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  1. Gateford_Owl

    FAO Neil Swarbrick

    That is one of the most biased, bent refereeing displays I think I have ever, ever seen...and I've been watching games of football for 3 decades. Gave us absolutely nothing, yet, if you breathed on a Villa player he couldn't wait to blow the whistle. Wasn't a foul for their 1st goal. Wasn't a corner for their 3rd. And the penalty...well, again he could hardly wait to blow his whistle and it was that surprising that he did, even the Villa players wasn't sure why he'd blown. Not forgetting totally bottling a decision on the "legendary" John Terry after he had committed a professional foul on Atdhe. Would rather pretend it wasn't a foul...well if it wasn't a foul then Adthe dived cos he ended up flat on his face...why not book him? No! He totally bottled it big style. He was laughing and joking with Villa players during stoppages as well. Like I said, the worst, and most blatantly bent refereeing display I've seen since probably the Kaiserslautan away match.
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    Ref

    That is one of the most biased, bent refereeing displays I think I have ever, ever seen...and I've been watching games of football for 3 decades. Gave us absolutely nothing, yet, if you breathed on a Villa player he couldn't wait to blow the whistle. Wasn't a foul for their 1st goal. Wasn't a corner for their 3rd. And the penalty...well, again he could hardly wait to blow his whistle and it was that surprising that he did, even the Villa players wasn't sure why he'd blown. Not forgetting totally bottling a decision on the "legendary" John Terry after he had committed a professional foul on Atdhe. Would rather pretend it wasn't a foul...well if it wasn't a foul then Adthe dived cos he ended up flat on his face...why not book him? No! He totally bottled it big style. He was laughing and joking with Villa players during stoppages as well. Like I said, the worst, and most bent refereeing display I've seen since probably the Kaiserslautan away match.
  3. Shambolic. The man is a snake and a charlatan. cheeky monkey.
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    FA CUP DRAW MATCHDAY THREAD

    #dontapplaudthefraud
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    FA CUP DRAW MATCHDAY THREAD

    This This This #dontapllaudthefraud
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    Nixon tweet

    I can tell you who Chansiri wants, I got this pretty much from the horses mouth... Claudio Ranieri - Currently managing at Nantes in France. Miracles at Leicester, under foreign ownership, Big name. Stock depreciated slightly and not managing a huge superclub at the minute so Chansiri feels he can get him. That is 100% who he wants. And as Nixon has alluded too - his sights are probably set too high.
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    Pinpoint the game that did it for you..

    As other people have said, versus Rotherham at home was my first thought that he wasn't capable of getting the best out of this squad of players. This continued game by game and came to a head for me with the 'performance' at Leeds away (Rhodes missed pen) where I think that pen was our only shot on target and we had slipped to 8th I think after that defeat. I've wanted him gone since then. Ok, we sneaked into the play-offs (don't let 4th place fool you) playing some of the worst football I have seen since Alan Irvine but to then put in those 'performances' to a bang average Huddersfield side (twice!) was completely unforgivable. Nearly 40 years following the Owls and I'd not come out of the ground so angry and disappointed - we literally threw away the golden ticket. He should have gone the very next morning and retained at least some dignity and goodwill. All that dignity and goodwill has evaporated with his inane ramblings, abject surrender on our own pitch to the pigs, and continued dour tactics that allowed us to go 210 minutes without a shot on target and just 5 SoT in the whole month of November. I just cannot for the life of me believe that he's still in a job. Every week I say that surely he has to go now...Monday morning for sure he'll be gone...yet, Saturday comes around again and he's still flippinghere! And for that reason the whisperings of Doyen involvement and other outside influences must surely carry some weight. It's a very sad state of affairs which now the fans have turned will not be able to be reversed. He simply has to go now - and the sooner the better for all concerned.
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    David Jones

    He's flipping bobbar... In this team. This team that is so one dimensional and is severely lacking in pace and directness. At Burnley they were spearheaded by Andre Gray and had pace down the wings as well. And when you have that as an outlet you tend not to notice the bumbling buffoon who can't control, sort the ball out between his feet or pass to a player with forward momentum. But in this team he just looks what he is... bobbar.
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    Over Hyped or Another Error?

    Look, the prices are abhorrent. Simple as that. The Clappers will dress it up in many different ways as they dare not say a bad word against the regime. I love my club, but I absolutely hate the road we've gone down with pricing tickets. It makes me feel a mixture of anger and sadness that thousands of people, many with kids who are the next generation of Wednesdayites, can't afford to go to games. And I'm speaking from a position where fortunately I can afford tickets. I imagine that my feelings of anger and sadness pale into insignificance compared to those that can't afford to go - kids who instead of having local heroes, sport Man City shirts with 'Aguero' on the back. We've really got this badly wrong but those justifying the prices won't fully realise the depth of the situation until it's too late.
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    Player ratings

    Westwood 3 - Shocking for goal and awful distribution all night. Handling very shaky. Rare bad game. Hunt 5 - Below average Reach 5 - Showed defensive frailties but had zero cover in the first 30 minutes due to CC's baffling decision to start Lee on left Lees 7 - Very solid display and covered Van Aken Van Aken 6 - Love his distribution but struggling to hold defensive line (early days tho) Bannan 6 - Invisible for 30 minutes. Infinitely better once moved to the left Lee 6 - Actually played better the longer the game went on. Strange start on the left like a duck out of water. Jones 1 - Consistently poor. But this was one of his poorest games. Slow, ineffectual, poor distribution. Brentford players breezed past him like he wasn't even there. Wallace 3 - Bar the 2 yard tap in did virtually nothing. Slow, immobile, poor crosses, constantly cutting inside to destroy any width we may have. Hooper 6 - The guy is class and is pivotal to our side and hopes for the year. Average performance overall but still popped up with goal Fletcher 5 - Tried and tried but looked like he is carrying an injury (which we know he is) can't fault effort, just not one of his better games. Rhodes 6 - Did well when he cam on while partnered up top. Isolated and left chasing shadows after Hooper went off. Butterfield 5 - Still far too early to form an opinion and not enough game time. CC 2 - Utterly baffling that after naming an unchanged line-up he still has to tinker with it and started Lee on the left. Totally exposed Reach and their right winger had a field day and they could (and should) have been 3-0 up before we even had a shot. Why can't he just leave it be? Is it the narcissist in him?? And then towards the last 15 minutes (and this is a common theme not just tonight) to set your team up to effectively camp in your own half and invite pressure is suicidal. They hit the post with the last kick of the game and it would have been the least they deserved.
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    iFollow

    No. Not to my knowledge. How would I check this?
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    iFollow

    Yep.
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    iFollow

    Doing the Opera trick for the first time and can get Audio but not Video (even though I've paid for it). Video is just a black screen with control menu at the bottom which doesn't activate no matter how many times I bash the keypad!! Any ideas people?
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    Happy?

    Dreadfully disappointed. This guy and his negative 'let's not lose first' mentality is what has held us back all season. We practically stumbled into the play offs and needed an unprecedented run of results to just do that. We never stamped our authority on any game bar the Norwich and Newcastle games and have just been bundled out of the play offs by a side that was assembled for a fraction of the cost of ours. In fact, we were outplayed by them. He has shown himself to be:- Stubborn. Tactically naive. Inflexible. Cautious. Makes rash poor ill thought out panic signings. Underachieved. I'm utterly gobsmacked some of you are heralding this as a great thing.
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