Sheffield Wednesday quarter-term report: Time on side for 'consistently inconsistent' Owls

Yorkshire Post football writer Leon Wobschall reviews the first ten games of the Championship campaign and discusses where Barnsley will finish this season.

Watch Leon's season summary in the two-minute video above or scroll down for his written assessment.

So far, so good?

After a poor opening-day when their players were booed off at Preston, the Owls headed off the pitch with cheers ahead of the latest international break after a fine display against Leeds, which started to sooth the pain of events against Sheffield United seven days earlier – and ease the pressure on manager Carlos Carvalhal.

The Owls have been consistently inconsistent so far this term, as they were last season. But on their day, with Gary Hooper, Barry Bannan and Steven Fletcher at their best, they are a match for anyone.

Room for improvement

Carlos Carvalhal congratulates his players after the 3-0 win over Leeds United

Consistency. Wednesday appear to be a temperamental and slightly Jeykll and Hyde side, with their wholly contrasting displays against Sheffield United and Leeds United being a case in point.

Carvalhal may be a big fan on the ‘long game’ when it comes to the Championship, but he will be streetwise enough to realise that the Owls need to find a happy medium in terms of results and performances if he is to prosper again at Hiillsborough.

Likely destination

Play-off contention.

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