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Charles Clegg

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  1. Westwood was arguably the best goalie in the Championship for a couple of years - he was great. I loved Hutchinson when he arrived at the club, pleased for him recovering from a career-wrecking injury and delighted to see a player at last with b*llocks and commitment and realy getting stuck in. BUT. No manager should tolerate players who split the camp, undermine the manager and come on like some 'Bertie Big rounduns'. There's clearly plenty of circumstantial eveidence that both are guilty, coupled with the fact that neither are the players they were 3 years ago. There are some on the forum who appear to exhibit a rather adolescent, pop-idolesque hero-worship syndrome..... someone is amazing (and therefore beyong criticism) . I remember being verbally abused by a 23 year old Michel Jackson fan when I suggested that he may well be a paedophile..... being a musical genius apparently bestows some sort of saintlyness. Being a good footballer doesn't justify hreo-worship or automatic selection. Joey? Clearly not good enough. Most people would expect nothing more than squad cover for 500k Euros. It's not his fault the club was strapped for cash then as it is now. But no club should tolerate players who are divisive and undermine the manager and are too big for their average boots. ps Chuck Berry was a musical hero of mine and a musical genius in his time...... however as a person he was really a bit of a c*nt
  2. " People make their mind up about something and they want that prophecy to be fulfilled. It's almost as if a failure gives them the warm glow as it proves them right. A glow warmer than victory. For this is personal victory. One of self affirmation."
  3. And I thought Willie Henderson was lacking in stature..... this guy really is the 'Wee Man'
  4. Because it made it easy for the persuing mob to grab the trailing ends, haul you to the ground, tie your legs together and administer a good kicking...... and the silky ones were no good for making bandages afterwards (non-absorbant) or slings (the knots kept slipping)
  5. So - if we get promoted it will cost £20M for a player who will be 30years old a few weeks into the season? What would his re-sale value be after serving a 2 or 3 year contract? Not for me.
  6. Very, very pleased for Rhodes. Maybe Monk is the first Owls manager to realise that he needs an early, quality ball into the box with others in support - and has set the team up to actually do that?
  7. Cripes he hasn't half aged in Germany! He looks old enough to be Bullen's dad now.
  8. Costello makes a good point, it can't be a co-incidence that Ingolstadt Utd famously had a centre forward (back in the days when players wore proper boots) who scored 30 headed goals and 8 with each foot during just one season. He was tragically killed in a house fire before his career took off.
  9. The Funeral Service will take place at City Road Crematorium on Monday 14th October 2019 at 11.00am. Family flowers only please but donations in lieu, if desired, to Swallownest Care Home, which can be made on the day of the funeral as a donation box will be available at the Crematorium
  10. An instantly recognisable name from a fondly remebered past. I was frequently on the same coach as Rita with a mate. We were a good bunch but Rita was always on hand to (kindly) put us straight if we started to get too boisterous. The coach journey was frequently more enjoyable than the game and that was largely down to Rita who was responsible for the safe, friendly and respectful atmosphere. She came across like a 'nice' teacher to an immature teenager...... tended to keep our shared bottle of Sherry under wraps to avoid any disapproval A fantastic and dedicated football fan.
  11. I may get a bump on the head and find myself back in the 1970's with a bit of luck - ale at 18p a pint, men were men (except Lola), and everything was 'Alright Now'* including the football..... cheap, often exciting and full of honest endeavour * Courtesy of Paul Rodgers and Andy Frazer
  12. Looking at his post-Huddersfield career it was clear that his form, impact and value(!) were on the wane..... it didn't need hindsight. Those responsible for incoming transfers at the time were clearly in dereliction of their basic duties ( I hope it was nothing more sinister than that but football is a commodity/brand these days and no longer a sport and there are quite a few football equivalents of Fred Goodwin being drawn in, resulting in some clubs going the way of RBS) As a human being, I feel for Rhodes. He's not here for a free lunch as some may think. He has every appearance of being clinically depressed and and if that is the case the club should be on to it and ensure he gets treatment.... part of which could be a subsidised loan to Chesterfield or some similar club which may help him reconnect.
