Tuesday 21 December 2010

Red-hot hitman Izale McLeod

Izale McLeod is profiled by the Football League Paper this week. With some hyperbole, it is suggested that the champagne corks should be popping for the 'red hot hitman' as he put two past Accrington Stanley in the first 45 minutes to aid Barnet's fight against the drop. Of course, it may be that he has found his level.

Let's just recall what happened at Charlton. Wily silver fox Alan Pardew spent no less than £1.1m we didn't really have signing the kilted maestro. He scored one goal in 18 games. He then went out on loan to Colchester but sustained an injury.

In desperation he was loaned out to the Spanners and managed to fall out with boss Kenny Jackett. Somehow or other he was palmed off to Peterborough and achieved nothing there. At various times there was talk of return to his native heath with clubs such as Hearts but the canny Scots pulled back.

McLeod commented. 'I had a big move to Charlton and obviously there were high expectations but it didn't quite work out for one reason or another.' Perhaps it didn't work out because he wasn't good enough.

We've already seen Charlton rejects Marcus Bent and McLeod featured recently in football publications. Any suggestions for a third name? A real waste of money?


Anonymous said...

makes you wonder who he'll draft in to partner Carroll in geordieland. Can he get 10m out of the mockney owner to waste on Ryan Babel?

Anonymous said...

Wyn, you how could you forget his main achievement, falling over?