Friday, 1 February 2013

No late deals at Charlton

After all the usual rather artifical excitement of transfer deadline day, there were no late deals involving Charlton. Thankfully, Chris Powell does not have to wind down his car window as he announces an inflated deal for a player supposed to avoid relegation. I am relieved that we have kept our key players, particularly Chris Solly, but also the infuriatingly inconsistent Dale Stephens. And I would have been quite sorry to see Bradley Wright-Phillips become a Rocking Robin.

Swindon Town have stated on their website that they agreed three deals, terms were agreed and the players passed their medicals. However, the Football League refused to approve transfer of registrations at the cash strapped club which is in the process of being taken over by the owner of Banbury United. It seems very likely that two of those players were Danny Green and Bradley Wright-Phillips.

Our squad is strong enough to keep us up which is the key aim for this season. Now we can focus on tomorrow's engagement at Crystal Palace.


Ken J said...

Couldn't agree more, Wyn. Especially about the key aim this Season.

Anonymous said...

I agree entirely that the key aim is survival. However it's clear that neither BWP nor Green feature in CP's plans to achieve that aim so surely it would have been better to move them out to free up wages to loan in some others who would.