Tings are lookin proper bad for footballer Ashley-Paul Robinson, ya get me? The 19-year old Crystal Palace winger is in a spot of bother after he inadvertantly revealed his plans to move to Fulham on his Facebook profile.
In an update on Saturday, the strikingly erudite Robinson alerted chums about his potential move to Craven Cottage with the following gnomic status update: "Ashley-Paul is goin fulham on Monday. If I pull dis off im on dis ting!!!" Unfortunately, the player's grasp of Facebook is about as secure as his mastery of the English language, for his exciting news was inadvertently beamed to the 2.7 million users in the site's London network.
In a less than humble admission of guilt, Ashley-Paul updated his status again on Monday to acknowledge that he had "been very naughty lol". The success of his trial at Fulham is unknown, but his future at Selhurst Park appears clear enough: the club has confirmed that the player would no longer be offered a new contract.
Poor old Palace are also smarting over the loss of promising 16-year old midfielder John Bostock who, following a tribunal, has joined Tottenham for an initial £700,000 fee. While Eagles fans may be irked to see such a potential talent leave, they may take comfort from the last time Spurs poached a Palace teenager: Wayne Routledge, bought for £2 million in 2005, and recently seen poking around the reserve team of, yes, Fulham. Something for Ashley-Paul to ponder.
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