Ahead of today’s clash with Sheffield Wednesday, we spoke to friend and Flowerpot Man Lee Siddons about all things Owls.
How long have you followed Wednesday as a fan? Why did you pick them as your team.
Followed them since the early 80’s as my family are all from Sheffield
Lee with NFL Legend Eric Dickerson.
Best moment as a fan. Season, game or anything other football related occasion you’ve witnessed that warrants a mention?
Chris Waddle’s free kick against Sheffield United in the 93 FA Cup Semi Final at Wembley- amazing goal!
Tell us about a player that you were proud to have on the back of a shirt, if you didn’t is there one you wished you would have?
I’ve never had a name on the back of a shirt, preferring them plain.... but If I had to have one I’d say Hirst!
What’s your most memorable match playing against Leeds United at Elland Road?
Probably our most recent win there in March 2018 when Big Dave Nuhui scores twice for a 2-1 win.
Are you happy with your dealings in the summer transfer window? Is there any player you’d love to bring into your starting eleven? (Messi and Ronaldo cannot be considered!) and do you think you’ll add to the squad in January
Reasonably happy with who we brought in- Borner has proven to be a shrewd buy in the heart of defence, not so sure about Jacob Murphy though, very inconsistent. No one in particular I’d like to bring in but do feel we lack goals when Fletcher isn’t playing.
Your thoughts on Gary Monk as manager?
Pleased with him so far, be interesting to see if he does dabble in the transfer markets since he didn’t get the opportunity earlier in the season.
What’s your hopes for this season? Do you a playoff place is attainable or are you worried a points deduction could mean a fight to stave off relegation
Clearly I’d love us to be in the promotion mix up at the end of the season, and before our poor performances over Xmas genuinely thought we had a chance of catching you lot! The EFL will do as they see fit, but think Wednesday have some pretty strong evidence to show the EFL agreed to what the club did, so would be disappointed if they now go back on it!
Who are your three for the drop?
Barnsley, Wigan and Luton.
Who are the teams you consider will be in the top six of the Championship in May? Please name you top six in any order.
West Brom, Leeds, Brentford, Wednesday, Forest and Fulham.
Who’s your danger man?
Fletcher for goals but Bannan pulls the strings
Can you tell us about a rising star in the youth ranks?
Prediction and scorers for the game?
1-1. Bamford and Lees
We’d like to thank Lee for his answered and wish him the best of luck for the season.
By Keith Ingham