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Summer transfers rumours, speculation, news

A bit of rose tinted specs with all the fuss over Max Power coming back imho. He's a great lad, fantastic attitude and personality, but let's not kid ourselves, he was / is a pretty average player.

Not saying I'm displeased that we've re-signed him, but it's very much a 'meh' moment for me. Other players we've signed are much more exciting in my book.
 

Victor Moses ;)

Vital Squad Member
Power brings a lot of experience, he might be the most experienced l1 player we'll have here this season. He turns 28 next month, played over 260 league 1 games, 43 in the championship and 45 in league 2.

Naylor turns 30 in a week or two and has played a few games less.

Last time Power was not championship standard and was moved on because of it. His work ethic has been known to be excellent in training, hopefully he's improved.

His final season for Tranmere, 7 goals and 7 assists.

1st season for us, 6 goals and 8 assists. Championship season, 0 goals and 6 assists. 2nd league 1 season, 5 goals and 7 assists.

He created 7, 3 and 8 in his 3 seasons at Sunderland.

He's also finished 1st with us twice in l1. 5th, 8th and 4th with Sunderland.

With Naylor's team finishing 4th, 5th and 8th. Cousins always playing at a higher standard, we've probably never had the type of experience at this level before.
 

Tree and Crown

Vital Reserves Team
I know he had a fall out with Cook and was dropped for a while then came back in and played well.

Never heard of him saying he's too good for League 1, pinch of salt on that one.
 

gazlatic

Vital Youth Team
Sam Vokes in talks to join Shrewsbury on loan apparently - could be a real coup for them. One I'd like us to consider.
Not for me, his scoring record is pretty poor for a striker - 1 in 5 overall and failed to score in 30 appearances in the league last year. I know it has almost always been at a higher level but I think there are better strikers available out there at the moment value for money wise.
 

king_dezeeuw06

Vital Football Hero
I think the fact that it buggers up the international calendar and the majority of domestic leagues is a good enough reason why.
That is a good enough reason but there are lot more even worse reasons.

I look forward to how the England team will address the human rights issues / slave labour being used to build the stadiums they will be expected to play in for the next world cup.
 

king_dezeeuw06

Vital Football Hero
Not for me, his scoring record is pretty poor for a striker - 1 in 5 overall and failed to score in 30 appearances in the league last year. I know it has almost always been at a higher level but I think there are better strikers available out there at the moment value for money wise.
Personally I think he's one of many players for whatever reason struggled at Stoke but has been a great player over the years even if not always the most prolific and will probably rediscover his form once he leaves especially if he dropped to L1.

We need a target man for sure, my first choice would've been Stockley who just went to Charlton for 400k. But someone like Vokes on loan could be a massive signing at this level.
 

Victor Moses ;)

Vital Squad Member
New kitman.
https://www.lancashiretelegraph.co....kitman-ali-completes-transfer-wigan-athletic/

On Vokes, he fired Burnley to the premier league twice. Players like Afobe signed for Stoke for over 10m and haven't scored many goals. They have a very experienced side and possibly Vokes isn't suited to that club.

I've not seen him play outside of the games against us, but Richardson and Dyche have some similarities when it comes to player conditionig, could be a good fit but who knows.
 

Lazysid

Vital 1st Team Regular
New kitman.
https://www.lancashiretelegraph.co....kitman-ali-completes-transfer-wigan-athletic/

On Vokes, he fired Burnley to the premier league twice. Players like Afobe signed for Stoke for over 10m and haven't scored many goals. They have a very experienced side and possibly Vokes isn't suited to that club.

I've not seen him play outside of the games against us, but Richardson and Dyche have some similarities when it comes to player conditionig, could be a good fit but who knows.
I wonder if he is over qualified,
he has a masters degree in law!!
 

River Plate

Vital Youth Team
Gonna get this out of the way and "come clean": I'm from Argentina and I support River Plate.

While I always watched English football (when I was a teenager no one paid the "football" pack so my generation ended up watching more euro football than our own, lol) I only started following Wigan with that L1 promotion team. Great football coming from a team with quality individuals, beautiful colours and huge underdog stories under its belt. I'm still here, looking for news in a board that took me forever to find, so my "plastic" love is pretty significant, lol.

In any case, back on topic, I'm really surprised to read some people being rather indifferent towards Max coming back. He's not world beater and showed he wasn't championship ready, but he was part of that team that played beautiful football, loves the club and now carries enough experience to be dependable (while still being in his physical prime). You don't find that everywhere.

Despite him playing mostly in the middle before, I can actually see Max starting at RB (...unless someone extremely qualified joins the club) and along with Pearce you'd have what's probably the best crossing fullback duo in the league. Really excited to have him back.
 

River Plate

Vital Youth Team
Personally I think he's one of many players for whatever reason struggled at Stoke but has been a great player over the years even if not always the most prolific and will probably rediscover his form once he leaves especially if he dropped to L1.

We need a target man for sure, my first choice would've been Stockley who just went to Charlton for 400k. But someone like Vokes on loan could be a massive signing at this level.
100% everything in this message. I'm rather shocked he'd go to Shrewsbury in the first place though (no intention to offend them obviously).

Edit: speaking of, was the Lafferty link anything reliable or just needless smoke?
 
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