Vital Football

Latest Birmingham City News

£5.5 million = Four Goals?

£5.5 million = Four Goals?

Well it's signed, sealed, done and dusted. After finally getting round to actually making a bid, Heskey has signed for Wigan for a whopping £5.5 million.

I doubt many fans will be complaining with that!

The 28 year old, misfiring former England international has signed a 3 year contract with the Latics.

Manager Paul Jewell was positively glowing at the capture of Heskey, whether he feels that way come Christmas is anyone's guess.

'This is a major coup for Wigan Athletic. I have said all along I want to bring real quality performers into this club, and Emile fits into that category.

'he is the most high profile signing this club has ever made, but I've not brought him for his reputation, I've brought him because I know what he can do on a football field.

'He's played over 300 Premiership games, was a mainstay in the Liverpool and England attack for several seasons and has played and scored in both the World Cup and the UEFA Cup.

'I can understand Steve Bruce not wanting to sell him because he has been a big player for him.

'But I expect Emile to make a major impact at Wigan because he has the talent, drive and attitude to fit into the team and play a major part in our development. Of that I am convinced.

'We have been monitoring the situation for a long time as regards his availability, and there were naturally several other clubs interested in a player of his quality.

'It speaks volumes about how far we have come as a club that we have beaten established Premiership clubs to net a player of his stature, just as he has reached his prime.'

Can't argue with most of what he says, we all know Emile has the talent and could've, should've been an amazing player. For £5.5 million Bruce would've been lynched if he hadn't sold him, especially given his impact at Birmingham so far. I can only summise Jewell was talking about his height and weight in terms of stature and being a big player.

I'm also not sure about Heskey coming into his peak, I think he had his peak when playing for Leicester and seems to have gone slowly downhill ever since really.

Oh well we wish him luck, it would be horrifying if he didn't beat last seasons goal tally this season afterall.


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

Writer:
Date:Friday July 7 2006
Time: 8:08PM

Comments

0
You must be rubbing your hands all the way to the bank.
alphieblues
07/07/2006 21:54:00
0
i bet they are laughing all the way to the bank on that 1!
elmo85
08/07/2006 00:52:00
0
One of the best pieces of business ever done! congratulations!!!
Trig the yid
08/07/2006 10:13:00
0
Cracking bit of business by Birmingham, they could buy better than him from the non league for free!!!!!!!!!!
dazza71
08/07/2006 16:54:00
0
Worst striker in the Prem, total underachiever.
Buzby66
09/07/2006 10:10:00
0
Who had the final decision to sign Heskey? The Wigan scout, or his guide dog? Steve Bruce would make an excellent second hand car salesman; Punter- "4 goals a season! I'm not sure?", Bruce-" don't worry guv, they all do that", Punter - "wrap it, I'll take it!"
nigel41
09/07/2006 10:47:00
0
Got to be happy with that, Wigan the Wise just made a terrible mistake, he just made a major impact at Wigan, well if you call shelling out 5.5m for an over rated flop an impact.
TeddyLyon
10/07/2006 05:27:00
0
The Deal of the Century, Wigan could of went down the farmers market and bought 100,000 donkeys for 5 million instead of just the one, Alan Sugar will be on the phone to Bruce to see if he fancys being his apprentice.
Kanchelskis
10/07/2006 16:41:00
0
best deal we have ever done but i have a feeling he wil do good at wigan.
cj_bcfc
17/07/2006 23:40:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Birmingham City Articles

Battle Won, War Ongoing

Blues picked up a massive win last night, but there is still a lot of work to be done.

Blues victorious in West Midlands derby

Rob Wildey reacts to Blues' win against Wolves tonight

Match day musings #15: Wolves v Blues

Rob Wildey looks ahead to tonight's derby between Blues and Wolves at the Molineux

One To Watch: Helder Costa

Sask's opinion on the oppositions best player.

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)

Should Gianfranco Zola be sacked?
Suggested By: Rob Wildey
Yes 82%
No15%
Undecided3%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Brighton 33 21 8 4 71 31
2 Newcastle 33 22 4 7 70 37
3 Huddersfield 33 20 5 8 65 8
4 Leeds Utd 34 19 4 11 61 12
5 Reading 34 18 6 10 60 2
6 Sheff Wed 34 17 7 10 58 9
7 Fulham 33 14 11 8 53 17
8 Preston 34 14 10 10 52 5
9 Norwich 33 15 6 12 51 11
10 Barnsley 34 14 8 12 50 4
11 Derby County 33 13 9 11 48 6
12 Cardiff 34 13 7 14 46 -2
13 Brentford 33 12 7 14 43 2
14 Birmingham 34 11 10 13 43 -13
15 Ipswich 33 10 11 12 41 -7
16 Q.P.R. 34 11 7 16 40 -11
17 Aston Villa 33 9 12 12 39 -7
18 Forest 34 10 7 17 37 -12
19 Burton 34 9 9 16 36 -13
20 Wolves 32 9 8 15 35 -5
21 Bristol City 33 9 6 18 33 -6
22 Wigan 34 7 10 17 31 -10
23 Blackburn 32 7 9 16 30 -13
24 Rotherham 34 4 5 25 17 -45
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Birmingham City Results (view all)

Birmingham City Fixtures (view all)

Mar 3 2017 7:45PM : Leeds United (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 7 2017 7:45PM : Wigan Athletic (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 11 2017 3:00PM : Cardiff City (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 18 2017 3:00PM : Newcastle United (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 1 2017 3:00PM : Ipswich Town (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 4 2017 7:45PM : Brighton & Hove Albion (a)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.David Village58
2.WayCoolBlue56
3.Brooklyn34
4.Rob Wildey124
5.gazal19
6.WhoRya11
7.Plynch6
8.Chrisblues5
9.BCFCFAN3
10.GreatDane3
Write for Vital Football