist a couple of weeks later as they picked up their first Bundesliga win of the campaign, but he admits that he would have liked to stay at Hillsborough last season before he made the move to APOEL Nicosia in Cyprus. “For players like me, and Kieran Lee, the contracts ran out and the talks were ongoing, but nothing was decisive. As a result of that, we all left. It was probably the right decision. “Sheffield Wednesday was always my first priority, but there was always a bit of hesitation and nothing concrete. And because of Coronavirus there were a few financial issues. It was not an easy situation.” But leave, he did. Drawing a line under what was ultimately a happy time in his career and one that saw him build up long-term friendships. He still keeps in touch with the likes of Tom Lees, Joey Pelupessy and Barry Bannan – and it was partly thanks to ‘Baz’ that he joined Marcus Tudgay on the short list of Owls with 50+ goals this side of the millennium. “We played against Fulham, and I scored a penalty,” he remembers. “I went up to take it as I usually did if I was on the field - I was one of the penalty takers. “I went there, and then suddenly Connor (Wickham) wanted to take it. I wasn’t too bothered, but then Baz came from behind and said I should take it because it would be my 50th goal. “I knew about it, but it didn’t come up in my mind at that time. So it was amazing that he remembered and then encouraged me to take it. He gave me a boost.” He’d have reached 50 without the penalty, of course, bagging his 51st – and final – Wednesday goal in the same game away at Craven Cottage, but it certainly wasn’t up there on his list of best goals. His moment of magic against Preston North End, his kneeslide in the snow at Elland Road, the limbs at Watford away. He’s got plenty of happy memories to look back on as he ponders life at Hillsborough – but for him, two really stick out. “I think Preston was the most beautiful goal I scored,” he said. “But there were other goals that were more important – goals that really meant a lot. Another one that stands out was my goal against Manchester City, because it was against one of the best teams in the world now. “In terms of moments though, there are two. One was when we beat Brighton away and went to the Play-Off final, that was amazing. And obviously the experience at Wembley – that was a feeling I’ll never forget.” And there are plenty of other moments that he gave fans over the years, developing a knack for popping up in the dying moments to rescue a point or earn a couple more. Now though, as the 32-year-old looks to keep that knack going elsewhere, his eyes remain on Hillsborough and the goings on at his old stomping ground. Once and always. When asked if he had a message for the fans, he replied, “I want to thank them for all their support throughout my time. I’ll never forget it. And now I’m not a player, I’m one of them – I’m a Wednesdayite. So we can support Sheffield Wednesday together. Hopefully one day I can have that proper goodbye.” Here’s to you, Atdhe Nuhiu.
    45 points
  15. Three points against the league leaders Well done Lee
    44 points
  16. I could cope. I could cope with the manager being sacked if that's what had to happen I could cope with that I could cope with Chansiri making a change to try and ignite the season I could I could cope with it But I know for a 100% FACT that I could not cope with what would come next First it would be the 'Big's that are suggested by our fans "Big Sam" "Big Ron" "Big Jim" "Big Mick" Then it would (as it always does) move onto Why not give it Waddle? He knows the club Why not give it John Sheridan? He knows the club Why not give it Ryan Lowe? He knows the club Why not give it xxxxxxxxxxx insert ex player here xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx ? He knows the club Then it would be Why not give Neil Warnock the job till the end of the season Give it Holloway till the end of the season Then we'd get "Paul Cook would jump at the chance to come" That's bad enough But then we'd also get stuff like.... Get Carlos Back Get Gary Megson back For months Months it would go on with some of our fans doing the above all day every day I 100% could NOT cope with THAT again
    43 points
  17. Not sure what 40% of released on a free in 2023 would equate to?
    42 points
  18. Never achieved owt in management Plays formations with numerous players out of their natural position Continues to play absolute poo like wing and refuses to start theo Top 2 out of sight before January Blame covid ,player injuries, what you like Moore has been a disaster
    42 points
  19. 42 points
  20. We need to act quickly and get Evans in…I think he would get this set of players going..no more mr nice guy Moore..we need a hard man like Evans
    41 points
  21. I want us to win all our remaining games and get promoted, I'm weird like that.
    40 points
  22. Don't know how many times I've said it this season but for gods sake get rid. This isn't the person who is going to take us up. His record is shocking. We've got one of the best squads in the league and he doesn't get the best out of them.
