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No Heskey In The Championship?

No Heskey In The Championship?

It has all gone deadly quiet on the Birmingham City news front and most of what is being reported appears to be re-hashes of old quotes.


Seems the press is insistent on reporting repeated links to an exit for Emile Heskey, the latest suggesting Wigan want the former Liverpool and England striker and that the Blues might be interested in a swap deal for Jason Roberts. Blackburn Rovers have also been said to be monitoring the players availability.

But Bruce insisted last week in the Birmingham Mail that Blues do not have to sell any players in order to fund new arrivals. He also says they don't want to get rid of Emile Heskey, Jermain Pennant or Mikael Forssell and that they are in fact looking at bringing more players in.

'I keep seeing and reading about Emile going for £2 million and what have you, but it's absolute rubbish.' But 'If we get what we consider to be the right offer for any of our players then those offers will be considered carefully. Ideally, we don't want to let anyone go and certainly not on the cheap.'

I'm not quite sure why former Coventry boss Gary McAllister has had to stick his beak in but he says in the Birmingham Mail that Heskey 'will be a real force next season if he's still at the club. That's the big question; can they manage to hold on to him? Or, can they afford to hold on to him?'

He says we struggled when the 27-year-old striker didn't play last season adding 'I don't see Emile playing in the Championship.'

Not sure about that, with just four goals to his name last season, do we really expect a long queue of clubs wanting to pay top price for him?


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Date:Saturday June 3 2006
Time: 4:03PM

Comments

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i think he will stay next season, but i cant see pennant staying or has he said he wants too
green giant 12
03/06/2006 23:18:00
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Think you hve to accept that most of the "big names" will be long gone come the start of next season. Nothing against the Blues, it's just what happens!!
Bubbadog
04/06/2006 15:31:00
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I'm expecting him to still be here, although I'd like to see the back of him. I just can't iamgine any team in the Prem buying a player with 4 goals to his name who always been regarded as a potentially great, but realistically crap.
Blackeye
04/06/2006 17:04:00
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" i dont rate him anyway- get shut and get some brass in"
millers4eva
06/06/2006 11:03:00
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Heskey had a bad season for you but don't give up on him. He is a good player he just needs to supporters to get behing him and he needs better support than that blonde prat you have up front with him. Lets hope you can keep pennant. He is a vital player to help you get back in the top flight. I think their should be a rule that all players should have to stay with their team for a hole season after relegation. Too many top teams are going down and staying down because their is no loyalty to their clubs. Look at leads for God's sake.
POMPEYMEV
07/06/2006 09:50:00
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