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Owls Fans Are Number One!

Of course, we all knew it all along, but now it's official - Wednesday fans were number one for most travelling supporters in the Championship last season.

No matter how bad we are, which lets face it, was a fair few instances last season, Owls fans always follow their team, and last season was no exception with an average of almost 2,000 fans travelling up and down the country to watch the blue and white wizards.

The figure of 1,963 is the highest in the Championship, despite a poor season which finished with a narrow escape from relegation, above nearest rivals West Brom and Sheffield United.

Championship average: 1,247

1 Sheffield Wednesday 1,963
2 West Bromwich Albion 1,937
3 Sheffield United 1,837
4 Wolverhampton Wanderers 1,806
5 Bristol City 1,758
6 Ipswich Town 1,498
7 Leicester City 1,353
8 Hull City 1,340
9 Watford 1,318
10 Stoke City 1,263
11 Norwich City 1,176
12 Crystal Palace 1,164
13 Southampton 1,142
14 Blackpool 1,140
15 Queens Park Rangers 1,116
16 Charlton Athletic 1,111
17 Burnley 1,086
18 Coventry City 1,018
19 Plymouth Argyle 975
20 Barnsley 971
21 Scunthorpe United 909
22 Preston North End 798
23 Cardiff City 720
24 Colchester United 522

Nice one, Wednesday fans, more of the same next season please!




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The Journalist

Writer: Nick Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday June 28 2008

