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14 hours ago, @owlstalk said:

 

1) What was the first Wednesday match you can remember ever going to?

2) Who was your Wednesday hero growing up?

3) Who's the greatest ever Wednesday player?
4) What's the best match you've ever been to?
5) What's the best away day you've ever had?
6) What's the best football ground you've ever been to?
7) What's the best goal you have ever seen at a Wednesday match?

8 )  What's the best ever Sheffield Wednesday atmosphere you've experienced?
9) Who's been the best ever Wednesday defender?

And....

 


10) Where's it all gone? When you experienced all of the above did you ever in your life expect to be now talking about FFP, P&S, VAR, Chairmen, Points Deductions, Hearings, Appeals, Transfer Embargoes, Court Cases, Lawyers, Barristers, QC's, Agents, Advisors and Loopholes? (not talking about just SWFC here - but football in general, as a whole.. as a sport)

 

1 - QPR away 1985 1-1 draw

2 - Mel Sterland

3 - That I've seen - Roly

4 - Cardiff play-off final - only time I've seen Wednesday win anything.

5 - Honolulu day at Norwich

6 - Amsterdam Arena - you're allowed to drink in your seat

7 - Chris Brunt at Elland Road

8 - The build up to the Hull play-off final was special, all that hope.........

9 - Roly

10 - Down the pan - premier league breakaway, sky, all seater stadiums, moving kick off times all started the slippery slope, it seems to be all about the money and vanity of owners now.

 

 

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14 hours ago, @owlstalk said:

 

1) What was the first Wednesday match you can remember ever going to?

2) Who was your Wednesday hero growing up?

3) Who's the greatest ever Wednesday player?
4) What's the best match you've ever been to?
5) What's the best away day you've ever had?
6) What's the best football ground you've ever been to?
7) What's the best goal you have ever seen at a Wednesday match?

8 )  What's the best ever Sheffield Wednesday atmosphere you've experienced?
9) Who's been the best ever Wednesday defender?

And....

 


10) Where's it all gone? When you experienced all of the above did you ever in your life expect to be now talking about FFP, P&S, VAR, Chairmen, Points Deductions, Hearings, Appeals, Transfer Embargoes, Court Cases, Lawyers, Barristers, QC's, Agents, Advisors and Loopholes? (not talking about just SWFC here - but football in general, as a whole.. as a sport)

1) Owls 1 - Forest 0 21st. Feb. 1961 - Att. 35199 (Alan Finney scorer) - I was 8 finished 2nd. to Spurs double winning side that season.

2) Ron Springett

3) Ron Springett

4) Owls 5 - Man Utd 4 Aug !968

5) Blackburn 1 - Owls 2 April 1980. Just moved to Chorley and was also my new local derby. In the home end our fans were amazing. Mellors goal "eruption". 

6) Millennium Stadium.

7) Waddle at Wembley.

8)Brighton home play offs.

9)Peter Swann - absolute class but what a disaster.

10) It's all gone wrong.

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15 hours ago, @owlstalk said:

 

1) What was the first Wednesday match you can remember ever going to?

2) Who was your Wednesday hero growing up?

3) Who's the greatest ever Wednesday player?
4) What's the best match you've ever been to?
5) What's the best away day you've ever had?
6) What's the best football ground you've ever been to?
7) What's the best goal you have ever seen at a Wednesday match?

8 )  What's the best ever Sheffield Wednesday atmosphere you've experienced?
9) Who's been the best ever Wednesday defender?

And....

 


10) Where's it all gone? When you experienced all of the above did you ever in your life expect to be now talking about FFP, P&S, VAR, Chairmen, Points Deductions, Hearings, Appeals, Transfer Embargoes, Court Cases, Lawyers, Barristers, QC's, Agents, Advisors and Loopholes? (not talking about just SWFC here - but football in general, as a whole.. as a sport)

1/ I think it was 1992, at Hillsborough to the champions Arsenal. We drew 1-1 with Hirsty putting us in the lead and Chris Woods saving a penalty.

 

2/ David Hirst.... by an absolute mile.

 

3/ Chris Waddle.

 

4/ 3-3 on Boxing Day 1992 with Man Utd.

 

5/ Swindon Town away in the hot sun. Won 3-2 on the opening day of the season, I think it was 2002? I’d also say the playoff semi away leg at Brentford in 2005.

 

6/ Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.

 

7/ Chris Waddle against the scrubbers at Wembley.

 

8/ Keiserslaurten at Hillsborough in the UEFA Cup.

