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Steven Fletcher and a last embrace: How Sheffield Wednesday acted as the bond between father and son

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Cracking read from Alex Miller in todays Sheffield Star that's well worth fighting through the Star website to read..

 

Steven Fletcher raced from in front of the Kop and charged towards the dugout with every vein in his body pulsing out of his skin.

 

For months Hillsborough had seen nothing like it. The Scot had snatched three priceless points for the Owls with a 95th-minute winner over Charlton and the 20-odd thousand supporters present celebrated in shared pandemonium.

 

It was the release of emotion from half a city that hadn’t seen their team score in eight weeks. Fletcher embraced teammates along the way and for a few seconds, the Sheffield Wednesday family joined in the sort of ecstasy only football can deliver. The noise was incredible and photographs of the celebrations capture the emotion perfectly; pure, unashamed relief.

 

But in a pair of seats just metres from where Fletcher had sparked this chaos, two men shared a moment in which the rest of the world didn’t matter....

 

Full article here 👉 https://www.thestar.co.uk/sport/football/sheffield-wednesday/steven-fletcher-and-last-embrace-how-sheffield-wednesday-acted-bond-between-father-and-son-2864015

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Good piece. Much better than I normally expect from the Star.

 

Well done Alex Miller.

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Ya know summat,i've never had that with my old fella,sure we talk and stuff but that one thing,that one special bond between us that could have been SWFC,has never ever brought us to the hugging scenario,don't know why,just aint happened.................sad to some but hey,i have the comfort that he's still here,best wishes to Dan Knight and the memories of Hillsborough and his old man.

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Superb article that. Great content and strong and emotional story. All the best to his family. 

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A brave thing to share and very moving. All my love to the family at this difficult time.

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Lovely article, local people and local sport. This is one answer to that question of what The Wednesday covering Journos should be writing about at this time.

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A very moving story - and a timely reminder that, as the article indeed points out, there are more important things in the world than football.

 

All the best to Dan and the family at this difficult time.

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Guest Ash76

Great read, RIP Howard

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Had a right lump in my throat reading that.

 

Superb article that puts everything in perspective.

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A beautiful story encompassing what it means to be a Wednesdayite. .God bless Dan, his Dad and their family. WAWAW X

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