Vital Football

Latest Sheffield Wednesday News

Happy Birthday SWFC!

Happy Birthday SWFC!

Sheffield Wednesday Football Club celebrates its 139th birthday today, the 4th September. We at Vital Sheffield Wednesday wish the club many happy returns!

It was the evening of Wednesday 4 September 1867 when members of 'The Wednesday Cricket Club' met at the Adelphi Public House (now the site of the Crucible) to announce the club was to extend to include a football club as well as the cricket club.

Of course, the club was called 'The Wednesday CC' because of the members desire to meet on Wednesdays due to their half-day at work. And the idea of a football club came around initially to keep the cricket players fit during the winter months, and bond them closer.

You may have noticed that the football side of things took a turn for the good of Sheffield, and Wednesday are now one of the most famous football clubs in England, and well known worldwide.

The club was formed just four years after the football association, and indeed ten years after the world's oldest football club - Sheffield FC who were formed in 1857. Hallam FC then followed in 1860, but it was 'The Wednesday' who were to win the Sheffield public over, and of course become the biggest club in the steel city.

Wednesday played at Olive Grove for much of their early years but finally moved to Owlerton in April 1899 after a short stint at Bramall Lane. Luckily for us Wednesday officials decided against it a permanenent home there and opted to Owlerton.

The first 139 years have certainly been eventful (and in particular my 22 years as an Owl) for 'The Wednesday' - here's to another successful 139! HAPPY BIRTHDAY WEDNESDAY!

The Wednesday - 139 years of age TODAY! Want to share your best, or maybe your worst moments of your life supporting the famous blue and white wizards? Have YOUR say on the Vital Sheffield Wednesday forum by clicking HERE



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

Writer:Nick
Date:Monday September 4 2006
Time: 9:02PM

Comments

0
Brilliant! Happy birthday to SWFC.
Auckland Owl
04/09/2006 21:54:00
0
Happy Birthday SWFC you old git! :)
spirtySWFC
04/09/2006 23:28:00
0
Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you!
newman87
05/09/2006 09:02:00
0
How big must the birthday cake for all those candles? :-)
Nightowl
05/09/2006 12:39:00
0
Yes..Many Happy Returns SWFC!
sandgroanun
05/09/2006 14:36:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Sheffield Wednesday Articles

Lee Caps His 150th Owls Game With Two Goals Against Forest

Wednesday came from behind to beat Nottingham Forest 2 - 1. That result means the Owls have completed turnarounds three times in a row at Hillsborough. Once again it was midfielder Kieran Lee scoring

Video & Comments As Owls Boss Carlos Reviews Win Over Forest

Turnaround wins for Wednesday at Hillsborough have more than just the fans hearts skipping a beat!

Stats: Wednesday v Nottingham Forest

All the stats from Wednesday (2) vs (1) Nottingham Forest, Hillsborough, 3pm Saturday September 24th, 2016 Att: 27,350

Comments From Owls Boss Carlos Ahead of Forest Clash

What has Owls boss Carlos Carvalhal had to say ahead of Wednesday Vs Forest?

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)

Outcome of Wednesday at Blackburn?
Suggested By: Vital Wednesday
Wednesday Win67%
Draw33%
Rovers Win0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

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

Recent Sheffield Wednesday Results (view all)

Sheffield Wednesday Fixtures (view all)

Sep 27 2016 7:45PM : Blackburn Rovers (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 1 2016 3:00PM : Brighton & Hove Albion (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 16 2016 12:00PM : Huddersfield Town (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 19 2016 7:45PM : Cardiff City (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 22 2016 3:00PM : Queens Park Rangers (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 29 2016 3:00PM : Derby County (a)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.dooleys left leg6
2.OurMaurice4
3.keyworthowl2
4.Showboat1