Thatcher to join relegation fight
Must admit that I never thought we would sign someone like Ben Thatcher
but then again I would never have thought a lot of things that have gone on this season. However it is steel and balls that is required in our situation and Thatcher as we know will provide that. A £1m for Traore
strikes me as good business, even though he was 'valued' at double that in the summer. I just hope that whizz-kid of an agent, sorry General Manager did not cough all the funds up front?
The fee for Thatcher (picture right taken at the training ground today) is thought to be £100,000 rising to £500,000. He was one of a crop of good youngsters in the early 90's playing under Mick McCarthy at Millwall. Kenny Cunningham, Mark Kennedy, Alex Rae, Andy Roberts and Kasey Keller were all there too. I didn't like him then to be honest although he has made a good career for himself playing mostly in The Premiership.
However recently he became a 'hate figure' with that challenge on Pedro Mendes
and regretfully that wasn't a lone incident. But the predicament we are in is not for the faint hearted and I think Thatcher will do a job, and realistically would do a job in The Championship as well.
Fuck it, lets go and get Andy Todd as well....