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  1. Imagine the wildest goalscoring celebration of your entire career being against a second string Sheffield Wednesday team, for Mansfield Town, in the Papa John's Trophy. And still losing the game.
    71 points
  2. Having read through social media today and listening to fans at the ground, strangely most seem unanimous in their bafflement of some of the decisions today. We went to Wigan and beat the league leaders on their own patch. In the process, we looked the most creative we have all season as we played as close to a 4-4-2 as we have all season. Patterson was very close to Gregory all game. To my amazement Darren Moore, saw this, and for Oxford at home reverts back to the tactics that have started the apathy amongst the fan base, the tactics that have been getting us defeats whilst looking void of any creation. That alone was a joke not playing the same tactics as the last game, when we won!! We were more attacking away at Wigan then at home to Oxford! Next on my list, Barry Bannan. What on earth was he doing there! That is almost as bad as when Monk played FF at left wing back. It's comical at times, watching Iorfa and especially Dunkley try and play out from the back, hitting the stands whilst Bannan was out on the wing somewhere. The most bizarre decision of the day. BPF constantly playing out the back to Dunkley. What is this all about. Embarrassing. If I was the opposition watching a video of how we play, it is clear who to press in our team! Why wait till second half to change? It was clear our tactics were not working. Why was Moore just stood there, looking like he was wondering why he forgot his umbrella. He could have changed the tactics after 15 minutes! Put Bannan into the CM straight away! But no, he has to waste 30 minutes of nothing football. Taking Gregory off! Leave him on, we are at home! Stick two upfront and put Patterson in behind. No he leave Saido upfront on his own, the exact reason why Gregory was substituted. The man management of Jaden Brown. What is going on there? Could go on and on. It is obvious we are going no where under Moore. He has the lowest win percentage of any Wednesday manager from the same amount of games (needs checking, but sure he does). History is repeating itself from the Turner/Sturrock era. It was clear Turner improved the squad but had no idea how to manage it and get it functioning. In came Sturrock and we all know the rest. It was around this time. Chairman over to you. No one would care if Moore went tomorrow. He has had enough time.
    68 points
  3. What the hell was that all about? A woman? Couldn't believe my eyes when she took to the field, thought it was the tea lady in fancy dress. Women shouldn't be anywhere near a football pitch at this level. As for her performance, well, my flabber was well and truly ghasted. I've watched hundreds of referees in my time and let me tell you this, she was one of the worst I've ever seen. Not once did she try and make the game all about her. She was consistent in her decision making all game, that's a fundamental error for a start. Not once did she stop play while we had the advantage, she just let us play which helped us. Same for Mansfield, shocking. She seemed to have the respect of the players and looked to be explaining decisions to them. I'm sorry, but that's not how things are done by 'proper' refs at this level. It's almost like she was a calming influence and she was only there to ensure the game ran smoothly and players were protected. Point in fact, the challenge on our player that resulted in a yellow card for the perpetrator which showed everyone where the line had been drawn as far as physicality was concerned. How are we supposed to know which challenges get cards and which don't if the ref is going to behave like that? Arbitrary decisions are the way it goes with a proper ref. And don't get me started on her ability to keep up with play and her positioning. She was always there, in the right place, not 25 yards behind play cos her fitness didn't allow her to leave the centre circle. How can players be expected to practice the dark arts when there's a ref sticking her beak in and stopping it? It's madness I tell ya. To be perfectly honest if this is the way football is going then I'm not sure I want any part of it. Competent referees have no place in the EFL. Hopefully her assessors will have witnessed her display last night and marked her accordingly. She deserves everything coming her way. Except for the puerile, neanderthal chants that came from the drunken schoolboys in the Mansfield stand. Morons the lot of em.
