Saturday, 2 July 2011

Two more signings

I have been working away for two days and (thankfully) out of internet contact I am not fully up to speed on the two latest signings. Rhoys Wiggins is a left back who has been brought in from Bournemouth: Wiggins

Apparently in the case of Wiggins we beat Watford to his signature and a fee of £300,000 has been mentioned. There has certainly been some serious investment in the squad for League 1 level, let's hope now that it pays off.

Matt Taylor, who is the former Exeter captain, has been signed after being released by the Grecians. He started life as a goalkeeper, but provides the centre back we have been looking for: Taylor

We really need another centre back, but it has been suggested that this might involve a loan.

I am relatively encouraged by the signings so far. We will soon be in to the pre-season fixtures which will give the Addickted a chance to look at them.

However, I never place too much faith in these matches as a guide either to form or how we are going to do in the season. The whole point of them is to try out different combinations of players and formations. Above all, we don't want to see any key players injured. One of my most vivid memories of these matches is seeing the frustration of Matt Svenson when he was injured at FC Roda, an injury that kept him out for some time and, as I recall, largely drew a line under his Charlton career (although he then scored a winning goal against us for Norwich).

I am in the process of creating a new third division diary format and I hope it will be ready by the time of the Crown Berger cup against Welling.


Crowborough Addick said...

Wyn, a few other bloggers are comparing this to the summer of 86 when we bought the likes of George Shipley et al, and then got promoted to the old first division. This certainly must be driving the whingers biserk, for we can find little to moan about at the moment.

I just hope that the finances all stack up, and of course that the players can all gel. It will also be a test of CP as to how good he is, as he now has his team, if he did indeed choose them all.

The hope is that this will bring the fans back, and it certainly whets the appetite, especially as more players are promised.

So well done for persevering, and hopefully you will have something to purr over, or should that be bark about?

Wyn Grant said...

Don't worry, the moaning will start once we have an indifferent performance in a pre-season friendly. Mind you, I was talking to the Arsenal season ticket holder who lives nearby the other day and he says they are moaning all the time there.