(UPDATED) AFC Bournemouth: Charlton striker believed to be on Cherries' radar

Bournemouth Echo: CHARLTON STRIKER: Yann Kermorgant CHARLTON STRIKER: Yann Kermorgant

CHERRIES are understood to have joined the race to sign Charlton Athletic striker Yann Kermorgant.

Daily Echo sources suggest the Dorset outfit may have tabled a bid and are waiting to hear back from the Addicks.

News of Cherries’ interest in the Frenchman was revealed exclusively on our Twitter feed earlier today.

Kermorgant, who joined Charlton from Leicester in 2011, netted for the Addicks in their opening day defeat by Cherries at Dean Court.

The 32-year-old, who was linked with a move to Blackburn before Christmas, is a huge terrace favourite at the Valley and is understood to be out of contract in the summer, although Charlton have an option to extend.

And while it is believed Kermorgant would be happy to stay at Charlton, it is understood a lot would depend on boss Chris Powell keeping his job as the pair have struck up an excellent working relationship.

Cherries are likely to face competition for his services from Celtic who have also been keeping tabs on Kermorgant.

Cherries assistant boss Jason Tindall, speaking to the media at a lunchtime press conference and fielding a question about the transfer window in general, said: “When any window opens, it is a busy time for every club, every manager and the coaching staff. You are always looking to improve your squad if you can and we are no different to anybody else.

“The last five or six days of the window always seem to be the busiest and, if we are in a position to maybe do one or two things that we feel would be good for the club and would strengthen us as a squad and as a team, then, hopefully, we would.”

Tindall was also asked whether the club had received any offers for Eunan O’Kane in light of speculation linking the midfielder with a host of Premier League and Championship clubs including Aston Villa, Norwich, Swansea and Fulham.

Tindall said: “As of now, we haven’t had any phone calls but I am sure there are a lot of admirers for Eunan, as there will be for a lot of our players.

"I should imagine with the coverage the Liverpool game received, a lot of people would have seen Bournemouth for the first time, either on television or whether they were at the game and I am sure they would have been surprised with what they saw and the quality they saw.

“I am sure we are still perceived by some as a League One team and a small club in the division. But when you see the level of performance we showed against Liverpool and the ones our loyal supporters would have seen recently, then I am sure people who came for the first time would have gone away with not just one name in their notepad but two or three.

“Eunan performed extremely well against Liverpool, as he has for the past couple of months. But as well as him, there have been some really good and consistent performances from a number of the other players. Long may that continue and the players are really enjoying their football. They love the club, they like playing for the team and I think that reflects in the performances they are showing right now.”

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2:59pm Mon 27 Jan 14

RED on tour says...

How old! Any news regarding the proposed signing from Ireland can't remember his name, sorry.
How old! Any news regarding the proposed signing from Ireland can't remember his name, sorry. RED on tour

3:02pm Mon 27 Jan 14

RED on tour says...

Josh O'Hanlon. should have read previous article.
Note to self.......
Good worker but must try harder!!
Josh O'Hanlon. should have read previous article. Note to self....... Good worker but must try harder!! RED on tour

3:30pm Mon 27 Jan 14

ianbthomson says...

Kermorgant has a proven track record of scoring goals, including a cracking goal technically against us at the start of the season and 32 is not old. Also, he very importantly has impressive aerial ability and so I would be a happy man if we got him :)
Kermorgant has a proven track record of scoring goals, including a cracking goal technically against us at the start of the season and 32 is not old. Also, he very importantly has impressive aerial ability and so I would be a happy man if we got him :) ianbthomson

3:57pm Mon 27 Jan 14

ianbthomson says...

The Charlton Fans Websites clearly rate him and he is a fans favourite. I will definitely watch this with interest but regardless, I am cautiously confident that a striker will be brought in by the end of the window :)
The Charlton Fans Websites clearly rate him and he is a fans favourite. I will definitely watch this with interest but regardless, I am cautiously confident that a striker will be brought in by the end of the window :) ianbthomson

4:32pm Mon 27 Jan 14

curryandstella says...

