Ay up, Paddy here. Our last Blog disappeared off the face of the earth (Thanks Wix!) so with a new season approaching we thought we'd try and bring it back with contributors from across the Americas. If you're interested in writing for us send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
First up is Sean, make him feel welcome on Twitter @seansramblings
My name is Sean, and I write a blog called Sean's Ramblings. I mention this because I recently joked that I should turn my blog into an all Sheffield Wednesday and Pittsburgh Pirates blog. While these are two of my favorite teams, they aren't doing well right now with the Pirates having the worst record in baseball and SWFC facing a 12-point deduction for the 2020-2021 season. It could be a rather depressing blog. Paddy either saw my blog post or my tweet about this and asked if I'd be interested in writing on the Owls Americas blog. How could I say no?
I'm probably not your typical Sheffield Wednesday fan if there is such a thing. I spent the summer of 2000 at Lancaster University in Lancaster, England as part of my graduate school program. My supervisor was a Sheffield Wednesday fan and took me to a friendly against PSV Eindhoven at Hillsborough. The team just got relegated, but the people I talked to were optimistic about the future. I guess that part hasn't worked out very well. Anyway, I had a great time at the game and became a Sheffield Wednesday fan though I took about a decade off until I started following the team again. I guess if my supervisor was a fan of Manchester City or Liverpool or Leeds, all closer drives from Lancaster to Sheffield, I probably would have been a supporter of one of those teams. I might be much happier if that happened. Despite the lack of success over the last 20 years, I'm proud to be a Wednesdayite. If nothing else, it builds character and no one is going to accuse you of being a front-runner!
In case you're wondering what my credentials are to write about Sheffield Wednesday here, I think it's that no one has written on this blog for some time and I said yes. Otherwise, I've been a certified referee since I was 14 (I'm only slightly older than that now!), and I once worked as a beer man for several Columbus Crew MLS games. I'll admit that I probably won't be able to provide detailed analysis of player acquisitions or even give ratings of how individual players performed each match. Instead future posts may be something as simple as "check out this awesome goal by Steven Fletcher."
I mean obviously it won't be Steven Fletcher but maybe it could be check out this awesome goal by Jordan Rhodes. We can all dream!