Sid’s campaign gets Owls star Curran’s backing

Pictured at the Sheffield Moat House, where the Shjeffield Wednesday Team of 1979 were at a dinner to mark the 20 years. Seen LtoR back row are,Ian Mellor, Bob Bolder, Terry Curran, Andy McCulloc, Mark Smith, and Mick Pickering,  Frount row, Jeff Johnson, Brian Hornsby, Ray Blackhall, Charlie  Williamson,Maurice Setters, and Tony Toms.
Pictured at the Sheffield Moat House, where the Shjeffield Wednesday Team of 1979 were at a dinner to mark the 20 years. Seen LtoR back row are,Ian Mellor, Bob Bolder, Terry Curran, Andy McCulloc, Mark Smith, and Mick Pickering, Frount row, Jeff Johnson, Brian Hornsby, Ray Blackhall, Charlie Williamson,Maurice Setters, and Tony Toms.
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A STAR-BACKED campaign to Give Sid the Ball has smashed the 1,000 member barrier - and it’s being supported by Sid’s all-time footballing hero.

Kevin Taylor, of Swinton, Rotherham, is battling back from terrible brain injuries suffered when he was attacked by thugs as he made his way home following last season’s game in Hartlepool.

Known as Sid, Kevin is being treated at a hospital in Chester but has vowed to attend next season’s city derby.

The Give Sid the Ball Facebook group campaign, which was started by Owls fan Darryl Hancock after he read of the 51-year-old’s plight in The Star, calls for him to be allowed to present the ball to the teams before next season’s Sheffield derby.

Former Owls winger Terry Curran, who played 138 games for Wednesday between 1979 and 1982, thinks the campaign is a great idea.

He told The Star: “I’m more than pleased to support this campaign. I was at the game when Sid was attacked and it’s a terrible thing that this sort of stuff goes on. Get well soon, Sid.”