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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 BobTheDogTheOwl on 18 February 2014 - 02:35 PM
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 alanharper on 14 July 2014 - 09:49 AM
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.