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Bearwood Owl1

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  1. No Patrick in my family -sorry! Thanks for the stories though, great memories. Rubbish team :)
  2. I've had 30+ completed surveys so fare. Really interesting stuff. Plenty of room for more though. If the 70s was your era, please consider filling it in.
  3. Hi all, there's the justification to what I'm up to. I'd really apppreciate it , if any fans who remember the period could have a look at the survey that's available here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/CMNK95S Any time that anyone spends filling it in is hugely appreciated. @firth park owl @torryowl @belfast owl lad
  4. “Our Lowest Ebb – Sheffield Wednesday 1973-76” Thank you for considering my questionnaire. There are 10 questions in the survey, and I estimate it would take around 30 minutes to complete (although depending on how much detail you give it could take less time, or longer). I am very grateful for any time you give over to it. To give some context, my name is John Dyson and I have been a Sheffield Wednesday fan for as long as I can remember. I attended my first game in 1983 and am currently a season ticket holder in the Grandstand where I attend games with my two sons aged 8 and 10. I live in Solihull, West Midlands where, since 2013, I have helped organise the West Midlands Owls supporters club. My day job is as Head of History in a secondary school. I have a degree from the University of Birmingham in Economic and Social History and am qualified to Masters level in research methods. Two of my main interests in life therefore combine in this study. I am interested in what was no doubt a difficult time to be an Owls fan. As a social historian I am interested in the views of the fans – what it was like for those who were there. I am interested in how that compares to the broader history of the club at the time (management, players, results) and what links there might be with the history of South Yorkshire in the period (employment, politics). Initially this research will be for my own interest, but I will write up my findings and look to see if there is interest in publishing any of them – either on the internet or in print. I will not name anyone without their permission and will keep anyone who gives me their details informed of anything that is published. Any data I do collect is for these purposes only and I will not share personal details with any third parties. I will also be using other sources of information (newspapers, books, programmes, websites, interviews). I will follow this questionnaire with focus group(s) – and would be delighted to communicate further with anyone who would like to do so. Again, thanks for your support and Up the Owls! John Dyson westmidlandsowls@aol.co.uk March 2019
  5. Thanks both. That makes some kind of sense. I enjoy hearing these stories :) I'm going to put some kind of questionnaire together and will ask very nicely for people to fill it in. Love to hear anyone else's memories also.
  6. We lost, but Gerald Sibon for one of the greatest goals I have ever seen at S6 vs them c2002.
  7. Thank you - I think it's the fond memories that most interest me. How can it be that our worst ever period is remembered with fondness by many who were there? I'm too young - starting going in the early 80s. Interested to hear the views of those who were there 10 years earlier :)
  8. Hello all, I just wanted to float an idea... I'm starting a research project soon - possibly for a Masters in Sports History, or possibly just for my own/anyone else's interest :) I'm thinking about looking at what is often seen as a dark period in our history: c1973-76. A time that includes relegation, last minute escapes, prolonged periods of no goals, 8 goal defeats etc. I'm wondering if anyone has any memories of that era. Interesting stories. Memorable games. Experiences good or bad. Photo's. I'm interested really in what it was like to support our great club in the hardest of times. Cheers and UTO
  9. I work right next to Villa Park. Had to put up with all sorts of banter the week afterwards. All I thought is that both the ref and bloody Snodgrass were cheats. I normally take the rough with the smooth with that kind of thing, but I was so angry that day. I'm getting a bit vexed again now thinking about it :( On a happier note we did see Sean "Flair" Clare's best performance for us :)
  10. Your picture reminded me that Hooper's late winner at St Andrews a year or two back was pretty good for a Midlands based owl.
  11. No help for this, but if youre not in the West Midlands Owls facebook group then join us :) we can feel sorry for each other about not getting tickets for our local away days.
  12. Yes it was my wife who eventually made me realise something was up. I'm very grateful for her intervention. That and a sympathetic GP.
  13. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) helped me when I was suffering with depression and anxiety last year. I had nothing like the problems that some have expressed on here (well done and thank you to all). Just wanted to share that it helped me at the time and gave me some tools which so far have kept me on track.
  14. God I despise L***s. So not them. Nor United really though I can see it would be good for the city. So Forest (good club, great pedigree) and West Brom (local to me decent fans) for me.
  15. https://www.eurosport.co.uk/football/scottish-premiership/2016-2017/the-life-and-crimes-of-joey-barton-but-is-he-football-s-biggest-bad-boy_sto5860687/story.shtml Joey Barton - 'lest we forget'.
  16. Saw a couple of Owls fans up there this summer. No Blades but then I don't suppose they stray far. Usually try and take in a Fleetwood game either a friendly or first match of the season. Didn't bother this time, stopping off at Wigan on the way up instead to watch the mighty Owls. Can't stand bloody Joey Barton, never mind Evans :( Shame as I'd happily pay to watch RW again. Real entertainment.
  17. Genuinely love it up there. Feels like the end of the earth. Properly desolate. Might be an acquired taste though :)
  18. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/2357713.stm I remember that he took bribes.
  19. Ive been to a few Fleetwood matches over the last few years as we often go on holiday up there. Felt they had a good set up, family friendly, welcoming, decent prices and a good view. They even ended last year with John Sheridan in charge. Great stuff for an Owl :) This year they've brought in Joey Barton and Chedwyn. So I've thought balls to them. 'Orrible pair. So good luck Ross, but I can't be supporting you feeding the success of that pair :(
  20. Spiritual home of the West Mids Owls is Smethwick. Well Bearwood anyhow. Agree that Villa and Baggies are usually decent. Birmingham City are who get my goat - small club in the big city - remind us of anyone?!
  21. I don't think that they've entirely missed out on the money. The Randy Lerner/Martin O'Neill years saw them spend millions and finish seventh in the premier league every season. Since relegation they've spaffed gazillions of parachute cash - Abrahams and Kodjia up front don't come for cheap for example. Bad management not lack of cash for me.
  22. I work very near to Villa Park. Looking forward to Monday now #braggingrights :) Their fans are OK, fed up with Bruce - probably understandably given the money he's spaffed and the fact they are still poor.
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