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Chris Apolon

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  1. If we get in or around the box, we can slip a cheeky one in. With the quality we have that few seconds of penetration can cause moments of bliss for us and 90 minutes of despair for the opposite
  2. Saw this on my way to work. Thought it apt
  3. It all went wrong in that sepia tinged era of 1990 when Tim Berners-Lee created the internet
  4. True, I kind of meant during the season! And I bet there was some keyboard warriors somewhere in their mums basement tapping their fingernails waiting for Bruce to lose a game so they could see how fast they could type "I told you so" whilst mummy cleans the folds between their moobs and their gut
  5. The problem with hiring Allardyce is, unless he sees a project here, which he hasn't been known for unless you count Bolton, he would be off as soon as the first wave of premier league sacking happen. I would rather take an up and coming manager which is still a risk but at least there's less chance of premier clubs poaching. However, like players in league 1 and 2, they come with a seemingly unrealistic price tag. Whomever we recruit, the fan base will remain split. I can't remember the last time all fans were, as a majority, behind a manager
  6. I'm happy. Very much so. We cannot control who leads the team. Not down to us. If its Bullen its him, someone else I will get behind them too. But, for, what, 25 years things have become synonymous with Wednesday; We start badly We always lose or draw to "smaller" teams We have done neither of those things, and we always play better against those who are more expressive. And for those who say "I always expected us to win the first 6" that's a ludicrous statement to make as a championship team. So for anyone who is scaremongering about when we play the big boys, we will get chances probably more so than against the lutons of the world.
  7. Bullen made a mistake with his selection and tactics, changed it at HT, we won. Regardless this has to be admired Jo's and Carvahal never changed poo if we were playing crap
  8. The same thing. But who, realistically, is there at the moment?
  9. I do wonder sometimes what some Wednesday fans actually want I reckon some of them will only accept wins in every. Single. Game. And only by 3 goals or more. And zero conceded. I'm happy with how we've started, don't necessarily want Bullen as manager but who else is available? Sometimes I think certain fans of clubs...any clubs...prefer a massive victory so they can post on facebook, images on instagram or snapchats to rival friends.......I genuinely think that's what footballs got to.
  10. You're definitely right. 2 years ago at the start of the season, if forestieri was ruled out for 6 weeks with, I dunno, a broken cadaver, I'd have been gutted Now, its bannan, reach, fletcher and, despite what the naysayers say (do naysayers say anything?), Lee's and reach It's funny, owls fans would prefer to big up those who have never performed consistently; since I've been a Wednesday fan we've had a few, than those that do.
  11. I guess that's my point. Injured players who prove themselves to the fans will always endear themselves in a way forestieri has now lost. I was comparing them to highlight the differences. If 2 years ago, forestieri had acted differently (and in fairness the 2 years since) we would all be having a different conversation and this thread wouldn't exist
  12. I have no real ill feeling towards him. But I can see why others do. He had a chance to lose his nomadic tag and become a massive fan favourite at Wednesday. Regardless if we got promotion or not (I mean who have we had the last 10 years. JJ?!). His antics at Norwich however lost him many fans, and those he didn't lose didn't trust him anymore. I do understand that if I was him, I would be frustrated at seemingly losing a fanbase despite not playing consistently for 2 years. But he put himself here, not the fans. Look at Lee and Hooper from last year. Injured but still, relatively speaking, loved
  13. I don't really know much about his Twitter remarks, his comments in the media or the reason he left macclesfield. Nor do I really want him as a manager BUT Would Lampard or Gerrard have done what he did at macclesfield? Who really knows. It does surprise me a little bit that lampard, Gerrard, the Neville brothers even the likes of Tim Sherwood get big gigs with no experience whatsoever. I'm not for one minute saying that I want him as a manager, cos I don't. But I do understand, to some extent, his frustration. And for those who say "what about paul Scholes he joined oldham" he did, but I also think, if he applied, he could get a championship club. Is it about race, nobody knows. Is it because he is an arrogant noitall, nobody knows But, until the reasons why people are turned down for jobs are published, in any industry, hes entitled to his opinion and thoughts much like anyone on this forum. And I dont think he should miss out on jobs because of it (though I hope he misses out on ours)
