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  1. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-7594673/amp/Sheffield-Uniteds-Oli-McBurnie-charged-drink-driving-pulled-police.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ico=taboola_feed_amp_sport I don't care how much he cost us, there is no excuse for idiotic and outright dangerous behaviour like this and I hope he receives the heaviest of punishment, as average Joe would. For me he loses his shirt, in fact I would drop him from the squad completely. Throw him in with the u23's until such as time that he shows remorse and then ( and only then ) give him the opportunity to earn the stripes back. No player is bigger than this club! I don't care how much we paid for him, he isn't going to be allowed to swan around doing what he pleases whilst letting the side down..... that said, I can't imagine Wilder will be too chuffed with him either. Supposed role model, acting a numpty and believing himself to be above to law again. If you want to be part of this club again! You better apologise to the gaffer and your teams mates, then to the fans.....and you better work your way up from the bottom and show your worth......absolutely pathetic, non excusable behaviour!
  2. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-7594673/amp/Sheffield-Uniteds-Oli-McBurnie-charged-drink-driving-pulled-police.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ico=taboola_feed_amp_sport I don't care how much he cost us, there is no excuse for idiotic and outright dangerous behaviour like this and I hope he receives the heaviest of punishment, as average Joe would. For me he loses his shirt, in fact I would drop him from the squad completely. Throw him in with the u23's until such as time that he shows remorse and then ( and only then ) give him the opportunity to earn the stripes back. No player is bigger than this club! I don't care how much we paid for him, he isn't going to be allowed to swan around doing what he pleases whilst letting the side down..... that said, I can't imagine Wilder will be too chuffed with him either. Supposed role model, acting a numpty and believing himself to be above to law again. If you want to be part of this club again! You better apologise to the gaffer and your teams mates, then to the fans.....and you better work your way up from the bottom and show your worth......absolutely pathetic, non excusable behaviour!
  3. I think a game like this is crying out for Mousset's pace and runs, perhaps paired with Robinson for equal impact. We would lack in the physicality department in the final third of the pitch but the movement in the box would allow more from midfield at the edge of the box. It's another exciting opportunity to play world class players, in front of a fierce home crowd. Live on TV around the world and a chance to pull clear and into the top half of the table. If we managed something out of the game, it would bring the momentum that we need to go to an equally intimidating atmosphere at West Ham. Whilst I get the period of adjustment required in the first half, I want to see us quicker into our attacking stride. We haven't been scoring first half goals for this reason and we really need to be our "no fear" selves earlier in games. We've left it late in games and its cost us. Bring it on! Play without fear and with pride and let's see what we can get from it. Our target is survival and relies on home points!
  4. Just had a drive out into the peak district for Sunday lunch and I decided to drive over Strines and Bradfield on my way back into Sheffield. Anyway as the title states, I was staggered to see that The Plough in Bradfield are decked out with decorations. I mean granted they aren't doing anything wrong in the slightest and fair play to them, it was just a rude awakening that Christmas actually isn't all that far away! But then as the fairer half pointed out, I suppose the Work Christmas outings won't be that far off now! I usually expect to see them popping up after the bonfires start to go out. Are the the first? Anyone else seen any knocking about?
  5. Feel sorry for Stendel and cant help but feel that this is a poor, "knee jerk" move by Barnsley. The bloke has done really well at the club and is obviously going to need time in the championship to stabilise things. He hasn't really had much of a budget to improve things for the league and has been building a young, hungry team. No loyalty in the sport what so ever.
  6. Based on what? We are holding our own with a squad of players who majority haven't ever played in the top flight. Clubs have successfully adapted this recruitment policy in the past and have more than held their own in the top flight. Try telling Bournemouth that you can not achieve any degree of success through signing Championship players. If anything, the Championship is the ideal hunting ground for new signings. This is why most players that success at that level, generally find themselves plucked up by top league teams. Give me a handful of hungry players, all with a point to prove in the top flight.... as opposed to players who come at a premium, play when the want to play, believe themselves to be bigger than the club and ultimately contribute towards failure. If Wilder says Ollie Watkins is the man he wants, then I am more than happy to back him in his decision. The same applies to any stand out Championship players that Wilder believes can improve us as a team.
  7. The missed a bang on sitter granted, but we fluffed a few ourselves. It was only going to end one way after ninety minutes sadly.
  8. As I have said with United on many occasion, in order to gain promotion from this division, you need to win games when you aren't particularly at your best. If you continue to pluck points from here, there and everywhere, you will achieve a top 6 finish. Consistent performances need to be found in the second half of the season, but the run in to Christmas is all about positioning yourself in a place in which you can kick on. This is what you lot seem to be doing at the minute so fair play, how long it lasts is yet to be seen.
