Ron Springett In The Net - Sheffield Wednesday

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Andyben

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#76 23/03/2020 at 13:38

If it it behind closed doors why the need for policing?
bricat, 23/03/2020 at 13:17


Stop people gathering at the ground, which they will do 

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bricat

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#77 23/03/2020 at 14:04

At least our players have followed the social distancing rules this season before the virus, in some cases include the ball. 

Fuck 'em. This city will always be ours. 

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WallaceAndGrummitt

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#78 23/03/2020 at 17:45

I’ve said earlier that I doubt that we will have a full 2020/21 season, never mind a completed 2019/20. But thought...

could next season be scrapped and use the limited time available to complete this season? Sort of a season 2019/21.
I’m sure the “we’ve got to give Liverpool the title” brigade would support this approach. There might be player contract issues, but clubs have to play with whoever is available. And if there’s enough time, the big clubs could play a few money spinning friendlies.  

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Baresi

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#79 23/03/2020 at 19:00

https://www.getreading.co.uk/sport/footba ll/football-news/reading-fc-could-forced- cut-17962930

Enforced player wage cut being considered?

I see Steven Naismith at Hearts has voluntarily taken a 50% wage cut after their chairman asked all players to do so.  

I ask you will Galway bate Mayo? Not if they have Willie Joe...they haven't a hope of beating Mayo! 

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tylluan

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#80 23/03/2020 at 19:13

Enforced player wage cut?
Could it be enforced knowing the contracts they're on?

Barnet put all staff, including the coaching team, on notice apart from the players because they couldn't touch them, contract wise. 

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P_O_T_R

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#81 24/03/2020 at 13:55

Supporters are advised that following the latest government statement on Monday evening, the club is now completely closed.

This includes the Owls Megastore and Ticket Office, our Meadowhall store, main stadium and training facility at Middlewood Road.

All staff are working from home where possible to facilitate the internal operation of the club on a day to day basis.

The Sheffield Wednesday Online Shop remains accessible 24/7 – CLICK HERE to access the current sale in which a range of replica shirts are reduced in price by up to 50%.

All online orders are by post only and we ask everyone to please be patient as the relevant services work amid unprecedented circumstances.

Supporters are also reminded that with the football calendar suspended until 30 April at the earliest, Season Tickets and matchday tickets for all our postponed fixtures remain valid for the rearranged dates.

Stay safe Wednesdayites and please do stay at home in these testing times.

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Andyben

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#82 24/03/2020 at 14:39

got a bit too excited when i saw "Club Statement" pop up on their twitter feed 

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#83 24/03/2020 at 16:24

got a bit too excited when i saw "Club Statement" pop up on their twitter feed
Andyben, 24/03/2020 at 14:39

Me too!  

We must not give opposition teams hope. We have to kill them. 

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Andyben

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#84 24/03/2020 at 23:01

Our neighbours only club in Top10 not to ask for Man City to be banned, ahead of their appeal at the CAS

Well played. Berties  

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#85 25/03/2020 at 07:56

Yep, fair play to em! 

It’s down to you now Garry!!! OH, AND FUCK THE EFL!!!! 

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P_O_T_R

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#86 25/03/2020 at 11:11

https://www.swfc.co.uk/news/2020/march/a- message-from-the-captain/



The club have asked me to do a piece for the website, to replace the usual captain’s notes that I write in the matchday programme. With no games happening at the moment, it's a chance to give an insight into how the players’ training schedules and weekly routines have changed amid the current situation. It is also an opportunity to keep in communication with supporters.

The current situation we all find ourselves in is a total unknown and worrying time. No matter your job, earnings, lifestyle, age, gender, all those things, it doesn’t matter as we are all in the same boat. Being footballers, people may think we don’t need to worry because we are younger, fit and healthy but this virus is showing that no matter how well you are or how young you are, it can still have severe symptoms.

Also, the players and the staff that work here are normal people; they have their own lives, their own families, people close to them and those who they live with. They could have new-borns, young children, pregnant partners, elderly or sick family members at home, so they have the same anxieties about this as anyone else. It’s nice to see NHS staff, delivery drivers, supermarket staff, the list goes on - all the people in these vital jobs who are being seen in the same light that big football stars are usually, if you understand what I mean. Hopefully that’s one thing we can take forward once this is finished.

It is unknown at this stage, how or if the remainder of the season will be played. I don’t think as players we would have felt the same playing the games in front of empty stadiums with no matchday atmosphere which has reaffirmed the importance of the role supporters play in football. The overall reaction of those in football has reflected this, with most managers and players stating that games, if possible, shouldn’t be played until fans can attend safely. As I’ve said before, everyone has their own story at home or personally, so you never know who you may be sat next to or in front of at a game. All supporters' health is equally as important so in the end, the decision is the right one and protects everyone. No one has had to miss out. In the future, we may have to play in closed stadiums, who knows, but hopefully that can be avoided.

Back to the football side of things, we found out from the EFL on the Friday before the Forest game that football was being postponed and new restart dates were given. We have not been playing well and results were not what we wanted. There was a lot of disappointment and anger around. We had a meeting with the manager on Friday and it was basically outlined that we will carry on training as normal. We need to maintain and also improve our fitness, work on our games individually and collectively and use the time we have to make sure that when the game does restart, we are ready to go because it's a big set of remaining fixtures. We didn’t deserve to have any time off, although it felt like all the football world was closing down around the country. Hopefully the benefit of staying fit and training will show later on.

