Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Finally! The Orange Beast is Alive!!

You know that a transfer season of nothing but mediocre to bad news for those of us of a Dynamaniac persuasion has started to get to us when the potential signing of a 33-year-old backup journeyman goalkeeper from Gretna of all places is considered big news.

But big news it is indeed, and thanks once again to MLS Rumors for providing the sweet elixir. Dominic Kinnear and John Spencer are plumbing the Scotland well once again with the imminent arrival of the well-traveled Tony Caig.

His Wikipedia page has already been updated to show this. Now that's FAST! How's this for a resume, though: 1991-99 with Carlisle United; 99-01 with Blackpool; 01 with Charlton Athletic; 01-03 with Hibs; 03-06 with Newcastle; 06-07 with Vancouver and 07-yesterday with Gretna. Now THAT is a guy who has logged some serious frequent flyer miles in the 21st Century!

The Cleator Moor, England native appeared in eight games, surrendering no goals for the Irons, who currently languish 12th in the 12-team Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier League, nine points out of 11th and almost-certain candidates for relegation, though they were just promoted last year prior to Caig's arrival. Caig is no stranger to winning, though, helping the Whitecaps to the USL-1 title in 2006. The following is the '07 season preview for the 'Caps, with Caig the first player interviewed, before his transfer to Gretna:


The Manly Ferry said...

Ah, Martek...I was about to share!

Congrats on your potential, new net-minder. That's a big, important piece for your bunch.

Martek said...

Man, I hope he just stops a few shots. I like the 16 clean sheets he had for Vancouver in their USL-1 title season. Let's hope he does the same thing here, because with the fixture congestion Dynamo has, he's certainly going to get his chances.

playtherapy said...

Uh hum, wellll, he's not 39 yrs old
(trying to be positive). What was that we said before about a future replacement for Pat? Caig ain't it. I can only pray he's a capable stand in.

I'm curious- do you think Wells would have gotten a call up had he stayed Dynamo #2? Frankly, I question the Nat nod period as did DCU who subsequently obtained Carvallo.