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First Deal Done

Wednesday have completed their first signing of the season by agreeing a deal to bring former Burnley midfielder James O'Connor to Hillsborough on a three-year deal.

The Irishman is the first man through the door at S6 in terms of new players in the close season and will bolster Brian Laws' selection in the centre of midfield - a key area which Laws indicated needed strengthening.

'I am delighted to have secured the services of James O'Connor,' Laws told the official SWFC website.

'He is a proven player at Championship level and brings a wealth of experience to a key area of our team. James will bring an excellent work rate, great attitude, and numerous other qualities to our squad.'

O'Connor has vast experience in the Championship after his involvement with Stoke City and West Brom and enjoyed four years at Burnley.




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Writer: Nick Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday June 27 2008

Time: 3:56PM

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well i hope hes some gd
boothe
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27/06/2008 16:11:00

could be a good signing plenty of experience and he's free.
beverley owl
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27/06/2008 16:19:00

Billy who? Takeover done deal next week.
swfcjambo
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27/06/2008 16:39:00

could go very wrong, which if it does, at least you haven't blown a couple of million on him, but i think it might pay off & he'll be ok. Hardly the sort of player to set the world alight, but if he does the job, that's all that matters surely?
shepsblade
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27/06/2008 17:37:00

Dont no much about him but if hes 100% commited to cause and wears the Blue and white shirt with pride week in week out I wont be too unhappy. Burnley rated him very highly I know and well established Championship player, what more could ya want really. Time will tell I guess. Good luck to the lad. UP THE OWLS !!
stevetheowl
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27/06/2008 19:47:00

Good signing, defensive midfielder that will run and tackle all day, If we get in a good attacking partner for him, we'll have a solid enough first 11. Exciting news from wednesdayite, still think its too good to be true though!
owl1
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27/06/2008 21:24:00

Poor player going to a poor scabby club!
sharpblades
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27/06/2008 22:57:00

sharpblades ha ha ha, your making my sides hurt ha ha ha ha ha !!!!
stevetheowl
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27/06/2008 23:58:00

It's actually quite easy for sharpblades to recognise a poor player..... he's spent most of his life watching a whole team full of them!!
US Owl
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28/06/2008 21:33:00

Got it in one USOWL !!!
stevetheowl
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28/06/2008 22:21:00

He's a great signing. I was hopeing that O'Driscoll would have been able to take another one of his former Bournemouth boys to Donny.
dazza71
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29/06/2008 19:18:00

 

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