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Laws Desperate For Good Start

Wednesday boss Brian Laws is desperate to avoid a repeat of last season's dreadful start to the season and get off the mark with a win on the opening day of the 2008-09 campaign.

Despite a fantastic finish to the 2006-07 season, Wednesday were left rooted in the relegation zone following a disastrous start to the season, which started with a 4-1 reverse at Ipswich Town on the opening day of the season.

But the Owls have been drawn at home for the big kick-off this time around, after the Championship fixtures were released on Monday, and Laws can't wait to get started again.

'I am pretty excited to see the fixture list and first and foremost I am delighted that we are starting at home,' Laws told the official SWFC website.

'After the poor start last year we know we have to make a good start this year and we know what is to be expected.

'The early games are certainly winnable and they are games we believe can kick start our season.'

Wednesday have been relatively slow starters in recent seasons, and Burnley are often seen as a side that start with all guns blazing before steadily fading out as the season progresses.

And the contest with the Clarets is certainly going to be an interesting one, with the bookmakers backing neither to do much in the Championship this season.

Laws continued: 'Every team will start the season with ambitions to be at the top of the table and we will be aiming just as much as they are to get off to a flying start and if we can get that same support as we did at the end of last season at home then there is every reason we can get the right result.'

The Journalist

Writer: Nick Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday June 18 2008

Time: 12:00PM

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Good to see at least Laws is enthusiastic.
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17/06/2008 23:41:00

He wont be at S6 for much longer. There are very strong rumours that Chris Waddle is to take over at the helm, once the takeover goes through. He will be assisted with an experienced coach at his side. This has come from a solicitor, who's dealing with Sheard's bid. Bye, bye Laws.
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18/06/2008 13:17:00

I like Waddle he is one of the best players i have seen in the forty five years i have supported the club BUT he did a shocking job as manager of burnley?
tommy craig
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18/06/2008 13:55:00

Lets face it I'd be optimistic on a better start than last season if I'd lost 6 on the bounce!!!! Laws always seems to get a bad rap but he is a good manager and deserves someone to show him some loyalty.
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18/06/2008 14:37:00

waddle???? he has no decent experience as a manager. Why do people assume that great players will be great coaches??? Ferguson, Wenger and Mourinho were **** players. Either keep faith in Laws on get someone with real experience. No disrespect to waddle though, loved him as a player
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18/06/2008 14:56:00

Waddle is my all time ultimate Owls favourite but replacing Laws as manager? Why??? Laws should be given some cash and left to see what he could do - I for one think he could do a pretty good job. Waddle has poor and very small management experience - what's the point in rocking the boat by bringing someone like him in? Let's see what Brian can do first and if he fails THEN get someone in but someone with experience
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18/06/2008 15:32:00

Agreed, fantastic player, i still insist on wearing No. 8 whenever i play footy, but as for manager thats an absolute NO from me.
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18/06/2008 16:17:00

dont worry boys its all paper bull5hit..laws is going know where!
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18/06/2008 16:28:00

i like waddle but dont think hed be a good manager, think we should have a good start this year but then u just never know
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18/06/2008 17:22:00

and another pomePIGLETgranatetree rumour.
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18/06/2008 19:07:00

mick you tailend, do you always have to resort to the same old pig manter?!! just imagine if waddle did take over as manager, it would give us even more reason to hate you snortbeasts!!
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18/06/2008 20:33:00

Waddle is GOD, and one day may manage the blue and white. But that day is not for a long time. I would love him to join the coaching staff.........
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18/06/2008 23:24:00

is it really hate pigforlife no i think its the same old trouble with you lot JEALOUSY. RESORTING TO PERSONAL INSULTS JUST GOES TO SHOW WHAT A CHILD YOU ARE.
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19/06/2008 00:24:00

you loser pigforlife stay off here your not welcome. anyhow back to the forum. we must start better than last year or we will be in deeper doo doo
Looney Tune
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19/06/2008 00:28:00

shows you lot are jealous of the red n white side of sheffield now then!! as for the insults, you ladies are pretty good at giving those out on a regular basis.
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19/06/2008 00:31:00

stick to the forum thread or get lost
Looney Tune
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19/06/2008 00:34:00

agreed looney tune . laws will have the boys ready i'am sure this time especially a guaranteed 4points off the blunts again
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19/06/2008 00:36:00

red and white is **** ****e
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19/06/2008 10:05:00

anybody know who the two premier players are who laws is interested in??
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19/06/2008 16:12:00

ronaldo and lampard
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19/06/2008 22:35:00

the suposingly top player is jack cork of chelsea
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20/06/2008 11:28:00

who ever he is. think if we sign him it will get people to renew there season tickets . NOT
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20/06/2008 16:10:00

I doubt the board will give him as much time this season. So its very important for him that you make a good start.
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21/06/2008 08:57:00

I reckon there will be a number of changes pretty soon into the season if you dont get points on the board sharpish.........
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23/06/2008 14:41:00

Laws desperate for a good start. I think it should just read Laws desperate. I can not believe he still has a job.
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05/07/2008 07:38:00


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