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Thanks, Brian

Brian Laws' time as Wednesday boss has come to an unfortunate end, but Owls fans can have plenty of good memories to keep following his three-year stint at Hillsborough.

Some good league finishes, fine football, and the Steel City double - which brought years of bragging rights in the red and white side of Sheffield to an end - were amongst his best achievements in the Wednesday hot seat.

His shelf life at S6 came to a slow end, with a large percentage of Wednesdayites calling for him to leave following the current bad run of results, but the majority seem to be thankful to Laws for his time at the club - and rightly so.

He arrived looking to take the club that next step forward, after Paul Sturrock had achieved promotion from League 1, and consolidated, before coming up against problems of his own and getting the sack.

And Laws did just that in his first season in charge - helping turn round the fortunes of the club, with a little help from Sean McAuley, and bringing us within just a few points from a play-off appearance.

The Owls' form stumbled somewhat the season after, especially with expectations on Laws' shoulders, but he recovered last season to help Wednesday to a sound mid-table finish in 12th, and raise expectations once again this term.

He had to deal with the sale of key men, forced, such as Chris Brunt, Madjid Bougherra and Glenn Whelan,but still built a team that could challenge with the best in the Championship in 2008-09, and completed a famous double of the Blades in the process.

That famous double will live long in the memory for Wednesdayites, indeed, Laws had a good record in Steel City derby matches, and always had the Owls up for that big occasison.

The wheels fell off this season - inconsistency was one of Laws' problems while at the club - and who knows whether he'd have turned it around or not?

Vital wants to thank Brian for his time as Wednesday boss though, and wish him all the best at his future clubs, apart from against the Owls, of course.

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Date:Sunday December 13 2009

Time: 8:45PM

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thanks for the memories brian.
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13/12/2009 21:35:00

cheers for the double over the pigs brian, gl.
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13/12/2009 22:51:00

Cheers mate thought u was top manager n down to earth good bloke
bodsy owl
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13/12/2009 23:23:00

I am glad he went now as if stayed any longer we would of forgot those decent things he had done. I am sure he will do well elsewhere.
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14/12/2009 01:01:00

Yes thk u Brian for your time and effort i think players let you down and you ran out of ideas in the end,best for u 2 leave now so we can remember yor efforts ere and not as the manager who cud av poss taken us down.
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14/12/2009 07:38:00

Well done Mr Laws... Just you watch him go and take over at another club and win them promotion or something!!
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14/12/2009 08:58:00

Cheers Brian. top man, top manager - best of luck in the future
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14/12/2009 09:36:00

just ran out of steam BL you can only take a club so far with no money some of the players should have gone before you with the way they played the last few games a big sorry to see you go from this fan... GOOD LUCK IN YOUR NEXT JOB..
dublin owl
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14/12/2009 11:41:00

Thanks Brian
Hirsty's Shinpads
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14/12/2009 11:50:00

Thanks Brian, you tried your best. Good luck for the future
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14/12/2009 14:26:00


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