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Owls Blog - Lewis Buxton 'Mr Reliable'

on March 20, 2013
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We welcome a brand new Owls blogger to the line up at Wednesdayite.com this week.  Ben Wier is 20 years old and lives in Colchester, Essex and when he's not there he's in Sheffield attending the University of Sheffield where he studies Journalism.

Ben's Dad is from Sheffield and has been a Wednesday fan, like himself, all his life. He took him to his first Wednesday game at Hillsborough during the 1998-99 season where the Owls drew 0-0 with Chelsea and despite no goals, in his own words "I was hooked".  One of his favourite Wednesday goals witnessed live was Matt Hamshaw's mesmeric goal vs Watford in the League Cup Quarter Final in 2001 when we won 4-0.  His favourite players over the years have been Chris Brunt, Jermaine Johnson and John-Paul McGovern.

Owls Blog - Spare a thought for Gary Megson

on March 12, 2013
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After a while out 'injured' Owls blogger Matt Grant returns to the line up at Wednesdayite.com after having watch the first episode of 'Late Kick Off' on BBC1 on Sunday evening and 'Spares a Thought for Gary Megson'.

"Like many others I watched ‘Late Kick-Off’ the other night, which on this occasion featured Gary Megson. He spoke, as always, in fond terms for the club and it inspired me to reach for the keyboard…

Owls Blog - SHHHHHHH T: The Glory Of Wednesday's Retro Scoreboard

on February 28, 2013
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Owls blogger Richard Brook brings us his latest blog to Wednesdayite.com. Richard 31-year-old life-long Wednesday supporter, and amateur football writer. He lives with his wife and three Wednesday brain washed children. Like most of his generation Richard’s heroes were Hirst, Waddle and Sheridan, and as goalkeeper himself Kevin Pressman.

"'Cult status, in football is usually reserved for a player who for all his technical deficiencies is something of a fan’s favourite. Every once in a while maybe a manager or chairman might steal the hearts of a club’s fan sufficiently to be thought of in such a way. More rarely still it might be a static fixture such as Anfield’s famous Kop or, although not connected to a club, the twin towers of the old Wembley stadium. Cult status can never truly be understood by an outsider but even so once in a while cult status can be afforded to something really bizarre.

Owls Blog - Make Ours A Lita

on February 26, 2013
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Owls Blogger Chris Brookes returns to Wednesdayite.com with his latest blog, this time talking about Owls loan signing Leroy Lita wanting to 'Make Ours A Lita'.

Chris is a journalism graduate (Sheffield Hallam University), 22 years old and a Kop season ticket holder since 2004, but a fan from further back than that. He also runs his own blog beatsandrhymesfc.com where he interviews players past and present but with the different angle of discussing music with them, with some top name interviews on there so far. He also writes regularly about Wednesday whenever he gets the opportunity.

Owls Blog - Sheffield Wednesday: To Be Home

on February 15, 2013
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Finally back on hallowed turf - if only for a short while - our regular Owls blogger Joe Crann returns to Wednesdayite.com with his latest blog.  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. 

"After nearly a year and a half of being absent, on December 22nd I made my way through the Hillsborough turnstile with my dad and grandad in front, my South African girlfriend behind and my ticket in hand as I sought a reminder of what Sheffield Wednesday was about.

Since leaving England I’ve been restricted to listening to Wednesday via WednesdayPlayer and watching the highlights days after games have come to an end. Don’t get me wrong, English football is huge in South Africa… except if you’re outside of the Premier League.


Owls Blog - Reda Johnson: The Demolition Man In Owls Fans' Hearts

on January 18, 2013
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Owls Blogger Chris Brookes returns to Wednesdayite.com with his latest blog, this time talking about the Owls' monster of a full-back, REDA! REDA! REDA!

Chris is a journalism graduate (Sheffield Hallam University), 22 years old and a Kop season ticket holder since 2004, but a fan from further back than that. He also runs his own blog beatsandrhymesfc.com where he interviews players past and present but with the different angle of discussing music with them, with some top name interviews on there so far. He also writes regularly about Wednesday whenever he gets the opportunity.
 
"Football may be huge business the world over but one thing the decision-makers can sometimes be unaware of is just how much deeper it goes than that. It simply means everything to people, it is painted into the fibres of communities in so many ways and if you are a part of it you truly feel that largely indescribable sense of belonging.

Owls Blog - Us And Them: What's In A Name?

on November 30, 2012
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Owls blogger Richard Brook brings us his latest blog to Wednesdayite.com. Richard 31-year-old life-long Wednesday supporter, and amateur football writer. He lives with his wife and three Wednesday brain washed children. Like most of his generation Richard’s heroes were Hirst, Waddle and Sheridan, and as goalkeeper himself Kevin Pressman.

"'What's in a name?' is a question famously borrowed from Shakespeare, in the Brian Friel play 'Translations'. The play focusses on the tribal importance of language, and especially names within social groups, as it sees a couple of British cartographers sent to Ireland to map the local area and anglicise place names. Some of the Irish characters feel more strongly than others regarding the erosion of their heritage. Indeed the character Owen, who utters Juliet's famous question, does so having been wrongly referred to as Roland, for most of the plot, without bothering to correct anyone. To other characters the maintenance of their cultural and individual identities, is far more important. I know what your thinking. Firstly you are wondering if you have clicked on to the Wednesdayite blog. Yes you have. Secondly you are wondering if Wednesdayite have been hacked. No they have not. Thirdly you want to know what on earth I am on about. All I can ask is that you read on and see if I can win you round on that.

Owls Blog - Is Dave Jones In His Death Throes?

on May 09, 2014
 
Joe Crann returns to Wednesdayite.com with his latest blog looking back on the seasom.  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. 

Out with the old, in with the blue… 

Well, that’s another season done and dusted… It seems like just yesterday that I was going to watch my first ever live game back in 1997 when Wednesday played Leeds at Hillsborough. That was 1997, and I was seven-years-old. Time flies.

Anyway, it’s been a helluva long time since I last wrote for the lovely folks at Wednesdayite.com, but it’s the end of the season now and I felt that it was time to get back into SWFC writing mode. The South African football season has had me bogged down in recent months and, to be honest, Wednesday have been my only escape.

Owls Blog - Paul Corry Graduates To The Hillsborough Limelight

on October 23, 2012
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Owls Blogger Chris Brookes returns to Wednesdayite.com with his latest blog, this time talking about the latest Owls debutant, Irishman Paul Corry.

Chris is a journalism graduate (Sheffield Hallam University), 22 years old and a Kop season ticket holder since 2004, but a fan from further back than that. He also runs his own blog beatsandrhymesfc.com where he interviews players past and present but with the different angle of discussing music with them, with some top name interviews on there so far. He also writes regularly about Wednesday whenever he gets the opportunity.
 
"On a Friday night of a compelling Yorkshire derby between Sheffield Wednesday and Leeds United the football was clouded by disgraceful incidents, but Wednesday’s young Irish midfielder and recent university graduate Paul Corry was a real source of promise in an impressive overall display from the home side.

Owls Blog - We All Hate Leeds

on October 18, 2012
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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.