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Stevenage vs. Wednesday

The Lamex Stadium, Stevenage

Tuesday, September 13

7.45pm

Preview: Stevenage v Owls

Wednesday will face Stevenage for the first time tonight looking to continue their fine form in npower League One.

Gary Megson and his troops will travel to The Lamex Stadium in confident mood following theirn 3-1 victory over MK Dons at Hillsborough on Saturday.

But Stevenage will be an unknown threat for Wednesday, who haven't met tonight's opponents before in a comptitive fixture.

The Boro have made a decent start to life in League One, having lost just once so far this term - and they'll be looking to get their biggest scalp yet against the Owls.

Vital Quotes:

Owls boss Gary Megson told the official SWFC website:

'To go to Charlton and get our first point on the road and then beat the leaders has been a good week for us so now we need to carry on the standards that we've set.

'But we're not getting carried away because I don't think we've played particularly well in either game, I think we've had two good second halves.

'If we keep doing that, eventually we'll find ourselves with too much to do in second halves if we don't begin games properly.'

Stevenage Team News:

Stevenage have completed the signing of striker Don Cowan ahead of tonight's game and the former Shamrock Rovers man is free to go straight into tonight's squad.

But manager Graham Westley could be tempted to stick with the same starting eleven for the third match on the spin following some decent performances.

Rob Sinclair, the winger, is still sidelined through injury and will be for the next month, but Stevenage have no fresh injury worries going into the match.

Player to watch: Don Cowan

The 21-year-old new arrival will be hoping to make an instant impression on his new supporters following his move, which was only completed today.

Wednesday Team News:

The Owls have no fresh injury concerns for tonight's match and Megson could well name the same eleven that started the MK Dons clash.

Midfielder Liam Palmer will be pushing for a start after playing so well after coming on for Jermaine Johnson at the weekend. But Johnson himself will be hoping for another chance to shine on his return from injury.

Goalkeeper Richard O'Donnell will keep his place in goal with the news that regular number one Nicky Weaver will be sidelined for three months with a knee injury.

Player to watch: Gary Madine

Madine scored twice in the 3-1 win over MK Dons and he'll be looking to continue his fine form with more goals at Stevenage.

Match Facts & Stats

The Owls and Stevenage have never met in competitive action, so tonight's match will be a bit of history in the making for both sides.

Current Form:

Stevenage: D-W-L-D-W

Wednesday: W-D-L-W-L

Next Fixtures:

v Yeovil (A) - 17/09/11




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Writer: Nick Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday September 13 2011