    66 points
  4. Good luck son with your treatment for stage 2 hodgkins lymphoma, this is more important than the football, you will beat it, 100%
    62 points
  5. Clear out your locker, pal. shambles!
    57 points
  6. “So, who have we got this weekend?” “Wimbledon, Sir” “Ugh, bloody MK Dons eh” “No Sir, Wimbledon” “Wimbledon?” “Yes Sir, Wimbledon” “I thought MK Dons were Wimbledon” “They were Sir, but now Wimbledon are Wimbledon” “So who are MK Dons?” “They’re MK Dons, Sir. They’re also in League one” “How are they in League one if Wimbledon are?” “I don’t follow, Sir” “Well if Wimbledon are Wimbledon. And MK Dons are MK Dons, shouldn’t they be starting from the bottom up?” “Wimbledon have started from the bottom up, Sir” “No, I mean MK Dons. Wimbledon already started from the bottom up. Under Bertie Bassett .4th division to Premier” “Yes, but they became MK Dons, Sir” “Then who the hell are Wimbledon?!” “They’re Wimbledon, Sir. Risen from the Ashes.” “But MK Dons..” “Bought out the left overs of the original Wimbledon and, if you like, franchised themselves as MK Dons.” “So officially, they’re Wimbledon” “No sir. They were officially Wimbledon. They’re now officially MK Dons. Formally Wimbledon” “And Wimbledon?” “They’re Wimbledon, Sir” “I see.” “I'm glad” “So, Wimbledon are Wimbledon, and MK Dons are MK Dons but used to be Wimbledon. that is to say they were but are no longer Wimbledon. And Wimbledon who used to be Wimbledon, except when MK Dons were Wimbledon are now Wimbledon. Doesn't that mean Wimbledon should have got the old Wimbledon's spot though. If they are actually Wimbledon?" “No Sir. MK bought the rights to the old Wimbledon's place in the league” “Look, who the hell has Dave Beasants Cup final gloves in their museum?” “Wimbledon, Sir” “Right then. They’re Wimbledon then as far as am I’m concerned.” “They’ve been Wimbledon all along ,Sir” “Well why didn’t you just say that then?” “I did sir in my original reply.” “Righto. So, they still ground sharing with Palace?” "No Sir. They're at Plough Lane" "Bloody hell eh, back at Plough Lane eh. Hang on, I thought they pulled Plough Lane down?" "They did Sir. There was plans to go back, but that was smoke and mirrors, they planned to move to Milton Keynes all along." "Who did?" "MK Dons who used to be Wimbledon. They were never going to really go back to Plough lane , the plan was to get them out all along. " " But they were already out. They were at Selhurst Park" "No, Sir. Out of London" "But they're back there now eh? The Dons." "The Wimble- Dons, yes sir. Not the MK Dons" "Eh? Now look here, are Wimbledon back at Plough sodding lane or not!?" "Well, yes and no." "Yes and no. What are you on about man!" "Well, they're not at the old place. Its down the road. About 200 yards down the road as it happens. Further down Plough Lane." "But Still on Plough Lane?" "Yes, Sir" "Ah well. Near enough. Still called Plough lane that's the main thing" "No Sir. It's called the Cherry Red Records Stadium" "Eh?!" "Would you like the team news ,Sir?" "No. I'd like a lie down" ---------------------------------------------------------------- Wimbledon vs Sheffield Wednesday Sky Bet League One. Saturday 16th October 2021 The Cherry Red Records Stadium. ------------------- WIMBLEDON -------------------- Possible Team -: ------------------- WEDNESDAY -------------------- Possible Team -: --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Yes, that's exactly how I feel too, Corky.
    56 points
  7. I think that Darren’s post-match interview yesterday was very worrying. Like many others, I’ve been patient with him. I’ve even defended him to work colleagues and friends etc who have criticised him. I thought that we still had teething problems, and that eventually his side would click/gel into place. Well not anymore. His comments yesterday have told me that this side won’t click into gear to reach their true potential. How can it? How on earth can the team find any consistency and click into place, when he’s changing the line up, formation and tactics for every game? We’ve had 3 different formations in less than 2 weeks. We see players play who then suddenly disappear from the squad. He said yesterday that he only had 48 hours to try and set up Saturday’s tactics. And he said it in a way where we were supposed to be impressed. My questions to him would be: 1. Why did you only give yourself 48 hours? 2. Why hasn’t it been put into practice before? 3. Why on earth would you have played that formation anyway, considering that we don’t have the players to play it? Yesterday was like going back to 2010-2011 and watching Alan Irvine’s team. There’s no shape to the team, the players look confused and frustrated. I’ve seen them criticising each other over the past 4/5 matches. This doesn’t bode well for the future. Nobody on here has a clue what team he’s going to play and what formation he’s going to use for the next match. The 3 points were obviously a great plus yesterday, but we’re still not creating enough chances and scoring enough goals. I understand that we have a big squad and that teams rotate players. But constantly changing the line ups and the formation to try and nullify the opposition isn’t going to help us in the long run. Any sympathy that I had for Moore is now truly gone. Again, this is not a knee jerk reaction. I understand that we’re in a tough league. But if he thinks that a back 5 is the way to go on 48 hours notice, then I don’t want him as our manager. He’s assembled a good squad and he deserves credit for that. He also seems genuine and a decent guy. But he simply cannot manage this team in a way that will see them playing to their full capabilities. For me, he can definitely go now. And yes, I’m sick of the manager merry go round at the club. We all are. But this guy isn’t going to work out for us long term. I just don’t see the point in keeping him when he’s happy with how we’ve been playing. It’s okay trying to be optimistic, but he’s just told all of us that he thinks that his actions are justified and that he’s going to continue to manage in the same vain. I thought that these bizarre tactics where he plays players out of position etc, were him finding his feet. But to hear that he’s purposely been doing this because he thinks it’s a good idea, is alarming. And I don’t think that using the word ‘alarming’ is an exaggeration. I think that we’ve got a long and frustrating season ahead of us.
