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Is Sahar The Man?

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.

Writer:Nick
Date:Wednesday February 20 2008
Time: 1:09PM

Comments

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he not coming hes up his own arse
boothe
20/02/2008 13:15:00
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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
mansfieldowl
20/02/2008 13:58:00
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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
boothe
20/02/2008 14:05:00
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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.
McQuaid-Owls
20/02/2008 14:13:00
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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
boothe
20/02/2008 14:19:00
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can't see it.
swfcjambo
20/02/2008 14:28:00
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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
McQuaid-Owls
20/02/2008 14:29:00
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yea think his times up at wednesday but i hope he proves me wrong n battles it out for rest of season
boothe
20/02/2008 14:35:00
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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?!
mansfieldowl
20/02/2008 14:35:00
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carnt see hi m coming. pie in the sky again
mick66owl
20/02/2008 14:39:00
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