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Vauxhall Motors - The Path To Power

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Started on 5 March 2013 by Justice
Latest Reply on 28 July 2014 by Justice
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This looks a awesome affiliation for you you definately get the better end of the deal out of it
Loving this story especially the side stories about the youth, stadium and signings! :D
2013-07-03 14:21#117682 jasonvilla4ever : This looks a awesome affiliation for you you definately get the better end of the deal out of it
Hopefully we will get the better end :P

2013-07-03 15:45#117710 HamoudiLFC : Loving this story especially the side stories about the youth, stadium and signings! :D
Thanks mate, I'm glad you are enjoying it :)
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Summer 2021: Vauxhall Sign Three New Players

9th June 2021
The transfer window in England has just opened and Vauxhall Motors boss Paul Hewson has taken advantage by signing no less than three players for his side. The three players he has signed are Simon Moore, Dominic Karim and Jamie Walker. The combined fee of the three transfers is undisclosed, but is estimated to be around £12M. Here we will show you in-depth reports in to each of the three new signings.

Simon Moore - GK


Fee: £1.6M
Signed From: Peterborough (Eng)
Squad Role: Rotation

Simon Moore is a former Brading youth who spent much of his career with Brentford in the League 1 and Championship. In 2016, Moore made his dream Premier League move to Burnley, but failed to break in to the first team. After a season and a half of sitting on the bench, Moore moved to Championship side Crystal Palace. After two seasons, he made another move to the Premier League, this time to Southampton. However, he failed to make an impression there and moved to Peterborough in the Championship. This season, he has been signed by Vauxhall Motors in the Premier League, and this will be his last chance at battling for first team football in the Premier League. Simon Moore will be playing 15+ games this season, no doubt about that. He is a great commander at the back and is very solid in the air. He is also a very good shot stopper and he will provide the best service available at his price for Vauxhall Motors.

Value for money:

"It is great to be back in the Premier League again and I am looking forward to playing for Vauxhall Motors"


Dominic Karim - DL


Fee: £8.5M
Signed From: Wigan Athletic (Eng)
Squad Role: Key Player

Dominic Karim is one of England's finest left backs. Karim was a Bolton Wanderers youth graduate and he made his senior debut for Bolton at the young age of 16. It was clear then that Karim was a kid who had a bright future ahead of him, and he had become a first team regular at the age of 18. Bolton Wanderers, at the time, was a club struggling to keep their heads above the water in the Championship. Last season was Karim's chance to play Premier League football, and he took it by securing a £5.5M switch to Wigan Athletic. He became Wigan's best defender and their most consistent performer. The Englishman had been attracting a lot of attention from bigger clubs such as Real Madrid and Monaco, but Vauxhall Motors manager Paul Hewson made sure that Dominic Karim would be a Vauxhall player this summer by offering a very lucrative contract to the player. After years of struggling to fill the gap in the left back area, Paul Hewson may have found the answer to his problems. Dominic Karim is one of the best defensive full backs in the league, and he is physically very sound too. His lightning quick pace and his very high work rate makes him an ideal candidate for a wing back role, although the technical side to his game will require a certain amount of fine-tuning.

Value for money:

"Vauxhall Motors is a club going places and I want to be a part of that. The future is bright here and we can go a long way."


Jamie Walker - AMR


Fee: £675k
Signed From: Aston Villa (Eng)
Squad Role: Rotation

Jamie Walker became Vauxhall's third signing of the day after switching from Aston Villa. The Scottish born winger learned his trade at Hearts in the Scottish Premier League and he became an integral part of the squad for many years. In the summer of 2019, Aston Villa were on for him and bought one of Scotland's brighter talents for £3.2M. Aston Villa were then relegated from the Premier League that season, but Jamie Walker stayed on board. Aston Villa's new manager Pat Bonner was a huge personality and had very strong opinions. Jamie Walker fell out with his manager and made just one league appearance that season, while also being transfer listed. Vauxhall manager Paul Hewson saw this as an ideal opportunity to pick up a quality winger for a very decent price, and Walker was not about to turn down the opportunity to play regular football again. The experienced winger fits the bill for Hewson's preferred style of wingers. Walker is a very good technician, and he is quite skillful with the ball at his feet. He is also a pretty decent set-piece taker and his passing is of a high caliber too. His main strength is his flair and creativity, making him the ideal man to turn a game on it's head in the blink of an eye.

Value for money:

"To play for a manager like Paul Hewson is a fantastic experience and I believe that he can help me become a better footballer. The squad here at Vauxhall is very good too and we can go on to win many trophies."

Simon Moore: This is my last chance


Vauxhall Motors' new signing, Simon Moore, spoke of his pride to have signed for his new club and of his future in Premier League football. Here is the best of his interview with our reporter, Wayne Rooney.

Simon Moore: "Signing for a Premier Club is not a new experience for me, which I suppose will be helpful for me to settle in here at Vauxhall. This is the third time that I have made the switch to the Barclays Premier League from a lower league, and hopefully this time will be a lot more successful than the last two.

I suppose that the case with the last two times, I was not experienced enough or good enough to challenge for a first team spot. I would now consider myself to be an experienced and aged goalkeeper. However, to see how well Mark Bunn played for Vauxhall last season in the Premier League has inspired me to do the same, and to be given the chance to do so at Vauxhall makes it that much better.

When I came to discuss personal terms with the chairman and Paul Hewson, the gaffer, they assured me that my experience would be vital and that I would be given the proper chance to challenge for a first team place. I really do want to be playing Premier League football regularly, and this is my last chance to do so now that I am the wrong side of thirty years old. Of course Vauxhall will be signing another goalkeeper as expected, but I will try my best for the team and hopefully that will be enough for me to play regularly."
Brace yourself, Brace yourself. Your Last Chance. Last Summer.

