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Time For Laws To Go?

Time For Laws To Go?

It's been the hot topic for all Wednesdayites over the weekend, and now we're asking you in the form of our monthly poll - should Brian stay, or should he go?

The 2-0 home defeat against Reading on Saturday proved to be the straw that broke the camel's back for many fans, coming hot on the heels of the 4-0 demolition against West Brom the previous weekend.

'Praise or Grumble' was in overdrive with fans calling for Laws to be sacked following the recent bad run of results - which now leaves the Owls on the verge of the Championship relegation places.

There were also some supporters, although they did seem the minority, who were backing Laws to steer Wednesday away from trouble.

So what do you think?

Have your say now by voting on the official Vital Wednesday monthly poll - you'll find it at the bottom of the main page.

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

Writer:Nick
Date:Monday December 7 2009
Time: 8:00AM

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who do you think we are going to get that can do a better job?! WE HAVE NO MONEY! the last 3 years under laws has provided us with a level of optimism we haven't had for years!! yes we've hit a bad run but it's the players lack of quality that's letting us down, don't be stupid enough to think that we didn't seriously overachieve last season, and that was all down to good management. The only thing holding us back is our lack of funds and as soon as that's sorted out Laws is the man to take us forward, if we sacked him now he wouldn't have any trouble getting a job elsewhere and that's because anybody with a clue about football can see he's a good manager. SACKING MANAGERS AT THE FIRST SIGN OF TROUBLE IS THE REASON WE'VE ENDED UP WHERE WE ARE, STOP BOOING AND GET BEHIND THE TEAM!
regi_stinker
07/12/2009 09:49:00
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Yes...
duds
07/12/2009 09:50:00
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Regi here are laws stats season by season. Season 2006-2007: Played 32 Wins 15: WIN= 46.88% Season 2007-2008: Played 51 Wins 15: WIN= 29.41% Season 2008-2009: Played 48 Wins 15: WIN= 31.25% Season 2009-2010: Played 21 Wins 5: WIN= 23.81% Overall: Played 152 Wins 51: WIN= 33.55% Overall without good 1st season and Sheffield derby double: Played 128 Wins 34: WIN= 26.56% So by your reasoning winning 15 games last season you think we overachieved ?. I like most fans thought it was a good platform to push on this season & be around the play off places at the very least.
duds
07/12/2009 10:00:00
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Sorry but it's beyond the time that BL should've gone. His woes (and ours) this season are entirely of his own making. No further finance is going to come into the club. That's a fact we should face. If BL cannot work within the confines of his current budget then we need someone who can. I'm sorry, I never thought Id be advocating the firing of another human being at Christmas but there it is. BL isn't up to the job in the current circumstances. If we stick with him, we'll be in the bottom 3 soon and for some time to come.
robc
07/12/2009 10:38:00
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regi and duds i agree with what yous say we should have pushed on this year but like regi said we just dont have the players if we stay up this year and thats a big IF i think laws should sell anyone he can get money for and just rebuild he can start with all the players that cant manage a full season
dublin owl
07/12/2009 10:43:00
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well if he is gonna go then this must be before or in January. I am not saying he should but a new manager must have the option to try and get new players in even if they are free's. I still think we need to be positive. it takes time to build a strong and consistant team and does help when money grabbing losers like wood dont show any commitment. Its a bad situation but we can get out of it. we are better than this and we have proved this by beating some very good sides this season. remember when sunderland were bottom at Christmas a few years back. look at what happened to them. we can turn this around. lets stop being so blo*dy negative!
nick_swfc123
07/12/2009 10:59:00
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go now for the good of sheffield wednesday
mick66owl
07/12/2009 11:03:00
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duds... I see what your saying but when i say overachieving I mean managing to stay in this division with such a small wage bill, the level of quality we have in the squad is a direct reflection of the amount of money we can pay, any player good enough to come here and push us up the division is going to other clubs with more money, that's not laws' fault, because of the lack of quality in the squad we can't seem to put a run together that will push us forward but I think we need to hold out with laws until investment comes, if anyone can suggest another manager that can come here with the same budget that Laws has got and do any better then I'd love to hear it, no proven, top manager is going to come here because we can't pay them... lets be realistic, sooner or later we have to stick with some one and support them through the ups and the downs...
regi_stinker
07/12/2009 11:34:00
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I think you lot who seem to think Laws should stay have your head buried truly deeply in the sand. The great result of 0-0 at Ipswich was apparently something we were going to build on. Has anyone seen any evidence of this in the last Two games??? Nope I didn't think so. Personally I think hes lost the dressing room. Example he gave Spurr the captains last week strips it off him gives it to O connor I am sure that helped Spurr's morale. This was always going to be a disaster when we signed Purse got rid Woody. Created a bad taste in some of the players mouth I think. Hes got to go. Put McAuley in charge who probably knows what players to pick. LAWS OUT! Tomorrows defeat at Doncaster will be the final curtain I feel.
jamesc1905
07/12/2009 11:43:00
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Regi, I see what you are saying with the wage budget but ! The players we have, on paper should be doing a lot better. Players like Spurr seam to be going backwards. In all honesty with the squad we have we should be pushing for a play off spot, not saying we should be in the play offs but we should be challenging. The fact that we are not lays firmly at the managers door. After steadying the ship last season & a respectable 12Th place, anything less than a play off push was going to prompt calls for the managers head. I like Brian Laws but he is tactically inept, and has to go.
duds
07/12/2009 11:57:00
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