Wonder how this affects any payments from Plymouth to QPR
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Crewe Sign Walton On Loan Posted on: Mon 31 Aug 2009
Crewe Alexandra have eased their midfield injury problems with the loan signing of Plymouth Argyle midfielder Simon Walton. The 21-year-old midfielder will join up with his new team-mates today ahead of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy clash with Stockport tomorrow night.
Walton, who began his career as a youth player at Leeds, has been drafted into the club on a season long loan as competition for the middle of the park and will add experience to the Crewe Alexandra midfield having clocked up more 93 appearances for his various clubs.
Walton started his career as a junior at Leeds United before securing a £500,000 move to Charlton in 2006. After failing to make an impression at the Valley, he was loaned out to Ipswich and Cardiff before joining QPR for £200,000 in the summer of 2007. He made just one league start for the London club before moving on to Hull City on loan.
Plymouth Argyle signed him last summer for an undisclosed fee and he has made 14 appearances for the 'Green Army', whilst also going out on loan to Blackpool at the end of last season.
Walton has permission to play in the FA Cup and the Johnstone's Paint Trophy.
PLYMOUTH OFFICIAL - WALTS AWAY Posted on: Mon 31 Aug 2009 PILGRIMS' midfielder Simon Walton is joining League Two Crewe Alexandra.
The 21-year-old is moving to Cheshire on loan for the rest of the season.
Simon moved to Home Park just over a year ago and has made 14 appearances for the Pilgrims' first team and one as a substitute.
However, he has yet to feature this campaign and the move will allow him to get some much-needed first-team football under his belt.
Walts started his career with hometown club Leeds United, making his competitive debut at the age of just 16 back in 2004.
He went on to make 38 appearances for Leeds in two seasons before he was sold to Charlton Athletic for £500,000 in 2006.
He was immediately sent out on loan by the Addicks to Ipswich to get first-team football, where he made 19 appearances and scored three goals. Walton spent the second half of the season at Cardiff, where he made five appearances.
Despite never playing a competitive game for Charlton, Simon was sold to Queens Park Rangers a year after leaving Elland Road, for a cut-price fee of £200,000.
Again, he struggled to make an impact at his new club, and after a loan spell at Hull City, he joined the Pilgrims in 2008 for an initial £500,000 fee.
In December, he was placed on the transfer-list by Paul Sturrock after being sent off in a league match against Barnsley, with Luggy questioning his attitude and rash decisions by the player.
In March, he joined Blackpool on loan until the end of the season and made one appearance, as a 74th-minute substitute in a 1-0 West Lancashire Derby win over Preston North End at Deepdale.
Segundo Castillo [Red Star Belgrade - Wolves] Loan Maros Klimpl [unattached - Dundee] Kristian O'Leary [Swansea - Leyton Orient] Loan Paul Terry [Grays - Rushden & Diamonds] Undisclosed Simon Walton [Plymouth - Crewe] Loan
Gianni Paladini to QPR Report: "I would like to thank you for all your time and efforts that you put into QPR. I think you are doing something useful and informative for the club and the supporters."
BBC Nicholas Bignall [Reading - Stockport] Loan Segundo Castillo [Red Star Belgrade - Wolves] Loan Manuel da Costa [Fiorentina - West Ham] Undisclosed Charles Itandje [Liverpool - Kavala] Loan Maros Klimpl [unattached - Dundee] Stefan Maierhofer [Rapid Vienna - Wolves] Undisclosed Paul Mullin [Accrington - Morecambe] Undisclosed Savio Nsereko [West Ham - Fiorentina] Undisclosed Kristian O'Leary [Swansea - Leyton Orient] Loan Paul Terry [Grays - Rushden & Diamonds] Undisclosed Michael Turner [Hull - Sunderland] Undisclosed Simon Walton [Plymouth - Crewe] Loan
"Press Association Sport understands the Black Cats have been given permission to speak to the 25-year-old after tabling an offer which could eventually rise to around £12million.
Turner has been chased by several clubs this summer, but none had previously come up with the necessary cash to tempt them to sell.
However, Tigers boss Phil Brown admitted after Saturday's 1-1 Barclays Premier League draw at Wolves that the offers currently on the table were "getting towards a ridiculous valuation for a player who cost us £300,000".
If my old friend Mr. Ingham is about I'd love his take on how Hull made out on this or how Wigan did with Palacios or speaking of Wigan how much/little did they give for Gomez, Figueroa, Rodallega etc.
I only ask because I'm one of them that believes there's different degrees of success while Mr. I is an all or nothing kinda guy though I believe we both agree Flav, Bernie and Paladini have been woefully lacking so far