Friday, July 13, 2007

New Signing - Paul Konchesky

Blige! It's all go this week isn't it. Out of nowhere we've signed Left Back Paul Konchesky from West Ham. Poor old Konch had been at Charlton for ages when he fell out of favour with Alan Curbishley, after a period on loan at Tottenham he eventually opted to move to West Ham, the team he supported as a boy, in July 2005. We were interested at the time as well but missed out. After a very successful first season, culminating in a goal scoring (see picture above) F.A. Cup Final appearance, last season saw Alan Pardew sacked and Paul's ex-manager Curbishley installed. It seems they still don't get along so the Spammers loss is our gain.

Konchesky played 70 times for West Ham scoring twice, having made 169 appearances for Charlton scoring 6 goals and 15 appearances for Tottenham. He's also played twice for England and 15 times for the England U21 side. His signing will almost certainly pave the way for the departure of Franck Queudrue who has made no secret of his desire to leave the club.

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