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  1. I think it was just before. I think it was the Hulley / Culley era, after Richards left us high and dry. I also seem to remember Chris Stringer coming on after 13 seconds against Wolves away and wearing a plain green shirt without logos just because they did not have the supply of them.
  2. You tend to remember traumatic events with alarming detail. Getting hammered by Wimbledon (twice) and turned over by Stockport was not a nice experience. They went on an amazing run at the end of the season to stay up scoring decent amount of goals along the way.
  3. It was the season the kit supplier went bust and fans couldn’t but a shirt until November. The away shirt was all white, but what that meant was that if the blue and white shirt clashed, chances are the away one did as well. You couldn’t wear either away at Preston for example. They started wearing a yellow away shirt part way through the season, but didn’t sell it in the club shop. You did see the odd fan wearing it, I think they may have sold it in a sports shop in Chapeltown if my memory serves me right.
  4. Whilst I don’t disagree, do they actually need a broadcaster, when they could sell direct to the punter. That way the pie is not shared out equally, which is something that they are arguing about, (why should a televised Burnley v Wolves get the same amount of money as Man Utd v Spurs, which potentially has more viewers) also, it cuts out the middle man, more money for the clubs, less for the media moguls. In 1992 when the PL was set up, it needed a broadcaster with a licence to beam the pictures to your living room, now it just needs a studio in the ground, some
  5. That and the fact that Spurs have cozied up to American sports with their dual purpose stadium.
  6. If Parrish’s interview on sky is anything to go by, I think he is already banking on it. Isn’t the proposals that 5 ‘lucky’ teams will be invited to join them every year? If one of those is from the Premier League there is a 1 in 14 chance they can ‘qualify’ with a £400m bonus. How many PL teams will be planning a gamble to get the results to join them?
  7. I think that think goal shows Wednesdayite’s class compared to the L*eds fans. Kewell scores a really good goal against us at Hillsborough and he gets an applause. Fast forward 15 years and Matias scores a similar (but Technically better) goal at Elland Road and you look in the crowd and they are all giving him the rods, along with other selected hand gestures.
  8. Completely agree, must be a nightmare for defenders when you are tiring, facing a fresh Nuhiu pushing and shoving you, he is a really good option to have for the last 15-20 minutes.
  9. Who is the cruel sod who bought a seat between Blunkett and his Labrador?
  10. I have been through it once, on a night game against Manchester United in December 1996. Home fans were in the bottom tier back then, but you had away fans mingled in with you who had bought a ticket in the home end. It was really weird, Carbone scored and half the stand celebrated, then they equalised and the other half celebrated. it was quite eery walking through a tunnel, but then you get through to the other side and you are faced with one of the best views on planet earth of Hillsborough under the lights.
  11. Yes as long as you download the app. There is this disclaimer at the bottom of the ifollow page. You also cannot screen mirror from the app Live matches and full match replays are unavailable on iOS and Android mobile/tablet devices via a browser. Please download the app by clicking on the appropriate App Store image.
  12. But the ‘e’ is the button for the internet.
  13. You can watch any of the non live ifollow videos via your TV browser, but the only way I have found to stream live ifollow is to hook up either a laptop or desktop with a HDMI connection. Also don’t use the Microsoft edge browser, it cuts the connection for me every few minutes.
  14. He was the right goalkeeper at the right time. Every successful team needs a character in the dressing room and he was it. Wasn’t he the person the started the whole MASSIVE thing by phoning up football heaven every Monday and saying it every other word. I remember in the 4-4 draw with Huddersfield he had 2 chances to slow the game down and kill it off in the late stages. Instead he tried to kick the ball out of play. On both occasions the ball just came back within seconds. Unfortunately they equalised on the second time. Never left a game so disappointed.
  15. Without having the social interaction of colleagues during this work at home period, The Wednesday Week podcasts have been great. Just put in my headphones and work away on my laptop. It is really refreshing to hear a footballer speak, without the pressure of a media manager behind them, so you get to hear about a fall out, or how they were actually feeling about being dropped, or missing out on a big game. The Matt Hamshaw interview last week could have gone on for another 2 hours and it still would have been too short.
  16. Sorry to be a pain, I meant this one https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1907219021/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_c_api_i_IXM0EbGT4HHVY
  17. Yes it’s a fans view of following Wednesday and England. He says the words “Girlie puff” quite a bit, but it has some interesting stories. Especially when the rock up at a millwall pub.
  18. I love Carlton Palmer, as a player he was very underrated by both the media, and the team running the England national setup, probably because he doesn’t look like a footballer. I would also go as far as saying if he didn’t come back to a Hillsborough in 2001, bringing Stuart Ripley with him, we would have gone down again. He also has a bit of a chip on his shoulder, with good reason. Imagine being good enough to play for your national team (whilst playing for an unfashionable team), but having grown men walk up to you to tell you that you are the worst England player ever.
  19. I put this on the Owls fans trust survey yesterday, the players that have gone were not replaced with like for like or better. Wallace was a player who could change a game if plan A was not working, goals against Fulham away in that first season spring to mind. Hooper was a natural finisher. Lee (I know he’s still here, but he isn’t the same player) was not replaced with someone of a similar quality Helan had pace to take the pressure off if you were under pressure (watch the end of the second Brighton leg) Hunt had pace on the right hand, he wasn’t replaced with simil
  20. It’s been 20 years but it still makes angry. At the time the club were very good at saying, he has sent in Doctors notes and won’t play, but basically he just wanted someone to say, he did wrong, let’s draw a line under it and let him play football. Bought for £4.5m and sold for £1.5m when he didn’t lose any ability, what a great bit of business.
  21. Whilst I am not looking forward to watching televised football behind closed doors, I am intrigued as to how some players will perform without the crowd which can turn after a few mistakes. Reach is someone in that category, he frustrates the hell out of me sometimes when he fails to beat a player, doesn’t get a tackle in, or takes a shot that you know is going high and wide from the moment he pulls his leg back. But, his stats suggest that he does make a difference, so what will he be like in a game where he isn’t afraid to make a mistake?
  22. First player that came to my mind. He was tiny, but boy did he love a battle.
  23. If the season starts again a few people could be surprised at how it turns out. It’s almost a mini stand alone season and at the start of every season one team always starts well where as the “favourite” can slip up with draws and losses. Any outside team who picks up 6-9 points in the first three could think hang on we only have 6 games left if we have a run “playing for our contracts” we could achieve something in a short space of time.
  24. At first I wasn’t missing it, but slowly longing for football is coming back. I watched the full replay of the 2nd Semi final against Brighton earlier today so I am definitely missing something, it’s either: Football that feeling of your nerves jangling brain cells motivation to get up and wash the car.
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