Cherries: Wes wants permanent move

First published in Cherries News Bournemouth Echo: Photograph of the Author by

WANTAWAY Cherries striker Wes Thomas has revealed he is keen to earn a permanent move to Birmingham City.

Unsettled frontman Thomas completed a deadline-day loan switch to the Championship outfit on a deal until the end of the season.

That came after the 26-year-old Londoner had been consistently linked with a transfer away from Dean Court throughout the January window.

Thomas, who has also been out on loan with Portsmouth and Blackpool this season, is contracted to Cherries until the summer of 2014.

However, he today confirmed that he would welcome the chance to stay with the Blues beyond the expiry of his current loan.

Thomas reportedly told BBC WM: “It comes down to how I perform – hopefully I can put in the results to win a contract here.

“I would be buzzing if I was able to stay here. I think if this club can sort out the problems it has got, it would be a massive club to sign for. It is a massive club and I didn’t want to turn down the chance to come here.”

Thomas was understood to have previously attracted interest from the likes of Burnley, Huddersfield, Derby and Watford.

His form on loan with Blackpool – where he scored three times in nine appearances – caught the eye of potential suitors in the Championship.

Signed by Cherries from Crawley Town in January 2012, Thomas made his first appearance for the Dorset club for more than two months when he came off the bench in the 1-1 draw with Swindon last month.

Boss Eddie Howe then handed Thomas a start – his first for Cherries since August – in the FA Cup third round replay defeat at the hands of Wigan Athletic.

But he was keen on a move away and put pen to paper with Birmingham after the Blues made a loan swoop last week.

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8:06pm Mon 4 Feb 13

raybren says...

Massive club!
So massive that they will be well below
us in the Championship next season.
Massive club! So massive that they will be well below us in the Championship next season. raybren
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8:13pm Mon 4 Feb 13

Ferndown Steve says...

He's obviously very desperate to get away to another Club !
Hopefully the 'lucky' club can stump up the required amount of money to release him !
I think we all hope so, anyway - UTC !
He's obviously very desperate to get away to another Club ! Hopefully the 'lucky' club can stump up the required amount of money to release him ! I think we all hope so, anyway - UTC ! Ferndown Steve
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8:30pm Mon 4 Feb 13

afcdibby says...

I really really hope he gets his move away. He came on against Swinedon when we were winning, managed to somehow get booked (he didn,t do alot else) and we ended up drawing a game we should of won. He then started the next two games and surprise surprise we lost them both. Enough said.
I really really hope he gets his move away. He came on against Swinedon when we were winning, managed to somehow get booked (he didn,t do alot else) and we ended up drawing a game we should of won. He then started the next two games and surprise surprise we lost them both. Enough said. afcdibby
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9:12pm Mon 4 Feb 13

andyjb10 says...

We all hope u get your move as well Wes. U are shocking
We all hope u get your move as well Wes. U are shocking andyjb10
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9:33pm Mon 4 Feb 13

Court Side says...

Bye bye Wes, not going to be that sorry when you go, only want players dedicated to the cause at my club, unfortunately the only person you care about is yourself. You had full support from the fans even when the goals dried up but,as ever,it was all about you. Even Eddie tried to give you the benefit of the doubt with a sub appearence and 2 starts where you proceded to hit the bar from 2 yards out against Walslall so thanks for the first 20 games when you first came here and nevermind for the rest.I actually think your a good player,good at recieving the ball with your back to goal and good at turning and leaving your defender for dead but unfortunately no composure when through on goal so no sour grapes,i genuinly hope you get your move and we get a good price for you or otherwise back to the development squad you go.Some former players retain our respect and love as shown by the receptions of Danny Hollands and James Hayter this season and while your not quite in the Rhoys Wiggins catergory try and show a bit of gratitude to the club that actually employs you,afterall, it was Groves who dropped you not Eddie Howe,(and you deserved dropping from what i could see).
Bye bye Wes, not going to be that sorry when you go, only want players dedicated to the cause at my club, unfortunately the only person you care about is yourself. You had full support from the fans even when the goals dried up but,as ever,it was all about you. Even Eddie tried to give you the benefit of the doubt with a sub appearence and 2 starts where you proceded to hit the bar from 2 yards out against Walslall so thanks for the first 20 games when you first came here and nevermind for the rest.I actually think your a good player,good at recieving the ball with your back to goal and good at turning and leaving your defender for dead but unfortunately no composure when through on goal so no sour grapes,i genuinly hope you get your move and we get a good price for you or otherwise back to the development squad you go.Some former players retain our respect and love as shown by the receptions of Danny Hollands and James Hayter this season and while your not quite in the Rhoys Wiggins catergory try and show a bit of gratitude to the club that actually employs you,afterall, it was Groves who dropped you not Eddie Howe,(and you deserved dropping from what i could see). Court Side
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9:45pm Mon 4 Feb 13

babyduck says...

