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benni8

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About benni8

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  • Birthday 28/04/1981

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  1. Would be gutted if Joao goes.. He has something the others don't.. scored some cracking goals as well. That goal at forest away on boxing day where he rolls his foot over the ball was delicious. Much rather Rhodes, Nuhui or Winnall went first. As other have said; if he went elsewhere and became a star you wouldn't be surprised.
  2. Awful football at times .. BUT.. Some of them away days.. and i mean the day with the addition of wednesday, will always be something i look back on fondly. Great times looking back. That was pre success wednesday. Wins felt different back then. I felt more connected to other fans back then as well.
  3. Nice that your using my video. It actually is ha!
  4. Why do people who dont have disposable income think they have a right to watch things that cost money? It costs a certain price, if you cant afford it im sorry then it really is tough luck. You can try and argue the throw about low income or whatever but that in itself is a fact of life. People who focus on what it costs elsewhere (france) is just another smokescreen for a moan. A tenner is alot less than travel and ticket prices so its a brilliant option. If you struggle to pay a tenner to watch your team play live, then in my opinion it is down to life choices and money management. If you dont have the money you cant watch it end of. I dont stand outside a ferarri garage moaning at the price. I know what im worth and know where i stand so i dont and cant buy it. I would never come onto a forum having a moan hoping to find people with a similar mindset to make me feel justified and pass the buck - i would put a plan together on how i could make it possible. I focus on what i can do to ensure i get paid the money I need in order to pay for things like this. Others dont look at themselves.. they want the world to accommodate them and their situation which is quite an unproductive way of looking at things.
  5. What an absolute load of nonense. The same Sam Winnall who has scored more goals in this division since 2015 than ANY other striker??? Same Steven Fletcher who stepped up and scored in some big games last year, his goal nearly took us to wembley and he was quite clearly half of the best strikeforce we have at the moment with hooper.
  6. Gotta love owlstalk... Sat at their keyboards while deep inside they are skilled enough to claim the game has moved on since he was good. Seriously just stop.. Everything such a drama. Get crosses into him all game and he will score. Only Wednesday fans can strip the best goalscorer EVER in championship history and talk him down. He is low on confidence. end of. If he went to Leeds (or similar) he would bang 25 plus for fun.
  7. I really dont understand why people keep resetting and going over the same ground after every performance. For clarity - This season is gone. You can not judge someone with so many out. Replacements have fitness and confidence issues. We judge at the start of next season. Anything else is madness or a pure lack of understanding of the mess we have been left with. Its that simple.
  8. Opinions should be based on facts. Facts are Ross Wallace has performed at a high level up until last 12 months which has coincided with the rest of the team. He has also scored important goals for us. Very important. Arsenal. Both play off semis. And he has scored some of most amazing long range goals you will ever see. He is also looking a bit leggy and may not be the winger we need moving forward
  9. He scored in BOTH semi finals. His contribution helped us experience one of the best days some owls fans have ever experienced. Why aim a comment at one player? Whats funny is he isn't even the worst!
  10. Its comments like this, (against someone who has been such a good servant to the club) that makes me hate the internet.
  11. I dont know where you got that from because i didnt say that at all
  12. In a simplistic world - We as supporters want a couple of things to make us satisfied while watching football and supporting our club. Effort and commitment. Winning is nice, but generally is a bi product of effort and commitment with a splashing of skill and managerial nous. That really is football in its simplest terms. It is very black and white to 99% of supporters. The issue, is that football is not black and white at all. Behind closed doors, on the training pitch, and in the boardroom - football is very much an organic beast, full of moving parts - The part that we see (Saturday afternoon) is a vey small part of what makes that organisation tick. I am not suggesting that all fans are stupid and don’t realise this, what I am saying (after looking at social media after some recent results) is that some peoples views and thoughts about where we should be, and what we are doing at the moment - is so out of touch with actually reality it is alarming. This understandably has been brought about by the good times experienced under Carlos the last few years. It is easy to get lost in the "With all the money we have spent we shouldn’t be here" and in a weird way we expect that because we have had 2 decent seasons in the last 15 years, that all of a sudden the basics of running a club and the danger of spending money hand over fist doesn’t apply to us. Most of the other clubs in this division have spent TONS more money than us - Is it their right to go up to? - It isn't that simple. At this current point in time, we are crippled with injuries, unfitness, moral and confidence issues. The club is hurting. It is trying to find some organisation and clarity after living in a premier league dream world for the last two years. Finally, reality is finally hitting home. It is very painful - but absolutely necessary to start to turn this titanic of club back around. If we are honest, it was a breath of fresh air to win, win, win, and have Rhodes, Hooper, Nando, Winnall, Fletcher and Joao upfront. For the first time in a generation we could go to places like Villa etc.. And not only compete.. But win and win well. It was a proud feeling to have people comment on us in the press and media, and its always nice to look at pre season predictions and find us nailed on for a playoff spot. It gave us all some pride. But like anything in life, if that dream, or reality in