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Sheffield Wednesday are another one of those ‘big’ teams that have struggled to return to ‘where they belong’. Wednesday were competing with Arsenal in two cup finals back in 1993. Now 21 years later they are struggling in the old Division Two. We have met them on a few occasions, including the last season we met in 2011/12. Both in League One, both getting home wins, 2-0 for the Cherries and 3-0 for Weds. The first goal coming from the unlikely source of Adam Barrett (remember him?) and Harry Arter.
The previous season saw both teams draw with no goals at Dean Court and a goal apiece at Hillsborough. Ryan Garry another unlikely scorer. However, my favourite season was back in 2004/05 when Weds managed a 90th minute equaliser in a 1-1 draw at Dean Court. Well done Wednesday, enjoying League One? Away from home it was a 1-0 win, the scorer for AFC Bournemouth, John Spicer. The previous season saw AFCB victorious in both games with both the Fletcher’s scoring away from home and Wade Elliot getting a 90thj minute winner at Dean Court.
LAST TIME OUT
SHEFF WEDS 1 AFC BOURNEMOUTH 2
10′ – RITCHIE | 27′ – GRABBAN
Will AFC Bournemouth win today? Here some stats and facts.
Bournemouth have won 45%, drawn 25% and lost 30% of their last 20 home games.
Bournemouth have kept a clean sheet in 25% of their last 20 home games.
Bournemouth have failed to score in 25% of their last 20 home games.
Sheff Wed have won 15%, drawn 50% and lost 35% of their last 20 away games.
Sheff Wed have kept a clean sheet in 20% of their last 20 away games.
Sheff Wed have failed to score in 30% of their last 20 away games.
VIEW FROM THE SOUTH END
Sheffield Wednesday, I wonder if they are still dreaming of their great defeats in the 1993 FA Cup and League finals, I know the Weds fan I know is. A ‘big’ club with a big following and still they cant get out of Division Two.
If anyone is going to make it to the promised land of the Premiership its not going to be Sheffield Wednesday, its more likely to be AFC Bournemouth. If we do make make it, can we be a ‘big’ club as well? I remember when they got into League One and came to visit Dean Court back in 2004/05. They seemed to have a lot to say for themselves, but could only manage a 90th minute equaliser.
Some bloke ran on the pitch to celebrate and decided to run towards the home fans. He was kindly rounded up by the stewards, who in their wisdom decided to take him out of the ground via the exit between the North Stand and East Stand. Not a wise move, as he got closer, still gobbing off, loads of fans ran down the front to give the f**kwit a swift punch to the head. We don’t advocate violence, but he deserved it. The stewards then decided to take him out a different exit. Perhaps, they weren’t thinking, or perhaps they were.
PREDICTION: We have played a lot of games recently and the momentum has been with us. Against Yeovil we weren’t on top of our game, which proved a timely reminder of how good we need to be. Much like after losing to Charlton we will come back stronger against Weds, we will be ready to wipe the floor with them. Will we blow them away with a 30 min display of total football? We hope so 3-0. We reckon it will be more a game of attrition and win ugly with a 1-0 victory. COYR. (Warning: remember our predictions are usually wrong).