UK time is: 17:12:28
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Sheffield Boys To Men?

Boys to men?

Could be according to Owls boss Paul Sturrock. He says the 'Steel City derby' may help some of the youngsters blood themselves into the team and 'kick start' the season.

Sturrock told the official Sheffield Wednesday site: 'I'm going into this game with several kids; I might come out of it with those kids becoming men. It could kick-start our season. Derbies are about rolling your sleeves up, iodine on your studs and getting on with it. If we can come out as we did against Leeds, which isn't as big a game, then I've got no fears.'
However, the manager will caution his players not to step across the line in the big match atmosphere: 'I'm a wee bit worried in case it flares up,' he added. 'I've got a few Celts in this team and I don't want them to be getting too excited.'

Wednesday haven't won at Bramall Lane since 1967 and The Blades are yet to lose at home this season. The news that Neil Warnock is now staying on as their manager is also bound to give them an extra spring in their step as they look to chase down pack leaders Reading. BUT derby games have nothing to do with current form or the latest odds!

Sturrock said 'In all their home games so far this season they've come out of the traps big time. Neil has nailed his colours to the mast and I think the start of the game will be very noisy with their fans showing their appreciation. I could go on and on about their players but when people are standing in their faces; when every 50/50 is being competed; when every second ball is being won, things can turn. We've got talented players who can turn the game.'

He also says that he hopes the team realise how much the 'bragging rights' mean to the local fans and he hopes they give them something to cheer about.

**Have you got what it takes to run this site? Or do you run an existing site and want to move over to the exciting Vital Network? If so, press on the advert and get Vitalled! OR if you wish to submit a story, do so via the membership drop down menu above**




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

The Journalist

Writer: Site Staff Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday December 1 2005

Time: 6:38PM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Sheffield Wednesday Articles

Gray Confirms He Wants Loan Extensions (Friday December 19 2014)

Gray Speaks Ahead Of Fulham (Friday December 19 2014)

Gray Not Ruling Out Striker Return (Friday December 19 2014)

Fulham v Wednesday - How Will It Go? (Friday December 19 2014)

Coke Set For New Year Return (Thursday December 18 2014)

Don't Give Madine Away (Thursday December 18 2014)

Palmer One Off Career Milestone (Wednesday December 17 2014)

Permanent Deal In The Offing For McGugan (Wednesday December 17 2014)

Maghoma Wants First Team Spot Back (Wednesday December 17 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
10. Charlton 21 6 12 3 1 30
11. Cardiff 21 8 6 7 0 30
12. Wolves 21 8 6 7 -7 30
13. Sheff Wed 21 6 10 5 -1 28
14. Bolton 21 7 4 10 -5 25
15. Fulham 21 7 4 10 -8 25
16. Birmingham 21 6 7 8 -9 25

Breaking League News

Bournemouth : 20/12/2014 17:10:00
Watford : 20/12/2014 17:02:00
Nottingham Forest v Leeds United: Team Line-Ups
Forest : 20/12/2014 16:38:00
LUFC Leeds United Team To Face Nottingham Forest
Leeds Utd : 20/12/2014 16:14:00
Norwich : 20/12/2014 15:01:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Fulham v Wednesday
Suggested By:  Site Staff
Fulham win 20%
Draw 40%
Wednesday win 40%