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  1. Jack Brown is a legendary Wednesday goalkeeper from the 1920’s – 1930’s. Brown joined Sheffield Wed’s from non league Worksop Town in 1923 for a fee of £300 after receiving national acclaim after an F.A Cup tie against Spurs. During his first three seasons he battled for the number one spot against Teddy Davidson, eventually Brown became Wednesday number one in 1926. During this season he kept 16 clean sheets as Wednesday gained promotion to the first division, in the 1928-29 season he helped Wednesday to win the First Division title. He was also ever present in the team ( except for one game) in the following season when they retained The First Division Championship. He also played in all the FA cup ties in 1935 before winning the final against West Bromwich Albion 4-2 at Wembley. During his time at Hillsborough he played for England 6 times and amassed 507 league and cup appearances for Wednesday. He was transferred to Hartlepool United in 1937 where he played just one game. He retired from the game aged 38. Jack Brown 507 apps one of 65 players included in the Sheffield Wednesday 150 years painting by Alan Rolfe, available as a superb quality print £55.00 . Click on http://ow.ly/7TLm50h6AAs @wednesdaysing @Owlstalk @wednesdayite #WAWAW #swfc
  2. Herod Ruddlesden joined The Wednesday from Birdwell F.C in the summer of 1898 and slotted into the halfback line, being able to play equally well on either wing. His first season Wednesday were relegated to the Second Division, but in 1899-90 he was ever present as Wednesday regained their position in the top flight, claiming the Second Division title. He formed a settled half-back line alongside Tommy Crawshaw and Bob Ferrier as Wednesday took the Football League Championship in 1903 and the following season. Ruddlesden was capped three times for England. His final international was against Scotland in a 1-0 victory in1905. By now illness was beginning to restrict his appearances for Wednesday and he was forced to retire in 1906. He died at the young age of 34 Herod Ruddlesden just one of 65 players included in the 150 years painting by Alan Rolfe, available as a superb quality print £55.00 . Click on http://ow.ly/7TLm50h6AAs @wednesdaysing @Owlstalk @wednesdayite #WAWAW #swfc
  3. Tommy Crawshaw The pre-war skipper is the only player to have two cup winners medals to his name, as he helped the club to the FA Cup in 1896 and 1907. He was also key as the Owls won consecutive Division One titles in 1903 and 1904. Crawshaw made an incredible 465 appearances for Wednesday between 1894 and 1908, scoring 26 goals from defence. During his time with the Owls he helped to establish the club as one of the best teams of the era as Wednesday moved from their early home at Olive Grove to Hillsborough. Tommy Crawshaw just one of 65 players included in the 150 years painting by Alan Rolfe, available as a superb quality print £55.00 . Click on http://ow.ly/7TLm50h6AAs @wednesdaysing @Owlstalk @wednesdayite #WAWAW #swfc
  4. Ambrose Langley joined The Wednesday from Middlesbrough Ironopolis in 1893.Langley was a hard tackling fullback, winning an FA Cup winners medal in 1896 along with the Second Division title in 1900 and the Football League Championship in 1903 and 1904.He made a total of 317 appearances for Wednesday and scored 14 goals. In 1905 he became player manager of Hull City. He is just one of 65 players included in the 150 years painting by myself Alan Rolfe, available as a superb quality print £55.00 . Click on http://ow.ly/7TLm50h6AAs @wednesdaysing @Owlstalk @wednesdayite #WAWAW #swfc
  5. Chris Waddle one of the finest players ever to wear a Wednesday shirt, just one of 65 players included in the 150 years painting by Wednesdayite Alan Rolfe, available as a superb quality print £55.00 . http://ow.ly/7TLm50h6AAs @wednesdaysing @Owlstalk @wednesdayite #WAWAW #swfc
  6. Andrew Wilson He moved to Sheffield from Clyde (Glasgow) in 1900 where he spent the rest of his playing days. During his time at The Wednesday he won the Football League in 1903 and 1904, and the FA Cup in 1907. He became the clubs all-time record top scorer with 216 goals including 199 in the league (all in the top division). He was top scorer in six different seasons. He appeared for the team 545 times, more than any other player. Both records stand to the present day. He also became the oldest player to play for the Owls before retiring on 10 March 1920 aged 39 years and 91 days. He is just one of the 65 players that appear in my Sheffield Wednesday painting available as a superb quality print £55.00 @Owlstalk @wednesdaysing
