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The Season Starts Here

An encouraging result against Charlton and a vital clean sheet - let's now look forward to the remaining Owls fixtures.

Wednesday's last six games would have been tough for any club, let alone one with an injury list as long as your arm and off-field strife and uncertainty adding to the air of unease around the stadium. A meagre haul of four points from the matches against Cardiff, Wolves, Ipswich, Bristol, Charlton and the small matter of a derby day encounter match with our biggest rivals - but it could have indeed been worse.

A solid draw in the last of those fixtures heralds a brighter immediate future for Brian Laws' men. So where will the points to ensure safety and push on up the table come from?

The Owls are fortunate that a decent number of the remaining games are against teams in the bottom half of the table. Our blue and white wizards should be able to take heart and good morale gained from the excellent performance against our neighbours into the return fixture at Bramall Lane on April 8th.. the Blades have had their fair share of off-field shenanigans in recent days, and they will be hoping for a measure of stability before the crunch derby match, but every Owl will be convinced we can do the double this season.

A number of 'six point' matches await, two against our next opponents, managerless Coventry, which both must be considered as 'must win'. Wednesday will look for further success at bottom of the table Scunthorpe and fellow relegation candidates Colchester. Two lower half teams have money and have spent it, with limited success so far: Brian Laws will be hoping for points from QPR and Leicester before those teams kick on. He'll also be hoping the Owls won't go to their last away match this season at the Walkers fighting the Foxes to stay up. Norwich (on the last day) and Blackpool should provide opportunity for further success.

Hopefully a number of the walking wounded will be back in action shortly: we'll need them if stray points from in-form teams like Stoke and WBA are to be grabbed and held on to.

50 points - 18 to go, six wins. Brian wants seven.. aim high, surely the right thing to do. Up and at 'em. Bring on Coventry and the Owls renaissance!




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Date:Sunday February 17 2008

Time: 9:00AM

Your Comments

hope your right. summat has to start here. take the noose from round this clubs neck though must be a priorty were ever we end up its the only way forward. TAKEOVER NOW PLEASE
mick66owl
we need a fit squad, we still have good players to come back, I just hope they are back sooner rather than later, does anyone know how the injured players are getting on
Holl
It will be a huge game between ourselves (colchester) and you...! Massive in deciding the season's placing.
Matt_Us
No need to panic, 7 points out of the next three games will do nicely!!
will it ever happen
Well the season sure does start here, Richard Wood in the starting line -up helps. He's got abit of pace about him and brings the ball out of defence. I really like Showumni, we must sign him up. The championship is all about pace and power and he's got abit of pace and alot of power. The takeover should happen this month, that could then help with 2 quality loan signings like Michael Johnson and possibly a speedy goal grabbing forward.......Healy anyone? or maybe Jeffers and Sodje will be back soon.
Bigash
Dont think we need MJ back at the club, got enough at the back for the rest of the season. Hopefuly FJ and AS will be back firing the goals in?!
will it ever happen
Lets get going, there's everything to play for at the mo, although a relegation battle is not an ideal end of season scenario it will sure as hell pull us all together, and that is what we need more than anything, the players back from injury, and the crowd roaring them on, come on you blue and white wizards!!
dbblue
thats done it hasnt it official site reporting sodje out for season
mick66owl
Michael Johnson is a commander and a talker, I dont see how developing Beevers in this current situation wer in helps the club?
Bigash
av we signed ben sahar or wat or is just another *****y rumor
boothe
ouch that hurts, we needed sodje back, laws mustbe wondering what he's done wrong,
dbblue
Yeah Boothe i just seen report about us about to sign ben sahar - "Chelsea's young Israeli striker Ben Sahar is ready to sign for struggling Sheffield Wednesday on loan for the rest of the season. Owls boss Brian Laws has made an approach for the powerful forward who will be allowed to leave Stamford Bridge to gain first-team experience. Sahar is back in the reserves at Chelsea after a loan spell at QPR ended with injury problems - but he is keen for a second shot at the Championship" Another injury prone player isn't what we want though eh!
SuperOwls
what happenend to this "experienced" striker we were going to sign...???
SuperOwls
not many players want to come into a relegation batle lets hope ben sahar is a wonderkid
boothe
how did he get on at qpr??
dbblue
Mixed performances at Qpr an his spell was interupted by an appendix operation, he's very very highly rated at chelsea so I'm sure he can offer us something. Healy won't come to us let's forget about that one. Sodje out is a massive blow
McQuaid-Owls
 

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