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Tudgay Finally Off the Burnley Radar

Tudgay Finally Off the Burnley Radar

Sheffield Wednesday stiker, Marcus Tudgay has ended all speculation about his future and signed a new four-year contract at Hillsborough this morning.

The club turned down both a verbal and formal offer from Burnley totalling it is understood about £2 million. It was also a fairly acrimonius affair mainly between Tudgay's agent, Darry Powell and the Wednesday board with words banded about such as 'derisory' and 'unsettling to the player'

Nevertheless the player was keen to speak to Burnley FC about a possible move but it looks like Owen Coyle was not prepared to increase his offer, thus forcing the player to sign a new contract with Wednesday.

Tudgay speaking about the new contract said:

'My game has really developed in my time at Sheffield Wednesday and I am extremely pleased to sign my new contract.Following extensive talks with the manager and the chairman, I am convinced that this club has the capability to reach the Premier League within the next few years.'

Next few years? Tudgay is now 26 so he has not got that much time to make an impression in the top flight.

It looks like the plaudits have to go once more though to Owen Coyle who has again shown he is not prepared to pay over the odds for players.

Thankfully however this long drawn out saga has finally come to an end despite recent local rumours that an improved bid would be forthcoming following Owen Coyle's return from the US.

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Date:Thursday July 30 2009
Time: 12:16PM


Hoorah, time to move on!
30/07/2009 12:19:00
Am not upset with this at all - Not sure he has what is needed for the step up.
30/07/2009 12:48:00
the player never said he was keen to speak to you lot, his agent did and his agent is a tw4t. oh well unlucky boys shows your not as big as you think you are, stick to buying 3rd rate players from scotland and youll be back down here next year
30/07/2009 12:51:00
I think you will find Tudgay had no option after Coyle refused to up his offer and pay more for a player that he clearly didn't think was worth it! Looks like Sheffield Wednesday aint that ambitious either if Tudgay thinks they wont go up for a few years yet
30/07/2009 13:19:00
Thats quite comical smiggy. The amount of Wednesday fans who think they are bigger than they are us unreal. Big support, Big ground etc - does not equal a good team!
30/07/2009 13:23:00
why on gods green earth would he want to join you inbred lot. iv had misfortune of going to burnley a few times and you lot dont have a set of teeth to share between you. How the hell did you lot manage to go up, the mighty owls slaughtered you twice last season, still, better than the dirty piggy bar stewards going up. on a final note, stop sleeping with your relatives you dirty inbred swines.
30/07/2009 13:26:00
Jealous DEZZYP? And we managed to go up by playing football and winning games - Its a relatively simple concept! :-) Interesting comments about Burnley - very well thought out!
30/07/2009 13:28:00
Claretdale its amusing when you said "The amount of Wednesday fans who think they are bigger than they are us unreal" as then you said we have "Big support, Big ground etc." Therefore you have agreed that Wednesday is the bigger club. Notice i am not saying that we have the better team because if we did then we would be in the premiership instead of you. You had a fantastic season last year, however that doesnt mean a great deal for this year. You still need to improve the team a great deal to challenge for survival next year. Good luck as you will need it.
30/07/2009 14:13:00
He would of been a bench warmer.
Grimsby Claret
30/07/2009 14:59:00
Good to see the quality comments from DEZZYP. They have really pushed the debate into some interesting areas. Wonder if he has all his own teeth ?
30/07/2009 17:28:00
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