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Wednesdayite Weekly - 2012/13 Issue #10

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The Wednesdayite Weekly: Waltzing into your life every Friday...

In this week's return to blistering form:

  • Eddie's clearly not heterosexual
  • The best podcast in the world
  • The most controversial blog we've ever posted
  • The Away Coach Supremacy

All this, and your chance to WIN, WIN, WIN! (again)...



 

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WEDNESDAYITE WEEKLY

MINDLESS OPTIMISM: IT'S THE HOT NEW LOOK THIS YEAR


EDDIEtorial

Look, I know there is literally no argument that I can put together that uses actual, real facts to illustrate why Wednesday are going to stop being rubbish and actually win the match tonight. So I'm not even going to try. Instead, I'm going to trust in the footballing gods to do what they tend to do, that being giving a team a fine performance and a win out of nowhere. We've been on the opposite side of that equation enough times, after all.

It's been a tough few weeks to be a Wednesdayite. It's been an even tougher fortnight for yours truly, as literally everything I care about brought me nothing but disappointment since we last spoke.

First up, the Owls flopped again. This was swiftly followed by England's national team reaching new levels of mediocrity (and to make it worse, we had to watch the match on ITV). Then one of my heroes, Lance Armstrong, was revealed to be a cheat, a liar and a bully. No problems, I thought - I'll take refuge in my other sporting passions, gridiron and baseball. Cue my beloved San Francisco 49ers getting spanked at home by the New York Giants followed by my Yankees getting utterly humiliated in the ALCS (sort of the FA Cup Semi-Final for baseball).

Okay, so sport clearly isn't where I need to go to find my happy place. I'm a modern, metrosexual guy, and I've long been a fan of Strictly Come Dancing. Even better this year seeing as another hero of mine, our fellow Owl and England legend Michael Vaughan is dancing on the show. Given that his mates Darren Gough and Mark Ramprakash went and won the damn thing, I had high hopes for Vaughany.

Well, it turns out that Vaughan's footwork is considerably worse on a dancefloor than it was on a cricket pitch. He got savaged by the judges (you know, one day I'm going to give that Craig Revell-Horwood a piece of my mind) and looks like he might struggle to make it much past Week Four.

If it wasn't for the fact that Girls Aloud are announcing their reformation, I'd have contemplated offing myself.

So at that point I decided that completely baseless optimism was called for. The Owls are going to smash the hell out of Leeds. BELIEVE.

Up The Owls!

Eddie




YOUR OWLS FIX EVERY WEEK!


SHAMELESS PLUG

You don't have to wait for Friday to get the latest news from Planet SWFC. Not only are there ample internet sites and fan forums out there on the multimedia super-motorway system of tubes that make up cyberspace, but there is also one of the greatest podcasts ever dealing with nothing other than the mighty Owls.

For those of you who regard your computer as something to be looked at with suspicion and only used in an emergency (or to look at 'specialist' websites when your other half is out), a podcast is, basically, a radio show that's recorded and ready for you to download and listen to whenever you want. You may sit in your drawing room and listen. You may put it on in the car on the way to work. Or you may listen to it whilst soaking in the bath.

However you want to consume your aural info-blast, The Wednesday Week is your hour-long weekly look at everything Owls-related. It's hosted by longtime Wednesdayite blogger Lord Hillsborough and features the musings of legendary home-and-away matchday rambler Beastie, comic genius Fudge and your friend and mine, Eddie.

With topics for discussion as varied as 'who's the ugliest Wednesday player ever' and 'is it inappropriate to love Miguel Llera deeply', we cover all the important issues - and even occasionally talk about events on the pitch at Hillsborough.

What's best is that it's all free - so get on iTunes and subscribe to The Wednesday Week 2012, or download it directly by clicking below!

 
 

THE WEDNESDAY WEEK: COMING IN YOUR EARS




OWLS BLOG: WE ALL HATE LEEDS


OWLS BLOG

Our regular Owls blogger Joe Crann returns to Wednesdayite.com with his latest blog and is ready to take it to our opponents this Friday. Joe is based in South Africa and is a journalist for Soccer-Laduma, Africa’s biggest football publication. He's Sheffield born and bred and moved over to Cape Town, South Africa in 2011.

"So this weekend Sheffield Wednesday take on the old nemesis, the filthy nearby neighbours, Leeds United, and excitingly it’s being televised in South Africa.
Not only does this mean that I’ll get to watch my boys in blue and white live for the first time since the Blackpool in February, when we got a spanking, but I’ll also (hopefully) get to witness Leeds being beaten.

Look, Leeds United are hated by a lot of people and a lot of clubs, some folk don’t even really know why they hate Leeds. They have it bred into them at a young age by friends and parents alike, but a lot don’t have an inkling of where it stems from.

The hatred for Leeds, Leeds, Leeds that is so nationalised in the UK comes from the days of Don Revie and the set of thugs that played a beautiful brand of football, yet cheated, fouled and bullied their way to several trophies in the 60’s and 70’s. It was during Revie’s reign that the Lilywhites picked up the ‘Dirty Leeds’ nickname that has stuck with them ever since the days of Billy Bremner and Peter Lorimer, and it seems that it will remain with them forever more.

The distinct dislike of Leeds has engulfed Britain, especially England, for those outside of West Yorkshire and on many occasions while away with The Three Lions I’ve heard anti-Leeds songs being sung en masse. Now it’s time for the Wednesday boys to welcome crappy old Neil Warnock back to Hillsborough and give his boys a damn good thrashing."

 
 

READ MORE FROM JOE

 


AWAY COACH UPCOMING TRIPS


AWAY COACH

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

And it's even cheaper for kids to travel! Wednesdayite Members save £2 PER TRIP - that's got to be worth joining in the away day fun...

If you're a regular away traveller, how about volunteering to steward Wednesdayite coaches - as the service goes from strength to strength we need reliable, regular bodies to help things go as smoothly as possible - and there may even be little perks in it! Get in touch at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you're interested.

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9th Nov Middlesboro £14 £16
17th Nov Nottm Forest £12 £14

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 Eddietorial

 Podcast Frolics

ANGRY BLOG

 Away Coach

 

ALL QUIET ON PLANET SWFC THIS WEEK

There really isn't much to report from the marble halls of Hillsborough this week. With the players away last week and back in training for the Leeds match this, Dave Jones has kept the squad's collective heads down and working hard to turn around the run of form we've been on.

The proof will be in the pudding of course, but I for one won't be satisfied unless Lewis Buxton bags a hat-trick.

WIN A COPY OF NEW OWLS LEGENDS BOOK!

One of our most popular Owls Bloggers, Rory McAllister, the self appointed Southern Owl returns to Wednesdayite.com with his first blog of the 2012-13 season.

This time around our friend from ‘darn sarf’ has a slightly different blog and has been asked to review the new book 'Sheffield Wednesday - 20 Legends' and there's even the chance to win your own copy of the book. So read on by clicking here and don't forget to enter the competition! Full details are at the end of the blog.

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