Writer: Auckland Owl
Date:Sunday May 13 2007
Hillsborough may have been pipped to the post by The Hawthorns in the Championship goal stakes - but S6 was still one of THE places to see goals this season.
The Sunday season finale against Norwich saw Wednesday run out winners in a five-goal thriller against the Canaries, taking the season total of goals at Hillsborough to a massive 74 for the campaign - second only to promotion-chasing West Brom.
Hillsborough was all set to run out as the ground to see most goals last term, but Barnsley's end of season collapse against the Baggies saw Kevin Phillips and company bag seven to take top spot.
Although season ticket prices have gone up, you can't say this season hasn't been value for money, no matter what the outcome.
The Owls have scored in every game on home soil in 2007 and only failed to find the net on two occasions under the guidance of Brian Laws - once in the 3-0 defeat against Birmingham where Wednesday did everything but find the back of the net, and once in the goalless draw with Cardiff City which brought their top-of-the-table winning run to an end.
Love him or hate him, Dave Allen promised more entertaining football following the sacking of Paul Sturrock and we've certainly got it.
Wednesday bagged just five goals in their six games under Sturrock at the start of the campaign, which also saw a return of just five points.
We all know the injury problems that KPS had to endure during a difficult opening to the 2006/07 campaign, but the turnaround of form can't be argued with.
The Owls' form at Hillsborough had cost the club dearly in previous seasons and despite the turnaround, Brian Laws made his concerns about the home form known during the poor run over January and February.
But it certainly turned around towards the end of the campaign, with Wednesday finding the onion bag 15 times in their final seven matches in S6.
But it hasn't been all Wednesday's contribution to the 74-goal tally at Hillsborough this term - we all know its been a rollercoaster ride since Christmas.
Struggling Hull enjoyed a rare win to kick-start 2007 in losing fashion for Wednesday, with a 2-1 victory, before Roy Keane's Sunderland netted four times the following home match in a 4-2 win and Preston kept their promotion hopes alive with a 3-1 victory.
Throughout the season, Steve MacLean has bagged seven league goals on home turf, while Marcus Tudgay has helped himself to seven, Glenn Whelan five and Deon Burton five, while Chris Brunt has got four.
Its a mixed bunch at the top of the 'where to see goals' ladder, with promotion hopefuls West Brom topping the honours, while Luton Town are also up there in third behind Wednesday with 73 goals being banged in at Kenilworth Road.
At the other end, Stoke City's Britannia Stadium and Cardiff City's Ninian Park are the Championship grounds with the least goals this season, both with 51 to their name this term.
I'm sure all Wednesdayites will be wanting more of the same next season, with the majority coming from the men in blue and white!
Date:Sunday May 13 2007
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