fact, is not built on solid foundations with a built in contingency plan to avoid ruining the future for a good "today" then inevitably that plan/dream will eventually come to an end. And someone will be faced with an almighty clean up job. Enter Jos. Enter Katrien Meire. Enter a bruised Chansiri. Enter youth team. We claim to be WAWAW. The basics of that acronym is that we are all TOGETHER. We understand each other, we have a common goal and we will support each other to achieve the greater goal of brining some success to this club. Our job as WAWAW, for the rest of this season is to genuinely take some time to understand what an absolute f***ing mess we have been left in. This isnt a situation were we can just say "I paid £42 for a ticket and I deserve more" - This situation is a lot deeper, a lot more serious and it is very REAL. We are not in a good way at all. Both on the playing field and financially. You can blame whoever you want for why we are here, however, if it was WAWAW when you travelled down to Wembley with your family, it has be the WAWAW when we are playing Villa tomorrow and for the rest of the season. The good times are only as good because we have lived through the despair of the lows. I do understand that some fans will be critical of performances and team selections due a the potential relegation dog fight. But lets be positive for a moment as I feel personally that we wont be getting relegated this season so that leaves very little for some fans to get excited about - as effectively there is nothing to look forward to. Getting this season over and done with as quickly as paramount for me personally. In that nothingness void we are in at the minute, there is an opportunity to actually sit back, relax and just let yourself experience and fully take in - what we are trying to achieve and fully connect yourself with the situation we find ourselves in and appreciate the jobs that Jos etc..has in front of them. We might not be able to pull on a pair of boots to help them (although I am sure that some of us might actually get a game at moment!) but we do have the power to be sympathetic to the situation rather than act like the world is falling down. Out of the darkness, we now have a manager (I don’t believe he will be here a long time, I believe he has been brought in the steady the ship personally), who is willing to give youth a chance. Youth generally = hunger and local lads. If they succeed you will have a football team not full of mercenaries, but a team full of passion and effort - something we wouldn’t have seen before. That is such a massive positive. We have a manager who is focussing on driving up the fitness and discipline in the squad. Something that has also been lacking for many a year. We have some absolutely top championship players coming back in the summer. The thought of a defensively sound, fully fit organised squad, with a splashing of youth and talent (hooper/bannan/nando) etc, is very very exciting to me personally. I would hope that some can see this time as a time to support and reflect than criticise. THE SEASON IS OVER. This is the time to sow the seeds for next season. As a fan base we can help that by supporting the club to the best of our ability, but with NO expectation for the rest of the season. It is hard to accept but if in 12 months time we are sat in the playoffs, then we will look back on this time and say "remember last year when Dave was our only striker??" and laugh it off. Football is a constant game of swings and roundabouts - and if we all are WAWAW - I have no doubt whatsoever that our time will come back around quickly enough.
  13. Agreed. BUT.... "With the other players, they have value, but the dynamic was different and they knew they were second choice and would not play if the others recovered. "That is why I spoke to the chairman, we needed to win games urgently and probably another coach will make these players feel like they are the first options while the others are injured. It was very difficult in these moments". That is gross negligence by Carlos and no-one else. Not in my first team = you dont exist.
  14. I don’t claim to be the all seeing eye - but I do have some history with the club and contacts within it and to say that Carlos and his methods have not contributed to nearly a full 11 out is nonsense. He knew that none of the things we were doing were in the long term interest of the club - it was all about short term success. Obviously if he did get us promoted it would have been great. BUT - the risk for it all going belly up was also there - but it didn’t matter because he planned not to be here to see the fallout. That risk he took - for me personally - is as negligent, as promotion is brilliant. We were the vulnerable person who had been through so many sh*t times, that we were primed to get taken in by a smooth talking personality, who promised the earth, while plundering all our resources to make it not happen. The first season was brilliant, but we took most by surprise, and when it came to the crunch we came up short. If you watch the brighton game back - we got battered for 70% of both those games and were very fortunate to get to the final. A final were we rolled over and let hull tickle our belly. Last season the warning signs were there once again, but a last gap winning run got us in. The signing of 19 strikers on big contracts and the 2 games against huddersfield were as mindblowingly devoid of tactical nous as it was heartbreaking. But he didn’t leave because he knew he could sway a naïve chairman for more time untill his nest with swansea was feathered. Make no mistake - the long term stability of this club was never a motivating factor for Carlos. To be fair, after so many years of mediocrity we were all drawn into the dream - so we are all to blame in one way or another. However, looking at this objectively, if you look at the situation as a whole when Carlos arrived.. To the situation we find ourselves in today (minus the Wembley memories) - Do you consider his time with us a success? - All things considered i.e. FFP and injuries etc.. I don’t know how anyone cant say it was a massive chance wasted and admit it was a failed experiment. We are doing now what we should have done 2 and a bit years ago. i.e. Basics. A team that is structured and fit with a splashing of talent and youth. Lets just ride this season out, and give Jos and the team whatever support we can muster in the interim.
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