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Musn't Grumble

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  1. Big Thank You To SWFC

    Dislocated spine... Back in two weeks.
  2. I would have thought that if the contract expires then that's it. No sell on compensation offered and no sell on compensation required. This is supposed to help the players get another job, too. The son of an acquaintance of mine came through the youth set up at an established PL club but then was released last summer (I.e. Not offered a new contract). He then had to call around the clubs and eventually, after a trial, was signed by a Championship club who then immediately loaned him out to a lower league club. As far as I know, no transfer fee and no compensation at any stage. Before Bosman, clubs could hold player's registrations but since then, it has been easier for players and clubs - depending upon which side of the fence you are sitting - to complete a contract and either negotiate another contract or move on.
  3. Guess the year for this one..

    There is only one player who appears to be actually moving. The picture looks like a Subbuteo reconstruction.
  4. Blast from the past - Gerry Young

    A tough competitor on the field and a real gentleman off it. Always had time for a chat with us kids. He had a marked north-east accent which I suspect is still there despite living in Sheffield for well over fifty years. His trophy business was in the Johnny Quinn's shop at the bottom of our road. Over the years, several Wednesday players lived or worked within sight of the ground. Graham Pugh lodged on Overton Road, John Pearson lived on Rockley Road, Brian Joicey sold cars from a plot near Wynn Gardens, Ron Starling had a newspaper business on Middlewood Road and, a bit further afield, Ted Catlin was landlord of the Rose & Crown at Wadsley... Anyone know of any more players that lived locally? (I suppose I should start a new topic, but I'm too idle)
  5. JOS OUT

    Proper Sat'di teatime fish!
  6. It's not really a late tackle. He's just a bit early for the next tackle, that's all.
  7. One Win = Mathematical Safety

    The 1989/90 season,with six games to go, Wednesday were 13th (20 teams in the top tier), nine points clear of the relegation places and above both Manchester clubs. Of those last six matches, we lost five with our only win coming against fellow strugglers Charlton. Losing 0-3 to Forest and being relegated on the final day was a very dark hour. This is indeed the Wednesday way.
  8. Sean Clare future in doubt

    As a comparison and another example how barmy the football industry is, did I hear correctly that someone mentioned on "Praise or Grumble" last night that Chris O'Grady was alleged to be on £5k per week at Chesterfield? And this is a player who can't get into a team that looks like it won't be in the Football League in a few weeks' time.
  9. #QPR 4 - 2 #SWFC - OMDT

    Good column again, Snoots... I agree that losing 0-1 to Fulham given our current circumstances is not a particularly bad result. Anything other that a Fulham win last Saturday would have been a travesty of justice based on performance. I reckon that, since the new year, Fulham are easily the best side in the Championship - even better than Wolves - and, by rights, they deserve to pip Cardiff to the second automatic promotion place. Tonight will probably be a more even encounter between two sides who may already have one eye on he beach. Wednesday still need to do a bit of work but this fixture does have the air of a practice match about it.
  10. Absolute class from Jordan Rhodes

    Top contender for Post of the Year.
  11. Player of the season?

    Adam Reach. He has stuck at it practically all season, sometimes fighting lost causes. Always puts in a shift. POTS for me.
  12. Sunderland - V - Sheffield Wednesday OMDT

    Murray's face now as long as Desert Orchid's... A clear dive should have been a Sunderland penalty.
  13. Sunderland - V - Sheffield Wednesday OMDT

    There is only one team on pitch, according to him.
  14. Unbiased Press?

    Spot on, Owlsman. Somebody buys a coffee in Meadowhall and it shows up as a profit on somebody else's balance sheet in London.
  15. I wonder if Dave is off to Swansea...?