"Iain Dowie has been found guilty of fraudulent misrepresentation. Where that leaves his standing in the game, I don't know. But the game has the ability to be able to forget very quickly, doesn't it? It's not easy to spend three days in the witness box but you rise to the challenge and if you have the truth on your side and you're open and honest, then you'll be more comfortable than someone who hasn't got the truth on his side."
The smug orange one speaking from his home in Marbella, probably pouring himself another creme de menthe as he spoke to the gospel, which is the Evening Standard
Of course "the game"
does have a short memory, which is probably lucky for Jordan. A decision on the financial implication to Dowie will be made next week but it is expected to be nowhere near the £1 million compensation, said to have been waived by Tango Man because Dowie wanted to move nearer to his family in Lancashire.
The fact was that Dowie lied to Jordan or at least misled him into thinking that he was only ever going to consider a job up north, of course as is obvious he had his beady eyes on the vacancy in SE7. However what has not been widely reported is that Charlton were not implicated by Mr Justice Tugendhat and that Dowie was at no stage interviewed by Charlton before May 23rd, the day he left Selhurst. (more
This is what Dowie had to say about today's decision here
So two dates for your diary then: Sept 1st Palace v Charlton and Sept 18th Palace v Coventry. Roll on the new season.