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Smackavolley

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  1. Can we stop mentioning them both. Him and Paterson. A goal every 5 games, both of them and it ain't pretty. I think Bannan will be gone in the next 2 weeks and Windass would have too, if he had stayed fit. Unless we get someone proven at this level we've got to use the loan market for strikers. One experienced and a youngster. I know Troy Parrott keeps getting a mention on here but I'd put a call in to Leeds and ask about Joe Gelhardt. Vokes could be a decent shout but Andy Carroll should offer to come and play for nowt with the money he's earned from the treatment table. Whoever they bring in just make sure we can send them back or rip up their contract at Christmas if it doesn't work out.
  2. He's got good attributes. Just seems to lack concentration and focus. He's a big unit but lazy. Him and Adedoyin were both too greedy in the U23's. If the coaches have addressed that, they could do well at this level. Wouldn't discount either of them.
  3. What's wrong with this or similar? Surely no less a workout than facing Wrexham and gives the young lads a chance to impress. Team 1 Dawson Dawodu Brennan Dunkley Brown Bannan Waldock Bashiru Green Adedoyin Hagan Subs Jackson Agbontohoma Farmer Aguas Bonnington Team 2 Wildsmith Hunt Iorfa Brennan Palmer Hunt Adeniran Hutchinson Luongo Shodipo Paterson Subs Render Galvin Thompson Glover Zottos + Trialists + a couple of U18's
  4. Perfect opportunity to give our U23's and a select few U18's a run out instead. Not to mention trialists who are currently at the club.
  5. I’ve seen him play. We didn’t offer him a contract. His ability will not have been in question.
  6. He's a good keeper. I'd say better than Jackson. He's just not tall enough. 6'5" vs 5' 11"
  7. I hope his nickname isn't BOB.
  8. I've seen Jackson, Galvin, Adedoyin and Dawodu on the training pics as well.
  9. I was told at the weekend that a few of the U23's didn't travel to Wales for pre-season. None of the younger lads for certain. Bit of a surprise that considering how low we are on numbers. I can't see Bannan or Windass been here at the end of August and maybe a couple more.
  10. Last word on this. Like many normal people, I form opinions based on discussions, body language and other factors. I'm not outing individuals because I could be wrong but I'm confident enough to post on a message board that all wasn't well in our dressing room for the last 3 years. I don't think we need Sherlock Holmes to work that out. You lay the blame solely at the Chairman. Personally I think one or two players didn't act professionally. As human beings fair enough it happens. As professional football players I believe they could have acted differently at times. Sorry for that.
  11. I see.......... What you're trying to do. Go and bait someone else. You have to fish for info. I don't This is the problem with this site. A few of you need to get off your high horse. I posted that a little bit of me wished one or two ex-players wouldn't be getting paid because I am of the opinion they downed tools well before their contracts ran out and well before they kicked a ball in anger last season. Have I spoken to said players at some point? Yes. Did I enjoy speaking to them? Not really. Have you spoken to them? Patently not. You ultimately blame the chairman for us getting relegated. I agree. So what's your problem? Grow up and let people voice their opinion. FFS.
  12. Could be a very good acquisition. Good pedigree.
  13. What are you going on about? If you believe EVERY senior player has given 100% and acted professionally for the last 3 years that’s up to you. I know different.
  14. You're banging on about points deductions and manager changes. Of course it has an impact and of course it will impact on performances and the mood of the club. Professional players are definitely not robots but some are entitled, extremely selfish and childish. I think we've had more than our fair share recently. Unfortunately all trumped by a basket case of a chairman. Their contracts should be honoured but as I stated earlier, I wish one or 2 hadn't to wipe the smug look off their faces.
  15. oh FFS REALLY Contractually they should have been paid.
  16. You're missing my point. Some players at the club stopped acting like professional footballers should long before their wages were stopped. It's a sh!tshow. We all know it. We can point the finger why it's rotten to the core and I think we'd be right. It doesn't excuse the conduct of senior pros who patently downed tools well before last season. So yep, there's a little bit of me wish they'd suffered. Unfortunately it's rare they do.
  17. Doesn't a little part of you wish some of those players had got diddly squat though??
  18. If he does, he’ll probably wait until the end of July. from The Star: With regards to free transfers, section six of the EFL’s rules and regulations it says, “If such Player's application is successful he shall continue to receive from his Club as severance payment his weekly basic wage for a period of one month from the expiry date of his contract or until the Player signs for another Club, whichever period is the shorter, provided that where a Player signs for a Club within one month at a reduced basic wage then his old Club shall make up the shortfall in basic wage for the remainder of the month.” In short, what this means is that for up to one month after their contract at Hillsborough ends, Wednesday will still be paying players their full basic weekly wage – unless they find themselves a move elsewhere before the end of July.
  19. Does the embargo allow us to bring loanees in? I genuinely don't know. If yes, the club will leave it to the last minute and bring the maximum quota of loans in. No wages to pay and let the other team get them fit and keep them injury free. Which half decent players will want to come here? Darren Moore will have to be extremely persuasive but there's still no denying, it isn't the worst shop window to play in, from a purely footballing perspective.
  20. It’s not out of the blue. He came in from Man City a year ago. Players can’t sign a pro deal until they reach 17. We released an U18 right back in May who was getting game time in front of this lad. He must be talented but it looks to me his pro contract was agreed before he came to the club. He was at Man City and probably had a few suitors. I’d be very surprised if he even gets a sniff at U23 football this season. Dawado, Farmer and Thompson are all at least 2 years older and have all played Right back or Right Wing Back for the U23’s. They’ve all just been retained. Think he has to get his head down and perform for the U18’s before we start bigging him up. Good luck to him and a great achievement to receive a pro deal at 17.
  21. They don't owe the club anything. You'd really need to get an handle on how young players are treated down at Wednesday. Every prospect that comes through the ranks should feel they owe the club something if a better offer comes along, I agree with you. Unfortunately you can rely on human beings to ultimately treat others as they are treated first. We're light years different to the mob down the road and even the Championship club up the road. That's a a crying shame.
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