Wish I had ginger hair too..
So those Southend morons who booed Nicky Bailey's every touch last season will hopefully feel slightly less acerbic now that the money winging it's way to them for the cut of his transfer fee to Middlesbrough will probably save them from being wound up this week.
The Ginger One's long drawn out transfer to Boro was completed today
for £1,400,000. We paid £500,000 to the Shrimpers, and therefore they will get 25% of the profit, i.e. £225,000.
Meanwhile we add the remaining £675,000 to the money we received from Liverpool for Jonjo and the £450,000 we received for Richardson, although I suspect only half of it was upfront, but then again one never knows with Pardew, to allow us to keep afloat, build a hungry and competitive squad and please, please be able to keep Jose Semedo.
I look forward to Saturday's team at AFC Wimbledon
being made up of players called A. Trialist.Update July 8th
: Southend avoid Administration