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Just gonna come out and say what we're all really thinking/fearing here...


Paterson - Gary Taylor Fletcher type signing
Dunkley - Phil O'Donnell (RIP) type signing
Kachunga - Leon Best type signing

 

 

 


 


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Him missing the first 5-10 games of the season for me isnt really that bigger deal when theres 36-41 games left in the season after that. 

 

Depends who we could have got in instead of him and whether theyd have made much of a difference in the games Dunkley missed, i'd assume they wouldn't. 

 

So i don't have any issue with signing a player recovering from injury, if the only other option was signing a player worse than him. 

 

The recruitment team were obviously confident enough in signing him. 

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9 minutes ago, WhiteOwl91 said:

Him missing the first 5-10 games of the season for me isnt really that bigger deal when theres 36-41 games left in the season after that.  


It's more the double leg break and the fact he's not played a single game since he did it that's my concern


 


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3 hours ago, @owlstalk said:

Dunkley, one of six summer arrivals, has not played in a competitive match since last February because of a serious double leg break.

 

He is likely to be pitched into the under-23s before making his senior bow. The next game for Lee Bullen's side is on October 20 - a potential date that Monk feels is doable.

 

Speaking about Dunkley last week, Monk said: "Chey went to see a specialist for a regular check with his injury and he was delighted with it.

"He has had pins removed which was always part of the process.

 

"When you have been out for quite a long period, it is about making sure you build minutes in the right way. We want him back as quickly as we can but we have to do what is right by him.

 

"We are probably looking at after the international break for him to kick on into training."

 

 

 

Full injury list -  https://www.examinerlive.co.uk/sport/football/news/sheffield-wednesday-injury-update-squad-19055373?fbclid=IwAR2fCfU8ajk7w_7FC1qaJYksMsX_K5n0IEc2a4EEEgLES-YxQX7CBdqwFZ0

 

 

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2 hours ago, Kew Owl said:

Unbelievable, Jeff !

 

We’ve a 12 point deficit to make up and it is essential that we get off to a flying start.

 

We need people that can hit the round running, not someone who hasn’t played since mid February.

 

As a previous poster has quite rightly said - a bizarre signing 

Well run club:duntmatter:

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Surely 👀 he’ll be on some sort of reduced wage for 2/3 months. 

 

Nothing against the guy but we aren’t a hospital. 

 

I’m ok with him being here as long as it’s not at full cost until he gets up and running. 

 

- We need Lees to be fit 

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I’m amazed after all that Monk made of not having players involved if they are not able to play reliably for 30-40 games a season - then he signs someone who is going to miss the first 10 matches 

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3 minutes ago, Owly Mowly said:

I’m amazed after all that Monk made of not having players involved if they are not able to play reliably for 30-40 games a season - then he signs someone who is going to miss the first 10 matches 

46 - 10 = 36

Half way between 30 - 40 = 35 

better than he, me, we all predicted, what a great job. 

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"We want him back as quickly as we can but we have to do what is right by him." 

 

Quite from Monk. How can we have him "back" when we've never had him in the first place. 

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3 hours ago, @owlstalk said:



Just gonna come out and say what we're all really thinking/fearing here...


Paterson - Gary Taylor Fletcher type signing
Dunkley - Phil O'Donnell (RIP) type signing
Kachunga - Leon Best type signing

 

 

 

It's too soon to decide. 

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Did we buy him or did the ambulance just drop him off at the door to S6 cos they heard we usually take sympathy on injured players 

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5 minutes ago, Costello 77 said:

We're obviously on a budget and I think we've done quite well with a small pot.

That's what this one said. 

 

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3 hours ago, @owlstalk said:


It's more the double leg break and the fact he's not played a single game since he did it that's my concern

I'd be more concerned if it was an ACL replacement...bones heal stronger after being broken

 

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I also though let he was much closer to full fitness when he signed and was just expecting him to fall seem less into the back line after 2-3 weeks of the season start. Takes me back to when we used to sign players on loan and have to wait 3 months for them to get to match fitness. Can only happen at Wednesday - or at least it feels that way anyhow.

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4 hours ago, WhiteOwl91 said:

Him missing the first 5-10 games of the season for me isnt really that bigger deal when theres 36-41 games left in the season after that. 

 

Depends who we could have got in instead of him and whether theyd have made much of a difference in the games Dunkley missed, i'd assume they wouldn't. 

 

So i don't have any issue with signing a player recovering from injury, if the only other option was signing a player worse than him. 

 

The recruitment team were obviously confident enough in signing him. 

 

We are currently trying to claw back a 12 point deduction due to the fact we spent too much money.

 

We have now been paying a player for 2 months having seemingly signed him knowing full well that he would be incapable of doing the job we are paying him for at least the first 3 months of a 2-year contract.

Who knows if he will be ready to make a full return from a 10-month lay-off from a double leg break by that point. We certainly aren't likely to see him become a saleable asset in the length of his current contract.  

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I think there may have be a bit of forward planning here.  From what I've read Dunkley fits into the middle of a back three.

 

Currently, we have Tom Lees playing there (injury aside) very well.  With Lees' contract up Summer 21 and him turning 30 next month it is highly unlikely we'll be able to match his current contract and to be fair to Lees he'll want to maximise his earnings whilst he can.  Therefore, Dunkley gets up to speed in the next month or so and adds to the squad depth with a view of replacing Lees next summer.  

 

Given his injury and patience required you'd like to think we've signed him on sensible wages and we aren't left with a huge hole next summer should Lees leave.

 

If all goes to plan we lose a big earner next summer and we don't feel the loss at all, but this is Wednesday after all!

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