Celebrity fans’ messages to Sheffield Wednesday

Sheffield Wednesday flags ahead of the Webmley final

Sheffield Wednesday flags ahead of the Webmley final

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A travelling army of 40,000 Wednesdayites will today march on Wembley Way hoping to roar the Owls into the promised land of the Premier League.

Celebrity and political fans today sent best wishes to the Owls for the play-off final against Hull - worth £170m to the winner.

Wednesday-mad Reverend and the Makers frontman Jon McClure said: “Good luck lads. I’ve watched you home and away for many years.

“Just to say whatever happens on the day, you’ve made thousands of people very happy. Come on Wednesday!”

Martyn Ware, from Sheffield band Heaven 17, will be attending the game with his son – and arriving in a special limo he has called the ‘Owlsmobile’.

But he said: “Unbelievably, I’ll have to leave at halftime to make my way to a gig I’m playing at but I’ll watching the second half and possibly extra time and penalties.

“Wishing the boys amazing good luck for the game. It’s going to be a tight match but I believe in the set of players and the style that we’re playing with.

“I’m so thrilled for all the fans, they waited so long for a day like this. I just hope we can do it.”

Owls fan and Sheffield artist Pete McKee said: “Good luck to the Wednesday massive. Lets keep that 100 per cent play-off record going. Carvalhal is our king!”

Sheffield’s squash world champion Nick Matthew, currently in the Middle East, said: “Sending my best to the Wednesday boys from the World Series Squash Finals in Dubai. Up the Owls!”

Sheffield Council leader and Wednesday fan Julie Dore, who will be at Wembley, said: “Sheffield really has had some terrible news on the jobs front and the game couldn’t have come at a better time to give the city a real boost.

“The club and the players have really made us proud and I’ve got every confidence they can do it down at Wembley.

“I’m sure the players realise the enormity of the game, not just for the club, but for the wider city on an economic level.

“Having a Premier League club in Sheffield brings with it huge financial rewards.

“I’d like to wish the players and staff all the best for the game, the fans are right behind you.”

Former Wednesday favourite John Harkes, now head coach at FC Cincinnati in his native USA, said: “I’m wishing my former team Sheffield Wednesday all the best in promotion Championship play-off final at Wembley.”

And Carlton Palmer, who made 227 appearances for Wednesday, added: “Come on lads. It will be great for the city, back in that Premier League – we’re going to do it. Come on you Owls!”

Former Jackson 5 star Jermain Jackson, who started following the Owls in the late 80s and has written a song for the game, said: “We’ve waited so long for this moment. I’ve believed and I’ve held on to see this.

“We’ve come too far not to make it our time we’re going to do this! I feel like Sheffield Wednesday want this and we’re gonna take it!

“I wish the guys all the best.”

The family of Terry ‘Tets’ Robinson want fans to clap on the 56th minute after loyal Wednesdayite lost his battle with cancer aged 56 just days ago. Terry, who had a ticket for the match, had only been diagnosed 13 weeks ago.

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