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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.

Owls Blog - Plug The Leak

on September 28, 2012
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Our regular Owls blogger Joe Crann returns to Wednesdayite.com with his latest blog and attempts a rallying call with the Owls having lost five in a row, hoping to end that run at Wolves on Saturday.  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. 

"Well, we’re now 10 games into the season and, in all competitions we’ve conceded 20 goals. Not ideal for a team that, last month, had fans dreaming of a second consecutive promotion.

Owls Blog - Kirkland Not The Cause Of Wednesday's Woes

on September 28, 2012
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Owls blogger brings us his latest blog to Wednesdayite.com, Richard Brook is a 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.

"There seems to be an odd misconception flying around Sheffield Wednesday fan’s internet sites of choice at the moment. Namely that the Owls’ new recruit between the sticks, Chris Kirkland, is an inferior option in terms of organising his back four. I have read many calls over recent weeks, during the indifferent run of form that saw Wednesday lose their last four league matches on the bounce, for Stephen Bywater to replace Kirkland in goal.

Owls Blog - Book Review of 20 Legends and Competition

on September 28, 2012
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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 and don't forget to enter the competition, full details are at the end of the blog.

 

Owls Blog - Bridging The Gap

on September 26, 2012
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Regular Owls Blogger and Sky Sports fan zone SWFC blogger Carl Mullooly brings his September blog to Wednesdayite.com with the recent run of results very much to the fore of Carl's mind.

"I’m writing this blog in a state of disbelief. Not because our team have lost four games on the bounce, but the reaction of a small section of our fan base and the select few who think a change in manager is necessary.