 

9/ Des Walker.

 

10/ No, it absolutely breaks my heart to see what Dejphon Chansiri has come to our club.

 

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15 hours ago, @owlstalk said:

 

1) What was the first Wednesday match you can remember ever going to?

2) Who was your Wednesday hero growing up?

3) Who's the greatest ever Wednesday player?
4) What's the best match you've ever been to?
5) What's the best away day you've ever had?
6) What's the best football ground you've ever been to?
7) What's the best goal you have ever seen at a Wednesday match?

8 )  What's the best ever Sheffield Wednesday atmosphere you've experienced?
9) Who's been the best ever Wednesday defender?

And....

 


10) Where's it all gone? When you experienced all of the above did you ever in your life expect to be now talking about FFP, P&S, VAR, Chairmen, Points Deductions, Hearings, Appeals, Transfer Embargoes, Court Cases, Lawyers, Barristers, QC's, Agents, Advisors and Loopholes? (not talking about just SWFC here - but football in general, as a whole.. as a sport)

1) chelsea 69

2) roger wylde

3) hirsty (on goals scored) followed by waddle.

4) blackburn 1-2 away after going one down in a must win game (79/80?) and exeter same season, lost 1-0 smithy missed a penalty, but we went up that day.

5) see above.

6) st. james park (not the one above).

7) sheridan v man u. lcf (or monster trucks, take your choice).

8) many away, destruction of the pigs at the massacre.

9) lyons.

and 10) there have been point deductions and sides relegated for many years (more than 50) for breach of regulations.

 

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1) What was the first Wednesday match you can remember ever going to?

   The one that sticks in my mind as the earliest is the Man City Relegation game, slill hurts

2) Who was your Wednesday hero growing up?

    John Ritchie

3) Who's the greatest ever Wednesday player?

     Chris Waddle
4) What's the best match you've ever been to?

    Liverpool away, 2-0 Varadi/Grobbelar game
5) What's the best away day you've ever had?

    Cardiff 2-0 win to seal promotion to Div 1
6) What's the best football ground you've ever been to?

    Hillsborough
7) What's the best goal you have ever seen at a Wednesday match?

    Varadi  v Notts Forest first game back in Div 1, he just kept running

8 )  What's the best ever Sheffield Wednesday atmosphere you've experienced?

    Brighton semi closely followed by Arsenal 3-0
9) Who's been the best ever Wednesday defender?

    Roland

And....

 


10) Where's it all gone? When you experienced all of the above did you ever in your life expect to be now talking about FFP, P&S, VAR, Chairmen, Points Deductions, Hearings, Appeals, Transfer Embargoes, Court Cases, Lawyers, Barristers, QC's, Agents, Advisors and Loopholes? (not talking about just SWFC here - but football in general, as a whole.. as a sport)

 

Its not gone (still here inside my head) its just changed, and it will change again

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1) What was the first Wednesday match you can remember ever going to?

Owls v Stoke 63/64  we won 2-0

2) Who was your Wednesday hero growing up?

Johnny Fantham

3) Who's the greatest ever Wednesday player?

Chris Waddle
4) What's the best match you've ever been to?

Owls 5-4 Man Utd  1968
5) What's the best away day you've ever had?

Not counting cup finals, Brighton play off 2nd leg
6) What's the best football ground you've ever been to?

Don't know why but have always loved Goodison Park
7) What's the best goal you have ever seen at a Wednesday match?

I never tire of watching Carbone's goal at Newcastle. Close contenders are Waddle & Sheridan at Wembley

Sheridan at Luton and Varadi v Forest

8 )  What's the best ever Sheffield Wednesday atmosphere you've experienced?

At Hillsborough v Brighton play off semi. Away again not including finals, Blackburn 1980.
9) Who's been the best ever Wednesday defender?

I am lucky enough to have seen both Peter Swan and Des Walker play for us and cannot choose between them

10) MONEY!!

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1) What was the first Wednesday match you can remember ever going to?

Proper one, Blackburn 1995, won 2-1 Waddle and Pembridge

 

2) Who was your Wednesday hero growing up?

Des Walker

 

3) Who's the greatest ever Wednesday player?

Chris Waddle


4) What's the best match you've ever been to?

Brighton Play-Off Semi Final 2016


5) What's the best away day you've ever had?

Cardiff Play Off Final 2005


6) What's the best football ground you've ever been to?

Camp Nou


7) What's the best goal you have ever seen at a Wednesday match?

That I was at, Di Piedi overhead kick vs Sunderland. Otherwise Matias at Leeds.

