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‘Disastrous’ – Jon Newsome criticises key Sheffield Wednesday figure as relegation fears continue

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It’s safe to say that it’s not been a season to remember at all for Sheffield Wednesday so far, with the club in serious danger of being relegated into League One. 

The Owls are currently sat 23rd in the Championship table, and find themselves six points adrift of safety heading into the final nine matches of this year’s league campaign.

A number of Sheffield Wednesday supporters have singled out the club’s owner Dejphon Chansiri for having a sizeable role to play in the club’s recent struggles, and former Sheffield Wednesday defender Jon Newsome has voiced his criticism of Chansiri recently.

Speaking as a guest on Alan Biggs’ Sheffield Live show, Newsome felt as though Sheffield Wednesday had no direction, before claiming that Chansiri has lost the fanbase, and that the owner is driving the club ‘into the ground’.

“The club has got no direction – there doesn’t seem to be a plan from the owner.

“We’re on our fourth manager of the season – so how can there be a plan when you keep changing manager?

“We went on a bit of a run at Christmas time and it looked as though they might get their heads above water, but that run of losing seven on the spin was disastrous.

“It’s just disastrous really and I really do fear for the club.

“I think the owner is driving my beloved Sheffield Wednesday into the ground. He’s lost the fanbase, everybody is disillusioned with him.”

Sheffield Wednesday are set to return to action after the international break, when they take on promotion-chasing Watford, in what is certain to be a tricky test for Darren Moore’s side at Vicarage Road.

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The Verdict: 

There’s likely to be plenty of Sheffield Wednesday fans that agree with Newscome’s comments.

You only have to look on the club’s social media accounts to see that a number of supporters aren’t impressed with Chansiri, with many holding him responsible for the club’s poor showings this season on the pitch.

The Owls are in serious danger of being relegated into League One this season, and I fear for their future, as they’ve struggled both on and off the pitch in recent years.

It’s a worrying, but fair verdict from Newsome here.


Editorial Assistant at Snack Media, writing for Football League World on a regular basis! Sports Journalism graduate from Southampton Solent University.

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