Monday 7 November 2011

Bradley: my heavy heart

Bradley Wright-Phillips came to Charlton last January as part of an ongoing fire sale at financially troubled Plymouth Argyle.   They have now been saved from oblivion and the Addicks striker is delighted for their fans.

He told The Football League Paper that he left the Pilgrims with a heavy heart believing that he had abandoned the club in its hour of need.  'We had a brilliant team,' said League One's leading scorer.  'Everyone I spoke to was sad to leave.  We all felt a bit like we were jumping ship.  But the club had to sell players to stay afloat.'

He added, 'It's good for the staff there too.  They are such good people down there and they haven't been paid for so long.'   He also noted, 'At a club the size of Plymouth, nobody was on good money.'   One can assume he got a bit more at The Valley.   Indeed, the key now is to keep him for the rest of the season and then for him to form the nucleus of a strike force in the Championship.   As the chant goes, he is better than his brother.

Plymouth Argyle are the team of choice on the Scilly Islands.   Indeed, they put a lot of work in with young people on the islands which is more important in the long run than visits by the likes of Beckham and Gerrard.   However, anyone who wants more exciting fare than the two club league on the islands would have to leave early on Saturday and come back on Monday if they wanted to go to a game at Home Park.

Radio Scilly supremo Keri Jones always likes it if I can feature Argyle in my Saturday slot on the sports show, but points out that there are no known Charlton supporters on the islands (whereas teams like Manchester City have a following).

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