Really? 87 goals in 11 years, for a striker? We don't play "aerial" football.We played lovely football on Saturday, we just need a poacher in the box.
Really? 87 goals in 11 years, for a striker? We don't play "aerial" football.We played lovely football on Saturday, we just need a poacher in the box. curryandstella

4:54pm Mon 27 Jan 14

susi.m says...

not sure bout his one? 32? from Charlton?
not sure bout his one? 32? from Charlton? susi.m

4:56pm Mon 27 Jan 14

Afcbpete says...

curryandstella wrote:
Really? 87 goals in 11 years, for a striker? We don't play "aerial" football.We played lovely football on Saturday, we just need a poacher in the box.
Have to say he's not a striker I was hoping we'd sign, but there can be many reasons for that. Yann is very experienced, good in the air, well liked with Charlton fans, you could say similar to Fletch in that regard. Yes he's drawing towards the end of his career, but so what, we could do with some experience upfront. If Eddie is happy, I am too. We don't need a poacher, we need someone to help play in the likes of Grabb's, Pitman and Rantie. As always, I'll support Eddie's decision and those wearing the shirt!! UTCIAD
[quote][p][bold]curryandstella[/bold] wrote: Really? 87 goals in 11 years, for a striker? We don't play "aerial" football.We played lovely football on Saturday, we just need a poacher in the box.[/p][/quote]Have to say he's not a striker I was hoping we'd sign, but there can be many reasons for that. Yann is very experienced, good in the air, well liked with Charlton fans, you could say similar to Fletch in that regard. Yes he's drawing towards the end of his career, but so what, we could do with some experience upfront. If Eddie is happy, I am too. We don't need a poacher, we need someone to help play in the likes of Grabb's, Pitman and Rantie. As always, I'll support Eddie's decision and those wearing the shirt!! UTCIAD Afcbpete

5:12pm Mon 27 Jan 14

BH1 loyal says...

Looking at the comments so far except for afcb Pete, you don't have a clue who he is you have just looked on his Wikipedia so you no being sure about it shouldn't be a problem, yann kermorgant is a very good footballer, is big and strong which we don't have and could also be the perfect player to partner one of our other strikers in a 442 formation, but he is much more than a Steve fletcher type, he is technically very good which was shown with his great strike against us on the first game of the season,hope we pull this off.
Looking at the comments so far except for afcb Pete, you don't have a clue who he is you have just looked on his Wikipedia so you no being sure about it shouldn't be a problem, yann kermorgant is a very good footballer, is big and strong which we don't have and could also be the perfect player to partner one of our other strikers in a 442 formation, but he is much more than a Steve fletcher type, he is technically very good which was shown with his great strike against us on the first game of the season,hope we pull this off. BH1 loyal

5:40pm Mon 27 Jan 14

Nat1234 says...

Afcbpete wrote:
curryandstella wrote:
Really? 87 goals in 11 years, for a striker? We don't play "aerial" football.We played lovely football on Saturday, we just need a poacher in the box.
Have to say he's not a striker I was hoping we'd sign, but there can be many reasons for that. Yann is very experienced, good in the air, well liked with Charlton fans, you could say similar to Fletch in that regard. Yes he's drawing towards the end of his career, but so what, we could do with some experience upfront. If Eddie is happy, I am too. We don't need a poacher, we need someone to help play in the likes of Grabb's, Pitman and Rantie. As always, I'll support Eddie's decision and those wearing the shirt!! UTCIAD
32 is not old at all , how old is lampard how old is gerrard , how old is Nolan . How old is eto , how old is crouch , we wouldn't say no to any of those players , you just don't know what your on about ,
[quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]curryandstella[/bold] wrote: Really? 87 goals in 11 years, for a striker? We don't play "aerial" football.We played lovely football on Saturday, we just need a poacher in the box.[/p][/quote]Have to say he's not a striker I was hoping we'd sign, but there can be many reasons for that. Yann is very experienced, good in the air, well liked with Charlton fans, you could say similar to Fletch in that regard. Yes he's drawing towards the end of his career, but so what, we could do with some experience upfront. If Eddie is happy, I am too. We don't need a poacher, we need someone to help play in the likes of Grabb's, Pitman and Rantie. As always, I'll support Eddie's decision and those wearing the shirt!! UTCIAD[/p][/quote]32 is not old at all , how old is lampard how old is gerrard , how old is Nolan . How old is eto , how old is crouch , we wouldn't say no to any of those players , you just don't know what your on about , Nat1234

5:48pm Mon 27 Jan 14

bournered26 says...

