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  1. I Don’t care . I haven’t cared for a while . The fact this this thread is now well over 50 pages is testiment to the stupidity and over emotional of a select number of fans .( probably the same ones that chansiri listened to when he decided to buy Jordan Rhodes .) it’s all rather tin pot if you ask me . Why do you all care so much ????. It it might be just me . I just missed out on that “golden era” so don’t have that affection for the Nilsson , Waddle , Hirst squad.
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    May Bank Holiday 2005

    Tommy spurr?
  3. solo

    May Bank Holiday 2005

    Went to the Old Trafford game iirc wasn’t David Lucas returning from injury ?? .. also seem to remember some highly rated centre back scoring the first ( from a free kick?). eduardo played in goal for Man U that day as well.
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    Player wages

    Thanks for clearing that up . Re:insurance am I barking up the wrong tree completely? Or is there some sort of system in place for this I seem to have this thought regarding player insurance etc?
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    Player wages

    Conspiracy normally player wages are covered by insurance when out injured . Does that that mean the club are saving money by having so many players out ?
  6. Guessing Wallace has played the most amount of minutes so far this season of any player? with 16 out it’s not to be sniffed at and playing the last 6/7 games out of position. i know he was a bit annoyed about not getting a new deal at the start of the season .
  7. The fact he calls him Carlos shows to me that there is a total lack of respect for him by reach and by conjecture the rest of the players. or is that me and am I being old fashioned?
  8. I know it’s the managers decision but what more can the lad do? has looked our best player every time he has started . Scored twice on Friday . Should have started tonight. May have been his thinking in his head tonight
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    Player ratings

    Wildsmith -7 good saves most which you’d expect a championship keeper to make. Palmer -6 he’s got 2 areas to improve on imo stopping ball watching and improving his passing which with him being a former cm I thought he’d be decent at Fred - 7 Thought he was strong and solid tonight got caught in first 10/15 mins but calm after that. Pudil -7 Same as Fred and suits to a 3/5 great blocking in the first half. Thornily -6 decent debut , will be happy with his clean sheet , needs bulking a bit and improve on his distribution, couple of times ballooning into the air . Fox -7 best game I’ve seen him have at Swfc his block 5 mins in was fantastic. Got forward well and was solid at the back Wallace -5 think he did ok I like his tenacity and bite in cm , he’s like a little jack Russell nibbling at your ankle but can’t get close enough . Big fan normally , don’t think he suits the system. Jones -7 He attacked tonight which I’ve not seen him do all season . Less like a crab and broke up play well Reach - 6 shot stupidly a few times , tried to make things happen which I was impressed with . Again don’t think he suits the system. Rhodes - 3 The thing that annoys me is that this lad is proven and capable in this division a million times over. So why isn’t it happening???. I think he’s lost a fair bit of hunger and that edge that he used to have before getting big contracts . Missed 1 decent chance fair enough on the other just doesn’t seem to offer much else. Joao -7 would have been 8 but failed to his the target on one clear cut and aim at the keeper on the other . I like his running of channels probably MOM but can fight with Fred for that. More to come Matias looked hungry and his running was good. others N/A
  10. Noticed that Andy Rhodes has been put in the stands to get a better overview and report below. Hutchinson was next to him , whereas the rest of the squad/injured were sat in the box with their families. just got me wondering whether he’s helping out a bit . Sure i I read somewhere he’s already done his badges and was coaching in Chelsea’s academy.
  11. Just intrigued about this. If CC had achieved the same results, would it have been received in the same way by the fans . Have we now been “brought back down to earth “ with the appointment of JL. or is it a simple case of we are swayed by a more work-man style of play and allowing the excuse of injuries to stand as it can’t be blamed on the new boss, whereas the previous coach was blamed.
  12. Doesn’t shy away from the ball in the attacking sense . I agree with you beloved , I think his crossing is better. made up for the lad . Being capitain is more than being the best player for the club . It’s about representing the club in the way that shows what the club is about . Longest serving player. I would hazard a guess at most appearances made by a player at the club . Fan . Cares. Nuff said
  13. Just noticed on other side Clarke is captain. interesting choice
  14. Hold prices 2 players for every position suppliment with youth dont have squad of 28 dont “waste” the investment on first team players that barely play/make the bench. dont make stupid loan signings that play 3 games a season. lets start churning some talent out, and yes let’s pay for the best players in the league . But don’t go excessive.
  15. I won’t be able to attend due to work but I hope someone puts across this sentiment or words to effect. The main thing as a fan / customer is that, when I purchase a product or service, regardless of price , I expect the amount recieved from me to be used sensibly and thoughtfully to not only give me a great product , but also to be used dilligently by the business . I was on board even with cost of ticket pricing etc when the chairman took over as I bought into “the family of swfc” , however when I perceive my purchases over the last 2 seasons to simply cover the costs on players fees and wages who never even had an effect on the first team, then I stopped making purchases to swfc. If if I break it down on to the “reported figures of wages event by the following players that I highlight to prove a point ; Urby Emmanuelson ( reported 25k a week 6 month contract . 600k outlay ) Lewis McGugan ( reported 15-20k a week contract 3 year deal . 2.34m if you take 15 k a week Jake Kean ( information I can find suggests 2.5k -4K 3 year deal. 390k if taken 2.5k a week.) Alman Abdi (reported 20k a week 3 year deal. 3.1 mi outlay) Marco Matais reported between 7.5-10k a week 4 year deal (1.5 m outlay) these are the names of 5 players who with rough wage figures come to a combined total of just short of £8 Million in wages for they’re contracts . To to put that into context . Revenue from Gate receipts from the last published year I could find( Milan’s last year in charge ) of £14.9 million. Which is just over 50% of total revenue for 1 season on 5 players wages ( no disrespect to them personally ) who have made a combined total . Including sub appearances of 49... in 2 and a half years . I could add the loans of Will Buckley and Aiden mcgeady but they were loans Pure and simple the money I have paid to the club has been used .... badly . And I have a complete lack of trust as a result of the above . I am not prepared to fork out extra money when it is being purely wasted. The chairman can have his cake and eat it though! i still appreciate and buy into the philosophy of 2 players for every position and then use youth . Currently the first team squad stands at 28! That’s what annoys me greatly . 6 extra players on 50% of 1 seasons gate money. He can keep pricing as it is , as long as the money being invested is invested better! A squad of 22 players and then use the youth if injuries persist . Now I accept that injuries have been horrendous this season and how great is it that we can fall back on a large squad. But really? We have bigger squads than most premier league teams. We simply cannot afford it. i will return to paying when the chairman shows me that he can invest his money and our money from us the fans better.