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Everything posted by Tudders

  1. Hindsight is always 20/20 vision. At the time Jonk was one of the best midfielders in the world. Playing regularly for a good Holland side. Comes to Wednesday, becomes a different player. Klas Ingesson, very good international midfielder for Sweden, had a brilliant World Cup (94?) that we signed him off the back of. Comes to Wednesday, becomes a different player. Same can be said about Jordan Rhodes, scored consistently and prolifically at every club he’s played at. The player to offer the goals to push us over the line. Comes to Wednesday, becomes a different player. All players are gambles, but I wouldn’t say the aforementioned were irresponsible gambles. More calculated gambles which obviously didn’t pay off.
  2. Correction.... he USED to know how to get them riled up for a derby match. He’s lost his spark and can’t get them riled up for ANY match anymore!! They relied on Wilders man management and drive to make up for lack of ability but Wilders magic is spent. They’re now being exposed for the poor footballers that they are. I’m enjoying their downfall. The downfall that they always set themselves up for because of their bitter, little brother past. Cast your mind back....5 points clear and two games in hand, a derby they could afford to lose they said. We beat them to promotion in a monumental backfiring of arrogance. All week hearing about how they were going to batter us, we’d got loads out injured. Jos’s first game in charge. At the lane. 0-0 but so sweet to stop them even scoring after all the arrogance in the build up. Start of this season- kick on for Europe they said. Spent £100M. Light years ahead... let’s see how that turns out come May.....
  3. This evening John Pearson has Tweeted a drawing he received of Hillsborough by a young owls fan called Niall. Niall is an avid Owl and is part of the GB special olympics team. If you get a moment to pop onto Twitter and give it a ‘like’ im sure it would mean the world to Niall.
  4. We should have been in for Neil Etheridge who went from Cardiff to Brum. Experienced international keeper. Exactly the keeper we need.
  5. I think they’d bulk at the thought of that idea.....
  6. So we offered him a new contract on equal or better terms and he turned it down?
  7. It makes it all the more unbelievable that we let Nuhiu leave. I’m a big fan of Atdhe’s and in my opinion there’s no way he should have been allowed to leave, but when you’re down to the bare bones, it’s ridiculous.
  8. Completely agree with you. Never known a player split the fan base so much. A lot judge him because he looks like a big lump and looks clumsy. They don’t seem to be able to see past that. He’s a far better footballer than a lot give him credit for. Not offering him a new contract would be a big mistake in my opinion. Who could we get to replace him?what he offers? I can’t think of a realistic replacement. He’d have put away the chance that Da Cruz missed in the first half and likely the Murphy chance. I’m sure Monk will realise the importance of Nuhiu and offer him a new contract. Just hope he doesn’t get offered better elsewhere and we end up losing him like with Fletcher.
  9. Pains me to say it but that lot over at S2 know how to find them...
  10. Us long suffering Wednesday-ites streaming out of the ground at half time wearing that sponsor would be ironic!! Nice shirt design
  11. Spilled your coffee?? I’ve just choked on my Pharaoh Rocher!!
  12. You judge a keeper by their ability, not by how many they concede. Conceding goals isn’t just down to the keeper.
  13. Any manager would know that the two goalkeepers in the pecking order at Hillsborough are Westwood and Dawson. The only deciding factor would be in which order. If Westwood has been fit for the last few weeks why hasn’t he been named as a sub on the bench? In my opinion that’s simply down to 2 things-either because Westwood has refused to sit on the bench or that Monk suddenly said to Westwood ‘you know what, I can’t see you playing for Wednesday again so I’m not going to even put you on the bench’. I can’t think for a second why Monk would do that? My hunch is that Westwood knows he isn’t getting his contract renewed and doesn’t fancy sitting on the bench. I can’t for the life of me think that Westwood is available to be selected as a substitute but Monk picks Wildsmith ahead of him. Its such a shame as I’m a massive fan of Westwood the goalkeeper. I don’t know him as a person, but as a goalkeeper he’s been excellent, even into this season. Yes he made a few errors and it was right to give Dawson a crack, but now that Dawson has had his dicey spell, it’s a shame that Westwood can’t again come back into the side.
  14. We’ve made mistakes throughout but in those first couple of years we’ve been so close. It papered over a lot of cracks off the field and for us supporters it’s what’s happening on the pitch that really matters. For a gambler, one result letting you down on a big acca is motivation to keep throwing money at it. That’s what he’s been doing since coming so close the first two years. I think we are coming to the a crossroads now with DC. The FFP decision will be the deciding factor in whether he carries on or not. If we lose, I think that DC will find that although he has the money, he can’t buy his way to promotion. Finding the perfect balance to achieve promotion under the constraints of FFP is tough. United found the perfect equilibrium in Wilder. Nobody could have foreseen what he would achieve on so little. Trouble is there aren’t many Wilder’s about. DC is a multi millionaire and in any other walk of life he gets what he wants and he knows that money =progress. Unfortunately for us and him, being in the EFL is one of the only places that isn’t the case.
  15. And we were all happy for him to buy a lottery ticket. But now his numbers didn’t come in, some are on the moral high ground trying to tell him that gambling’s for mugs. ( It is but you know what I mean)
  16. The mistake Carlos made was sitting back against Huddersfield when we went a goal up after 70 mins or whatever it was. I genuinely think that if he hadn’t sat back and invited Huddersfield on, they wouldn’t have scored that scrappy goal and we’d have beaten Reading in the final.
  17. I didn’t hear anyone complain about signing Rhodes at the time. The vast majority were happy and thinking his goals would take us over the line and get us promoted. Lots of people can cast criticism with hindsight, but had we got promoted then Rhodes would have been classed as a ‘shrewd’ £10M spent considering the rewards of the Premier League, the issues with ticket prices, kit being delayed etc etc would all have been forgotten. DC gambled and it didn’t pay off. Simple as that in my eyes.
  18. DC probably thought he’d sacked Monk 6 weeks ago after the Blackburn defeat?!!
  19. A few people acting ‘holier than thou’ with the ‘well you reap what you sow’ and ‘we broke the rules so it’s only fair we get punished’ angle. Would they be saying the same thing if we were still in with a realistic chance of promotion? If DC’s alleged ‘tweaks’ had put us 10 points clear at the top? Would they still have the same approach? I’m not so sure.
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