Time: 11:34AM

Your Comments

Through the good and through the Sh*te, Im Proud to wear the Blue and white !!UP THE OWLS !!! Says it all dont it !
stevetheowl
only thing your desperate club will win.
sharpblades
Unlike what the Blades won last year eh?
nickswfc
Sorry where did you finish? keep looking up at the mighty Blades.
sharpblades
And what difference did it make with the money you spent? We admit we're garbage, but we beat you twice :). And we don't have an obsession with going on Blades websites, either, you must be bored.
nickswfc
How did you beat us twice? Can't even get the facts correct. deluded Pigs.
sharpblades
Sad thing is, he even thinks the blunts are better than us!! Proved you wrong last season and looking forward to pasting your asses next season!! BTW, what's it like having lots of money and still being *****e??
US Owl
sad thing is you can;t see facts when they stare you in the face. Finshed higher than you season after season. UTB
sharpblades
At the end of the day sharpblades ya won nufin!! you finished higher than us SO WHAT !! you won NOTHING !!!! if your whole season is about finidhing higher than the owls then Im afraid you live a very deluded little life. At the end of the day you finished the season with one thing....A position. So did Sheffield Wednesday !!! no matter where that position is ya just as crap as we were !!! UP THE OWLS !!!
stevetheowl
well, same goes for us then.
mattyg
Sheff Utd have a much greater budget, with, I have to say quite honestly, a better squad. They have parachute payments here and there, and nthey had arguably the most prolific goalscorer in the division last season.... But could they sink the Owls... Could they F*** !!! SharpBlades; BladeForLife - your misfiring set of never-has-beens will never ever match the tradition, passion and loyalty our supporters have for our club. We are a sleeping giant ready to be wakened... and, what's that.... the sound of footsteps? Ahhh yes, it's Geoff Sheard coming up the stairs ready to wake the Owls up with a fresh brew and a few million quid. Watch this space piglets, we're coming to topple you...... again.
GameBurton07
Well said GameBurton07
BedfordOwl
yes well said Burton coming to topple the best team in Sheffield, you said it. you only beat us because it was like a cup final to your mediocre players and we had Robson in charge who we all know is useless. looking forward to again finishing higher than you next season. This takeover lark is not happening, so stop trying to convince yourselves that it is. League one awaits your scabby club.
sharpblades
Gluttons for punishment i say.....
quietman
Dont be so sure sharpblade cos what ya gonna say if Takeover does happen.....ya just gonna sit there with ya gob open in complete jealousy then were all gonna laugh and say told ya so. UP THE OWLS !!!
stevetheowl
Now let's see here.....best team in Sheffield...........mmmmmm.... now who has won more cups, league titles and spent more time in European competition????? Have the blunts actually ever been in Europe? Have they ever won the league cup?? I think not!! Only way the blunts will ever get into Europe will be a package holiday to Majorca!
US Owl
Jealousy, why would I be jealous that a person who cares nothing about my football club is going to buy it. We have a mega rich Sheffield United supporter running ours. He will make his money then sell you down the river.
sharpblades
You keep looking at the past, you won 1 mickey mouse cup. whoopey do. living off non existant past glory's. pathetic club and supporters.
sharpblades
Well you aint got any glorys sharpblades have ya, oh sorry ya went to prem and come straight back down. WIPPY DO !!!
stevetheowl
tell me again what glory have you had?
sharpblades
Plus pathetic club and supporters ???? Pathetic responses to our comments on our Vital more like it !!! If we so Pathetic why ya spend so much time aquainting yaself with owls fans on our site. Get a Life !!!
stevetheowl
When i'm feeling a bit down and depressed I know the one place that will cheer me up no end. All you deluded souls dreaming of takeovers and finsihing above the mighty Blades. worth a chuckle. many thanks folks.
sharpblades
I aint even getting envloved in this stupid teenage "my dads bigger than your dad debate " I deal with kids with these sorta issues and arguments every day a my life, Im at home now and rather deal with these kinda petty conversations during work time. Plus carnt be doing with cluttering our site with more a your trash.
stevetheowl
don't worry it will probably be deleted as your site forum can't deal with banter from us Blades. I have mates who are Wendy supporters so take it as banter and no more. Harmless teasing. We all have to support someone at the end of the day and can't stand glory hunting fans.
sharpblades
I agree there mate where wud we be without the banter.... makes being a fan more entertaining. Ya gotta admit ya love us really he he he.
stevetheowl
Also by glory hunting fans I think ya mean Manchester United. Think we all hate them !!!
stevetheowl
The money always goes to the big clubs and they get bigger while the lower teams get poorer. Ya never see money coming to Local teams, that includes, Sheff Wed, Sheff U, Barnsley, Rotherham, Chesterfield, Donny. No wonder we all struddle really !!
stevetheowl
My mistake, I was thinking of 'we beat you twice' for at the end of the forthcoming season, obviously...Seriously though, banters all good, but you just seem to come on to stir up trouble, which is a bit sad, and seems like 'small club syndrome' which I thought the Blunts had got rid of, obviously not...
nickswfc
United's away support is artificial. It is boosted by Wednesday giving them 7,000 tickets. What other club gives the opposition that many tickets. We should give them 2,000 like they give us. Their home figures are artificial too, 18,000 season tickets, and the club complain about having to balance the books. Could this be because 7,000 of these season tickets are sold to kids at 10 each.
doitforlove
SharpBlades I think you missed my point. We out performed you with no money. Where your club is playing to its full potential with gargantuan funding compared to ours, we are just waiting in the wings for the right person to light our fire. All we need is a little financial stability and we'll rekindle the glory days of old and put the red and white side of Sheffield back where it belongs... Below us. Does anyone know how Carlos Tevez' pre-season training is going by the way?
GameBurton07
Hhhhang on a minute....I was led to believe by numptygetalife that the blunts were the best supported club in the land.......cos they go away in their THOUSANDS to every away match. It must be a mistake surely cos numptygetalife can't be wrong. I'll have to get on to the chap who compiled the table and give him what for!!!! Notice you've not been on yet numptygetalife, cos you must be absolutely cringing when you heard that news you sad git, or maybe you've left it to your sister, razorblade to post for you.
BOUNCIN OWL
well i have finally decided to register myself on here ha ha. basically i just wanna say hi to everyone and of course UP THE MIGHTY OWLS !!!!!!!! ohh and as for wednesday being the best supported, it was allways gonna be wasnt it? come rain, snow or shine and win lose, or draw. we will allways be there! singing ,loving and believeing OHH WEDNESDAY WE LOVE YOU !!!!!!!!!
OwlsAboutThatThen?
Credit to your fans for following them during such a poor season. I was surprised how low the averages were though.
dazza71
P.S. good to see the high numbers through thick and thin.....
Owlsmad
You've got to take into account dazza71 that there's alot of small grounds that only have the capacity to hold a small number of away fans: Blackpool, Colchester, Sheff Utd etc.
LP-OWL
bouncin pig - it dunt take much for you girls to get all excited and wet does it?? ha ha ha anyway better go befor you start crying to the site editor yet again. ha ha
bladesforlife1889
Yes, eat that humble rusk.......because you can just imagine what you'd be like if the bootie was on the other trotter eh?
BOUNCIN OWL
oh god the kids are back school must of finished
Barton6435
all good banter between us all at the end of the day. if we didnt have it we would all be bored!! ha ha
bladesforlife1889
 

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