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Owls Fans Quickly Losing Patience

Saturday's poor 3-2 loss against ten-man Plymouth Argyle has prompted an angry response from Wednesdayites, who are now questioning the club's chances of a swift return to the Championship.

The defeat was Wednesday's third on the spin in League One and places them eleventh in the league table, their lowest position of the season so far.

And Wednesdayites are quickly losing patience with boss Alan Irvine and his squad of players just weeks after their table-topping start to the new campaign.

Administration threats, financial problems and poor results make it a tough time to be a Wednesday fan right now.

And the Vital Wednesday members have been making their feelings known by the bucket-load following yesterday's defeat at Home Park.

The Owler said: 'You can't win the league in the first ten games but you can play yourself out of contention. Rapid shaping up to be like Chris Turner's first season in League 1.......promising start, but found out very quickly.

'Southampton next week I think? Hardly looking forward to that. I'd give AI three more games and if there is no improvement, get shut. It's League 1 FFS, we've got the second highest budget and we're playing like complete tools. I'm ashamed and embarrased to be a Wednesdayite right now. (Edit - with no money to pay off his contract, that's not going to happen). Another fine mess.'

Donny Owl said: Something has to change, and change quickly, as to what that is I really do not know, none of us really know what is going on behind the scenes and we are told nothing, HWs statement told us nothing we did not know, where is the vision for the future, we all know we have debts, so where is the business plan to reduce them, not good enough from the club I love.

'We as hard working predominently working class people who spend our hard earned money to endure this, we support our club and sing our hearts out for the team, we all deserve so much more than not only the poor performances but the sheer disregard the board have for us by their silence.

'I will support this club until I die, but just starting to feel a little drained of passion for it now, if the club loose this from the loyal support then there is a serious problem, attendances will dwindle, resulting in reduced revenue, we have a serious problem but the board must know that, what is more important to them, their indivual gain or that of the club!'

Owlsmad said: 'Look! we all feel fed up (to put it politely) with the poor form on the pitch and all the embarrassing goings on off the pitch, but we need to keep faith in the team and manager.

'Don't get me wrong. I moan about the team and certain manager selections but thats just part of the reason we love football (we all think we could do the managers job better). Times are dark for Wednesdayites as they are for many other clubs but we need to hold on to the hope that one day we'll be packed into Hillsborough watching our team play premier league football hopefully along side the Blades. Thats what we all want STEEL CITY derbies in the promise land.... So come on people lets not jump on their (team&manager) backs but get behind them and encourage them. For once BFL speaks some sense, I hope I don't end up eating these words but just keep faith UTO WTID.'

WhoNeedsKaka said: 'What is it with us and constant boardroom strife and with managers who are afraid to make team changes.

'On the pitch we lack some energy. pace and creativity. Some team changes need to be made. I'd also like to see some of the youngsters get a chance at some point during the season. Letting Simek go is looking like a costly mistake. C'mon Wednesday pick it up!'

Next up for Wednesday is a tough clash at home against Southampton next Saturday, another side who were a pre-season favourite for promotion but who have struggled out of the blocks at the start of the campaign.

Let's hope Irvine and his squad can put some smiles on Wednesday fans' faces once again with a much-improved performance and three points against the Saints.

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

The Journalist

Writer: Nick Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday September 19 2010

Time: 10:55AM

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Just got back from 3 days in Plymouth, spent a fortune, players played like tw@s, first thing Monday morning down to Hillsborough to take my tickets back for Notts County and Chesterfield, well if the players can't bothered why the hell should i.
ecco owl
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19/09/2010 16:39:00

Unfortunately the problems on the pitch concided with the very real problems off the pitch. Protests like Ecco's are the only ones the board are going to take any notice of. Unfortunately the threat of diminishing revenues also effects everything at the club including on the pitch. Why have we gone from unbeatable to can't buy a win at the flick of a switch? I can't explain it. Clearly some work needs to be done but before we declare the season over let's look at the table. We're only 4 points off the top. 4 points that's all. It wouldn't take much to turn things around but the only people who can do so are the players. It's up to you boys, it's your reputations on the line. Are you contenders or is it time you hung up the boots?
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19/09/2010 18:34:00

i`ts about time we gave someone else a go at centre half as purse seems to have lost it at the moment which seems to be spreading through the team
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19/09/2010 20:31:00

The problem is not just Purse Owlet, its right through the team.
ecco owl
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19/09/2010 21:02:00

Thats what Owlet just said. its spreading through the team. it will be 26 on the south stand this saturday. I go with my Dad and my two sons with a bag of crisps and a bottle of coke or two its over a 100 quid. Do the board really thaink that its a good business to charge that much and have inevitably two thirds of the stadium empty. How my blue heart weeps!
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20/09/2010 09:39:00

I'm losing patience quicker than Harold Shipman, the clubs a joke at the moment and not a very funny one. Was looking forward to a trip up to Hillsborough in the not to distant future plus spend a few quid in club shop but I may save my petrol until at least the players look like their trying, win lose or draw I expect 100%. If I underperformed as much as they do I'd have received my P45 by now.
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20/09/2010 17:04:00

sussex that's hilarious anyway my view is we are all losing patience because we are sick of the same ********* every season spending hard earned money on ***** with my season ticket and buying the new away shirt they must have had 500 off me already
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20/09/2010 20:40:00

We do it cause we love The Wednesday! We always will, it's in our blood. It's easy to get frustrated cause it's Wednesday and thats what we do.... but come on, it could be worse and I'm a pessimist.
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