Date: 26th February 2007 at 11:45pm
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Vital Sheffield Wednesday contributor Mark Hollins has his weekly rant – on Steve Maclean, Dave Allen, and what’s this? Predicting Leeds to beat the Owls?!

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For Macca…

“Being a hero is about the shortest-lived profession on earth.”

“A hero is someone who rebels or seems to rebel against the facts of existence and seems to conquer them. Obviously that can only work at moments. It can’t be a lasting thing. That’s not saying that people shouldn’t keep trying to rebel against the facts of existence. Someday, who knows, we might conquer death, disease and war.”


For Brian…

“I am learning that criticism is not nearly as effective as sabotage”

Last week I suggested unrest behind closed doors. This week my suggestions may have been confirmed.

No player or manager has yet proven to be ‘bigger’ than DA. How we hope Steve MacLean is the first.

I, like many of us, am an unfortunately fickle football fan. It’s hard not to be. How many people say Didier Drogba is the best striker in Europe? Most of us…

Maybe fickle isn’t the right word. Let’s just say I’m not a fan of sticking up for people when they are out of form. Although I can identify the differences between form and class…

Macca has had an up and down season but one thing always goes for him. Goals.

He has a record of one every start which is crazy for an Owl.

Compare that with Dave Allen’s managerial appointments/firing record… if you can… and you’ll see why one is the fans favourite and the other is the chairman…

I don’t think his reaction to his winner on Saturday will do him any favours with the board, but with the fans it simply further establishes him as a legend. Lest we forget this guy was pivotal in promotion and he is formidable from the spot!

In a plea to Dave and his cronies… keep this guy. Immune to pressure and friend of the net; he needs a contract.

Wish we could start a similar campaign for the manager. Laws is pressing the self destruct button. I think he is losing the players much faster than KPS ‘apparently’ did.

Bizarre substitutions and tactics could cost us big time in the long run as much as they have been in the recent short. His reputation is crumbling week in week out. Yet, in reference to the quote above, he refuses to criticise – mmmm.

Whatever is going on in the South Stand offices and at the training ground must be sorted fast. Booing a clearly unhappy Chris Brunt is laughable and the two fingers of Steve are concerning if not entertaining.

All we can do is wait… will we go on from this strange and fortunate victory or will we prove it was the fluke that the injury time winner suggests…?

I`m at a loss…

L**DS 3 2 OWLS

UTO