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Weaver On Irvine's Keeper List

Wednesday boss Alan Irvine has confirmed that Nicky Weaver is on his list of potential replacements for goalkeeper Lee Grant.

Die-hard Wednesdayite and former Manchester City man Weaver has been the name on everybody's lips following the news that Lee Grant was to move to Burnley.

Weaver is a free agent and is thought to be keen a move to the team he supported as a boy, and where he enjoyed a loan spell five years ago.

But Irvine hasn't yet started discussions with any players over the vacant number one jersey at Hillsborough.

He told the Sheffield Star: 'We need a goalkeeper who will not cost us any money in loan fees. Nicky Weaver is on my list but we have not spoken to any player at this stage or agreed terms.'

Weaver spent six months at Burnley as back-up to Brian Jensen in the Premier League last season.

He's thougth to be the front-runner to pull on the Owls' number one jersey for the season opener a week on Saturday.

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Writer: Nick Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday July 29 2010

Time: 10:35AM

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think he was always going to be first choice should'nt do a bad job for us just hope he in before saturday
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29/07/2010 13:37:00

Would be happy if we signed Weaver, A solid keeper and a Wednesdayite what more could we want. Up The Owls
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29/07/2010 16:46:00

what does my head in is the fact that ALL the transfer money from Grants sale is goin towards the debt. why isnt the 550,000 paid off then the rest given to Irvine
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29/07/2010 20:10:00

If you thinkm back WorksopsNumber1 didnt the board make a statement even before any thought of the sale of Grant saying they had the money for the tax bill and were all ready to pay it. That be the case then as you rightly say the Grant sale fee should therefore be free for AI to spend on new players. If it isnt and then as usual the board lied blatently about having the money to pay the bill. Once again shocking !!
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29/07/2010 20:47:00

what about the 8 players brought it by the club? the agents fees, and big championship wages spent on morrison, fat man and sedgewick?....come on you have just been relegated, lossed approx 3m in tv revenue, then given another 3m to cover that short fall from the coop wendy bank and been allowed to strengthen aswell as keeping hold of your best you are moaning that you can't have any of the grant money to spend....get a grip and get realistic. we have a third of your debt and we cutting back on all fronts + our turnover is practically double whats wednesdays is!! so on the grand scheme of things to have been extremely ambitious!! now bloddy shut up and wait for the season to are 4th favourites so stand every chance thanks to the support of your board when your debt is crippling you.
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29/07/2010 21:45:00

what do we have to look forward to?? ******** blackwell and sam ellis..think yourselves lucky..think i'd rather be league 1 dog fodder like you lot!!
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29/07/2010 22:01:00

pigforlife dont tell owls to shut up when on about THEIR team, F**K off and go on ur piggy vital
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29/07/2010 22:02:00

league 1 next year for you bus fair home 1889, sorry blade for life 1889.........
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29/07/2010 22:41:00

ok then worksopnumber1pig - shut up!!
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29/07/2010 23:39:00

The truth is bladesforlife is its the way football is going right now, lets face it who is ever going to push money into Sheff Wed or Sheff U, basically cos we aint from London. Any big investments come in they only ever interested in the big clubs or the ones in the capital. I said it for a long time ago that in the next 3 years some clubs will fold and by that I mean some bigger clubs. Stats already stated a year ago that spending on transfers had been cut majorly over the past 3 years even by such as Man U. Also because of the financial issues in this country banks, government ect arnt as eager to bail football clubs out when they in trouble like they used to. I think one thing we will both have in common is the issue with Forgemasters not gettin the financial support in Sheff and many will lose jobs. Now surely its not fair to bail a football club out but not help Forgemasters. What Im saying is money to bail out aint gonna be there anymore and I think many clubs will just dissapear.
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30/07/2010 10:05:00

excellent shout mate spot on your right there. what really bugs me though is that man u, liverpool, even arsenal are reported to have debts in the region of 500m...yet they are still allowed to sign players on massive fees and wages. I know it's a different world but even champions league football doesn't accumalate this sort of money to manage finances. We will never know how the financial football world ticks what we do know it that good loyal fans always feel the hit in the pocket and emotionaly. The fact that we are sheffield clubs and not london clubs plays a massive partyour right steve...but then look at notts county, i know thats all turned sour now, but look at man city. The forgemasters backing is terrible i had a good 7 years there from leaving school, completing my masters to then leaving for pastures new....But they have had a lot of backing from the goverment in the past inc lottery money backing too. It's a dog eat dog touch old world out there.
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30/07/2010 11:14:00

I wonder if "bladesforlife1889" s really "wednesdayforlife", if we examine the facts, He spends most of his time here, gets hot under the collar talking about wednesday, gets nervous and talks jibberish when near us, yes it is a love affair. he probably doesnt remember how the love affair started but like many relationships he started with insults then friendship and now he cant leave. bladesforlife1889 you need to look into your heart and face the truth, you cant live without wednesday.
another irish owl
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30/07/2010 11:16:00

Grant was was a good keeper, he made some fantastic saves, but we got relagated on the team performance not the keeper. So long as we get someone half decent to replace him, Weaver fits the bill. For once PFL is actually talking sense and lets face it what have they got to look forward to, Blackwell and and dingle reject Bogoffavitch. The faithful keeper has deserted them and oh no top striker Henderson is injured too.
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30/07/2010 11:17:00

Wednesday raised in excess of 3M from season ticket sales and it seems as thouh AI had the lions share of that in his budget for the season. Realistically the bank are going to want at least a 1/3rd of any "other" revenue, and I doubt that Burnley are going to pay it all in one go. Lets say they are going to make 2 or 3 payments, so it might take 3 or 4 months to come in. The 1st bit has to go to the bank or HMRC, it cannot go to AI for players. He will be allowed to bring an experienced keeper in. If its Weaver or Turner then the wages wont be the lowest in the squad. For once, I wont slag the board on this one, as much as I would love too. Irish owl might be onto something with BFL, so I wont even slag the piggy b****** Up the owls, roll on the Daggers.
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30/07/2010 13:15:00

i'd luv to buy wednesday...things would change massively if i was at the helm at swillsborough!! FACT!!
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30/07/2010 14:43:00

Weaver put pen to paper earlier. Done deal.
Pittsburgh Owl
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30/07/2010 19:27:00


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