We trained for the week which was weird as there was no end date or target of a restart to work towards, as the date kept getting put back further. It’s just a very weird situation for players who, for all their lives, set their week out building up to a Saturday. We just had to take the latest date as a given and have that in our mind when training and working. As it stands, we are all healthy and feeling OK.

Now as I write this though, the decision to train or not is out of anyone’s hands. It’s got to the point where pretty much everything has stopped and the government are telling everyone to stay at home. Before we left, we had another meeting and the fitness and conditioning team gave us a presentation on why we need to keep training at home and try as much as possible to maintain the fitness we have. All the points the manager had made a week earlier were reiterated, but then the science behind that too; reduction in the chance of injury, how your body responds when not active and all these kind of things.

We have all been given programmes to follow. Running, cycling, gym work and stretching sessions are what’s in there each day. We have watches that we wear which upload the data to an app that the fitness staff can review and make records of - so there’s no getting away from it. We do have a return date for training but whether that may need to be revised is another thing. It will be strange as still, there doesn’t seem to be any clarity on what may happen and when or how the season is going to be resolved, but it’s just up to the boys now to do what they can training-wise in whatever direction the country has to go. I’m sure we are going to have a mini pre-season when we return back full time, so it will go towards making that first session back a little easier!

We all wish you the best during these tough times and hope you stay safe and look after each other.

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#87 25/03/2020 at 12:20

https://www.facebook.com/YNFAfootball/vid eos/588213075105000/

Sorry for the FB link, but I couldn’t find the original URL.

If you dislike the Victims as much as I do, you may enjoy this  

Its now or never 

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Baresi

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#88 26/03/2020 at 10:27

https://www.standard.co.uk/sport/football /national-league-void-season-premier-leag ue-and-efl-a4397136.html

Looking like National League and below going to null and void current season... 

I ask you will Galway bate Mayo? Not if they have Willie Joe...they haven't a hope of beating Mayo! 

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P_O_T_R

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#89 26/03/2020 at 17:10

Owls midfielder Barry Bannan takes us through the milestones of his life in football so far, from his young days supporting Celtic to making his professional debut for Aston Villa.

First kit?

My dad used to get kits every Christmas so my first ever one would have been a Celtic top. I used to watch all the games on TV and stuff, I was a massive fan as all my family was.

First football hero?

Probably Henrik Larsson. I saw him when he came to Villa Park with Manchester United once. I was in the Under-18s at Aston Villa, so I would have been ball boy!

First stadium visited?

Celtic Park was my first ever stadium. I’d say my biggest memory following Celtic was when we got to the UEFA Cup final. We happened to be in Benidorm on holiday and the final was in Seville. Me, my dad and my brothers all went from Benidorm, there were Celtic buses from there, so we made the eight-hour journey to go and watch the final!

First team played for?

That was Lenzie. It was brilliant because the manager there played a big part in my career, that’s how I ended up at Aston Villa because they were a feeder club to them. Players would go on trial to Villa so that’s how I joined them. There were quite a few who came down on trial but I think I was the only one who got signed from my group.

First squad number?

My first number was 46 when I broke through. It was normal at Villa to get 40+ if you were one of the younger boys coming through at the time.

First manager?

Martin O’Neil gave me my debut for Villa in Hamburg. I was just around the fringes, so I played Europa League with him and he was just a great motivator. Can’t really remember what he said before I came on against Hamburg, but what he said settled me down!

First professional game?

I came on as a sub against Hamburg, but my full debut was in the next game against CSKA Moscow in Russia. I only got 30 minutes in Hamburg but in Moscow I did well, I played wide and did alright. I remember the manager being happy with me. We just missed out on going through, we needed a draw, but we lost 2-1. But we were a young team and played really well against players like Vagner Love.

First captain?

It would have been Stiliyan Petrov. We’re still in touch now, obviously he’s a great role model and at Celtic I used to look up to him. He was brilliant.

First boots?

My uncle who has passed away now, my mum’s brother, he got me a pair of yellow Lotto boots. It was a time when all the coloured boots came into fashion and I really wanted this pair. And my uncle used to come to all my games, so he got them for me.

First impression of Sheffield Wednesday?

I was just really taken aback by how big the club was. When I came I knew they were a big club because the FA Cup games would be played at Hillsborough back in the day. But I didn’t really expect them to be as big they are with the fanbase. Even now when I’m on holiday, you always bump into a Sheffield Wednesday fan!


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P_O_T_R

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#90 26/03/2020 at 17:16

Morgan Fox says the Owls are doing all they can to stay fit, despite being in isolation with the rest of the nation due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The Wednesday camp, from scholars all the way up to the first team, brought a halt to training last week but the players have been set a strict regime to which they must adhere whilst at home.

Fox told swfc.co.uk: “We had our last training session last Friday with the team at Middlewood Road.

“Now, following the government guidelines we can no longer train, but we have been set a strict programme by our fitness coach Tony Strudwick, and we follow that individually at home.

“The sports science guys can track our progress even from home due to the equipment we have. We need to be ready for when the season restarts.

“There’s runs, bike sessions and upper body sessions. We obviously don’t have access to a gym so it’s using what we’ve got at home and to the park for a run within the guidelines set for everyone.”

The whole country is understandably finding the current lockdown tough, but Fox reiterates that it’s vital we do everything we can to help the NHS through these incredibly difficult times.

He added: “It’s important that we keep our distance and isolate ourselves. It’s vital that everyone stays at home and follows the government guidelines.

“This time is all about helping the NHS and the wider community, so we’ve all got to do our bit to get through this.”

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