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  1. Assuming you are right re first team appearances, it makes it an even stranger decision to lock him out. Getting blooded into first team action (ala Clare) would seem to increase his tribunal transfer value, so even if he leaves, we'd be in a better position to be in. Plus he'd have been more likely to see us as the place to stay and develop his career as well as sending out a better message to the rest of the development squad about their futures. I don't really mind if he is picked or not, I'm happy for the manager(s) to decide if he offers more than the rest of the forwards to merit a place. No problem not picking him for football reasons (although it would obviously have been nice to see him) but to lock him out seems to be cutting our nose of to spite our face. I'd still argue for him to available to be picked on merit regardless of the contract position which seem to give upside to everyone - the Owls, Hirst and other youngsters developing or choosing whether to come to us in the future, but assuming the contract value point is correct, it also makes it a poor commercial decision alongside a footballing one.
  2. Hayden White Senior career* Years Team Apps (Gls) 2013–2016 Bolton Wanderers 5 (0) 2014 → Carlisle United (loan) 8 (0) 2014–2015 → Bury (loan) 2 (0) 2015 → Notts County (loan) 3 (0) 2015–2016 → Blackpool (loan) 29 (1) 2016–2017 Peterborough United 6 (0) 2017 → Mansfield Town (loan) 18 (1) 2017– Mansfield Town 0 (0) * Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:25, 10 May 2017 (UTC).
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    Geek post! I've just played around with the percentages and worked back, and it gives a very suspicious round number with only 5k, 10k, 15k, 20k (multiples of 5,000) generating the percentages given for both questions. Whilst possible, the probability of an exact round number of 5,000 multiples responded is very low. Its a pet hate quoting %'s to 2dp - why do we need to know 29.94% responded Yes rather than 29.9% or even better 30% (I could even live with 1/3), just keep it simple. However, the detail allows you to work backwards to estimate the number of respondents. *** To be fair to the club, you can get close to these percentages from a lot of other number of respondents, it you round the results to 2dp, so there are plausible reasons why the number isn't a multiple of 5k, but it is still very suspicious that the only way to get these exact results is in 5k multiples. I think the club need to give more information, ideally with some independent verification, to explain the results. Even if the numbers are verified, as others have pointed out, the survey questions are poorly worded and biased which makes any meaningful analysis impossible. They seem to be designed solely for marketing/PR use rather than to give meaningful insights to help management decision making (or designed by someone who doesn't know what they are doing). The whole exercise seems like a complete waste of time to me (but I've been involved in plenty of similar situations in the past so its no real surprise)
  4. The swfc page http://www.jamiecooperartist.com/swfc/ has some nice pics, but horrendous collages. I love the one of Waddle with Brighty pixelated out!
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    Foundation Members

    I've done the same and my supporter ID has remained the same, so your original details should work. Try and log in with them and should see details in your account, pretty sure Foundation membership appears there as needed for ticket priority generally, not just playoffs.
  6. Would have thought the Pound:Thai Baht exchange rate that is the most important one for us
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    Annual Accounts Published

    The accounting treatment of the 3 years season tickets will be matched to the correct period as said. The cash however is in the bank and available to spend now. Whilst on obviously connected, the P&L, B/S and cash flow represent different things. What would the point of selling in advance at a discount if the money for years 2 and 3 was just going to sit in a bank account protected till we could spend it...good for the fans who can afford to take it , but not exactly commercially sensible for club if it worked this way. The point of doing it is to generate cash.... We have a lot more cash than normal now/for next season. We won't have as much for the two seasons after unless we get it from elsewhere....ie. Premiership, owner loans, investment, (sponsorship) etc. A good decision if the investment delivers the intended result, not so good if it doesn't. There are 23 other teams each with their own plan to get the same intended result at same time. Our position ought to be up there nearer the top of those than the bottom to give us a good chance, but nothing guaranteed. Leicester and Tottenham are pretty good current examples that it isn't all about the biggest investment, it's about implementing your plan better than anyone else. Money obviously important, but just as important in years two and three too
  8. What went on with Dielna at end of game last night? He seemed to go down off the ball and stayed down unattended for ages. He then seemed to get in argument with someone but couldn't tell if it was the lino, their fans or even our physios. He then got carded but never made it back on for last few minutes. Was the card for his reaction, as given he stayed of injured when they were pressing forward and has a dangerous corner with time on clock, it hardly looked like he was time wasting?
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    I'd missed this before - sorry to go back to an earlier post, but is a really interesting area. The 10,000 hours comes from a guy called Anders Ericsson. It is often quoted as 10,000 hours but it actually about purposeful practice, pushing boundaries and continual learning rather than just raking up time - which is also the point you are making. There are loads of books in this area, one of the most interesting and accessible is by Matthew Syed - the journalist and former table tennis player. It covers this and talks alot about the myth of talent, using himself as an example. Highly recommend it to anyone. Link to amazon review http://goo.gl/5uBVdi
  10. It's a good interview and he speaks really well. For whatever reason he thought he was too good for us. You can't blame him for wanting to either play at as high a level as possible, esp when he has done in past and also max his earning but the fact that he's still on the shelf indicates he was deluded and at right level for his current ability. It might also be he just didn't settle in Sheff but given he's well travelled and not always been in places like Milan suggests that's prob not the case. We could have, and prob did, also offer him worse terms than on original short term deal when he's ageing and shown fitness concerns, which would be a hard thing for anyone to take. We've ended up with a great addition in Lees instead with much more potential so no regrets from our side. Wonder if he regrets turning us down now or still thinks he should be at a higher level. The interview just says he was real eased and not that he turned us down.
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    New Shop Website

    I take it you aren't involved anymore Deejay? Does anyone have any news on when are agreement for the website/online shop etc comes to an end or has it rolled over? Weren't we tied into a long term agreement (this was at least 3 or 4 years ago) along with most of rest of football league but were looking to do our own thing once this expired.
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    I am not sure hammering teams by scoring 55 or conceding 22 is the best success measure at this level. It is good for then to win, or at least not continually lose, but isn't the key aim to develop them. We've debated this plenty of times in the past but in my view it is more about developing technique, aptitude, desire (I don't mean we shouldn't want to win) etc than hammering every team. The winning at all costs mentality at this level is what leads to picking the biggest strongest lads. I am not for a moment suggesting this is what we are doing, but we aren't in the 80's and 90's anymore.
  13. I think he was meaning why are we playing Colchester and not playing development games locally rather than why would fans want to travel. To be fair this is the first development game I've seen that is a bit of a trek. Presumably a coach hire is slightly more but it's hardly breaking the bank to go to Colchester instead of Nottingham for example, but I still agree. What do we get out of these games that we couldn't get closer to home.