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Posted by dan27 on 17 February 2014 - 10:39 PM
Posted by evaD on 27 August 2014 - 07:16 PM
Posted by Grandad on 10 June 2014 - 03:13 PM
"On my first day at the Club I promised the supporters two things; firstly I would ensure that when I left we would be in far better shape than when I arrived and more importantly, that I would only hand over ownership when I found the right man for the Club and I sincerely believe I have delivered on both undertakings."
Sincere congratulations to Milan Mandaric on securing this takeover at our club. No one (and I mean NO ONE including some of your worst critics and doubters who know who they are) can deny that you have indeed delivered on your promises made to the supporters of this club, and I am proud that throughout your tenure I never lost faith in you delivering that.
You have done something that only one person* in our history has ever done before. You have made Sheffield Wednesday into a saleable asset. You have stabilised the club and its finances, and you have moved the team forward slowly but surely. You have invested in developing an academy that will develop players for the future of our club.
I would like to thank you for your leadership, and that of Paul Aldridge.
* obviously the other person that turned us into a saleable asset was the man who made it necessary for you to buy us. For £1. The less said about him the better.
Posted by BobTheDogTheOwl on 18 February 2014 - 02:35 PM
Posted by Halfway-owl on 09 February 2015 - 12:26 PM
Posted by TaxiMark on 20 March 2015 - 12:32 AM
It's getting a habit this innit?
Picked up from the training ground, anyway he's nice guy, down to earth etc... said he hopes to make the bench v Rotherham, another player who seems to really like Stuart Gray as well.
Said a few interesting things to me as well, reckons that loads of players will be leaving in the summer (contracts ending) and he reckons there will be loads of new faces coming here as well, he also said the he's heard the stadium is to be improved, now as to what scale I'm not sure but got some really good positive vibes from him today about the future of this club and he certainly seems to be looking forward to it.
Anyway he's a thumbs up for Owlstalk
Posted by trevdi9 on 09 May 2014 - 12:40 AM
having read the news about Kevin ,I have thought long and hard and reached a decision ,
As of now I have a new picture on sale , the proceeds were for myself and Diane to go on holiday ,
Which was a wonderfull gesture by the people on owlstalk, and greatfully appreciated by my self and Diane
But what has sadly happened to Kevin and his family has made me think that (and I hope I don't offend anyone with this )the funds raised by this print , could be more usefull for Kevin's family in this hour of need ,please bear in mind that I am not abusing your generosity by doing this as I can do another for sale at a later date for our Holiday if that is acceptable ,kevin by all accounts was a great chap and his family must be distraught at this sad time , so I would like with your permission to use the proceeds of the print to help kevs family in their hour of need ,
please don't be offended if you have bought the print,
to you all
Posted by trevdi9 on 20 May 2014 - 03:11 PM
Posted by alanharper on 14 July 2014 - 09:49 AM
Posted by spowowl on 05 February 2015 - 11:38 AM
just been to the station to see my wife off she.s off to Cardiff to see my daughter. I look to my left standing there is milan. I shook his hand and said thanks for everything you have done for Wednesday he said its a pleasure and there isn.t a nicer set of people in the country what an absolute gentleman i.m gonna miss him. made my day that did wawaw uto
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 !
Posted by Liam_Baggies on 17 September 2014 - 10:02 AM
I've seen a Wednesday victory!!
Thought it were a good win in the end, performance was a bit iffy but its the result that matters and thankfully 'we've' managed to grab a couple of goals which on the balance of play in the second half, 'we' probably deserved it.
Have to say though, that first half was garbage. Irvine-esque. Didn't win any of the second balls and Blues got in behind the back four too often. Thankfully, Loovens and Lees were on hand to clear up any danger. I have to say, absolutely love these two - proper centre halves and Lees is a much better footballer than I thought. Both were colossus.
Second half was much better, won a lot of the 2nd balls and played with a bit more of a purpose. Maghoma I thought looked much better in the middle when Coke was dragged off and 'we' actually got the ball to Nuhiu and May a lot quicker.
