Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Peter and the wolf Churchill dog

It's emerged as a result of the friction and dispute between Peter Odemwingie and his club, West Brom, that we apparently showed serious interest in him at one stage. In one of a series of tweets that have since been deleted, the grumpy Nigerian forward commented: "Last season January window is when I should have handed in transfer request. Was one foot in Rubin Kazan - not for sale. Fulham. Not for sale. Newcastle. Not for sale. Wigan. Not for sale."

It would be hard to square that interest with our transfer policy - Odemwingie is now 31 - and in any case I think we're certainly better off without him. He's been chuntering on about a possible move to QPR - lest we forget, from a team in the top half to the Premier League's basement club - as "a new opportunity" and enthusing about the "chance to play under the stewardship of one of the most respected managers in the game" (remarkably, that seems to refer to 'Appy 'Arry), when in truth what's behind his lust for life at Loftus Road is exactly what lured Loic £emy there too: a bumper pay-day.

For his part, 'Appy 'Arry has commented: "It's a bit of a difficult situation for West Brom. It's not worked out in an ideal way. The whole situation has become a bit too public really, hasn't it?" Funny, that, coming from someone who's not averse to making these things public when it's in his interest. He continued: "We made an enquiry. The enquiry leaked out and obviously the player decided he wanted to come to London and that's how it has worked out". He just can't help himself continually trying to unsettle other clubs' players, can he? You wonder what Stoke and Anzhi Makhachkala make of his declarations about Peter Crouch and Christopher Samba respectively...

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Anonymous Paul Walker said...

Apart from the fact that Odemwingie is not Norwegian, I agree totally with your comment re Harrt Rednap and do not understand why he is allowed to get away with it.

12:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He is not Norwegian. Just could not resist to point it out. Sorry

Tom (Norwegian)

12:13 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Norwegian? I think you mean Nigerian...

12:13 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

... Norwegian?

12:16 pm  
Blogger Ben said...

Oh dear. Well spotted, folks - now corrected. My only excuse is the lateness of the hour when the post was composed and the couple of celebratory glasses of French plonk I'd had to mark the victory over Villa...

12:39 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He's Nigerian, not Norwegian.

Either way he's still a money grabbing mercenary with no respect for his club, its fans or his contract.

Also, why on earth would he want to move from a club in the top 10, to the bottom club if it were not for money? If its money, how does he know how much they want to pay him? Albion haven't given him permission to talk to QPR, so has he been illegally approached?

12:42 pm  

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