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Hi, my name's Toby Wildgoose. I'm a 20 year old who's obsessed by sport, so much so, that I am looking to become a sports journalist/media officer in later life.

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Start Date: 11/12/12 (Aged 15)

Friday, 21 December 2012

Preview: Sheffield Wednesday vs Charlton Athletic

Tomorrow I will be going to Hillsborough for just the third time. This being due to my Brother's football team gaining free tickets to the game. I was also, then offered the chance to go and there is no reasonable explanation as to why I'd turn down going to a football match!

My first visit to Hillsborough was back in 2009 when Sheffield Wednesday lost 1-0 to Derby County in a fairly even game on the 11th of April. The atmosphere at the match was brilliant up until the Rams scored the eventual winner and so I'm hoping for a fairly similar atmosphere, just for the whole 90 minutes this time!

My Grandad is a passionate Wednesdayite and had been wanting me to go to a game with him for years, however fixture clashes between the Millers and the Owls had meant that I had been unable to go. Then, on Tuesday 16th 2010, I made my second journey to Hillsborough only to see Wednesday lose 2-0 to local-rivals Doncaster Rovers. Once again, the Owl's fans seemed to be easily silenced and this some what ruined my enjoyment of the game.

Sheffield Wednesday, who currently sit second bottom of the Championship, with only one win in their last eight, will face Charlton Athletic with the chance to gain back-to-back wins. This comes after beating Barnsley 1-0 in last weekend's South Yorkshire derby. A win could see the Owls climb out of the bottom three, whereas three points for Charlton would consolidate their mid-table spot.

I will be uploading pictures of my visit, tomorrow night and possibly a match report to go along side them.

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