"Everything will be all reyt" as Sheffield Wednesday boss Carlos Carvalhal answers Twitter 'moaners'

'I think everything will be ok. Or like the people in Yorkshire say, 'everything will be all reyt'.'

Gary Hooper

That was Sheffield Wednesday boss Carlos Carvalhal today as he spoke to the media ahead of the Owls’ vital home clash with Norwich City.

After back-to-back defeats, the Owls need a result to maintain their points buffer over the chasing pack challenging for the Championship play-offs.

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The Portuguese head coach is famed for his one-liners, as regulars at his weekly press conference will testify, and hearing him quote a famous Yorkshire saying was in the top 10 of Carlos’s light-hearted moments.

While that brought smiles from the assembled media, there was a serious tone too about the perceived negativity after defeats to Brentford and Leeds United in Wednesday’s last two games.

Even when the Owls won four successive games, previously, they had been far from convincing although at this stage of the season, points are more important than performances.

Unhappy supporters have voiced their concerns on social media - despite the Owls sitting sixth in the table and a five-point gap over nearest rivals Fulham.

But Carvalhal believes forums like Twitter only offer a minority view and insists the majority of fans remain fully behind last season’s Championship play-off finalists.

“It doesn't effect me,” Carvalhal said. “The (negative) people on social media are not fans of Sheffield Wednesday.

“Sheffield is a city, is a place that felt a lot of injustice in the 80s. A lot of unemployment, a lot of heartache for a lot of people in the region.

“These kinds of persons are supporters; I don't think these kind of people, the genuine fans of Sheffield Wednesday are on Twitter.

“We are doing our best for all fans, to the people who have Twitter and who don't have Twitter.

“Usually, the people on social media are the people who make the most noise, they don't go on Twitter to say positive things, it is usually people who like to say bad things.

“This doesn’t make opinion. This five per cent doesn't make opinion. I want to talk to all of them.

“Sometimes I receive messages that says don't care about them, they call them, moaners?

“I want to say to them, personally I don't care. To my part I don't care too much about that, my focus all the time is one the next game, this time against Norwich understanding that we are making history of the clubs.

“We have good expectations for the rest of the season but we need the help of everybody.

“If everybody is together, if we forget the expectations and focus on the club, things can do better and we can perform better and achieve performances like our best ones this season, but we need a positive environment.”

Injured Owls striker Gary Hooper will undergo a scan tomorrow to see if he comes into contention to face his former club, Norwich, but defender Tom Lees remains sidelined.