Date:Thursday May 31 2007
The season may only be a matter of weeks old, but Owls fans are already looking towards finishing in the Championship's top six next term.
The latest poll on Vital Sheffield Wednesday asked users where the club should realistically be aiming to finish next season - Brian Laws' first full season in charge at S6.
And the majority of 60 per cent voted for a play-off finish next term, giving the Owls a chance of returning to the Premiership.
Laws masterminded a superb end to the last campaign, taking the Owls to within a couple of points of a top six finish by losing just once in the Owls' last 13 games of the campaign - at promoted Birmingham City.
And the fantastic run of form has prompted Wednesday fans to have an optimistic look at next season.
The club have progressed for the last three years - with play-off victory under former boss Paul Sturrock, before consolidation the following season.
Wednesday may not have had the ideal start to last season but the appointment of Laws in November turned the Owls' fortunes around, to meet the pre-season aim of a mid-table finish, and just miss out on the play-off places.
But what of the remaining 40 per cent?
Well the optimism certainly seems to be rolling in by the truck load at S6 with just five per cent of the remaining votes predicting the Owls will finish outside the play-offs! With three per cent thinking Wednesday will mirror last season and get a respectable mid-table finish, while two per cent feel Wednesday will do worse than last term.
And this is where the voting gets a little crazy, don't shoot the messenger though! We told there was optimism flying about at Hillsborough in pre-season. There always is isn't there?
A whopping 21 per cent of Vital Sheffield Wednesday users think that Wednesday could even go one step further and gain automatic promotion! Wednesday were one of the form teams of the division last season, but a top two finish seems somewhat unrealistic at the moment. Feel free to have a go if I'm happily proved wrong though!
And yes, I saved this bit for last...
Fourteen per cent of users felt Wednesday could go up as champions next season! No, it's not April 1st, but we here at Vital are glad to see the optimism returning to Hillsborough amid years of doom and gloom - lets hope it's the same come October eh?
Join Vital Sheffield Wednesday
To visit the Vital Sheffield Wednesday message board, click here.
This website is your website and we are looking for people to help write articles for the site. Do you go to most of the games and have an opinion? Why not write a match report? Perhaps you are a budding journalist or even just someone who is very opinionated? Well why not join our team? If this interests you please contact Vital Sheffield Wednesday.
Date:Thursday May 31 2007
Madine joins Coventry City on loan (Thursday October 30 2014)
Westwood called up to Ireland squad (Wednesday October 29 2014)
Everton recall Hope from Owls loan (Wednesday October 29 2014)
Owls out to improve Hillsborough form (Wednesday October 22 2014)
Gray pleased with Brentford point (Wednesday October 22 2014)
Milanič: Derby days are special matches (Friday October 3 2014)
Loovens: Job to be done at Elland Road (Friday October 3 2014)
Owls youngster makes England U20 squad (Thursday October 2 2014)
Hutchinson in-line for Owls return at Ipswich (Sunday September 28 2014)
Gray hopeful over Lees injury setback (Sunday September 28 2014)
|1.||dooleys left leg||6|
|Sheff Wed||0||-||0||Derby County|
|Leeds Utd||1||-||1||Sheff Wed|
|12. Sheff Wed||14||4||7||3||0||19|
|The Bolton Preview
» Norwich : 31/10/2014 10:24:00
|Villa to get rebuffed over Sako move
» Wolves : 31/10/2014 10:14:00
|Former Man Utd Keeper set to sign?
» Wolves : 31/10/2014 10:09:00
|Team news: Blackburn vs Reading
» Reading : 31/10/2014 10:00:00
|RUFC - Evans 'Pringle Is A Threat'
» Rotherham : 31/10/2014 09:42:00