 

8 )  What's the best ever Sheffield Wednesday atmosphere you've experienced?

Again, Brighton Play-Off Semi Final 2016


9) Who's been the best ever Wednesday defender?

Best, Des Walker. Favourite, Madjid Bougherra. It looked too easy for him.

And....

 


10) Where's it all gone? When you experienced all of the above did you ever in your life expect to be now talking about FFP, P&S, VAR, Chairmen, Points Deductions, Hearings, Appeals, Transfer Embargoes, Court Cases, Lawyers, Barristers, QC's, Agents, Advisors and Loopholes? (not talking about just SWFC here - but football in general, as a whole.. as a sport)

 

Not sure, feel sorry for the young uns

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1) What was the first Wednesday match you can remember ever going to? SWFC v West Ham 1967

2) Who was your Wednesday hero growing up? - John Ritchie

3) Who's the greatest ever Wednesday player? - Waddle
4) What's the best match you've ever been to? - v United Wembley
5) What's the best away day you've ever had? - Blackburn 2 1 promotion season 
6) What's the best football ground you've ever been to? - Goodison
7) What's the best goal you have ever seen at a Wednesday match? - Imre Varadi first game back in the top flight

8 )  What's the best ever Sheffield Wednesday atmosphere you've experienced? - v Arsenal in Leicester -  three times
9) Who's been the best ever Wednesday defender? - Des Walker

10) No .. but

 

My dad never thought our players would be front of the Sunday People with the betting scandal and be banned.

I never thought 97 people would die in our ground.

Never thought I would be one of about 7,000 people at our lowest ever home game,

Never thought our chairman would sue fans.

Never thought we would have a petition to be wound up.

Never thought I wold get so sick of mercenary players De Bilde etc that i would stop going for 3 years.

Etc Etc....

 

I can take it.

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4 hours ago, torryowl said:

7) What's the best goal you have ever seen at a Wednesday match? .. TONY BROWN WBA

I can't remember being there but that must be right up there. What a volley!

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15 hours ago, @owlstalk said:

1)What was the first Wednesday match you can remember ever going to?

Barnsley at Hillsborough 1958. We won 5-0. (I might have saved a fortune over the had they lost 5-0 that day)

 

2) Who was your Wednesday hero growing up?

Colin Dobson. Really skillfull left winger.

 

3) Who's the greatest ever Wednesday player?

So many over the years but John Fantham right up there


4) What's the best match you've ever been to?

Owls v Man U. We won 5-4 ..with 55,000 crowd 1960’s


5) What's the best away day you've ever had?

Cardiff for League 1 promotion play off


6) What's the best football ground you've ever been to?

Cardiff Millennium stadium, right in city centre, great atmosphere in there, even though it’s a Rugby ground really. 


7) What's the best goal you have ever seen at a Wednesday match?

Controversial I know but Atdhe v Norwich

 

8 )  What's the best ever Sheffield Wednesday atmosphere you've experienced? 
Brighton play off semi


9) Who's been the best ever Wednesday defender?

Mike Lyons and an inspirational captain too.

And....

 


10) Where's it all gone? 
Most of the changes in the last 30 years have been to the detriment of the spirit of the game. P & S and it’s unintended consequences in particular.

 

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1) What was the first Wednesday match you can remember ever going to?

V Chelsea, maybe 96 or 97

 

2) Who was your Wednesday hero growing up?

Di Canio

 

3) Who's the greatest ever Wednesday player?

John Sheridan (based on videos)


4) What's the best match you've ever been to?

Cardiff play off final


5) What's the best away day you've ever had?

Not had the best of luck away and dont get to many, maybe Yeovil, nothing to do with the match but had a cracking laugh on the way down


6) What's the best football ground you've ever been to?

Wembley/Stade de France 


7) What's the best goal you have ever seen at a Wednesday match?

Matias Volley V Leeds

 

8 )  What's the best ever Sheffield Wednesday atmosphere you've experienced?

Brighton PO semi home


9) Who's been the best ever Wednesday defender?

