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Laws Named Owls Boss

Wednesday have announced that former Scunthorpe United boss Brian Laws is to become the new Owls boss following the sacking of Paul Sturrock over two weeks ago.

The news ends weeks of speculation over the appointement and sees Laws sign a deal until the end of the 2008/08 season along with his assistant Russ Wilcos who also arrives from Glanford Park.

Laws told the official SWFC site: "I'm very excited at the prospect of coming to Sheffield Wednesday. It's a huge club with huge tradition. The club couldn't have asked for a more hungry manager than myself. I'm very much up for this job, believe that I'm ready for it and that I have the necessary qualities to drive it forward."

He continued: "The most important thing is that we all pull together. We have to be in the same boat, grab a oar and start pulling as hard as we can to get the club where it should be, trying to get into the Premiership as soon as we can."

The former Nottingham Forest and Middlesbrough player spent ten years at Scunthorpe - guiding them to two promotions and to third in League One this season.

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Writer: Nick Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday November 6 2006

Time: 11:24AM

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There we go then. Can't say I'm overly pleased but we have to give him time now...
nickswfc
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06/11/2006 11:27:00

shame when a new man comes in and it isn't a name to inspire. Mind you we have John Gregory come to Villa, we were all a bit disappointed but he shot us up the league and into Europe!
The Fear
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06/11/2006 11:47:00

Scunthorpe have certianly been impressive this season but it's a bit worrying that it's taken him 10 years to get them to where they are - Wednesday fans won't wait that long! I suppose he knows the lower leagues well though, so can hopefully bring a couple of quality players in on a relatively low budget.
nickswfc
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06/11/2006 12:01:00

Absolute s**t and pointless, why sack Sturrock, who team now is clealy doing what he intended since its injury free.......Allen has to go
tomdangerfield
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06/11/2006 12:26:00

Strange decision.. sturrock out and laws in.. have you really gained much ground.. given you have enjoyed a lovely dizzy run lately.. will it last ?
ernshaw
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06/11/2006 13:28:00

I hope McAuley retains atleast some input, it's no coincidence that every team he's managed for us this season is more or less unbeaten
wednesday4europe
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06/11/2006 14:43:00

McAuley deserves a pat on the back for his achievements over the past couple of weeks. We all need to get behind Brian Laws now and give him our support. The next few fixtures are quite tough so it will be interesting to see how we perform.
CLIFFANDJ
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06/11/2006 15:38:00

another loser
Mexbro miller
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06/11/2006 19:00:00

was the only man i wanted for the job all the other muppets who were linked just filled me with dread.mind you laws has a tough set of fixtures to start with.lets get behind him and the team.
carlton owl
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06/11/2006 20:35:00

 

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