Nat1234 wrote:
Afcbpete wrote:
curryandstella wrote:
Really? 87 goals in 11 years, for a striker? We don't play "aerial" football.We played lovely football on Saturday, we just need a poacher in the box.
Have to say he's not a striker I was hoping we'd sign, but there can be many reasons for that. Yann is very experienced, good in the air, well liked with Charlton fans, you could say similar to Fletch in that regard. Yes he's drawing towards the end of his career, but so what, we could do with some experience upfront. If Eddie is happy, I am too. We don't need a poacher, we need someone to help play in the likes of Grabb's, Pitman and Rantie. As always, I'll support Eddie's decision and those wearing the shirt!! UTCIAD
32 is not old at all , how old is lampard how old is gerrard , how old is Nolan . How old is eto , how old is crouch , we wouldn't say no to any of those players , you just don't know what your on about ,
If we sign him will you promise to stop going on about how we need a striker !!!!
[quote][p][bold]Nat1234[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]curryandstella[/bold] wrote: Really? 87 goals in 11 years, for a striker? We don't play "aerial" football.We played lovely football on Saturday, we just need a poacher in the box.[/p][/quote]Have to say he's not a striker I was hoping we'd sign, but there can be many reasons for that. Yann is very experienced, good in the air, well liked with Charlton fans, you could say similar to Fletch in that regard. Yes he's drawing towards the end of his career, but so what, we could do with some experience upfront. If Eddie is happy, I am too. We don't need a poacher, we need someone to help play in the likes of Grabb's, Pitman and Rantie. As always, I'll support Eddie's decision and those wearing the shirt!! UTCIAD[/p][/quote]32 is not old at all , how old is lampard how old is gerrard , how old is Nolan . How old is eto , how old is crouch , we wouldn't say no to any of those players , you just don't know what your on about ,[/p][/quote]If we sign him will you promise to stop going on about how we need a striker !!!! bournered26

5:51pm Mon 27 Jan 14

Afcbpete says...

Nat1234 wrote:
Afcbpete wrote:
curryandstella wrote:
Really? 87 goals in 11 years, for a striker? We don't play "aerial" football.We played lovely football on Saturday, we just need a poacher in the box.
Have to say he's not a striker I was hoping we'd sign, but there can be many reasons for that. Yann is very experienced, good in the air, well liked with Charlton fans, you could say similar to Fletch in that regard. Yes he's drawing towards the end of his career, but so what, we could do with some experience upfront. If Eddie is happy, I am too. We don't need a poacher, we need someone to help play in the likes of Grabb's, Pitman and Rantie. As always, I'll support Eddie's decision and those wearing the shirt!! UTCIAD
32 is not old at all , how old is lampard how old is gerrard , how old is Nolan . How old is eto , how old is crouch , we wouldn't say no to any of those players , you just don't know what your on about ,
I really do understand how difficult it is for you to engage your brain before you start commenting. My point is at 32 he's experienced which is ideal, but Eddie often goes for a younger player. Yes we have the likes of Harte, Hughes, but 32 is certainly towards the later years of a career unlike a 22 year old, or is that too difficult for you to understand???
[quote][p][bold]Nat1234[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]curryandstella[/bold] wrote: Really? 87 goals in 11 years, for a striker? We don't play "aerial" football.We played lovely football on Saturday, we just need a poacher in the box.[/p][/quote]Have to say he's not a striker I was hoping we'd sign, but there can be many reasons for that. Yann is very experienced, good in the air, well liked with Charlton fans, you could say similar to Fletch in that regard. Yes he's drawing towards the end of his career, but so what, we could do with some experience upfront. If Eddie is happy, I am too. We don't need a poacher, we need someone to help play in the likes of Grabb's, Pitman and Rantie. As always, I'll support Eddie's decision and those wearing the shirt!! UTCIAD[/p][/quote]32 is not old at all , how old is lampard how old is gerrard , how old is Nolan . How old is eto , how old is crouch , we wouldn't say no to any of those players , you just don't know what your on about ,[/p][/quote]I really do understand how difficult it is for you to engage your brain before you start commenting. My point is at 32 he's experienced which is ideal, but Eddie often goes for a younger player. Yes we have the likes of Harte, Hughes, but 32 is certainly towards the later years of a career unlike a 22 year old, or is that too difficult for you to understand??? Afcbpete

6:02pm Mon 27 Jan 14

matt68 says...

