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  1. 54 minutes ago, McRightSide said:

    This season will be suspended until mid-April. 

    The Euros will be pushed out until 2021 and Leagues will be asked to finish up the games with an extended season 


    European competitions will get cancelled

    It’s not expected to peak in the UK for 3 months so how could they restart in mid April?


    Once they stop it looks like that’ll be it until June at least 

  2. 8 hours ago, Bez said:

    What’s the worst run/period of time you have experienced as a Wednesday fan?


    For me, the current run is third worst. 

    First would be when we nearly went bust and were in court. 


    Second would be when we didn’t score for game after game.  Think Chris Eagles broke that run.  Can’t remember when it was exactly - anyone remember?

    The Chris Eagles goal was away at Burnley on New Year’s Eve in 2005. We won that game 2-1.


    We’d gone 7 games without scoring.


    I was at that game at Burnley away and this is miles worse. Even though we’d gone ages without scoring (and we had Barry Corr playing up front) the spirit among the fans was still good. We’d only just been promoted back to the championship that year with no real budget so none of us were expecting to be up there.

    I can remember no one knew how to celebrate when Eagles scored... we couldn’t believe we’d actually scored.


    We then signed Burton and Tudgay in January. It’ll be close in terms of points but as a fan going to games in the 2005-06 season it was better then than it is now 

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  3. I’ve heard people say on here Dawson is a good shot stopper. Some of the recent games:


    Brentford 6 shots on target, 5 goals conceded
    Derby 5 shots on target, 3 goals conceded 

    Birmingham 4 shots on target, 3 goals conceded

    Reading 5 shots on target, 3 goals conceded 

    Wigan 5 shots on target, 2 goals conceded 

    Blackburn 9 shots on target, 5 goals conceded


    Compare that to Wildsmith on Wednesday night where Man City had 9 shots on target and we only conceded once.


    A keeper’s primary job is saving the ball when it’s going in the goal and Dawson is not doing very well at that.


    I’m not sure Wildsmith is the answer either but he has to be given a run in the team if Westwood remains banished 

  4. 16 minutes ago, Ronnie Starling said:

    The club tried to move fans from POTG to having season tickets which was a model the likes of Derby pushed. While we dont have many POTG these days our attendances have averaged around 22500 over the last 20 years.

    Unless something changes we won’t average that next season

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  5. 4 minutes ago, Ronnie Starling said:

    Just looking back at the 2015-2016 season our average attendance was 22641 which many argue saw some of the best football we have seen in a long time at Hillsborough. Again you would have thought that more supporters would have attended games. I bet we took more than 22641 to Wembley for the play off final? So perhaps the attendance on Wednesday night was to be expected rather than me mistakenly assuming it would be a sell out.


    There’s not been many paying on the gate since Chansiri took over. The season after Wembley the average attendance went up to around 27k mainly on the back of increased ST sales.


    Now attendances are falling and the club isn’t doing anything to stop them falling. We’ll have to see how far crowds drop before they start going back up again.


    On Derby, they’ve consistently had higher gates than us for the last 20 years so no surprise they filled it this week and we didn’t


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  6. 18 minutes ago, Hack-Abusi said:

    Totally agree. Social Media and Owlstalk would be in absolute meltdown if Dawson conceded that ... coronovirus jokes, flapper, biscuit wrists, worst keeper we've had, can't do this, can't do that etc ...


    Wildsmith comes in and does a good job and probably deserves a run of games however, no disputing that. Give Dawson a break from the boo boys and to get his head back on the game. I still think overall, Dawson is the better keeper but Wildsmith does deserve a chance



    All about opinions but personally I think we’d have conceded 2 or 3 last night with Dawson in goal.


    Wildsmith made a couple of excellent saves in the second half.


    City had 9 shots on target last night, Dawson’s save percentage over the last two seasons is 64% so going by the stats you’d have expected him to concede more than 1

  7. 2 hours ago, McRightSide said:

    Wildsmith - 7 wonderful saves in the second half, but ultimately a mistake that cost the game. Nice to see a keeper actually save some shots though


    Palmer - 9 never felt like his side was a major issue for us. Looked relatively comfortable for the most part


    Iorfa - 10 given the opposition that was a wonderful performance. Shame Monk has a rash towards playing him with Börner for 90 mins


    Börner - 7 a little bit harem scarem but we gave away zero shots on target and he (sometimes unadvisablely) tried to play a bit of football. Shouldn’t have wasted a sub


    Fox - 8 was in for a tough night against a real footballing elite and did pretty well. 

    Murphy - 8 started brightly but then spent most of his time mucking out with Palmer in the RB slot...which he did very well at 


    Lee - 7 tracked, harried, hustled...passing wasn’t quite as sharp as usual.


