No doubting Thomas
I have been cheered by the news that Jerome Thomas has signed an extension to his current contract (which I don't expect was up to much) until June 2007. (more
We all know that player contracts are about as solid as a Claus Jenson tackle but Thomas has been a revelation since coming into the side for his full debut against Palarse in the Cup - I remember it was the only thing worth taking home after that depressing night at the Valley.
He came into the side with a real youthful swagger but showing maturity beyond his 21 years has already produced a sackful of Man of the Match performances and to me he's the most exciting player to grace the Valley probably since that bloke now playing for Chelsea's reserves (although we understand he may be moving mansion for the 2nd time in a year and be heading to Glasgow?
Tis the silly season of course and the rumours have started in earnest. The latest being an Italian winger called Massimo Bonanni
who is half owned by Roma & half by Vicenza. Another winger? Surely not, but more realistically we are rumoured to be casting an eye over Michael Dawson
. That would be more like it although not sure the departure of Joe Kinnear
would make it more or less likely.