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  1. Sorry Handsworth, but we all tend to forget that we have a Pandemic that is STILL KILLING around 400 people A DAY. There may be preponderance of +71 's but what percentage of the Fan Base is in that age group? Our club does not consist simply of fit, middle-aged or younger people And one thing to bear in mind is that this virus does not stop, knock on your door and ask your age etc before deciding that it is going to strike, or whether they be Owls, Blades or what. I am as fed up as the next with being in lock-down, but I want to live to see it through, and i don't want to be responsible.# if missing several months of watching Owls allows me to do that it is a SMALL price to pay
  2. And also the HIGHEsT PAID 'star' of the BBC. Don't care to think what the other 'muppets' who accompany him get. Incidentally, as a life-long Wednesday fan, and I mean one who goes, although it is becoming more of a struggle each week, TWO things have become apparent to me during 'isolation' -How much I appreciate the constant stream of football and its repprters, and how little it is taking to cope without football. I have certainly become an expert on snooker, and have realised how exciting some of the cricket has been Two things have been proved to my satisfaction - it was certainly NOT 'Botham's Ashes! More Willis' Ashes, another is the superb supporting role played by Ben Stokes' partner. Football -what's that?
  3. Try playing ANY football game without Refor Linos.
  4. Don't blame Chansiri alone for the Wednesday way of buying/loaning players then not playing them. This has been ofing on since well before DC's time. my failing mind reminds me that Brian Laws was especially guilty of this. My own opinion , for what its worth, is that if you loan a player, the first thing you do is bench with substitute introduction at the very least.
  5. Knew many chaps who could down 10-12 pints on Sun Night, then go in at 6am Mon and do a full shift underground. Also many in the Steel and iron works, similar. Can't recall many suffering Can't recall many 'Mental Breakdowns ' either. Trouble with a lot of Footballers of today is that they are 'modern' Theydon't simply stick toale, but start mixing cocktails and shorts , and like many of today's fans, have to go OTT . This, together with an excess of cash, and an inveterate desire to show off doesnt help.
  6. In the South Stand, the last row before the wide , horizontal walk way is row Z. This Row is 2xhalf steps down rom the entrance level from the concourse, from which there are, I believe, 10 steps down to the concourse. If you then want to go down the two flights of steps to the level of the turnstiles, , it is, iI believe, a frther drop of 18 =10 steps.
  7. It is obvious that there is discontent in the 'camp', but we all seem to be putting this into 3 distinct parts The Chairman, the Manager and the Players.! It seems to be taken for grant that the 'camp' or more strictly the playing staff, are almost always seen as one unit. If this is so, its completely different to any group of men I have worked with, for or over. If things go wrong, the easiest thing is to move or sack the Manager. I was working at one pit, years ago, when they went through almost as many Managers as Wednesday. After a change of manager, I was talking to a group of men who asked me what the new man was like. 'We'll soon knock him into shape, or get him sacked.' they said openly. This was the tactic of a certain bunch, some of the top men, but by all means not all. Is our dressing room a little like that , where some of the established players think they know best and the others must fall into line? Cliques for in all walks of life, but especially in closed environments like dressing rooms We cured our problem by biting the bullet, and out facing the troubled. maybe there are cliques in the dressing room.?
  8. Welcoe. Something I very rarely say to Press of any description A word to our fellow readers on OT. Don't expect these chaps to know, or be able to know, everything. There are lots of things in any business that are on a need to know basis. NOT because they are furtive or corrupt, but often for purely business reasons.. And occasionally the word is ' can't say' not because they won't but because they don't know. Good Luck, Guys, you've taken on a soul-destroying job.Can't win with management, can't satisfy the supporters.
  9. Not totally. He would oftenstroll around the field as though he owned it, which he often did, but left a lot to be covered by him team mates
  10. Barnsley was HE-=- They refused to sell the SHE1- HD was I believe Dewsbury, HL ,Leeds, may pf laces inbthe WestvRiding started with H.
  11. In their grey and red livery, they were famous not only oin England but could often be seen abroad throughout Europe, when European holidays were a 'luxury' to the working man. Their livery was grey & red. They did however have ONE coach which was painted BLUE and grey. and was used, and signed as the Sheffield Wednesday Football Club coach. I was standing outside the Bury ground chatting with some Bury supporters, when the coach pulled into Gigg Lane.The Bury supporters we were chatting to (happy days) were commenting that it was named on the rear 'Sheffield United Tours', when the coach door opened and one of the first people to descend was Derek Dooley! In fact, many of the Main branch of the Sheffield Wednesday Supporters Club travelled in convoy on the 'Sooty Buses' as they were named.. They also used to frequently win the title of European Bus of the Year.
  12. What we need is a well-heeled leader(s) maybe a consortium, who will look on SW as a business deal, whereby they can appoint someone to run the football side of things. The appointed someone will need to be football-wise, have a reputation as a winner worldwide, able to attract excellent footballers and weld them into a team.. They then need to sit back in their air-conditioned apartments in whatever country they may choose as their tax-haven, and slowly but surely watch the profits roll in. I have no call against anyone making money out of Wednesday's success.Profit is not a dirty word, it is simply the reward of success.
  13. Hope not.let him stick to Geordieland. We've enoughof his type around here.
  14. Even if we wanted him, a)would he want to come, and b) could we afford him? Don't forget that since he left us, he has been managing under Premiership conditions, and only making a fair job of it, so he is neither cheap nor a guaranteed success.,And was his time with us SO successful? We Wednesdayites tend to spend a lot of time looking back, often through tinted specs, instead of going forward.
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