31 December 1969

Copy of Programme Notes - Derby County

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    Wednesdayite have a page in the official match day programme and you can read our column first there.

    Peter Shaw is the author of these notes and his latest column from the home game V Derby County  is published below:-


    Programme Notes v Derby County 16/8/2014

     All of us at Wednesdayite would like to extend a big welcome to the supporters of Derby County for this first league match of the season at Hillsborough. I'm sure it'll be another very close competitive game as was the last match in February when Derby edged to victory 1-0, courtesy of one of the goals of the season, a simply stunning long range strike from Patrick Bamford who was on loan from Chelsea at the time. A GOOD OMEN?

     The last time we met Derby County in the second league match of the season was in 1983; it ended 1-1 at the Baseball Ground on a hot sultry evening after Gary Bannister had given us a half time lead. Strangely in 1983 the season didn't start until the Bank Holiday weekend at the end of August. Like last Saturday we won the opening fixture 1-0 away from home; on that occasion Micky Lyons scored the winner against Swansea with a header from a corner and then we played Derby away on the Monday evening. Of course the season culminated in promotion back to the Premier League after an absence of 14 years when one of our favourite sons, Mel Sterland, slotted home the winning goal from the penalty spot against Crystal Palace at Hillsborough at the end of April, 1984.

     All at Wednesdayite would like to wish George Thorne best wishes for a full and speedy recovery after Derby's big Summer signing suffered a devastating injury in pre-season. The 21 year is a tremendous player and prospect and we wish him well.

     There have been some very astute arrivals at Hillsborough over the Summer. Naturally there has been great excitement over the arrival of Stevie from St. Johnstone. Connor Wickham was a sensational success on loan last season but to buy and own such a hot, young goalscoring prospect who is only 21 has really got the fans excited. He's in a new environment and we don't want to put pressure on him; we all need to be patient and give him our support. Good luck Stevie.

     Middlesbrough  vs Owls
    3pm, Saturday August 23rd 2014
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    DON'T FORGET.......We are holding a Members' Meeting after the Forest home game on August 30th. Any recent changes within Wednesdayite will be explained  and remember we are attempting to recruit new directors, volunteers and helpers to assist us in delivering and extending our core activities. Enjoy the game this afternoon. 
    Up The Owls,
    Peter Shaw
    Wednesdayite Director


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