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Statement of Intent

Sheffield Wednesday Chairman Milan Mandaric has today addressed supporters` concerns over the lack of signings at S6.

In the statement, which you can view in full on the Sheffield Wednesday Official Site, Mandaric suggests that finding the right targets for offensive positions hasn`t been the problem; rather other teams` unrealistic valuations of their players are to blame.

Mandaric says he is very happy with the squad in other areas and the strengthening that has taken place, but he suggests he is just as frustrated as the rest of us at the lack of attacking signings.

He goes on to say that Gary Megson and the players have had a very productive pre-season in Austria and at home, and that everyone is excited by the challenge of the forthcoming season, no one more so than himself.

The statement ends with Milan thanking the supporters for buying Season Tickets in their thousands, and urges everyone to get behind the manager and team to propel us back into the Championship.

A reassuring statement, however it does imply no further signings are imminent. We may just have to be patient a little while longer.

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Date:Friday August 5 2011
Time: 3:29PM


patience lost . sorry
05/08/2011 17:25:00
Get your wedge out Milan or we're going to be one boring as ***** team to watch this season.
05/08/2011 17:33:00
Yep. You should apologise Mick, if it wasn't for Milan you wouldn't have a club to lose patience with.
Carbone's Padawan
05/08/2011 17:41:00
I'm with you Carbone, he may have money to burn and at some stage he will move on but good business now will prevent a dimise in the future which so nearly cost all of us so much last season. His good business acumen now will stand us in good stead in the future and I would like to shake the mans hand and thank him. Had we got docked 10 points for going into administration things could have been far worse. His only real mistake was saying he was hoping to bring in 7 - 9 players for which they have tried to do.
05/08/2011 18:17:00
how can fans be losing patience before the season has even started!!! as Carbone said if it wasn't for MM we would all be following the likes of Sheffield FC respectivley. We have the same problem as teams like Chelsea and Man City - new owner with money lets come in and other teams purposely double players valuation!!! On a different subject can not wait for 3 tomorrow, it's going to be a good season which leads me to ask what fans would prefer 2nd and the double over the blades who win the league over vice versa?
SWFC Tubes 84
05/08/2011 18:38:00
Well I've just read his statement on the 'official' site and can only be encouraged by it. Loads of clubs are 'owned' these days and until we became one of 'em I often wondered what fans thought about that. We know how they feel at ManU, and L'pool. How about ManCity, really? Birmingham? Well If you ask me MM has his head screwed on and SWFC is definitely work in progress. I'm with Auzzie. Have faith folks.
05/08/2011 18:39:00
Cant be doing with you lot that never have a negative thing to say about Wednesday. We're the fans and have a right to an opinion and its because of us that Wednesday are still in existence. So stop brown nosin, Milan is a footy fan and I'm glad he's with us, but at the end of the day he's out to make money. So be it, but I think its our offers which are unrealistic to lure decent players to our great club if we want to make it back to the big time.
05/08/2011 21:11:00
Everyone is entitled to an opinion but please look at the facts, no MM where would we be? Buying over priced players paying inflated wages in the past contributed to our demise. Many promised take overs and injections of cash never came. Now my obsession in checking these sights out comes from the hope of new players not administration or take overs. My glasses may be Rose tinted and my glass is half full which is better than we have felt for well over a decade. If that is brown noisin then I stand accused!!!
06/08/2011 01:17:00
Milan is great. He is basically saying: "I have the money, but I also know how much something costs and I am not willing to allow you to rip me off." This is who we need as a chairman. This mentality is going to lift us up and it's amazing how lucky we are to have this man in charge. Players and managers will probably come and go but I am really excited to have Mandaric at the helm as a looooooooooong-term chairman.
06/08/2011 02:05:00
MightyWednesday, I don't think it's a case of us offering unrealistic fees, I think it's other clubs who have an inflated valuation of their own players. They know we've got Milan now and cleared the debts so think they can take the mick. I'm glad Milan is standing up for us and saying no, you know what, you're not worth it!
06/08/2011 08:08:00
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