Vital Football

Latest Sheffield Wednesday News

Laws Rues Penalty 'Lottery'

Laws Rues Penalty 'Lottery'

Wednesday boss Brian Laws was left disappointed at exiting the FA Cup at the 3rd Round stage through the penalty lottery but was proud of his charges in defeat.

The Owls lost 4-2 on penalties to Premiership strugglers Derby County at Hillsborough on Tuesday night, after Steve Watson had given Wednesday an early lead before Kenny Miller levelled in normal time.

But the Owls gaffer was pleased with the performance of his charges, who continued their fine form from the 2-0 Steel City derby victory over Sheffield United at the weekend against Paul Jewell's men.

'We've left it too late because it is a lottery when you get to penalties,' Laws told SWFC.co.uk.

'What a first half we had though, I thought we were outstanding. I wasn't sure whether we could keep the momentum going after Saturday's game against Sheffield United but the first half was as good, if not the best I have seen in a long, long time,' the Owls boss continued.

'We took the game to Derby and were battering them, we got one goal and I thought if we scored another one we would have buried them because we were all over them. They got that relief early in the second half and it probably settled their nerves a wee bit as the match got more even.'

Wednesday have a free weekend this weekend following the defeat, but Laws will surely be hoping for more of the same when he takes his troops to Wolves next Tuesday night.

Writer:Nick
Date:Wednesday January 23 2008
Time: 9:00AM

Comments

0
didnt go but it sounded like we pummeled them for 30 mins in the first half.... cup run would have been nice, but id prefer a good run in the league
mansfieldowl
23/01/2008 09:38:00
0
Totally battered them in the first half and should have been 3 or 4 uo by half time. They had 1 shot on target and scored. Just a shame we had to go out in that way.
will it ever happen
23/01/2008 11:20:00
0
agree it is a lottery when you ahve to take penalty's to sort out the game
ozanne park rangers
23/01/2008 18:58:00
0
oh and never never have liked them
ozanne park rangers
23/01/2008 18:59:00
0
£8000 a week lunt for a penalty like that. pinching money kenny thats wot your doing
mick66owl
23/01/2008 20:07:00
0
aah wel at least we have a rest now to get everyone fit nowfor league. still we should have beat the sheep sh*****s
mick66owl
24/01/2008 08:42:00
0
looks like whelan and brunt will be playing together in blue n white..... wba have put a bid in i think
mansfieldowl
24/01/2008 09:36:00
0
for whelan obviously
mansfieldowl
24/01/2008 09:36:00
0
plus on closer inspection of the wba kit its actually black..... or maybe very dark blue... who knows
mansfieldowl
24/01/2008 09:38:00
0
its supposed to be blue but does luck black
mick66owl
24/01/2008 09:53:00
Page 1/2
  1. 1
  2. 2

Login to post a comment

Recent Sheffield Wednesday Articles

Four Players About To Leave Hillsborough?

Four of the Owls foreign contingent set to leave S6?

How Predictions Alter as Euro 2016 Progresses - Round 3

As we move into the knockout stages with England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Ireland all through, Alex continues his predictions

Wednesday Keen To Add Ex-Forest Loanee?

Carlos keen on another Portuguese international?

Wednesday Away at Cambridge in EFL Cup

Wednesday at Cambridge plus full EFL first round draw info

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)

What Colour will the new away kit be?
Suggested By: Vital Wednesday
Yellow46%
Green3%
Pink8%
White12%
Black7%
Orange8%
Silver7%
Purple6%
Blue3%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Burnley 46 26 15 5 93 37
P Middlesbrough 46 26 11 9 89 32
3 Brighton 46 24 17 5 89 30
4 Hull City 46 24 11 11 83 34
5 Derby County 46 21 15 10 78 23
6 Sheff Wed 46 19 17 10 74 21
7 Ipswich 46 18 15 13 69 2
8 Cardiff 46 17 17 12 68 5
9 Brentford 46 19 8 19 65 5
10 Birmingham 46 16 15 15 63 4
11 Preston 46 15 17 14 62 0
12 Q.P.R. 46 14 18 14 60 0
13 Leeds Utd 46 14 17 15 59 -8
14 Wolves 46 14 16 16 58 -5
15 Blackburn 46 13 16 17 55 0
16 Forest 46 13 16 17 55 -4
17 Reading 46 13 13 20 52 -7
18 Bristol City 46 13 13 20 52 -17
19 Huddersfield 46 13 12 21 51 -11
20 Fulham 46 12 15 19 51 -13
21 Rotherham 46 13 10 23 49 -18
R Charlton 46 9 13 24 40 -40
R MK Dons 46 9 12 25 39 -30
R Bolton 46 5 15 26 30 -40
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Sheffield Wednesday Results (view all)

Sheffield Wednesday Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.OurMaurice22
2.dooleys left leg12
3.swfcjambo1
4.John Bingham1
5.beverley owl1