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Judas Atkinson

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  1. I feel great after that, we got a deserved point, played pretty well, but above all showed pride in the shirt. The good managers seem to give you that, and what I have noticed over the years, is that it doesn’t take them long to do so. Bruce did it quickly, it dispersed, slowly at first, and now we seem to have it back now we have a manager who will nurture it. We played well first half and a bit of quality got us ahead, second half was different, they were the better side and a bit of quality brought them back level. But we dug in, and I always thought we would hold on. Some real
  2. Very unprofessional. Hope we get them in the FA Cup!
  3. I am still proud to support the Wednesday!! That was awful and I fully expect us to go down. If only we would try to attack the opposition and score goals. I am a happy clapper, we need a change. I went for the palpably unfit Palmer as MOM because I doubt whether many of the others would play through the pain.
  4. It depends how we want to play, and whether Windass or Kachunga are good enough at holding the ball up to play with a flier, as I suspect they might be. . I know that wages might make it impossible but I would like us to spend our money on Murphy as a striker, who can obviously play elsewhere should we need him to, or should we change the system. I just think that compared to what we have spent on in the past, and compared to what he has been sold for in the past, £3m is a snip for Murphy, and he would probably like to come to Wednesday. I think he is capable of scoring plenty playing off a st
  5. Funny you say that Mr Kew, only this week a Manchester United fan said to me it was “touching and likeable” that i still followed Wednesday. However I felt I had the upper hand, because, as he was brought up in Sheffield, I felt sorry for him!!
  6. I can’t give up on Wednesday now. We aren’t even at our lowest ebb. I am 63 and so know the lowest ebb. I was brought up in S6, live there still and have done for most of my life. I was brought up to believe that those in the blue and white stripes were heroes, and I still can’t fully shake that off, even though I know the real heroes are in the NHS. I am a bit of a happy clapper and am a season ticket holder of many years standing. I always enjoy going to the game, but often it has been more for the routine, to get out, to see friends for a couple of beers beforehand, and even to see my wid
  7. I don’t get why we would want to replace our best players, unless we are relegated. Bannan and Iorfa, and Reach for that matter can’t go to League 1 for us. That to me tells me they are our best players. If we stay in the Championship we may as well sell Reach if we aren’t going to play him. It says much for how far we have fallen that all of our other players wouldn’t look out of place in League 1. So surely if we stay in the Championship it is the weaker players we should look to change. Bannan must feel unloved at the moment as all the better players are gone. He is always available and is
  8. Without a doubt our best player and with the possible exception of Iorfa our most saleable asset. It has been a pleasure to watch Bannan throughout his stay, he gives his all in every game, has talent, is nearly always available and will be one of our only players desired by others. We have little hope of keeping him should the EFL decide to relegate us, and nor should we, he is far too good for that division, and we will need to gather money from those we can sell. I assume Reach and Iorfa would have to go too, as well as the loaners. If we retain our status we need to show him faith and giv
  9. This has been an interesting read. There are some good ideas within it. Ronson makes some good points above, and room was good about the Green Un, whilst Are not makes a very good point of going for unusual angles outside the club, it’s essential to go inside the club, but by its very nature it will be controlled, corporate and rarely sensational. I am from the generation who read the Green Un every week, when I lived away from Sheffield my parents even sent it me, but those days are gone. I rate Sophy Ridge as a top political journalist, I was shocked, given her accent, that she supports Wedn
  10. Whilst we didn’t deserve to win I am not at all dejected by that performance. Despite their better quality we could easily have got a draw on another occasion, and the scoreline certainly flattered them. We won plenty of dead ball situations, and not many teams will defend them as well as they did. I’ve walked away from Hillsborough dejected plenty of times this season, but nobody could say that they didn’t give their all tonight. The lads that we have left deserve to wear the shirt, and a defeat won’t stop me from saying that. Let’s stick behind them even though we can’t be heard!!
  11. I actually think 3-5-2 suits Palmer very well. He is a good defensive full back, the problem is that he isn’t suited to how a modern full back has to contribute going forward. His crossing is a weakness and he gets few assists, and in feeling forced forward from full back he also causes problems behind him. Ironically he often does better at left back because he doesn’t feel the need to attack in the same way. He also isn’t able to play centre half in a defensive four. Despite these limitations I like him, and feel he is well suited to a back 3. I feel similarly about Fox on the other side. I
  12. I don’t agree that we can’t make the play offs from here. Other results have gone for us today, maybe if Bristol and Derby had won it would have been curtains. Win at Bolton and we can do it, I do agree that is a game we must win. We aren’t many points off and there will still be many twists and turns.
