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WHAT A WASTE OF MONEY

11-Jun 04:31, by Ketts

How frustrating is it when a player is signed but fails to play a single game?

Billy Clarke became Charlton's latest signing, and immediately the debate started amongst fans.

Will he be an asset, will he be a run-of-the-mill player, or will he be a waste of money? As always, the spectrum of opinion was wide and varied.

Sometimes seemingly safe buys fail to produce, and conversely, ordinary looking acquisitions thrive.

Most frustrating of all for fans is when a player is signed but then fails to make a single appearance.‎

Since the turn of the century,‎ the Addicks have had 31 players who fall into this category:

Anil Koc ‎
Ayo Obileye 
Cory Gibbs ‎
Courtney Harris 
Dorian Smith 
Florent Rouamba 
Gonçalo Brandao 
Jack Munns 
James Ashton ‎
James Walker 
Jani Tanska ‎
Josh Staunton 
Kadell Daniel ‎
Kevin Feely ‎
Kieran Monlouis 
Kurtis Cumberbatch 
Luke Daniels ‎
Marcel Seip ‎
Mark Staunton 
Martin Christensen 
Mikkel Jensen ‎
Montell Moore ‎
Paul Rachubka ‎
Paulo Monteiro ‎
Rhys Browne ‎
Rurik Gislason ‎
Sergio Leite ‎
Simon Walton ‎
Stephen Hughes 
Tony Warner ‎
Zak Ansah ‎

Plenty of the above were brought in for the development squad and failed to push on, but some‎ were expensive failures. 

Martin Christensen in particular was on a lucrative contract.

Hopefully, the newcomers to the class of 2017/18 will be given the opportunity to show what they can do.

 

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