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    Clean Sheets

    I hear Westwood's high clean sheet bonus, rumoured to be about 30k a pop, precludes him from playing.
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    Passing out from the back

    First noticed it at Millwall in February. It cost us the game that night.
  3. ... Jeff King, Ian Porterfield, Derek Dooley...
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    Away Days 1993 - 2002

    Remember being in the Leaking Boot Public House in Grimsby with a hideous number of Wednesday fans in 2000-01 season. It was just raucous and riotous (in a pleasant way) and me and the mates still reminisce about that day all these years later. We met a lad who had travelled to Cleathorpes on the train straight from a night shift on Saturday morning. He was plastered in the pub, watched a 1-0 win, and went back onto another night shift Saturday night. That's dedication.
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    Away Days 1993 - 2002

    Remember Stockport about 2001. We were soaked on the open terrace behind the goal. Lost 2-1. Bob the builder scored. We'd been drinking all morning and early afternoon in Manchester and gave serious thought to staying there, but then decided to go to the match at about 2pm after a skirmish with some Spurs fans who were in Manchester I believe for an FA Cup semi final. We had two sides of the ground. Back into Manchester and the last train back to Sheffield after more (heavy) drinking. The support then was the same quantity and quality as it is now.
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    50 Years AgoToday

    A fantastic read about a match, era and families which occurred about 10 years before I started to attend. Fascinating. We need those times back. Eighteen years out of the top flight is far too long. Is this our longest spell out of the top division?
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    North Stand tonight

    I thought 3-1 but the memory is fading. I think Wrexham still got promoted.
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    North Stand tonight

    Used to be commonly referred to as the cantilever stand. My dad would ask, "you sitting in the Cant?" He also referred to the ground as Owlerton and never called it Hillsborough. He started watching Wednesday in the late 1930s.
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    North Stand tonight

    Saw my first Wednesday game from the North Stand - v Wrexham, 1977.
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    Youth Players Tonight

    Preston has the potential to be a good player for Wednesday. I was disappointed Kirby only got around 10 minutes because he has impressed me for a while having watched the U23s. On the whole we have some good prospects and it's great to see.
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    Fox, Boyd and Jones

    I can't agree with you mate - sorry. Boyd has no pace or sharpness and his next game is likely to be in January in the FA Cup. He offered very little. Fox made some decent tackles in the first half in front of the South stand, but he was outpaced and outclassed in the second half. Jones is just steady, playing it safe, neat and tidy across the pitch. They shouldn't be anywhere near the starting 11 as things currently stand.
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    Wolves away following

    A good club with loyal fans, large in number. A bit like us.