Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Sunderland striker

Unexpected news yesterday that we have moved for 22 year-old Sunderland striker, Jordan Cook. Cook would appear to fit the "Michael Smith" bill i.e. one for the future, although I am left wondering why we have 21 and 22 year old players who look unlikely to break into the first team any time soon. Cook has only 30 league appearances to his name, three of which were for the Mackems and the rest for league One loans, notably Walsall and Carlisle.


Cook joins Lawrie Wilson to make it two in and none out so far. Wilson is reputed to have cost us £500,000 which suggests the rumours of immediate financial crisis may be off the mark.


News too, thanks to Al Gordon, who reveals that action is finally to be taken on the embarrassing crumbling club badge on the back of the Covered End. It looks like we should have a shiny new aluminium replacement in bold red and black for the kick-off of the new season. The current version looked fantastic when it was new but it's construction has always been suspect and when combined with the crumbling "honour board" beneath it, it has reflected our fortunes in recent tears. Hopefully they will sort the board out too as the permanent-temporary scaffolding around it looks an eyesore.


Just time to say I enjoyed seeing John Terry walking into court yesterday surrounding by four very cheap looking security men. Very appropriate. I assume they are mates of his. The five foot eight one with the shaven head and the dark glasses was the most amusing. Also good to know that the famous expletive he is accused of using was, as I had lip-read, and that his defence appears to be that he said it in mock or ironic reference. Doesn't sound the most plausible line of defence to me but we shall see how far his money goes in terms of his brief. Certainly a lot more than the maximum £2500 fine.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I hope this little shit learns some manners while playing for us.

Aido said...

Which little shit, Anon. Do u mean Terry? Or Lawrie Wilson? He looked a tricky bugger when they did us 1-0, but I don't remember him giving it the large one....

What do u think, Dave?

Dave said...

Aido - I don't know him, so can't comment. I trust in those making the playing decisions at the moment....