Good luck Deano
It is fair to say that without Dean Kiely we would never had survived those early season's back in the Premiership. Manager's say that good goalies are worth 10 points a season, well that estimation is way below what Deano was worth.
Today was a sad, if not inevitable day for Charlton fans as Deano moved to Harry Redknapp's Portsmouth for an undisclosed fee
I remember him signing for us just after we got relegated in 1999, and scrambling for the record books to find that we had signed one of the best lower league players in the country. It gave me hope and showed real ambition that we were looking to bounce back into the Premiership. For the next 5 years as the undisputed owner of the Addicks number 1 shirt he became one of the best top league players in the country.
The memories of Deano are many, that
impossible save from Dugarry at St Andrews being just one of many phenomenal saves that made me rise to my feet and scream until I croaked: "Dean-o, Dean-o, Dean-o!"
Unfortunately more recently we have focused on the negative aspects of his game such as his kicking and his insistence on staying rooted to his line. However no Charlton fan will forget the good times and there were plenty, the man is a legend. Best wishes and good luck Deano.