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30 Sep 2014 09:06:04
According to sky sports transfers, owls have agreed to sign another youngster Ryan Meadows from Wigan

eric the owl

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Looks like late news as he scored for us in under 21s game

eric the owl

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29 Sep 2014 20:55:35
The September Correct Score Comp has now finished well done to the winners;

1) wembley78 26 points
=2) rosowl 24 points
=2) Grahamd80 24 points


Thanks to everyone who has taken part - The table for the October monthly comp will be reset before weekend and the overall league table has been updated,Once again thanks for taking part and a reminder everyone is welcome to join in.

Cheers and good luck.

Ed 003

* Please don't reply to this post take any q's to the comp page *

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16 Sep 2014 11:50:41
Wedesday ae back in alks with Qatari who was interesed in buying Wednesday before Mammadov came along.
Talks been ongoing for a week.
Will update if here our talks are going.
This is accurate information.
I do not know if MM is speaking to other interested parties but may well be doing so.

Frankel

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MM said when things looked to breaking down that there were 2 parties still talking to him in case things with HM broke down so I would expect that these 2 parties would now try and push their proposals forward

Blue and White Blood

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Cardiff checking out sg for next manager someone saying on radio as anyone else heard anything they can't have him

bgh

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Tony Pullis favourite for Cardiff job he is welsh.

Frankel

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Can't help but feel nervous every time someone gets the sack. SG's work cannot have gone unnoticed, he must surely be on many clubs radar as future management material. Fingers crossed he can see the potential at Hillsborough and will stay to finish what he's started. Premier league football is not beyond the realms of possibility is it? You have to have a dream! WTID

Suttonowl

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19 Sep 2014 13:39:03
Tony Pulis and Vincent Tan does not seem a potentially harmonious relationship - more like a declaration of war. It would certainly be interesting.

high green owl

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No way will SG leave the massive, he will take us to the top flight. As long as MM backs him or a takeover happens with people who are prepared to invest and back SG we will make it. I know if I had the money I would back SG to the hilt, he knows what he wants and he knows what he is doing, best manager in the championship UTO

eric the owl

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Another great result today, only 1 - 0 but once again one of the fancied teams. Cardiff next week if we can get something there we have to fancy our chances for a playoff position. I know its early days but we are seriously looking good UTO

eric the owl

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21 Sep 2014 14:51:15
Wasn't at the game yesterday, had to work. But I'm told by friends that did go that the reference had a shocker. Even Alan Biggs not known as a Owls supporter said 3 certain penalties turned down and SG who considered when he speaks said the crucial 50/50 decisions didn't go our way. I have been told today that Mark Haywood the ref yesterday, was born on the Herdings Estate and is a life long Blades fan. If and I can't confirm that it is true how the heck does the FA allow a Blades fan to ref an Owls game.
They would never allow an Everton fan to ref a Liverpool.

Derbyshire Owl

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21 Sep 2014 23:09:00
Mark Haywood was born in West Yorkshire

starman

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22 Sep 2014 08:15:11
I have since been told and confirmed it by looking at his profile on the net that Heywood was born in Northwich, Cheshire, but my mate is adamant that he lived in the Herdings/Greenhill area before moving to West Yorks. My work mate comes from the same area and says he knew him.

Derbyshire Owl

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Whereever the ref comes from he was poor. It was a blatant penalty when Pearce handled in area. Linesman was looking at incident feedback on them will be poor and careers will suffer. Replay on football league show was excellent in it made Steve Evans out to be a bag of wind and showed us in good light for not moaning about decisions we should have had.

Frankel

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It was the Lino on the South Stand side, he looked about 88 years old, just couldn't keep up with the play, Only flagged after the ref made a decision first.

Teat Owl

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22 Sep 2014 13:33:43
frankel - is it just me or does Steve Evans looked like a pantomime dame. Every time I see him I imagine him in a dress as one of the ugly sisters in Cinderella. I can't help it.

Radon Barrier

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Steve Evans IS Widow T****ey

swindon owl

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Widow twankey - that's who I meant. (oh no it isn't!!). Where are Rotherham in the league ( their behind you!!). Errr that's all I've got.

Radon Barrier

{Ed001's Note - sorry the swear filter put in the stars in the previous post, I removed them this time. I will have to get that fixed.}

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24 Sep 2014 17:01:17
Heard wednesday turned down several million pound for a unamed player rumours are nuhi and derby county

bgh

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Not our 20 plus goal a season striker surely not

Andymacscoresagoal

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15 Sep 2014 12:45:45
According to FLY we are in talks for Danny Graham from Sunderland

1066owl

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Not sure he's what we need like to see someone young big strong and pace to burn said it for last couple of year now but to late would have liked clayton Donaldson

statd

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Doesn't seem to be what we need he seems to lack goals everywhere he has been recently

1066owl

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Don't know about that he's only just joined Birmingham and there a poor team at that helped get brentford promotion last season but end of the day were not going to sign him anyway now :) UTO

statd

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Think Leeds were looking at him before they signed piggy, was good a couple of seasons back in this league wouldn't be a bad shout, would see madine off if this happened

Swaftyowl

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Looks like my original reply did not make it through the filter so I will re phrase it. We need to forget and never mention Donaldson again in my opinion as he is best mates with a certain Piggy who is currently held at her majestys pleasure.

Andymacscoresagoal

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Wrong Clayton you'll end up with his lawyers after you.

18677681

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Oops. Best have a go at signing him then what a wonderful person and excellent footballer Clayton Donaldson is. He has a excellent attitude to his game and an extremely pleasant chap I am led to believe, There is absolutely no truth in the rumour that he is big friends with a Mr Evans as I was led to believe also. Thank you for pointing this out 18677681.

Andymacscoresagoal

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04 Sep 2014 15:47:34
take over officially off!

s26 owl

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04 Sep 2014 18:27:04
No big loss really!! Manderic stil doing what he's always done for us n we started so well so we only looking forward an upwards . gray is a master and we will do well . WAWAW

Swiddoy76

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Not overly concerned by this news. Let's be honest, the writing had been on the wall for a while and after all, who's to say financial investment would have improved the team?! You can't buy spirit and commitment which we seem to have in spades at the moment. It's great to see 11 playing their hearts out for us and the jersey. In SG & MM we trust. Onwards and upwards! WTID

Suttonowl

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04 Sep 2014 19:32:20
No big loss.we're doing great without him!! can't wait to see what the Mighty Gray can get out of the latest signings. We don't need old money-bags to get promoted to the top flight!! UTO!!

mexowl

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04 Sep 2014 19:58:08
Well Ed? I can remember you having a real go at a certain "Revowl" on here a few months ago when he first informed us that the buyout of our club wasn't going to happen. He stated it clearly and you along with lots more not only wouldn't take what he was telling everyone as true but you even tried suggesting that it's normal for takeovers to go on and on and on and even compared it to the Man City takeover. Come on Ed be a man, if you've got the nerve to print this message surely you've got the nerve to put your hands up and admit that Revowl was 100% right from day one and you along with lots more were 100% wrong. Revowl also warned us of Milans feel good rumors so I expect him to come out with another one very soon just to lift our spirits again. Milan needs to know that our spirits are already on a high at the moment with the team playing as well as they are and the results that we are getting without him chucking one of his rumors in just to let us down again. Here's to Revowl and his true facts. Keep them coming and keep us in the know.

