Sheffield Wednesday fans react to Tony Pulis's complaints about EFL fixture scheduling

Fans of Sheffield Wednesday look on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sheffield Wednesday and Stoke City at Hillsborough Stadium on September 15, 2018 in Sheffield, England.

Sheffield Wednesday host Pulis's Middlesbrough on Friday.

Middlesbrough Manager Tony Pulis during the Sky Bet Championship match between Hull City and Middlesbrough at KCOM Stadium on September 29, 2018 in Hull, England.

Tony Pulis's complaints about EFL fixture scheduling have attracted little sympathy from fans of Sheffield Wednesday. Wednesday host Pulis's Middlesbrough side on Friday evening in a game that was originally scheduled for Saturday afternoon until Sky Sports intervened.

It is the first either side has played since the October international break, which, for some players did not end until Tuesday evening.


And speaking to the media ahead of Boro's visit to Hillsborough, Pulis said: "I think Sheffield Wednesday have had one player away, we've had 10.

"This will be our first day back to do any work, which is one day before the game. That's the disappointing thing, but we have to get on with it.

"It's no good crying and moping about it now. The facts are the facts and we've put that forward to the bodies concerned in respect of us having a lot of players away and Sheffield Wednesday almost having no players away."

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It would be a fair point, had the Owls not released FOUR first team players - Atdhe Nuhiu (Kosovo), Michael Hector (Jamaica), Josh Onomah (England Under-21s) and Ash Baker (Wales U21s) - for international duty.

And when you remove those yet to feature in Middlesbrough's Championship campaign, the Teesside club released just two more (SIX).

Here is what those of a Sheffield Wednesday persuasion are reacting on Twitter...







The Owls' assistant manager, Lee Bullen, also got involved in the discussion, tweeting:

Middlesbrough will go top of the table with a win against Sheffield Wednesday, who will draw level on points with the fourth-placed side should they emerge victorious.

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