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1 minute ago, agentwalker said:

I usually take a look at the examinerlive website for the latest  Wednesday articles but it kooks like they've stopped updating the Wednesday section

 

https://www.examinerlive.co.uk/all-about/sheffield-wednesday-fc

 

Anyone know why they've stopped?

Not covering us any more. Ricky Charlesworth made redundant.

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2 minutes ago, agentwalker said:

I usually take a look at the examinerlive website for the latest  Wednesday articles but it kooks like they've stopped updating the Wednesday section

 

https://www.examinerlive.co.uk/all-about/sheffield-wednesday-fc

 

Anyone know why they've stopped?

the journalist who wrote the articles has been made redundant, along with a load more journalists for the organisation

 

looks like they have been cutting back on non premier league articles

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21 minutes ago, RighthOwlon said:

The owners (Reach PLC) announced a couple of months back they were making 450 staff redundant. Mostly journalists, that they would be replacing with an increasing number of articles written by AI.

Awful state of affairs 

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5 minutes ago, Pablo Bonvin said:

It really is.

 

We've seen how.much utter bunkum is dreamt up by AI in the past. Doesn't bode well for journalism at all.

 

 

 

we've had decades of journalists dreaming stuff up anyway.

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Well to be honest, ChatGPT does seem like an upgrade on our human journalists (ignoring the fact i'm too tight to pay for the live v4!) ...

 

"As of my last update in January 2022, there wasn't a widely recognized figure in the football world by the name of Terry Henfleet. It's possible that there might have been developments or new individuals emerging in the football scene since then. If Terry Henfleet is a recent player, coach, staff member, or someone associated with Sheffield Wednesday or any other football club after that time, I might not have information about them. Can you provide more context or details about Terry Henfleet?"

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59 minutes ago, Pablo Bonvin said:

It really is.

 

We've seen how.much utter bunkum is dreamt up by AI in the past. Doesn't bode well for journalism at all.

 

 

Couldn't we get an AI owner  ?.

Any level of intelligence in the boardroom would be an improvement. 

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2 hours ago, RighthOwlon said:

The owners (Reach PLC) announced a couple of months back they were making 450 staff redundant. Mostly journalists, that they would be replacing with an increasing number of articles written by AI.

AI Large Language Models are great, but not for writing creative content.

 

Ill be adding Examiner to the blacklist!

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2 hours ago, RighthOwlon said:

The owners (Reach PLC) announced a couple of months back they were making 450 staff redundant. Mostly journalists, that they would be replacing with an increasing number of articles written by AI.

 

Their match report from Saturday is up:

 

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Sheffield Wednesday Triumphs Over Blackburn Rovers in a Thrilling 3-1 Victory

 

In an electrifying encounter at Hillsborough Stadium, Sheffield Wednesday showcased a masterclass in football, clinching a remarkable 3-1 victory against Blackburn Rovers. The match, filled with dramatic twists and turns, left the fans on the edge of their seats as Wednesday demonstrated why they are one of the most formidable teams in the league.

 

The game kicked off under a clear sky, with both teams looking eager to assert dominance. Blackburn Rovers, known for their aggressive play, started strong. However, it was Sheffield Wednesday who drew first blood. In the 15th minute, Wednesday's star striker, Jack Hunter, unleashed a stunning 25-yard strike that found the back of the net, sending the home crowd into a frenzy.

 

Blackburn Rovers responded with vigor, pushing forward with intent. Their efforts paid off in the 28th minute when their midfielder, Lucas Grant, skillfully maneuvered past Wednesday's defense to level the score with a precise shot that left the goalkeeper no chance.

 

The equalizer set the tone for an intense battle. Sheffield Wednesday, undeterred, ramped up their attack. The midfield duo of Liam Parker and Ethan James orchestrated play brilliantly, weaving through Blackburn's defense with ease. Their efforts culminated in the 42nd minute when Parker delivered a perfect cross to James, who headed the ball into the goal, restoring Wednesday's lead just before halftime.

 

The second half saw Blackburn Rovers come out with renewed energy, but Wednesday's defense, led by the formidable center-back, Alex Reid, stood tall. Reid, with his impeccable timing and tough tackling, was a rock at the back, thwarting Blackburn's attempts to find an equalizer.

