I awoke this morning
to a text from a mate of mine telling me that Claus Jenson had been sold to Fulham for 1.25m. What's going on? Ok, if Santa only had a year left on his contract and had made it clear he didn't want to renew it then fair enough. Cash him in. But when did he tell Curbs this? This morning? Why hasn't Curbs made sure he had a replacement in place before he let him go? And what a paltry fee for a player who played in the last European Championships and World Cup for his country and clocked up 133 Premiership appearance in 4 years.
If Charlton ever had a luxury player it was Claus Jenson. He was a bit shy when it came to tackling and would often be invisible in games against your Bolton's and Leicester's, but on a big stage he used to shine. He scored many a brilliant free kick and other than Di Canio was the only person in the club who could take a corner.
I'm going to miss the bald headed one, he always had a smile on his face and there was nothing better than watching the Dane surge into dangerous areas, drop his shoulder and take on opposing players. He was something different to every other player in the squad and now he's gone.
So, what other potential 'targets' have been sold elsewhere today? Oh, only the three. Cahill to the ticking bomb that is Everton, Radzinski to Fulham and Parlour to Middlesbrough. This on top of the 20 year old French prospect Mathieu Flamini to Arsenal yesterday.
I don't want to press my well worn panic button just yet - although I really would be p1ssed if Carrick went to Palarce - but I am slightly concerned that whilst Curbs and the boys are sweltering behind the Chinese Wall we are losing out and it wouldn't be the first time - just ask Chelsea.