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Everything posted by Owl-about-that-then

  1. Cannot stand time wasting, whether it is us or the opposition. Completely ruins the game for me. I don't mind losing as much if we lose properly and not to cheating, even if I'd prefer the win every time. Not to mention that when it is us 9 times out of 10 it seems to bite us in the arse due to a late equaliser or something. Would much prefer for us to try get an extra goal earlier on than time wasting. I think it is also worth noting that although we struggled against time wasters last season, we also struggled against teams that played high tempo, constant pressure football... Which leads me to the hypothesis that it isn't by playing a particular style that you win, but it's by playing any style well. No point us trying to be a team that time wastes when it doesn't work for us, we should instead find the style that suits us and perfect that.
  2. I can't speak for everyone but in my experience streaming is a great option, especially for away games, and doesn't really affect attendances. I only have myself and my family before I moved country as comparison, but I'd watch every away match I could on Ifollow, and then go to every home match I could in person, as would my mother and my nephew, and before she was too old, my nan. Streaming never replaced live attendance, but it was great when I was ill and couldn't make a home match. My nephew occasionally didn't go to a match and chose to stream instead, but before streaming was an option he'd also occasionally just not go to a match because it was cold or something, so at least with streaming he is still giving the club money. I'd love to see the club start season tickets with streaming options on top of it, like pay an extra £200 and get full access to streaming. I think the only people who would exclusively stream are those who wouldn't go anyway, like me now that I have moved country. I cannot be travelling over 1000 miles every weekend, so Wednesday would have missed out on my money if streaming wasn't an option. And who knows, people who weren't fussed might get dragged into it and become fans. I've already converted plenty of Swedes to the Wednesday way by inviting people around to watch matches, so they might end up spending money at hillsborough if they ever visited the UK.
  3. Not that I get to many games these days but it all depends on what counts as healthy. I'd buy fruit or smoothies or little fruit and oat yoghurts or something like that, especially in hot weather, but can't see myself buying hummus and carrots. To be honest 90% of things I've bought in ground have been for my nephew, for me I don't tend to feel the need to eat between 3 and 5pm or after 7pm, so it doesn't come up often, so kid friendly healthy food would be great.
  4. He got forward first half too. Thought he was one of the better players tbh
  5. TBF, apart from the mistake from hutch, I think we've been doing the job. Palmer has looked quite dangerous on the right too which is good to see.
  6. Over here in Sweden I am in the same boat with ifollow unfortunately, so for me it will probably either be off t' ol sports bar to watch it or just listen.
  7. Now forgive me if I am wrong, but I always thought the transport links were pretty darn good. I've been to plenty of away stadiums where I had to walk a decent distance instead of just getting off a tram straight from the train station and walking a hundred metres. I haven't heard any reasonable argument before as to why we need to move as opposed to redevelop. Our ground is beautiful, traditional, full of history, and part of the local community.
  8. This is the bit I disagree with most... If someone takes an inflatable banana to match to have fun with and they had no idea of how it might come across, then it doesn't make them a pr!ck. If someone took an inflatable banana to a match with the intent of insulting someone or to make fun of someone or to cause some sort of negative scene, then sure, they're a pr!ck. You can certainly argue that the former might be ignorant (I'd never have thought anyone would find it offensive until seeing this thread so maybe I am also ignorant on the matter, having never seen bananas used in an offensive way for anyone), but it's knowledge and intentions that decide if someone is a pr!ck or not.
  9. Does anyone have the radio audio for this? I was at the game but listened to the audio back afterwards and the build up to antonio's goal and the pandemonium captured on there always fills me with emotion. Unfortunately I lost the file of it a few years back.
  10. Aye but have you seen the cost of Viaplay Sweden, I aint paying 400kr a month for the offchance a wednesday match will be on. They need to bring out a matchday pass system like now tv.
  11. I can unfortunately see is dropping points in the next month against the likes of Burton. Something about them, whenever we play them I expect to lose.