Time: 12:54PM

Your Comments

It's a bona fide David v. Goliath this one. They'll still be on a roll after back to back promotions and didn't they knock Newcastle out of the cup a while back? A solid professional performance required tonight.
OurMaurice
It's a bona fide David v. Goliath this one. They'll still be on a roll after back to back promotions and didn't they knock Newcastle out of the cup a while back? A solid professional performance required tonight.
OurMaurice
no disrespect to stevenage but if we want promotion then we should be beating teams like this
retfordowl1867
no disrespect to stevenage but if we want promotion then we should be beating teams like this
retfordowl1867
be tough and a test for us i think. wont be a pushover but a team we should be getting 3 points from. would be fairly disapointed with anything else. we need to string some wins together and form a promotion push! UTO!
wrighty-swfc
be tough and a test for us i think. wont be a pushover but a team we should be getting 3 points from. would be fairly disapointed with anything else. we need to string some wins together and form a promotion push! UTO!
wrighty-swfc
Time to start winning away lads! C'mon, lets get ourselves on a winning run. Lets sack off this lot and then put a few past Yeovil too. COME ON BOYS!!
Balli80
Time to start winning away lads! C'mon, lets get ourselves on a winning run. Lets sack off this lot and then put a few past Yeovil too. COME ON BOYS!!
Balli80
Maybe Yeovil then, WTF is going on.....
OWL25
Maybe Yeovil then, WTF is going on.....
OWL25
utter disgrace, what can possibly happen in the 2nd half. perhaps jj will come on and save us!
Hirsty's Shinpads
utter disgrace, what can possibly happen in the 2nd half. perhaps jj will come on and save us!
Hirsty's Shinpads
What a ******** discrace and it is not even half time.These W*****S are not fit to wear the blue and white stripes.On wednesday morning Millian wants to sack the lot of them and its not all Megsons Fault. Well to soften the blow i see the blunts are getting a spanking also. Im Wednesday till i die but i ant gonna put up with this crap week in and week out.
garrymo
What a ******** discrace and it is not even half time.These W*****S are not fit to wear the blue and white stripes.On wednesday morning Millian wants to sack the lot of them and its not all Megsons Fault. Well to soften the blow i see the blunts are getting a spanking also. Im Wednesday till i die but i ant gonna put up with this crap week in and week out.
garrymo
Unfortunately the players are safe no matter what performance they put in, absolutely disgusting kiss good bye to promotion with away performances like this, can't just relie on home games. How can you go from beating the league leaders to getting spanked like this. Stevenage is a horrible place to go but to lose in this manner is beyond belief. I think megson will be on borrowed time if he can't turn the away perfomances around.
OWL25
Unfortunately the players are safe no matter what performance they put in, absolutely disgusting kiss good bye to promotion with away performances like this, can't just relie on home games. How can you go from beating the league leaders to getting spanked like this. Stevenage is a horrible place to go but to lose in this manner is beyond belief. I think megson will be on borrowed time if he can't turn the away perfomances around.
OWL25
Can we sub the whole team for the Wednesdayites that have driven all the way down to Stevenag? They have a lot more passion and desire away from home than our current squad. It's like chalk and cheese. No disrespect intended but STEVENAGE! come on!! If we want promotion these are the games we should be winning easily and battling out results against the teams around us. If we had a big enough squad there would be BIG changes for the game on Saturday but without fielding the academy squad thats not possible. Ah well another evening wasted.....
Owlsmad
Can we sub the whole team for the Wednesdayites that have driven all the way down to Stevenag? They have a lot more passion and desire away from home than our current squad. It's like chalk and cheese. No disrespect intended but STEVENAGE! come on!! If we want promotion these are the games we should be winning easily and battling out results against the teams around us. If we had a big enough squad there would be BIG changes for the game on Saturday but without fielding the academy squad thats not possible. Ah well another evening wasted.....
Owlsmad
I wouldn't like to be in that dressing room right now. No sir-ee. First thing they'll see is that nice bag of carrots being wheeled out to the bus. Then... the stick. Forget the hairdryer, this is the special stick for occasions just like this one. The big stick. The one with that huge nasty-looking rusty nail poking out of one end. Yep, that one. The TETANIZER. Now you're getting the picture. Then... Oh hang on, there's someone at the door. Three of 'em apparently wearing white coats. I have to go back now but maybe things'll improve second half, huh?
OurMaurice
Another season!!!!
OWL25
I wouldn't like to be in that dressing room right now. No sir-ee. First thing they'll see is that nice bag of carrots being wheeled out to the bus. Then... the stick. Forget the hairdryer, this is the special stick for occasions just like this one. The big stick. The one with that huge nasty-looking rusty nail poking out of one end. Yep, that one. The TETANIZER. Now you're getting the picture. Then... Oh hang on, there's someone at the door. Three of 'em apparently wearing white coats. I have to go back now but maybe things'll improve second half, huh?
OurMaurice
Another season!!!!
OWL25
What is this Phobia we have away from home?If happens all the time we can kiss goodbye to promotion and Megson will kiss goodbye to a monthly pay packet.But is it all MEGSONS FAULT (I DONT KNOW).
garrymo
What is this Phobia we have away from home?If happens all the time we can kiss goodbye to promotion and Megson will kiss goodbye to a monthly pay packet.But is it all MEGSONS FAULT (I DONT KNOW).
garrymo
