Sunday Papers

Last updated : 16 January 2005 By Brian Cartlidge

Murphy rewarded for tireless industry

If anyone from his old club, Liverpool, had been at the Valley yesterday they would surely have questioned the wisdom of allowing Danny Murphy to go to Charlton for a bargain £2.5 million last year. After Liverpool lost to Manchester United, Murphy dominated the midfield against a Birmingham City side who lacked spirit and on this form look incapable of turning round a Premiership season that is becoming troubled on and off the field. Independent

Charlton cash in on Upson errors

“One of those ones to be replayed and ridiculed for years,” said Steve Bruce, Birmingham’s disappointed manager. He was referring to the farcical goal by which Charlton went ahead after nine minutes of this match. The Times

Jeffers provides driving force for Valley Express

With Francis Jeffers at the wheel and Danny Murphy giving directions, the controversial new Valley Express got off to an impressive start for Charlton against a stalling Birmingham side. Observer

Murphy peddles Charlton dream

Those heady dreams of one day bringing European competition to The Valley no longer belong in fantasy land and in Danny Murphy they have the ideal man to orchestrate any campaign from midfield. Telegraph