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Gray arrives to boost Owls' staff

Wednesday boss Dave Jones has added experienced coach Stuart Gray to his backroom staff.

Jones has worked with Gray before at clubs including Southampton and Wolverhampton Wanderers, with the 52-year-old being Jones's assistant at both clubs.

And it was Gray's experience that brought Jones to work with his former assistant again at S6.

"I`ve brought Stuart in because he`s an older head than the coaches I have, he has a vast amount of experience,' he said.

"He`ll become part of the coaching team and everybody at the club will benefit from his experience and knowledge.

"I have worked with Stuart before for around seven years and that played a big part in my decision to bring him to the club.

"It underlines my philosophy of never standing still and always looking to build.'

Gray's last coaching job came at Portsmouth last season and he has also had similar roles at Burnley, Aston Villa and Crystal Palace.




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Date:Wednesday December 19 2012

Time: 8:19PM

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lets hope a former left back can sort our defence out
wedalways
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19/12/2012 20:47:00

So this philosophy then, of 'never standing still and always looking to build'. Not to be confused with teetering on the edge of an abyss, or a slow and embarrassing slide down a slippery slope. I bet 99% of all Wednesdayites identified Burton's departure as a likely cause for our dramatic decline and yet it's taken until now to acknowledge the fact and actually do something about it. Is 'better late than never' your philosophy too, Dave?
OurMaurice
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20/12/2012 08:20:00

You can hear thunderous noise of the penny finally dropping!!!!
bluedog
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20/12/2012 10:25:00

Interesting. Definitely agree that it can be useful to get in different coaches if things have not been working for a while. And they certainly have not. Does this suggest that MM may be keeping DJ after Christmas or does this man's involvement only serve as fluff around the edges to look like something is happening? Will he be adding a little something here and there or will he be helping to set the direction I wonder? We will see by the New Year whether he can make a difference.
OddOwl
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20/12/2012 17:07:00

The team is certainly under pressure so it was enlightening to see the interview with Madine on Player. He comes across as optimistic, positive, able to say what he needs to improve and professional. When players are able to be self critical without being too self conscious about it it is a good sign that they will cope well with pressure.
OddOwl
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21/12/2012 10:44:00

So that means DJ will be here for the long haul, I just hope SG can make a real difference. Lets hope lads that the New Year brings real change and we do at least manage to survive in this league.
Fantham's Hairnet
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21/12/2012 16:07:00

The question which requires answering as far as I am concerned is what has Paul Wilkinson contributed since Terry Burton Departed. Most of us concentrate on DJs performance and rightly so he is the decision maker but PW is no defensive coach clearly and obviously nothing to offer our midfielders and his coaching strength should be the strikers I rest my case your honour
andymac-scoresagoal
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21/12/2012 18:42:00

 

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