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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






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

Comments

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This all seems very strange
worbo
22/07/2010 13:00:00
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Kills me to support Wigan at times. What a pathetic set of circumstances
LaticDave
22/07/2010 13:31:00
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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
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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
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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
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No Beattie. £12m+ cash or no thanks for Hugo.
avantsweater
22/07/2010 16:16:00
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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
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