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Strikers, Strikers, Everywhere!

Is Brian Laws the next Neil Warnock? From going to having almost no fit strikers for selection, the Owls seem to be linked with every striker under the sun - Izale McLeod being the latest.

Wednesday have already bolstered their attacking options with the loan additions of Enoch Showunmi and Ben Sahar from Bristol City and Chelsea respectively, following injuries to Francis Jeffers, Akpo Sodje and Leon Clarke.

But Laws may not stop there, with West Brom's out-of-favour marksman Craig Beattie being told he can leave West Brom on loan, with Wednesday set to sign the Scotsman according to media reports yesterday.

But now reports have turned their attentions to Charlton Athletic hitman McLeod, who has fallen down the pecking order at The Valley and has been told he can look for a loan move to gain some regular first team football.

The former Derby man has struggled to make an impact with Athletic since making his big-money move back to the Championship from League Two club MK Dons and is said to be the new number-one target for Laws.

It's no surprise that the links have come hot-on-the-heels of Wednesday being linked with a multi-million pound takeover this week, and any loan moves could well depend on a takeover, although reports are saying a new striker could well be in place ahead of this weekend's trip to Barnsley.

With Sodje and Jeffers likely to miss the rest of the season, Laws, and the Wednesday faithful, will be keen to get the right man for the job as they look to avoid relegation to League One.

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Writer: Nick Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday February 28 2008

Time: 11:36AM

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i think craig beatie wud be the best bet if he wants another striker or he cud just send showomni back and get mcleod instead virtualy same player
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28/02/2008 12:02:00

Yep Craig Beattie would be the best one on all those who have being mentioned!!
will it ever happen
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28/02/2008 12:19:00

Theres no chance of Craig Beattie coming radio sheffield said, And I feel Showunmi needs to sign permanant. Looking forward to Sodje and Showunmi upfront next season. Hopefully in the championship.
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28/02/2008 13:04:00

mcleod not proven at this level so not for me
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28/02/2008 13:27:00

yea but neither is showumni or sahar
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28/02/2008 13:43:00

neither was sodje
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28/02/2008 14:11:00

all this speculation is doing my nut in!!
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28/02/2008 14:15:00

Not overly excited by Macleod. Showunmi has still got something to prove if you ask me. Wouldn't want to see him and Sodje up front together, way too similar.
Disgruntled Owl
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28/02/2008 14:34:00

Powerfull tho Disgruntled Owl, Be similar to the old watford bully tactics of Henderson and King.
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28/02/2008 15:00:00

and just look at sodje at 1st how bad he was for 1st month. when you get 1month loan signings you need proven players not untried ones. hence why we are were we are
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28/02/2008 15:09:00

wow just caught up with some of the takeover talk and apparently they have said they will invest 250million into the club over the next five years which sounds good to me!
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28/02/2008 21:13:00

JUST NOTICED SOME OF YOUR PIGGYNESS SNORTBEAST COMMENTS ON SUFC VITAL. it does make me laugh especially when you little guys banned me for exactlly what you are doing now and just for the reccord unprovoked too!! carnt wait to see you not get taken over and relegated!! THE SWINE!! time for bladesforlife2 i think???mmmmmmmmmmm
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28/02/2008 22:20:00

oink oink, go away you small minded cretin!!
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28/02/2008 22:41:00

thats the sort of message i'd expect from placebo fella. you guys love to dish it, but carnt take it!!!!
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28/02/2008 22:56:00

BFL, haven't you got your own message board to post on? You clearly have too much time on your hands you ignorant *****wit. I've been down the pub with a good mate tonight who happens to be a blade. We have an agreement where we don't discuss our clubs due to the ridiculous ignorance of fans such as you. Grow up and ***** off
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28/02/2008 23:05:00

S6Apple - just for the record why dont you take a look at the sufc-vital and see how many of you piggy f***ers are abusing us for no reason and coming on our site before you start spouting off you soft lad!!
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28/02/2008 23:26:00

nothing abusive like yourself hey bfl. ban him again HEHEHEHE
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29/02/2008 00:31:00

Abuse? We're just happy. Huh, you try to spread a bit of joy and whaddya get..
Auckland Owl
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29/02/2008 00:38:00

ya wa taking the ***** and having a swipe!! as always you chucked the dummy out when i started posting on here like you guys are doing now on our site. it only got abusive on here because of some ppl like placebo who to be fair is a little dippy. ho ho ho
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29/02/2008 01:26:00

bfl, no-one cares, you are an idiot, go back to your internet porn and fray bentos for one sad pathetic little man.
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29/02/2008 04:14:00

im not getting into all this again - with a name like ozzietheowl you carnt say a thing!
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29/02/2008 07:21:00

no pleasing some of you is there bfl try to smile and it brings the worsed out of some people
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29/02/2008 08:36:00

forget strikers laws says on radio sheffield a striker isnt his priorty its a right fullback but he refuses to rule out a striker move
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29/02/2008 08:46:00

How about when the takeover does happen, we give old Steve Maclean , Chris Brunt, Glenn Whelan, Madjid Bougghera and Yoann Folly all a ring. Say sorry lads, we've sorted our selves out now fancy coming back? 70K a week should tempt em, lol
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29/02/2008 09:00:00

i would take brunt and whelan but the rest not a chance
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29/02/2008 09:17:00

id take brunty n folly back anyday... imagine sodje n jeffers on the end of bruntys crosses.... plus the fact we havent really scored a blindin goal this season cus brunt got most of them!! best is probably jj away @ stoke!!
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29/02/2008 10:18:00

would you really want brunt a whelan back they've already shown they would have no real commitment to the club, if they didnt want to be here when we didnt have money why should we take em back when we have. theres better players out there anyway, gerrard and ronaldo would be a good start
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29/02/2008 10:32:00

whys he never try out rocky lekaj while jjs out mite be nieve but bet he gives hundred percent or he just too ****
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29/02/2008 11:56:00

working in brum at the moment with many baggies fans who think craig beattie would do a good job for us, good times ahead if we get takenover and stay up.
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29/02/2008 13:32:00

We always do things the hard way. . . . .Im preying we stay up, buts its so difficult to see how we can. We've got to beat barnsley and show were still the big dogs in yorkshire.
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29/02/2008 14:10:00

Whelan never really asked to go. I would have Brunt back in a flash but Bougherra ??? Not a chance, no-one remember his "I wont play for the club again if I'm not allowed move" fiasco ??
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29/02/2008 14:32:00

another striker being linked now anthony stokes from sunderland
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29/02/2008 20:58:00

getting fed up na rather there coming or not these people need to stop aking ***** up cos they *****e at researchin
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29/02/2008 22:16:00

I thinks Bougherra was forced out, left out in cold as charlton met the asking fee. Please Showumni, eNoch one in for the blue and white army againts the dingles and we'l let you stay another month, how great is that.
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01/03/2008 01:12:00

bougherra can go swivel, we loved him n he buggered off as soon as he could,
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01/03/2008 19:58:00


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