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Did you know these 2 Sheffield Wednesday facts?

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Sheffield Wednesday are a club steeped in tradition and history, with the Owls having been crowned English champions on four occasions and also winning the FA Cup three times.

The Owls, though, have been forced to spend most of their recent history outside of the Premier League, following their relegation from the English top flight at the end of the 1999/2000 season – and the club have even spent time operating in League One since the turn of the millennium.

Sheffield Wednesday are currently experiencing another challenging period in their history both on and off the field, with the Owls having been in poor form in the league since the turn of the year, whilst also facing a legal dispute off the field over the sale of Hillsborough to their owner Dejphon Chansiri.

The Yorkshire club are one that you feel would be a real addition to the Premier League, were they to manage to earn promotion in the next few years, but that does not look like it is imminent with the way thing have been going over the course of this season.

Here, we take a look at TWO Sheffield Wednesday facts you might not have known…

The record breaking 2011/12 season

The Owls have managed to achieve a lot of promotions between both the Championship and League One throughout their history, but it was the 2011/12 season that saw them go onto enjoy their most prolific campaign in terms of points collected in a single league season.

That season saw the Owls be under mounting pressure to ensure that they managed to secure a return to the Championship, with Sheffield Wednesday having finished in a lowly 15th place in League One in their first campaign back in the English third tier.

Sheffield Wednesday were pushed all the way, with fierce rivals Sheffield United battling them for the final automatic promotion place, but eventually it was the Owls who managed to earn a return to the Championship at the expense of their rivals having picked up an impressive tally of 93 points.

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The Eric Cantona transfer saga

Throughout Sheffield Wednesday’s history there have been few transfer sagas that have received more acclaim from the media than the one involving Eric Cantona in 1992, with the Owls having been thought to have taken the Frenchman on trial, but then manager Trevor Francis was unable to get the striker out on the grass, due to bad weather and he eventually left without a deal.

The Frenchman would go onto establish himself as one of the most iconic forwards in English football during spells with both Leeds United and Manchester United, which has always left many feeling that the Owls missed out massively by not securing a deal for Cantona.

However, in his recent autobiography Francis went onto insist that the Owls were actually never really in the race to sign Cantona, with the club only agreeing to allow him to train with them so that he could build up his fitness – and that means that the club might not have made as big a mistake as some have suggested.


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