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Wright Deal For Owls

Former Wednesday director Michael Wright has been tipped to succeed Dave Allen as Wednesday chairman following his decision to resign from his post last week according to reports.

The Owls' future was thrown in to doubt on Friday afternoon when Allen stepped down from his near seven year reign as a director and chairman at Hillsborough.

But the Sunday People, and Sheffield Telegraph writer Alan Biggs has revealed that Wednesday fan and former director - he left the Owls' board two years ago following a dispute with Allen - Michael Wright is all set to take over the chairmanship of the club.

Wright has kept his shares in the club since he stepped down from the board and is said to have discussed a deal with the rest of the current board and is waiting in the wings to take control at S6.

But media reports are full of takeover talk, and former Newcastle United supremo Freddy Shepherd has been linked with a takeover of the Owls after dropping his interest in Leeds United.

Shepherd sold his stake in the St James' Park club for £37 million and is keen to make a swift return to football, with Wednesday said to be on his wishlist following the resignation of Allen last Friday.

Writer:Nick
Date:Sunday November 25 2007
Time: 11:53AM

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For stability sake it'd be good to get the situation resolved as soon as possible, initially I was pleased with the news Allen had resigned, but his subsequent reasoning that it was due to betrayal by other directors made me realise that it's wasn't the good news of an imminent takeover that we all initially believed.......
Placebo
25/11/2007 13:55:00
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i do have some sympathy for mr allen he only tried to do his best in managing the problems of the previous tenureship ok his pr skills can be questioned but he only wanted the club to move forward while manageing the burden of the debt the club carries he could have done a ken bates by raising ticket prices and ripping of fans but he didn't what we need now is stability everyone to get behind the team and get some points out of these two home matches we now have.
beverley owl
25/11/2007 16:45:00
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DIDNT SEEM TO BOTHER THE FANS OR PLAYERS at Qpr although it was the talk in the pubs down there. still glad hes gone. but we now hav to battle through sum tough times but we r WEDNESDAYITES and used to adversity. so we will be fine
mick66owl
25/11/2007 23:51:00
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hmm freddie shephard I thought so!, would be ok I think at hillsborough he did well with newcastle and not scared to spend a few bob either
Holl
26/11/2007 09:15:00
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just need someone to invest in the club.......
swfcjambo
26/11/2007 09:19:00
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Need something to happen sharpish, the longer it goes on with nobody at the helm, the more that administration could happen.
will it ever happen
26/11/2007 10:29:00
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anybody heard anything about the hobson consortium?
garydowl
26/11/2007 19:18:00
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just robbing a bank so he can get the deposit
mick66owl
26/11/2007 21:39:00
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only joking. to be honest not a lot said about hobson consortium
mick66owl
26/11/2007 21:40:00
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