He’s back, world cup hero, mercenary, domestic superstar, lightweight, match winner. Whatever he is Roland thinks he has an investment that needs realizing. Our owner got paid for Reza’s loans in Kuwait and Qatar, although probably not as well as Reza, and now he is back under Guy Luzon’s wing, who saw less in him whilst head coach of Standard Liege than Roland obviously did.
The World Cup was a shining moment for Reza, and rightly he wanted to maximize that. However he chose cash over career and now he is back in SE7. I am sure Jacko and Solly are rolling their eyes, but fortunately for Reza most of the rest of the players don’t have a clue who he is, unless they continuously watch highlights of Iran’s Brazil 2014 games.
Whether Reza eats some humble pie and gets his head down and at the prime age of 27 really makes a go of his career in the cut, thrust and globally recognised Championship or he cries off for another lucrative loan spell in India or somewhere, who the hell knows. I’ll guess we’ll see over the next month or so.
In the meantime we are short of striking options, at least with KAG yet to prove himself, Pigott still on Southend’s radar and Igor having a daily appointment with his doctor to pick up his sick note.
Igor won’t play at Bolton tommorrow and his injuries, lack of fitness and general unsuitability for The Championship is becoming a real issue. Reza could be the answer and if he is truly up for it, then I would have him on the bench at Bolton, otherwise he can bugger off.
Simon Makienok was signed as a perfect foil for Watt and Igor. The huge Dane’s presence bringing the speed of Vetokele and the guile and skill of Watt into the game to hurt defences and get us goals. Without a fit Igor then the plan folds, and I think we need to replace him, but we know those players don’t come easily or cheap.
Piotr Parzyszek, the poster child for what a disaster the transfer strategy of those early Duchatelet/Meire days were, has gone on loan to Danish SuperLiga side Randers.
Randers are good though, a Danish title challenging side and regular Europa League qualifiers. Definitely a step up from St-Truiden for the young Pole, whose Charlton contract runs until 2018!! Crazy.