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  1. Whatever happens tonight, enjoy the build up. Enjoy the nerves and the worry. Embrace them. You wouldn't be feeling em if we'd finished 7th. We are where we want to be aren't we? Competing at the right end 9f the table, OK, automatic would have been preferable but I'll take this. It's why we do it week in week out. It's why we buy our season tickets or our pay on the day tickets or our Ifollow passes. It's why we get up at stupid o'clock cos we live in far flung countries. It's why we bring our kids up to support Wednesday, even though we know deep down we're signing em up to a life of stress and worry. It's for nights like tonight. One shot. One aim. One Wednesday. The players have put in one hell of a shift in the 2nd half of the season and with a bit of luck and skill the season isn't over yet. 90 minutes of noise from us could push them on to greater heights. Cheer every pass, forgive every mistake and lift em back up. They are human and will make mistakes, show em that we don't care as long as they try and rectify it. Give them the confidence to achieve. Tonight, just before kick off, take a look around. A full Hillsborough is a thing of beauty, drink it in and use it as fuel to get you through. Be part of the team for those of us who are no longer with us. We are Wednesday through and through, let's show em tonight what this means.
    162 points
  2. Can I just say what a class club and set of fans yous have . Travesty that yous are down here with sunderland . Been to Hillsborough twice this season and yous are always a credit to your club magnanimous in defeat . Nothing too separate the two teams in the semifinals it could of went either way thoroughly enjoyed both matches . It would of made the perfect final us against yous lot but I seriously hope yous romp the league next year (providing we go up of course ). Our own forums are full of praise for your fans and a club as a whole so best of luck to for next season hope yous smash it . The Wycombe chairman has just done our team talk for us in his statement about us lot so I hope Alex Neill pins it up the dressing room pre game next Saturday. Hopefully 7th time lucky for me at Wembley. Yous will always be made to feel welcome whenever our paths cross again hopefully in the championship in the very near future . Best of luck in the future owls
    103 points
  3. Last ever game for Wednesday goes off with concussion trying to grab us a goal. Quite fitting eh? Forget that mistake in the first leg, that’s not the reason we didn’t get promoted. Warrior for us for years. Thanks for your service Sam, will always be welcomed back. Oh Sammy Sammy
    100 points
  4. Never known a fanbase like it Tricky game against a team fighting for their survival and needing a point to stay up Our fans sell out the away end (obvs) Manager makes clever tactical changes We come from behind We win Away too We get three points It puts us in with a great chance of playoffs and promotion Our striker gets a hat trick It puts us on eighty two points (82!!) "We've been doing it all wrong" comes the cry from the fans the morning after It's so utterly utterly bizarre to me this
    77 points
  5. Think a move would be good him and the club. He's a luxury that is not afforded, we are desperate for some athleticism & strength in the middle of the park.
    75 points
  6. i am absolutely sick and tired of the supposedly owls fans on here, we were relegated with a squad that needed freebies and loanees to get through a season after financial irregularities, we finished 4th with one of the best home records. we fell short, yes, but sh!t happens. if we only supported clubs who were successful then it would be a very narrow choice. how about all you whinging fookers who want the manager out stop whining and realize we have had a team who gave us hope until the the 90+3 minute in the second leg of a playoff after a difficult period in our history. supporting a club is not about the success or the amount of matches you win, it's about the club you love, whatever... if you want to support a club that wins, fizz off and support liverpool/man c/ b munich etc, if not, grow up and be realistic and just support a club you love.
    72 points
  7. Tactically outclassed over the two legs. Correct. But 85 points this season. Inherited an absolute shambles of a squad and club and has created a way of playing and made us competitive again, after a few years of pure dross in the Championship. I hope we have some money to spend so we can back him in the summer. I think he’s the man for the job. Tonight hurts, but Sunderland were the better side. It’s as simple as that.
    71 points
  8. I’m sick and tired of people like you that accept mismanagement and mediocrity and then tell other fans that don’t like it that they aren’t #truefans and to go and support someone else.
