Well it appears as though this saga is still rumbling on behind the scenes.
Although maybe that was done deliberately, because it’s not exactly the most thrilling of topics to talk about, but it’s not as if there’s a lot else going on right now for us to be discussing, so why not bring it to the forefront?
According to Sheffield United coach Lee Bullen, speaking to The Yorkshire Post over the weekend, the situation regarding James Beattie and the tussle over his future between us and the Owls is set to rumble on for some time, and that he expects Beattie to leave St Andrew’s for Hillsborough eventually.
Just to refresh your memories, it was reported back in September that Garry Monk, who had recently been appointed as boss for Sheffield Wednesday, wanted to bring Beattie onto his coaching staff when he took over in Yorkshire, however as pointed out by The Yorkshire Post, even though the former England forward isn’t part of the Blues any more, issues over money mean that he can’t officially move away properly for now.
Are you struggling to cope with there being no real football on?
I said a few months ago when this first popped up, that the club need to just let him go, not just for the benefits of Sheffield Wednesday (although I don’t really care what happens to them), but because it gives Pep Clotet the ability to work with his own backroom staff to help get things set up and the team playing his way.
Plus, unless we’re talking about compensation in the many millions, then is there really that much point in holding onto him? Cut Sheffield Wednesday a deal and let’s get the whole thing over with.
What about you? Do you think we should be stringing this deal out for as long as we are?