  13. I remember Ken Wagstaff and Chris Chilton playing for Hull City - great players - loyal players at a time before the game was ruined by corruption, big money and fawning celebrity worship. What price could you put on their heads today? I suppose that's why I have a soft spot for Hull despite being present on Boxing Day 1970 ( I can't remember the Owls scorers owing to the shock of what unfolded) : "Hull City 4 Sheffield Wednesday 4 Boothferry Park | Division Two | Saturday 26th December 1970 Three goals in the last seven minutes earned the Tigers a point against Sheffield Wednesday in this Boxing Day encounter. Trailing 4-1 – Ken Houghton being City’s scorer – and with the home supporters heading for the exits in droves, the magic of Christmas had well and truly evaporated. Then, this particular Christmas story took a dramatic turn. Two Chris Chilton goals gave Terry Neill’s side a lifeline before Ken Wagstaff slotted home the equaliser – his 250th career goal – with three minutes remaining to complete one of the most amazing comebacks in the Club’s history." Hull also hit the post in the last minute ... I was devastated and yet relieved at the same time when the whistle went. This awful mix of emotions was to revisit me again when the Owls played Chelsea in the League Cup, Jan 1985 I'd settle for a repeat of the first 80 minutes tonight.
  14. EFL desperately attempting to create an aura of competence after ***king over Bury? As per? Rotherham children + SYP = Cliff Richard? Should we await the EDL tipping off the British B*llsh*t Corporation when the valuers are about to raid Hillsborough?
  15. Greedy scumbags. I wish we were in a revolutionary France phase! League and FA should make it impossible for a football club and its' assets to be mortgaged to secure money for other businesses. Those young lasses in the photo doing their bit to keep the club alive (and all the other fans) trying to save a sinking ship, deliberately holed by the Captain whose looking at the salvage value. It's enough to make me weep. Not the first by any means is it? This makes interesting (and awful) reading: Hall of Shame My nomination for the guillotine is Douglas Craig (York City)...... why weren't the rules tightened up when this Tory bast*rd sacrificed the club to line his pockets? RIP Bury .. may you rise from the ashes
  16. Palmer aside, Fox is clearly the best LB at the club at the moment. It's to his credit he's put the nightmare performances of last season behind him (and he was far from the only one!)..... it's a shame that certain members of the fanbase can't put it behind them as well and be pleased for a guy who has worked hard to turn things round, rather than continue to slag him off. On another matter and thinking about Matt Penney's performances when he first broke into the team; before his confidence was infected by team mates, apparently devoid of self-belief and basic organisational skills; before his injury, I have to ask if his loan to St Pauli may not have been premature and that he may have been a better bet than Iorfa or Odubajo to compete for the LB spot??
  17. Deepdale is a accursed place for Owls fans. I hear or read the word, 'Deepdale' and I immediately think of the legendary Derek Dooley. Time to bury the memory
  18. It's rumoured that these merchant bankers have been known to use jellied eels as a lubricant.
  19. Lord Snooty is well but tied up..... literally. He was urgently called out early yesterday morning by an eccentric cousin who was being threatened with eviction from his family home. A home with just 4 habitable rooms and lit by gas. There is no electricity; water is from a well etc etc......... internet?? Snoots was about to nip down to the nearest village to knock off a quick OMDT when a van full of ruffians, masquerading as bailiffs, turned up and laid siege to the venerable building as his equally venerable cousin, Cedric barred the doors and took to the battlements. A couple of well aimed chunks of masonry soon had the bounders below scampering for cover. When Cedric told Snoots to put the chip pan on the stove so that boiling beef dripping could be dumped on the invaders in any further attempt at forced entry, he demurred and urged caution. When Snoots further declined to fire off a volley of arrows at the ne'er do wells hiding behind their van, Cedric accused Snoots of being a traitor and bound him tightly with a bell rope until such time he decides on "who's side he is on" Stubbs who is staying at the 'Staughtered Lamb' in nearby Wetwang is planning a rescue attempt but it is thought that this could take several days. Hopefully Snoots can safely be returned home in time to write a OMDT for the Millwall game
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