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Wood Seals Coventry Switch

Want-away Wednesday defender Richard Wood has finally completed his move to Championship rivals Coventry City on a loan with a view to a permanent signing.

The 24-year-old, who was transfer-listed by the Owls after failing to agree a new contract at S6, has been at the Ricoh Arena for discussions this week and will go straight into City's squad for their weekend clash with Crystal Palace.

The move will be an initial loan deal until January, with the former Owls Academy product expected to pen a three-year contract with the club when the transfer window opens.

The Sky Blues have always led the race for his signature, although Notts County, Ipswich Town and Sheffield United were also thought to be interested in his services.

The fee for the defender come January is yet unknown, but said to be around the 500k mark.

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Writer: Nick Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday November 18 2009

Time: 4:29PM

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He better get himself a bigger trophy cabinet now he's moved to a big club like Coventry GREEDY 8ASTARD!!!!!
ecco owl
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18/11/2009 16:49:00

what a tw4t, hes moved down a league position the money grabbin wh0re!
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18/11/2009 17:07:00

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18/11/2009 18:00:00

yeah I can't see any other reason to move to coventry otherthan the money
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18/11/2009 18:05:00

We need to become a club that players want to come to or stay at.
Handsworth Owl
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18/11/2009 18:09:00

is parting gift was to lose gorkass for QPR winning goal in our last game,so good riddance and f+++ off
carlton owl
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18/11/2009 18:57:00

Glad he's gone...good riddance...lets move on.
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18/11/2009 19:43:00

dont wish him luck, dont thank him for his years of service-just another player at wednesday who had nil loyalty!!!!!!
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18/11/2009 20:09:00

how gutting that we've already played them at home. i'd love to know what him wages are gonna be. money grabbin b*****d. my vote for most hated EX wednesday player
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18/11/2009 20:34:00

We've got a bigger stadium, bigger fan base, more potential. If money is the only reason then its a pretty sad reflection of a chapionship player with no ambition except to have slightly more money than the other guys in the league. Bye Richard
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18/11/2009 22:10:00

have a listen to yourselves. chill out who cares? he has played most of the season and we've let a ton of goals in, that isn't all Purses' fault. wood gets hammered for pace everytime and he isn't that strong as every big centreforward out muscles him. he hasn't improved in the last few years from the high promise he showed as young player so he must have peaked. we won't miss him the only downside is we might have got more for him in the summer
Hirsty's Shinpads
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18/11/2009 22:26:00

in the summer just gone
Hirsty's Shinpads
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18/11/2009 22:27:00

If you are gonna leave for more money at least go to a city where you can enjoy you rnew found wealth but Coventry, there's funk all there!?!? I have no confidence in any of CB's to be honest so one less to worry about it in my opinion!
Owls That!
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19/11/2009 02:56:00

see ya w****r
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19/11/2009 12:20:00

Ambition maybe? Perhaps he believes like I do that wednesday while we look secure (ish) in the championship that we aren't going to be challenging the playoffs any time soon..
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19/11/2009 14:03:00

and covie are just waiting to race up the table?
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19/11/2009 19:23:00

thought he would have ended up at the lane - he would have been good for us.
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19/11/2009 21:29:00

He would have been no good for you pigs, he played football with his feet not his elbows, now fack off our site you irritating piggy 8astard.
ecco owl
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19/11/2009 22:01:00

chill out ecco, for once he didnt insult anyone
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19/11/2009 22:29:00

ha ha ecco what are you like. calm your little pig snout down and stop clapping those hooves together...... mind you it must be hard work supporting the poor relations so i'll let you 0845 200 200 for help!!
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22/11/2009 10:21:00


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