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  1. 64 points
    How’s it going everybody? Hope everybody’s doing alright in these crazy times. So this is a letter to the Sheffield Wednesday forum from The Star’s Sheffield Wednesday team, which is me, Joe, and my esteemed colleague, Alex Miller. We’re writing to you because we just wanted to introduce ourselves properly now that we’ve officially started working together to try and bring to Wednesdayites the best coverage of the team that we can. We understand plenty of the concerns that people have, some which go back a long time, and there are some that we can help address and some that we can’t. Ultimately we work for you guys – the fans – so we want to know what you want from us and how we can keep improving. Myself and Alex are looking to change things up a bit, and part of that means content being available across social media that’s completely free. Part of our plan is to utilise Twitter and Facebook more and engage with Wednesdayites on a more consistent level, bringing videos, imagery and other sorts of content to the audience on those platforms. The Star was there when Wednesday won the first division in 1930, we were at the FA Cup final in 1966 and at the Play-Off final 50 years later (I cried that day!). The Star covered every one of those cup finals in the early 90s ,and it will right there in the midst of Owls moments - good and bad - in the future. We know how important it is that the city’s local paper reflects the fanbase of its biggest club. I’m a lifelong Wednesdayite myself, I went to my first game when I was about seven-years-old, and Alex has fallen in love with the club since his arrival at the Star. We’re hoping that between us we can help change the way that the Star is seen by some of you. We, as a paper, changed the way we work towards the end of last year also and, since that point, Chris - our Football Editor - has looked to eradicate the types of stories that have been unpopular in the past. We’re here to tell SWFC stories. And you guys are part of that. You might have seen some of the walks down memory lane that we’ve been taking, and we want to carry those on even when football does resume, but we also want to hear what else you want to read about. At the end of the day, we’re just two guys trying to cover all of the bases of this incredible fanbase, so there will be stuff you like and stuff that you don’t. We’re trying to cater to old-school diehards, long-term Wednesdayites and also the younger generation of fans who have different tastes completely. It won’t all be good news, it can never be in our industry, but we’ll make sure that we’re always fair, balanced and well-intentioned in everything that we produce. If you want to have a chat with us personally, you can find us here: [email protected][email protected] [email protected] Thanks for your time! Alex and Joe ⚽️🦉 (@AlexMiller91 and @YesWeCrann)
  2. 48 points
    I’ve had plenty of time on my hands over the last few weeks with everything going on so I’ve done up my spare room in the house in to a WEDNESDAY man cave . Anyone else got a similar area with WEDNESDAY Memorabilia in I couldn’t fit in my thousands of programmes though but hope you like it 🦉💙🔵⚪️
  3. 44 points
    When you look at the criteria of the club he’s possibly looking to buy, I think it’d be either be us, Leeds, Forest, Derby or Sunderland. He gets a lot of stick and I don’t really like the guy but he knows how to run a football club and he knows how to get sides promoted from this league. I’d take him ahead of Chansiri.
  4. 40 points
  5. 36 points
    Well this is just refreshingly brilliant! I know you guys know the challenge ahead of you, the perceptions from before your time, and the rabid needs of the fans for something meaty to read every single day so it's fantastic you've just dropped this post out. Can't remember the last time a local journalist reached out like this. You deserve every success with an attitude like that mate. UP THE OWLS
  6. 35 points
    Here are 3 photos I took with a Kodak Instamatic on October 2nd 1971 at the Fulham game. The top one is of me (in the blue jumper) with my mate Spanner and Wednesday midfielder Graham Pugh who had just got out of his car (behind us). The one on the right is me and Spanner wearing our new silk scarves as the teams warmed up. The last one is Spanner proudly displaying his scarf as the teams ran out. Everyone has a camera at games now but it was unusual in those days and film was expensive! You never know who is on Owlstalk, such is it's popularity, so, just in case, the lad to the right of Spanner and his scarf (!) is Mick Wilson who was from Pilsley. Spanners name was (and I hope still is) John Spencer who lived in Newton. Spanner and me were mad Wednesday fans but we lost touch and I think he bought a house overlooking the ground. Graham Pugh played that day and we won 4-0.
