Vital Football

Latest Sheffield Wednesday News

Ex-Owl Captains Legends Win

Ex-Owl Captains Legends Win

Former Wednesday legend Chris Waddle helped captain a team of footballing legends including Ian Rush and Des Walker to victory in the latest Sky One series of 'The Match'.

The Owls winger, who made 129 starts for the club scoring 14 goals in a four-year stint at Hillsborough, steered the Legends team to a comfortable 2-0 win over the Celebrity team - and even netted a sublime second half-strike before lifting the trophy at St James' Park on Sunday evening.

The Sky One series is now in its third successful year, attracting a capacity 52,000 crowd at Newcastle United's St James' Park, and pits former footballing legends against footballing-wannabe celebrities from actors to sportsmen.

This year Waddle lined-up alongside former Hillsborough colleague Des Walker, Ian Rush, Gary McAllister, Nigel Winterburn, Colin Hendy and Dennis Irwin to name but a few - and came through the match relatively comfortably after a first 15-minutes which was dominated by the Celebs.

The Celebs team, managed by former England boss Graham Taylor, included Wednesday fan Tommy Craig, Harvey, Darren Campbell, Ralf Little, Alec Stewart and Mark Bosnich amongst others.

The Legends had won the previous two clashes but Graham Taylor's men were confident ahead of the tie - and made an impressive start as Dennis Irwin almost headed in to his own net in the early stages.

But the Celebs pressure started to fade and the Legends upped their gear, with Ian Rush netting the opener after being left unmarked in the box from a dangerous free-kick - and after that it was all one-way traffic with the Legends taking back the years with some sleek passing and moving.

And a superb solo effort from Waddle doubled the Legends lead in the second half as he cut inside right-back Ralf Little and slotted a superb effort by Bosnich to remind Wednesday fans of the good old days at Hillsborough.

I wonder if Paul Sturrock was watching? Maybe we could do with Waddle back in our side...he certainly wouldn't look out of place in our current squad!...


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

Writer:Nick
Date:Monday October 9 2006
Time: 9:00AM

Comments

0
Ha-le-lu-yah!
Auckland Owl
09/10/2006 00:21:00
0
class is permanent eh ?? Waddle was pretty damn good for sure but how good was Rushy ! ... still got it at his age and that was his third game in a week !!
dazednconfuzed
09/10/2006 09:04:00
0
Sign him up! :)
welshyowl
09/10/2006 09:16:00
0
Who else plays in the legend team????????
wei, wu and shu
09/10/2006 18:00:00
0
Viv Anderson at the age of 50! That is some achievement. I thought it was a pretty boring match.
jono_forest
09/10/2006 18:07:00
0
It usually is a dull match, but it's always good to see some old legends playing!
nickswfc
09/10/2006 18:28:00
0
Did anyone else see Tommy Craig walk parading a Wednesday shirt behind Graham Taylor as he was having his pre-match interview?? Hilarious! Also the shout of "Come on Wednesday" in the tunnel before the teams went out onto the pitch were pretty good too!!
SuperOwls
10/10/2006 19:01:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Sheffield Wednesday Articles

Why Have Wednesday Not Seen The Best Of Almer Abdi?

Alex Roberts casts his eye over Owls summer recruit Almen Abdi

Vital Head2Head - Wednesday Vs Blackburn Rovers

Who has the historic upper hand in a Yorkshire Vs Lancashire clash?

Match Officials For Wednesday At Blackburn (Sept 27th)

All you need to know about the man in charge for the Owls visit to Ewood Park

Wednesday Must Seize The Opportunity Away From S6

Away form MUST improve if the Owls are contenders this 16/17 season

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 Win79%
Draw17%
Rovers Win4%
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