31 December 1969

Wednesdayite Weekly - 2011/12 Issue #32

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  • The Wednesdayite Weekly: Every Friday, we force you to listen to what we have to say.

    Highlights this time out:

    • B2BW Training - Our cyclists are ON THE ROAD!
    • Match Preview - All the important info ahead of Colchester
    • Away Coach Update

    All this, and nothing about Ched Evans that's going to get us sued!



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    WEDNESDAYITE WEEKLY

    B2BW TRAINING IN FULL SWING!


    BIKE RIDE LATEST

    The crack team of cyclists aiming to bike all the way from Brentford's Griffin Park to Bluebell Wood Hospice for charity have been getting into their stride in recent weeks - the most important job is of course making sure fitness levels are at their optimum going into the challenge.

    B2BW fitness coach and general dictator Julian Batty has been rallying the lads together for training rides - happily Sheffield is surrounded by some of the most beautiful countryside in the world, so it's not been too much of a chore to get into the saddle for our intrepid explorers. This weekend sees a circular route of approximately 40 miles in prospect, with the road taking in the beautiful sights of Worksop, Retford and Blyth - if that's not enough to get you up on a Sunday morning after a 400 mile round-trip to Colchester the day before, I don't know what is!

    Hoping to set an example to the rest of the team, Owls legend David Hirst has embarked on a punishing regime of his own, reporting that his training has extended to 'pumping up one of my tyres'. Fortunately for Hirsty, he's a born athlete in the shape of his life, blessed with natural ability that can't be trained. Either that or we'll be picking him up in the van before we get across the M25.

    Meanwhile, back at base Bluebell Wood are working with us to help publicise the event - this week saw fundraising director Julie Hampson in high-level talks with Brentford FC to make sure the message of both the bike ride and what the charity does gets out to the good people of West London as much as it does up here in Sheffield!

    So it's all hands to the pumps (pun intended) to make sure that the riders are ready to tackle the challenge, and that we're covering all the bases to make sure that we can raise as much as possible for this wonderful, important cause.

    Donate to the campaign now via text - simply send the message:

    Owls91
    £5

    to 70070 to donate £5, or send:

    Owls91
    £10

    to 70070 to donate a tenner!

    For more details, click below - you can also donate online by doing the same thing!

    And keep it tuned right here for all the latest news on the challenge - preparations and the minute-by-minute news from on the road!

    MAKE A DONATION NOW ON JUSTGIVING




    ANOTHER GREAT MATCH PREVIEW FROM RICKY


    MATCH PREVIEW

    Having clean-sweeped the Easter programme and kept the pressure up on the Blades, Wednesday face a long journey into Essex to take on Colchester United.

    Wednesdayite.com match previewer Ricky Charlesworth previews the Colchester United v Owls League One game which takes place on Saturday 14th April 2012 with a 3pm kick off.

    WEDNESDAY v COLCHESTER
    Weston Homes Community Stadium
    Saturday April 14 3pm

    LOWDOWN
    The Owls head to Essex for their penultimate away game of the season looking to stretch a 10-game unbeaten run as the race for automatic promotion continues this weekend. Wednesday boss Dave Jones is still to taste defeat yet his team travel to Colchester knowing that games are running out if they are to overtake those from across the city. The last three games have seen the Owls record wins directly before United started their corresponding match but on all three occasions our neighbours have hit back with a win. It seems a case of who blinks first in this Steel City promotion race.


    CLICK HERE TO READ THE REST OF THE PREVIEW

     


    WEDNESDAYITE AWAY COACH UPDATE


    Wednesdayite LogoAWAY COACH

    Our popular Away Coach service is the cheap, fun and hassle-free way to follow the Owls far and wide!

    With just two away games left this season, our work here is almost done! Colchester is sold out, but there is a waitlist now available - so if you're needing a lift down there, get on it by clicking below!

    Date
    Opposition
    Member
    Non-Member
    14th Apr Colchester £22 £24
    28th Apr Brentford £21 £23

    NB: Junior prices also available

    If demand is high enough we will book additional coaches, join the wait list for free to express your interest.

    For more details, to purchase tickets online or to find out about our other upcoming away trips, please click below! 

    READ MORE...

     

     

     B2BW - Training!

     Match Preview

     Away Coach Update

     

    MIGUEL LLERA: TOTAL FOOTBALLER

    With a maximum haul from the two games over Easter - in particular the spectacular 2-0 defeat of The Unbeatables Of Huddersfield (early kickoffs, playoff finals and matches played on odd-numbered dates don't count) - Wednesday sent a clear message across the city: 'WE'RE COMING FOR YOU AND WE'RE NOT GOING TO BLINK UNTIL YOU DO".

    Nowhere was this determination more clear than in the person of man-mountain and all-round destroyer Miguel Llera, who - seemingly empowered by a magic head protector - took both games by the scruffs of their necks and single-handedly won them for us.

    His free kick against the Terriers was good enough (not to mention keeping Jordan Rhodes quieter than a ninja in a library), but the sight of Monday's slow-motion run from box to box before an inch-perfect cross to the Goal Machine was clearly so scary to Oldham's defence that they didn't dare even attempting to tackle him. Not satisfied with that, he then arrowed in a power header to make it 2-0 to the Owls. Is there anything that the Spanish Goliath can't do?

    As the song goes:

    Llera, whoah-oh-oh-oh
    Llera, whoah-oh-oh-oh
    He comes from Espana,
    He'll cook you paella

    Keep it up, Big Mig!

    CHED'S CASE GOES PUBLIC

    For legal reasons, we're not going to get into a discussion about the ongoing Ched Evans trial. We'd sooner discuss how it's going to affect his on-pitch performance and how much class it shows from our neighbours to continue to rely so heavily on him during a time in which some extremely troubling and sickening things have come to light in the course of the trial. He's clearly not let it affect his football recently - what that says about his character is anyone's guess...

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