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Darryl Powell Puts The Boot In

Darryl Powell Puts The Boot In

Marcus Tudgay's agent came out punching today, in a bid to take the moral high ground over interest from Burnley for the Owls striker.

Powell said to the Yorkshire Post: 'I don't want a slanging match with Sheffield Wednesday - or any other football club - but Marcus Tudgay is my client and I have to give him what I believe is the best advice.

'Like any player, Marcus wants to play in the Premier League. Sheffield Wednesday have been offered a fee in the region of £2m for a player who has just 12 months left on his contract. If that is 'derisory' in this current financial climate or 'unrealistic' for a Championship player moving to a Premier League club, then I don't know anything about transfer fees.'

'When a Premier League club comes in for a player, it changes everything. Marcus is adamant that he wants an opportunity to talk to Burnley and I am sure any other player would feel the same given the same opportunity. As things stand, Marcus is not looking to sign a new contract with Sheffield Wednesday. He is 26 and thinks this might be his one opportunity to play in the Premier League.'

If there's one guaranteed way to burn your bridges, Darryl, you've just done it. Read the signs.. Lee Strafford says Wednesday won't entertain a sale at the current level of interest. You're the one agitating for a transfer.. push it as far as you can, you've obviously got your eye on your commission. How much did Chris Brunt cost West Brom? Come back when you've got a promise of that kind of cash, or Marcus is staying right where he is. In your own words, you don't know anything about transfer fees.

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Writer:Auckland Owl
Date:Thursday July 16 2009
Time: 12:03PM


Great article and loved the editorial comment. Too right! Clearly Darryl Powell knows as much about transfer fees as he did about playing. Do I really have to spell it out. When right backs (admittedly very talented ones) are going out of the Lane for £6million then £2million for a goalscorer who knocked in 15 goals whilst playing half of the time on the wing is derisory. Clearly I believe we may lose this one, if not now then in January but I'm delighted with the stand SWFC are taking. Payup or go away (my polite head on at the mo) Mr Coyle and shut up and f*** off (still my polite head) Mr Powell.
16/07/2009 12:18:00
he said it himself that he doesnt know anything about transfer fees. But i bet that he knows a lot about the commission he is looking to get. I didnt realise it was every players dream to lose nearly every game of the season in the premiership.
16/07/2009 12:20:00
Glad you liked it chaps. I couldn't hold back there after the YP comments.
Auckland Owl
16/07/2009 12:34:00
think BL needs to sit down with MT & DP, AND NAME HIS PRICE. can't see tudders stoppin now, so decide how much and get that figure on the table, take it or leave it.
16/07/2009 12:53:00
Good for you Keith...... if Burnley don't want to pay what we feel would be a fair price then they can feck off. As for Tudders, if he really does not want to sign the new contract that he'd previously agreed, let him rot..........
US Owl
16/07/2009 12:53:00
"I didnt realise it was every players dream to lose nearly every game of the season in the premiership." Perhaps not, but all players would rather be at a stable club in a higher division, with a shrewd and wise manager and professional chairman - rather than at a club with a chairman and manager who spit their dummies out and reacts in such an unprofessional manner toward a club that makes an offer for a player that makes them look like absolute buffoons.
16/07/2009 13:45:00
(laughs) u think u know nothin about this football club. By the way isnt our manager the one ur lot wanted so badly before Owen Coyle. Think laws could just see how much of a tin-pot club ur realley are!! Lol
16/07/2009 14:00:00
It's clear that both Burnley and Powell are trying to hold Wednesday to ransom. But yet according to ClaretSheff, we're the one's acting in an 'unprofessional manner'. What ever happened to conducting transfer business behind closed doors? Burnley & Powell obviously acted in an unprofessional manner by making the thing public.
16/07/2009 14:08:00
this is what the *****er has said on sky sports!! Marcus Tudgay's agent admits the Sheffield Wednesday striker is considering handing in a transfer request as he looks to win a move to Burnley. "Marcus wants to go to Burnley and he is disappointed that they have rejected a bid for him," Powell told "Like any player, Marcus wants to play in the Premier League and we are considering all our options. "I plan to sit down with Marcus next week and we will decide what is best for him to do. "Obviously handing in a transfer request is an option and we will talk through all our options." Powell admits Tudgay will not be signing the new deal on offer at Wednesday and he is surprised the club described Burnley's bid, which is believed to be in the region of £2million, as being 'derisory'. He added: "Marcus is not thinking of signing the new deal on offer and he is ready to wait and see what happens. "Marcus is a bit miffed that an offer of £2million in the current financial climate is thought as being derisory. To call the bid derisory was a bit rude I thought for a player who is entering the final year of his contract." looks like marcus is going to do doing a majid on us!!
16/07/2009 15:36:00
He's as good as gone now. Another perfect example of agents ****ing the game up. Marcus, if you want to leave a club that has been loyal to you (even when you were playing cr*p), offered you a good contract to be one of the clubs top earners in a good, developing side, and p*ss off to potentially warm the bench at a p*** poor excuse for a premier league club, then go. But only if we get paid what you're worth!! Powell, you're a pillock. I think I speak for most (if not all) Owls fans when I say, I'm a bit miffed too.
16/07/2009 15:51:00
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