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Blatter

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  1. Sky Sports and Merson don’t do punctuation. Read it whichever way suits your mood at the time.
  2. Spot on. But only while Van Aken is playing at left back. His slowness on the turn and one footedness make him vulnerable to a quick winger cutting inside.
  3. Think Pulis would go with :- Iorfa, Dunkley, Flint, Van Aken. Until he can sign a 6’4” left back He likes four big guys at the back.
  4. First noticed him when he sent Forestieri off v Hull 2016/17. He’s acted like a clown every time I’ve seen him since, even when refereeing non Wednesday games.
  5. If Pulis is going to do anything with this squad between now and January he has to build a sound defensive set up. We knew it was never going to be pretty, but that’s what he’s doing in spite of having three key defenders absent. Getting the defensive side of the game right first off is what all managers strive for. We’ll see more of this in the next month until the awful weaknesses in this squad can be corrected. I just hope we’re not too far adrift of safety by then.
  6. Borner. He wasn’t really all that good and got away with a couple of very questionable challenges. Its just that all the others were worse today.
  7. Sorry, I must have misunderstood your 89 minute comment about Van Aken.
  8. Oh dear. Did you watch it. Van Aken didn’t play for 89 minutes he was rightly hooked after Swansea’s goal. Neither did we play with a back three. We lined up with a 4man defence of Palmer, Lees, Borner and Van Aken. A five man midfield and Rhodes up front.
  9. Can’t remember any Wednesday stuff but my one and only cricket bat was bought there and my first ever football boots. I don’t think there was anywhere else to buy sports gear in the dark smoggy days of 1950’s Sheffield.
  10. I know we recently lost Iorfa and Marriott in training but surely most of the other injuries to Lees, Luongo, Flint Shaw Brown and Palmer all happened during matches. Not sure the training pitches could be responsible for that, sounds more like warm ups and conditioning. Then on top of that we seem to have had a couple of players suspended for several games. That’s surely down to team discipline and it was noticeable at Swansea that we gave away far fewer silly free kicks in our own half of the pitch.
  11. What a tease keeping it a secret. Seriously though we’ve had five managers, wholesale changes to medical staff and physios. We have a highly regarded conditioning coach in Strudwick on board but are still plagued by soft tissue injuries. I really hope Pulis is right and his years of experience have led him to identify a problem within a week that so many others have failed to do in three seasons.
  12. Doesn’t really say what the problem is that they’ve identified though. I hope he does know the answer to what’s been plaguing the squad for the last three seasons. Proof will come between now and new year. Can we get through a crowded fixture list without more hamstring and calf strains etc.
  13. Young, tall powerful, just the sort of player our new boss likes to develop. Defensive midfielder of the new Wednesday
  14. Reach, not only for a very well worked goal but a great all round effort. One of the very few of our players still running strongly at the end too. Got to mention Paterson though. Just for all round effort and being an absolute nuisance to Swansea defenders.
  15. All for them.....Might have been better if you deleted their names under the picture.
  16. R I P Maurice. Was always fearful when we came up against you in your playing days, but thought you were great as Jack’s right hand man.
  17. We have a few good players at this level. I would list Iorfa Borner Lees Bannan and Luongo in that category. The rest are a mixture of always injured, not good enough and just barely competent. This latter category are just too big a group and are dragging down the better ones. Somehow Pulis has to wring out better performance fro the barely competent group for the next 10 games until the transfer window opens. Westwood, Palmer Reach Windass and even Rhodes can surely do better than what they showed today with intensive coaching and strong management. I know we pl
  18. I wouldn’t mind the red cards if we were piling into every challenge in an effort to take the games to the opponents. But we’re not doing that. We’re getting players sent off for stupid naive challenges. Today was another example to add to those of Harris Lees and Van Aken in recent weeks. Windass taking down a bouncing ball with a boot at chest height with clear sight of the of the rushing player and right in front of the ref defies logic. This reckless behaviour cost us a game that was there for the taking against yet another very ordinary team today. How we can part with
  19. I wouldn’t mind the red cards if we were piling into every challenge in an effort to take the games to the opponents. But we’re not doing that. We’re getting players sent off for stupid naive challenges. Today was another example to add to those of Harris Lees and Van Aken in recent weeks. Windass taking down a bouncing ball with a boot at chest height with clear sight of the of the rushing player and right in front of the ref defies logic. This reckless behaviour cost us a game that was there for the taking against yet another very ordinary team today. How we can part with
  20. Borner by an absolute mile. I didn’t see a good performance from any other player today.
  21. Interesting appointment this one. A decent midfielder in his day even if his choice of club was a bit suspect. His more recent work though has been in scouting for clubs that have recruited well, and before that in coaching and marketing. Reported to have a huge database of players he has scouted. Pretty obvious where his immediate involvement is going to be.
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