Vital Football

Latest Sheffield Wednesday News

So...Two In, One Out...

So...Two In, One Out...

The January transfer window has closed, the rumours can now be put to bed, and we know that Glenn Whelan has left to Stoke, while Kav has returned, and Enoch Showunmi has signed on loan.

I must admit, that although I'd expected Glenn to leave for pastures new since he'd admitted he'd put his contract renewal to one side all those months ago, the news that he'd left to Stoke City shocked me when I woke up this morning.

I'd heard the rumours linking him to West Brom, Bolton and Watford in recent weeks, but I'd never expected him to make the switch to Stoke City, no matter how well they're doing this season.

Tony Pulis' men stand a good chance of bagging a play-off spot this season, and have spent well in the January transfer window, but it just hammered home what kind of situation we're in as a club when it seems we can't compete with a club like Stoke, sorry Stoke fans.

Glenn is one player I'd have loved to hold on to, no doubt about it, but I can't help but feel that some fans saw him as a much better player than he was for us - I believe he can be quite easily replaced.

I said I was shocked to see Glenn leave, but there was also a sense of shock when i saw that Laws had acted quickly in bringing Kav back to the club on loan until the end of the season.

I loved him when he was here, indeed he helped us turn around our season after that shocking start, but I never thought I'd see him returning to Wednesday anytime soon, especially surrounding the rumours of clubs such as Leicester City being after him.

Kav will no doubt be a sound replacement for Glenn, until the end of the season at least, and who knows, he could bag a contract with us for next season if he continues to impress the Owls' faithful.

On to Enoch Showunmi - the Bristol City player who can't seem to get much of a game for the Robins this season.

Again, it's a case of many Wednesday fans, including myself initially, looking at it as us signing a reject from a club promoted from League One last season.

Maybe Showunmi isn't City's first choice striker, maybe he isn't the next Leroy Lita, but looking at it, it's a good, solid signing who will more than plug the gap for a month at least while we get some of our regular strikers back to full fitness.

Showunmi will offer something different to Burton and Tudgay, and he'll be keen to impress during the month he's here, so I believe he'll turn out to be a good addition to the squad - hey, it's more than I expected!

The proof will no doubt be in the pudding against Ipswich Town tomorrow...

Writer:Nick
Date:Friday February 1 2008
Time: 3:00PM

Comments

0
I just thank god Frankie Simek is injured otherwise he would have been part of the car boot sale at Hillsborough too!
johnnywalker69
01/02/2008 15:28:00
0
Got to agree there JW69, but there's always next time! :(
will it ever happen
01/02/2008 16:19:00
0
Showumni hat-trick tomorrow please. And thanks to Glenn for everything.
McQuaid-Owls
01/02/2008 16:33:00
0
£500,000 was a good price ofr never going to sing whelan. we rejected an ofer fot spur, or has everyone forgot that. the club is in financial trouble so some payers are going to leave, that cant be helped
Walkley
01/02/2008 20:40:00
0
so its finally happened whelen gone but to stoke why?????.only a side ways move at best playing infront of 14,000 fans at best .hes gone for a pay day but i still wish him all the best he was a class player for us but noboby is indispenceable just hope kav can produce the form he showed in september up the owls.
beverley owl
01/02/2008 20:44:00
0
good column nick, nice bit of whelan and dealan from laws, good luck boys!!
dbblue
01/02/2008 21:37:00
0
Whelan will never kick a ball again.. playing for Pulis's team he'll get neck strain watching the long balls flying over midfield.
Auckland Owl
02/02/2008 02:47:00
0
True Auckland, just hoist the ball from the back for Fuller to chase. Good look Whelan, hope you do get to touch the ball this season!!
will it ever happen
04/02/2008 11:32:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Recent Sheffield Wednesday Articles

Championship 2016/17 Golden Boot Battle (27/3/17)

The final international break of the Championship 2016/17 season ticks on by and this year could see a number of players break the 20 goal mark.

Getting Shirty

We take a look at Wednesday's new 3rd strip, selected by the fans, for the 150th year of Sheffield Wednesday.

Championship Cost Per Goal So Far In 2016/17

The end of the Championship campaign of 2016/17 is only a month and a bit away from fans across the country but as we go in to the remaining weeks of the campaign...

Premier League Confirm 2017/18 Fixture Release Date

The Premier League have now confirmed the date on which the fixtures for the campaign of 2017/18 will be released.

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)

Will Wednesday finish in the top six?
Suggested By: Vital Wednesday
Yes, dont panic!67%
Yes, if Carlos is replaced!0%
Agony as we just miss out0%
No, we wont this season33%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 38 24 6 8 78 38
2 Brighton 38 23 8 7 77 30
3 Huddersfield 37 22 5 10 71 4
4 Leeds Utd 38 21 6 11 69 16
5 Reading 38 20 7 11 67 2
6 Sheff Wed 38 18 8 12 62 9
7 Fulham 38 16 13 9 61 19
8 Norwich 38 16 9 13 57 9
9 Preston 38 15 12 11 57 6
10 Derby County 38 14 11 13 53 3
11 Barnsley 38 14 9 15 51 0
12 Aston Villa 38 13 12 13 51 0
13 Cardiff 38 14 9 15 51 -1
14 Brentford 38 14 8 16 50 3
15 Q.P.R. 38 14 8 16 50 -5
16 Wolves 37 12 9 16 45 -2
17 Ipswich 38 10 15 13 45 -9
18 Birmingham 38 11 12 15 45 -16
19 Bristol City 38 11 8 19 41 -3
20 Forest 38 11 8 19 41 -11
21 Burton 38 10 11 17 41 -14
22 Blackburn 38 9 13 16 40 -11
23 Wigan 38 8 10 20 34 -13
24 Rotherham 38 4 5 29 17 -54
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Sheffield Wednesday Results (view all)

Sheffield Wednesday Fixtures (view all)

Apr 1 2017 12:30PM : Barnsley (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 4 2017 7:45PM : Rotherham United (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 8 2017 5:30PM : Newcastle United (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 14 2017 3:00PM : Cardiff City (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 17 2017 3:00PM : Queens Park Rangers (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 22 2017 3:00PM : Derby County (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.dooleys left leg2
The Vital Football Members League