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I shudder when I think of how badly the whole Di Canio and Carbone situations were handled by the club... admittedly those 2 didn’t cover themselves in glory but even so...

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I was driving from Waterford in Ireland to the ferry at Dun Laoghaire felt like driving off the ramp into the Dock. 

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Fk me....weers me meds WTF:. UTO.

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I remember blushing in company that evening when a "friend" said you follow that crowd don't you    ......

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1 hour ago, mark1948 said:

I was driving from Waterford in Ireland to the ferry at Dun Laoghaire felt like driving off the ramp into the Dock. 

 

Shoulda gone via Rosslare.:tango:

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The Toby jug sales never recovered after that

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Some of us complain about the way the club is run now,, but you think back to those days. A chairman with an eye solely on national jobs and the honours. A boardroom of superannuated mediocre old codgers. Local sponsors along for some perks at minimum costs. Useless

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My birthday anorl....cheers for opening up an old wound:bullen:

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I remember shouting at the TV when Wilson was being interviewed,  couldn't believe he didnt resign! It too another 6 months before DA took the helm and did the right thing

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1 hour ago, james o connor said:

And it’s been 20 years of misery ever since. Really do get less for murder ! 

 

Indeed, how many good seasons have we had in those 20 years.

 

2 promotions (from league 1)

2 championship play offs (2nd one still feels like a failure)

For some reason the season when Laws took over and led us to 9th? Feels like it was a good season.  I guess we had some good players at that time. 

 

Otherwise, I’ve got nothing 

 

I always wonder how other “big” clubs would have coped with our recent history, in terms of supporter numbers and finances 

 

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1 minute ago, Owls-Fan said:

 

Indeed, how many good seasons have we had in those 20 years.

 

2 promotions (from league 1)

2 championship play offs (2nd one still feels like a failure)

For some reason the season when Laws took over and led us to 9th? Feels like it was a good season.  I guess we had some good players at that time. 

 

Otherwise, I’ve got nothing 

 

I always wonder how other “big” clubs would have coped with our recent history, in terms of supporter numbers and finances 

 

I really enjoyed the last promotion, that season was fun. The first Carlos season as well. Struggling to think of many other positives , winning at Cardiff aside (the play offs ,  not a random win at Cardiff city ! ) 

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1 hour ago, Owls-Fan said:

 

Indeed, how many good seasons have we had in those 20 years.

 

2 promotions (from league 1)

2 championship play offs (2nd one still feels like a failure)

For some reason the season when Laws took over and led us to 9th? Feels like it was a good season.  I guess we had some good players at that time. 

 

Otherwise, I’ve got nothing 

 

I always wonder how other “big” clubs would have coped with our recent history, in terms of supporter numbers and finances 

 

To be fair you could say the same about Leeds United and Nottingham Forest. Think between the 3 of us there are 2 Championship play off finals in the last 20 years.

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15 minutes ago, owls maniac said:

To be fair you could say the same about Leeds United and Nottingham Forest. Think between the 3 of us there are 2 Championship play off finals in the last 20 years.

 

Leeds Utd were in the PL for a further 4 years than us, and the financial rewards increased the season after we went down (parachute payments etc), and they got money from the champions league too. We’ve basically been in the doldrums since about 1999, without any major income beside Chansiri coming into the club. But anyway, yes those two teams have also been suffering too  

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I’d just started working at Sky at the time and watched it live on an internal feed in the studio. God that was embarrassing.

 

I was so incensed that the next day I phone up the brand new Talksport radio station and had a ding dong with their fledgling new presenter Adrian Durham about why Wilson should be sacked (of course, even then, he argued the throw). 

 

That period between 1998 and 2000 makes me shudder.... ditching Ron, employing Wilson, abandoning Di Canio, keeping Wilson, Dave Richards jumping ship, signing the 3 injured Scots, the list goes on it was just one catastrophe after another and we never recovered. 

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My old boss has a framed Wednesday shirt signed by Bobby Robson saying '8-0 - sorry!' 

 

He could never bring himself to put it in the wall however...

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Danny Wilson at that time starting every TV interview with "Obviously from our point of view its very disappointing".

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Classy move from that young Newcastle kid who came on (can't remember his name) to dive for a penalty when there were just a few minutes left and they only had a dangerous 7 goal lead.

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