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  1. Charlie Williamson (Gary Bannisters twin) Dave Rushbury Jeff Johnson Andy McCulloch Pavel Srnicek
  2. alleycat

    #OnThisDay in 1980

    Think it was the match that spawned the phrase “Hooliganism is not Wednesdayism”
  3. Awesome game. Awesome season. Only match I missed that season was Darlington away in the League Cup. Some of the away followings we took that season had to be seen to be believed (the days of terracing) Seem to remember there being way more than 7000 Owls there.
  4. Iain Hesford. I remember when we signed him in the summer of 1983 I thought “wow” we’ve signed England’s U21 keeper. Was at the Vetch Field for the first game of the 83/84 season and the team ran out and everyone was like “who the fks that in the goalies kit? It was Martin Hodge. The rest is history. What a season that was!! Hesford ended up never playing a game for us. Just looked at his Wiki and he died in 2014 from a suspected heart attack. R.I.P Iain.
  5. Also remember he got quite a few “Wednesday” watches for doing the Development fund thing. Seem to remember they were either silver or gold (or maybe a mixture). He gave them away.
  6. My bad. We beat them 3-0 in 71/72. The 2-1 loss was in 70/71
  7. Mine was Shrewsbury in 1976. We lost 1-0 Me dad used to sell tickets for the Development fund and used to get a couple of tickets for doing it. For some reason we stood on the Lep. Must have been where the tickets were for I presume.
  8. We lost 2-1 at home to Sunderland in 1971.
  9. Hypothetically. What if it’s Westwood who doesn’t want to play? Far fetched but wouldn’t that make more sense? Just putting it out there.
  10. He’s found some old pop bottles to take back to the corner shop?
  11. alleycat

    There’s 3 10mill bids on the table..

    He won’t be the only one who goes this transfer window and anyone who thinks we’ll bring anyone in to replace them is mistaken. The money will be used to pay the operating costs.
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    Said the other day in a different thread that it wouldn’t surprise me if DC announced at the fans forum that he’s looking for / found a buyer for the club. There’s no way tomorrow’s forum is just a question and answer session, the timings all wrong. The silence coming from the club at the moment is deafening. Got a feeling that something big is going to come out tomorrow evening.
  13. alleycat

    Mclaren holds talks

    If (IF) he’s appointed then just as worrying is how in the space of less than four days Chansiri, or his advisors have come to the conclusion that he’s the best man for the job without, it seems, even drawing up a shortlist. We are one of the biggest draws (if not THE biggest) outside of the Premier League to any manager. DC needs to take a deep breath, let Bullen take the reins for the next couple of games and think about this some more. To me this would either be a panic appointment or we really are that close to FFP (or skint) that we aren’t in a position to go after anyone currently in employment. There’s no way on earth Steve McLaren is the best Sheffield Wednesday can come up with.
  14. alleycat

    Mclaren holds talks

    If this happens (and I’m starting to fear the worst because managers don’t leave one job if they haven’t got another lined up) then you have to ask who the flip is advising Chansiri. We’ve just won 3-0 away at Forest. We’ve got a steady guy in caretaker charge. The games are coming thick and fast at the moment. What’s the flipping rush? Didn’t DC tell Bullen he had it till at least New Years Day? flippingMcLaren!! I worry for for our club at the moment.
  15. This. A million times over. Looks like CC has truly had DC's pants down which makes DC's statement even more baffling. In hindsight it looks like DC has either been done up like a kipper or has been very naïve (or both) Be interesting to see if he releases another in light of CC's appointment at Swansea.