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Owls Draw Again In Holland

The final Owls Dutch tour match almost went un-noticed due to the takeover shenanigans at S6.. the unbeaten run continues, but not without its problems.

Wednesday completed the third match in Holland after Chris Brunt had seen another controversial red card, a late Marcus Tudgay goal producing a 1-1 result against FC Groningen.

Deon Burton had been the one to leave the field in baffling circumstances against Heerenveen: against Groningen, Brunt claimed to have timed his tackle and connected with the ball, but the referee was adamant and sent him to the sidelines.

In the previous match, Heerenveen had been sympathetic to the Owls plight and kept the game ten a side so that meaningful pre-season match practice could be gained - the Groningen management was less understanding and shortly after the Owls were reduced to ten men, the Dutch Eredivisie side pressed home their numerical advantage to take the lead.

The first half had seen good chances for Clarke and Brunt, a good save from Grant denying the home side a goal in an excellent 90 minute display from the ex-Derby stopper. Wade Small once again put in the hard yards and continued his form of late, and Peter Gilbert rode out an injury to finish well.

However, the Owls had to wait until the closing moments of the game for Tudgay to score following a corner, to the delight of the travelling faithful.

But boss Brian Laws will have an anxious wait for two sets of referee's reports and the judgements on the red cards.. let's hope they don't spoil what is turning out to be a fairly successful early season for Wednesday.

And, on a personal note, after the politics, the arguments, the misunderstandings and misrepresentations of the past few days, this reporter in particular is finding it refreshing to actually write about football for a change.

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Writer: Auckland Owl Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday July 23 2007

Time: 3:24AM

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love it, we now have internet reporters, this is Andy Owl, news at Vital reporting from Holland, er i mean England, er no sorry New Zealand, back to the studio, wherever that is.... Thanks andy we are actually here in cyberspace, now whats the weather update, over to Owlrika ka ka ka. Thanks owlie owl today it will be intermittent connections with a constant threat of viruses, oh and dont go out without your firewall protection on. And remember keep tuning in to the World and news cyber analysts reporting sport (or wancars for short). dont get me wrong its just that "this reporter" self important bollox.
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23/07/2007 07:35:00

Take some water with it next time.
Auckland Owl
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23/07/2007 08:41:00

ah yes the voice of ", this reporter" will do mi lord, thanks for advising me how to live, and informing us country bumkins over here, lord knows we look up to y'
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23/07/2007 09:08:00

It's a pleasure. Come on the forum sometime and we'll discuss it further.
Auckland Owl
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23/07/2007 09:32:00

oooh you saucy devil you, come on the forum, how very dare you, you , you, you, .....reporter you.
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23/07/2007 09:36:00

can i play
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23/07/2007 10:47:00

fozz, yes please, you are not another "this reporter" are you, we can only handle one prima donna at a time
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23/07/2007 10:54:00

If someone reports on something to someone else, then they are, by definition, a reporter. This is not difficult, Tonytime. Take it out on someone else.
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23/07/2007 11:02:00

ok, duggo, i will consider myself, well and truly wrist slapped, but wait whats this encyclopedia definition i see......Reporters gather their information in a variety of ways, including tips, press releases, and witnessing events. They perform research through interviews, public records, and other sources. The information-gathering part of the job is sometimes called "reporting" as distinct from the production part of the job, such as writing articles. Reporters generally split their time between working in a newsroom and going out to witness events or interview people. Most reporters working for major news media outlets are assigned an area to focus on, called a beat or patch. They are encouraged to cultivate sources to improve their information gathering. mmm thats incredible from New Zealand
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23/07/2007 11:07:00

Dug go dig, you are no fun, boring.
Chris is Here
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23/07/2007 11:12:00

Wednesday might have conducted some other business while in Holland. Here's the latest rumour. "The Daily Star on Sunday is reporting that record Dutch international goal-scorer Patrick Kluivert may be moving to Sheffield Wednesday now that he has been released by Eredivisie champions PSV Eindhoven. This would be a pretty big coup for Brian Law’s side, who are beginning to look like potential promotion candidates following some lean years."
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23/07/2007 11:42:00

MORE ON KLUIVERT COMING TO WEDNESDAY. His Wikipedia profile has already been changed to say current club: Sheff Wed. Wiki sometimes gets ahead of the news, a recent example being the death of wrestler Chris Benoit's wife.
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23/07/2007 11:49:00

MORE ON KLUIVERT: The Sheffield Star reports - "Laws is also looking at free agents and it is understood moves are afoot to bring a player described by a source close to the club as a "big name" on trial as soon as possible."
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23/07/2007 11:52:00

Didnt We Expect It ? Pre Season wouldnt be right unless some stumbling block got in the way of our preperations ! What is it with the Dutch not liking the English ! Sending off two players for straight reds in pre season freindlys is a joke , F****NG dUTCH W****RS ! we already av small squad without losing Brunt and Burton for first few games
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23/07/2007 19:48:00

Good to see that care in the community is working, Tonytime, when did you get out?
Auckland Owl
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23/07/2007 21:10:00

ooooh you "this reporter types" are such a witty and cutting bunch, sharp as a baseball bat, and so nice and honest, more genuine parts in a fake rolex.
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23/07/2007 23:59:00


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