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#16 06/12/2019 at 18:55

What was the segregation and road closure situation at Bumhole when Man Utd rocked up? 

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#17 06/12/2019 at 22:02

Presumably the same as when those sweet folk from Liverpool pitched up. 

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#18 06/12/2019 at 22:05

And the holding back of the Geordies last night by a police force that says it can't be done.

Happy clapping for 4 years more than Emre 

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#19 07/12/2019 at 04:11

Didn't a Southampton fan get a kick in when they won at BDTBL?

Probably just keep them back when utd lose 

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#20 07/12/2019 at 04:23

Sheffield Wednesday boss Garry Monk provides January transfer window update

Sheffield Wednesday are planning to adopt a sensible approach to the January transfer window, according to boss Garry Monk.

Given the club's ongoing dispute with the English Football League over selling their Hillsborough stadium to chairman Dejphon Chansiri, it remains to be seen how active the Owls will be with in the transfer market next month.

Monk says he intends to hold talks with chairman Dejphon Chansiri and the club's recruitment team over the coming weeks before finalising his January plans. Thai businessman Chansiri is set to fly back to England later this month.

Monk told The Star: "It is about having those (transfer) discussions and knowing what areas you want to strengthen.

"The squad is unbalanced in certain areas and that is clear for everybody to see but the players have been great with it. I have tried to give them a competitive mindset.

"Like any club, you see where you can strengthen and bits that you feel are weak and you try and do what you can. I will have those discussions when I sit with the chairman and the guys in that process and we go through what we can and can't do. The most important thing is to do it sensibly."

On the prospect of incomings and outgoings, Monk said: “Like any situation, you try and plan and when we all sit together and understand what we can and can’t do in January anyway, as a club, regardless of any impending things or anything like that, is what we can and can’t do and what would be sensible for a club anyway. That’s how I would always approach it.”

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#21 07/12/2019 at 04:25

How Sheffield Wednesday star Dominic Iorfa has taken his game to another level

Few observers would argue that Dominic Iorfa has taken his game to another level under the watchful eye of Garry Monk.

Iorfa has blossomed at centre-back and played every minute of Championship football for the Owls since receiving a late first-team call up at the end of August.

His outstanding performances at the back culminated in him claiming the club's November player of the month award. Iorfa bagged 62 per cent of the supporters' vote, with Steven Fletcher finishing second and Barry Bannan third.

Quick, athletic and powerful, Iorfa has predominantly played at right-back in his career.

But the 24-year-old's positional change has undoubtedly brought the best out of him.

On Iorfa's prize, Monk told The Star: "I am delighted for Dom. I think his attitude towards what has been asked of him has been first class.

"When I came here, I looked at him and thought his strongest position is centre-back with his attributes and physicality.

"It is great that he can play as a full-back and even as a midfielder at certain times.

"I just felt looking at him his strongest position would be centre-back.

"The key is to give players a clear position to compete for. I think that is what is really clear. It is great they know they can fill in places but you want to give them a main aim of 'this is your position that you are competing for'."

Competition for places is fierce in defence, with Iorfa, Tom Lees and Julian Börner vying for two spots.

Iorfa and Lees acquitted themselves well in Saturday's 3-1 victory at Charlton Athletic. The pair worked well in tandem, winning their fair share of aerial duels and making a number of important clearances as the Addicks poured forward in numbers late on.

But Börner is pushing for a recall after serving a one-match suspension for collecting five yellow cards. The German player has been one of their standout performers this term, leaving boss Garry Monk with a big selection quandary ahead of their home encounter with Brentford.

"What am I very pleased about is we have got a number of centre-halves at this moment in time," acknowledged Monk. "Julian, Tom Lees and Dom is such a competitive three.

"They are pushing each other on to be better. They know one slip or if they take their foot off the gas that there is someone right there to take their place.

"We have got the other ones behind that who are competing as well."

"I have been delighted with Dom but he knows as well as me that his job is to stay focused on what he is doing," said Monk.

"He has got that bit between his teeth at the moment.

"I think he is enjoying trying to prove himself at centre-back.

"He is doing it with a good attitude, not just in the matches but every day in training."

Does Iorfa possess the qualities to play at the highest level?

Monk said: "He can go as far as he wants.

"I say it to every player; you can go as far as you want if you are willing to put the work in and show the right attitude.

"He [Iorfa] has the attributes to do it.

"Right now, I think it is about simplifying things for Dom. Having one role to focus on makes it clearer for him.

"Centre-back is where he wants to play and where he thinks he should be. He wants to prove himself there."

Given Iorfa has delivered a string of accomplished displays at the heart of Wednesday's rearguard, it may not be long before the former Wolverhampton Wanderers man attracts Premier League interest.

Asked if he thinks Wednesday could face a fight to keep hold of Iorfa when the transfer window reopens next month, Monk replied: "No, not at all. He is committed.

"He is the type of player you want to try and build a dynamic team around.

"He is dynamic, his attitude is great and he is a good age.

"He has got a long way to go. He has a lot of things to improve on but what he is doing is showing a great appetite for it. He needs to continue in that way."

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#22 07/12/2019 at 04:29

Sheffield Wednesday chief issues rallying cry to fans over EFL misconduct charge

Sheffield Wednesday manager Garry Monk has urged everyone associated with the Championship club to get behind owner Dejphon Chansiri.

The Owls, who entertain in-form Brentford on Saturday, face a long legal battle with the English Football League after being charged by the governing body with misconduct over the sale of Hillsborough.

Chansiri bought the ground for about £60m to help them record a pre-tax profit of £2.5m in the 2017/18 season and ensure Wednesday avoided breaching Profitability and Sustainability regulations.

But the EFL felt there was sufficient evidence to hit Wednesday with a misconduct charge, which relates to the timing of the sale and leaseback deal, in mid-November.

The Owls have denied the allegations, claiming they are "unlawful" and have documents to support their claim.

If Wednesday are found guilty by an independent disciplinary commission, they could be hit with a hefty points deduction.

It has also emerged this week that Chansiri has been charged with misconduct and could be banned from football if the Owls lose their EFL dispute.

Monk told The Star: "We stick together.

"We show trust in the club and the chairman.

"He has invested a lot of time and money into this club.

"I have had good discussions with him and he wants this club to be successful. No one deny what he has done here in terms of investing in the team and the club.

"We have to stick together and support him and the club.”

The Owls chief intends to hold further talks with Chansiri about their off-the-field troubles when the Thai businessman returns to England later this month.

"We have had discussions and the chairman will be over very soon," said Monk, who held a team meeting with his squad after the news broke. “We will be able to discuss many things, not just that.

"I think you saw from the club statement how strongly we feel as a club that the situation is fine for us. We are able to go about what we need to do.

"I thought it was a good statement and a statement where you trust that and have full belief in it.”

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#23 07/12/2019 at 06:37

A win today would be massive. Luongo on a late charge 1-0 

I'm Wednesday 'til I die. 

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