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Monday Musings; Dead wood, Tesche & Rowett's phone bill

Monday Musings; Dead wood, Tesche & Rowett's phone bill
Eugh. It's Monday again. But it wasn't a bad week after all, was it? A couple of new faces and a body between the sticks. Panic over. Hopefully, we'll see more signings this week. I hear Sergio Ramos is available for 64m. Maybe Real Madrid would consider a swap deal involving the much sough-after right-back, Neal Eardley?!

I am of the opinion that Blues are a decent centre half, a striker and a Robert Tesche away from having a good Championship squad. Tesche was a vital player in the second half of last season. With the German in the team, Blues were a better passing side with higher ball retention so please please please please get the deal done. If indeed the club do have the financial muscle to get the deal over the line, that is. And like I said, another striker wouldn't go amiss, maybe someone of the Nikola Zigic mould but who can actually win a header.

A fair bit of dead wood still exists in the squad. The aforementioned Eardley - who has had more injuries than Darren Anderton - Mark Duffy who is only deemed good enough when the opponents are of the Blyth Spartans ilk and David Edgar. Yes, funny one, that. Edgar is actually a very decent player but apparently, he and Rowett do not see 'eye-to-eye'. It's a shame, because Edgar would be as suited to Michael Morrison as ham is to a Greggs crusty baguette. But due to the supposed personality clash, that may be a non-starter. And if manager's continue to see Lee Novak as a graduate from the Arjen Robben school of wingers, he may as well be added to the 'surplus to requirements' pile. Novak is not a wide players. He is a dab hand in goal, though!

Finances are available to support Gary Rowett in his quest for new blood, according to Panos Pavlakis. In previous summers, Blues have offered less cash than a Greek ATM but this time it seems different. Rowett has been working tirelessly (he reckons his phone bill was 700 which leads me to believe he may want to change providers) to make deals happen, us fans have been waiting and expecting tirelessly.

My biggest hope is that a cash injection doesn't come from the sale of The Don (Clayton Donaldson) to Leeds or Reading. Suggestions that Blues have put a 2m price tag on his head are laughable, where would we find an adequate replacement for our top goalscorer, our player of the season and our talisman? And how much of that 2m would actually be re-invested in the team. Would we be left signing a freebie from Forest Green Rovers? Social media comments last night suggested that Rowett laughs off talk of Donaldson leaving. 'No chance' he says.

I have chewed your ear off for for long enough now. This column will be a regular monday feature on this very site, so be sure to come back an check out my ramblings next Monday. Hopefully, I can shed some light on an otherwise dreary day. No one likes Monday's, do they?

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Writer:Rob Wildey
Date:Monday June 29 2015
Time: 7:34AM

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Certainly right, those signings last week have gone a long way to calming my nerves, at least now we have a goal keeper as the players arrive for training. - Given we haven't heard anything on the Edgar front for a while, maybe he'll remain?
29/06/2015 10:29:00
Speaking of Eardley, thats an extra 5k, we could use it to give Donaldson a pay rise and keep him here.
29/06/2015 10:36:00
Hahahahahahaha that cheered me up on a desolate Monday,after too many ciders over the weekend,I think We would need to throw in a years supply of Bovril to temp Real into parting with Ramos
Jonathan Garrett
29/06/2015 11:26:00
How much is a year's supply of bovril these days?
Rob Wildey
29/06/2015 15:31:00
Ramos is no replacement for Caddis!
29/06/2015 18:41:00
Brilliant article, I'm still praying Tesche arrives.
30/06/2015 10:39:00
Great article! Mark Duffy, I'd forgetten about him!!
30/06/2015 14:44:00
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