Wednesday, 28 January 2015

C'est Christophe Lepoint

30-year old midfielder Christophe Lepoint is the latest recruit to London's Belgian club. AA Gent have agreed the transfer and he is even now believed to be on the way to the Gare du Nord to catch Eurostar: Christophe chooses the Addicks

Lepoint did appear in the Belgian national team in 2010 and scored a goal. However, in 2011 he suffered serious injuries in a car accident. He fell asleep in the passenger seat of a car being driven by a team mate whom, it was alleged, had been drinking alcohol.

A Gent supporter has commented on Twitter, 'It saddens me to see him go. He never stops working, he never backs down and he is as strong as an ox.'

Further comments from the Gent fan: 'His good points are: he works hard, is a team player, great mentality, lots of experience, rather good with the head, is box-to-box, a good bloke that you can rely on. Weaker points: speed (especially in the first metres) and technical skills (really modest). He couldn't reach the necessary level for Belgian top football anymore because of his weak points, that is why he had to leave.'

'The fans really liked the guy and his personality, but his speed and skills had become insufficient, especially in games against Anderlecht, Bruges... he is the physical, hard working kind of player midfield most of the time, but also useful in the heart of the defence if necessary, useful, but don't expect great skills... Better than Buyens? No - physically tougher, technically weaker. Lepoint had never been the same as he was before his car accident.'

'Luzon will know him very well of course. Lepoint should be OK for the level of the Championship, I guess. In his better years: more attacking, he used to score quite a lot as a midfielder. In his latter years: more useful in defence (lacks the speed and skills for the attack) - I would put him as a central defender actually, because of his experience. Don't give him the ball too much [!].'

Unconfirmed reports are circulating on the internet that Callum Harriott could be loaned out to Portsmouth. According to the Sparrows Lane tea lady, this would be part of a deal to sign leading goal scorer Jed Wallace, but at present this report has to be treated as highly speculative.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Keep an eye out for the Duke and Lord Lucan at the Valley!
I'm also hoping something else's going on abroad that's off the UK transfer radar.
COYR……….No sooner said than done!

Anonymous said...

You have wonder, what is Lepoint of this signing...?

Anonymous said...

I'm just hoping he's not replacement for JJ or YB. With such a small squad success in this window must rely on keeping hold of what we've already got as well.

DisciplineBlog said...

Oh no she's been reading the leaves again, don't tell acworth.

Anonymous said...

In a nutshell we are now a club that will paper over cracks with loan signings and regular managerial changes in order to maintain a status quo and keep the more gullible among us happy. What we really want is a club with a long term stability as history tells us that this is the way to progress.

Anonymous said...

Q Is Lepoint a loan ?
from what I've read it's unclear.
"You can't always get what you want". What we need is, at least mid-table security in this division this season and sooner rather than later.

AlanFromParis said...

Lots of news on the "News Now" site over the last few days... But nothing "official" on the CAFC web site. Perhaps we need a new CAFC Web journalist ... Should we get a French (Belgian, French Belgian) speaking one.. I can translate having lived in Paris for the last 40 years ...

Please keep me formed
AlanFromParis

Anonymous said...

Another slow defensive midfielder. Where is the creative midfielder, striker and wingers that the team really needs ?

Relying on how crap Blackpool, Wigan and other clubs are, and hoping for a Birmingham points deduction not to get relegated is not an encouraging or decent strategy.

Duchatelet is a total test of patience. However disappointed I am feeling, he always manages to bring it down yet another notch.

vff

jonathan acworth said...

anything better than church and harriott ffs get them both off our wage bill both fucking useless

Anonymous said...

He's not replacement for them JA, so as usual your comments make absoloutly no bloody sense at all, thanks.

Anonymous said...

Another slow defensive midfielder. Where is the creative midfielder, striker and wingers that the team really needs ?
WHAT HE SAID......SUMS IT UP
Relying on how crap Blackpool, Wigan and other clubs are, and hoping for a Birmingham points deduction not to get relegated is not an encouraging or decent strategy.

Duchatelet is a total test of patience. However disappointed I am feeling, he always manages to bring it down yet another notch.

Sciurus Carolinensis Nemesis said...

Fobbing Calamity off on anybody else has got to be the best news we've had in the last 2 seasons, maybe he'll have a chance of finding his level in the 4th division and Charlton can start matches with 11 footballers on the pitch for a change

Brian G said...

Well, Lepoint is ours now, so let's hope that we can get the best out of him.

Anonymous said...

He should fit right in and sounds like a Charlton player with an name like le point! Let's face it 1 point is all we are usually good for.