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Owls Open With Clarets

Wednesday will host Burnley on the opening day of the Championship season after the Championship fixtures were released this morning.

The Owls will be confident of getting off to a good start on home soil against the Clarets, and will be keen to avoid a repeat of last season's poor opening with a 4-1 loss at Ipswich Town.

But Brian Laws will face a difficult first away game of the season when he takes his troops to Wolves the following Saturday, before Preston are the visitors to S6 the week after.

Saturday, October 18 will be the first Sheffield derby of the season, with Hillsborough the venue, before another South Yorkshire derby quickly follows on the Tuesday after when Wednesday travel the short distance up the M1 to Barnsley.

Saturday, November 8, will see newly promoted Doncaster Rovers come to Hillsborough, while Wednesday will be on home soil against Blackpool for the Boxing Day fixture.

Saturday, February 7 will be the return date at Bramall Lane for the return leg of the Sheffield derby, while Wednesday finish the season at home to Cardiff City.

For the full Wednesday fixture list, see

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Writer: Nick Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday June 16 2008

Time: 10:12AM

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Its a great chance to get a good start. To be at home for the first game, boxing day, last game and my birthday is fantastic. Up the Owls and lets all the prey the takeover happens soon, So our fortunes on and off the pitch will change for the better.
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16/06/2008 10:19:00

blackpool away on a tuesday night????? BA5TARD
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16/06/2008 11:16:00

its nearly here owls fans, new season, new team and hopefully new board and owner. lets hope for a better start this season than last. its good that we are at home 1st game, 2nd game and even boxingday. and obviously we cnt w8 2 welcome the **** ov sheefield so that we can beat them again LOL up the owls lets have a god season!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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16/06/2008 12:03:00

maltby carn't even spell sheffield, says evetything really!! ha ha
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16/06/2008 14:51:00

Everything? Dont type so fast piggy ha ha.With you on that one bigash although we have Southampton away on my birthday so will be going to that,another chance to see us beat the red and white.
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16/06/2008 15:03:00

surely even a pig can figure out why id want blackpool away to be at the weekend!! ur the pig moanin about 'key dates'
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16/06/2008 15:05:00

BFL can't even spell CAN'T. I can spell 'muppet' though!!
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16/06/2008 16:23:00

...or 'everything'! Those in glass houses BFL.......
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16/06/2008 16:24:00

Who cares about Pigs? Wednesday in big trouble. Still no takeover, still no signings. We need O'Connor and Nicholson and we need them both to be good. Then we would need another winger and some back up in defence. Until then we're in the **** Squad for next season: Keepers - Grant and O'Donnell (think that's him, never seen him. Any good?) Defence - Simek, Spurr, Wood, Beevers, Hinds. Need to get rid of Gilbert and get new in Midfield - McAllister, JJ, Wade, Esajas, Watson. Get rid of Lenny. Bring in O'Connor, Nicholson and A.N Other Strikers - Jeffers, AKPO, Neon Deon and Tudders. Get rid of Leon + Academy kids. On the whole good, but potentially relegated if we have injuries from last year. And please no Kav.
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16/06/2008 18:42:00

that looks like i'm saying get rid off academy kids. we need them to supplement rather than make-up first team squad (i.e. Lekaj/Boden)
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16/06/2008 18:44:00

I am sure there will be no love lost in the Valentines day fixture at Donny. I hope its not a repeat of the last time we met at Donny!
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16/06/2008 20:20:00

i might have typed a bit 2 fast lol but non the less swfc r way better than the pigs. n i agree wiv hooting mad as well. we r in big trouble, no signings and takeover going no were. even team like forest and swansea r spending and all we can do is get players on a free!! its the takeover we need and we need to do it fast!!! ANY1 AGREE?????
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17/06/2008 11:33:00

we have a smaller squad than last year and we cant rely on sodje hes too physical to not get injured
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17/06/2008 13:14:00

go and watch rotherham maltby they will be better than wendy in 10 years from now. ha ha xxxxxx
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17/06/2008 13:26:00

Whats with kisses PFL?? Have ya got something you want to tell us?
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17/06/2008 16:01:00

I love you too pigforlfe xxx
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17/06/2008 16:52:00

You've done well with the fixtures lads, home 1st, last & boxing day. Although we've had it before now so we can't complain. It's a great chance the first game for your lads against a team who i think will really struggle this season. You are in urgent need of a couple of central midfielders though and quickly!!! (just put an article on our site about youth team players & give you a good word towards the end....take a look)
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17/06/2008 17:04:00

You blades make it out like it's luck, it's just a draw! We've been drawn away on first game of the season for the past 3 seasons in a row!! No luck, or bad luck, just the draw, we dont get the lip on about it
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21/06/2008 20:09:00

Some hard games a coming your way pretty quick there....
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23/06/2008 14:40:00


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