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tylluan

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#16 26/10/2020 at 14:24

Gillett was brought in off the back of his performances as a VAR official in the 2018 World Cup to assist our officials with adjusting to VAR.
I think it was Gillett who told the ref in this weekend's Fulham Palace game to upgrade his initial yellow awarded to Kamara to a red.

And that's where he belongs. Sat in Stockley in front of a tv screen. He was a top A League ref but the Championship is too fast for him. He's also the closest the Aussie's had to Mike Dean when it came to the 'look at me' factor.  

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#17 26/10/2020 at 16:25

Jarrod Gillett to ref
Andyben, 26/10/2020 at 11:23


Is he the Aussie who sent off Luongo??  

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#18 26/10/2020 at 16:33

Gillett was brought in off the back of his performances as a VAR official in the 2018 World Cup to assist our officials with adjusting to VAR.
I think it was Gillett who told the ref in this weekend's Fulham Palace game to upgrade his initial yellow awarded to Kamara to a red.

And that's where he belongs. Sat in Stockley in front of a tv screen. He was a top A League ref but the Championship is too fast for him. He's also the closest the Aussie's had to Mike Dean when it came to the 'look at me' factor.
tylluan, 26/10/2020 at 14:24


Yep. The microphone wearing man.  

13.11.2010 at 20.51 emre...tbh, Hoylands goal gave me a semi 

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#19 26/10/2020 at 16:36



Is he the Aussie who sent off Luongo??
Hirsty's 12th Pint, 26/10/2020 at 16:25


Yeah and denied us a pen v Watford. Cheating fucking prick.  

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tylluan

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#20 26/10/2020 at 18:34



Yep. The microphone wearing man.
HoylandOwl, 26/10/2020 at 16:33


Off the back of that all A League officials mics are now wired into the stadium/TV sound systems and they have to switch them on when conversing.
There's been a massive positive crowd response in a country where they're used to hearing their cricket and rugby officials.
The US will follow suit as part of a trial.

It would need mountains to be moved and miracles to be worked to install it over here though.  

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#21 26/10/2020 at 20:53



Expert view on Rotherham United loanee George Hirst ahead of his Sheffield Wednesday reunion

The 21-year-old striker joined the Millers on loan from Leicester City in mid-September and is pushing to line up against his former club at the AESSEAL New York Stadium this week


There could be a familiar face spearheading Rotherham United's attack when they welcome Sheffield Wednesday to the AESSEAL New York Stadium this week.

Striker George Hirst, the son of Owls great David, has played four times for the Millers since arriving on loan from Premier League Leicester City in mid-September.

The 21-year-old progressed through the ranks at Hillsborough, making two senior appearances, before leaving in acrimonious circumstances in the summer of 2018.

Never before in Hirst's fledgling career has he lined up in competitive match against his boyhood club.

Yorkshire Live caught up with Paul Davis, the Rotherham United writer for the Rotherham Advertiser, to get the lowdown on Hirst ahead of Wednesday's South Yorkshire derby.





How did Rotherham fans react after the club signed Hirst?


Rotherham fans were delighted when they got someone of Hirst's pedigree in. I know pedigree is a strange word to use because he has not got much senior experience but every Miller fan knows what he did at Wednesday's youth ranks when he scored goals for fun and anyone that is part of Leicester's set up has got to have something about them.

Rotherham boss Paul Warne tried two or three times in previous windows to get him so he and Rotherham's fans were very pleased it came off this time.

What have you made of his performances so far?

It is a strange one because without doing a huge amount he looks very promising.

He came off the bench for his debut at home to Millwall and almost scored within 10 to 15 minutes. He had a great shot which was blocked. That would have really got him up and running.

He started the next two games and you can tell that he is a clever player. He is very intelligent and takes up good positions. He makes good runs and can see a pass but the ball has not really dropped for him in the area.

I think he needs to be physically stronger. I don't think he holds on to the ball as well as some of the others strikers do but you can see the cleverness and cuteness in him.

He came on as a sub in the 3-0 defeat to Reading which sounds like a hammering but it wasn't a 3-0 game and Rotherham had their best chances when he was on the pitch and he almost scored.

It has still not quite happened for him but I think there is a lot of faith in the fact it will happen for him at some stage and that there is some quality to work with there.

How have Rotherham used him in the four matches that he has played? Has he played up front on his own or in a two?

He has come on and performed in a two in his sub appearances and that is when he has looked at his best.

His two two starts have come as a lone front man and I'm not certain that's going to get the best out of him. It's early days obviously but I'm not certain the target role suits him the way it does with someone like Michael Smith.

I am very much looking forward to him getting an extended period of time on the pitch at the side of a bigger striker or at least another striker. I think that is when you might see the best of him when he is playing off someone.

Has he spoken much about his time at Wednesday and where it all went wrong?

Very, very little.

