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Owls Open Striker Talks

Wednesday boss Brian Laws has revealed to BBC Radio Sheffield that the Owls have been allowed permission to open talks with a Premiership striker.

Laws has made a new number nine at Hillsborough his main priority for the close season but has failed to bring a number of his targets to S6, including Billy Sharp, Grzegorz Rasiak, Patrick Kluivert and Kenwyne Jones.

But the Owls boss is now hopeful of getting the nod from a mystery Premiership striker - who Laws wouldn't comment on - to make his squad complete for the start of the new season next Saturday.

The Owls supremo has already travelled abroad this week to see a Champions League striker in action, while Nantes striker Dennis Oliech was set to arrive in S6 with a trial according the player's agent.

Laws has reportedly put aside 2 million to spend on his hitman, and will be hoping discussions go well to enable the new man to arrive at Middlewood Road ahead of the Owls' opening day clash at Ipswich Town next Saturday.

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Writer: Nick Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday August 3 2007

Time: 4:46PM

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We really need some good news. Wonder if it's a loan? Please God don't let it be Dickov.
Disgruntled Owl
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03/08/2007 17:26:00

You've got to hand it the man- he really does seem to be going for it. I like Laws. I think he's proving to be a great servant for this club.
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03/08/2007 17:30:00

last time we said we was in talks with a prem striker, repo graham turne up, so not gearrin hopes up just yet hahah
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03/08/2007 17:46:00

i'm excited. Last week I was wasn't, but now I am!! Andy Cole? Dickov? Pederson?
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03/08/2007 18:09:00

jeffers christie
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03/08/2007 18:11:00

25 pence on Vassell
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03/08/2007 18:47:00

it could be a man city striker to make way for all their new players. vassel or dickov would be good. just heard on 5-Live that leeds could start next season on -15 points!!
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03/08/2007 19:49:00

Jeffers :)
Auckland Owl
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03/08/2007 21:10:00

Theo Walcott?
will it ever happen
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03/08/2007 21:49:00

all the players mentioned here would not score 20 goals for us next season, vassells finishing isnt good enough, you saw that with the chances he missed against us in the cup. dickov simpley isnt good enough, jeffers was only good enough 4 years ago, andy cole is past it, pedersen is a chuffin left back for bolton, its not promising
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03/08/2007 22:27:00

This is something to be positive about, not miserable :)
Auckland Owl
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03/08/2007 22:32:00

well my monies on andy cole just been released from his contract at pompey
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04/08/2007 00:27:00

Nicklas Bendtner?, Rowan Vine?, Carlton Cole?, Bobby Zamora?, Caleb Folan?, Francis Jeffers?, Victor Anichebe?, Collins John?, Heider Helgusson?, Darius Vassell?, Lomano Lua Lua?, Malcolm Christie?,Andy Cole?. Its got to be one of them...... Andy Cole has just had his contract terminated at pompey and is seeking a new club. Watson knows him from newcastle days!!!!!!!!!!!!
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04/08/2007 01:19:00

Is it too late to go for Tevez lol
Handsworth Owl
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04/08/2007 09:57:00

cole linked to deal for bendtner be a g8 coup
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04/08/2007 11:28:00

I think there's some good possibilities there. I think some of the strikers named above might not have been fantastic in the premiership but could gets lots for us. I think Vassell would be fantastic.
Disgruntled Owl
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04/08/2007 12:03:00

It is all about confidence and Vassell is short of it at the moment. I can see him getting it back though once he starts scoring again, and if he does take the small drop down to the CHampionship I can see him being a big success.
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04/08/2007 14:00:00

I agree about vassell and could make himself a real fans favourite, lets be honest his pace ripped us to shreds last year, and had he been a bit more confident he could have scored 5 against us, I have no doubts he could be a real star for us, but and I hope I'm wrong they can't afford him I dont reckon any player is earning over 10,000 a week at wednesday and he must be on at least 40 or more at man city
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04/08/2007 14:13:00

Yeah, I can't imagine we'll actually be seeing Vassell at Wednesday. More likely Cole or Dickov, neither of which I'm thrilled by.
Disgruntled Owl
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04/08/2007 17:37:00

Wednesday have not signed a "name" player for the best part of 10 years. It won't be Cole or Vassell, it will be someone you've barely heard off and they'll end up saying no anyway. Laws will end up having to bring in some League One tosh just as a token gesture.
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05/08/2007 12:52:00

Cameron Jerome anyone? What about Geoffrey Horsfield as the People are saying, could do a job at Championship level. Andy Cole would be a horror show, no commitment no work ethic, no cheers
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05/08/2007 16:23:00

Geoff Horsfield? ***** me, the glory years have returned already.
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05/08/2007 17:16:00

it cant be andy cole because we've been given permission by his club to talk after agreeing a fee so thats him out of the runnin
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06/08/2007 08:18:00

Probably one of Sunderland's cast-offs.
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06/08/2007 11:14:00

Geoff Horsfield is a terrifying prospect. I'd rather have Leon Clarke up front.
Disgruntled Owl
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06/08/2007 12:00:00


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