Saturday, November 28, 2009

11/28/09: Roy Keane And Ipswich Loan Stern John... John Headed Ever More Closer To Columbus.

Last June, Stern John said that he desires and wants to return to Columbus. But, at that time, John also said that he wanted one more year in England. Well, that one more year in England hasn't gone so hot. John has only made two appearances for Championship side Crystal Palace (in 13th place with only 23 points). John hasn't found the net in his two appearances for Palace.

John's lack of Palace appearances has led to a recent loan switch with Championship bottom feeders Ipswich Town; who are run by John's former Sunderland manager Roy Keane. The loan will last until January. John will try to prop up 23rd place Ipswich Town, currently on 13 points.

If the loan doesn't go well, expect Stern John to be in Columbus for the preseason. Also, expect John's stock to drop enough that the Crew could possibly fit John in at Moreno's salary.

So, what are your thoughts? Would it be worth it to bring John back into the squad? I think a guy still good enough for Crystal Palace in August and Roy Keane in November, has to still have some worth to Columbus come March.

John may be a nice target striker for Guillermo Barros Schelotto in 2010.

Here is Keano on John's strong character and why he brought John into the side:

Malvin Kamara, the Columbus Crew, and Willy Wonka.

** Malvin Kamara is apparently still turning down the Columbus Crew to stay with Conference National bottom feeders Barrow A.F.C.. No clue why the Crew are hot for a guy in the Blue Square Premier League (otherwise known as the Conference National or the 5th Division in England), but hey if it's in the English press it must have some truth to it. That was sarcasm..

However, the Malvin Kamara thing is sort of reminding me of the Renteria thing. Renteria talked it up to the press and that was true. Appears that Kamara is doing the same thing. I would think Kamara would be like Rohan Ricketts version 2.0, but who knows Bliss and company are in charge for a reason.

And, at least Kamara will bring an interesting pre-match ritual Nordeckside.


  1. it would be kinda fun to chant the oompa loompa song.

  2. I don't think Stern John is happening... We keep talking about Warzycha wants young guys and last time I checked, Stern John isn't exactly in his prime years. I hate the idea of having him back anyways. Sure, he did good back when he played for us, what has he done since? Too old and not a good enough recent track record for Warzycha to bring him back.