The Monday Profile: George Donnelly

Posted by on Sep 20, 2010 in The Monday Profile | One Comment

Three weeks ago I used Norwich goalkeeper John Ruddy as an example of how larger clubs have exploited the loan system to their own ends, to the possible detriment of the players involved. The subject of this week’s Profile shows the other side of the coin, whereby a player surplus to requirements at his parent club can use a loan move to get his career back on track. Football can …

The Monday Profile: Anwar Uddin

Posted by on Sep 13, 2010 in The Monday Profile | 2 Comments

Few players can be as inxtricably linked with a club’s glory days than Anwar Uddin and Dagenham and Redbridge. Uddin joined the Daggers in 2004 and made 187 appearances as the Daggers transformed themselves from non-league powerhouse to League 1 upstarts in the space of little more than half a decade. That the Whitechapel born defender failed to emerge from the bench on the biggest red letter day of all

The Monday Profile: Scott Griffiths

Posted by on Sep 6, 2010 in The Monday Profile | No Comments

One of the most notable pieces of business on transfer deadline day was the extension of left back Scott Griffiths’ loan from Peterborough to Chesterfield for a further two months. A solid performer, Griffiths first appeared on these pages over a year ago, when impressing my fellow blogger Lanterne Rouge whilst playing for Dagenham. Soon after, he moved to Peterborough United, where an initial loan move was made permanent in

The Monday Profile: John Ruddy

Posted by on Aug 30, 2010 in The Monday Profile | One Comment

John Ruddy’s career CV to date reads similarly to several footballers his age. A protà©gà© at Cambridge United, Ruddy made his debut aged 17 on the final day of the 2003-4 season. After establishing himself as the U’s No. 1 the following season, Ruddy was sold to Everton for an initial £250,000 (rising to £500,000 depending on appearances). Heralded at the time by Toffees manager David Moyes as a future

The Monday Profile: Elliot Benyon

Posted by on Aug 23, 2010 in The Monday Profile | One Comment

This week’s Monday Profile comes from Northampton fan David Cox, still smarting from the opening-day lesson Torquay’s diminutive striker Elliot Benyon delivered to his team’s back four.

Three wins from three leave Torquay at the summit of League 2, and the player who has orchestrated their impressive burst from the blocks is, without doubt, Eliot Benyon.
Benyon will have a superb season with the Gulls because of his movement, strength