Vital Football

Latest WBA News

Defender signs for the Meite West Brom

Defender signs for the Meite West Brom

West Bromwich Albion have tonight confirmed that Bolton central defender Abdoulaye Meite has signed for the Baggies.

Meite is a much needed addition to a backline that has been creaking in pre season. The weakness of the central defence was highlighted when Neil Clement was forced to withdraw from play after 16 minutes against Real Mallorca to be replaced by Pele, who was the only available option.

Our new signing is an Ivory Coast international standing 6'1' tall. He joined Bolton in 2006 and was instrumental in guiding them to European qualification in 2007/2008.

Last season Meite had a well documented falling out with Gary Megson,(well who doesn't?)and it was only a matter of time before he would be allowed to leave.

West Brom beat off competition from Hull City to gain the signature of Meite in an initial £2m deal. This could rise to £2.5m depending on performance.

Hopefully, the news of Meite's signing will appease the fans that have accused the club and in particular Jeremy Peace of not backing manager Tony Mowbray.

As I understand it Jeremy Peace and Tony Mowbray have an excellent working relationship and the Chairman is determined to back his Manager to the hilt. Rather than the Chairman holding up transfers it is Tony Mowbray himself that refuses to pay over the odds for players. However, one or two more signings are expected before the season opener against Arsenal on Saturday with further signings to be made before the month is out.

The Baggies are now keen to recruit another centre half, right midfielder, central midfielder and striker before the transfer window closes. It remains to be seen whether the club will complete the necessary signings but it won't be for the want of trying. Everybody involved with player recruitment is working around the clock.

All that remains to be said is good luck Abdoulaye and welcome to the Hawthorns.



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Lord Shepherd
Date:Sunday August 10 2008
Time: 10:19PM

Comments

0
Crap.
Big Stu
10/08/2008 23:14:00
0
Are you referring to the article, the player or the fact that Hull haven't signed him Big Stu?
Lord Shepherd
11/08/2008 10:31:00
0
Brilliant positive article. Good signing too - I think the peices are starting to fall into place. Eagerly awaiting the baptism of fire on Saturday afternoon!
Alex Humpage
11/08/2008 10:35:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Bellew Lets Rip at Haye

Recent West Bromwich Albion Articles

McAuley & Brunt On Bournemouth Win

Gareth McAuley and Chris Brunt have both given their thoughts following the weekend's victory over Bournemouth.

Foster Takes Pulis' Praise

Goalkeeper Ben Foster has taken head coach Tony Pulis' praise following his performance against Bournemouth at the weekend.

Vital View - Premier League, 25th-26th February 2017

Chelsea remain very much on track for the title. At the other end Leicester - who play Liverpool on Monday - dropped into the bottom three with Hull and Sunderland.

West Brom Duo In Team Of The Week (27/2/17)

West Bromwich Albion are represented in the latest Premier League team of the week that has been selected by BBC pundit Garth Crooks.

Archived Vital Baggies Articles

Vital Baggies articles from

Site Journalists

Baggy Boy
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Bournemouth MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Foster51%
Dawson14%
McAuley0%
Evans0%
Nyom0%
Livermore14%
Brunt0%
Fletcher21%
Morrison0%
Chadli0%
Rondon0%
Sub - McClean0%
Sub - Yacob0%
Sub - Field0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Chelsea 26 20 3 3 63 36
2 Spurs 26 15 8 3 53 32
3 Man City 25 16 4 5 52 22
4 Arsenal 25 15 5 5 50 26
5 Liverpool 26 14 7 5 49 22
6 Man Utd 25 13 9 3 48 17
7 Everton 26 12 8 6 44 15
8 WBA 26 11 7 8 40 4
9 West Ham 26 9 6 11 33 -9
10 Stoke 26 8 8 10 32 -10
11 Burnley 26 9 4 13 31 -9
12 Watford 26 8 7 11 31 -13
13 Southampton 25 8 6 11 30 -3
14 AFC Bournemouth 26 7 5 14 26 -15
15 Leicester City 26 6 6 14 24 -17
16 Swansea 26 7 3 16 24 -25
17 Middlesbrough 26 4 10 12 22 -9
18 Crystal Palace 26 6 4 16 22 -13
19 Hull City 26 5 6 15 21 -27
20 Sunderland 26 5 4 17 19 -24
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent West Bromwich Albion  Results (view all)

West Bromwich Albion  Fixtures (view all)

Mar 4 2017 3:00PM : Crystal Palace (H)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 11 2017 3:00PM : Everton (a)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 18 2017 12:30PM : Arsenal (H)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 1 2017 3:00PM : Manchester United (a)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 4 2017 7:45PM : Watford (a)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 8 2017 3:00PM : Southampton (H)
Barclays Premier League

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Derek Franks2
Vital Football Comment