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Nicky Weaving His Magic At S6

It may only be three league games into the new Football League season but new Owls stopper Nicky Weaver is already showing he's more than up to the challenge.

The former Manchester City and Charlton Athletic stopper arrived at Hillsborough officially just a week before the start of the season as a replacement for Lee Grant.

And it's top marks for the Wednesdayite so far - conceding just the one goal in the four matches in all competitions so far this season.

His, and Wednesday's, form will have so-far silenced the early-season critics of his signature.

Most Owls fans were pleased to see Weaver return to Hillsborough to fill the gloves of the departing Lee Grant - who was always going to be a tough act to follow.

But there were still some highlighting their doubts over the experienced goalkeeper, maybe not having the reality check that we are in fact, a League One team with financial problems.

Weaver is a top signing at this level, and I believe he can still do it at Championship level too - let's hope he gets the chance to prove that with us by winning a new contract - and helping the Owls to promotion this season.

The proof is in the pudding and the fact that Weaver has conceded just one goal from his first four matches as the Owls' number one is proof enough.

It's still early days, and one could say he hasn't really been tested that much in the games he's played in, but you can only prove yourself against what's in front of you.

In fact, Weaver may well be disappointed that he's conceded any goals at all given Wednesday's rapid start to life in League One - the one shot that did beat him was a scorcher of an effort at Colchester United that even a Peter Schmeichel in his prime would have struggled with.

So it's thumbs up for Nicky so far, and hopefully this praise for him won't be a curse for tonight's League Cup clash at Scunthorpe United.

Keep it up, Nicky...




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Writer: Nick Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday August 24 2010

Time: 10:11AM

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I like the way he already commands the box and is far more ready than Granty to come off his line. What makes his signing so good is that he is an Owl. This must make for that bit more commitment when the going gets tough.
bluedog
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24/08/2010 10:27:00

agree bluedog he has played well considering he did'nt even have a pre season was sat on 3rd row of kop saturday right behind the goal and he made a couple of decent saves he also looked very focused top keeper
retfordowl1867
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24/08/2010 10:33:00

I agree retfordowl, he did make a good few saves which was obviously oblivious to Gus Poyet as he said he didn't make one save. I think it was a dig at his strikers actually but he pulled of a great save second half.
Bubo virginianus
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24/08/2010 12:39:00

Great bit of business me thinks selling Grant and getting Weaver for nothing. I liked Grant and wish him all the best in his career but right now, losing Grant and replacing him with Weaver hasn't adversely affected us at all.
sussexowl
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24/08/2010 16:13:00

 

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