A podcast series from The Star in Sheffield, covering all the latest news for Sheffield Wednesday and Sheffield United during the coronavirus pandemic, as well as some entertaining debate and discussion.
Only Days To Go, Contract Boosts & Final Preparations
We are mere days away from the restart of the Premier League and Championship seasons and our panel is brimming with excitement. Blades writer James Shield, Owls reporting duo Joe Crann and Alex Miller and football editor Chris Holt join Liam Hoden to discuss the final preparations for both clubs. James talks about the significance of new contracts for Billy Sharp and Oli Norwood at Bramall Lane while Alex provides the latest on the Owls' EFL charge. And the regular feature, putting together a combined Wednesday-United side from the last 30 years, is drawn to a close with the addition of substitutes.
Football's Coming Back, New Contracts and Legendary Forwards
After all the talking, all the hypothesising and all the doubts, football is finally on its way back and we are singing from the rooftops. Both Sheffield Wednesday and Sheffield United will be back in action inside the next three weeks. Discussing the two clubs' progress towards the return, Owls writers Joe Crann and Alex Miller, Blades reporter James Shield and The Star's football clubs editor Chris Holt join Liam Hoden in optimistic mood. The panel discuss contract issues, including a mini raft of new deals at Hillsborough, plus the big issue of season tickets and refunds. And they put in the final pieces of the jigsaw that is the combined Owls-Blades XI from the last 30 years as they add two strikers.
Project Re-stutter, Contract Chaos and Wing Wizards
Just when you think football is on its way back....
Another week another dose of frustration for those wanting football to resume sooner rather than later. Still there is no concrete news on a potential resumption so how are Sheffield United and Sheffield Wednesday gearing up? James Shield, Joe Crann and Chris Holt join Liam Hoden to discuss this another other key topics surrounding our two clubs in this time of shutdown. They also debate which two wingers should be added to our combined Owls-Blades XI from the last 30 years.
Fading Hopes, Project Restart and a Legendary Midfield
Another week, another set of conflicting stories about the possibility of football restarting. Unpacking talk of fading hopes of the EFL resuming and the Premier League's Project Restart, our panel examine what it all means for Sheffield Wednesday and Sheffield United. And they continue their quest to forge a combined Owls-Blades side from the last 30 years - this time looking at the centre of midfield. James Shield, Danny Hall, Alex Miller and Chris Holt join host Liam Hoden.
The Star Football Awards - Lockdown Edition
The coronavirus pandemic has put paid to the 14th annual Star Football Awards - but we decided to do them any way. Instead of a glitzy ceremony, our writers got together over dodgy wifi to hand out player of the year awards for our six clubs - Sheffield Wednesday, Sheffield United, Barnsley, Chesterfield, Doncaster Rovers and Rotherham United. Plus, our panel debated who should be crowned young player, team and manager of the year in the region. Joining host Liam Hoden was Chris Holt, James Shield, Alex Miller, Danny Hall, Liam Norcliffe and Leon Wobschall.
Please come back
Why oh why did this excellent chat about the team we love suddenly end. WAWAW
A must for all Owls fans
I really enjoy this podcast, lots of interesting and balanced swfc talk.
Keep up the good work, lads! And give Chris his own swfc podcast as well so I can listen to his accent even more!