Nigel Reo-Coker is the name that we are all expecting to be beamed across the BWFC news feeds sometime soon. Some Wanderers fans don’t seem to be getting excited about this one, but I am with those that believe this will be an excellent addition to our midfield. Imagine we take Fabrice Muabma and put him in a bio-genetic enhancement machine, keep his defensive abilities, then add some good passing abilities, leadership and a better footballing brain and we have something close to Nigel. His signing would almost make Muamba a “saleable asset”, as the centre midfield position is probably our strongest area numbers wise and I can’t see Fabrice getting many chances with Reo-Coker on-board.
It is also expected that Chris Eagles and Tyrone Mears will be signed from Burnley sometime soon. Eagles is a player that divides opinion, sometimes within one mind, like mine. One of my brain hemispheres is happy that we could sign a player who has shown flashes of brilliance in the past and clearly Owen Coyle knows he could bring some more flair to our wings. The other hemisphere is telling me that he seems like a vain*, selfish show-boater that cares more about his impressive yet feminine locks than playing for the team. In balance, I can see how he would be good backup for Chungy and Petrov and I would welcome him and perhaps even buy a headband in appreciation. As for Mears, I don’t know if he is any better than Steinsson or Ricketts, so I will wait and see with this one.
David N’Gog is next on the list of most likely recruitments. He has a good knack of scoring goals, and is young and speedy, however, I have a feeling Liverpool might want more money than we will be willing to offer. Still, beggars aren’t choosers, and with this being exactly the type of player we need, I would snap him up if we can, especially as it looks as if Sturridge isn’t coming back. Hell, lets sign him just to put the Cameron Jerome rumours to bed.
Time to talk about that man, Gary Cahill. There still hasn’t been any real quotes or significant news about him being sold by the club. I welcome this. Just imagine if he decides to sign an extension and stay on at the club. I mean, the only place I could see him getting an instant place in the starting line-up is at Arsenal, and we know how much of a skinflint Wenger is. He is also having no problems getting in the England squad at Bolton and I’m sure we could also give him a decent wage. I would not blame him if he does leave and he would still always have a place on my love-list, however, should he show the rarest of class and stay at little ole’ Bolton, he could well become my favourite player in the history of the universe.
So tonight we play Bury, perhaps our closest (half decent) footballing neighbours. This should add a little more spice to the usual pre-season bores. It’s their final game before league one begins so they should be further-on fitness wise, however, I would still expect us to control the game and come out victorious. If I didn’t mysteriously find myself in London, I would probably have gone to Gigg lane. Actually, after seeing that they are charging £12 for entry, I wouldn’t go if I lived next door.
• Martin Petrov is showing his class in pre-season, lets hope he keeps it up.
• The Jeffren thing seems to have flatlined.
• Have you seen the film Flatliners?
• Yes Neil, I have. Now stick to the football please (slightly schizophrenic there).
• The reserves beat Nantwich 2-0.
• I will miss the screams from the Matty Taylor obsessed lady that sits behind me, “Put Taylor on”.
• I would like us to sign Shane Long, unfortunately, my opinion is of no consequence.
• Rhys Williams’ name keeps on surfing around.
Jaaskelainen, Steinsson, Cahill, Wheater, Robbo, Reo-Coker, Chungy, Mavies, Petrov, Pratley, Davies.
This is my QPR starting line-up should Nigel sign on. Get Pratley in just behind SKD. I was thinking about having Klasnic over SKD, the day has to come my friends when Davies takes a step back. Yes, he is still the best around in the air, and an awesome pro, but he just isn’t offering much else footballing wise. Thoughts?
P.p.s – I want MS Word to start recognising the word “footballing”. Stupid red line making me feel all silly (I refuse to click add, too much work).
I misspelled VAIN during an insulting sentence.... the worst time to do a silly.
EDIT - 1 Hour after posting..... Sources saying Reo-Coker has signed a 2 year deal. Typical. Good news though.
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