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Bearwood Owl1

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  1. Proud moment...There's the book in the Megastore. Just beneath the sweets, and among some other fine titles. If anyone's got a few points burning a hole in their pocket, might just be the thing to spend them on
  2. Certainly when we dropped to D3 - I think away fans basically stopped coming. D2 saw Aston Villa, Manchester United and one or two others bring big numbers though.
  3. https://www.medocmall.co.uk/cgi-bin/live/ecommerce.pl?site=theclubshop_sheffieldwednesday&state=item&sub_dept_id=55&product_id=VER2001&dept_id=62 The book's now available in the SWFC Megastore, and online from the website. So, if anyone's got a few points burning a hole in their pocket, I know just the thing to spend them on
  4. Eric Taylor's testimonial? 5-0 England vs a SWFC XI 1974?
  5. I'm really saddened by this news. I'll miss him. More importantly, I think the team will miss him. I hope we are able to find 3/4 strikers quickly - all of whom better than Atdhe - if we're going to compete.
  6. We need some experience to go alongside the young, hungry, athletic players that are hopefully coming our way. I was thinking more gnarled professionals in the style of Barry Horne, that the blowing hot and cold likes of Ince though.
  7. First gig I ever went to, Jesus Jones supported by Soho (Hippy Chick was their sing) at the Octagon. It's a while ago now though!!
  8. I've just renewed my subscription to the Athletic. Excellent Owls reporting, and the odd piece from elsewhere worth reading.
  9. According to Wikipedia, he was still playing last season in Jamaica at the age of 40. Good lad.
  10. The SWFC Megastore is taking a few copies. Should be available from there by the end of the week
  11. Brilliant - thank you Hope you enjoy it!
  12. Brilliant. Thank you The Ozzie Owl Club was some place I reckon. The description of Millwall fans trying to take the Kop makes it sound a bit like Keystone Cops. In reality, it was a bit scarier I think.
  13. Half price for Yorkshire Day only. www.verticaleditions.com code EYUP at checkout.
  14. I've been reading recently about Aston Villa's 'lowest Ebb' of the early 70s and Manchester United's. I think one of the things that struck me about the 70s was a feeling that the struggles were temporary and that we would (eventually) be back. One of the ex-players in the book told me that he signed as the stadium 'stank of success' and that such a club couldn't be in the doldrums for long.
  15. Thank you. Really pleased you enjoyed it:)
  16. Coincidence I think/hope . And yes, available on Kindle now as well, hope you enjoy it if and when you pick it up. It's not a (completely) depressing book, plenty of good humour and nostalgia in there I think
  17. The book is now available in Waterstones in Orchard Square, Sheffield and at WH Smith's in Meadowhall. Amazon have also dropped the price by a few pence, and put up a few pages as a preview. Plenty of opportunities to have a look through therefore if anyone likes to try before they buy
  18. I've been looking for this myself today, Kivo's directions were spot on once I'd remembered which side was Church Street. Here's the stone, and the view down the hill to help find it. I then took myself to the Crystal Palace in Thurlstone. I've not been up there in the best part of 25 years - and would have put money on it having closed down. But no, it's fully up and running. Named the Crystal Palace as the local brass band apparently won a national competition at the London Crystal Palace built for the Great Exhibition in Victorian times. I wonder if the locals know the history o
  19. Not our case, but Alan Nixon reporting that the EFL are deciding whether Stevenage can be involved with the Macclesfield case. Words fail me.
  20. This is fascinating - Penistone is my home town, I'll have a look next time I'm up. I used to drink a bit in the Crystal at Thurlstone also. Never knew the history. Thank you.
  21. I hear there's a book out about the mid-70s. Told it's quite good What strikes me about that era is how many fans feel a fondness/nostalgia for it. The team struggled, but generally tried hard, and the fans stuck together. Its difficult to see how there'll be much nostalgia for this season in years to come. That said, I think there have been worse times even in more recent years. The decline from 2000-2004 was pretty grim. Irvine's relegation in 2010 also.
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