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#1 28/05/2020 at 11:43

Hello everyone.

As some of you may already know, we’re in the process of setting up a new Sheffield Wednesday Supporters’ Trust and we are now formally recognised by the Football Supporters’ Association – something that the club had been lacking (until now we were one of the few Championship clubs without one).

This will give fans a stronger voice and our aim is to establish better connections with Sheffield Wednesday, providing effective, positive dialogue between club and fans for the benefit of everyone associated with the Owls. You can find out more information, including a detailed FAQ section and notes from previous meetings, at swfctrust.co.uk.

The formal process began back in March and since then the interim board have been working on the administration needed to become a registered Trust. We’ve made great progress and are now in a position to move to our next stage – gathering as wide a range of opinions as possible to help inform our policies, as we build up to a full launch when we will begin accepting memberships.

With this in mind, we’ve launched the first in a series of surveys looking at different aspects of the club. We want to reach as many fans as possible, so the administrators of this site have kindly allowed us to post a link to the survey.

This is a huge chance for you to have your say on the state of Sheffield Wednesday. We welcome all views and your responses to this series of surveys really will influence the direction the Trust takes and any dialogue we have with the club.

First up, we’d like your views on club governance and ticket prices.

Click here to take the survey

We wanted to post this on here yesterday but there was a hitch with registering on the site, so apologies for the delay and thanks for your time. 

Building a new Sheffield Wednesday Supporters’ Trust. Find out more: swfctrust.co.uk 

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Reesh1867

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#2 28/05/2020 at 12:06

Nope

Off you fuck 

Consilio et Animis 

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#3 28/05/2020 at 12:07

Are “Wednesdayite” involved with this new trust? 

It’s down to you now Garry!!! OH, AND FUCK THE EFL!!!! 

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#4 28/05/2020 at 12:16

From the website these are the head honcho's - the only one I can see who might be controversial is the WOMT guy IIRC some of his tweets havent gone down well on here. On the plus side, No Wednesdayite/Short's involved as far as I can see.

James Silverwood - James is a season ticket holder and Lecturer in Emerging Markets at Coventry University
Ian Brandwood - Ian is a HR Director and has been a season ticket holder for over 40 years.
Steve Walmsley - Steve is the editor of the WOMT fanzine and a season ticket holder
Tom Scott - Tom is a season ticket holder and Digital Marketer
Other Founder Members
Jenni Smith - Jenni has been a kop season ticket holder for more than 30 years and is a Marketing Leader in the Civil Service
Tom Hocking - Tom has been a season ticket holder for over 20 years and is the Deputy Editor of the WSC magazine. 

Of course there are cracks, that's how the light gets in. 

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Reesh1867

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#5 28/05/2020 at 12:39

How have they got the positions so far?

Seems a bag of bollocks and to be honest that Walmsley bloke is a fucking wanker.  

Consilio et Animis 

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#6 28/05/2020 at 12:48

They're looking for a treasurer Reesh.

Get yourself in there.  

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Reesh1867

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#7 28/05/2020 at 12:55

They're looking for a treasurer Reesh.

Get yourself in there.
Skamp, 28/05/2020 at 12:48



I'd rather shit in my hands mate.  

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#8 28/05/2020 at 12:57

I wish them well and let them got on with it

If you don't like this thing then don't get involved

Seems simple to me  

Happy clapping for 4 years more than Emre 

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mkowl

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#9 28/05/2020 at 13:05

How have they got the positions so far?

Seems a bag of bollocks and to be honest that Walmsley bloke is a fucking wanker.
Reesh1867, 28/05/2020 at 12:39


Tbf Reesh like any of these things somebody has to start it somehow.

So you can't get to phase 2 - have elections and all that shizzle without someone having done the shizzle in phase 1

So the same accusation was levelled at WTID IIRC - who the fuck are these people and what authority do they have.

