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Owls Stall On Contracts

Wednesday will wait on offering new deals to youngsters Richard Wood and Tommy Spurr, but Brian Laws insists they're both vital to the club's future.

It was hoped that both players would put pen-to-paper on new deals in the famous blue and white stripes before the start of the new Championship season.

But Laws admits talks over new deals won't take place until later in the calendar year, further adding fire to speculation linking the pair with a move away from the club, especially Richard Wood.

Wood, stripped of the captaincy during the pre-season, had already made public his desire for a move away from the club last season, with Coventry City showing plenty of interest.

And Vital Wednesday believes the Wakefield-born defender is unhappy with the salary offered to him by the club on his new contract.

But Laws insists the duo are both part of the club's long-term future.

Laws told the official SWFC website: 'Tommy and Richard are core to my plans for developing this team and everyone is happy to leave this until later this year, at which point we hope to have seen a conclusion regarding the club's investment process.'

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Writer: Nick Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday July 24 2009

Time: 10:46AM

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in other words we cant afford there new contracts and if we dont get investment it bye bye
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24/07/2009 10:52:00

thats pretty much it, basically no wage budget without more season tickets, no more season ticket sales without new contracts signed and improving squad
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24/07/2009 10:56:00

Hmmm same old Wednesday. I have a feeling we are gonna lose these two at the end of their contracts for nothing and it seems we're losing out on France too, and where's this bloody striker we need?
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24/07/2009 11:01:00

dont know if its just me but after reading this on swfc web seems to me we are being blamed for the stalling of contracts all because we didnt reach the 16.5k mark on season tickets. i mybe wrong
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24/07/2009 11:40:00

leedsowl1 - we are definitely being blamed for not buying enough season tickets.
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24/07/2009 11:49:00

The big question is. how long will Brian Law's patience last? He must find all this incredibly frustrating!
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24/07/2009 11:50:00

absoloute joke, by what there saying, we wont sign anyone else at all and we all know that going forward were not strong enough
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24/07/2009 11:54:00

why shouldnt some so called wednesday fans take some of the blame!!..its shocking that we cannot sell a mere 16500 season tickets!..when we play all the big games they will all want a ticket wont they!..i have done my bit!
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24/07/2009 11:54:00

leedsowl and cliff thats what im saying but i seem to be the only 1 on the forum every1 else seems blind to that fact
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24/07/2009 12:13:00

if a player can generate 2million+ by being sold why does BL want to keep him-surely sellin MT would allow brian to buy 2 or even 3 new players-instead it seems that the squad that we have nopw is the squad were going to start the season with!!! absolute joke wednesday. play-offs-dont make me laugh!!!!!!!!!!!!! as if that squad is good enough!!! spurr and wood will be off in january when they both reject a new deal so we'll only get half of what theyre worth. its just a absolute joke!!!!!
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24/07/2009 12:29:00

ah SS theres the familiar moaning pessimism, was getting sick and tired of that good feeling all summer, optimism gives me headaches
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24/07/2009 13:06:00

i dont think theres anything to be optomistic about at swfc. we dont have any player loyalty-have trouble attracting quality signings-financial turmoil-rubbish transfer/wage budgets---whats to be happy about??
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24/07/2009 13:47:00

supersibon..have you bought a season ticket mate??
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24/07/2009 16:29:00

yes!!! worksop owl. y??? have you??
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24/07/2009 17:01:00

yes i have had one for 15 years..are you sure you are a owls fan mate!..all you do is slag off the club..proper doom and gloom merchant..exactly whats not needed!!
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25/07/2009 11:55:00

well so far i havent seen anything thats made me think were going to have a chance of the playoffs this year, or do anything different than last year so whats to be happy about?? BL was promised a bigger budget which was reliant on season ticket sales-big mistake!! i know what ya mean about the pessimism mate but what can i say??
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26/07/2009 00:02:00


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