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Over 3,200 Wednesday fans will be making the trip to Leicester City on Saturday - and they'll be travelling en masse in orange, rather than the traditional blue and white.

Owls boss Brian Laws will be sending his troops out for the vital relegation six pointer with Ian Holloway's Foxes side in the orange away kit at the weekend, and Wednesday fans will be making one corner of the Walkers Stadium bright orange, at least.

Wednesday fans are being urged to go as orange as possible for the occasion, with the three points vital for both teams, and Owls' skipper Richard Wood believes the fanatical Wednesday support can help the team to a vital victory.

He told 'The Wednesday fans are brilliant, always have been. Now we need them for one more push away from home in a game that's the biggest of the whole season so far.

'I've heard the fans are planning to release thousands of orange balloons when the teams come out and believe me, that would be absolutely fantastic and a massive lift for the lads.

'This is a match that could decide whether we get relegated or not and I have no doubt that our fans will be giving their all for us. I know they will be heavily outnumbered but if they could out-sing the Leicester fans - and I know that will be difficult - that would be amazing.'

The day could well be compared to the famous 'Honolulu Away Day' at Norwich City some years back, with the Honolulu party theme giving the travelling Wednesday fans a day to remember at Carrow Road.

And although Saturday's clash at the Walkers is set to be much more important than that, Wednesday fans will be hoping to remember the 'Orange Wednesday' day as a successful one in years to come.

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Writer: Nick Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday April 24 2008

Time: 9:00AM

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well look like a fleet of highways agency workers with our hi vis shirts
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24/04/2008 09:38:00

lets see a good atmosphere from the wednesday faithful, make plenty of noise and GET BEHIND THE TEAM. hope the balloons don't hinder the team like in the pigs game against man city!
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24/04/2008 09:47:00

Let's do it!!!! COME ON WEDNESDAY!
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24/04/2008 15:54:00

no chance going down and out of business!!
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24/04/2008 16:39:00

For god sake change the tune Bladesforlife1889 is it really so sad and un eventful at The Lane that you pigs have gotta keep coming on here and saying the same boring boring thing YAWWWWNNNNN !!! Carnt ya see we are preparing for a party, spirits are high, weather we go down or not we are Wednesday fans and we are passionat about our club and maybe if you havent noticed a little bit in sane but hey !!! Good on you lads gonna go buy a orange shirt myself for the occasion COME ON !!! UP THE OWLS !!!!!!!!!!!!
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24/04/2008 16:49:00

Im going naked and painting my whole body orange!!
will it ever happen
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24/04/2008 17:32:00

he carnt steve no brain you see. up the blooming owls for satdurday.
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24/04/2008 17:42:00

Well I will tell ya what Mick I will give Bladeforlife1889 a helping hand to change the goes ......" HI HO SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY !!!!!!!!!!!!! he he
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24/04/2008 23:01:00

ill give him a helping hand too right on his pigs snout
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24/04/2008 23:17:00

Nice one Steve! I, for one, can't wait for this party. Like you say, whether we stay up or not the fans will give it our best shot and hope the players can raise thir levels too. not a bad choice for my first away game! I'm going orange-retro and digging out an old Atherton era orange shirt for the occasion! Wednesday til I die!
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25/04/2008 09:24:00

Way you keep rolling over thought yellow shirts might be more appropriate
Tiny T
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25/04/2008 09:37:00

Tiny by name and tiny by nature...????
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25/04/2008 10:18:00

Tiny Tit more like!!
will it ever happen
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25/04/2008 10:28:00

Wonder if that Katy will be going and has had the same idea as Will it ever happen!
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25/04/2008 11:10:00

is that right micky-piggy? dream on!! COMR ON LEICESTER!!
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25/04/2008 20:46:00

1-0 to leicester, hendrie the blade to score the winner to send you down. ha ha
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25/04/2008 21:01:00

3-1 to the wednesday troops, shut up, can't wait to beat you next season....
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26/04/2008 22:06:00

I don't know what your problem is bluntsforlife, but I bet you a tenner you cannot pronounce it!
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27/04/2008 09:25:00 obviously have no respect for ya reputation coming on here....carnt ya see were all just laughing at ya. Youre best entertainment we got on here lol. No offence like he he he he he he he he
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27/04/2008 11:57:00

and and so I here are ya own fans as well. Id keep a low profile if I were you mate lol
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27/04/2008 11:58:00


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