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Chris Apolon

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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Football...the only industry where disciplinary and misconduct are treated as a slap on the wrist rather than a process. Not specifically abdi or our club but it gets my goat that players are fined a pittance of their salary for giving it the 2 fingers to their employer and still get paid an obscene amount and are "frozen out" rather than fired due to breach of contract. Maybe if more was done about player power we'd have as a whole longer serving managers, more discipline and a riddance of the scourge of football that are agents Rant over
  4. I'm not a Jos fan really, and to be honest put more blame at the players door than the managers - yes he has to motivate and inspire them but they're professionals and any professionals in any business are paid to do a job they can't just down tools cos they don't like the manager. Boo hoo. Any way the question I'd be asking myself as an owner is if I fire Jos now will I be able to get the return back on increased revenue this season through crowd increases and on the day sales. If the answer to that is no then why would he risk it? I'm not saying I advocate him staying or leaving but the financial position we're in leaves this a genuine unanswered question (by the way I don't know the answer!) The flip side is the longer he leaves it the higher the risk gets..... The other part of this is has DC alienated the fan base to such an extent that getting rid will have no material impact either way One thing is for sure, if we go down (which I don't think we will still) the loss in revenue and the impact to the club will be huge To be an owner of a football club....
  5. I think my point was that winning breeds confidence, we had none and now we have some that's only a good thing to take into the next match. I also don't disagree with the sentiments that it wasn't a great win, performance, setup etc but onwards and upwards
  6. We won this evening. Didn't play well and yes it's not Barcelona we were up against. But it's a win A team short on confidence due to recent results, a team who had only kept one clean sheet all season (before today) and a team selection many would question rightly or wrongly. But the result was 3 points, the movement was up in the league and the team should gain confidence So why doesn't it feel like we've won? I support Sheffield Wednesday, I support whatever team is put out and I support whoever picks the team. Now, before, in the future. Do I support all decisions, no, nor do I influence them. So how about we just congratulate the team on winning and look forward to the next, winnable, game. Much like we lost many in a row who knows we might win some but a win is a win, and did anyone expect a 5-0 win? I didnt
  7. 2 thoughts on this. First I wouldn't want any of the names on the list, they're either unrealistic, don't play football I want to see Wednesday play or they're called Harry Redknapp Secondly, why get rid now? Realistically speaking if were to bring anyone in could they do better than the attritional tactics we play now? Probably not...my thoughts are keep Jos until the end of the season, we're not going down, we're not (and were never likely to) go up. At the end of the season sell on some players, solve P&S and bring in a manager that can bring players in and start a clean slate and new chapter inour history. Don't bring someone in now whose early tenure might be tainted by mid table obscurity causing this same discussion with the same names at the end of this season
  8. Thank God for some positivity for once. I've seen many a owlstalker screaming out for effort, determination and passion during our losing run. I saw that in spades last night. Especially from hector, thornily, Joey, Fletcher. Yes we didn't play well, but realistically apart from their undeserved pen what clear cut chances did they have? I seem to remember long range shots only? We missed from 5 yards, surely this goes down as the best chance of the match? I watched the match with a spurs fan and an arsenal fan and both side at the end "only 6 points off play offs"...if we were 7th and 6 points off playoffs we'd be happy wouldn't we?
  9. True...I keep reading that they'll get found out, but how exactly do you "find out" commitment and desire. It's not tactical, it's not over reliance on 1 or 2 players you need to stop, it's focus and unfortunately it's what we lack at the moment.
  10. Owlstalk prediction - can't win situation, meltdown should we lose to an in form team, should we win the doom sayers wait until the next loss until the climb back out of their hiding places. Usual scapegoats should we win or lose. We're going to finish mid table. We're going to lose to teams we think we should beat, we're going to win when we think we should lose. That's the championship. Predicting a high scoring game, heart says 3-2 us head says loss
  11. Might sound stupid but do you need to be a subscriber to sky sports or just sky. I have many channels but decided against sky sports. Ta
  12. I watched the game with a Liverpool fan. Now, I know he is more used to quality but he said that a draw was the right result despite me saying that Leeds probably deserved a win. His perspective was that it was mostly scrappy lacking in quality from both teams in the final third with a lot of lost possession. Most importantly, in his view and on reflection mine the ref did little to encourage the flow of the game. I'm still proud of how we played defensively (on the whole) against a very good team let alone a bielsa team and there's a few crazy reactions tonight following a hard fought draw against a very good team.
  13. I'm a man of opinions. Agree or disagree away. As long as you agree
  14. I'm a long time reader. Never actually posted once. Been an owls fan for many years after feeling sorry for them losing against arsenal 25 years ago. Remember a calendar episode where we beat someone (Leeds?) 5-2 (I think) where they said "the owls goalscorer woes continued with 5 different scorers". Being in Devon I even watched us lose to Exeter in their shithole of a stadium. So what do i think? I think far too many owls have reason for pessism before a ball has been kicked. We have out best players raring to go, we have a manager I admire and trust without the ridiculous sound bites. Many owls are mistaking pride of the club and pride of the team. Am I proud of the team, the coach and what they are saying. Yes. I am. And I think we'll finish above the pigs. Am I proud of the the club's silence on matters? The BBC radio silence? No. I do however understand commercial decisions need to be made for the betterment of the club, the club I started supporting 25 years ago out of pity and the club I still support now out of pride
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