Following yesterday's announcement by Charlton that 28 year old 'wunderkid' Kevin Lisbie has been released, it seems that Amady Faye will be next to leave, with Birmingham reportedly after him.
For a short while at the beginning of last season, Faye looked awesome, the answer. By mid-season we were wondering what on earth the question could have been. Miserably misplaced passes, an apparent lack of stamina and will; he seemed barely interested. Do we think he will display more energy and commitment in the Championship? Probably not.
Faye's departure, and presuming Youngy and Romm are also on their way out, would see our wage bill reduced dramatically ahead of the new season, which without all the Sky money is very important.But it would leave a huge gap in midfield for us to fill with a reduced budget. Who's out there, within our price range, in the young, talented and hungry mould, good enough to win the Championship and grow into the Premiership? Offhand, no-one. It's a worry.
On the other hand, who are we to stand in the way of good ol' Brucy's legendary prowess in the transfer market and his burning desire to have a cumbersome, cross-eyed midfield maestro with a dodgy motor in his ranks?