Ambrose on his tractor?
It looks like one of recent times most enigmatic Addicks is to leave by the end of today. Darren Ambrose signed by Curbs in the summer of 2005 after failing to live up to his early Ipswich potential at Newcastle, is expected to move to Ipswich on loan
, with a view to a £250,000 permanent move in January.
Alan Pardew has said that Ambrose leaving will allow him to bring some new blood, but we have been here before, selling one of our more experienced and talented players without a replacement. Worries me.
Most Addicks won't be sad to see Ambrose go, although I have never doubted his commitment and he has often come out publicly saying the right things and seems an alright bloke. Trouble is invariably he has gone missing in crucial games, although he did have a nice habit of scoring important goals - 16 in 85 starts. But at the end of the day like Thomas before him, last season he should have set this poxy division alight, and he very rarely did.
His goalscoring record was never as good as it was previously, even at Newcastle and I do believe he suffered more than most from Curbs' insistance on 'utility players' and later Pards' tinkering. Maybe Jim Magilton will give him a run and get the best out of him, at least we don't have to play them again this season to find out.