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  1. I have a season ticket on the KOP and went on the south stand today and although the view was better (I was sat near the half way line about half way back). The leg room was awful, the seats must have been designed for 8 year old's. As for the atmosphere, all I can say is that there is more noise in a library and slightly more on the pitch.
  2. Did both managers have the same resources? If I remember correctly when Sturrock got us promoted he was saying it would be a bigger achievement to maintain our championship status. The fans therefore went into the season expecting a relegation battle. We were also missing our main striker through injury. The player we brought in were lower championship players. This summer all the talk was of promotion in three seasons, giving it a go and generally positive. We have beaten premiership teams to players. The expectations from these seasons were completely different and therefore the fans reactions are different.
  3. If a manager lasts till December you may as well give him the whole season. The decision should be taken before November to give the new manager time to assess the squad, scout for replacements and see what is available. However, I also do not believe that results should be the only factor that determin a managers future, performance should also have a bearing. Unfortunately for DJ we seem to lack performance as well as results. We had no attacking threat yesterday and our set pieces this season, apart form Llera, have been attrocious. We have a very lopsided squad with no left footed left winger and three left footed centre halfs. Since DJ has started shuffling his pack results have nose dived and in the last three games we have performed worse than in the first half against Derby. Maybe everything DJ is doing will all click into place at once and we will pick up some points again, but I suspect this will have to happen soon or MM will make a change. The new manager taking charge during the international break after the Hull game maybe what MM is looking at as the ideal time to make the change. Obviously judging by what happened to GM the decision may already have been taken and the search for a new manager may have started. The new man may already be lined up for all we know. MM has already made it clear that he will make the decision that he feels is in the best interest of the club and we have to accept that. MM needs e club to progress to make his investment pay so I have faith he honestly believes that the decisions he believes will take the club forward. It is impossible to say if he has got them all correct but we have progressed under his tenure.
  4. Love this deluded stuff. Starting to feel like Hudersfield now. We kept a clean sheet apart from when they scored. What next, we are top apart from the teams above us. Just for the record 6 points off the play offs or outside the relegation zone on goal difference? Both true of us but the latter is more worrying.
  5. Yeah all those talented players at Man U, Chelsea, Man City are Lazy and don't try. Before anyone mentions Barca they do nothing as well. Get real, you will only achieve your potential if you give 100%, never stop running, never stop talking and always try to win. That's when your quality will tell. You can have all the quality in the world but if you do not put in the effort you will look a poor player and we have had loads of those at SWFC over the years. If everyone in the teams tries their best and you lose then there is little the players can do about it. However if you don't and you lose then it your fault for not giving it your best. Players are human and are going to make basic mistakes occasionally. We as fans have to accept that. However what we do not have to accept and in my opinion should never accept is a player who does not give his best. This needs to be clear to players. Here is a list of players that give their all would you want these untalented oafs in your team? Messi Scholes Rooney Giggs Ronaldo Terry Cole From my experience the quality players give 100% and have quality. The players with quality but do not put the effort in end up playing well below the level they should be playing at if they could be bothered to put the effort in. Which players who play for the top teams do not play to the best of their potential?
  6. Bothroyd and Taylor

    Who passed those through balls for Antonio in the first half (I will give you a clue sounds a bit like Rodney)? Who did not win a header all game and moved about less than me ( I will give you another clue he played up front with Rodri)? I need to find out what Bothroyd is blackmailing DJ with so I can get a game too.
  7. Sorry if the popes dead but does anyone remember Justin Fashanu, wasn't he openly homosexual? I think he had come out to the press before representing England. Nobody seems to remember of care. Can't see that it would make a difference with the majority of people. If they are a good player and accepted they can pretty much get away with anything with some fans (just look at Mr Evans) if you do not believe me.
  8. Good luck next season, your fans obviously came to enjoy the day. I was impressed with the work rate and application of your players, they did not wilt in the atmosphere. I think if you hang on to the majority of your squad you will have a good chance of promotion next year.
  9. A Wednesday programme with free toilet paper, bargain.
  10. We got £200k for Tommy Spur. I am not sure if we managed to recoupe fees from any of the other players we let go in the summer but I can not remember any others attracting fees.
  11. The best error (?) I heard was on the way home after the Preston game when he was commentating on the blunts - "I covered Rotherham a lot when I first started working for Sheffield united" :-)
  12. So by your logic what are we doing supporting armistice day? I was not born in 1945 but I am very grateful for those people who fought for our freedom. The people who walked through the picket lines had a huge impact on how are society has developed. It has helped to destroy communities, decimate our manufacturing base and is responsible for a large number of young people at the time who will possibly never get a job. So another majorly important act in deciding the future of the country but not worth supporting? So in one situation we have people who died for their country and in another we have people who destroyed there country. However it is ok to support the one who died for their country whether you were born or not. However you cannot give abuse to the ones who destroyed our country if you were not born. Feel free to disagree with what I understand but historians are now beginning to paint this picture of our history. It seems we have forgotten our history and are determined to repeat it.
  13. GARY MEGSON SACKED !

