All posts tagged with: Fernando Forestieri

Preston v Sheff Wed: canny Carvalhal

In the infancy of Carlos Carvalhal’s reign as Sheffield Wednesday manager, The Football Lab questioned whether he had the shrewdness to curtail his attacking tactics against stronger opposition. After the Owls won 1-0 at Newcastle on Boxing Day, it is safe to say that such suspicions are long gone. He moved Daniel Pudil to left midfield… Read more →

Wednesday v Preston: Fessie is back

Recently, we have started to see more of the Fernando ‘Fessie’ Forestieri that Sheffield Wednesday fans fell in love with last season. He was at the centre of almost every good attacking move in the 2-0 win at Wolverhampton Wanderers. He slipped away from challenges like a bar of soap, pinched the ball in the opposing half many times… Read more →

Championship: the return of attacking football?

The 2014-15 campaign was prime time for attacking football and goalscoring midfielders in the Championship. We saw eight of them reach double-figures in the goalscoring charts and many caught the eye. Matt Ritchie showed subtle creativity cutting in from the right, Michail Antonio was always bursting forward, Bradley Johnson powered shots in from range. Jota… Read more →

Norwich v Wednesday: positive starts

Norwich stormed to a 4-1 win on the opening day, while Sheffield Wednesday started with a 1-0 triumph over one of the pre-season promotion favourites. Both teams started well but it’s important not to overreact to either result. Norwich were helped by some timid Blackburn defending while Wednesday’s opponents, Aston Villa, were comfortably beaten at… Read more →

Sheffield Wednesday Season Preview: exciting football

Since winning promotion to the Championship, the Owls had not exactly taken the division by storm, playing uninspiring football in the bottom half of the table. Until last season, that was. Seemingly out of nothing, new head coach Carlos Carvalhal built an exciting, vibrant team playing arguably better football than anyone else in the league. Are Sheffield Wednesday on their… Read more →

Four in a row for Bruce

In a league as competitive as the Championship, it is not easy to win one promotion, let alone four in a row. That is what Steve Bruce has achieved, after his Hull City side won 1-0 against Sheffield Wednesday in the play-off final, thanks to Mohamed Diame’s stunning strike. Although his team had finish higher… Read more →

Slick Owls defeat defensive Seagulls

Sheffield Wednesday had finished their league season in poor form but if they or their fans were nervous about their play-off semi-final with Brighton, it did not show. A rocking Hillsborough saw the Owls produce a fine performance of slick, attacking football to secure a 2-0 win over their toothless south-coast visitors. The decision to… Read more →