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Davies Linked With Owls Post

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...

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Writer:Nick
Date:Tuesday May 6 2008
Time: 1:08PM

Comments

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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
S6Apple
06/05/2008 13:32:00
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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............
S6Apple
06/05/2008 13:34:00
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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
mick66owl
06/05/2008 13:37:00
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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'
mansfieldowl
06/05/2008 13:59:00
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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!
SuperOwls
06/05/2008 14:00:00
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I think davies is a good manager but i'd like to see laws stay
benowl
06/05/2008 16:57:00
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davies is the one reason i hate derby i cant stand the fecker
smiggyswfc
06/05/2008 18:31:00
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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
06/05/2008 18:40:00
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yer i agree with you 100% bev owl, BL shud be given the chance
lmcowls
06/05/2008 18:55:00
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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.
Smurf
06/05/2008 19:43:00
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