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Tudgay Out For A Fortnight

Wednesday's injury problems in attack have got worse with the news that Marcus Tudgay is expected to be sidelined for two weeks.

The former Derby County man wasn't even included in the squad for the Carling Cup clash with Rotherham United on Tuesday night but will be missing for the trip to Wolves this weekend and the home clash with Preston the following week.

The news is an extra blow to Owls boss Brian Laws, who also lost Akpo Sodje for up to two months after the hitman picked up an injury in the 4-1 thumping of Burnley at the weekend.

Laws told the official SWFC website: 'The downside though is that I had to bring Deon Burton off because Marcus Tudgay has picked up a thigh strain which could keep him out for a couple of weeks. It means we have to wrap our strikers up in cotton wool'

It means Laws is likely to opt for Deon Burton and give Leon Clarke another chance against his former club this weekened.

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Writer: Nick Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday August 13 2008

Time: 9:00AM

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Ok I'm coming out in the throw JJ or Esajas on up front with Deon so we can have a bit of pace. I'm not to upset about rotherham, BL should at least now have an idea who he can rely on and who he can't. Plus he might finally give a chance to the flying dutchman, a player I believe to have the potential to be as exciting for us now as a certain no.8 was 15 or so years ago.
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13/08/2008 09:54:00

what the ***** do we do to players? have we got a torture chamber @ hillsborough.... quick akpo and marcus have had a good game... strap em to the rack!!! as much as i want to like leon clarke i just cant he was awfull sat and he sounded poor again last night, must be time to try one of the young lads, boden or even maybe lekaj up front, rockys pace and skill and deon to hold the ball up and flick it on could be interesting
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13/08/2008 09:56:00

Sluzarski on Loan now surely ?
Aston Owl
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13/08/2008 11:06:00

I have to say, despite the result, from the highlights I have seen, Esajas impressed me. I say play him up front with Burton or a 451 on Saturday, with himself and JJ on the wing, and Watson, O'Conner, and Smith or McAllister in the middle. I'll get over last night's result, as we can now focus on the league, but what bad luck losing Tudgay and Sodje, unbelievable! HAS SHEARD FALLEN OFF THE FACE OF THE PLANET, WHAT'S GOING ON WITH THE TAKEOVER?
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13/08/2008 11:46:00

I think last night just shows how important it is to keep our best 11 free of injury as the rest of the squad is not up to standard. Tudgay is a massive blow as he does give us options. I want an answer to the same question as you mansfieldowl Just what does go on at Hillsborough in terms of keeping players fit? We must be the unluckiest club in the country where injuries are concerned or we are not preparing players properly. Owl1 I also echo your concerns re the takeover - what has happened to Sheard. Takeover was supposed to happen in days and it has all got strangely quiet.
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13/08/2008 12:32:00

Can't see what Laws sees in fat Leon. He was awful last night - lazy, poor touch and just didn't look arsed. How come we can all see it and Laws can't? Though was sat near dugout last night and Laws did look as frustrated as we were at times with LC. Thought BL made some odd decisions last night (taking Deon off, leaving Leon on??) but guess he needs to keep our first team a fit as he can. I'm with you Mansfield and Cliff - what are we doing wrong that players can't stay fit??? Can't believe we conceded both time immediately after we'd scored - unprofessional to the max! Rotherham were pants and we should have got in won in the first 15 minutes, though the minute Esayas stepped up to take a pen after being the hero, he was doomed to miss, poor bugger! *****!
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13/08/2008 13:28:00

He took Deon off because he knew Tudgay would be out for a couple of weeks and didn't want to risk Burton being injured.
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13/08/2008 15:42:00

Yeah good point, I guess he was right to bring Deon off but I don't understand why Leon is on in the first place. I guess it's just a poxy league cup but a good run brings in much needed money and keeps that winning mentality going. We're shafted now we've lost Sodje and Tudders. Another ***** season ahead or am I just being a miserable get after last night??
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13/08/2008 15:47:00

on a tight budget our strength in depth is the achilles heel (pardon the pun jeffers) of this club, laws must be pulling his hair out and wondering how long he can keep this up, well brian, you my friend are doing a great job and your future is bright, whether that is with us or not remains to be seen!!
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13/08/2008 16:12:00

unreal everyone out the three leagues have played 2 games and no one has got injuries.its always wednesday year in year out sick of for clarke i will drive him there myself if someone came in for him b4 end of august.were is sluzarski ?????????????????
carlton owl
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13/08/2008 16:50:00

i hope our u18 r good this year because the way its going they will b needed by the end of oct.wake up wednesday the squad is wafer thin.
carlton owl
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13/08/2008 16:52:00

Nobs who boo at half time want shooting in my opinion!!
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13/08/2008 19:28:00

rise above it bfl, but you have to admit, your sole purpose is to come on here and try to wind people up and get a reaction from them, so you cant be too surprised when people react!
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13/08/2008 21:54:00

Yeah BFL congrats on scoring a last minute pen to make it look like you beat a league 2 side convincingly. Well done. Your mums must be really proud of you all.
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14/08/2008 09:42:00

The more injuries we get, the higher the likelihood of Lenny getting back in the XI. Still in shock we didn't get shot of Gilbert.
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14/08/2008 09:43:00

helloooooo mr sheard where are you??? we could do with your friends money.... only 2 and a bit weeks till the window is shut
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14/08/2008 10:31:00

mate. i know bladesforlife is a saddo. but come on, i very much ndoubt you'll be top of the league come the end of the season.
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14/08/2008 13:56:00

mattyg you dont much right but this time your right on both
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14/08/2008 15:34:00

ha ha ha ha ha looks like matty has found some new piggy friends. good luck i hope you can understand what he says because ill be *****ed if i can!!
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14/08/2008 21:57:00

This is unreal.
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22/08/2008 07:44:00


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