Date: 8th August 2018 at 7:30am
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Last weekend’s 2018/19 Championship opener didn’t exactly go Sheffield Wednesday’s way as we suffered a 3-2 defeat to newly promoted Wigan Athletic.

With Jos Luhukay’s side conceding three goals in our first competitive match of the year, it simply compounded feelings amongst the fan base given the talk all summer of the lack of signings, a potential transfer embargo and the club already announcing an ‘answer all’ meeting with the owner and Board last Monday.

They would certainly have hoped for a positive result to temper frustrations ahead of that meeting, but what can go wrong seems like it is at this moment in time. Going back to the game, we did have some positives with Atdhe Nuhiu and Fernando Forestieri opening their accounts for the year and giving fans something to cheer, but that didn’t gloss over the disappointments.

One such disappointment was the individual performance of Joost van Aken, and whilst he was far from alone in having a bad game at the back, the Dutchman saw himself replaced on the hour mark by Lucas Joao and that probably intensified criticism in the 24-year-olds direction from fans on social media as they vented post game.

 

2 Replies to “Some Owls Fans Pan One Man’s Wigan Performance – “Not Good Enough” “So Bad It’s Unbelievable””

  • while i hope it is just a matter of him settling into English football Van Aken is looking increasingly like another scattergun flashing of the chairmans cheqeubook by C C since the Wembley loss to Hull City , he doesn’t come over as powerfull enough for a centre back to me , but as he is alleged to possess a certain degree of footballing ability maybe he could play as a holding midfielder in front of the back line .

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