Wednesday, July 05, 2006


Young Enough to Stay at Charlton!

It has been confirmed that Luke Young will be staying at Charlton after lengthy discusions with new manager Iain Dowie. This must be a huge blow to Alan Pardew as decent quality right backs have been moving in the last couple of weeks whilst Pards has been persistent with his man. I assume Glen Johnson would have been his plan B but last week he completed his transfer to rejoin Harry Redknapp down in Portsmouth. Plan C could possibly have been Germany's Robert Huth but he also completed a move away from Chelsea by agreeing terms with Middlesboro early in the transfer window. So who will Pardew now turn his attentions to? Danny Mills? Could be a worthy stop gap but will not have a long future ahead of him. So maybe Spector may get his chance earlier than expected unless we can pull off an coup overseas - I'm concerned we'll end up with another Scaloni.

*In other news, Pardew has made clear that any attempts to sign Marlon Harewood are futile as he is a hero at West Ham and is going nowhere.

**Now the World Cup is over (we'll just pretend that's the case) I thought I'd design a new site banner. Pards is the main man these days and I think he deserves centre stage. :-)

***Apparently Wayne Rooney is appealing his red card vs Portugal. That in itself says to me that he did not intentionally stamp on Carvalho. I actually feel sorry for Rooney in this instance - he is a grade A arsehole at the best of times but I think this latest incident is a joke.

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