Phillips gets his move
I suspect if we hadn’t been relegated Dillon Phillips would be in goal for us today, but he honourably and respectfully made his career ambitions known and he finally got his move yesterday.
I’m unsure that Cardiff was a team and place he dreamed off when he and his family came to the conclusion that after 17 years at Charlton it was time to move on, but Cardiff have added well in the window and will be in the promotion mix I’m sure.
Phillips may have to work hard and be patient to get the number one shirt. Alex Smithies is a good proven Championship ‘keeper, but Dillon has been patient and assiduous before.
Phillips is also a very good goalkeeper, and I would say last season one of the best in The Championship. There was a lot of interest it seemed but whether no one made the move, or Phillips didn’t fancy it we’ll never know. Yet, I know I’d rather be fighting for the no.1 jersey for a promotion chasing Championship club than be a 3rd choice Premier League ‘keeper and sat at home watching Soccer Saturday.
Always a shame when a young academy player moves on, but it is the way of the world, and has always been our world, but at least we got a fee for him, undisclosed of course, and with Bowyer already selecting Ben Amos for the season, Phillips’ departure does not leave a gaping hole.
The very best of luck Dillon, and we will follow your career with pride. Thank you for everything and especially thank you for this: