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#16 09/12/2019 at 14:56



Sheffield Wednesday: Why the positives outweigh the negatives for Garry Monk"The overall picture is quite healthy. There are way more positives than negatives."

It is tough to argue with Garry Monk in terms of on the field matters.

Back-to-back wins over Charlton Athletic and Brentford has breathed new life into Sheffield Wednesday's promotion challenge and lifted them back into the Championship's play-off positions for the first time since October.

Their upturn in form has lifted the mood amid the club's ongoing dispute with the English Football League over the legality of their sale of Hillsborough to owner Dejphon Chansiri. It looks increasingly like that dispute will rumble on into next year.

But despite their off-the-field troubles, the Owls are handily placed in the table. They occupy sixth position going into a tough-looking away double-header with Derby County and Nottingham Forest.

For the Owls to fight back from a goal down on Saturday and beat a classy Brentford side was a real statement of intent.

Yet Monk is refusing to get carried away, insisting Wednesday remain a work in progress.

He told The Star: "We are trying to move in the right direction. We are in a healthy position but of course it doesn't count for anything at this

"I understand what areas we need to improve and get better at. They (the players) are working daily on it.

"There are always bits that aren't quite right or things you need to improve but I think overall there are a lot of positives."

Monk was quick to praise his squad after gritty second half showing against fellow top-six hopefuls Bees.

"They are a great group to work with,” he said. “I have really enjoyed it.

"I am trying to push them and they are trying to push themselves.

"They understand we were below the levels we expect in the first half and we know we can't afford to do that in too many games or teams will punish you.

“We are in a healthy position but we are not going to get ahead of ourselves. We know we are not the finished article but that takes time.”

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#17 09/12/2019 at 18:41

Cheers both
cheat, 09/12/2019 at 12:22

Programme only starts 5 minutes before kick off so don't expect any in-depth previews! 

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#18 09/12/2019 at 18:49


Programme only starts 5 minutes before kick off so don't expect any in-depth previews!
EastCraigsOwl, 09/12/2019 at 18:41


Fine, better than just the red button that's for sure 

Happy clapping for 4 years more than Emre 

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#19 09/12/2019 at 19:30

Get t’match you lot. 

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#20 09/12/2019 at 22:10

“Get to t’match” is correct, you don’t abbreviate the “to”, it’s an Owlstalk schoolboy error.

#dofacetiousproperly 

FUCK THE EFL!!!! 

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#21 09/12/2019 at 22:20

“Get to t’match” is correct, you don’t abbreviate the “to”, it’s an Owlstalk schoolboy error.

#dofacetiousproperly
MPB, 09/12/2019 at 22:10


Wasn't there an Owlsalive'r doing time for a schoolboy error 

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#22 10/12/2019 at 06:54

“Get to t’match” is correct, you don’t abbreviate the “to”, it’s an Owlstalk schoolboy error.

#dofacetiousproperly
MPB, 09/12/2019 at 22:10

You’re wrong. 

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#23 10/12/2019 at 08:22

Sheffield Wednesday boss hopes to keep hold of Owls star

Sheffield Wednesday boss Garry Monk wants to keep hold of striker Steven Fletcher.

The 32-year-old, who has claimed 10 goals in 19 Championship starts this season, has entered the final six months of his Owls contract.

Asked if he would like to retain Fletcher's services, Monk told The Star: "Of course. That goes without saying."

Fletcher has been instrumental in Wednesday's improved run of results, hitting five goals in his last four outings.

"He has been fantastic," said Monk. "I know he had a good start to the season but since I have come in I have enjoyed working with him.

"He is doing exactly what is needed and scoring goals is the bonus that everyone wants on top for himself, the fans and everyone else.

"He is having a very good season and we just want him to maintain that."

The Owls boss said he has spoken to the players whose deals are set to expire at the end of the campaign. They include Fletcher, Cameron Dawson, Sam Hutchinson, Atdhe Nuhiu and Fernando Forestieri.

Monk said: "There are things we are going to have to look at moving forward but obviously I want to get the time to sit with the owner and people involved in that process.

"The owner will be back here very, very soon and we will sit and have those discussions.

"There are no worries on that side of it. Everything will be taken care of and you can see the players are focused and it is not at the forefront of their minds. They are trying to play their best football and give their all."

He has challenged his squad to show him why they deserve to be part of his long-term plans.

"Even if you have a contract or have five months left, your job is to prove yourself all the time," stressed Monk. "You have to prove your belong at that football club so that should be the attitude.

"What you are seeing is a lot of players trying to do that with their performances. It is pleasing to see and it is their job to continue playing well."

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#24 10/12/2019 at 08:24

Sheffield Wednesday chief Garry Monk gives injury update on Fernando Forestieri

Fernando Forestieri's knee injury may be worse than first thought, Owls boss Garry Monk has revealed.

Forestieri, who has endured a frustrating campaign, suffered the knock in the first half of Wednesday's 3-1 triumph at Charlton Athletic on November 30. He was forced off at half-time and replaced by Newcastle United loanee Jacob Murphy.

