Great to get Elliot Lee on board yesterday but the comment I picked up on was that the deal all came together yesterday ( i.e in one day)
I don’t know about you but I find this whole recruitment/transfer of footballers game more than a bit perplexing. I am sure that Nigel has told us that our entire recruitment team, that’s Thomas, Ged, Steve and Nigel have basically been working 24 hours a day,7 days a week since we beat Hull in the last game of last season- that’s the 9th May until 26th August. If you include holidays of 3 weeks it still leaves them with around 344 man days or 2,752 man hours concentrating on player recruitment.
After all that, we do a deal for a bloke in a day who it seems had no idea we were interested the day before yesterday. Do you think our Elliott was target number 37 on our list of potential creative midfielders and the other 36 turned us down or were out of reach.
I’m not suggesting I could do any better and I’m not trying to be critical but the whole process does seem to be very strange indeed.
We can only be delighted that Elliot Lee emerged unscathed from the Bermuda Triangle of Charlton’s recruitment process and wish him well for Saturday. We certainly need him.