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  1. Admittedly, as a life-long Wednesdayte, I'm seriously disappointed.I still feel, however, that we finished FOURTH. and to me, the whole season is the parameter. Only the first THREE shouldbe promoted, and the play-offs, simply a money making scheme, should be dispensewd with.
  2. What is the capacity of MK Dons stadium On tv it looked very 'lop-sided' crowdwise. The entire Wednesday end was obviously jam packed with Owls supporters, but most other parts seemed to be empty. The home support was disgusting. To have a team in what was Automatic promotion playing on a Bank Holiday against a side pushing for a play-off spot, with a half-empty ground, made Hillsborough look full with only 3 sides . As for their support least said, soonest mended. As for comparison with London grounds, the capital has had far more in comparison spent on its infra structure compared to Sheffield. Despite our antiquated stadium, our ground is empty within 30min of full time,and,even travelling back to Buxton via the Glossop,Hope Valley, Winnats pass, rarely saw much more than 90min after the final whistle I often used tomwalkacross the Park and to Hillsborough Corner, pick up a Halfway Tram to its terminus, reach my car and travel a further 20 min home in under90 mins when i lived in Clowne. fast travel anywhere is a fallacy. The time saved in faster rail links etc is merely minutes, and can readily be built into one's timetable.If you want to go out for an evening ,begining at ,say 7.00, don't go to a match begining at 3pm. Either miss the game, or arrange your evening to begin at 8pm.
  3. The first time I saw Raw talent, it came in the form of a large,red0headed white male called Derek Dooley. I must say ,some of FDB's forward runs remind me of JJ, with the exception that, as opposed to JJ , who seemed to drag the ball behind him, and had little control of the ball during the run, FDB certainly has. Incidentally, Ramadan fasting ,is not starvation .It is not eating from sunrise to sunset, after which they can binge if they want
  4. They are officially 'Pyrotechnic Devices' and as such are forbidden in all stadiums (or more correctly, Stadia) The only people who throw them are the people who daren't stand with them in their hand. Incidentally ,the throwing of missiles at anyone who cannot return the compliment is a cowardly and foolish thing to do/ . i suppose the MKDons fan who threw a plastic bottle which landed at BPF's feet in the closing seconds should be complimented?
  5. One slight correction. The building at the bottom of Castlegate was NOTthe old Town Hall, but the Criminal Courts. I well remember going thee in early 1970's and finishing up on a Murder trial jury/ Nice to see a park being built on he old Fish Market! My favourite call whenever we went shopping used to be the Boiled Sweet shop in the entrance. Sure their 'Spice Fish' were mini-sharks! yum Yum.
  6. Sorry, Owlstalk, but you're completely out if order! A lot of people far more intelligent than some of the mindless cretins who purport to be Wednesdayites. actually thought about the European situation, and decided that they wanted autonomy. I appreciate that no issue is entirely black or white, and you will also get the 'don't know's' I am and have been all my life a confirmed follower of Sheffield Wednesday. . What I do condemn is the tiny group who are simply out to cause chaos , and make trouble for soccer loving supporters. Every club has them, unfortunately, but with our level of support, we tend to have more than most, and the last thing they need is encouragement.
  7. Isn'******** about time that we accepted that, while we have some of the finest and most loyal supporters in the league,, we still have a sectionof absolute cretins and hooligans in our midst , and sop trying to make excuses for them
  8. Excuse me but was it not in the NINETY FIRST minute last week when WE scored, to gain 2 well-needed points?
  9. We have an advantage over S'land W,ycombe and Oxford 0 we have POINTS already in the bag! They have to win even if we lose.
  10. We are all forgetting one important thing = the Opposition! Wimbledon came with one thing in mind on sat -soak up the Opposition then hit them on the break. This they did very effectively, far more than most teams this season.. They soaked up much of our attack, and broke well, pressurising us with our suspect defence! Give them a little credit
  11. Sorry to be such a grump. BUT the Ball-Boy;s job is simply to return the ball to the field of play as quickly as possible. There is no excuse for him entering the field of play. There is no reason , however, why he cannot celebrate with players of his own following as long as it is NOT on the field of play Many of these ball-boys are probably members of the Club Academy., and as such, should be acquainted with the rules of football. As for time-wasting, that is the sole discretion of the Referee. Even the 4th Official does not rule on the time played , The words used when the time board is shown is 'The 4th official has indicated that a minimum of 4 minutes should be added.' The ref may then play anything above , or even below, that time. He is the sole timekeeper. Incidentally, it seems we have little to complain abouttime wasting wasn't our winning goal scored on 90+1 minute
  12. Think this is a very strange question. Are you questioning whether there should be a ban on football grounds or a nationwide 'prohibition'? I remember in my youth, many , many years ago, when Hillsborough did not serve alcohol in the ground. You could drink before the game , , before the end of closing time - usually 3pm, and after the game , from 6.00 'til 10 pm.(or 10.30 on a Sat) For awaygames, drinking was allowed on the coaches . It is mow prohibited! .Everyone accepted the Drink restrictions, and still got their share of ale down them. I know I did Rowdiness and joviality were present, both before and after the games, and many happy hours were spent Because of the Licensing Laws, there was a ban on serving alcohol anywhere between 5 * 6 anyway. Funnily enough, the demise of the local seemed to coincide with the all=hours drinking nowadays
  13. Make the subs part of the game without any stoppage. Have the substitutions , which are tactical rather than injury anyway, such that the player leaves the field whilst play goes on, and before sub comes on, as in rugby League.
  14. Unfortunately we only play50% o our matches at home in the league. Win themall, and westill only have 63 points -not enough. We must also win many of our away matches.
  15. As an Oldie who a)adores/adored/worshipped Ron Springett, and b) saw Yashin play, it pains me greatly to admit that I think this is true. The only aruement my Dad and I ever ha, bless him, was about who was better Ron Springett or Jack Brown.
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