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Sheffield Wednesday fan and cricketing legend Michael Vaughan has some views of how Sheffield Wednesday is currently operating..

 

Speaking on Alan Biggs' Sheffield Live show last night, Sheffield-raised Vaughan said: "It is difficult with the infrastructure of the club. From afar, it just doesn't look right.

 

"Ownership is difficult. People have got to put a lot of money into running these football clubs so I completely understand that the owner has a huge amount of investment in the club.

 

"But I look at infrastructure and I look at leadership. I look at the kind of drive of the process of making sure that you have got youngsters coming through your system.

 

"I look at the blueprint for the way that you play and I don't see that at Sheffield Wednesday at the minute.

 

"I don't see the leadership. I don't see the blueprint. I don't see the conveyor belt of local talent that have the opportunity to come through and play for the club."

 

 

"Don't be scared of copying your rivals," said Vaughan, now a well-respected cricket pundit. "I go back to 2003. I got the England captaincy and the first thing I did was copy Australia.

 

"They played aggressively, they played with no fear, they had players in their side that could change a test match inside two hours and we needed more of that style of players.

 

"We freed players up to the understanding that you have got to take more risks. I think risk in sport is an element of how you succeed but you have got to allow your players to make mistakes and that is one of the crucial things that I see.

 

"You don't want them to make mistakes but they have to have that platform of have having a go and you try and beat the opposing team by doing something. Don't be worried about making a mistake. It is what I learned from Australia.

 

"If I was Sheffield Wednesday now, I would be absolutely looking at Sheffield United and doing what have they done that we can copy.

 

"What is it that they are doing that we can bring to Hillsborough, to Middlewood Road training ground, our system that could add a two to three per cent margin in terms of improvement? It might be more than two to three per cent. You never know."

 

He hopes Owls boss Garry Monk is given the time and resources to turn around their fortunes.

 

Vaughan said: "If you appoint a manager to manage your football club, you have to give him that trust and freedom to manage the football club.
 

"The best football clubs for me are the ones that are managed from top to bottom.

 

"Garry has not been in that position long enough. He really hasn't had a window where he has been able to bring his own signings in yet.


Read the full article here by Dom Howsonhttps://www.examinerlive.co.uk/sport/football/news/sheffield-wednesday-fan-michael-vaughan-18255540


 


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It's easy to point out we're a mess. Copying others is not the way. That's what our national side did - and why they lagged behind for such a long time. 

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Just now, wilyfox said:

It's easy to point out we're a mess. Copying others is not the way. That's what our national side did - and why they lagged behind for such a long time. 

i'd go along with that view , we have do it our way but sadly chansiri  hasn't found  the right way yet . 

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3 minutes ago, torryowl said:

i'd go along with that view , we have do it our way but sadly chansiri  hasn't found  the right way yet . 

 

He hasn't, but hopefully he's learning. It sounds as though the plan is to recruit younger players, which is a positive sign so long as we don't take it too far. Needs a balance. Barnsley go too far with it, nearly every signing is a young talent. The end result is exciting but they lack a bit of know-how and yoyo between champ and league one. 

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Agree with a lot of what he is saying apart from the Monk bit.

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We’ve tried the strategy of spending big on experienced players and that didn’t work. We came close for a couple of seasons and now with FFP and the majority of the squad out of contract soon, we have to reset and start over with a new strategy. 
 

Developing youth players is absolutely the way to go but it should have been the case years ago. When was the last time we sold a player from the development squad for any considerable value?

 

When was the last time we brought in a lower league player and sold them on for a considerable profit? 
 

It would be interesting to know what the strategy is for the future of the club. For me the key thing is bringing in support for the first team manager and experienced people running things behind the scenes.

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I'm sorry, but I thought we'd established that only football administrators can discuss the running of a club? If Chris Waddle fails the 'fit and proper person' test in that regard then this bloke has got no chance.

:dry:

 

To be fair, although his points are fairly generic, it's difficult to argue with too much of it.

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He's right, copy United.

 

Go find a tactical mastermind from league two who can propel us into a champions league battle. 

 

Easy.

 

Though he's right re young talent from the academy but that never got United anywhere did it.

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49 minutes ago, @owlstalk said:



So is that

 

lol

 

I know...

 

I'm stating the obvious that Vaughan is stating the obvious.

Its so obvious, obviously

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United are light years ahead of us when it comes to the academy 

Projuced players like Brook, maguire, walker 

 

We've had Liam Palmer the most success in the last 20 odd years

No disrespect to Liam but it's embarrassing in the difference in quality 

 

If you was a young lad who had no attachment to either club 

You'd look at the record of both clubs bringing through youngsters, developing them and playing them in the first team 

We are lightyears behind 

 

 

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2 hours ago, torryowl said:

i'd go along with that view , we have do it our way but sadly chansiri  hasn't found  the right way yet . 

The first step to Chansiri finding the right way is for him to admit that he needs a knowledgeable, trustworthy football person who doesn’t haven't have any conflicting interests regarding transfers to help him. 

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We need to do a bit of what we were doing (buying quality) and also a bit of what others are doing such as Brentford, PNE and Bristol C ie building a younger team and selling one or two to keep it fresh

 

Too much of the first mode of operating gets you in the trouble we are in.

 

Too much of the second keeps you ticking along. But hardly any make top 6

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22 minutes ago, Harrysgame said:

Is their a Rota of "celebrity" owls fans that they are using to have a pop at the club..next up let's run a poll on who puts the boot in next!

 

There’s been a few ex-players sticking the boot in for a while but I think it’s pretty obvious we need a plan and need to stick by it and this is more likely to happen with a director of football in place or with a manager who’s given total control over football matters. All this is unlikely to happen on Chansiri’s watch?

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46 minutes ago, Harrysgame said:

Is their a Rota of "celebrity" owls fans that they are using to have a pop at the club..next up let's run a poll on who puts the boot in next!

 

The only difference between them and us is they have a platform to speak

 

Alot of fans are worried right now and the celeb fans get their point over very well tbf

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