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Wednesday 1 - Doncaster 0

Hillsborough

8/11/08 15:00

Attendance: 20872

Referee: L Mason

Wednesday
1 - 0
Doncaster
Clarke 43
 
 
Venue: Hillsborough
 
Attendance: 20872
The Teams
Grant
 
 
 
Sullivan
 
 
Buxton
 
 
46
 
O'Connor
 
 
Wood
 
 
 
Mills
 
 
Beevers
 
 
 
Hird
 
 
Spurr
 
 
 
Roberts
 
 
McAllister
 
 
 
Wilson
 
 
46
Watson
 
 
 
Spicer
 
 
O'Connor
 
 
 
Stock
 
 
Esajas
 
 
66
 
Wellens
 
 
Tudgay
 
 
 
Woods
 
 
47
Clarke
 
 
76
 
Price
 
 
84
Substitutes
Burton
 
 
 
Guy
 
 
47
McMahon
 
 
46
 
Hayter
 
 
46
Johnson
 
 
66
 
Heffernan
 
 
84
Small
 
 
 
Greer
 
 
Sodje
 
 
76
 
Elliott
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Game Statistics
12
Goal Attempts
15
7
On Target
9
3
Corners
6
3
Offside
0
12
Fouls
10
51
%
49




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Writer: Auckland Owl Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday November 9 2008

Time: 1:53AM

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hard fought 3 points again we took our chance which was the difference between the two sides donny played good football all in there own half .Clarke again was lazy up front which is why fans dont like him dispite a nervy performance a welcome 3 points.
beverley owl
a much needed win for you.......
lincolnblue
beverley owl you sound just like the lot that sit round me, blame clarke for everything thats all i ever hear, try getting off his back just for a change and supporting him after all he's just scored 2 important goals for us, and looking at the rest of them i can't see any goals coming from anywhere else on the pitch apart from sodje who looked a little more like himself yesterday, clarke will never be the most mobile player you'll ever see, but one thing he will do is score goals so just think about what you shout on to the pitch next time, just for once give him some praise and try not to blame for everything that goes wrong, i'm sure donny fans would love someone like him.
ecco owl
Jeez, some people are just not happy no matter what Leon does! He won us the game for feck's sake! Lazy? He was as good as anyone yesterday and don't forget - a striker is only as good as the support he gets, but I don't hear anyone having a go at any of the other players!!
US Owl
I thought we were awful all over the park yesterday. Perosnally I can't see why Leon gets on the pitch - he's lazy, incompetent and although he scored a goal he missed a bagful of easy chances yesterday that could have made it easier for us in the closing stages. Any professional player who can't play a 5 yard ball along the floor across the face of goal but instead hoofs it high and long doesn't deserve to be in a Wednesday shirt in my opinion. I think he's been given enough chances now. The rest of the team were not much better though - there was no shape on the pitch, nobody seemed to know what position they were playing never mind what their role was. To be fair Donny looked a decent passing team, I'm just eternally grateful that their strikers couldn't hit a barn door or we would have received a thrapping from the bottom of the league side.
SuperOwls
I have to say that I feel our midfield just doesn't know how to play possession football, and the marking in the second half was abysmal, a lot of people walked away from that game wondering what is missing, any ideas? ps how about clarke and sodje up front together
dbblue
i agree us owl, don't know which game you were at super owl, not the same one as me, don't recall clarke missing a bagful of easy chances.
ecco owl
Granted I was sat in kop but Leon blasted a couple of decent strikes at the keeper making them easy saves to make and blasted another couple over the bar with plenty of time to do better with them. Did you have your eyes closed when he attempted to clear the ball out of the ground when a 5-yard ball across the face of goal was all that the kop and the players running into the box thought was needed?? He's lazy, his touch is awful, he doesn't anticipate anything, just reacts to it and then is too late, doesn't seem to understand the concept of being offside...the only thing going for him is that he can strike a ball....but shouldn't any striker who is played to play football be able to do that???? Can't see what Laws sees in him at all. The sooner Sodje and RTudgay are back together with a little bt of Jeffers thrown in from time to time the better then we can get rid of Leon
SuperOwls
no matter what i say you've made your mind up and that's that.well remember this,since pig match we've scored 4 goals leon got 3 of them,no matter how bad you say he is, if he's the one scoring and pulling a blue & white shirt on every week every wednesday fan should praise him not slagging him off.
ecco owl
are some of you actually insane? it seems you just insult clarke whatever he does, lazy? his workrate was brilliant in this and the palace game, hes got 3 in 5 and probably man of the match yesterday, lay off him hes obviously a massive confidence player dosnt need his own fans gettin on his back. Hes the form striker at the minute i'd start him with sodje up front, tudagy on right wing against derby no 4-5-1
wesp
ha ha ha ha pigs arguing amongst thereselves!!
bladesforlife1889
hahahahahaha pig coming on wednesday page to argue, find something to occupy yourself moonpig
wesp
BFL, you have absolutely no room to criticize. First of all, there is nothing wrong with healthy debate, that's what a forum is for. Secondly, it's not many weeks ago that I remember seeing you almost kicked off your own site for slagging shepsblade off and arguing with people. If you don't have anything constructive to add to the argument just go back to your own little peewee site.
US Owl
i agree US OWL also i can also remember him when he kept going on about how they would beat us look where that got him hehe! and another thing to add about is that leon clarck has bin one of if not the best player in our last 3 games. if people want to slag him of then they are not true fans. any1 hu puts the blu n white shirt on should never get boo's but the opposite. up the owls !!!!!!!!
maltby_owl
thers only 1 Leon clark
maltby_owl
well said wesp on the clarke issue,and i wish all owls fans would just ignore everthing moonpig say's on this site i'm sure he'll just go away.
ecco owl
just love the moonpig bit, that is quality
dbblue
zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
bladesforlife1889
Pigs can't understand the idea of healthy debate, they're not clever enough. I still say that when Sodje, Jeffers, etc are fit I would rather them be playing. I still think that Clarke is lazy and not good enough. Granted he's scored goals and yes he's wearing a blue and white shirt which is why I put my opinion forward on a site like this and cheer him as much as the next person on a Saturday afternoon as he IS a confidence player. I just don't think he's got much going for him. He probably WAS our player of the match on Sat but only because the others were so dire. I still stick to my opinion that he's lazy (think of the work Sodje and Tudgay get through compared to him), lacks skill and control (think of the first touch of Tudgay, Burton, Sodje) and isn't clever enough to anticipate stuff, simple reacts to what's just happened (think of Jeffers' clever little balls). He'll do while we're short of players but I would get rid int he long term. Just my opinion
SuperOwls
 

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