Strad

{Ed003's Note - Don't know which Ed you are talking to but take overs can and do take a long time but obviously anything can change during that period -looking back at your previous posts you seem to have a confrontational attitude towards the Ed's if you don't like us dealing with posts don't bother posting if all you want is a row and a childish 'told you so' attitude Strad - that's all I can help you with sorry.}

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100% agree what has been achieved this season and staying in the league last season is down to SG. Yes there is no doubt Mandaric buying the club debt for £1 and striking a deal to pay £8m to clear the £30m debt was a stroke of business excellence. Now take the rose tinted glasses off and look at the investment in the palying staff. Signinging of Antonio being the only one of note and ofcourse May recently have come out of the clubs running money (revenue) the transfer kitty has been none exitant the wage bill is slashed recruits on free transfers (enabling us to pay additionak £1k per week on wages on them) we got rid of 14 players at the end of last season and the start of this recruited 3 not including the babies. He has invested nothing filled us with what we wanted to hear initially then went into hiding. He is a brilliant businessman and an excellent Bull****r.

Andymacscoresagoal

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05 Sep 2014 12:13:52
I must be seeing a different football club to you guys. I see a club in a good financial position (compared to most championship clubs), a squad of players with a bit of heart, no overpaid deadwood, and a potentially good youth squad. You don't have to spend big to achieve in this league, keep wages low and don't get carried away by overpaying for players and we'll be great. Remember Rome wasn't built in a day, slow and steady wins the race

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I agree CasOwl, I don't understand how some people think. MM has bought the club, with a view to making a profit but has put us in a better position on and off the pitch. There were plenty of people looking at the club in 2010 but nobody had the money and / or balls to actually buy us other than him. MM isn't a Wednesday fan so this ridiculous notion that he is going to blindly pump all his money into the club to make us successful is naïve to put it politely. I will start having a go at MM the day that I personally pump more money into the club than him. And the notion that there is a queue of Billionaires out there waiting to buy us is also stupid. MM has done wonders for this club on limited resources. We are in the best position we have been in for 15 years. Some people live in cloud cuckoo land. With regard Mammadov - he looked a god bet at one point but it now turns out he isn't. That isn't MM's fault but we have been lucky and dodged a bullet there. Could be much worse he could have sold us to the guy at dirty Leeds.

Radon Barrier

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Radon. I agree with everything you say excepy for the part about MM not being a Wednesday fan. He wasn't at the time of purchase but has, in his own words, developed a great love for the club. In MM we trust! UTO!

mexowl

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I said all along takeover wouldn't happen but we didn't need people like that mm will get it right no doubt about that and some great signings now and possibly more in loan window to come keep the faith

bgh

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05 Sep 2014 14:40:45
Exactly radon, in full agreement. This notion that we can instantly buy our way into the prem is only feasible with billionaires. For the rest of us it takes time to build a squad of players capable of not only getting up but staying up. The reason we have released all of those players is that they weren't good enough and the few we have brought in are. With business like this you can build a very good squad over 2-3 years. Trying to do it overnight will lead us back to where we've been before, financial trouble. I'd rather mm not sell until he finds the right guy, have a lot of friends who support Leeds and trust me they envy us at the minute

CasOwl

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Well said CasOwl & Radon!
I could add a lengthy tome in support of what MM has done for the club in the last 4yrs.
I will simply point out the obvious:-
He is not a fan as we are, he is purely an investor, a businessman.
But despite that, compare both our on-field and off-field situation NOW to what it was THEN, and I suggest it is impossible and ridiculous to even try to criticise MM.

hOWLer

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05 Sep 2014 16:54:36
Got to say Milan Mandaric has had his pants totally pulled down by Mammadov
Maybe £40million blinded his judgement

Handsworth owl

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Takeover no takeover not realy fussed all I see is a club that is financialy solid, a manager who knows what he's doing for once, and a squad that goes out and gives their all on the pitch, if it carries on like that I will be a happy OWL

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Nice to see (in the majority of posts) common sense being applied! Does anyone think the takeover falling through may actually be a massive positive? The current squad can now buckle down and play without fear of their places being undermined. We can draw comparison with a team that got promoted last season - Burnley! Were they the 2nd best team in the league? - Probably not - Did they have the biggest/most expensive squad? - Definitely not! How was their success achieved? - Good coaching, strong team spirit & work ethic, 2 strikers who combined for over 40 goals between them, excellent backing from their fans & a little bit of luck with injuries etc. Well we have a fantastic coach, we have 2 strikers who seem to be gelling into a potent force and a good team ethos right through the side. Needless to say, the Wednesday massive will always turn out in numbers. The only thing we can't control is the luck element but I'm pretty confident, given our fair share, we can make the playoffs this season. WTID

Suttonowl

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Its good to see that the silent majority are getting louder than the noisy minority. When MM finally leaves us he will have put at least 4 years into the club and be well into his 70's. He deserves to make a profit when he leaves. Every businessman has an exit strategy when buying into a business. His money, negotiating skills and experience undoubtedly stopped us from going into administration. If you remember we were at the High Court to be wound up before MM negotiated a way out. This would have meant not only losing points but more importantly losing our 1867 status, which I am extremely proud of. The only discussions about MM should be where we are going to put his statue when he has gone! We should also remember the a part played in this by Howard Wilkinson, and also Lee Strafford. People have such short memories i'm surprised they remember their login names.

Radon Barrier

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07 Sep 2014 12:19:30
Eloquent Radon and CasOwl, it's the only word, pure eloquence. Yes, Suttonowl, here's one who thinks the collapse of the takeover might be more a case of a lucky escape. I've talked on here before about basket case owners and I've thought for some time that our club was going to be added to the existing pool of them in the Premier League and the Championship. Let's hope when the next taker comes along that Milan's antennae are just a bit more finely tuned. Having said that how much do we owe to that guy, it's beyond measure.

owl174

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How did cellino take over leeds and hm fail with us to prove is funds are sufficient. ? not a complaint just a general query! uto xxx

uto xxx

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08 Sep 2014 16:02:13
Maybe he failed to show where the source of his money came from, or maybe he could not find the shed which had the shed loads of money in it. It was stated on this site by knowledgeable individuals that the money would be down with a third party, so take your pick.
Either way, MM finally got it.
I mentioned three weeks ago this gives us a fantastic publicity opportunity to attract the right sort of individual the club deserves, together with a fantastic history, and fans.
A golden opportunity hopefully for home grown talent to buy, not rent a team individuals as we currently have in the UK, with rent a team supporters. I do of course exclude MM from my thoughts regarding foreign owners.

south Owl

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10 Sep 2014 11:30:10
Corleone of the Caspian, Land of Backfire would be more appropriate.
No wonder he kept quite throughout.
The shyster has not paid for the shirt deal,and we are in too deep to change anything
Shed loads of money, dream on.
Serious cash flow problems spot on.

south Owl

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10 Sep 2014 14:14:24
I'm more than happy for any individual or group to takeover, provided they have both the clubs interests at heart AND a large available capital fund to invest. The talk of home grown investment worries me because all the clubs who have had sizeable cash injections have foreign owners! There seems no UK investment out there that compete with the likes of the Arabs/East Europeans etc.
As for the shirts, we should due for the money and simply remove the logo until we get it. reprinting shirts for the team won't be hard or expensive

starman

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11 Sep 2014 18:15:28
No takeover talk let's concentrate on saturday put maguire on bench play hallam hope maguire not playing well and hope looked lively when he came on against forest even though it was not for long looked sharp

bgh

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03 Sep 2014 20:04:37
The Correct Score Comp winners for August were =1 Andy64 and kevfarlech ( 32 points ) =3 John68 and greeney98 ( 30 points ).
Well done guys keep an eye on your email for notification.
Fixtures are now up for the start of the September comp - everyone is welcome to join in simply follow the instructions on the Correct Score Comp page.

