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Quashie joins Baggies in £1.2m move
ALBION have snapped up Southampton skipper Nigel Quashie in a £1.2million
beat-the-deadline deal.

Central midfielder Quashie last night (Tuesday) penned a
three-and-a-half-year contract after passing a medical.

He has become Albion's third January signing - alongside on-loan duo Jan
Kozak and Williams Martinez - and will be eligible for Saturday's Barclays
Premiership visit of Blackburn.

News of the signing capped a gutsy Baggies display, with Bryan Robson's side
well worth their point at The Valley.

Quashie's fee could rise by a further £200,000 subject to
performance-related add-ons.

The move ends the Scotland international's brief spell at St Mary's, after
joining Southampton from South Coast rivals Portsmouth last January for

Quashie made his professional debut as a 17-year-old with then-Premiership
side Queens Park Rangers.

After establishing himself at Loftus Road, he joined Nottingham Forest for
£2.5million in August 1998.

Two years later, Portsmouth paid £600,000 for his services where Quashie
went on to work with Harry Redknapp for the first time.

The Peckham-born playmaker was a near ever-present and an instrumental
figure as Pompey romped to the Division One title in 2002/03.

Quashie, who possesses a cultured left foot, helped establish the Fratton
Park club in the Premiership before following Redknapp along the South Coast
to Southampton 12 months ago.

He became an instant hit with the Saints crowd but ultimately fell victim to
Albion's incredible Great Escape, which saw Southampton relegated on the
final day of last season.

Quashie, who has developed a habit of scoring long-range goals, has been a
regular at St Mary's this season, netting an impressive five times from

But he has now jumped at the chance to return to the Premiership with

Despite being capped at Youth, Under-21 and B levels by England, Quashie
switched his allegiance to Scotland in May 2004 and crowned his second
senior cap with a goal against Trinidad & Tobago.

He has now made ten international appearances for his new country, with the
latest coming in November's friendly against the USA.

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From what I've seen of him hes a decent midfielder.

But quite where, Inamoto, Wallwork, Kozak, Gera, Quashie, Greening, Kamara, Cart(horse)er, all fit into the 4 midfield spots?

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Thats a great signing , a hardworking midfield player with a touch of class

he's a class above championship and the premiershp is where he belongs ( relegation / midtable side) a better player than mr Brown

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at least the people living near the Hawthorns can save money on buying new footballs

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I've heard his shooting can be a touch wayward at times.

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Quashie: "I want to establish Albion in Prem"
NIGEL Quashie today (Thursday) trained with Albion for the first time and in
an exclusive interview with Albion TV beforehand insisted: "I want to help
establish the Baggies in the Premiership."

You can see the very first interview with the Scotland international, since
he sealed a £1.2million beat-the-deadline move, on Albion TV now.

And the former Nottingham Forest, Portsmouth and Southampton star was in top
form as he gave a full and frank interview to Albion World's Scott Field.

Quashie said: "Albion had a magnificent season last term.

"This is a chance for me to play in the Premier League again.

"I've played against West Brom before and the lads never give anything other
than 100 per cent.

"I just want to be part of a squad like that because there is great desire
and hunger here.

"I want to be part of a side that can really develop and establish
themselves in the Premiership."

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Quashie: "Albion are right for me"
NIGEL Quashie has revealed the main reason he chose to join Albion rather
than Middlesbrough, Rangers or former club Portsmouth was Bryan Robson.

The 27-year-old midfielder put pen to paper on a three-and-a-half year
Hawthorns deal on Tuesday and is relishing a second successive survival
fight despite being relegated with Southampton last term.

The Scotland international also admitted the lure of playing in the same
country he represents was not enough compared to the challenge of Barclays
Premiership football again.

"Middlesbrough, Glasgow Rangers and Portsmouth were interested in me," said

"David Murray and Alex McLeish were fantastic when I spoke to them at
Rangers but I just felt Premier League football would be better.

"I just felt it was right for me to be under a manager that could add
something to me.

"I spoke to the other managers but the first thing Bryan said to me was that
he wanted me to be better.

"He could have said he just wanted me to come here and play but he said he
wanted me to get better and that's what I'm all about.

"I don't want to be sitting there feeling comfortable, I want to develop and
make things better for me, my team-mates and the supporters."

The former Nottingham Forest and QPR ace even turned down the chance to link
up with former boss Harry Redknapp again at Pompey despite admitting he had
a large influence on his career in their time together at Fratton Park and
St Mary's

"There was a lot of speculation," Quashie added.

"Everyone thought I was going straight back to Portsmouth.

"But I don't think it would have been right for me to go back there.

"The way the Southampton supporters reacted to me was first class after I
came from Portsmouth and I don't think it would have been right to go back
to Portsmouth after the way they responded to me.

"I was sat on the sofa when Harry Redknapp went back to Pompey and just
thought 'he's got balls!'

"But Football is a fickle game, based on opinions.

