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#1 11/07/2020 at 09:04

A legend leaves us. Fly high Big Jack.  

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#2 11/07/2020 at 09:08

Can't believe it

Rest in peace Big Jack. thanks for saving us, for that day in 79.and promotion.  

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#3 11/07/2020 at 09:12

RIP
What a character  

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#4 11/07/2020 at 09:15

Cry
RIP big man 

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#5 11/07/2020 at 09:19

RIP Big Jack. Thank you SaluteSaluteSalute

I'll never buy from AXA again! 

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#6 11/07/2020 at 09:20

RIP. One of our true heroes 

Fuck 'em. This city will always be ours. 

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#7 11/07/2020 at 09:20

Rip Big Jack x 

Consilio et Animis 

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#8 11/07/2020 at 09:25

A truly huge figure in our club's history. Thanks for everything, the great memories and the BDM in 1979.

A really sad day. RIP Big Jack CrySalute

I ask you will Galway bate Mayo? Not if they have Willie Joe...they haven't a hope of beating Mayo! 

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#9 11/07/2020 at 09:29

The first manager I remember, RIP Big Jack  

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#10 11/07/2020 at 09:31

RIP Big Jack. England Legend. Gave us hope back after the dark years of the 70s. 

Post edited on 11/07/2020 at 09:31 by Tank_Owl

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#11 11/07/2020 at 09:31

RIP big man 

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#12 11/07/2020 at 09:35

A proper tibute is needed. He really mde a difference in hard times. Not just 60 seconds. 

I'll never buy from AXA again! 

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#13 11/07/2020 at 09:39

RIP Big Jack.

Thanks for the turning our club around, the promotion, and of course the BDM. 

Tell mi mam, mi mam, I don't want no tea, no tea, I'm watching the Wednesday, tell mi mam, mi mam 

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#14 11/07/2020 at 09:43

A proper tibute is needed. He really mde a difference in hard times. Not just 60 seconds.
WednesdaysChild, 11/07/2020 at 09:35


I was thinking the same. Not being funny, you were there at the time so why don't you write one and email it to Hoyland at the admin email address and he"ll link to it.  

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#15 11/07/2020 at 09:43

Yes very sad news if not unexpected given his previous poor health

The impact he made on Sheffield Wednesday can never be forgotten.

For a young kid like me at the time, bitten by the Wednesday bug our starting point was the worse season 74/75, a save our skins game in 76, the Save Our Owls local campaign. We heard our fathers talk about the past, but it wasn't in front of our eyes.

We were also told about England winning the World Cup legends the lot of them. We saw this chap Jack Charlton on TV, he had won the World Cup.

Suddenly he was going to be our manager.

As a 9/10 year old kid it was like why would he come here.

What he did was galvanise a team, a club, a support to believe in Sheffield Wednesday once more. For kids like me it was that the stories from our history we were told were achievable.

Boxing Day
Promotion
Cup runs
Cup semi finals
Year on year getting better

He laid those foundations that built the teams of the 80s and 90s.

So I will mourn his passing but much more I will remember this legacy  

Happy clapping for 4 years more than Emre 

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#16 11/07/2020 at 09:44

RIP Jack. Unhappy

The first Wednesday manager I knew of, lived local to me when I was a nipper, used to see him knocking about every now and again.

13.11.2010 at 20.51 emre...tbh, Hoylands goal gave me a semi 

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#17 11/07/2020 at 10:05

RIP Big Man

A true Wednesday legend

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#18 11/07/2020 at 10:07

RIP Legend

Well done the Owls... 

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#19 11/07/2020 at 10:12

First manager I had memories of
Loved watching his coaching programme on TV Sunday mornings
Thanks for all you did
Boxing day
Promotion
Bringing in Terry Curran to a low team and making them a team to be proud of again
Cheers big Jack
Go get your Guinness Guinness

Go to Bramall Lane??? I'd rather shit in my hands and clap 

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#20 11/07/2020 at 10:14

John Pearson has said this...

"I always remember after we lost to Brighton in the FA Cup semi-final, I walked in and Jack was crying. It just showed to me how much he cared about Sheffield Wednesday.

He was a World Cup winner, but this still mattered so much to him. And the thing is, he wasn't upset for himself, he was upset for Sheffield Wednesday, the players and the supporters." 

13.11.2010 at 20.51 emre...tbh, Hoylands goal gave me a semi 

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#21 11/07/2020 at 10:19

RIP Big Jack, one of the best managers we have ever had, thanks for the memories 

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#22 11/07/2020 at 10:20

Yes very sad news if not unexpected given his previous poor health

The impact he made on Sheffield Wednesday can never be forgotten.

