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Megson says no to Amond deal

Trialist Padraig Amond has left Hillsborough after failing to impress Owls boss Gary Megson enough to earn a contract at the club.

The Irish striker has played in four friendly matches for the Owls since arriving at the club last Tuesday on trial.

Megson had revealed following Saturday's 1-1 draw with Leeds United that he'd like to keep the former Shamrock Rovers man for another week to assess his qualities.

But following last night's defeat at Oakwell Megson has decided not to offer him a deal to stay at the club.

'It was difficult; he was chucked in against a decent side,' he told the Sheffield Star.

'We won't be offering him anything. He is a great lad and I hope somebody else will give him the opportunity.

'I have to do what is right for the club. We are going to bring players in, in that (forward) position but they have to be the right ones.'




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Writer: Nick Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday July 27 2011

Time: 11:12AM

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NO GOALS IN 4 NOT A SUPRISE FOR ME THAT NO DEAL WILL BE DONE. AGREED THAT LAST NIGHT WOULD HAVE BEEN DIFFICULT TO GET ANY CHANCES OR MAKE AN IMPRESSION AND ALSO THE LEEDS GAME BUT STOCKSBRIDGE NO OFFENCE INTENDED AREN'T SETTING THE WORLD ON FIRE AND THE ROTHERHAM GAME. NOT SAYING HES A BAD PLAYER BUT HE HAS THE SAME GOAL TALLY PRE SEASON AS CLINTON!!!
wedalways
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27/07/2011 11:21:00

hhhhmmmmm need some strikers quickly now though, i reckon one might be in before the stoke game on saturday
SGoodwin94
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27/07/2011 11:31:00

At least one SG.......
US OWL
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27/07/2011 11:33:00

At this rate we need 3 new ones with Clinton not even being on the bench for the last 2 matches. Either he's not fit or has spat his dummy out!
TheMightyBoosh
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27/07/2011 11:43:00

Think we look good in terms of keepers, defenders and for the first time in years good in CM!!! A really solid and compact basis for a team and a MASSIVE change from last year! If we can add pace and ability wide i.e. Roberts and perhaps Weston and someone with pace, power and goals up top to compliment Madine i.e O'Grady and maybe one other striker I think we'd be a lock for top spot and we'd have the beginnings of a good Championship side for 2012/13!!!!!!!!! I have faith in MM and GM however with so many poor players removed from the wage bill and some very good signing secured for no fee surely its time MM secured the funds to take us to teh next level
owler
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27/07/2011 12:11:00

According to the Ginger Mo' he's looking at 2 prem players (strikers i think,) one a fringe player and one on loan. BUUUTTTTT there's other clubs and we're only Div One etc etc - so fingers crossed - Rochdale say no O'grady exit iminnent.
Prendergast
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27/07/2011 12:39:00

You get the impression that MM is forcing GM into the loan market because it was only last week that GM was quoted as saying he's not keen on loan signings!
TheMightyBoosh
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27/07/2011 12:57:00

Short term loan signings will not get us promotion and thats a fact. Its looking like a mid table finish again,unless GM can get us 2 quality strikers and a decent winger quickly. Very happy with the defence but whos going to get us the goals?
leons gloves
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27/07/2011 16:43:00

I think we should avoid getting all critical and down about where we're gonna finish before the season has even started. I'd rather wait for a striker that might actually be useful than just grab someone because the season is about to start. All the same it is obvious that we can't leave it too long, particularly as Morrison is unlikely to get any useful amount of goals, if he even plays, and JJ is JJ, even if he plays up front.
baldowl
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27/07/2011 16:53:00

GM has made the right choice here. I think Madine and JJ are going to have good seasons for us but we will struggle to replace Mellor and a promotion-winning side needs a 20 goal a season striker. Although we are grateful for him essentially saving us, we all (me included) want MM to dig deep and stump up the cash for a decent striker. It's the difference between going up and mid table mediocrity (Rhodes, Lambert, Mackail-Smith, Murray).
OrlandoT1982
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27/07/2011 21:50:00

OrlandoT1983, of those 4 strikers you mentioned, only Lambert was signed for a significant sum.
TheDon1974
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27/07/2011 22:11:00

I appreciate that but the only way we can guarantee we get a 20 goal a season man is by paying a fee for a proven marksman. Sure, we can take a punt on a trialist but if that doesn't work, who's going to provide the goals? It won't be Morrison that's for sure!
OrlandoT1982
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28/07/2011 08:29:00

According to the Yorkshire post we are after Chris Wood from W.B.A, he was on loan at Brighton last season.
ecco owl
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28/07/2011 10:26:00

Wood sounds like a good lad but still justa lad. I wouldnt feel so disappointed if MM hadn't promised so much (i'm old enuff to know better really but....) he's gonna have to learn quick to keep the faithful onside. LOL
Prendergast
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28/07/2011 10:43:00

huddersfield manager lee clark has today said that he needs to offload players, what more of an invite do wednesday want...first roberts falls out with the board over a contract and now they need to get the squad numbers down....SIGN HIM UP!!!
SGoodwin94
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28/07/2011 11:34:00

SGoodwin94 - haha good point mate. Those are massive selling signals!!! He's a leftie isn't he? Him on the left, JJ on the right maybe? Sounds good.
OrlandoT1982
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28/07/2011 12:07:00

yeh exactly its like there asking us to come and get him...apparently they need to get rid of players for financial reasons aswell which is why he will be one they need to get rid of now because next season he will be up for free!
SGoodwin94
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28/07/2011 13:39:00

I think Gary Roberts is a right winger and his squad number for Huddersfield is also 7 so that may also be a clue - can't be sure though. If JJ is going to play regular, which it looks like he is, I think he'd be better playing on the left and then cutting in on his right.
TheDon1974
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28/07/2011 14:55:00

Chris Wood, sounds like a Wednesday legend already...
Devon_Owl
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28/07/2011 17:49:00

O'Grady has signed apparently and will be announced tomorrow! How true I dont know!?
Owls That!
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28/07/2011 21:51:00

Silence is Golden!! How about this lot for the squad! Alan Howard . Alan Blakely . Ricky West . Dave Munden . Chip Hawkes ). Mick Clarke Joe Gillingham , Davey Fryer Brian Poole Even the Bad Times Are Good !!! LOL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
tommacandernie
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28/07/2011 22:54:00

Excuse me for being a sceptic but this isn't another heard off my mates mums brothers daughter who works at the club shop soon to be announced signings is it ?
1867Owl
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28/07/2011 22:58:00

1867 owl its off www.swfcrumours.com some ****head posted it thinking he is funny, if it is announced today then i will be at the rochdale game naked ;)
SGoodwin94
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29/07/2011 01:23:00

No 8, 9, 10's in the new squad numbers??? Coddy McDonald - I'm loving it!!
Prendergast
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29/07/2011 10:43:00

lol beat me to it Prendergast!
Carbone's Padawan
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29/07/2011 10:50:00

Read into this what you will, but our squad numbers have been announced and the 8, 9 and 10 have all been vacated. Does that mean we can expect incoming talent? They're all stereotypically attacking numbers (generally) so perhaps there are things in the pipeline yet? watch this space.
Carbone's Padawan
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29/07/2011 10:50:00

 

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