Got to give Gray and his coaching staff credit. You're lucky that as a bunch of supporters you have a coaching staff and group of players that will run through bricks walls for the club - and most importantly, they're picking up results too. Support 'em, get behind 'em, cos they're doing you lot proud at the moment.
Anyway, I'm off to revert back to a life of depression.
Up the Owls.
(By the time I had stopped cheering and got my phone out, the players had started to bugger off)!
Posted by Arthur Bach on 10 January 2015 - 04:54 PM
Since the day he walked into the club he has acted with dignity and integrity.
Took the gamble on appointing Stuart Gray, someone who divides opinion including myself who I think sells himself short.
Supported the club, supported the manager with a generous transfer and wage budget.
Kept us prudent and within FFP rules, no wasting money and being reckless.
Into New Year and four points off play-offs.
Best Wednesday chairman in a generation.
Posted by eDDie on 18 February 2015 - 10:33 AM
Posted by US_Owl on 14 May 2012 - 12:04 PM
Today sees the spotlight fall upon a goalkeeper, a custodian of the onion bag the quality of which has never been seen at Hillsborough, either before or after his illustrious career at the club. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Mr Ola Tidman.
Ola Tidman, born November 6th in Fareham, is a true Sheffield Wednesday legend. Tidman began his career at the club after signing professional terms in 1985, making his debut against Southampton on 5th September 1987. All in all, Tidman spent 19 years at the club, making over 200 Premier League appearances.
Tidman playing in a Premier League game against London-based club Southampton. Note the ungainly bulge in his shirt- all will be revealed.......
Tidman's early career was unspectacular- a decent shot-stopper with an eye for the ladies and a hungry passion for rum-based cocktails. However, it soon became apparent that Tidman was struggling- missing crosses and allowing shots to go in that would have been meat and drink to a proper goalkeeper. Tidman lost his place before the 1993 Cup Finals to fellow 'keeper Chris Adamson, and a barrage of tests followed. Later that year, Tidman was diagnosed with Shitkeepers Disease, a rare and debilitating condition that mean that he couldn't see footballs.
A spell on the sidelines followed. "He almost quit" said his agent, Archie Bedwetter. "I had to convince him to keep going, but it seemed hopeless. He had to listen for the ball being kicked, and then dive where he thought it had gone. Opposition fans started kicking smuggled balls around in the stands, and Ola would flip about like a hooker in the back of Peter Sutcliffe's van. It was embarassing."
Nearly There: Tidman flails for a cross in the midst of his off-field problems- Manchester United striker Dwight Yorke awaits the rebound
Fellow goalkeepers rallied around Tidman, desperate to see him returned to his former state. Long time sufferers of Shitkeepers Disease did everything they could- QPR's Sieb Dykstra and Manchester United's Raymond Van Der Gouw- both crippled by the condition- raised £10,000 to help by doing a sponsored seal cull. "I might not be able to see a football" Van Der Gouw screamed, "But i can bash the living f*ck out of these fat little bast*rds, no problem"
But Tidman was desperate. The money raised did no good, spend on fake medicines and thieving gypsy bast*rds who pretended to know a cure. Common gypsy folklore suggested that eating pickled mammals could cure the condition. Tidman tried tham of all sizes, but finally gave up after eating 3 badgers at a local campsite. Waking the day after, he had sh*t the bed and was no better. He cursed the gypsies and spent the last of his money on hiring Neil Ruddock and John Scales to visit the Gypsies. A week later, the gypsies had gone, and Ruddock had opened a new second hand caravan showroom. Scales kept the dogs and children.
Dejected, Tidman retired from the game in 1998, and moved into the Shitkeepers Disease Asylum in Bicester, where he shared a room with Pavel Srnicek. Ola and Pavel became great friends, and would while the hours away listening to The Vengaboys, swapping stories of Bacchanalian orgies and eating pickled shrews in desperation.
