Vital Football

Latest Wolverhampton Wanderers News

Viddy well,oh me brothers

Viddy well,oh me brothers

When Jez Moxey said the club would be looking far and wide for new talent, there were a few jokes cracked at the much maligned CEO's expense, predictably more about the wide than the far.

But true to his word, he would appear to be doing just that.

Unconfirmed reports suggest that the latest player to be given a trial at Compton is rising American midfielder Michael Videira.

Not a name that will be rolling off many peoples tongues outside of his native USA, but pundits over the pond rate him highly. Very highly indeed, as does the lad himself.

Although American by birth, Videira holds a Portugese passport, waiving the need for a work permit and harbours a deep desire to play in Europe, a goal that saw him turn down the offer of a pro contract with MLS side New England Revolution and stay in the amateur ranks with Carolina Railhawks in the hope of earning a trial abroad, which he now appears to have done.

So what's all the fuss about that?

In MLS terms, turning down the NE Revolution is a bit like snubbing Manchester United, but the 22 year olds self assurance isn't based on brash American self confidence,.

He's got the chops to back it up.

He's consistently over achieved, winning praise and acolades at every level he's played in so far, including National U18 and U20 level.

He's twice been shortlisted for National Player Of the Year, won Soccer America`s National Freshman of the Year in his opening season and has consistently ranked in his sides top scorer/most assists in every season he's played, which totals 5 in the seniors.

He was ear marked as one to watch when Burnley went down 2-1 to Carolina Railhawks U23's earlier this month thanks to an outstanding display against a full strength visiting side.

At 6'1' and weighing 170 pounds he certainly has physical presence, if there is a question mark over any part of his overall game, it would be regarding his pace, not electric by any means.

It remains to be seen as to whether Videira can make the transition from smalltime American soccer to a bigger stage at this point in his career. But hats off to the Wolves staff for taking a punt

Nothing ventured, nothing gained.

Or as Alex de Large would have said,

'Initiative comes to thems that wait.'








Join the FREE Telegraph Championship Fantasy Football League!

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Stuart Smith
Date:Tuesday July 29 2008
Time: 9:00AM

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Mike Towell – RIP

Vital Boxing - Tyson Fury Will Be Back!

Login to post a comment

Recent Wolves Articles

Iorfa Gets Under 21 Call

Dominic Iorfa has been named in the England Under 21 squad for their coming European Championship qualifiers in the October international window.

Vital Pre-Match - Championship, 1st October

The 2016-17 season continues with the latest round of matches this weekend, which will see us among those having a match in this upcoming schedule with three-points the aim of course.

Edwards Gets Wales Call (30/9/16)

David Edwards has been called up by Wales manager Chris Coleman for the coming international break.

EFL - The Stats Ten Games In (30/9/16)

The Football League, or as it wants to be known now, the EFL, have compiled the statistics with the vast majority of clubs now ten games into the new 2016/17 season.

Archived Vital Wolves Articles

Vital Wolves articles from

Site Journalists

DJWolves
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Wolves v Norwich
Suggested By:
Wolves win0%
Norwich win0%
Draw0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Huddersfield 10 7 1 2 22 5
2 Norwich 10 6 2 2 20 5
3 Newcastle 10 6 1 3 19 11
4 Brighton 10 5 3 2 18 6
5 Brentford 10 5 2 3 17 9
6 Bristol City 10 5 2 3 17 6
7 Birmingham 10 4 5 1 17 4
8 Sheff Wed 10 5 2 3 17 0
9 Reading 10 5 2 3 17 -3
10 Barnsley 10 5 1 4 16 6
11 Wolves 10 4 3 3 15 2
12 Fulham 10 3 5 2 14 -2
13 Ipswich 10 3 4 3 13 0
14 Leeds Utd 10 4 1 5 13 -2
15 Forest 10 3 3 4 12 -2
16 Q.P.R. 10 3 3 4 12 -4
17 Aston Villa 10 1 7 2 10 0
18 Burton 10 2 4 4 10 -2
19 Preston 10 3 1 6 10 -4
20 Derby County 10 2 3 5 9 -4
21 Wigan 10 2 2 6 8 -2
22 Blackburn 10 2 2 6 8 -7
23 Cardiff 10 2 2 6 8 -9
24 Rotherham 10 1 3 6 6 -13
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Wolves Results (view all)

Wolves Fixtures (view all)

Oct 1 2016 5:30PM : Norwich City (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 15 2016 5:30PM : Aston Villa (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 18 2016 7:45PM : Brighton & Hove Albion (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 22 2016 3:00PM : Leeds United (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 29 2016 5:30PM : Blackburn Rovers (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Nov 5 2016 12:30PM : Derby County (H)
Sky Bet Championship