Writer: Auckland Owl
Date:Friday May 8 2009
Two out of the door at S6, and Wednesday fans won't be surprised or alarmed to learn that those two are Wade Small and Kenny Lunt.
It's frustrating for Wade.. 74 appearances and 8 goals is a better record than I expected, but surgery in his first season was a sign of things to come, and he fell down the pecking order with Esajas, Johnson and Tudgay more often getting the nod on the wing. Loaned out to Blackpool this term, with Alanis Morrisette styled irony he made the Championship Team of the Week after scoring on debut, but followed that up with a minor hamstring tweak.. it was ever thus.
The majority of Owls fans won't be at all sorry to see the back of Lunt. There are two sides to every story - here's the side we know. 40-odd appearances in three years.. he spent time at former club Crewe at the end of 2007/8. Brian Laws allowed him to again go out on loan in September 2008, saying 'He can't change his style and that's not being disrespectful. He can't get around the park like other players and he's frozen out of the first team.'
Harsh words, but Lunt's expressed desire to play backfired on him when he turned down a subsequent loan move.. Laws again: 'Players make me laugh when they say they just want to play games and when they do get an opportunity to play games, they don't want to go. It really does infuriate me at times.'
A former graduate of Dario Gradi's Crewe Academy along with Dean Ashton, Rob Hulse and Danny Murphy, Lunt could have been a contender, but in a Wednesday shirt showed all-too-brief flashes of what he was capable of, and managed to fall out of favour with two managers. His wages will come in handy next season.
Date:Friday May 8 2009
Gray to assess Contout at Barnsley (Thursday July 31 2014)
Owls edged out by Magpies in friendly (Wednesday July 30 2014)
Lees edges closer to Owls move (Wednesday July 30 2014)
Owls hit by Lavery injury blow (Tuesday July 29 2014)
Scunthorpe close on Llera deal (Tuesday July 29 2014)
Gray to decide on Kelhar's Owls future (Monday July 28 2014)
Owls share spoils in Rovers friendly (Sunday July 27 2014)
Owls wait on Brazilian striker Brandao (Wednesday July 16 2014)
Owls linked with French midfield man (Wednesday July 16 2014)
Owls' Yorkshire derby clashes on TV (Wednesday July 16 2014)
|21. Sheff Wed||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Front page poll
» Blackpool : 31/07/2014 23:31:00
|Fantastic opportunity says newcomer
» Middlesbrough : 31/07/2014 21:49:00
|Boro set to sign winger
» Middlesbrough : 31/07/2014 21:41:00
|Boss not satisfied
» Middlesbrough : 31/07/2014 21:36:00
| Boro win again
» Middlesbrough : 31/07/2014 21:32:00