Comments for en-gb 30 Thu 18 Sep 2014 19:47:36 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at Rebecca aka Becky aka Beks You shudda beat West brom last night Gray :-( Then Forest could have stayed 2nd. Nevermind, still plenty to play for! Wed 10 Mar 2010 13:59:26 GMT+1 S60_owl Hey Michael,Fantastic win against Leicester, hopefully can pull it out of the bag tonight against West Brom!!Anyways just a quick one: I've noticed that you have a very nice tan, wondering if you use a sun-bed or if it's out of a bottle cos I know I'm not catchin any of that Yorkshire sunshine!! haha :)all the best mate,UTO Tue 09 Mar 2010 15:21:09 GMT+1 Michael Gray reply to no 47Thankyou for your comments.Lets hope saturdays win spurrs us on to a great run of results.The team were exxelent on saturday. We know we have the quality within the squad ,we just need to prove it. Sun 07 Mar 2010 21:05:58 GMT+1 Michael Gray reply to no 45If a player is offered that kind of money then they are going to take it.Clubs are offering crazy ammounts of money to players these days and maybe this is why they find themselves in huge debt. If they put a cap on wages then it may help the current situation but im sure they would find other ways to pay the players. Sun 07 Mar 2010 21:02:20 GMT+1 burtonowl Hi Michael,I agree with hastingsowl, a very honest post and comments. I do always enjoy reading your posts as they give another insight as to whats happening at hillsborough. Understandably hard times for all at the moment with the previous few games, and hopefully we have the shining light with the win against leicester. Despite what other people say and comment, we will always back the owls as the song goes..."Wednesday 'till I Die!"Also good to see Leon Clarke on the scoresheet twice, hope you lads keep it up for the game against the Baggies and onwards. Sun 07 Mar 2010 14:45:01 GMT+1 HastingsOwl Michael hi,Great blog, warts and all, your honesty is to be applauded. It's interesting to look at all the comments in the context of yesterday's emphatic win - as a team you did exactly what I hoped - picked yourselves up and believed in your ability. Well done.The Honey Monster makes a fantastic psychological case study. There's a whole lot of smugness going on there and harking back to past glories. If I were a Forest fan I'd be very pleased with the way my team were playing. But be careful my friend. Your banter borders on the boring - and Pride comes before a fall. Sun 07 Mar 2010 14:10:48 GMT+1 jimowl Hey mickey, not saying your ignoring me, but on the last blog i know you didnt get round to replying to anyone.I just wanted to know what your opinion of player wages was with the current exonmoic situation and the administration and liquidation of many long term football clubs? Is their a time when enough is enough and a cap is introduced. Cos you must agree £150,000 a week is too much?Good work from everyone today fantastic performance nice to see Alan mix things up when it didnt go too well. Keep up the goodwork all of you.James Sun 07 Mar 2010 00:46:48 GMT+1 Michael Gray reply to no 36Lee grant thinks hes quite smart so maybe he would give it a go.Only one winner in the arm wrestling...... ME!!! Sat 06 Mar 2010 22:21:19 GMT+1 Michael Gray reply to no 35Tommy Spurr is a top player who will one day play in the premiership.He is on a long contract at wednsday so hands off please. Sat 06 Mar 2010 22:19:14 GMT+1 Michael Gray reply to no 34Well it is something i dont want on my cv as every playere will be saying right now. Ive played all my career in the top two divisions and i want to keep it that way. Sat 06 Mar 2010 22:17:30 GMT+1 Michael Gray reply to no 28Im not ignoring you.It seems like you have made some new friends on this blog.Good win today. Sat 06 Mar 2010 22:10:30 GMT+1 richmarshall Michael,Hopefuly the last word on last week! Thanks to you and the lads for your positive response. If you continue to bounce back like the Leicester game we will be fine. It mst be difficult playing in a team with limited resources and I hope I speak for the majority when I say that we always appreciate those who give 100% rather than those who look to the next big pay cheque. The club needs players with your experience to bring on the young lads. A good run now will set us up for a strong push next year. See you at Swansea! Sat 06 Mar 2010 16:56:35 GMT+1 northwelshowl Mickey A few things;'the bottom line was our performance was poor'I was one of those who made the effort to get to the game, and perhaps I was watching a different game to you but, the performance was a lot, lot worse than poor in my opinion. No polite words can describe the appalling performance the team put in. I, and many others, left that game thinking do the players really care about SWFC. Do they? Because they really need to pull there fingers out and grasp the game of football. The performance was on a level par, if not worse than, sunday league football. 