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Jones: Wednesday are getting there

Owls boss Dave Jones was pleased with his side's overall performance in the 0-0 draw against Wolves on Saturday.

Jones, a former manager of Wolves, was left to rue some missed chances that could have handed the Owls three points instead of one, but praised his team's showing on the whole against Dean Saunders's men.

"I thought we were the better side today, we got the ball down, we wanted to play and we've created 17 chances but not scored,' he told the official SWFC website.

"Chris Kirkland has had nothing to do all afternoon, we defended magnificently against a big, strong side that was in the Premiership last season.

"That's four points from two difficult games and we would have taken that."

He continued: "It's just that final ball, that little bit of a caress in front of goal. But last week we scored three goals and might have had five or more so it's just the way it goes sometimes.

"But listen, we're getting there, the players are getting there. They do seem to have adapted, they are a great bunch of players to work with and there's a great atmosphere around the place."

It was a second point from as many league matches for new Wolves boss Saunders, who was happy to leave S6 with something to show for his side's efforts.

"I think that's a good point away from home," he said.

"Any game you go away from home and keep a clean sheet is a good return especially in this division. And it's a marked improvement from the last away game which was a defeat at Luton.

"Sheffield Wednesday have been on good form winning a few games recently including at Hull City last weekend scoring three past them.'




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Date:Sunday January 20 2013

Time: 12:22PM

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i must agree, although im dissappointed not toget 3 points at hom, i thonk we are looking stronger all the time. we desperately need a new striker though.
ozzietheowl
...or else we need to show more faith in the strikers we already have. DJ's going on about transfer fees that are beyond our reach and unrealistic wage demands, so even if we do manage to bring someone in there's no guarantee they'll solve the problem. Our defence has tightened up since Stuart Gray's arrival so instead of trawling the bargain basement during the last week of the sales why not bring in another specialist coach to try and get more out of Madine, CO'G, Maguire, Pecnik, Rodri, Lavery etc and then actually give a couple of them an extended opportunity to prove themselves?
OurMaurice
the answer to our goal scoring problems may well already lie within the squad but I'm not sure I've seen much to suggest we already possess a 25 goal a season man, maybe one will emerge in time?? I think Saturday showed we're only a few players away from being a decent top half championship side although the quality of the opposition has to be taken into account. We've gone from having one of the worst defences in the league to one of the best in a realtively short space of time through better coaching and organisation, gives us a solid base to build from. Saturday will be a tough test but if we can win at Hull who knows, we appear to have the perfect blend of players and formation for away fixtures. I'd suggest not many teams in the championship will fancy playing us at the moment given we've become one of the toughest nuts to crack and our shear size and physicalilty would trouble most defences, if only we could sign Jordan Rhodes we'd be flying!! I wonder how twitchy MM was during the run of 7 straight defeats, hopefully his backing of DJ during this time will prove holding his nerve when other managers have been sacked for less was the right call, I think he knows he has one of the best managers around at this level. If you disagree buy the club from him and give it a go yourself. I bumped into him at half time at the Amex back in September and shook him by the hand and thanked him for everything he'd done for us, still work to do though.
sussexowl
Haha, no offence but that sounds a bit like Dean Martin recalling the time he shook hands with the TV evangelist Billy Graham and feeling the entire right side of his body sober up! Seriously though, I'd hate to think I'd need enough money to buy the club off MM before I'm allowed to express an opinion re: the merits of our current manager. But that's all they are at the end of the day, opinions. DJ's position seems secure come what may and there's nothing I can do or say to alter the fact. I just hope for all our sakes that he's capable of repaying the faith others place in him.
OurMaurice
Managers and chairmen come and go but the fans are for life, I'm sure MM and DJ realise in Sheffield Wednesday they have the best fans in football. Football is all about opinions but I'm sure a sustained period of stability under MM & DJ will bring success. The performance away at Hull last week was as good as I've seen in a long while.
sussexowl
We should just sign Sidibie perminantly!
10goalpayne
In my opinion no one should be allowed an opinion in the first place
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