Martin Smith Column: Fickle few who still have reservations about Sheffield Wednesday boss should read THIS piece and reconsider

The fickle few who may still have reservations about Sheffield Wednesday boss Steve Bruce should read the newly-published piece by his son, Alex.

Friday, 14th June 2019, 10:56 pm
Updated Monday, 17th June 2019, 12:12 pm
Owls Manager Steve Bruce........Pic Steve Ellis
Owls Manager Steve Bruce........Pic Steve Ellis

It also gives detail on why Bruce senior couldn’t join Wednesday as soon as he, the club and fans would have liked him to have done last year.

Losing his parents within a few weeks of each other, having his own operations on skin lesions and the shock of his mentor Alex Ferguson’s brainhaemorrhage earlier that year took a toll on 58-year-old Steve.

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It’s a cracking read about Bruce Jnr growing up with mates like Kasper Schmeichel and Raphael Cantona and getting Ryan Giggs to help him with his homework. Well worth a read.

*There were some in Leeds who said Kid Galahad would need a stretcher to leave the ring against Josh Warrington on Saturday night.

But he almost left the ring with a world featherweight title belt around his middle.

A split decision gave the fight to Warrington but as Galahad’s hero Naseem Hamed told him after, in any other venue away from Warrington’s ferocious home support he could have won.

After the fight Abdul-Bari Awad, to use Kid’s family name, accepted defeat with humility.

The 29-year-old, originally from Upperthorpe won a lot of new admirers and put himself into a higher bracket as a fighter.

More to come from him.

*We think we’re keen on sport in this country.

But what about the followers of the Indian and Pakistani cricket teams?

Re-inforced by religious and political differences clashes between these two neighbours can be deadly.

700,000 people from around the world applied for 23,500 tickets on sale for their World Cup clash at Old Trafford on Sunday.

One billion watched on TV, fans were queueing outside the ground on Saturday morning for the Sunday game.

One even arrived on a white horse in ancient tribal robes and a Pakistan shirt (the fan, not the horse).

So when supporters divided by nationality, religion and culture come together in a ground without segregation something’s bound to give.

No it isn’t.

On a day of noise, colour and rain, not one arrest.

Credit to both sets of fans, to cricket and its followers.

Pretty boring game though…