Thursday, July 12, 2012

Heat For Hire

It's not easy for your average (very average) blogger to keep up to date with the comings and goings of an upwardly mobile Championship football club. Especially when they conduct their business an hour after you've posted!

On Monday i posted on the arrival of Jordan Cook to SE7. I squeezed that little article into my lunch break, but i hadn't been back in my overalls long before news emerged of the days second signing, Lawrie Wilson from Stevenage.

A former Charlton youth product, Wilson had been a central part of Stevenage's very impressive recent rise culminating in their League One play off semi finals appearance.
There was for me a little deja vu feeling as i remembered how we picked out the best of Bournemouth's crop the previous summer.
A right sided player, he is just as at home playing either in midfield or as a full back and Chris Powell has been quoted as saying that he's been brought in as competition to the current player of the year, Chris Solly.

The alice band wearing 24 year old has signed a three year contract at the club, but once again we are are left in the dark as to the transfer fee. As is normal these days the fee is undisclosed. One thing we can assertain from this is the fact that some money is obviously available for squad strengthening. We just don't know if that one deal spent it all!

Speaking of Chris Solly, he was pictured earlier modelling the new Nike away shirt which was unveiled today for the first time.
Unsurprisingly it's a black version of the home shirt, the only other difference being the slogan chosen by club sponsors, Andrews.
Heat for hire will seem quite ironic when we play up at Burnley in late November!

Saturday's trip to Welling for the traditional curtain raiser will see it's debut. No doubt a large proportion of the crowd will be giving the red version their first outing too.

I'm not a great fan of the new kits, or even of Nike in general, and black away shirts have become very commonplace over the past few years. I've seen nothing yet that will make me part with my money. The last away shirt i owned was a real gem, one that has in my eyes never been beaten.

Those were the days...............

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