The Ice Gets Thinner For Gary Megson At Sheffield Wednesday


Ian began writing Twohundredpercent in May 2006. He lives in Brighton. He has also written for, amongst others, Pitch Invasion, FC Business Magazine, The Score, When Saturday Comes, Stand Against Modern Football and The Football Supporter. Ian was the first winner of the Socrates Award For Not Being Dead Yet at the 2010 NOPA awards for football bloggers.

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4 Responses

  1. Richard says:

    Clearly there is an issue with the way Megson sets up the team away from home. In the four away league games so far Wednesday have conceded inside the first ten minutes in three of them (and went 3-0 down inside seven minutes at Blackburn in the League Cup). The preparation for these games has to be looked at.

    It also has to be noted that Wednesday are still a big draw for some of the other clubs in the division. With the history and our large travelling support many clubs treat our visit a bit like a cup tie against a name club, then find we’re not very good. It’s certainly not the first big defeat at a supposedly smaller club – we lost 5-1 at Exeter and 4-0 at Leyton Orient last season.

    Megson divides opinion. It’s fair to say that there is a considerable body of support that is in favour of him – many of these are older supporters who remember him as a player and may not venture much onto message boards and phone-ins. Others such as myself find his tactics negative, selections and transfers seemingly random and without a plan and dislike his attitude generally. I would agree with the article that things could be worse, we are in a decent position so far and have some winnable looking games coming up. Money is available and it is entirely possible we could still be promoted this year.

    It’s a pity we didn’t lose 14-0 like we did to Alfreton to see if the club would pretend the game didn’t happen again…

  2. stephen Moorhouse says:

    Having sat through this embarrassing debacle last night I am at a loss to explain why a team that played so well on Saturday against MK Dons just didn’t turn up last night.
    We had enough wake up calls in the opening minutes before they eventually scored after approx 4 mins, and then 3-0 within 20 minutes, I was wondering how many they would win by as they were shooting on site and everything was going in!
    Jones,& Prutton were extremely poor and were pulled all over the place,as for the rest of them they just could not cope with Stevenage’s physical style and off the ball running up front which pulled them apart. The introduction of the half time subs at least shored things up a bit particularly with Reda Johnson who stood up to their physical approach. all in all it was a woeful performance from the whole team. Megsons away tactics of just lumping the ball up to Madine is useless, which is how he started last week against Charlton and it didn’t work until he changed it around and we got out of jail with Morrison scoring. I felt sorry for O’donnell last night as apart from the opening goal which he spilled, he could do nothing about the others, and hope that Megson does not go looking for a Loan keeper. As for Johnsons sending off, which carries a three match automatic ban, what with his injury problems and then this after just returning back to fitness it beggars belief what is going on in his head!

  3. rjh says:

    Not to sure I agree about the problems of finding a replacement. Plenty of young managers about in the lower leagues who might be worth a punt. Paul Tisdale at Exeter springs to mind.

  4. Nathan Jones says:

    Big club loses to smaller club shocker!

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