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Marc Wilson | Defensemen | #20

Team: Sunderland
Age / DOB:  (30) / 8/17/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 176

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Republic of Ireland defender Marc Wilson has joined Championship promotion hopefuls Sunderland on a free transfer from Bournemouth.
Wilson had a chequered period at the Vitality Stadium since signing last summer, making just three appearances. He spent the second half of last season on loan at West Brom. It's a good move for Wilson, 30, who will hope to rebuild his flagging career under Simon Grayson at the Stadium of Light. Sun, Sep 3, 2017 01:05:00 PM
Source: BBC Sport

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Max Gradel and defender Marc Wilson both scored as Bournemouth narrowly overcame Morecambe in the League Cup.

It was the club's first win of the season after failing to register a point against Manchester United or West Ham in the PL. Boss Eddie Howe rotated almost his whole squad from the side that lost at the Olympic Stadium, making 10 changes. League 2 side Morecambe created several opportunites for themselves however poor finishing and Federici's gloves saved Bournemouth's blushes. Howe will be happy to get a win but will know his first XI will need to produce a much better performance, especially defensively, if they are to get anything from Saturday's Crystal Palace clash.
Source: Sky Sports
Thu, Aug 25, 2016 09:52:00 AM

Bournemouth have signed Republic of Ireland international Marc Wilson from Stoke City.

The 28 year old rejoins the club after two previous spells on the south coast on loan and links up again with Eddie Howe, a former teammate at Portsmouth and coach during Wilson’s previous time with the Cherries. Wilson had found himself acting as a benchwarmer at Stoke last term and only made four PL appearances. However, his wealth of top flight experiences from 177 appearances is viewed as a major asset by Howe who also values his versatility – Wilson can play right across the back line. In spite of his £2 million price tag, Wilson will have to compete for his place in the starting line up; "We are thin on the ground in terms of defensive options so it is certainly welcome. He will add competition in that area…. That said, he will still have to force his way in as we have some talented players here."
Source: Sky Sports
Wed, Aug 17, 2016 07:22:00 AM

Versatile defender Marc Wilson has sealed a move back to the south coast on a two-year deal after agreeing on a transfer from Stoke City to Bournemouth.

Wilson played for the Cherries (on loan from Pompey) in 2007 and now returns to the club on a permanent basis. Lacking in veteran Premier League players, Wilson provides depth and versatility in defense for a Cherries squad that has focused almost entirely on recruiting youth thus far this summer. After looking a step behind top level Premier League competition against Manchester United on Sunday this isn't a signing that will put them over the top but it will provide some much-needed solidity as the youth continue to mature.
Mon, Aug 15, 2016 02:50:00 PM

AFC Bournemouth look set to secure the transfer of Stoke City's Marc Wilson for a fee believed to be £2m, with the defender already having a medical ahead of the potential move.

Changes look to be afoot for Eddie Howe's backline. Only Aston Villa conceded more goals than the Cherries last season and, if the bottom three sides were based on goal difference, Bournemouth would have been relegated. Shipping three goals yesterday will only give more pressure on Howe to make repairs. Simon Francis, who was a natural fullback before injuries last season saw him take a spot in central defense, was particularly shoddy, single-handedly responsible for Manchester United's opening goal. Nathan Ake could get a look this weekend and Bradley Smith may get a shot. As good of a player Charlie Daniels was for fantasy purposes last season and with Adam Smith's goal yesterday, Howe needs to pick the strongest back line possible. No one's job appears safe then, but, if Wilson were to earn a regular spot, it would create a new 4.0m option in the FPL game.
Source: Sky Sports
Mon, Aug 15, 2016 05:47:00 AM

Marc Wilson will not feature at this summers’ European Championships after suffering another setback.

Martin O’Neill confirmed today that the Stoke defender had been cut from the Republic of Ireland squad after losing his battle to recover from damaged knee ligaments. Wilson hasn’t played competitively since picking up the injury at Crystal Palace back in January, and despite early optimism, the 28-year-old will not be ready. Initial concerns arose after Wilson suffered a setback during a behind-closed-doors friendly last month, however, the Stoke defender was still expected to be available, even after Mark Hughes ruled Wilson out for the remainder of the domestic campaign due to worries over his fitness. But today, Martin O’Neill confirmed that Wilson was one of four players to be released from the squad following another setback: "The best thing for him is to take 4 or 5 weeks off."
Mon, May 23, 2016 10:16:00 AM

Marc Wilson has calmed fears of an injury setback after the defender limped off during a behind-closed-doors game on Tuesday.

Wilson has been sidelined since January after damaging knee ligaments, but the 28-year-old is hoping to prove his fitness ahead of Euro 2016 and force his way into Martin O’Neill’s Republic of Ireland plans. However, Wilson lasted less than 50 minutes of his comeback after he was forced off during the opening exchanges of the second half. There were initial fears that the player had suffered a recurrence, but Wilson took to Twitter soon after to confirm the problem was only a minor issue: 'Injury today not as bad as first thought. Was my first real tough tackle so had some pain with it which is expected.’
Wed, Apr 27, 2016 07:31:00 AM

Marc Wilson will be looking to step up his recovery from a medial knee ligament injury this week after spending the last three months of the sidelines.

