Owls block Waddle move.
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CHRIS WADDLE Christopher Roland Waddle (born 14 December 1960 in Heworth, Gateshead) is an English former professional footballer of the 1980s and 1990s. Playing career
Early career was left stunned last night after having a dream return home turned down by Sheffield Wednesday.
The Wednesday winger put on a brave face after learning that a pounds 500,000 Newcastle bid had been rejected.
But he was clearly unhappy at being denied the chance to end his glittering career with a fairytale move back to St James's Park
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Wednesday boss David Pleat confirmed that the runaway Premiership leaders wanted Waddle to offset the loss of David Ginola, who's about to serve a three-match ban, and the injured Keith Gillespie.
That would have handed the 36-year-old Geordie a opportunity to go back to the North- East in a blaze on fire; burning with a flame; filled with, giving, or reflecting light; excited or exasperated.
See also: Blaze of glory and help guide Newcastle to the title.
But Pleat is unlikely to budge unless Newcastle raise the stakes to close on pounds 1m.