Cheers and good luck

Ed 003.

*Please don't reply to this message use the comp page for chat regarding it *

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01 Sep 2014 19:48:40
Heard that Junior Brown on way to us on 3 Year deal but I thought he was going to Oxford?

Blue and White Blood

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Why would he come to the mighty owls when he could go to oxford

eric the owl

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He signed for Oxford last month.

SWezFC

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01 Sep 2014 17:22:01
Owls sign former Real Madrid star Royston Drenthe on loan deal from Reading

Blue and White Blood

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I like this signing, a striker to add options and i'd be happy at our squad! uto xxx

uto xxx

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01 Sep 2014 21:35:00
So far, a very happy owl. Team look to be playing with as much ambition as the fans have and the signings have shown great promise and seem to be meeting the high expectations we have for the massive. Looking forward to potentially our best season in a very long time

CasOwl

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01 Sep 2014 09:29:56
If this guy from France is as good a defender as he's supposed to be, does this mean he will slip in at RB thus releasing Palmer for his normal midfield roll. Could save us a lot of money in the long run.

tiberius

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01 Sep 2014 09:39:59
The report on the internet suggests that he is a centre back or left back. That would indicate that he is more likely to be seen as an alternative to Mattock

high green owl

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More likely that Tom Lees would move to RB, and as you say we could then see Palmer develop in to the MF player he promises to be?

hOWLer

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I heard on good authority, SG is looking to play 3 5 2, which would require 3 decent centre halves

Kuwaitowl

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Royston drenthe signed winger from reading lost a bit of confidence but very exciting if sg can get it back played for some big clubs real madrid paid 14 million euros so got some talent

bgh

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30 Aug 2014 23:19:55
Owls sign French defender Dielna

Blue and White Blood

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Signed on a 3 year deal released by Olympiakos.

SWezFC

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Just watched Dielna on Utube. WOW!
Strong, fast, equally good at CH or RB, quality distribution and scores goals.
There are a number of posts on him, but watch the Ajaccio one in particular where it shows quite a lot of different matches. He looks pretty awesome.
Well done again MM / SG. Looks to be a steal!
Still need more upfront though and wide. Who next?

Sleaford owl

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We should try and sign Jamie O'Hara I think he's been released by Wolves.

SWezFC

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We defo need a Creative Midfielder and a Winger if we get them in I think we'll be looking at Play Offs at least.

SWezFC

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29 Aug 2014 10:42:05
A loan signing for Sheffield Wednesday as Everton striker Hallam Hope pitches up at Hillsborough - ssn

Blue and White Blood

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He for the youth team or main team? uto xxx

uto xxx

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For now

Teat Owl

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Sounds like 1st team. Had spells at Bury & Northants and done ok. Another string to the bow I guess, but thought a CB and wide player would have been a more major priority. I'm guessing SG has bait cast out on both those positions as well, just that he got a bite from a striker first.

GizOwl

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31 Aug 2014 11:07:16
Looked good for the few minutes he was on. Time will tell. Think we showed how much we have moved on from last season, but need to strengthen further if we are to maintain this excellent start. The injuries and suspensions have started already.

rob24

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29 Aug 2014 10:25:35
Owls sign Everton striker Hallam Hope on
youth loan to end of calendar year

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28 Aug 2014 22:48:14
Fitz Hall in Sheffield for talks with us after being released by Watford at the end of last season (CB or CM) maybe more news tomorrow?

Blue and White Blood

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Fitz Hall turned us down once. in my opinion no body has a second chance to wear the blue & white stripes after giving us the rods a few years ago. Why give him the previlage my computer says NO

Andymacscoresagoal

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Is it the end for madine now hope signed? And as for hall if it improves wednesday why not

bgh

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Totally agree say no mean no its wrong in my opinion to give someone a second chance if they didn't want to wear the blue and white in the first place. If he wasn't happy with us then why should he be happy now?? maybe his career has taken a nose dive and we are now his best option - definitely a NO - NO let some other team take him probably the team he was after in the first place. we have the makings of a good team we don't want or need people who don't want to play for us, get rid -UTO

eric the owl

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29 Aug 2014 17:52:02
Or maybe it's that were in a better financial position? After all it is his livelihood

Chazandhaz

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So its only money sorry chaz - didn't think of that (but maybe he did)

eric the owl

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26 Aug 2014 21:46:06
Wow! 0-1
Where can we really go?
Must not get too carried away, but can't help but think if SG could add a bit more quality to his threadbare squad, who knows!
Great manager / motivator - thanks a million!
One very happy owl tonight

Sleaford owl

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For all those doubters that Niuhu won't get even 15 fgoals this season. . think again!!!Still has 42 league games and who knows how many cup games to get those remaining 11 goals!

mexowl

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For all those doubters that Niuhu won't get even 15 fgoals this season. . think again!!!Still has 42 league games and who knows how many cup games to get those remaining 11 goals!

mexowl

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Just come across on SKY transfer centre that we are second favourates behind Oldham to sign Paddy Kenny Please Please Please don't spoil this long awaited high we are on at the moment. It can't be true surely

Andymacscoresagoal

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No worries - these are only betting odds - nothing to do with the real world - more chance of us signing Alan Hodgkinson than Paddy Kenny!

Sleaford owl

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Why we need another goalkeeper though? uto xxx

uto xxx

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Don't know I agree we don't need another keeper unless Kirkland is looking to move on at his age he needs first team football but Kenny should never be mentioned in the same breath as SWFC

Andymacscoresagoal

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Anyone heard wed could be after danny graham great signing if true

bgh

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I heard that rumour via newsnow site uto xxx

uto xxx

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28 Aug 2014 14:47:32
I see Biggs is at it again. knocking the owls and praising the blunts in the Star

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24 Aug 2014 14:18:52
Read in the People We want Belgian defender Marnick Vermijl on loan from Manchester United anyn thoughts.

lincolnowl

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I know a lot will say I'm daft but I think we should try and sign Jose Baxter from the Blunts he's a good attacking midfielder and he's young just the type of player we need.

SWezFC

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You're daft

Black dog

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To right you are daft

nortonlees owl

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Don't want any Manchester United fringe players after tonight. They're shite!

N.B

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We was interested in him before he went to them just because he plays for them doesn't mean he won't be a quality player he's carrying them single handed and we've needed a goal scoring midfielder for years I'd have said Lallana but I think he might be just out of our price range.

SWezFC

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SG stated in star, not interested in Marnick Vermijl as got plenty of cover in that position.

Rob24

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24 Aug 2014 12:51:09
Can't remember who it was but someone a few weeks ago said Nuhiu was looking good and might be a 20 goal striker this year. That is looking like a fairly good shout so far, he has definitely hit the ground running this season. Good to see May get his first goal, hopefully the first of many

SWFC13

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Nuhiu holds the ball up well, distributes it regular goals are a bonus. You can always rely on him to give 100% effort. Once May starts feeding off him what a prospect.

lincolnowl

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Nuhiu's strength is being such a handful, he keeps a couple of defenders occupied creating space for others to get into

EdaleOwl

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I said he could get 15-20 goals this season and most people on here jumped on me.

