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Owls Players To Pay For Palace Trip

Owls Players To Pay For Palace Trip

Wednesday fans will be paying their way down to see their team play at Crystal Palace on Saturday, but the players will also be paying out of their own pocket to travel to Selhurst Park

It's the kind of story that you'd see from a struggling League Two club, maybe even a 'small' League One club, but paper reports today are saying Wednesday players will have to fork out £30 from their own pocket for train travel to Saturday's Championship clash at Crystal Palace.

Reports in a number of daily newspapers have today revealed that Wednesday were set to travel to Selhurst Park by coach, but players weren't keen on a long journey on the motorway - and a repeat of the scenario which saw them hammered at Reading earlier in the season.

And Wednesday have confirmed that the squad will be travelling to London by train, but that it was the players' decision to do so, hitting back at reports that the club didn't want to pay for travel to an away game.

Owls boss Brian Laws told the official SWFC site: "I would stress that it was initiative that came from the players and not the club insisting that they had to pay for travel to an away game."

Wednesday will be desperate to return to winning ways against Neil Warnock's Eagles after suffering three defeats on the spin, but this latest matter at S6 could well contribute to the Owls continuing to fall down the Championship ladder.

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Date:Thursday October 30 2008
Time: 9:36AM


It's not been denied, it's simply a "good initiative". There is no way the club can put any kind of weird positive spin on this. Shocking. Brian, you should be ashamed.
Auckland Owl
30/10/2008 09:59:00
Who cares? I'd personally rather go by train. The players can afford to cough up, the club obviously can't. If it helps us get a result on the road, then good on the lads.
30/10/2008 10:06:00
Sorry, S6, but that's crap. They should be down there the night before funded by the club and ready for the task at hand the next day.
Auckland Owl
30/10/2008 10:11:00
This really puts into perspective just how desperate the situation is. Now Forest are reported ot be sniffing round our manager. I really fear the worst!
30/10/2008 10:26:00
It's just another day in the life of Wednesday. What's next, Laws quits Owls to take Forest job?
will it ever happen
30/10/2008 11:31:00
One thing's for really underlines how bad our financial situation is!
US Owl
30/10/2008 12:23:00
it's hardly Laws' fault - he's just trying to put a positive spin on it. I assume it wasn't his idea that the players pay their own way. it may improve our away form though with the players paying for their own travel!!
30/10/2008 13:53:00
Don't beleive a word of it anyway!!
will it ever happen
30/10/2008 15:09:00
i agree with auckland we should be in a hotel the night before to prepare properley the situation we are in is soon put right with a couple of wins so we all be positive again come on wednesday if forest can beat palace so can we.
beverley owl
30/10/2008 16:14:00
what would we do if brian laws left what manger would do a better job in our financial state
30/10/2008 17:33:00
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