Date:Thursday April 26 2007
Wednesday fan and Vital Sheffield Wednesday member hellboy0628 reminds Owls fans just what a fantastic season this has been - whatever the outcome on Saturday...
As any Wednesday fan over the years will be able to tell you, we've had some rough times, we've had some hard luck and we've stared extinction straight in the face.
Wednesday fans have endured what should be the unthinkable when seven years ago we were banished from a league that we were one of the founding members of, we were relegated from something that some thought was our birth right to be in the top division in English football, which is what some of the younger fans at the time will have only known, the good life of rolling with the elite.
But then we got dragged down into the underworld and we shuddered and struggled with the trauma of being in the netherworlds or being on the outside looking in. Expecting to get back to where we belong because we're too big not to be in the Premiership. Never once even thinking that worse times were to come, how could they?
We're too big a club to go back to what would be the old 3rd division, no chance!
Then it happened - the Owls hit rock bottom with a descent from grace so drastic that most thought that the fat lady was starting to hum...
But there was a wee bit of light when an old Scotsman stopped the rot and starting our fight back. Yes we were on the ropes but the bell had sounded and we weren't out for the count.
Our transformation complete in our descent from a team of Premiership pedigree that could at one point be thought of as a contender for greater things, to a scrapping underdog. When that change came we realised that we have to be realistic and not expect acollades because of who we were.
We started to climb up the ladder again and reclaim some dignity....
In a very long winded way, what I am trying to say is that we, as Owls fans, should all appreciate this blockbuster end to the season that we're currently seeing unravel before our very eyes.
There have been some really depressing times at this club that we love so much - make no mistake about that - but this season has given me hope that we're now in a position to earn our place in the top division in football soon.
This has been one of the best seasons in recent memory and who would have expected that after the start we had?
No matter what happens over the next two games we should enjoy this feeling of optimism and pride as much as we can - you never know it might be a while until we feel this way again (although I hope not!).
I can't see us losing to Birmingham on Saturday, I think we're good for at least a point. For everyone at work or school that says you'll not beat Birmingham on Saturday just ask would if they would have backed us to go and beat WBA, Coventry, Cardiff and Colchester in the same run in?
The answer will be no, so a win against Brum is certainly possible. I believe, and I'm loving every moment of it while it lasts.
UP THE OWLS!
Date:Thursday April 26 2007
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