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After shipping nine goals in four matches Sheffield Wednesday brought in goalkeeper Stephen Bywater on an emergency loan.

Mixed reaction ensued on thestar.co.uk. Bentley Boy wrote: “I can’t say I honestly expected him to go straight into the team, it seems to be somewhat of a knee jerk reaction to our problem. A keeper can be made to look bad by the players infront of him.”

4MinsOfTimeAddedOn disagreed: “We have two great prospects on our books, but I still think the loan of Bywater will prove a shrewd acquisition in terms of suring up the defence for the coming months, and the development of O’Donnell and Jameson.”

The Steel City derby may be three weeks away but already the excitement is building. Mr B on thestar.co.uk thinks the match being shown on a big screen is a great idea: “FANTASTIC! Breaking News! BEAN BAGS! those unfortunate enough not to get tickets for the derby game are going to be able to watch it at Hillsborough - sitting on Bean Bags!”

That’ll be a Beam Back then.

Sometimes web forums are a place of cross pollination. On barnsley-mad.co.uk Unitedite Denabyblade1987 began a group hug: “Glad Hill is starting to get results for you, and well done to your board for sticking by him after early defeats, learnt there lesson from us by not sacking a manager after 2/3 games.”

Anstonred joined in with the spirit of the occasion: “Both managers should do well. I’ve always liked Danny Wilson and wanted him back but Keith Hill has stuck to the guns and we are now playing the possession football in the league that we saw pre-season.”