    64 points
  9. I'll remember Hutchinson as a soldier and a leader, and will be greatly missed. I hope he stays with Wednesday in one capacity or other and I wouldn't complain if he goes into iFollow commentary. I think we have a duty to do some positive gesture for Hutchinson at the next event whether he's present or not. I hate to think that he'll be leaving us as the one who made the big mistake, and not as the one who always went above and beyond the call and led the team for years. Sam Hutchinson, First of his Name, Scourge of Referees, Destroyer of Arsenal, Herald of Play-Off Campaigns, Forger of Bad Nicknames. Wednesdayites - Rise and be counted
    59 points
  10. Huge congratulations to SWFC Legend Lee Bullen who has pulled off a big success at Ayr United - taking them from being doomed to being safe with four points clear and a chance to build in the summer to kick on even further Top job Top bloke
    59 points
  11. "So, final game of the season tomorrow, Sir. Are you looking forward to it?" "Well, there's certainly an excitement" "Excellent, Sir" "Well not really. It's a bit like the excitement one used to get when the home-time bell rang at the end of term and you knew that smasher Jenkins would be lurking somewhere on the route home, ready to pounce out and rattle the back of your egg with a plaster-of-paris infused conker." "But a sense of achievement and relief when you did make it safely home,Sir" "Yes. I suppose there's that. But the nerves jar don't they. I mean, this is it. A whole season and it boils down to this game. For all the football played, it all comes to this. What a season it's been. The top 7 has had more changes than outfit changes at a Kylie Minogue concert" "Something you want to tell me, Sir?" "No why?" "No reason,Sir" "Well, an early night for me. It's an early start. You better get off to bed soon" "Me ,Sir? I was going to go down to the Nuns for a bit of after-bird" "Oh no. You need your sleep. Big day tomorrow. Big day. And you're coming with me. Moral support." "Sir, how kind. In all the 20 years I've been at your service, this is the first time you've ever bought me a match ticket." "Oh, no. I've not bought a ticket. Have you seen the POTD prices down there. Good grief, no. I've bought you an outfit though. Pop it on in the morning and I'll simply carry you in" ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- WEDNESDAY ~V~ PORTSMOUTH EFL LEAGUE ONE KICK OFF 12:30 HILLSBOROUGH ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- WEDNESDAY Moore said he will leave it as long as possible to make a decision on Harlee Dean. The Birmingham City defender has not featured in the last three matches due to a knock sustained in the win at Milton Keynes Dons. Dean has returned to full training. Saido Berahino is pushing for a recall. Berahino could be given the nod over Callum Paterson. Josh Windass is likely to be on the substitutes bench for the second match running. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- PORTSMOUTH Kieron Freeman (ankle), Reeco Hackett (knee) Denver Hume (back) and Jayden Reid (knee) are all still sidelined for Pompey. Danny Cowley has settled on a 4-2-3-1 formation, but noticeably did play a 3-5-2 when Wednesday played at Fratton Park earlier in the year. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    58 points
  12. Evening all. Apologies if this is the wrong section, please move if necessary (just wanted to reach as many people as possible) Season ticket holder, long term reader but never post. 2 weeks ago - unexpectedly and suddenly, our friend Danny Campbell passed away at the age of 49. Danny leaves a fiancé Kirsty, two daughters and an extended family behind. Danny is a Hillsborough lad, played for us as a young un, is a lifelong Wednesdayite and is well known in local non-league circles - having played for Worksop Town, Hallam FC and a number of other clubs over the years. He also played Sundays in the Meadowhall League for the best part of 20 years, mainly for Royal Earl FC. A regular in The Castle, Park Hotel and on Hillsborough Corner, if you've had a drink round Hillsborough, you'll probably know DC. Danny would have been at the game this Saturday, his kids will be there on the North Stand. The clubs has agreed to show the image below on the screen at 49mins. I know that we always rise to the occasion when requests like this come in, it would be amazing gesture and to his friends and family if a packed Hillsborough could possibly send him off in style by offering an applause on 49 mins. Please share this far and wide and help send off our mate, before we go on and celebrate a play-off push! RIP DC UTO WAWAW
    57 points
  13. Honestly, I'm so proud of those lads out there. They gave their absolute all and left everything on that pitch, stood up to be counted, despite all the decisions going other way. When they put on the kit and play like it means something to them, like they're a fan on the pitch, how could I care whether we're in League One, National League or the Prem? I've got MY CLUB back.
