MEET THE TEAM

MEET THE TEAM

Welcome to Owls Alive.

The whole team gives their time freely and have developed the site over a number of years. We are genuinely very proud of where we stand today.

You can learn more about the history of the site by clicking here.

Let’s meet the squad:

 

Hugh (@hugh_wragg

 

Geezer

Born during a winless streak at the start of the 1993/94 season, I had been christened ‘the curse’ by my family after the highs of the previous campaign.

I believe my first Wednesday game was a victory over Manchester United in their treble-winning year, so, in fairness, the whole ‘curse’ thing was probably correct. Let’s just say it never really got better for Wednesday.

I’ve been writing for the site for a few years now and for some reason they let me take the reins in the summer of 2016.

My favourite Wednesday moments include the 2012 win over United, the home leg against Brighton in 2016, and gracing the pitch on my 10th birthday; a special memory which was swiftly followed by a 0-0 draw with Grimsby.

 

Charlie (@THEsharpey)

 

Charlie enjoying a beer before heading into Wembley

Thanks to my father and his father before him, I was born a Wednesdayite and I’ve spent my life being a season ticket holder on the South Stand with my family.

Being born in ’92, my memories of the “good times” don’t really exist. Last season has to be the fondest for me simply because I started to see my dad enjoy the football again, nights like Arsenal and Brighton at home were fantastic.

I’ve been writing for Owls Alive for four years and during my first season I was famous for being a jinx and almost going the entire season before doing a winning ramble!

 

Dan (@danmoxon)

 

I became a Wednesdayite while watching the 1991 League cup final with my Manchester United supporting family because I preferred blue.

My time as a fan will hopefully live up to that day once again.

My highlights growing up were seeing Wednesday beat Man United a few times at Hillsborough, and I have a soft spot for the magic of the Arsenal game in the 15-16 season.

 

Liam (@LiamK2292)

 

Owl since 1992.

It runs in the family so I had no choice and I wouldn’t change it for the world.

My first game was on my 8th birthday vs Manchester United and I was hooked even though we lost 1-0. I’ve seen more lows than highs (too many to mention) but highlights include the 2005 and 2012 promotions, smashing Leeds 6-0 and Arsenal 3-0 (a game I wrote about!)

Been with OA since 2015.

 

Peter (@ploehmann)

 

Peter: spreading the Wednesday love over the North Sea

Born on a Wednesday – but in a family without any interest in football. Oh, and in Denmark.

A European Championships win later, and I got well into football.

Watched Wednesday a lot on Danish TV in 1992-93, liking the name, becoming a fan. The seeds of anglophilia planted. A long – and troubled – relationship, I’ve so far come across for 21 Wednesday matches – from Premier League swan song to play-off final heartbreak.

Been involved with Owls Alive for a fair while now. I have a thing about numbers, and I like to tell stories using them, so you may see me do so on here.

 

Tom (@tjchitt86)

 

My Dad first started lifting me over turnstiles on to the Kop aged four back in 1990 and my first away was down at Twerton Park to see Tricky Trevor score the winner against Bristol Rovers.

I’ve had a season ticket with Dad, my sister and Uncle in the South ever since and still get a tingle as the Hillsborough comes into view.

I was mascot with my sister and nearly had my hand broke in a fierce handshake with Vinnie Jones in our Quarter Final loss to Wimbledon in ’97.

Try and get to as many away games as I can through the season – be nice to see a few new grounds in the Prem and put an end to the ‘Nationwide tour’!

 

Jono (@jonogarnett)

Jono

 

I was first introduced to Wednesdayism, Hillsborough and Sheffield Wednesday Football Club in the 90s, but my Dad will tell you that I’ve been a Wednesdayite since I was born in 1988.

“Make sure you wear some ‘ism'” was a request from my Dad when I was young, making sure I wore a scarf, pin badge or replica shirt to every game.

To this day, he still regularly checks to see if I’m wearing any “ism”. The first game I can remember was against Southampton, 1998.

Di Canio and Carbone starred in a 1-0 win against a Saints side featuring David Hirst. I’d come to learn the significance of that later in life. Some great players in the XI that day… Goce Sedloski anyone

I’m no longer a STH but it seems I still have enough priority points to take me to some glorious destinations such as Birmingham, Derby and Norwich, which suits me just fine.

My top three favourite goals would be Di Piedi’s bicycle kick against Sunderland, David “Jesus” Prutton’s majestic strike away at Oldham and of course, Sir Drew of Talbot’s at Cardiff.

 

Matt (@MattRFez)

 

Like almost everyone, I started supporting Wednesday because of my Dad.

I was dragged to games from a ludicrously young age so I could fail to appreciate how good Chris Brunt and Glenn Whelan were.

To be fair, it worked. I’ve desperately clutched onto my season ticket ever since.

The first game I remember was a 3-3 draw with Southampton that ended with a Mark Crossley equaliser. No surprise that stuck in the mind!

My personal favourite games are the 2012 promotion game against Wycombe, the 6-0 demolition of Leeds and the Brighton home game in the 2015/16 playoffs. Ten out of ten for originality on those picks.

 

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