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Megson Eyes First Half Rally

Megson Eyes First Half Rally

Wednesday boss Gary Megson has demanded his players improve their recent poor first-half performances when they travel to Tranmere Rovers tonight.

The Owls have been slow out of the traps in recent matches, something which has left them with an uphill challenge going into the second half of matches.

It was the case at Rochdale on Saturday, with a below-par first-half showing allowed Dale into a 2-0 lead before Wednesday improved after the break and pulled a goal back through Gary Madine - a goal that proved to be too little, too late.

And Megson will be pushing his players to come flying out of the traps at Prenton Park tonight as they look for a first league win since the turn of the year.

'It will be changed (the team) becuase we're not turning up in the first half,' Megson told the official SWFC website.

'What is going on is not palatable and I don't like doing it but I will continue to do so.

'At the moment there are a lot of harsh words being said at half time to get a performance and they are then capable of putting in that performance so what we need to so now is get that in the first half.'

Gary Madine and Isaiah Osbourne, both second-half substitutes in the loss at Spotland, are almost certain to start in Birkenhead tonight, with other changes likely by the Owls boss.



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Writer:Nick
Date:Tuesday February 15 2011
Time: 1:53PM

Comments

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You watch, we'll start to fall away in the second half now!!
TheDon1974
15/02/2011 15:51:00
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5-0 TO THE BLUE N WHITE WIZARDS TONIGHT. I've got a feeling - that tonights gonna be a good night - that tonights gonna be a good good night. I gotta feeling.
Radon Barrier
15/02/2011 16:05:00
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We have been excellent for a few 90 mins this season, unfortunately it tends to be the 2nd half of one match the 1st half of the next!! I'm expecting defeat tonight so if it happens I won't be surprised and anything else I'll be pleased.
sussexowl
15/02/2011 17:07:00
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sussexowl that is such a wednesday outlook - i live in london and we hardly ever win in london so when i go to the games down here i expect us to get hammered and if we only lose by 2 we've done well! we've got to win tonight - come on megson come on wednesday UP THE OWLS!!!!
Patrick Blondeau
15/02/2011 17:28:00
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2 down and down to 10 men,it just gets better.
ollyowl70
15/02/2011 21:17:00
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What about the second half rally?!?
TheDon1974
15/02/2011 21:21:00
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3 down and old boy Showunmi getting it.Yes wot about the 2nd half rally?????????????????????
ollyowl70
15/02/2011 21:33:00
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We are going down, I say we are going down!
OWL25
15/02/2011 22:08:00
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looks like we are going to try and get up the table next month when we have 5 home games
Owlet
15/02/2011 22:10:00
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best squad in the division-MY A**E
supersibon
15/02/2011 22:13:00
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