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  1. Where should Monk go? Having quarantined several of our favourites, and given his team selections, incoming loan transfers, and substitutions, it would be appropriate if Monk were to self-isolate in the ruins of the Monastery (in Abbey Gardens) on the Silly Isles.
  2. He was NOT a forward. He was a creative right half who was elegant and brilliant. His later record as a manager, scout and pursuing a legal case has nothing to do with his performance as a player for us. I have already posted the background before but here it is again, with relevant facts as well as one word describing my opinion <brilliant> : Peter Eustace was a creative brilliant attacking wing-half back (No 4 shirt) and should not be thought of as an inside forward, even if in his later days he ended up in that position. He played right-half in the 66 final, alongside centre-half Sam Ellis (Vic Mobley having been injured in the semi-final against Chelsea) and left-half Gerry Young. Peter Eustace was much-admired and had replaced the super-reliable Tom McAnearney who had played alongside Peter Swan and Tony Kay, in a half-back-line of international class.
  3. Peter Eustace was a creative brilliant attacking wing-half back (No 4 shirt) and should not be thought of as an inside forward, even if in his later days he ended up in that position. He played right-half in the 66 final, alongside centre-half Sam Ellis (Vic Mobley having been injured in the semi-final against Chelsea) and left-half Gerry Young. Peter Eustace was much-admired and had replaced the super-reliable Tom McAnearney who had played alongside Peter Swan and Tony Kay, in a half-back-line of international class.
  4. Shameful, ridiculous and an insult to supporters that he is still there!!!! Hope to be proved wrong as we <ramp up> to the Premiership..
  5. Molineux !!!!!!!!! Having been born in Sheffield, I had the misfortune to be brought up in the West Midlands so quite often went to see Wolves, a top team at the time. Remember some superb star players: Billy Wright, Ron Flowers, Peter Broadbent. Fanatical crowd. In the Fifties we got hammered year after year. In the Sixties we got some draws and even the odd win. Never been since!
  6. Atdhe Nuhui !! My favourite player at the club. Great heart, great loyalty to club. Love it when he comes on as a sub, changes the game in our favour with dribbling skills, occasional brilliant goal, drawing the opposite's defenders around him, and shutting up the cynics. Not so impressive when he starts. Hope he gets new contract to continue to entertain us!
  7. Gary Monk should have been booted out months ago. Complete and utter rubbish as manager, Defensive tactics, lack of team motivation, ridiculous selections and substitutions. What were those loan signings about? Thank god the season stopped when it did, got sick of being 0-3 down after 30 minutes. Fortress Hillsborough became come-and-get your easiest walk-over of the season. Get rid of Monk before he brings further shame and failure to the Wednesday, but doubtless he will continue to be there demoralising us for another season worse than the final months of Carlos the clown and Jos the dross. I hope to be wrong in 5 years time when with his brilliant attacking football, astounding tactics, spot-on team selections and astute substitutions, a magical Monk has taken us back to our rightful place in the top half-dozen of the Premiership and chasing European glory... Some hope!
  8. <Sheffield United Football Club was formed at Bramall Lane on 22 March 1889 by the Sheffield United Cricket Club at the suggestion of its president, Sir Charles Clegg, also chairman of the Wednesday, who had been tenants at Bramall Lane from 1881 to 1887 but had vacated after a dispute over rent. <Due to the lost revenue the decision was taken to form a football branch of the cricket club thus Sheffield United Fooball Club were established. The Sheffield United Cricket Club itself had been at Bramall Lane since 1854 and was the first English sports club to use United in its name after a number of local clubs were unable to self-sustain and merged.> (slightly edited from Wikipedia) So Sheffield United was the very first United in England, formed as a cricket club uniting a number of local Sheffield clubs. Who was the guilty party who set them up? The Wednesday, of course, directly through our chairman Clegg, and indirectly because we ceased to pay rent as tenants of Bramall Lane, thereby forcing the United cricket club to expand its activities into United football club. So Frankenstein created his hideous monster in his house and we created ours in our city!
  9. First choice: Layne and Fantham, a pairing sadly cut short by bribery scandal. Perfect complementary pairing of classic No.9 & No.10 of that epoch. Layne would have become a legend for the right reasons, Fantham never been matched since. Second best: Hirst & Bright, which would have been even better if Hirst had not been crippled by Steve Bould and Bright had not perfected the art of heading the ball one yard the wrong side of the post. Third best: Bannister & Varadi, who both left the club too soon!
  10. Brian Usher. (A wingersigned from Sunderland 1965). Completely useless. First rubbish new signing I ever saw. Capable of running fast with ball, then simply falling over the ball, especially when he saw the opposite's keeper. By May 66 against Everton he was nowhere near the first team as we were playing without wingers.
  11. Thank you, but the Owls' Horrors started over half a century ago. Firstly, one Sunday morning when the People newspaper revealed the betting scandal involving Peter Swan, David 'Bronco' Layne and the already departed Tony Kay. Then in May 1966, the slip by the normally reliable Gerry Young leading to Temple's goal, when we comfortably beating Everton 2-0, is a recurring nightmare that haunts me to this day. Chris Woods pushing the ball into the net nearly 30 years' later to give Arsenal yet another cup final victory completes a hat-trick of nightmares before Wednesday's sad decline and the birth of Owlstalk.
  12. First time post. It's half-time, normally speaking, and we are not already losing 0-3. This is great! First game at Hillsborough saw Redfern Froggatt and Albert Quixall ! Most exciting away game, at Stoke in the 60's, we were 4-1 down with 20 minutes to go, finished 4-4. Mark 'Pancho' Pearson bought from Man Utd to replace injured John Fantham scored twice in that 20 mins. Favourite players John Fantham, Ron Springett, and Peter Swan! One game at Hillsborough, against Fulham, we drew 1-1. Fulham scored with a long ground shot that Ron let through his legs! I think Bobby Craig equalised from the penalty spot. Brilliant game against Chelsea about that time. We were near the top and they were near the bottom. After 10 minutes we were 0-2 down, but then went on to score 5 (five!) including a brace from Fantham, who also hit the post with a fantastic bending shot. Best goal of match from Bobby Tambling, for a final score of 5 - 3. Those were the days! Wednesday!
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