Millwall Bent out of shape
While Addicks everywhere will be feeling very proud tonight when Darren Bent starts
the England game up front with someone called Wayne Rooney, spare a thought for our friends up the road, Millwall
. Okay, that's enough.
Teetering on the trapdoor to League One (Division 3 if you're as old as me) The Lions yesterday announced pre-tax losses
for the period ending November 2005 of £2.4m. Chairman Peter De Savary once described as an entrepreneur, conservationist and yachtsman had great plans for the rust bucket
, but yesterday was thinking of steering in different waters when he said "Should relegation to League One occur, the Board have contingency plans in place to take account of this change of status. With 13 players' contracts expiring during the close season, we are in a strong position to plan the size of our squad accordingly."
Just hope he remembers that you need at least 11 crew to play football.
There are rumours that Alexei Smertin's recent injury was a bit ficticious, the man himself has made a recovery however and is set to lead his country out against world champions Brazil tonight in Moscow. Smertin's future at The Valley seems very uncertain after he openly talked yesterday of an offer from a Russian club for next season. "I've received an offer from a Russian club and now my agent is considering that,"
he said. (more
And with a summer clear out expected at The Valley, one player that we definitely don't want to see go is Luke Young but today's Sun
is running a story that he is looking for a summer move to ''a bigger club."
This is The Sun
mind, who on their website
are asking the question: "Should Marcus Bent go to Germany?"
I suppose the answer is: if he wants, but as long as he is back for Saturday!