Chuks to Birmingham
This may confuse those that thought Chuks and Lee Bowyer didn’t get on, but money talks and so does familiarity.
Rich Cawley is reporting that Chuks Aneke is finalizing his free transfer move to St. Andrews after spending two seasons at The Valley. He has only one Championship goal to his name after spending almost his entire career in League One. He did also play 44 games in Belgium’s top league.
Bowyer has also signed Gillingham’s out of contract winger Jordan Graham earlier this week. He has been a long time target of Steve Gallen.
Chuks is a loss to a promotion chasing squad, but he is within his rights to look at options and I wish him well. We need to move on and I’m getting a little irked at the club’s insistence of looking at the same old targets. Maybe I’m off the mark here, but was hopeful that Nigel Adkins with his broad knowledge of the game, have some different ideas on targets. We will see.
Ben Amos also has options, with Ipswich publicly stating their interest in the ‘keeper and Millwall are one club speaking to Adam Matthews.
Wigan another team in for Amos by all accounts.
CA Hope you enjoyed your break before starting all over again.
Agree with you, looks like Adkins, appears to want to keep the nucleus of the poor team we had last year, by re-signing Watson and Pearce, both past it with pedestrian pace and who wouldnt get in any other team in this division, plus the others, who are nothing special including Amos. The only one really worth keeping was Aneke but looks like hes off!!!
I had assumed he was going to have a good clear out and get some pacey players in, as we were so slow last year playing more in our own half for most of the season, similar to England!
We actually haven’t got one new player in to date, as Stockley was here last season, so where are all these players Adkins was going to bring in so they could get ready in the pre season, which he originally stated?
At present we will just about be able to field 11 mis mash of first teamers for the pre season friendlies! With Ronnie as the only Sub.
Disappointed to lose Chuks because he could do in 20 minutes what others failed to do in a whole game and that was to poach a goal. Also, his impact as a sub changed many games for Charlton last season. I wish him all the best. To be honest, Amos is no real loss if he goes. He didn’t inspire confidence at the back and some of his errors were embarrassing for a keeper at any level, not just in L1. Watson and JP are two players who should not be around the first team if the club is serious about promotion next season. Behind the scenes encouragement and guidance to other players is about as much as they can offer. Stockley is a good signing provided that doesn’t dictate the style of route one play but if he is paired with decent wingers and someone alongside him that could work well. I need to see more evidence of new signings before l commit to a season ticket and l suspect there are many others like me awaiting developments in the transfer market before they commit. I have no reason to doubt TS but Charlton hasn’t exactly ripped up the market so far. NA pointed to Hull in the last home game and said that will be us next year but where’s the evidence? Actions speak louder than words.
I generally don’t think we should get our knickers in a twist, whilst frustrated we are unfortunately competing against championship teams and Wigan, Sunderland, Ipswich and others which is unheard of in league one and the bar gets higher each year.
A lot of points that resonate with me there Norfolk.
Moving to the Championship may not work for Aneke ( other than the money of course ) as you said he only scored one for us in the Championship, Taylor’s move to Notts Forest hardly a success and Stockley’s record in the Championship was not great.
The teams promoted and then relegated from the Championship in recent would point to the gap between the two divisions is getting bigger.
And signed — https://bcfc.com/news/articles/2021/chuks-aneke-signs-for-blues/
Here we go again,a new season looming and a distinct absence of quality new faces.Unless Gallen and Adkins have some major surprises up their sleeves,we will get to the end of the transfer window making do with the ‘best of the rest’ free agents and loans again.
No increase in personnel so far(as Stockley was with us last season) and renewed contracts to the two oldest members of last seasons squad,not to mention our top goalscorer now transferred to Birmingham.
It will be no mean feat to challenge for promotion this season taking into account the teams that now find themselves in League One.
Look out for Wigan this year as promotion outsiders as they have already spent well on a number of quality signings.
Lets hope that we have some positive news on incoming transfers in the next couple of weeks,or challenging for promotion will be nothing but a pipedream.
Greg Brown……A Yorkshire Addick.
Ditto, disappointed to lose Aneke but don’t forget to look within the club for players with potential. A good team is about balance a blend of youth and experience. Be realistic, several teams in our league all looking for the same types of player. They’re not all going to come to cafc.