For a young kid like me at the time, bitten by the Wednesday bug our starting point was the worse season 74/75, a save our skins game in 76, the Save Our Owls local campaign. We heard our fathers talk about the past, but it wasn't in front of our eyes.

We were also told about England winning the World Cup legends the lot of them. We saw this chap Jack Charlton on TV, he had won the World Cup.

Suddenly he was going to be our manager.

As a 9/10 year old kid it was like why would he come here.

What he did was galvanise a team, a club, a support to believe in Sheffield Wednesday once more. For kids like me it was that the stories from our history we were told were achievable.

Boxing Day
Promotion
Cup runs
Cup semi finals
Year on year getting better

He laid those foundations that built the teams of the 80s and 90s.

So I will mourn his passing but much more I will remember this legacy
mkowl, 11/07/2020 at 09:43


Well said, mk...says it all for a lot of Wednesday fans of that time. I really wish we had someone like him in charge now. 

I ask you will Galway bate Mayo? Not if they have Willie Joe...they haven't a hope of beating Mayo! 

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#23 11/07/2020 at 10:26



Well said, mk...says it all for a lot of Wednesday fans of that time. I really wish we had someone like him in charge now.
Baresi, 11/07/2020 at 10:20


He was the talisman - I really was too young to comprehend the mess the club was in during the mid 70's. It just happened to be the starting point.

But there is a lot to be said to have someone today that could do the same

Happy clapping for 4 years more than Emre 

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#24 11/07/2020 at 10:35

Already, there are some wonderful stories being recounted about his time with us. 

Fuck 'em. This city will always be ours. 

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#25 11/07/2020 at 10:43

RIP Jack x 

He who laughs last, laughs loudest. 

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#26 11/07/2020 at 10:47

'Jackie Charlton's magic, he wears a magic hat' was the first footy song I knew.

RIP Jack! 

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#27 11/07/2020 at 10:49

RIP Big Jack 

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#28 11/07/2020 at 10:52

RIP Big Jack 🙏  

This is the last time I'm painting on a grin. 

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#29 11/07/2020 at 11:02

RIP!!

And thanks! 

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

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#30 11/07/2020 at 11:03

RIP Big Jack 

I've been stabbed in the back, so many many times, I dont have any skin, thats just the way it goes 

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#31 11/07/2020 at 11:04

John Pearson has said this...

"I always remember after we lost to Brighton in the FA Cup semi-final, I walked in and Jack was crying. It just showed to me how much he cared about Sheffield Wednesday.

He was a World Cup winner, but this still mattered so much to him. And the thing is, he wasn't upset for himself, he was upset for Sheffield Wednesday, the players and the supporters."
HoylandOwl, 11/07/2020 at 10:14


Salute

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

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#32 11/07/2020 at 11:11

RIP Big Jack

A True Legend

A True Saviour

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#33 11/07/2020 at 11:14

RIP Big Jack 😥
Thanks for Boxing Day
True Wednesday Legend 💙 

World Peace is None of Your Business 

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#34 11/07/2020 at 11:23

Met him a few times mainly when he was on the " Rubber Chicken " Circuit . The first time when he was manager of Middlesborough and was guest speaker at a Sportsmans Dinner at my halls of residence . He allways had a story and would keep you amused for hours . Was a genuine decent bloke the likes we have not seen in football for some time.
RIP Big Jack  

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#35 11/07/2020 at 11:26

RIP Jack  

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#36 11/07/2020 at 11:28

13.11.2010 at 20.51 emre...tbh, Hoylands goal gave me a semi 

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#37 11/07/2020 at 11:53

Don't forget the 5 Arsenal games either. Especially the snow ball one Wow

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#38 11/07/2020 at 12:12

RIP Big Jack. Manager when I started going to Wednesday. I got his autograph once. 

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#39 11/07/2020 at 12:14

PS He was also a World Cup winner, which shouldn’t be forgotten despite the obviously far bigger achievement of turning Wednesday around. 

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#40 11/07/2020 at 12:41

RIP Jackie, true legend 

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#41 11/07/2020 at 13:04

Oh, for someone like Big Jack to walk into our club today and get hold of it by the scruff of the neck like he did.

RIP x 

Its now or never 

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#42 11/07/2020 at 14:25

RIP Big Jack & thank you. 

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#43 11/07/2020 at 16:31

RIP big man.

A proper character. One of the dirtiest opponents I ever witnessed at S6 in the 1960s in a team almost full of them, but a true England legend: a word that sees far too much inappropriate use these days.
A tremendous manager, particularly at Middlesbrough in the league and Republic of Ireland. Our saviour, the man who launched the modern Wednesday.
Someone should now write THE book, with all the stories and anecdotes about him. I'd certainly buy it! What a bloke.
He wouldn't be allowed to be him, the way he was, in the emasculated football of today. They'd find a way to spoil it for him. We need more like him, not 'them'.
I hope there's good fishing where you are, Jack. God bless ya!

