Vital Football

Latest Sheffield Wednesday News

Owls Chairman Strafford Resigns

Owls Chairman Strafford Resigns

Wednesday chairman Lee Strafford has resigned from his position at Hillsborough with immediate effect.

Wednesdayite Strafford has been searching for investment into the club since his arrival.

But Wednesday have announced that former manager Howard Wilkinson will take over as interim chairman until the start of next season in August.

Wilkinson has been acting as technical advisor to the Wednesday board over the last year and has stepped up to work as interim chairman to aid in the club's restructuring over the summer.

Wilkinson said: 'I would like to thank Lee for all his work over the past 18 months. He is a true fan of Sheffield Wednesday and his efforts towards rebuilding this club should not be forgotten.

'It is an honour for me to become Chairman, albeit I stress that this will only be on an interim basis. My focus now is on working with Alan Irvine to build a strong team and one that is capable of achieving promotion back to the Championship as soon as possible.

'It has been a tough few weeks for everybody who cares about Sheffield Wednesday but by working together, we must try to ensure that we are able to look forward to a brighter season ahead.'

More, no doubt, to follow.

Join The Vital Debate



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

Writer:Nick
Date:Monday May 17 2010
Time: 3:07PM

Comments

0
Jesus!, whats going on?
owl1
17/05/2010 15:14:00
0
I think he realised that investment was tougher than he expected! What direction do we go in now??
Bognor_Owl
17/05/2010 15:19:00
0
A rudderless ship.... no money, no investment, no future?
swfcjambo
17/05/2010 15:31:00
0
Very disappointed in this news. I bought 2 season tickets for last season and 2 for next simply because I thought we were going forward with Lee Strafford. Bad news is never-ending at this club.
doitforlove
17/05/2010 15:44:00
0
Can't say I blame him, after all the garbage he has had to put up with. Its something everyone could do without. Here's a guy with Sheffield Wednesday at heart & all he ever gets is flak. Thanks for all you have done & good luck for the future.
wed1867
17/05/2010 15:56:00
0
Maybe he had been reading some of the inane criticisms of him that had been posted on this site. It's a crushing blow. He was a breath of fresh air as chairman and managed to instill some belief in the club, putting Wednesday's interests before his own. Let's hope we get someone who can continue to raise Wednesday's profile with investors.
owling wolf
17/05/2010 16:26:00
0
Maybe there is going to be a takeover in the next few weeks and thats why he has stepped down?? Bit far fetched I know!! UTO's!!!
Bognor_Owl
17/05/2010 16:33:00
0
maybe club 9 said they will put money into club if he steps down.
samh
17/05/2010 16:46:00
0
so they control club fully.
samh
17/05/2010 16:47:00
0
i dont blame him the amount of stick he was getting. i think some people believe it should be so easy to get investment into the club. the fact is we have lots of debt, are in league 1, have a poor squad, and our averaging way below what we should be getting. thought he did an good job as he could of. UTO!
Wednesdayforlife
17/05/2010 17:05:00
Page 1/3
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3

Login to post a comment

Recent Sheffield Wednesday Articles

Vital Opinion - Winnall Should Start For Owls At Barnsley

Unless the beast Winnall on his former employers!

Owls Boy Hirst Up For Award

Hirsty in running for EFL award

Owls Boss Carlos States - 'We're Better For The Break'

The countdown is on for Wednesday as season gets underway again

Premier League Free Agents 2017

As the summer nears and contracts come to an end, should the club have an interest in any of the following free transfers from Premier League oppositions?

Archived Vital Wednesday Articles

Vital Wednesday articles from

Site Journalists

Ed Jepson
Editor email
Profile
Tom Sellers
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Will Wednesday finish in the top six?
Suggested By: Vital Wednesday
Yes, dont panic!62%
Yes, if Carlos is replaced!3%
Agony as we just miss out0%
No, we wont this season35%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 38 24 6 8 78 38
2 Brighton 38 23 8 7 77 30
3 Huddersfield 37 22 5 10 71 4
4 Leeds Utd 38 21 6 11 69 16
5 Reading 38 20 7 11 67 2
6 Sheff Wed 38 18 8 12 62 9
7 Fulham 38 16 13 9 61 19
8 Norwich 38 16 9 13 57 9
9 Preston 38 15 12 11 57 6
10 Derby County 38 14 11 13 53 3
11 Barnsley 38 14 9 15 51 0
12 Aston Villa 38 13 12 13 51 0
13 Cardiff 38 14 9 15 51 -1
14 Brentford 38 14 8 16 50 3
15 Q.P.R. 38 14 8 16 50 -5
16 Wolves 37 12 9 16 45 -2
17 Ipswich 38 10 15 13 45 -9
18 Birmingham 38 11 12 15 45 -16
19 Bristol City 38 11 8 19 41 -3
20 Forest 38 11 8 19 41 -11
21 Burton 38 10 11 17 41 -14
22 Blackburn 38 9 13 16 40 -11
23 Wigan 38 8 10 20 34 -13
24 Rotherham 38 4 5 29 17 -54
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Sheffield Wednesday Results (view all)

Sheffield Wednesday Fixtures (view all)

Apr 1 2017 12:30PM : Barnsley (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 4 2017 7:45PM : Rotherham United (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 8 2017 5:30PM : Newcastle United (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 14 2017 3:00PM : Cardiff City (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 17 2017 3:00PM : Queens Park Rangers (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 22 2017 3:00PM : Derby County (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.dooleys left leg2
Write for Vital Football