Give us a goal
I am Coral Gables today. Just a short run from Miami airport, where I got in late last night from Lake Tahoe. I fly back to Bermuda later after I catch up on some work and have a walk around the charming streets of Coral Gables and get some lunch.
As expected George Țucudean said farewell today to Charlton and has moved on a 18-month loan to Steau Bucharest to “win trophies,” which to be fair he has more likelihood in doing bearing in mind Steau have won the league 25 times and the cup 21 times.
I thought George got an unfair amount of stick. He wasn’t physically up to the challenge of The Championship, which has been a common flaw in the network’s scouting, as opposed to a lack of ability on George’s part.
He was never prolific before we inherited him from Standard, and I thought he had some good qualities, but never got a run in the team, and in bit parts rarely ever imposed himself on games, unlike he did at home to Derby before he unfortunately got injured.
The strange loan deal with a view to a permanent in a year and a half is typically mystifying in true Duchâtelet style, but of course means that the network continues to own the investment, just in case George fires Steau to next year’s Champions League group stages.
To me, the biggest issue is that as soon as we add to the squad, Duchâtelet takes one away. We still only have around 19-20 1st team players and Simon Church could well be sent out on loan before Monday night as well.
Tomorrow is probably the biggest game of our season so far. A win would instill belief and give us a nice cushion over the relegation battle. A defeat would throw us right into the mire.
There is plenty of transfer gossip out there, but very little of it looks like sticking. I have been pleased with what I have seen and heard of Tony Watt, but Igor hasn’t scored since early November. We need goals and attacking threat.
Roly, please give us a goal(scorer).