    53 points
  14. 53 points
  15. Morning All. As the title says. I come in peace. Just wondering your views on our upcoming games. 2 huge clubs who should not be in this league. Disappointed with the respective away allocations. And would hope that's more down too the sag and local police. I believe the winners of our game will win at Wembley.
    52 points
  16. Millions upon millions squandered for 2 good seasons, after that it has been downhill all the way. A fudged amateurish attempted ground sale and awful football saw us relegated to league 1 where we will spend back to back seasons at best. We must hold the record for the most money wasted to move backwards and it's down to inept leadership. Your time here is well and truly up, please close the door on your way out and take Darren Moore with you.
    52 points
  17. Is Godber still in?
    51 points
  18. If ever two consecutive posts summed up Owlstalk.
    51 points
  19. Messed up hugely in the past but you can’t fault him last season for how much backing he provided DM. Hopefully more of the same. Touch wood we’ve offered the right contracts to those who’ve expired ie Luongo, etc, and additionally they’ll be a focus on both bringing some youth through and recruiting players at the right age with re-sale value.
    49 points
  20. We have some very odd *fans* on here.
    48 points
  21. Anyone who wants to stick by this manager after those 2 sh1tshow of a play off semi must be deluded. 70 minutes tonight we were dishes up utter dross of punt it long football, it didn’t work for the first ten, and it didn’t work for the next 60. We were crying out for pace pretty much from the start, and no action came from the bench. Wingbacks in our own half - not shutting down from the top, no outball, and when the ball was won up top - our midfielders were back in our own half. the only time we had any luck was when we actually moved into the final third and our wingbacks were higher up the park. Game management shocking, tactically shocking - get him out.
    48 points
  22. Which of those three points do you disagree with
    47 points
  23. Look at what you could have had
    47 points
  24. To be fair if Hutchinson had cleared that ball then at half tim it would have been a good first half, they created nothing, and crowd was starting to get impatient.. that goal gave them a massive boost for start of 2nd half
    46 points
  25. A real winner. Hard-working, phenomenal first touch, intelligent movement. Such a good player at this level
    46 points
  26. Quite simply it has to be a win. I know, I know, there's 76921734219 different permutations of what can happen this last week. But there's no point leaving it to chance. We must get out there and put these to the sword. We can't be umming and ahhing and "Well if Wycombe lose we only need a couple of score draws." No! We must go out there and take it out of the oppositions hands. We must seize the chance. Seize the game "I'd rather have the points than a game in hand" is the old saying isn't it. Well, obviously we'd rather have the points. But we haven't have we. But we must, MUST look at this game in hand tonight as an opportunity to put ourselves back in the driving seat. Wycombe go to Burton on Saturday and we need to be ahead of them before then. Pressure gets to teams, and the last thing we want is going into Portsmouth desperate for a result and 'hoping other results go our way'. The tension at Hillsborough will be palpable. The nettle must be grasped and it must be grasped tonight. Those players have to go there tonight and give every ounce. Strain every sinew. Leave it all on the park. We must match their drive, and their endeavour and then make our extra quality count. And we do have quality. Bannan, a player any club in the division would want in their side. Gregory, as wily a finisher as you'll see at this level. Luongo, the most adept ball winning midfielder in the division and one most of the Championship wouldn't mind having. Byers, a composed and measured ball player with quality of touch and pass and a tendency to pop up in the box with a goal. A vital knack. Marvinho, Hunt, Mendez-Laing. Berahino- Once subject of £17m bids! Oh yes. We have that quality. Quality that will be back vociferously by some of the most passionate away supports in football. We have to match these lot in the other stuff and then turn the screw. Do that. Win your battles. Stand up to be counted and then show your extra beans! Win , we put ourselves in the driving seat. "Games in hand mean nothing" But they represent the opportunity to stake your claim. They put you in the position of having your fate in your own hands. Grasp it lads. Grasp it with both hands. SEIZE THE