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    Sheffield, city of students

    It was the exact same when I was at uni 10 years ago. Flatmates all went to watch United because it was cheaper, closer and could be done spontaneously. Wednesday made little effort to compete with United in the student market because there was apparently little value in it (comment made to me by an SWFC employee at the time). Chansiri appears to value the student market even less than previous regimes, but that doesn't really surprise me considering the current ticketing structure for POTG supporters.
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    Things To Do During The International Break

    If anyone is stuck for things to do, why don't you dig out the footage of Darren Potter's three consecutive corners that didn't beat the first man in front of the Kop and turn it into a GIF. I'm sure it was during a wet Tuesday night game against the dog botherers in November 2010.
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    Credit where its due

    I questioned his decision to leave FF out yesterday but we got the 3 points so it was obviously the correct one. I'll hold my hands up, I wasn't very impressed by his appointment and I had doubts if he was the right man in the summer, but he's done a brilliant job so far this season when you consider the circumstances he's working under. I've become a big fan of his ruthlessness, especially since the Brentford loss when he sent out a message to our more senior players that he won't accept performances like that. 100% behind him now and if we get anywhere near the top 6 then he'll have done an unbelievable job.
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    The club is listening and acting

    Do it every year during freshers' week. The issue is that United will also have a stand and will probably be selling the same product but cheaper.
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    Are we good enough to finish in the top half?

    Still hard to judge for me. My early predictions are that Middlesborough, WBA, Stoke (think they'll turn it around) and possibly Leeds will be battling it out for the top 2, while everyone else will struggle to find consistency and be beating each other. If we are still within touching distance of the top 6 come April then I'll be happy. I'm just enjoying seeing some of the academy lads come through the ranks at the moment.
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    Leeds or Sheffield United

    This 100%. I can't control my nerves when playing that lot across the city and I'd go as far as saying I despise the experience, made even worse when you are on the losing side. It's very rare that I let a game of football dictate my mood and emotions but the Sheffield derby is an exception. I can't focus, I can't enjoy the atmosphere and I'm constantly checking the scoreboard for a time update praying for it to go faster. Defeat means having to endure gloating from workmates, family, neighbours etc., for the foreseeable. A victory provides me with a feeling of relief as I can dish it out the other way. In contrast, Leeds is also just like playing Barnsley or Rotherham for me. It's a rivalry and that adds to the build-up, but it doesn't come close to the experience of a Sheffield derby. I'll be able to enjoy the game and I'm quite looking forward to it on the back of an impressive result against Villa.
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    Noel Whelan on Sheffield Wednesday..

    In next month's podcast, Noel Whelan reveals what happened to the Titanic on its maiden voyage across the Atlantic ocean...
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    Interesting info from Carlos Carvalhal

    I like the bloke and like many other supporters, I’ll always remember that first season. What frustrated me the most about Carlos was his reluctance to hold his hands up and accept he made mistakes – even now he accepts no responsibility for our failure last season and only waffles on about his ‘achievements’. Also think he had a lot of sly digs at the supporters who, quite rightly, dared to question his lackluster performances and odd signings on social media. I think he outstayed his welcome but had Chansiri wrapped around his little finger to prolong his time here by blaming the fans for his failures – that late night rant by Chansiri was Carlos sticking two fingers up at us on his way out. All of it left a sour taste in my mouth, especially when he claims he had final say on transfers.
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    United away

    I don't think it is much of an issue moving it to a Friday night these days due to the reduced away allocation both teams now get. I'll be p1ssed off again if they get the Friday night game and we end up with a Sunday afternoon kick-off at Hillsborough.
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    The Six Match Ticket Bundle

    I was interested until I saw the price. Also, I'm sure the club announced this initiative just after the Silver Membership went on sale? £50 for a membership + £105 upfront cost for the six-match bundle... if I had that much disposable income every month then I would have purchased a season ticket!
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    Dean Smith

    No chance of him leaving Brentford to come here and work for Chansiri.
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    What a wonderful sight..!!!!!!

    At least one good thing has come out of this transfer embargo, and I hope the club continues to utilise the youth team in years to come. It has to be a bonus for any young lad who might have five offers of a professional contract on the table from similar clubs and sees how many youngsters have come through the ranks at our club recently.
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    Liam Palmer

    Not Palmer's biggest fan, but I thought he had a decent game last night and helped a few of the younger players out at times. It's still early doors, but Baker has impressed me. I do think Palmer's experience will be invaluable this season and he definitely has a part to play this season.
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    Simplify how to buy tickets at #SWFC

    Agree with this. And the link to the shop from the OS needs to be visible and easy to find - it needs a huge button in the tab bar that takes you DIRECTLY to the club's online shop, not to the latest articles about tickets. Customer feedback is so easy to get when you're a football club due to the blind loyalty for the club we all share (we aren't going anywhere else, are we?). I've always thought the club should tap into the skill set of our fan base and milk that loyalty for all that it is worth, even if it was just by having monthly feedback sessions on anything they want feedback on. Just think about it, how many SWFC supporters are web developers, graphic designers, sales advisors, marketers etc., and would share their expertise with the club for next to nothing, purely because they want to see it improve?
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    Owls Launch Silver Membership

    Sorted mine along with my ticket for Saturday. (I wasn't buying one at £90 and was also in two minds about going Saturday due to the ticket price). Glad the club saw sense with this one. Need this sort of transparency with the fans from now on to avoid future PR disasters.