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Billionaires and Baines

Despite Mike Ashley putting the smack down on Dave Whelan, it`s ironic that the first player we`ve been linked with since the emergence of the new regime is a Wigan one. Leighton Baines has been earmarked as our new left back by Big Sam, with the combination of ambition for an England career and the departure of Paul Jewell mentioned as why we are likely to get our man. Expect to see this one come to fruition over the summer, following Tottenham`s new left back in Bale and our new influx of brass. Besides - Wigan are just a rugby club.

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Writer: Ross Molyneux Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday May 24 2007

Time: 1:52PM

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Wigan Athletic have NEVER been a rugby club, in fact most Wiganners hate rugby, before you mention our crowds the towns population is only 90,000. Baines is staying put, why should he leave an over achieving club for an under achieving one (in your minds) Good luck with Sam Ayelhaveapie you'll need it
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24/05/2007 14:04:00

Wigan > Newcastle
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24/05/2007 14:16:00

Errr guys, we'll probably be playing Kid Bales on the left wing, so we'll be having Baines too, for left back. Sorry!
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24/05/2007 14:19:00

ahh a true "big club" as theyre only going after players when its clear spurs dont want him
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24/05/2007 14:29:00

Bale is ours (Spurs)
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24/05/2007 14:30:00

Disposing of Shepherd means we might actually have someone with a bit of nous to manage our finances. With his billions and the ground going up to 60k Spurs will be lagging. Especially when Berbatov leaves you in the lurch...
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24/05/2007 14:39:00

Berbs isn't goin anywhere. Anyone who's read an interview with the man knows that. Unless this new bloke aquires enough shares to warrant making a personal investment into the transfer kitty - I think a wisely placed bet on toon relegation would be well rewarded...
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24/05/2007 14:49:00

Chelsea / Man Utd? Honours every season? Berbatov missed out on the chance of a CL medal at Leverkusen. I doubt he'll make the same mistake again when the big boys come sniffing. Spurs won't resist Abramovich if his brass comes knocking, whilst Berbatov has all the makings of a Cantona figure at the Mancs.
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24/05/2007 15:06:00

How does it feel knowing u'll finish below Sunderland next season then ?
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24/05/2007 15:32:00

this isnt about berbatov. its about you being so happy that we decided against signing an average left back who almost got relgated so you can get him
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24/05/2007 15:50:00

The same Sunderland signing league luminaries such as Gavin McCann and Andy Todd? Oh aye - quaking at Owen and Martins facing Todd and Nosworthy.
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24/05/2007 16:11:00

I'd have fancied Baines to come to us over Spurs for a start - Damien Duff ring any bells? I still reckon you'll be in for him once Giggs has a word in Bale's shell.
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24/05/2007 16:12:00

Yeah we missed out on Duff. He's bein scoring goals left, right, and center! Plus he's never injured, wouldnt accept a penny over 5k a week, and hasnt got dissilusioned at all by not being in europe next season and phaving to prepare for another relegation battle. Apparently he even takes time out to talk to Steve Carr! Signing of the season. Although that Sibierski is almost unplayable...
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24/05/2007 17:12:00

spurs are **** and wigan ARE a rugby team.. no fans, no support. just a wasted place in the premiership. sheffield united shud hav stayed up. atleast they have a decent fan base
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24/05/2007 18:44:00

I still think we should have gone for Baines at Spurs, but never mind we might MIGHT get Bale if Man uU back off.
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24/05/2007 18:49:00

toon4life Im so happy your gonna get all you deserve with big fat sam
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24/05/2007 19:27:00

wat a shame wigan fans have nothin to look forward to next season.. just another scrap to stay up i guess. A wasted team with wasted fans. no hope for the future. U must love watching MOTD on the weekends :)
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24/05/2007 20:06:00

Bale is scummer whoever he plays for.
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24/05/2007 20:15:00

lovin every minute of it toon, true supporters dont matter what division we are in plus never watch motd the 'experts' talk too much crap.
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24/05/2007 20:18:00

Newcastle-the biggest club in the world who NEVER win NAFF all...Pretending to be Manyoo when they are a Citeh....!!He he he
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24/05/2007 20:40:00

Easy there Chalky - getting a bit tetchy in case your Bluenoses get overhauled by us.
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25/05/2007 07:51:00

I thought the REAL SirLes (les ferdinand) is spurs fan ...what's up with this fake sirLes?
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26/05/2007 06:48:00


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