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Laws Praises Owls' Derby Stars

Laws Praises Owls' Derby Stars

Wednesday boss Brian Laws heaped praise on his Wednesday stars following the 1-0 Steel City derby victory over Sheffield United at Hillsborough on Sunday.

Laws was left delighted at the amount of heart and desire his troops showed, and the quality of their defence when the Blades threw everything bar the proverbial kitchen sink at the Owls in the second half in the hope of an equaliser.

He told the official SWFC website: 'This derby game had everything; lots to write about, lots to talk about, incidents galore. There were some thunderous tackles going in, it was scrappy, but you have to have a lot of heart, a lot of desire and throw your bodies in the way of things.

'I give the players great credit for that because Sheffield United threw everything at us and we defended as well as we possibly could. If we defend like that for the rest of the season I will be a happy man.

'In the first 15 minutes we set about them, we got at them and we were in control. The turning point was the sending off, it turned the game on its head and it turned into a nervy affair.'

Laws will be hoping for a similar performance in a second South Yorkshire derby in two days time when he takes his men to Oakwell to take on struggling Barnsley.

But he knows all too well that with a just a day's preparation before the big clash, three more points won't be that easy to come by.

'The bragging rights go to Sheffield Wednesday this time, it puts us in fifth place and it sends a lot of happy people home with a smile on their face,' he continued.

'The downside is we have one day to recover, see how the walking wounded are and recover from a stressful match. There were a few players cramping up and that concerns me but we will be ready come Tuesday for another derby at Barnsley.'



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Writer:Nick
Date:Sunday October 19 2008
Time: 8:27PM

Comments

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come on lads! top result today - AGAIN! - now lets stuff the dingles and push on!
BIG TONY
19/10/2008 20:40:00
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great result. Fixture list is a joke. You'd never see Man Utd playing 2 league games in as many days
Norman
19/10/2008 20:57:00
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credit where credit is due. but we were dun over good and propper by the ***** ref!!
bladesforlife1889
19/10/2008 21:08:00
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credit where it is due, ur lot were nothing today. blame the ref...
HootingMad
19/10/2008 22:01:00
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Sorry BFL but you're wrong.
robc
19/10/2008 22:09:00
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bfl, worry about ur team not the ref!
samh
19/10/2008 22:14:00
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The Pigs actually played better after the had a man sent off, so I'm not sure why that's a valid excuse? They were garbage. I always feared a defeat when Warnock was in charge, how the tables have turned.
welshyowl
19/10/2008 23:05:00
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Problem with the blunts is that no one else seems able to create the same sort of passion in the team like Colin used to!
US Owl
20/10/2008 00:07:00
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i'd agree with you there us part timer 110%!!
bladesforlife1889
20/10/2008 01:06:00
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the sending off was a huge mistake, which changed our formation, tactics, strength, tactics, and overall threat and attacking options. 11 against 11 i would have fancied us all afternoon to atleast come back into it. like i said well played and credit where its due.
bladesforlife1889
20/10/2008 01:10:00
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