'We can't ever let that happen again because we let a lot of people down.'Not the first time this season when the team has been absoloutley dire and uniterested is it? I seriously hope we do stay up, but am not 100% convinced. If we do, or if we don't we need to have a major clear out of all the dead wood in the summer, unless those players who are out of contract can start playing for the shirt. Sat 06 Mar 2010 12:55:03 GMT+1 Rebecca aka Becky aka Beks Adam, Hi.I am not a wum. But i think Gray was brown nosing with that comment. I dont believe for one second that Gray would rather be playing at Hillsbrough rather than The City Ground. Im guessing he would also prefer to be playing at Bramall Lane.... Sat 06 Mar 2010 09:54:47 GMT+1 Adam Ponomarenko the honey monster does appear to be a bit of a wum but it would appear from a neutrals point of view there is definately some brown nosing going on. It was only last week you were saying how the highlights of your career was playing in champions league games because of the 'atmosphere' and now you state 'If we are performing on the pitch then there is no better place to be playing.' Have Sheffield Wednesday recently played in the champions league? Sat 06 Mar 2010 09:30:27 GMT+1 s6petetheowl Alreet Mickey,In an attempt to lighten the mood on this weeks blog I'm wondering, Who would win in an arm wrestling competition at Wednesday??!!Also, are any of the lads bright enough to do a Clark Carlisle and appear on something such as Countdown??U.T.O Fri 05 Mar 2010 19:43:03 GMT+1 Rebecca aka Becky aka Beks GrayHi.Tommy Spurr....What you reckon about him joining Forest my duck? Reckon hes good enough to make the step up? Fri 05 Mar 2010 15:36:56 GMT+1 Macca HiIm a Plymouth Argyle surpporter and despite this blog being about just the one result, you face a similar prospect to argyle which im sad to say is possible relegation. As a fan i know completely how you feel, especially when getting a hammering like you have when needing 3pts at this stage is so important. But sometimes just losing by a small margin can be even worse. I mean yeh you were on the end of a 5 nil battering but can it be even more demoralising when you get so close to 3pts and get a late kick in the teeth and walk away with nothing? A loss is bad in all cases, especially at this time in the season when 3 pts is so important when sat in the relegation zone.Theres been some ups but more downs for both Sheff wed and Argyle this season. And the thought of relegation must be daunting (sorry if your not trying to consider it in your mind set ahead of tomorows fixture, but being 5 pts behind yourselves its hard to think of much else).But i was wondering, how daunting can the thought of relegation to league one be as a player? As a fan, yes its upseting and we understand the money issue but the thought of being up against less quality teams is all we worry about. But as a player it might be so much more, cause at the end of the day its your job, and you enjoy it. But how does dropping a division and having that on your CV effect you?Macca Fri 05 Mar 2010 14:21:37 GMT+1 Rebecca aka Becky aka Beks GrayHi, again (sorry to bother you again)Another question PalAs you know, Forest signed Boyd from p'boro t'other day and billy davies had this to say:But the Reds have now brought Boyd to the club, beating Middlesbrough to his signature. "He wasn't one of the main targets," said Davies. "We all know who they were, with regards to Pratley, Moses and Shorey."Do you think, as a player yourself, that Boyd would be a bit gutted by this? It doesnt sound great on his behalf does it? Or do you think Billy has done this on purpose so that Boyd doesnt start to think hes better than he is now hes got the chance to play for Englands bigegst club?I appreciate and respect your views palKeep up the good work pal Fri 05 Mar 2010 13:15:13 GMT+1 C_Huds "I dont know if you have noticed the state of our pitch this season but it makes it very hard for us to play the football we would like".Did that stop Doncaster the other week? I agree our pitch is shocking but I didn't see it affect them, they passed it around for fun.I'm not going to slag off individual players but my personal opinion is that we have a very average squad of players. One bright note is that a number of players are out of contract at the end of the season... if I'm correct? So hopefully we can try and get in a better quality of player for next year than we currently have, depending on our finances of course! Fingers crossed that this player recruitment will be with us still in the Championship but it's not looking good.Are you out of contract at the end of the season?All the best for Saturday anyway Fri 05 Mar 2010 13:10:41 GMT+1 Rebecca aka Becky aka Beks Mr GraySerious question.I wondered if you have got any plans for what you want to do when you finish football? None of us are getting any younger so i presume you have started to think about this already?Why