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Owls confirm Morrison departure

As reported on Vital Wednesday earlier, defender Michael Morrison has left the club to join League One rivals Charlton Athletic.

Addicks boss Chris Powell, who worked with Morrison at Leicester City, has been chasing the defender for a number of weeks and has finally got his man for an undisclosed fee.

Morrison has penned a three-year deal at The Valley and ends a nightmare spell at Hillsborough, which saw him make just 15 appearances in the blue and white following his move to S6 from the Foxes in the January transfer window.

He was signed by former Owls boss Alan Irvine but quickly fell down the pecking order following Gary Megson's arrival as manager.

Morrison becomes Charlton's eleventh senior signing of the summer so far.




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The Journalist

Writer: Nick Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday July 8 2011

Time: 2:08PM

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Wow! How's that for a revolving door between Hillsborough and The Valley?
Colorado Owl
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08/07/2011 14:25:00

don't think we're in a position to be giving out second chances really so I can completely understand this sale. i think Morrison had a lot of potential for us but just failed to deliver in the short space of time we had him. tell you what though, i'd prefer to see another morrison out the door being totally honest.
Carbone's Padawan
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08/07/2011 14:29:00

Same here C.P.
ecco owl
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08/07/2011 15:02:00

I think Clinton is going to be used as the first line of defense... he's just gonna sit on his arse on the half way line and bitch about stuff hopefully distracting players on the other team enough to allow the other 9 out-field players space and time... Actually no... he did that last season and it didn't work!! :o)
4evaOWL
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08/07/2011 15:47:00

I would just like to say that obviously this has something to do with our recent aquisition. I still believe Michael Morrison will one day be a top player and has not been given a fair crack of the whip. Megson must have had a problem with him.
Kettering OWL 1963
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08/07/2011 15:52:00

Well he have Jones, Beevers, Johnson, Buxton and Reynolds who can play centre back, maybe even Batth to return, thats more than enough cover and quality, Morrison would have been my pick to go too. seemed a bit too slow.
DEZZYP
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08/07/2011 16:04:00

Agree with Dezzy. We have enough cover at centre back and can't keep players for the sake of it. We need the right quality with players that can be consistent. If we hold on to players just hoping they'll come good then we won't be able to bring more players in and then we could end up with another crap season in League 1 like last year all over again. As for Clinton Morrison, anyone who really believes that he is going to offer any more than he did last season, now he's another year older, is just dreaming. At best he's a poacher (was a poacher) because most of us can walk faster than he can run.
baldowl
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08/07/2011 16:11:00

shame it didn't work out as he seems to have all the right atributes to be a quality player for us but Meggo seems to know what he is doing so will keep faith this is the right decision
wedalways
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08/07/2011 16:30:00

Best thing all round to let him go.Was very poor whenever he played,pity Charlton wouldnt take our other Morrison as well cos all I can see is the same season for him.Bitching about everything and throwing his arms in the air.Agree totally with baldowl.
leons gloves
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08/07/2011 16:46:00

any ideas how much Charlton paid for him?
nevabeatdes
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08/07/2011 19:22:00

they can have him massive disapointment
retfordowl1867
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08/07/2011 19:23:00

agree with all above, thanks for your service. sorry it did not work out. all the best.
joseph10
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08/07/2011 22:18:00

http://www.facebook.com/sheffieldwednesday?v=wall&viewas=0#!/photo.php?fbid=10150698011335223&set=a.361622855222.348379.295888980222&type=1&theater this is to be our new kit for next season. im sure all seen it but what do you think?
joseph10
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08/07/2011 22:24:00

copy and paste like above my coment to look at it.
joseph10
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08/07/2011 22:28:00

I believe it's 200,000 nevabeatdes.
ecco owl
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08/07/2011 22:37:00

I wasn't keen on letting Morrison go but suppose we have got adequate cover and Semedo can always drop back there too in a crisis!
TheMightyBoosh
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08/07/2011 23:13:00

thanks ecco owl thats not too bad. prob about the same as mellors wages for half a season then.
nevabeatdes
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09/07/2011 14:49:00

lloyd dyer has come and said there's been no contact from Sheff Wed and he wouldn't entertain a move to us anyway...
Carbone's Padawan
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11/07/2011 10:20:00

 

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