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Kluivert Rumours Grow

We never thought we'd hear this, and yes, it does still sound daft, but former Barcelona hitman Patrick Kluivert is the latest of a long list of names linked with Hillsborough.

Wednesday boss Brian Laws is desperate to add a new striker to bolster his attacking options ahead of the new season and in light of Steve Maclean's departure to Cardiff City.

And after missing out on Billy Sharp, Grzegorz Rasiak, and Kenwyne Jones, Laws is eager to add a big name to his squad, with Kluivert's name being mentioned and expected to arrive at Middleswood Road training ground some time this week.

The former Dutch international, 31, is currently playing in his home country with PSV Eindhoven but has failed to cement a first team spot down with the club, after moving there from a relatively unsuccessful spell at Valencia.

He's had a spell on English shores before with a short stint at Newcastle United, which saw him net six goals from 15 appearances for the Magpies, but he's best known for his time at Barcelona, Milan, and Ajax.

Watford striker Darius Henderson has also been linked with a move to S6 in the weekend papers, but that wouldn't be a 'big name' now Brian, would it?




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Date:Monday July 23 2007

Time: 12:57PM

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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. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patrick_Kluivert - Kluivert has actually been released by PSV and is available on a free. The Sheffield Star reports that a big name free agent could be on his way for a trial, so it's all pointing towards Kluivert.
onedeaddj
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23/07/2007 13:20:00

i cant see were it says about kluvert on wiki
S26OWL
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23/07/2007 14:03:00

surely not. Can he still run?
swfcjambo
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23/07/2007 14:06:00

i cant either who next joe blocks ???? lol more like c ronaldo
up the owls 2k7
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23/07/2007 14:09:00

great striker, bit of trouble though, could unsettle the dressing room?
The Fear
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23/07/2007 14:50:00

It was on Wiki earlier this afternoon that his current club was "Sheff Wed" and that his ***** number was 9. Someone has obviously changed it since.
onedeaddj
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23/07/2007 15:39:00

Moderator, your language filter blocked out the name of what football players wear on their back during a game (s-h-i-r-t) - a bit ridiculous I think you need to crank the forum settings down a little. It also classifies Billy Sharp's former club as a swear word.
onedeaddj
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23/07/2007 15:41:00

mmm i dont even know if hed be any good any way
fozzyp
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23/07/2007 15:42:00

shirt. maybe you misspelt it! :O)
The Fear
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23/07/2007 15:43:00

Darius Henderson? He's worth my 400 ST renewal fee alone. I just bricked my pants with the excitement.
onedeaddj
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23/07/2007 15:44:00

I probably misspelt it, but Billy Sharp is definitely a ****.
onedeaddj
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23/07/2007 15:46:00

i saw his wikipedia profile earlier aswell, current club sheff wed n squad number 9
smiggyswfc
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23/07/2007 16:24:00

fingers crossed! finally something 2 smile about down at s6
Luby02
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23/07/2007 16:50:00

lets not get our hopes up to soon
S26OWL
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23/07/2007 17:34:00

Where I'd absolutely love Kluivert to join, I don't think we've got a hope in hell of signing him. I reckon it's a load of rubbish personally.
GameBurton07
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23/07/2007 17:37:00

maybe hes the reason we didnt go for fowler?????
smiggyswfc
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23/07/2007 17:50:00

probs
up the owls 2k7
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23/07/2007 17:52:00

Errrmmm... I may eat my words here, its just been announced he's on trial at Sheff Wed. Check out BBC football news...
GameBurton07
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23/07/2007 17:54:00

cuz it not like we cant pay his wages wen cardiff can
up the owls 2k7
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23/07/2007 17:54:00

it true luk dis what it sed Sheffield Wednesday offer a trial to Dutch international striker Patrick Kluivert.
up the owls 2k7
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23/07/2007 17:56:00

here da page http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/eng_div_1/default.stm copy an paste it
up the owls 2k7
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23/07/2007 17:57:00

a younger striker probably better but Kluivert has played at the top level and scored goals. Dont fink hes dropped down this low before , reckon hed bag a few though ! If it is on BBC website finally a rumour as cum true ! Up The Owls
Updaowls
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23/07/2007 18:07:00

its on bbc ceefax aswell, so its definately true, lets hope its a good move and hes doesnt turn into one of those players who think their to good for the team
smiggyswfc
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23/07/2007 18:52:00

yer page 312
up the owls 2k7
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23/07/2007 18:57:00

Its only an offer of a trial at this stage- he's yet to agree- have a look at BBC SY..."Sheffield Wednesday manager Brian Laws has told BBC Radio Sheffield the club has offered Patrick Kluivert a trial..." http://www.bbc.co.uk/southyorkshire/content/articles/2004/07/05/other_football_news_feature.shtml
Duggo
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23/07/2007 19:18:00

that is a fantastic coup for wednesday, brilliant well done, but smiggy he wont turn into one of those players lets all face it he is already, Whatever happens if he signs you are definitely back on the map, bigtime.
Eddie01
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23/07/2007 19:23:00

His career at A.C. Milan started well when he scored a sensational goal against Juventus in a friendly match. However at this time Kluivert's personal life began to cause problems. He was charged with manslaughter following his involvement in a fatal car accident, to which he received community service and a driving ban. He was also charged with rape on a separate occasion, but he was to be later acquitted due to insufficient evidence. SIGN HIM UP!
onedeaddj
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23/07/2007 19:42:00

Oh lord let it be true!
Nightowl
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23/07/2007 20:02:00

The most important thing is - will he play against the Millers in the cup???(are the rumours true that you are frightened to play us so you have to go out and buy 'real' footballers!!!) LOL
herringthorpe
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23/07/2007 20:44:00

Just in your Dreams Herringthorpe
Nightowl
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23/07/2007 21:13:00

LOL Nightowl - I hope you do get him and he plays against us (Millmoor will be a revelation to him!)
herringthorpe
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23/07/2007 21:18:00

ur be holding his hand m8
up the owls 2k7
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23/07/2007 21:24:00

Well, that could be aranged 2k7! Oh, it's mate-ess btw!
herringthorpe
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23/07/2007 23:21:00

 

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