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Is Sahar The Man?

Owls boss Brian Laws is currently trying to lure Chelsea youngster Ben Sahar to Hillsborough - but will the Israeli really favour a move to the Championship once again?

Sahar, who has featured six times for Avram Grant's men this season, had a spell at Wednesday's Championship rivals Queens Park Rangers earlier in the season but didn't seem to enjoy his time at Loftus Road.

He spoke to Haaretz newspaper last week, and in the interview described the R's as a team that sounds very similar to Wednesday in the current climate, and his words could well give us a huge clue as to where his immediate future lies.

In the interview he said: 'I went through a rough period. The team played badly, continued to lose ground and nothing worked.

'It was hard for me to be effective because there were no midfielders who knew how to pass to a striker. They just lobbed long balls, which is difficult if you're not a tall player. Then I underwent an operation on my appendix that sidelined me for a month and a half.'

Hmm, sound familiar?

Of course, the injuries do, that's a given with anyone who pulls on the famous blue and white shirt and plays in attack - see Sodje and Jeffers for a current comparison.

But from Sahar's interview, should he have watched the Owls play recently, I doubt he'd want more of 'lobbing long balls forward' or midfielders who don't know how to pass the ball.

We're hoping the arrival of Graham Kavanagh could well provide some ammunition should Ben arrive at S6 before this weekend's visit of Cardiff, but the presence of Adam Bolder in the Wednesday midfield may not fill the youngster with much enthusiasm, Bolder was, of course, part of the QPR side at the same time Sahar was at Loftus Road.

It looks like we'll have to keep our fingers crossed that the improved performance against Charlton last week, and the hope that Sahar wants some regular first team football, will see Sahar in a Wednesday shirt before long.

The Journalist

Writer: Nick Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday February 20 2008

Time: 1:09PM

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he not coming hes up his own arse
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20/02/2008 13:15:00

we need a player that has talent.... last one of those we had was D - I CANIO. i hope he comes will give every1 a lift and might give mr burton the kick up the arse he so desperatley needs
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20/02/2008 13:58:00

ses he doesnt no anything about sheffield so laws is tryin to convince him think hes here but he just need to sign on the dotted line
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20/02/2008 14:05:00

Doesn't make great reading does it ? If he comes I hope his attitude is good as the last thing we need in this dogfight is a whinging prima donna teen who thinks he's too good for us. And mansfield Burton has had enough chances in my opinion, just does't have it anymore and doesn't seem to care.
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20/02/2008 14:13:00

i think cos burtons been left on bench n clarke been used before he has made feel left out so he lost interest in wednesday
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20/02/2008 14:19:00

can't see it.
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20/02/2008 14:28:00

Fair point boothe but a footballer with a good attittude when left out bounces back and makes the most of his 10 mins as a sub, even if he doesnt score he runs and runs to prove a point giving all he can., Burton comes on and still looks uninterested and lazy
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20/02/2008 14:29:00

yea think his times up at wednesday but i hope he proves me wrong n battles it out for rest of season
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20/02/2008 14:35:00

i still like deon burton, hes had a ***** season admittedly but i think he has not been helped by laws, there seems to be a problem @ hillsborough with motivation doesnt there?!
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20/02/2008 14:35:00

carnt see hi m coming. pie in the sky again
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20/02/2008 14:39:00

Sounds like a mardy ***** to me. We need a striker but I don't think he's going to improve the situation much. Burton has not stood up to be counted. During the rough periods this season certain players have battled - Tudgay for example has had a hell of a rough run but never let his effort drop just because his confidence did. When we went 6 straight losses at the start of the season, it was clear that Laws expected Burton to lead from the front and he just didn't give it his all. Would like to see him leave at the end of this season and I think he will.
Disgruntled Owl
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20/02/2008 15:50:00

The longer ir goes on the more i feel it wont happen!!
will it ever happen
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20/02/2008 16:09:00

yep same as sodjes brother supposed av signed but it took that long it never happened
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20/02/2008 16:25:00

yep the longer it drags on the more likely it wont happen,but i hope laws sells him the club,(we do have an illustrius past)were not bloody mansfield!, by his comments have to doubt wether hed have the stomich for the fight,,.but hes class,and we aint got much of that at the mo,. burtons coming to the end of his wednesday career now,enochs impressed me,with his attitude,hed be a good option if we can get him cheap,,.come next season,,in the championshipxx
raven jet byrne
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20/02/2008 16:36:00

has sahar signed yet? does anyone know much about him. more importantly is he the man to make a difference? mcclean for me was a very very good player why on earth was he given away for other clubs to make money on him (ie cardiff 500k)? ok he had a few infuries do you think that was the reason?
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