Our Lowest Ebb - A New History of Sheffield Wednesday's Darkest Times
Relegation from Division Two. Near relegation to Division Four. Over a season without an away win. Home attendances regularly below 10,000. A period of seventeen league games with only two goals for Owls fans to cheer. Our Lowest Ebb is the story of the darkest period in Sheffield Wednesday’s history.
And yet… there was light in the darkness. Author John Dyson combines new interviews with key players, management and club officials with the perspective of supporters and others to piece together a new history. This was the period of the Ozzie Owl club, Save our Owls and tall tales galore. The book ends with the club at its lowest ever league position but with the green shoots of recovery tantalisingly close.
Our Lowest Ebb then. Desperate times. The author does not flinch in confronting how difficult this period was, but also reflects the fondness in which many hold the period. The book is essential reading for those who were there, those who have come to follow the club more recently, and anyone with an interest in 1970s football and history.