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Everything posted by Rogerwyldesmullet

  1. The golden generation teams of 02, 04, 06 had some good individuals but couldn’t keep the ball and manage a game to save their lives. This lot are better at that and are a much stronger squad - Maddison can’t even get in it. Essentially they have a way of playing which they all understand and it is a system that can wear the opposition down - tonight was a good example. I just hope Southgate has the cojones to play enough creative players to actually win games unlike the semi against Croatia and the final against Italy, both of which he bottled.
  2. And his hair pieces aren’t all that….. Free kick to us? Ban Bannan NOW
  3. Level headed. That’s what you want from a manager. It’s a “yes” from me.
  4. Took a while to remember but was that a Neil Diamond song from the album “Tap Root Manuscript”?
  5. TBH is seems only yesterday when he was getting in the England squad as a wing back … Meanwhile. Saying Antonio is a good player doesn’t mean Kane is a bad one - Southgates caution got us so far but ultimately lost us that final.
  6. Appreciate the sentiment but when we were in the third tier in the 70s it was regarded as an aberration. If DC reads this he could get the impression fans would be happy with a yo yo club with no interest in the Prem. Teams like Palace Leicester Wolves etc are only up there because of wily financial behaviour - Brighton Soton Brentford etc have pitiful history compared to us - makes my p*ss boil that we are nowhere near their level at the moment.
  7. Most of them well pleased though at least one of them says he isn’t Prem level. But then Arsenal just bought Panic Face Ramsdale for 25million - worlds gone mad BPF is better than him.
  8. Feet on ground. Gives credit to opposition where it is due but points out it was never a penalty. Good.
  9. We were top of Prem for a bit in 19ninety summat when we beat Villa then Leeds and (Newcastle?) away and followed it with Ritchie Humphries scoring a wonder strike against Leicester. Weirdest thing about it was there was only about 17 thou in the ground to see that cos it was on Sky and we are notorious in South Yorks for good sense with a touch of tight Waddery. I’m glad to say I was there to see it since Im not likely to see it again!
  10. Plea for patience. We have to be among the worst ever fan based for rushing to conclusions. Three games in is too early to make a definitive judgement on DM. I remember folk on here lauding Joost van Aken after two good games. That said, Moore seems to be trying to build a team/ establish a way of playing, which, on the evidence of the 1st half hour against the Cod Army has aggression, pace and skill to the fore. It was the most purposeful I’ve seen us since Carlos season 1. I hope no one panics if we lose on Saturday. It looks like he is on the right track but key players like Iorfa and Bannan are the ones that elevate (see what I did there) us above the average. If they get injured or leave it won’t be so straightforward.
  11. And yet the place looked half empty ….. because it was. I realise this is heresy but the stadium is too big for our needs and has been for 20 years. We would be better off revamping the two ends, getting rid of the pillars and re-seating the whole place in such a way that a lardy arse doesn’t need to be half sitting on my knee to watch the Wizards. if we ever get back to the promised land, the revamped ends could have been designed to have an extra tier. Simple plan - should only cost about 100 million DC and I’ll waive the consultancy fee.
  12. No need for fear snd trembling. Some of the one touch stuff from the first half hour tonight might test the Toy-town mini pigs.
  13. We’ve got a great hard core fan base but we don’t have a huge hinterland of good timers - nothing a period of sustained success, reasonable POTG and a non interfering SAG wouldn’t cure!
  14. As impressive as his skill as a footballer is his default mardy face. Good defenders have mardy faces - they aren’t in a beauty parade. Ask Stuart Pearce.
  15. Thanks for posting this because growing up I always had us in the same bracket as Villa Newcastle Chelsea Spurs Man City in terms of support but below Man U Liverpool and Arsenal. Unlike a number of other clubs, we have not had the chance to do a “reset” in the modern context. We have been badly managed and badly run for so long I think it would take a sustained period of success to rekindle those sort of crowds. Likewise - Hate to say it, but Hillsborough has gone from being one of the best stadia in the country to being too old, too tarnished and nowadays in the wrong place to ever be selected for international matches again.
  16. i don’t think any of those had a comparably decisive effect on the destiny/ financial stability of the club. We sold Warhurst and outbid Arsenal for Sinton at a time when we were challenging at the top and in the market for very good players. He was the wrong choice. Rhodes was bought and not only alienated Winnall and Joao it tipped our finances into absurdity.
  17. Thanks for posting. I always wonder what the families affected by this disaster as well as the ones that happened at Ibrox or Heysel think when they hear the word “Hillsborough” since the tragedy at our ground seems to have dwarfed their loss in the public consciousness.
  18. ^^^^ This - I would add it looks to me like he “lost a yard” after Blackburn and part of the reason I think neither Karanka or Carlos wanted him was defending these days starts from the front and Jordan, who wanders around looking as physically threatening as Bambi, isn’t up to it. I wish him well but he has overtaken Andy Sinton for me as our worst piece of business ever.
  19. I honestly wouldn’t use Twitter as a sample set of normal football fans. Folk who go to games have an instinctive solidarity with other football fans of whatever club who suffer just like they do. I even found myself sympathising with Wycombe ni mind Toytown fans at the weekend even if I did suspect Colin was up to his old tricks to make sure we finished bottom!
  20. There’s a difference between stupidity and not being in the right position. Westwood’s shortcomings on Saturday don’t compare with Dunkleys totally unnecessary challenge or recent idiocy when we were well in or controlling games Eg Joey v Millwall Shaw v Birmingham Borner v Reading. As for Kadeem Harris - how can someone so small give away so many fouls? Contrary to many on here who seem to assume every time we lose that it is something to do with a lack of effort or because players don’t care etc, I think I’ve been watching the Owls long enough to accept that the team, as a collective, weren’t up to the task. Despite having one or two skilful players (Bannan being the obvious example) this team has been in decline since 2016 and TBH it would have been better to have gone down last year and start the rebuilding then. Wayne Rooneys Derby County were very lucky - we had more points than them - but Wigan last year were hardly fortunate .....
  21. No thanks mate. I don’t mind if they win. I don’t mind if they lose. I have enough on caring about the Owls. Adding to my emotional burden is to be avoided!
  22. Went for Hutch Now I’m going for a drink .. or five!
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