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barn_owl

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  1. What training do stewards have these days? When was the last ‘emergency’ drill? Most of us will remember the infamous Mr Meadows and times when there was a stoppage in play all seated stewards were required to stand and face the crowd. Post Mr Meadows there was a similar drill when something like an amber ‘steward’ was required and an amber light flashed on the control room. When did this last happen? Don’t get me wrong, stewards are there for a reason but are they given the right training and knowledge of what to do in certain situations or are they just told to stand there?
  2. I think sooner or later someone is going to be on the end of a 4 or 5 goal hiding with the number of chances we are creating. Huge improvement and considering we have a makeshift defence, performances and results are going in the right direction. Maybe with our lack of fit defenders, DM has decided to change tactics and take the pressure of the back by going all out attack?
  3. Just got the 12:03 from Kings cross to Leeds and sat in these seats…. Whodunnit?!
  4. I seem to remember we were linked with Stuart Pearce in the mid 90's. It was in the Green 'un one summer. One day I remember coming home from school and immediately putting ceefax on to see the headline 'Wednesday sign Pearce'. Imagine my disappointment when it turned out to be Andy Pearce.. I think i read somewhere where we were interested in Gary Lineker when he was at Leicester but he went to Everton. Also Neil Webb when he was at Man Utd. Wasnt there also a £10m bid for Ross McCormack?
  5. Looks like it is button up at the neck. Hopefully this indicates a collar as well. Although last season had button but no collar…
  6. To put in a performance like that in a must win match is inexcusable. No urgency, no desire, no quality, no taking responsibility, no leadership, no hope.... I have had it with this set of losers, but I will always support my team and against my better judgement will be there next season watching the likes of Cheltenham, MK Dons and Accrington Stanley...
  7. I will reserve judgement until next season when he has got rid of the deadwood, brought his own players in and had a pre-season with them. Having said that, I would have expected better performances...
  8. He didnt, but he did here https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/46656402
  9. Didn't he celebrate as if he'd won the World Cup when he scored against us? i don't get the obsession with bringing players back just because they were good for us when they are past their best.
  10. Have they? Last Home fixture vs Barnsley to be moved to lunchtime? Usually move the away match to lunchtime but in recent years home match has been 3pm
  11. It was this one.... https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/35732901
  12. It was the play off final season before he signed. Went downhill from there for both us and Abdi...!
  13. Was in Forest end when we won 3-0 a couple of seasons ago. We played some great stuff that day and Forest couldn't handle us at times. Managed to keep in in until the 3rd when i stood up, fortunately a few forest fans did as well to have a go at them. After the match I stayed to watch the team walk off and as they approached the tunnel there were a fair few clapping them off and cheering them, so suppose there was a few Wednesday in there that day.
  14. Didnt realise he had passed away. You remember them as the age they were, rather than the age they would be now. Don't recall Wednesday ever announcing anything, whereas they did with Clive Baker. I can still see the images of them in the silver tracksuit on the team photo circa 87/88ish.
  15. Maybe have just been away for Christmas, not sure but if he is back wonder why it hasn't been announced yet?
  16. My mate knows Steve Agnew's nephew and says it's a done deal. Only delay is that Bruce wanted to spend Christmas and new year with his family. Currently still in Barbados. Theres a reason on the bookies are not running a market on it...! Pretty much what what we already know.
  17. After the slating he got last week from Jos I thought he showed great character to put in a performance like that today. I was impressed with him. Hopefully Bruce knows more of how to play him than Jos did.
  18. My heart says keep Hooper, Matias, Westwood and Lee. My head says keep Matias and offer Hooper & Lee reduced contracts, if they sign they sign, if not let them go. Westwood is obviously not in favour so will unfortunately we will lose one of the best goalkeepers in the league for free. Not sure on Preston, but surely if he was good enough he would have been given more of an opportunity given our circumstances. I'm a big fan of his, but not sure Pudil has another season at this level in him. The rest can go.
  19. Another of the Wednesday family gone too soon. RIP
  20. There are pro's & cons to both staying at Hillsborough and leaving. If we were to stay I would like us to redevelop both west stand and kop similar to Ibrox (as images) where the lower part of the stand meets around the corners but not completely filled in with seats. This retains the traditional separate stands with a modern element. The corners could be as screens or hospitality boxes along with permenant TV studios. Both stands could either be single tier or 2 tier with boxes between upper and lower and both could satisfy segregation of fans. Ultimately further down the line, this design could connect the south stand with west stand and Kop with stadium control and screens in the corners. The issue's with staying have been well documented and the club would have to seriously think how to increase non-matchday revenue streams. What is is clear is that our home needs serious investment to meet the demands of modern day football business and generate more income both on matchday and non-matchday.
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