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  1. Was that the match they were appealing for handball every 2 minutes! Cue thousands of Wednesday fans shouting 'handball' everytime we touched the ball!
  2. Was that the 'handball' match? If so, it's up there with my favourite away days. But any away win at Barnsley is my favourite!
  3. Family tradition. I didn't have a choice and wouldn't have it any other way. Despite not living in Sheffield my dad's side are from Sheffield and it's passed on generation to generation. My grandad was, my dad is, I am and now my daughters are. You don't choose, you are chosen. You belong.
  4. Best atmosphere - either Derby 2005 (last match of the season, 5,000 strong and won 2-0), Derby (first match back in championship, 6,500 wednesdayites and drew 2-2), forest 1992 (won 2-0 on route to European qualification. Wednesday fans all over the ground) Best result - Barnsley 0-3 (2006) & Forest 0-3 (2016) Best ending at an away match - Derby 2-2 Reda in the last minute - cue 6,500 bouncing Wednesday fans. Worst result at an away match - Arsenal 7-1 (1992) Coldest at an away match - Bolton (Boxing Day late 90's) Worst experience at an away match - pigs 1991, right hard fans kicking the car when they found out we were Wednesday. I was 11, well done pigs me and my dad really wanted it with you! Derby 2000. 3-1 up in last minute and throw it away to draw 3-3. To this day I say that match relegated us, we lost hope after that.
  5. Arsenal was 7-1 but agree that was a long journey home. Think they scored 6 in about 20 minutes.
  6. I recognised him from his picture instantly but he did looked older and more frail than I remember. I used to see him walking down to the ground while we were sat in the car, and the sight of him in his red trousers, parka and blue and white scarf would make us smile. He always carried a bag which I presume housed his flask. I didn't know him other than that but my dad spoke to him regularly at headingley whilst watching the cricket. He did mention last time he saw him that he hadn't been well but was hoping it was behind him. Another Wednesdayite lost but not forgotten. RIP
  7. Couldnt believe I as hearing that. It almost made me want to call in myself and argue the point, but why give them the publicity! For years we have been accused of players playing in a negative environment at hillsborough. Then an upturn in results sees a more positive and encouraging atmosphere, so now every time a player loses the ball we should boo them instead of trying to encourage them?! Players know when they are having a bad game, they don't need us to tell them. They just need us to stay on their side and help them through it not boo them.
  8. Taken the image from another thread but can see where the cooling towers were in relation to the ground a little clearer
  9. If hey think we are 'a terrible team' they are in for a right shock when they play the likes of Rotherham and Barnsley! They have been spoils with premier league football for far too long that they don't have a clue what thus league is about. They are in for a rude awakening when teams don't come at them like we did and have 11 men behind the ball.
  10. Mine dropped through the door today. Block 233 with my dad and uncle. Can't wait now, come on Wednesday!
  11. Paid £10 to park on someone's drive in Stanmore. 11 minutes on train and after match while majority is going back in to London I'm going other way and off...
  12. I've done exactly the same as you. £10 to park on someone's drive in Stanmore.
  13. "We are Premier League, say we are Premier League" "We are going up, say we are going up" "We're going up, we're going up, we're going. Wednesday's going up"
  14. Saw John harkes in Meadowhall when I was about 11 and nervously followed him around until he said hello. Used to see David hirst driving around Barnsley all the time posing in his Porsche Saw Ian Nolan walking through Barnsley town centre. Used to live around the corner from Michail Antonio and used to see him driving around Darton and Mapplewell in Barnsley. Saw Chris o'grady taking his kids to school in Darton. See Paul heckingbottom every Wednesday when comes swimming with his kids. Got him to do the opening of the gym and he gave me his email address to arrange it. Rather embarrassingly i lost the piece of paper he wrote it on but doesn't take a genius to work out what it is. Actually found the piece of paper a few weeks ago down the side of the sofa!
  15. You can't beat teddy's flying around the kop if you ask me. Happy days!