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.

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football


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

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

Best of Vital Network

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

Tilton Alliance got St.Andrews rocking once again

Tom Heslop discusses the impact that the new fans group had on St.Andrews during Friday nights exciting draw with promotion chasing Middlesbrough

Opinion: Player Ratings Vs. Middlesbrough

Tom Heslop dishes out his ratings after Friday nights highly entertaining game against Middlesbrough

Stats: Birmingham City v Middlesbrough

All the stats from Birmingham City (2) vs (2) Middlesbrough, St.Andrews, April 29th/ 19:45 Att: 21,380 (4,833 away)

One To Watch: Jordan Rhodes

Sask's article about which player we must be wary of in the upcoming fixture.

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 goal4%
In defence22%
In midfield7%
In attack67%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Middlesbrough 45 26 10 9 88 32
2 Burnley 44 24 15 5 87 33
3 Brighton 44 24 15 5 87 30
4 Hull City 44 23 11 10 80 31
5 Derby County 44 21 14 9 77 24
6 Sheff Wed 44 18 17 9 71 19
7 Cardiff 44 17 16 11 67 8
8 Ipswich 44 16 15 13 63 0
9 Birmingham 45 16 14 15 62 4
10 Brentford 44 17 8 19 59 -2
11 Preston 44 14 16 14 58 -1
12 Leeds Utd 44 14 16 14 58 -7
13 Q.P.R. 44 13 18 13 57 0
14 Wolves 44 13 15 16 54 -6
15 Reading 44 13 13 18 52 -4
16 Huddersfield 44 13 12 19 51 -3
17 Forest 44 12 15 17 51 -5
18 Blackburn 44 11 16 17 49 -3
19 Rotherham 44 13 10 21 49 -13
20 Bristol City 44 12 13 19 49 -20
21 Fulham 44 11 15 18 48 -11
R MK Dons 44 9 12 23 39 -28
R Charlton 44 8 13 23 37 -38
R Bolton 44 4 15 25 27 -40
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Birmingham City Results (view all)

Birmingham City Fixtures (view all)

May 7 2016 12:30PM : Cardiff City (a)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Rob Wildey7
2.WayCoolBlue5
3.David Village3
4.Chris Gaze2
5.LukeTurner2
6.Blue1