Tough one, based on me watching.. Des Walker

 

10) Meh

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First match - Gerry Young testimonial 

Childhood hero - Tommy Craig

Greatest player - Waddle

Best match - play off final v Hartlepool 

Best away game - Leicester in 1991

Best ground - Millennium Stadium 

Best Goal - Foresters away to Norwich last season

Best atmosphere- Kaiserslautern at home

Best defender - Mick Lyons or Roland Nillson 

Too much money at the top, sense of entitlement amongst the elite clubs, champions league becoming more important than league or FA Cup, parachute payments 

 

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19 hours ago, @owlstalk said:

 

1) Sheffield Wednesday 5-1 Coventry 28 Dec 94

2) Waddle

3) Waddle
4) Swfc 3-1 Mufc 98/99 season. Think we were one of only 4 teams who beat them in all comps that year. 
5) Cardiff, play-off final
6) Wembley. I would say Exeter but now the away stand isn't just 4 concrete steps... 
7) Humphries Vs Leicester. 

8 ) away at Cardiff, home v Wycombe. 
9) Des Walker

10) all that seems to become a little bit more prevalent every season since about 1999.

 

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1. Sheffield Wednesday v Nottingham Forest, Aug 1984, although I may have been dragged to Millmoor to watch Rovrum vs Owls before that time (dad supports them, step-dad played for them)

 

2. Hirst

 

3. Either Hirst or Waddle

 

4. Tough one this. Kaiserslautern (home), Chelsea away (Rumbelows Semi 1st Leg), Chelsea home (Rumbelows Semi 2nd Leg), Man Ure (Rumbelows final) or Brighton (play-off semi 2nd leg)

 

5. Another tough one, as I've had so many. Occasion, probably Rumbelows final. Atmosphere, play-off final vs Dull

 

6. Either Camp Nou (just for its size) or San Siro

 

7. Maybe John Sheridan, ZDS cup vs Pigs

 

8. Either Kaiserslautern or play-off final

 

9. Ronald Nilsson or Des Walker

 

10. The easiest question of all. Where has it all gone wrong? Sky.

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1. Hull City at home 0 0

2. Zico

3. The Waddler.

4. The pigs at Wembley.

5.Liverpool Varadi.

6.Wembley.

7.Waddle v Pigs FA Cup Semi.

8.Man Utd Carbonne debut.

9.Mighty Mel in my heart Roland Nillson in my head.

10.Life and times move on football has as well. Somethings for the better others not.

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21 hours ago, BlueBloodedOwl said:

 

5) What's the best away day you've ever had?

Blackburn Rovers 2-7 Sheffield Wednesday, August 25, 1997
 

 

Just how píssed were you at this game?

 

I hate to break it to you 25 years later, but we weren't the team playing in blue and white... 

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1) What was the first Wednesday match you can remember ever going to? 
- 2 nil at home to United. The one touch Owusu goal. In truth I remember very little. I was seven.

 

 

2) Who was your Wednesday hero growing up?

Adam Proudlock was my first favourite player due to his blue mohawk. In my defence, I stand by the fact that he was a gifted goalscorer & just struggled with off the field issues and fitness.

 

Hero though? Chris Brunt. 

 

 

3) Who's the greatest ever Wednesday player?

Waddle. Obviously never got to watch him live but watched plenty of videos.

 


4) What's the best match you've ever been to?

Brighton semi final at home.

 

 


5) What's the best away day you've ever had?

Aside from 2005 in Cardiff, being from Doncaster and watching us beat them 4-0 at Belle Vue was pretty nice.

 


6) What's the best football ground you've ever been to?

St James’ Park. Very unique

 


7) What's the best goal you have ever seen at a Wednesday match?

Nuhiu against Preston - If Messi scores that it’s all over social media across the world. Technically superb. 

 

 

8 )  What's the best ever Sheffield Wednesday atmosphere you've experienced?

Wycombe was a buoyant party atmosphere and I thought I’d never see anything top it - so the cauldron of noise that  we created against Brighton, feeling the ground actually shake, the lights. Unreal.

 


9) Who's been the best ever Wednesday defender?

I can’t answer for ever. Would be easy for me to say Nilsson like everyone else but truthfully never got to see him and any videos of the 90s etc wont highlight brilliant defending from us. In my time? Loovens was a pleasure to watch at times, so so calm. Shame he lost a yard with injuries. The performance him and Lees put in against Brighton away, especially once they both got first half yellows. was fantastic. 

And....

 


10) Where's it all gone? When you experienced all of the above did you ever in your life expect to be now talking about FFP, P&S, VAR, Chairmen, Points Deductions, Hearings, Appeals, Transfer Embargoes, Court Cases, Lawyers, Barristers, QC's, Agents, Advisors and Loopholes? (not talking about just SWFC here - but football in general, as a whole.. as a sport)

- too much pressure on everyone with the amount of money involved in the games. Quick fixes to get short term gains. Not enough youth given good amount of chances (at wednesday specifically but i hope this is changing). 

