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Owls complete Bywater loan deal

Wednesday have completed a deal to sign Derby County goalkeeper Stephen Bywater on an emergency loan deal.

Bywater has penned a deal at Hillsborough which will keep him at the club up to and including Saturday, December 17.

His arrival plugs the gap left by the injured Nicky Weaver, who is expected to be sidelined for a number of weeks through a knee injury.

The 30-year-old spent the end of last season on-loan at Cardiff City and he's expected to take the place of Richard O'Donnell, who has been in goal for Wednesday since the injury to Weaver.

Bywater will wear the number 43 shirt for the Owls and is expected to make his debut in Saturday's home clash against Exeter City at Hillsborough.




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Writer: Nick Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday September 20 2011

Time: 11:23AM

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I'm encouraged by this. Whether O'Donnell should be criticised for any of the goals we've conceded of late is immaterial. The fact is we've lost our first choice keeper through injury and GM has responded accordingly. Personally, I'd prefer to see Bywater on the bench come Saturday but it's the manager's call and he knows best!
OurMaurice
I'm encouraged by this. Whether O'Donnell should be criticised for any of the goals we've conceded of late is immaterial. The fact is we've lost our first choice keeper through injury and GM has responded accordingly. Personally, I'd prefer to see Bywater on the bench come Saturday but it's the manager's call and he knows best!
OurMaurice
interesting signing can only think that megson is concerned by the amount of goals conceded recently and requires more experiance
retfordowl1867
interesting signing can only think that megson is concerned by the amount of goals conceded recently and requires more experiance
retfordowl1867
he's a good keeper, maybe time to give him o'donnell a few off. bywater is a very strong leader from the back
Hirsty's Shinpads
he's a good keeper, maybe time to give him o'donnell a few off. bywater is a very strong leader from the back
Hirsty's Shinpads
I don't rate Bywater at all and don't think its an accident that hes slid down the pecking order. Would also prefer to see O Donell in there.
Radon Barrier
I don't rate Bywater at all and don't think its an accident that hes slid down the pecking order. Would also prefer to see O Donell in there.
Radon Barrier
On Radio Sheffield GM said - and I'm paraphrasing - He was looking to bring in an experienced 'keeper to work with the 2 young keepers in training to add to there education, He almost said that he would have littel intention of actually playing them??
Prendergast
On Radio Sheffield GM said - and I'm paraphrasing - He was looking to bring in an experienced 'keeper to work with the 2 young keepers in training to add to there education, He almost said that he would have littel intention of actually playing them??
Prendergast
The reason we are shipping goals is because of the back 4. Old Mac Donnell is shaping up to be a good keeper, but the back four don't trust / listen to him. The mix up at Yeovil could have been avoided if Rob Jones had let his keeper take the ball - he needs to get over the age/experience gap and give O'Donnell a bit more respect. I'll be disappointed if ROD ends up on the bench
SeattleOWL
The reason we are shipping goals is because of the back 4. Old Mac Donnell is shaping up to be a good keeper, but the back four don't trust / listen to him. The mix up at Yeovil could have been avoided if Rob Jones had let his keeper take the ball - he needs to get over the age/experience gap and give O'Donnell a bit more respect. I'll be disappointed if ROD ends up on the bench
SeattleOWL
Cracking signing, good work GM
wrighty-swfc
Agree with Radon, ODonnell is more than capable of doing a good job for us. Look at the fantastic save he pulled off at 2-1 against MK Dons. Hope he keeps the shirt and Bywater is on the bench Sat.
leons gloves
Cracking signing, good work GM
wrighty-swfc
Agree with Radon, ODonnell is more than capable of doing a good job for us. Look at the fantastic save he pulled off at 2-1 against MK Dons. Hope he keeps the shirt and Bywater is on the bench Sat.
leons gloves
It's not about top saves pulled off, it's about commanding the box/area and your defenders, he's got it all to come and may learn from bywater, don't forget we have goalkeeping coaches and surely gm and them would of spoken and decided that this would be for the best.
OWL25
It's not about top saves pulled off, it's about commanding the box/area and your defenders, he's got it all to come and may learn from bywater, don't forget we have goalkeeping coaches and surely gm and them would of spoken and decided that this would be for the best.
OWL25
