Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Romm nearly went to Russia

Dennis Roomedahl nearly went to a Russian club in the transfer window. Zenit St Petersburg have revealed that they failed in a bid for the Charlton winger. The Russian club's director of football Konstantin Sarsaniya confirmed the club almost signed Rommedahl last Thursday - but they have not lost interest in him and could make a renewed bid in January.

Sarsaniya said: 'We were very close to Rommedahl's transfer to Zenit but unfortunately we lost the opportunity to get him this summer. Dennis wants to try his first-team chances with Charlton during the next six months but we will be back to this transfer in the winter.'

Dennis's defenders among the Addickted say that he has never had a proper run out in the side, hence why he might be interested in going to a two bit Russian club, surely not the best strategy to revive his career? The alternative view is that he has tremendous pace, but his crosses are not always of the best quality and he rarely scores.

I quite like the definition in the New York Addick's brilliant 'Let's speak Charltonish' post: Rommedahl, adjective (romerdahl): fast, but otherwise useless; eg. "The new Mazda coupe is a pleasure to drive, but it'll be rommedahl for anyone with a family or for shopping trips."


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