So ex Real Madrid defender Francisco Pavon isn't joining us after all. The Mail reports that it is because we weren't prepared to offer him a long enough contract but, as with Hell Hadji, Doctor Evil is putting it down to fitness issues. Interesting.
What exactly does Allardyce expect? He knew that Pavon hadn't been with a club since August so presumably he knew he would be out of condition. Isn't that the purpose of pre-season?
And the fitness issues of Hell Hadji didn't exactly hold him back did they? He scored twice and assisted the third in just the second game into his Doncaster career. Useless fat bastard!
I said at the time that Sam Pot was spinning us a line about the reason why we sent Diouf packing. The fans blocked the move for Spitting Image and now I very much suspect that Pavoff has said piss off rather than vice versa. Penny pinching is probably behind this one. I hope to God Tomkins and Faye stay fit for the foreseeable future!