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


Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football


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

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

Best of Vital Network

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

Wednesday Not Quite Back Yet!

Disappointing day out but Wednesday's fans prove that the club will be back

Stats: Hull City v Sheffield Wednesday

All the stats from Hull City (1) vs (0) Sheffield Wednesday, Wembley, 28/5/16 Att: 70,189

Teams - Sheffield Wednesday v Hull City

Today is the day! And maybe the day that Wednesday make their long awaited return to the Premier League! The Owls face The Tigers at Wembley in the Championship Playoff Final.

Wednesday at Wembley - It's the Final Countdown!

24hrs to go until Wednesday and their fans hit Wembley!

Archived Vital Wednesday Articles

Vital Wednesday articles from

Site Journalists

Ed Jepson
Editor email
Profile
Greg Pursehouse
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Did Hull City deserve to win?
Suggested By: Vital Wednesday
Yes100%
No, off day for the Owls0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Burnley 46 26 15 5 93 37
P Middlesbrough 46 26 11 9 89 32
3 Brighton 46 24 17 5 89 30
4 Hull City 46 24 11 11 83 34
5 Derby County 46 21 15 10 78 23
6 Sheff Wed 46 19 17 10 74 21
7 Ipswich 46 18 15 13 69 2
8 Cardiff 46 17 17 12 68 5
9 Brentford 46 19 8 19 65 5
10 Birmingham 46 16 15 15 63 4
11 Preston 46 15 17 14 62 0
12 Q.P.R. 46 14 18 14 60 0
13 Leeds Utd 46 14 17 15 59 -8
14 Wolves 46 14 16 16 58 -5
15 Blackburn 46 13 16 17 55 0
16 Forest 46 13 16 17 55 -4
17 Reading 46 13 13 20 52 -7
18 Bristol City 46 13 13 20 52 -17
19 Huddersfield 46 13 12 21 51 -11
20 Fulham 46 12 15 19 51 -13
21 Rotherham 46 13 10 23 49 -18
R Charlton 46 9 13 24 40 -40
R MK Dons 46 9 12 25 39 -30
R Bolton 46 5 15 26 30 -40
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Sheffield Wednesday Results (view all)

Sheffield Wednesday Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.dooleys left leg5
2.swfcjambo4
3.richbird19711
4.OurMaurice1
5.brinsworthowl1
6.Snod77611
7.markjr24011
8.John Bingham1
9.CasOwl1