Apologies to those of you who have no interest in Shrewsbury Town or football in general but I just have to mention Shrewsbury’s second game of the season – Tuesday night’s game against Championship team Colchester which Shrewsbury won 1-0. It was very nearly 1-1 in extra time but the goalkeeper managed to save a penalty kick. Only down side is, he’s Scottish. Never mind, even league 2 clubs have foreign players nowadays.
Which leads me nicely on to the fate of Derek Asamoah, the Ghanian international who currently plays for Shrewsbury. Or rather, did play for Shrewsbury until he signed for the French team Nice today. Lucky for him that they wanted him, though, because he went awol 3 weeks ago claiming to be ill but was actually undertaking a 3 week unauthorised trial for Nice in France! The club have said that if he hadn’t been signed by Nice they’d have sacked him and even had the support of the players union which is unusual. Still, they got £50k for him which is £10k more than I predicted when the rumours first started flying about a couple of weeks ago.