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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

'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.

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Writer: Nick Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday January 23 2008

Time: 9:00AM

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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
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23/01/2008 09:38:00

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
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23/01/2008 11:20:00

agree it is a lottery when you ahve to take penalty's to sort out the game
ozanne park rangers
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23/01/2008 18:58:00

oh and never never have liked them
ozanne park rangers
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23/01/2008 18:59:00

8000 a week lunt for a penalty like that. pinching money kenny thats wot your doing
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23/01/2008 20:07:00

aah wel at least we have a rest now to get everyone fit nowfor league. still we should have beat the sheep sh*****s
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24/01/2008 08:42:00

looks like whelan and brunt will be playing together in blue n white..... wba have put a bid in i think
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24/01/2008 09:36:00

for whelan obviously
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24/01/2008 09:36:00

plus on closer inspection of the wba kit its actually black..... or maybe very dark blue... who knows
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24/01/2008 09:38:00

its supposed to be blue but does luck black
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24/01/2008 09:53:00

Least it gives our pitch more time to recover aswell, anyone see the state of the penalty area infront of the kop
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24/01/2008 14:58:00

it was more like blackpool beach especially after piggy blunts had been on digging it up with there trotters
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24/01/2008 15:34:00

pitch was awful, but there was some funny bounces, just to add another level to the game
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25/01/2008 17:39:00


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