Vital Football

Latest Sheffield Wednesday News

Welcome Back, Nige...

Welcome Back, Nige...

Although three points are all that matters against Leicester City today, Wednesdayites can look back with fond memories of the Foxes' manager, and welcome 'big Nige' back in fine style.

The defender is highly regarded amongst Owls fans for his time at the club in the late 80's and early 90's, but that will be put to one side for 90 minutes, at least, this afternoon.

Nige is regarded as a Wednesday legend and was part of one of the 'golden eras' at the club in recent times, an era which included lifting the League Cup against Manchester United.

He led the Owls out at Wembley for that famous day as John Sheridan's cracker gave Wednesday their last cup glory against United.

The Owls' skipper also helped them to promotion to the 'old' Division 1 and then on to the famous Cup Final 'double' against Arsenal in 1993, sadly being injured for the final clashes at Wembley.

All-in-all he made over 200 appearances in the famous blue and white stripes but all that will go out of the window come 3pm this afternoon.

He'll put all his links with the club to one side as he looks to continue Leicester's push for promotion from the Championship this season and make Wednesday's task of survival even tough.

Pearson has done a superb job at the Walkers Stadium, guiding the Foxes to promotion from League 1 at the first time of asking while building a squad capable of competing at the right end of the Championship.

Of course, Vital wishes Nige all the best in his management career, but a blip thus afternoon at S6 would be a nice touch from the big man...

UP THE OWLS.



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Nick
Date:Saturday March 6 2010
Time: 10:48AM

Best of Vital Network

Comments

0
It will be nice to see Nigel back at his old stomping ground again
vic mobley
06/03/2010 12:46:00
0
its good to see him getting good support from you lads - you are proper supporters unlike the red lot over the way there.
Bluemerang
06/03/2010 18:17:00
0
here here bluemerang, Nige was a legend for Wednesday and glad he's doing a great job for you!
sussexowl
07/03/2010 21:06:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Sheffield Wednesday Articles

Vital Match Report - Owls Rescue A Point At Brentford

Hutchinson secures a point at the death in West London

Twitter Reaction vs. Brentford

Twitter Reaction to the 1-1 draw against Brentford. It's fair to say that we left it late...

Stats: Brentford v Wednesday

All the stats from Brentford (1) vs (1) Wednesday, Griffin Park, 3pm Saturday August 27th, 2016 Att: 9,677 (away 1,650)

Vital Match Preview - Wednesday at Brentford (August 27th)

Everything (and more!) that you need to know ahead of the Owls trip to West London to face Brentford

Archived Vital Wednesday Articles

Vital Wednesday articles from

Site Journalists

Ed Jepson
Editor email
Profile
Greg Pursehouse
no email
Profile
Tom Sellers
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Where will Wednesday finish in the league?
Suggested By: Dooleys Left Leg
Automatic Promotion0%
Top Six - Playoffs0%
Top half0%
Bottom half0%
Just avoid relegation0%
The dreaded drop0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Huddersfield 5 4 1 0 13 4
2 Fulham 5 3 2 0 11 3
3 Barnsley 5 3 0 2 9 4
4 Newcastle 5 3 0 2 9 4
5 Q.P.R. 5 3 0 2 9 3
6 Bristol City 5 3 0 2 9 2
7 Forest 5 3 0 2 9 0
8 Brighton 5 2 2 1 8 4
9 Wolves 5 2 2 1 8 3
10 Birmingham 5 2 2 1 8 2
11 Ipswich 5 2 2 1 8 1
12 Norwich 5 2 2 1 8 1
13 Burton 5 2 1 2 7 1
14 Brentford 5 2 1 2 7 1
15 Reading 5 2 1 2 7 -3
16 Aston Villa 5 1 2 2 5 0
17 Cardiff 5 1 2 2 5 -2
18 Derby County 5 1 2 2 5 -2
19 Sheff Wed 5 1 2 2 5 -3
20 Wigan 5 1 1 3 4 0
21 Leeds Utd 5 1 1 3 4 -4
22 Rotherham 5 1 1 3 4 -9
23 Preston 5 1 0 4 3 -2
24 Blackburn 5 0 1 4 1 -8
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Sheffield Wednesday Results (view all)

Sheffield Wednesday Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.OurMaurice9
2.dooleys left leg5
3.Ron Springett saves2
4.brinsworthowl2