  7. 35 points
    Jack Charlton. Wonderful days watching his team build up from the best seat in the house up in the centre of the West stand. Charlton truly was a man befitting the rich history of our club. He possibly did the greatest job of any manager from where he had to begin with us. I will always remember those days and be thankful for him and what he did.
  8. 34 points
    In other news, Prince Andrew threatens defamation lawsuit against The Athletic after being compared to Dejphon Chansiri.
  9. 34 points
    A millionaire paying other millionaires millions of pounds yet our ordinary working class fans want to donate their hard earned money to the millionaire paying other millionaires millions of pounds. The same millionaire who boasted at the last fans forum to the fans there that 'let me tell you.. your money doesn’t cover anything' Read that again Let it sink in...
  10. 33 points
    I don't see how you can have unearned promotion without unwarranted relegation That's why the season should be voided
  11. 33 points
    This virus has shown football for what it truelly is Full of selfish Cunt5 Kyle walker, Grealish Efl and PL greedy selfish bastard5 I'm at the point now that I wouldn't care if the entire thing goes bust
  12. 32 points
    Looks to me like there will be 6 clubs at the top voting to end the season 3 clubs at the bottom voting to continue. Those hoping for a play off place will vote to continue. Those near the bottom and in danger of the drop will vote to end the season now. Clubs will vote with self interest. It could be a close call. I still don't see how the season can continue.
  13. 32 points
    Just had a chat with our ticket office regarding some re printed tickets I didn't receive pre lock down for the Forest and WBA matches. Not that this is relevant but I asked how everything was down at S6. It appears Mr Chansiri is currently looking after all the staff and the lady in the ticket office couldn't praise him enough for his family values and making sure all the backroom staff were keeping well physically and financially. I know he's not everyone's cup of tea but I thought I should share this information with the rest of our Owlstalk readers. In the current financial situation this must be a positive, surely..... Let's hope it's not too long before we can return to watching our beloved Wednesday again!
  14. 32 points
    I work as a turnstile operator,we have had an unexpected email from club saying we have been furloughed. Mr chansiri as kindly agreed to pay extra 20 percent. Thank you wasn't expecting anything.
  15. 30 points
    Elderly, vulnerable people, key workers all dying from this virus Meanwhile [email protected] like Jack Grealish are sneaking out to parties and Football are considering restarting just for financial gain The whole thing makes me sick and how anyone could be happy supporting that decison is scum to me The government need to step up and void the season cus clearly the powers of football are just thinking of themselves The whole situation is disgusting
  16. 29 points
    Clubs at the top Clubs in mid table Clubs at the bottom Rick Parry at the EFL
  17. 29 points
    52 international caps. A good player. When looking back on past players I find people tend to say things like he was not that good, one of the worst players we had. Comparing him to Waddle and Sheridan and co. While all the while forgetting we have been out the top flight for 20 years. The reality is he was much better than any player we got in our team now is.
  18. 28 points
    In my opinion the reason we had so many injuries was because the players were totally unfit. Like him or loathe him Jos was correct on identifying that straight away when he took over.
  19. 28 points
    Given that we finished 3rd in the top flight, challenged for European qualification for three consecutive years and made both major cup finals in the same season, it is nothing but hindsight to suggest that the club made a mistake giving him the job in the first place. Francis came within a hair's breadth of making himself an all-time club legend. There's no denying though that when things started down the other side of the mountain that the process started accelerating. He apparently lost respect amongst a significant proportion of the squad, the fans started turning against him in large numbers, performances and results went into decline and his signings got worse and worse. Between manager and boardroom, the club squandered the position it had put itself in and within just a few years was drowning in debt with a mediocre squad.
  20. 28 points
    0-5, 0-3 and 1-3 within our last 5 home league games. Imagine if these teams stopped sitting back and attacked us.
  21. 28 points
    Nope Still going for the one where we go up in 3rd.
  22. 28 points
    Neil Warnock is a very good manager. Makes bang average teams look very good. That’s why I’d have him here.
