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Laws Desperate For Good Start

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.'

Writer:Nick
Date:Wednesday June 18 2008
Time: 12:00PM

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Comments

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Good to see at least Laws is enthusiastic.
Bigash
17/06/2008 23:41:00
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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.
PomegranateTree
18/06/2008 13:17:00
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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
18/06/2008 13:55:00
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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.
DrWatford
18/06/2008 14:37:00
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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
Norman
18/06/2008 14:56:00
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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
SuperOwls
18/06/2008 15:32:00
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Agreed, fantastic player, i still insist on wearing No. 8 whenever i play footy, but as for manager thats an absolute NO from me.
LP-OWL
18/06/2008 16:17:00
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dont worry boys its all paper bull5hit..laws is going know where!
WORKSOP..OWL
18/06/2008 16:28:00
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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
Barton6435
18/06/2008 17:22:00
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and another pomePIGLETgranatetree rumour.
mick66owl
18/06/2008 19:07:00
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