Perry decision doesn't make any sense
The morning after and slightly bedraggled after a 17-hour work day yesterday, trying desperately to keep up with the going's on in SE7 and missing all the interviews and kerfuffle at the press conference. The beauty of living here and not around the corner anymore I guess!
What I did manage to do last night at ridiculous o'clock was catch up on all the interweb views and comments, which as always gives a most balanced view, more balanced than being in the pub with loads of mates shouting at one and other but nowhere near as much of a laugh.
Personally I think Dowie will be a success, given some support and patience by us and of course getting that publicity seeking twat Jordan of his tail. This could run and run and I think that the orange ones sole premeditated motivation is to try and derail and destabilise our club.
This is what happens when you have an ego as big as a Sainsbury's Superstore
but a brain the size of an economy value pea.
One sad piece of news and actually quite irrational in my thinking is the non-offering of a new contract to Chris Perry. Whilst Jon Fortune was rewarded with a 3-year deal for some more composed performances in an injury-hit last season, our most composed and consistent centre-half has been shown the door
. Often he stood out in games that I saw as our best player and his calming influence and experience I would have put down as a valuable asset to our more and more threadbare squad. Rather disconcerting news unless a young centre-half is on the shopping list.
I'm sure like other Addicks, I would like to extend my thanks to Chris for being a great competitor in each of the 84 games he played in, and in Steve Brown parlance, a player that never let us down. Just another forgotten legacy of Curbishley mananging to see things that other managers couldn't. No pressure Iain.Update 9.54am.
Ian Dowie has also released Jay Bothroyd
, evoking a contract condition that he can be released if he didn't make a certain number of appearances. That's 4 strikers now departed, but don't fret because we still have Super Kev!