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Posted by dan27 on 17 February 2014 - 10:39 PM
Posted by @owlstalk on 07 March 2012 - 04:42 PM
She's been down at the front of the South Stand for many years and was 100% Sheffield Wednesday through and through
I know we all know many Wednesday fans who are ardent and blue and white and this lady was up there with the very best of them.
She always had a smile on her face for me, always had a laugh and a joke with those around her, and was at every single home game for more years than many of us have been alive, cheering the Owls on.
Vera had a season ticket at the front row of the South Stand just along from where I used to sit (near the away dug out) and I used to talk to her at home games.
You might mostly remember her for being the one who was on the front row of the South Stand stood up shouting at linesmen every game - yelling at them and telling them off for any mistakes they might have made !
I learned last night that unfortunately it was time for Vera to go to the great home game in the sky to join some former Wednesday legends and to look down upon our football club from above.
I'd like to express my sympathies to Vera's family and to just say that I was upset last night to hear of her passing and that I've met loads of lovely Wednesday fans in my time, and Vera was definitely one I'm proud and happy to have known.
Not too proud to say I'm sat here shedding a tear as I post this
Her fellow fans at the game last night did the above little touch on the seat where Vera had her season ticket which was lovely to see too.
R.I.P Vera - sleep tight and let's hope we can get promotion for you this season
UP THE OWLS
Posted by owls66 on 11 April 2013 - 01:16 PM
Wrong section... Oh well
Posted by BobTheDogTheOwl on 18 February 2014 - 02:35 PM
Posted by trevdi9 on 19 July 2013 - 08:30 PM
HI ALL ,
Due to the epic sales of my last painting where you All set a new preference in helping boost the smile fund coffers,(thank you all who purchased)I have decided to release another painting to keep the series going,.and Hopefully help more kids and adults to visit our illustrious ground ,
this preview is designed for the purpose of gauging opinion as i have had numerous requests and e-mails asking when the next installment is due ,
please note this isn't an order thread,it's what it says on the tin
Fingers crossed you like it enough for us to start the ball rolling so to speak .Hope so as many enjoyed there day at the ground by courtesy of you lot ,here you go then and thanks for bearing with me on this
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Posted by onefurlongout on 17 July 2013 - 04:54 PM
A bit off topic but thought I would share.
I've just finished 25 sessions of chemo/ radiotherapy and at 35 I'd never thought that I would be diagnosed with bowel cancer. Thankfully following my one and only bleed I went to see the doctor and he referred me.
If anyone out there is delaying going to see the doc, or embarrassed don't be. Go see the doctor and hopefully you will have a chance a beating the big C.
Posted by Leaping Lannys Perm on 22 March 2014 - 06:17 PM
All because some guy walked past you and didn't say excuse me. This was such an offence to you that you deemed it acceptable to grab hold of my daughter and drag her off her seat so that you could get to the guy who walked past you.
And because I defended my daughter and dragged your hands off of her you decided it was a good idea start giving me threats and took a swing at me.
And best of all, you really proved what a big man you were by completely backing down when it became obvious that the entire crowd was ready to turn on you. Suddenly you had "slipped" despite the fact that you spent the pervious 2 minutes threatening me as I tried to comfort my daughter and swung for me twice.
Well I hope you are happy anyway. Now my daughter, who comes to nearly every game home and away and has been to about 35 games already this season is too scared and doesn't want to come anymore. I hope you feel like a big man now you parasitic ******* stinky flaps!
Posted by beloved_aunt on 07 August 2013 - 10:01 AM
For all those “Milan get the cheque book out”, “we need a Chinese/Arab/Japanese/Martian billionaire” posters, please consider the following FACTS before you write:
· Our wage budget is currently running at 80% of turnover, which is considered dangerously unsustainable by most business experts*. For this reason, and to protect smaller clubs from over-extending themselves in L1 and L2, FFP in these divisions is set at 60% of turnover.
