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O'Connor to leave Owls for USA

O'Connor to leave Owls for USA

Wednesday midfielder James O'Connor is set to leave Hillsborough to take up a coaching position at a Major League Soccer (MLS) club.

The former Burnley man has played the majority of games for the Owls this season but is reported to have played his last, with the Dubliner expected to leave the club within the next few days.

O'Connor has missed the last three games and is out-of-contract in the summer, prompting him to take his career to the US in time for the start of the next MLS campaign.

His destination in the US is currently unknown but O'Connor is understood to have held talks with Wednesday boss Gary Megson recently about leaving the club.

The 32-year-old has played over 120 games for the Owls since making the switch to S6 on a free transfer from Burnley in the summer of 2008.



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Writer:Nick
Date:Tuesday December 20 2011
Time: 9:16AM

Comments

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Not alot to get upset about and i wont shed a tear,but this guy gave 100 percent at all times.Was not the worst to wear the blue and white shirt,and will in doubt not be the last. Good luck James but i think as we are moving in the right direction your days were numbered.
garrymo
20/12/2011 09:30:00
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Bye Bye. Onwards and Upwards
Kettering OWL 1963
20/12/2011 09:38:00
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What a shame Brentford's goalie saved that overhead kick! Might not have been enough to propel him to 'legend' status but it would have added a touch of glory and a fitting end to his career at Hillsborough. A player who never gave less than 100%. All the best James!
OurMaurice
20/12/2011 09:45:00
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100% every game. got lots of undeserved abuse but battle through . good look joc
mick66owl
20/12/2011 10:30:00
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Good luck JOC. Played 120 games for us,not blessed with great ability but always put 100% effort in and a good shift(unlike some others I could mention). All the best.
leons gloves
20/12/2011 10:44:00
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good luck joc gave 100% but his days were numbered
retfordowl1867
20/12/2011 11:14:00
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good luck james, hope we don't miss you! i thought he received a lot of undeserved criticism. he was signed for his style of play and each manager here picked him so from that all you can deduce is that he was doing what was wanted of him.
Hirsty's Shinpads
20/12/2011 12:08:00
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Good luck for the future James.You always wore ya shirt with pride and always gave 100%.Wish more team memmbers put that kind of effort in.
ollyowl70
20/12/2011 12:39:00
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Must buy new midfielder now. We should be getting a compensation for his departure and we should use it to strengthen. Good luck, JOC.
RatherRandomOwl
20/12/2011 14:48:00
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By the way, he can definitely pull it off as a player/coach in MSL. No need to coach players who are worse footballers than him.
RatherRandomOwl
20/12/2011 14:49:00
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