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  1. This could get Grizzly. I’ll just go get my Kodiak to take some pics.
  2. I judge these on the basis that I much prefer (and will spend the extra) for a long sleeve shirt. Thus, the home shirt is pretty rank - it would/will look terrible with full blue sleeves. The pink away in long sleeves with a black number will look great. GK kit is boring. Shoulder manufacture logo is superfluous and looks VERY League One. Which is about right!
  3. If we have kick ins it will give us loads more opportunity not to beat the first man.
  4. Yes, this true. What is more, England at Italia 90 is one of the best examples of selective memory ever: 1-1 draw with Ireland - we played poorly 0-0 draw with The Netherlands - we played well 1-0 win over Egypt - we played poorly 1-0 win over Belgium - second best all game 3-2 win over Cameroon - largely second best but for two killer passes from Gazza when we needed them but probably should haven 3-1 down by then. 0-0 with Germany - played well Winning sides at tournaments rarely play well in all games and sides who prioritise all out attack rarely win either. The criticism of Southgate baffles me, it really does. We went into Euro 2000 with ‘attacking’ Kevin Keegan. How did that go again?
  5. Opening day of the 85-86 season. The first season I ever had a season ticket (on the kop.) I had to sit on a crush barrier to see (I was 12.) I was stupidly excited that morning…
  6. 1/10/1983

    MLB 2021

    Mets did what Mets do last night. I don’t know why we signed May and Loup to blow another stellar show from deGrom; we already had Familia, Betances and Gsellman who were experts...
  7. Red Bull completely arsed it up and then compounded it by complaining mid-race, which made the stewards alter their interpretation of track limits and meant Verstappen had to give the place back. It was clear that Hamilton/Mercedes had read the race regs about turn 4 track limits being strictly policed in qualifying but not the race. Red Bull clearly hadn’t. Red Bull’s message to Max mid-race about the Mercs running wide at turn four forced the stewards’ hand. They subsequently changed the ruling and Verstappen fell foul of it when passing Hamilton. If Red Bull had said nothing, I don’t reckon the stewards would have changed the ruling; Verstappen would still have likely caught Hamilton and his pass would have been legal. The whiners and whingers about Hamilton are ludicrous; only Fangio, Ascari and Senna (maybe) are comparable.
  8. We beat Millwall 3-0 at Hillsborough in April 1989 and he absolutely bossed the entire 90 minutes. Everyone else on the pitch was bang average that day but he stood out a mile. Knew we had a player that day.
  9. There was a manager at Hull City who was rumoured as doing this. Allegedly.
  10. I don’t expect us to win in India but I also don’t expect typical raging turners as per usual. India’s spin attack is uncertain, they know Root, Buttler, Stokes all play spin well and the home attack strengths are seamers now. Dilemma; produce pitches for Bumrah might just produce pitches for Jimmy and Stuart. Should be a good series.
  11. Special day (for me.) October 4th 2003. My 30th birthday and 20th anniversary of my first Wednesday game (near enough - October 1st 1983 - a 4-2 win at Hillsborough against Blackburn Rovers.) Holt got two that day (I think) and was a handful but by God we were dreadful that day. It was a smash and grab raid of sorts. First 40 minutes we were totally overrun and it felt like Brentford would get the first and the sky would fall in. We scored twice in the last 5 minutes of the first half and were equally bobbar in the second half but came away with a 3-0 win. I claimed a higher power ordained the result for my special day in much the same way that when I first ever touched the match ball (after about 10 minutes away at Hull in THAT game in April 2005) I stated that victory from that point on was inevitable! Didn’t fuss much over James Quinn’s injury time winner as I knew it was coming! Now that was some away day!
  12. I remember this game really well. Mate of ours stayed in The Ball to watch it on Sky as it was so cold out. Start of the second half the Band got going and, for once, the Koop crowd got behind them and it just went on and on, getting louder with North and South (some of ‘em) joining in. I was convinced Forest were going to nick a tight game but, when I watched it back later, we dominated the entire game. Funny how being in Hillsborough bends your reality of watching Wednesday. Trustfull was a really unfulfilled talent and Pembridge was like saffron; you couldn’t quite work out what it was doing in the recipe until it was missing. And then it stood out a mile.
  13. Hodge was superb. I didn’t think the Ogrizovic goal was that bad for him. I was right behind it at the top of the Kop. It just carried on the wind, took off on the bounce and hit the left hand post and went in. The error he made that stands out was against Arsenal in The League Cup QF at home when he somehow let a Nigel Winterburn shot (I think) through his grasp for the only goal of the game. I now feel bad about dwelling on a Hodge error because he was the best keeper in my time as a Wednesdayite - only Pressman comes close.
  14. 1/10/1983

    MLB 2020

    I gave this the thumb’s up for the Snell comment. Bang on. Cannot say I like the Dodgers but, 2020 being what it is, not the worst outcome; which, of course wold have been filthy Astros winning.
  15. Mr Bainbridge - science teacher. Mr Evans took some part as well. There’s a picture of my dad taking a team talk with Mel and Charlie in Mel’s autobiography. I might have met you, too. I was taken to a few school matches and remember sitting on the floor of the minibus with all these ‘big lads’ sitting on the bench seats either side. I would have been about 4 years old, so 1977-78 school year/season.
  16. Also, Smith, Sterland, Williamson all brought through from the juniors and Shutt brought back eventually. All home grown talent. We could do with a similar conversion rate now.
  17. Williamson’s injury was a real shame. Him, Sterland and Shutt were in same school team at Waltheof. My old man took them for games/training. Said Williamson was the best footballer in the team by far but Sterland you could play anywhere and he just imposed himself on games.
  18. My first season going; it was amazing for a 10 year old. First game was a 4-2 Win at home v Blackburn Rovers on October 1st 1983 - hence my user name. Shelton missed a pen with about 10 minutes left at 2-2 and we still won pretty easily. Team was ferociously fit and never gave up. The Newcastle home game (4-2 win) against Keegan, Terry Mac, Waddle was first time on The Kop as South Stand was uncovered and it was something else. For those who want an idea of how that team played go on YouTube and find highlights of our first game back in Division One; a 3-1 win v Forest. Wilco invented high press, closing down. Forest were just blitzed by our intensity. Amazing memories but, scarily, 37 years ago (in one week’s time!)
  19. I’ve heard she’s keen. DM her. She’s on here under the name, ‘Penguin’ apparently...
  20. The issue with his wage is that if it doubled on promotion then he was on around 25k per week beforehand. The problem lies in the fact that 25k per week is a pre-Covid 19 championship salary. There’s no way we, or any club should entertain paying just about anybody that for a deal negotiated in the present climate. Ergo, does Zohore want to play or not? Either WBA pick up probably 75% of his wedge for a loan or he goes on a permanent and cuts his cloth accordingly.
  21. If Odubajo had been the defender it would have been given. Certainly was given against him last season; at Derby for one.
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