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  1. 2 minutes ago, gurujuan said:

    No mate, that’s my point, it’s a totally different landscape now, and the outcome is, we won’t be challenging any time soon

    This looks like a squad filler for league 1 never mind challenging in the championship. I wonder if words out the EFL are going to hit us with a big points deduction before the end of the season. Resigning Joey even for league 1 is just throwing money away.

  2. 29 minutes ago, @owlstalk said:



    I don't understand those saying it's a sensible financial decision either when you look at those stats.


    The only possible explanation for all this has got to be that the club are no longer confident of beating the EFL charge and are planning for the worst possible outcome for us.

    The squads going down faster than the Titanic if JP is the standard we are looking to hold onto. He brings nothing to the table but the fact he is cheap. The problem is its not financial sense to keep a player who is not good enough for league 1.

  3. 1 hour ago, soldierboyblue said:

    As I have said give him a pre-season and time to bring in who he wants and then judge the man.

    If he picked these 3 it doesn't instill much confidence. I was pro-Monk when he came but something has been very wrong since xmas. 

  4. 1 minute ago, room0035 said:

    Look at his record at palace he has played 41 games in 5 years that kind of give you a hint their could have been injuries.


    The problem I had with the Wickham signing was no attempt to get him match fit, he should have been playing every development game to get minutes on the pitch, he should have been an impact sub for us for the last 20-30 minutes to build his fitness up and match sharpness.


    Think we saw the best of Wickham 5 years ago. Injuries have added up and we would be lucky to get him on the park for 15 games a season. Sadly this was always doomed to failure.

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  5. 2 minutes ago, soldierboyblue said:

    Monk has not had a pre-season, any of his own players etc. So his hands have been tied and he has played with the deck he has been dealt.


    I will admit some of his team selections and tactics have at best been strange but he needs a pre-season and time to change things to how he wants them to happen

    Monks January transfer window activity leaves me very worried for the summer. Cruz could turn out to be a top 10 worst player seen in the blue and white stripes. Wickham looks finished and Windass average. That is if they were Monks picks.

  6. 10 hours ago, Sefton owl said:

    The main area that really needs priority in the next window IMO. 

    Winnall, Big Dave, Rhodes (I think), Fletcher all out of contract in the summer. Niether of which will ever score the 20 plus goals a season which is critical to any team pushing for promotion.

    If no contracts are renewed then surely we are only left with Foristeri. Given the financial and contractual complications we face with the Coronavirus and the likely fines/points deductions, I actually don’t see it as an opportunity to ‘wipe the slate clean’ in this area as many seem to think. I think we may be left in a situation where we have no other viable option but to offer short term contracts to some. 

    I was hoping we would go for that Lyle Taylor and the lad at Barnsley (forget his name) in January. 

    Any other strikers in the lower leagues that could be worth a look at? It may actually be beneficial from a financial perspective because I think some clubs in the lower leagues may be forced into selling some of their better players due to the current situation. 

    Rhodes 1 year left FF out of contract. 

  7. On 07/12/2012 at 17:16, Ian said:
    On 07/12/2012 at 16:03, Sweet&TenderOwl said:

    Imagine a XI of the worst ever Wednesday players, playing against the current lot? :st2:

    Even our current lot might stand a chance of winning a game! lol

    Though saying that it would probably end up a draw.


    Who would Bothroyd and Sidibe play for?

    The Sideboard was without doubt the most immobile player I have ever seen on a proffesional football pitch. Forgive him everything though for the crucial winner against Bolton that helped us stay up in a very tight season. Unlike Bothroyd he tried but his body just couldn't do it.

  8. On 31/05/2020 at 12:02, hirstyboywonder said:


    Tidman was worse for me but Adamson was pretty poor. We had some bad keepers around that time. Lucas was steady but a bit injury prone and when he was out injured during the 2004-05 season the likes of Adamson and Gallagher who we got on loan were not up to it. Brad Jones followed not long after, how he ended up at Liverpool I'll never know.

    Brad Jones a truly awful keeper who somehow has played for various premier league sides. The mind does really boggle at this.

  9. Met big Ron in hotel after we played Rangers Ian Durants testimonial. He had his Mrs in tow but still had time for a 10 minute chat and thanked the fans for making the 200 mile plus journey for a mid week friendly. Was a top bloke with loads of banter and time for 2 blokes he had never met before. Will always be one of my top 3 Owls managers in 40+ years of supporting  the rollercoaster that is Sheffield Wednesday FC.

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  10. On 31/05/2020 at 09:20, Dutch McLovin said:

    If he is better than we have got which he seems to be it’s a no brainier 

    No good if hes only good for 6 games a season. Think we have walked that path a few too many times already.

  11. 4 hours ago, Bluesteel said:

    Was watching highlights back the other day and Whittingham was probably one of the better signings of that lot. Really underrated 

    Guy Whittingham and Taylor were both decent signings. 

  12. 7 hours ago, DJMortimer said:


    I remember a couple of games when we were losing and he came on from the bench and just dominated proceedings the rest of the way like Waddle would a couple of years later. Every time he got the ball, effortlessly drifting past defenders and setting up chances. And by then he was an old codger. Always felt he should have scored more often for us, but still a big difference maker.

    He was different gravy. Had never been a fan until he came here.  Wish we could have seen him in his prime in an Owls shirt.

  13. 4 minutes ago, @owlstalk said:

    It's absolute fact whichever way you look at it mate.

    The squad he left us with, and every other aspect of the club was far worse off than what was left by Big Ron

    You're just applying your happy memories to the facts and trying to say forget the facts remember the nice stuff

    The facts all point to Sheffield Wednesday being way worse off on the day Francis was sacked, then the day he took the reigns

    You forgot the inbetweens. The Blackburn aways the Blunts at Wembley coming 3rd in the league. Great days that will probably never be repeated. As I said you are welcome to your opinion but you cant take those days away. Football is a rollercoaster of good and bad. Thats what keeps it interesting, but in 40+ years of following the Owls they were without doubt the best football moments of true quality I have seen. You may argue whatever you like but on a footballing note they are the facts.

  14. Francis built on big Rons legacy and produced the best Wednesday team I have seen. For 3 seasons we were up there with the Man Utds Arsenal and Liverpool. As some have said on here we failed to build on this and sell players at peak values. I for one will remember Tricky Trev with fondness and thank him for the memories his team gave me . Sadly I doubt I will see anything like again in my lifetime.

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  15. 1 hour ago, Bluesteel said:

    I think we will need a mix of experience too. Hard to judge Monk in my view as he had us up there and then when the usual suspects were sidelined we plummeted just like under JL

    Have to agree with this. Monk may have been better waiting to the end of the season and then letting them go rather than side lining them and playing inferior players in their positions.

  16. 11 minutes ago, gurujuan said:

    Again, can only go on what I see, and to date, I’ve not seen much evidence of Longo’s tackling ability. 
    No doubt he can tackle, in fact he’s a pretty decent all round midfield player, but whether due to injury, I don’t know, but I haven’t seen him yet impose himself on games

    Has made Hutchinson's injury record look trivial in comparison. May well be we have signed another injury prone player. He is not a ball winning centre midfield player in the Hutchison mould from the little I have seen of him , looks more mobile and attacking . One thing that is definite is he needs to get fit and figure much more next season as we may be losing at least 3 midfielders this summer. 

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