Latest transfer gossip is that Matty Etherington is in talks with Stoke City. I hope this is not true as I am a bit of a fan of Mr Etherington. But his off field activities and injuries may have led to Zola losing patience with him. I hope that is not the case. He is one of the few players who can run at a defence and cause havoc. We need wide players and apart from Kieron Dyer, he is the only one we have.
Whatever happens, I hope we will not him go on the cheap. He’s still fairly young (26?) and has got to be worth upwards of £3.5 million.