Only the well publicised Zoom interview after his unveiling when there were a couple of Sheffield based journalists who asked him about his time at the club. I stuck to Rotherham questions because I'm the Rotherham reporter.

But he was determined not to speak about it. I think a lot of people have heard or seen that interview. It is out there in the public domain. There was absolutely no comment from him.

Do you think he will be desperate to play and prove a point?

I think if there is any game where he could start and score it would be Sheffield Wednesday.

I spoke to Richard Wood for his Advertiser column today and he spoke about how much he was looking forward to playing Wednesday as a former Wednesday player himself. He said it has that little bit of an edge and you wouldn't be a professional player if you didn't want to go up against your old club and do really well and I think exactly the same thing applies to Hirst

I think he would take any kind of goal to get off the mark and it would be particularly sweet if it was against Wednesday.

Will he start on Wednesday night?

I honestly don't know.

It would be great if he started and there was a full house and a proper derby atmosphere. That would have been absolutely electric. I would have loved to have seen that just from a football occasion point of view.

With him being on the bench on Saturday and coming on and not scoring, I would imagine he will be on the bench again but that is purely guess work.

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#22 26/10/2020 at 20:56

Early team news

Influential midfielder Massimo Luongo is definitely out. The 28-year-old is unavailable for selection, having yet to shake off a knee injury sustained against Birmingham City earlier this month.

Monk will have to make one enforced change to his defence, with Joost van Aken set to begin a three-match ban.

But Wednesday could welcome back Dominic Iorfa, Tom Lees and Izzy Brown following their respective injury problems.

"They are back out on the training pitches and we will have a good look at them fitness wise to see where they are at," said Monk after the Luton reversal.

Centre-half Chey Dunkley is back in training but unlikely to feature until after the international break following a lengthy injury lay-off.

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#23 26/10/2020 at 20:58

Rotherham United manager Paul Warne was on iFollow Millers press duty ahead of his side's clash with Sheffield Wednesday on Wednesday night.

On the agenda for the Millers boss ahead of the first South Yorkshire derby of the 2020/21 campaign were topics including his latest team news, managing his squad through a packed fixture schedule, as well as the prospect of facing the Owls.

Warne on last Saturday’s defeat to Reading…

“I thought we played really well in the first half and created a few half chances, they came at us a bit in the second and we didn’t really have the same control of the game, which is why we changed our shape.

“After that we created a few more chances but unfortunately got hit with a 3-0 defeat. I don’t think 3-0 was a fair reflection of the game and the lads can take a lot from it. We tried to make substitutions for the right reason and have an impact on the game, unfortunately we were on the wrong end of the scoreline this time.

“We’ve shown them clips from the match today, we had a lot of the ball, but the game isn’t about passes it’s about creating chances. We did defend quite well overall and the lads will be pleased with that but being on the end of a three-goal loss is still tough to take.

“We’ll take confidence from the game knowing we can go away to the team top of the table and give a good account of ourselves. Ultimately though, it is about collecting points.”

 

Warne on managing the squad through a packed fixture schedule…

“Every game you play in is a game you want to win, but it would be naive not to manage the squad accordingly. We have to keep an eye on that, sometimes it may look strange to the supporters in terms of the changes we make, sometimes it is tactical but other times it is physical.

“We need to keep all our players fit. We’ve already lost Chieo (Chiedozie Ogbene) and Robbo (Clark Robertson) to freak injuries long-term and we don’t want to lose any more that is for sure.

“I think our performances have merited more than the points we’ve got, but we can’t dwell on it, because I don’t want to be saying that in May. Having said that, I am pleased with how the lads have attacked the season and I do believe that they are growing in confidence.

“I think the longer the season goes on the better we’ll get, and they deserve our positive reflections of their performances because they have done well in my opinion.”

 

Warne on his player’s willingness to take on information during a busy period…

“I ask the lads to bring notepads to team meetings and we do give them a lot of information to take in. We’ve just finished our meeting on Sheffield Wednesday, they had a meeting on the Reading game this morning and then they trained.

“We are asking them to take information on but what you don’t want to do is turn it into an information overload. We do give them information and we do need to be really good off the ball, which I feel we are. We frustrated Reading at times on Saturday and I think that is testament to the lads and the excellent coaches I’m lucky to have here.”

 

Warne on team news ahead of Sheffield Wednesday…

“We’re looking really happy, there are no injury issues from the weekends at all, we go in from a strong point of view there. Jamal (Blackman) is a little sore, but it is not an issue and he’ll be fine. He was better on Saturday than he was at Nottingham Forest on Tuesday so that is a positive sign.  

“We have Vass (Kyle Vassell), Trev (Trevor Clarke), Thommo (Adam Thompson) and Mickel Miller chomping at the bit to get back into the squad and play a part which is good, and they all trained well today. We’ve got four games before the international break, everyone wants to play as many games as they can.”

