Curbs seems to value friendlies about as much as me with the emphasis on fitness and experiments rather than results and performances. However confidence is another huge consideration and a comfortable 3-1 victory
last night over Chievo Verona at the Valley was a much needed boost following a difficult week for the Addicks.
Difficult weeks should not come in early August though, but it did as the management teams' continued search for new players met with blanks and our enigmatic Italian hero flew back "home"
it seems ready to end his time in England. The Sparrows Lane car park is looking a bit empty as Turner and Rachubka also disappeared, both on 1 month loans.
Rumours back in Blighty I see continue in earnest such as this on BBC 606
about Beattie, Carrick, Graveson and Prutton (the most amazing proposed sequence of events I have ever heard) and more interestingly this about Danny Murphy
Oh well, its going to be an apprehensive week for us fans, but let us hope that Curbs and Merv don't lose sight of Bolton on Saturday. I am sure they won't. Come on you Addicks.