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Bring On 3pm Saturday!

Bring On 3pm Saturday!

Through all the talk of the takeover happening, to it not happening, we can, at last, put all that to one side for 90 minutes at least come 3pm Saturday - and I can't wait!

I don't know about you, but this pre-season has been more like one big business meeting rather than the usual rumours linking us with players left, right and centre.

And I never thought I'd say this, but I'd take rumours linking us with every Tom, Dick and Harry anytime next summer rather than the boring, albeit important, drone of takeover talk at S6.

Of course, it's vital, huge, massive that we have changes at the top, start a fresh, and pretty much re-invent the club to avoid a repeat of last season and to help take the club on a journey back to the promised land.

I've been taking note of the progression of the takeover from the word go, but there have been so many false dawns, be it from basic rumour to fact to message board talk that my head has all-but had enough of it - and I can't wait for 3pm on Saturday.

We may have spent a grand total of nothing on bringing new players to Hillsborough this season, signing just James O'Connor on a free from Burnley and youngster Jimmy Smith on loan from Chelsea, but despite our prospects not looking too great as I write, I just want the football to start.

We can forget all about the off-the-field goings off for 90 minutes at least on Saturday and just sing our hearts for the eleven men in blue and white on that Hillsborough pitch on Saturday, and hopefully, hopefully, leave in good spirits with our first three points of the season.

It won't be easy, and with all respect to Burnley, it's not exactly the most thrilling match to look forward to.

But it's back to the football, the reason why we have something to look forward to other than shopping with the missus on a Satirday afternoon, the reason you're reading this article and the reason you visit this website.

No doubt Radio Sheffield's 'Praise or Grumble' will be full of Owls fans doing just that come 5pm on Saturday, and most likely that will be aimed at the takeover, depsite whether we win, lose or draw on Saturday.

But those 90 minutes come 3pm on Saturday are filling me with excitement as the hours pass...COME ON YOU BLUE AND WHITE WIZARDS!

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Date:Friday August 8 2008
Time: 2:45PM


Well Said Nick! I got my ticket, and two for some friends who just moved here. Can't wait! GO YOU OWLS!!!
08/08/2008 15:38:00
great read nick, lets get ready to rumble and kick some A55 . come on you blue & white wizaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaards
08/08/2008 16:29:00
Agree with every word Nick, well said!!! Tomorrows game starts at 11am in the Shakey for me and all the build up. Love the first game of the new season, lets hope we are celebrating with 3 points and not forgetting the booze! :)
will it ever happen
08/08/2008 17:01:00
C'mon Wednesday!
08/08/2008 17:51:00
c'mon on the owls!!! may not be a mouth watering fixture but I think its going to be a good game two sides who could surprise a few this season I can't wait for it to start it can't come any sooner a decent pre-season for a change players back from injury are like new signings and a oppurtunity to forget the takeover talk and rumours and to sing our hearts out for the blue and white stripes!!!
08/08/2008 18:48:00
Bring on 2am Sunday morning!
Auckland Owl
09/08/2008 09:35:00
jesue you actually won a game (pigs will fly)
09/08/2008 17:30:00
.... pigs will fly... back from Birmingham?
09/08/2008 19:48:00
lol brilliant johnny
09/08/2008 20:26:00
im waitig for the excuses to come flowing in when you start loosing which will be very very soon. at least we face facts un like you snortbeasts!! nevertheless a good win against a poor poor side. if you had played birmingham away you would surely have losed 6-0!!
10/08/2008 11:45:00
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