Vital Football

Latest Wigan Atletic News

Bruces Anger at Manchester City Over Palacios

Bruces Anger at Manchester City Over Palacios


Wigan Athletic boss Steve Bruce has been left livid at the way Manchester City have behaved over Wilson Palacios and his ultimate transfer to Spurs last week for £14 million.

The Latics boss claims that Palacios was ready to snub a move to London and sign a contract extension with Wigan, that is until City came in for talks with the player but without any intention of signing him.

Bruce says that City 'used` both Palacios and the Latics in their attempt to sign West Ham striker Craig Bellamy by reaching a 'gentlemans` agreement with Spurs who were also interested in signing Bellamy, if you like sa bit of a sting, a livid Bruce told reporters:

"They had no intention of signing Palacios. They used the boy as a weapon and used our club as a vehicle just to get Bellamy
'
'I have to say Manchester City's behaviour was absolutely disgusting.

'If they had not come in a week last Friday and unsettled the boy, he would have signed a contract for us.

'The player would have signed. He was wobbling and wasn't sure about going to London.

'We had offered him a contract and he was on the verge of signing that contract. We even went as far as to have the papers drawn up.

'Then Manchester City ring him and it's a different ball game.

'It's a total joke. They took the piss out of us to be honest.

'They've shown a lack of respect for this football club and the player himself.'



Vital Latics - Bruce speaking from the heart

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




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:Barry Worthington
Date:Wednesday January 28 2009
Time: 7:14AM

Best of Vital Network

Comments

0
i feel he was going anyway, it was a good deal at the end
shomlife
28/01/2009 07:21:00
0
Well said though Brucie, it needed saying
worbo
28/01/2009 07:29:00
0
Would have had more impact if he'd said it at the time, we need to get wise quick (I know I sound like Harry from ******s)
yams
28/01/2009 12:25:00
0
*****s is sp00ks btw (is there some automatic obscenity blocker and I'm not aware the name of the well known bbc programme is a bad word?! - I'll try it on Dowd tonight)
yams
28/01/2009 12:30:00
0
WTF is Bruce on about? Sorry mate, but because we showed interest in a very good player, he turned his back on you? Sorry, this has got everyone laughing, and it ain't with you. Will you try and blame us when Valencia does one to Real Madrid? No offence, but Wigan are hardly one of the biggest draws for foreign players, and I bet Palacios couldn't wait to get his arse down to London. (and I suspect he'd have chosen spuds ahead of us before you have a go!)
fifthcolumnblue
29/01/2009 18:22:00
0
WHAM came out and said they would never sell a players to Spuds, we pay over the odds for Bellamy, you get a good deal from Spuds, who is the team that got shafted, It wasn't Wigan. I think that Bruce is trying to take away the fact that Whelan is selling off your crown jewels everytime that Bruce finds one and lets blame City for this join in have a go.
Buzz Lightyear
30/01/2009 14:21:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Wigan Athletic Articles

Will Grigg Off To France With Northern Ireland

Will Grigg has been named in the Northern Ireland 23 man squad that will take part in the Euro 2016 tournament in France

Will Grigg Scores His First International Goal

Wigan Athletic striker Will Grigg scored his first international goal for Northern Ireland in last night's Euro 2016 warm up game at Windsor Park in Belfast

Wigan Athletic 2016/17 Home Kit

Wigan Athletic have revealed their new home kit for the 2016/17 Championship season

No More Quarter Final Replays For Wigan

Should Wigan Athletic progress through to an FA Cup quarter final from the 2016/17 season onwards, the game will no longer be subject to a replay.

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)

Man Of The Match v Barnsley
Suggested By: Gary Caldwell
Lee Nicholls16%
Donervon Daniels2%
Craig Morgan1%
Jason Pearce1%
Stephen Warnock1%
David Perkins4%
Max Power1%
Chris McCann1%
Yanic Wildschut48%
Michael Jacobs1%
Will Grigg20%
Reece Wabara2%
Ryan Colclough2%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Wigan 46 24 15 7 87 37
P Burton 46 25 10 11 85 20
3 Walsall 46 24 12 10 84 22
4 Millwall 46 24 9 13 81 24
5 Bradford 46 23 11 12 80 15
6 Barnsley 46 22 8 16 74 16
7 Scunthorpe 46 21 11 14 74 13
8 Coventry 46 19 12 15 69 18
9 Gillingham 46 19 12 15 69 15
10 Rochdale 46 19 12 15 69 7
11 Sheff Utd 46 18 12 16 66 5
12 Port Vale 46 18 11 17 65 -2
13 Peterborough 46 19 6 21 63 9
14 Bury 46 16 12 18 60 -17
15 Southend 46 16 11 19 59 -6
16 Swindon 46 16 11 19 59 -7
17 Oldham 46 12 18 16 54 -14
18 Chesterfield 46 15 8 23 53 -12
19 Fleetwood 46 12 15 19 51 -4
20 Shrewsbury 46 13 11 22 50 -21
R Doncaster 46 11 13 22 46 -16
R Blackpool 46 12 10 24 46 -23
R Colchester 46 9 13 24 40 -42
R Crewe 46 7 13 26 34 -37
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Wigan Athletic Results (view all)

Wigan Athletic Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Moonay294
2.Whittleblue290
3.BrickLatic225
4.Thorpyness162
5.Noel Wards Leg105
6.Ihaventaclue98
7.hindleymonwafc90
8.TRUE BELIEVER80
9.Jonny_SuffolkLatic70
10.Barry W68