SWezFC

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I am not so sure he can get 15 to 20 goals a season but I think he can create that many

EdaleOwl

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Reminds me a bit of big John Ritchie. The typical old-fashioned centre forward always willing to work and take a knock or two. and often in the right place at the right time. Should get plenty of goals this season now he's adjusted to our game. The trouble will be holding on to him now the goals are starting to come!

mexowl

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25 Aug 2014 14:37:53
My other half thinks Nuhi is big clod. Trouble is, she doesn't see the big picture. In my eyes he's just the type we've needed for a long time. He's always willing to drop back & support the defense- something Billy Big Boots never does. Plus he's definitely a handful for opposing defenders Maybe not 20goals a season, probably 15.

tiberius

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25 Aug 2014 20:26:56
I reckon 14

Strad

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26 Aug 2014 13:27:37
i reckon 16

Eckington Owl

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At current rate the big man will get about 40. 😁😁😁😁😁

N.B

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23 Aug 2014 11:50:43
The takeover will happen. Naturally with what has happened with his Team in France his time has been diverted to sorting this out, I get the feeling some people on here liken buying a football club to popping into a chippy and buying a fish cake, legend by the way. MM bought us and got us out of the s@@t, but it is a two way street he got us for a snip and will make plenty of money from the sale when it happens, if we wasn't a club with huge potential he wouldn't have set foot in Sheffield.

Hang The Pope

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Great result today 2-3 should have been better but would have settled for a win any time, well done S G and well done the lads bring on Notts Forest more of the same. Top 6 better than we expected so no grumbles from me. Really fancy our chances against Burnley how about you?? UTO

eric the owl

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24 Aug 2014 11:43:07
Ya agree prob burnley second team.give mcgabe corry helan a run out.what a game saturday.

rosowl

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24 Aug 2014 11:47:52
Couldn't agree more about the result. SG has shown just how astute a manager he really is. For the first time since DJ left I get the feeling of a good solid squad, maybe still not complete, but performing to their absolute best under a good all round manager. And it's a feeling you can't beat. Well done the lads and all the management team. I know it's early days but it feels good doesn't it to be in the top half of the table for a change. As for MM and the takeover I think the first poster is spot on in part. MM is into SWFC because it will make him a load of money when he sells and until he does sell he'll keep his outlay to the minimum necessary to put a good product in the shop window. As for the current takeover I'll be up front and say I hope it fails. It may take longer to buy a football club than a fishcake but the silence around this deal, to me, spells trouble, now and in the future if it goes ahead. We have to trust in MM to find us the right new owner. What worries me are the number of basket case owners of clubs there are now; I just hope and pray SWFC does not become another one added to that list. The silence and delay make me worry that we will.

owl174

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24 Aug 2014 14:43:12
Alot of common sense spoken on this thread, good to see. The remarkable efforts of SG are better than we could have hoped for. Whensaw fixtures thoughtit was vey difficult opening for us and to be unbeaten is great news. Good tosee club going forward we had been in reverse gear for 12 years and at last wehave some stability. Mandaric must be pleased and needs to reward Gray with exra budget. If Gray was given money results could be beyond belief.

sniper

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I don't think MM will sell to just anyone to get his payday, for example I can't see him selling to someone like Cellino at Leeds who seems like a complete mad hatter. Been on the Leeds site this morning, I live in Leeds and like to see what is happening with them and a lot of rumours on there that Cellino will be sacking his first manager after just 4 games!

SWFC13

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Results this seaason, compared to last, speak for themselves! Last season drew at Brighton lost to Derby at home, drew at home with Millwall and drew away with Middlesbrough. 3 points compared to 8. No complaints from me. Hope Gray and the lads can avoid further injuries and keep up the good work! UTO!

mexowl

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Brilliant start, but the late goals we are conceding are a cause for concern, yet again.
Hopefully the lads will iron that problem out asap.

LMN

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18 Aug 2014 19:39:21
hi ed just wondering if you know of any players we after or linked with thanks

JoeOwls

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I heard were interested in Marcus Olsson from Blackburn Left Back/Winger I don't know how true it is.

SWezFC

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20 Aug 2014 09:53:20
Do you all remember hammering Revowl on here for saying as far back as 2 months ago that there was no way on earth that Hafis Mammadov was going to take over Sheffield Wednesday FC? I think it's now about time that all you people that slaughtered him including you ED held your hands up and appologised to him and admit that he was right all along and you lot were all very wrong. He's seen through MM for over a year now and everything that Revowl has said on here has proved to be right. I even remember him warning us of Dave Jones in the transfer market and how right he was. He warned us of MM's feel good rumours and how he would tell us anything just to gloss over the cracks. I know you're all desperate for things to be good at S6 but let's get our heads out of the ground and face facts.

Strad

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Your right STRAD also I remember myself posting that MM should stick his hand in his pocket and offer a bridging loan for players as he was so confident of the take over. But I got a reply which still I can't understand putting in my place so to speak satinting during a take over there will be no finacial ins or outs. So I reluctantly gave MM the benefit of the doubt seems not onlt MM is good at dishing out the Bull. Wake up and smell the BS I mean coffee

Andymacscoresagoal

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20 Aug 2014 15:16:46
It's all gone very quiet.

Strad

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Could it be the " lull before the storm "
Strad?

Sleaford owl

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Yeah that's right. and does ANYONE still believe we went to the moon?. mm is obviously a reptilian leader of the cognoscenti. we are doomed I tell you. DOOMED

Brightonyowl

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Regarding your remarks Strad, we are in play off form points wise, the potential owner will most likely be tied up for several months with the problems he has with his business.
I was wondering why we have not heard from AM as you would expect, regular calming statement through the Owls. Now I really believe the man has so much on trying to keep his business going forward that we are a long second in his thoughts.
I have never said he was skint, that's what others say, and I really believe he could make it work, but I think there will come a time when MM gets it regarding the length of time AM needs, and pulls out. MM probably has others ready to move. This if nothing else has given us a high profile recently, and we need the freedom of movement trading on the transfer market.
I hope between now and when any takeover occurs we could introduce three more players midfield, wide, striker.
This will like other seasons have to come from Premiership pedigree to be really effective, or bottom half is on the horizon if the injurys continue to mount from a small base of players, after just three games, two long term injurys allready. It will therefore need more than patience in my view, to resolve matters, and keep us in the mix with concerns specifically in the fire power department, by that I mean only two goals five points, none of which came from our strikers. It would be a great pity to slip to defeats, through lack of quality and quantity bearing in mind the team looks solid, organised, and skill full right now. For the above reasons I think by the 31st August a decision will be made one way or another.
I drove up for the Derby game and thought the passing and movement was superb, long may it continue.

south Owl

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For the record I have agreed with every post on here that has doubted both MM & 'the takeover' which I lost faith in as soon as the Lens issues arose, I just don't seem to enjoy being right quite as much as you boys!

Black dog

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I do

Great Uncle Bulgeria was the commander of the mission. Initially it was Elvis but he was caught in a trap.

south Owl

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Kids and technology, I said we wouldn't even spend 500. 000 this year and I was right, we've made 400. 000, why are clubs s*** scared to pay above a million in championship, don't understand why with income swfc make we after sell before buy, Milan and mamo can both piss off because swfc be ear a lot longer than them, owls til I die

Nofatbirds

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Beyond parody. who would you be telling to **** off if mm hadn't saved us?. would agree with you on one point though, you definatelyy don't understand, anyway "after" go

Brightonyowl

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Strad I think you are being very premature asking for an apology from the people who doubted RevOwl. As yet there has been no statement that the takeover has failed and I think MM has been quite open with his statements about what is happening with the takeover and keeping us informed. Secondly I don't feel I have to apologise for what is essentially my own opinion. I am still confident of the takeover happening although I will say that that confidence is starting to dip slightly.