    51 points
  8. Reports coming out of Portugal that Jose Semedo’s wife has died. Such sad news for a terrific servant to our club. RIP Soraia Semedo
    50 points
  9. "Who've we got today?" "Oxford United, Sir" "Oxford united eh? I'd forgotten all about them" "Well, the fixtures are coming thick and fast, Sir. I had to check myself" "No, I don't mean the fixture. I mean the club!" "How do you forget an entire Club ,Sir" "I don't know, but I have. Forgot the place even had a team. When did we last play them?" "In the League Cup six years ago" "No wonder I've forgotten. What about in the League?" "Thirty years ago, Sir" "Thirty years. No wonder I've forgotten them. Wait, thirty years ago" "Yes, Sir." "Right. Well, that's that then. Pop the bunting up Stubbs. We're having a get together. Invite the village. It's party time" "What's brought this on, Sir?" "Tomorrow is a win-win situation. Wednesday win and it's 3 points in the bag" "And if you lose?" "Then it's an omen, and we'll go on to win promotion and probably get a Cup to boot!" "Excellent, Sir" WEDNESDAY -V- OXFORD UNITED Sky Bet League One Saturday 11th September 2021 Kick off: 3:00pm Hillsborough Sheffield Wednesday will face Oxford United at Hillsborough on Saturday, with only goal difference separating the sides in the League One table. Both sides have accumulated 15 points this season, with Sheffield Wednesday occupying ninth position, while their opponents sit a place higher in eighth. ------------------ WEDNESDAY ------------------- Wednesday Boss Darren Moore has Captain Barry Bannan available after suffering a slight strain. The Scotsman was only on the bench for Wednesdays win over Wigan in the week. El Pato looks set to retain his spot after a hard working performance the DW was rewarded with a super goal. If Bannan starts Chey Dunkley could be the one to make way in the reshuffle. ------------------ OXFORD UNITED ------------------- On Tuesday, Oxford ended a run of four League One games without a victory when they thrashed Accrington Stanley 5-1 courtesy of a brace from Nathan Holland, a goal apiece for Matty Taylor and Mark Sykes and an own goal from Michael Nottingham. Our thoughts are with you Jose Semedo
    48 points
  10. Have I ever given you reason to doubt my business acumen....
    46 points
  11. Best manager we’ve had in 20 years and Chansiri let him go. Worst decision as the top man.
    45 points
  12. Was told on Saturday of the passing of our much loved former coach Tony Toms. I believe that it is now being formally announced on media outlets so now feel comfortable posting on here. had the pleasure of meeting Tony on numerous occasions walking the dogs on our local beach here in West Wales and meeting him for a Saturday lunch time jar. He loved speaking about his time with the Owls and had nothing but fond memories of his time in Sheffield. A colossus of a man who’s handshake could break rocks, RIP Tony. UTO
    45 points
  13. Let’s give him the reception he deserves tomorrow, what a player he was for us. The ultimate box to box midfielder. That hip injury prevented him a crack at the premier league I’m sure. That goal against Brighton in the play offs never seems to get any recognition, his turn was Bergkamp vs Newcastle esque. Top player
    44 points
  14. Amazing the bile he gets on here from certain folk. But tonight he had a great effort saved in first half, unlucky with an effort in 2nd half and then a cracking goal. He gets picked for a reason and has again silenced the haters.
