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It's A Praise For Sheffield Wednesday

It's A Praise For Sheffield Wednesday

It may only be three games into the new season, but two wins and a draw from Wednesday's opening games can't be grumbled at.

It's a near-perfect start to the campaign results-wise - home wins and picking up points away from home along the way is a sure-fire method of promotion straight back to the Championship.

Not for one minute am I suggesting that we'll go through the season unbeaten, but the return of points and cup progression gives a positive forecast for the season ahead.

Fans have been grumbling at the performances - far from superb against Dagenham and Redbridge I agree, and outplayed in spells by League Two Bury in our League Cup clash last week.

But the outcome? Two wins, two clean sheets.

Anybody expecting Wednesday to romp to two 5-0 victories in those matches, and matches this season, will be sadly disappointed.

We only have to look a few years back to the last time we were in this division to know that we don't have to play Arsenal-esque football to get back out of it.

Under Paul Sturrock's guidance, his successful method of football, which wasn't exactly pleasing on the eye at times, got us back to the Championship - and I'm not expecting it to be pretty this time, either.

It doesn't need to be, results are all that matter at this level, and Mr. Irvine has got it spot on at the moment.

It could be seen that we're getting lucky wins from poor performances - and, even if we were, do we care? - but that's not the case in League One, you can play relatively poorly and scrap your way to deserved wins.

As it happens I believe the performances will get better.

Half of the so-far first eleven are new arrivals, who will need a few more games at least to gel fully with their new team-mates.

A lot are also Championship standard players who, like the supporters, will need time to get used to the week-to-week standard and tactics of third tier English football.

The confidence, too, if the wins continue to come in the next few games, will improve after a season of, for most of this season's Owls squad anyway, disappointing results last term.

Brighton & Hove Albion up next at S6 this Saturday - and another 'poor performance' and a 2-0 win will do me kindly, thanks very much.

UP THE OWLS!



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Writer:Nick
Date:Monday August 16 2010
Time: 8:00AM

Comments

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Well said Nick....... I'll take crap performances every time if it means we're still grinding out the right results.......
US OWL
16/08/2010 02:35:00
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Wait til all the new players settle in and gel with other, the owls will be soaring then!!
sussexowl
16/08/2010 09:32:00
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I agree! They do say that a poor performance=win is a sign of a good team.
ShawnOwl4Eva
16/08/2010 09:54:00
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Good points and agree with them all. The first team now has 5 new faces plus those on the bench and it will take a while for them all to get used to each other. How fantasitic it is to look at our bench this year and think that those on it are capable of changing the game - something that we coulden't say last year - we only have to look at the ones who we got rid of that still do not have a club. Father Ted is doing a good job - and lets hope the ugly wins continue and as we get more settled we start playing through the midfield.
bluedog
16/08/2010 10:09:00
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Quite pleased with the start, colchester are quite a decent team at home. Dont think many will go there and win this season. I think if we can get miller fit he will be a massive player for us, a genuine attacking goalscoring midfielder which was the difference between us staying up and going down last season. Also getting jj's pace back in the team will be a good thing, he can be fantastic when he wants too, and having some competition on the wings might help him be a bit more of a consistent player.
DEZZYP
16/08/2010 10:50:00
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I am happy with the start we have made - we should do very well in this league.
CLIFFANDJ
16/08/2010 12:26:00
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good article, agreed. On paper we have the better players, so technically over time this will show
Norman
16/08/2010 13:22:00
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