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Lord Snooty

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  1. I think for managers in this position, the best thing to do in those sorts of situations is to do what women always do. Ask opinion, pretend to listen , nod sagely and then do what you were going to do anyway. It's often the illusion of being involved and listened to that eases the way!
  2. I think it was Ferguson when he was at Aberdeen who said there's nothing more dangerous in a dressing room than disenfranchised , experienced players.
  3. i love an impassioned call to arms! That's better. Hopefully no one will skip it now
  4. To be honest Hoots I'm not sure I'd drop any of those either! It's like Reach, I thought he was a bit sloppy with the ball last night. And yet I do think he relentless stamina and running in the closing down in the second half was one of the catalysts for the turn around. Murphy...bit hit hand miss first half. But then really switched on for the interception and lovely lifted cross to the back stick for Fletch for the goal. Think it's all fine margin things. There are bound to be players though that he thinks and has more trust in. Think that's all gaffers isn't it.
  5. This is a really interesting point. I was convinced the little fella would get on in this game. Was a little bit surprised to see Winnall come on, but when we went back to 4-3-3 five minutes later when Fletch went off I could sort of see the reasoning as he'd played thst central role for the Dingles. Thing is he looked well off it. Have to wonder if he and Rhodes will be persevered with and when Fernando will get a chance.
  6. To be honest he stayed forward for them yesterday bar a couple when he came back to stop a short one being taken.
  7. I thought that at first, but I think it's an illusion created by his cycling shorts making his legs look shorter!
  8. To be fair Borner is giving us a bit of that at a fraction of the cost
  9. One of the most vital parts of management is man management. Which is why so many of the Champ manager experts would last about 5 second in the real world. Some people forget that footballers are human beings, with individual personalities, and emotions. Fortunately some people don't forget...
  10. Absolutely solid these two last night winning headers and tackles for fun. Borners calm (and one might say typically German!) assurance seems to have brought the best out in the skipper. I thought they were both super last night. I was worried in the summer when we all probably knew that Hector wasn't going to be able to be brought in with the umbongo. But this lad really looks the part and together they look a really solid unit. Can't say I know much about the Bates lad, but I reckon he'll have a job on to break in if this pair keep developing this partnership they way they are doing.
  11. Have to be honest, I was a little bit surprised how off the pace he looked.
  12. I'm not sure it'll ever die away. There's many who think it will actually make them play better. "Good job we booed him an all. just the kick up the arris he needed to play better second half. That'll learn him"
  13. That's fair enough Hoots. Might well be the case that someone else can get more out of them. At the moment I'm just not sure who mind! It's a funny one with the possession. In a way we can look more dangerous when we don't have it because of the absolute rapidness we've added to the squad. (Mind there was one break second half where Harris was so rapid that everyone was 20 yards behind him!) . Sometimes with the Lions share I think we can look a bit lethargic. Sometimes I prefer it when the opposition have it! Think this is where Kieran Lee is going to be so vital. Just so clever at that little round the corner balls and passes and his own little give and goes.
  14. Ahh. Makes sense. I thought it was a bit intensive! Mind. Also mildly disappointed now too!
  15. Teams aren't going to come here and leave themselves wide open. They were a pretty solid unit in there. Kept it very compact. Probably why Hutch and Bannan kept trying that long diagonal to Murphy after little spells of possession to open it up. I don't think it's that we allowed them particularly to have possession. We tried to press at times with Hutch and Bannan haring forward but we seemed to get picked off. I think that's why we saw a marked difference when Reach joined Fletcher , Harris and Murphy in the first line press in the second half 4-v-4. It's only a tiny thing but it made a big difference. It could be argued we should have done that from the start to impose ourselves on them but...no matter how many videos you watch of the opposition you never know 100% how they are going to play on the day or what little changes they might have made to their own game plan. You only know that when the game starts and they set out their stall. If they have done things slightly different to what you expected that's when you have to tinker. I think he's done that. I'm not saying I want Bullen. If a top drawer manager becomes available I think we should get them. But equally I think if an experienced manager that spots whats wrong like Bullen did last night and subtly changes things to get a better performance they would get a lot more credit.
  16. Healthy competition. It's a great place to find ourselves in.
  17. Some sort of back strain someone said at the game last night. Anyone know anything more detailed?
  18. Bullen on midfield : “Part of that is down to Luton in the first half, because they played at a decent tempo and we were chasing it, and sometimes because we were chasing it and trying to win it higher up the park in our shape they were picking us off at times and that is why I felt we had to slightly change shape - their midfield rotation was causing us problems , so we had to change ours and the way we were doing things , sometimes you have to adapt in game”
  19. You should have definitely gone for that role at The Stir! https://www.thestar.co.uk/sport/football/the-star-is-on-the-lookout-for-a-new-sheffield-wednesday-writer-487687
  20. Bullen on Fox: “I’ll tell you what, at times that’s not the Sheffield Wednesday support I know. Morgan Fox, that match saving block he’s made with ten minutes to go in the 18 yard box was unbelievable; and you saw a marked difference from Morgans first half performance to his second half performance because the crowd were supporting him, cheering him, getting behind him trying to lift him and I thought he was outstanding in the second half .First half he is a bit nervous because the crowd are getting on his back a little bit”
  21. Bullen on Fox: “I’ll tell you what, at times that’s not the Sheffield Wednesday support I know. Morgan Fox, that match saving block he’s made with ten minutes to go in the 18 yard box was unbelievable; and you saw a marked difference from Morgans first half performance to his second half performance because the crowd were supporting him, cheering him, getting behind him trying to lift him and I thought he was outstanding in the second half .First half he is a bit nervous because the crowd are getting on his back a little bit”
  22. Bullen on Fox: “I’ll tell you what, at times that’s not the Sheffield Wednesday support I know. Morgan Fox, that match saving block he’s made with ten minutes to go in the 18 yard box was unbelievable; and you saw a marked difference from Morgans first half performance to his second half performance because the crowd were supporting him, cheering him, getting behind him trying to lift him and I thought he was outstanding in the second half .First half he is a bit nervous because the crowd are getting on his back a little bit”
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