I think we all realise that 32 is not young its pretty obvious, he can come in and do a good job helping Rantie and the young irish lad if we sign him he has great experience and has a lot of quality he is not a prolific scorer but can help us stay in this division so it would be a good signing
I think we all realise that 32 is not young its pretty obvious, he can come in and do a good job helping Rantie and the young irish lad if we sign him he has great experience and has a lot of quality he is not a prolific scorer but can help us stay in this division so it would be a good signing matt68

6:05pm Mon 27 Jan 14

Mike Oxbig says...

Afcbpete wrote:
Nat1234 wrote:
Afcbpete wrote:
curryandstella wrote:
Really? 87 goals in 11 years, for a striker? We don't play "aerial" football.We played lovely football on Saturday, we just need a poacher in the box.
Have to say he's not a striker I was hoping we'd sign, but there can be many reasons for that. Yann is very experienced, good in the air, well liked with Charlton fans, you could say similar to Fletch in that regard. Yes he's drawing towards the end of his career, but so what, we could do with some experience upfront. If Eddie is happy, I am too. We don't need a poacher, we need someone to help play in the likes of Grabb's, Pitman and Rantie. As always, I'll support Eddie's decision and those wearing the shirt!! UTCIAD
32 is not old at all , how old is lampard how old is gerrard , how old is Nolan . How old is eto , how old is crouch , we wouldn't say no to any of those players , you just don't know what your on about ,
I really do understand how difficult it is for you to engage your brain before you start commenting. My point is at 32 he's experienced which is ideal, but Eddie often goes for a younger player. Yes we have the likes of Harte, Hughes, but 32 is certainly towards the later years of a career unlike a 22 year old, or is that too difficult for you to understand???
My word. Seems like you are morphing into Smhinto. Get a grip you pompous misery.
[quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nat1234[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]curryandstella[/bold] wrote: Really? 87 goals in 11 years, for a striker? We don't play "aerial" football.We played lovely football on Saturday, we just need a poacher in the box.[/p][/quote]Have to say he's not a striker I was hoping we'd sign, but there can be many reasons for that. Yann is very experienced, good in the air, well liked with Charlton fans, you could say similar to Fletch in that regard. Yes he's drawing towards the end of his career, but so what, we could do with some experience upfront. If Eddie is happy, I am too. We don't need a poacher, we need someone to help play in the likes of Grabb's, Pitman and Rantie. As always, I'll support Eddie's decision and those wearing the shirt!! UTCIAD[/p][/quote]32 is not old at all , how old is lampard how old is gerrard , how old is Nolan . How old is eto , how old is crouch , we wouldn't say no to any of those players , you just don't know what your on about ,[/p][/quote]I really do understand how difficult it is for you to engage your brain before you start commenting. My point is at 32 he's experienced which is ideal, but Eddie often goes for a younger player. Yes we have the likes of Harte, Hughes, but 32 is certainly towards the later years of a career unlike a 22 year old, or is that too difficult for you to understand???[/p][/quote]My word. Seems like you are morphing into Smhinto. Get a grip you pompous misery. Mike Oxbig

6:11pm Mon 27 Jan 14

Afcbives says...

You lot don't stop moaning you moan when we don't sign players then we do you moan about the players who we want to sign jesus
You lot don't stop moaning you moan when we don't sign players then we do you moan about the players who we want to sign jesus Afcbives

6:18pm Mon 27 Jan 14

nonnogeppetto says...

Afcbives wrote:
You lot don't stop moaning you moan when we don't sign players then we do you moan about the players who we want to sign jesus
With all due respect Afcbives Jesus would be a good signing!! but you are right with the rest of your comment as ever we all appear to know better!
[quote][p][bold]Afcbives[/bold] wrote: You lot don't stop moaning you moan when we don't sign players then we do you moan about the players who we want to sign jesus[/p][/quote]With all due respect Afcbives Jesus would be a good signing!! but you are right with the rest of your comment as ever we all appear to know better! nonnogeppetto

6:23pm Mon 27 Jan 14

Nat1234 says...

