I have only seen about three reserve games in my life. The first was at The Valley against Swindon, when Lisbie was just a kid. Sitting behind some non playing Swindon reserves I chatted to them. They pointed out this young black player as one of the best players they had seen and that with his quick feet he was bound for stardom. It never happened.
Too often in one on ones he bottled it, not enough did he use his pace to unsettle defences, just one season - the year of the Stamford beach, when he used it and won countless penalties for us.
Kevins best spell during his contract with Charlton was when loaned out to Gillingham 4 goals in 7 appearances. His highlight was his hat trick against Liverpool.
His record for us was:
With that record it is impossible to put forward a case for retention, despite the last three seasons being blighted by injury. Injury also cut short three of his loan spells and is a theme through his career.
Sadly one of his last appearances generated particular venom against him, as he failed to take the opportunity to score the winning goal away to Watford in the last minute, a miss that summed up his career and gave him the alternative nickname from Super Kev to Misibie.
Many players when they have served clubs for 10 years or more, get granted a testimonial, its testimony to Kevin that he's missed his.