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Owls reject Barnsley offer for Beevers

Wednesday are understood to have turned down an offer of around 200,000 from Barnsley for defender Mark Beevers.

New Reds boss Keith Hill is looking for a replacement for Jason Shackell, who has left Oakwell for Derby County, and Barnsley-born Beevers is seemingly on his hit list.

But Owls boss Gary Megson rates the 21-year-old highly and is keen to hold on to the centre-back, especially for the low price being offered by the Tykes.

Hill could return with a higher offer for Beevers but Wednesday, under the chairmanship of Milan Mandaric, are no under no pressure to sell their better players.

Wednesday have already signed the experienced Rob Jones for next season and Megson could opt to pair Beevers with the former Scunthorpe United man next season, especially if no deal is possible for young Wolves centre-back Danny Batth.




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The Journalist

Writer: Nick Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday June 24 2011

Time: 11:59AM

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Selling Beevers would be a huge mistake. Especially for such a derisory amount. Hang on to this lad.
Carbone's Padawan
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24/06/2011 13:12:00

haha 200,000 dingles are having a laugh, no 21 year old that has played at championship level, has lots of games under his belt and and is a solid CB is worth 200,000...800,000 for beevers at the very least!!!!
SGoodwin94
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24/06/2011 13:53:00

i'd sell him for 800k. he hasn't progressed very much in the last 2 years and he is out of position loads. i hope megson can get more from him if he stays
Hirsty's Shinpads
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24/06/2011 14:17:00

so would I but he could go on to be alot better in the next three years or so
SGoodwin94
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24/06/2011 15:01:00

200k?! did they honestly think we'd let him go for that much? i agree with around 800k. why dont they sign branston he's about their level.
nevabeatdes
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24/06/2011 15:03:00

Not a big fan,only young i suppose makes lots of mistakes.Megson rates him may prove us wrong.200k way to low from those idiots tho !
dicanio1974
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24/06/2011 15:09:00

I would except 500,000 myself, if we only got 200,000 for Spurr, can't see how Beevers can be worth much more, for me they have both gone backwards, but if it's Barnsley asking, make it a round million.
ecco owl
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24/06/2011 15:22:00

Correct ecco owl god knows how we got owt for spurr!!!
dicanio1974
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24/06/2011 15:27:00

If teams (Championship ones at that) are looking to buy players like Spurr and Beevers from us and no interest is shown in Reynolds and Morrison then surely we'd be mad not to keep hold of them? I would potentially let Spurr go because LB is not his preferred position and we have adequate cover on the left side of CB but certainly not Beevers!
TheMightyBoosh
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24/06/2011 15:40:00

would keep hold of beevers as i believe with a decent partner that he hasn't got to worry about where they are i think mistakes would be alot fewer
wedalways
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24/06/2011 15:45:00

Just because they are championship clubs doesnt make them transfer wizards who know it all. Id keep Beavers for this season, under Megson he started showing some half decent form towards the end of the season before injury.
DEZZYP
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24/06/2011 15:47:00

these championship sides cant have seen spurr play in my eye,he will be totally out of his depth next season in the championship stuggled even in div 1.Football sometimes amazes me !!Beavers may come good and prove to everyone again he can do a job lets hope so.
dicanio1974
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24/06/2011 15:53:00

Some players really dont progress till mid 20's and see Beevers as one of those players? I think if we sold him we'd be regretting it in a few years! Like wedalways said, with a decent partner he's a great player. When we were in Championship he was brilliant under Laws and had the like of Everton and Newcastle looking at him for 2m so the proof is there! Just cant remember who his partner was?! I want to say Lee Bullen???? Which would make sense as playing next to him would inspire anyone!
Owls That!
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24/06/2011 15:56:00

Owls That!, think it might have been Wood, played his best football alongside him.
DEZZYP
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24/06/2011 16:10:00

was Wood I thought we had a solid young foundation to build on then!! what happened
wedalways
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24/06/2011 16:13:00

DiCanio1974 and DezzyP, maybe the Championship clubs will play him in his preferred position on the left side of CB and he may be a totally different player under a new manager. Suppose only time will tell...
TheMightyBoosh
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24/06/2011 16:31:00

Potter signs a 1 year contract at M.K Dons.
ecco owl
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24/06/2011 18:43:00

I know Im going to get slated for saying this but we need to keep hold of Beavers, just like we should of kept hold of Richard Wood. I know he was only interested in money but all in all football is full of these type of people. I thought the 2 CBs would of made a cracking partnership in time.
joseph10
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24/06/2011 20:12:00

Wood yeah, brilliant partnership that was! Balls!
Owls That!
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24/06/2011 20:12:00

Buxton has signed on again though which is good news I think!
Owls That!
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24/06/2011 20:19:00

Owls That, I would say that Buxton re-signing is the best news so far this summer. Even more so than the signings or Jones and Prutton!
TheMightyBoosh
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24/06/2011 21:43:00

Owls That. The point i was making , they would of been. Not was.
joseph10
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24/06/2011 22:21:00

Jesus, I remember not long ago he was linked with a 3million move to Everton, how things change
wrighty-swfc
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24/06/2011 22:55:00

joseph 10, the point I was making was they were, not would have been! which i think alot of people will agree with!
Owls That!
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24/06/2011 23:21:00

i agree joseph10. you need to bear in mind tho with wood that he wasn't on particularly high wages at wednesday and coventry offered him 12k a week (4 times his owls wage). regardless of being a wednesday fan or not it is just plain silly to turn that money down. so i don't feel any animosity to wood
Hirsty's Shinpads
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25/06/2011 09:17:00

Cant see it Mighty dont matter where you play Spurr hes just not very good apart from on the bench.
dicanio1974
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25/06/2011 12:49:00

Agreed. Nice to see an reply given with some thought Hirsty. Owls T*at. how can you say that 2 CBs, both under 20 at the time, both being looked at by Prem clubs, and both coming through the ranks could/ or dont have the foundations to make a good partnership? What more could you ask for? I know it was not possible at the time with RW due to cash but would I would rather see the chairman dig a little deeper to try and keep players like these. Agree or disagree try replying with more than just writing the word Balls
joseph10
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25/06/2011 16:43:00

Am I writing in Hebrew here? (a semitic language for your benefit) I am saying they were a good partnership and would've only gone on to be better! If you're capable of reading the original post I made I was saying how good Beevers was with Wood (who I couldn't remember at the time and which DEZZY pointed out) The second post I made then goes on to say "Wood yeah" - as in it was Wood (and not Bullen) - and "brilliant partnership that was" - as in it was a brilliant partnership (pretty clear statement) - and by "Balls" I mean balls that went wrong. I appreaciate I may not have been crystal clear what I was saying but try reading things twice and responding with more constructive statements before you go calling people a t*at you ignorant moron.
Owls That!
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25/06/2011 20:10:00

Ah! I see. Please accept my apologies, as the way a read it I thought you were being sarcastic on both posts. Sorry once again.
joseph10
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26/06/2011 12:14:00

200k for Beevers is pretty low given his potential, we no longer have to accept poxy offers for our players as the vultures flew off when MM rode into town. I'd like to see him stay and develop into the player he looked like he'd be a few years ago. Young players often burst onto the scene then tail away for a few seasons before coming good again, I'd like him to come good for us which means not letting him go on the cheap but if someone comes in with 750k to 1 million offer then maybe that'll change things. Like Batth to come back as well as a couple of midfielders and a couple of strikers
sussexowl
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27/06/2011 10:31:00

 

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