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  1. 21 minutes ago, Sanchez_Jenks said:

    I know a few Sunderland fans who haven't been able to get tickets for the Tuesday night game. They'd have happily bought a few more thousand and spent a bit of money locally and in the ground

    You can still buy tickets on their website. 

    It’s like Fox News in here. 

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  2. 7 hours ago, shandypants said:

    My daughter had a Saturday job at Hillsborough working in the food kiosks about 7 or 8 years ago. She told me that the hot pies that weren’t sold at half time were left to cool, refrozen and then reheated next match. The club has changed caterers since then but I still haven’t bought a pie since she told me about that practice. 

    Heard exactly the same a while back. It’s basically dog food. People aren’t interested in fancy, supposedly healthy food at the match. Just better pies, chips, burgers. Simple. There is a reason the chippy on Leppings Lane has queues going around the block. 

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  3. 1 minute ago, SDS Owl said:

    Genuine question mate and 100% not meant as a dig……why would you give him more time?

    Is it because you believe in him as a manager and think he has the ability to get us promoted, you just don’t feel he’s been given the time to have a fair crack at it or something else?



    I think he inherited a unique situation. And they are his players. We can’t do anything on that side of things until January, and I suspect not a great deal can/will happen anyway. He does know this this league.

    And I actually think our recruitment has been good. Windass and Gregory keeping fit will be huge.


    But for whatever reason it’s just ain’t working. I fear he’s one bad result away from a big problem. But all things equal, I’d give him until Christmas. 

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  4. 15 minutes ago, latemodelchild said:

    My lad has played Sunday football since he was 6. Played for Sheffield boys and is currently playing for a side in the A division. Literally a game every week for the best part of 10 years, I've seen a lot of junior football at all levels. I think I can count on one hand the times a ref was blatantly biased towards a team. Those times stick out, especially the time the ref who had given a penalty for a foul that never happened then denied us a penalty when my lad was 2 footed in the back while through on goal, then went and celebrated with the winning side and lifted his own son aloft amongst the celebrations. That one stuck in my craw a bit. There's been 1 or 2 others at the most. 


    On the flip side, I couldn't even count the number of times I've heard parents shouting and abusing the ref. I try so hard not to comment but sometimes it just comes out, especially when it's my son that has been fouled. I'm never abusive though, not my nature. Usually I just question the decision in a sarcastic manner but probably not quite loud enough for the ref to hear. The one time a ref did hear me I made sure to seek him out afterwards and apologise profusely, I felt awful. 


    Generally refs make mistakes, they're human, it happens and there's nothing that can be done about it other than to roll with it and get on. 

    Absolutely this. It’s incredibly difficult not to call a ref out on what you perceive to be a bad decision. But there are ways to do it. I think there’s a direct link between VAR and abuse at grassroots. Everyone now is convinced they are right. My big issue with refs is more the training. They turn up 2 minutes before kick off , invariably not in the proper gear. The younger ones are clearly there for the £25 not the love of the game. No communication before or during the match.

     To me, the most important part of reffing is before the game. Speak to the players, even the supporters of necesssry and explain a few basics on how you will manage the game, and what things are expected. Get the basics right, and it makes the rest of the job easier. 

  5. One other reason for the shortage of refs is the growth in the girls game, which is excellent btw. 10 years ago there was hardly any grassroots female football. 

    Grassroots football is a very strange world. But its the same as anything in that the small

    minority can spoil it for the majority. 

    Re refs, especially the young ones, they are often scared to give a decision. When you factor in some of these lads/girls are 15/16, that’s kind of understandable. I’ve actually seen very little ref abuse, and I do wonder sometimes if someone shouting ‘ref!’ after a decision is seen as a ‘abuse’ rather than just a natural football reaction. 


  6. 1 hour ago, CircleSeven said:

    Agreed. There is a huge problem with racism in this country and in football specifically. But I honestly don’t think anyone is helping by trying to imply the majority of people are critical of the way Sheffield Wednesday are playing football because our manager is black. People are critical because we play a bafflingly slow pace of super dull football. No more than that. 

    I think there is a huge problem with a very small minority. A tiny minority that have a huge voice because of social media. 

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  7. 27 minutes ago, Sham67 said:

    I’ve got a feeling that most people’s problems with the manager are nothing to do with football.

    Moore isn’t beyond criticism. It’s not great at the minute, but with so many new players it was always going to take time. And I do think the standard of this league is a lot higher than what it was when we were here last time.

    But Wednesday fans do love sacking a manager. 

    As for the point I think you are making, with respect, I think that’s ballacks. Nothing to do with it. 

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  8. 5 minutes ago, mdogg20 said:


    How is it look at me?


    I'm becoming embarrased that fans are so forgiving of Chansiri for not sending a letter to the EFL when they told him to (to avoid a deduction) or do they not realise?


    Then he tried to stiff the ones who didn't want to toe the Billionaire party line - sounds reminiscent of former times....

    Last time I checked it was Sheffield Wednesday in the league table, not Chansiri. You support the club, not the Chairman. Quite simple really. 

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