Sheffield Wednesday v Coventry City -Match Preview
By The West Terrace
Tuesday 19 Feb 2008 06:58:36
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  Sheffield Wednesday v Coventry City

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The past week has been a nightmare for City fans. After Dowie was sacked, everyone expected Ranson to have a new manager lined up to step in and take control of first team affairs. Instead it has been left to John Harbin who, by his own admission knows less than zero about football tactics and Frankie Bunn who, by all our admissions after Saturdays performance, knows even less.

Some 12 hours away from one of our biggest games of the season, a game we can ill afford to lose, we still have a leaderless team who have no direction and who's confidence must be at an all time low.

Much has been made of the fact that Ranson wants his own man, a forward thinking manager who embraces a new style of Management. Dowie didn't fit that bill so had to go, or so we were told. Seems now that Ranson never criticised Dowies approach and Dowie claims he never watched him coach the team. So it must have been results why Ranson made Dowie walk the Sky Blue plank.

It's easy to lay blame on Harbin and Bunns door but the fact is they never asked to be placed in charge and both would be happy to admit that at this time they are probably not up to the job. The humiliation we suffered at the hands of West Brom this weekend must lie at the feet of one Ray Ranson. He couldn't have chose a worse time to pull the trigger. Four games in less than two weeks, one game the fifth round of the F.A Cup and two against our relegation rivals.

The first 6 pointer see's the Sky Blues travel to the posh part of Sheffield to take on Sheffield Wednesday for the re arranged fixture that was called off earlier in the season. Both teams are struggling with City three places above Wednesday in the league in 20th place. City on 36 points from 31 games and The Owls on 32 from 31 games although both teams have games in hand over the teams around them.

Thankfully, Dan Fox and Scott Dann are available and should start. Michael Doyle will appeal his sending off and so should be able to play. Only a complete bunch of incompetent fools would uphold the idiot Halsey's decision.
On second thoughts...

Wednesday probably have more injury worries then we do at the moment, the news that Akpo Sodje will miss the rest of the season due to an ankle injury is a particularly cruel blow to the Owls as they fight to avoid relegation. However it seems that they are close to signing Chelsea's Israeli international Ben Sahar in a loan move for the remainder of the season. Thankfully it's unlikely that he will be available for tonights clash as he's quite good!

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