Football pundit Ali Maxwell has been sharing his thoughts on Sheffield Wednesday, the current situation at the Yorkshire club and their upcoming season in League One.
This comes after Maxwell co-hosted a recent episode of The Totally Football League Show where he spoke about a range of topics concerning the EFL clubs.
On the subject of Wednesday, who were relegated from the Championship on the final day of the season after a 3-3 draw against Derby County at Pride Park, Maxwell had this to say about Darren Moore’s side. (29.36)
He said: “I have to admit I’m feeling very pessimistic about Sheffield Wednesday moving down to League One right now and that makes me desperately sad for their fans.
“I do like Darren Moore. I think he’s as good a man as ever to be in the dugout for them next season, but I cannot predict an immediate return with what’s going on above him.
“So, Sheffield Wednesday fans [are] the losers of the season through no fault of their own.”
Throughout the 2020/21 campaign, the Owls only managed to win 12 out of their 46 league games, drawing 11 and losing 23 along the way, resulting in the club ending the season bottom of the table with just 41 points (per BBC Sport).
TIF Thoughts on Ali Maxwell’s comments on Wednesday…
Given how Wednesday were given a points deduction at the start of the recent season, had financial issues over player wages and had numerous permanent and interim coaches in charge of the team throughout their ultimately disappointing campaign, it’s understandable why Maxwell isn’t feeling too positive about the club at the moment or their chances of immediately winning promotion back to the Championship next season.
Are you confident Wednesday can win promotion back to the Championship next season?
In our view, it will be difficult for the club to gain promotion next season unless they sort out the issues they have behind the scenes at the moment so they can fully focus on matters on the pitch, which will ultimately give them the best chance of getting back to the Championship.