Paul Hewson: Only the start


Vauxhall Motors' manager Paul Hewson had an interview with our reporter Jamie Carragher earlier today in London, where he was scheduled to meet with transfer target Edward D'Auria's agent. Hewson was quizzed on the club's development, Ellesmere Port's redevelopment and his plans for the rest of the transfer window.

Paul Hewson: "This summer has been a huge success for the club so far. The development done on the club's facilities and stadium, including the building of our new youth academy, is all fantastic. We are quickly becoming a top club with top facilities, which is exactly what we want. Our new scouting network is now in place and is picking out more promising youngsters than an audition for a Tom Cruise movie in downtown Los Angeles.

The town of Ellesmere Port has also gone under some major redevelopment due to the increase of tourists and football fans in the last nine years, which is fantastic to hear for us. It is great to know that we have helped a community to blossom and that our town, our home is prospering as a result. What more could you want to do for you home?

We have already spent quite a bit of money on transfers, but there is a lot more to come yet! That was only just the beginning of our summer plans to restructure the senior squad and to restructure the youth squad. We have a wealth of targets in mind, and we will be doing our best to sign the most ideal candidates for our club. The future is bright at Vauxhall and we will be dancing on the streets of Ellesmere Port for years to come!"



Quality signings, with Jamie Walker signed it seems the Scots are invading Vauxhall :P
2013-07-04 01:05#117818 Rablador : Quality signings, with Jamie Walker signed it seems the Scots are invading Vauxhall :P
Indeed they are! :P

Summer 2021: Three More Join Vauxhall Parade


Vauxhall Motors has confirmed the signings of three more players to their squad. George Gilhaney, Pejo Susnic and Edward D'Auria have become Hewson's latest signings in an attempt to strengthen his defence to battle for European spots in the league next season, as well as to challenge for the Europa League too. Once again, the transfer fees are uncomfirmed but the combined total is an estimated £25M.

George Gilhaney - DC


Fee: £6.5M
Signed From: Motherwell (Sco)
Squad Role: Rotation (with Susnic)

George "The Giant" Gilhaney was signed from Scottish side Motherwell. The twenty year old center back came through the Scottish club's youth academy, and made his senior debut aged just fifteen. Two seasons later, at just seventeen years of age, Gilhaney became Motherwell's most important player and was a stalwart in their defence. The young defender continued to impress those around him and he made his Scottish debut against Germany in 2020, at the age of nineteen. After a very impressive last season, speculation over the future of Gilhaney began to grow. There were rumours of bids from Arsenal and Man City for the youngster being rejected, but Paul Hewson managed to snap him up for a very lucrative fee. Gilhaney is well known for his physical presence, standing at over two meters tall and weighing ninety-six kilos. He also possesses a mighty leap and is lethal in the air. Other strengths of his are his marking and his tackling, along with his ability to be a leader. He is a very influential character who can be heard giving orders to his fellow team mates from miles away. Overall, a very good capture for Vauxhall Motors and his value is expected to triple by the time he reaches his prime.

Value for money:

"To get the chance to play for a club like Vauxhall Motors isn't one you can just pass up. This club is a fantastic club and I am looking forward to winning trophies here."


Pejo Susnic - DC


Fee: £10M
Signed From: Dinamo Zagreb (Cro)
Squad Role: Rotation (with Gilhaney)

Pejo Susnic has become the latest gem to have left Dinamo Zagreb's prize academy. The young Croatian defender broke in to his old club's first team when he was just seventeen years old. Now at nineteen years of age, Susnic felt that he could progress further at a bigger club and so made the switch to the Barclays Stadium for a rather huge fee. Vauxhall fans need not to fear, however, as Susnic is one of the world's most promising defenders. He already has the ability to play in the Premier League, and he is very strong too. What is even more surprising than his ability is his mentality, which is superb. He is one of the most determined footballers around, aswell as one of the bravest. He will do anything to win the game and that will become evident this season as he is set to wow his new club's fans.

Value for money:

"To come to a team like Vauxhall is what I only could ever have dreamed of. Luckily for me, my dreams are coming true and I want to prove that I can perform at this level."


Edward D'Auria - GK


Fee: £8.5M
Signed From: Swansea City (Wal)
Squad Role: Starting XI

Edward D'Auria is one of the hottest goalkeeping prospects in the world. Despite being just twenty years old, D'Auria was Swansea's number one shot stopper last season and has also represented Wales on two occasions. The future of D'Auria is one which has been talked about plenty over the last couple of years. With Real Madrid looking to replace Casillas and Liverpool looking to replace Reina, it was a huge surprise when Vauxhall Motors had captured one of the most sought after goalkeepers in the world, and for such a reasonable price too. He may not be the biggest in stature, but he is very composed and he is one of the best shot stoppers around. He is a great commander from the back and he knows what to do in many different situations, despite not being very experienced. He may be very young, but he can already become one of Vauxhall's most important players.

Value for money:

"Moving from Swansea was one of the hardest decisions I have ever had to make, but I want to have a successful career and Vauxhall Motors can offer me that. I have already received so many warm welcomes here and I already feel at home. I can't wait to start training!"
Quality signings .
Edward D'Auria good Gk .
Pejo Susnic I think it will be a very good defender.
Some great signings! D'Auria and Susnic look like they will be key in your team for quite a long time!
That was very heart felt from your new keeper :o keep it up mate nice signings :)
great regens and signings
Thanks guys, hopefully we can get more talent in :P

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