Todays blog post was written by Sean Forman, you can follow Sean on Twitter @SeansRamblings
We’re now into September and the English Football League Championship season is about to begin. For fans here in the Americas the best way to watch the Owls this season is on iFollow who are offering 3 options this year to fans who want to subscribe, but be careful as the price has been hiked across the board.
In the US the prices are:
- $178 for the full season
- $26 for a month
- $9 for 1 match
iFollow will get you 80-90% of our games across the season, occasionally the league games will get picked for global broadcast and then iFollow will be blacked out, cup games are also not included on iFollow. In the US you can watch most non iFollow games on ESPN + (another $5 / month) or in Canada they can be found on DAZN.
Sure, you can view Sheffield Wednesday’s schedule on the club’s website or many other places, but you’re already here on the Owls Americas website, so why not check out the schedule here too. Plus, no one else is going to have the commentary that you see below.
Saturday, September 12 @ Cardiff City
Saturday, September 19 vs. Watford
Saturday, September 26 @Bristol City
SWFC’s first league match at Hillsborough is against recently relegated Watford. Welcome back to the EFL Championship, Watford!
Saturday, October 3 vs. Queens Park Rangers
Saturday, October 17 @ Birmingham City
Wednesday, October 21 vs. Brentford
Saturday, October 24 vs. Luton Town
Wednesday, October 28 @ Rotherham United
Saturday, October 31 @ Wycombe Wanderers
I’m sure that we all remember those 2-3 days in August when there was talk of Jonathan Leko joining SWFC. Now we’ll see if Leko regrets his decision to play for Birmingham City instead.
Izzy Brown gets to play against his former teams Luton Town and Rotherham United in consecutive games!
Tuesday, November 3 vs. AFC Bournemouth
Saturday, November 7 vs. Millwall
Saturday, November 21 @ Preston North End
Wednesday, November 25 @ Swansea City
Saturday, November 28 vs. Stoke City
After getting relegated from the Premier League, the entire world, and especially the United States, will be watching AFC Bournemouth travel to Hillsborough on November 3rd. This is by far the biggest thing happening in the world on the first Tuesday in November. Nothing else is happening that day. You don’t need to look this up.
On November 28th, Morgan Fox and Steven Fletcher return to Hillsborough. You may have heard of them.
Wednesday, December 2 vs. Reading
Saturday, December 5 @ Norwich City
Tuesday, December 8 @ Huddersfield Town
Saturday, December 12 vs. Barnsley
Tuesday, December 15 @ Nottingham Forest
Saturday, December 19 vs. Coventry City
Saturday, December 26 @ Blackburn Rovers
Tuesday, December 29 vs. Middlesbrough
What a busy month! We’ll see how what kind of depth and fitness the squad has since 8 league matches in 4 weeks is surely gonna test 'em.
I also want to point out the December 5th match against Norwich City since my friend Jason is a Norwich City fan. I can’t image that there are many (or any) people who are both born and raised in Pittsburgh that are deeply interested in this match.
On December 8th, it’s a revenge match for Elias Kachunga and Izzy Brown as SWFC faces their former team, Huddersfield Town.
Saturday, January 2 vs. Derby County
Saturday, January 16 @ Coventry City
Tuesday, January 19 vs. Wycombe Wanderers
Saturday, January 23 @ AFC Bournemouth
Saturday, January 30 vs. Preston North End
The new year starts with a match against Derby County and Wayne Rooney. You may know Rooney from his time at DC United when he did this, Im not sure what else the kid has done, but he's surely got a bright career ahead of him.
(And yes, feel free to ignore the blatant trip at the top of the screen at the 8-second mark since Wayne Rooney wasn’t involved in that.)
Saturday, February 6 @ Millwall
Saturday, February 13 vs. Swansea City
Tuesday, February 16 @ Stoke City
Saturday, February 20 vs. Birmingham City
Wednesday, February 24 @ Brentford
Saturday, February 27 @ Luton Town
Wednesday, March 3 vs. Rotherham United
Saturday, March 6 @ Reading
Saturday, March 13 vs. Norwich City
Wednesday, March 17 vs. Huddersfield Town
Saturday, March 20 @ Barnsley
In the first round of the Carabao Cup, Reading defeated Colchester United of League Two 3-1 behind a Lucas Joao hat trick. I might be the only person who thinks this, but I miss Lucas Joao (*Editor - I think you are ;))
Friday, April 2 @ Watford
Monday, April 5 vs. Cardiff City
Saturday, April 10 @ Queens Park Rangers
Saturday, April 17 vs. Bristol City
Tuesday, April 20 vs. Blackburn Rovers
Saturday, April 24 @ Middlesbrough
FACT! April 2nd and April 5th matches are currently the only times Wednesday plays league matches on Friday and Monday this season. Damn you jeebus!
Saturday, May 1 vs. Nottingham Forest
Saturday, May 8 @ Derby County
A midlands double to end the season against two teams who will surely be pushing for playoffs at least. Let's hope Rooney has retired by this point in the season.