Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Michal Zyro loanee

Michal Zyro signed on loan from Championship Wolves yesterday.  He is a tall winger who can play down the middle but his scoring record suggests he has either spent most of his career out wide or isn't a natural goal-scorer. At 25 the Polish national has made limited appearances for the Old Gold since joining in 2016 from Legia Warsaw.

Zyro is a typical signing under Robinson or, more accurately, a typical signing under Duchatelet during the last couple of years since he stopped actually buying players with the aim of improving the team and as potential investments e.g. Igor Vetokele and Naby Sarr. What we have seen is a stream of stop-gaps. Short-term loans or players acquired on free transfers whose wages have been within the limits of the overall pay budget and invariably to replace an outgoing player who was costing us more. My guess is Zyro is on better money than most of ours, so my presumption is that we are only paying part of his wages. 

Given our abundance of midfielders, it would appear that Zyro may have been signed to play up front alongside Magennis and Robinson has suggested that in highlighting his left-footedness as a complement to the struggling lone striker. Even that needs to be thought about for a minute. We have signed a winger to play upfront to plunder the goals we need to maintain a play-off push. I am hopelessly qualified to give Karl Robinson advice but I will be bold enough to suggest this won't be a success and Mr Zyro will be on his way in May.

Still, beggars can't be chasers and, let's face it, Karl Robinson has been made to beg. My fellow.Charlton Lifers seem much more positive about Zyro than I am, so I hope it's just my increasing cynicism with the way things are going for us and that Michal surprises me.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

We are certainly beggars, so no complaints from that point of view. What I find surprising is that Robinson would even suggest playing 2 strikers. I would be gobsmacked if Karl ever strayed away from his beloved 4-2-3-1, so for me Zyro plays as a winger or in place of Josh.