bournered26 wrote:
Nat1234 wrote:
Afcbpete wrote:
curryandstella wrote:
Really? 87 goals in 11 years, for a striker? We don't play "aerial" football.We played lovely football on Saturday, we just need a poacher in the box.
Have to say he's not a striker I was hoping we'd sign, but there can be many reasons for that. Yann is very experienced, good in the air, well liked with Charlton fans, you could say similar to Fletch in that regard. Yes he's drawing towards the end of his career, but so what, we could do with some experience upfront. If Eddie is happy, I am too. We don't need a poacher, we need someone to help play in the likes of Grabb's, Pitman and Rantie. As always, I'll support Eddie's decision and those wearing the shirt!! UTCIAD
32 is not old at all , how old is lampard how old is gerrard , how old is Nolan . How old is eto , how old is crouch , we wouldn't say no to any of those players , you just don't know what your on about ,
If we sign him will you promise to stop going on about how we need a striker !!!!
I might moan a lot about getting a striker . But most of my moaning is from pure frustration , we have got a really good team , who play really good football . I think we all saw that along with most off the people who watched the tv on Saturday . Also everyone saw how much we are in need of a decent striker ,
[quote][p][bold]bournered26[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nat1234[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]curryandstella[/bold] wrote: Really? 87 goals in 11 years, for a striker? We don't play "aerial" football.We played lovely football on Saturday, we just need a poacher in the box.[/p][/quote]Have to say he's not a striker I was hoping we'd sign, but there can be many reasons for that. Yann is very experienced, good in the air, well liked with Charlton fans, you could say similar to Fletch in that regard. Yes he's drawing towards the end of his career, but so what, we could do with some experience upfront. If Eddie is happy, I am too. We don't need a poacher, we need someone to help play in the likes of Grabb's, Pitman and Rantie. As always, I'll support Eddie's decision and those wearing the shirt!! UTCIAD[/p][/quote]32 is not old at all , how old is lampard how old is gerrard , how old is Nolan . How old is eto , how old is crouch , we wouldn't say no to any of those players , you just don't know what your on about ,[/p][/quote]If we sign him will you promise to stop going on about how we need a striker !!!![/p][/quote]I might moan a lot about getting a striker . But most of my moaning is from pure frustration , we have got a really good team , who play really good football . I think we all saw that along with most off the people who watched the tv on Saturday . Also everyone saw how much we are in need of a decent striker , Nat1234

6:32pm Mon 27 Jan 14

ben611 says...

Nat1234 wrote:
bournered26 wrote:
Nat1234 wrote:
Afcbpete wrote:
curryandstella wrote: Really? 87 goals in 11 years, for a striker? We don't play "aerial" football.We played lovely football on Saturday, we just need a poacher in the box.
Have to say he's not a striker I was hoping we'd sign, but there can be many reasons for that. Yann is very experienced, good in the air, well liked with Charlton fans, you could say similar to Fletch in that regard. Yes he's drawing towards the end of his career, but so what, we could do with some experience upfront. If Eddie is happy, I am too. We don't need a poacher, we need someone to help play in the likes of Grabb's, Pitman and Rantie. As always, I'll support Eddie's decision and those wearing the shirt!! UTCIAD
32 is not old at all , how old is lampard how old is gerrard , how old is Nolan . How old is eto , how old is crouch , we wouldn't say no to any of those players , you just don't know what your on about ,
If we sign him will you promise to stop going on about how we need a striker !!!!
I might moan a lot about getting a striker . But most of my moaning is from pure frustration , we have got a really good team , who play really good football . I think we all saw that along with most off the people who watched the tv on Saturday . Also everyone saw how much we are in need of a decent striker ,
very true nat!! could also do with Le Fondre
[quote][p][bold]Nat1234[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bournered26[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nat1234[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]curryandstella[/bold] wrote: Really? 87 goals in 11 years, for a striker? We don't play "aerial" football.We played lovely football on Saturday, we just need a poacher in the box.[/p][/quote]Have to say he's not a striker I was hoping we'd sign, but there can be many reasons for that. Yann is very experienced, good in the air, well liked with Charlton fans, you could say similar to Fletch in that regard. Yes he's drawing towards the end of his career, but so what, we could do with some experience upfront. If Eddie is happy, I am too. We don't need a poacher, we need someone to help play in the likes of Grabb's, Pitman and Rantie. As always, I'll support Eddie's decision and those wearing the shirt!! UTCIAD[/p][/quote]32 is not old at all , how old is lampard how old is gerrard , how old is Nolan . How old is eto , how old is crouch , we wouldn't say no to any of those players , you just don't know what your on about ,[/p][/quote]If we sign him will you promise to stop going on about how we need a striker !!!![/p][/quote]I might moan a lot about getting a striker . But most of my moaning is from pure frustration , we have got a really good team , who play really good football . I think we all saw that along with most off the people who watched the tv on Saturday . Also everyone saw how much we are in need of a decent striker ,[/p][/quote]very true nat!! could also do with Le Fondre ben611