    Pelupessy - 5 meh. Waste of a shirt


    Bannan - 8 one of a few who looked like the actually had the ability to retain the ball. Worked damn hard defensively. Completely ran out of beans on 75 mins


    Da Cruz - 4 abject


    FF - 8 like Bannan, looked our best option to cause problems by actually having some mastery over the ball.


    Monk - hmm game plan was fine, glad we had a couple of players willing to get forward. Didn’t mind we tried to keep it tight and go for an equaliser in the last 10...problem was his terrible first 2 subs had already killed us. 


    Are some of those marks a wind up? We had one shot in 90 minutes and none on target.


    Agree Iorfa was class tonight, Wildsmith did well and most of the rest put a shift in but player ratings of 8s, 9s and 10s?

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  8. It wasn’t as bad as I was expecting but one shot on goal with none on target and 20% possession at home is pretty poor. I could have played in goal for City tonight.

    There were large sections of the game when instead of pressing the ball we just sat in.


    They should have put a few more away, didn’t feel like they ever got out of second gear.


    Do we expect much more when lads like Pelupessy and da Cruz are playing 90 minutes against one of the best teams in world football?

  9. 2 minutes ago, nickswfc said:

    It's a weird one this.


    If league attendances were at at a low, but then we'd sold out tonight against the champions, we would be slated.


    Instead league attendances are steady and we've sold very little in a big glamour tie.


    So fans not going can hardly be criticised. 


    As others have said the Arsenal game was a lesser game but sold out. 


    Absolutely no question to me that this is a statement against Chansiri and his running of the club.


    Even if tickets were cheaper I don't think it would make a significant difference. 

    League attendances are being propped up by season ticket holders and away fans. It remains to be seen how they hold up next season.


    There’s not been more than a couple of thousand Wednesday fans that have paid on the door for any league game this season 

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  10. 2 minutes ago, 1banana2banana said:

    How many we sold then? Went off track slightly this with the usual 


    ‘if you don’t go tonight then you should be banned from seeing us when we are successful again’ lot 


    imagine if it was a sell out tonight 

    chansiri would think all is well with the players, prices and squad no doubt 😂 



    About 11,050 

  11. 10 minutes ago, Parsons Cross Owl said:


    Sorry that should be sell out every AWAY game, and which two Wed fans gave this a negative mark?

    are you saying Wed fans aren`t loyal? , or are you the usual armchair `fans`

    We have a good away support but don’t think we sold out Blackburn or Wigan away this season. Be surprised if we sell out Bristol City or Swansea aswell 

  12. 6 minutes ago, Wednesday_Jack said:


    Good times...that away end was full to bursting, we had the full end behind the goal!! Not like these days...sheep penned in that little corner!!

    Yes I was in the corner between that and the main stand. Cheese wedge I think they call it. We must have taken about 5,000. 

    Leeds fans going for us as they were heading for relegation. Jermaine Johnson bagged his first goal for us. Great day and a good season that under Laws

  13. 10 hours ago, Wednesday_Jack said:

    Yep 0-6 is 33/1...worth £10 every day of the week. With how we are defending it could be done and dusted in the first 10 minutes!! 

    0-7 is 66/1 and 0-8 is 150/1.


    Both quite big?

  14. 10 minutes ago, bigthinrob said:





    The man gets unadulterated abuse where that first season is only seen in the context of the perceived abject failure in the play offs.


    He usually gets zero credit whatsoever even for the entertainment provided in that first season.

    Carlos is a good coach, comes across well as a bloke and he had some top championship players to work with in those first two seasons.


    It’s more the recruitment that he gets stick for. Personally I don’t think he had that much say in the recruitment. And even he did, why did DC leave recruitment to a coach with no previous experience in English football?

  15. 27 minutes ago, torres said:


    Closed shop  - with new winner coming up. I believe Leicester won it not far back too


    Man u

    Man City




    So that'll just be the 7 teams since 93


    5 of those getting to a champions league final 


    It was a lot different when Blackburn won it, it’s that long ago we were still competing at the top level. Even Arsenal haven’t won it for 16 years and Leicester was a one off that I’d be surprised if we see again.


    To be fair the closed shop could be said about how all the top leagues across Europe have become in the last 20 years. That’s more of a gripe about football in general than just the premier league 

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  16. 1 minute ago, torres said:


    A better league is?



    Bayern and Leipzig have just stuffed Chelsea and Spurs on their own grounds.


    It’s not just about quality either. The fan culture they have there and the 50+1 rule that prevents a dictator like DC having sole ownership of a club.


    If you think the games in the premier league have been the most exciting in the world this season, I’d say you’ve been believing too much sky hype 

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