UK time is: 21:10:50
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Suddenly The JPT Gets Interesting

So, go on, admit it, who was expecting a spectacle like THAT last night at Hillsborough? Not many of you, I bet...

It was probably the best 5 I've ever spent as a Wednesday fan - and well done to the club for reducing the prices the way they did - and it's probably the best 5 I may ever spend as a Wednesday supporter.

It wasn't the best of games from an SWFC point of view. The performance was, shall we say, not the best.

But it's not the performance I want to talk about or to rip apart, it was the event which unfolded at S6 last night.

People reading this will remember the Premier League days of Manchester United and Arsenal visiting Hillsborough, the European nights, the big FA Cup matches and the Steel City derby matches.

Last night's match may not be remembered quite as long as some of those, but it was certainly a match where Wednesday fans took to the Johnstone's Paint Trophy for all the right reasons.

It had everything, passion, attacking football, a good atmosphere, missed chances, late equalisers, and an emphatic penalty shoot-out.

We didn't care about the competition before tonight's match, but we do now.

If the competition can produce matches like that on a regular basis then it's a competition that shouldn't be laughed at, no matter how far a club can fall.

We all fancied a day out at Wembley if we managed to reach the final, no matter how far it is from the Wembley appearances of the early 90's.

Now, dare I say it, some of us are actually looking forward to the next round, no matter who we play.

I'd have taken three points this weekend over a win in the Trophy, no question, but the match provided something which many Owls home matches have failed to provide, not just this season, but over the last few seasons - entertainment in abundance.

I'd have happily paid the usual ticket price for that match, and I'm sure many others would have, too.

It's the draw for the quarter-final of the Trophy on Soccer AM from 10am on Saturday, and I'm actually looking forward to it - I'll probably even wake up for it.

Let's not get carried away, the league is still the huge priority to get things right, and a departure from the JPT before Wembley would be no big blow, but last night's match with the Spireites at least shone a positive light on a competition which has been so heavily frowned upon by some supporters in recent seasons.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



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

The Journalist

Writer: Nick Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday October 7 2010

Time: 10:00AM

Your Comments

Well said Nick...... not the best football display for the purist, but very entertaining.....
US OWL
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Sheffield Wednesday Articles

Owls handed Manchester City cup clash (Thursday August 28 2014)

Wednesday await League Cup draw (Wednesday August 27 2014)

Gray: Owls good value for cup triumph (Wednesday August 27 2014)

Report: Burnley 0-1 Wednesday (Wednesday August 27 2014)

Owls out to maintain momentum in cup (Tuesday August 26 2014)

Gray: Owls searching for Boro win (Friday August 22 2014)

International call-up for Owls stopper (Thursday August 21 2014)

Gray frustrated by Millwall late show (Wednesday August 20 2014)

Kids quids in for Millwall clash (Monday August 18 2014)

Archived Sheffield Wednesday Articles

List All Vital Wednesday Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
3. Norwich 4 3 0 1 5 9
4. Wolves 4 3 0 1 2 9
5. Charlton 4 2 2 0 2 8
6. Sheff Wed 4 2 2 0 2 8
7. Derby County 4 2 1 1 4 7
8. Cardiff 4 2 1 1 2 7
9. Millwall 4 2 1 1 2 7

Breaking League News

Middlesbrough (A) Match Preview
Reading : 29/08/2014 20:54:00
Another poor week in transfer market
Blackpool : 29/08/2014 20:37:00
LUFC Leeds in talks with Clarke
Leeds Utd : 29/08/2014 20:33:00
Blackpool look for first win
Blackpool : 29/08/2014 20:29:00
Away From Home: Dyer, McGugan, Deeney
Watford : 29/08/2014 20:26:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

How Will Wednesday do this season?
Suggested By:  
Top 2 20%
Play-offs 24%
Mid-table 50%
Relegation scrap 5%
Relegated 1%