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owl_83

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  1. What baffles me is why we are still buying into it all? Or is it when more fans take a stance and don't pay the extortionate money for a St when the real stuff starts to hit the fan?
  2. Backs up my stance of not buying a season ticket. I just can't stomach paying the money only for it to be wasted and peed up a wall. I genuinely worry about the future of our club. We have all those people who have 3, 4 and 5 year season tickets and what happens when that money isn't coming in?
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    Contract it is.......

    I disagree. no one player is bigger than the club. if players don't want to play here then get rid.plenty of successful clubs sell players on when their use has come to an end. Alex Ferguson was good at it. we have an embarrassing set of riches up front who have either not had the desire or have been injury prone. we are seeing first hand what it is like to have a set of players who have desire to win but also a desire to improve as players.
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    Contract it is.......

    Then who's idea was it to put the players on greatly inflated wages far above market rate so other clubs couldn't afford them?
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    Contract it is.......

    if we can afford him then why not sell him?
  6. Its not like that and you know it. It's about not putting this club in financial trouble by loading the club with expensive players. It's about not buying players just for the sake of it and then not playing them (Boyd anyone) It's about not paying the players so far above market value that they won't want to leave because we can't sell them. It's about not wanting to sell players. For some crazy reason, one of the best keepers in the league isn't wanted or frozen out by the manager. Fine but sell him and get him off the books. Recoup some money back. When you have bought loads of players, put the club near the brink of being under an embargo and you are still so far away from a good side and still need a few players; it is not good management, some would say its gross negligence.
  7. Will we be trying to sell them or just go on a free at the end of their contract. We all know that Mr Chansiri doesn't like to sell players but I would like to think we would attempt to recover some of the fees.
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    The Buck Stops At The Top

    What's the alternative? Keep clapping and hope one day Chansiri turns out OK? He has shown zero ability in running a football club and I have absolutely zero confidence in him turning it around because he is unconsciously incompetent. I have more chance of walking on the moon than Chansiri being a success here.
  9. This is exactly how I feel. Its just a shambles and feel nothing towards the club at the minute. Chansiri will not be getting another penny off me until he realises what this football club is about and treats the chairmanship of the football club with the respect/deference it requires. I've followed Wednesday to all four corners of England, done full seasons, had a season ticket for 28 consecutive seasons and I'm only 34. But that's me done.
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    When were you truly happy

    Last time I was happy was just before the home leg against Huddersfield. I genuinely believed that we would get promoted that season. I thought we would beat Huddersfield and beat anyone in the final. It was our year. But we played with fear. We had the goal, got the fans backs up and then started to defend. Huddersfield were there for the taking. That killed the atmosphere and killed our advantage and it was obvious they were going to score. From them on I knew Carlos didn't have the bottle to get us up. I hadn't purchased a season ticket because of financial reasons at the early bird offer. But was fully prepared to at the next stage, I had had one for 27 years. And then it came, Carlos had agreed a new deal. I just shook my head and thought, but he doesn't know how to get us up. I hadn't enjoyed 2016/17 season. It was a strange season and I looked back and could count on one hand how many games I actually enjoyed. The rest we just seemed to cling on for a win. We never looked comfortable in games. If I didn't enjoy going to games, if I didn't think we would do anything this season (to be fair, there was no chance we would get promoted this season) , I didn't have to have a season ticket. It was just too much money that I could have found if I wanted to. I just didn't want to. First home game was weird. I took daughter to a soft play and watched sports Saturday on my phone. The joy on her face when she went down the slide saying "look daddy I'm sliding" meant the world and knew I had made the right decision and never looked back. I don't know what will bring me back. Maybe feeling its my club again. Feel like I'm not just seen as a consumer and seeing how high we can push season ticket prices but a fan who needs to feel like to feel like I'm part of the club.
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    Not using ST next Friday

    Anyone got a season ticket going spare for next Friday, pm me please. I'd go. Let me know how you want.
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    The Boy Wonder - 50 today !

    I can remember his 24th birthday. We played Chelsea at Hillsborough and he scored the first two. He was on for a hattrick and instead passed it to Paul Williams who passed it into net. We won 3-0. I am 34 today and was honoured to share same birthday as my hero. I grew up wanting to be like David Hirst. They say you should never ever meet your heroes and that was very true for me. I made a right *** of myself.
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    Anyone got any hobbies?

    This season is the first season since 1990/91 I haven't had a season ticket. Cost and being bored out of my head being the two main reasons. This season I have started taking my little girl out more and more on Saturdays, we go shopping, I have got an annual pass for Yorkshire Wildlife park (£100 for 2 adults). There are a few play areas there. In the days I don't have my little girl, I will go around to mates, have a couple of accumulators, couple of drinks. Do you know the scary thing? I don't miss it. And the even scarier thing, I don't think I would ever get another season ticket. For the entertainment, there are far better options out there that are far cheaper.
  14. Yep I work in Leeds and an office full of Leeds fans. I fear the worst. They are on fire. And I can't see anything else but a drubbing.
  15. Like I said, various reasons but those two matches against Huddersfield broke me. I've followed Wednesday through some bad times. I went three full seasons back to back of never missing a game home or away and that was 2002/03 until 2004/05. Some very bad times there. I was at the brighton game when we went down at easter. I was at Colchester midweek when we lost 4-0, was at swindon when we lost 3-2. I've done Bournemouth midweek losing 2-0, Blackpoil 4-1 etc. I could stomach all of that. I could even stomach Bryan Barry-Murphy playing for us. The the total inept performances against Huddersfield, the way we refused to attack, them having a reserve goalie in and not having ONE shot at him, having great players on the field and then inviting pressure and defending a one goal lead. Well I just couldn't stomach it. Also My daughter has diabetes and at the time of the season tickets going on sale we were having to fork out £300 a month for appliances that made our lives easier. By the time we got NHS funding the season tickets had stopped being sold and wouldn't sell me one. That being said if Carlos would have been sacked after Huddersfield and got an ambitious manager in that would have seen us with a fighting chance, I would have fought tooth and nail to get one. I would have worked overtime/sold my car. I just couldn't face another season of Carlos being in charge. I didnt believe he would have us up there again. I still believe we will not finish top ten this season and United will finish above us if Carlos stays in charge.
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