    38 points
  23. I’m not a big fan of DM but today’s result has certainly put paid to him getting the sack in January. I think it’s time to stop the negativity for at least 6 games, call it a truce or whatever but let’s just give our full support and see where we are are in 6 games time, we aren’t going to change so why not see if a fully supported DM can deliver. positivity going forward, anyone in
    37 points
  24. And that’s why there was no guarantee of game time for Corbeanu Top 90 minute performance
    37 points
  25. Some people called the Sunderland result a blip Some called it a one off, yeah right These performances have been the norm Morecambe Plymouth twice Shrewsbury twice Oxford Wimbledon Cambridge Lincoln Cheltenham Gillingham Wycombe Hartlepool 0-3 at home Sunderland I'd suggest results like Rotherham away, Crewe away and Sunderland at home are the blips Under this manager we are an ordinary team and quite clueless We are easy to score against, we can't defend corners or free kicks "Yes but all our centre half's are injured" I hear you say Remind me again, who was it that decided to go into the season with 4 centre half's, 3 of whom are crocks If Chansiri doesn't do something soon, this could turn into a relegation fight We can't let this continue, No Moore
    37 points
  26. On a side note. Why the hell do grown men wait after the game to see opposition players get on the team coach. very strange.
    36 points
  27. "I don't feel there is a club I have left that I have not put in a better place in some part." What do you think? Agree or disagree?
    36 points
  28. If this kid has any ambition in the game he should be on the phone to his agent demanding a move elsewhere Seriously don't know how he doesn't get a start The only pace and ability in out team to take on a man Players at the club are shoe ins to start no matter how awful they play. Yet theo has 2 or 3 decent games ,never to be seen in the starting lineup again Another baffling decision by donkey Darren
    36 points
  29. If it were up to footballers, managers etc, they’d play no games and still get paid a fortune. Tired of the belly aching. Kick a ball about and pipe down.
    36 points
  30. Always one moron suggesting this is similar to Nazi Germany. It is frankly outrageously offensive to the 11 million people systematically killed by an evil regime.
    35 points
  31. You should never ever want Wednesday to lose.
    35 points
  32. Was expecting this to be a thread about the south stand ultras
    34 points
  33. I have confidence that he'll be replaced with someone better and far more exciting.
    34 points
  34. Linked with Preston, Derby, Sunderland, Portsmouth. I reckon the unique opportunity to split his time between LWB and the bench could make the difference and entice him here.
    33 points
  35. He's had a below-par half season (although nowhere near as bad as many on here make out), but he's proven in the past that he's a decent player. If we can get him on a free, then that's got to be good business in the grand scheme of things. There's no reason he can't find his form again and go on to be a good player for us.
    32 points
  36. That ‘going on the p*ss with Chansiri’ video
    32 points
  37. Very good interview by the manager . Knows the issues , faces up to them. a breath of fresh air .
    32 points
  38. In general fans enjoy the Christmas fixtures and they are a tradition in this country. The only reason all these games are getting called off is because of the omicron variant and there is no sign that this will become a yearly thing. I’d suggest a more sensible idea to avoid all of these games would be for more footballers to go out and get the booster rather than sitting at home tweeting about idiotic conspiracy theories.