6:42pm Mon 27 Jan 14

North stand badger says...

nonnogeppetto wrote:
Afcbives wrote:
You lot don't stop moaning you moan when we don't sign players then we do you moan about the players who we want to sign jesus
With all due respect Afcbives Jesus would be a good signing!! but you are right with the rest of your comment as ever we all appear to know better!
Jesus saves (but we dont need a goalie as Camp is brilliant)
old joke I know
[quote][p][bold]nonnogeppetto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Afcbives[/bold] wrote: You lot don't stop moaning you moan when we don't sign players then we do you moan about the players who we want to sign jesus[/p][/quote]With all due respect Afcbives Jesus would be a good signing!! but you are right with the rest of your comment as ever we all appear to know better![/p][/quote]Jesus saves (but we dont need a goalie as Camp is brilliant) old joke I know North stand badger

6:45pm Mon 27 Jan 14

nonnogeppetto says...

North stand badger wrote:
nonnogeppetto wrote:
Afcbives wrote:
You lot don't stop moaning you moan when we don't sign players then we do you moan about the players who we want to sign jesus
With all due respect Afcbives Jesus would be a good signing!! but you are right with the rest of your comment as ever we all appear to know better!
Jesus saves (but we dont need a goalie as Camp is brilliant)
old joke I know
He sure does! but as you say we have enough goalies on our books!!!
[quote][p][bold]North stand badger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nonnogeppetto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Afcbives[/bold] wrote: You lot don't stop moaning you moan when we don't sign players then we do you moan about the players who we want to sign jesus[/p][/quote]With all due respect Afcbives Jesus would be a good signing!! but you are right with the rest of your comment as ever we all appear to know better![/p][/quote]Jesus saves (but we dont need a goalie as Camp is brilliant) old joke I know[/p][/quote]He sure does! but as you say we have enough goalies on our books!!! nonnogeppetto

6:52pm Mon 27 Jan 14

bmthtillidie says...

Interesting this one. At 32 obviously not a long term prospect such as O'Hanlon so Eddie must have an immediate short term plan. Need to trust him on this one. Perhaps going back to 4-4-2, can't see the point in signing him otherwise. I suspect he won't sign unless he gets some assurance he plays regularly. We know Eddie regards Grabs very highly so can't see him being brought into replace him.
IEWT
Interesting this one. At 32 obviously not a long term prospect such as O'Hanlon so Eddie must have an immediate short term plan. Need to trust him on this one. Perhaps going back to 4-4-2, can't see the point in signing him otherwise. I suspect he won't sign unless he gets some assurance he plays regularly. We know Eddie regards Grabs very highly so can't see him being brought into replace him. IEWT bmthtillidie

8:07pm Mon 27 Jan 14

cheeriedriteup says...

bmthtillidie wrote:
Interesting this one. At 32 obviously not a long term prospect such as O'Hanlon so Eddie must have an immediate short term plan. Need to trust him on this one. Perhaps going back to 4-4-2, can't see the point in signing him otherwise. I suspect he won't sign unless he gets some assurance he plays regularly. We know Eddie regards Grabs very highly so can't see him being brought into replace him.
IEWT
I see t his as a ' keeping us in the Championship ' move where as O Hanlon being the long term signing ,
[quote][p][bold]bmthtillidie[/bold] wrote: Interesting this one. At 32 obviously not a long term prospect such as O'Hanlon so Eddie must have an immediate short term plan. Need to trust him on this one. Perhaps going back to 4-4-2, can't see the point in signing him otherwise. I suspect he won't sign unless he gets some assurance he plays regularly. We know Eddie regards Grabs very highly so can't see him being brought into replace him. IEWT[/p][/quote]I see t his as a ' keeping us in the Championship ' move where as O Hanlon being the long term signing , cheeriedriteup

8:47pm Mon 27 Jan 14

raybren says...

