Vital Football

Latest Sheffield Wednesday News

'Come In, Number 31..'

'Come In, Number 31..'

An away match at Plymouth coming up, Graham Kavanagh back to Sunderland and Irish dynamo Glenn Whelan out due to suspension? Let's look at one particular option for centre midfield and ask the question..

Is Yoann Folly the man for the job?


The French midfielder had his troubles pre-season, his life disrupted by family bereavement: football was probably the last thing on his mind. But the Hillsborough favourite was expected by fans to be in the running for a place come this season; effective performances last term meant he would surely be a starting option in the centre of the park for the Owls.

Kenny Lunt has been more likely to be Whelan's partner through the early season disappointments. News that midfield general Kavanagh was to come in on loan was welcome, and this move obviously proved successful, adding stability and composure to the team.

But Folly? A sole start in the narrow loss against Preston, a couple of substitute appearances (including a match winning one in the Cup against Hartlepool) and that's all.. a reserve outing on October 10th was his last significant action.

He's dynamic, he can break up attacks and we know he can play alongside Whelan. Recent speculation that he had a clause in his contract on signing from Southampton that meant the Owls had to pay more after a certain number of appearances is pure rumour. He was rewarded with a contract extension by the club to 2008/9 so he must be part of the plans.

Will he feature at the weekend? There are other options: the return of Steve Watson, or the decent form of Burton O'Brien (bring him inside and give Etienne Esajas a start out wide). It isn't likely Yoann will be match fit.. but a spot on the bench surely isn't out of the question, especially as Kavanagh cannot yet be counted upon to return?

We hope that your troubles are behind you, Yoann, and you're feeling OK. Hope to see you back in blue and white soon!

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football
Writer:Auckland Owl
Date:Tuesday October 30 2007
Time: 9:00AM

Comments

0
Yep, I know he's had a haircut. He hasn't been in front of photographers much this season!
Auckland Owl
30/10/2007 00:36:00
0
everytime ive seen yoan play he seems so cool and composed on the ball, which is what we need. i rate him highly and can only hope he makes a return this weekend. plus he can play in defence as well. quality player and i sincerley hope he gets his chance. not seen his new haircut tho, cant be much worse then his last tho can it?
mansfieldowl
30/10/2007 09:57:00
0
oh yea, i kno the one place we dont struggle is the flanks but i would like to see lekaj get a go on the bench sometime soon (probably not the time now tho)...... what a pointless post, sorry for wasting all your time!
mansfieldowl
30/10/2007 10:02:00
0
Is he match fit though?
will it ever happen
30/10/2007 11:03:00
0
He looks a little different with short hair ;) http://www.swfc.premiumtv.co.uk/javaImages/ff/bb/0,,10304~3390463,00.jpg
Placebo
30/10/2007 14:13:00
0
Has anyone heard we are on Sky against Colin's Palace away on December 15th ?
WorksopsNumber1
30/10/2007 14:35:00
0
Just had a look at there website and they have got Colchester v Norwich 5.20pm kick off.
will it ever happen
30/10/2007 14:47:00
0
IF YOU Put sky text on page 748 wen fixtas are on it does say thet we are on against PIGNOKS palace but no kik off time on yet
mick66owl
30/10/2007 16:06:00
0
He got a solid 90 minutes in the reserves today.. good to see.
Auckland Owl
30/10/2007 20:30:00
0
did lunt play full 90mins in reserves does anybody know.
mick66owl
31/10/2007 15:08:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Sheffield Wednesday Articles

Wednesday's Hooper In Football League Team Of The Week

Sheffield Wednesday are represented in the latest Football League team of the week that has been selected after this week's action.

Sheffield Wednesday Know Play Off Dates!

The Football League have now confirmed the schedule for the Play Off's this season.

A Vital Challenge - Ben Nevis To Face The Fear!

Vitalfootball.co.uk co-owner Jonathan Fear is pushing himself to the limit in order to raise funds for Cystic Fibrosis.

Who Will Wednesday Face In 2016/17 (3/5/16)

With less than a handful of games remaining in the 2015/16 campaign, some promotions and relegations in the football pyramid are already known.

Archived Vital Wednesday Articles

Vital Wednesday articles from

Site Journalists

Ed Jepson
Editor email
Profile
Greg Pursehouse
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Brighton or Boro in the Playoffs?
Suggested By: Vital Wednesday
Brighton75%
Boro25%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Burnley 45 25 15 5 90 34
2 Middlesbrough 45 26 10 9 88 32
3 Brighton 45 24 16 5 88 30
4 Hull City 45 23 11 11 80 30
5 Derby County 45 21 15 9 78 24
6 Sheff Wed 45 19 17 9 74 22
7 Cardiff 45 17 16 12 67 5
8 Ipswich 45 17 15 13 66 1
9 Birmingham 45 16 14 15 62 4
10 Brentford 45 18 8 19 62 1
11 Preston 45 15 16 14 61 0
12 Leeds Utd 45 14 16 15 58 -8
13 Q.P.R. 45 13 18 14 57 -1
14 Wolves 45 13 16 16 55 -6
15 Blackburn 45 12 16 17 52 -2
16 Reading 45 13 13 19 52 -5
17 Forest 45 12 16 17 52 -5
18 Bristol City 45 13 13 19 52 -16
19 Huddersfield 45 13 12 20 51 -7
20 Rotherham 45 13 10 22 49 -14
21 Fulham 45 11 15 19 48 -14
R Charlton 45 9 13 23 40 -37
R MK Dons 45 9 12 24 39 -29
R Bolton 45 5 15 25 30 -39
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Sheffield Wednesday Results (view all)

Sheffield Wednesday Fixtures (view all)

May 7 2016 12:30PM : Wolverhampton Wanderers (a)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.OurMaurice1
2.brinsworthowl1
3.swfcjambo1
4.dooleys left leg1