From the publisher:
Back in the Big Time! Sheffield Wednesday's Return to Division One, 1984-86 tells the story of the Owls' return to the top flight after 14 years in the wilderness. In the 1970s, the club had been a footballing byword for underachievement. After flirting with relegation to Division Four in 1976, it began its slow climb back to the top table under Jack Charlton and then Howard Wilkinson.
It was Wilkinson's team that gained promotion to the highest league in 1984. They attacked Division One with gusto - within two years finishing fifth in the league and embarking on cup campaigns that took them heartbreakingly close to Wembley. Drawing on detailed research, John Dyson shines new light on the period, combining exclusive interviews with key players, management and club officials with the perspective of supporters and others to piece together a new history.
Here is the unfiltered story of a team that did not give up. This is the Owls back in the big time!
John Dyson is the author of the acclaimed Our Lowest Ebb?: A New History of Sheffield Wednesday's Darkest Times, 1973-76. His writings on football have been published in War of the Monster Trucks, Football Masters and Turnstile magazines. He first saw Sheffield Wednesday play in the autumn of 1983. In the decades since, he does not think he has enjoyed following an Owls team more than he did in the years featured in this book.