If nothing happens? Tomorrow is the 23rd day of June. The day the International Olympic Committee was formed in 1894, the day the Battle of Bannockburn began in 1314, oh and Slash from Gun n Roses 44th birthday! But will it become legend in Charlton Athletic’s 104 year history? June 23rd talked about in the same breath as December 5th, May 25th and April 26th.
No one has any evidence from what I can tell that something will happen tomorrow, a takeover, new investment, a new managerial team, a new CEO? But what if nothing happens?
The news blackout from The Valley this summer isn’t quite of Iranian Government proportions but for us addicted to Addick news or just plain worried about the lack of activity, it is not far behind. We know that Weaver, Todorov, Yussuff, Aswad Thomas and Harry Arter are leaving with Ambrose going to Palarse, although unconfirmed by the official site, rapidly becoming the new Pravda. But what else? Have Fortune and Holland accepted new contracts? Has ZZ’s supposed contract re-negotiations sold enough season tickets to allow for him to leave quietly now?
We have been linked with players and other clubs have been associated with ours, Hudson to Cardiff, Gray to Palarse the latest unconfirmed rumours. So who has been doing these negotiations? Parkinson or Waggott, Murray or Chappell? The players return to training in a few weeks, in preparation for a very important 9-month campaign. Has the club ever been so ill-equipped approaching a new season?
On news outlets our competitors, perhaps Southampton aside are already putting into place plans for the new Division 3 season. Do we have a plan, a plan B even if Pravda stays silent tomorrow night. You know I'll be ok if nothing happens, but I blimmin’ well hope we have some kind of strategy because bad planning and wrong decisions are the reason we are here in the first place.