Modern footballers get a kicking; a beautiful, sad tale and remembering Play-Off glory and agony: Sheffield Wednesday stories you might have missed this week

We’re playing the waiting game at the minute to see if and when we are going to see a return to action for Sheffield Wednesday and the Championship.

Sunday, 31st May 2020, 10:45 am
Barry Bannan spoke this week about Sheffield Wednesday's return to training. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)

There should be some news coming this week so over the course of the last week, our Wednesday writers have done a lot of looking back with some prominent anniversaries passing by. It’s hasn’t all been nostalgia, though…

SNEAKING INTO CONTENTION?

David Bates hasn’t played much for Wednesday since arriving last year but the unpredictable state of football at present means that there could be an in-road for him to get a run out.

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BITTERSWEET STORY

Alex Miller told a beautiful and sad tale this week about a family bond forged by their shared love of Sheffield Wednesday. Eighteen-year-old Dan Knight took us through the moment his dad saw his final Wednesday goal.

COVID-19 AND FOOTBALL

Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper, Cameron Dawson, thinks that ‘most footballers will have had it at some point’ when talking about the Coronavirus, and also offered some insight into the Owls’ return to training.

PALMER STICKS THE BOOT IN

Former England international Carlton Palmer, who played over 200 times for the Owls across two spells, pulled no punches in lambasting the attitude of modern footballers when asked about the leadership qualities shown during his time at Hillsborough.

NEARLY A GONER

Moses Odubajo has lifted the lid on the conversation that saw Owls boss Garry Monk tell him he would be allowed to leave the club in January, explaining that it was a turning point in his mindset in a difficult first few months with the club.

WEMBLEY MEMORIES

It was four years this week since Wednesday unexpectedly reach the Play-Off final and we looked back on the day and the subsequent fall-out.

DAY OF GLORY

There was a happier Play-Off milestone to celebrate, however, as 15 years ago this week Wednesday won at Cardiff against Hartlepool to return to the Championship.

ON THE NEWS FRONT

Sheffield Wednesday will be required to wait at least another ten days before discovering whether they will be resuming the 2019/20 season.

After weeks of uncertainty, it has now been confirmed that the English Premier League have set a provisional date of June 17th for the return of football, but what does that mean for Sheffield Wednesday and the Championship?

The Premier League will not step in to fill a £200m black hole growing in the Championship anytime soon.

Wednesday’s first week back from training after the coronavirus suspension has been ‘like a mini pre-season’, according to the club’s vice-captain Barry Bannan.

Wednesday received no positive tests for Covid-19 during the third round of testing of Championship clubs, The Star understands.

AND FINALLY…

We had a look towards next season and a run down of a few bargains the Owls could snap-up north of the border

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