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Owls Prepare For Tudgay Offer

Wednesday will be preparing themselves for a bid for striker Marcus Tudgay from Blackpool in the next few days, if today's locla and national press are to be believed.

The Premier League side have been linked a bid for the former Derby County hitman all summer and have already had a bid turned down from the Owls.

But Ian Holloway is set to return with an improved offer for Tudgay before the close of the transfer window next Tuesday.

Holloway was at Wednesday's Carling Cup clash at Scunthorpe on Tuesday night, believed to be looking at Tudgay - who scored a penalty in the 4-2 loss at Glanford Park.

Today's local and national press are suggesting a fee between 600,000 - 800,000 for Tudgay - and it'll be a tempting offer for Wednesday just days before the close of the transfer window.

It'll certainly be interesting to see if Tudgay's name is mentioned by boss Alan Irvine in today's pre-Hartlepool United press conference at Middlewood Road, and also interesting to see if he's included in Saturday's squad.




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Writer: Nick Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday August 26 2010

Time: 9:26AM

Your Comments

For me Tudders has been a quality player for us, alright he had a bad year last year but from reports of this years matches he has put in some excellent performances. There will be those saying he is putting himself in the window to show what he can do but i for one would love him to stay at the club. Two years ago he was pushing Granty for player of the year and everyone saying how wonderful he is, has a bad year and everyone is baying for his blood. He committed himself to the club last year, says he's happy and the club say don't need to sell. Hopefully he stays, if not thanks for the memories marcus (goals against the pigs stick out for me) and good luck.
PenrithOwl
I agree Penrith Owl. Tuggers his back to his best - he covers more ground in a game than any other player - a defensive header in the box one minute, a lay off at the other end seconds later. I think he has had stick from those who expect him to score more goals - yet to my mates and I it seems he has a different role to out and out striker - a role that is more box to box, and setting up others to have a go - as was amply illustrated by Cokes goal last Saturday. I do hope we keep him. Crikey - what we would have instead!?
bluedog
I understand both of your views and agree to some extent with what you're saying. However the real reason Tudgay became public enemy no1 wasn't just his p****-poor showing last season but his appalling want away behaviour prior to the start of last season (contrast this with Grant's quiet dignity in similar circumstances). If Tudders had put in a decent performance last season he might have overcome his detractors but let's be honest, he just didn't. Now what to do this season? Well, those who have the balance sheets will know whether or not we have to sell. If we don't I'd argue to keep him for this season at least as the 800,000 price (if we're lucky) doesn't compare with the 2million from the previous year. When we go up (see, confidence) we'll be in a better positon to sell for a higher price and clearly will require funds to strengthen the team (which judging by Tuesday's poor outing needs strengthening for the Championship).
robc
I have been critical of Tudgay in the past but that was more out of frustration than anything else. I hope we keep him too because there is little doubt he is a better player than League 1 standard. The only problem I have is that this club does not have a good record when it comes to holding on to good players, which goes a long way to explaining the position we are in. We can't go out and spend loads of money on established talent so we need to find gems and then make the most of them. We do that but then give them away on the cheap as soon as we get an offer. I seriously hope that this time it will be different. I'm already wondering how long we'll keep Giles Coke if he carries on in the form he's shown. If we're never going to try and hold onto the quality that we've got then we may as well just only aim to buy standard journeyman players at best and accept that this is as good as its ever going to get. It's about time that the club started to prioritise football and the team or the business will always be struggling anyway.
baldowl
id sell him for a decent fee, morrison and mellor are goalscorers, tudgay is not. Call me picky but i like strikers to score goals. There will be a touch of sadness if he goes, he has been a very very good player for us. It still annoys me some people point the finger at him regarding our relegation, he was no worse than anybody else. i still would love to see him given some games in the center of our midfield, he has the perfect attributes to do well there. But good luck to him if he goes.
DEZZYP
i have to disagreee with DEZZYP , at the end of the day tudgay,morrison is a dream league 1 strike partnership for most if not all league1 and possibly championship clubs. they are the goalscorers, neil mellor looked out of shape and no better than leon clarke against brighton. we need to hang onto our "assests". BALDOWL got it spot on with what he said !
SWFC_LUKE
if 10 goals a season is part of your dream strike force, god help us all. in the last 18 months, he scores even less, his effort has halved to what it used to be. iv simply seen him miss too many chances to classed as a genuine striker. i surely cant be the only person who see's a man who doesnt want to play for wednesday anymore. i know id rather see a ball fall to mellor in the 6 yard box than tudgay. if he has the chance to play in the top flight, then we shouldnt stop him because he's not getting there with us anytime soon.
DEZZYP
I don't recall Tudgay ever saying he wanted to leave, if anything it was his agent talking it up before the start of last season.
sussexowl
i don't recall anybody on here saying tudgay said he wanted to leave. dont forget, despite agents being scum of the earth, they are the public mouth piece for the player. if the agent says the player wants to leave then its more than likely the player has told him he wants to leave.
DEZZYP
You're wrong Sussex, Tudders had a transfer request turned down by BL prior to the start of last season and in the midst of the Burnley bid.
robc
unless there is a desperate need to sell him to get the money i don't see 800,000 worth selling him for that little and giving alan little time to bring someone else in. i believe he is one of our best player just had one bad season.
Wednesdayforlife
agree wfl need him more than the fee we would get for him hope they sign Varney
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