Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Not aloan

Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
Why do we get loanees,
That We rarely use.

  Jorge Costa stands out as the most outstanding loanee, but we have had quite a few successful loanees over the years, but this season we have seen them come in and be expensive reserves who according to Micky Slates (of team spivs also known as the board) have sucked resources.  Which would be fine if we had resources to spend, but we don't.

In fact our recruitment policy this season has been pretty awful overall.  The Board and the management have to take equal responsibility for this the former for not having the funds and the later for poor choices.

In terms of permanent players, Fuller has been ok, but for five figure salary he has not done enough, Kerkar ... who?  Cooke is baking at Yeovil.  Wilson has been ok but had a form dip.  However, when you are shopping in the bargain basement you take your chances and maybe we can be forgiven for some of these signings as they offered potential, although Parkie was never given any leeway for a penny pinching budget.

On the loanee side, we have had an influx of expensive reserves Razak from Man City, Frimpong from Arsenal (Now at Fulham), Seabourne from Southampton, who CP felt warranted a place over Evina, who eventually displaced him and showed to be a better player overall and now we have Obike from Spurs again a bench warmer and a similar player to Frank Nouble, who Powell brought in despite being advised against by Noubles former coach Alex Dyer.

Its always been my view that loanees should only be brought in if they are to be starters, otherwise whats the point|? The only exception to that would be a player like Matt Fry who was like a trainee with us from Wet Spam.  We do seem to have wasted a lot of our budget on players who have contributed nothing ... a pretty criminal offence by TJ, MS and CP, if you ask me.

Gower to play Saturday or allowed to blend into the team over the rest of the season?  In CP we, .... err .... trust, mmm!

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I can assure you that Fuller is not on a 5 figure salary. But I agree with you about the loans deals, ours are generally a waste of time and money.

Kap Varma said...

OK I'd heard £12k, but happy to be corrected, whatever for a player of his reputation he has not ripped up any trees, although there have been one or two moments of magic

Lars said...

Even if this is just after the 2 WW I must put in that Hans Jeppson would be the greatest loanee ever. No one has ever reached his goal ratio ;)

Kap Varma said...

Would love to hear more about him Lars. love your website http://www.addicks.se/pages/OneColumnText.asp?VersionID=1&Pages=25,419

Lars said...

If you use Google translator you will get the whole story about him,

I will be at A&H before the game and RoD after together with Bob.