If this happens , it would be a nice pay back to Charlton , who nicked Hollands and Wiggins when we were the poor relatives !
If this happens , it would be a nice pay back to Charlton , who nicked Hollands and Wiggins when we were the poor relatives ! raybren

9:07pm Mon 27 Jan 14

afcb-mark says...

Experienced striker is just what we need, get him in now.
Experienced striker is just what we need, get him in now. afcb-mark

9:12pm Mon 27 Jan 14

bmthtillidie says...

raybren wrote:
If this happens , it would be a nice pay back to Charlton , who nicked Hollands and Wiggins when we were the poor relatives !
Agree! And I was surprised how little Wiggins went forward when whey were at Dean Court on the opening match of the season. A shadow of the player who we sold.
[quote][p][bold]raybren[/bold] wrote: If this happens , it would be a nice pay back to Charlton , who nicked Hollands and Wiggins when we were the poor relatives ![/p][/quote]Agree! And I was surprised how little Wiggins went forward when whey were at Dean Court on the opening match of the season. A shadow of the player who we sold. bmthtillidie

11:47pm Mon 27 Jan 14

afcb1234 says...

just need someone to finish of the good approach work we did everything right on Saturday apart form scoring. I was so impressed with the work rate of every player it will be so much better to have an Ariel presence in the opponents 18 yard area
just need someone to finish of the good approach work we did everything right on Saturday apart form scoring. I was so impressed with the work rate of every player it will be so much better to have an Ariel presence in the opponents 18 yard area afcb1234

4:00am Tue 28 Jan 14

ASM says...

ben611 wrote:
Nat1234 wrote:
bournered26 wrote:
Nat1234 wrote:
Afcbpete wrote:
curryandstella wrote: Really? 87 goals in 11 years, for a striker? We don't play "aerial" football.We played lovely football on Saturday, we just need a poacher in the box.
Have to say he's not a striker I was hoping we'd sign, but there can be many reasons for that. Yann is very experienced, good in the air, well liked with Charlton fans, you could say similar to Fletch in that regard. Yes he's drawing towards the end of his career, but so what, we could do with some experience upfront. If Eddie is happy, I am too. We don't need a poacher, we need someone to help play in the likes of Grabb's, Pitman and Rantie. As always, I'll support Eddie's decision and those wearing the shirt!! UTCIAD
32 is not old at all , how old is lampard how old is gerrard , how old is Nolan . How old is eto , how old is crouch , we wouldn't say no to any of those players , you just don't know what your on about ,
If we sign him will you promise to stop going on about how we need a striker !!!!
I might moan a lot about getting a striker . But most of my moaning is from pure frustration , we have got a really good team , who play really good football . I think we all saw that along with most off the people who watched the tv on Saturday . Also everyone saw how much we are in need of a decent striker ,
very true nat!! could also do with Le Fondre
we should and could have went in for him when he wanted out before the hatrick against bolton, he would cost too much now, where efore we might have got him for under a million.
still eddie knows best and this guy from charlton could be the answer to getting the best out of tokelo rantie, who has bags of ability but doesn't suit our style of play.
If we get these 2 strikers in, I hope we can get players like Mcquoid and pitman out on loan and thomas permanently off our books.
[quote][p][bold]ben611[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nat1234[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bournered26[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nat1234[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]curryandstella[/bold] wrote: Really? 87 goals in 11 years, for a striker? We don't play "aerial" football.We played lovely football on Saturday, we just need a poacher in the box.[/p][/quote]Have to say he's not a striker I was hoping we'd sign, but there can be many reasons for that. Yann is very experienced, good in the air, well liked with Charlton fans, you could say similar to Fletch in that regard. Yes he's drawing towards the end of his career, but so what, we could do with some experience upfront. If Eddie is happy, I am too. We don't need a poacher, we need someone to help play in the likes of Grabb's, Pitman and Rantie. As always, I'll support Eddie's decision and those wearing the shirt!! UTCIAD[/p][/quote]32 is not old at all , how old is lampard how old is gerrard , how old is Nolan . How old is eto , how old is crouch , we wouldn't say no to any of those players , you just don't know what your on about ,[/p][/quote]If we sign him will you promise to stop going on about how we need a striker !!!![/p][/quote]I might moan a lot about getting a striker . But most of my moaning is from pure frustration , we have got a really good team , who play really good football . I think we all saw that along with most off the people who watched the tv on Saturday . Also everyone saw how much we are in need of a decent striker ,[/p][/quote]very true nat!! could also do with Le Fondre[/p][/quote]we should and could have went in for him when he wanted out before the hatrick against bolton, he would cost too much now, where efore we might have got him for under a million. still eddie knows best and this guy from charlton could be the answer to getting the best out of tokelo rantie, who has bags of ability but doesn't suit our style of play. If we get these 2 strikers in, I hope we can get players like Mcquoid and pitman out on loan and thomas permanently off our books. ASM

