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Owls Blog - Wednesdayites – The Hopeless Optimists…

on June 19, 2012
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New Owls blogger Joe Crann blogs for the first time for 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.

"As the new season approaches I’m doing my best to stay on top of things from South Africa. The official Wednesday site is a constant feature on my laptop and all my Wednesday related Twitterers are making sure that I keep up to date with everything Owly.

Owls Blog - Club Versus Country: A Wednesday Fan’s Pride

on June 19, 2012
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We have yet another new Owls blogger bringing us his blog to, 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.

Richard has previously written for heavy metal magazine Zero Tolerance. Richard’s football writing can be found at and Richard can be contacted on Twitter @rjb81media1 or by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Owls Blog - All Positive Signings

on June 19, 2012
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Now that the Owls know who, where and when they will be facing in the Championship next season our regular Owls match previewer and blogger Ricky Charlesworth looks at Dave Jones' signings so far. 

"At present the Owls have 23 senior players on the books, with Stephen Bywater, Mark Beevers and Jermaine Johnson all currently considering contract offers (Editor - As per Dave Jones interview on Radio Sheffield 18th June - All have agreed to sign now).  

Owls Blog - All The Way from Malta

on June 12, 2012
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We've recently received an email from Wednesdayite member, Carmel Vella Clark, from his day spent in Sheffield for the Steel City Derby back in February of this year.

So we thought we'd share Carmel's experience of the day, so below is the email from Carmel.

Owls Blog - Getting Ready For The Championship – Who Do We Hate Now?

on June 11, 2012
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Whilst the Bl*des look  forward to another season in League One and the Owls look forward to a season in the Championship without them new Owls blogger Matt Grant blogs for on who our rivals will be next season.

Matt grew up in Rivelin in the 80s and 90s, bucking the trend within his family to become an Owl rather than a Blade. Now living in Manchester (for the time being), he continues to travel back across the Pennines for each home game, sitting on the Kop with his younger brother. He’s managed to convert one Manchester resident so far (his partner) to the Wednesday cause and continues to live in hope more will follow.

Owls Blog - Euro Owls

on June 11, 2012
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With the close season fully underway, where do we look for Football?  Whilst keeping an eye on who Dave Jones is signing for next seasons campaign we're lucky enough to have the Euros taking place this Summer. So we welcome yet another new Owls blogger to, Laura Jones.

Laura is an Owl from birth and now writes and tweets about the pleasure and pain of being a football fan as any good sadomasochist would. Laura writes her own blog Yes I Can Explain The Offside Rule where she looks at an autobiographical view of being born and raised a Wednesdayite.

Owls Blog - Looking Ahead

on May 15, 2012
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Now the season is over and we gained our ultimate goal of automatic promotion, our regular Owls match previewer and blogger Ricky Charlesworth looks forward to next season and speculates what pre-season may hold for us.

Ricky looks at our current squad list, it's lack of Championship experience and what is required.

Owls Blog - Steve Chus The Fat - The Turning Point?

on May 11, 2012
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We welcome another new Owls blogger to and to die-hard Wednesday fans this man won't need much introducing.

Steve Chu was the Communications Manager at Sheffield Wednesday from August 2000 to February 2007.  In his first 2 1/2 years at Hillsborough he worked for three chairmen and four managers. During Steve's time at the club, he led the development of the most viewed official club website in the Football League and won a clean sweep of Programme of the Year awards in 2004. Away from football, Steve is best known for his research at Bell Labs in cooling and trapping of atoms with laser light, which won him a share of the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1997*. He is now Head of Communications and Administration at South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue.

*information from Wikipedia. May be a different Steve Chu, but all true Owls fans know that the Chumeister is so incredible he would regularly pick up Nobel prizes in ten minute breaks from his work communicating SWFC's message.

Owls Blog - Wednesday 'till I Die

on May 07, 2012
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Now the Owls are safely promoted to the Championship Owls blogger, Ann Barker, blogs about the conclusion to the season. Ann works in Bradford and has always supported the mighty Owls. She has a commercial pilots licence, two Springer Spaniels who go wild if you say 'Sheffield Wednesday' and she loves Chris Waddle with all her heart.

"One match I will always remember was at Hillsborough in April 2004. I had been living in Japan for the 2 years previously and was really excited to be going back to see the mighty Owls, even though we had dropped into League One.

Owls Blog - Wednesday Are Back: Something Special Stirring in S6

on May 31, 2012
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With the Owls having secured promotion to the Championship at the end of the 2011-12 season we welcome new Owls Blogger Chris Brookes to

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 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.