Thursday, 16 April 2009

Bailey reassures fans - "if I have to stay I will."

Nicky Bailey, Charlton's top scorer this season by a mile, has told journalists that he will stay at the Valley and play League One football if no-one comes in for him. In a statement of the bleedin' obvious, Bailey has acknowledged that he still has two years on his contract, that he "hasn't spoken to anybody" and that "if it means I have to be here next year... that's what I'll do."

Yes, Mr Bailey, if you simply have to be here in August your options are limited. At first I thought this might have just been poor wording on young Nick's behalf but he followed it up with "everyone wants me to stay and I know I have had a good season so I am just going to keep putting in the same performances...and see where it gets me." To me this reads "they love me here because I am the best player, so I'll keep doing my best in the hope that I get a move to a bigger club than Charlton now are."

I suppose I shouldn't be surprised. Loyalty has meant nothing to professional footballers for years and Bailey was quick to seize his chance at the Valley in the Autumn when we went in for him at Southend where he had been for over a year.

So, I am as sure as I can be that our Player of the Year trophy (sic) will be leaving the club pretty shortly. I just hope we get a decent fee (£2m+).


Anonymous said...

Mr B obviously hasn't done the PR training course, and can't naturally master the the Stevie G talent of saying very little with lots of words. Really makes you want to snap up that season ticket, knowing that it might cover an hour of Mr Bailey's wages.

Perhaps he ought to watch the video CA has linked to.

Pembury Addick

Anonymous said...

To be fair Nicky has done his bit and he has been let down badly by those around him. Going back to Southend to play next season wasn't what he expected when coming to Charlton!

Any transfer fee could save the club. I understand he would love to join Fulham. His boyhood favourites and first club.

Chas Hill