Personalised Football Calendar - Sheffield Wednesday
A Unique Gift Idea For Sheffield Wednesday Fans!
Sheffield Wednesday formed in 1867, making it the second oldest football team in England. The club was originally a cricket side. They began to play football in the winter months to keep the players together and this would soon become common for cricket teams around the country. Football quickly became the club's main sport and player power forced the Owls to turn professional. Sheffield Wednesday won four First Division titles and three FA Cup trophies over the next fifty years. The club has since found trophies harder to come by, but the Owls have enjoyed many periods of top flight football and great local support. One reason for disappointing results has apparently been the Sheffield Wednesday strip. Superstitious fans have become convinced that narrow stripes lead to faltering form and traditional broader sections of blue and white will guarantee success for the club.
Our Personalised Calendars feature reproduced Sheffield Wednesday match reports from some of the best games from the club's history. Starting from the month of your choice, these A3 Calendars are a terrific gift idea for any fan of the Owls.
The Personalised Calendars feature an impressive selection of encounters from league fixtures and domestic cups, including trophy-winning games, major finals and two 'Steel City' derbies. Below you will find just a few highlights from this popular Calendar Gift.
Sheffield Wednesday were a formidable team at the end of the 1920s and developed a strong reputation at the top of the game. In 1930, the Owls beat title-rivals Derby County 6-3 to win the Championship for the second consecutive year. The club won another piece of silverware in 1935, defeating West Bromwich 4-2 in the FA Cup Final. The match had been fiercely contested, with the Baggies levelling each time Sheffield Wednesday scored a goal. At 2-2 West Brom had a great chance to win the match, but missed the target. They were unable to recover from the disappointment and Ellis Rimmer scored twice to win the game for the Owls; Rimmer had therefore finished the competition having scored in every round.
Ron Atkinson became manager of the Owls in 1989. The A3 Calendar features an article on his appointment and some of the key cup ties of his reign. In 1991, Sheffield Wednesday were beginning to flourish under their new boss and the team reached the League Cup Final. They faced Atkinson's old club Manchester United and were considered rank outsiders in the match. However, John Sheridan scored in the first half for the Owls and United were unable to muster a reply. Sheffield Wednesday won the final 1-0, claiming their first trophy for over fifty years. The club would also reach the FA Cup final in 1993, following a thrilling semi-final win over Sheffield United that was played at Wembley Stadium. Our Football Calendar incorporates reports on this classic semi-final and also the exciting final replay against Arsenal.
The most recent game included in the Personalised Calendar is the League One play-off final from 2005. Over 40,000 Sheffield Wednesday fans travelled to the Millennium Stadium and a 4-2 win in extra time guaranteed promotion to the Championship.
Calendar Contents At A Glance
Each Sheffield Wednesday Football Calendar contains the following reproduced newspaper reports:
23rd April 1930 - 'Wednesday retain League Honours' (Sheffield Wednesday beat Derby County 6-3 to retain League Championship)
28th April 1935 - 'Sheffield Wednesday win the Cup' (Sheffield Wednesday beat West Brom 4-2 in FA Cup Final)
22nd March 1965 - 'Fantham glides out of the shadows' (Sheffield Wednesday beat Manchester United 1-0)
16th May 1966 - 'Wednesday defied shadow of defeat' (Sheffield Wednesday lose 2-3 to Everton in FA Cup Final)
10th January 1979 - 'Jack's All Right!' (Sheffield Wednesday draw 1-1 with Arsenal)
16th February 1989 - 'King of Clubs' (Ron Atkinson becomes Sheffield Wednesday manager)
22nd April 1991 - 'Well Done Ron!' (Sheffield Wednesday beat Manchester United 1-0 in League Cup Final)
4th April 1993 - 'Wizard Waddle' (Sheffield Wednesday beat Sheffield United 2-1 in FA Cup Semi-Final)
21st May 1993 - 'George's Cup of Glory!' (Sheffield Wednesday lose 2-1 to Arsenal in FA Cup Final Replay)
20th December 1993 - 'Wad a Guy' (Sheffield Wednesday beat West Ham 5-0)
9th October 1994 - 'Owl's That' (Sheffield Wednesday beat Manchester United 1-0)
30th May 2005 - 'Smash Wednesday' (Sheffield Wednesday beat Hartlepool 4-2, promoted to Championship)
Alternative Football Gifts for Sheffield Wednesday Fans
We have an exciting selection of alternative football gifts that are designed especially for fans of the Owls. These include our Personalised Diaries and a unique Personalised Football Book, which is smartly presented and can be treasured for years to come. Other more general football presents include our Spoof Football Headlines and Stadium Tours.
I Just Love It also has a range of attractive Personalised Image Calendars that cover a variety of themes, such as Best Dad, Football, Golf, Rugby and a special Xtreme Sports edition. Each A3 Calendar includes twelve colourful photographs, all of which cleverly incorporate your recipient's name.