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  1. This. Also I think that a few on here would agree that after the Wembley failure in 2015, we needed to address three positions: a commanding goalscoring centre back, an ‘animal ‘ in midfield to protect Bannan and wingers/forwards with pace. Whilst we seem to have very good central defenders I still think we need them to score more from set pieces- free kicks, corners particularly. The good news is that Monk appears to think the same- remember he brought in Bartley at Leeds and also had Jansson. Cattermole was talked about in pre-season and he is the sort of midfielder to do a job to protect Bannan but perhaps too old for us now. Does anyone on here have any suggestions on who we might target for the goalscoring defender and tough midfielder roles?
  2. Reading might be even more keen to sign Joao after his goal against them today. On today’s crazy prices he’s got to be worth 8m at least. He has the ‘x’ factor.
  3. Has to be Hughton. Experienced and successful in this league. Popular, level-headed guy well respected by players and people throughout football. Hopefully would bring a much-needed honesty and stability to our club and a person who you would expect to be a reliable, knowledgable and loyal servant and ally to Mr C, something which he and the club so badly needs and deserves right now. Chris Hughton please Mr C.
  4. This, but we had been so poor financially for so long that when the Chairman gave the impression that money was no barrier and, if I remember correctly, naively ‘promised ‘ promotion within 2years or words to that effect, us fans wanted to believe him, so it was easy for us all to get carried away. I think some of the business decisions which have been made have shown a lack of business acumen but IMO the appointment of Bruce at the time was a master stroke, unfortunately for our very generous Chairman, it has now undeservedly bitten him in the bum, although the Bruce episode has probably got the fans on his side and rightly so. However, Mr. C now has another opportunity to prove that he can take us forward from the tricky situation we find ourselves in. This is not intended as a negative post against the owner or the club but an honest view of how things are and have been. I would so ‘love it’ if we were promoted under Mr C as his genuine generosity deserves it.
  5. Turned West Brom down recently didn’t he? I still think that we need a proven Manager in the Championship who knows this league although I have been tempted by some of the suggestions of appointing a young, recently retired big name prem player eg: John Terry.
  6. I really like Lucas Joao but agree with the many comments on here about his attitude/commitment at times. He has class but after that first season, doesn’t seem to be the same player and seems to have lost confidence since he had his teeth knocked out at Rovrum.
  7. That could be good for us. Man U buy him and Bruce, er.. gets him for us on loan - lovely.
  8. I just don’t think that Matias is strong enough for this league. He’s held off by the division’s defenders far too easily so the only way to play with him in the team and use his pace imo, is to send balls over the top, or slide rule passes bisecting defenders for him to run on to. Got to go in the summer for me- not enough power or strength for the Championship.
  9. Cattermole, or his type of player could provide the ‘minder’ for the likes of Bannan to flourish further up the field and allow him to supply the deadly slide rule pass to a very quick forward getting in behind. This would allow Hutch to play and protect just in front of the back three, obviously depending on the style of set up that Bruce decides. I do like the idea of a fast quality forward running in behind. We have needed this option for ages. we need to improve a lot from throw-ins and set-pieces, but Bruce is just the man we need for addressing these issues. Can’t wait to see what the next few months bring in this regard.
  10. Wasn’t the 1961 Arsenal game above the one where a certain highly-promising reserve called Dougie McMillan got badly injured in a coach crash at Alconbury on the A1, when the team were returning ? It finished his career. this kit was and still is my favourite all-time Wednesday kit.
  11. I think that perhaps the only two managers who could help us in our current plight are Warnock and McCarthy. Ironically though, it is likely that both hate us with a passion. Even with these guys however I do worry that we do not have the right sort of players to fit the way they would want to play. We never seem to be a threat from set-pieces- Carlos didn’t appear to rate the value of these as we didn’t ever seem to exploit free-kicks and corners. We know that the two guys mentioned above certainly would. In fact did Carlos have a ‘forward ‘ coach? He was a centre half I think and his Portuguese coach was a defender, as was Bullen and Rhodes senior, was a goalkeeper. Do we actually have a forward coach for the first team? Despite Carlos’s apparent weakness in attacking play, I would have kept him on until we reached safety (50 odd points) for his defensive qualities and know how, trusting that the injury situation improved sufficiently. After safety was ‘asheeved’, move Carlos out or upstairs and this would have given a new manager time to get the squad ready for another tilt at promotion next year.
  12. I would be happy for us to play in a similar strip to the very first one recorded (blue and white hoops I think) but for our Anniversary season only. Afterwards Mr Chansiri, whilst I appreciate and thank you for all you have done so far for our club, please bring back our familiar BLUE AND WHITE STRIPES. This kit is synonymous with Sheffield Wednesday, its great to look back at old photographs and see some great players of our past in the famous blue and white stripes, a kit which is recognised as SWFC by all, including other teams and fans as well as the media. Some have said that it's only a shirt, but no, sorry, it's been our main identity over most years and our heritage, despite the fact that we have changed before in the past. I'm probably a bit old fashioned, but truly, I struggle to recognise us in any other colours. I know that sponsorship is key, but I'd like to see us play away in blue and white stripes as well. There's my vote !
  13. If/when we miss out on Hourahane I think that this lad would be a good alternative, especially whilst Lee is out. For me he's similar to Lee in that he puts in a great shift, has that box to box aggression and can score goals. Does anyone agree? (Sorry Barnsley fans!)
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