 

Warne on how much the fans will be missed on Wednesday…

“It doesn’t feel like a derby if the fans aren’t there. I spoke to Mickel (Miller) the other day and I feel sorry for him because he hasn’t experienced the Championship for what it is with all the crowds. It is sad not having the fans in, I think it is leading to some different football games.

“It would be nice if we had a full-house helping the team in a big game, but sadly it isn’t to be. Playing Sheffield Wednesday at home is always great when we have a full-house, it’s disappointing but hopefully we can put a performance that makes the fans proud to support the club.

“The lads we have here leave everything on the grass and I don’t think that will be any different for a derby game. The Joe Mattocks and Richard Woods of this world have played in many of these games and they know the enormity of it.”

 

Warne on Sheffield Wednesday…

“I think they’ve done well. They needed to start well, and they have, they play a number of different systems and have made some really good singings. They’ve got some good players like they always have and some real experience in the Championship, their away form has been really good and its been their strength in the season so far.  

“Every manager that comes into a club wants to put their own stamp on it and this is something I feel Garry Monk has done. He’s got the group that he wants and I think he’ll be very pleased with that, along with the performances they’ve put in.”

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#24 26/10/2020 at 21:03

The message is loud and clear from Garry Monk.

Despite consecutive home defeats to Brentford and Luton Town, the Sheffield Wednesday manager is refusing to panic and has ordered his players to stay positive.

Their miserable Hillsborough record is a major cause for concern. With or without fans inside this famous old stadium, the Owls are currently on their longest run without a home victory since the mid-70s. Not since February 26 have Wednesday picked up maximum points in their own backyard.

Their substandard performances and results at S6 has piled the pressure on Monk and left him with a lot to ponder.

But trips to Rotherham United and Wycombe Wanderers offer Monk and the Owls a shot at redemption. On paper, they are two winnable fixtures against two out of form teams. It's a chance to get their stuttering campaign back on track.

Wednesday, linked with a move to free agent Jazz Richards in recent days, are still sat on minus four after beginning the campaign with a 12-point deficit.

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#25 26/10/2020 at 21:05

You may not be able to be with us right now in the stadium but courtesy of a unique mascot opportunity, the Owls are offering supporters of all ages a virtual experience to remember!

We are traversing the decades, with the package available to junior Owls all the way through to senior Wednesdayites.

So whether a birthday treat or just a special way to bring SWFC closer to home during these challenging times, the Virtual Mascot has something for everyone of a blue and white persuasion.

The package has a range of treats, including the chance to see the boom of Zoom by taking part in a bespoke pre-match press conference!

Mementos from the day itself include a warm welcome on our official Twitter account @swfc and a personalised certificate commemorating the match signed by a player of the Virtual Mascot’s choice and manager Garry Monk.

The package is priced just £99 and comprises:

• Pre-match Zoom press conference with two Wednesday players
• Welcome matchday message with photo and personal details at @swfc twitter
• Name and age on LEDs during the game
• Access to the live stream from home
• Video message from mascot’s favourite player
• Certificate with picture signed by mascot’s favourite player and Garry Monk

The first Virtual Mascot experiences are available now for our home games against Bournemouth, Millwall, Stoke and Reading – please email: commercial@swfc.co.uk to book.

https://www.swfc.co.uk/news/2020/october/ youre-virtually-there/

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#26 26/10/2020 at 22:01

£99 for a zoom call and monks signature
🤣
Just fuck off Wednesday  

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Andyben

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#27 26/10/2020 at 22:03

Something different, will definitely be popular  

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#28 26/10/2020 at 23:41

Surely even f*cking Monk can't f*ck up our incredible 12 undefeated league record at Rotherham

76/77 Won 1-0
77/78 Won 2-1
78/79 Won 1-0
79/80 Won 2-1
81/82 Drew 2-2
82/83 Won 3-0
01/02 Drew 1-1
02/03 Won 2-0
14/15 Won 3-2
15/16 Won 2-1
16/17 Won 2-0
18/19 Drew 2-2

Played 12 Won 9 Drawn 3 Lost 0

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#29 27/10/2020 at 00:58

Surely even f*cking Monk can't f*ck up our incredible 12 undefeated league record at Rotherham

76/77 Won 1-0
77/78 Won 2-1
78/79 Won 1-0
79/80 Won 2-1
81/82 Drew 2-2
82/83 Won 3-0
01/02 Drew 1-1
02/03 Won 2-0
14/15 Won 3-2
15/16 Won 2-1
16/17 Won 2-0
18/19 Drew 2-2

Played 12 Won 9 Drawn 3 Lost 0

harryspeakup, 26/10/2020 at 23:41


Thats fucked that then..... 

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#30 27/10/2020 at 08:11

I can think of a few 90+ goals in the last four fixtures alone.

Well well done Harry anyway. 0 points it is.  

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