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Owls Form Is Relegation Stuff

Saturday's defeat against Q.P.R. meant that Wednesday have won just once in seven outings, which is worryingly the form of a side battling relegation.

There are no excuses - if we carry on how we are doing at the moment we'll be going back down to League 1.

Stats don't lie.

The current form guide, taken from the official Football League website and looking at our last six games, leaves us 22nd in the Championship and taking up the last of the relegation spots.

We've bagged just four points from those six games, one win, one draw and four defeats.

Even more worrying is that those matches were against teams that Wednesday would be expected to take more points from this season.

They're the more favourable teams in this division.

Derby County (L), Coventry City (W), Preston North End (L), Watford (L), Bristol City (D), Q.P.R. (L).

Say what you want about Preston and Q.P.R., they're decent teams but they're teams we should be looking at getting points off at home.

The excuses have come - we've played well but not got anything to show from it - we've had a long list of injuries - we've not got the funds to compete with the teams at the top.

We can play as well as we want for the rest of the season, but if we don't get the points, we'll be going down.

We can also moan about the wage bill, but then again so can teams such as Blackpool and Swansea who are both in and around the top six.

The injury and 'virus' excuses don't wash either, we got one of out better results (Bristol away) when we were down with numbers.

Things need to change - and fast.

There's nothing worse than going into the hectic Christmas schedule, with a relatively small squad, needing to win games to pull away from the bottom three.

The next few games don't make comfortable reading either.

Ipswich away on Sky, and we all know how badly we do on Sky, followed by the visit of West Brom.

It's probably too early to push the panic button just yet, but things are far from ideal down at S6 and people need to start realising that anything above the top three might just be a bit more realistic than a top half finish.

THe only thing we can take comfort from is that the Blades are doing just as badly, or at least they are doing until tonight...




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Writer: Nick Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday November 9 2009

Time: 12:00PM

Your Comments

Certainly worrying form at the moment and something we need to snap out of quick. Could find ourselves even further down if the pigs win tonight
newman87
I've been saying something along the lines of this article for a while but have been told off for moaning. I still remember the optimism of Stafford and Laws at the start of this season when the play-offs were realistic and comparisons were being made to Burnley last season, alongside discounts on season tickets for premiership football next year and beyond if we get promoted. I want Wednesday to do well as much as any other fan but it is so disappointing to see how things have gone so far this season. I still believe that we can turn this around but that starts by being honest and burying our heads in the sand will get us nowhere. We have played decent football but it is getting harder and harder to keep hearing the line about how well we played when we lost. Maybe expectations were too high at the beginning of the season but I still think we are capable of a lot more than we've shown so far.
baldowl
bad form but not a chance we'll go down Plymouth and posh are pretty much certs, then theres Ipswich Reading Scunny miles more likely than us
wesp
Don't go counting chickens yet wesp, there's still a long way to go. Perhaps if we forget about the playoffs and concentrate on getting the 35 more points that are necessary for survival. Thats just 12 wins required.
robc
We are going down unfortunately, unless drastic action is taken. Other sides are so much stronger than us in all departments. A couple more injuries and we can forget it.
flinoycore
And robc 12 wins! we don't look capable of two at the moment!
flinoycore
playoffs never even entered my head pre season, to be honest the forms worrying but we are not far off where i expected us to be and finish. I know seasons only a third gone but thats the reason to do a spot of chicken counting not to act like the skys falling down
wesp
These days Football is all about money. Untill we get some investment we will go nowhere.......FACT.
Handsworth Owl
Ok, no team has gone down having achieved 52points. We've got 17 so 35 more are necessary. We've played 16 games so have 30 more to play. We need to win 12 to ensure survival. I'm agreeing with Wesp that the sky hasn't fallen in.....yet. That's where I'm disagreeing with you Wesp. We are in a vulnerable position and cannot rely on other teams poor performances to keep ourselves safe. Peterborough have just sacked Darren Ferguson, a manager who has lifted them from the 4th division to the second (sorry but this claptrap about leagues 1 and 2, the championship and the premiership is just market nonsense, give me strength). Peterborough are bottom of the league but are only two wins behind Wednesday. Our position is far from safe. There is a tendency amongst football fans to see only the proverbial half empty glass. There seems to be an argument between those who see only doom and those who will not sanction any talk of panic. I fall somewhere imbetween. We aren't in the crap yet but questions have to be asked. I still trust our manager but as I've said previously he has used up much of his store of credit with me. Oh, and for all those who ask who we would replace BL with should it come to that (which I hope it doesn't) I have two words; Sean Macauley (4 outings as manager, 4 wins).
robc
win 8 draw 11 lose 11, with that record till the end of the season would be enough to stay up, i can't see us doing that badly thats all.
wesp
completely off topic just watching pigs, never a pen
wesp
lucky bast*rds it was never a pen.
CLIFFANDJ
and again lol that was even worse
wesp
Lucky feckers, oh at least we pass the ball, united are awful
smiggyswfc
At least Blackwell might keep his job for longer to carry on the comedy, post match interview 'Killa's strained his ankle, he wanted to carry on playing but we had to bring him off''. Sure i saw Kilgallon shout something like 'i've hurt my ankle you dozey tw*t' and 'i need to come off you f'in nob'
wesp
Sorry lads but as i keep saying BL has got to go! I know some of you think he's god well I would rather play boring football & win we have the right man at our club Howard Wilkinson he did it before & he's one of us. BL has made bad buys we play far too open football at this level & we don’t have a great defensive midfielder who can put his foot on the ball & control the pace of the game sorry for another rant. Up the owls or should that be up your viva lol
HorburyOwl
big month for brian, ipswich west brom reading donny leicester, cant see us getting much at all, maybe 3 of reading but nowt else. off topic, did anyone see the pigs support tonight? abysmal
smiggyswfc
 

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