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Sturrock Blames Sacking On Walker

Former Wednesday boss Paul Sturrock has revealed the reason he believes he was sacked from his job at Hillsborough - because of chief executive Kaven Walker.

The now-Plymouth Argyle boss made a less-than-impressive start to his third season as Wednesday boss but his dismissal led to mass protests against the Wednesday board following his sacking - just weeks after being offered a new deal at S6.

And now Sturrock has revealed in the tribunal for former chief scout Peter Eustace - who is pursuing a claim for unfair dismissal against the club - that he was shown the Hillsborough door after a fallout with the Owls' CEO.

The former Owls supremo revealed at the hearing that he spoke to Walker about a phonecall he took from former Owls boss Chris Turner, who informed him that Walker had said Sturrock was not capable of managing a Championship club.

Sturrock said: 'I took Mr Walker to task over this, but he denied making the statement. I did not believe him, and I was dismissed when the chairman sided with Kaven Walker.'

The Scot has been the most successful manager in recent times at S6, helping Wednesday to promotion from League One during his first season in charge, giving Wednesday fans a day to remember at Cardiff.

He also helped the Owls survive in their first season back in the Championship before having his toughest spell as owls boss at the start of his third season in charge, which prompted his sacking according to reports at the time.

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Writer: Nick Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday April 24 2008

Time: 9:39AM

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if these recent revelations are true, surely mr walker has to step down
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24/04/2008 09:59:00

Agreed. Told you so!
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24/04/2008 10:09:00

Step down? Be kicked down, kicked to the curb more like!
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24/04/2008 10:24:00

wish we still had him... we'd be better off now!!! plymouth had to sell all their best players n he's still got them pushin for the play-offs!!!
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24/04/2008 10:39:00

I hate Walker - when he talks on the radio and in programs, you just want to kill the ********. Theres only one paul sturrock.
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24/04/2008 10:53:00

Typical Kaven Walker! Have to be careful with what I say... but please please please step down! There, i'm being nice!
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24/04/2008 11:44:00

god id hate to be the manager of wednesday we them tossers telling me what to do
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24/04/2008 17:28:00

He deserves a baseball wrapped around his head i say!!
will it ever happen
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24/04/2008 17:35:00

mr allens puppet strikes again
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24/04/2008 17:40:00

******** *****ers in the board room. They aint thinking off the football club they are thinking of themselves. They sacked the best manager we had in years to be replaced by a lower league manager with no experience whatsoever of managing a big club let alone a club in a higher league. With all the injuries Sir Sturrock had to the injuries Laws has got Laws is a really lucky man to still be manager. Laws must be good at sucking cock. Cant wait till the new investers come along, thats if they do, so they can get rid off all the crap maagement ie. Walker and Laws and yes Walker needs a solid metal baseball bat round his head.
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24/04/2008 20:43:00

kaven walker in the summer transfer market anyone? haha
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24/04/2008 21:17:00

dave allen is a king!!
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24/04/2008 21:30:00

And you are a *****er!
will it ever happen
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24/04/2008 21:33:00

wieh i thought more like ***ck.????
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24/04/2008 22:57:00

Wonder what it's like to be the most hated person on all vital sites?
will it ever happen
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24/04/2008 23:45:00

mick, he wants to go somewhere & play with that if hes got one
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25/04/2008 09:05:00

You can have Sturrock back, he's ruining Argyle!
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25/04/2008 11:37:00,,10304~1297688,00.html hmmm then why offer him a new contract 2 weeks before sacking him??? some one needs to be taken to task about this, and a proper statement issued.
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25/04/2008 12:05:00

sod off demport ur plymouth bloody argyle n ur in the top half of the championship...... ur massively overacheiving as it is!! n if it wasnt for sturrock ud be in league 2 so shut up!!
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25/04/2008 12:37:00

What's this??
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25/04/2008 17:25:00

kaven walker was also responsible for our rip off telephone ticketing system he claimed the ticket office couldnt cope how many football clubs have this problem not many i think employ more staff not rocket science is it .with gates down by 3000 aweek average what sort of idiot puts prices up by 12% not knowing what division we will be in next season .he is ruining this club the longer he stays the longer we true fans will suffer .
beverley owl
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25/04/2008 18:20:00

well if i heard zz sputnik right ( prospective new owner) looks like kw's days could be numbered
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25/04/2008 18:24:00

Demport, are you part mong ? plymouth have never been a threat to anyone, you have always just survived the drop,look at you now, tell you what we'll do you a deal LAWS for Sturrock anyday
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25/04/2008 23:28:00

I believe sturrock. kaven walker cant even give a straight answer on radio sheff. what a tosser. he can sue me if he wants as iv'e got ***** all. only 50 yrs of owls programmes. minus plymouth a this season.the numpty. get him out.
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26/04/2008 19:20:00


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