  23. 27 points
    Robert Walker, the man who designed our iconic minimalistic owl has sadly passed away. https://www.thestar.co.uk/sport/football/sheffield-wednesday/familys-pride-legacy-left-behind-designer-iconic-sheffield-wednesday-badge-2853677 RIP and thanks for the badge that I grew up with.
  24. 27 points
    Bottom line is, the season hasn’t finished so should it be null and void and everyone stays where they are until next season starts. If you cancel a season with one game to go, it’s still not finished. As said before, if the Govt health advisers deem it unsafe, any legal action will be laughed out of court.
  25. 26 points
    Seeing rumours that ligue 1 with the announcement of their cancellation are looking at using the table midway through the season after half the games were played. At this stage of the season in the championship the top 6 were 1. WBA 2. LEEDS 3. SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY 4. FULHAM 5. PRESTON 6. BRENTFORD surely 3 up and 3 down. It makes sense the more I think about it
  26. 25 points
    I'd love to meet those two at a match. I'd give my phone to Ronaldo and ask him to take a photo of me with Semedo.
  27. 25 points
    Met my wife the night after that game in Berlins. What a bitter sweet day that turned out to be
  28. 25 points
    so starting next season with a 9 point deduction and 6 teams getting relegated, I love a challenge
  29. 24 points
    In principle Being objective and fair - wouldn’t you feel aggrieved if your Club was relegated, whilst others having flouted the rules, maintained their status? So I understand the sentiment. However, nothing has been proved/decided yet.
  30. 24 points
    Just cancel it. Nothing is more important than a persons life/health
  31. 24 points
    In a world where many large corporations around the world are reverting to simple and very minimalistic logos, this would have been absolutely perfect. Easily recognisable the world over.
  32. 23 points
    How would you know what they were really thinking? How do you know what they felt like when they were alone? How do you know what troubles they had? You don't, because they simply would have hidden it from everyone. And I mean, everyone. Maybe they didn't have any, but maybe they did. Either way, you personally wouldn't have known about it. Mental health isn't something people talk about, because it makes them feel weak, stupid, pathetic. In a dressing room full of other testosterone driven footballers, you cannot show one ounce of weakness, otherwise you'd feel exposed. The same will have gone for the men working in the very tough steel and iron works you talk about. Or in the coal mines, but every human being has feeling and emotions, so please don't just dismiss this as a non-existant entity. My brother is an ex-professional footballer, alcoholic, gambler and drug abuser (11 years sober on all counts). He tried to commit suicide twice after leaving the game but has since gained a PhD due to his research in to mental health issues during footballers career transitions (natural retirements or early retirement through injury). I consider myself to be exceptional strong minded, but when I found out almost five years ago that my former partner, later to be my wife, had stage 4 cancer at 49, it blew my world apart. She died 39 hours after we married at Weston Park hospital - four and half months after being diagnosed. I hit the drink hard for three months and needed counselling. I probably still would if it wasn't for my new partner. I met my new partner just over 3 years ago. Her previous partner had committed suicide, as he was raped as a teenager. He was unable to deal with the consequences of that awful ordeal and was alcoholic for about 20 years of his life, before it just became too much. He couldn't turn to anyone for help as he couldn't bare to relive those experiences. His own parents dismissed what had happened and disbelieved him. He felt abandoned. He decided to end his life the day before my partners birthday, so can you imagine the impact that has on her birthday, every year, probably for the rest of her life? So please, don't dismiss mental health as something that you can just shake off within a few months or that you are not susceptible, because everyone is and at one time or another, we have all suffered from this. I am just glad that in this day and age it's not something to be ashamed of, and that people like my brother, like me and my partner, can go and talk to trained people to discuss these issue and find peace again. I'm going to end this post on a positve note to show life can turn around, if you seek help when it is needed. I became a dad for the first time in December, at 50 years of age. My son, and my partner, are the stars that light my sky and I am so grateful I have them both in my life, along with my family and friends. So mental health is something that can treated affectively and something that an individual can move away from, if you have courage and strength to say "I need help".
