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Laws' Derby Day Delight

Wednesday boss Brian Laws revealed his delight at his sides performance in the 3-2 win over Leeds United on Saturday - but admitted it shouldn't have been so close.

The Owls raced in to a 3-0 lead thanks to goals from Marcus Tudgay, Chris Brunt and a second-half Jermaine Johnson strike - but the 5,000 travelling wednesdayites had to bite their nails late on after two Leeds goals in the last two minutes.

'It should have been all over really, we were looking comfortable at 3-0, even with ten men,' Laws told the official SWFC site.

'I couldn't see them scoring a goal but then we have given them an OG and Lee Bullen is obviously gutted because we wanted a clean sheet today. They were dead and buried but goals change games and that goal gave them a lift and it needed some solid defending and a little bit of luck to save it because with ten men we were always going to sit a bit deep and soak up pressure.'

Wednesday are one of the most exciting teas to watch in the divison at the moment - with their last three matches ending up as five-goal thrillers - and the Owls gaffer revealed the team should carry a health warning.

He continued: 'In that last ten minutes, if you had a heart rate monitor on me it would have been going through the roof because in those situations it is on the toss of a coin what could happen. But I think it would have been an absolute travesty for us to concede another goal because I thought we were the best team.'

And Laws reserved all credit for the players on the pitch after describing the performace as the Owls 'at their best'.

'Our supporters were absolutely lapping it up, they were loving it and rightly so. It's a local derby, a damned exciting one at that and one I have been thoroughly looking forward to. That was us performing to the best of our ability and getting the result so credit is due to the players.' he added.




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Date:Monday March 5 2007

Time: 9:00AM

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as for chris brunt....... ok the lad has had some stick over last 2 years, but i made a comment about him a few months ago,. ... there were rumours he might be poached from us, my comment was "he is a luxury player" and a lot of clubs would love to have a luxury player, like that. sometimes it looks like he his not working, and it sticks out like a sore thumb. his goal against leeds has got to be up there for goal of the season, including any premiership goal. dispossession and a turn and shot, lob the keeper, and goallllllll. this is not the first time he has shown the quality that we know he possesses, he needs a lot of support from the home crowd, (a hell of a lot more than he has been getting of late) and with that we will see the real chris brunt week in week out!! the old saying goes "who is turing up Vicki or beck's?" with our support through the whole 90 mins we will see the beck's side of him every game. the question is ............... can we afford to let him go at the end of the season? the answer is NO how many times have we been in a hole near the end of a match? one touch of brilliance can turn a game, yet again he is only one of a couple players that i feel we have on our books at this moment in time
andyowl64
Well said Andyowl64. People view Chris waddle through tinted glasses sometimes, he was one of our greatest players, but at times could be completely out of the game like Brunty. If Brunt had Nilsson behind him, and Hirst and bright in the middle, whith Shez feeding him the ball, he would be one of the best players in the country. "Luxury" players like Brunt, need quality players round him. If Laws buys 3 or 4 quality players in the summer, especially a decent left back, then Brunty will be a world beater. Can you remember Andy Booth trying to play with Carbone & DiCanio ? It was like they had to send him a letter to explain where they wanted him to run too. Often the italians were getting stick, but it was talentless dross like Booth, Wayne Collins and Briscoe that did not understand what they were actually doing.
haxeyowl
we can afford to let him go if someone comes in with at least 3m though and that is the worry.
newman87
 

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