SWFC13

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Nofatbirds, clubs are scared to to spend over a million, in part this year because of the new fair play rules where they don't want to use a large chunk of money on just one player but also unless they have a wealthy backer clubs don't want to risk too much on trying to get success and then fail and have too large a wage bill and large debts which will damage there future prospects.

SWFC13

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According to azeri press reports HM has been charged with corruption and fraud.
I don't see how the takeover can happen now

1066owl

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We are all very sorry Strad. . I mean Revowl. . my bad!

LondonOwl1984

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SWFC13 your right about the financial fair play league rules but what confuses me is that it is all based on revenue. If that is the case We must be paying our players 15k per week and Rotherham with all their signings must be on the minimum wage.

Andymacscoresagoal

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I'd be more than surprised if we are paying ANY of our players 15k a week. More like 8-10k & that would only be a few such as May, Westwood etc

Jigsaw

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22 Aug 2014 01:09:14
Interesting that MM says its still on in tonights Star! And will update in a week or two

starman

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22 Aug 2014 07:33:31
And if he told you that the moon was made of cream cheese would you believe him?

Strad

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He seems to have been very open about this takeover so yes. Why so negative Strad? You seem to not like MM for some reason, yes he could have put more money in or sold us earlier but would you rather have someone stable like MM or utterly unstable like the new Leeds chairman

SWFC13

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Thought he said - I can't say it will happen and I can't say it won't happen.
which clears it all up nice and succinctly.

Teat Owl

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22 Aug 2014 15:50:33
Even if the takeover fell through as far as I'm concerned MM saved the club from years of lower league football and people always point out his connection to Portsmouth and not Leicester (premier league Leicester) who he obviously did sell to the right people.

smokinblunts

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22 Aug 2014 16:14:00
Strictly speaking No Fat birds you are wrong, Stevie May cost us £800k.

Spending a million on a player does not mean you will get success, Forest spent upwards of £1.5m on Antonio - More fool them.

Don't try telling me you cannot build a decent squad on free transfers, our best three players this season were all free, Westwood, Hutchinson and Lee's.

And as for the MM bashers, I mean really, the man stepped in to save our club when most of you were staying away from Hillsborough.

have a little respect, its clear he wants to take a back seat, but cannot until a suitable buyer is found Mammodov or otherwise, but he is in this for £30m.

So when you say he needs to put his hand in his pocket and blah de blah de blah, on average he has been doing that to the tune of £10m a season since he has been here.

Only because of this are we even a saleable asset, so look at the facts, recognise what he has done and lay off the guy.

BD2OWL

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22 Aug 2014 18:27:00
Every time I try to recognise all that he's done I can't get past the point of not only employing Dave Jones as the manager of this once fantastic club but keeping him for far too long simply to justify employing him. The damage that they caused between them is still there for all to see. Thank goodness for Stewart Gray.

Strad

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The same Dave Jones that got us promoted?

Hindsight is a wonderful thing

Incidentally. For those who think said MM puts naff all in, how much do you think it cost to sack Jones?

BD2OWL

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22 Aug 2014 19:57:37
wish all you knockers would lay off MM if you lot keep having a go he will probably sell to anyone just to get away.who could blame him

JPM

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22 Aug 2014 20:55:34
I think if you're honest you'll admit that it was Megson that really got us promoted.

Strad

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MM is doing a good job of balancing the books and bringing in the right players to do the job. He hasn't turned his back on us as some would have us believe! We may be lacking in depth, but I don't want to see a load of new dead wood acquired just to fill the gaps. MM is doing the job he was meant to do should the takeover go through. chairman of SWFC!! Should the deal collapse, I'm sure he'll more happily stick his hand in his pocket to protect his OWN investment!

mexowl

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It was Megsons squad but he was starting to not get results and we were heading for playoffs at best. Jones provided the push to secure automatic promotion. Unfortunately he just didn't seem to get the same results and performances from the players the next season and a half. Why MM didn't sack him earlier in last season no one knows, I will admit that was a weird decision but MM had his reasons to wait i'm sure.

SWFC13

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Some interesting points above. Swfc I agree with everything except your comment about Antonio which was clearly written before he scored another 2 goals and crossed in for their third! However still think it was good business for us at that price. Oh and Strad, please get over megson and move on. We have season on season since his departure although I agree at the time it was harsh to sack him. Wawaw and were winning 3-0 at boro. 😁😁😁

N.B

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SG has said he wants another Striker and a Winger but I think we need an attacking Centre Mid a Leftback a Centrehalf and a Winger desperately if we have anymore injuries this great start will go pear shaped.

SWezFC

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17 Aug 2014 20:36:22
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14 Aug 2014 15:08:14
Funny how all takeover talk has stopped now the action has started!

Black dog

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14 Aug 2014 15:27:37
As long as we keep playing and getting results, who cares? Our defence is second to none, midfield is doing its job and even the strikers are starting to get goals. Last season's younger players are starting to show maturity and we have Stevie May waiting to make his debut. The sale of Michail has left us with as bit of money in the bank to bring in another winger/striker, so things are looking up. The acid test comes on Saturday v Derby! UTO!

mexowl

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Agree mex, Derby game should tell us more what we're about this season. Personally would be happy with mid table without all the usual heartache this year, give us something to build on. As for the takeover, I'll admit I've been one of those that've been lambasting the doubters for doubting, I never thought it would get to this stage and still not be complete. Now the more I read and hear the less likely it looks like it'll happen and I can't say I'm particularly bothered anymore, will just be happy to watch good football and cheer the current set of lads on. UTO (0v0)

GizOwl

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Saturday is as tough as it gets in this league as favourites to win title. It will give good indication if we can compete with top half dozen teams in this league.

sniper

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Nice to see no rush buys but I would still like to see some more players coming in uto xxx

uto xxx

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15 Aug 2014 21:42:14
Yeh but Gray isn't the type to just get in a squad filler. He wants to improve the first team!

LondonOwl1984

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I think SG has been clever, May will get goals at this level and our defence and options in goal are excellent. I'm optimistic but only slightly, mid table would do me but in this league that's a tough ask. If your not conceding your not losing. WAWAW

Mhodgkiss

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Mid table would be a realistic and healthy finish for us this season.

decent result today, wish I could have been there.

LMN

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17 Aug 2014 10:38:36
Black dog (first post) I think the takeover is dead in the water; it's been going on for too long to me for there to be any mileage in it and do we need it as badly at the moment. SG has done a brilliant job this summer; masterly.

owl174

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2 games done and not conceded a goal, that's a good start when you look at the 2 teams we have played. They are probably 2 of the better teams in championship so well done the lads - keep the momentum going. Defence looking very solid midfield could be a handful for anyone in this division and strikers starting to gain confidence and finding the net more than happy at this point UTO

eric the owl

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Totally agree with everything on this thread.
Thanks to the amazing SG, and how he has developed the players, we now have a team who can hold their own in this division.
My "only" concern, and it raises the takeover question again?, is can we expand the squad enough to cope with the long season ahead relying on MMs limited investment?
The team is now good enough but the squad is very thin, a few critical injuries ( heaven forbid) and we could be struggling again.

hOWLer

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Have to agree with you howler it is a concern, but I do think we have enough not to be hanging around relegation area this year. I think we have moved up a level UTO

eric the owl

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18 Aug 2014 12:46:23
Early days but we look solid at the back and in midfield. We could add a decent winger & a forward on loan then I see no reason why the play offs couldn't be achieved. We should have beat Derby ad with a better forward line would have. Hopefully May will settle in and be ok and we have Lavery to return but Nuhui & Madine aren't good enough. Nuhui has bags of effort but can't score and Madine could score if only he put in some effort!