  33. 23 points
  34. 23 points
    Sheffield United and Leeds both in the Premier League... coronavirus meaning no fans can attend games... the money I've completely fallen out of love with football
  35. 23 points
    So in 5 years the stadium has had a lick of paint then and a change of a good club badge for a crap one.
  36. 22 points
    3rd in the league? Cup finals? Some our best football in our lifetimes? More fatal mistakes, please! And don't forget the circumstances in which he was appointed. Yes, things went downhill at the end, but that happens to almost all managers eventually.
  37. 21 points
    Jack Stobbs signs off at SWFC and talks about how his release came about.. “Normally they would do it at the training ground in the office but with the guidelines from the government, they weren’t able to do that," he said. "It’s not their fault but when I’ve been there for such a long time, it’s a rubbish way to leave. "You have that conversation over a video call and that’s it. You probably won’t go back to the training ground, you won’t go back to say goodbye properly. "I have been there for 17 years. None of us had expected that we wouldn’t be there to say goodbye and thank people for what they have done for us." Jack then spoke about his final months at Sheffield Wednesday “When I went up to Scotland, they appointed a new manager. "He (Garry Monk) had not seen me play and I had not trained with them due to being up there, so he didn’t really know anything about me. I had hoped to come back and be involved more than I was but it didn’t work out like that. "It wasn’t like he had a conversation with me, I think he had his squad and had seen the players that he was interested in — even some of the first-team squad weren’t in his plans." It's always sad times when Sheffield Wednesday release players Even more so when they're lifelong fans who must have been living their dreams out on a day to day basis Best of luck Jack Stobbs - hope you get sorted soon with a new club
  38. 21 points
    Any Wednesday first eleven from '91 to '93
  39. 21 points
    Nope I'm still going with the other thread where it finishes half way and we go up third. I'll sue if it's owt else.
  40. 20 points
    He should have been given his p45 after the Uddersfield play off shambles.
  41. 20 points
    He was probably never interviewed, but what I do know is that several hundred people on here lost their life savings after lumping on.
  42. 20 points
    I don't know why people get bitchy with Bannan. He's said he wants prem with us, not elsewhere. Put ya claws away. If we sort our recruitment out properly and get the right ingredients in the team with him, it could happen. ..providing DC doesn't get us relegated.
  43. 20 points
    I am not saying this is a bad thing from the club as they didnt have to do it but we are still taking tax payers money at a time if national crisis when first team players getting full whack of an average of £1m per year. Would have much more praise if players had pay cut (after tax) so didnt have to furlough staff on tax payers expense.
  44. 19 points
    What a load of old codswallop. If we get relegated it'll be on merit, not because the 6 fingered gang have got face on because they haven't been able to 'visit family' during lockdown. Dirty dingles.
  45. 19 points
    Good start. I found this from Troy Deeney's interview quite incredible under the circumstances. Safety at the top of the Premier League's agenda my ballsack...
  46. 19 points
    Loved him in Maverick and The Rockford Files.
  47. 19 points
    PAINT THE flipping PRESTO OFF THE LEPP ROOF PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF flipping GOD!
  48. 18 points
    I’d want a refund for the entire season
  49. 18 points
    Just my personal experience of trying to have a chat with him Neil. When asked a number of questions on Twitter he can't back things up and just comes out with the same old tag line. I don't mind the club getting hammered when there is reason to but as I have always said back it up with facts. The 'Hiding behind rules' quote says all IMO.
  50. 18 points
    A few years ago, we were hiking in the Rockies when I saw a bloke wearing a Wednesday t-shirt coming the other way. With a big daft grin on my face, I bellowed the customary 'We're all Wednesday, aren't we?' and looked forward to a few minutes of shared bonhomie and incredulity at the chances of bumping into a fellow Owl in the forests of Canada...but that's not what happened. Instead, he and his group just stopped, stared and looked utterly bemused. 'We're all Wednesday, aren't we?' I repeated, at a much lower volume this time. Cue more puzzled glances. 'Er...your Sheffield Wednesday t-shirt', I offered, with a gesture towards his torso. 'Oh, this?', he replied in a thick Australian accent. 'Yeah, I don't really follow soccer.' I hope he got eaten by a bear.
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