Bywater will probably bring one of his blow-up dolls to keep him company, he is a reasonable keeper good on shot-stopping but is suspect on crosses. Allegedly he has been a disruptive influence in training and in the dressing room, hence the reason he was not even give a squad number this season.................how the mighty have fallen!!!
knabby crackers
Bywater will probably bring one of his blow-up dolls to keep him company, he is a reasonable keeper good on shot-stopping but is suspect on crosses. Allegedly he has been a disruptive influence in training and in the dressing room, hence the reason he was not even give a squad number this season.................how the mighty have fallen!!!
knabby crackers
ROD is number one for me.Bywater is good back up though
Kettering OWL 1963
ROD is number one for me.Bywater is good back up though
Kettering OWL 1963
A good addition to the squad.I dont think ROD has played bad this season but experience is needed if we are to escape this league 1.Also read Mellors comments its a must.(How glad he is to be at Preston and firing on all cylinders)LMAO.
garrymo
A good addition to the squad.I dont think ROD has played bad this season but experience is needed if we are to escape this league 1.Also read Mellors comments its a must.(How glad he is to be at Preston and firing on all cylinders)LMAO.
garrymo
Bywater is a complete pr!ck. Hopefully he will do alright for us, but fair play he's a total mong.
Balli80
Bywater is a complete pr!ck. Hopefully he will do alright for us, but fair play he's a total mong.
Balli80
garrymo, I'll admit I'm a raw beginner at this online info lark so it's no surprise this Mellor piece has slipped by me unnoticed. However, I can imagine the type of stuff being said. It's probably uncharitable of me but I reckon agents tell players what to say most of the time, that's why when one gets a microphone shoved in front of his mush after a match he comes across as a brain dead moron with a chronic skin complaint. The point is (backpedalling slightly!) I never pay too much attention to any of it. Mellor's agent is probably trying to milk publicity while his client's scoring goals. If he stopped scoring nobody would be the slightest bit interested. Now by my estimation I've just offended about six minorities in one post. Beat that somebody!
OurMaurice
garrymo, I'll admit I'm a raw beginner at this online info lark so it's no surprise this Mellor piece has slipped by me unnoticed. However, I can imagine the type of stuff being said. It's probably uncharitable of me but I reckon agents tell players what to say most of the time, that's why when one gets a microphone shoved in front of his mush after a match he comes across as a brain dead moron with a chronic skin complaint. The point is (backpedalling slightly!) I never pay too much attention to any of it. Mellor's agent is probably trying to milk publicity while his client's scoring goals. If he stopped scoring nobody would be the slightest bit interested. Now by my estimation I've just offended about six minorities in one post. Beat that somebody!
OurMaurice
If there's any truth behind the comments supplied by Balli80 and knabby crackers, then I think Bywater ought to think about changing his agent!
OurMaurice
If there's any truth behind the comments supplied by Balli80 and knabby crackers, then I think Bywater ought to think about changing his agent!
OurMaurice
Sorry, folks! Seems like my posts were the kiss of death for yet another article. Pity really, the role of agents in football happens to be a pet rant of mine but I promise to restrain myself in future. So......Nivea For Men, huh? Can't find a use for it myself....
OurMaurice
Sorry, folks! Seems like my posts were the kiss of death for yet another article. Pity really, the role of agents in football happens to be a pet rant of mine but I promise to restrain myself in future. So......Nivea For Men, huh? Can't find a use for it myself....
OurMaurice
Its not your fault magicourmaurice - I think everyone is saving themselves for when news of the takeover breaks. Champions League in 5 years!!
Radon Barrier
Its not your fault magicourmaurice - I think everyone is saving themselves for when news of the takeover breaks. Champions League in 5 years!!
Radon Barrier
Okay Radon, I'll take the bait. As you said the other day, another takeover is always a possibility at some stage. But the idea of some megarich egomaniac acquiring our proud club as his (or her) latest plaything worries me deeply. Some may suggest we already have one whilst others might accuse me of lacking ambition, but I'd say longterm stability is the key to success and I think, deep down, even Man City fans must have concerns about that. As for Chelsea? Well the Champions League is everything isn't it? Their supporters seem almost incidental. If they don't win it soon their owner might simply get bored, if they do he might think that's job done, tick the appropriate box and then go buy himself a spaceship and hire a crew capable of flying it. I still hope MM sees our true potential and decides to stick with us for the long haul. But it seems like you and Max Keiser know differently.