    Erm sorry but I am not sure why you would have 100% faith in Mandaric, sacked Nigel Pearson while at Leicester. Who is their manager now? The 2 managers he brought in have spent a lot of money, achieved much less than Nigel Pearson and been sacked. He is known for sacking managers is this because does not know when he has a good manager? If this decision was going to be made it should have been made before Sunday. The timing just negates all the good feeling achieved by Sunday's success not good management if you ask me. Looks like his decision has cost a few season tickets, I was going to buy mine tonight but now have not. I am also not looking forward to my trip to Rochdale now. I hope we don't get Dave Jones, Lee Clarke (hate this sad illegitimate with a passion) or Ince. Non have had much success, if any. The only way he can pull this out of the fire if we get someone like Curbishly and that's not going to happen. We will probably not be able to get someone in who the fans will not detest because of this and unless they have instant success winning most of the remaining games and the play-offs I fear it could result in problems next season and if we are not top of the league very quickly the fans calling for the managers head. It is much easier to come in and say we have a lot to do when the previous manager has failed than when they have been successful. In addition a rebuilding job will have to be undertaken in the summer to get the players in the new manager wants so back to 7+ out and being replaced on free transfers. I'm a Sheffield Wednesday fan and not an MM fan. Don't really get this we have to be grateful to MM nonsense. He bought in to the club to make money not to save us, we have nothing to be grateful for. He sensed an opportunity to make money, he is not a Wednesday fan and intends to make a profit from the deal. If not he would not have taken the club on. Megson is a Wednesday fan, has had success at a number of clubs (WBA, Bolton etc) and has this club at his heart. MM will sell when the deal suits him and it does not really matter who he sells too, unless you believe his platitudes. Sorry but I don't, he is just like a politician telling you what you want to hear.
  14. Yew Owls.

    Sorry mate, he was knighted for services to sport (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/5087420.stm). I do not think it is just Wednesday fans that do not like Richards - http://www.guardian....all-association. Is Richards record due to luck or judgement? I think the Chairman in the 1960's and the early years would argue with you. Another question might be who hired Pleat and who ruined a strong squad by hiring poor managers and not renewing the contract of a very good one out of spite?
  15. chesterfield

    So you have lost your chief scout (see what happened at s6 when DA was here). GM has basically said no scouting network means finding good players is nearly impossible. Funny that managers sign players they already know when they do not have a scouting network - see BL, AI, KPS at S6. Point 2 I have heard many times at S6 I do not believe it all now. I suspect if Milwall were after him you had no chance. I guess the point I am making is under previous management we heard similar stories with the blame on the manager but this I would suggest is unlikely to be true. Do you honestly believe that if John Sheridan was offered Wayne Rooney he would turn it down? More likely to be the man who controls the purse strings. I guess what I the point I am making is that he is more than likely stuck with loan signings because a) they are cheap b) whoever controls the purse strings does not want to pay money c) your lack of a scouting network d) the manager can only sign players with in budget All of which adds up to me that the manager doing the best with the resources available. As with any player you have to get value for money. We have spent the close season chasing players and being priced out of the market as GM has felt that he can get player who are better for the same money. Now we have a scouting network it is much easier to identify others who are not outside the budget. When the top changes for the better for chezie you will see the same.
  16. chesterfield

