33/1 the field
Now this is a grim subject but I am willing to take bets on the next Charlton player to be crocked. Bit like first goalscorer with a twist of a knee! Now roll up, roll up:
K Lisbie 7/2; S Bartlett 4/1; L Young 5/1; J Thomas 10/1; C Cole 20/1; 33/1 the field.
Lisbie is the favourite because he always looks good in the parade ring and runs well in blinkers, but is prone to falling at the first hurdle. Cole gets in as an outside bet (he's still a CAFC player until someone tells us different) because he has proved himself more than reliable at being caught with no protection - shin pads etc.
Anyway, you get the sketch. What is it with our lot? Rowett has become the 6th player in recent years to be forced to retire from the game early. According to club insiders Rowett was knackered when we bought him and as far as I can see he never collected a 'serious' injury whilst playing his 13 games for us, so this was an ongoing knee injury - great that is what we pay medical staff for.
I must admit to quite liking Rowett in the games I saw him (wore his shorts a bit tight mind) but unfortunately for him he will go down in the same Hall of Fame as Gary Poole and not the one reserved for Mendonca and Rufus.