dont many pro players go into refereing? Would this be something that you considered? Fri 05 Mar 2010 13:02:27 GMT+1 RaddyExcitesMe Michael Gray would definitely leaves Wednesday for Forest if he was offered it. FACT. Fri 05 Mar 2010 12:47:52 GMT+1 Rebecca aka Becky aka Beks dannytrfc Hi. Fri 05 Mar 2010 12:42:01 GMT+1 Rebecca aka Becky aka Beks 15. At 5:20pm on 04 Mar 2010, Dan wrote:Forest could do with a left back couldn't they? Shorey has gone to a Premier League club now and that deal for Bale didn't ever materialise did it?Maybe the manager could speak with the Transfer Machine (or whatever Pleat and his mates are called) and get Micky in.Dont worry notts forest fans, at least your manager is proven at the highest level. ;-)------------------------------------Yes, we need a left back. Im not allowed to post on here what i think of Pleast and his "mates". (sadly)Mr Gray. Please dont ignore me.Pleasex Fri 05 Mar 2010 12:24:47 GMT+1 dannytrfc I’ll always respect Forest while Ned is there, the man is a legend, however their fans suffer from Big Club Syndrome. Side effects include living on past glories and delusions that they should be in the Premiership regardless of how well or badly they’ve done for the last decade. Can often be seen at Elland Road too.You’re only as good as your current team (as I’m all too aware of from our league position), which Forest are – a decent Championship outfit with a decent Championship manager.Every club thinks they have the best fans in the world and yes the Forest fans may be loud now, but I’ve witnessed them quiet as mice when things weren’t going their way in League One! Fri 05 Mar 2010 11:36:17 GMT+1 Emilio_Heskeynho typical Forest fans mouthing off about European cups 30 years ago. Lets be more recent shall we, last week you lost 3-0. Maybe you shouldn't be so cocky before every game then maybe it wouldn't embarrass you when you get beaten easily. Looking for a win this weekend too with Sheff Wed's form, but I think it could go either way really, we will have to tun up like we did in the 2nd half last week or else we could have a nasty surprise. Think it will be 1-0 in our favourUTF Fri 05 Mar 2010 10:18:53 GMT+1 JJS_84 a qucik message to this honey monster chap, your forest fans were very quiet all game on saturday at the walkers stadium while we were giving you a good stuffing.p.s doesnt matter what you won in the past, its all about the here and now, and with your away form you've got to make sure your in the playoff shake up come the end of the season, just like we have! woud make a great playoff final though.and to the wednesday fan who said we dont score many away from home,! to true that my friend, i'm looking for a good win at your place on saturday, 1-0 in the 90th would suit me fine though. Fri 05 Mar 2010 08:22:15 GMT+1 steve17360 Hi Michael,Don't let the negative posts on here get to you. Can anyone say that they perform 100% day in day out in their own jobs? I doubt it. Most people on here are posting while they should be working ;) The issue is that as a football fan, results have so much impact on us. Having watched football for more years than I care to remember, it's clear that some players care passionately, whilst others treat it simply as a (very well paid) job - no different to any other kind of work. As a Leeds United fan, I have lived and breathed the success and failure of my team for years, and it has an incredible impact on our lives. A good result can mask other issues in life that we have to contend with. Some people may disagree with Bill Shankly's comments about football being more important than life or death, but he did put his finger on how important football is in people's lives.Suffering a five nil loss as a fan is devastating, but because of the very nature of football fans who live in eternal hope, there's always the belief that the next result can be a good one. Good luck for the rest of the season, and let's hope LUFC will be seeing you in the Championship next season! Fri 05 Mar 2010 05:52:36 GMT+1 Trym Great to see you reply to our comments, Michael, and good to see the players are aware of the tough job ahead, what is needed of them not only in terms of performance but also attitude and motivation, and that you won't hang your heads over the Reading match. The point of extra drill is to avoid any player in the group brooding needlessly for a day, better tackle it by the horns as a group and work it out of your system immediately.All the best for the weekend, make us proud! :) Thu 04 Mar 2010 21:46:06 GMT+1 Michael Gray reply to no 9Thanx for your comments and i take on board what you are saying.We started our new regime under alan great and we need to start performing once again. I dont know if you have noticed the state of our pitch this season but it makes it very hard for us to play the football we would like.Im not making excuses here but players will make mistakes but when we do we have to react in a positive way and not let our heads drop. Thu 04 Mar 2010 20:30:22 GMT+1 Michael Gray reply to no 7If the manager asks me to do a job for the team then i will do it.Sometimes things wont be going for me but i will always give it a 100 per cent. I thought the boots matched the kit lovely. Thu 04 Mar 2010 20:24:13 GMT+1 Michael Gray reply to no 5We need to start getting points on the board and very quickly. 