Vital Football

Latest Wigan Atletic News

Bruce Gloats Over Bramble Capture

Bruce Gloats Over Bramble Capture


Wigan Athletic have sold Titus Bramble to Premier League rivals Sunderland for a reputed £750,000 and Steve Bruce just can`t believe his luck to have captured a seasoned top flight defender for what in all honesty is a giveaway fee.

Bramble has been excellent at the Latics since joining on a free transfer in May 2007 from Newcastle and this is a complete shock to the supporters who thought the big defender was one of their own

Bruce though is gloating with his capture and spoke to the press about it, Bruce said: 'He's a very, very good player and a good boy and he's going to be a huge asset to us.

'He was a young boy when he went there (Newcastle), he was 20 years old playing for a side which qualified for the Champions League twice.

'He made some mistakes, but people forget he was part of an excellent Newcastle side which always played in Europe.

'I remember having a conversation with the late Sir Bobby Robson about him and he said I should have no hesitation going for him.

'As it happened, I ended up working with him at Wigan in the end and Bobby was right. This really is a great deal; it's fantastic if I'm honest.'

'He was absolutely outstanding for me for two years at Wigan and it is a fantastic deal for this football club'

'He was player of the year in my last year there and I thoroughly enjoyed working with him.

'He is a big powerful defender who has played in the Premier League all his life. From about 18 or 19, he has been playing in the top flight.

'He has done extremely well over the last couple of years and I think he is going to be a big success at Sunderland. He was certainly the right player at the right price for me.

'It's a cracking deal and I'm delighted he is going to be a part of what we are trying to achieve at this football club. He enjoyed playing for me at Wigan and if he can reproduce that form we've got some player.'


What the fans are saying on the message board:

' So annoying to hear Mrs Doubtfire gloating over this, for a guy in his prime and after signing a new contract (or so I thought) the price tag is an absolute joke. Even if he didnt fit in with Bob's plans of a ball playing centre half we should have held out for more than this'
shaunh






Join The Vital Debate


Bookmark and Share







You can listen to the Latics Speyk podcasts now by clicking on the player here:











Latics Speyk Car Stickers Have Arrived

Vital Wigan are pleased to announce that the Latics Speyk car stickers have arrived anyone who wants one follow the instructions in this link

Latics and Proud

Fancy writing an article about the Latics? Why not get in touch, we are always looking for new contributors, after all we are all Latics fans here and want to get the Latics message to the world, so if you have a favourite match or Latics memory get it jotted down, or whatever you want to say put it into an email and send it to us here at Vital Wigan

To get your article published just click here and we will put it onto the site


Vital Latics - Bringing you the Latics Speyk car stickers and the podcasts

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





Writer:Barry Worthington
Date:Thursday July 22 2010
Time: 12:57PM

Comments

0
This all seems very strange
worbo
22/07/2010 13:00:00
0
Kills me to support Wigan at times. What a pathetic set of circumstances
LaticDave
22/07/2010 13:31:00
0
Sources in Sunderland say we have had a bid agreed for N'Zogbia too. NOW THAT WOULD BE HARD TO TAKE!
GazJohnson
22/07/2010 13:36:00
0
have to say I am amazed at the fee and it has to be a massive worry for the new season that you are having to give away quality players. I honestly fear for you this season if this happens with the likes of Rodiega (spelling) and N'Zogbia.
oxfordspur
22/07/2010 13:42:00
0
Not sure I believe that price. I have seen all amounts from 1 to 5 million. I think Bruce is overplaying the value of Titus, remember he alone cost us the game against Everton in Brucie's first game. He has also been responsible for costing us points in other games with his lack of concentration. I am not convinced we will miss him as much as some might think. Same applies to Rods, 5 mil and Beatie would be a great deal.
Standish mon
22/07/2010 15:31:00
0
No Beattie. £12m+ cash or no thanks for Hugo.
avantsweater
22/07/2010 16:16:00
0
I'm sad to see him go, though I don't think he's particularly suited to Bob's style. But to say that he's cost us games is pretty unfair - any defensive error can have castatrophic results, and people just notice it more with him than they do with Terry and Ferdinand.
lythamlatic
22/07/2010 17:54:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Wigan Athletic Articles

It's Friday It's Latics Podcast Time

Friday in December, excitedly awaiting the latest instalment of our Championship season with an away trip to Aston Villa, settle those nerves, quell the impatience and just chill

12th Man - Why Did We Sack Gary Caldwell?

The defeat against Derby at the DW Stadium on Saturday left me scratching my head, just why did we sack Gary Caldwell?

Latics Speyk To The Villa

In the build up to the game I have been chatting to Vital Villa's supremo Mr Jonathan Fear, or as he is more commonly known The Fear!

Any Previous? - Aston Villa v Latics

Over the years the Latics and Villa have met 19 times, Latics have 5 wins, Villa 8 and there have been 6 draws

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 Derby
Suggested By: Craig Davies
Jussi Jaaskelainen6%
Luke Garbutt2%
Jake Buxton20%
Craig Morgan3%
Stephen Warnock1%
Shaun MacDonald2%
David Perkins45%
Max Power15%
Jordi Gomez1%
Michael Jacobs4%
Yanic Wildschut1%
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 Wigan Athletic Results (view all)

Wigan Athletic Fixtures (view all)

Dec 10 2016 3:00PM : Aston Villa (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 14 2016 7:45PM : Newcastle United (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 17 2016 3:00PM : Ipswich Town (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 26 2016 3:00PM : Rotherham United (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 31 2016 3:00PM : Derby County (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Jan 2 2017 3:00PM : Huddersfield Town (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Get a Grip!104
2.Thorpyness72
3.Whittleblue70
4.BrickLatic60
5.Moonay51
6.Ihaventaclue46
7.scotdave37
8.nottinghamlatic36
9.Barry W32
10.hindleymonwafc30
The Vital Football Members League