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Whelo No Go

It's perhaps not so surprising that Wednesday have turned down an offer from Plymouth for Glenn Whelan.

Hmm, 'offer'.. does Paul Sturrock really believe that less than the 250k originally reported is a serious bid for the mainstay of the Owls midfield, a Republic of Ireland U21 international, and a player who he had previously placed on the transfer list?

Owls boss Brian Laws was right to label the bid as sub-standard when he said 'We have turned down a derisory offer from Plymouth for the services of Glenn Whelan. When I saw the offer, I thought they had spelt Yoann Folly's name wrong.' Not very complimentary towards Yoann, Brian, but we see what you're saying.

Laws put it better on Radio Sheffield's 'Football Heaven' by saying if Plymouth were to come back with an offer around the 250k mark for Yoann Folly, then Wednesday might take it more seriously.

Now we hear from the glorious soaraway Sun that Bolton and Derby are 'fighting for Whelan's signature'. Let's hope they've got more money to spend than the Pilgrims, eh?

Other move news: the Owls promising third choice 19 year old keeper Richard O'Donnell has signed a three month loan deal at our League 2 neighbours Rotherham, following his spell at Unibond League Buxton. The Millers have Steve McCann out for the remainder of the season with an injured shoulder and Andy Warrington is their only keeper in the current squad with first-team experience.

In addition: the 'Bully to Scotland' and 'Frankie to Everton' rumours just won't go away. Read our old reports on these prospective 'moves', they'll be just as accurate as anything else! Brian Laws considers it to be 'paper talk'. Laws is also putting pressure on Southend to make a decision on the Leon Clarke situation, one way or the other, and says there is interest from other League One clubs in the ex-Wolves striker.

Writer:Auckland Owl
Date:Wednesday January 9 2008
Time: 8:00AM

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have bolton put an offer in for whelan? sometimes mr laws could do with engaging his brain before opening mouth.... no wonder folly wants out, i personally rate him as our 4th best player!! behind jeffers, whelan, + sodje
09/01/2008 08:09:00
With reports this morning that 2 prem clubs are interested we may see abidding war happen and see his price rise to near the £1million barrier which wouldn't be too bad!
will it ever happen
09/01/2008 08:50:00
i totally agree mansfield... folly is a quality and should be playin every week... he'll go to plymouth n be awesome n come back to haunt us no doubt!! cant blame him for handin in a transfer request and wish him all the best!! and as for wat laws said... well its just plain unprofessional!! rather even have folly at right back than *****in bullen!! n as for whelan he can f right off cus he doesnt give a shizzle!!
09/01/2008 09:11:00
sorry chaps..i go home and away every week and folly apart from 1 game has been very poor and offered nothing to the team..he is very lightweight and gets knocked off the ball to easy..sell him and bring in gk from sunderland.
09/01/2008 10:06:00
Any news on Kav coming to us? We HAVE to think about midfield replacements if we get rid of Whelan and Folly, GK just isn't a priority at the mo I don't think. I agree with the above - get 1.5m for Whelan and .5m for Folly and we'll have done OK. Used to really rate Folly but don't think he's done enough in recent games.
09/01/2008 11:05:00
how can folly show everythin he has wen he plays one games, does well, then someone comes back n he gets dropped!! folly goes n we only have lunt to step in...o dear!! we wont get 1.5 for whelan cus he aint worth it. anyone else not notice him for 70 mins then soon as he realises we've lost he's bombin all over the place to be seen tryin n avoid critisism??
09/01/2008 11:29:00
folly unlike some of our others players has the ability to slow a match down and pick a bloody good pass, unlike johnson, whelan and small who fly around for 90mins with their heads down. if we gave folly a lengthly run in the team with whelan by his side to do all the donkey work we would see the best of him. he is a natural passer which i wot we are lacking
09/01/2008 13:14:00
thank you... glad u can see that too
09/01/2008 15:27:00
Never said Folly was crap just said didn't think he'd done enough in recent games. Don't blame him for wanting to leave - I'd be *****ed off too if I had my chance while someone out injured then got dropped once the other player was fit again. Much prefer a Folly/Whelan midfield than Watson/Whelan. Any news on Kav??
09/01/2008 15:54:00
If Folly was good enough for a run in the team then he wold have been able to get one with all the problems we have. If hes not up to standard then cash in for someone who is
09/01/2008 15:55:00
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