José Semedo has settled in well at Sheffield Wednesday and in the steel city, according to this week's Football League Paper. Of course, he is hardly likely to say that the Owls are inconsistent (as one Blade commented to me last week about his side) or that Sheffield is a dump.
Semedo is described as 'a combative midfielder' who delivers 'crunching tackles and raking passes'. He is said to have a 'no-nonsense approach perfectly suited to the English game'.
Apparently Semedo sought the advice of popular keeper Nicky Weaver before going 'oop North and Weaver 'said nothing but great things'. Semedo sees promotion to the Championship as an intermediate target before the Owls are restored to the Premiership (if one added up all the players and fans who thought their rightful place was in the Premiership it would have at least forty clubs in it).
The article makes much of Semedo's links with Ronaldo at Sporting Lisbon, although it is evident that they haven't been in touch much recently.
He did a good job for us while he was here, particularly given the paucity of talent around him, but I haven't missed him this year.