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Gilbey moves on loan to Stevenage

Midfielder Alex Gilbey has moved to League 2 side Stevenage managed by the inimitable Steve Evans on a season-long loan. There is a call back option in January.

I like Gilbey but he was a bloody annoying footballer in that I always thought he could be better. Whether he didn’t have the hunger, or the fitness or this was as good as it got I could never get to the bottom off!

It is worth remembering that the 27-year old won Player of the Year for two consecutive seasons at MK Dons before moving to SE7 under Lee Bowyer. He has blown so hot and cold especially last season, although I’d have thought that he would be suited to Ben Garner’s style of play, yet he has not had any opportunity to show it, and a loan move looks the best option for all parties.

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  1. houndal #

    CA, I can give you a few hundred thousand reasons. The classic case of paying a ridiculous salary to someone who frankly is just a below average L1 player.
    And yet we still have to pay part (probably most) of his salary.
    I could quickly become a millionaire with the amount of money we literally pour down the drain.

    September 1, 2022
  2. greg brown #

    Well, another spectacularly quiet deadline day at CAFC…….mid table obscurity here we come (if we’re lucky !!)

    September 1, 2022
  3. Shadow Play #

    Seeing Ben Reeves play for Gillingham against us last night reminded me of Alex Gilbey. Both were ex-MK Dons and both on their day had flashes of brilliance but not enough consistency, especially in the final third.

    Gilbey did work hard and ran his socks off but the final ball often was often not quite good enough – for an attacking midfielder one goal every 11 games is not enough. Charlton have been trying to shift him on for some time – that he’s gone to a L2 team suggests that’s his level.

    This gets his wages – or some of them at least – off the books and good luck to him. The loan means he can’t play against us in the next round of the Carabao Cup.

    September 1, 2022
  4. Chris #

    It’s good he’s gone on loan, and will hopefully help the finances…
    Looking like MB is being targetted for a return back to us…. ot a bad option if the deal goes through.

    September 1, 2022
    • Chris #

      Opps..Macauley Bonne I mean

      September 1, 2022
  5. Terry #

    Assumptions are made about player salaries being high when it is mostly unknown. Despite everything being said about a “winning team” reducing costs speak louder to me i.e the new players were all on a free transfer. After only two games the “expert forecasters” had Charlton finishing the season at 11th.
    It has not been a particularly exciting season so far at CAFC.

    September 1, 2022
    • Chris #

      Could be worse we could be forcast 12 !

      September 1, 2022
      • Terry #

        But not “a playoff position at minimum”.

        September 1, 2022
        • Chris #

          Ohhh yes !!!! apologies Terry….that was the ambition of TS.
          To quote Alex Ferguson …’squeaky bum time ‘ this season.

          September 1, 2022
  6. houndal #

    Lets be honest here guys. Even at this stage just in September 4 places in top 6 are a given – Ipswich, Posh, Ports and Weds look head and shoulders above anyone else. So just 2 places to fill top 6.
    I reckon 11th is a pretty accurate assumption.
    Not a penny spent on recruitment pretty much shows TS ambitions, which is a great shame on Garner who has been badly let down.
    So much for the £1.6m for Burstow and the Pope money being invested.

    September 1, 2022
    • Terry #

      I would add Barnsley and Derby to those you’ve mentioned. With only three of those teams gaining promotion, next season could be a hard grind too.

      September 1, 2022
  7. houndal #

    Pitiful article on club website.

    September 1, 2022
    • Taken straight from ESI or Roland’s book of BS that one.

      September 1, 2022

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