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Spurr Situation Soured By Sheffield

Speculation surrounding Sheffield Wednesday's 20-year-old defender Tommy Spurr joining the R's was soured yesterday when reports surfaced of two generous offers to recruit the Owl were turned down.

The first firm report of a potential transfer was made on 22 December when the Yorkshire Post published an article in which Wednesday's Youth Academy player of the year for season 2004-05 reportedly nearly fell off his sofa when he saw news of a decision to reject an undisclosed offer from Rangers flashed across his television screen.

In response to the suggested transfer, Leeds born Tommy said...

'I only found out about this the same way as everyone else did, by watching Sky Sports News! It came as a surprise but at least its nice to know that I am doing something right somewhere along the line.'

'However, I am happy playing for Sheffield Wednesday and I am happy to keep on playing as long as I can. I am still learning and developing as a player and, hopefully, I will get even better.'


On Saturday 12 January, the Sheffield Wednesday website made an official statement...

'Sheffield Wednesday has turned down a bid from Queens Park Rangers for the services of left back Tommy Spurr.'

'QPR bid for the Owls Academy product last month and came back with an improved offer for the 20-year-old defender but the Hillsborough management rejected this.'


Queens Park Rangers Football Club have maintained their silence over the situation, however, fans can expect an improved offer within the coming days.

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Writer: Hoops Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday January 13 2008

Time: 5:17PM

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Not generous enough :)
Auckland Owl
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13/01/2008 18:27:00

Perhaps an offer of £1million might be turned down but £1.75m - now Wednesday wouldn't and couldn't turn down that much, could they? All speculation of course!
hoops
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13/01/2008 18:32:00

but he's not proven himself yet so a very fair offer i think for a new player
ozanne park rangers
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13/01/2008 18:36:00

Of course I can't speak for the board! I'd say we'd find it hard to resist that much money. We should be hanging on to these players but in our financial situation, it has to be balanced with managing the debt. Unless we get a takeover of course ;)
Auckland Owl
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13/01/2008 19:30:00

Clubs, not cluns. Doh!
Auckland Owl
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13/01/2008 19:31:00

Ozanne, if cluns want him, he's proven himself. December Player of the Month at Wednesday, playing out of position at left back (he's a centre back).
Auckland Owl
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13/01/2008 19:31:00

you can blooming have him for me hes only very average like the rest of your new signings all that money and you are buying poor or average players sack the manager
mick66owl
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14/01/2008 00:48:00

Our new signings are average are they mick66owl. We'll just have to see about that won't we, especially when we're playing in the Premier League and you lot have dropped down a division.
hoops
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14/01/2008 07:01:00

mick66owl, if hes average what are the rest of our squad? gilbert, bullen et al....... were on the march to league 1 unless we get an indian billionaire like these lucky gits
mansfieldowl
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14/01/2008 08:09:00

The recent purchases by the R's show decent business sense, you build a team and progress from there, you don't buy your way into the premiership as so many have tried and failed. I've never seen the lad play so I can't comment on how much of an asset he'll be to the QPR squad, but judging by recent acquisitions I will trust the board to pay no more than he's worth. Hopefully the Owls can swallow their drool and accept a fair price for the lad, that way they can use the cash to maintain their championship status.
Frisson
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14/01/2008 08:35:00

people keep using "he's playin out of position" as an excuse for him not been that good!! this is his 3rd season playin as a left back so he should no wats required by now!! always gets caught out of position, too weak and cant tackle for *****!! £1M & Wednesday would be laughin at QPR's expense!!
FUTURES BLUE N WHITE
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14/01/2008 10:28:00

rest of our squad mansfield is crap thats why were 4th from bottom
mick66owl
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15/01/2008 12:07:00

 

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