Wilson was injured during an FA Cup tie against Crystal Palace in January but appears to be entering the final phase of his rehab: "I feel strong, I have kept myself in shape. I've been out running every day for the last two and half weeks. Running is not the problem, it was just that I'd get a bit of pain when I'd go to kick the ball, but that has settled down." Stoke have struggled defensively through injury in the past few months but April should provide some much needed back-up with the likes of Ryan Shawcross and Glen Johnson also closing in on a return to action.
Tue, Mar 29, 2016 12:16:00 PM

Mark Hughes could be forced into making a late swoop during the January window after Marc Wilson was carried off at Selhurst Park with a serious looking knee injury.

Wilson is set for an extended period on the sidelines after suffering suspected ligament damage against Crystal Palace: "Marc looks like he's got a bad knee injury," Mark Hughes told reporters post-match. "He's got medial ligament damage, the physio thinks, so he's going to be out for a period of 10 to 12 weeks, unfortunately." The 28-year-old has only just returned to the Stoke side and was deputising for Ryan Shawcross who is currently sidelined with a back complaint. Meanwhile, Geoff Cameron will undergo further exploratory tests to find the root cause of his ongoing ankle problem which has frustratingly dragged on for weeks. This latest developemnt could force Hughes into the market to look for a short-term solution to his defensive problems.
Sun, Jan 31, 2016 11:25:00 AM

Marc Wilson came on in the 9th minute for the injured Geoff Cameron and made a key mistake that led to a Watford goal as the Potters fell 2-0 at home.

Cameron's thigh injury forced him off after 9 minutes and Marc Wilson came in as his replacement. The consequences were hardly immediate but Wilson would eventually contribute heavily to Almen Abdi's goal from distance that put the Hornets up 2-0 in the 69th minute. Just before halftime, Odion Ighalo teed up Troy Deeney for his first goal of the Premier League season. Stoke City dominated possession but did little with it as they allowed the Hornets more shots and shots on target and could only manage a single shot on target themselves.
Sat, Oct 24, 2015 01:44:00 PM

Marc Wilson was held out for a second week against Spurs but Week 3 could see him return to active duty as the Potters travel to Carrow Road.

Even minus captain Ryan Shawcross, Stoke City are fairly deep in the center back department with Wilson, Wollscheid, Cameron, and Muniesa all available to play in that spot. Whether Wilson is inserted into the starting line-up now that he is healthy again is a solid question. Mark Hughes has never seemed to be in love with the idea of Geoff Cameron as a center back so Wilson may jump into the spot the US international manned against Spurs last weekend.
Fri, Aug 21, 2015 01:50:00 PM

Marc Wilson missed the Week 1 loss to Liverpool but should be ready to participate against Spurs at White Hart Lane on Saturday.

The versatile defender will still have to fight for a spot in the central defense with Philipp Wollscheid, Marc Muniesa, and Geoff Cameron all available as well. Given Mark Hughes' apparent goal of turning the Potters into Barcelona B, you'd think that Muniesa will start regularly so it may be Wilson, Wollscheid and Cameron competing for the other spot until Ryan Shawcross returns in late September or early October. Given the opponent, venue and uncertainty, Wilson is probably not a viable fantasy option.
Fri, Aug 14, 2015 10:52:00 AM

Marc Wilson is doubtful for Sunday's opener against Liverpool with an ankle issue.

With Ryan Shawcross out for a significant spell with an ankle injury, Mark Hughes will be a little concerned that he may also be missing Marc Wilson for the visit of Liverpool on Sunday. Marc Muniesa and Philipp Wollscheid are the likely starters so the Potters aren't in a dire situation but with all the depth they've accumulated they'd certainly prefer to have their choice of center backs against the Reds who will be sporting what they hope is a revitalized attack.
Fri, Aug 7, 2015 02:06:00 PM

Marc Wilson was shown his second yellow card in the 84th minute which effectively ended the tie as the Potter dropped a 2-0 decision at the Liberty Stadium.

Tony Pulis would be horrified to realize that this was the first time all season that Stoke City have gone down to 10 men. Marc Wilson's 84th minute yellow card, his second of the match, saw Swansea gain a man advantage. They took advantage in stoppage time to double their lead as Stoke City continued to press for an equalizer. The loss didn't mean much to the Potters' season but it does put them at risk of falling out of the top half with Everton still only three points behind them in 11th.
Sat, May 2, 2015 01:03:00 PM

Marc Wilson is doubtful for Stoke City's match with Southampton as he recovers from a hip injury picked up against West Ham last weekend.

Marc Wilson has had a rough 2015 so far with injuries and it may well continue in Week 33 after he picked up a hip injury against West Ham last weekend. With Wilson potentially out, Erik Pieters is likely to return to the starting line-up. With Southampton a strong opponent neither Wilson nor Pieters has a ton of value and even less so given the uncertainty between the two.
Source: BBC Sport
Fri, Apr 17, 2015 12:15:00 PM