Best u do one then Wes. My seven year old could have put away some of the chances you missed!
Best u do one then Wes. My seven year old could have put away some of the chances you missed! babyduck
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9:58pm Mon 4 Feb 13

fletch for manager says...

Bye bye the new emile heskey..
Bye bye the new emile heskey.. fletch for manager
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10:09pm Mon 4 Feb 13

DansAFCB says...

Court Side wrote:
Bye bye Wes, not going to be that sorry when you go, only want players dedicated to the cause at my club, unfortunately the only person you care about is yourself. You had full support from the fans even when the goals dried up but,as ever,it was all about you. Even Eddie tried to give you the benefit of the doubt with a sub appearence and 2 starts where you proceded to hit the bar from 2 yards out against Walslall so thanks for the first 20 games when you first came here and nevermind for the rest.I actually think your a good player,good at recieving the ball with your back to goal and good at turning and leaving your defender for dead but unfortunately no composure when through on goal so no sour grapes,i genuinly hope you get your move and we get a good price for you or otherwise back to the development squad you go.Some former players retain our respect and love as shown by the receptions of Danny Hollands and James Hayter this season and while your not quite in the Rhoys Wiggins catergory try and show a bit of gratitude to the club that actually employs you,afterall, it was Groves who dropped you not Eddie Howe,(and you deserved dropping from what i could see).
I second that. Get lost Wes!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Court Side[/bold] wrote: Bye bye Wes, not going to be that sorry when you go, only want players dedicated to the cause at my club, unfortunately the only person you care about is yourself. You had full support from the fans even when the goals dried up but,as ever,it was all about you. Even Eddie tried to give you the benefit of the doubt with a sub appearence and 2 starts where you proceded to hit the bar from 2 yards out against Walslall so thanks for the first 20 games when you first came here and nevermind for the rest.I actually think your a good player,good at recieving the ball with your back to goal and good at turning and leaving your defender for dead but unfortunately no composure when through on goal so no sour grapes,i genuinly hope you get your move and we get a good price for you or otherwise back to the development squad you go.Some former players retain our respect and love as shown by the receptions of Danny Hollands and James Hayter this season and while your not quite in the Rhoys Wiggins catergory try and show a bit of gratitude to the club that actually employs you,afterall, it was Groves who dropped you not Eddie Howe,(and you deserved dropping from what i could see).[/p][/quote]I second that. Get lost Wes!!!!!! DansAFCB
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11:34pm Mon 4 Feb 13

big_afcb_fan says...

Thomiss pMsL

Doubt he will do much in the NPC, we will probably lose money and he will be off to league2 next season.
Thomiss pMsL Doubt he will do much in the NPC, we will probably lose money and he will be off to league2 next season. big_afcb_fan
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12:58am Tue 5 Feb 13

Fanfor45 says...

Birminghams interest is in itself interesting. Wes turned out to be distinctly average in red/black after a promising start. If B'rum believe he can cut it in the Championship, that is a fine indicator for our far more talented players that Wes has decided not to work with. I have no doubt that having seen the Cherries display in the replay with Wigan we could be beating teams in the championship with ease next year
Birminghams interest is in itself interesting. Wes turned out to be distinctly average in red/black after a promising start. If B'rum believe he can cut it in the Championship, that is a fine indicator for our far more talented players that Wes has decided not to work with. I have no doubt that having seen the Cherries display in the replay with Wigan we could be beating teams in the championship with ease next year Fanfor45
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1:25am Tue 5 Feb 13

bigfatsteve says...

It's a shame Wes has declined Eddie's offer and stay at the club, he could have progressed with his guidance. I doubt there are many managers out there with the patience of Eddie. If Wes doesn't perform, he will find himself out on his ear and tumbling down the leagues again. Bournemouth gave him his chance and he hasn't shown a great deal of faith or loyalty towards the club. Good luck Wes, I just hope we manage to get our money back on him.
It's a shame Wes has declined Eddie's offer and stay at the club, he could have progressed with his guidance. I doubt there are many managers out there with the patience of Eddie. If Wes doesn't perform, he will find himself out on his ear and tumbling down the leagues again. Bournemouth gave him his chance and he hasn't shown a great deal of faith or loyalty towards the club. Good luck Wes, I just hope we manage to get our money back on him. bigfatsteve
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8:23am Tue 5 Feb 13