Guys, some of us have been predicting this for weeks and no doubt OurMaurice et al will be on ere posting more excuses ignoring the simple fact that after 30+ games in charge this is Megson's team, Megson's tactics, Megson's man management and despite all his talk and all the haf time hairdrying and the boot camp training regime and lets not forget Mandy's money the best we can expect is mid table?? I'm sorry but that's not good enough for me and it shouldn't be good enough for any true Wednesdayite. Where the feck is Stevenage anyway??
Megson_Out
Guys, some of us have been predicting this for weeks and no doubt OurMaurice et al will be on ere posting more excuses ignoring the simple fact that after 30+ games in charge this is Megson's team, Megson's tactics, Megson's man management and despite all his talk and all the haf time hairdrying and the boot camp training regime and lets not forget Mandy's money the best we can expect is mid table?? I'm sorry but that's not good enough for me and it shouldn't be good enough for any true Wednesdayite. Where the feck is Stevenage anyway??
Megson_Out
Oh F*** OFF!!!!! Heard enough of this ****e, when we lose we sure do it in style..... Pi55 poor yet again.
Owlsmad
Oh F*** OFF!!!!! Heard enough of this ****e, when we lose we sure do it in style..... Pi55 poor yet again.
Owlsmad
ATM I don't want to see megson out, but if hr can't change the fortune of our away perfomances then maybe we should looking else where. It's a shame and we all know it's not just his fault, but the players can't be sacked unfortunately. Stevenage is a hard place to go, but like it's been said if we are really going to challenge for promotion we should be taking 3 points away from these games.)
OWL25
ATM I don't want to see megson out, but if hr can't change the fortune of our away perfomances then maybe we should looking else where. It's a shame and we all know it's not just his fault, but the players can't be sacked unfortunately. Stevenage is a hard place to go, but like it's been said if we are really going to challenge for promotion we should be taking 3 points away from these games.)
OWL25
Possible come back? pah
Owlsmad
Possible come back? pah
Owlsmad
If i remember right a spanking like this at Peterborough cost Irvine his Job,but at least we got 3 that night.If im honest im sick to the F*****g back teeth of this lot.
garrymo
If i remember right a spanking like this at Peterborough cost Irvine his Job,but at least we got 3 that night.If im honest im sick to the F*****g back teeth of this lot.
garrymo
I agree garrymo, just when it looks like we might be turning a corner we go and f*** up against a team that on paper we should be walking. We need to buck up and quick smart, otherwise mid table mediocracy....... NOT GOOD ENOUGH WEDNESDAY!
Owlsmad
I agree garrymo, just when it looks like we might be turning a corner we go and f*** up against a team that on paper we should be walking. We need to buck up and quick smart, otherwise mid table mediocracy....... NOT GOOD ENOUGH WEDNESDAY!
Owlsmad
Glad my boys a city fan, at least I get to watch top class football. Why is it so bloody hard being a Wednesday fan? Ups and mostly downs, so glad i don't go to away games anymore, not worth the effort. Got to admit I beginning to question megsons job.
OWL25
Glad my boys a city fan, at least I get to watch top class football. Why is it so bloody hard being a Wednesday fan? Ups and mostly downs, so glad i don't go to away games anymore, not worth the effort. Got to admit I beginning to question megsons job.
OWL25
I'm sorry but how many times have we conceded more than one girl in the first ten minutes of games this season!! That is f****** unforgivable once let alone more than! Unbelievable, being wound up doesn't seem so bad now!? At lease Madine has got another!
Owls That!
Oh for f*** sake!!!!!!
Owlsmad
I'm sorry but how many times have we conceded more than one girl in the first ten minutes of games this season!! That is f****** unforgivable once let alone more than! Unbelievable, being wound up doesn't seem so bad now!? At lease Madine has got another!
Owls That!
Oh for f*** sake!!!!!!
Owlsmad
Looking forward to seeing the highlights and hearing Meggo's post match comments....... NOT!
Owlsmad
Looking forward to seeing the highlights and hearing Meggo's post match comments....... NOT!
Owlsmad
Sorry owlsmad, he's doing the buisness at home but if he can't get the results away were not going up. I like megson and don't want to see him go, but Milan doesn't f...k about we all know that.
OWL25
Sorry owlsmad, he's doing the buisness at home but if he can't get the results away were not going up. I like megson and don't want to see him go, but Milan doesn't f...k about we all know that.
OWL25
Is Meggo living on borrowed time? Hhhmmm [scratches chin] it's not looking too good now is it? What do I think? errrr [mumbles] I dunno! All I DO know is this is VERY annoying and TBH, I just don't know if I care anymore... very sad face :-(
Owlsmad
Is Meggo living on borrowed time? Hhhmmm [scratches chin] it's not looking too good now is it? What do I think? errrr [mumbles] I dunno! All I DO know is this is VERY annoying and TBH, I just don't know if I care anymore... very sad face :-(
Owlsmad
Watching Wednesday is like watching England and trust me thats not a complement. I'm not talking quality or style but hurt and anguish....
Owlsmad
Watching Wednesday is like watching England and trust me thats not a complement. I'm not talking quality or style but hurt and anguish....
Owlsmad
oh well at least Madine netted again...
Carbone's Padawan
oh well at least Madine netted again...
Carbone's Padawan
An absolute disgrace. Megson can't take all the blame though, the players are pathetic and are seemingly incapable to play football at a decent level. Megson could be in trouble though, Mandaric is hardly one to pee around with time - I like Meggo, but he's in big trouble.
s5owl
An absolute disgrace. Megson can't take all the blame though, the players are pathetic and are seemingly incapable to play football at a decent level. Megson could be in trouble though, Mandaric is hardly one to pee around with time - I like Meggo, but he's in big trouble.
