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Sheffield Wednesday 'Robbed' at the Death...

The Theory: 'Everything proceeds to an unchangeable inevitable pattern. When you know enough about any situation its future is entirely predictable' or 'All events are predictable, therefore inevitable and all events are inevitable, therefore predictable'.

I found myself struggling to find any motivation to write about Saturday`s football so I`ll apologise now if this seems half hearted and typical….

As the last few weeks have unfortunately been spent working in Newcastle I once again was unfortunately absent from Hillsborough…Some would no doubt disagree with the unfortunate part… So my view is based solely on highlights and media reviews.

Few said we should have lost - Shock Horror

Lots said we played well with endeavour and decent football - Shock Horror

Many said we shot our self in the foot and the defeat was self inflicted to a worse team - Shock Horror

Anyone see an all too familiar pattern?!

I checked the score on my WAP as I drove into a car park around 4.45 and due to its ten minute(ish) delay it said we were one up against ten men… I could be spared for feeling the optimism that we`d finally walked out of Hillsborough 3 points better off…

No sooner had I closed the connection when a text came rushing in from my friend at work, a man city fan no less… "10 men have just beat u…Oh dear"

The cheek of it!! The cheek of me not believing it!! The cheek of Derby for "steeling" it!!

I had to call my brother, no doubt walking out of the ground head in hands… It was true! Losers once again when perhaps winning was the only thing feasible!

I remember my Math GCSE exam where we were given a set amount of variables followed by some results and had to identify a pattern from it… Oh how I`d hate for that to be done based on our home form for the last 6 years!

I think we need to review security at our famous stadium… far too many instances of robbery are going unpunished! The 11 security guards on the pitch on Saturday did a sterling job for nearly 80 minutes… then make a fatal error… going for break at the same time! It`s hard to blame anyone other department aside from the defence for what happened in the last 10 minutes, but we can`t forget how ineffective our strike force is to get us in the nervy position of clinging on.

It seems there is a certain point where our team just shut down at home - I bet, as a home team, over history of goals conceded 81-90 minutes we are clear leaders.

The extraordinary truth has cost us many, many times and really could cost us our place in this league.

Fortunately I am a firm believer, thanks to the return to fitness of key players - the Follys, Macleans, Talbots, Woods(anyone feel the back two are getting complacent?!?!) - that we will be looking at the league at Christmas which a much more pleasant expression.

Confession before I close - Saturday was the first result which made me question Paul Sturrock... I feel a little guilty and fickle… in all honesty no one is better for the job, but were all entitled to a little anger now n then right?!?!...He`s made some mistakes, he`s human, and he`ll no doubt admit it. God can`t please everyone all the time… Neither can KPS.

Hopefully next weekend will bring a change in fortune in front of both goals… and help prove my point that Roy Keane just hasn`t got the personality to be a top manager!

Sunderland 2 Wednesday……… 2


'Press on! A better fate awaits thee.'
Victor Hugo


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Writer:Nick
Date:Tuesday September 26 2006
Time: 1:22PM

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