UK time is: 14:01:44
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Owls Set For Triple Tonic

The Championship season may only be a matter of weeks old, but Brian Laws and his men are already facing one of the toughest weeks on the calendar.

The home clash with Nottingham Forest is followed hot-on-the-heels by the visit of Gareth Southgate's Middlesbrough on Tuesday night, and the small matter of the short trip to Bramall Lane a week on Friday follows.

It's not an easy week for the Owls, but should they come out of the trio with points to show for their efforts, it could set Wednesday up for a great season.

It may be early days, could it could be a season defining week.

Three tough matches, against three teams who are set to be up and around the top six places come the end of the season.

Although tough matches, they're teams boss Laws will be keen to get three points from should he want his men to be challenging at the right end of the table come May.

The Owls' relatively small squad will be pushed for the limits, with Laws already revealing that he'll have to chop and change his squad for all three matches.

He'll no doubt be going into the clash with Billy Davies' Forest with full steam, having enjoyed a week off for the international break.

The clash with the Blades is also high on the agenda for obvious reasons, so it could well be the Middlesbrough game that sees Laws make the majority of his changes - and it's far from ideal.

Maybe a home clash against Plymouth Arglye or Crystal Palace would have been more suited to the midweek as far as Wednesday are concerned - no disrespect to either club.

Or maybe the visit of Southgate's former Premier League stars could be just the tonic Laws and his troops need in such an important week - they will be more than up for a game against a team tipped to go straight back up by the bookmakers.

So what about the points return, six out of a possible nine, is that asking too much from the next three matches?

Clearly a point is required from the Steel City Derby to keep bragging rights in tact, and at least one victory from the two home clashes will be expected from Wednesdayites, so will four points suffice?

I expect it'll be a case of 'take each game as it comes' for Laws and co., and rightly so.

It's certainly going to be an interesting week or so at S6, lets just hope we come out of it with a healthy points return, and it could set us up for an impressive season...




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



*Try Vital Mobile FOR FREE for the latest news, scores, fixtures and so much more*

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Nick Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday September 8 2009

Time: 11:48AM

Your Comments

5 points at least is a must if we want to be serious this year. Being a wednesday fan tho, i expect 1
smiggyswfc
I think Four points is realistic, 6 would be good and 9 would be fantastic, but I'm an Owl..... I worry we'll get none.......
US Owl
7 points I say. the draw being a passionate point at the lane. We shouldnt fear anyone if we stay injury free
Norman
I'd be very happy with 4 points from the 3 games. 3pts against Forest, 1pt against Middlesbrough, and I think United will beat us at piggylane.
johnnywalker69
Hold on there Johnny Boy! Keep the faith
dobby1
Tbh people am gunna say 9 points!! our home form is pretty good and i think teams wont want to come to hillsbrough this year. And as for the blunts i honestly believe we have got better fire power than them and we are more ambitious so in that respect i think we will win !!!!!!!!!!! keep the faith UTO!!!!!!!!!
maltby_owl
you'd be very happy if Blades beat us?! what?! i'd go for 7 beat forest draw boro beat pigs then i'm happy
wesp
im goin for 5 beat forest and 2 draws. i'd be happy with that.
owls4effa
No wesp, i said I'd be very happy with 4pts.
johnnywalker69
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Articles

Tigers to offer Owls target new deal (Wednesday April 23 2014)

Preview: Owls v Charlton (Sunday April 20 2014)

Pompey keen on McCabe loan extension (Wednesday April 16 2014)

Ex-Owl Jones sacked by Port Vale (Wednesday April 16 2014)

Stats: Forest v Wednesday (Wednesday April 9 2014)

Forest 3-3 Wednesday (Wednesday April 9 2014)

Preview: Forest v Owls (Tuesday April 8 2014)

Madine makes Carlisle return on loan (Thursday March 27 2014)

Palmer pleased to pen new Owls deal (Wednesday March 26 2014)

Archived Articles

List All Vital Wednesday Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
12. Watford 43 15 15 13 17 60
13. Middlesbrough 44 14 16 14 7 58
14. Bolton 44 13 16 15 -3 55
15. Sheff Wed 44 13 14 17 1 53
16. Leeds Utd 44 15 8 21 -10 53
17. Huddersfield 44 13 11 20 -8 50
18. Charlton 43 11 12 20 -23 45

Breaking League News

Beckford Has His Fingers Crossed
Bolton : 23/04/2014 13:53:00
Mills: I Feel Very Settled
Bolton : 23/04/2014 13:52:00
Reading : 23/04/2014 13:00:00
Switching On Is The Problem says Burke.
Birmingham : 23/04/2014 12:51:00
Macheda Looking To Stay In England.
Birmingham : 23/04/2014 12:24:00
Albion Fight On
Brighton : 23/04/2014 12:11:00
Pearson On Leicester's 'Huge Achievement'
Leicester City : 23/04/2014 11:57:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Should the Owls give Gary Madine another chance?
Suggested By:  
Yes 85%
No 15%