  14. How can we possibly be above the mighty Leeds? Sky have told me they're the greatest team that theres ever been ever in the history of football* *since BT got premiership rights too
  15. I often wonder if football manager applications are like real jobs where a CV is submitted, and like any CV it requires an element of embellishment to get the job. My fear is, based on cold hard stats Pulis' is pretty good to look at, especially compared to other out of work managers and especially even more compared to Bullen. Question is: has chansiri learnt not to take things on face value yet and to do a bit of research first (or get his advisors to do so) on fan base opinions? I think he has but who really knows
  16. The only point in selling Joao, in my opinion, would be because there has been genuine interest in his services as opposed to any other of our saleable assets. On the balance of it all, selling what is on the face of it a squad player for 8m is good business However, I'm not sure we have any other players with similar attributes in the squad and unless a replacement is lined up who we can bring on I can't see benefit of it. I've always liked Joao and his record here is not dissimilar to fletchers really. Yes it is in flashes and bursts but that's why he is squad rather than first team. It's a difficult one whereby there are pros and cons to selling like any player. But it boils down to 8m vs 10 goals in a season and a 5th year of POTENTIALLY then I would sell. Maybe, and this is a BIG maybe, Bullen has seen someone (and cabbage patch doll before him) in the youth squad for the step up. My knowledge is sparse on the younger players to be fair!
  17. Kind of off topic but related...is there an owlstalk fantasy football league?
  18. I prefer dinner lady who has let herself go
  19. When I was younger, hell, even now, if someone asked me who I would play for if I was a pro footballer I always said Sheffield Wednesday. Even if I was the best player in the world, as long as I was paid enough to get by I wouldn't care how bad we were I would only want to play for the owls and would only leave if they wanted to sell me. Call me naive but that was always my response. We always moan about loyalty, expect players with no affinity to us to bleed blue and white. Every time we need a new manager we always promote anyone who is close to being an owl. Or ex players who have proved nothing. Steve Bruce is a diehard magpie. He never got the chance to play for them, obviously, he hasn't had an opportunity to manage them. If he wants to leave to join his boyhood team, then as a fan I don't want him to go. But as that young kid who only wanted to be involved with the team he enjoyed, I wouldn't poo poo him for joining Newcastle regardless of the players, prospect of next season or owner. That's my view. I'm sure I'll be disagreed with but hell, opinions are like arseholes, we all have one!
  20. Yes, on paper I was optimistic about butterfield. Experienced, good age....some times things don't work out, but I reckon Bruce would have got more from him had he been in charge too. The mistakes of the past should not cloud us looking to the future and I for one am more optimistic than last year
  21. If we were to add this guy to Borner (who, admittedly, I know nothing about), Harris and Odubajo for a total net outlay of 0 on transfer fees I'd be delighted. 3 top quality championship bred players and 1 leader in the back 4. If, say, Bristol City signed those 4 we would be envious, or at least I would and I trust SB to spend our budget (if we have one or not) wisely rather than spunk millions on some foreign no mark with from Ligue 2 that we would all get silly about because he had a funny name. 4 players worh 500+ professional appearances sounds good to me
  22. I wonder if those complaining about not just bidwell but other potential signings are doing it because of the club not the player. Is it because he plays for QPR, the scrotum of London clubs? His stats don't lie; reliable, dependable, injury free, chips in. This is what a Wednesday player is. Not sure who is more available when weighing up risk/reward of investing
  23. Played 32 times for Spurs Played 30+ games in championship Never played below championship level Represented England at every level bar national team 22 years old Has resale value If the price is right, I'd rather sign him up than players from league 1 and 2 for the same price. This is a guy who has played in major tournaments. Won major tournaments. Played in front of 10s of thousands (be interesting to know the average attendance of spurs/villa/owls) and is a Bruce type signing. Don't really see the risk if the deal is good
  24. I heard a rumour from big Barry down the pub whose cousin is the best friend of one of the groundsmen uncles. He told me they didn't make the cut
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