Date:Monday September 6 2010
So Wednesday fall to their first defeat of the season and it's panic stations already.
A slender 1-0 loss against a side hitting form and desperate for a first league win of the season in front of the Sky cameras - and we're still top of the league.
Still, that doesn't stop some Wednesdayites hitting the panic button.
I got back home yesterday to do my regular check over the fans' forums (I won't name names, you know the forums...) and it was almost like the Owls had tumbled down to League Two such was the out-cry from some supporters.
We were poor yesterday, there's no denying that, and things need to improve from that showing if we're to achieve promotion this season.
But it's one defeat, and, strangely, one defeat that could have come at a good time, if there is such a thing.
We're still top of the league, and if we're taking the positives from such a defeat, it's that Irvine and his troops can sit up and take notice of their errors and mistakes and, hopefully, rectify them in time for next week.
We simply weren't at the races today, but it's the first league defeat of the season and hopefully it's a blip.
I said before the match that it was almost set-up for a defeat for us.
And, as daft as it sounds, I went as far as to say that if we beat Brentford I'd go and put a big wod of cash on us gaining promotion as champions.
It's still early in the season, but going to a place like Brentford, live in front of the Sky cameras, and on the back of a 5-0 win, to get the three points there and move four points clear so early would have been superb.
It was all there for a Wednesday win - top against bottom, a still unbeaten looking for a win against a side who hadn't won in the league - and it was all in front of the live cameras.
It was also all there for a Brentford win, too, and that's exactly how it panned out.
We're going to lose games this season and it's certainly no disgrace to lose at Griffin Park - plenty of other teams will do this season and the Bees will no doubt start to climb the league ladder now they've got their first win of the season.
And it's a case of now looking at how exactly we'll bounce back against Carlisle at Hillsborough at the weekend.
If someone would have offered us our position, and our start, before the season kicked-off, we'd have snapped their hands off.
It's a blip, and there's no need to worry just yet - we'll leave that until further down the line if things start to get worse.
Until then, UP THE OWLS!
Date:Monday September 6 2010
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