A returning BJ

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Exeter City's second signing of the summer is a bit of an anti-climax. Not that Billy Jones isn't a good player, nor that he isn't liked by Grecians fans. It's just a bit... well, underwhelming. Part of the joy of the summer transfer season is digging around for info on players you know very little about. Tisdale's taken all the fun out of that. We know what Billy Jones is all about.

Ok, I'm sorry Billy. We're being a bit harsh here. I'm happy you're back in Exeter.

Jones was a key part of our Conference side until leaving for Crewe in 2007 for £65,000. So City have done well there, profit-wise.

He's got a sweet left foot on him and takes a mean penalty and free-kick. He's also fairly solid defensively and going forward, although isn't going to be bombing down the flanks like Scott Goldborne.

In short, a solid player who was popular during his first stint, although was relegated with Crewe and released after not getting much of a chance in League Two last season, so you could say there are question marks at this level.

With Goldborne reported to be on the verge of signing a new deal and Joe Heath also added to the squad, my guess is that Jones will add much-needed balance to a City back three alongside Duffy and Matt Taylor, or, if we're playing a back four, Goldborne will be pushed up to the wing. There's certainly no shortage of options in that area.

And for all the lack of glamour, Billy's still a decent signing. And I, for one, am very glad to have him at the Park. Geddin Billy.

Also, Bertie Cozic has delayed becoming a full-time crepe maker and has signed a new contract. Now that is good news. The French should have picked him for the World Cup. They have no bite in midfield. ALLEZ BERTIE!


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