UK time is: 05:23:00
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Owls Complete Sodje Swoop

Wednesday have made it two signings in a day after Owls boss Brian Laws revealed the club have brought Port Vale striker Akpo Sodje to Hillsborough.

Laws revealed the news on BBC Radio Sheffield on Wednesday night and Sodje, who won the Port Vale player of the year award last season, has penned a three year deal at Hillsborough.

The hitman, who bagged 16 goals in League One for Vale last term, has been linked with a move to S6 throughout the week but it was thought the deal had collapsed after Vale rejected the Owls approach of a player-plus-cash deal.

But the Nigerian has now put pen to paper on a three-year contract at Wednesday and could well go straight in to the Owls squad to face Bristol City at Hillsborough on Saturday afternoon.

Laws also revealed that he was hopeful Akpo's brother, Sam, a centre-back from Reading, would complete his move to Wednesday before Friday's transfer deadline after complications in the deal.

Sam was all set to sign for the club at the start of the week but unknown complications prevented a deal going through, and Laws has now revealed that another club has entered the running for his services.

Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Join the Vital Fantasy Football League - its Free!

The Journalist

Writer: Nick Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday August 29 2007

Time: 6:50PM

Your Comments

nice one
get behind him now get your brother here akpo
just imagine sodjes are us
Typical. What's the betting that there are no "agent issues" with the other team that want Sam. Maclean anyone? The question is whether we have any other alternatives? Is it Sam Sodje or no defender. That'd be a concern.
Disgruntled Owl
2 players in 1 day?!! I have a feeling leon clarke may be off on loan somewhere, oh well lets hope akpo can do it for us on the pitch, maybe a couple of new faces on saturday will give the club a boost! and my best wishes go to yoann folly I just read about him, I always thought there was a rift between him and laws but if memory serves me right, laws got him a new contract the minute he arrived at hillsborough so lets hope he feels better after his goal the other night and gets some time on the pitch this weekend!
I am very impressed with this guy. I have just watched every one of his 16 goals from last season via the Premium TV subscription website. Not one was a tap in, he's strong, got good feet and is an excellent finisher. He also does a funny dance every time he scores. If he stays fit, he will be a bubbly character to have around and will become a fans favourite.
its southampton
Get behind Brian Laws and the team - He's a proper bloke and he's doing his best in difficult circumstances. No one said it would be easy. Who cares if we let in 3 as long as we can score 4.
Hmmm, Southampton are quite attractive. Wonder if playing with his brother will be enough to get him to Hillsborough. I imagine it will be if we keep *****ing about with agents and Southampton just get on with it. Come on Brian, make it happen. Let's have Sammy too!
Disgruntled Owl
The Sodje's other brother plays rugby for Sheffield Eagles - if they're a tight knit family the pull of all three of them being in the same city has got to work in our favour.
Only money will be the major influence in the end. Southampton or Sheffield, brothers or not. Cash is king. Cynical but true im afraid. Be nice to get him though, although Southampton have a lot of cash floating around at the moment.
Yes indeed. Can't believe they got 6m for Kenwyne. Okay, he's pretty good, but he's not a premiership player. 6 mill! We should have got 5 for Brunt in comparison.
Disgruntled Owl
In all honesty I dont think the Brunt deal was a bad one. However, that was when I thought we had 2 million to spend from the transaction, added to that promised from the Bougara deal. A player is worth what the buyer is willing to pay in the end, it may seem a lot of money for Kenwyne but if he nets 10 goals and keeps a club in the premier league its insignificant. There is such a gap between the divisions its frightening. Good luck to him.
It would appear that Sam Sodje is moving to Charlton now. Don't think he ever wanted to come to us.
well lets hope is bruva influences his decision
I'd love to know what the delay was with him. I would assume it was us messing about again. Probably being bothered about a few agent's fees and then someone else pops us and sorts it out without a hitch.
Disgruntled Owl
Daily Mail has just announced that Sam is off to Charlton on loan for the season. Wonder what other options Brian can magic up in a day. Bit gutted by this. We really needed a quality centre-back.
Disgruntled Owl
well if think we shud get danny mills since theyve nicked off wi sodje hes just as gd
I think they're getting Danny Mills too. Greedy gits.
Disgruntled Owl
no idea who cud be half decent n come to wednesday we need atleast 2 defenders centre hal n a full back
Im more than a little gutted. Weve messed about again and missed the chance. Who's doing the negotiating because he really aint any good and needs sacking.
We needed a quality centre half more than a winger or a centre forward. Still to do list in 24 hours. Left back better than the pair we have, Quality centre half and a ball winner in midfield. As excited I am that we have signed 2 new faces, I am bitterly dissapointed that they key positions (In my opinion) have not been filled. Dont think we are any further forward in reality. Lets hope im wrong again
wheres peter kenyon wen u need him?? he dont f about!!
well looks like were goin to hav to out score teams as were not guna be able to stop oppositions scoring
just check out kaven walkers comments on teletext about the signing, ha ha what a joker!
come on Holl, do tell, im at work and aint got teletext. He comes across as a tosser not a joker normally
something along the lines of "we are giving the manager all he needs to gain promotion" surely thats enough to raise a smile! but yes I agree with you totally
He must mean that they are going to promote laws director of football and have given him a new office with a leather chair, sky tv & a box of pens.
maybe the chair and pens but definately not sky, freeview maybe

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Sheffield Wednesday Articles

Stats: Fulham v Sheffield Wednesday (Saturday December 20 2014)

Gray Confirms He Wants Loan Extensions (Friday December 19 2014)

Gray Speaks Ahead Of Fulham (Friday December 19 2014)

Gray Not Ruling Out Striker Return (Friday December 19 2014)

Fulham v Wednesday - How Will It Go? (Friday December 19 2014)

Coke Set For New Year Return (Thursday December 18 2014)

Don't Give Madine Away (Thursday December 18 2014)

Palmer One Off Career Milestone (Wednesday December 17 2014)

Permanent Deal In The Offing For McGugan (Wednesday December 17 2014)

Archived Sheffield Wednesday Articles

List All Vital Wednesday Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
11. Cardiff 22 8 6 8 -1 30
12. Charlton 22 6 12 4 -1 30
13. Fulham 22 8 4 10 -4 28
14. Sheff Wed 22 6 10 6 -5 28
15. Birmingham 22 7 7 8 -8 28
16. Bolton 21 7 4 10 -5 25
17. Reading 22 7 4 11 -11 25

Breaking League News

Rhodes at the Double!
Blackburn : 21/12/2014 02:23:00
Worst yet admits Karanka
Middlesbrough : 20/12/2014 23:15:00
Boro slip against rivals
Middlesbrough : 20/12/2014 23:06:00
RUFC - Evans 'It Was Always Going To Be Big Game'
Rotherham : 20/12/2014 21:52:00
RUFC - Evans 'Tom Was Stunning Today'
Rotherham : 20/12/2014 21:49:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Fulham MotM
Suggested By:  Site Staff
Westwood 0%
Palmer 0%
Lees 0%
Loovens 0%
Mattock 0%
Maguire 0%
Lee 0%
Semedo 0%
McGugan 0%
Helan 0%
May 0%
Sub - Drenthe 100%
Sub - Nuhiu 0%
Sub - Dielna 0%