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‘Normally I don’t…’: West Brom boss did something peculiar in his pre-Sheffield Wednesday presser

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In his pre-Sheffield Wednesday press conference this week, West Brom boss Carlos Corberan did something peculiar.

With the Owls gaining momentum, winning their last game against Blackburn Rovers, Corberan acknowledged the significance of the upcoming match. West Brom needs a win to keep their hopes of a top-six finish alive, while Sheffield Wednesday needs the points to secure their safety.

However, instead of focusing solely on the game, Corberan surprised everyone by wearing a Sheffield Wednesday shirt during the press conference. This unexpected move left many wondering about the Spaniard’s intentions.

Was it a gesture of respect to the opposition, or perhaps an attempt to lighten the mood amidst the pressure of the game? Whatever the reason, it certainly caught the attention of fans and pundits alike ahead of this crucial fixture.

Danny Rohl’s record at Sheffield Wednesday

Sheffield Wednesday Manager, Danny Rohl celebrates victory after the Sky Bet Championship match between Millwall and Sheffield Wednesday at The Den...

Since taking charge of Sheffield Wednesday in October last year, Danny Rohl has overseen 36 games and has secured 14 wins. This is a significant improvement considering Sheffield Wednesday went without a win in their opening 13 games of the season.

Rohl’s achievement is even more impressive when compared to his predecessor, Xisco Munoz, who had fewer wins than Rohl’s total games in charge.

The turnaround in Sheffield Wednesday’s fortunes has been remarkable. Initially written off after a poor start to the season, they are now on a positive run and are looking to build on their recent win at Ewood Park.

What has Carlos Corberan said about Danny Rohl

Carlos Corberan Head Coach of West Bromwich Albion stands with arms folded during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leicester City and West Br...
In his press conference this week, West Brom boss Carlos Corberan made an unusual move by bringing a piece of paper with two graphs to illustrate his points.

One graph displayed the form table from the last 25 games in the Championship, while the other showed the form table since Danny Rohl took charge of Sheffield Wednesday.

Corberan used these graphs to highlight the similarity in form between the two teams. He said:

“I bring this, which normally I don’t. It was what I showed to my team today. Everyone in football sees the table. Look, they are down and you are up. The people think that there is this distance.

“In the last 25 games, which is more than half of the league, we are in the position seventh. They are in position eighth. Sheffield in that time have achieved 37 points. More than Hull City, or Middlesbrough, or Preston.

“They have achieved 37, we have achieved 40. Only three points difference in the last 25 games. You are going to play against this team.

“We aren’t playing against the Sheffield from the beginning, who couldn’t achieve results – we are playing a team that are with us, fighting to survive. We are fighting to achieve a play-off position. The game is going to be a very, very challenging and demanding game.”

What will Danny Rohl and Sheffield Wednesday be thinking right now

It’s no secret that Sheffield Wednesday’s form under Danny Rohl has been impressive, especially considering their dismal start to the season.

West Brom defeated Wednesday 1-0 in October, marking Xisco Munoz’s final game in charge. Since then, Rohl has significantly improved the team’s performance.

Despite Wednesday’s lowly position in the table, their recent form indicates that they are a much stronger side than earlier in the season.

Corberan’s decision to bring statistics to the press conference highlights the challenge West Brom faces. The match promises to be a tactical battle between two astute managers. With so much at stake for both teams, it’s expected to be a tightly contested game, with Sheffield Wednesday more than capable of securing a positive result.

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