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Loxley Owl

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  1. Loxley Owl

    What price would you pay?

    I think there would have been less moaning about the poo football last season if it had been winning poo football- we only made the playoffs with that late run but looked like we were going to miss out for a long time. If we had been serious contenders for the automatic spots no one would have really complained at the time.
  2. Good video. Awful music.
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    Jay Bothroyd

    As much as Bothroyd still makes me angry, I think that’s slightly unfair Bothroyd undoubtedly was a talented player and had done well in the past at Cardiff (I can’t remember if that was for Jones but it would make sense). The Wednesday fans’ reaction was very positive when he signed. In theory, it could have been a good signing. Sadly, he turned out to be crap and a massive bell end.
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    Rate the season

    2/10- Disaster. The aim at the start was automatic promotion; we only confirmed safety the other week. The only things making it as high as 2/10 are: Leeds double Reach’s wondergoals at Villa and Forest Reach’s general high standard throughout the season Nuhiu’s wondergoal against Preston Nuhiu’s emergence as a prolific striker over the last couple of months Joao’s improvement over the last couple of months Youngsters breaking into the team and looking like they should be there The Wednesday Pale Ale I was going to include the return of players like Forestieri and Bannan, but I’ve decided them being missing most of the season is one of the reasons why the score is so low. We already knew they were top players and their absence through injury has contributed to the disaster. Their recent return has limited the damage rather than been a highlight.
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    Goodbye, my friend

    Sadly I don’t have a filter. I just missed it because I stayed clear of the match day section when we were terrible. If you know how to activate such a filter on my iPhone, please let me know!
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    Goodbye, my friend

    Somehow (thankfully) I missed this batshit crazy thread in December. Jesus H. Christ
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    The ref playing no stoppage time

    They are allowed a conversion attempt. The match finishes immediately after the conversion is taken and scored/missed.
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    The ref playing no stoppage time

    “Added time” is a ridiculous and outdated concept that causes unnecessary controversy and confusion. Once again, football compares massively unfavourably to rugby in this context. In rugby union, the referee clearly calls when the clock is to be stopped. The clock on in the stadium and on the TV match this. Therefore when the clock reaches 80 minutes, it’s actually time for the match to end without any of the problems caused by added time. Rugby union actually requires there to be a stoppage for the game to end once the clock has reached 80 minutes. In a close game, the winning team will look to kick the ball out of play as soon as possible to end the match, but the team that’s losing will try to keep the ball in play and continue the game to try and score to win the match. It can make for some very exciting finishes. Whether or not the requirement for a stoppage to finish the game should be introduced in football is a separate issue, but stopping the clock so 90 minutes means 90 minutes definitely should be introduced.
  9. We went to the “fan park” yesterday. We actually saw KM wandering around before she went into the shop. The park is a good idea but it really needs some work to get people to use it. With the weather being so good, the queue for the bar was massive at 14:00. We decided not to bother and went in to the stadium where we knew we wouldn’t have to queue at the real ale portakabin on the North. Also the club need to think how they can get people to use it for the vast majority of the season when the weather is crap and it’s cold. In conclusion: A good idea and another step in the right direction for the club, but plenty of work to do to really get people to want to go there and spend their money before kick off.
  10. I'm in a similar position- I've just bought the colourised print, and I want to add the Ambrose Langley book (I've already got Flying Over an Olive Grove after someone was selling them in th NBT on a match day last season).
  11. For United away, 2005-06. At the time, the ticket office entrance was up the side of where the shop is now. We queued from quite a way down Penistone Road, right round the car park and up the side of the now Megastore, before queuing inside the ticket office. It was winter and bloody freezing. Someone just on front of us fainted when we had only just got in the car park. The staff took them in the ticket office but wouldn’t serve them until it was their turn from their place in the queue. When we finally got into the ticket office, there were only about 4 of 12 windows actually open.
  12. North, 1st row dowm from the top, almost on the half way line. It’s a great view, and for when the football is poo (most of this season) there’s a really angry man who stands with his mates on the back row. Listening to him kick off almost makes up for some of the dreadful performances this season.
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    Nuhiu: Player of the month

    A couple of times on Friday it was ridiculous- he appeared to be thrown down, right in front of the referee. Yet the useless clown officiating the match gave nothing.
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    It's happening again!!

    When I lived at Kilnhurst, the fields between there and Mexborough used to flood reasonably regularly, but there was obviously some work that had been done to allow for this. I used to walk my dog down the floor bank next to the canal between Kilnhurst and Swinton.
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    Fessi knows best ?

    Yes, Lionel Messi’s key attribute is his height, allowing him to tower above defenders to score so many goals.