Jack’s a potter, Wes is a Blue


January 31, 2013 by Made In Brum

The transfer window is now closed and Blues have only sold one senior player as Jack Butland signs a four-and-a-half year deal at Stoke City. As part of the deal, he will remain at Blues on loan until the end of the season.

Bournemouth striker Wes Thomas completed his loan move to the club, adding much needed competition up front.

So, where was this fire sale of players that was bandied about by the national media? If this deadline day has taught us anything, its to take everything printed or quoted by national media, including Sky Sports, with a pinch of salt.

In the last few days, Blues have rejected bids for Marlon King, Chris Burke and Curtis Davies. It has to be said, it could have been a lot worse.


9 thoughts on “Jack’s a potter, Wes is a Blue

  1. Tolster says:

    I think we can live with that Jack was never gonna be here forever so another few months is a bonus Shame we couldn’t shift the big wage earner to ease a little more pressure Just gotta sell up now!

  2. Tim says:

    I live near Bournemouth and they rate wes Thomas very highly.. Hope he does the biz for us

    • tony says:

      they can’t rate him that high hes not even in the first team,hope i’m wrong but it seems a waste of yet another loan signing by clarke

      • Steve says:

        Only been with Bournemouth for 12 months since signing from Crawley.Scored 10 goals in his first 20 games before falling out with Paul Groves new manager. Farmed out and impressed on loan, recalled and decided he didnt want to play for Groves.Lots of potential and highly regarded by the locals.

      • Tim says:

        By ‘they’ I mean the fans.. That’s usually the yardstick I go by.. Instead of having a go at lee Clark, which frankly is getting rather dull how about being a ‘fan’ and getting behind the team.. More and more of our so called fans at blues are starting to sound like the wringing wining clowns fron down the expressway ! Rant over. Good luck Wes Thomas

  3. Steve says:

    Waiting to see if Norwich did get Curtis, doesnt look like it, missed a trick with the Butland deal as we could have had Upson on loan, but instead he has gone to Brighton

    • chrisj says:

      Steve, his wages would have been too much for us i believe

      • Steve says:

        Chris, Brighton made an 8 million operating loss last year and have forecast a further 8 million operating loss for this season. I know we have to be realistic about our current situation, but its a sad day when we cant compete with a small city club thats is struggling financially.

  4. JohnR200 says:

    I think we have come out of the transfer window in good shape, no thanks to Pannu and his scaremongering though. Butland was always going to go at some time, a great pity but we would never be able to keep him. Having him on loan for the rest of the season and keeping Davies, King and Burke is a real bonus.
    We do desperately need new owners otherwise the summer will be a nightmare with so many players out of contract.

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