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Watt deal to Cardiff off

“Cardiff City have been placed under a transfer embargo by the Football League following a breach of financial fair play rules. The Bluebirds become the fourth Championship club currently under a transfer embargo, joining Bolton, Fulham and Nottingham Forest.

The embargo will be in place for the rest of the January transfer window.” (more)

Tony Watt will play his last game for Cardiff tomorrow and then return to Jose Riga’s Charlton. The sale of Watt was worth £2m, which may have just financed the deals for Roger Johnson, Rhys Williams and Diego Poyet, and possibly allowed Jose Riga to enter the transfer market, or the majority of the money would have been placed in the credit column of Duchatelet’s football project account. However any plan to cash in Watt have been scuppered by Cardiff’s transfer embargo.

So what now for Watt?

He left suddenly with liar Meire saying he was injured. However the Scotsman went straight into Russell Slade’s side and has played in every league game since, scoring twice and weighing in with a couple of assists making his move popular with Cardiff fans and his transfer from us sadly a formality. But now he is back.

Cardiff, who have already loaned out Kenwyne Jones, could appeal and get the embargo lifted and Watt could still go, or now Meire will attempt to flog him to someone else. Or there has to be the possibility that he may stay under Riga.

Watt made it very clear that he was no fan of Fraeye, and there was a lot of talk that Watt was a bad influence in the dressing room, but that wasn’t obvious from his own comments and other players on social media. Stephen Henderson said at the time: “He’s a good lad and has got loads of ability. I’ve heard a few rumours but it is all BS. He has not signed permanently and I hope he goes there, gets his confidence up and comes back a new player.”

We could certainly do with a fired up and on form Tony Watt in our dressing room.

There is never a dull moment is there?

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5 Comments Post a comment
  1. Nigel Reddick #

    I’m delighted CA – properly managed I think he’ll continue to be a first class asset for us. Not sure why Roland needed to sell him to finance other deals. The cost of relegation will far outweigh £2m. But it sort messes up his usual life support policy of just doing enough to keep us up.

    Pembury Addick

    January 15, 2016
  2. anotherdean #

    This sounds like great news for us. As you say CA, when he’s properly looked after and focused he’s a massive asset… and just at the right time for us.

    On another note, who else needs to come back to the team for this timewarp to be complete?

    January 15, 2016
  3. LP #

    CA – what do you mean when you say to allow Riga to enter the transfer market. Does any HEAD COACH at this club have any say in who we buy? I thought not. Happy Friday night. There is a saying that the worst thing about being a Charlton fan is other Charlton fans – but I absolutely do not subscribe to this any more. I am so proud of what we are all joining together to do. CARD says it all. Get the man out. xx

    January 15, 2016
    • I was being a little facetious of course re the transfer market. But yes one of the few joys of being an Addick these last few weeks is the reunification of the supporters, far and wide, old and young.

      January 15, 2016
  4. Chris #

    we’ll have a perfect pitch, stadium and a few fans in League 1 next season

    January 16, 2016

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