· So far from being “tight” and unwilling to spend money, the club is actually spending all it possibly can on wages for a competitive playing squad. In fact you could argue its spending too much.
· If we were suddenly to invest in a few more players our wage budget would go well over what we can sustainably afford and risk the future of the club.
· We are currently making losses of £5million a season, which Milan is currently covering. So far from being “tight” and unwilling to spend money he is keeping us going.
· Under FFP rules in the Championship no club is allowed to make losses of more than £8million per season without incurring a fine or points deduction. Leicester have a very rich board who have openly said they want to spend more money on players but can’t because of these rules, only those with parachute payments have really spent millions of players this season.
· So people should really consider how we don’t have a lot of leeway when you consider a transfer fee, signing on fee and salary to sign the kind of player we would all like to see without going over this £8million figure.
Investment is no guarantee
· Spending lots of money on one or two players is a highly risky strategy, they could get injured or not settle in the area and they we wouldn’t be able to recoup the money.
· If money guaranteed success Wolves would not have gone down last season and Leicester would have gone up. We would also have gone up in 2010/11 when Irvine bought Madine and a whole new back four in January for a fair whack.
· A study by Simon Kuper and Stefan Szymanski has demonstrated how wage budget is the biggest determining factor on how well a club does, not money spent on transfer fees and as noted there isn’t much leeway to safely increase our wage budget.
And most importantly ...
We’ve tried this before
· Our fans were quite board and frustrated with lower-midtable Premiership finishes, so Dave Richards loosened the purse strings. We picked up two big bosmans from Celtic on lucrative long term contracts and bought a deadly Belgian/Dutch strike duo as well as a Dutch playmaker who had appeared in the World Cup.
· Not sure if you remember but it went spectacularly well we got into Europe and stayed there, it certainly didn’t lead to ten years of terminal decline, misery and debt, debt, debt.
* Before people ask how do I know this. We’re a Ltd company so all of the info is in the public domain. An accountant friend of mine who assesses businesses’ books for a living went through Wednesday accounts the other week and came away quite scared.
Posted by KivoOwl on 13 January 2014 - 01:17 PM
Subject: Football report tonight
Harry, please see below the report for the Leeds game on Saturday - we've decided to lead with the Huddersfield game so it's only a brief report -
"Leeds United's poor run of form continued when they came up against relegation threatened Sheffield. The home team opened the scoring in controversial fashion when Ryan Johnson bundled into the Leeds goal from an offside position, and they repeated the feat just before half time, when Hatty Neauo slid in from an obviously offside position to net the second.
Leeds manager Brian McDermott threw on Matt Smith at half-time, but the poor officiating continued just seconds into the second half when Smith was ludicrously sent-off for a shoulder barge on Ryan Johnson. McDermott has said he will appeal the decision and Leeds will surely receive the backing of the FA on the matter.
Despite this, Leeds still looked lively and threatened on numerous occasions before Connor Wycombe broke free to put Sheffield three up with a mis-hit effort that deceived Paddy Kenny in the Leeds goal. Moments later it got worse for Leeds when a Leeds player was harshly adjudged to have fouled a non-Leeds player and the free-kick took an outrageous deflection and nestled in the Leeds net. It summed up Leeds' luck on the day, and turned the game on its head.
Sheffield got two more late goals to make the final score 6-0 - experienced striker Keeley Laverick scuffing an effort into the Leeds net with the aid of a lucky bounce off a post and minutes later grabbing his second when the poor Leeds defenders started to tire.
It was a close game decided by some poor officiating decisions, and Leeds will feel hard done to. But on this performance, they're not far away from being a promotion contending side"
Posted by Grandad on 08 August 2013 - 10:05 AM
MM took over on the 14th December 2010. On the 18th December we played Exeter away - and in his first match as Chairman he watched us go down to a 5-1 defeat. Our line-up that day was;
- 01 Kirkland
- 04 Gardner
- 05 Zayatte
- 19 Mattock (Maghoma - 37' )
- 22 Palmer Booked
- 11 J Johnson
- 12 Prutton
- 14 Coke
- 34 Nuhiu
- 07 Antonio
- 17 Helan
The manager - Dave Jones.
