20-year old Celtic striker Tony Watt has joined the mother ship on a five year contract: Watt Conceivably, he might be sent on a pod to us at some point. Watt, by the way, is an Orkney name, as exemplified by the village of Twatt. I had a friend at school by the name of T. Watt.
Some Addicks still think that our main problem is up front. One experienced observer has commented, 'I think the main issue last season was the team's lack of decent strikers, Kermorgant apart. Reza, Parzyszek, Church, Pigott, Tudgay, Obika and - with the exception of a couple of games - Sordell, contributed very little over the campaign. Church, whose attitude I admire, is still here, as is Pigott. The latter is a young player who may improve, Church I don't think is getting any better. Parzysek is out on loan.'
'So now we have Vetokele (no experience in England), Tucudean (ditto) to go with Church, Pigott and maybe Reza - although he was intended to be in Saudi Arabia by now and personally I hope he goes there soon. I would say there is some hope for Vetokele, based on his career, although it does rather smell of a roundabout route to Standard Liege given that they wanted to sign him.'
'I am no judge of a player and don't pretend to be, but based only and unfairly on one evening at Ebbsfleet, don't hold your breath over Tucudean. If we are starting the season with Pigott up front, then bearing in mind he couldn't get past the massed ranks of mediocrity last season I would indeed question whether we are better off.'
'There will of course be people who think Pigott should play and maybe they know best. I do, however, remember that they also wanted him to start at Bournemouth a year ago, and that when he did start against Millwall he was completely out of his depth.'