    43 points
  15. So the fans who traveled down for the game are the problem? If I’ve got this right you want our fans out as well as Moore? Congratulations mate you are more embarrassing than the team
    40 points
  16. 22000 there yesterday...to watch a team in the third tier of English football, after over 2 decades of disappointments Course its a bloody bearpit....on top of that you have teams and supporters of those teams who see it as a massive day out...thats not a Wednesday fans delusion...Thats a simple f.ookin' fact...same as if we tipped up at Anfield....Its a simple pecking order. Our "Players" can't cope cope with it....Oxfords players could...They deserved the win...Be honest I dunno how you square the circle....Owls fans don't seem to be allowed to be intimidating.....No flags banners ...A simple standing area at a decent price would help.... Thousands of empty seats directly behind the away end...Wadda we do to change that...Nowt We wander into the place, sometimes out of sheer habit and we sing hi ho and wait for something to happen Come the day we bloody shout and sing all first half, boo the opposition every time they touch the ball...sheer intimidation....We might get somewhere....but theres no incentive to do it....You Can't exit via leppings lane...you CAN'T bring a flag in....We more or less roll the bloody red carpet out for every f.ooker who tips up...and they LOVE it On top of that the prices are crap....We have nigh on 20'000 EMPTY seats....but you can't really fill 'em cos season ticket holders would kick off....Honestly ive had a season tiicket since Noah said "I think its starting to spit...but let a bloke in for simply 50p less on a matchday.....I wouldn't have a problem, cos I only buy a season ticket to sit where I want to sit...and get to the away games....Thats more than enough...simple priority...the rest of it?.. Fill the sodding ground, get it intimidating enough and bloody crack on.. Its all too timid..frightened players...nervous supporters and Opposition supporters having a reight good day out..It has to change.. We have become inured to crap, accepting of the ordinary , although its obvious by the attendances the heart is still there....the lungs have stopped sodding working...... Almost all the club has to do is hand out a few flags....let us bring in banners...stop running out of sodding pies....the audience is there but the band hasn't turned up...its f.ookin' infuriating
    40 points
  17. Insofar as this season…Chansiri has done his bit. Moore and the players need to do theirs
    40 points
  18. What’s wrong we people on here .We are a quarter into the season sitting in 7th & 4 points of auto promotion & yet folk are still moaning that we should be runaway leaders.No one wins owt in October let’s wait until May.
    39 points
  19. Seen enough to know he’s not the man to take us up, get shut now so we don’t have to waste anymore Saturday afternoons watching this turgid sh ite. yesterdays win just papered over the cracks. lets be brave and go get Ryan Lowe. unless things change dramatically with his approach, I’ve no interest in going anymore, walking out yesterday felt like a defeat
    39 points
  20. Would be nice if we could clap on his old number in the minute 6 to let him know we are with him in thoughts, even sing his old song? (On Saturday)
    37 points
  21. Wouldn't bother me if they sacked him tonight.
    37 points
  22. He hasn't got a clue and the happy clappers are part of the problem. Show some spine.
    36 points
  23. Get behind the team, loads of new players. Won 3/4. Can and will play better. Bore off moaning. You can choose to be positive or negative. why chose to be negative now. Who benefits
