Thursday, 12 September 2013

Jonathan Obika rumours

Now that loans are available, there is speculation that Jonathan Obika will leave Spurs for the rest of the season or at least until Christmas. We are being mentioned, but I think that largely reflects the fact that journos knew he was here before and that Chris Powell rated him. Middlesbrough have been mentioned as a possibility, but I think that Brighton and Hove Albion is the most likely destination.

I'm not sure there would be the kind of regular first team opportunity he would want, now that we have strengthened our forward line and Church and Kermorgant look effective, albeit that Sordell has been a bit of a disappointment.

Millwall have declared their intention to be active in securing loans, as well they might. Their manager has declared that if you can play at the Toolbox, you can play anywhere, and you can see his point. He also argues that the club is a 'springboard for young talent.'

Meanwhile, the latest BBC price of football survey shows that Crystal Palace have the most expensive pies in the four divisions at £4. Admittedly, non-league Kidderminster charge the same, but their pies are famous for taste and content and have not been brought round the corner from Sainsbury's.


Anonymous said...

Far be it for me to stick up for Palace but their pies are now made by Goddards with their steak and ale pie using local beer from the Cronx Brewery.

Wyn Grant said...

Fair enough. I suppose given the quality of what is offered at many grounds, one should be grateful for a better alternative. But probably for most Addicks that would not offset the other disadvantages of Sellout Park. To be fair, I think their current board have done a decent job, albeit they have had some luck. But it's certainly an improvement on the Orange One and his barbs directed at Charlton. It is alleged that Richard Murray was moved to respond forcefully at The Valley.

Dave said...

Palace have had to up the pie ante after local rivals Brighton and Hove Albion scooped Gold at the Football Hospitality awards last year with their Piglet Pantry pies. The Seagulls pies are also slightly cheaper.