Well that was fun, wasn't it? Nothing half hearted about a 6-0 scoreline, which more than made up for the drubbing received by the same opponents at the same stage last year, who ran out
5-1 winners on that occasion. All that and Marcus Bent going to Cardiff, what more could I ask for? Well quite a lot actually. Where is Amady Faye? has anyone seen him? If, as has been reported elsewhere, he is somewhere in the Potteries, then great, and I shall keep everything crossed for a successful outcome!
Chris Iwelumo to Crystal Palace? Well the local press here in Nigel land, don't even rate it as worth a mention, which given that Clinton Morrison is now out of contract, and has refused thus far to sign a new one, does leave our stripey cousins somewhat short of attacking options, which Colin is trying to rectify, so big Chris to SE25 may have some legs. Morrison has just turned down an offer from Coventry City, on the basis of wanting to stay in London, and with 16 goals last season, that should have made him interesting to us, if we weren't already tripping over strikers at Sparrows Lane, albeit that we may well be reduced by two in the next week or so.
I see elsewhere that Alan Pardew feels we are short of defensive cover, which I agree with, and that shortfall, will look like a bigger issue, if Magic does indeed book himself on a flight to Spain. but my bigger concern is with the midfield, where I still feel we need to make our highest profile addition to the squad. With Bent at long last off the books, hopefully the funds will be available to make just such an acquisition.