Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Is Curbs the new Elvis?

Reports that Curbs has been seen at The Valley need to be taken with a large pinch of salt. Either they are the product of wishful thinking or a decision to start a rumour that might cheer us all up.

However, given that the regime seem to be at sea on footballing matters, particularly concerning the requirements of the Championship, it would be an encouraging sign if Katrien talked to Curbs to get some advice. Even better, although appointing Curbs as a manager would not be a good idea given its 'back to the future' nature and the time he has been out of management, there could be another role for him.

He couldn't be director of football as the recruitment function is already being filled. However, he could occupy the slot he did at Fulham as 'technical advisor', i.e., advising on tactics and team selection. Admittedly, at Fulham he was described as the lonely man in the stands, but I am sure he could make a more active contribution at his old stamping grounds at Sparrows Lane and The Valley. On his brief stay at Fulham see the earlier report here: Curbs at Fulham

I am grateful to those who have explained the technicalities associated with Guy Luzon getting a work permit. However, I do not think that potentially high profile cases like this one are purely rule driven. They become much more political, although admittedly the club's political influence is not what it was. Nevertheless, it does seem unlikely that this can be sorted by Saturday and the uncertainty is doing us no good.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Curbishley was definitely at The Valley But it was Bill not Alan...

He was looking to promote the 3 ring Circus that is Charlton Athletic


DuDuch.......Killing Football Clubs Since 2004

Expcyp said...

Elvis aka Curbs has left the building !

Expatcyp said...

A Doctor writes...
" Addickted patients in times of stress often see apparitions. This is commonly known as Curbs syndrome. Do not worry as this is cured by a few wins on the trot but if this does not happen the Addickted could also suffer from the trots "

Anonymous said...

Curbs and the Network are incompatible. Wishful thinking.

Anonymous said...

Who needs Curbs now we've got connections with royalty..

jonathan acworth said...

west ham bid 12m for carl jenkinson do we get a sell on clause

Anonymous said...

As I recall Curbs let it be known he was jumping ship after the next season, which prompted Murray to panic and appoint someone straight away. Why would we want to give him a lifeline now?

Kentish Man said...

Anon,

Desperate times, desparate measures