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Sad news of the passing of an ex-Owl, Jack Martin. 

His Grandfather was in the Owls FA Cup winning team of 1896. Jack came to Sheffield in the 1950’s from Dundee North End. The “transfer fee” paid for a new wall to be built at North End’s ground, (still standing!). 

Playing in an era when pre-match nerves were settled with a nip of whiskey, Wednesday gave Jack the amazing opportunity to see the world - playing on tours of Russia (2nd left) and Nigeria,C34B01E3-3CEA-479C-B3C3-E3826208E2A0.thumb.jpeg.8846eed552b1a99873f1c242dc9ac8f5.jpeg although his biggest game in blue an white was probably at Old Trafford immediately after the Munich disaster. A game, Jack said, the whole country wanted Wednesday to lose. For once, they didn’t disappoint.

Jack never left S6 and remained an Owl to the end. Sadly suffering with Alzheimer’s like so many more footballers of his generation, his time at Hillsboro long since forgotten by Jack - but an adopted Sheffielder and always a proud Owl. 

Rest in peace. 

 

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