With Christmas fast approaching, the Owls have the perfect present for all Wednesdayites in the family.
Club historian Jason Dickinson has penned two brand new history books to mark our 150th anniversary and both publications are now reduced to a bargain £24 bundle in time for the festive period.
‘Sheffield Wednesday FC – the Official History, 150 Years’ and ‘WAWAW – Fans’ Memories Through the Generations’ are available now at the Sheffield Wednesday Online Shop or in the Owls Megastore.
The anniversary history book covers every facet of the club’s long and fascinating existence.
Broken into 13 distinctive chapters, with a striking hardback cover, the book is a homage to the ‘Romance of the Wednesday’ published in 1926, with over 4,600 league games, 400 FA Cup-ties and countless other competitive games divided into their own chapters.
Other subjects covered include all the managers, from Arthur Dickinson to current boss Carlos Carvalhal, all the club presidents and chairmen and the various grounds that Wednesday have called home since 1867.
There are also in-depth profiles of our greatest players plus a chapter for meetings with city rivals United, not forgetting a look at the founding fathers of the cricket and football club and focus on Wednesday’s first 25 years before we became a Football League club in 1892.
Interspersed with quotes from club personalities and various statistical summaries, the book makes a fitting record of Wednesday’s first 150 years and is a must-read for young and old alike.
Alongside the official history book is a truly unique publication: ‘WAWAW – Fans’ Memories Through the Generations’ containing interviews with Wednesday supporters of all age groups recalling the years of following their club.
Author Dickinson interviews a wide variety of fans and their stories paint a wonderfully evocative picture of exactly what it is like to follow the Owls, dealing with the ups and downs of watching our great club.
Recollections go right back to the early 1940s with countless funny, inspiring and occasionally poignant stories bringing to life being an Owl and following the team, not only in the UK but on foreign shores.
All the big games played by Wednesday in the last 70 years are covered, with supporters offering their opinions on their best matches, players and managers – plus those individuals and games that had the opposite effect!
There are also recollections of growing up in Sheffield and the thoughts of well-known Wednesday fans such as Pete McKee and Martyn Ware.
The books are bundled together at £24 for the pair or can be purchased separately at £20 and £10 each.