Vital Football

Latest Wigan Atletic News

Bruce Gives Heskey Praise

Bruce Gives Heskey Praise


Wigan Athletic boss Steve Bruce today paid tribute to former striker Emile Heskey whom the club have just sold to Aston Villa for a reported fee of £3.5 million.

Heskey joined the Latics in July 2006 from Bruces former club Birmingham City and during his 2 ½ years at the JJB he has been quite inspiring, of the big man Bruce said:

'Emile is one of the best professionals I have ever had the pleasure of managing, and he has certainly helped to put this club on the map in his time here.

'Some supporters may be critical of the club for selling him at this time but the reality is that he was out of contract at the end of the season, and Aston Villa made a substantial offer for him.

'We did what we could to keep him here and but he feels at this time in his career he is ready for a fresh challenge and I respect that decision. He has never been anything less than a complete professional for this club.

'It is my job to make the tough decisions, and I feel that the club of Wigan Athletic were best served by allowing Emile the opportunity to leave for Villa.

'We were not looking to sell him, but the offer came along and in the circumstances, I feel it is too good to turn down.

'Emile is the England centre forward, and it is no wonder he has been on so many clubs' wanted lists.'

'On the plus side, we have confirmed Mido's arrival this afternoon and we're hoping, as everyone knows by now, to conclude the signing of Hugo Rodallega very soon.

'I feel we will be able to cope with Emile leaving, even if a player of his quality is very difficult to replace.'


Thanks for the memories Hesk


Vital Latics - Reporting what Brucie says


It's easy to join us at Vital Latics to register , simply click the link and enjoy getting involved









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

Writer:Barry Worthington
Date:Friday January 23 2009
Time: 10:45PM

Comments

0
Like Bruce says he's gone in the best interests of the Latics, cash in the bank and quality strikers coming in to replace him
worbo
23/01/2009 22:48:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Wigan Athletic Articles

Wigan Athletic Transfer News And Gossip Catch Up

If, like myself, you have been away for a week or two, then you may have missed some of the comings and goings at the good ship Wigan Athletic

New Rules For 2016/17 - Reminder

With only a few weeks to go until proper football returns following our (again) unsuccessful...

Ryan Taylor Not Offered A Deal By The Latics

There will be no return to the Latics for former player Ryan Taylor

Richard's Review Preview - You'll Get The Drift

Vital Latics member Ihaventaclue, AKA Richard, takes us on a journey, well see for yourself:

Archived Vital Latics Articles

Vital Latics articles from

Site Journalists

Barry Worthington
Editor email
Profile
Dan Farrimond (JWAW)
no email
Profile
Adam Convery
no email
Profile
Frank Ford
no email
Profile
Noel Wards Leg
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Where Do We Need Strengthening The Most
Suggested By: Gary Caldwell
Goalkeeper12%
Right Back15%
Left Back2%
Dentre Back6%
Midfield1%
Attack64%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Aston Villa 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Barnsley 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Birmingham 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Blackburn 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Brentford 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Brighton 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Bristol City 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Burton 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Cardiff 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Derby County 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Fulham 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Huddersfield 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Ipswich 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Leeds Utd 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Newcastle 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Norwich 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 Forest 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 Preston 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 Q.P.R. 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 Reading 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 Rotherham 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 Sheff Wed 0 0 0 0 0 0
23 Wigan 0 0 0 0 0 0
24 Wolves 0 0 0 0 0 0
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Wigan Athletic Results (view all)

Wigan Athletic Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Barry W80
2.scotdave64
3.HarryLatic56
4.ExiledViking46
5.Moonay38
6.Noel Wards Leg38
7.TRUE BELIEVER33
8.C_Latic30
9.Yon Mon24
10.Ihaventaclue23