Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Reo-Coker to sign?

Press reports this morning are suggesting that free agent Nigel Reo-Coker may be about to sign for Charlton. Certainly he has been a target of Chris Powell for some time: Reo-Coker

He would be a very good signing in my view. But one Addick has argued that he has a bad attitude and is unpopular with other players.

However, another Addick argued: 'For what it's worth, I think Sir Chris has a touch of the man management skills of Brian Clough - Clough was brilliant in taking waifs and strays who had a reputation/trouble career/lost their way, and turning them into achievers. Thus far (and admittedly it is early days but Kermorgant and Morrison are prime examples), our man in charge seems to have a bit of that about him - if anybody could take someone with a bit of an iffy reputation, and turn them around, then SCP is the man for the job.'

He was born in Croydon. Earlier clubs were Wimbledon, West Ham, Aston Villa and Bolton Wanderers: Reo-Coker

Pravda has now reported that he is training at Sparrows Lane for fitness and a permanent deal has been ruled out. That does not exclude a temporary deal, however.


bristoladdick said...

A Nigel from Croydon? Doesn't augur well!

Wyn Grant said...

We all have our crosses to bear. At least he joined the Wombles rather than Palace.

Anonymous said...

Reo-Coker if he is up for the battle could be a good signing. We are poor in mid-field and were not really dominating games there last season.
We need some pace and drive going forward and some steel to break things up.Last season early on Hughes added the steel and allowed the platform for the skill later we lacked that element and look less effective despite having a system and ability to nick goals and wins.
This season team are bigger and quicker we need more options in the middle.
Playing narrow with Pritchard and Jackson isn't working . It needs a stronger central 2 and some natural width

Anonymous said...

I think Jackson and Pritchard would be better utilized as central midfielders themselves. We've always had more success using wingers. Wagstaffs pace and Greens skill and crossing is vital. Would like to see more of Kerkar. N'Guessan would be a good loan signing.