Tilbrook previews SFD 14
We caught up with the Pukka Pies sponsored Sheffield Wednesday Fans goalkeeper Neil Tilbrook to speak to him ahead of Monday evenings match at Bramall Lane, in aid of Sheffield Hospitals Charity Stroke Appeal.

Neil, this is your fourteenth SFD, you were there right at the start at Woodbourn Road when it was a one off event. Give us your thoughts on the SFD and how it has come to being staged in the World’s Oldest Professional Football Stadium, Bramall Lane and raising over £37,000 between thirteen different charities.
 “From little acorns! The event has grown and grown since the first one for Sport Relief in 2008. We have played at some great venues and every one has shown us great hospitality over the years.  Those special grounds add that extra buzz to match day. Hopefully will one day be able to host at Hillsborough. That could be my last game before retirement! We started off raising £273 in 2008 and year on year we surpass expectations and raise a phenomenal amount now, just for playing football. I think we've created a monster!”

Looking ahead to Monday nights game, the Sheffield United Fans have won three on the bounce, Wednesday were unable to score last year and Monday could see the overall games total go level, who are the danger men to look out for on the United side?
 “I think we need to look out for them all, I don't think they have any weak links and will be putting out a strong side as they have in the past few games. Lee Patrick will show his great strength up front and we will need to watch the pace of Tommy Walker and George Thompson.”

What do the Owls need to do to turn the tide and get back to winning ways in SFD 14?
“Score more goals than them!!”

We are supporting Sheffield Hospitals Charity’s Stroke Appeal this year, why should people get behind the event and ultimately the Stroke Appeal?
“Another worthy cause that often gets overlooked by all the big fundraising events. We never know when we or our friends and family might need their services. Every little helps, show them your support.”

Tickets are still on sale to the general public for Monday’s fixture, why should people come out and support both teams on Monday evening?
“Great entertainment, It's cheap, and you get to watch me playing at Bramall Lane, what more do you want??!!”

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