CC C-siders says...

afcdibby wrote:
I really really hope he gets his move away. He came on against Swinedon when we were winning, managed to somehow get booked (he didn,t do alot else) and we ended up drawing a game we should of won. He then started the next two games and surprise surprise we lost them both. Enough said.
The sooner he goes the better.
His Swindon performance continued his miserable performances from earlier in this season.
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He looks the part but is ineffective. HAVE WE STRUGGLED WITHOUT HIM? 21st to 3rd without him under the manager of the season and bookie favourites for promotion suggests Mr Thomas is starting to believe his own PR (or his best mate's, Mr Appletons).
.
Birmingham and Blackpool are deemed "massive" yet they seem incapable of making a proper bid for such a massive prospect!!
Matt Tubbs preferred any day; Wes should hope Brum don't go for Matt instead...if they can afford him!
[quote][p][bold]afcdibby[/bold] wrote: I really really hope he gets his move away. He came on against Swinedon when we were winning, managed to somehow get booked (he didn,t do alot else) and we ended up drawing a game we should of won. He then started the next two games and surprise surprise we lost them both. Enough said.[/p][/quote]The sooner he goes the better. His Swindon performance continued his miserable performances from earlier in this season. . He looks the part but is ineffective. HAVE WE STRUGGLED WITHOUT HIM? 21st to 3rd without him under the manager of the season and bookie favourites for promotion suggests Mr Thomas is starting to believe his own PR (or his best mate's, Mr Appletons). . Birmingham and Blackpool are deemed "massive" yet they seem incapable of making a proper bid for such a massive prospect!! Matt Tubbs preferred any day; Wes should hope Brum don't go for Matt instead...if they can afford him! CC C-siders
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8:32am Tue 5 Feb 13

djd says...

Bye, bye Wes. Thanks for giving us of your best.
You don't want to play for us anymore so please go and play elsewhere.
Thanks, but no thanks.
Bye, bye Wes. Thanks for giving us of your best. You don't want to play for us anymore so please go and play elsewhere. Thanks, but no thanks. djd
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8:44am Tue 5 Feb 13

mkexile says...

I wouldn't hold your breath on a permanant move.

My boss is a massive blues fan and went to the match at the weekend. He asked me if the goals were considerably bigger in league 1 as Thomas seemed to be firing at a much bigger target than the rest of them.

My suggestion of a bell in the ball and barn doors to aim at went down just as you would expect.
I wouldn't hold your breath on a permanant move. My boss is a massive blues fan and went to the match at the weekend. He asked me if the goals were considerably bigger in league 1 as Thomas seemed to be firing at a much bigger target than the rest of them. My suggestion of a bell in the ball and barn doors to aim at went down just as you would expect. mkexile
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10:59am Tue 5 Feb 13

TedMacsCherryPants says...

mkexile wrote:
I wouldn't hold your breath on a permanant move. My boss is a massive blues fan and went to the match at the weekend. He asked me if the goals were considerably bigger in league 1 as Thomas seemed to be firing at a much bigger target than the rest of them. My suggestion of a bell in the ball and barn doors to aim at went down just as you would expect.
Maybe B'Ham can buy him some Edgar Davids type specs with wide angle lenses in to make the goal look bigger!!

Bye, bye Wes, the only shame is that you've had more game time than Matty Tubbs at AFCB. Full marks to Matt for patiently putting in a short shift when required and playing the squad game for us.
[quote][p][bold]mkexile[/bold] wrote: I wouldn't hold your breath on a permanant move. My boss is a massive blues fan and went to the match at the weekend. He asked me if the goals were considerably bigger in league 1 as Thomas seemed to be firing at a much bigger target than the rest of them. My suggestion of a bell in the ball and barn doors to aim at went down just as you would expect.[/p][/quote]Maybe B'Ham can buy him some Edgar Davids type specs with wide angle lenses in to make the goal look bigger!! Bye, bye Wes, the only shame is that you've had more game time than Matty Tubbs at AFCB. Full marks to Matt for patiently putting in a short shift when required and playing the squad game for us. TedMacsCherryPants
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2:32pm Tue 5 Feb 13

Eddie's dog says...

He really should be concentrating on performing on the pitch, not releasing press comments about his 'wants'....
produce the goods for Birmingham City then we can agree a larger transfer fee and everyone is happy; play crap and he will have to be quiet ...........
He really should be concentrating on performing on the pitch, not releasing press comments about his 'wants'.... produce the goods for Birmingham City then we can agree a larger transfer fee and everyone is happy; play crap and he will have to be quiet ........... Eddie's dog
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