REVO

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Not too sure on nuhui comment McLaren said they had real problems trying to contain him (his comments not mine) so it would appear he is starting to cause opponents problems which surely leaves gaps for other forwards UTO

eric the owl

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11 Aug 2014 08:27:14
I've heard Royston Drenthe's name is doing the rounds. On his day he was very good but would we be able to get him? Would he work hard enough and can we afford him? All I know is he would be a big signing and is definitely a flare player.
Looking forward to seeing stevie May tomorrow night against notts county. UTO

Benno6owl

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11 Aug 2014 11:04:40
West Ham have bid for Connor Wickham, will be interesting to see how much he costs

starman

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11 Aug 2014 17:13:28
I think Royston Drenthe would be a great signing. Bring him in Gray :) and West Ham have had a £4m bid rejected for Connor Wickham. HM & MM should get money sorted by end of next week and hopefully some new players. Hint Hint Mr Wickham HM :)

kimmii30

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Really excited to see what stevie may can bring but think we need to calm down a bit, because we re getting ahead of ourselves before we ve seen him play and all that does is create expectations and pressure.

Dronfield owl

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12 Aug 2014 09:55:39
Good start to new season let's see if we can bring in two more players cracking goal

Kbs

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12 Aug 2014 11:56:49
Nothing wrong with a bit of excitement around what looks to be a new exciting player, but yeh it will take him time to bed in. Capital one cup against County is an ideal game for stevie to lose his Wednesday v-plates!

LondonOwl1984

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May is suspended for tonites game
Against notts.

funny man bob

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He's suspended so won't be playing

AstonOwl29

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Still nice to know we have a quality striker in the wings for the next league game, which is the daunting task of undoubtedly one of the best teams in this league! What a baptism for the lad!!! Just hope we can give him the service he needs. we need another a. s. a. p.!!!

mexowl

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12 Aug 2014 16:32:01
Sorry.meant to say we need another winger a.s.a.p. to fill the gap left by Antonio.

mexowl

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The game against derby will definitely be an indicator of where we are at the moment.
shame stevie may will not already be fully integrated for that game.
says on bbc that he could be involved tonight?

LMN

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10 Aug 2014 14:20:53
Anyone know what's going on with Florian tardieu.

bramleyowl

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Apparently we are keeping that on ice as Grey said our priorities are a winger and another striker.

JamOwl

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The fee and terms are all agreed and in place it's just gray needing the green light to sign it all off. He could do this now however sees a striker and a winger being more important and wants to spend money on these key areas where we re more desperate, before we sing him so that deal is on hold for now

Dronfield owl

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I say we sing him now

Brightonyowl

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10 Aug 2014 22:00:02
Why don't we all sing together and see what happens?

mexowl

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10 Aug 2014 22:15:36
What song should we sing him?

Chazandhaz

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Sogn, sugn Blue seems appropriate?

hOWLer

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14 Aug 2014 14:47:06
See that the new centre half is out for season are we unlucky or what

Me.C

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You're up to 21 now!. you do know it doesn't count when it's just you repeatedly pressing disagree don't you?. I say we sing him and have done!

Brightonyowl

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10 Aug 2014 10:25:29
The signing of Stevie May evokes memories of Hirsty signing from Barnsley in 1986 as an 18 year old. Ok, I know that May is 21 but the feeling that I get is that we might have pulled off a major coup here. I follow Celtic as well as the Owls and have seen May play in person. A lot of you don't follow Scottish football but I have to tell you this kid is special. Over the last 12 months he has bulked up a lot and won't be outmuscled in the Championship. His record speaks for itself and I think it is foolhardy to use the word potential to describe him. This guy is by no means the finished article but is on his way to being exactly that. He is always willing to have a shot, sometimes the pass would be better but he gets a lot of goals because he is willing to have a go. Gordon Strachan has him pencilled in to be Scotland's number 9 in the near future and for Wednesday to have got him is pretty damn good business. If I was a betting man I would have a punt on him being the top scorer in the Championship this season. Yes, he really is that good!

larrymayshairline

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Not that I wanted to see Antonio go, and I don't know what the difference in price is with the adds ons. What I do know if Antonio was a class act one on one, and his choice of distribution was better, he would be worth seven million but it is not, so I hope your comments are on the money. In which case this signing looks to be a snip, especially with his age.
It would also be interesting to know if the French midfield player will only come If and when the takeover goes through. From SGs comments everything is in place and all parties are waiting, the difference in fees on the latest deal might possibly accelerate that move also.

south Owl

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Yes my friend, the guy is class. Every other club in the Championship will be regretting the fact that they didn't make a bid for him. The price tag is very low considering his recent achievements but in January he could have negotiated a Bosman free (although Development compensation would have had to be paid) so Saints have cashed in for as much as they could get. Antonio is a loss to the club but not an irreplaceable one in my opinion. If we can give Stevie the service he needs (on the floor) he will score a hatful. The fact that he scored last Thursday in Europe shows that he is sharp and ready to go as well. The lad is a top guy and Wednesday will fly with our first proper striker in years!

larrymayshairline

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As for the Tardieu deal, that remains to be seen but he won't be demanding big bucks. His club in France were paying him a pittance so I don't see any troubles with the contract offer. If anything it is all about the price tag and whether we have enough to snap him up as well. All the press are talking about us paying £800,000 for Stevie but the official line is undisclosed. Obviously that leaves us guessing as to what is left in the Stuart Gray kitty. My feeling is that May cost over a million (with add-ons) in order to gazump Rotherham and any other interested parties. Tardieu is a defensive midfielder and not a creative one, in my eyes Coke, Semedo and Hutchinson can play the defensive role, what we need is somebody who can pick a pass ala Sheridan.

larrymayshairline

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Take over is back on. Best signing over this season and last in my eyes is Stuart Gray. that's a coup if anything.

cheltowl

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Happy we have signed May. The only thing I keep thinking is if he hits the ground running how long can we keep him for? A good first season and I wouldn't be surprised to see him go by the second (for a good price obviously). Have we ever held on to our best players? Brunt, Whelan, Antonio, Bougherra etc.

philWAWAW

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My pal is a Saint Mirren fan and he is absolutely gutted that they have lost May.
Having said that I was at uni in Scotland when we bought Simon Donnely and he was previously class at Celtic.
I personally think that May will be the CF we have needed for a long time though.

LMN

{Ed003's Note - Why would a St Mirren fan be bothered about St Johnstone losing a player.}

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Yeah. let's start worrying he's going to leave NOW before he's played one game for us.

Brightonyowl

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10 Aug 2014 19:30:16
I have to say that I'm not really sure any more that I want this takeover to go through not because we don't need the injection of resources a takeover would bring but because I have an all round bad feeling about the way this matter has dragged on. I know all about the assurances that MM has given about the best interests of the club but I can't help feeling there's something fundamentally wrong and that worries me.

owl174

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Yip, just realised what I said there ed003.
i did meen st johnson, lol.

LMN

{Ed003's Note - ;-) }

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Larry - think you're nearly as excited as i am about signing stevie may!
totally agree with you about the first time we saw hirsty, and i think this lad "may" have almost as big an impact?
from what i've seen, he is a hungry and natural goalscorer and he will prove to be an absolute steal for the owls!
agree with chelt also, sg deserves recognition for what he's achieved at s6, not only for the miracle turn around last season results-wise.
but he's developed and improved practically every player in the squad, everybody seems to know and enjoy their job, and the players that he's brought in so far even before we have the money to spend, should give us all confidence that we have a top man at the helm.

hOWLer

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Totally agree Howler Stuart Gray is the man to take us forward just imagine what he'd do with real money to spend.

