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Lets Turn Plaudits Into Points!

Vital Sheffield Wednesday contributor Mark Hollins returns with his latest installment of Wednesday musings, and calls for the Owls to turn plaudits into points!.

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As Wednesday begin to creep back into the media eye, with rave reviews and noisy crowds, it's hard not to get caught up in the hype.

Despite a mere 3 goals and as many defeats in 4 we are still looking down the barrel of the play off gun.

So we're out of the cup, hardly surprising considering our record in recent years… time to 'concentrate on the league' as I think the well known defeated phrase goes...

We went to Pride Park recently and gave them 'as good a test as they'll get' but still left empty handed. A draw would have been fair and on recent showings who`d have begrudged us nicking it. It might have been a step too far for the team hung-over on the previous games premiership performance. So we are beaten at the death by County, they must hold the record for injury time goals against us...anyone remember the year we went down...how could we forget.

We went to Manchester and were possibly worthy of extra time or, had the 'magic of the cup' surfaced, an upset. Poor finishing from both sets of front men ensured the unlikely high scoring event didn't materialise.

Notable absence of Magic, as reliable as comedy Coughlan is and as much as I like him, his time at this standard is nearing its end. I hope if we cash in on our much pimped star at the back we spend it very wisely and not use it to make a tiny hole in the debt. Bullen continues to prove the doubters, me included, wrong...well done to him, he actually IS a legend!

So, as we stare our record crowd for the season in the face (well played Sunderland for filling the countries largest designated away end), what does the weekend hold in store?!

Wind, that`s a guarantee. Goals? Another certainty you'd have thought. Point(s)? Yes.

I think this game is winnable. I think 'tired' Tudgay owes us a goal or two. I think Brunt might be due too. Crossley seems to have gone off the boil in front of goal also?!?!?

As much as I am optimistic that the signing of a chap who punished us so dearly in the black country not so long ago, I think we've made the mistake of burdening newbie's with all our hope too many times. For this reason I only expect him, for whatever part he plays, to show us he's willing. Welcome Leon, should you commit to this opportunity you may make a good career in the game!

Let's bottle up the hype and praise and turn plaudits into points!




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Date:Monday January 22 2007

Time: 12:03PM

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Can we play a bit worse and start to win, please? Good stuff as always, Mark.
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