  13. I agree. It sounds daft as we were in the top division, but for me Pleat was the worst and had the most negative impact, and I liked him least of all Wednesday managers - until Jos, who surpased him!
  14. Swell I. Going to defend Fox. He looked awful last season when asked to play wing back. Looked decent at left centre back. Somewhere between the 2 at left back. Last time he played there I though he was one of our better players. Limited but always gives 100%.Think it’s right to leave out Penney for an away game. Think Palmer has more cause to complain as he is also better in a 4 than as a wing back. Noticed Baker played well for young Wales in Midfield.
  15. I thought all the young lads did well. Thornily in particular looks a unit with particular potential in the left centre back or left back area. By half time we were down to 6 potential subs with Thornily already on. I noticed that the subs split into 2 groups of 3. Wildsmith, Boyd and Matias, and the 3 young lads. There was zero interaction between them. Integrating the young lads with the more experienced professionals is a key job for Jos. I have some doubts about Jos, but this is something in which is have every confidence in him.
  16. I agree that it’s not the play offs and the big one of support that define us, but I don’t agree that we went at all quiet at Wembley when we went behind. We got behind the lads that day and I’m really looking forward to doing the same tomorrow. We have a chance, I’ve compare us with the team that got to Wembley and do think that, whilst we are older, we are also stronger. Sing your hearts out for th lads! As support we are better than most, and whilst I agree with Snooty that the world is very different, there is still something good and passionate at Hillsborough that connects us pensioners
  17. Having retired recently I wanted to come back on here after about a 9 month gap. I commented on a cricket based thread earlier that Wednesday are Yorkshire’s best supporters. Indeed i have always believed we are one of England’s most loyal and supportive clans. Let’s face it we have had plenty to be miserable about over the years, but have remained steadfast and waited for our time, and from time to time it has come, inthe 1990’s it looked like it might be here to stay. Latterly one off events like the play off finals at Cardiff and Wembley have helped convince me about the loyalty of our fans
  18. I was there last night, was surprised by how Wednesday the crowd was when they played our song. The game had gone by then but it warmed up the last few overs on the western terrace. Well done to Yorkshire’s top supporters.
  19. I’m a bit behind. I’ve not been posting just going to games. It’s been a bit depressing on here. But now we are safe and might give a wednesdayite a massive boost by giving him a run our from the bench. I don’t know much about Alex Hunt but I’ve just read his profile and he is clearly a Wednesdayite through and through. Reading it I’m sure he is more interested in playing than looking to his financial future. I hope it’s true, and if it is I hope you get on. Alex Hunt - one of our own!
  20. Rob you are so right. It might not be the team we would like to see, but let’s enjoy a battling performance from a team that cares. Having a Hillsborough home is just so right, especially now.
  21. Rob - Good read. Exactly what I’d have liked to have said to him! Form is temporary class is permanent.
  22. Although I’m very disappointed with how we are playing and know we are going backwards quickly, and although Carlos seems to be getting more and more desperate, of course I will. I’m feeling better this morning because I’m looking down not up and feel we are well safe from relegation. I always look forward to going to Hillsborough and after 50 years doing so don’t expect too much.
  23. At the time he got the injury seen to I didn’t realise how much we would miss him. I knew he was our best player but he was often sub, clearly hadn’t been fully fit for some time, and didn’t seem to fit into the system Carlos wanted to play. I now realise that we need to build the team around him. He needs to feel wanted again, and the bonus is that our attacking play without him will mean he is welcomed back. He needs to be the main man, and the evidence of the last 3 seasons is that he is. I was wrong and didn’t give him enough credit. I’d still prefer him wide left cutting in mind!
  24. He is right though it's been pretty easy to support Wednesday for a while. Yes it's not been particularly entertaining but we have good players, each year since 2011 has seen us on an upward trend, not pretty always, but always better than the season before, and we only had to look at dem blades, and see the state they were in, to appreciate that upward trend. We even got a chairman with money, we bought players we had actually heard of, and ones we thought we could never get having worshipped from afar. We got to the play offs twice, even Wembley. No wonder the season ticket sales soared. We
  25. I like Rhodes and think at some stage he will come good. I even thought that before Sunday it might be worth giving Rhodes a go. However Fletcher was magnicent against Leeds. It's the best I've seen him play and it's one of the best target man performances I've seen. He undermined them from the start. Not the best time to question Fletcher. Watching Fletcher yesterday and my questioning of whether he should start is why I watch and Carlos decides.
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