13 games to go so we need players with big shoulders and big hearts. Thu 04 Mar 2010 20:21:28 GMT+1 Michael Gray reply to no 4It has to be a better week. Not a great feeling turning your tv on and hearing the result all weekend.The performances have been good of late and we dont want to let our standards drop like they did on saturday. Thu 04 Mar 2010 20:18:43 GMT+1 Michael Gray reply to no 3We are all thinking posotive and we want to see a reaction from every player who plays on saturday. It will be a tough game but we will certainly be up for it. Thanx for your comments. Thu 04 Mar 2010 20:15:24 GMT+1 Michael Gray reply to no 1Everyone was obviously down after the game on saturday.It did get mentioned about coming in on sunday but what would it prove. The waiting around was probably more painful. Its put to bed now and lets hope it never happens again. Thu 04 Mar 2010 20:10:55 GMT+1 Peter I'm currently enjoying life at ambitious Sheffield Wednesday and the aim of my blog is to provide an insight into the life of a footballer. ---------------------------neither the league NOR the financial positions are showing any ambitions harboured at Wednesday as you`re claiming Thu 04 Mar 2010 17:29:11 GMT+1 Dan Forest could do with a left back couldn't they? Shorey has gone to a Premier League club now and that deal for Bale didn't ever materialise did it?Maybe the manager could speak with the Transfer Machine (or whatever Pleat and his mates are called) and get Micky in.Dont worry notts forest fans, at least your manager is proven at the highest level. ;-) Thu 04 Mar 2010 17:20:03 GMT+1 Chupacabra I feel sorry for Gray. In the Autumn of his career a player of his quality shouldn't be having to put up with playing alongside the sort of players that he is currently stuck with.Aside from him, Tudgay and Grant the rest of the squad, on current form, would struggle in the Highland Leagues. Thu 04 Mar 2010 17:11:46 GMT+1 Rebecca aka Becky aka Beks 12. At 3:58pm on 04 Mar 2010, Phil wrote:Who are Forest, ive only heard about County as the team from Nottingham?-------------European cup winnersTwiceBack to BackDo your research my duck Thu 04 Mar 2010 16:04:31 GMT+1 Phil Who are Forest, ive only heard about County as the team from Nottingham? Thu 04 Mar 2010 15:58:16 GMT+1 Woodhouse_owl haha Honey Monster, your fans are calling for Billy Davis' head, wasnt so long ago you were in league one year on year! how can you be the best fans when youre in a good position and yet you hate your manager with a passion?? Thu 04 Mar 2010 15:50:01 GMT+1 WTID UTO Thats why we're going down, thats why we're going down (8)Leicester another lose, then west brom after i think, a nice two weeks of 0 points, yaaaaaayKeep the faith (yn) Thu 04 Mar 2010 15:47:39 GMT+1 fed_up_owl "we have to keep thinking in a really positive way, by everyone rallying around and by showing passion for the blue and white stripes of Sheffield Wednesday".Michael, we fans show plenty of passion for the blue and white stripes. If more of the playing group actually gave a toss we wouldn't get mid week interviews from players with lame quotes like "we've got ourselves in this mess and we must get ourselves out", or "we'll continue to stay positive and work our socks off", or "we need to get everyone pulling in the same direction" etc etc.I may be dead wrong and the players may care deeply about the club. There certainly are 4 or 5 (yourself included) that at least give the impression they give a damn and work hard week in week out. But from the outside looking in, it seems the vast majority of players at SWFC just aren't up for the fight as much as the opposition we face each week, particularly if we go a goal behind.I know you'd never say it publicly but I'd imagine there's players in the dressing room that wouldn't be fit to shine the boots of teammates you've played with in the past.Anyway, enough of the player-bashing, I'm just an incredibly frustrated fan as you've probably worked out many paragraphs ago, as Wednesday really can turn it on and play some damn good football every now and then.All the best for the run-in, congrats on the blog success, and appreciate you trying to reply to as many posts as possible from your past articles, as many blog authors simply post and forget. Thu 04 Mar 2010 15:07:27 GMT+1 Rebecca aka Becky aka Beks Also to "The_Honey_Monster", Wednesday fans are better than Forest fans. True story that.