Vote Handsworth - Help them get £100,000 - Help local football
Back in November Budweiser announced Handsworth Junior Sporting Club as one of eight recipients of a £50,000 grant as part of its Club Futures programme. But now you have the opportunity to help them get a further £100,000, please read on....
Owls Blog - I'd Travel a Million Miles for one of your goals....
In Peter's latest blog he looks at the goalscorers we have had during his lifetime, he wrote this just prior to Connor Wickham being recalled by Sunderland. We wish Connor all the best in his career and if he ever wants to come back he will be made warmly welcome
With the signing of Benik Afobe on loan from Arsenal for the rest of the season could we see Benik being remembered as fondly as some of the strikers who have come before him. The lad is still very young and lets give him some time to find his scoring boots.
Read Peters blog below:
FA Cup Dreams - It could be Sheffield Wednesday this season
Every fan, manager and player dreams of lifting The FA Cup – and a new initiative from The Football Association this season is providing a glimpse of what it would be like for Sheffield Wednesday to get their hands on the famous trophy.
In a bid to introduce a new generation of fans to the magic of the world’s oldest domestic football competition ahead of Sheffield Wednesday’s Fourth Round tie against Rochdale at Spotlands, The FA has released a short film showing a young Owls fan dreaming of winning The FA Cup at Wembley.
FA Cup 4th round - Away to Rochdale
The FA Cup fourth round draw took place at 2pm this afternoon.
The family theme for this season’s #FACup continued with Martin and Paul Allen making the Fourth Round draw
We were number 21 in the draw and we have been drawn to play Rochdale away should we be able to get past Macclesfield Town in the replay on Tuesday 14th Janaury following our 1-1 draw at Moss Rose yesterday
The full draw will be shown below (Ties to be played on the weekend of 25 and 26 January 2014)
Letter from Milan
In December we wrote to Milan about a number of matters that some of our members had expressed concerns about, our letter and Milan's response is shown below.
We urge you all to heed Milan's words in paragraph 6 of his response and continue to support the club and the team, together we are stonger.
Greetings from Germany
We received the following message from Chris Mantzios this week and thought we would share this with you all:-
Being a Greek living in Germany, I am a big fan and supporter of Sheffield Wednesday FC which was the first English football team I have ever seen. This was many years ago and I was immediately fascinated by the art of playing, the club itself and its amazing supporters!
Wednesdayite needs your help
Would you like to be like Jayne who is a Wednesdayite member who helps fellow Owls fan Trevor attend home games on a regular basis.
Jayne escorts Trevor to most games picking him up at home and sitting with him in the North stand before returning him home safely.
Owls Blog - Remember Boxing Day?
It will be thirty four years since we played the game that became known as "The Boxing Day Massacre" and we would like to receive your memories of the day. The crowd that day was a third division record of 49,309 , this on a day of no public transport.
So keep checking it as more contributions are added.
Kicking us off is one of our regular writers and Wednesdayite Director Peter Shaw with:
I belived in Jack:
Owls Blog - Joes day trip to Blackpool
The latest supporter blog is probably from our youngest ever contributor.
Joe Howe, who is only 12 years old, talks about his day as a traveller on the Wednesdayite Coach to Blackpool.
Joes day out in Blackpool:
FA Cup 3rd round - Away to Macclesfield Town
The FA Cup third round draw took place at 4pm this afternoon,
We were number 34 in the draw and we have been drawn to play:
Macclesfield Town V The Owls
The Owls travel to Moss Rose to visit Conference side Macclesfield Town. This will be our first ever visit to Moss Rose
We have only played The Silkmen once before in November 1975 when we played them at Hillsborough is the 1st round of the FA cup and we emerged winners with a 3-1 victory.
With Macclesfield being one of only three non-league sides still in the cup there is a very good chance this may be picked for live TV, and with the current capacity of Moss Rose being only 6,335. Away fans are normally located in the open John Askey Terrace, where up to 1,500 fans can be accommodated. Additionally, 403 seats are usually made available in the Henshaw's Stand, which sits at one side of the pitch.
The full draw is shown below (Ties to be played on the weekend of 4 and 5 January 2014)