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Everything posted by BRADDAZ

  1. It's a red card everyday It's from behind, he jumps off the floor, clearly not in control and blatantly tries to take the player down. It's a recklass tackle and it's dangerous play. Thought it at the time and it's clear on the replay too.
  2. While I understand a lot of you in saying it's time for Abdi to step up, as it should be an opportunity for him to get more game time and in a more familiar position, but I think it's more important for Bannan to now step up. Bannan hasn't had a great season, through his own form and also being played in various positions. But now he should get a run of games in his "best" position. He now needs to be as influential as Lee was, in terms of setting our tempo, creating goals, getting assists and most importantly, scoring goals. He doesn't score anywhere near enough goals for a player of his ability and he must add that to his game, for the teams sake to soften the blow of this huge loss. Along with Hutch, Lees, Forestieri & Westwood, Kieran Lee is our most important player and this is a massive, massave blow for us. He really does help set a tempo for our team, a vital cog in the way we play, with and without the ball. Gutted for Kieran Lee and gutted for all of us. Hope he makes a speedy and good recovery. Massive loss.
  3. Until he improves & consistently controls the football under pressure more, he will always be an inconsistent, average Championship player. He needs to realise that he doesn't have to spin in behind defenders every time, be it a run off the ball or spinning defenders with a first touch. Sometimes he just needs to be stronger, bring the ball under control, look at playing to support players (such as Lee, Bannan, Forestieri etc.), then spin & turn defenders and use his pace to get away from them. He frustrates the hell out of me. Still a long way to go for him on the evidence of Saturday.
  4. i suggest you look at a few stats mate. 1 - The amount of clean sheets last season 2 - The amount of games Hutch & Loovens played last year. 3 - The amount of goals we have conceded since this calendar year in the league, including the 3 games this season. You'll be very surprised at just how good our defensive players are & what a good job they did last season, and the beginning of this (apart from the shocker on Tuesday).
  5. It's without doubt a good signing whether on a free or a loan. 5 CB's consisting of: Lees Hutchinson Loovens Sasso Semedo Thats very good depth & quality for this league. Sasso had a few dodgy moment last year, but there definite improvement & quality and he fits in to our squad with spending last year on loan. One of the standout individual performances last season for me was Sasso away at Fulham, when he was up against McCormack & Dembele. He was bloody brilliant that day, against two of the divisions best strikers. Very welcome addition.
  6. Westwood Hunt Lees Hutchinson Pudil Lee Bannan Abdi Forestieri Fletcher Joao
  7. Be a good signing. Good footballer, bags of experience at the top end of this league, will suit our style of play and adds some much need depth to our central midfield options. Good work SWFC
  8. There are ways of trying to negotiate better terms on your contract. There are ways of trying to manufacture a move away. There are even ways of using interest & terms offered by other clubs (we all know it goes on) to negotiate with your current club. But to train all week, to be a part of the training sessions preparing for a big game away against Norwich, to be in the squad & probably starting and then drop it on the club, the manager & his teammates that he doesn't want to travel & play, just befor getting on the coach is absolutely disgusting behaviour. It's wrong and a complete disrespect to everyone, but mainly his teammates. If I was in that dressing room, I have a serious issue with that. If if we keep him & he comes back into the team and plays well, that's fine. If he leaves, it doesn't bother me. I know we'll get a good fee for him and I have complete trust in the football club in carrying on building a squad capable of getting promoted. I honestly couldn't care less what happens with Fernando now, I just hope whatever the outcome, it is dealt with quickly with minimum disruption to the squad that actually wants to play here and has respect for the club, the owner, the management team, the fans and more importantly their own team mates.
  9. We don't need to necessarily sign someone as good as Fernando to still mount a challenge (3 teams last year did it without Forestieri). If we get a good price and re-invest (which we will) and improve the squad be it with the one player or 3/4, we will still challenge. Fernando Forestieri isn't the be all and end all of our hopes for promotion. The owner wants us promoted. He will see to it we do.
