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  1. theoldtimer

    We've got Carlton Palmer ....

    It did indeed, I preferred the old south stand, should have been protected and saved -- like Fulham's main stand -- and the money used to build a new west stand or invested in the team. I feel for all our younger fans who didnt witness 20k stood on the kop, it was immense, and only Villa's Holte end came close.
  2. theoldtimer

    Do we really need Joey.

    I rate Joey, a bargain like Winnall. I'd prefer us to play three in the centre: Bannon, Joey, and Onomah, rather than playing three centerbacks.
  3. theoldtimer

    We need Westwood back

    Yup, the defense isnt great, but it wasnt under Westwood, he saved us 6-10 points a season under Carlos; my opinion, and why he got the PFA award. People underestimate what a quality keeper can do. Cloughie never did, alot on Owlstalk seem to. I dont think Dawson is a terrible keeper, just that Westwood is far superior and would save us points.
  4. theoldtimer

    We need Westwood back

    No clean sheets under Dawson, with 5 in defense for most of his games, is the key factor. The numbers dont lie. I think he is poor overall, doesn't inspire confidence in any area of his goalkeeping, and I've watched every game he's played, every minute. Westwood is only 33, not old for a keeper, to suggest he is past it is foolish.
  5. theoldtimer

    We need Westwood back

    Dont agree. Dawson has been poor every game Ihe's played. Westwood was named in the 2014–15 Championship PFA Team of the Year,[12] the first Sheffield Wednesday player to appear in such a team since Nigel Pearson, David Hirst and John Sheridan in 1990–91.
  6. theoldtimer

    We need Westwood back

    So the argument has got round to Kieran Westwood being a crap keeper, even though nearly every pundit rated him about the best in the division, and he is a republic of ireland international. Yeh that makes sense, because Jos cant be wrong.
  7. theoldtimer

    We need Westwood back

    I was impressed with the villa and bristol performances. But Stoke, West Brom, Leeds and Boro, we hung on with our fingers nails. Seemed a step back from Carlos in his first two seasons. The fact Dawson has had to save so many shots with 5 in defense makes me question how good the changes at swfc really are. Without Reach's wonder strikes, we'd probably have lost 3/4 home games.
  8. theoldtimer

    We need Westwood back

    fair enough, we arent going to agree. Personally, i cant see the logic of dropping a keeper widely accepted as the best in the division for a youngster who hasnt kept a clean sheet. I fail to see the logic in it, except the usual "have faith in jos" blind argument.
  9. theoldtimer

    We need Westwood back

    He maybe could be if the manager is under a trade embargo and has a personal issue with the other keepers in his squad.
  10. theoldtimer

    We need Westwood back

    Not many sides can afford £20k a week, and the ones that can maybe have a keeper of a similar level. For us to drop a keeper we pay so much for a keeper any fan can see isnt up to the same standard is madness imo. The result speaks for itself, no clean sheets and not even close to achieving it, with a defensive formation in each game.
  11. theoldtimer

    Sell Reach?

    yes, if he solves our ffp issues, great strikes of late that kept us games, but he goes missing in many games
  12. theoldtimer

    We need Westwood back

    He may have warned Lees about the second as well. Dawson seems quiet as a keeper, to be expected for a youngster commanding experienced defenders like Lees and Hector.
  13. theoldtimer

    How is this even possible?

    We have three defenders, good at defending, but poor on the ball, bound to happen sooner or later with the pressure we put on them of late.
  14. theoldtimer

    We need Westwood back

    You'd be surprised how a commanding keeper can help a defense. Cloughie in his biography always stated a keeper was a cornerstone of his team. Why he paid so much for Shilton. To have an average shot stopper, who doesnt seem to talk much and organise his defense -- compared to a keeper who does and we pay 20k each week too -- and pick him really makes me question our manager.
  15. theoldtimer

    We need Westwood back

    Yup I know its boring. Not a subject I have commented on so far. But its got to the stage where its so obvious our keeper and defense arent up to the task. Paying an alleged 20k to a keep not even near the squad is a scandal and we shouldnt just accept it.