Monday, 9 January 2017

Nathan Byrne in, Samir Carruthers chooses Chris Wilder and table-topping Sheffield United

We have signed the 24 year-old winger-cum-full-back from Wigan Athletic. Like Lewis Page before him, I know nothing about him so will have to wait to pronounce judgement. However, his Wiki page tells me he has made appearances for eight other clubs so far. If you take Swindon out of the equation (83 appearances), he has averaged a dozen for the others, so the chances are he won't make next season. Sorry Nathan but those is the odds.

Elsewhere, Karl Robinson is bemoaning missing out on former MK Dons employee, Samir Carruthers who has moved to table-topping Sheffield United. Big Karl even professes he would have paid more for Samir but also confuses this by saying he was quoted more than the Blades, presumably because Charlton are seen to be able to afford it, now that we are flush with the Lookman loot. Whatever's happened, Samir has made his move and it's not to Captain Pugwash and the Titantic.


  1. Blade here. Nathan Byrne was absolutely outstanding for Swindon when we played them 2 seasons ago. I thought he was easily the best player in League 1 by a mile. When he got the ball he created havoc with it - I would have loved for us to sign him back then - but he went to Wolves (I think). I didn't realise he'd moved on again to Wigan and now to you. And I didn't realise he'd had so many clubs. This isn't a good sign is it? Put it this way, if he plays to his ability you've got a player there who is simply too good for this level.

  2. Thanks Mr Muff and hope you are right, We see enough players who can't perform, so don't need another one. Good luck this season, looks like you and Chris Wilder both made the right choices in the Summer.


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