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Wednesdayite Weekly - 2012/13 Issue #13

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The Wednesdayite Weekly: Nice sweatshirt, José.

In this week's by-the-numbers slapdash effort:

  • Eddie talks L-O-V-E
  • Reminder that you can play at Hillsborough
  • Matt's review of Posh
  • The Away Coach Centipede

All this, and FOUR MOAR YEARS OF BARACK...



 

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WEDNESDAYITE WEEKLY

I BELIEVE IN A THING CALLED LOVE


EDDIEtorial

Well, it's been a week of two halves (not literally, that would be a mathematical nightmare), hasn't it?

First off we had the spirited and energetic performance in seeing off Peterborough at S6 on Saturday, and all seemed well again on Planet SWFC. Then, a mere 72 hours later, we were back at Hillsborough watching a performance that had me wishing I was at home drinking spirits and energetically leaving on 84 minutes.

Luckily, i'm a thirty year veteran of this sort of thing, and rarely if ever let a single result grind me down. So I've immediately forgotten that it ever happened and instead spent the last couple of days getting excited about the long game (and I'm not talking about Chris Kirkland's hoofs on Tuesday night).

Because - and I've written this many times before - the key to a successful team (apart from a striker who can, you know, actually score) is team spirit. That bond between the players and between the team and the fans can make a mediocre team good and a good team great. And it all starts with the players feeling that they're loved, and the fans feeling that they're loved back.

There's one player in the Owls squad who both understands that and lives it every single day of his life. I'm referring, of course, to José Vítor Moreira Semedo, who is both magic and impossible to get past. This week, former internet tough guy and current Radio Sheffield sport supremo, the bald-but-beautiful Rob 'Is that Seth or Andy?' Staton sat down with José to discuss how he's enjoying playing as the fulcrum of a midfield three with Paul Corry and Ross Barkley, amongst other footballing matters. José gave an impassioned endorsement of his two young team-mates (or at least I think he did - his English is still a bit sketchy at times). But the best was yet to come.

Rob mentioned to José that a campaign on internet forum/hive of scum and villany Owlstalk had led to the Nottingham Forest match being designated as 'José Semedo Day', with fans pledging to turn up with Semedo masks, Portugal flags, massive black thighs etc. Not only was this news to José, but it also reduced this warlock of a man to the verge of tears, as he clearly felt so touched that the Owls fans loved him to the point that they'd designate an official date in the calendar in his honour.

For the next five minutes, Rob gently tried to get the interview back on track, but to no avail, as José was overcome with gushing praise for the fans for whom he 'leaves his skin on the pitch' for. It truly was a beautiful moment.

So there you have it. First of all - let's keep doing stuff like this, because it makes our players feel ten feet tall (apart from Miguel Llera, who is already ten feet tall), and a player who is feeling the love naturally plays above himself, which may result in something approaching a 'run of form' (look it up) for the Owls. And second of all, if you're off to Forest for the away game, you'd better make sure that you're all Semedo'd up. Or he will vault into the crowd and two-foot you in the face. Possibly.

Up The Owls!

Eddie




FOOTBALL AID 2013: YOUR CHANCE TO PLAY ON THE HALLOWED TURF OF HILLSBOROUGH!


FOOTBALL AID

Sheffield Wednesday have once again shown magnificent support and joined forces with Football Aid, allowing football fans the opportunity to grace the hallowed turf and play on their Field of Dreams at Hillsborough in 2013, while at the same time raising funds for charity.

Our magical event allows Owls’ supporters to ‘Live the Dream’ in an authentic match day experience. Players will gain exclusive access to the pitch and tunnel areas, pull on their own personalised shirt in the official changing rooms, walk down the tunnel to the sound of a cheering crowd and ultimately to step out on the hallowed turf and represent their club in a never to be forgotten 90 minutes of football.

 
 

FIND OUT MORE AND BOOK YOUR PLACE!

 



MATCH BLOG: PETERBOROUGH


OWLS BLOG

Armchair Owls fan Matt Savage is smashing these match reports out for every game this season - here he's back with his internet based view of the game against the Posh.

"Sheffield Wednesday welcome fellow bottom 3 side, Peterborough United to Hillsborough where the Owls are without a win since August. All 3 points for either side would see them climb away from the early season relegation zone.

With the focus very much on referees lately, Darren Drysdale is the match official - the 41 year old RAF Sergeant from Lincolnshire. Only 30 seconds after the opening whistle, Michail Antonio sets free and fires a shot at visiting goalkeeper Robert Olejnik, which is easily saved. The opening exchanges are somewhat scrappy and chances don't come cleanly. Understandably neither side wanting to lose to a team down at the bottom with them. Olejnik is next tested on the 8th minute by Jay Bothroyd, which again is saved by the goalkeeper. A spate of scrappy free kicks both ways follows before the always dangerous George Boyd fashions Peterboroughs first chance, which sees Chris Kirkland make the save to keep the teams level. Everton-loanee Ross Barkley, impressive in recent weeks, then forces a corner when he sees his shot saved by Olejnik."

 
 

GET THE LOW-DOWN WITH MATT'S BLOG

 



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.

Date
Opposition
Member
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9th Nov Middlesboro £14 £16
17th Nov Nottm Forest £12 £14
2nd Dec Cardiff £25 £27
15th Dec Barnsley £8 £10

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! 

AWAY COACH - INFO/BUY TICKETS

 

 

 

 

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 Eddietorial

 Football Aid '13

Ipswich Blog

 Away Coach

 

SENDING THE GOAL MACHINE TO BE FIXED

Well, it seems at time of writing that Wednesday's number 9, Gary Madine, is - currently at least - surplus to requirements at S6. Unconfirmed but strongly-mooted reports are that he's going out on loan to Paolo Di Canio and Swindon.

Forget for a minute that if there's one thing that we want at SWFC, it's a Number 9 who can live up to the adulation with which we gave David Hirst. For the moment, what we need is a striker who can score goals. It's not looking like Gary can currently be that striker - a shame after his stellar start to last season. So perhaps this is the best thing - both for his footballing life and also for his personal life.

I hope - as do all Owls i'm sure - that Gary finds his shooting boots again and when he returns to Hillsborough has renewed confidence and can make a fresh start with us.

In the meantime, it's vital that we get a replacement in - and one of real quality. I'm sure DJ has his sights set already - and I hope that it's a proven, preferably Premier League, name.

 
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