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  1. #OnThisDay 60 years ago - Sheffield Wednesday's 'Golden Boy', Albert Quixall was transferred to @ManUtd for the sum of £45,000, a new British Transfer Record. #SWFC
  2. Happy 60th Birthday (how can that be?) to another of my boyhood heroes - former #swfc keeper Chris Turner 203 games in two spells & one League Cup! #wawaw Never ever forget that save at Wembley in 1991!
  3. This photo states it was 1910 - not much of a hill ! 1899 - 3 weeks before the season started! and again in 1920
  4. #Onthisday in 1887 - Having abandoned the dated old cricket ground at the Lane - The Wednesday FC opened their new - "state of the art" stadium at Olive Grove #OlderBiggerBetter
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    RIP Tony Collins

    Fly High fellow Owl #RIP
  6. #OnThisDay in 1892 - the 1st ever 1st Division football league game was played in #Sheffield. The Wednesday defeated Accrington 5-2 at an "improved" Olive Grove. GoalsR N Brown 2, Harry Davis, A Rowan & @SpiksleyBook Att 15,000 #SWFC #WAWAW "immense cinder heap" :-)
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    England vs Spain, 1931

    #Probably :-)
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    England vs Spain, 1931

    He did, as did Ralph O'Donnell & David Hirst!
  9. That's something we'll probably never see again Wednesday Legend & England captain, Ernie Blenkinsop, shakes hands with Spanish captain Ricardo Zamora at the throw-up before an international friendly match December 1931 held at Highbury. England won 7-1 !
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    I used to love the floodlights. Sorry - didn't we install floodlights in 1955 - the first match under them being Derek Dooley's testimonial?
  11. Back in 1967 Wednesday celebrated 100 years of history with a proper cake ! These snazzy pin badges were given out and entry was 1/2 price to the match vs Fulham #OnThisDay #SWFC #WAWAW
  12. #OnThisDay in 1980 Wednesday lost 0-2 @OfficialOAFC and Simon Stainrod's play acting led to a"riot" & closure of the terraces at Hillsborough and a "ban" #SWFC fans attending away matches #werenothere :-)
  13. I think we could get away with : :British Super Cup Finalists" -seen worse
  14. Transferred to Villa that month - he only seemed to stay 2/3 seasons at all his clubs!
  15. No nonsense & saved us from the brink ! Born #Onthis day in 1938 - he did what he said he would and managed walked away with a few bob! I looked up the definition of "canny" - could have been written for him :- "canny (adj) intelligent and cautious; having good judgment. A person is canny if they are very intelligent and careful in judging situations and persons. A very shrewd businessperson who has a sense of proper timing and avoids risks is a canny businessman. Canny persons are also clever at politics in that they know when to do what to do, and whether a risk is worth taking or not." He seems to be doing well with his new club! NK Olimpija Ljubljana On 15 June 2015 Milan Mandarić agreed to purchase NK Olimpija Ljubljana from Izet Rastorder for about 4 million euros. He was very successful in his first 2015/2016 season and managed to win the league title with Olimpija, finishing 6 points ahead of fierce rivals NK Maribor. In his third 2017/2018 season Olimpija won the double, both the championship and the cup