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Hi. I’m new to this site, a Sheffield Wednesday fan stranded in Leeds.

Can anyone help me with a question.  I was asked the other day what the first live Wednesday match was. It might be me mis-remembering but did we play an African National team in a friendly around the mid eighties.  

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1 minute ago, cheat said:

v Nigeria, 15th August 1981.

Won 3-1 in front of 4,116.

Scorers, Curran, Mellor, Bannister.

Courtesy of The Complete Record not my memory by the way.

And a tour of South Africa in 92ish

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15 minutes ago, cheat said:

v Nigeria, 15th August 1981.

Won 3-1 in front of 4,116.

Scorers, Curran, Mellor, Bannister.

Courtesy of The Complete Record not my memory by the way.

Thanks, been bugging me for weeks.  
Remember being gutted when Bannister left. Guess he just never fit in to Wikinsons style of play. 

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19 minutes ago, cheat said:

v Nigeria, 15th August 1981.

Won 3-1 in front of 4,116.

Scorers, Curran, Mellor, Bannister.

Courtesy of The Complete Record not my memory by the way.

If anyone has the chance to buy that book they should. 

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13 minutes ago, Reesh said:

If anyone has the chance to buy that book they should. 

Agreed.

That and The Wednesday Boys are my favourite points of reference.

Both are ready for an update. The Complete Record goes to 2011, The Wednesday Boys to 2005. Although given the turnover of players these days the latter would be about three times thicker.

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6 minutes ago, cheat said:

Agreed.

That and The Wednesday Boys are my favourite points of reference.

Both are ready for an update. The Complete Record goes to 2011, The Wednesday Boys to 2005. Although given the turnover of players these days the latter would be about three times thicker.

We tried to do the update from the Adrian Bullock site once, was very very hard work. 

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2 hours ago, Morley Owl said:

Hi. I’m new to this site, a Sheffield Wednesday fan stranded in Leeds.

Can anyone help me with a question.  I was asked the other day what the first live Wednesday match was. It might be me mis-remembering but did we play an African National team in a friendly around the mid eighties.  

Welcome aboard MorleyOwl

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5 hours ago, HarrySpeakup said:

The first Complete Record book went up to 1987

I am in the list of Subscribers in the back

 

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I've always found the tables in the 1987 book far easier to read on the white paper than small print on a lilac / mauve paper in the 2011 version.
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