Two new signings today
, both on a free and both making me feel totally underwhelmed. I give you Portsmouth's injury stricken striker Svetoslav Todorov and fat boy Nicky "what's the score?" Weaver.
Weaver has had untold stick from the Covered End over the seasons, often
doing himself no favours, although to be fair by all accounts he took it pretty well last year. The bloke's got balls, I give him that and I am sure he is sitting their tonight with a plate of chips knowing that he has a lot to prove to crack the Addicks fans next season.
At 19 Weaver was being raved about at Maine Road and in fact holds the City record for the most clean sheets kept in a season (23) and was the regular England u21 keeper for a couple of years. However despite talk that he was the next David Seaman, his next few years were plagued with injuries. But only last season he kept known Dowie target Andreas Isaksson out of the City team for the bulk of the campaign and eventually played in 31 games, keeping 10 clean sheets.
rov was offered a new contract by Harry Redknapp at Pompey, who originally signed him for West Ham in 2001, but he turned it down in favour of a one-year deal with us. His best season was in 2002/03 when he finished the league's top scorer when Pompey won the First Division title. His Premiership career was curtailed by serious injury, although he came back strong at the beginning of last season, scoring a couple of goals before being shipped off to Wigan on loan, where he scored nowt.
Incidentially both Weaver and Todorov are exceptionally well regarded by City
fans respectively, which has made me slightly less underwhelmed!