SWezFC

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08 Aug 2014 22:06:51
We've beaten Rotherham to Stevie May thank the heavens. Post on beeb site says he's having a medical at Hillsborough tomorrow! Finally a potential 20+ goal a season man. !

johnnyowl

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09 Aug 2014 00:03:23
Let's hope this actually happens it's a big signing and just wot we need as a boost and I can see him hitting the ground runnin n getting us them goals that he can defiantly get to send us on the upwards curve we all desire

Swiddoy76

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09 Aug 2014 00:16:03
Same story reported in The blar!All we need now is that french wizz-kid and we'll have done some real decent business this summer. Makes that Antonio sale a good bit of business. In Milan and Gray we trust!!!

mexowl

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09 Aug 2014 02:40:03
According to McClean:‘He’s a good kid, he wants to learn and he’ll score goals in that league. If he progresses the way he has, he’ll become a top player.’
The term ‘sleeping giant’ may be something of a cliche but MacLean believes May will be blown away by the sheer size of the Hillsborough outfit.
‘They get 20-odd thousand on a bad day, and over 30,000 on a decent day — the club’s just huge.
‘It’s a Premier League club playing in the Championship. Playing there was the best time of my career. We took over 40,000 to Cardiff for a League One play-off final.
‘The potential is massive, they need to get to the Premier League again and, once they do, it will take off.

mexowl

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Swidday let's hope he remains defiant

Brightonyowl

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The English language has nothing to fear as long as you remain virginalt Brightony! Lol

hOWLer

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09 Aug 2014 11:43:54
Lee Bullen's twitter say's 'Deal Done' could be regarding the Stevie May deal.?

liaamswfc

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HOwler
Good morning
Another day another spelling tutorial.

Im all shook up by your post.
But I know you don't have a wooden heart.

south Owl

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Think you may be missing the 'umour South?
Sorry I can't trade Elvis puns with you either, I was never a fan.
I was Beatles/Stones era myself - Its Only Rock n Roll But I Like It!

hOWLer

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I got the humour Ok, but there is no escape from the spelling police.

Come on you Blues.

south Owl

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09 Aug 2014 15:55:05
He's signed a 4year deal, and utd lose, good day so far

starman

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09 Aug 2014 17:06:37
United have lost, Stevie May has signed, Wednesdays won. good first weekend of the season in my opinion.

LiaamSWFC

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Top team in Yorkshire, a good controlling performance in an away game and signing of a very good striker. A very good opening day of the season I think.

SWFC13

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Why does everyone keep saying top team in yorkshire, though I agree we are, we can't overlook the fact that hull are in the premier and in Europe!

EdaleOwl

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Yeah but they humberside they don't count! ha ha

cheltowl

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07 Aug 2014 21:38:26
We lost out on Cox to Reading and now Rotherham have had their bid accepted by St. Johnson for May. been given permission to talk to them in the next few days. Very sorry, but if Rotherham beat us to his signature also, then maybe our Massive ain't so massive after all!!

mexowl

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Absolutely shocking if that happens.
its been a cruel summer for us fans.

LMN

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Losing out to Reading is one thing but if Toytown are outbidding us then we might as well pack in.

Another terrible close season

Black dog

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We are in for May, if he chooses not to join us that's his personal decision, for his own personal reasons, like Cox he "may" put his family first or something similar.
Even Liverpool, ManU, ManC etc with all their millions don't always get the players they want, the players do have a mind of their own.
If all goes according to plan this close season it could turn out to be the best one for decades!
And if it all falls through, we all understand why things have been so quiet with everything that's been going on - don't we?

hOWLer

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The short story is I think. Hm has been away and "his personal cash" he has invested in other prospects very very well. And while he away from bahglen group. they erm fxxxd things up. So the hold up is he has gone back to baghlen Azerbaijan to fire everyone at ho and hr etc and sort the books out himself! Prob to take his money out. that's what I got out of it anyway.

cheltowl

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I would suggest that if May chooses Rotherham over Sheffield he would certainly not be putting his family first.
;)

LMN

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07 Aug 2014 20:04:23
MM will pull the plug on the take over tomorrow. We have sold Antonio because we needed the funds to bring in a couple of new players

Great player but too many sick days. A good deal!

Let's move on

Gutter

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07 Aug 2014 19:38:03
Stevia May will go to toy town so it will be yet another striker we miss out on

S12 OWL

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07 Aug 2014 20:05:12
Not a chance my friend

Gutter

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07 Aug 2014 20:16:48
St Johnstone confirm that they have accepted Rotherham's bid.

high green owl

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Got more chance of signing him now though as St. Johnstone are out of Europe. Would be weird if he picks them over us but hey I might just be too over optomistic

SWFC13

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Hopefully every one will keep their mouths shut till after the match.
Respect to the players.

south Owl

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08 Aug 2014 19:39:30
Our bid accepted too, he's on his way to south Yorks to talk to both clubs

starman

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08 Aug 2014 19:50:27
the big decision for him will be if he prefers playing in front of 12,000 or 25,000. I

mexowl

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07 Aug 2014 13:39:38
milan mandaric will announce on friday that the mammadov saga is off.

rbfowl

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07 Aug 2014 15:36:31
Sounds like he has given HM a deadline. Put up or shut up. Don't mind either way. Just get this messy business over and done with.

high green owl

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Is that this friday? Or next friday? Etc

cheltowl

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08 Aug 2014 13:50:44
So the saga goes on, MM has given HM more time to get the finances sorted.
Before anyone says that means its dead, IF MM didn't think HM had the money he would have pulled the plug. he has said so.

starman

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06 Aug 2014 17:23:22
Can confirm that we will sighn Stevie May and Ben marshal in the coming days however takeover is pretty much dead as hafiz has strugled to liquidate his assets to buy us but takeover situation could change and hopefully it does soon. UTO

Jamieowl07

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If HM was struggling to get the cash together we would have heard by now as the FL would have kicked the takeover out by now for lack of proof of funds. That is one of the first steps of a takeover. That is the main reason why the Doncaster takeover failed so quick.

SWFC13

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07 Aug 2014 01:06:22
Was told about hm on monday and may and marshall on Tuesday morning before ma bid from forrest so maybe things will have changed for hm in Azerbaijan but the reason the deal hadnt gone through is because hm hadnt paid mm also mm took around 100k of the ma fee

jamieowl07

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07 Aug 2014 08:13:02
May and Tardieu will arrive. No real evidence that Marshall is on way, lots of rumours but largely from poor sources.

