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As Stephen Bywater is released from his club and announces his retirement from football I thought it apt that we had a thread to celebrate his time with us and look at his career at Sheffield Wednesday.

Did you rate him? What were your thoughts of him as a player?

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So glad this didn’t end up in ‘Could he do a job for us’

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He was ok, did a job, however remember him more for his eccentricity. Isn't he the one eating tinned food in his car with a toothbrush or something? 

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A great character. Not a bad goalie

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Did well for us, if I remember right Kirkland dipped in form during his first season and I wouldn't have minded Bywater having a chance then.

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He was the right goalkeeper at the right time. Every successful team needs a character in the dressing room and he was it. Wasn’t he the person the started the whole MASSIVE thing by phoning up football heaven every Monday and saying it every other word.

 

I remember in the 4-4 draw with Huddersfield he had 2 chances to slow the game down and kill it off in the late stages. Instead he tried to kick the ball out of play. On both occasions the ball just came back within seconds. Unfortunately they equalised on the second time. Never left a game so disappointed. 
 

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Absolutely bonkers weren’t he. Was good for us in L1. I genuinely didn’t realise he was still playing! I thought he was old when he played for us in 2012. 

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43 minutes ago, Sefton owl said:

So glad this didn’t end up in ‘Could he do a job for us’

 

There's still time..... lol

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Didnt he tip all the sandwiches over the tv presenter in the dressing room when we got promoted.

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1 hour ago, s63owl said:

He was the right goalkeeper at the right time. Every successful team needs a character in the dressing room and he was it. Wasn’t he the person the started the whole MASSIVE thing by phoning up football heaven every Monday and saying it every other word.

 

I remember in the 4-4 draw with Huddersfield he had 2 chances to slow the game down and kill it off in the late stages. Instead he tried to kick the ball out of play. On both occasions the ball just came back within seconds. Unfortunately they equalised on the second time. Never left a game so disappointed. 
 

I still can't work out why reda didn't pull Rhodes down when he was 40 yards from goal running through for their 4th goal 

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Remember when he upset his neighbours with the 'artwork' he put in his garden.😂

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Felt like he could organise his defence well which resulted in him having to make fewer saves but best remembered for his half time warm up two footed lunge on a ball, bit of a psycho?

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Batshit crazy. Loved him. 

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Just wish he was in goal that time when the Leeds fan ran on the pitch 

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In a October 2007 interview with Clare Tomlinson on Sky Sports' Goals on Sunday programme he spelt out the word "c*nt" whilst live on air as part of an anecdote.

 

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Mad as a hatter. Cage fighter. Was a decent keeper for us in the promotion season.

 

He was on the bench that night a Leeds fan ran on the pitch and shoved Kirkland in the face. I would have absolutely loved if it was Bywater in goal instead. The Leeds fan wouldn’t have left the ground in one piece that’s for sure. 

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