Friday night’s FA Cup edition of your official matchday programme contains a free poster with a difference.
‘Play up Wednesday Boys’ is a particularly special poster because it was designed and put together by Wednesdayite Oliver Fozard, who told swfc.co.uk:
“At the beginning of the season I set about creating this collage, which soon turned out to be a great way for me to engage my daughters in both the importance of being creative and the importance of Sheffield Wednesday.
“Inspired by the club’s Dream Scene painting and a desire to do something with my collection of programmes and press cuttings, the collage is made up of the moments and the people that have contributed so many poignant and happy memories for the thousands of supporters of this historic footballing institution.
“I have tried to capture the horizon of the uncovered Spion Kop, using the blue and white photos on top of the old newspaper cuttings. As for the name of the collage, 'Play up Wednesday Boys' was a regular sound that could be heard from the terraces in the 1920s.
“I’m very grateful for the level of interest that the club has shown in my work.”
And the story doesn’t end there. Oliver has kindly agreed to donate the original artwork to the club, where it will sit proudly in the Wednesday Tap alongside the Dream Scene.
Thanks very much Oliver….and Play up Wednesday!