Saints' relegation rivals boost their squads

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Saints’ relegation rivals Wigan this morning completed the loan signing of Angelo Henriquez from Manchester United.

The move will see 18-year-old Chilean Henriquez join Wigan for the rest of the current season.

Henriquez was brought in by United last summer from Universidad de Chile and has already made his full international debut, with Latics manager Roberto Martinez hoping he can make a big contribution over the coming months.

Wigan are in a familiar position of battling to avoid relegation from the Premier League and lost 4-0 to United yesterday, with Saints dropping them into the bottom three after gaining a point against Arsenal.

Henriquez could make his Wigan debut in Saturday's FA Cup third-round home clash with in-form League One side Bournemouth.

He becomes the second mid-season recruit by Wigan, who confirmed the signing of Honduran midfielder Roger Espinoza from Sporting Kansas City last month and are waiting for the Honduras international to obtain a visa.

Reading, meanwhile, are close to signing Australia international Tom Rogic.

Playmaker Rogic, 20, has shone for the Central Coast Mariners and is due to reach the end of his contract in May.

He came close to joining Reading in 2011 when the Berkshire club failed to secure a work permit for him.

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9:27am Wed 2 Jan 13

lowemustgo says...

The Sun says that Wigan have signed Houdini! - get the story right Echo!!
Nothing against Martinez, but the sooner Wigan go back where they belong the better.
No history, no supporters, just Dave Whelan's fat cheque-book.
I'd rather watch Portsmouth than Wigan - or is that going too far?
The Sun says that Wigan have signed Houdini! - get the story right Echo!! Nothing against Martinez, but the sooner Wigan go back where they belong the better. No history, no supporters, just Dave Whelan's fat cheque-book. I'd rather watch Portsmouth than Wigan - or is that going too far? lowemustgo
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9:32am Wed 2 Jan 13

Clemster says...

lowemustgo wrote:
The Sun says that Wigan have signed Houdini! - get the story right Echo!!
Nothing against Martinez, but the sooner Wigan go back where they belong the better.
No history, no supporters, just Dave Whelan's fat cheque-book.
I'd rather watch Portsmouth than Wigan - or is that going too far?
Harsh! As much as I want anyone to stay below us in order to keep us up and would like Wigan to stay up too. They play great football and in Martinez have a good, loyal manager. Not sure where Dave Whelan and his money comes into it, they consistently sell for more than they buy season in and season out.
[quote][p][bold]lowemustgo[/bold] wrote: The Sun says that Wigan have signed Houdini! - get the story right Echo!! Nothing against Martinez, but the sooner Wigan go back where they belong the better. No history, no supporters, just Dave Whelan's fat cheque-book. I'd rather watch Portsmouth than Wigan - or is that going too far?[/p][/quote]Harsh! As much as I want anyone to stay below us in order to keep us up and would like Wigan to stay up too. They play great football and in Martinez have a good, loyal manager. Not sure where Dave Whelan and his money comes into it, they consistently sell for more than they buy season in and season out. Clemster
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11:06am Wed 2 Jan 13

PatronSaintofWales says...

Clemster wrote:
lowemustgo wrote:
The Sun says that Wigan have signed Houdini! - get the story right Echo!!
Nothing against Martinez, but the sooner Wigan go back where they belong the better.
No history, no supporters, just Dave Whelan's fat cheque-book.
I'd rather watch Portsmouth than Wigan - or is that going too far?
Harsh! As much as I want anyone to stay below us in order to keep us up and would like Wigan to stay up too. They play great football and in Martinez have a good, loyal manager. Not sure where Dave Whelan and his money comes into it, they consistently sell for more than they buy season in and season out.
I agree. I would obviously rather Wigan go down than us but they're a brave side that play a bold style of football and it's difficult not to respect that.
[quote][p][bold]Clemster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lowemustgo[/bold] wrote: The Sun says that Wigan have signed Houdini! - get the story right Echo!! Nothing against Martinez, but the sooner Wigan go back where they belong the better. No history, no supporters, just Dave Whelan's fat cheque-book. I'd rather watch Portsmouth than Wigan - or is that going too far?[/p][/quote]Harsh! As much as I want anyone to stay below us in order to keep us up and would like Wigan to stay up too. They play great football and in Martinez have a good, loyal manager. Not sure where Dave Whelan and his money comes into it, they consistently sell for more than they buy season in and season out.[/p][/quote]I agree. I would obviously rather Wigan go down than us but they're a brave side that play a bold style of football and it's difficult not to respect that. PatronSaintofWales
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11:10am Wed 2 Jan 13

damoose says...

