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Owls' Passion Delights Laws

Wednesday boss Brian Laws was left with the same feeling as two thirds of Sheffield at the weekend after Wednesday ran in one of their most comfortable derby day victories ever.

Laws was in confident mood going in to the 119th Steel City derby and he came out on top against Blades' boss Bryan Robson as Akpo Sodje and Marcus Tudgay fired Wednesday to bragging rights in Sheffield for a monnth at least.

And the Owls boss insisted his charges out-battled their red and white opponents with a performance powered by passion, committment and desire.

'We are all ecstatic, there's no doubt about it, we are delighted for the football club and the supporters, who have suffered without a derby win for such a long time,' Laws told the official SWFC website.

'I hope that goes a long way to taking that bit of suffering away, they have got some bragging rights now and they haven't seen that for a long time.

Over 30,000 fans attended the clash, the Owls' biggest attendance of the season so far, despite strict ticketing regulations, and Laws was full of praise for the Owls' 12th man, who kept the travelling United faithful quiet throughout.

'It was a magnificent occasion today,' Laws continued.

'The supporters were absolutely outstanding from start to finish and gave the feeling about the place that if you were to get that week in week out, what could you do with it? It is electrifying and it certainly gave everyone a spur today.

'It wasn't about the football side of it today it was about the passion, commitment, the desire, and the tackles.'




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Writer: Nick Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday January 21 2008

Time: 10:11AM

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Love to see a manager with reactions like Laws showed on Saturday, shows how much it ment to him and knows how much it ment to the fans!! Still got a big smile on my face! :)
will it ever happen
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21/01/2008 12:09:00

And what about your passion Bri? Swinging your scarf around when the first went in, bombing down the wing after the second. I love you Brian Laws! :D
NicNac
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21/01/2008 12:10:00

And to think just over a week ago some people were calling for his head, shows how fickle are fans can be. Anyway congrats to Brian an the lads hopefully this pushes us on a run that see's us up the table, i for one hope he's here for the long run.
McQuaid-Owls
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21/01/2008 14:12:00

WELL DONE breaking the laws. you got them up for it and we produced the knockout blow for a very poor blades team. as the song goes now you will find it hard to find a team worse than sheff utd
mick66owl
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21/01/2008 14:58:00

So Proud to be an Owl right now ! What a team performance, what a mangerial performance he he !. Ive been a big fan of Laws from the start and I think his show of true passion on Saturday was a great boost for the club I hope he remains at Hillsborough for a long while to come as Im sure hes the right man to take us forward. If only the so called board ( whatevas left of it ) could show the club only a quater of the passion Laws showed the Im sure we would be ok. UP THE OWLS !!!!!
stevebooker
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21/01/2008 15:15:00

His missus said 'if you dont beat these your bags will be outside the door when you get back'!! Well done Mrs Laws. :)
will it ever happen
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21/01/2008 16:13:00

Coops is quiet on here at the mo isn't he!!! Not feeling very well Coops????
SuperOwls
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21/01/2008 16:44:00

wonder why that could be!!! probably still excited from saturday
Walkley
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21/01/2008 18:14:00

still on cloud nine 2-0 to the wednesday boys 2-0 to the wednesday boys thanks mr laws .
beverley owl
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21/01/2008 20:47:00

had a couple of days now to reflect now and it still feels great hope theres more of these days to come. up the owls
mick66owl
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