D is welsh, by nature of being born in Wales,

But she is still half English.

J, tried to get her to shout for Wales in the rugby last week, and D said to me, “Dad, I’m half Welsh……”   To wish I replied, yes, but remember that the bigger half in English ! ”

That confused her…

 So do I get her to say ” Hey up Pops ” when we go home to Sheffield !! that’ll confuse her.!!



 I have some time with D this weekend.

 If the weather is good, hopefully we shall go to the country park

then we have sunflowers to plant. There is nothing like trying to get children into gardening, also D is very clingy to J. Hopefully we can start to break this down by having some quality time with her.

 Then soon we are off to Sheffield to see the family, to let my family have some time with D. not sure if my sisters plan of going to the chinese supermarket on the tram will come off though, I think D has plans of seeing my sisters pet cat, Morris……   Goodness help Morris !

Currently listening to Alter Bridge.

I went to see Sheffield Wednesday vs Bournemouth last saturday,

I had heard that form was not great,though they lie 4th in the table.

I can honestly say that the first half was possibly the worst half of football I have ever seen.

the team worked not as a team, in fact they couldn’t even pass to one another!!!! the funniest fan I heard was when D.Purse ran up field, for a free kick, and someone shouted “Purse’s gonna get yer !!!”   he didn’t though…..

 Only with the much underused Gary Teale, and Neil Mellor did SWFC finally gel and start working as a unit! , a draw was lucky in this respect.

  The cause. Probably the fans, I mean this in a good way. because the fan base are amazing, though the team took an incredable amount of abuse at half time, – and rightly so. The fans sang practically for 45 minutes in the second half. The truth is the team get over whelmed by the crowds expectation , and when they turn on them, they fall apart.

The future is bright , the future is blue & white


 I am ashamed,

I have followed my beloved club since 1979.

through thick and thin, ( mostly thin )

 Cup finals, European tournaments, relegations, and now now financial disaster..

 Nick Hornby, said in fever pitch, “when you chose your club, you chose for life” How true, Wednesday are are in my blood, and will be till I die, but the recent troubles are enough to test anyone,  how can a football club sink so much because of their finances. !

 If Wednesday go to the wall, I wouldn’t / couldn’t follow another team, it would impossible…..I am shocked to the core, that we fans find ourselves in our current situation, because lets face it, the FANS are the ones to suffer, always the fans, 18,000 of which turned up for a league 1 game, when their closest rivals could only muster 14,000 crowd, and that is a good crowd for them ….. we poll a higher crowd than most teams in the championship !

I understand the protests, sometimes Owls fans maybe do not protest enough . but for once more than ever the fans must get behind the team, attendances must stay up, in order to keep the revenue coming in , 

 The fans must be the 12 man, ! I know the team are not playing well, for whatever reasons, but as fans it is our job to back the team,  if we don’t there won’t be a team. end of.

 Back the team, because tomorrow maybe too late.

 The future is bright ( possibly ) the furture is blue & white.

2 reasons for the 400miles in 2 days..

1) My Gran is in hospital with a bad leg break

2) Sheffield Wednesday kicked off their league one status at home to Daggenham & redbridge

….  well the 2nd point here I will discuss…

 2 nil up after 15 minutes, and with the flood gates bulging, a roursing chorus of “We are Wednesday , We are Wednesday , Irvine is our king  ” and you would have thought  we were back 5 yrs and challenging for promotion already !

 I was sat next to an old couple, who without being rude, looked LeClerk from ‘Allo ‘Allo, and him and his good lady wife started to undo their flask of tea, after 20minutes, ( I was praying that Wednesday didn’t score again, soon , for fear of flying tea !!! ) , no fear there then….

The first 20 minutes were good, and the Owls shows some good touches, especially from Gary Teale, and Clinton Morrison was always a threat, but after that wednesday didn’t look as if knew really what the game plan was…. the long ball to maybe the shortest man on the pitch ( Tudgay ) didn’t work.

 If Gary Teale can play the midfield general role, then wednesday could maybe hold the ball and spread it down the wings, (especially when JJ is fit again ) this could prove interesting, though Daniel Jones looked lively when he came on for Teale in the second half ,

Another big plus, was that Darren Purse was a rock in defence, and played a captains role !

 The problem, and what dissapointed the fans was that the team has not gelled yet, 8 new signings can’t be expected to be a “team” instantly, but in this league, they will have to gell fast , as it is a long season, and there are a lot better opposition than Daggenham offered up on Saturday !

In Irvine we Hope.

The Future is bright, the future is blue & white

Due to a crash, it took me 2 hrs to get home from work last night.

( I was diverted, not in the crash! )

When I walked through the door, D was crying, she had dropped a knife on her foot, as she was setting the table ( she loves doing this, though it can take 10 minutes, and we can’t bring the plates in till she has finished, usually we have about 3 mats each !!)

Me gran made a big fuss , at our wedding saying it was important for us to have a cutlery set made in Sheffield , then went and bought us a german one , with pretty heavy steel handles. they hurt when dropped on your toe !! They had pretty heavy handles….. not pretty looking handles yeah ! 

 In the end I asked whether a plaster would help make it better, to which D said yes, though i don’t think she really knew what a plaster was, She then tried to walk on the foot, but ended up shouting , and limping and asked to be carried !This sounds like “Is she faking this ?” ” or has she actually broken her toe, and your teasing ”

 Well after about a half hour, she asked for the plaster to be taken off, and she was amazed by the magic healing poweres, – or was it more like she had forgotten the pain…..

  Currently listening to The best of the Foo Fighters


The Pre-season friendlies start in ernest this week,

For once Sheffield Wednesday have potentially , a very good SQUAD, with decent cover in a few areas!, in some respects we have a better squad now, than last season.

and then Yesterday Clinton Morrison signs


A Big coup !! and with the likes of Heffernan, JJ, Mellor, and Tudders, ( if he stays) The attack should be shredding a few defences next season.

The hope is though that this new “team” will gell quickly, as we need to get out of this division at the first time of asking…..  or it could be finicial meltdown,

  The Blue and White side of the city, are at least making some good signings, the pressure is on the blunts, who with even more debt than us, appear to be struggling to sign anyone decent ? !

  Come on ! I have a good feeling about this season, Promotion beckons, get behind the team,

The future is bright, the future is blue and white !!!  

currently listening to Biffy Clyro – Revolutions