The best of this week’s sport on the web by Richard Fidler

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SHEFFIELD Wednesday cashed in on a day off for Sheffield United with a win which saw the Owls vault over the Blades into second position in League One.

And, not surprisingly, S6 supporters saw it as a chance to celebrate on our website,

“Nice three points today” said nightbird. “Just keep going and see what happens, everything comes to those who wait. Destiny is in your own hands, don’t rely on the frailties of others. Go Go Go.”

United have a game in hand, of course - Chesterfield, at Bramall Lane on Wednesday.

Owls fan Gerimo factored that in: “If we keep winning we don’t have to worry about anybody. I thought we might struggle (at Leyton Orient), we never seem to do well against teams like that.”

United fans, fed up no doubt of sunbathing in the back garden, hopped on their computers to have their say.

ComeonWendysCatchUsIfYouCan scoffed: “Keep that second spot warm for us. Normal service will be resumed on Wednesday.

“If you think you’ll finish second you’ve been reading too many fairy stories.”

mancblade was a little more reserved.

“I still see bold predictions but when will people ever learn? No team that either team plays from now until the end of season will be a pushover as most have something to play for.

“Walsall proved this to both teams and so will Chesterfield who are fighting for their lives. The Blades need to score early to settle us down and stop the nerves.”

Elswhere, Ray of the Rovers gave an interesting comment or two on the footymad website.

Referring to El Hadji Diouf, he said: “The problem is he tries to do too much. He likes to take over virtually all dead-ball situations instead of being at the receiving end and he’s quick to criticise other players.

“I don’t think it was a coincidence at the Millwall game that when he came off the pitch the team suddenly started to play. I feel there is a rift in the dressing room between some of the regulars and the shop-window boys.

I was appalled by the treatment of Sean O’Driscoll (he must be chuckling to himself right now) and I did state on this site that appointing Dean Saunders was a massive gamble. I have, however, given him my full support since. I do not like the heckling of manager and players by so-called fans in the West Stand but I do share their frustration.”