Vital Football

Latest Birmingham City News

Wigan Deny Illegal Approach

Wigan Deny Illegal Approach

It seems the left hand of Wigan is unaware of what the right hand is doing as they deny Birmingham's claims of an unofficial approach for Heskey.

Wigan Chairman Dave Whelan has laughed off suggestions by David Sullivan that Wigan are attempting to unsettle Emile Heskey and that their actions could be claimed to be an illegal approach.

The Blues have sent a written complaint to Wigan over the comments made by their assistant manager Chris Hutchings over the last week or so but Whelan, again going public, said:

'We always conduct our business according to the rules. At no time have we or will we ever approach a player illegally.

'When we make bids for players it is always going to be via the official channels.'

This smacks of the Chairman being unaware of the highly public comments made by Hutchings, such as:

'We are interested in Heskey....but we won't pay over the odds.'

Which can serve no other purpose than to unsettle Heskey and make Blues aware they are interested but not at the valuation they have on the player.

Sullivan has threatened to take further action if Hutchings continues with his comments:

'What has been said by Wigan amounts to an illegal approach.

'We have written to them to tell them what we think and we will take it further if they persist.

'So far we are being reasonable about it, but they are trying to unsettle our player and it's unacceptable.'


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:
Date:Tuesday June 20 2006
Time: 6:16PM

Comments

0
but u think that wasent the case. are u likely to report them to the f.a or nah?
green giant 12
20/06/2006 23:17:00
0
Nah, they wont report him, this happens all the time but its good to see a stand against it.
GreenGiant13
21/06/2006 07:23:00
0
From the Sun (23/6)WIGAN’S player-plus cash bid for Birmingham striker Emile Heskey, 28, has been rejected. The Latics offered cash plus striker Jason Roberts in a deal valued at £3.5m.
Lazaridis
22/06/2006 11:32:00
0
Who is this NAH?
FEn_100
22/06/2006 13:51:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Staged or Real?

Recent Birmingham City Articles

Opinion: Does Storer Deserve A Chance?

Sask's opinion about Jack Storer.

Sky's 10 In 10 - Who Features?

Sky Sports being their festive 10 in 10 this week, so who features in the football screening overload for 2016/17?

Opinion: Tough run will test mental resolve of Blues

Luke Turner looks ahead to the tough Christmas period...

FA Cup Third Round - Full Draw (5/12/16)

The draw for the third round of the FA Cup took place earlier this evening.

Archived Vital Birmingham Articles

Vital Birmingham articles from

Site Journalists

Tom Heslop
Editor email
Profile
Christopher Handy
no email
Profile
Saskia Bowes
no email
Profile
Rob Wildey
no email
Profile
Luke Turner
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Where do we need to strengthen in the emergency loan window?
Suggested By: Tom Heslop
In goal6%
In defence23%
In midfield6%
In attack65%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 19 13 1 5 40 21
2 Brighton 19 11 6 2 39 17
3 Reading 19 10 4 5 34 1
4 Leeds Utd 19 10 2 7 32 3
5 Birmingham 19 8 7 4 31 2
6 Sheff Wed 19 9 4 6 31 1
7 Norwich 19 9 3 7 30 4
8 Huddersfield 19 9 3 7 30 -3
9 Derby County 19 8 5 6 29 4
10 Fulham 19 7 7 5 28 9
11 Bristol City 19 8 3 8 27 4
12 Barnsley 19 7 4 8 25 3
13 Forest 19 7 4 8 25 1
14 Preston 19 7 4 8 25 1
15 Aston Villa 19 5 10 4 25 1
16 Ipswich 19 6 6 7 24 -2
17 Q.P.R. 19 6 5 8 23 -8
18 Brentford 19 6 4 9 22 -2
19 Burton 19 5 7 7 22 -4
20 Wolves 19 5 6 8 21 -3
21 Blackburn 19 5 5 9 20 -7
22 Cardiff 19 5 4 10 19 -12
23 Wigan 19 4 6 9 18 -5
24 Rotherham 19 1 4 14 7 -26
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Birmingham City Results (view all)

Birmingham City Fixtures (view all)

Dec 10 2016 3:00PM : Newcastle United (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 13 2016 7:45PM : Ipswich Town (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 17 2016 5:30PM : Brighton & Hove Albion (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 27 2016 3:00PM : Derby County (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 31 2016 3:00PM : Barnsley (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Jan 2 2017 3:00PM : Brentford (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Brooklyn8
2.WayCoolBlue6
3.David Village6
4.Rob Wildey11
5.Mark Jones1
6.gazal1
7.BigBluenose1
The Vital Football Members League