SaluteSaluteSalute

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We must not give opposition teams hope. We have to kill them. 

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#44 11/07/2020 at 17:16

Best commentary from him at Balckburn in the Semi

"John Sheridan one of my lads plays for the Republic of Ireland " 

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#45 11/07/2020 at 17:32

There was a documentary back in the 80's, Steel City Blues or summat. One of the fans interviewed said something along the lines of "There wouldn,t be a Sheffield Wednesday now if it wasn't for Jack Charlton". Maybe a bit over the top, but no-one in my time supporting the club has any one individual restored pride, hope, belief and love for the football team.

The term Legend is bandied around so freely these days, its difficult to find the words to elevate the true Legends like Big Jack above the hyped up journeymen, but Jack was a true Legend in every sense of the word.


Givens. Stein. Hopkins .Elliott .Unsworth.. Heroes, one and all. Add Simonsen to the growing list 

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#46 11/07/2020 at 17:39

Best commentary from him at Balckburn in the Semi

"John Sheridan one of my lads plays for the Republic of Ireland "
P_O_T_R, 11/07/2020 at 17:16



I must watched that a thousand times

Also "I thought that Bart-Williams was going to have a shot there"

and "Colin Hendry doesn't know what to do"Bigsmile

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#47 11/07/2020 at 17:40

Consilio et Animis 

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#48 11/07/2020 at 18:34




I must watched that a thousand times

Also "I thought that Bart-Williams was going to have a shot there"

and "Colin Hendry doesn't know what to do"Bigsmile
jbo, 11/07/2020 at 17:39


Quality  

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#49 11/07/2020 at 19:02

He's the only bloke I've ever heard whose memory for names is as bad as mine has become!
Smug

We must not give opposition teams hope. We have to kill them. 

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#50 11/07/2020 at 20:29

Like a few others on here, Big Jack was the first Wednesday manager I remember. Them were the days. The starry eyed innocence of youth. Probably not fully understanding how important each game was. We did seem to win quite often though, so that was good!

RIP. 

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#51 11/07/2020 at 20:41

Not everybodys thing, but if the club ever decided to raise statues to honour our past hero's, then Charlton's should be top of the list.

Don Givens second 

Givens. Stein. Hopkins .Elliott .Unsworth.. Heroes, one and all. Add Simonsen to the growing list 

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#52 11/07/2020 at 20:56

I started watching Wednesday in the early 70s, so didn’t have a lot to shout about other than the odd relegation escape. Jack gave me my first winning team. He brought in players who became favourites like we’d had few of before in my time: Andy Mac, Bannister, Mick Lyons, TC. Under Jack, watching Wednesday was a pleasure rather than a chore. He seemed to have an empathy with the fans. Even when supposedly “remonstrating” with us with the Pat Jennings snow balls and the Oldham riot, he gave the impression that he could easily have been in the crowd with us.

Took us from heading for the fourth to heading to the first. My first proper derby (BDM), my first promotion, first cup semi. It’s a shame that his time at Wednesday is glossed over so easily by those that didn’t experience his time at Wednesday. He did as much for us as he did for Ireland. Legend, hero, top man. RIP. 

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#53 11/07/2020 at 21:27

Couple of things from reading these posts...

1. Just realised a lot of us are a similar age (we'll, apert from Bricat and Owling 😂)

2. Actually how Big Jack saved us.

3. The term legend is banded about too easily but Jack is definitely one.  

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#54 11/07/2020 at 21:31






It would be rude not to Smile

World Peace is None of Your Business 

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#55 11/07/2020 at 21:34



World Peace is None of Your Business 

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#56 11/07/2020 at 21:42

My dad reckons Jack beat him at dominoes in wharncliffe at Firth park during the Arsenal cup games.

He asked him what the team was going to be and Jack just said see who turns up.

Apparently we only had 14 fit players! 

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#57 11/07/2020 at 22:08

Hey Hirsty. Shakespeares opens on Wednesday. Mines a pint.  

Fuck 'em. This city will always be ours. 

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#58 11/07/2020 at 22:27

Fucking crisp muncher on match of the day has just said Jack managed Sheffield United.

Can't even get his obituary right.

C**ts 

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#59 11/07/2020 at 22:30

Yeah. Just seen that.

Time to demand a licence refund Finger

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#60 11/07/2020 at 22:37

Hey Hirsty. Shakespeares opens on Wednesday. Mines a pint.
bricat, 11/07/2020 at 22:08


Beers on me Bri when I venture into town 👍 

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