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)
Tribute to Nelson Mandela
The announcement of Nelson Mandela's death was made by President Jacob Zuma at 21:50 on Thursday 5th December 2013 live on television speaking to the world.
One of the brightest lights in our world has gone out tonight.
To those who observed him closely, Nelson Mandela always carried himself as one who was born to lead.
Richard Davies leaves the Wednesdayite Board
The board of Wednesdayite have received notice from Richard Davies that he is standing down from being a Wednesdayite director.
The board wishes to place on record their sincere thanks to Richard for all his hard work over the past four years and hope he continues to be involved on a volunteer level and to keep in touch with the many friends he has made with the board and it's members.
Dave Jones Sacked
Sheffield Wednesday issued the following at 17:50 on 1st December 2013:-
Dave Jones has been relieved of his duties as first team manager with immediate effect.
The club would like to thank Dave for all of his hard work and wish him well for the future.
Sheffield Wednesday will be making no further comment at this time.
Owls Blog - Never Mind The Owls
Wednesdayite are pleased to announce a new quiz book is on the market to test your knowledge on all things Wednesday.
Perfect for those long away trips on the Wednesdayite Coach or some after dinner fun following the Christmas turkey. For your entertainment the book has 30 themed rounds of questions across our long and illustrious history.
Written by Andrew Clark, this informative little quiz book is currently available to buy from the club megastore priced at just £6.99 or you can win a copy by answering the simple question below:-
Wednesdayite Members Draw Results
The members draw was made on the Wednesdayite Car Park this morning with member Anouska Taylor making the draw.
All members had been allocated a draw number and were advised of this earlier this week.
The winning numbers were:
Owls Blog - Chris Kirkland chats with Aiden Cusick
Wednesdayite Lounge - the best pre-match venue
Popular with many of our members, we have our very own pre-match Lounge where members and their guests can enjoy cheap drinks, BT sports on the big screen, along with great freshly-cooked food before the big match. And all this within a short distance of the ground! It’s a great place to meet up and discuss all things happening at Hillsborough, build up to the game and to meet other members from all over the country who have made this their regular meeting place. And best of all, entry is complete free to Wednesdayite members - so come along and join in the matchday fun!
The Wednesdayite Lounge is at the popular venue of The Niagara Club on Niagara Road, Wadsley Bridge, S6 1LU and is open at 12pm until Kick off for all Saturday 3pm games, and from 5:00pm until Kick off for night matches.
Just a few minutes walk from Sheffield Wednesday's Hillsborough ground, The Wednesdayite Lounge is the ideal pre-match meeting point to have a drink, some food and get together with fellow Wednesday fans.
Signing In - All members and guests must sign in on entry to the Lounge and members will be asked to show their Wednesdayite membership cards as part of the signing-in process. Amongst other things, this will enable us to track numbers for health and safety purposes (ensuring we do not breach fire safety quotas etc) and to more proactively manage membership renewals by prompting and processing renewals there and then.
Guests - We will continue to welcome members’ guests to the Lounge at an entry fee of £1 per guest (children free) which will help raise funds and promote new memberships. If you are intending to bring more than two guests to the Lounge at any time, please advise a Wednesdayite director beforehand.
Please note MATCH DAY car parking is NOT available at the Niagara, please use our own match day parking facilities.