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Jussi Signs For Wigan Wanderers

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Legendary goalkeeper joins the growing ex-Bolton contingent at Wanderers' minnow neighbours and feeder club, to the shock and amusement of both set of fans

Jussi has signed for Wigan Wanderers
Jussi has signed for Wigan Wanderers
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Bolton Wanderers legend Jussi Jaaskelainen, who is 40 years old and has barely played a match in two years, has signed for the great Lancashire side's lesser neighbours Wigan Wanderers, in one last attempt at first-team football.

Bolton's feeder club have added to their growing contingent of washed up, not good enough former Wanderers players, with Jussi joining the likes of Craig Davies, who is probably already on their injury bed, Sanmi Odelusi and old man Kevin McNaughton. The goalkeeper had trained with Crewe Alexandra and Bradford City before joining Wigan.

In my eyes Jussi, who played 474 league games for us, will always be a Bolton hero, but signing for a minnow like Wigan seems to have tested the allegiance of a few other Wanderers supporters:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Fuck off Jussi you traitor</p>&mdash; Alex [SDMN] Hosker (@HoskerYouth) <a href="https://twitter.com/HoskerYouth/status/631042105679421440">August 11, 2015</a></blockquote>

However, the general feeling was amusement at the dire straits Wigan now find themselves in:

Although some of the Wigan mong responses are also fairly amusing:



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