But then, one day, a visitor to the Asylum gave Ola the cure he was looking for. It was his old friend and team-mate Chris Adamson, carrying a shoebox and wearing a cheeky grin on his ruggedly handsome face. Adamson explained that he was a long term sufferer of Shitkeepers Disease, and has forged himself a successful international career by using a "spotter"- basically a small man hidden in his matchday kit, telling him where to dive. Adamson opened the box, and inside, a little dirty from his forced imprisonment, was Graham Hyde.
Knowing his task, Hyde climbed snugly into Tidman's clothing, and the man was reborn. Ola checked out of the asylum that day, re-signed for the Owls, and the second half of his career began. Srnicek was found later that day, four pickled Water Voles lodged in his gullet. Adamson had said that there must be no witnesses. Adamson himself was found 2 days later in an abandoned mine, mice stuffed in his facial orifices and his underpants on backwards.
Back In The Limelight: Tidman returns from his "injury"- Graham Hyde neatly cuddled in his jersey, squeaking instructions and eating a pack of Toffo's.
Tidman was a revelation- his form contributed to a Golden Era in Sheffield Wednesday history. He soon received International callups for both England and Switzerland- Sepp Blatter ruled that he was good enough to play for both.
Indeed, in 2002 he played in goal for both countries as they played each other at Plough Lane, keeping clean sheets at both ends, and saving a penalty that he himself took. Hyde was certainly earning his biscuits and milkshakes.
"Best keeper i've ever seen" said Steve Ogrizovic, speaking from his prison cell (please see the career of Kim Olsen for more details) "Dave Beasant and I used to go watch him play, it was great. After the game, we'd queue up for his autograph. He always emerged in lycra, sexy-hot if you ask me, walking a small dog of some kind, which always walked on 2 legs. Weird. I'd ask for his autograph, and he would spit in my face. Worth the entrance fee on it's own. Dave would lick it off my face and we'd go for a pint and a curry"
The Misery- Tidman flails blindly for a ball after a bust up with Hyde- Arsenal's Thierry Henri the goalscorer. Danny Maddix looks on in fury.
Tidman became an international superstar. A new phenomenon, "Tidmania" swept the globe, and Ola was the man every manager wanted. "We tried to sign him" said Milan boss Arrigo Sacchi. "But he was well out of our price range. I spoke to him in Brussels one time, he arrived in his own jet, and brought a little man in a dog carrier. The small fella did the negotiating, it was weird. They wanted things we couldn't get, biscuits made by children, water that had never seen daylight before, and Ashley Westwood's ownership of the Vatican. These were things we just couldnt do. They were cross, naturally. Before he left, Tidman f*cked my wife and daughter, and the little man did a sh*t in my Yorkshire Puddings. This had been pre-arranged"
But everything was not rosy in the Tidman household. Fiercely protective of Hyde, Tidman forced him to sleep in a kennel in the cellar, only bringing him out on matchdays. Hyde began feeding him false information, and before long Tidman was letting in shots that Steven Hawking would have got his hands to. Tidman released Hyde into the wild, convinced he could manage alone, but soon he was back to his miserable worst.
Desperate, he tried replacement spotters: Dennis Wise, Wim Jonk, Barry Horne- but none of them were as good as Hyde. Tidman sent his nights in the back garden, singing Hyde's favourite B*Witched songs and throwing fragments of custard cremes into the bushes. Hyde never returned.
Useless: Guided by a rubbish Mark Stein, Tidman fails miserably.
Tidman was released by Wednesday after a scrape with the law. Broken by his loss of fame and fortune, he was found in a Chinese takeaway in Todmorden, dressed in a suit made entirely of beetles wings, sobbing and cradling a tiny blonde male doll. When the Police arrived, he flicked sh*t at them and fled, only caught when a stray football from a nearby park poleaxed him in the knackers, unseen by the weeping Tidman.
Ola Tidman now resides in the Shitkeepers Asylum, rooming with Tony Coton and Craig Forrest. Occasionally, a tiny blonde man can be spotted outside his window late at night, spitefully hurling footballs though the window and eating Digestives. The Police are yet to catch him.
Brave Ex- Sheffield Wednesday warrior, we salute you!