 

As the match progressed, Sheffield Wednesday's confidence grew. Their third goal, a testament to their teamwork, came in the 68th minute. A swift counter-attack, initiated by goalkeeper David Wilson's quick throw, saw

 

Hunter sprint down the flank, outpacing Blackburn's defenders. His pinpoint cross found midfielder Sophie Ellis, who had made a lung-bursting run to the box. Ellis made no mistake, coolly slotting the ball past the outstretched arms of Blackburn's goalkeeper.

 

Down by two goals, Blackburn Rovers tried desperately to claw back into the game. However, Sheffield Wednesday's defense remained impenetrable. Goalkeeper Wilson made several key saves, ensuring that the lead was maintained.

 

As the final whistle blew, the stadium erupted in cheers. Sheffield Wednesday had secured a well-deserved 3-1 victory. The players embraced, their faces a mix of exhaustion and elation. For the fans, it was a match to remember, a testament to their team's resilience, skill, and spirit.

 

Jack Hunter, with his goal and assist, was named the man of the match. His performance, along with the team's overall effort, was a clear indicator of Sheffield Wednesday's potential and determination to rise to the top of the league.

 

In the post-match press conference, Sheffield Wednesday's manager praised the team's performance. "It was a fantastic display of teamwork and determination. Every player on the field today contributed to this victory. We'll take this momentum forward," he said, already looking ahead to the next challenge.

 

For Blackburn Rovers, it was a tough loss, but they showed glimpses of brilliance that they would hope to build upon in their upcoming fixtures.


As the fans filed out of Hillsborough, buzzing with excitement, the talk was all about Sheffield Wednesday's remarkable victory. It was a game that would be talked about for years to come, a classic encounter in the annals of football.

 

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Somehow they even managed to post the Stoke City match report early...

 

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Sheffield Wednesday Secures a Hard-Fought 2-1 Victory Against Stoke City at the Bet365 Stadium

 

In a thrilling away fixture, Sheffield Wednesday emerged victorious with a 2-1 win over Stoke City, showcasing resilience and tactical prowess. The match, played at the Bet365 Stadium, was a testament to Wednesday's growing confidence and ability to perform under pressure.

 

The game began with both teams displaying cautious aggression, aware of each other's strengths. Stoke City, with the home advantage, pressed early, testing Wednesday's defense. However, Sheffield Wednesday, buoyed by their recent victory, absorbed the pressure and looked for opportunities to counter.

 

The first breakthrough came in the 22nd minute. Sheffield Wednesday's midfielder, Ethan James, intercepted a pass in the midfield and launched a quick counter-attack. He found Jack Hunter, who, with a deft touch, set up Liam Parker. Parker, with a burst of speed, broke away from Stoke's defense and unleashed a powerful shot that beat the goalkeeper, giving Wednesday a 1-0 lead.

 

Stoke City, stung by the goal, responded with intensified attacks. Their efforts paid off in the 37th minute when their striker, Michael Dawson, found space in the box to head in an equalizer from a well-delivered corner. The first half ended with the teams locked at 1-1, setting the stage for a gripping second half.

 

As play resumed, Sheffield Wednesday showed remarkable composure. Their defense, led by the stalwart Alex Reid, repelled Stoke's advances, while goalkeeper David Wilson made several key saves. The midfield, orchestrated by James and Parker, worked tirelessly, creating chances and maintaining possession.

 

The decisive moment came in the 68th minute. A moment of brilliance from Sophie Ellis, who had been a constant threat on the wing, saw her deliver a pinpoint cross into the box. Hunter, with his impeccable positioning, rose above Stoke's defenders and headed the ball into the net, sending the away fans into delirium.

 

With a 2-1 lead, Sheffield Wednesday switched to a more defensive stance. Stoke City threw everything forward in search of an equalizer, but Wednesday's defense stood firm. Reid, in particular, was a colossus at the back, making crucial interceptions and clearances.

 

As the match entered its final minutes, the tension was palpable. Stoke City had a couple of close chances, but Wilson's heroics in goal kept them at bay. Sheffield Wednesday's counter-attacking threat remained, keeping Stoke's defense on their toes.