Thats ON the pitch. Off the pitch - again - we've made quantum leaps forward, revenues are up, crowds are well up. We have a development squad and an Academy plan, the Community programme is one of the best in the whole country.
If MM does leave the club soon (and I personally think he will) he can hold his head up high, the ship has been steadied, the club is much more attractive to investment, and its clearly going forward at all levels.
STOP BLOODY MOANING - ROME WASN'T BUILT IN A DAY.
Posted by just visiting on 11 January 2014 - 02:17 PM
The performance from LUFC players and the management's tactics and team selection has made me feel physically sick.
So I'll leave now to let you enjoy the moment.
Your team should of made you proud today.
Posted by Alteredge on 25 July 2013 - 05:06 PM
I've been delivering components of the hawkeye goal line technology to premiership clubs, tomorrow I'm Anfield bound and thought I would take a Wednesday shirt to put on the Hillsborough memorial over there.
I'm going to write my owlstalk handle on there along with the RIP message for the innocents that lost their lives that day, I don't want this thread to debate the rights and wrongs of what happened that day and who was to blame but if anyone want's their owlstalk handle writing on the shirt, just let me know on this thread and I'll add it.
After recent events I think we can all rise above the blame game and remember, no fan, whoever they support should not expect to die following their team.
I'll take a picture when I've placed the shirt and post it on here..
Posted by Liam_Baggies on 06 April 2014 - 09:12 AM
Had a brilliant night on Friday. A shame 'we' didn't get the result I thought 'we' deserved. Very good performance against a top quality side in this division.
The Wednesday fans were magnificent too. None stop singing packed with great humour - some of which I joined in with. I almost collapsed in laughter when we put our camera lights on after the equaliser.
Also good to put a few names to faces. Had a couple of random strangers come and shake my hand but Eaton tells me they're off here! Ha. Also, a mention to Eaton for sorting my ticket (hes not a bad lad really!). Another thank you to BearwoodOwl who gave me a lift there and back.
I said to Eaton I'll keep coming back until I see a win. His response "well, you'll end up getting a season ticket then"! All I wanted to do was celebrate a goal so thank you Michail Antonio!
Hoping to try and make 5 or 6 next season.
To top it off, Albion won as well!
All Wednesday & Albion ay we?
Posted by dunsbyowl on 21 March 2014 - 09:46 PM
(Getting Up early for Donny - for tomorrow!)
125 Years in Our Shadow #OLDERBIGGERBETTER
Give them credit – the Blunts have done well getting this far. Lovely Fans that they have :
A Football club formed by Sheffield United Cricket Club – to raise much needed revenue BECAUSE The Famous Old Wednesday Club had developed, and moved to, Olive Grove after decades of playing and SUCC creaming off income from important matches at Bramall Lane.
Without them life would have been SO dull. The likes of Sheffield FC & Heeley FC just didn’t do it.
They could even come up with original Nickname – Wednesday had been called The Blades for years – with a lack of imagination they couldn’t come up with anything original and for years were known as the “Junior” Blades acknowledging their status as Wednesday’s upstart noisy neighbours.
As it turned out they could not even get going without stealing a number of Wednesday players.
We all know THEY are the Pigs acknowledged in one other THEIR programmes from the 1960s
But we must be thankful. Without Sheffield’s Bottlers we wouldn’t have enjoyed some rare old battles during the years
Carlton puts them straight :
Boxing Day 1979
The return match in 1980 with Curran’s wonder goal :
The FA Cup Semi Final & Waddle’s utterly amazing free kick :
The wonderful 1990 Derby Double :
Not forgetting Wednesday’s 2012 Promotion season - #MINDTHE GAP
How many points ahead and games in hand??????????????
Not forgetting the contribution made by our Danny Boy!
Heres to another 125 !