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Laws Hails 'Exceptional' Owls

Laws Hails 'Exceptional' Owls

Wednesday boss Brian Laws hailed his side's performance against promotion-chasing Wolves as 'exceptional' at the weekend - but was unhappy at the nature of Frank Simek's late dismissal.

The American right-back caused uproar on the Wolves bench following a late challenge on Michael McIndoe which lead to Wolves boss Mick McCarthy confronting the former Arsenal defender.

And Laws believes the reaction of his opposite number was a key factor in the referee sending Simek off - and ultimately costing the Owls all three points as a late Andy Keogh strike gave the visitors a share of the spoils.

'To get the ingredients for getting the crowd going referees do have an effect and today there were some seriously bad decisions. One decision caused mayhem on the touchline and that reaction maybe made the referees mind up,' Laws told the official SWFC website.

'Frankie is an honest player, he has gone for the ball, I thought you could see both players were very committed and to go into the tackle in the way he did he had to go for the ball. He got it and yet the referee has deemed it as a red card offence.

'That changed the complexity of the game and all of a sudden we were on the back foot. To concede in the last few seconds was soul destroying because we were on course to get all three points and we would have deserved it' he added.

The Owls boss had highlighted the importance of finishing the season on a high going in to the match - and had noted a top-ten finish as a decent end to the season for his men.

And he was pleased with the fighting spirit and the quality on display from his men as they more than matched promotion-chasing Wolves - and were worthy of a victory.

'One thing is very, very clear and that is if anyone thought the players would switch off and let the season peter out, without motivation to carry on then that match tells you a different story,' Laws added.

'I thought we did exceptionally well, I thought overall we were the better side; passed the ball well, moved, created chances and deservedly went into the lead.'

'I can see that they have a lot of energy in the side and we generally dealt well with Wolves' counter attacking style.'


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Writer:Nick
Date:Monday March 19 2007
Time: 12:00PM

Comments

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Wonder if McClean has been offered a contract yet?? Its getting nearer and nearer a time when I dont think he is going to be yet he is still scoring!
tomdangerfield
19/03/2007 12:33:00
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lovely goal by macca, and a great overall performance from the owls, twice we should have had those bloomin brummies this season.
ozzietheowl
19/03/2007 17:11:00
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I think we have a thing for 2-2 results against Wolves...
nickswfc
19/03/2007 22:36:00
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