I hate playing Everton. Two games this season = two games which we have lost by goals right at the death when we should have won. Well, let's put that behind us now because our new signing Victor Moses will lead us into the promised land of...erm....mid table safety.
Sorry, I couldn't resist the whole Moses leading us into the promised land metaphor. Well, if tenuous biblical references are good enough for Owen Coyle, they're good enough for me. But, let's be serious for a second. I'm honestly really excited about the signing of Victor Moses and supporting Wigan it's not very often you get to feel thrilled about signing someone in the transfer window.
Our usual format of buying players goes something along the lines of: 1) Buy some exotic player who no one has ever heard of before. 2) Watch as they prove to be pretty damn amazing. 3) Watch as a richer club laughs whilst snatching away aforementioned exotic sounding player.
It's not like Wigan to be at the other end of the scale and making a move for a player who seems to have been coveted by quite a few big name Premier League clubs (Sorry Palace fans but we really do feel your pain. We've been in your position so many times before, watching our decent players go).
Now, I'm not stupid and I realise that we wouldn't have got Moses if the likes of Tottenham, Man City and all the others who were linked had actually put a serious bid in for him. We were obviously the only Premier League side to try and get him. We can prove those other clubs wrong in not taking a gamble on Moses though because I really reckon he's the real deal.
I think he'll prove to be the perfect partner in attack to Rodallega and will offer something which we have been missing up front so far this season. He has explosive pace and can score goals from chances inside and outside of the area. I think his mere presence in the team will give us a big boost of confidence and suddenly we'll start to find that we'll start getting something from games which we deserved to win. (Saturdays game against Everton a classic example)
Moses is not the finished article yet but if anyone can set that potential free then it has to be Bobby Tinez. By the way, Moses was also one of the best young players on last season’s 'Football Manager' game. Now if that isn't a ringing endorsement then I don't know what is?
If he looks good for the rest of the season and scores a shed-full of goals then who knows, maybe a place in the world cup squad isn't beyond him. Stranger things have happened...