Let me ask again. Yassin - is it just me?
First Danny Mills, then Greg Halford and now Martin Cranie. Now I have nothing against young Martin, I am sure he loves his Mum and is a nice young man, but he ain't ours. All he is doing is trying to get fit under our watch and under our payroll, and is hoping Redknapp snr takes some notice.
Yassin Moutaouakil meanwhile is one of our own. 18 months into his Charlton contract, he was plucked from the Berry region of France, famous for it's kings and brought to us by Alan Pardew, or perhaps by an agent hawking a video. Whichever it doesn't really matter because he is still one of ours.
I've loved young Moots, not like that of course, but I have loved him since he jumped into the away end at St Mary's last season and hugged every Charlton fan he could get his arms around. My son watched with his mouth wide open. That does not happen on Sky he said. I am assuming Moots did that not to get purposely booked or because he was showing off in a way people born on the Côte d'Azur might, but because he cared about the team that he belonged to.
Danny Mills didn't care, well only in making sure he was at home with his family for Christmas, and Greg Halford wasn't even good enough to care. I know about the finances, loans is all we can afford. Got it, but why sign Cranie and Primus for such short-term deals? Bouazza at least is here for a year, and like Sodje last season, and Carson before him, I can see how a player can be ingratiated into a team framework if he is truly committed to the cause. Cranie and Primus are just visiting, their cars are not even given proper parking spots!
If we're going to play Cranie, then play him centre-half, his favourite position. And then put Moutaouakil back in at right back. Sorry, was it only me who marvelled at the way he combined with Sam to mesmerise Reading's left side? How many opportunities did the two of them create in that game? Bit like Grant Basey did with Bouazza on the left to be honest. I'd put Basey back in too, particularly on a blustery night in Donny and with his ability at taking corners. Youga I like, and I'll allow him the odd mistake but he does lack concentration stemming I think from over confidence.
Yassin also sometimes makes the wrong decisions during games, but nines times out of ten, he gets back to allow himself the opportunity of redemption. But blimey, he makes one error, a sliced clearance for example and he's dropped for 16 games!
Leave it alone Mr Tinkerpards. Why change both the full backs for the Wolves game? Bring back Basey and especially Yassin tonight. Yassin, if your reading, I love you.