It’s not all over yet, but regrettably for Sheffield Wednesday we have to hold our hands up and acknowledge the job Danny Wilson has done at United. The Owls couldn’t have done much more. They’ve kept putting the pressure on only for the Blades to come back and answer everything.
Normally that point at Colchester last weekend would have been a decent result. The last time I played there for Wednesday we were stuffed 4-0 in what proved to be Paul Sturrock’s last game. They really battered us and it could have been seven or eight with their small stadium rocking. Conceding an early goal last Saturday didn’t help but the lads gave everything to try to overturn it.
I think it’s now become a time for score-checking while games are in progress. United have got two tough games in MK Dons and Stevenage, while Exeter might not be easy either if they’re still fighting for their lives at the bottom. All it takes is a draw on Saturday to give Wednesday a chance of coming up on the rails. But, of course, they have to win their last three games regardless and the goal difference doesn’t help. Let’s hope it still goes to the wire.
The great thing is that Wednesday haven’t fallen off the pace and United have stayed out in front by their own efforts. In any other year what the Owls have done would have been good enough for promotion and you can’t ask for much more. It’s been fantastic between the two of them. Both teams have been a credit to the city in the way they’ve been up there fighting tooth and nail.
It will be a travesty if one of them goes up and the other doesn’t. I just hope it’s one automatic and the other via the scenic route!
@BullenFootball was talking to @AlanBiggs1. Follow them both on Twitter. Next week: Brian Deane (@deanobri1968)