Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Farewell Jordan Cousins

As predicted, Charlton youth product and established midfield engine, Jordan Cousins, has moved to QPR in a deal that nets Roland Duchatelet £1.2m. The money will help close the operating losses of last season and allows Cousins a better opportunity to develop his career in the Championship.

Cousins has been 'one of ours' and it's been great to watch him establish himself in our side and in the Championship over 125 appearances. Pace was a key strength although I felt this had become less of a used weapon as Jordan increasingly played it safe with limited runs and more, shorter passing. He may have been playing to order but it made him less effective and perhaps he will get a new lease of life under Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink. Jordan also became more defensive during his time with us when I would like to have seen him used to run at defenders. He certainly should have scored more than seven goals but did have a tendency to over-run when going for goal. The more recent decision to use him on the wing also didn't suit his game but successive Coaches persevered without him ever looking fully comfortable or competent.

Good luck Jordan - great to know you consider "it a pleasure to be joining a masssive club like QPR." I know you have played there more than once before, but take the opportunity to look at the stadium you will now call home and remind yourself just how massive a move you have made. #noimnotbitter.

1 comment:

Dave said...

Sean Dyche has also had a £900k bid for Nicky Pope turned down. I expect Burnley to up that to a £4m including Gudmundson, £5m capital will encourage Duchatelet no end, although he may be looking in his rear view mirror at the £4m Burnley have also offered for former Dale Stephens, a player previous sold for loose change.