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14
Jan
6 days ago
What a surprise that Newcastle channelled the generosity they afforded Derby in 2007/08 and were bea...
29
Dec
3 weeks ago
Man City game off, Fulham and Southampton's managers having to do their jobs from home, Sheffie...
23
Dec
4 weeks ago
... new website re-design? I've only been out the way for a few weeks and missed the world, cl...
20
Sep
4 months ago
The 2022 World Cup certainly proved to be full of surprises. Uruguay upset France in the final in Qatar to win the World Cup for the first time since 1950, with Holland beating the other shock package Norway in the 3rd place play-offs. England were beaten...
18
Sep
4 months ago
Cheers. I'm not sure where we'll end up yet given that January and February are going to be stupidly busy and will push us. A top half finish is certainly possible given things are pretty tight at present, but its not going to be the easiest t...
17
Sep
4 months ago
The victory over Southampton has certainly stabilised things for us after a few iffy recent results, but its up to us now to try and build momentum. Certainly, however, going into the October international break with back-to-back wins would be a good thin...
12
Sep
4 months ago
The September international break has been and gone and first out the gate is a Yorkshire Derby against Leeds United at Elland Road, which will be an intriguing test. Leeds have a new manager and brought a lot of players in the summer, with their manager...
12
Sep
4 months ago
With no win in our opening 3 Premier League games, what we could use is a nice easy test against a side we could reasonably expect rewards against. Liverpool at home is not one of those such contests. Filled with superstars and still on a high from winnin...
12
Sep
4 months ago
Thanks for the praise and hope. The strange irony is that 14th in our first year up was actually a downgrade as we spent most of it in 11th-13th. It'll be a toughie though. I looked at a few goalkeepers but as Dawson was voted fans player of the ye...
12
Sep
4 months ago
12
Sep
4 months ago
Barely any time after last season's over, and still behind closed doors (for now), looks like the Premier League is set to come around for another year. Be great if a Leicester 2016-esque random winner comes along. Though judging by most people&#0...
10
Sep
4 months ago
Our first few games in the 2022-23 season weren't really ideal. Leicester beat us home and away last season, Watford have lots of decent players, Spurs are looking to rebuild under new manager Thomas Tuchel and Liverpool won last season's Champi...
05
Sep
4 months ago
Having impressed to finish 14th and rarely look in danger of relegation, the question of course is "What now?" This after all is football - you get a few minutes to reflect on how well you did one year, then have to dive straight into the next...
05
Sep
4 months ago
Number 1 just completed the season in the year 2022 managing Sheff Wed in the English Premier Division in their FM Career WAWAW (FM20)
05
Sep
4 months ago
Thanks very much. I'm not sure what I expect - we're predicted a relegation fight again (prediction for 2022-23 is 19th) and board expectation is just to stay up. Top half would be impressive, but our changes have to hit the ground running. We...
03
Sep
4 months ago
With the season almost over, the stakes were simple enough - a draw against Southampton at Hillsborough in our final home game, and we've reached our base goal of survival. Should be doable in theory. Indeed, I'd like a win against the side who...
02
Sep
4 months ago
TS Elliot once wrote that April can be the cruellest month, and certainly, if we contrived to lose all 4 games, it would be a very cruel time for us given that, with a very difficult May coming up, it would most likely put us in the Championship. April&#...
01
Sep
4 months ago
Having finally broken our winless streak, with the win over Wolves, and gaining points over a side I turned down for a job interview twice (one last season, one after sacking Benitez a few weeks earlier), we need to carry on. The only side we've pla...
31
Aug
4 months ago
I'm pretty confident we can do it. An 8 point lead with 12 to go is a great position, so I think we're likelier than not going to do it, but we just have to wrap it up.
31
Aug
4 months ago
With our winless run now stretching to 5 Premier League games, what we could use is a home game against some absolute no-hopers, either because they're out of form or because they're on the beach already even though its still January. What we go...
30
Aug
4 months ago
A New Year brings with it the FA Cup Third Round as our first test, and with it, a home fixture against West Ham United at Hillsborough. Its consistent - in our first 2 seasons, our FA Cup ties were home clashes with Premier League teams, though we ended...
29
Aug
4 months ago
The best antidote to a result like the humiliation at Anfield is victory. We had Aston Villa at Hillsborough, against a Villains side out of form but who beat Chelsea and surprisingly comfortably so at Villa Park in their last game. It would certainly be...
29
Aug
4 months ago
4 defeats in a row was a drag on morale around the joint, and put a lot of focus on our next game to recover. It would be a bit of a big one locally, as we travelled to face Leeds United at Elland Road against a side without a win in 7 games. Quite why th...
28
Aug
4 months ago
After getting 4 points from games against 3 early strugglers in Leicester, Burnley and Sheffield United, the next few games were a far from ideal choice to try and build any kind of form. Back-to-back away trips to Chelsea and Manchester City, either side...
27
Aug
4 months ago
After confirming our progression in the Carabao Cup and the slightly unwelcome news our reward is a home tie against Arsenal, attentions had to turn back to getting rewards in the next few games. First of all was a home fixture against Leicester City at...
