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  1. That sounds about right. And certainly after they scored their first we made little effort to respond. I wouldn't be too surprised if his thinking was that a point away v a team expected to be up there at the end of the season (on paper, you could argue that last night was our toughest fixture of the season) would have been a good result even with 11 men, let alone playing with 10 for almost an hour. We've another away game on Saturday - perhaps he had his eye on that.
  2. OK, fair enough. And the draw's pretty prominent too. Is that the .co.uk site? I'm looking at the .com one.
  3. On a similar note, as I write, there's no mention of the Carabao Cup on the BBC's football home page. No link to any match reports, no mention of the draw, nothing. The headline article include Man Utd women signing someone, something about football and psychology, and an Italian side I've barely heard of signing a Nigerian I've never heard of.
  4. Assuming he stays fit, and assuming City do reasonably well in the cups, I wouldn't be at all surprised if he scored 50 goals this season.
  5. Surely most professional footballers are better than their dad?
  6. Not quite - it's 8 yellows, plus the red for 2 yellows.
  7. 'Gone for ever are the days when Sheffield Wednesday can be referred to as a "sleeping giant".' Well, thank goodness for that, eh! That 'all under careful police scrutiny and control' line reads horribly given what was to happen, though.
  8. Which train back were you thinking of catching?
  9. Currently being managed by Miroslav Klose
  10. But those seats we can't use haven't disappeared, have they? We still have close to 40,000 of them, and there are swathes of empty ones even when we sell out. For the group games, the stadium would have been at best just over half-full, and the 13K for Sweden v Switzerland would have looked dreadful.
  11. To make matters worse, Chelsea went on to win the Cup-WInners' Cup, just as Arsenal had done after beating us.
  12. You can add Southampton to the list, though Palace was 'just' twice according to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Administration_(British_football). Bournemouth have been in admin twice, and after the second enjoyed the best decade in their history. So that's 1/4 of next season's Premier League who've been in admin since we dropped out of the top flight. Take out the traditional giants, the teams taken over by billionaires as part of a sportswashing project, the teams with stadiums they didn't pay for, and the serial parachute payment abusers, and you're not left with much. Another example: Wigan went into admin just last year and seemed to be a complete basket case of a club. They're now a division above us.
  13. Stoke have had some decent badges in the past, but that one really is crap.
  14. Imagine being from Huddersfield and attending both! And I expect quite a few did.
  15. Loses points for helping Leeds to win the title though. But still, yes. A much better goals to games record than either Hirst or Bright, and he spent his entire time with us in the top flight too. Very unlucky not to win an England cap.
  16. Any player sent off should be regarded as playing the opposition onside for the rest of the game (!) Bring back multiple replays. Make teams in Europe enter the League Cup from the 2nd round like they used to do. Nobody used to mind when teams like Oxford and Luton (and us as a 2nd-tier team) won it. Nobody pretended that those teams were the best in the country. Same with the FA Cup. Nobody minded Wimbledon and Coventry winning it, and if the big teams didn't make as much effort as in the league, so what. In connection with this, the rule that teams should play their 'full available strength' in cup matches should either be properly imposed or revised to require teams to play at least 8 of the team who featured in their previous league game. Teams should be allowed 3 subs max. And, while it was amusing to see the pigs go out on penalties the other day, it seems every other final goes to spot kicks these days. I'd love to see an alternative, or at least some way to reduce the number of shoot-outs. If we can't have endless replays, maybe have penalties before extra time, or even during half-time in regular time (then there wouldn't need to be extra time).
  17. Ice hockey has much smaller nets than football, and shorter games, yet they have more goals. So what can football borrow from ice hockey? 1) Bring the nets forward a few yards and allow play to continue around the back. 2) Use a smaller ball. Why bother changing every net in the country when players can use a mini football instead?
  18. 98/99 wasn't so bad. We finished 12th and had wins over Spurs, Arsenal, Man Utd, Everton and Liverpool. It probably felt a lot worse at the time, because we were comparing it with recent higher finishes and getting to cup finals.
  19. Thank goodness for that! And, now we can breathe again, it was even better that the pigs got their hopes up only to see them so cruelly dashed.
  20. It's been like watching us trying to defend a lead!
  21. Seriously? I would give my right arm for us to be mid- (even lower-mid this season) table like Southampton, drawing with both Manchester clubs twice, drawing with and beating Spurs, beating Arsenal, West Ham and Everton. In the past decade, they've beaten all the big teams, had 4 top 10 finishes (including finishing as high as 6th), a couple of FA Cup semifinals and a League Cup final, as well as two European campaigns that, while not terrible successful, did include a win over Inter Milan. I mean, just compare these two seasons - 6th place finishes for both teams, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2015–16_Southampton_F.C._season https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2015–16_Sheffield_Wednesday_F.C._season We had a great season. We had some great wins. We beat Arsenal. But we didn't beat both Manchester teams, Liverpool, Chelsea and Spurs as well.
  22. Queen's Park got promoted to the Championship today. The team they beat in the play-off final, Airdrieonians, finished 21 points ahead of them in the table!
  23. Perhaps a more appropriate question would be why we go into our shell so much in play-offs. That's now 6 games in a row, going back to Brighton away, where we've hardly looked like scoring. OK, we've suffered some narrow defeats to some relatively good teams, but we've scored 3 goals in those 6 games. Plenty of teams score that many in just one leg.
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