1982–83 Sheffield Wednesday F.C. season

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  • 30 September 1982: In the Second Division, surprise promotion contenders Grimsby Town head the race for a place in the First Division, joined by Wolverhampton Wanderers and Sheffield Wednesday in the top three.[1]
  • 31 October 1982: Sheffield Wednesday and Queens Park Rangers now head the Second Division promotion race, with Fulham joining them in the top three and their manager Malcolm Macdonald turning heads with his promising young side who are looking like serious contenders for a second successive promotion. Derby County (First Division champions as recently as 1975) are second from bottom.[2]
  • 30 November 1982: Queens Park Rangers, Fulham and Sheffield Wednesday head the Second Division promotion race.[3]
  • January 1983: Midfielder Pat Heard leaves Villa for Wednesday priced at £60,000.[4]
  • 18 January 1983: Wednesday have won just one of their last thirteen games undermining their promotion hopes.[5]
  • 31 January 1983: Wolverhampton Wanderers, Queens Park Rangers and Fulham continue to lead the way in the Second Division, with third placed Fulham now nine points ahead of their nearest challengers Sheffield Wednesday.[6]
  • 12 March 1983: Arsenal, Brighton & Hove Albion and Manchester United reach the FA Cup semi-finals after home wins in the sixth round. Burnley and Sheffield Wednesday draw 1-1 in an all-Second Division tie.[7]
  • 16 March 1983: Sheffield Wednesday thrash Burnley 5-0 to reach the FA Cup semi-finals for the first time since 1966.[7]
  • 16 April 1983 The Owls are defeated 2–1 by Brighton & Hove Albion in the FA Cup semi-final. Wednesday player Pat Heard, is forced to take a taxi to Highbury, London having been accidentally left behind by manager, Jack Charlton.[8]
  • 30 April 1983: Wolverhampton Wanderers need only one win from their final three games to be sure of promotion to the First Division alongside Queens Park Rangers. Fulham, meanwhile, have lapsed and are just one point ahead of Leicester City in the race for the final promotion place. Newcastle United and Sheffield Wednesday still have an outside chance of going up this season.[9]

Second Division[edit]

P W D L F A GD Pts
1 Queens Park Rangers 42 26 7 9 77 36 +41 85
2 Wolverhampton Wanderers 42 20 15 7 68 44 +24 75
3 Leicester City 42 20 10 12 72 44 +28 70
4 Fulham 42 20 9 13 64 47 +17 69
5 Newcastle United 42 18 13 11 75 53 +22 67
6 Sheffield Wednesday 42 16 15 11 60 47 +13 63
7 Oldham Athletic 42 14 19 9 64 47 +17 61
8 Leeds United 42 13 21 8 51 46 +5 60
9 Shrewsbury Town 42 15 14 13 48 48 +0 59
10 Barnsley 42 14 15 13 57 55 +2 57
11 Blackburn Rovers 42 15 12 15 58 58 +0 57
12 Cambridge United 42 13 12 17 42 60 −18 51
13 Derby County 42 10 19 13 49 58 −9 49
14 Carlisle United 42 12 12 18 68 70 −2 48
15 Crystal Palace 42 12 12 18 43 52 −9 48
16 Middlesbrough 42 11 15 16 46 67 −21 48
17 Charlton Athletic 42 13 9 20 63 86 −23 48
18 Chelsea 42 11 14 17 51 61 −10 47
19 Grimsby Town 42 12 11 19 45 70 −25 47
20 Rotherham United 42 10 15 17 45 68 −23 45
21 Burnley 42 12 8 22 56 66 −10 44
22 Bolton Wanderers 42 11 11 20 42 61 −19 44

References[edit]

  1. ^ Queens Park Rangers FC News. Qpr Mad (1982-09-28). Retrieved on 2011-03-23.
  2. ^ Queens Park Rangers FC News. Qpr Mad (1982-10-30). Retrieved on 2011-03-23.
  3. ^ Queens Park Rangers FC News. Qpr Mad (1982-11-27). Retrieved on 2011-03-23.
  4. ^ The Guardian, Curran transfer off, 14 January 1983.
  5. ^ Lacey, David, Home quartet sound right, The Guardian, 18 January 1983
  6. ^ Queens Park Rangers FC News. Qpr Mad (1983-01-22). Retrieved on 2011-03-23.
  7. ^ a b Smailes, Gordon (2000). The Breedon Book of Football Records. Derby: Breedon Books. p. 236. ISBN 1859832148. 
  8. ^ Hampson, Andy: Heard the one about the man born in Hull who played for United, Boro and Villa?, Journal (Newcastle-upon-Tyne) 22 May 2009
  9. ^ Queens Park Rangers FC News. Qpr Mad (1983-04-30). Retrieved on 2011-03-23.