The Rumour Room – 18th May

Last updated : 19 May 2005 By Nik Taylor

Dougie Freedman’s excellent substitute performance in the 2-2 draw at Charlton may have been his last for the Eagles. Iain Dowie told the South London Press: "Dougie will want to play more than he has done and we'll see what he thinks."

The first of the Andrew Johnson rumours has surfaced, and it’s a corker. According to The Mirror (in a notably quote-free piece), Steve Bruce fancies taking the top English goalscorer back to St. Andrews – with former Eagle Clinton Morrison returning to Selhurst in a reversal of 2002’s transfer deal between the clubs.
If this is the most believable AJ rumour the press can come up with, it seems we’ll have no trouble keeping hold of our man.