The Monday Profile: James Bailey

Posted by on May 24, 2010 in The Monday Profile | 3 Comments

Derby County’s double swoop for James Bailey and John Brayford from Crewe last week smacked ever so slightly of “buy one, get one free”. Brayford teams up with his fellow Burton Albion alumnus Nigel Clough at Pride Park and looks to be a solid procurement: a place in the League Two team of the season, a near ever present tally of appearances and two player of the year awards in …

The Monday Profile: Scott Carson

Posted by on May 17, 2010 in The Monday Profile | One Comment

Just as Queen Mary I of England was said to have died with the word “Calais” imprinted on her heart, so will some of the more jingoistic among us suspect that “Croatia” might be emblazoned on that of Scott Carson. Not that the Cumbrian keeper is in any mood to quit this mortal coil just yet. Amazingly, he’s still only 24 years of age and given the way another former …

The Monday Profile: Ian Evatt

Posted by on May 10, 2010 in The Monday Profile | No Comments

The sight of Ian Evatt lumbering into an advanced position in Saturday’s Football League Show coverage of Blackpool’s win over Nottingham Forest gave me a nosebleed watching from my sofa, let alone the colossal centre half. That one of the most ungainly players I can remember could stand on the verge of the land of milk and honey is startling. What next? Adebayo Akinfenwa swimming with the big fish? Jon

The Monday Profile: Darren Ambrose

Posted by on May 3, 2010 in The Monday Profile | 2 Comments

Perhaps a predictable choice for the profile this week but anyone who was able to ignore Mark Bright’s constant sledging of those called upon to replace him in the position of striker for Crystal Palace FC on the Beeb yesterday will have had underlined to them once again how much of a fulcrum the Harlow sired player has been for the Eagles this season. One fact of significance that Bright …

The Monday Profile: Gary Hooper

Posted by on Apr 25, 2010 in The Monday Profile | 8 Comments

“Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife” proclaims the most famous book in history, but try telling that to the 23 sinners that will make up next year’s Championship clubs. It’s been a rum season where midfielders such as Peter Whittingham, Darren Ambrose, Charlie Adam, Gylfi Sigurà°sson and Kevin Nolan populate the upper reaches of the hit parade, but it’s conventional striker Gary Hooper who is now the man …