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  1. The way he helps build the play and scores some of those instinctive flick finishes on the turn in those highlight videos reminds me very much of Hooper. There was even an effort rattled in off the bar from the edge of the box for good measure. It he plays with even half the consistency of Hooper then we've found a gem for this league. It's an interesting gamble, and it's clear that he's a Darren Moore signing from what he said in the interview about their conversations. I'm excited to see how he gets on.
  2. I'm confident we have a better team and will play better football than last season. The only problem is that it's a lot harder to get promoted from League One than it is to finish 4th bottom of the Championship.
  3. I'm not convinced by him on the results side of things yet. There are at least 3 other people who are obviously well more deserving of blame for relegation last season, but he still failed to keep us up when we had a decent chance to. Still, I'm currently quite happy with him, and the rebuild seems to be going well. I'm feeling optimistic, but results are what it comes down to. As long as we're not in the bottom six by new year I'd gladly give him more time to improve us though.
  4. Yeah, agreed on that, though many will always say we should have done more if they don't sign. I have no idea what Dawson is on, or how accurate that figure of £8k/pw is, but many people were willing to double that number, or even break the bank entirely to keep Hirst on the books and look how his career has panned out so far after leaving us. Maybe we pushed the boat out a bit too far to keep Dawson if he is on a high wage, but he's far from a write off and still has a few years to potentially come good.
  5. Dawson is at a bit of a crossroads, he could still go either way after showing a lot of promise in the not too distant past. I don't know why some (most?) of us complain that we don't tie young players down long enough in one breath, but then are so eager to write them off in the next. What's funny, in a sad way, is how the club gets criticised for not keeping hold of players like Hirst, Shaw, Osaze, when they are showing potential, yet also gets criticised when they do and it unfortunately doesn't work out (at least so far) with players like Dawson. If you go back in time, the sentiment on here was that we were making a similar mistake with letting Dawson's contract run down and most were happy when he signed the extension. Good luck to him, I wouldn't be against him coming back to be our #1 in the following season if he impresses at Exeter.
  6. Those corners look very floaty. Chris Lines Mk2. It's a good omen.
  7. Not sure if sarcasm? This looks to be a move made by the sport itself.
  8. Very surprised to see how low the numbers are for wanting a womens team. Investing in a good set up over on that side of the game is probably our only realistic chance of having any domestic success as a club for the next 30 years, never mind international success.
  9. The pink kit worked pretty well for getting the other lot into the Championship. Hopefully it can do the same for us.
  10. Maybe next time we have one we'll not attempt to force them out of the club like Morgan Fox. Also, I always liked Jack Hunt, I'd gladly have him back. He's not the most consistent crosser, but he plays at high tempo and gets the ball moving forwards. Hopefully we'll be playing on the front foot this season so his potential weaknesses in defence aren't of too much concern.
  11. He sounds like a bee trying desperately to find a way out of the window.
  12. I'm glad I wasn't the only one to be reminded of Nuhiu by that Kane goal. Perhaps we can share the same padded cell.
  13. Not sure on any names, aside from Derby I think was one club where the news leaked out like ours. Back in November there were 10 clubs unlikely to be able to pay their players on time according to inside knowledge presented at a parliamentary committee.
  14. Agreed, that doesn't look good. You could maybe argue that the players in question (we don't know who or how many) have rejected furlough to protect their own interests in being able to leave the club for free, but again, that's mostly of our own doing anyway with the unpaid wages. Still, we're not the only club not paying players wages on time either, but it's hard to defend when there are already so many compounding issues going on at Hillsborough.
  15. https://www.itv.com/news/2021-03-24/exclusive-clubs-in-englands-top-two-football-leagues-claim-furlough-cash-at-staggering-rate-of-40m-a-year According to Mike McCarthy they have claimed up to £125k of taxpayer money, despite having revenues that currently dwarf ours.
  16. Considering that 90% of this thread has been framed as "Chansiri has f'd SWFC" rather than "money has f'd football" I'd say it's more stirring the pot if we're using this story as a stick to beat the chairman with when other clubs are doing exactly the same, including our esteemed neighbours.
  17. Oddly enough, I reckon Rotherham have a better chance of staying up if they fail to beat Luton in mid-week. Hear me out... If they win, which sends us down, Derby will end up walking all over us at Pride Park - meaning Rotherham come down with us regardless of what happens at Cardiff. If they can't beat Luton then it goes to the final day where we're more likely to put up a fight at PP, giving Rotherham a chance to nick survival from the both of us. That's right Rotherham, you need to throw your game in mid-week to have any chance of staying up, I hope you're listening. Now, where are those straws...
  18. It's a bit of a drastic suggestion I've not seen proposed elsewhere, but potentially a last-ditch ace card if the government felt strongly enough to use it... Players coming to Britain temporarily to compete in professional sporting competitions (ie. the squad of Real Madrid flying over to play a Champions League game) are exempt from requiring work visas because sport (and other touring performance arts) receive special immigration treatment. There's the very real possibility that our government could choose not to recognise the legitimacy of the ESL competition and simply not to grant work visas/waivers to anyone attempting to enter the country to take part in it. In fact, quickly glancing at the current rules, you are required to be endorsed by the sport's governming body to be eligible for these kinds of visa. Good luck with that if The FA/UEFA/FIFA no longer have your back...
  19. The club has passed on its condolences and given numerous nice gestures to former players and the Sheffield community in general since Chansiri came in. Not every missed opportunity has to be a direct fault of his or an example of how badly the club is being run.
  20. It would be monumentally silly to give him the job in our current position. He's doing a great job of steadying the ship, but why change anything when things are going well and the pressure is completely off him, in a sense. Review his position at the end of the season, if we don't revert to type before then.
  21. Brentford's brand new pitch wasn't looking great yesterday either, lots of bare patches already.
  22. Sounds a bit like us in reverse from last season tbf.
  23. Probably just so you know what it's supposed to taste like before you buy it.
  24. 88th minute penalty after a BS dive. 1-0 Odds on.
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