    36 points
  24. Nice try Darren but its your job to decide
    35 points
  25. This squad and division is perfect for him. I think he's the man for the job and we need to get him in now.
    35 points
  26. "I've packed your bag Sir" "Why? I've told you I'm not going. I've already told you three times. We're not going to the game. I'm not bothering with them anymore. Well I'm not. Don't you roll your eyes at the ceiling! We're going to lose! I can feel it" "Ipswich have had a terrible start though Sir" "Exactly! Team on terrible run see Sheffield Wednesday on the horizon and rub their hands together with glee. The bookies tremble. There's nothing so sure as an Ipswich win now. No, I'm done with it. Besides. Those pink shirts!" "Here we go, the irrational..." "No, no , Stubbs! I'll have my say. Have my say. They're a bad Omen. Haven't won a point with them" "In fairness ,Sir, you have only wore them once" "Yes, and what a once it was! Put to the sword by Plymouth Argyle. Same the name, Plymouth Argyle! Good God. No. They've got to go. They could end up costing us this season." "They're only shirts, Sir" "That's what they said about the black shirts in 1919" "Crikey Sir, that's a bit of a leap. Well, I know you said you weren't going , but I have taken the liberty of packing you a bag anyway." "Well, I'm still not going. Besides, couldn't if I wanted to." "Why is that ,Sir?" "Because the car is't big enough for everything we need. Change of masks, negative test results, vaccine passport, proof of I.D, thumbprint scanner, proof of family DNA , a stool sample, three french hens , two turtle doves and partridge in a pear tree." "A slight exaggeration Sir. Never-the-less your mind is clearly made up" "Exactly! So I don't know why you bothered packing me a bag" "Well, the hotel is booked. A great shame to waste it. I thought we'd have a day in Felixstowe" " Hmmm. Not a bad idea. Where exactly is Felixstowe?" "I believe it's on the end of Felix foot ,Sir" --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ipswich Town V Wednesday ------------ IPSWICH TOWN ------------ Ipswich Town manager Paul Cook has revealed that two players who started last weekend's 1-0 win at Lincoln are unavailable to face Sheffield Wednesday at Portman Road tomorrow. Cook didn't give specifics stating "I'd give you the information if I felt you wouldn't share it - but the reality is you will!" 4-2-3-1 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------ WEDNESDAY ------------ Wednesday manager Darren Moor will be hoping to put to bed two poor recent performances which have seen his team take just 1 point from the last 9 available. George Byers may come back into the side with Sam Hutchinson slipping back in at centre back. But so many recent changes though it's hard to predict the side that the former West Brom stopper will pick, 4-3-3/4-1-4-1
    35 points
  27. It's not right so though is it? Just the inevitable consequence of a broken system that was only adopted in the first place because the EPL strong armed the EFL to adopt the rules that skew massively in protecting the status quo.
    35 points
  28. You might not be interested in this story but I wanted to tell it and didn't know where else to put it. Before the match today, I happened to look up at the scoreboard. On there was a picture of Brenda Wydell, giving her birth and death dates. This came as a massive shock to me as I didn't know she had died. Brenda was like a second mum to me in the early 90s. I was at uni, living in Huddersfield at the time and I was going out with her son. I spent every weekend at her house and she cooked me some great meals and looked after me. I was a Wednesday season ticket holder at the time, along with her son. Brenda started to share our love of football and became a first time season ticket holder herself in her late 50s. We went to every match, home and away in the 90s and shared joy and despair at Wembley in 93. I finished at uni and moved back home, breaking up with my boyfriend and losing touch with Brenda. We managed to get in touch a few years later and sent each other a letter and a Christmas card every year. Just before lockdown, we bumped into each other accidentally in Sainsburys just before a night match and had a lovely catch up. Today I found out she died. RIP Brenda. She had been a Wednesday season ticket holder for nearly 30 years.
    34 points
  29. You can't really answer that question without mentioning the manager or players. End of the day Moore picks the team, sets up the tactics. The buck stops with him.
    34 points
  30. Pulis would have kept us up. I know many will think wtf, but I do believe we would have stayed up had he remained in the job. Many will disagree, the football would have been awful to watch, 451, 631 whatever you want to call it. But we would have stayed up.
    33 points
  31. And so the drivel continues, give a manager a few games if he's not at the top of the table he's failed. We need to a give a manager time to build his team and to imprint his ethos across the club. One of the main reasons we have stagnated is the constant hiring and firing of the management teams, it's just become desperation tactic. Time to call a halt to this ridiculous way of thinking.
    32 points
  32. The Wednesday family is one shorter this week. 5 weeks ago my partner was diagnosed with cancer and unfortunately on Sunday Emma passed away after a brave battle. We were due to get married today and we had an agreement that no presents be given but donations to charity be made. Since this never got to happen I've created a charity in her name to support the Macmillan Palletitive Care Unit at Northern General, Sheffield. However little you can donate would be much appreciated. I just want to make her proud now and give back to the nurses and doctors who cared so lovingly for her. https://t.co/C29iE3G4M9
    31 points
  33. Yeah, some of the personal insults aimed his way in recent weeks are poor form, in my opinion. Whatever you think of his management of the team, he's a decent bloke doing the job to the best of his abilities. Those who don't rate the job he's doing would do themselves a favour by focusing on the reasons why rather than mocking his speech patterns, questioning his intelligence, or telling him to 'bore off'.
