Lunt’s Destination, Canaries Forward Praises Blues

There’s an article on IcWales in which former West Brom gnasher look-a-like Robert Earnshaw talks about the pressures of playing in the Midlands.

You can read the full article here but the most interesting part is the quote from Earnshaw:

A big money transfer, to what is at the end of the day probably the biggest club in the Midlands, will create massive pressure in itself. But on top of that, Cams is going to have to learn very quickly.

Earnshaw was, of course, the last big money striker move out of Ninian Park – to Norwich City via West Bromwich Albion. But after spending almost 18 months in the Midlands, it is clear that Earny has a great idea of how the footballing fraternity lines up in this area of the world!

Meanwhile the official Sheffield Wednesday site has reported that the Owls have signed Crewe Alexandra midfielder Kenny Lunt – reported to be a Blues target.

Heskey Results & Promotion Chances

New poll on the right hand side. Blues have been made favourites to win The Championship by bookies. Do you think we’ll win the league? Vote now.

The last poll saw over 340 votes with 39% believing that we should sell him – but only for the right price. 37% believed that we should get rid of him, even if we have to give him away whilst 23% believe that we should keep him at all costs.

Blues Linked To International Striker

Colin Tattum (who else?) in the Birmingham Mail has claimed that Blues are tracking Hungarian international striker Peter Rajczi.

The talented 25 year old currently played for Ujpest FC in Hungary. He has registered 23 goals in 23 games this season as well as bagging himself 3 goals in eight international appearances. The player was an unsued substitute in last night’s friendly against England at Old Trafford.

Finding information on the striker is difficult since a hell of a lot of it happens to be in foreign and the ‘Translate’ tool on Google isn’t as good as they’d like to make out that it is! According to one article I found, the player had an unsuccessful trial with Stoke City in November last year although I can’t confirm that with any other online sources.

Various online profile have him at 175-183 cms tall and weighing 70-77kg – it would suggest that he’s far from a target-man and much more of a predator with an eye for a finish. No player scores 23 in 23 – regardless of division – if he’s got a shot like Emile Heskey! (Shoosh Heskey fans, I’m just kidding)

But speaking of Heskey, could a move for Rajczi spell the end for Emile at Blues? I don’t see the need for five strikers and I firmly believe that the hoofball tactic will always be too tempting whilst Blues have big Emile up front. Therefore it could be a case of taking the £3.5m that’s on offer from Blackburn or Wigan and then ploughing (please, God) that money straight back into even more team-building.

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This section of the site covers the blog portion of J&S from 26th April 2006 - when the site returned after a catastrophic hosting failure causing the loss of over 500 articles - to 28th April 2008 - when I decided to have a prolonged rest from the site.

Here, if it so takes your fancy, you can find every single article, totalling over 1,000, written by myself and many others over that two year period.

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I decided to archive them in this way because I wanted to start something fresh for the main part of the site. Hopefully you'll be able to see that up on the main portion of the site now.

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- Aff, 03/08/08.