Thursday, 9 July 2009

Frazer Richardson signed

Sky News are reporting that out-of-contract Frazer Richardson has been signed following his release by Leeds United. Phil Parkinson is quoted as saying "he's exactly the type of character we're looking for." I know nothing of Richardson but he is 26 years old and has played only 167 league games which looks light. Having said that, he has captained Leeds which might qualify Parky's comment.

Richardson is a right-back and it's high time someone at the club apologised to Yassin Moutaouakil and paid him up so he can move on and try to resurrect his career elsewhere. I can't remember a more able player who has been repeatedly over-looked and who has had to watch a succession of journeymen drafted in to play in his place. Moots took a huge amount of stick for his substitute performance at Bristol City last season when he didn't look to be trying and there were faces pulled between him and Parkinson. Silly boy maybe, but after the way he's been treated since Parkinson came in, who can blame him?


Anonymous said...

There is a lot more to the Moots story than you may believe. Ask Kins!

Dave said...

I have heard the rumours about his time-keeping and his attitude. However, I think it's the mark of a good manager to be able to manage that and you have to wonder if this might be a case of behaving like a schoolboy because he's been treated like one? Either way if it isn't going to work out we should have got rid a long time ago.