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Sheffield Wednesday favourite scoops another award – thanks voters in difficult season



Barry Bannan, the esteemed captain of the Owls, has once again been honored by the Wednesday faithful. This time, he clinched the Wise Old Owls Player of the Year for the 2023/24 season, marking a notable addition to his illustrious career at Hillsborough.

The announcement was made on the club’s official website, highlighting Bannan’s enduring impact on the team and the ardent support he enjoys from the fanbase. At the annual awards dinner hosted by the long-standing supporters’ group, Bannan was presented with the coveted trophy by WOO Chairman John Gilling. The presence of manager Danny Röhl and first-team performance manager Sascha Lense further embellished the occasion, providing an opportunity for interaction with the supporters.

Taking to Instagram following his win, Bannan expressed his gratitude to the Wise Old Owls for the recognition, acknowledging the significance of the accolade, particularly as he approaches what could potentially be his final matches in Wednesday’s colors.

The Wise Old Owls, established in 2001, serve as a community for fans aged 50 and above who share an unwavering passion for Wednesday. From its humble beginnings with just a dozen members, the group has flourished over the years, embodying the enduring spirit of loyalty and devotion that defines the heart of the club.



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