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Will He? Won't He?

Will He? Won't He?
Ever since he was offered a contract with the club at Christmas, young Wesley has been deliberating about his plans for the future - hinging his plans on whether 'Pool got promoted.
Well, surprise surprise, 'Pool got promoted - thanks mainly to Wes' trickery - and it is now decision time for the winger.

We asked you to give your thoughts on what his decision would be. Would he sign; definitely? only if we got promoted? or he won't sign?

63% of you voted that he would sign if we clinched promotion - wishful thinking or a gut feeling, only the voter will know for sure. I'm personally in the wishful thinking category. After speaking to him briefly at the player of the season awards on Tuesday night, his comments indicated that he may well be, but there is still a possibility he may go elsewhere.

Phil Trow asked him when he was going to sign and Wes remarked 'when the chairman gets his chequebook out'. That coupled with his answer of 'hopefully' when Drummer Hoggy questioned him on the matter later on in the evening show that he is still being very secretive as to what his next move will be as he looks to leave Livingston to progress as a player and get into the Ireland national squad.

As BlackpoolVital revealed sometime last week, Wes has been offered two contracts with the club, one being if we went up, the other if we stayed in League One. With Simon Grayson's revelation earlier today that everything has been agreed between the two clubs, the contract is the only stumbling block - albeit a minute one with Wes being reportedly happy in the area and with the club.

24% of you went with your hearts and drowned out the voice of reason in your heads by declaring that he will definitely sign - no matter what division we're in.

Whereas 13% of you were rather defeatist and went with your head saying that he won't sign at all and will be on his way to another Championship club - with the likes of Wolves and even Pres*on North End reportedly interested.

As it goes, the whole town is praying that Dancing Wes will sign on the dotted line sooner rather than later so that preparations can really begin for life in the Championship with Larry and his merry men marching on across the country to the likes of Southampton, Charlton, West Brom, Sheffield United, Sheffield Wednesday (that massive club...guffaw!) and Watford.

For me it still hasn't really sunk in, and probably won't until the 14th of June when the fixtures list is released...and then at the release of Football Manager 2008 in the autumn where 'Pool will begin the game in the Championship.

It really has been a surreal season, and most of the credit - other than that going towards the coaching staff of course - has to go to our own Tangerine Dancing Wizard, Wesley Hoolahan.

SIGN HIM UP!

Writer:Jerry
Date:Thursday May 31 2007
Time: 8:37PM

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