Thursday, January 31, 2008


In a move which will shock the world of football to its molten core, legendary Addicks writer Frankie Valley has signed for New York Addick, on loan until the end of the season.

With just hours to go until the January transfer window slammed shut, Valley finally agreed to put pen to paper to seal a deal that's already being compared to Ashley Cole's contentious move to Chelsea from Arsenal.

New York Addick was naturally ecstatic about his deadline day acquisition, well aware that Valley was one of the few current Charlton writers who could comfortably, "...put 10,000 hits on a blog."

Only a week ago, Valley sensationally abandoned his own blog citing personal reasons and burn-out. Yet incredibly he has already agreed terms with one of his most bitter rivals, in another sign of America's increasing influence on English football.

"We're delighted to have him...," cooed New York Addick, "...he knows he won't be appearing day in, day out like he used to, but I think it's a great deal for both blogs.

's still got so much to offer at this level, and I feel we've been missing his type of creativity in recent weeks."

"The Scunthorpe game has probably come just a little bit early for him, but I know he's eager to get involved, perhaps beginning with the build-up to the local derby with Palace." "It's simply made for Frankie," he chuckled.

After undergoing a specialised medical that tested for punctuation, verbal reasoning and spelling, Valley signed on the dotted line in the presence of his literary agent.

Valley meanwhile was more circumspect, but clearly looking forward to the challenge. "My motive for going to America is to help spread the soccer gospel in the colonies, just like Becks before me" he insisted in his inimitable fashion, "....I'm definitely not doing this for the money - NO WAY!"

he added, "...I am rather hoping to get a couple of free tickets for 'Jersey Boys' out of the deal."


At 11:23 PM, Blogger Chicago Addick said...

Well done NYA. Certainly the signing of the day.

At 7:38 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My two favourite bloggers in one -its like Clive Mendonca and Mark Kinsella as a Frankeinstein hybrid-
Clark Mensella

At 7:55 AM, Blogger Pedro45 said...

Excellent news NYA - how much in debt did you have to go to clinch the signing?

At 9:26 AM, Blogger charlton north-downs said...

What sort of signing on fee was involved and will he have a weekly spot called the Frankie Valley revival.

At 11:39 AM, Anonymous Iberian Valley said...

Full marks! I knew that Frankie had given us the chance for some lateral thinking but I for one wasn't up to it.
Lets hope that Frankie recovers his senses very soon.

At 12:15 PM, Anonymous newyorkaddick said...

His people were surprisingly easy to deal with, contrary to everything I'd heard about agents.

It may well have been the first transfer ever entirely negotiated and agreed via email.

At 12:29 PM, Blogger StoneMuse said...

lol, excellent

At 12:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

NYA - Please, please, please relocate to LA so that we can have a 'Frankie Goes To Hollwood' headline. You know it makes sense....

At 2:22 AM, Anonymous Colin in Thailand said...

He actually wanted to come out here to me but Mrs Valley put her foot down ,Cant think why!!!

At 8:09 AM, Blogger 100 miles from home said...

Good to see me old mate Fwankie back on the blogs. What a coup de gras for NYA I assume the weakness of the Dollar combined with a Defoe-esque greed on Mr Valley's part was the clincher. (Was the house NYA bought your Mum in Manhattan a factor Fwanie?) Charlton Plus Radio is ever hopeful of an appearance from the great man and I can't wait to get him on the show. Welcome back me old son and God Bless America (Choke)


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