MOMENT! ------------------------------ -------------------------------------------------------- Fleetwood Town V Sheffield Wednesday Tuesday 26th April 19:45 Kick Off Home 19/4 29/10 Away 8/15 ----------------------------------------------------------- FLEETWOOD Fleetwood are again set to be without Harrison Holgate and Jordan Rossiter due to injury, and after Paddy Lane was stretchered off having also been red-carded at Gillingham last week, the Northern Ireland international is not expected to feature. While Joe Garner will be hoping his heroics from the bench can now earn him a spot in the first XI, Ellis Harrison has notched three goals in his last six games and should spearhead the Cod Army's attack once again Cairns Macadam Nsiala Jules Andrew Batty Camps Pilkington Hayes Harrison Harrop ----------------------------------------------------------- WEDNESDAY After making four changes to freshen up his team for their third game in a week, Sheffield Wednesday manager Darren Moore has stated that the quartet that did not feature against Wycombe will come back into contention for Tuesday's game. Therefore, George Byers and Liam Palmer are back in contention along with Jack Hunt and Callum Paterson. Harlee Dean has overcome a calf injury and is also available, but Josh Windass - who sustained a hamstring injury last month - is unlikely to be involved just yet. BPF Storey Dean Hutchinson Hunt Byers Luongo Johnson Bannan Gregory Paterson
    46 points
  27. I said I wouldn't post until Sunday as don't wanna rub your noses in it . At the 8th time of asking I've seen us do it at Wembley and this time with my boys no better feeling . What a day . Hope our paths cross soon respect to yous classy set of fans and a good club who deserves so much better like us
    45 points
  28. "Any news on Sunderland, Stubbs?" "Mr Neil is remaining tight lipped in regards the fitness of their striker, Broadhead, Sir" "Well they are aren't they" "Who are what ,Sir?" "The Scots. Tight lipped. Probably something to do with poor circulation. I reckon it's the cold you know. That or the booze" "Well, Sir. So far he's given nothing away in regards the boys fitness for the second leg. I'll keep my ear to the wire though." "I wouldn't bother if I was you. You'll get nothing from him. He'll keep things under wraps. The mans got all the signs of being a sneak. I'll tell you who he reminds me of, scuttling around the technical area. Gollum." "Well, now you say it ,Sir, yes. He's got Sméagol written all over him" "I don't doubt it. Love tattoos these modern football types." "No, no, Sir it's a figure of speech..." "What?" "Nothing ,Sir. Would you like the Wednesday team news?" "No point. Doesn't matter who plays. We're going to win." "There's talk of Hunt coming..." "No ,no. Don't bother. Doesn't matter. We'll do it whoever is picked. Listen well, Stubbs. WE WILL WIN." "You seem, very sure ,Sir" "I've never been as sure about anything in my life and when I feel like this . I'm never wrong." --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- WEDNESDAY -V- SUNDERLAND May 9, 2022 Kick off : 7.45pm Hillsborough Stadium ------------------------------------------------------------------ Wednesday boss Darren Moore has good availability... as his team go into this second leg encounter and will have a couple of questions to answer in terms of his team needing to overcome a 1-0 deficit. Jack Hunt maybe recalled to the right wing-back position to give Wednesday more attacking impetus in the home leg. Whilst there remains a question mark still about the best strike partner for top scorer Lee Gregory. Saido Berahino has been the man in possession of the shirt, but Callum Paterson offers a different kind of threat. In the league game between the two sides earlier in the season, which Wednesday won 3-0 it was a front pairing of Gregory and Kamberi which the Blackcats failed to contain. ------------------------------------------------------------------ Alex Neil must decide to stick with the 4-2-3-1... which gained his team the advantage in the first leg or whether to switch back to the 3-5-2 which has seen them finish the season so strongly. Much of this will depend whether he decides to try and hold onto that lead and try and play on the counter, and also on the fitness of second top scorer Nathan Broadhead. The Everton loanee has 10 goals in 20 league starts for the Blackcats and has proved a hit on Wearside alonside partner Ross Stewart. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    45 points
  29. Some of the posters on here tonight. So much anti Moore stuff, it's embarrassing.
    44 points
  30. "I always say there is no set budget" I mean, you can see why the EFL sanctions happened, can't you?
