Vital Football

Latest Sheffield Wednesday News

Points Win Prizes

Points Win Prizes

Wednesday have picked up 15 points from a possible 21 since Alan Irvine took charge, something which has lifted us out of the bottom three and, hopefully, en route to safety this season.

At times it hasn't been pretty, at times it's been ugly, desperate and with a pinch of good fortune thrown in there - how we'd have loved some of that earlier in the season.

But, following our victory over Blackpool last night, performances should mean very little compared to the prize that's at stake - staying in the Championship.

We wouldn't have deemed it as a success story at the start of the season, but it'll be Alan Irvine's own success story and one that will hopefully lead into another next season, on a different level.

A number of Wednesdayites were moaning at the performance at a cold Hillsborough against the Seasiders.

I'll be honest and say that, a few times in the first half at least, I was one of them.

It was more frustration than anything else, the fact we weren't extending our advantage against a side there for the taking.

But the three points are all that matter, staying in the league is the priority.

I'd take dull, drab, boring 1-0 victories all day long if it meant us achieving our current aim of staying in the Championship.

Hopefully other Wednesdayites will take that stance too, until the end of the season at least, and not expect any Arsenal-style play at S6.

When Irvine first came to take charge of the club he expressed his love of watching the 'beautiful game', teams such as Arsenal and Barcelona.

And although not expecting the Owls to play like that anytime soon, or in my lifetime in fact (we can but hope), it's something that Irvine probably won't even be considering this season.

In an ideal world, maybe.

Irvine himself came out and said that he'll just be looking to win games and fight tooth and nail to do that, and isn't really interested in how we do it.

Points win prizes for Wednesday this season, not the way that we get them.

No doubt, the Owls boss will try to up the quality in the style of football should Wednesday remain in the Championship.

But until then, we should just be happy that he's doing a superb job of turning round a team that looked destined for League 1 only two months ago.

UP THE OWLS!



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

Writer:Nick
Date:Wednesday February 10 2010
Time: 9:00AM

Comments

0
Alan Irvine has done a good job for you so far , well done .
kimbo
10/02/2010 18:35:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Recent Sheffield Wednesday Articles

Championship 2016/17 Golden Boot Battle (27/3/17)

The final international break of the Championship 2016/17 season ticks on by and this year could see a number of players break the 20 goal mark.

Getting Shirty

We take a look at Wednesday's new 3rd strip, selected by the fans, for the 150th year of Sheffield Wednesday.

Championship Cost Per Goal So Far In 2016/17

The end of the Championship campaign of 2016/17 is only a month and a bit away from fans across the country but as we go in to the remaining weeks of the campaign...

Premier League Confirm 2017/18 Fixture Release Date

The Premier League have now confirmed the date on which the fixtures for the campaign of 2017/18 will be released.

Archived Vital Wednesday Articles

Vital Wednesday articles from

Site Journalists

Ed Jepson
Editor email
Profile
Tom Sellers
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Will Wednesday finish in the top six?
Suggested By: Vital Wednesday
Yes, dont panic!67%
Yes, if Carlos is replaced!0%
Agony as we just miss out0%
No, we wont this season33%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 38 24 6 8 78 38
2 Brighton 38 23 8 7 77 30
3 Huddersfield 37 22 5 10 71 4
4 Leeds Utd 38 21 6 11 69 16
5 Reading 38 20 7 11 67 2
6 Sheff Wed 38 18 8 12 62 9
7 Fulham 38 16 13 9 61 19
8 Norwich 38 16 9 13 57 9
9 Preston 38 15 12 11 57 6
10 Derby County 38 14 11 13 53 3
11 Barnsley 38 14 9 15 51 0
12 Aston Villa 38 13 12 13 51 0
13 Cardiff 38 14 9 15 51 -1
14 Brentford 38 14 8 16 50 3
15 Q.P.R. 38 14 8 16 50 -5
16 Wolves 37 12 9 16 45 -2
17 Ipswich 38 10 15 13 45 -9
18 Birmingham 38 11 12 15 45 -16
19 Bristol City 38 11 8 19 41 -3
20 Forest 38 11 8 19 41 -11
21 Burton 38 10 11 17 41 -14
22 Blackburn 38 9 13 16 40 -11
23 Wigan 38 8 10 20 34 -13
24 Rotherham 38 4 5 29 17 -54
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Sheffield Wednesday Results (view all)

Sheffield Wednesday Fixtures (view all)

Apr 1 2017 12:30PM : Barnsley (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 4 2017 7:45PM : Rotherham United (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 8 2017 5:30PM : Newcastle United (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 14 2017 3:00PM : Cardiff City (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 17 2017 3:00PM : Queens Park Rangers (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 22 2017 3:00PM : Derby County (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.dooleys left leg2
Vital Football Comment