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Owls News Roundup

It's been a slow news week, but one or two news items caught our eye.. mostly speculation, it's true.

Sammy Clingan is again on the rumour radar, mainly due to no further news on the Darren Potter situation, so the papers have to fill that particular news gap. The 25-year-old Canary and Northern Ireland international would command a fee though.. Brian Laws would obviously have to sell before buying.

Young Hammer Freddie Sears finally put pen to paper at Crystal Palace and will play for that tireless promoter of young striking talent, Neil Warnock. Late interest from QPR (allegedly) was not enough to prevent Sears becoming an Eagle.

Owls chief exec Nick Parker commented on the Richard Wood/Tommy Spurr situation in the Star: 'We are not a selling club. Of course we want to keep all our best young players. We have a core of young really good players and around that I think what Brian Laws has been trying to do is bring in a bit of experience. Darren Purse, (32) Tommy Miller (30) and Michael Gray (34) are slightly older, more experienced and a bit more level headed. [Laws] has been bringing in experience while trying to keep the youth and enthusiasm that we have there and I think it's quite cool really.'

Former Owl Steve Watson says that if he has to bow out of professional football, the Steel City derby at Bramall Lane is a great game to sign off with. 'I enjoyed every minute of my time at Sheffield Wednesday. It's been great being there - it's up there with the big sides that I've played for and it's a first-class club. If it's going to be my last involvement in football, it's been a happy two-and-a-half years. The last derby win was my last time on a football pitch and that wouldn't be a bad way to finish. Even though it was only four minutes and I got only one touch on my chest that was still an appearance in my book!' said the old fella. Good luck to you, Steve, whatever the future holds.

One Owls old boy joins another - Peter Shirtliff has become the assistant manager to Danny Wilson at Swindon Town.

And a very amusing article over on Vital Newcastle - Alan Shearer will apparently sell everyone who is famous (or infamous) at Newcastle and use the money to buy 'the best of the Championship' (including Mark Beevers and Tommy Spurr). Way to cut the wage bill, Al, but maybe you'd better get the job first.




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Writer: Auckland Owl Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday June 22 2009

Time: 10:00PM

Your Comments

I'm sorry but your f***ing poll, who should partner Darren Purse at the back! He wouldn't get in my team ahead of any of the centre backs that we already have. For me he is little more than a squad player!
robc
Total agree robc
ecco owl
Sorry, robc, there's limited space for a question, and its 'who should partner him', as simple as that.. so IF he's in the team, who's best to put alongside him. Whether he starts or not - well, don't fire off sweary words, come and debate that on the forum.
Auckland Owl
???????????????Sheffield Wednesday are trying to convince Michael Owen to Join them if he fails to land a deal at a premiership club. Only 3 teams in premiership the are intrested in landing the player. Stevo????????????????????????
bladesforlife1889
Where did that piece of crap come from, bfl, Football Rumours? It wouldn't surprise me if you believe things that are posted on there, but we don't.
Auckland Owl
look at ya your reacting to pfl he wants you to just pretend the guy int here and i dont agree with robc we need his experiance at the back and it will bring the best out of beevers
coppel
to be honest with ya, i cant see wood signing a new contract, no loyalty there i think. I really hope spurr does!!!! if we can get 2mill from coventry for him n then go for sam sodje maybe available on a free-wots anyone think???? potter would have commanded a fee prob not as big as clingan but id prefer clingan. is it just me or does anyone else think we need another winger????
supersibon
think if we get a striker we might stick with EE and Gray LW and JJ and Tudgay as RW options, would be nice to get a RW in though even if to give JJ a bit a proper competition and a boot up the backside
wesp
well i dont like tudgay on the wing i mean hes not a winger, thats why i think we shud get a RW if EE is fit so JJ doesnt think he'll walk into the side!!!!!
supersibon
I'm sorry but Purse couldn't get in the Cardiff first team, my mates who are all city supporters couldn't stop laughing when we signed him believing that it was their revenge for the last day of the season. I believe that Purse is a good squad signing, he has undeniable experience and courage which will be an asset over the season but he just isn't of the standard that we already have in the first team. Beevers is the best prospect though can have a tendency to make the odd mistake, Wood is an excellent player but two left footed defenders in the centre of our back four can at times leave us off balance. Spurr has made the transition to left back extremely well but on occasion finds himself done for pace (often relying on Beevers to rescue the situation), Hinds though often out of sorts as the "oddjobman" lends a nice balance when he comes into the line up. Buxton provides us with options at both fullback berths and with Simek coming back (though he has never been the same since he went away with the USA, hopefully he'll rediscover the player he used to be) we have genuine competition and quality at the back. I honestly cannot see a place for Darren Purse in a first eleven but over the full season he could prove to be an invaluable asset for a team chasing the playoffs. There you go Auck, my old love, not a sweary word in sight. I will still be boycotting that poll though. I believe our defence and goalkeeper is the strongest part of the team. What I'd really like to talk about, and have been banging on about since the end of the season is when we are going to find that elusive goalscoring striker!
robc
me too, much prefer him up front, but if we get a healthy Akpo and a decent prem striker he might find himself on the wing a fair bit
wesp
Oh and if we were to stop playing Tudgay on the wing then another winger might be a good idea but I can't see BL doing that. What we need above all else is that F***ing goalscorer!!!!!! sorry about that Auck, couldn't contain it any longer, must have typists terrets!
robc
tourettes, watch it rob love dont want dyslexia creeping in too
wesp
fanx 4 dat wesp
robc
just herd off a mate that swfc are after chopra wat ya think? i think its bullcrap to be honest
coppel
didn't cardiff pay millions for him?
robc
yeah thats what i heard something like 5m chopra aint on his way here
aussie2005
robc, maybe you'd like to suggest the next poll? :) Click the link above the poll.
Auckland Owl
Kenny Lunt has signed for Hereford Utd!!! ha ha ha!! I'm sure he said he was good enough.....!!!!
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