Rather watch anybody than pompey,the last time i watched them play Saints my Nan said and i quote `` how can you have blue shirts and red socks it looks silly`` and she knows nothing about football lol
Rather watch anybody than pompey,the last time i watched them play Saints my Nan said and i quote `` how can you have blue shirts and red socks it looks silly`` and she knows nothing about football lol damoose
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11:14am Wed 2 Jan 13

damoose says...

by all means speak to the chairman. He does the deals and all the best with that

Nigel Atkins

hahahaha great stuff
by all means speak to the chairman. He does the deals and all the best with that Nigel Atkins hahahaha great stuff damoose
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11:40am Wed 2 Jan 13

frenchvic says...

damoose wrote:
by all means speak to the chairman. He does the deals and all the best with that Nigel Atkins hahahaha great stuff
Tides out.
[quote][p][bold]damoose[/bold] wrote: by all means speak to the chairman. He does the deals and all the best with that Nigel Atkins hahahaha great stuff[/p][/quote]Tides out. frenchvic
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12:43pm Wed 2 Jan 13

BracknellSaint says...

PatronSaintofWales wrote:
Clemster wrote:
lowemustgo wrote:
The Sun says that Wigan have signed Houdini! - get the story right Echo!!
Nothing against Martinez, but the sooner Wigan go back where they belong the better.
No history, no supporters, just Dave Whelan's fat cheque-book.
I'd rather watch Portsmouth than Wigan - or is that going too far?
Harsh! As much as I want anyone to stay below us in order to keep us up and would like Wigan to stay up too. They play great football and in Martinez have a good, loyal manager. Not sure where Dave Whelan and his money comes into it, they consistently sell for more than they buy season in and season out.
I agree. I would obviously rather Wigan go down than us but they're a brave side that play a bold style of football and it's difficult not to respect that.
Very harsh! Wigan are a side I like to look out for-remind m of Saints when I was growing up, fighting above their weight.
They buy well, sell better and make a profit. Good to watch too!
I'd only like to see them go down if it was a choice between us and them.
Right now, I'd prefer to see QPR ( obviously because of twitchy) Reading ( live locally, and went in corporate to see the Wet Spam game last week-plastic club, music when they score etc..) and A shock team like Villla or Sunderland go down...
[quote][p][bold]PatronSaintofWales[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Clemster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lowemustgo[/bold] wrote: The Sun says that Wigan have signed Houdini! - get the story right Echo!! Nothing against Martinez, but the sooner Wigan go back where they belong the better. No history, no supporters, just Dave Whelan's fat cheque-book. I'd rather watch Portsmouth than Wigan - or is that going too far?[/p][/quote]Harsh! As much as I want anyone to stay below us in order to keep us up and would like Wigan to stay up too. They play great football and in Martinez have a good, loyal manager. Not sure where Dave Whelan and his money comes into it, they consistently sell for more than they buy season in and season out.[/p][/quote]I agree. I would obviously rather Wigan go down than us but they're a brave side that play a bold style of football and it's difficult not to respect that.[/p][/quote]Very harsh! Wigan are a side I like to look out for-remind m of Saints when I was growing up, fighting above their weight. They buy well, sell better and make a profit. Good to watch too! I'd only like to see them go down if it was a choice between us and them. Right now, I'd prefer to see QPR ( obviously because of twitchy) Reading ( live locally, and went in corporate to see the Wet Spam game last week-plastic club, music when they score etc..) and A shock team like Villla or Sunderland go down... BracknellSaint
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3:19pm Wed 2 Jan 13

Alicesdad says...

I don't give a fig about Wigan. I don't care who goes down as long as it isn't us.

I don't think we will be making any big signings in January.... and that's just fine by me. I think the existing squad will keep us up .. and some. I think it's more likely there will be more spending ahead of next season.
I don't give a fig about Wigan. I don't care who goes down as long as it isn't us. I don't think we will be making any big signings in January.... and that's just fine by me. I think the existing squad will keep us up .. and some. I think it's more likely there will be more spending ahead of next season. Alicesdad
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