30 Jul 2015 12:02:28
Heard from a reliable source that we have submitted a bid for Ince of £9M but not had a reply yet!
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30 Jul 2015 12:02:28
30 Jul 2015 00:23:34
Kenwyn to return on loan for season. It's been rumoured!
30 Jul 2015 08:52:36
If its Kenwyne Jones your talking about the only rumors I see online are him talking to MLS teams. So not sure where you saw that unless its a different Kenwyne?
30 Jul 2015 09:04:36
Had to press unbelievable, but would love it to be true
30 Jul 2015 11:31:44
Kenwyne as in Mr Jones.
29 Jul 2015 18:07:50
I've just read we've signed Lucas Joao for €4m
29 Jul 2015 18:47:47
I think he's signed a 4 year deal
29 Jul 2015 18:49:05
Careful - it's the Mirror! ( enough said )
Sounds like he's on the way though , and looks lively on utube ( definitely one for the future )
29 Jul 2015 20:55:43
Also been on Radio Sheffield.
29 Jul 2015 13:49:49
Former Owls target, Michael Kramer, is now available for transfer again after the deal with a club in the UAE, fell through when the money did not arrive for the transfer fee.
His club, Den Haag, want the situation resolved quickly. Celtic were also interested in Kramer.
29 Jul 2015 11:24:08
According to reports, Wednesday have been blocked from signing former Leeds captain, Rodolph Austin, by tough new F.A. rules that have led to him being refused a work permit.
Can somebody explain these to me as he played in the Championship last year, is a current international and is probably better than a large number of overseas players that are being brought over?
29 Jul 2015 13:44:52
Austin is from Jamaica.
There are totally different rules for European and non-European workers/players.
I admit it does seem a little unfair though, especially when his son was born and brought up in this country, and in less than two years he would have qualified for British citizenship?
29 Jul 2015 14:40:57
Well I tried to read through the FA rules and regulations to get a good answer for your question but found it to be a little difficult for my non-lawyer brain to comprehend but from the article the way I took it was because he was in the UK but left before he was able to get citizenship for some reason he was denied to come back, But I'm sure if we want him there is a process to get his work permit it just hasn't been done yet. That would be my guess though.
29 Jul 2015 16:46:59
Thanks to those folks who tried to find an answer to my question, American Owl and Howler.
I have been enlightened by an article in The Guardian that explains the situation. Evidently only players born in a country whose national team is in the top 50 will be eligible for work permits. Jamaica is in the top 75 but not the top 50.
If the deal is worth over £10 million, the rule does not apply.
29 Jul 2015 18:03:35
Wow that's a ridiculous rule.
30 Jul 2015 07:13:25
Seeing as though FA having rediculous rules why don't we make a rediculous offer a massive contact of about 10 years or whatever makes he payment 10mil in wages haha but he will retire and all sorted. (This is a joke obviously)
28 Jul 2015 16:58:50
MK Dons rumoured to be interested in Atty for around £500k.
28 Jul 2015 17:31:09
A tough call this. Atty is not good enough for a team with premiership aspirations, but he was our top scorer last season and could possibly grab 10-12 goals this year. We are seemingly prepared to pay rather more for players with records that are no better than Atty's, and arguably worse if we consider the leagues they play in, so I think he is probably worth keeping as a squad player.
If we do sign another forward or two, then I suppose we can afford to let him go.
28 Jul 2015 18:06:43
Looks likely with Lucas joao coming??
28 Jul 2015 20:18:31
Looks like Joao might happen, I did just watch a rather long highlight reel of his and doesn't look bad. There are a few pluses here with him big,strong,fast these are things I would figure everyone would agree are good and more important age he's very young so not a whole lot of mileage on him yet. Unproven most definatly but got to get that chance sometime so who knows hopefully it works.
28 Jul 2015 22:38:55
Seen the same reel Americanowl an agree fully he's very raw but there's definitely potential there.UTO!
