Vital Football

Latest Sheffield Wednesday News

Wright Deal For Owls

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

Comments

0
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
0
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
0
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
0
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
0
just need someone to invest in the club.......
swfcjambo
26/11/2007 09:19:00
0
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
0
anybody heard anything about the hobson consortium?
garydowl
26/11/2007 19:18:00
0
just robbing a bank so he can get the deposit
mick66owl
26/11/2007 21:39:00
0
only joking. to be honest not a lot said about hobson consortium
mick66owl
26/11/2007 21:40:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Sheffield Wednesday Articles

Vital View From The Stands - Owls Fell Forest (again)

Forestieri delights Owls away army

Stats: Nott'm Forest v Sheffield Wednesday

All the stats from Nott'm Forest (1) vs (2) Sheffield Wednesday, City Ground, 18/2/17 Att: 20,164

Vital Match Reaction - Carlos Happy With Owls February Form

Carlos likes the Owls playing Forest

Vital Pre-Match - Owls Boss Carlos Ahead of Trip To Forest

Carlos wants to continue that winning feeling on the banks of the River Trent!

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)

Outcome of Wednesday Vs Brentford?
Suggested By: Vital Wednesday
Wednesday Win92%
Draw8%
Bees Win0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Brighton 32 20 8 4 68 28
2 Newcastle 31 21 3 7 66 35
3 Huddersfield 31 19 4 8 61 7
4 Reading 32 18 6 8 60 6
5 Leeds Utd 33 18 4 11 58 11
6 Sheff Wed 32 17 7 8 58 11
7 Norwich 33 15 6 12 51 11
8 Fulham 31 13 10 8 49 15
9 Barnsley 33 14 7 12 49 4
10 Preston 33 13 10 10 49 4
11 Derby County 31 13 8 10 47 7
12 Cardiff 33 13 6 14 45 -2
13 Ipswich 33 10 11 12 41 -7
14 Birmingham 33 10 10 13 40 -14
15 Brentford 31 10 7 14 37 -1
16 Q.P.R. 32 10 7 15 37 -11
17 Aston Villa 31 8 12 11 36 -6
18 Forest 33 10 6 17 36 -12
19 Wolves 31 9 8 14 35 -4
20 Burton 32 9 7 16 34 -13
21 Bristol City 31 9 5 17 32 -4
22 Wigan 32 7 9 16 30 -9
23 Blackburn 31 7 8 16 29 -13
24 Rotherham 33 4 5 24 17 -43
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)

Feb 21 2017 7:45PM : Brentford (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 25 2017 12:30PM : Leeds United (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 4 2017 3:00PM : Norwich City (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 7 2017 7:45PM : Burton Albion (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 11 2017 3:00PM : Aston Villa (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 17 2017 7:45PM : Reading (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.dooleys left leg4
2.Radon Barrier1
3.HORSFOWL1
Vital Football Comment