    43 points
  31. I may be in a minority, but I want him here next year.
    42 points
  32. Or Sunderland just played better and didn’t allow us to play our game. That line up wasn’t a line up setting out for a draw
    42 points
  33. Won promotion tonight with Exeter
    42 points
  34. Wycombe have complained to the EFL about their 2000 allocation from MK Dons. "How the f*** are we supposed to sell all these ? "
    41 points
  35. Not happy about this one...Good player for us in this league.
    40 points
  36. We have a great chance to reach Wembley. An early goal and we'll wonder what all the fuss was about. Yeah, was disappointed with Sam's error but we love him too much to dwell on it, I hope he can be our match winner on Monday. Sunderland aren't all that. They managed a 1-0 win only in front of 40,000 of their own fans against a Wednesday team that hadn't been given the green light to play their normal attacking game. That will change on Monday in front of a massive, vociferous, passionate Hillsborough crowd. Keep the faith. We've got this covered. I have all the confidence in the world with this set of Wednesday players. It is going to be emotional. Winner from Sam Hutchinson.
    40 points
  37. Watched Liam Palmer closely today as he was tasked with looking after George Hirst What a job he did too He smashed some absolutely crunching tackles on Hirst, kept him quiet (after his goal) and made his presence felt like I've never seen Palmer do before. He really stepped up to make sure Hirst didn't make an impact and stuck his foot in when needed and came flying into tackles to take the ball off him Was great to watch and thought he deserves some credit for his game today
    40 points
  38. No His fake injury in the restart Not at all for me
    39 points
  39. 'It was a better game then first 1' ' we have to re group and go again ' ' we've had a good season' Omfg ....get this brainless idiot out of this club please !
    39 points
  40. Palmer has been a very consistent and useful member of the squad this season.
    39 points
  41. The lengths Sheffield folk will go to avoid paying £1 postage
    38 points
  42. Just won promotion and still on our forum at midnight on a Saturday. Obsessed with Wednesday.
    37 points
  43. SUNDERLAND -V- WEDNESDAY May 6, 2022 Kick off : 7.45pm Stadium of Light ------------------------------------------------------------------ Alex Neil's side will bring a long unbeaten run into the semi-final first leg their last loss coming at home to MK Dons in the middle of February, and they ended their regular League One campaign with a 1-0 success over Morecambe on April 30, with Nathan Broadhead netting the only goal of the contest. Sunderland will be looking to use home advantage to claim a positive result ahead of the second leg, and they have been excellent at the Stadium of Light this term, picking up 51 points from 23 games, which was the second-best home record behind Wednesday (53). Aiden McGeady returned to the Sunderland squad against Morecambe last time out, so the experienced attacker is in line to play some part in the first leg of the semi-final. Broadhead is a major doubt due to the issue that he picked up against Morecambe, though, which could open the door for Jack Clarke to feature in an advanced area in support of Ross Stewart. Carl Winchester will be unavailable for selection on Friday night, but Dennis Cirkin could be in the squad for the Black Cats, while Leon Dajaku might be involved following illness. ------------------------------------------------------------------ The Owls won 24, drew 13 and lost nine of their 46 league games this term to sit fourth, one point clear of fifth-placed Sunderland, but they suffered a 5-0 loss when they travelled to the Stadium of Light back in December. Darren Moore's side also only won eight of their 23 away league matches this season, with much of their success built on their home record, which as mentioned, was the best in the division ahead of Sunderland. Wednesday suffered a 1-0 defeat at Wycombe on April 23 but will enter this fixture off the back of successive wins, having recorded a 3-2 victory at Fleetwood Town on April 26 before beating Portsmouth 4-1 last time out. The Owls have won three of their last four league games against Sunderland, including a 3-0 success on home soil this term, so a positive result on Friday would leave them full of confidence ahead of the second leg on May 9. Josh Windass was back in the matchday squad against Portsmouth, while Harlee Dean should be available, with the defender recovering from a calf problem. There are not expected to be any major surprises in the away side's XI for this match. Indeed, the visitors should line up in a 3-5-2 formation, providing that Barry Bannan is passed fit, with Saido Berahino and Lee Gregory, who have 24 league goals between them this term, operating in the final third of the field. ------------------------------------------------------------------ ------------------------------------------------------------------
    37 points
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