UK time is: 22:44:07
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Wood Interest Grows

Rumours linking Owls' captain Richard Wood with a move away from Hillsborough have re-surfaced with the transfer deadline just a matter of days away.

The Wakefield-born defender, who was given the team captain armband for the 2008-09 campaign, was linked with a move to Championship rivals Coventry City over the summer.

And reports in the Midlands are now saying that Sky Blues' boss Chris Coleman is preparing a deal to take the 23-year-old to the Ricoh Arena in the next week.

But the Owls are likely to reject any approach for their skipper, with Brian Laws already wafer thin with options at the back, and Geoff Sheard looking to complete a deal with his consortium to takeover at S6.

Birmingham City and Crystal Palace are also said to be interested in Wood's services.

Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

Win £1,000,000 every week with Man of the Match®

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

The Journalist

Writer: Nick Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday August 28 2008

Time: 10:08AM

Your Comments

needs to be a offer in excess of 4million or tell them to go forth
I do agree mick but i cant see the club rejecting anything around 2 million mark.
If we let him go it is total suicide. We can't replace him and we've got no back up at the club.
Disgruntled Owl
I just can't see us letting him go under any circumstances. Yes we'd get some cash for him but it'd cost us to replace him and where would we find anyone as good as Woody who would want to come and play for us int he state we're in at the moment. Can't believe Woody would desert us at this stage either.
you cant sell key players this close to deadline day its insane! no time to find a replacement. lose your captain. put a massive hole in a quality back 4. and destroy the squads moral. whats happening with this takeover. i was really looking forward to seeing us hold on 2 our best players and not accepting any bid going to reduce debt and with it the quality of our team sell wood and we,re looking at the drop end of.
Wood is best player at club, to let him go would be absolute insanity.
cant see why Wood would want to go to Cov or Palace, 2 clubs smaller than Wednesday. Brum could be intresting, but would he break into their back 4?
We wont let him go, it would put the whole sale fo the club at risk ( if it ever happens ), plus would devalue the boards share's, as we would be in relegation trouble by xmas if we let woddy go. Cant see it happening, board wont sanction it, unless like mick says it near the £4m mark
Aston Owl
Keep your hands off our (my) Wood
Can't see it happening at all myself although as Worksop said Birmingham would be interesting. Bobo Balde has just refused them this morning so fingers crossed they don't come looking for Wood as their next option.
You will have to sell him if someone makes you a good offer. You have mounting debts and no likelyhood of a takeover. Stop deluding yourselves that you can keep your better players when recent times have proved the opposite. Relegtion battle looms for the oinkers i'm afraid.
What do you know sharpblades, you've already proved you know nothing about football by following utd, ha ha ha!
I read yesterday that the funds for the takeover are now in and HSBC account in London, so depsite all of the delays, it still could happen
Seriously if Sheard is genuine why has he not made a statement on why its taking so long ? he stated it would be done in a few days weeks ago !!
Aston Owl
ADMIN PLEASE ANSWER ME THIS. Why do my comments on here keep getting deleted ? We have fans of United coming on here giving us grief and you allow that to stay on here but as soon as I reply you delete it.
Skeggy Owl
skeggy.... because two wrongs don't make a right.
Sheard's had a lot on and has done well to get as far as he has with an unecessarily complicated transaction. The takeover will go ahead. Mark my words. Reckon we'll hang on to Wood too.
Skeggy, the site is meant to be policed by the ed but we also keep an eye on it (should be answering this in the vitaladmin logins but I'm tired so sod it) It isn't just your posts that go, most of them are the childish posts by a few users who should know better from another team. We also try to do the same on their site. However if we delete their comments it makes sense to then delete the answers to their comments otherwise the thread makes no sense. We aren't perfect, we do miss things though! It will get to the stage where some will have to be banned if they can't talk sensibly!
The Fear
Thanks Fear for answering this for me. I totally understand, Im just sick and tired of the other "fans" coming on here and being immature with their comments. Like others have said if they want to come on here and have a bit of banter and generally talk football then fine, but if thats not the case then Id rather they didnt bother.
Skeggy Owl
No problems, I think we'll have to get coding so that we can ban individuals from specific sites, not the network as a whole. We do want banter but as others have said, not the childish stuff!
The Fear
like i've said i have agreed to use this site now as it should be and you should do the same. your right skeggy it make the whole experience hard work and annoying. so here's to a change from now!!! ok? cheers
Wood has handed in a transfer request today.

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Sheffield Wednesday Articles

Owls sign Watford's McGugan on loan (Wednesday November 19 2014)

Madine joins Coventry City on loan (Thursday October 30 2014)

Westwood called up to Ireland squad (Wednesday October 29 2014)

Everton recall Hope from Owls loan (Wednesday October 29 2014)

Owls out to improve Hillsborough form (Wednesday October 22 2014)

Gray pleased with Brentford point (Wednesday October 22 2014)

Owls youngster makes England U20 squad (Thursday October 2 2014)

Archived Sheffield Wednesday Articles

List All Vital Wednesday Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
10. Norwich 18 7 6 5 6 27
11. Wolves 18 7 6 5 -3 27
12. Cardiff 18 7 5 6 1 26
13. Sheff Wed 18 4 10 4 -2 22
14. Huddersfield 18 5 6 7 -6 21
15. Reading 18 6 3 9 -6 21
16. Leeds Utd 18 5 5 8 -5 20

Breaking League News

Halford Extends Loan Spell
» Brighton : 28/11/2014 22:02:00
Rate the Ref: Millwall at home
» Bournemouth : 28/11/2014 21:06:00
LUFC Former keeper released by Crawley
» Leeds Utd : 28/11/2014 20:24:00
LUFC Striker admits he has no future at Leeds
» Leeds Utd : 28/11/2014 20:16:00
Vital Preview: Watford v Cardiff
» Cardiff : 28/11/2014 20:13:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

How Will Wednesday do this season?
Suggested By:  
Top 2 14%
Play-offs 26%
Mid-table 51%
Relegation scrap 8%
Relegated 1%