  9. Difficult game against a team who are trying to kickstart their season. Watford played the majority of the game with 10 men behind the ball, barring the odd counter attacking effort. This made for a testing game, as the home team were happy to camp back and try to absorb pressure. We had plenty of the ball and we put it around on the deck very well. We had to be savvy in our approach play, because the opposition half of the pitch was so densely populated and there was little space to play in. But we did put the ball around very well, lots of passing play, triangles and off the ball runs. The final third of the pitch though was just so vastly populated. Any balls into the box saw out strikers double man marked and for the majority, you could count 8 opposition players in and around the 18 yard box. It was really difficult to break them down, despite coming very close on a few occasions. Speedy has a valid point about shots on target to be fair. We are defending fantastically and we are putting the ball around and looking to create things, but if we are to convert performances into points, then we need to be doing more in the final third of the pitch (obviously). Far from any concerns on my part however! We are matching teams week in / week out and we are doing more than enough at the minute in our quest to stay in this league beyond this season. Our objective has and always will be survival, we are doing most things right and we are picking up points. We are able to sit here and say that no one team has outclassed us yet this season and we could have taken something from every single game that we have played in. The majority of our gameplay is fantastic and finetuning a few things will bring more success. I think we have to look at changes up top now. Robinson and McBurnie work very hard to get back and support, as well as moving off the ball. But runs down the flanks and getting back to build, won't score us goals. We need to consider the likes of Moussett, freeman and morrison, if we are to create new dimensions up top. Very satisfied overall though.........All things said and done, Watford did set up and play for a point. They simply wanted to get something on the board, in hop of kickstarting their season. On to the next.....
  10. If you were to go on previous performances this season, coupled with watfords form, then you have to see this as a fantastic opportunity for the blades to pick up 3 points on the road. Despite form, Watford won't be an easy day out for us blades. BUT; we do have what it takes to beat these and the majority of this league if we remain consistent. We need'nt fear anyone when we remain disciplined and play fearlessly. Time we got a convincing win on the board in merit of performance. On form blades could easily win this by a couple of clear goals..... I'm going for a 1-2 blades however.
  11. What happens when Fozzi is fit, does he walk back in seamlessly? It's been a long time since he was a wednesday regar, but he has ridiculous talent and would be a huge improvement up top.
  12. I still think there is a bit to consider in the commentators comments, whether you lot like the opinion coming from a blade is irrelevant, but it's still a valid consideration. Wednesday's squad is the oldest in the league and this may well prove as a negative in weeks where games come thick and fast. A decent win at Boro was followed by an underwhelming effort against an average Hull team. Perhaps Monk has to look at bringing a few younger legs in, whether it be from the academy, or in the January window.
  13. Good luck with the 9 point haul 😂 Two poor teams, with the better of them edging it on merit. Wednesday looked impotent up top and probably wouldn't have scored if you added another 90 minutes on top. Wednesday need fozzi and fletcher desperately, they had nothing in the final third at all. Commentator made a very valid point as well...Wednesday have the oldest squad in the league and boy does it show. The lack legs and two games in a few days has obviously take its toll. Young blood and fresh legs are a must if you are even considering yourself top 6. On that performance, I wouldnt bank on a top 10 finish.
  14. When the geordie came knocking at Mr Chansiri's door, I think a few Wednesday fans were disappointed to be parting with a manager, who to be fair, had delivered a degree of positivity in hillsborough. As a blade, I didn't understand all the "ooh-ahh". As a manager, Brucey has had some success at Championship level. However; brucey also has a track record of spending and churning money and players. Surely a club like Wednesday, needed a more steady Eddie at a significant transition period of recent history. All things said and done, Carlos brought them close to success, but cost was vast when he vacated the club. The next manager had to be financially savvy, with a proven track record of success. Watching Bruce struggle at Newcastle right now, I genuinely think that wednesday have dodged a bullet. The way that he turned his back on the S6 faithful is bad enough, but it was probably a blessing in disguise? I'm not saying outright that Monk is the answer for you guys, despite a cracking result on saturday, it is still very early days. But I think it was only a matter of time until things became really stagnant under Bruce. Hindsight is a great thing and I'm sure a large percentage of owls fans, will take a huge degree of pleasure from Bruce's geordie failings? And rightly so...
  15. You cant legislate for that, I'm not even blaming Henderson for that. A zippy pitch with moisture and these things happen. We matched one of the best teams in the world and we kept them off their game, we were absolutely fantastic and should walk away from it with heads held high. Massive confidence booster going on forwards.
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