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Rumour Mill-Marney In,Fletcher Out?

Rumour Mill-Marney In,Fletcher Out?

Strong rumours have persisted over the last couple of days that Wolves are about to sign Steven Fletcher for £7.5 million winning the battle with Birmingham to sign the 23 year old Scottish international striker.

Mick McCarthy is believed to have tried to sweeten the deal by also offering Welsh goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey and Scotland striker Chris Iwelumo on 12-month loans.

Meanwhile according to local media reports it is understood that Hull midfielder, Dean Marney is about to complete his move to Turf Moor today after finalising terms this morning

The two clubs have agreed an undisclosed fee for the 26-year-old believed to be in the region of £500,000.

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Date:Friday May 28 2010
Time: 8:09AM


Really peed off Fletcher looks like he is going to Wolves. Dont' really want to hear about a 'good bit of business' It stinks! Sums up for me completely what being relegated means, especially when both Wolves and Burnley were promoted together and the former is now callling all the shots at our expense.
28/05/2010 08:19:00
I suppose Wolves did finish top in 2009 and we were many points behind them, so it was always likely they would keep the upper hand. Two of their championship team can't be bad though. As for Fletch, few players of his class stay down, only those on massive wages (eg Newcastles). He was always going and it isn't a reflection on Flood, Kilby or Laws. Let's see what team we can wheel and deal together in the next month. P.s. Dale, get your wallet out soon, I'm about to win the bet!!!!!
28/05/2010 08:52:00
You are indeed Mr K - If we are being offered £7.5m for Fletch, we simply have to take it. With that money we can get 2 or 3 more players of similar calibre!
28/05/2010 08:56:00
Dont agree, Dale,sorry. IMO we dont have to do anything,all it does is cause disharmony in the team and mean we have to bring in replacements who have to gel before season kick off. The club dont have to sell they say, so show some balls and dont sell! Same old,same old! If we were bringing in players on a par with Fletcher fair enough but we aint if links are to go by
28/05/2010 09:34:00
You don't know what Fletcher is saying behind close doors Phil. Thats the problem. £7.5 mil is the kinda of money where you have to sit up and take notice.
28/05/2010 11:12:00
I'll pass on the option to join the inevitbaly emotional debate over Fletcher. Hennessy on loan sounds not uninteresting. I would probably prefer to buy a new keeper than loan one. But some say he's that good that he could be worth the few points that would be the difference between promotion and not. On the other hand I can't really see the benefit of Iwelumo on a loan. Maybe Wolves could throw in a good midfielder. At least with loaning from Wolves you know you're not talking about silly wages attached to loan players.
Couch Potato
28/05/2010 11:23:00
As I have posted elsewhere I think it's a good deal although I wanted hennessey on a permanent basis and they could have kept Iwelumo imo, as dale say's this frees up some cash for 2 or 3 quality players, what I would be worried about is the forwards we are being linked with they are nowhere near good enough.
28/05/2010 11:55:00
TMP - the club 'showing balls' as you have put it could also be seen as being stubborn. Every player has a price and in my opinion the price for Fletch is less than £7.5m. Ideally, I want to keep Fletch, I think he will bag 20-25 in a full Championship season - but that money would be too good to turn down ( obviously depends on how it is split, £4m + + + + may not be so enticing)
28/05/2010 12:08:00
Yep understand where Tmp is coming from reguarding Fletcher but its down to the player if he wants to go or his agent wants a few more quid what can Bfc do but if he wants to stay its up to Kilby to say not for sale. Agree with CP lets buy a keeper than loan one better paying a few quid for a good young keeper now.
28/05/2010 12:16:00
Marney has now signed for us, you can read more in the forums.
28/05/2010 12:23:00
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