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1. Not my first game, but the earliest I remember was Santos at Hillsborough

2. Tommy Craig, then The Rodger

3. The Waddler

4. Result = Beating Man U at Wembley, Performance = Tearing the blunts a new one in the BDM

5. Blackburn away, promotion season 1980

6. Hillsborough

7. John Sheridan v Blunts Zenith Data

8. Keiserslaugtern

9. Roland Nilsson

10 No

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On 03/08/2020 at 20:15, @owlstalk said:

 

1) What was the first Wednesday match you can remember ever going to? Wednesday v United 89. Zenith Data Systems Cup. I'd been to other games before, but that was the game that sticks out for me. I have been told my first game was Wednesday v Newcastle circa 84, in the away end at Hillsborough. I can't remember it though...

 

On 03/08/2020 at 20:15, @owlstalk said:

2) Who was your Wednesday hero growing up? Imre Varadi. Just liked the name and he scored goals. Sounded like Lionel Messi in the 80s.

3) Who's the greatest ever Wednesday player?

Chris Waddle. (Prior to his arrival it was John Sheridan) Both could dictate the pace and direction of the game. Like having a player coach on the football field. We don't have that kind of player now. 


4) What's the best match you've ever been to?

Wednesday 1 - United 0

February 26, 2012

Magic, you know. 

 

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5) What's the best away day you've ever had? Middlesbrough this season. 

 

On 03/08/2020 at 20:15, @owlstalk said:

 


6) What's the best football ground you've ever been to?

Wembley 
7) What's the best goal you have ever seen at a Wednesday match?

Lee Brisco v Arsenal in front of the kop 98

https://www.premierleague.com/video/single/1111062

On 03/08/2020 at 20:15, @owlstalk said:

8 )  What's the best ever Sheffield Wednesday atmosphere you've experienced?

Wednesday 1 - United 0

February 26, 2012

Magic, you know. 
9) Who's been the best ever Wednesday defender?
Sir Roland Nielson

 

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And....

 


10) Where's it all gone? When you experienced all of the above did you ever in your life expect to be now talking about FFP, P&S, VAR, Chairmen, Points Deductions, Hearings, Appeals, Transfer Embargoes, Court Cases, Lawyers, Barristers, QC's, Agents, Advisors and Loopholes? (not talking about just SWFC here - but football in general, as a whole.. as a sport)

 

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On 03/08/2020 at 20:15, @owlstalk said:

 

1) What was the first Wednesday match you can remember ever going to?

Went to a few late 80's but first one I vividly remember was Hull City Aug 1990, 5-1.

2) Who was your Wednesday hero growing up?

Boy Wonder who bagged 4 in the game above

3) Who's the greatest ever Wednesday player?

Probably someone in our title winning eras but from who I've seen, Waddle.
4) What's the best match you've ever been to?

In terms of quality, probably a game from 1991-93 when we were in full flow, take your pick.
5) What's the best away day you've ever had?

The 3 away days at the end of the 2004-05 season were great atmosphere's & results, Hull, Brentford in the semi-final & Hartlepool.
6) What's the best football ground you've ever been to?

Nou Camp.
7) What's the best goal you have ever seen at a Wednesday match?

Carbone, Newcastle away 1997-98

8 )  What's the best ever Sheffield Wednesday atmosphere you've experienced?

play-off finals & Blunts at home League Cup 2000 and away at the sty at the endof the game in 2011 when we came from 2-0 down. 
9) Who's been the best ever Wednesday defender?
Roland Nilsson
And....

 


10) Where's it all gone? When you experienced all of the above did you ever in your life expect to be now talking about FFP, P&S, VAR, Chairmen, Points Deductions, Hearings, Appeals, Transfer Embargoes, Court Cases, Lawyers, Barristers, QC's, Agents, Advisors and Loopholes? (not talking about just SWFC here - but football in general, as a whole.. as a sport)

 

No. I guess in my day as a kid there wasn't the platforms to discuss finances or the sports news channels hunting for a story and it was never an issue anyway. You got your transfer news & gossip from the weekly football magazines. Glad I grew up in that era instead of now football wise as it was all about what happened on the pitch.

 

Are the rules really working? A lot of teams got into financial trouble on the back of the ITV Digital Sport collapse but seems to me that as many teams are facing administration or problems of a similar nature as much now as when there was more of a free reign on what clubs could spend. If the rules are supposed to prevent clubs from getting into financial difficulty they need revising.

 

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