There was a sense of poetic justice as a lifelong Sheffield Wednesday supporter helped to inflict yet more misery on the Newcastle United manager Steven Bruce while playing for Leicester City.
Bruce, who walked out on Wednesday to take charge of his boyhood club earlier this year, oversaw his fourth defeat in seven Premier League games as Newcastle boss at Leicester on Sunday.
The Foxes were 5-0 winners on their own patch, and had two of their goals scored by the Sheffield 6 native, Jamie Vardy.
Vardy was in Wednesday’s academy as a kid, but fell into non-league football after his release by the Owls, before enjoying a swift ascent back to very top of the English game and the country’s national team.
Despite his 33rd birthday approaching this season, the striker is showing little sign of slowing down and surpassed Cristiano Ronaldo’s tally of 84 Premier League goals (in 13 fewer games) against Newcastle.
That prompted the Reverend and The Makers frontman, and fellow Sheffield Wednesday fan, Jon McClue, to tweet the following about Vardy:
Most Wednesday fans believe we’ll see @vardy7 in blue n white stripes before he hangs up his boots
I hope it’s sooner rather than later and he can still do the business
— Reverend&TheMakers (@Reverend_Makers) September 29, 2019
And McClure’s statement was greeted with the following responses…
We all want JV to come home….. #swfc
— Luke Earnshaw (@amgowl) September 29, 2019
Hope so, Jon. Really hope so.
— David Harpham (@deharpham) September 29, 2019
I think we will see it Rev.
— Steven James Roberts (@stejroberts) September 29, 2019
Was just saying this
— Just Craig (@JustCraigyp) September 29, 2019
Sheffield Wednesday’s squad currently contains five senior forwards, although only one of those, Jordan Rhodes, is under contract beyond this campaign.
Vardy signed a new four-year deal, reported to be worth £140,000 a week, with Leicester in 2018.