UK time is: 05:57:50
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

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.'








Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!




Join the FREE Telegraph Championship Fantasy Football League!

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

The Journalist

Writer: Stuart Smith Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday July 29 2008

Time: 9:00AM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Articles

Wolves would have gone bust (Tuesday April 15 2014)

The Pivotal Promotion Week? (Friday April 11 2014)

Date set for Craddock's testimonial (Thursday April 10 2014)

Stearman will not be released (Wednesday April 9 2014)

Complacency will not affect Wolves (Tuesday April 8 2014)

Wolves winger set for return (Tuesday April 8 2014)

Archived Articles

List All Vital Wolves Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Southbank60 3
2. astraltrader 3
3. johnwolf 2
4. noddyboy44 1
5. Akela 1

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Crewe 0 - 2 Wolves
Wolves 2 - 0 Peterborough
Stevenage 0 - 0 Wolves
MK Dons 0 - 1 Wolves
Wolves 4 - 2 Colchester
Sheff Utd 0 - 2 Wolves

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Wolves 42 28 9 5 +51 93
2. Brentford 42 26 9 7 +29 87
3. Leyton Orient 42 23 11 8 +39 80
4. Rotherham 42 22 13 7 +28 79
5. Preston 42 21 16 5 +23 79
6. Peterborough 42 21 4 17 +10 67
7. Swindon 42 17 9 16 +5 60

Breaking League News

Tranmere : 15/04/2014 21:52:00
Crawley : 15/04/2014 21:46:00
Deacon Set For Return?
Stevenage : 15/04/2014 21:37:00
Weso Wants Oldham Stay
Oldham : 15/04/2014 21:22:00
SUFC Kick-Off change for Vale trip
Sheff Utd : 15/04/2014 19:46:00
SUFC Olly's View - Good Effort!!!
Sheff Utd : 15/04/2014 19:29:00
Spireites Extend Kearns Loan
Peterborough : 15/04/2014 18:08:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

How many points needed to secure promotion?
Suggested By:  
101+ 6%
95-100 58%
90-94 35%
85-89 1%
80-84 0%