Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Going, going, gone...

Nearly a month since I posted about the possibility of Chris Mort vacating the chairman's seat after just over a year, his departure from the club has finally been confirmed. His replacement, as expected, will be Derek Llambias.

On leaving he commented: "I've enjoyed my time as chairman immensely but the time was right, with high-quality individuals recruited for each of the key management roles and the club heading in the right direction". I'm assuming "high-quality individuals" isn't a reference to Dennis Wise, or if so he's even less of a football man than we thought. I'm also a bit sceptical about whether the club really is heading in the right direction - are we, when we've sold several players without any replacements being drafted in and been linked today with players of the calibre of Fulham's Steven Davis and Birmingham's Olivier Kapo when rival clubs of a similar stature such as Spurs can splash out millions on Croatian and Brazilian talent?

All the same, Mort has at least steadied the ship behind the scenes and pleasingly kept a lower media profile than his oafish predecessor...


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