s5owl
a big part of megson's job is to manage the players no?
Hirsty's Shinpads
a big part of megson's job is to manage the players no?
Hirsty's Shinpads
Said it ages ago, megson isn't good enough. Tactically dyer, man management that is so out dated its unreal! You can tell the players don't like him, becuase they don't play for him. I mean come on, if your gaffer at work is a tosser you don't put in half as much effort in doing things! The players signed for the club, not megson and he has to go to give them a chance and us a chance of going somewhere!!!
smiggyswfc
Said it ages ago, megson isn't good enough. Tactically dyer, man management that is so out dated its unreal! You can tell the players don't like him, becuase they don't play for him. I mean come on, if your gaffer at work is a tosser you don't put in half as much effort in doing things! The players signed for the club, not megson and he has to go to give them a chance and us a chance of going somewhere!!!
smiggyswfc
Mixed results, same old wednesday. So what is it some kind of curse on our football club? Continually signing crap players? Or continually having crap coaching staff? Thing I don't get is a lot of these players have done it for other clubs on the flip side of that we seem to sign most our players on a free so maybe the club's letting them go knowing something that we don't. I think some parts of the current squad look good. Definitely got a squad capable in this league. Not sure what's going on away from home and I hardly trust Reda and O'Conner to come in and make a big difference. Who knows how we will play on Saturday.
Devon_Owl
Mixed results, same old wednesday. So what is it some kind of curse on our football club? Continually signing crap players? Or continually having crap coaching staff? Thing I don't get is a lot of these players have done it for other clubs on the flip side of that we seem to sign most our players on a free so maybe the club's letting them go knowing something that we don't. I think some parts of the current squad look good. Definitely got a squad capable in this league. Not sure what's going on away from home and I hardly trust Reda and O'Conner to come in and make a big difference. Who knows how we will play on Saturday.
Devon_Owl
awful result all round and like most cant understand the problems away from home. Looking at the league table though we are only four points from the top league so hoping this is just a blip but things need to change away from from home and fast. I'm already wondering what the team will be for saturday from what i gather Bennett and R.jones were awful tonight maybe time to Reynolds his chance at left back at least away from home ?
retfordowl1867
awful result all round and like most cant understand the problems away from home. Looking at the league table though we are only four points from the top league so hoping this is just a blip but things need to change away from from home and fast. I'm already wondering what the team will be for saturday from what i gather Bennett and R.jones were awful tonight maybe time to Reynolds his chance at left back at least away from home ?
retfordowl1867
In 1993 Sheffield Wednesday were quite easily on par with Arsenal. Yesterday we were destroyed by Stevenadge away in league 1 whilst Arsenal was away v Brussia Dortmound in CL claiming a draw. So what happened??? Over the years Sheffield Wednesday have signed deplaurable staff, weather it players, coaches, managers or board room staff. They have chipped away at the soul of the club until it now has barley nothing, leaving everyone pointing the finger at us and laughing! To my understanding it was 23 pound + Travel expenses to go and watch Wednesday yesterday! well enough said!
NapoliOwl
In 1993 Sheffield Wednesday were quite easily on par with Arsenal. Yesterday we were destroyed by Stevenadge away in league 1 whilst Arsenal was away v Brussia Dortmound in CL claiming a draw. So what happened??? Over the years Sheffield Wednesday have signed deplaurable staff, weather it players, coaches, managers or board room staff. They have chipped away at the soul of the club until it now has barley nothing, leaving everyone pointing the finger at us and laughing! To my understanding it was 23 pound + Travel expenses to go and watch Wednesday yesterday! well enough said!
NapoliOwl
ring ring ring ring "Gary, it's Milan, my office 5 mins!!". How can we beat the league leaders then a few days later lose 5-1 to Stevenage with virtually the same team, there is something seriously wrong going on, 3 points at Yeovil a must after that!!
sussexowl
ring ring ring ring "Gary, it's Milan, my office 5 mins!!". How can we beat the league leaders then a few days later lose 5-1 to Stevenage with virtually the same team, there is something seriously wrong going on, 3 points at Yeovil a must after that!!
sussexowl
I think it says it all that our captain and Prutton were subbed at half time...I looked at the teamsheet before the game and I thought it looked decent but what a disgrace. I agree with a few comments on here - the players obviously aren't playing for GM...
OrlandoT1982
I think it says it all that our captain and Prutton were subbed at half time...I looked at the teamsheet before the game and I thought it looked decent but what a disgrace. I agree with a few comments on here - the players obviously aren't playing for GM...
OrlandoT1982
Was at the game last night, Lacked invention, passion and kept looking for the long ball. The only player that seemed like he wanted it was Clinton, at one point chased all the way back to make a tackle on the edge of our box because no one else was!!! A poor poor performance!
Bognor_Owl
Was at the game last night, Lacked invention, passion and kept looking for the long ball. The only player that seemed like he wanted it was Clinton, at one point chased all the way back to make a tackle on the edge of our box because no one else was!!! A poor poor performance!
Bognor_Owl
 

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