  10. If he goes he goes. If he stays, he stays (which I hope he does). If Fernando is using it to get more money from us then fine, but I hope we don't start bowing to silly demands as its a very dangerous presedence to set. If improved terms is in line with his value to us and our budget then fine. If Fernando would rather go to Derby or anyone else for a few extra quid, that we're not willing to match then that's fine too. There are plenty of footballers out there, some better than Forestieri, I'm sure our head coach and recruitment team will have plans in place of we lose players to replace them & continue our build for promotion. It would be a blow to lose him, to whoever it is, but I'm sure if we do we will get a very good price (£12m+ is good) & I'm sure we will re-invest and have a squad very capable of winning promotion with or without Fernando. It is worth noting that 3 teams got promoted last season without Fernando Forestieri and there are plenty of other clubs that have formed teams/squads & won promotion without having a £12m+ player in it. I trust, whatever happens, that the football club will still mount a very serious challenge for promotion this year. I'd love to see Fernando lead us to that, but if not, so be it.
  11. Pleased with this. Two good left backs at the club. Happy days.
  12. Good signing. He was terrific that season for Brighton before his move to Sunderland. Got good pace, good movement, can beat players & can create good opportunities. I think our style of play will suit him and that will hopefully help him find his best form. He's also a different type of wide player to what we have. Gives us good options. Happy with it.
  13. Deary me. Pointless arguing with you in this. You stick with your outdated and old traditions.
  14. This is not about supporting the chairman on this decision. its about not fight two flying f***s about squad numbers. Seriously, tradition with squad numbers and what players/positions get what numbers went out years ago. Wakey wakey.
  15. No, the squad numbers are irrelevant. How they play on the field is. tradition went out of the window with squad numbers years ago (20+ years). the whole squad numbrer thing is irrelevant.
  16. Zidane scored in a Champions League final... One of the greatest ever football players. He wore 5 for Real.
  17. What's wrong with it? The 1974 Holland World Cup squad had random numbers... Their goalkeeper wore number 8. They weren't an half bad footballing side either. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/1974_FIFA_World_Cup_squads Why shouldn't a number 2 goalkeeper have the number 2 shirt? I like it.
  18. That third goal is beautiful. I can't wait to see Abdi, Lee & Bannan playing together all season. Just chuck in Fernando too... Absolute dream!
  19. Lee is more important to the team than Bannan. That's not saying Bannan isn't important either. Never understood why anyone would think about moving or even dropping Lee. Vital cog in our team. Carlos will sort a midfield out where Lee, Bannan & Abdi can all play in it.
  20. Lees & Hutchinson are a very, very good centre back pairing for this division. I'd argue one of the best in the league. We all know how good Lees is at CB... Hutchinson looks superb in that position whenever i've seen him. Got all the defensive qualities, such as your heading & tackling etc. but he also has a little bit of pace and his reading & understanding of the game is brilliant and the main asset to his game. With Westwood behind them too.... That's a very, very solid base to a team.
  21. Westwood Hunt Lees Hutchinson Pudil Abdi Bannan Lee Hooper Fletcher Forestieri Only problem in that team, would be the impact of Hooper in that position, on his own game & the balance, set up and dynamic of the team. Maybe he'll not play Hooper, play Forestieri up top with Fletcher & play four across midfield of: Wallace, Abdi, Lee & Bannan. Oh, the options though....
  22. Just watched episode 10. WOW! Unbelievable
  23. Can't wait for next Thursday.... Got a cracking line up of gigs over the following 9 days or so... Thursday 9th - AC/DC Friday 10th > Sunday 12th - Download Fest. (Sabbath, Maiden, Disturbed etc.) Wednesday 15th - The Stone Roses Friday 17th > Sunday 19th - Rainbow & Thin Lizzy at the Monsters of Rock gig, Nr. Stuttgart, Germany. Seriously looking forward to it! May need a holiday to recover afterwards.
  24. Inspiring & emotional ! The giant is awakening ! Love it!! Serious love for Carlos. Next season will be unbelievable, I know it will be!... We're Sheffield Wednesday, we're on our way back!!
  25. 1 - Newcastle 2 - Wednesday ---------------------- 3 - Derby 4 - Norwich 5 - Brighton 6 - Aston Villa ---------------------- ... ... ... 21 - Barnsley --------------------- 22 - Rotherham 23 - Blackburn 24 - Burton
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