Going for a Song
Pards ended his feud today with Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger to sign the 19-year old Alexandre Song
from Arsenal. The Cameroonian born youngster is making a name for himself alongside Wenger’s other young starlets and played and scored in Arsenal’s youth team’s 6-3 victory over Liverpool at Anfield recently.
He’s hungry, brave and uninhibited by our rocky season so let’s hope Song can add some skill and guile to our midfield in our battle against relegation. If nothing else it will lower the average age!
The days of the good old South London accent reverberating around the Charlton dressing room is surely a thing of the past with French now the accent de jour. Song, Faye, Diawara, El Khak, Bougherra and even JFH all speak with a Gallic drawl. Communication problem solved, although I understand JFH’s French only extends to ordering pies and shrugging his shoulders.
In fact, whilst talking about the once prolific goalscorer, JFH turned down a move to Spanish club Levante today, stating that he would rather stay and help fight relegation at The Valley. Nice sentiments Jim, perhaps you can start doing your bit tomorrow night.
Stories persisted today of a further bid from Curbishley’s Icelandic biscuit stash for Darren Bent. Both clubs denied the reports, with Richard Murray equivocally stating “let's make this nice and simple - he's not going anywhere.” More
I reckon these headlines do Charlton more favours than the ever more desperate looking Hammers, who lost again tonight, although my ageing memory does tell me that both Scott Parker and Danny Murphy
were sold late in the January transfer window after fans initially being told they wouldn’t be. Murphy’s transfer deadline dash last year was carried live in the 11-12 midnight edition of Sky Sports News. Call me a cynic if you will.