6:47am Tue 28 Jan 14

TedMacsCherryPants says...

bmthtillidie wrote:
raybren wrote: If this happens , it would be a nice pay back to Charlton , who nicked Hollands and Wiggins when we were the poor relatives !
Agree! And I was surprised how little Wiggins went forward when whey were at Dean Court on the opening match of the season. A shadow of the player who we sold.
Maybe we should take Wiggins back!?? Now that would be funny! Still looking for when the Charlton game will be re-scheduled.

I like the 'poor relatives' reference how many years have we been made to feel like that?? This striker sounds OK to me as a short term fix to score or help generate a few more goals this season, it's just what we need.

We also need three points v Huddersfield tonight as Leicester will be a tough one on Saturday. If we can come out of the these two games with 4 pts we will have done VERY well.
UTCIAD
[quote][p][bold]bmthtillidie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]raybren[/bold] wrote: If this happens , it would be a nice pay back to Charlton , who nicked Hollands and Wiggins when we were the poor relatives ![/p][/quote]Agree! And I was surprised how little Wiggins went forward when whey were at Dean Court on the opening match of the season. A shadow of the player who we sold.[/p][/quote]Maybe we should take Wiggins back!?? Now that would be funny! Still looking for when the Charlton game will be re-scheduled. I like the 'poor relatives' reference how many years have we been made to feel like that?? This striker sounds OK to me as a short term fix to score or help generate a few more goals this season, it's just what we need. We also need three points v Huddersfield tonight as Leicester will be a tough one on Saturday. If we can come out of the these two games with 4 pts we will have done VERY well. UTCIAD TedMacsCherryPants

7:01am Tue 28 Jan 14

alasdair1967 says...

Off subject ,not so much hype over tonight's game is there ?
Off subject ,not so much hype over tonight's game is there ? alasdair1967

7:30am Tue 28 Jan 14

TedMacsCherryPants says...

alasdair1967 wrote:
Off subject ,not so much hype over tonight's game is there ?
I tried to make a start in my last paragraph, a few more points are needed at present.
[quote][p][bold]alasdair1967[/bold] wrote: Off subject ,not so much hype over tonight's game is there ?[/p][/quote]I tried to make a start in my last paragraph, a few more points are needed at present. TedMacsCherryPants

9:32am Tue 28 Jan 14

Cmdr Kryll says...

Echo: When you put (UPDATED) please can you add a section at the top or bottom of the article with the updated information, not just merge it into the rest of the text. Saves having to read the whole thing again.
Echo: When you put (UPDATED) please can you add a section at the top or bottom of the article with the updated information, not just merge it into the rest of the text. Saves having to read the whole thing again. Cmdr Kryll

11:52am Tue 28 Jan 14

Blackandred says...

curryandstella wrote:
Really? 87 goals in 11 years, for a striker? We don't play "aerial" football.We played lovely football on Saturday, we just need a poacher in the box.
I don't agree with your aerial football comment - a lot of our attacking play is set up to get the ball crossed in from the wings and frequently, we don't have the correct presence in the box to capitalise on this.
[quote][p][bold]curryandstella[/bold] wrote: Really? 87 goals in 11 years, for a striker? We don't play "aerial" football.We played lovely football on Saturday, we just need a poacher in the box.[/p][/quote]I don't agree with your aerial football comment - a lot of our attacking play is set up to get the ball crossed in from the wings and frequently, we don't have the correct presence in the box to capitalise on this. Blackandred

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