Friday, 9 November 2012

It's all happening

Several surprising news items on the CAFC front today, one of which is a revisit and two of which have since been confirmed.

First, Sky Sports ran a virtual repeat of the "Paul Elliott to become Chairman" story which first appeared in The Mirror and managed to accompany it with a quote from 'Tek' confirming ongoing negotiations which he expected to be concluded soon. This really will surprise me if true and I can only believe it will be part of a wider announcement, hopefully involving new and broader based funding and control of the club. On it's own I can't see what it brings; someone with no experience and no real investment money. I certainly can't see him matching the contribution of Peter Varney or Rick Everitt, although he shouldn't have much trouble out-working Martin Protheroe.

Secondly, we announced the loan signing of Southampton centre-back Danny Seaborne. It's only a month and presumably to support Michael Morrison's return to central defence (he can play left-back), although we would appear to have enough with Dorian Dervite, unless Dervite is being blamed for the goals against Cardiff in the week, which personally I would find harsh. Still, it shows a real focus on ensuring we aren't caught short and it feels like we may be desperate to ensure we don't miss any opportunity this season for a play-off finish (renewed optimism from the Cardiff Miracle).

Thirdly, another one month loan of Eggert Jonsson, a tall utility player who can play central midfield as well as defensive positions. He is largely an unknown having played most of his football at Hearts and the initial Wolves fans views, from where he joins, have not been entirely complimentary. My guess is he may only play if we encounter any further injuries.

In spite of the injury crisis I think we are great odds at close to 2-1 to inflict Bristol City's seventh successive defeat. Derek McInnes, their manager, will surely know it's shit-or-bust but presumably he doesn't know our record for forcing busts! If you double that with Middlesbrough to win against Sheffield Wednesday, you are looking at around 5-1.....

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