Well nothing much is happening is it? Quietly shown the door
were Paulo Monteiro and Dorian Smith. If they walked in here now, I wouldn't recognise them. Oh well nice to have known you. Greg Halford took his toothbrush to Sheffield and will be kicking hopeful long balls forward for the Blades next season. I must have a bet on him to score at The Valley in November.
Those that went to the City Addicks
meeting last week attended by Steve Waggott, would have heard that Ben Thatcher turned down a £5,000 a week offer and has become a free agent. ZZ will stay the season, and could sign an extension, equally he can make a pre-contract agreement with another club in January, although due to work permit issues, this is unlikely to be in the UK.
Despite the wage bill being reduced from £33m to £11m since relegation the club are desperate to further cut Marcus Bent and Amdy Faye from it. Bent earns £25,000 a week, and I am told Faye earns more. The home friendly will be against Malaga and the Iran one is old tosh. Whilst a new training ground at Kings Hill is on hold, Sparrows Lane could be used for the Olympics. And I believe from sources that Mr Waggott has not forgotten overseas Addicks.
I can reserve the new home kit before it hits the shops. Hmmmm, it's got a lot of red in it hasn't it? The most interesting 'official' news was that Pards is going to open up a training session
to the fans. What a nice idea. This happens on the continent all the time but I thought this was another good example of how the club keeps trying to expand the relationship with fans. It nicely coincides with the final day of the 'free' season ticket offer too.
And the players are back training with the first kickabout this Wednesday at Park View Road.