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Baggies battle Blues for Weir

Albion boss Bryan Robson has targeted veteran defender David Weir to partner Curtis Davies at the back for the Baggies next season.

Weir is available on a free transfer after his Everton contract expired at the end of last season. Everton have offered the defender a one-year extention but the defender wants a two-year deal.

Albion face competition from Birmingham City in the race to sign the former Scotland international. Latest stories say that both the Baggies and Blues have spoken to Weir and offered him a two-year deal.

Weir has made over 500 first-team appearances for Hearts, Falkirk and Everton, racking up an impressive 257 appearances for the Merseyside club.

Albion boss Robson has been searching for an experienced head to play alongside Davies and after missing out on Ugo Ehiogu last January, Robson has turned his attention to Weir.

I think that Weir would be the ideal man to play alongside Davies, he has the experience and reads the game brilliantly, the only thing missing from his game is the pace, this is why it is important that we keep hold of Davies.




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Date:Wednesday June 7 2006

Time: 9:21PM

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" never ever rated him- but obviously others do"
millers4eva
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07/06/2006 21:27:00

he would be a good signing for u, he's getting on now but he should be ok for another season
green giant 12
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07/06/2006 21:48:00

He played plenty of games at the top level in both leagues millers, so, as you say, some obviously rate him.
FEn_100
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09/06/2006 16:36:00

" he will go to birmingham- a bigger club"
millers4eva
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11/06/2006 09:49:00

I dont think he do well,hes passed it for the top league and I hear Leeds wanted him too.
matty17x
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13/06/2006 21:39:00

He should only sign a 1 year contract as he's getting on abit. Spot on giant!
richy23
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18/06/2006 10:43:00

 

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