Only issue with takeover is ratification of Mammadov, this is to do with proof of income.
Problems in Lens are to do with split ownership, Martel owns 49% of club and wants to retain this holding but wants Mammadov to keep pouring money in. Martel just wants to spend and gives wrong pression to French authorities.
To those who do not follow above point. Normally when a person puts capital in extra shares are issued to them increasing proportion of club they own. Martel wants more money but does not want to lose his holding of club.
Martel is that useless its a wonder he was not director of Wednesdayite.

frankel

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07 Aug 2014 09:16:50
Who was the striker SG was expecting to hear from Monday or Tuesday morning.

south Owl

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Frankel - your point about Martel is well made. I posted on here a few weeks ago about the way that Martel had dealt with both HM and the French Lge, and the fall out for Lens was almost inevitable.
The French "popular" press, led by one journo in particular, were posting about money that HM hadn't paid because that was the story that Martel had fed them.
In actual fact HM had paid his promised 38m and the expectation was that Martels camp would pay the other 10m, but Martel stupidly tried to screw HM, and the French Lge then got involved because of the apparent budget shortfall.
Martel and HM met in London 2-3 weeks ago to sort things out for the purposes of the appeal, and they have a "working" relationship but it is clear that one of them won't be at Lens much longer. The Lens fans would have rid of Martel tmrw, it was him who took them to the brink of bankruptcy a few years ago.
All the facts have been available in the quality French media but all that gets reported over here, and repeated on this site, are the gutter press reports about HMs financial affairs.
HM has shedloads of money, he might have problems explaining where it came from and where it is held or invested, but that would be true also of the many Russian oligarchs who own some of the biggest clubs around the world and who would have the same problems if they had been required to pass the FL test when they bought in to their various clubs.

hOWLer

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Best announced he was going to Derby on Monday? Perhaps?
Or perhaps Stevie May was deciding over the weekend whether to stay and play one more game for St Johnstone in Europe tonight, or decide to come to us immediately on mon/ tues?
Don't think we will find out now South.

hOWLer

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The deals never been put to the FL as NO monies have been paid to MM

Teat Owl

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07 Aug 2014 10:35:05
No striker was ever deciding on Monday? Gray said he was waiting for the green light and should find out Monday or Tuesday, that's off MM not the striker!

Bully87

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07 Aug 2014 12:36:06
Howler
Good morning.
People who have shed loads of money available to spend, would not be doing this. People who really have shed loads of money to spend pay twice the amount on one player, than we are asking for the football club and its assets. I sincerely hope I am totally wrong. I do not want to be associated with the gutter press, I do not obtain my information from the gutter press as you are aware, but from independent articles, I therefore find it unfortunate to suggest you feel the same way as yourself, or you are subjected to this type of remark. The first half of your post regarding RC Lens I thought was very thoughtful.

Just one final point I went on the Forest site yesterday, a much calmer site, people having their say without the humiliation when daring to speak their mind.

south Owl

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07 Aug 2014 12:42:17
The striker that SG was referring to was Simon Cox who was part of the Antonio deal. Cox wanted to move South so he has joined Reading. The Antonio/Cox deal would have gone through Monday or Tuesday if Cox hadn't changed his mind. This is according to Cox after joining Reading.

Derbyshire Owl

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Teat - The FL have already studied the takeover, made observations, and asked for further info/clarification. that's all in the public domain.
As for the money, the money will not be paid to MM directly until the deal is finalised. That is common practice, like when you buy a house!
The money is lodged with a 3rd party, usually an independent legal/financial organisation until the final day.
But that money will be there because that is obviously one of the first steps -"show us your money".
If HM hadn't lodged the money, the deal would have been dead in the water a month ago!

hOWLer

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South

hOWLer

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07 Aug 2014 13:38:53
Yes South, Reading is much further South than Sheffield. SG and The Star have since confirmed what I posted earlier.

Derbyshire Owl

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South -
Good afternoon.
My reference to the gutter press is accurate and factual. HM has even threatened legal action against THE particular French journalist who is responsible for the majority of the rubbish.
I should add that I lived in France for nearly 12yrs and still follow the news, obviously since HM became linked with us I have kept a close watch on the Lens connection.
The Mammadov story in France is exactly the opposite to that perpetuated over here. Over there Martel is the villain, and HM is the saviour of RCLens.
My comment about shedloads of money is also "accurate", I used the term shedloads because how do you quantify?
HM is, as you are probably aware backed by the Azerbaijani Govt to sell the country through popular culture, particularly sport - not just football.
Thats what frustrates me by suggestions that he hasn't got the money, its almost laughable, the only problem is satisfying the sports authorities.
In answer to your final point, I only post accurately supported by facts, when it is my own opinion I usually add - IMO.
There is no intention to humiliate anyone.
But if somebody puts stuff in the public domain which is totally inaccurate, not factual, and some of it frankly libellous, I will contribute where I can to try to correct the record.

hOWLer

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HOWLer in reply

Hi mate, I don't know what you know.

See below, "-" copied from Alan Biggs report in the Sheffiled Star, he obviously has seen no proof of any money being paid and that the FL delay is a 'RED HERRING' and the money is the problem - so a long way to go before any take over can be ratified, he does go on to say it could still happen and quickly but!!!

"Cash on the table, that is. Wednesday have seen it for a player but evidently not, it’s believed, for the club.

From my enquiries, the Football League ratification issue is something of a red herring. All the contracts can be signed on a deal, as they have been for some time on the takeover, but in the end it’s about the money that seals it.

In this case, some £40m. "

Teat Owl

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07 Aug 2014 17:42:08
Derbyshire

Thanks for that

south Owl

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07 Aug 2014 17:43:33
Is that "Alan Biggs" that has not seen any proof of money. If it is why on earth would they have to show Biggs the money. Never forget that Biggs is a journalist and as a famous newspaper owner once said never let the truth get in the way of a good story. Biggs is in the business of selling column inches the controversial the better. Moreover Biggs has never been fan of SWFC so if he can spread dissent so much the better. Let's wait and what happens.

Derbyshire Owl

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Hi Teat -
Yes I read that, but with the greatest respect to Alan Biggs, he probably knows as much as you and I, that is - as much as we are told!
Why would he have seen any proof of the money having been paid? The only people that will see that are MM and his advisors.
Neither does he have a column in the Financial Times, nor is he an authority on high capital business transactions I suggest?
So rather than write what he did, which adds nothing of any value to the debate, I wish he, like the rest of us would just be patient and wait for an Official announcement from MM.
At the end of the day whether the deal is completed or it stumbles at one of the hurdles, there is little that we as fans, or Alan Biggs, can affect.
Like most things in life its them with the money that hold all the aces.

hOWLer

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10 Aug 2014 08:31:44
The Star have always had a 'soft' utd bias, since Tony pritcsrds days, I note on their Green In app they have put in a Sheffield United Championship preview, not league 1, so take what their journos say with a pinch of salt. bring back Paul Thompson

starman

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06 Aug 2014 14:59:26
Lens' preparations for their return to Ligue 1 have been hit after being handed a ban on signing new players. The northern club finally had their promotion to the top flight rubber-stamped on appeal after it was initially prevented - despite them finishing second in Ligue 2 last season - for failing to provide sufficient financial guarantees.
Could this affect us In any way possable edd just wanted to ask the question cause it's all leading back to the same financial difficulties.

Swiddoy76

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Can any one clarify if RC Lens did receive the money or not.

south Owl

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06 Aug 2014 16:45:32
The article does not make clear if the 4m euros "owed" by Lens was extra money promised by HM and not delivered - or, if it was inserted by Martel into his submission as a means of getting round the objections of the regulator. Hope it is the latter. Anyway, the French have seemed less than straightforward in their dealings thus far.

high green owl

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06 Aug 2014 17:57:40
I think this may the French fl getting their own back on Lens following their appeal

starman

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Deal for AM is done!

Mhodgkiss

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Would be helpful if you would say who AM is!

Sleaford owl

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Starman closest to truth I think, majority of French press comments that can see little justification for ban other than spite and revenge for Lens winning the appeal.
A couple of articles suggesting that Lens have more funds available than half of the other clubs in the league, so hard to believe its related to money.

hOWLer

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Alfred mugabo or aaron maclean? (Cant think of any more)

cheltowl

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Think he might tell us who AM is in the morning ( pun )! Sorry

Sleaford owl

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Hahahahaha

Teat Owl

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Got It-

AM - Afore Mentioned, but is that the afore mentioned SM or BM?

Teat Owl

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