Monk initially described Forestieri's injury as a "niggle" and was hopeful the talismanic forward would make a speedy recovery. He said in his pre-match press conference ahead of Saturday's clash with promotion rivals Brentford that Forestieri "could be anything between seven and 10 days".

But speaking prior to the team's trip to Derby County, Monk told The Star: "It could possibly be a little bit longer (with Fernando).

"We will have to wait and see whether this week is going to be good for him or not.

"I have to keep assessing it."

Eight of Forestieri's 10 appearances this term have come from the bench. He has struggled to force his way into Monk's starting XI, featuring just once from the start since the ex-Swansea City defender's arrival.

"We have to be careful (with Fernando)," admitted Monk. "He has had inconsistency or so in the last two years.

"He had inconsistent start (to this season) with being suspended for so long and in and out (of the team).

"We will assess him as we go along and see what happens."

Monk will check on Keiren Westwood (shoulder) and Liam Palmer in training on Tuesday before finalising his squad to take on the mid-table Rams. The duo have not played since their defeat away to West Bromwich Albion. Palmer is in contention to return at right-back after completing a three-match suspension.

"We are assessing them," said Monk, who visited Sheffield Children's Hospital on Monday to spread some festive cheer as part of the club's #BlueAndWhiteChristmasDay. "We have another training session and then I will make a decision.

"I think everyone is ready. Their focus has been good and we are going to need it in this period."

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#25 10/12/2019 at 11:28

Surprise news re FF injury!!!! 😃  

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#26 10/12/2019 at 11:47

Surprise news re FF injury!!!! 😃
Lee, 10/12/2019 at 11:28


He has 5 months on his contract left for us, and I'm doubting that he will now ever play a part in the Monk revolution. With his injury record he is unlikely to be offered a new contract on anything like the terms he is on at present, so it will probably be goodbye Nando.  

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#27 10/12/2019 at 11:53

I was told yesterday Sky Sports Action is a “free” channel if you’ve got a Sky subscription, i.e. you don’t need a Sports subscription, just yer standard Sky one?
MPB, 09/12/2019 at 12:15


Think you need to subscribe to the Sky Sports package. Either that or pay a chap in Scotland 50 quid a year for errrrrr, access to multiple channels, films, sporting events and other 'entertainment' BigsmileBlush

The free Sports Channel is Sky Sports Mix. 

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#28 10/12/2019 at 19:03

Sheffield Wednesday star gives ringing endorsement of Garry Monk's methods

Striker Steven Fletcher has hailed manager Garry Monk's meticulous attention to detail in Sheffield Wednesday's promotion charge.

Fletcher is loving life under Monk, hitting seven of his 10 Championship goals since Monk's appointment in early-September.

Monk has recorded six victories from his 14 matches in charge, overseeing just three defeats.

Fletcher, who is expected to lead the line when the Owls head to Derby County on Wednesday evening, told The Star: "It is really good (working under Monk).

"Everyone likes the way he is. He works on absolutely everything; things I would never have thought about working on. It has been really good and I am enjoying it."

Seven points from the last nine on offer has raised spirits at Hillsborough following a turbulent period off the pitch. Monk's men climbed into the play-off places after back-to-back victories over Charlton Athletic and Brentford.

Leading marksman Fletcher said: "It is nice to get back-to-back wins. It is always good when you get a win, to have another game coming so fast. We have momentum and another game on Wednesday, which is good."

The Rams, managed by former Holland international Phil Cocu, are on an eight-match unbeaten home run. Their last defeat at Pride Park came in August against Bristol City.

"Derby will be a tough one, but we are looking forward to it," insisted Fletcher. "It’s a tough place to go, but we are one a good run just now.

"We have got a great manager behind us. All the boys are pulling in the right direction."

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#30 11/12/2019 at 05:32

Sheffield Wednesday player makes welcome return to action

Goalkeeper Joe Wildsmith made a welcome return to action with a run-out for the Owls Under-23s this week.

Wildsmith, fit-again after recovering from a serious knee injury suffered in pre-season, played in Wednesday's 1-0 defeat at Leeds United on Monday.

The academy graduate completed the full 90 minutes as the Owls were edged out by a second half strike from Mateuz Bogusz.

Wednesday manager Garry Monk said: "It is great to see him back. I am excited to see him as well. I have seen good bits of him.

"Like Cameron [Dawson] in terms of goalkeeping ages, he is still relatively young but there is a lot of potential in the pair of them. They are the future of the club for sure."

Wildsmith, 23, was part of strong Owls side at Thorp Arch, featuring Ash Baker, David Bates, Joey Pelupessy and Sam Winnall. Baker, Bates and Winnall played all game while defensive midfielder Pelupessy was taken off just before the hour mark.

"It was probably the last chance to get minutes into players who we think needed it," said Monk. "It was a benefit for them to play.

"It is very important to have options in these winter months. The schedule is full on and relentless.

"Everyone knows what to expect but it is where you need the strength of the squad to be as strong as possible."

Wednesday's development squad entertain Nottingham Forest in their final fixture of 2019 on Friday. The clash is pencilled in to take place at Hillsborough, kick-off 1pm.

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