-------------Dont make me laugh!!!Lets get a few things straight here....Mr Gray would jump at the chance to play week in week out at the City ground right now and if he had the chance he would do ANYTHING possible to make it happen. He knows, deep inside, thats its us Forest fans that are the ebst in the country dont you Gray? Thu 04 Mar 2010 14:18:16 GMT+1 Sir T. Fireball I was at the Madjeski on Saturday (alas, in the home end with a Reading supporting mate) and it was absolutely dire, I had to sit through the whole ninety minutes while all the Reading fans around me celebrated. Do you enjoy playing on the right Mickey? After a long playing career on the left either in midfield or defence it seems a strange decision to put you on opposite flank. I'm sure you're happy to do a job for the team but you looked lost on Saturday. I think the banana yellow boots might've had something with you being subbed, you have to do something a bit special to be able to pull them off, sort it out! Thu 04 Mar 2010 14:14:09 GMT+1 ibatlikephilhughes Honey MonsterGet in line fella, he's played at Paradise. Thu 04 Mar 2010 14:02:25 GMT+1 Cyril Good blog, I know what it's like as a supporter coming home from a big defeat, 5-1 away at Colchester on a Tuesday night. Or a 7-1 defeat at the hands of West Ham at Upton Park are certainly days to forget for me, as a Hull supporter. I'd imagine as a player it's the same as being a fan, as it genuinely ruins your week. You don't want to go out on the Saturday night, you don't want go to work on the Monday morning, or all week for that matter.Leicester are a very good side, and it will be tough side to beat. Although they don't score many goals, especially away from home and without Matty Fryatt. Would you be happy for Wednesday to come away with a point on Saturday? I think a point would be a good point. Although I imagine the Wednesday fans may not feel the same way.Also to "The_Honey_Monster", Wednesday fans are better than Forest fans. True story that. Thu 04 Mar 2010 13:52:27 GMT+1 Elliot First time I've been dissapointed with your attitude Michael. Sunday, get yourself down the gym and pick yourself up mate! Short blog too... Better performance all round next week mate? Thu 04 Mar 2010 13:48:03 GMT+1 Louisa Not a good week then ! I hope no-one gives you too much hassle in the comments this week on here ?! We were at Reading last Saturday and agree it was awful. We stayed til the end but loads of people disappeared around us just after half time. The journey back to Lincoln was long&drawn out, miserable and very quiet ( and that's saying something considering we had our two kids plus two extra in the car as well !) Still, we plan to be at every game now until the end of the season. Work has been rearranged and parents sorted to look after the kids on the night matches and hotels booked for far away games including next week at Swansea so the support is there from us and will be until the end... and hopefully we'll be happy come May :-/I'm actually really looking forward to Saturday and hope that there are lots of positive thoughts and support for you all. I can't stand listening to negativity during a game , it can't do you lot on the pitch much good - I had someone next to me moaning and groaning about a player and yet they didn't even know that players name - I just listened and kept quiet. There are plenty of us there who believe in and support you all !! Lets hope this week proves successful - we couldn't be at the away game in December - we were at a wedding ( someone was receiving text updates from under the tablecloth during the reception and lots of groans passed around the table ) Lets hope it's not like that this week !!! You're all much better than that now ...GOOD LUCK TO ALL OF YOU ON SATURDAY !! Thu 04 Mar 2010 12:46:44 GMT+1 Rebecca aka Becky aka Beks If we are performing on the pitch then there is no better place to be playing---------------------You having a bubble here Gray or what???You have played at the City Ground before and if your honest you know its better than Hillsbrough.!!!Lets some honesty in future blogs and not brown nosing with Wednesday fans.!!!!!!! Thu 04 Mar 2010 12:45:48 GMT+1 Trym "If Saturday was bad, Sunday was not an enjoyable day either. I was just sitting around at home waiting to go into training on Monday and watch the video of the match. It was a bad weekend all round."I was half-expecting the players to be forced out for an early morning practice on Sunday to sweat that bad result out. Nothing like a killer work-out to wipe away any traces left of this dreadful performance. And honestly I'd be happy if the players on their own initiative got up and did this regardless of whether the team management forced you or not, no more dwelling, get it done with and pick yourself up by your own neck.Now, for the upcoming matches, focus on getting the basics right - keep it simple, pass the ball, communicate - and with hard work and good effort this squad's good enough by far to be in the Championship.Come on you Owls! Thu 04 Mar 2010 12:27:01 GMT+1