Printer Friendly
The Free Library
22,738,802 articles and books

FOOTBALL: Now Hughes is set for heroes welcome; STRIKERS MOVE FROM SKY BLUES GOES THROUGH.



Byline: JOHN CURTIS The name John Curtis might refer to:
  • John Curtis (died 1813), English Member of Parliament for Wells 1782–1784 and Steyning 1791–1794
  • John C. Curtis, American Civil War soldier and Medal of Honor recipient
 

WEST BROM BROM Back Range of Motion
BROM Boot Rom
BROM Bios Rom
 have smashed their transfer record for the second time last night after Lee Hughes Lee Hughes (born in Smethwick, West Midlands, May 22, 1976) is an English footballer who plays for Oldham Athletic. Between 2004 and 2007 he was jailed for causing death by dangerous driving.  finally agreed to return to The Hawthorns from Coventry.

Hughes has rejoined the Baggies in a pounds 2.5million deal and has signed a four-year contract which will keep him at the Hawthorns until the summer of 2006.

This deal follows on from Tranmere midfielder Jason Koumas Jason Koumas (born September 25 1979 in Wrexham) is a professional football player for Premier League outfit Wigan Athletic. Formerly of Tranmere Rovers, Cardiff City and West Bromwich Albion, he is a current Welsh international.  signing for the Barclaycard Premiership newcomers in a pounds 2.25million deal earlier in the day.

Hughes, like Koumas, will go into the Albion squad for tomorrow's home encounter with Fulham.

The sticking point sticking point
n.
A point, issue, or situation that causes or is likely to cause an impasse.

Noun 1. sticking point - a point at which an impasse arises in progress toward an agreement or a goal
 had been Hughes' terms as he was understood to have almost doubled his wages when he made the switch to Highfield Road in a pounds 5million deal 12-months ago.

But those differences have now been resolved and Albion will be hoping he can score the goals that will help them to stay in the top flight.

The former Kidderminster Harriers player enjoyed a prolific first spell with the club and Albion manager Gary Megson had been reluctant to let Hughes leave his boyhood heroes 12-months ago.

But now he is back in the fold and can expect a hero's welcome from the fans when he runs out at the Hawthorns against the Cottagers.

Both the Koumas and Hughes deals have beaten the previous record of pounds 2.1million paid Bristol Rovers for striker Jason Roberts.

An Albion spokesman said: "We can confirm Lee Hughes has signed for West Bromwich Albion for pounds 2.5million on a four-year contract after agreeing terms."

ASTON VILLA striker Darius Vassell is putting dreams of playing for England on his home ground to one side as he aims to help Graham Taylor's side take a further climb up the Barclaycard Premiership table.

Vassell looks a certainty to play some part for his country in the friendly international with Portugal at Villa Park on September 7.

But the 23-year-old is more concerned at present at helping Villa build on their first Premiership victory of the season against Manchester City in Sunday's clash with Bolton at the Reebok stadium.

Vassell, who scored the winner against Kevin Keegan's side, said: "I want to be involved with England no matter where they play although it would be special to represent my country at Villa Park.

"But we have an important league game before then so I am more concerned about getting Villa's season up and running."

CAPTION(S):

RECORD SIGNING: Lee Hughes who is back at West Brom
COPYRIGHT 2002 Coventry Newpapers
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2002 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

 Reader Opinion

Title:

Comment:



 

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Date:Aug 30, 2002
Words:419
Previous Article:RUGBY UNION: Lions look to Tigers threesome.
Next Article:FOOTBALL: Thompson to start on bench.



Related Articles
Football: JEFFERIES AGONY; Coventry...........4 Bradford...........0 Bradford boss Jim is set for axe.
FOOTBALL: IT'S THE G-LEE CLUB!; Hughes delighted Mills is staying at Sky Blues.
FOOTBALL: City tell Baggies to get lost.
FOOTBALL: HUGHES IS HAPPY TO STAY AT SKY BLUES.
FOOTBALL: COME AND GET HIM!; Baggies can have Hughes back for pounds 5m.
Hughes: I can help Blues to top-flight triumphs.
IT'S JUST LIKE I'VE NEVER BEEN AWAY SAYS HUGHES.
FOOTBALL: BJARNI: IT'S SO GUD TO BE BACK; Sky Blues midfielder makes pledge to repay fans' faith.
Fulop faces his Hungarian hero; BIG MATCH PREVIEW.
Football: Top marks for Maltese flyer; Birmingham v Sly Blues.

Terms of use | Copyright © 2014 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters