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pj owl

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  1. Palmer schoolboy defending
  2. We do look awful. But I feel it’s the Jos way - horrible grind it out football.
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    Brizzle Presser

    Except Abdi obviously!!
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    Brizzle Presser

    I’m not against Jos’s philosophy of wanting fully fit players - couldn’t agree more. But writing players off because of injury records when they are clearly better (potentially) than our current starting eleven is just wrong. Sure Jos is older than me so he will remember Paul McGrath. And these days medical science is even better so we really should be able to manage those players who need a bit of a different approach as well.
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    Dawson and Baker

    The stats Sky Sports showed last night didn’t have Dawson in the top 5. You can make stats tell you anything - I’d prefer to look at performances, points and clean sheets. True that we are picking up more points than recent years at this stage but those points still only have us mid table and that’s what matters. Dawson looked poor coming off his line last night and on a couple of occasions clearly didn’t communicate with defenders in front of him. As for clean sheets - we simply don’t keep them. Now that’s down to the whole team, but until we do we won’t be competing for the top 6 places
  6. For those that manage to follow the youngsters - how would you say Penney rates in the bigger picture and do we have any others that we may be saying the same about over the next couple of years?
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    Happy 80th Milan Mandarić.

    MM is a businessman - sure. He bought us when we were down - some would use the word saved. He sold us at a profit - he is honest about that - but he did it in (IMO) the right way. As others have said he could have been more cutthroat, but he is a football man - he may not have been born an owl like us fans, but he can certainly claim to be an adopted owl for those above reasons. Many Happy Returns Milan
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    Are we trusting him yet?

    Absolutely. Typical early season over reaction - but BOTH ways. Poor start, but then 3 wins against teams at the bottom of the table. Remember when League tables weren’t published until the 6th or so game of the season. I prefer to support the team, not necessarily individuals. Very happy when we are doing well, concerned when not. Only time will tell.
  9. If FFP or whatever it is now called necessitates selling Westwood (a saleable asset), you can understand that. However surely until he goes you play your best eleven. Westwood is better than either of the 2 youngsters.
  10. Like many are saying, a membership was a way of myself and my son, who live in Cambridgeshire, getting to a few more games than we might do due to the discount and also being able to get in behind ST holders for some of the larger allocation away games. Reading many of the comments it appears that this is quite common for those that can’t afford a ST or can’t get to every game. Have the club profiled members to gain an insight into the reasons why people are members - if this forum is representative, clearly not. it now means to make the membership financially viable, I will need to go to more games than I can afford (one of the major costs for members is probably fuel costs). The logic simply isn’t there and as a Business Manager for a multi million pound leisure organisation I am trying to see where the benefits are. In a nutshell my son and I won’t be taking a membership this year which means we will go to less games - we’ll done SWFC
  11. Everyone knows and quotes this and of course the results and formations are true. However one of the pioneers of changing this traditional British formation was a Yorkshireman - George Raynor. Read the book - The Greatest Manager England Never Had - he was the Brian Clough of his day but was shunned by England because he ‘coached’ players in a day where the Committee was the Manager. Forgive the fact that he lived in Doncaster - he was a ‘traditional’ Yorkshireman of the time and had no significant affinity to any one club. He ended up in Sweden after the war and took their ‘amateurs’ (they wouldn’t pick anyone who moved abroad and got paid - so he had to build 3 separate sides) to Olympic Gold in 1948 , bronze in 1952 and then his defining glory was he took them (as hosts) to the World Cup final in 1958. He left a legacy of English managers in Sweden before he passed away with many upcoming coaches heading over there in the 70s - most famously Roy Hodgson. My Uncle was another who made the move to Sweden and I was lucky enough to meet George Raynor before he died a few times after he’d moved back to Doncaster with his wife. Amazing and really interesting story and could be argued that this was the time that England started to fall behind. Raynor met with the England manager Walter Winterbottom prior to those Hungarian games and explained to him how Sweden had only narrowly lost to them by using certain tactics - but Winterbottom refused to listen!!
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    Sam Hutchinson

    Not seen anything in Pelupessy’s performances so far to say he is anywhere near Hutchinson in pretty much every aspect of the CDM role (shielding back 4, positioning, tracking midfield runners, breaking up play, being comfortable on the ball and playing the bloody ball forwards!)
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    roland nilsson

    Love Roland. Would hate to see him treated badly if things didn’t work out. Great professionalism as a player - and seemingly as a manager/coach - but has he the experience for the Championship. Not sure
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    Morgan fox

    Was awful last night....
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    That's me done

    As a Wednesday supporter through and through I’d never say I’m not going regardless. However as an exiled Owl (in Cambridgeshire) my visits are far less regular - not been since the derby debacle when could have easily found the time. Will be there New Years Day though - it’s traditional for me and the family over the festive season and even though I think Carlos has lost it - that won’t stop me from being a (part-time) supporter.