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Davies Linked With Owls Post

Brian Laws may well have guided the Owls to Championship survival, but his job could well be under threat this summer if reports are to be believed.

The name of former Derby County and Preston boss Billy Davies is being banded about newspapers as a possible successor to Laws should Geoff Sheard and his consortium gain control of the Owls over the close season.

The Scotsman has already succeeded in taking the Rams to the Premiership, and Preston to the Championship play-off spots in recent seasons, and has links with Sheard through the Lancashire club.

And should Sheard complete his takeover of the club this summer, Laws may well be looking for a new job if reports are to be believed, after Alan Shearer and Steve Clarke had also been linked with the Wednesday post following the takeover talk.

But the current Owls' number one will no doubt be fighting his corner to have another crack at the job, especially should new funds be made available to purchase new players.

And Owls' fans may also have something to say, after growing fond of Laws despite a relatively poor season, made the more difficult with injury problems and a lack of money.

The summer's certainly going to be interesting...

The Journalist

Writer: Nick Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday May 6 2008

Time: 1:08PM

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Ok, he's proven at taking teams to the play offs. That's it. Derby were awful in the Prem. If we go up, I'd like to think we'd stay up. That wouldn't happen under Davies. It would be a tragedy to get rid of Laws. He has done exceptionally well this season considering. Imagine what he could do with a fully fit squad and a bit of money. Brian is the man for the job. Hail King Brian
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06/05/2008 13:32:00

Get Shearer in to shadow Laws, with mind for him to eventually take over. I reckon he'd make an awesome manager. A fellow Geordie too. Bet they'd get on like a house on fire. Why aye now I'm dreaming like............
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06/05/2008 13:34:00

NOT for me. i would like them to back laws to start with and see how it goes. but theres been no takeover yet . so lets back breaking the laws
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06/05/2008 13:37:00

im not a big fan of laws and i have criticised him but hes better then that poison midgit. wotever happens, it needs to happen soon to give a new manager a chance to build a team, or give laws the backing to sign more kavanaghs and jeffers'
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06/05/2008 13:59:00

How dreadful that would be! Keep Laws in - imagine what he could do with a fully fit side and some cash to spend. Throughout the season he's proved himself to be a great man manager, motivator and great managing big game situations (build up to derby matches and the run in). Give him a chance!! Brian Laws' Barmy Army!
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06/05/2008 14:00:00

I think davies is a good manager but i'd like to see laws stay
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06/05/2008 16:57:00

davies is the one reason i hate derby i cant stand the fecker
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06/05/2008 18:31:00

its an insult to laws having his job threatened just a couple of days after keeping the owls up .we must learn our lessons of the past where we have been to quick to wield the axe .we have no idea what laws can achieve with the backing of a decent board.i say stick with laws give the guy a chance.
beverley owl
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06/05/2008 18:40:00

yer i agree with you 100% bev owl, BL shud be given the chance
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06/05/2008 18:55:00

He fluked Derby's promotion last season as far as I am concerned. They also had a less restrictive wage cap than we did and could therefore attract better players; something Laws has never been able to do. The only difference between the managers of Championship teams is money. Give Colchester 10M and I bet you anything they would have survived and even gone for a play-off place. Changing managers is therefore pointless.
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06/05/2008 19:43:00

We finished up only five wins off the playoffs. Give Brian some money and give him a chance.
Handsworth Owl
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06/05/2008 21:22:00

You guys have a hard working, honnest talking, very very good manager and easilly the best manager wendy have had in the last 10 years, dont fecking blow it. anyone else would have took wendy down. he plays direct effective football and the commitment and work ethic he got out of what i would decsribe as a poor squad of players with the exception of a couple has been amazing to say the least. how he has kept wendy up i will never know but he has and he did it brilliantly in the end. dont feck it up now by thinking you are a big clun that can attract big name managers because you are dreaming in wendy land loke always.
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06/05/2008 21:22:00

Blades were formed in 1889. Charlie Chaplin was born in 1889.What a good year for comedy acts
Handsworth Owl
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06/05/2008 21:30:00

After everything he has been throught this season to deliver a 16th place finish and survival I think it's only fair Laws gets a shot next season with a hopefully fit squad and maybe a few new players in.
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06/05/2008 22:22:00

Brilliant Handsworth Owl! I'm sure it's the club that play down the lane that THINK they are a bigger club than they actually are. Sheffield Wednesday IS a big club. History and fanbase show, 4 biggest attendances this season in the Champ? All Wednesday games
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06/05/2008 23:54:00

we are the best supported team in the championship and we will be next season too. just for the record a nice 5,000 more on our average gates then wendy. even when you give away tickets to pull a crowd - dont make us laugh. dont forget wendy foundations are built upon red n white history - dont forget you were once called the blades!! ha ha music to my ears!!
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07/05/2008 00:35:00

Who cares about averages - We got the biggest gate of the championship and your jealous. Ive got another song for your hem...I know a to$$er that'll get on your nerves, get on your nerves, get on nerves.............I dedicate that song to you bee-hatch4life.
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07/05/2008 00:48:00

Davies, no thanks
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07/05/2008 07:09:00

Wonder which name will pop up next for the managers job at S6. Once one name has been thrown in their are bound to to be others!
will it ever happen
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07/05/2008 09:44:00

'wendy foundations are built upon red n white history'!! what the! surely it's the other way round pigforlife, we were here first and you lot copied us! what's it like to be the smaller younger brother?
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07/05/2008 09:53:00

last time there ground was packed to the rafters there was a billy there that day. BILLY GRAHAM A MORMON PREACHER, says it all really
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07/05/2008 10:18:00

Brian laws Barmy Army! We need a stable manager, not changing every season.
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07/05/2008 17:12:00

I'll be over the moon when the club is finally taken over but gutted if laws gets the boot, after what he's done this season he deserves the opportunity to spend some money on hopefully some quality signings! I'm sure he's got an idea of some potential targets now but can't do much until the takeover is complete, things need to happen quickly though otherwise he may miss the boat, hopefully some of the better loanies from this season can come back on permanent deals or long term loans!!!!
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08/05/2008 09:36:00


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