  7. Fred Spikesley first game for 'The Wednesday' January 1892 final game April 1903. 321 Appearances 114 Goals for The Owls. 'Flying' Fred Spikesley was the darling of Wednesday supporters in the Olive Grove Era and the early years at Owlerton,scoring many spectacular goals and thrilling spectators with his stunning speed. Scorer of Wednesdays 2 goals against Everton in thein1896 FA cup final victory at The Crystal Palace. Scored the first hat-trick at Owlerton. The book ' Flying Over an Olive Grove' is well worth a read for an insight into his playing career , the ups and downs of Fred's life and the early days of 'The Wednesday'. Fred is one of the 65 players included in my 150 years original painting available as a qualityprint http://ow.ly/7TLm50h6AAs @wednesdaysing @Owlsonline @wednesdayite #WAWAW #SWFC @SheffWedNewsOnly @Owlstalk
  8. Jack Earp joined Sheffield Wednesday from Everton in the close season of 1893, where he spent most of his career, becoming club captain and captaining them to victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers in the 1896 FA Cup Final at The Crystal Palace by 2 goals to 1. He played 7 seasons for The Wednesday but lost his place in 1899-1900 after Wednesday’s relegation in1899, and in 1900,after 8 goals in 174 appearances he joined Stockport County. He is one of the 65 players included in the latest 150 year anniversary painting by myself Alan Rolfe available as a superb quality litho print. Click on the link for further details http://ow.ly/7TLm50h6AAs @SheffWedNewsOnly @Owlstalk @wednesdaysing @Owlsonline @wednesdayite #WAWAW #SWFC
  9. Charles Clegg 1851 -1937 seen in the hooped shirt of ’The Wednesday’ around 1878. Played for Wednesday and England. Played in the first international against Scotland in 1872 .Later becoming president of both Wednesday and Sheffield United. Became chairman of the Football Association in 1890 and president in 1923.He was knighted by King George V in1927 generally regarded as the first person to receive a knighthood for services to football. He is one of the 65 players included in the 150 years anniversary painting by Alan Rolfe which is available as a superb quality print £55.00 plus £5.00 p&p. Please click on the link for further details http://ow.ly/7TLm50h6AAs @Owlstalk @wednesdaysing @Owlsonline #WAWAW #SWFC
  10. As a lifelong supporter of Sheffield Wednesday I have created a painting to celebrate the 150 years of the club. A total of 65 players are included in the picture who have played a significant role in the history of the club. This has been produced as a quality photo litho print. Please click on the link for further details http://www.alanrolfeartist.co.uk/product/sheffield-wednesday-150-years/
  11. Derek Dooley 1949 – 1953, 63 goals in 63 games. In season 1951-52 playing against Notts County, in a 2nd half performance he scored 5 goals in 32 minutes, It could have been 6 but one was ruled out for offside. “For me there was no greater thrill than when I belted the ball between the posts. That was my target, that was my life.” I have produced a painting to celebrate Sheffield Wednesdays 150 year history. This includes 65 players who have played a significant part over this period of time. Please click on the link to view the whole picture (the images are still pixilated) Please note this is a low resolution image.http://ow.ly/cDym50h6AAt
  12. Archie Irvine- 63 goals in 63 games speaks for itself!
  13. Derek Dooley 63 goals in 63 games. In season 1951-52 against Notts County in a second half performance he scored five goals in 32 minutes, it could have been six one was ruled out for offside. " For me there was no greater thrill than when I belted that ball between the posts. That was my target. That was my life." ."Please note this is a low resoloution image. I have produced a painting to celebrate Sheffield Wednesdays 150 years history, this includes significant players over this period. Please click on the link to view the whole picture,( the images are still pixilated) http://ow.ly/cDym50h6AAt
  14. Mant thanks ,don't know if you know but that stand was transported over to Hillsborough when they first moved there, I think in the position of the South Stand. Before the south stand( designed by Archibald Leitch)was built in 1910 the majority of that stand still in existence today! Also you will see Sheffield Wednesday painted on the roof of the stand, although we were known as The Wednesday at the time.
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