  12. Life is what you make of it, I'd be a reyt miserable sod if I couldn't still have fun when wednesday were being poo , that'd be most of my life buggered right there. Honestly though, those few seasons in league 1 there are some of my favourite memories. We were so crap but at least where I was sat we just made our own fun. The days of the radiator and taking the ******** out of mellor's "Physique" and our own fans. Living abroad now I miss that, it just feels a bit sad to take the ******** out of people alone watching ifollow...
  13. I remember really enjoying that game. Sure we were poo but we had a good laugh about it. We'd just survived near destruction as a club, so just being at football was brill. If I am remembering it right, weren't it the game where we could sit in the away end and reda johnson vomitted on the pitch? Singing songs taking the ******** out of ourselves and being a proper "away" home crowd, loved it.
  14. Glad to hear this especially. The company I worked for got priced out early in the chansiri era, which was a shame as we had sponsored for many years before. It always felt wrong to see the sponsor page in the programme being almost empty when we would have been willing to pay a reasonable amount for it.
  15. That is true, I wish all websites had this, it's good most major sites do these days.
  16. Whilst that bit is true to some extent, passwords can be leaked due to bad security on the website's part - i.e. in no way preventable by the individual themselves. For example, years ago adobe (among many other websites) got hacked / had millions of users password information leaked, and that didn't become public knowledge until years after, so for years people's passwords were open to people who had the know how of how to find and use them and it didn't matter how strong the passwords were. A few years back I went and found my own email and passwords in password lists online from this, and surprisingly it was very easy to then log into various accounts of mine from that. I am much more careful since and keep separate passwords for each website. Some other big sites this has happened to since include dropbox, myfitnesspal, myspace, facebook, wattpad, and various universities. So then, with the rest of it, I don't post on my twitter or facebook, I just use them to get information usually, but if someone accessed one of those, they could easily cause me a lot of hassle by being toxic or abusive to people and even if eventually I could prove it wasn't me, the consequences of that if linked to my actual ID and name would be much more severe than now where my accounts tend to be under another name.
  17. This is the only worry I'd have with ID requirements and would require strict regulations. That and consequences of someone else accessing your account to cause mischief - Passwords get leaked all the time (so make sure each website has a unique password, otherwise if one site has a leak like adobe did years back, it doesn't allow access to other sites accounts).
  18. Shodipo, Shodipo, Shodipo As pacey as they get Shodipo, Shodipo, Shodipo And we can win this yet or something. to the tune of Shipoopi
  19. To this day, one of my favourite, most feels inducing matches of my life.
  20. This season hasn't felt as worth it (but of course I will always put myself through it no matter how torturous), but yeah, it aint bad for those of us who cannot get to Hillsborough
  21. ifollow isn't as bad a price when you get the full season or monthly pass (especially if it is a busy month). £20 monthly, £140 for the season. Yeah, it's a lot of money to watch ONLY Wednesday and I wish instead it covered all clubs, but since I've moved abroad it's all I have Just a pain in the backside too when a match is on the equivalent of sky over here, I either have to sign up for a month at £40 a month, or have audio only.
  22. Now to be fair... we were told we were going into that room to get a slice of the cake, we didn't know it'd take them so long to cut the bloomin thing up.
  23. Back in the good ol' days, I used to love Owlstalk for just having a right laugh at ourselves. Nowt taken seriously, it was all questioning Reda tying people to radiators and what not... Life was much more jolly when we had the expectation of us been crap season on season. At this point we'd have been starting threads on Jordan Rhodes' teacake choice rather than fretting over our demise
  24. Ah Reda, what a player. I'd always lump a tenner on him to score, for some reason the bookies had him down on the same odds as all the other defenders. He singlehandedly paid for my pints for a decent time.
  25. I'm not sure how being involved in online streaming tournaments of Fifa and having discounted days, giant fun day events etc isn't an example of exactly this... Taking just owls in the park as an example, I know lots of people who went to that, with their children, every year, despite having no interest in football previously. The summer camps are also something where I know plenty of young people have gone to even if they haven't been Wednesday supporters - why? Because it is reasonably affordable daycare that suits children who like to play football. I'm not saying there isn't room for improvement but if we are acknowledging where we can improve, we should also look at things which have been done well.
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