Vital Football

Latest Sheffield Wednesday News

Friio Deal Dead?

Friio Deal Dead?

Paul Sturrock's bid to bring Nottingham Forest midfielder David Friio to Hillsborough appears to be hanging in the balance today.

Reports from the Vital Forest website are saying that the former-Plymouth Argyle man will be a Wednesday player by the end of the week.

The only sticking point at the moment is the finances at the Wednesday end, despite a fee believed to be below £100,000 for the experienced midfielder.

Owls Chairman Dave Allen refused to fund any more transfers after an on-going row with fans group 'Wednesdayite'. The group refused to hand over their 10% shareholding in the club in exchange for £333,000 which would be put in to the club's transfer kitty.

Wednesdayite members voted 88.9% against selling their shares to the Owls chairman, which has resulted in Mr Allen refusing to help with anymore transfer money.

He said: 'The door is slammed, and I'm not going to put any more money in while this lot are hanging around the outside, wanting to cause trouble.'

The bust-up could prove costly for the Owls, who are desperate for new players in a bid to avoid relegation back to League One. The deal is now dependant on the help of Mr Allen's fellow directors, but is still expected to go ahead before the end of the week.

Writer:Nick
Date:Wednesday January 25 2006
Time: 11:24AM

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Vital F1 - Sympathy for Kvyat?

Recent Sheffield Wednesday Articles

Share Your Owls Opinions with Vital Wednesday

Write for us, one off or as a Owls news reporter

Vital Wednesday Summer Fan Interviews - HoylandOwl

HoylandOwl takes on the Vital Wednesday summer quiz

September TV Selections Made - Soon To Be Announced

Sky Sports selected their TV picks for the month of September last week and fans will know which games have effected on Wednesday.

Twitter Reaction - High Five For The Owls

We look at the best of your tweets from the 5-0 defeat of Alfreton in pre-season.

Archived Vital Wednesday Articles

Vital Wednesday articles from

Site Journalists

Ed Jepson
Editor email
Profile
Tom Sellers
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Priority of signings needed?
Suggested By: Vital Wednesday
Central Defenders50%
Full Backs0%
Wingers0%
Offering Semedo new deal50%
None of them!0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Sheffield Wednesday Results (view all)

Sheffield Wednesday Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.dooleys left leg4
Vital Football Comment