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Sheffield Wednesday 1 Charlton Athletic 0

Plenty of positives to take from today’s game, although the negatives are hardly unknown.

The game ended in a 1-0 defeat, but for 70 minutes we were as likely to win as Wednesday were, and we totally dominated the first half where we moved the ball around very well. The possession and shot stats were all heavily in our favour but as has been pointed out many times we look short on firepower and an ability to see teams off.

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Graveyard of promotion hopefuls

It seems strange that L1 finished their season before everyone else, not that I’m complaining, but it is odd that every other league including the National are still playing.

Wycombe got a huge 2nd goal late into the game at home to MK Dons tonight to give them every advantage of making the Wembley final, which is not until the 21st.

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Sheffield Wednesday 2 Charlton Athletic 0

Another defeat, the 5th in row. We have never lost five games in a row outside of the top two divisions. The lows get lower.

Wednesday had us on the ropes from the kick-off, we could hardly get out of our penalty area as they forced three corners in three minutes and then scored from a free-kick in the 4th.

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Charlton Athletic 0 Sheffield Wednesday 0

That was a bit of a non event at least on the pitch.

It was however a marvellous sight to see fans in the seats, home and away ends. It was a decent attendance for an August what with ambition seemingly being watered down by the owner.

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League One 2021/22 Review – Part I

The first part of my League One rate the competition review guide….guide is a massive overstatement by the way, but hopefully you will stick with it.

League One is wide open this coming season, possibly only a handful of teams will have their ambitions fixed solely on survival, everyone else will either have a longing for a play-off place, expect a concerted challenge towards it or will have a vision of top two.

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Massive starter

Large prawns, cocktail sauce and all the trimmings as we were drawn together with our old friends from South Yorkshire for the opening game of the new L1 season to be held at The Valley.

Could be a lot worse. Sheffield Wednesday to kick off the season is a plum game, and hopefully in front of an unrestricted attendance plus some away fans does, for League One, get the juices flowing.

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Massive

A big final day all around us in League One and in The Championship. Unsure to why we get Sunday all to ourselves.

Sheffield Wednesday were relegated a year after they really should have been as Wayne Rooney’s Derby County survived by the skin of their teeth thanks to a heartbreaking late goal for Cardiff that meant that Rotherham also dropped despite leading in Wales for so much of the game.

I had Soccer Saturday on and Paul Merson spent the whole of the first half complaining. I don’t know what sort of game he was expecting at Pride Park, but he was a little bit more present in the 2nd half, after a word from the director I guess.

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EFL bungle Sheffield Wednesday’s punishment

Looks as if the Independent Disciplinary Commission’s report into Sheffield Wednesday’s cheating of Financial Fair Play will report that it decided against EFL’s immediate 12-point deduction because the EFL took too long to bring charges and initially pursued the wrong case first. (Read more**)

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Wednesday docked 12 points. But not yet

What a farce. The EFL covering themselves in glory again.

Now I will say we finished 2nd from bottom after 46 games and deserved our fate. You are where you are. We had our chances but blew it. Bowyer and his team got blood out of a stone and somehow managed to win 48 Championship points with a middling League One squad, a ridiculous and hugely distracting ownership saga, a long and debilitating injury list, our best player refusing to play, and a transfer embargo just one of the many behind the scenes troubles.

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Sheffield Wednesday 1 Charlton Athletic 0

As gut wrenching as it was last night to concede with the last touch of the game, if we are honest we got what we deserved! Nothing.

Nothing summed up our night pretty succinctly other than Lyle Taylor’s incredible shot which hit the bar, we had to rely on Dillon Phillips to keep us level. Yet, for the sixth time this season we could not keep the ball out of our net in injury time.

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Liar Meire charged

It looks as if the lying, the incompetence, and sheer spitefulness has finally caught up with Katrien Meire.

Our ex-CEO left a similar role at Sheffield Wednesday in February, and is now back in Belgium as COO at Club Brugge, but her past is catching up with her and yesterday she was charged with misconduct by the EFL alongside Wednesday owner Dejphon Chansiri and CFO John Redgate.

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2019/20 The Championship Preview – Part Four

And the final part of the jigsaw to complete my look at The Championship competition for this season. Part One is here Two here and Part there.

Sheffield Wednesday’s pre-season was thrown a wobbly when Steve Bruce upped and left for Newcastle. Currently Lee Bullen is in caretaker charge for his third time.

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Sense of dread

I woke up uneasy. Feeling a sense of dread and deja vu, or whatever the Flemish equivalent is.

Yesterday was disappointing, very. Blackpool are decent but it was another missed opportunity. No win in four, and a creeping impression that we are suddenly easier to play against and we haven’t any solutions. Or goals.

Three points behind 2nd and four behind 1st as we approached the end of the January transfer window. Since then we have fallen away badly thanks to one man. The richest, most obtuse and neglectful owner in our history.

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Meire at Massives

It’s always amazed me how washed up managers get recycled at football clubs, with bright successful managers being overlooked time and again. Players are signed on the back of a VHS video and due diligence and the fit and proper test has as much depth to it as a paddling pool.

Seriously is today April 1st, not January 1st? Katrien Meire has been appointed CEO of Sheffield Wednesday.

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Depressing

Is it possibly the worst ever time to be a Charlton supporter?

Taking Charlton in isolation. Depressing with a forecast of further stormy times ahead.

But let’s look around us. Crystal Palace tomorrow play in a repeat of the 1990 FA Cup Final. The face-painted Palace ultra’s will stain Wembley again for the second time in a matter of weeks. That Charlton butcher Pardew played in the 1990 Final, in fact it was two games as United won in a Wembley replay. Mark Bright, John Salako and one for the older statto’s, David Madden also played in both games.

Palace at Wembley in the Cup Final. At least here I can bury my head in the sand. Depressing. As is the amount of money they are banking as they move to a different stratosphere to us financially. But we live in hope that Super Alan Pardew will f**k it up again.
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