Saturday, January 19, 2013

Brek boy

I'm told that Stoke manager Tony Pulis is now bringing Brek Shea (more commonly known as the Painting Cockatoo) over for a trial week. That means anyone claiming it's a done deal is still getting ahead of themselves. Still trying to get all the details, so casually watch this space.




- Greg Seltzer

6 comments:

Jon said...

Isn't a trial a bit odd since Brek hasn't played in 2+ months?

Has to be more about how his recovery is going. I doubt this transfer hinges on Brek's current form and that Stoke is well aware of his surgery and recovery time table.

Greg Seltzer said...

It's probably a combination of things. But perhaps he is ahead of schedule - that I do not know.

Greg Seltzer said...

Let's put it this way: a week is an awful long time for a mere medical to complete an agreed transfer.

Tony M said...

He has all the physical talent in the world, and there are times when it looks like he has the game for the next level. At times, I wonder if he has the head for it. I will love if he can get there.

dikranovich said...

put another way, zusi was in west ham for a trial/training stint and he was really surplus to the needs of a west ham midfield. zusi probably should be trialing for stoke, but for he does not meet stokes size requirement

b shea on the other hand is a monster ready to be unleashed on the epl. based on physical stature alone, shea is a shoe in to be on stoke, but he might be a little expensive for them. obviously any weak offer of 3.5 million US is going to have a clause giving MLS and dallas some proceeds from any future sale. f that!!!

dikranovich said...

ok 3 million euros makes more sense, which is more than 4.5 million US. these exchange rates are always confusing.