So its not for you, not for me either these days but having done this sort of thing in the past not going to knock others for wanting to do same type of thing


I was disillusioned back then with that board and I can understand why others have concerns about how we are now run today  

Happy clapping for 4 years more than Emre 

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Reesh1867

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#10 28/05/2020 at 13:15

I don't want to read about it on here though Kev, that Walmsley bloke is an entitled cockwomble and they've already cosied up to Wednesdayite, two big red flags.


Fuck em.  

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#11 28/05/2020 at 13:18

I don't want to read about it on here though Kev, that Walmsley bloke is an entitled cockwomble and they've already cosied up to Wednesdayite, two big red flags.


Fuck em.
Reesh1867, 28/05/2020 at 13:15


Someone's got their G String in a twist. 😂😂 

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#12 28/05/2020 at 13:30

Just to add to Reesh's comments.

The WOTM bloke has axes to grind with DC, sending open letters to the club etc and looks to be a grade A tool. That alone killed off my initial interest and when they announced the tie up with WendyShyte, i was out 100%.

Still I got thesurvey, but the questions are pre-loaded with bias towads the outcome they want.

Tickets to expensive & DC is clueless

There is scope for a neutral fans' group but this certainly aint it.

Kev - would you consider reanimating WTID to serve a truly independentmandate towards bringing the club & fans closer?

EDIT: In fact, we've already got a platform and potentially 17k twitter followers to make this effective. Give Terry something to do...  

Post edited on 28/05/2020 at 13:33 by Andyben

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Reesh1867

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#13 28/05/2020 at 13:54



Someone's got their G String in a twist. 😂😂
Hirsty's 12th Pint, 28/05/2020 at 13:18


Pipe down Proclaimer 

Consilio et Animis 

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#14 28/05/2020 at 14:10

I've said it on the other two threads.
To jump straight in with a survey around the financials and governance (on and off field) is a non starter. The questionnaire is also simplified and loaded to give a neutral to negative response towards the club, especially given the results we've had since Christmas and the on going EFL situation.
If we were currently say in automatic promotion you'd have a completely different set of answers.

I would have expected better from a digital marketeer, a marketing leader, and a HR director.

Sample question. "The English Football League's rules are at fault for Sheffield Wednesday's financial situation"
You're asking someone to answer on two topics they probably know Jack all about.
We've qualified accountants, most who run their own businesses, on this site that fine tooth comb the accounts when they come out each year so the rest of us understand but I doubt anyone has wasted time trying to acquaint those accounts to this
https://www.efl.com/-more/governance/efl- rules--regulations/appendix-5---financial -fair-play-regulations/www
Even EFL members don't know what it means fully otherwise no one would be in possible breach.
Can you explain the Championship club exemptions or what 'football fortunes' means in relation to EFL governance?

Then you have questions around whether the team has improved since DC got here and since 2016 and then questions around ticket prices. Most fans equate team improvement to brass spent and ticket prices are always too much of you're watching shit football.

At the moment we have a benevolent dictator in charge of our club spending his own money and, as far as we're aware, not borrowing millions from third parties to do it.
And you want to jump straight in with "dear Mr Chansiri. We've canvassed fan opinion and the results are get your cheque book out again to buy better players but we're not prepared to pay more than £25 a ticket for it".

Chansiri hasn't done the fans forums since 2018 because he got fed up of being shouted at. Have you actually introduced yourself to the club and asked what they'd like from you?

If you really want this to get off the ground then I respectfully suggest you canvas other FSA trusts to see how they got started and how much influence they have.
Can I suggest Wimbledon, Rotherham, Man City and Notts County.

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#15 28/05/2020 at 14:11

Please don't think that I'm defending them, I'm not and I won't be getting involved but havent they made the point that they met with Wednesdayite, decided to go their separate ways and have no dealings with them, other than maybe community stuff?

I did think the WOTM guy would switch folk off though, I've seen his tweets and he does endlessly dig at DC.  

Of course there are cracks, that's how the light gets in. 

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