2019/2020 SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY FC

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  1. IvanIV

    IvanIV King of all He purveys

    Apr 8, 2006
    TN
    Club:
    Sheffield Wednesday FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    damn you internets!!
     
  2. IvanIV

    IvanIV King of all He purveys

    Apr 8, 2006
    TN
    Club:
    Sheffield Wednesday FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Away to Luton Town, one of the best badges in all of football, on Wednesday then off to Reading on Saturday.
     
  3. pookspur

    pookspur Moderator
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    Nov 3, 2001
    Indiana
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    one of the best grounds in all of football. I don't know how much time Kenilworth Road has left, but when it's gone - and at some point before too long, it will be - something unique will be lost. just entering the (away) Oak Stand is an experience like no other. you buy your ticket and enter through a standard set of row houses …

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    … and you emerge into what are essentially the backyards of those houses, climbing stairs that allow you to enter through the rear of the stand. so as you climb the stairs, you're literally looking down on these yards - with clothes lines, and trash bins, and whatever you'd expect to see in working class 'gardens' (including dogs barking their heads off) - and then you enter into the back of the stand …

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    it's surreal.

    they don't make 'em like that anymore. and of course, with one exception, they never did.
     
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  4. IvanIV

    IvanIV King of all He purveys

    Apr 8, 2006
    TN
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    Sheffield Wednesday FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  5. pookspur

    pookspur Moderator
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    Nov 3, 2001
    Indiana
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Apparently Monk's come out and said that the playoffs were never a realistic ambition for this season, and that it's a long term project, etc., etc.

    Some meltdowns amongst the Wednesday faithful. Seeing as Chansiri said automatic promotion was what they'd be shooting for when Monk was brought on, it's kind of tough to see him buying into such diminished expectations. No doubt he's right that this isn't a promotion squad, but saying so is not sitting well with more than a few at Hillsborough. Interesting times ahead.
     
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  6. IvanIV

    IvanIV King of all He purveys

    Apr 8, 2006
    TN
    Club:
    Sheffield Wednesday FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    "Monk out" threads popping up over at owlstalk for a while now... ironically(?) he's not wrong.
     
  7. IvanIV

    IvanIV King of all He purveys

    Apr 8, 2006
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    Sheffield Wednesday FC
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    United States
  8. kcscsupporter

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    Apr 17, 2002
    D17
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    as an american, it's indefensible to have a manager/head coach with a defeatist attitude. i'd imagine the english have a similar view about that. not expecting to finish top of the league may be realistic, but it's not something you entertain with anyone until the math already checks out.
     
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  9. IvanIV

    IvanIV King of all He purveys

    Apr 8, 2006
    TN
    Club:
    Sheffield Wednesday FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Shitfield Wednesday lose 1-0.
     
  10. kcscsupporter

    kcscsupporter Member+

    Apr 17, 2002
    D17
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    thanks monk.
     
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  11. pookspur

    pookspur Moderator
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    Nov 3, 2001
    Indiana
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    it is a little bit different elsewhere. I remember being scolded by my mother (not exactly the most competitive lady you'll ever meet) at a very young age for acknowledging the possibility of defeat before one of my baseball games. after that, I was in my thirties before I ever played a game expecting anything but to win - no matter how outclassed we were. it really is an American* thing.


    *and a good one, to my mind.
     
  12. IvanIV

    IvanIV King of all He purveys

    Apr 8, 2006
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    Sheffield Wednesday FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  13. kcscsupporter

    kcscsupporter Member+

    Apr 17, 2002
    D17
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    hell to the f***ing no... and to hell with any wednesdayite who thinks that's a good idea.
     
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  14. pookspur

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    Nov 3, 2001
    Indiana
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    It's a non-starter, surely? At least I presume so.

    I do like him, though, despite his being the pantomime villain for Wednesday. I can't imagine any Owls fans calling for him, though, however well-suited he might otherwise be.
     
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  15. EvanJ

    EvanJ Member+

    Manchester United
    United States
    Mar 30, 2004
    Nassau County, NY
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'm quoting myself to add that the Fifth Round (Round of 16) will be Monday March 2 to Thursday March 5. You will host Man City on March 4, which will be 3 days after they play Aston Villa for the Carabao Cup.
     
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  16. IvanIV

    IvanIV King of all He purveys

    Apr 8, 2006
    TN
    Club:
    Sheffield Wednesday FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  17. IvanIV

    IvanIV King of all He purveys

    Apr 8, 2006
    TN
    Club:
    Sheffield Wednesday FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  18. pookspur

    pookspur Moderator
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    Nov 3, 2001
    Indiana
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    drove over to North Manchester to watch this one at the Main View Inn, which is run by a Wednesdayite who shows all their matches on the big screen. good guys. a decent pint. shit football.
     
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