Barnsley And Rotherham

I’m often described as a “happy clapper” when it comes to supporting Sheffield Wednesday. I think that’s because, so far, I haven’t publicly criticised players, staff, performances or tactics. I think these days there seems to be no in between. You’re either a happy clapper or a negative Nigel. This, to me, has caused friction

Coping With Anxiety – Football, Writing & Radio

I’ve written about anxiety and how it affects me before. I wanted to discuss my coping strategies this time, in an attempt to get those suffering in silence, to know that they aren’t alone and that there is hope. First off, there is no magic cure. Those people looking for a magic pill or a method

Buck The Trend

Sheffield Wednesday’s defeat at the hands of Jaap Stam’s Reading on Friday night consigned The Owls to their second reverse in as many games. Wednesday couldn’t find a way past an inspired Ali Al-Habsi, who repelled everything that was thrown at him by Carlos Carvalhal’s charges. The Royals ran out 2-0 winners and Wednesday have now

The Same Old Story 

Many people will have already made their mind up before reading this article, on what the message will be. Some may not have got as far as clicking the link because I’m the author and many perceive me to be a “happy clapper.” I hope people take a bit of time to understand my personal

The Marco Matias Mystery

Marco Matias is well known at Sheffield Wednesday for two reasons, that goal against Leeds United at Elland Road and for his lack of appearances for The Owls since arriving in July 2015. Matias, 27, arrived at Hillsborough from C.D. Nacional 20 months ago, for a fee believed to have been in the region of 1.44

Workmanlike Wednesday Reaping The Rewards

Sheffield Wednesday strengthened their position in the Championship play off places on Friday night, after running out 3-0 winners against Gianfranco Zola’s Birmingham City. That victory meant The Owls rear guard has not been breached in 5 consecutive home games, equating to 450 minutes of football. Wednesday have now amassed a total of 13 clean sheets so far this

Sasso Is A Safe Bet For Wednesday

Frenchman Vincent Sasso spent last season on loan with Sheffield Wednesday, making 14 starts. This summer he made the move to Hillsborough on a full time basis after leaving Braga bringing to an end a 3 year association with the Portuguese outfit. Since the switch, Sasso has had to settle for squad player role, just as

Can Loan Ranger Lucas Rediscover The João Factor?

Lucas João shot to prominence last season after some impressive displays for Sheffield Wednesday. The Angola born striker joined The Owls from C.D. Nacional, alongside team mate Marco Matias, through connections with Doyen Sports. João, 23, joined Wednesday with bags of potential and quickly established himself in the first team picture. The towering attacker is

Is Absent Almen A Cause For Concern?

Sheffield Wednesday completed the signing of Almen Abdi, alongside former Owls loanee Daniel Pudil, last July. The former Hornet came with rave reviews from his former employer’s supporters and many seemed disappointed at his departure. So far, the Switzerland international has failed to make an impression at Hillsborough. The question is, why? First of all, there

Points To Ponder

With 17 games remaining, 10 at home and 7 away, Sheffield Wednesday’s fate is very much in their own hands. The Owls are currently on course for their second successive top six finish, with hopes of promotion at the forefront of a lot of people’s minds. So, why should Wednesday supporters be positive of securing