'Is There Time for a Winner?' : Sheffield Wednesday's 2022/23 promotion miracle

Alex Miller, Joe Crann

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From the publisher:

As the final whistle went in Sheffield Wednesday's play-off first leg against Peterborough United, it felt like their promotion hopes had been blown, too. The Owls were four goals down, their fan base was in pieces and from a position of seemingly-unsurpassable strength just a few weeks earlier, their world had caved in on them. What followed, over the course of 17 days in May, was unlike anything ever seen before; one of the most remarkable comeback stories in sport, punctuated by breathless late goals, never-say-die spirit and jubilation untold.

Told by those with unrivalled access to the campaign's highs and lows, and recording the journeys of those who made it happen, this is the remarkable inside story of the Owls' 2022/23 season - from their pre-season trip to Portugal to club-record runs, from 96 points to 90+8 and from their gut-punch fall, to the greatest play-off campaign in football history.

The author:

Alex Miller and Joe Crann are the Sheffield Wednesday writing team for The Star newspaper and, between them covered every key moment, on and off the pitch, of a remarkable 2022/23 campaign for the Owls. Joe is a lifelong Wednesdayite while Alex has slowly but surely fallen in love with the Owls since being seconded to The Star back in 2019. A graduate of Leeds Trinity University, where he completed an undergraduate and master's degree in journalism, Alex wrote for newspapers including the Yorkshire Post and Halifax Courier before joining The Star and seeing his loan move made permanent two months later. A keen cricketer, Alex lives in West Yorkshire with his wife Naomi and their daughter, Edie. His first book - 91, the story of Wednesday's remarkable 1990/91 season - was published in 2021. Joe has been covering football across the world for over a decade now and recently came back to his home city of Sheffield to write about the team that he grew up supporting. It didn't start off particularly well, with relegation in the first season following his return home, but the 2022/23 campaign made all of that worth it and offered up the perfect opportunity to co-write his first book with his most trusted colleague. His journey has taken him from S8 to Johannesburg and back again, and with the continued support of his wife Steph and his family, he's hoping that it won't be the last time his name is on a front cover. His 'proper' place of residence remains up for debate.


Vertical Editions
23 x 16 cm
264 pages
September 2023