About Me

Old Coulsdon, United Kingdom
An acquired refugee from the days of exile at Selhurst Park, my first game being a dreary 1-1 draw with Millwall. I followed the team back to The Valley, and have now been with them for over twenty years. You will find me in the Rose of Denmark or in the Lower West. Follow me on Twitter @DeepestDarkest1

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Jackson Extends

For me, tieing Jackson up with a two year extension to his contract rates as the deal of the summer. Well deserved, and with the influx of new players who are expected not just to survive, but thrive in the Championship, he now joins that happy band with a contract until 2014. With Powell openly stating that a fourth striker is required, the squad is almost ready for the new season, a season in which nothing other than promotion will suffice.

I still believe we need a first choice right back as well as a striker. Francis was obviously told that he could go, and but for a failure to agree personal terms with Bournemouth he would have done. I somehow doubt that Powell has had a Damascene conversion on the road to Woking, even though reports suggest that Francis had a good game. Whilst Solly would be very good cover, his lack of height will be exploited in the third division, as it was on occasions last season. It would take more than one good game in pre-season to convince me that Francis is the answer.

Contract End - Dec 2011

(31) Davisson

Contract End - June 2012

(23) Alonso*
(14) Benson
(12) Doherty
(1) Elliott
(34) Francis
(15) Mambo
(25) Pritchard
(11) Wagstaff
(10) Wright-Phillips

Contract End - June 2013

(24) Evina
(17) Harriott
(32) Osborne
(33) Pope
(2) Solly
(13) Sullivan
(5) Taylor

Contract End - June 2014

(7) Green
(9) Hayes
(8) Hollands
(4) Jackson
(6) Morrison
(20) Stephens
(3) Wiggins

First Professional Contract

(16) Cousins
(30) Gough
(18) Bover-Izquierdo
(29) Popo
(22) Warren



(* = contract length unknown)

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