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Addicks Hijack Sodje Bid

Wednesday target Sam Sodje looks set to reject an offer to move to Hillsborough in favour of a move to Championship rivals Charlton Athletic.

The former Brentford man, who is surplus to requirements at the Madjeski Stadium after falling down the pecking order, was all set for a permanant move to South Yorkshire at the start of the week after agreeing terms with the Owls.

But he now looks set for a u-turn after Alan Pardew showed interest in signing the defender at the last minute, with Sodje preferring to stay closer to home rather than move to Yorkshire.

'There's creeping movement on that one, I would say,' Royals boss Steve Coppell told the club's official website regarding Sodje. 'Inevitably there will be a last minute flurry of activity.

'Something will happen I think, but it might be a loan, not permanent.'

Wednesday are desperate to add to their defensive ranks after a poor start to the season and had banked on Sodje putting pen to paper on a switch to S6.

And the move looked even more likely after Wednesday also snapped up Sam's brother Akpo from Port Vale on a three-year deal yesterday.

But the Owls could well be forced to revert to 'plan b' with just two days remaining to bolster their squad before the close of the transfer window at midnight tomorrow.

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Writer: Nick Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday August 30 2007

Time: 2:32PM

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lets hope plan b is somebody with a bit of quality
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30/08/2007 15:09:00

Another one bites the dust. No-one wants to come to Hillsboro unless from a lower league team. No chance of getting Premiership class players in - even reserve team players don't want to come. Think DA has had enough - tryin to get his money back then he'll be out in a shot - more than likely leavin us in the ****. He's obviously not interested anymore, nor is anyone else with any money.
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30/08/2007 15:11:00

He's already signed for them on loan. Why Laws makes public the players he wants to sign weeks in advance I'll never know - it's backfired every time. He should just keep his mouth shut.
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30/08/2007 15:25:00

wednesdayites shud just sell there share now they there not doin no gd for club its all about money now and if we want tht were guna have to sell to somone
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30/08/2007 15:38:00

I dont think we have a plan 'b' . Not one that involves bringing in a quality centre half anyway
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30/08/2007 15:38:00

yes mate the b is short for bull****
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30/08/2007 15:45:00

please god let steve watson be fit for sat cus if not its bullen or hinds n we'll be humiliated on sky tv!!!
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30/08/2007 15:58:00

He might put Akpo at the back and leave Bullen out of the way up front. We normally do things like that.
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30/08/2007 16:00:00

Bring back Coughlan!!!!!!!!! or Des Walker depends who wants less wages i suppose
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30/08/2007 16:03:00

couglan should never have been sold. It has just left us with very few defensive options, this has been highlighted in every game. WE NEED DEFENSIVE COVER NOW
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30/08/2007 16:13:00

danny mills has just gone to charlton on loan, hopefully that means they leave sodje alone
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30/08/2007 18:37:00

Nope, they're having both Norman!
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30/08/2007 19:53:00

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30/08/2007 20:16:00

Brian Laws didn't publicise Sam Sodje - Radio Sheffield did. Laws confirmed it when it was a done deal. As usual, "unforseen circumstances" mean we miss out. Hopefully we can get someone else in. Don't like our chances though. Think we'll have to wait until the loan market opens again in a couple of weeks.
Disgruntled Owl
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30/08/2007 22:37:00

If we don't get a strong/pacey CB in before the window closes we're in BIG, BIG trouble :(
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31/08/2007 02:16:00

I wonder if Reading were creating difficulties so that they could see if anyone else got interested in Sam. Charlton are willing to pay a lot more than us unsurprisingly.
Disgruntled Owl
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31/08/2007 11:53:00

Thats their choice really. I thought he had only gone on loan for the season. Maybe we wanted him on loan but wanted Reading to pay his wages.
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31/08/2007 12:13:00

Give Beevers a go
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31/08/2007 12:47:00

Laws said that if he signed for us it would be easier to get him on loan then he would have time to thrash out a permanent deal.
Skeggy Owl
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31/08/2007 12:48:00

I think Charlton could find promotion difficult this year. They've just sent Amdy Faye and Marcus Bent out on loan. If I was a Charlton fan, I'd be concerned.
Disgruntled Owl
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31/08/2007 13:18:00

It has been confirmed that Sodje has now signed for Charlton on a season long loan
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31/08/2007 13:24:00

What's this talk of us getting Majid back on loan?!? Come on BL, less than 10 hours to get at least one decent defender at least on loan til January. BBC sport says that Bully could be going to Inverness?? Good riddance I say, but that leaves us without backup at centre back too. Worrying. I know Brian, sign some more attackers!
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31/08/2007 14:31:00

Sign some more attackers? This isn't Sheff United! :-)
The problem isn't getting someone in on loan - the premiership clubs are desperate to get their youngsters some first team practice. The problem is getting someone in on loan whose got a bit of experience and ability. At least Watson is back for tomorrow.
Disgruntled Owl
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31/08/2007 17:16:00

On an unrelated note........Chris Brunt says the West Brom Squad is full of talent...........Well on transfer deadline day, they lost Nathan Ellington, Curtis Davies and John Hartson along with the already departed Koumas, Kamara, McShane, Watson and even Sam Sodle was ever present last term..........the bank must look good, but the squad isnt too amazing now.
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01/09/2007 03:10:00

Oh and can people stop getting on jermaine johnson's back, how can he show his pace when he recieves the ball with his back to goal. When he recieves the ball in front of him, we all know his qualities. I predict a top 4 finish!
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01/09/2007 03:16:00

Plan B - lets not "B"other signing a defender!
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01/09/2007 07:52:00

Plan B - Save Money
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01/09/2007 09:58:00

jj has to show a bit more commitment i think , totally agree though, there is no point getting on anyones back, it's never gonna help!!! would love to see a top 4 finish, but , alas i see a long hard winter ahead.
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01/09/2007 22:24:00

another one bites the dust.
will it ever happen
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04/09/2007 10:27:00


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