Yesterday evening saw the Owls continue their incredible unbeaten run under Steve Bruce as they made it to nine games without defeat by beating Bolton 2-0 at the Macron Stadium. The win was in no small part down to the ex-Aston Villa man’s influence, and the fans are lapping it up as they continue to fight with the hope of sneaking into the playoffs.
— Sheffield Wednesday (@swfc) 12 March 2019
Towards the end of Bruce’s time at Aston Villa, the fans were all calling for his head. Yet at Hillsborough, the Owls are absolutely loving him and his efforts. Four wins and five draws after he took the job have put the Sheffield side well in the mix for a top-six spot, even if some of those draws should have been wins. Regardless, as Bruce continues to implement his ways his side is only getting better.
Much like the 58-year-old manager had Jack Grealish playing his best football at Villa Park, the experienced Bruce has breathed new life into Rolando Aarons, a January loanee from Newcastle. If he can continue to get the best from his squad, and Aarons in particular, then there is really no reason why the Owls can’t sneak into the top six ahead of the likes of Derby, Bristol City and Nottingham Forest.
With that in mind, here’s the Wednesday fans’ verdict on Steve Bruce:
What an absolute breath of fresh air. #SteveBruceBarmyArmy
— Dominic Bellringer-Mundy (@TheMundyBlues) March 13, 2019
Unreal to have a manager who just says it how it is
— Fletch (@R___fletch) March 13, 2019
Love this bloke
— Debbie (@DeborahTaylor3) 12 March 2019
— mark (@bigladmd) 12 March 2019
Top man refreshing honesty and unbiased assessments onwards and upwards
— Greg Cox (@G3_Cxy) March 12, 2019
I’ll tell thi what, it was that bad, back in December I considered not renewing our season tickets. Mr Chansiri, you’ve restored any loss of faith by bringing in Bruce. And with it, I’m now a couple grand short #swfc #WAWAW
— Mazza (@wannao7) 13 March 2019
Brucey what a guy
— Monty Bojangles (@GJ_Owl6) 12 March 2019
Best manager at S6 since Ron Atkinson
— Paul (@PaultheGreat73) 13 March 2019
Future Wednesday legend
— (@rnbolsy) 13 March 2019
In just nine Championship games Steve Bruce has changed the Owls demeanour massively and they now believe that a playoff place is attainable with seven games to go.