    30 points
  34. Even the bozz eyed owl was better than the new badge
    30 points
  35. Is it like this one?
    30 points
  36. "What are you doing here?" "It's time for the matchday thread, Sir" "What, again!" "Yes, Sir" "But we only played at the weekend." "Well, it's not unusual to have a midweek fixture." "I don't want a midweek fixture. I don't want any fixture. The wheels are coming off" "Don't be so pessimistic ,Sir." "Why not, there's nothing positive to shout about!" "I have good news though." "Oh, oh, what's that?" "I thought that would get your attention Sir." "Well spit it out man!" "The good news is... that Wigan are currently topping the table and have won their last 5 league games ,Sir" "Are you taking the Michael!" "I don't know what you mean, Sir" "Top of the table, high flying, unbeaten...you know I'm in the malady. It's a bit rummy, Stubbs, to mock the afflicted, I have to say. A bit rummy" "But Sir, only last week you said that Wednesday always lose when they play teams near the bottom end of the table. That you come unstuck against small teams. And teams on a terrible run of form. I just thought that that being the case you'd be thrilled about table topping, goal-scoring, unbeaten in 7 Wigan and the increased chances of a win" "No! We lose to the top sides! In fact our failure to beat the decent outfits is what probably cost us automatic the other year when Carlos was here." "So, let me gets this straight. You can't beat the big clubs, the form clubs and the high in the table teams. And you can't beat the tiny clubs, table-propers and teams in wretched form?" "Yes. That's about the strength of it" "It begs the question why you bother at all" "Because it's the Wednesday, Stubbs. It's the Wednesday!" --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- WIGAN V WEDNESDAY ----- WIGAN ----- Wigan still have Thelo Aasgaard - who sustained a knee injury playing for the Under-23s last week - on the sidelines, while goalkeeper Jamie Jones is also out with a hand problem so back-up stopper Sam Tickle covers for him on the bench. Otherwise, the home side should have their main men fit and ready for Tuesday, with a similar XI to Saturday's likely to be named, though Jordan Jones is pushing for a place on the wing and is a contender to start opposite veteran winger James McClean. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ----- WEDNESDAY ----- Though Lee Gregory started on Saturday for Sheffield Wednesday, boss Darren Moore could have Saido Berahino, Florian Kamberi and Theo Corbeanu all available to challenge for his place up front this week. The latter pair have been unable to establish a regular spot in Moore's side since moving to South Yorkshire, while Berahino has been struggling with a calf problem. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- FORM GUIDE WIGAN WEDNESDAY -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    30 points
  37. … a win would have papered over the cracks. Yes it was a howler and now two of his errors have cost us 4 points but we’ve had 9 shots on target in 4 games! In League 1, with this squad we’ve assembled this isn’t good enough. The tactics aren’t working as we know - playing out of the back, nothing up top with our wingers not in the game, no cohesion and no leaders too! Ipswich were a team there for the taking today.
    30 points
  38. We all feel Wednesday keep throwing away leads in recent years. Here’s some numbers for the past 2 & 1/4 seasons to show some evidence. Apologise for the long post. Feel free to skip to summary. 2019/2020 season Points lost from winning positions = 28 Number of games points dropped from winning position = 11 Total games won (held a lead) = 15 % of leads given away = 11/26 42% Behind in games = 26 times Points gained from losing position = 8 (1 win & 5 draws) Total losses = 20 2020/2021 season Points lost from winning positions = 29 Number of games points dropped from winning position = 12 Total games won (held a lead) = 12 % of leads given away = 12/24 50% Behind in games = 24 times Points gained from losing position = 1 Total losses = 23 2019/2020 season Points lost from winning positions = 6 Number of games points dropped from winning position = 3 Total games won (held a lead) = 5 % of leads given away = 3/8 37.5% Behind in games = 3 times Points gained from losing position = 0 Total losses = 3 To summarise in our last 104 games: Points lost from winning positions = 63 Number of games points dropped from winning positions = 26 Total games won = 32 30.7% % of leads given away = 26/58 45% Behind in games = 53 times Points gained from losing position = 9 (1 win) Total losses = 46 In 2 an 1/4 seasons we’ve come from behind to win once in 53 games. We come back to draw 8 out of the other 52. We’ve dropped points from winning positions in 45% of games we took the lead. 11 times we have been ahead and lost from 53 games. I’m not sure there would be another club in the whole football league who are both worse and giving up a lead and coming back into games. Huge changes have to be made to sort our clubs mentality.