    Cam I ask how you know this. From our experience what some people say and what they actually do are two different things. I remember the season we were "going to have a right good go at i.t" Hints of a play off budget etc. came out later we had one of the three worst budgets in the league. We were linked with top class players we couldn't afford eg. Klivert. Managers got sacked, honey moon period started and then results return to normal. You lost some of your better players and have been unable to replace them. I and you both know any manager will sign the best players they can afford and want to come. So I have some questions for you Do you still have a scouting network? Which quality players has Sheridan said no to? How many have turned you down due to money or club? Why has Sheridan been stuck with signing loans?
  17. This was my first away game of the season and cannot remember the last time I saw us win away. Just fancied it on the day. I also got in about 1:30 - 1:45 so I was sticking up for you i.e I was not surprised you got in at 2am given the route the coach took back although I expect your coach got back before ours.. Bloody hate Coventry, first time I went the coach did not turn up which caused me to miss the first half and we lost (Dennis Wise season). Second time I went Grant made a hash of it and I think Wood scored for them You are supposed to be emotionally charged your a fan, the lino got an earful late in when Lowe nearly lost his shirt and the lino ignored it as usual. Sometimes as fans we let the score affect how we feel about the match where as Megson won't. Remember it was always going to be hard last night after the Charlton hammering. Have to say the pleasing thing for me last night is that we never gave up even though we were 3-1 down and only had 10 men, the players kept trying (and giving the ref some earache). We will loose from time to time this season it is about how we bounce back and if we go on another winning streak then fine. It is when we start loosing 3 and 4 on the trot like under AI that I will start worrying. One off games make no difference it is were we finish that counts. ps you don't want my away record. I think the last time I saw us win was at the Walkers when we won 4-1. We looked like we were going to throw it away to the 10 men at 2-1 until Whelan scored a screamer.
  18. I went last night as well and must say that for 15 - 20 mins in the second half it looked like they could score at will. Once we were 3-1 down we struggled to really create much until the end. Having said that if we had scored at the end of the first half when we were battering them it would have been all over. Also thought there was a penalty in the last few mins but the ref seemed to give nothing our way all night. I thought Madine was unlucky to be sent off (the first booking was for moaning at the ref that all the center half had done all mach was push sove and drag him around the pitch and then Madine was getting penalised for being fouled). I think Megson's comments on the match were fair and not as emotionally charged as yours. Although I understand having suffered the same journey. If he was on the intercity owl then I understand as we went the long way round.
  19. I find this very confusing, I have been listening to Wednesday player and they felt like we were the best side which stacks up with the number of chances created etc. However listening to Radio Sheffield you would think we had been absolutely battered until the last 10 mins. And now Wilson is on crying!
  20. I read a book about an all time wednesday 11 (possibly blue and White wizards) where the interviewer ask Hirsty what he thought of pleat. Hirsty told him he would not be able to print it. Apparently Hirsty told him off the record and he was correct. I got the impression none of the players liked pleat at all Sheridan, Pearson and Waddle were in there as well.
  21. Derby Rumours

    I heard a rumor that Lassana Diara has turned down a move to Donny Rovers and Spurs in favor of joining the massive Owls on Friday of this week at 8am sharp. Followed by Messi at 10am. Although I am still nervous and think we will loose.
  22. I remember that Forrest game. Think they had 3 shots all game and we absolutely battered them. How we lost I will never know. Then the disallowed Derby goal that would have made it 3-3 and sent Luton down. Everything went against us, it was unbelievable. Seemed like we were destined to go down. The following 1990/91 season was wierd in some ways. Only Big Ron could have kept players of that quality in division 2 and a superb day at Wembley. Managed to thank Big Ron for that season in Cardiff.
  23. So he has 7 goals so far and your logical argument is he cannot continue to be in the right place at the right time at the same rate so he won't score any more goals. This is then followed by you getting abuse. Sorry can I have a logical argument why you think he won't get another goal this season please? Many thanks
  24. Interesting debate which was addressed by Megson when he first took over. He gave an anecdote about a match at Old Trafford when he was on the touchline bellowing orders. At the end of the game he asked Ferguson if he was over the top. Sir Alex said he would do the same but he had players such as Scholes, Giggs etc who did his bellowing for him. So one of the best managers around at this time would behave the same way as Megson on the pitch.
  25. I remember being 3-0 up against Chelsea in the cup at half time and Zico scoring a penalty in the last few minutes to earn a 4-4 draw. This was a Hilsborough under Wilko. We always seem to do it the hard way
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