Well, well, well..
..what a day. And typically it was a day when I was tied up in boring work meetings too. My phone was buzzing like no one's business and the two times I popped back to my desk I had received Newsflash
emails. You spend all that time waiting for the transfer bus and then two come at once.
So, Danny Murphy for 2.5m and Francis Jeffers, the 'fox in the box, for 2.6m. A day only spolied by the sad news that Paulo has, as expected, put pen to paper in Rome
Lets talk about Paulo first. I am disappointed that he will be leaving us after a year but lets face it, we all know what it is like to have a football club in your blood. Plus of course he will be nearer to his family and I for one can understand those yearnings. He will go with my best and I only hope that there's a significent enough gap in the Serie A and Premiership calender that we can welcome him onto the pitch for one last goodbye.
Back to the future then. The day has finally come when little Charlton can compete with and buy players from bigger clubs. Two more internationals to add to the now long list (even my memory remembers when it was only John Robinson) and I am sure in the thinking of both players was the belief that they are now going to be plying their trade for the future England manager.
It was great to see the news leak out today that little Tottenham somewhat misled the press with their comments yesterday and that Murphy's first choice
was always the Valley, even the mild mannered Curbs felt the need to speak out, "Everyone talks about Tottenham and I don't know why. They should be talking about us. Spurs were a little bit naive and a little bit spiteful to be honest."
I love it. Any Spurs fans reading this? Wake up and smell the coffee. This is not still 1960.
And then if that wasn't enough excitement in one day, we go and throw some more money around and buy Jeffers from Arsenal. Only 23, and with a lot to prove, just Curbs' kind of player.
All in all quite a day. I need to catch my breath and await tomorrow's Newsflashes. Come on, it is only Tuesday.