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Milan's first year Owls anniversary

Today marks a year since Milan Mandaric took over the Owls as club chairman.

The Serbian businessman, a former chairman of Leicester City and Portsmouth, took over at the end of last year, paying 7 million to the club's bank and footing tax bills of around 1.4 million.

A year on and he's spent 'at least 16 million' on the club, helping settle bills, managerial contracts, dealing with club losses from the previous year and splashing the cash on a host of new players.

He's also helped push the Owls into the automatic promotion spots under boss Gary Megson, who he appointed last season to deal with the mess left by former boss Alan Irvine.

On Saturday Wednesdayites who travelled to Oldham Athletic to see the Owls beat the Latics 2-0 and maintain their promotion-chasing form revealed a banner thanking Mandaric for what he's done for the club so far.

More thanks are set to go Milan's way in the coming months if Wednesday achieve promotion back to the Championship come the end of the season. He's expecting to take his spends on the Owls up to 20m come the end of the campaign.

In the meantime, ХВАЛА MILAN.




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Writer: Nick Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday December 14 2011

Time: 9:29AM

Your Comments

These truly are exciting times but his first six months hardly went according to plan. Since the middle of September though our club has resembled a juggernaut that's finally started to roll. The early disappointments behind us, we've now replaced expectation with enthusiasm and optimism and I see no reason why we can't keep it up to the end of the season. I wonder what MM thinks of his investment now? Doesn't seem so much of a gamble, does it?
OurMaurice
3 points Saturday with what I think may be the best attendance of the season and three sides of the ground shouting Milans name will be a fitting way to show the appreciation of the faithful... I dare not let my hope run free (Just yet) having seen it dashed too many times but what a difference 12 months can make. "Thank you Milan for saving the mighty owls from free-fall and giving us back the hope we so desired!!" IMMIT
4evaOWL
I saw a comment last week mentioning a retraction from Megson_Out which I was really happy to see but can anyone tell me what thread it's on.... I've waited sooooo long to read it!! Fair dues to M_O We're "ALL" Wednesday afterall ;o)
4evaOWL
Many thanks Milan. If you hadnt saved us we would have gone into administration and probably into League 2.Now we are 2nd in the league and going for promotion back to the Championship. Our fans are the best and we all thank you.
leons gloves
Only here a year and already a bit of a legend. Chairmen really get legendary status! Real feel good factor around the place at the moment. Going to be buzzing on Sat. A win for Milan!
welshyowl
4evaOWL, check out Managers' Musings vs. Orient thread. I suspect said 'retraction' comes with a few provisos, but we can't have everything! lol
OurMaurice
Cheers for that OurMaurice... I thought that it may be you that let me know. Have just read it and have the warmth in my heart that could only be genereated by what appears to be a "Christmas Miracle". Blue n' White Blue n' White, Wednesday all the way... oh what fun it is to be on Championship bound sleigh. Milan at the reigns and Gary by his side with Madine up front and a never say die side..... Wahoo!! (sorry festive moment of madness!! lol) UTO IMMIT
4evaOWL
ХВАЛА MILAN! sorted us out so much and given the club a real chance. cant ХВАЛА him anymore
wrighty-swfc
 

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