- 14 Feb 2003
- Reaction score
- Walton on Thames
Just drove past the Novotel and saw Chris Mepham strolling to the ground but not carrying any boots with him. So either he's incredibly casual or it's an Egan/Bjelland back two today.
At the beginning of the season no one here could envisage Bjelland making an impact, where many would want him to stay. Having a serious injury, being a top earner and not proving himself up to that time, it just seemed for the best that he’d move on.
Then came regular starts, October 2017. He started to show what he can do. Then the pairing with Mepham. Brentford improved and the results.
Opinions change, both supporters and the club, so let’s hope there’s some dialogue before the WC and he signs. If he doesn’t, then after the WC he will probably have a good choice of Clubs to go to. Just turning 30 too, it could be his last big deal.
I think after a dodgy couple of years Bjelland probably reckoned it better for his Denmark chances to move to a bigger club - plus he could probably earn more elsewhere.
But I think after becoming first choice and with his on/off injuries he’d take another 2 years here on his current wage, especially as he’s seen it hasn’t hurt his chances of the WC
For me he starts with Mepham against Barnsley. Tough on Egan but we need the calmness and assurance he brings to the side at this end of the season
He's come good after injury - shame that we didn't see more of him.
Signing an extension though won't help others come through in my opinion - we'll just end up with another situation like mawson where others have to move on to further their careers. It's different if they might be sold as that gives natural opportunities but bjelland would likely not move if we'd put him on enough money to make it worthwhile for him to resign
Do you really believe that he hasn't spoken to anyone already?
Out of contract international defender in “thinks he can get a better deal elsewhere” shocker
Good luck to him. He’s been decent enough this season. We’ve had better