 

The final whistle brought scenes of jubilation among the Sheffield Wednesday players and fans. The 2-1 victory was a testament to their grit, tactical discipline, and team spirit. For Stoke City, it was a disappointing result, but they showed qualities that suggested they would be a tough opponent in future matches.

 

In the post-match interview, Sheffield Wednesday's manager lauded the team's performance. "It was a tough game, but the players showed character and determination. We knew it would be a challenge, but we prepared well, and it paid off," he stated, praising the team's effort.

 

Jack Hunter, with his crucial goal and constant threat upfront, was named the man of the match. His performance, along with the team's collective effort, solidified Sheffield Wednesday's position as a team to watch this season.

 

As the team left the Bet365 Stadium, the fans' chants echoed in the night. It was a victory that would be savored, a significant step in Sheffield Wednesday's quest for glory.

 

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2 hours ago, Pablo Bonvin said:

It really is.

 

We've seen how.much utter bunkum is dreamt up by AI in the past. Doesn't bode well for journalism at all.

 

 


I know, it’s terrible. I can see a situation where we make something up on here about us signing a new striker with hens feet and AI is stupid enough to copy it and publish an article. :ph34r:

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5 minutes ago, Paul.. said:

Somehow they even managed to post the Stoke City match report early...

 

 

 

This is crazy, just did some more digging in the website's code and I found their playoff final match report...

 

 

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Sheffield Wednesday Triumphs in Playoff Final: A Dominant Display Secures Premier League Promotion Against Bristol City

 

 

In a display of sheer dominance and skill, Sheffield Wednesday clinched their much-deserved promotion to the Premier League with a stunning victory over Bristol City in the 2023-2024 playoff final. The match, held at the iconic Wembley Stadium, saw Wednesday outplay Bristol City in a game that will be remembered as a classic in the annals of football.

 

 

From the opening whistle, Sheffield Wednesday took control of the game, displaying a level of confidence and cohesion that overwhelmed Bristol City. The first goal came early, in the 12th minute, setting the tone for the rest of the match. Midfield dynamo Ethan James delivered a masterful corner kick that found the head of towering defender Alex Reid, who powered the ball into the net.

 

 

Bristol City, known for their resilience, tried to mount a comeback, but Wednesday's defence, marshalled by Reid and goalkeeper David Wilson, remained impenetrable. The midfield, controlled by the duo of Liam Parker and Sophie Ellis, orchestrated the game, cutting through Bristol City's lines with precision.

 

 

The second goal for Sheffield Wednesday came in the 33rd minute. Jack Hunter, the team's leading striker and a constant threat throughout the season, showcased his brilliance. Receiving a through ball from Parker, Hunter outpaced Bristol City's defence and coolly slotted the ball past the goalkeeper, sending the Wednesday fans into raptures.

 

 

The second half saw Sheffield Wednesday continue their dominance. Bristol City made several attempts to break through, but Wednesday's tactical discipline and teamwork kept them at bay. The final nail in the coffin came in the 72nd minute when Sophie Ellis, capping off her incredible season, scored a sensational solo goal. Picking up the ball in her own half, she dribbled past multiple defenders before unleashing a fierce shot into the top corner.

 

 

As the final whistle blew, the scoreline read 3-0 in favour of Sheffield Wednesday. The players and coaching staff were ecstatic, embracing each other on the field. The fans, who had been in full voice throughout the match, celebrated the victory, knowing that their team was headed to the Premier League.

 

 

The post-match ceremony was a sight to behold, with Sheffield Wednesday players lifting the playoff trophy amid a sea of blue and white. The manager, in his post-match interview, praised the team's effort: "This is a result of hard work, belief, and an incredible team spirit. We're ready for the Premier League!"

 

 

Jack Hunter, with his goal and assist, was named the man of the match, but it was truly a team effort that won the day. Sheffield Wednesday's promotion was not just a victory for the team, but for the entire community that had supported them through thick and thin.

 

 

As the team left Wembley, the chants of "We're going up!" echoed into the night. Sheffield Wednesday, with their dominant display in the playoff final, had proven they were ready for English football's top tier.

 

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