OurMaurice
Okay Radon, I'll take the bait. As you said the other day, another takeover is always a possibility at some stage. But the idea of some megarich egomaniac acquiring our proud club as his (or her) latest plaything worries me deeply. Some may suggest we already have one whilst others might accuse me of lacking ambition, but I'd say longterm stability is the key to success and I think, deep down, even Man City fans must have concerns about that. As for Chelsea? Well the Champions League is everything isn't it? Their supporters seem almost incidental. If they don't win it soon their owner might simply get bored, if they do he might think that's job done, tick the appropriate box and then go buy himself a spaceship and hire a crew capable of flying it. I still hope MM sees our true potential and decides to stick with us for the long haul. But it seems like you and Max Keiser know differently.
OurMaurice
I have a good friend from manchester who supports City and I can assure you he couldn't care less and is spending most of his time planning his trips around Europe. As far as I see MM buys struggling clubs with potential and sells tham on at a profit. This is particularly relevant when you consider his age. I reckon we are his last project, he will sell us - buy that ivory back scratch he has always wanted and retire. I reckon he has underestimated what a big job it is and wants shut quick. At the slight risk of getting laughed off the forum, i reckon thats why the ALF deal fell through - he didn't want to stump out the money(we wanted to pay installments allegedly) when he was selling anyway. I'm almost certainly wrong but I am not one to play my cards close to my chest. That is my gut feeling. I for one can't wait till we have a rich sugar daddy and are back in the prem. Bill Gates doesn't seem to be doing much these days and he likes to put money it charity cases!!!
Radon Barrier
I have a good friend from manchester who supports City and I can assure you he couldn't care less and is spending most of his time planning his trips around Europe. As far as I see MM buys struggling clubs with potential and sells tham on at a profit. This is particularly relevant when you consider his age. I reckon we are his last project, he will sell us - buy that ivory back scratch he has always wanted and retire. I reckon he has underestimated what a big job it is and wants shut quick. At the slight risk of getting laughed off the forum, i reckon thats why the ALF deal fell through - he didn't want to stump out the money(we wanted to pay installments allegedly) when he was selling anyway. I'm almost certainly wrong but I am not one to play my cards close to my chest. That is my gut feeling. I for one can't wait till we have a rich sugar daddy and are back in the prem. Bill Gates doesn't seem to be doing much these days and he likes to put money it charity cases!!!
Radon Barrier
And I suppose if someone with the financial clout of a Bill Gates stepped in and propelled us like an unstoppable force towards the highest echelons of club football I'll be there somewhere, pinching myself no doubt. But with talk of global recession and the state the vast majority of our clubs are in, I get this awful feeling the bottom will drop clean out long before I get to peruse any travel brochures. I'm not normally pessimistic by nature either, I just feel as though the game needs a major shake-up and I don't think the Man Cs or the Chelseas are doing anyone any favours.
OurMaurice
And I suppose if someone with the financial clout of a Bill Gates stepped in and propelled us like an unstoppable force towards the highest echelons of club football I'll be there somewhere, pinching myself no doubt. But with talk of global recession and the state the vast majority of our clubs are in, I get this awful feeling the bottom will drop clean out long before I get to peruse any travel brochures. I'm not normally pessimistic by nature either, I just feel as though the game needs a major shake-up and I don't think the Man Cs or the Chelseas are doing anyone any favours.
OurMaurice
The way i see it is this time last year we were looking down the barrel of a gun. I still feel the amazing sense of relief that I had when MM sorted it out. Whatever MM does the MASSIVE legacy he leaves is unifying ownership - which cannot be underestimated. I am very happy with the way things are. I often say to people Blackburn poked football in the eye, chelsea slapped it in the face and Man City have now shot it in the head. I hate the money side of things. In an ideal world you would have to live within a 20 mile radius of the club to play for them. Do I hate Man City for what they are doing or am i jealous - A bit of both probably. I think all clubs should have an academy and if any players are sold that went through the academy a fee of 5% or something should be paid direct to them. That way such academies would be self financing and would produce better players locally and for England. However this is not the case and as you may have spotted I like to have a bit of a daydream once in a while.
