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Manager's Musings: Owls v Colchester

Owls manager Gary Megson admitted his side's first-half performance against Colchester was 'like watching paint dry', but ranked the result as the best of the season so far.

Wednesday could find no way through a stubborn U's defence in a pretty forgetful first 45 minutes at Hillsborough yesterday, but second-half strikes from Rob Jones and Reda Johnson gave Megson's men the three points.

And the Wednesday manager hailed it as his side's best performance of the season, insisting the second-half showing was ''terrific', especially compared to the dull first half.

'That was our best result of the season given how we played in the first half, when it was like watching paint dry,' Megson told the official Wednesday website.

'We said to the players at half time that we needed another 10 to 15 per cent and to their credit, they responded.

'We were terrific in the second half, we upped the tempo and got our rewards.'

U's boss John Ward was full of praise for the Owls in his post-match press gathering, saying the better team won.

'They're a very powerful team, a very strong team,' Ward said.

'We had a lot of the possession in the first half without really worrying their goalkeeper too much, but that's fine when you come to a club like this.

'We got overpowered after 15 minutes of the second period. Too many set plays were given away and they come up with the artillery and they're a very strong team.

'When they get ahead that lifts the crowd, that lifts their team and for the final 30 minutes we've been overpowered by a very good side that play to very good strengths that they've got.

'We've been beaten by a better team and I think you've got to come and say that.'




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Date:Sunday October 23 2011

Time: 9:23PM

Your Comments

nice to hear a manager say they were beaten by a better team instead of blaming the referee..
brinsworthowl
I keep thinking "this a massive game" - but once its done with the next one becomes a massive game. The derby was obviously huge but then its "okay we've got to be at it for Colchester" And now its two vital away games on the spin. Its fantastic for it to be like this once again. I'm buzzing - Owls on the up!!! Thank you Mr Mandaric and keep up the good work Mr Megson.
owler
and another game without a foul on the goalkeeper
mick66owl
I detect an absence of bitterness in John Ward's comments and that makes a nice change. But Shez and Danny Pigswillson aside, a few opposing managers have expressed similar views. These days we're seen as a powerful unit, fit and organized, who play to our strengths for ninety minutes. We're capable of scoring goals from any position and we're steadily earning a reputation for having a mean defence. All of a sudden teams don't relish the idea of us paying them a visit and Hillsborough, at long last, is beginning to look like the intimidating fortress we all want it to become. As we proved on Saturday, we can be slow out of the blocks and still hold all the aces. I'm with you owler, each game is "massive" but we're on a roll now.
OurMaurice
I agree, I like John Ward as he seems to always see to be incredibly honest. Agree about the next two away games though, crucial for us in all fairness!
s5owl
got to keep getting results, home and away, look at the run Huddersfield had last season and still didn't go up.
tommy craig
All we can do is keep on winning and hope that Charlton and Huddersfield slip up......
SeattleOWL
 

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