26
Aug
4 months ago
After refreshing over the international break, its safe to say we would be greeted back on the other side with two tough examinations. First was a trip to Arsenal, who have thus far made a 100% winning start under new boss Paulo Fonesca, and they follow t...
26
Aug
4 months ago
Progressing nicely then. And decent to be doing well against PL teams in the Cups. With any luck the journey will continue to go so smoothly.
25
Aug
4 months ago
We get a break now from the Premier League for one midweek run as we travel to the Bet365 to face Stoke in the Carabao Cup. If nothing else, it keeps them up as familiar opponents, given we beat them there in our 2 Championship seasons, in similar circums...
23
Aug
4 months ago
Our first game in the Premier League would be the last of the season's opening weekend. So we had a fair wedge of time to build up potential anticipation. First game saw Manchester City look to push on from winning the first two Premier League title...
23
Aug
4 months ago
Thanks for the praise. Honestly I'd take 17th right now, but we'll give as good as we get.
23
Aug
4 months ago
Good start and if nothing else I admire the ambition of being UCL-bound. Good luck with said challenge.
23
Aug
4 months ago
Number 1 just completed the season in the year 2021 managing Sheff Wed in the Sky Bet Championship in their FM Career WAWAW (FM20)
23
Aug
4 months ago
Its tempting to have that existential dread of thinking promotion might end up being the easy part. Turning a side twice predicted to be midtable into first play-off losers and then shock division winners was good, but the squad had baseline potential to...
22
Aug
4 months ago
Victory over Nottingham Forest has set up a potentially major juncture in our season, as victory over Blackpool at Bloomfield Road sticks us second with three to go, and with it, potentially 3 wins from promotion and with it ending Sheffield Wednesday&#03...
22
Aug
4 months ago
Originally, the EFL scheduled our Blackpool game to take place over the international break, but a smattering of call-ups proved to be just cause to get the game rearranged. This would ordinarily have meant the uninteresting pause to build up fitness for...
20
Aug
5 months ago
While February was something due to the large quantity of games, and April will likewise pose a similar volume issue, March is relatively quiet with 4 games. However, 3 of these 4 are against teams directly up with us in the promotion chase. Bristol City,...
19
Aug
5 months ago
After the derby, our next game was originally scheduled to be against Blackpool at Bloomfield Road. However, on the morning of the game, the game was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch. So it was an unexpected weekend off. Perhaps unexpectedly, it turn...
18
Aug
5 months ago
Great start at PNE - good luck at maintaining it.
18
Aug
5 months ago
Oh yeah that's how it feels. Its going to be difficult, particularly as this feels like a closer fight than last season. But thanks for the compliment. Its slightly surreal to be a throw-back but its the style that works for moi and it works for me....
17
Aug
5 months ago
With the anti-climax that was a goalless draw in the Steel City Derby out of the way, it was time to see how we'd fare in our attempts to get the promotion. Ourselves and the Blades are closely split in this fight, though Preston and QPR are beginnin...
17
Aug
5 months ago
A lot of our promotion aspirations could well depend on either victory or defeat in the Sheffield Derby at the end of January. But it would be too easy to fixate on that being the make-or-break game. Before that, we still need points from games against Wi...
16
Aug
5 months ago
3 consecutive wins going into Christmas is an excellent way to start that and keep us in the promotion chase. But we now face the challenge of maintaining that momentum that comes with the build-up of games at the festive season. Its the most difficult ti...
16
Aug
5 months ago
We all know that Christmas is going to be a real season make-or-break phase. December has already brought us close proximity back-to-back games with promotion rivals West Brom and QPR, but we still have 4 more games in the tank against a variety of oppone...
15
Aug
5 months ago
After encouraging Cardiff to give Pulis his P45, our next assignment would come a few days later against the other South Yorkshire rivals to the other team in Sheffield, as we hosted Barnsley at Hillsborough. The Tykes are predicted to be in the bottom 3...
15
Aug
5 months ago
As the November international break looms, we have another chance to try and send our fans into the pause with a smile on their faces and three points in our pocket. Standing in our way is Nottingham Forest, managed by Nigel Clough as he tries to get some...
15
Aug
5 months ago
Thanks very much. I want this to be our year as our play-off misfire last year was such a buzzkill, but we're about to enter the stupidly busy bit with 24 league games before the next international break, along with the FA Cup Third Round. We'...
15
Aug
5 months ago
Our first game back after the pause would see us travel to Millwall, with the South Londoners sat bottom of the table with no wins and dismissing manager Gary Rowett, and conceding 4 to QPR, 5 to Bristol City and 6 to Nottingham Forest. If we were arrogan...
14
Aug
5 months ago
Barcelona 2-8 Bayern Munich as a real score... fucking hell what has happened at Barcelona to put in such a monumental collapse?
14
Aug
5 months ago
Before we made the trip to Birmingham City for our next game, Chansiri sent me a message looking to extend my Sheffield Wednesday contract. The initial two year deal signed at the start of the game expires at the end of this campaign, but after our excell...
13
Aug
5 months ago
Over the international break, there was time to reflect on phase one of this season going mightily well. But promotion to the Premier League isn't won in August. All we can do to ensure we remain in the conversation is to keep on winning. We're...