29 Jul 2015 09:22:29
Joao looks very promising, obviously got ability even if he does look a bit raw at times. But he looks to have lots of what we desperately need up front - pace!
I think he could develop in to a real star. Hope we can get him in before Prem clubs are alerted.
29 Jul 2015 10:26:33
I agree 100%. It might be somewhat of a project if you will but Ill take young with a lot of upside as apposed to an older player that might only give me one or two more good years. Personally i'd like him and an older experienced player but we got to take what we can get too.
29 Jul 2015 10:29:00
And yeah for sure you got to hope that the big fish don't see that this is a possibility and step in and snag him for more money then we are willing to pay also. Which makes me see why we might be so tight lipped on signings we may or may not be trying to do. Makes sense anyways.
28 Jul 2015 15:02:37
Striker Stokes Celtic linked with owls?
27 Jul 2015 19:28:58
We've just had a £2.4m bid rejected for Lucas Joao from Nacional where he partnered Matias upfront.
27 Jul 2015 18:56:10
Wednesday have been linked with Lucas Joao, of Nacional, and have apparently had a £2.4million bid rejected. Joao was a strike partner of Matias at Nacional.
28 Jul 2015 11:23:01
Wow he's record his stunning. 6 goals last season and 12 the year before playing lower league and 2.4 million to boot or 3mill on Murray from palace who consistently over the last 5 or 6 years has scored 20+ goals in the championship. I think we are looking in the wrong market for players unproven and not the right buy at this time
28 Jul 2015 14:31:33
Murray. Dobie both worth a punt
28 Jul 2015 17:51:12
Bournemouth are reportedly offering £3.5 million for Murray, and Norwich are also interested so it is very doubtful that we could get him. Of course if Norwich got him that mean Hooper moves on.
29 Jul 2015 01:50:43
i just hope we sign Gary Hooper it's a win win if we get him on loan with option to buy because if he does flop which I don't think he will we don't buy him.
27 Jul 2015 08:59:03
Rhoys Wiggins about to sign from Charlton?
Could be a great signing if he can stay fit. Was a revelation at left back a few seasons ago, but has suffered several breakages. This is a gamble, but if it pays off, it would be a steal at £750K.
Worth a punt! ( based on inside info from a Charlton mate )
27 Jul 2015 16:03:27
I hope you're right Sleaford, but I have my concerns. A player who is injury-prone, can't get in the Charlton team and costing £750,000. Is this value for money, particularly when compared to the signings of Lees and Westwood last year? We might as well have kept Buxton and Mattock for that money.
27 Jul 2015 19:21:52
Sometimes it's not that a player is not good enough, it's just that his face doesn't fit!
Two classic examples of where Wednesday have benefitted in this way is McGugan and Sheridan - with no doubt many more throughout the game.
I agree that there is a big question mark over his ability to stay fit. His problem has also been the emergence of a younger exciting player ( forgot his name - is it Fox? ). Either way , Rhoys has been unable to get his place back - sounds like the Buxton / Palmer situation . Difference is that he is still only 27 , whereas Buxton is into his early 30's . That's why it could still be a good gamble. Time will tell if he gets onboard.
28 Jul 2015 10:35:23
McGugan has a long, long way to go before being mentioned in the same sentence as Shez.
28 Jul 2015 19:48:52
In the context it was written in where's the problem, when Shez came to Wednesday he was a decent midfielder just like Gugs. I can't see anyone comparing them as Wednesday legends?
28 Jul 2015 20:41:34
Och, it was just a light hearted comment.
29 Jul 2015 13:05:00
Sometimes it's hard to tell the light hearted from the other shhhtuff on here :-)
Lets hope McGugan turns out to have the same impact and the team matches the Shez side.
29 Jul 2015 18:12:21
We have signed some good players and have some already who knows we could have a similar team as when we had woods, waddle,walker , mighty hirsty ,shez, not to mention others. or we could end up with more stefanovic and kovecivic!