    31 points
  39. Okay, I'm gonna say it. Last season we went down without even a whimper. Blame Moore all you like but he was very ill for quite a bit of that time. The shiite had already been set in place by his two predecessors. When we did go down, it was said by many that we were in a right state and would probably only finish mid-table in league one. Some even thought we'd do a double drop. DC put his faith in Moore to help rebuild the club. Then we managed to hold on to our best players: Windass, Iorfa and Bannan all stayed. We signed loads of players and suddenly everyone thinks we're certainties to go up. But... we had a new squad and have been absolutely blighted with injuries, yet again. Moore hasn't been able to play his best 11 once this season. No, he's not perfect and I don't know if he is the man to take us up but we can't just keep changing managers every time we have bad runs. Yes, many think he should be doing better with the players we have but he is battling against this losing culture and weak mentality we have at this club and have had for some time. When does the blame rest with the players? I'll probably get pelters for saying he needs to be given time to rebuild properly but so far he's doing as well if not better than most of our fans thought we'd do at the end of last season. We have short memories. Anyway, great win and performance today. Let's hope it continues.
    30 points
  40. Any club that does due diligence on where they are sending their future superstars are going to look at how our club is run and how the players are managed and decide there is no way they are going to loan us anyone. I don't think we would even get a tea lady on loan. It's going to be a struggle I think. Having seen the way we have regressed since Moore arrived the views will have changed from any positivity that may have been in existence in the summer. Fingers crossed cos we desparetly need an input in a few positions.
    30 points
  41. As above! Don't believe the soundbytes regarding Theo. He is spending the remaining 6 months this season at MK because they will be paying Wolves more money, nothing to do with play. That begs a different question in its self, even more disappointingly IMO. He is spending the remaining 6 months of the season at MK because Wolves have told him he has to, he will have had zero say on where he actually wanted to be. Who knows if he actually wanted to stay or go? Don't believe the articles in the MK propaganda, he is well trained in the art of the media, he isn't exactly going to come out and say I'd rather be at Wednesday but c'est la vie, is he? If a match in which we hammered them for 90 mins is a good indication for him that they were a decent side to play for, then he has a bit to learn footy wise. It is dire straights that we have lost a promising player to a promotion rival, and is pretty sad. But it isn't the end of the world, he wasn't ours to keep anyway which is what o am telling myself. It was never his destiny to stay and it was never our choice.
    30 points
  42. So I'd just like to take a moment to thank EVERYONE for using/reading/contributing to Owlstalk over the last 365 days Even the weirdos who post random sheeeeite - I'm even grateful for your nonsense This year has been a mad/bad one but we've dug in and made a fist of it haven't we old chap? We also sponsored Liam Palmer (no comments on last night's performance please - we're still 100% proud to sponsor him!) And we also raised £1000 for SWFC Community team and their work We also helped raise enough money for a disabled fan, friend and legend of YouTube Punkchef after he lost his computer and bought him a new one We also help contribute hugely towards a young Owl getting a new Wheelchair But hey - it's not all about fundraising and that but after all we ARE a community, we are here always for Wednesday fans all over the world and we will continue fundraising efforts even more so in 2022 (Already have a few things planned and some ideas) On the forum front we've upgraded a few times this year, introduced new features, booted off some unpleasant individuals and had a laugh with each other and a passionate argument and debate with others at times but it's been fab company having you all here with us. Anyway - THANK YOU for being on Owlstalk - you guys are the greatest community of them all HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! (A much much bigger one to all the Owlstalk subscribers though) Here's how you can subscribe to Owlstalk and make sure 2022 is even better - https://www.owlstalk.co.uk/forums/subscriptions/
    30 points
  43. Better manager than Moore tbf
    29 points
  44. To be fair with Sheffield Wednesday's injury record, if I were a player I'd also pay for my own choice of surgeon/treatment out of my own pocket
    29 points
  45. Rotherham seem to be doing ok having not spent anything on transfers pre season. Playoff places are taken up by Wigan, Wycombe, Oxford and Plymouth who have spent £650k between them and I would be willing to bet that our wage bill is considerably higher than any of those teams so anyone saying Moore hasn’t been backed financially is obviously wrong. You don’t need to spend millions to get out of this league.
    29 points
  46. Go home Darren. You're p*ssed.
    29 points
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