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Chelsea Thank Owls

Jimmy Smith's loan signing at Wednesday could well be the start of a blossoming relationship between Premiership giants Chelsea and the Owls.

Midfielder Smith arrived at S6 on a six-moan loan deal, with a view to an extention, earlier in the week as Brian Laws looks to bolster his squad for the start of the new season.

And there could well be more Chelsea starlets heading this way after Chelsea sent a letter of thanks to the Owls gaffer for the club looked after young striker Ben Sahar during his time in the blue and white stripes last season.

The Blues are always careful when it comes to loaning players out, Scott Sinclair reportedly being denied a move to Leicester City last season because of the state of the pitch at the Walkers Stadium.

But now the Owls look to have struck a positive relationship with Big Phil Scolari's men at Stamford Bridge, with assistant coach at Stamford Bridge Steve Clarke believing S6 was the right move for Sahar - and Smith.

'Chelsea were delighted with the we way we looked after Ben Sahar and coached him; I received a letter of thanks,' Laws told the Sheffield Star.

'It's opened a possible link for us for the future: Chelsea know that their players will be looked after if any of them come here.'

And with the current crop of youngsters at Chelsea facing a huge mountain to climb to get in their first team ahead of the likes of Michael Ballack, Deco, John Terry, Frank Lampard and Ashley Cole, Smith's arrival at S6 may not be the last Chelsea youngster we see arriving to play in the blue and white stripes.

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Date:Friday July 4 2008
Time: 6:37PM


nice to hear jimmy went to ma school hpe he does well wiv ya nd makes it at the highest level! or wiv ya lol
04/07/2008 18:56:00
KW, do something right for once before you leave and get on the blower to Abramovich, there's a lad, and tap him for 5 million or so to tide us over til the takeover goes ahead. Just say it can go on account........then get transferred over to Scolari and tell him we don't mind introducing Deco and Eto'o to the rigours of the english game for the first couple of months of the season, and we'll soon have em up to speed for him. Ta very much.
04/07/2008 20:02:00
think you might be getting carried away a little bit here. good laugh though lads!! ha ha
04/07/2008 20:51:00
Feck off dicksplatt!!
will it ever happen
04/07/2008 21:18:00
They just bung all the discarded rubbish kids to the Sty, Your scabby club is the only ones willing to take them. How many loanies will you have come kick off? 6 maybe 7?
04/07/2008 23:12:00
"club looked after young striker Ben Sahar during his time in the blue and white stripes last season." Yeah looked after him brilliantly, that's why he's just signed for Portsmouth. Another reject Chelsea didn't want. You silly birds will believe anything!
04/07/2008 23:24:00
Sharp- Sahar has made appearances in Chelsea's first team and is still owned by Chelsea. He is on loan. Here is the concept- Sahar would have a difficult time breaking into a first team of Drogba, Sheva, Malouda and Kalou. Therefore it makes sense that he would be loaned out to a team in which he could get EPL experience, seeing as how that would be Sahar's eventual destination. Spout some when you have a clue.
05/07/2008 06:00:00
we've always had a good working relationship with chelsea though so this is nothing new. ever since the days of dan petrescu going there and us landing leon knight
05/07/2008 09:07:00
with all respect and discarding the numpty comment from 'will it ever happen - NO WAY' i think you guys are clutching at anything half decent at the minute and blowing it out of propotion. you will believe mr chelski is the new interested party next. ha ha come on lads comment realistically!! sharpblades carm down man you are losing the plot!! ha ha
05/07/2008 09:29:00
Bluntblades, long time no speak, good to see ya still keeping the moronic tones going on ouy site as usual. And before ya say how Chelsea only give us their rubbish, well he carnt a bin that bad cos a certain little piggy club across the other side a Sheffield also wanted him but unfortunately he used his sense and joind the better side. Also when ya say Chelsea rubbish mate.,,,,!!! with a team with the strength and depth of Chelsea with their iminent signings, Id be more than happy to have their unwanted rubbish at Hillsborough. By the way would Shevchenko and Drogba come into the catogory of rubbish bladesforlife seeing as they too are unwanted at Chelski. Id certainly like to think so mate. Take Care Buddy. UP THE OWLS !!!!
05/07/2008 09:35:00
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