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Laws Relaxed If Wood Stalls On Deal

Laws Relaxed If Wood Stalls On Deal

Brian Laws revealed today he will be able to spend any cash gained by player sales on reinforcing the team - a good situation to be in, according to the Owls boss.

Richard Wood (who, lest we forget, asked to leave last season and appears to be assessing his worth in the current marketplace) and Tommy Spurr are mulling over new deals at the moment. Whilst Laws would love the pair to stay, he gave a clear indication of his intent in saying 'No player is invincible or irreplaceable. If someone moves on, they move on.'

He told the Sheffield Telegraph: 'There are offers on the table to them and there are ongoing negotiations which I expect to continue through the summer.'

'There is no need to go chasing because they are under contract for another year. I'm not overly concerned. Equally, you don't want it to drag on. We don't want to sell and we don't have to sell. But we all know that there is a price for everybody if it is very good money.'

The majority of the Owls faithful regard Spurr as a favourite son, see him as the future of the club and would implore Laws to retain him at all costs.. feelings about Wood are more ambivalent following the Coventry City episode, and the centre back berth could be filled by Purse plus Hinds or Beevers, with Buxton (and the bonus cash from any sale) as cover.

Only time will tell, but Brian Laws evidently will not now be backed into a corner as contract discussions continue.



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Writer:Auckland Owl
Date:Thursday June 18 2009
Time: 9:24AM

Comments

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Sounds like Laws is preparing us for the fact that Woods will be moving on. Have to say he would be mad to want to go to Coventry though.
CLIFFANDJ
18/06/2009 09:41:00
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Coventry !!! Hardly a forward step, if he wants to go then let him. Got to be worth a couple of million, use some of the cash to make Tommy an offer he can't refuse & put him on a long term deal. Woods was hardly pulling any tree's last season (excuse the pun )
duds
18/06/2009 10:44:00
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Would (whilst were punning) like to keep both of them. I have doubts about Purse and would like to keep our strong defence. That being said, BL is probably applying a little pressure with this statement whilst testing the waters. Coventry may not be the stuff of dreams but watch out for a move from Cardiff following the sale of Roger Johnson to Brum.
robc
18/06/2009 11:58:00
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just heard we've been linked with Sammy Clingan, prob an alternative if Potter keeps stalling would def prefer Clingan to Potter though
wesp
18/06/2009 12:19:00
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Clingan still has a year left on his Norwich contract - can't see them letting him go for nothing. We could always use some of the money we get for Woods though lol!
CLIFFANDJ
18/06/2009 12:42:00
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so does potter so we must have some funds there
wesp
18/06/2009 16:07:00
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Is anyone else a bit gutted about Wood? One of our best defenders and he seems like he's not really ar*ed about staying with us.
GameBurton07
19/06/2009 06:49:00
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Right, I'm gonna set myself up for both Sheff Utd and Sheff Wed fans to rip the **** out of me here, but here's my little plan... Sell Wood - aim to get about 2.5 - 3.0 million for him. Use that money to bring in: Billy Sharp and Sammy Clingan. If we've got any money left over then find another defender...
GameBurton07
19/06/2009 11:46:00
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To be fair to Wood, we dont really know what his intentions are yet because he's on holiday. I think we'll begin to know more when he's back from his jollies
johnnywalker69
19/06/2009 11:54:00
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I really cant see us getting 3m for Wood, he's only got a year left on his contract, and unless we sell to a Premier League club (unlikely) and inflate the fee a bit, then I think we'd realistically be looking at around 1.5m tops
johnnywalker69
19/06/2009 12:02:00
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