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Whelan Wants To Play

Whelan Wants To Play

There's a brief report in today's Daily Mail concerning former Owls midfielder Glenn Whelan, currently on the sidelines at Premiership new boys Stoke City.

We're not sure if it's just one of those newspaper stories you can trot out about any newly promoted club.. after all, when you go up, and make new signings, there'll always be surplus players who don't quite fit the manager's plans.

The report also says Tony Pulis is keeping all his players at the Britannia in case of injuries (which doesn't really add up, since loans can be recalled).

But it's true to say that Whelan has had just three Premiership appearances this season (only one start, on the opening day), plus two games in the Carling Cup. It's also true to say that in recent times, Stoke have bolstered their midfield with the likes of Michael Tonge, Tom Soares, Amdy Faye, Seyi Olofinjana and more - there's lots of competition in Pulis's Potters squad.

So, you'd want to play regularly, wouldn't you, if you were an Irish international with a Premiership club?

Practicalities aside (the size of Whelan's current wage packet being the main stumbling block), we'd swap Jimmy Smith for him, wouldn't we?



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

Writer:Auckland Owl
Date:Tuesday November 4 2008
Time: 8:36PM

Comments

0
bring him back
BIG TONY
04/11/2008 22:10:00
0
I'd swap Smith, Lunt & JJ for him!
US Owl
04/11/2008 22:46:00
0
take him on loan
Norman
05/11/2008 00:21:00
0
Get rid of smith, get rid of buxton bring in whelan... all we need then is brunt and jp mcgovern back and id be well chuffed
mansfieldowl
05/11/2008 10:00:00
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He wouldn't get in our team.
doitforlove
05/11/2008 12:32:00
0
who wunt get in ur team?
benowl
05/11/2008 13:39:00
0
Whelan, he isn't in the same class as Watson or O'Connor.
doitforlove
05/11/2008 14:25:00
0
its all relative we could'nt afford him anyway
Barton6435
05/11/2008 16:13:00
0
he's better than o'connor pal
benowl
05/11/2008 16:55:00
0
he's coming to the lane in january so i've herd!!
bladesforlife1889
05/11/2008 22:20:00
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