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  1. McGugan - GONE

    9 goals in 39 appearences...would take that ratio for a midfielder at present!
  2. I'm happy with loans, but there's no point if they don't get played..not using McManaman was a mistake last season. Right back and left back essential after centre back position is sorted
  3. Loans or nowt

    ...and so far it's working!
  4. Evolution of the West Stand

    I get the sentiment and no I don't mean all of it, but it'd be less of a nightmare segregating fans as it would be at the Leppings Lane end. If you gave away fans 2,000 seats at the kop west side, line of stewards from top to bottom so in effect from pitch to back of kop and the rest Wednesday (similar set up if the stadium was a bowl) then reconfigure kop so their only exit is Penistone Road, I think that'd work and prevent large sections of the ground being closed off. It's not perfect, but given the limitations of our ground worth considering?
  5. Evolution of the West Stand

    Very, very good idea
  6. Ashley Cole would be a fantastic signing for us. We should be in for him if Birmingham have a chance. Big upgrade on what we have and the experienced pro that Carlos has said we're after...but I think we're missing a trick by not tapping the young loan market for upcoming stars from the likes of Man City, Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool
  7. You're absolutely right, we would've given our right arm for this squad, but that's exactly what people find frustrating, we should be getting more out of them and gaining promotion. This is where some of the frustration with Carlos is and whether he really can get the best out of them as at times last year that was sadly lacking.
  8. Carlos on new deal

    We need to get these 4/5 players in early and get the dead wood out early so the new players can acclimatise early and hit the ground running come August. Get a good early start, and give the team confidence to kick on and stay up there all season like Brighton did

    Is anyone else so inspired by his words every time he speaks?...if only he was the manager, bet we'd win the title next year with his team talks and inspiration
  10. Anyone else thinks this is like the Hull game at Wembley last year?
  11. Police

    Damned if they do. Damned if they don't. They are there to ensure the safety of everyone, including members of the public after the game. Hillsborough was the site of the worst sporting arena disaster in the history of British football, which still to this day has layout problems in terms of home and away fans coming together. The unfortunate thing is, a small minority of football fans still cause problems at football matches. At the Newcastle match, I witnessed a Wednesday fan in the west side of the north stand, run his finger across his neck in the direction of the Newcastle fans with his 4/5 year old daughter sat on his shoulder. It's this kind of behaviour that requires police officers to be at football matches, when really there shouldn't have to be a need for them at all. Regardless of the reputation of some football teams, if you put two sets of fans together, a small minority will always cause problems. The reason for officers from other forces is that police officers spend a lot of time at work and away from their families. The last thing they want to do is go to work on their day off. Whether the number of officers appear to be overkill or not, the fact the match has gone without incident shows that it was the right thing to do.
  12. It goes without saying....but a massive thank you to all 4 sides of Hillsborough in the 58th minute applause. I cannot express how much this meant to us all, especially Julie, Ryan and Helen. Another huge thank you to Sheffield Wednesday, their staff and Mr Chansiri who have been brilliant with us and make us proud to be Wednesdayites. What a club we support
  13. Thank you for what you did. Words cant express how greatful the family are with how supportive people have been and I know his wife, son and daughter in law are particularly touched. It's people like yourself that make horrible times like this more comforting, thank you
  14. Once again Hannah, thank you for what you did and being with him before we got there, it was nice to see he wasn't alone x
  15. I don't think many are aware, but yesterday, just before kick off, on the kop, my uncle, Nigel Goodinson, collapsed and suffered a catastrophic bleed on the brain. Paramedics were there in seconds and after treatment in hospital yesterday and today, he sadly lost his life with his family around him. All the family are devastated, but we all agree as a mad Sheffield Wednesday supporter, if he was to go anywhere it would be at Hillsborugh with his beloved Sheffield Wednesday. They pulled through and won for him as well. As popular as my uncle Nigel was, many on here may know him and will have nothing but good things to say about him. With the families blessing, I'm going to contact the club with a view to a minutes applause at 58 minutes on the clock at the Fulham game...58 being my uncles age. The family and I would be ever so greatful if my fellow Wednesday fans would join us in this applause for a true gentleman who died in a place he loved. Rest in peace uncle Nigel we all love you very much