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  1. We do now, but we have spent money and have a decent Championship squad, that would allow you to move players in/out. We don’t need that much to get close to playoffs either.... Plus I reckon DC would spend again if we were close in January....
  2. Pulis is the best option from the most experienced, least exposed manager status, suspect he would wee wee off DC with his demands and the fans with the football. Personally not for me but get why people may look from a promotion at all costs perspective.
  3. Reiterate what I said earlier, he changed his style at Derby ‘cos he knew he needed to. In the same way he knew he needed to play a tight ‘turn teams around’ style when having a tighter budget at Burton/Brum.... AND he knows the Championship and is available.....stick him on a year contract with big bonus to reach play-off/promotion and see what he can do......
  4. I actually also think Rowett would be a good appointment. He said when he got the Derby job he knew he had to play a different style of football as the fans demanded it. Did well at Burton and Brum with limited budget. Failed at Stoke but that tanker will take a while to turn. plus points, he knows championship, is a free agent, lives in area (presume) and wants job. He also loves Winnall! Low risk, love Bully, but don’t think he is a manger, if GR fails, look again at end of the year.
  5. Do agree that ref tends to book both in these instances, but thought ref got this spot on this occasion, Hector caught Moult after the clearance but Moult was then the aggressor, which led to Hector pushing him back. Ref saw all this and took right course of action. i actually thought in real time the sending off was harsh (my seat is face on with his studs), having seen the replay on the concourse at HT he got that one right too.
  6. cannot believe no one has mentioned that he is from the Clough camp. Owlstalk you have let me down!
  7. I did wonder that. To be clear, you are referring to the terrorist arrests, it was nothing to do with Hillsborough (as far as we know).
  8. If his philosophy was to be fresh for games or second half of season than the players may not have been allowed to train extra. (Not saying that was the case). Also didn't Bullen rubbish the fact we weren't for enough?
  9. Keys words in the article : insiders believe....
  10. Link to full article below, really good read, have a lot of respect for Alan, who despite being a physio, we always felt was part of that squad. Obviously loves Wednesday as well. Remember playing against another team, who also had a physio called Alan Smith and the Kop singing, 'theres only one Alan Smith'..... :) http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/my-time-with-sheffield-wednesday-and-england-former-owls-physio-alan-smith-on-big-ron-david-hirst-winning-at-wembley-fishy-smells-at-hillsborough-alan-shearer-and-what-he-s-up-to-now-1-8778543
  11. They do (and I don't have specific evidence for this), but the number we have had over last couple of years seems abnormally high....
  12. To be honest I sometimes assumed that the x player is injured was used as an excuse in certain occasions (seemed to suit the team CC wanted to pick). We did seem to go through a stage last season of players entering our Physio room 101 and never coming out.
  13. So, we sacked 4 physio's as it appears that Carlos and there relationship broke down - presumably regarding speed of return of players. this is outlined on the link below specifically 'The Star understands the relationship between head coach Carlos Carvalhal and the medical team was strained at times last term.'. http://www.thestar.co.uk/sport/football/sheffield-wednesday/exclusive-four-leave-sheffield-wednesday-in-backroom-shake-up-1-8577886 He brought in 2 Portuguese physio's, but I think it is fair to say that we still seem to have more than our fair share of injuries - just what are we doing different to other clubs?
  14. I agree that whilst not make and break the next 4 games will show how we match up against other sides towards the top of the table. A poor points total, aside from meaning we would have to make these up to overturn these teams, would also probably point to us making play-offs at best. Conversely a good tally could see us continue to climb up the table and leave a real marker for a potential top two push.
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