    29 points
  39. Just a hunch but at this stage of his career having recently played for Man City, Chelsea and the Argentine National team, my guess is the attraction of acting as back up for BPF in League 1 may not be tremendously high on his list of desired destinations. Absolutely worth a phone call though, even if it’s just for bants.
    29 points
  40. WOULD YOU HAVE CHRIS WILDER AS OUR NEXT MANAGER IF WE SACK THIS CLOWN
    29 points
  41. Some call him the space cowboy.
    29 points
  42. Got to go now... Shocking once again.
    28 points
  43. "Sir, what are you doing?" "I've just seen the stats Stubbs, the stats" "What stats,Sir" "Kieran Lee! Two assists and a goal...in a week! You know what this means don't you? The rule of the ex. Thats what. The rule of the ex. Bound to score. You can stake your house on it." "Well I'm sure you have nothing to worry about ,Sir. After all, he won't be able to do anything. You told me last week that Barry Bannan is the best midfield player in the league and that Dennis Adeniran would be in the championship in 18 months, with or without Wednesday" "Yes, yes, you're right. I'm worrying for nothing. I must be confident!" "Indeed, Sir. Besides; it would just be so much more typically Wednesday for it to be Kachunga that had a blinder and blasted a couple of goals causing an absolute meltdown" "Waaaaaaaaaaaaaah!" LEAGUE ONE 3:00PM HILLSBOROUGH ---------------WEDNESDAY---------------- You have got to earn the right to get promoted. You don't get given it to you on your lap. There is a lot of hard work ahead. A lot of cohestion and togetherness. When I was a player, I managed to achieve five promotions. It was never easily given to us. We have to earn what we do moving forward. Stay with us. We are all as one. We knew coming into this season that there would be a few bumps in the road. Keep your passionate support for the team going. The players and myself love and respect every single one of the Wednesday fans. They will be like the 12th man for us. I am really looking forward to seeing them all tomorrow. I am looking forward to being in that passionate atmosphere at Hillsborough tomorrow. Myself and the players need you. You can drive us over the line to help us get those three points. This was always going to be a solid season. Darren Moore --------------- BOLTON ---------------- Around 3,000 Bolton supporters are currently set to make the trip over the Pennines to Hillsborough, where the Whites have not won on their last three visits. Ian Evatt’s men enter the game on the back of a 4-1 win against Liverpool Under-21s in the Papa John’s Trophy on Tuesday night. The Whites sit seventh in the league table and could climb into the play-off places with a win against the Owls. Gethin Jones is available after missing Tuesday night’s game with a dead leg suffered in the win against Shrewsbury, while Xavier Amaechi, Andrew Tutte and Liam Edwards remain sidelined. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Head-to-head Wanderers have faced the Owls 123 times in their history, with a record of 41 wins, 28 draws and 54 defeats The Whites’ last win in the fixture came in October 2017 when Sammy Ameobi and a Sam Hutchinson own goal handed them a 2-1 victory Last meeting The Owls ran out 2-0 winners when the sides last met back in March 2019 thanks to goals from Steven Fletcher and Rolando Aarons. FORM GUIDE We've not had this for a while.... COME ON WEDNESDAY!
