Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Has April Fool's Day come early?

That was my initial reaction to a story on Vital Football that Danny Murphy might be rejoining Charlton. Read the story here:


The manner of Murphy's departure from Charlton did not endear him to the Addickted with Murphy making it clear how pleased he was to be going to a bigger club for what turned out to be bench warming duties. His wife also used her newspaper column to slag off Curbs whilst looking forward to visiting more premieres.

There were also allegations from normally reliable sources that Murphy had been a disruptive influence at the training ground, throwing his weight around and was an unpopular player in the dressing room.

Against that, when he was not sulking, he was capable of providing a crucial creativity in midfield we currently lack. If he is to return, three conditions need to be met. First, we should get him back for less than we let him go for. Second, he must show some humility. Third, his wife must stop acting as his mouthpiece in the papers (although her column appears to have been dropped from The Times).

Even then, many of the Addickted would probably not welcome his return. I would find it a bitter pill to swallow.


Blogger Inspector Sands said...

If you believe ANYTHING on a Vital Football website, then not only is every day April Fool's Day, then you might as well believe in Father Christmas too.

10:18 AM  
Blogger New York Addick said...

Apparently it's a rumour with a fair amount of substance. I also wouldn't exactly welcome him back but then again I long ago stopped expecting footballers to be moral or loyal in any way.

2:09 PM  

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