In the 1928/29 season Sheffield Wednesday took the first division title, with a total of 52 points claimed over the course of 42 games.
Despite losing 3 of their final 5 matches, they managed to stay a single point ahead of Leicester City, with a goal difference of plus 24.
That season Wednesday also had bragging rights in the Steel City derby, with a 5 – 2 win at home and a 1 – 1 draw away to United.
The commemorative ‘Play Up Wednesday Boys’ tankard/jug featured below shows the image of Wednesday half back Alf Strange, who was ever present during their league campaign that year. In 1930 he was given his first England cap in a 5 – 2 win over Scotland and went on to win 20 caps in total for his country.
‘Play Up Wednesday Boys’ was a regular sound coming from the terraces in the 1920′s, as can be seen here.