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  1. Sova

    FA Cup replays

    I disagree the winners should get a champions league spot. It's bad enough non-champions qualify. Anyway, the rewards aren't as great as you might think, and I'm not sure that a team not good enough to qualify via the league route would actually benefit from the distraction of it the next season. Ok, maybe the teams finishing 5th or 6th might, but for me the very top teams aren't the problem - it's the lower teams who prioritise their league position above all else that are the issue. My solution would be to move the later rounds - at least from the QFs onwards - to the end of the season.
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    FA Cup replays

    Or the transporter bridge derby. Plus, there's an area of Middlesbrough called Newport; it has a Newport Road and a Newport Bridge (not the same as the transporter bridge).
  3. No one could blame the ref for not wanting to see more of that turgid second half than he had to, but there were 5 substitutions that half, all at different times, plus various stoppages for injuries (a couple of head injuries to their players for a start), yet we got just 3 minutes, and Bannan was injured for about a minute of that. But the final whistle came after just over the 3 minutes. Yes, Luton very much deserved to get a replay, and I doubt very much that we'd have scored had any more time been played, but once again I'm left confused about what exactly the policy on added time is supposed to be.
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    £20 just the ticket

    As it happens, our cheapest adult seasons tickets (early bird, kop) are £455, and 23 games at £20 would come to £460. So season tickets wouldn't be attractive at all. Of course, fans are entitled to ask how other clubs manage to offer cheaper tickets.
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    English manager

    That's the one. Anyone for the connection?
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    English manager

    Speaking of Bruce's background, he has a very specific geographical connection with one of our previous managers, who, incidentally, also managed Sunderland as well. What is it, and who's the manager?
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    £20 just the ticket

    But that's the point, isn't it? Let's say we got 15K walk-ups today at £20 a ticket - that's £300K. 10K walk-ups at £35 quid a ticket would have been £350K. Having said that, I agree that it's not just about the numbers (plus, of course, there are various factors we don't know, so we can't really judge).
  8. Not disagreeing with the sentiment, but this isn't true. The bottom 5 have all scored fewer, as have Stoke and Middlesbrough. But at least we're not conceding as many now.
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    1993: A few questions

    That's a good point. One might think that the horrendous way in which we lost the FA Cup final would have been the start of our decline, but our form after the SF - indeed, even after the QF replay against Derby, once we knew we had the blunts in the SF- was relegation form. We'd been fourth in March, but we completely fell away to finish 7th. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1992–93_Sheffield_Wednesday_F.C._season
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    1993: A few questions

    Man Utd, which, given that they won the title by 10 points, wasn't such a surprise.
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    1993: A few questions

    Remarkably, given the quality of their players, Arsenal had the division's worst attack that season. But, sadly for us, they also had the second-best defence.
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    #OnThisDay in 1867

    Except for the fact that we won. I think.
  13. It's all very well talking about keeping the ball (even with an extra man), but we can barely manage to keep it for 30 seconds anyway, let alone keep it for 6 minutes of added time! Incidentally, according to here: https://www.transfermarkt.co.uk/championship/gegentorverteilung/wettbewerb/GB2/plus/1 that was the first injury time goal we've conceded this season. So maybe we're so bad in that area after all. Of course, this might have a lot to do with the fact that our goals against record for the previous 45 minutes is appalling, so the opposition don't need to bother attacking in added time (Ipswich haven't conceded any goals in injury time).
  14. FWIW, Fabian Delph's red card for Man City today was very similar - and the team in the BBC studio made a point of praising the ref for sending him off.
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    It's quite possible this could be our new manager's first game.