Anyone for bridge?
The week has flown by. I'm typing this whilst sitting in the easy internet cafe
on The Strand. The bloke next to me has been playing online bridge for the last 40 minutes whilst I have been catching up with my favourite websites and of course anything Charlton - not sure whose sadder me or him?
I've had a great week, done a ton of stuff and I will fill you in next week on the abundance of culture I have experienced these past 5 days.
This afternoon I am heading over to Hornchurch to catch up with some pals tonight. My brother is accompanying me, he has had a bit of a shit time recently so it will be good to sink a few pints and catch up. Then tomorrow we will pick my son up and take him back to our parents in Eastbourne for the weekend. I fly back to Chicago on Monday.
Another post-season week is coming to a close and by Mr Murray's reckoning we should be on our third signing by now, however Addicks are finding other things to keep the boredom away.Inspector Sands
had 57 comments in reply to his argument
for both sides on the formation of the Charlton Athletic Independent Supporters' Trust (CAIST
) and then got slated for his trouble on the mailing list, which frankly I don't waste my time with.
Meanwhile supporter Derek Chappell has had a slightly more productive week investing a "significent" portion of the 9.2m new ordinary share-issue
on Wednesday. This will raise an additional £5.525m. "We're allocating around half of the money to Alan and the other half is going to be used for working capital in the company,"
explained Plc chairman Richard Murray (more
This has had a dramatic effect on the club's share price. There was a lot of activity yesterday and it hit 38.4p at one stage, ending at 37p by close, the highest since April 2001.
The 100 year centenary party, well there were two of course, took part last weekend. "Hundreds of fans journeyed to The Valley on Sunday to join in the fun organised by the supporters' club."
). Can't help think the whole thing has been a bit of a damp squib though.
And meanwhile, to cheer me up before I head over to deepest darkest Essex. Lennie Lawrence is the latest in what is getting quite a long line of people to turn down the vacant Millwall job. Ex- Coventry boss Eric Black is the latest name in the frame.