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  1. Evening all, Some of you are probably unaware that this month will see the release of a brand new Owls book, '91 - The Inside Story of Sheffield Wednesday's 1990/91 Season'. Foreword by Ron Atkinson himself, it features the memories of the vast majority of players and staff from Hirsty to Carlton to Roland and just about everyone else.. It's been a real labour of love and great fun to put together. If you're on Twitter you can WIN yourself a free copy of the book by tapping the tweet below, Re-Tweeting and Following the publishers @VerticalEds or alternatively you
  2. Morning all, Did a little digging over the Mail's report that Wednesday are one of 10 Championship clubs to have been slapped with a transfer embargo last month. There's no major concern as things stand. Some detail below.. https://www.thestar.co.uk/sport/football/sheffield-wednesday/revealed-sheffield-wednesday-have-been-placed-under-transfer-embargo-this-is-why-3190205
  3. Evening all, Spoke to Southampton legend Jason Dodd earlier this week about his long-time partner in crime Paul Williams, newly installed as first team coach at Wednesday. Together they brought through the likes of Luke Shaw, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and James Ward-Prowse. Take a look. Or don't. Up to you guys. https://www.thestar.co.uk/sport/football/sheffield-wednesday/videos-the-ox-and-ps82m-of-premier-league-talent-southampton-legend-jason-dodd-on-the-incredible-record-of-sheffield-wednesday-coach-paul-williams-3179063
  4. Evening all.. Another Star feature here aimed at the more discerning reader ahead of Sheffield Wednesday's trip to Brentford tomorrow.. In a two-month loan spell in 2009, Jordan Rhodes changed the course of Brentford's history and indeed his own record-breaking career. Here's the story of all that according to those who were there.. https://www.thestar.co.uk/sport/football/sheffield-wednesday/how-a-two-month-romance-changed-the-course-of-history-for-brentford-and-sheffield-wednesday-striker-jordan-rhodes-3144214
  5. I'm going to throw on some Kevlar and dip in and out of this thread pretty quickly, but in answer to your question.. no. Not in three years of news journalism elsewhere, not in three years of sport elsewhere and not in 18 months in this gig. We work together on some stuff and you might occasionally get a suggestion on what might do well - "There's a lot of talk about Jordan Rhodes on Twitter, lads.." - but that's about it. I think many people think these things are checked / interfered with on their way out, but such are the lack of resources in local journalism nowaday
  6. Feels a long time ago that, mate.. In fairness you did offer to pay. Think I was full of Christmas cheer.
  7. I was born two days after the last match of the season at Oldham.. your story is safe.. or it was..
  8. Definitely. I think most people know the names, but was interesting to hear players talk about the roles of the 'other' backroom staff. Ron was such a big, out-facing icon and I think most people know the role that Richie Barker played, but the fitness coach Roger Spry, physio Alan Smith, reserve coach Frank Barlow and youth team coach Albert Phelan played a huge part behind the scenes - a few of the lads pay particular tribute to Frank. In terms of players, Lawrie Madden is one that sticks out as someone who was influential off the pitch, especially with younger lads. It's also cl
  9. Some very interesting Paul Cook quotes below from an interview with TalkSport this evening.. "I have had contact with Sheffield Wednesday, we have spoken. As we speak now those talks aren’t really ongoing. "So that’s where the situation stands. I wish Sheffield Wednesday going forward, whether it’s Paul Cook or any manager, the best of luck because it’s a fantastic club with fantastic support.." ..there's plenty more. Read more HERE
  10. Weird.. Link here.. https://www.thestar.co.uk/sport/football/sheffield-wednesday/sheffield-wednesday-linked-striker-and-nigeria-international-ahmed-musa-rubbishes-hillsborough-transfer-talk-3048490
  11. Don't get too excited.. https://www.thestar.co.uk/sport/football/sheffield-wednesday/sheffield-wednesday-linked-striker-and-nigeria-international-ahmed-musa-rubbishes-hillsborough-transfer-talk-3048490
  12. This time with a functioning link.. https://www.thestar.co.uk/sport/football/sheffield-wednesday/pillgwenlly-docks-europa-league-making-sheffield-wednesday-boss-tony-pulis-3041875
  13. Evening all, Some Friday evening light reading for anyone that likes that sort of thing, on the making of a young Tony Pulis. As working class as working class gets, he is the son of a Newport steelworker and slept four-to-a-bed with his brothers until he was 15. An unspectacular player, by the time he was 22 he had a UEFA A-License. I spoke to former Wales manager Bobby Gould, the man who met him as a 17-year-old and later gave him his first proper coaching role, to learn a little bit more about the new Owls boss. Do us a favour and get it read so my bosses w
  14. Afternoon all, As you'll know, we've got Tony Pulis coming up at 3pm, when he'll be speaking to the media for the first time since becoming Sheffield Wednesday boss. On the agenda is playing styles, Keiren Westwood, Barry Bannan and a whole lot else. We're providing live updates of everything he has to say - as he says it - via our live blog below.. https://www.thestar.co.uk/sport/football/sheffield-wednesday/tony-pulis-press-conference-live-everything-he-says-his-unveiling-sheffield-wednesday-boss-3037133 Cheers!
  15. Tease! If you want to have a chat anyway - maybe we can work out a way to write around it? - please drop us an email.
  16. Thanks all for your stories - loving them. Please do drop me an email on alex.miller@jpimedia.co.uk if you fancy a chat over the phone to put more meat ont' bones. Cheers!
  17. Would love to speak to you mate - drop us an email on alex.miller@jpimedia.co.uk and we'll sort it out?
  18. Thanks all - I've had some great tales so far and am looking forward to getting more in. Please drop me a line if you have anything you'd like to share!
  19. FWIW, two penneth here.. https://www.thestar.co.uk/sport/football/sheffield-wednesday/reports-sheffield-wednesday-reject-shock-bid-championship-rivals-captain-barry-bannan-3003166
  20. My understanding is that in ideal world they would like to add another striker. We'll see.
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