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  46. This post is not a defence of Darren Moore but more a look at how times have changed. To any fan of my age, the mention of Jack Charlton is enough to make you go misty eyed. It was October 77 when he watched the Chesterfield game from the North Stand and decided to take over at 24th placed 3rd Division Sheffield Wednesday who, at the time, had been out of Division One for 7 years. It was such a coup to get him, and he goes down as one of our great managers. I thought I'd jump in to my Blue & White Time Machine to take a brief look back at that period from October 77 to May 80 when we won promotion. He took over a team which had finished 8th the previous season under Len Ashurst so to be bottom without a win until that Chesterfield game wasn't expected. Looking at Jack's first ten league games takes us to Boxing Day 77 when we lost 1-0 at Tranmere and were still bottom. Jack's record reads W2 D2 L6, so not much of a new manager bounce to start with. We also got knocked out 1-0 by non-league Wigan in the 2nd round of the Cup. Then something clicks, we only lose 3 more that season and finish a comfortable 14th. Jack's record reads W14 D11 L10. We win 10 of those games by the odd goal. 1978-79, our record after drawing at Chesterfield on Boxing Day is W5 D10 L6. We are 16th, harder to beat but not easy to watch. That winter is awful. We only play one league game between Boxing Day and mid February and lose at Plymouth. What we do have is the Arsenal Cup marathon where we grab the nation's attention by somehow managing to play above ourselves in taking the eventual Cup Winners to 5 games. Despite what we are being served up in the League, we keep the faith. A 2-1 home win over Gillingham in front of 8205 (ok not everyone kept the faith) moves us up to 18th. 3 wins from the last 4 games sees us finish 14th again. W13 D19 L14. What we do achieve is the signing of Terry Curran in March but we don't look nailed on Promotion Candidates for the following year. 1979-80. Big Jack has decided after almost 3 years that it is going to take a big goalkeeper, a big centre half and a big centre forward to get us out of Division 3. Nobody is arguing over Mike Pickering or Andy Mculloch, but Bob Bolder is contentious, particularly taking over from Chris Turner who was a fans favourite. On the Saturday of August Bank Holiday weekend we lose 3-0 at home to Blackburn and Bolder has a nightmare. Big Jack drops him in favour of another young keeper Brian Cox. After 12 games we are 5th. W4 D5 L3 which would have given us 17 points (so 2 less than we have at the same stage now). We have a bad November (by which time Bolder is back) and a 1-0 home defeat to Exeter leaves us 8th while the other side of the city are top. We seem in particular to have a complex playing at Hillsborough. We then of course have Boxing Day followed by a 1-0 home defeat to Plymouth. We start February in 8th place and then from somewhere we find form. 8 wins out of 9, 16 unbeaten until we lose at Bury. With Chesterfield breathing down our necks we have that terrific night at Blackburn and then even though we lose at Exeter we're up. It was never a given in those 3 years that we were going up. We were often tough and dour until we had the flash of brilliance from a T.C. or a Brian Hornsby. Yes, we were Sheffield Wednesday in the 3rd division and only 7 years (not 21) out of the top, but we nobody handed us anything. Jack just got on and managed. There were so many times, so many performances when you could have questioned him. But he was World Cup winning Jack, he'd won it all as a player and had a great track record as a Manager with Middlesborough (a bit like Pulis had a track record until he joined us). He'd been on Parkinson and talked about his little black book. If you didn't like his methods or his style then bugger you. You had no Owlstalk, no Twitter, no Praise or Grumble... you paid your money and hurled your cushion. You didn't dissect how articulate he was in pre or post match interviews because you didn't hear them. If Bert Mcgee had have annoyed him or he felt the fans were no longer with him he could have walked out to catch salmon or shoot grouse. That win at Blackburn in 1980, a slight tug on Drew Talbot's shirt in 2005, an Antonio injury time winner against Carlisle in 2012.... so much of what we have achieved over the years is fine margins. I have no idea if Darren Moore will succeed. We could sack him tomorrow and roll the dice again, keep on rolling the dice forever. 21 years away from the big time is way too long. I just can't help thinking whoever does succeeed will take a few more years to sort it out. Big Jack did.
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  47. So I have just received a refund for my 2020/21 Season Ticket after taking the club to the Small Claims Court. I wasn't happy or proud having to do that but the club, or rather its current owner forced me to do this. I don't accept being told by the club to take my credit as a League One Season Ticket or as merchandise (however have nothing against those that did take the option). It was done on principle as I don't accept the club not adhering to consumer law even though they threw out new lucrative contracts left right and centre to players and decided to try to shaft fans out of money to fund it. The buck stops with the Chairman for mismanagement that ultimately cost the 6 points which relegated the club last season (even though the team were poor we would have stayed up on points without the deduction). I wasn't planning to go to League One games as I knew it wouldn't be a case of walking the league and I had lost the desire to watch a poor product (the Chairman chose the Managers and to chop them frequently). Should the club go straight back up (which I hope they do) I don't see myself going straight back to games as we would be no more competitive in the Championship than we were before - thus going round in circles and wasting time/money with the Chairman's vision. I will be back one day - fans last longer than owners.
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  48. Lee Gregory - "I love it here, the lads, the staff. Training is great, the club is great, the fans are great. Look at what the fans do every away game, the following is unbelievable… I’ve come here to win the league, second best is promotion but we’re going for number one."
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