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Toffees' Brunt Link Resurfaces

Chris Brunt's Wednesday future has been plunged further in to doubt this week with media reports linking the Northern Irish international with a 3m move to Everton.

Brunt, who will miss the Owls next three games through suspension, has already seen contract negotiations collapse at Hillsborough and could be left to leave the club on a free transfer at the end of the current campaign.

But Wednesday may want to cash in on their prize asset as they look to find a replacement for their star man, with a 3m offer from David Moyes seemingly too good to turn down.

Fulham, Manchester City and West Ham have also shown previous interest in the former Middlesbrough youngster but all three look to have strengthened accordingly for the new season.

And that could pave the way for the Goodison Park club to steam in and sign the Belfast-born winger before the current transfer window closes at the end of the month.

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Writer: Nick Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday August 13 2007

Time: 12:00PM

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3million, i'd snap Evertons hands off for that! Take the money and run Brian Laws!!
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13/08/2007 12:31:00

Depends. Where will this money go? Saturday proved we desperately need investment in the team.
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13/08/2007 12:35:00

True, if the 3million goes back into team building then take it, but we were also told the 3million from the sales of Bougherra & Talbot would go back into team building! But we need to get ship of these prima donnas (Brunt & Whelan) who think cos they had 1 half decent season that they've made it! They clearly havent got their minds fixed on the job
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13/08/2007 12:40:00

I say take it BL, Brunts attitude stinks. Get some money while we can!
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13/08/2007 12:50:00

Nick, you say he will go on a free and the end of the season, but as his under 24 dont we get combo?!
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13/08/2007 12:51:00

Yeah, we'll probably get around 1.5million combo at end of season, although if he has a stinker of a season we may get considerably less than that!
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13/08/2007 12:56:00

So what if part of the Bougherra + Talbot 3m has gone into paying off the debt. If they put 1m towards debt it'd be well spent. As the less debt wer in should make the club more attractive to potential buyers. If 1m of Brunt money also goes into debt, i'd be happy still. As an ideal replacement would be Gary Teale and he would cost approx 600k. Then i'd go for stefanovic and maybe mills. What has happend with Tommy Spurr? all the progress of last season only to used second fiddle to the crapness of Peter Gilbert.
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13/08/2007 13:01:00

Yeah i dont mind some money going into reducing the debt at all Bigash, but when the board tell us that the money is gonna go back into team building, then isnt... thats the problem! Why dont the board just tell us the truth!
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13/08/2007 13:27:00

Who the ***** is Gary Teale?
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13/08/2007 13:32:00

Apparently, anything more than 2m goes straight to the bank, so 1m would go there anyway. I think the 2m we had for a striker shows that the bigger concern is wages. I'd take 3m for Brunt, especially as this looks like it'll be a tough season, with hard work required throughout. However, Brunt is probably still on a league 1 wage. If he goes, we can spend all we want but we won't be able to pay the wages. This is why I can't see us getting a new centre back in, however much we need one. Wages, folks, that's the problem here.
Disgruntled Owl
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13/08/2007 13:39:00

3mill take it i would
up the owls 2k7
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13/08/2007 14:02:00

I will personally escort him across Stanley [knife] Park for 3M. He has an attitude problem at the moment, and he is bringing the rest of the team down.
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13/08/2007 15:45:00

gary teale is a damn good winger especially in the championship! with one promotion under his belt!
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13/08/2007 16:22:00

take the money and get riordan!!! decent upfront and a great midfielder a good replacement for brunt!
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13/08/2007 16:59:00

gary teale is a very good winger, we need a defender first off, stefanovic would be the best one i can think of realistically, we wouldnt get hardly any compo for brunt, johnnywalker 1.5 million compo is a long way of the mark. The main bulk of compensation is to do with the academy and he hasnt come threw our academy he came from boro so we wont get much, my mate danny rose went to spurs from leeds on a free this summer n spurs had to pay 1 million and that is for a lad who has played for england from 15-17 year old and he is one of the brightests prospects in england, and he came from leeds academy n they only got a million so i doubt we would get much at all
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13/08/2007 17:42:00

1.5million was the quote from Wednesday i believe
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13/08/2007 18:00:00

ye, 1.5 is what wednesday have said, but we have said alot over the past couple of months, and they all been bare faced lies! we need 2 rip bullens contract up, he was never good enough in league 1, never mind in the championship! only 1 player played with real heart on saturday and that was fun time frankie! USA USA USA!!!!!!!
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13/08/2007 18:28:00

Gary Teale - some crap ageing Derby County reserve player. Wow, I'm impressed.
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13/08/2007 21:43:00

onedeaddj, Gary Teale is a good exciting player and you'l eat your words if we sign him. Im sure he'd give more effort than brunt aswell.
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13/08/2007 23:29:00

i was very suprised onedeaddj actually made a positive comment the other day but i c he's back to his usual bull*****ting self! if u new anythin bout football especially at championship level ud no teale is a very good player!
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14/08/2007 07:57:00

Would 3mill be a record transfer receipt for Wed. Last I can remember around this amount was Paul Warhurst for about 2.7mill to Blackburn in '93? Either way take it! I think our midfiled can cope without him, with Small and Johnson on wings, baring no injuries, we need defenders!!!!
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14/08/2007 08:50:00

Barring no injuries is the point. What happens is Small or Johnson get injured - we've got nothing. Poor Tudgay will be back on the wing.
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14/08/2007 11:05:00

Small and Johnson are both prone to injuries. It'll mean Lekaj getting brought in sooner rather than later. with a lack of wingers, i guess laws could consider shifting our system from 4-4-2. Despite being possibly the best right back in the country, i'm sure frankie could play wing back. what with our defence's performance on Saturday it'd hardly be a big issue to not have gilbert playing left-back. beevers in as 3rd centre back? in players like lunt and o'brien, we seem to have 2 decent players who aren't in laws' first choice team. it's a shame but if that's the case they need to go and be replaced by a centre back and a left back/wing back. i hope grant just had a shocker and will recover, cos it's one thing having a mare on debut but it's quite another to have a mare on debut and wear a crap purple top. and what's wrong with folly? thought he was quality in holding mid.
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14/08/2007 13:34:00

and i meant frankie was possibly the best right back in the championship not the entire country, but come to think of it...
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14/08/2007 13:35:00

I'd sooner him go to Everton than West Brom!
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14/08/2007 16:25:00


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