"My personal opinion is that I think I have made the right choice in coming

Robson is now hoping the Nunhead-born star can bring some leadership to
Albion's midfield engine room.

And the Baggies boss reckons Quashie is at the age where professional
footballers generally hit their peak.

"Nigel has got good football intelligence," Robson insisted.

"He reads the game well, he's a good passer of the ball with good technique
and he works hard.

"At 27 I'm hoping we're going to see him at the peak of his career.

"I just feel he can only improve and we need that little bit more quality in
the midfield area.

"I don't know his character that well.

"I know he was captain at Southampton and a couple of times at Portsmouth
and I'll look at that as time goes on because we've already got a couple of
lads who have the potential to be captain.

"Kevin Campbell and Neil Clement have had the armband this season but Curtis
Davies is a contender to be captain of the club for some time but if Nigel
shows those leadership qualities he could be another one.

"If we stay in the Premiership hopefully Nigel's career will go on an upward

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Boss hails new boy Nigel

BRYAN Robson believes new boy Nigel Quashie will prove "invaluable" to
Albion this season after an impressive debut in the 2-0 win over Blackburn.

The Albion boss also reserved special praise for goalscorers Kevin
Campbell - who gave himself the perfect present on his 36th birthday - and
Jonathan Greening.

Former Southampton star Quashie turned in a dynamic display in the middle of
the park on his return to Barclays Premiership football before being
substituted in the 78th minute.

And Robson was delighted with the impact his £1.2million deadline-day
signing made.

"Nigel was very good," he said.

"He gave us a bit of a different dimension in midfield.

"He goes to the back players and links up well to the front.

"He knows when to quicken things up and when to slow things down.

"He'll be an invaluable player to us from now until the end of the season.

"I had to take him off but he's okay.

"He's just a bit stiff because he hasn't been doing much training.

"With the pace of the game and the energy he put into it, he just started
getting a little bit tired."

Robson was positively purring over Greening's strike - his second of the
season - but insisted the former Manchester United ace needs to add more
goals to his game.

"Jonathan does that in training every day and I keep saying to him, with the
ability he's got, he should be scoring more goals," he stressed.

"He showed terrific technique on his goal."

Robson also revealed captain Campbell very nearly missed the game with the
groin injury he suffered in Tuesday's goalless draw at Charlton.

"Cambs only trained on Friday but he said to me if I wanted to put him in,
he was available to play even though he was a bit sore," he added.

"That's why he was feeling it a bit towards the end.

"I've said before about Cambs' attitude and character around the place.

"Even though he wasn't 100 per cent, he still wanted to play today."

One player who wasn't involved in the Blackburn win was Zoltan Gera, who is
back in Hungary seeing a specialist about his troublesome groin.

And Robson is hoping to receive a progress report on the magic Magyar before
Saturday's trip to Fulham (ko 3pm).

"Zoltan is still getting treatment from a Hungarian doctor who did well with
him when he struggled with injury a few years ago," he said.

"We're hoping he will have the same effect and by the end of the week we
should know a lot more about where Zoltan is up to."

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Quashie has been given a 5 match ban for kicking Boateng in the back on Sunday and for verbally abusing the linesman.

It means he'll miss some of the most important games of the season.

Although I dont think it really matters who we field on saturday, we'll probably still get beat :(

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Quashie's ban extended :scared: +1 match ban, so this means he wil miss the match against Villa aswell.


West Bromwich Albion midfielder Nigel Quashie has been given an extra one-match ban after admitting to a Football Association charge of misconduct.

The charge relates to Quashie's reaction in the aftermath of his dismissal against Middlesbrough in his side's 2-0 defeat nine days ago.

The FA examined the 54th minute incident and charged the former Southampton midfielder with 'abusive and/or insulting words towards a match official'.

Quashie has now accepted he was culpable of the charge and, in addition to a £5,000 fine, will now serve the total of a five-match ban.

Quashie's second dismissal of the season earned him a four-match suspension and, having missed his side's defeat to Chelsea, the 27-year-old will also sit out clashes with Birmingham, Manchester United, Tottenham and now a fifth match against Liverpool.

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West Ham United land £1.5million Quashie

West Ham United Football Club have signed Nigel Quashie.

The Hammers have agreed a £1.5million fee with West Bromwich Albion for the Scottish international, and the deal was confirmed by Baggies manager Tony Mowbray.

"Nigel recently expressed an interest in getting back to the Premier League," said Mowbray. "When West Ham lodged their interest in signing Nigel, I thought it was an opportunity which suited all parties.

"I want to thank Nigel for his contribution since I joined the club and wish him all the best at West Ham."

Quashie becomes the second signing for the Upton Park club under Alan Curbishley, following the £5million arrival of Luis Boa Morte from Fulham last week.

Bought £1.2m, 30 matches, 1 goal, troublemaker, rebel, sold for initial £1.5m which includes extra 250K if West Ham remains in premierleague.... GOOD RIDDANCE :thumbsup:
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