Radon Barrier
The way i see it is this time last year we were looking down the barrel of a gun. I still feel the amazing sense of relief that I had when MM sorted it out. Whatever MM does the MASSIVE legacy he leaves is unifying ownership - which cannot be underestimated. I am very happy with the way things are. I often say to people Blackburn poked football in the eye, chelsea slapped it in the face and Man City have now shot it in the head. I hate the money side of things. In an ideal world you would have to live within a 20 mile radius of the club to play for them. Do I hate Man City for what they are doing or am i jealous - A bit of both probably. I think all clubs should have an academy and if any players are sold that went through the academy a fee of 5% or something should be paid direct to them. That way such academies would be self financing and would produce better players locally and for England. However this is not the case and as you may have spotted I like to have a bit of a daydream once in a while.
Radon Barrier
Very profound, Radon. I had to read that three times and I'm still not sure whether we're in agreement or not! So now try a taste of my home spun philosophy: I do agree about last year though, I could easily see the club going out of existence over the kind of figure that wouldn't buy a Premier League full back. I also agree about the share issue. It was a nice idea to think the club could be bought and run by a supporters' consortium but the prospect half scared me to death! Too much like these societies you hear about who buy and restore an old steam engine, they all take turns to polish it and every now and again they'll take it out for a run and that's it. If MM realized it at the time or not, he's bought himself Concorde. She's expensive to run, needs more doing than keeping air in the tyres, but get her up 'n running properly and there are plenty of folks willing to stump up cash and climb aboard. It is a big project SWFC, many of us have devoted our lives to it. MMs here now but his task has only just begun.
OurMaurice
Very profound, Radon. I had to read that three times and I'm still not sure whether we're in agreement or not! So now try a taste of my home spun philosophy: I do agree about last year though, I could easily see the club going out of existence over the kind of figure that wouldn't buy a Premier League full back. I also agree about the share issue. It was a nice idea to think the club could be bought and run by a supporters' consortium but the prospect half scared me to death! Too much like these societies you hear about who buy and restore an old steam engine, they all take turns to polish it and every now and again they'll take it out for a run and that's it. If MM realized it at the time or not, he's bought himself Concorde. She's expensive to run, needs more doing than keeping air in the tyres, but get her up 'n running properly and there are plenty of folks willing to stump up cash and climb aboard. It is a big project SWFC, many of us have devoted our lives to it. MMs here now but his task has only just begun.
OurMaurice
the only difference I have to what you say radon is that i think blackburn shot football in the head but it didn't die straight away
Hirsty's Shinpads
the only difference I have to what you say radon is that i think blackburn shot football in the head but it didn't die straight away
Hirsty's Shinpads
It's ironic, isn't it. Of all the supporters allied to Premier League clubs, I'd bet Blackburn's are currently suffering the most sleepless nights!
OurMaurice
It's ironic, isn't it. Of all the supporters allied to Premier League clubs, I'd bet Blackburn's are currently suffering the most sleepless nights!
OurMaurice
No Hirsty maybe Chelsea shot it in the head. The one thing I will give Blackburn is that the title was bought by a local lad done good (Jack Walker) who had a finite amount of money. He bought them one title and established a framework to keep them in the top flight. Bet he would be gutted with the new owners.
Radon Barrier
No Hirsty maybe Chelsea shot it in the head. The one thing I will give Blackburn is that the title was bought by a local lad done good (Jack Walker) who had a finite amount of money. He bought them one title and established a framework to keep them in the top flight. Bet he would be gutted with the new owners.
Radon Barrier
And I'm guessing his relatives were fed up seeing their inheritance squandered on grandad's silly football team. That's the downside of unified ownership, isn't it? Personal ambitions are always likely to conflict with the aspirations of the masses.
OurMaurice
And I'm guessing his relatives were fed up seeing their inheritance squandered on grandad's silly football team. That's the downside of unified ownership, isn't it? Personal ambitions are always likely to conflict with the aspirations of the masses.
OurMaurice
 

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