Friday, 5 September 2014

Danny Graham on the radar

The number nine shirt is currently vacant at The Valley. Last season's incumbent, Simon Church, and Igor Vetokele were keen to take the number but it was reserved for Delort who went to Wigan.

One player thought to be on the radar for a loan switch to the Addicks is Sunderland's much travelled striker, Danny Graham. The Gateshead born 29-year-old has made league appearances for Middlesbrough, Darlington, Derby, Leeds, Blackpool, Carlisle, Watford, Swansea, Sunderland and Hull. He would be well placed to take over Michael Portillo's Great Railway Journeys programme.

Charlton were interested in Graham several years ago when he was at Carlisle, but he moved to Watford instead, where he enjoyed the best spell of his career, scoring 37 goals in 91 league appearances. He moved from Watford to Swansea, then returned to his native north east with a big money move to the Stadium Of Light.

For whatever reasons, Graham's move to Sunderland has not worked out and he has so far failed to score for the Black Cats. It may well be that the Championship is the level where Graham is at his most effective.

The South London Press are reporting that the club would be willing to let Michael Morrison go on a free transfer. Morrison only penned a new deal in the summer but Tal Ben Haim and Andre Bikey are Bob Peeters' preferred central defensive pairing.

Whether he would initially go out on loan, or agree to have his contract cancelled so he could sign a permanent deal as a free agent, remains to be seen. Big Bob would probably prefer a more technical player than Morrison, who is a traditional no frills British defender.

I think Morro has worked hard for us and I would be sorry to see him go, but I understand that he may feel that he needs to pursue his career elsewhere rather than languishing on the sidelines at Charlton.

14 comments:

Malcolm said...

If..thats true about Morrison, coming from Sheffield he would be prime to join up with Powell at Huddersfield.

It would be a shame to see him go, he gave all for our club and would be sadly missed, but times change and we have to look forward, and hope for better times.

Blucher said...

I would be very sorry indeed to see Morro go. Putting sentimentality to one side, we are bound to need him at some stage as a result of injuries and suspensions. His distribution is not great but he is an above average and very reliable Championship defender. He is also one who stays injury free.

It all seems very odd only a month into the season but presumably there have been discussions ongoing behind the scene. A real shame if he goes.

Anonymous said...

http://www.cafcpicks.com/cgi-bin/drkish/display.pl?month=201409&date=20140905&time=0915

Ketts said...

Wyn - whilst I have no problem with you or anyone else using Doctor Kish material, presenting it as you have done without any acknowledgement to the site is shabby, I thought you were better than that.

Malcolm - Morro hails from Bury St Edmunds.

Wyn Grant said...

Sorry, got it from elsewhere. Trying to cover too many stories with too little time.

Brian G said...

I think that Morrison has been harshly treated, especially after showing loyalty by signing a new contract in the summer when others were taking advantage of the situation to leave. We need a centre half of his sort not only as cover but as an important part of the squad when we get to the cold and wet days of our long winter. However, if he does want to go, then it would be good of the club to rip up his contract and let him go. We probably could have got a few hundred thousand for him after he signed his new contract.

Anonymous said...

Grow up Ketts. It's a link to your site that even the most speedy reader would be able to see where it was originally published.
It's pertinent to the topic.
Precious or what?

I would also be very sorry to see Morro depart especially as he chose to stay when he could have had a windfall move in the summer break

Anonymous said...

Ketts is quite right, if you lift a piece, acknowledge it.

Anonymous said...

Wyn, at least have the grace to admit you copied the article. I'd be interested to know where else you got it from!
Too many stories, too little time? Really? In the middle of an international break and following the closure of the transfer window?
Brian G, Dr Kish is the only link to the site is it? Therefore, it's entirely possible for someone to access this plagiarised piece direct! Robert

Brian G said...

Sorry, but what has Dr Kish and links to his site got to do with me?
Forgot to say yesterday that I don't rate Danny Graham but perhaps Peeters could make something of him.

Anonymous said...

Yes I go along with the thought that copy & paste without reference just doesn't wash in the world of academia and it doesn't wash in the world of blogging either.

Reckon Ketts doesn't need to grow up and has a legitimate point to raise.

Marco. said...

Feel free to copy and paste anything I write.
It's highly unlikely that I've managed to cobble together any original thoughts anyway.
M

Wyn Grant said...

It appeared without acknowledgement on the Glynne Jones list, but I should have looked to see where it came from. There have been quite a few stories in the international break, but the time question is really one about how much time I should devote to this blog relative to other activities.

jonathan acworth said...

just had a look at the free list which now is open -fancy any of these?

gkeepers
------------
burch
valdes
cerny
wiese

defence
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quddou
boumsong
gilbert
gardner
diagao
kadar
drury
pennant
ball
fortune
mountakill
simek
yobo
diakite
traore
bramble
dosena
barrowdale
ofsemobar
gallas

midfield

williams
nguessan
cook
morris
faye
ambrose
kewell
arca
m johnson
ibrahim
ricketts
mbia
razak
diarra
adu
collison
cisse
mahon
etherington
shacel

forwards
---------

Keogh
vassell
bouazza
mifsud
samba
ephrahim
riordan
kugi
howard
collins john
park young
amobli

out of this lot i wouldnt mind cerny as back up in goal,jermain pennant from what i rem him at stoke he was quite good ,what about yobo and gallas?Another player who i thourght was very quick was freddy adu over to u who would u like see arive out of this list? we can sign frees up to the end of november