Back to the future
I was in a cafe in Montreal grabbing some coffee and snacks ready for our drive to Stowe in Vermont this morning when I got a text from a mate pointing me to the Official Charlton website.Murray reaches agreement to assume full control
Unexpected news and even more unexpected in a long drought of good Charlton news I felt like punching the air with excitement.
There has been mistakes, and he admits that, but in over a century of existence rarely has a chairman or a patron cared as much or done as much for Charlton Athletic as Richard Murray.
The disharmony in the boardroom in recent years has been obvious, and although I thank the other major shareholders and creditors for their generosity in writing of a lot of money, mistakes cost money.
Richard Murray is 59-years old and is recovering from heart surgery. Maybe his heart was broken? A lot of hearts have been broken but whilst his heart has been mended, his brain has been alive with possibilities. New York Addick
has quickly put two and two together and he is most probably right to make the connection. Murray talking to the South London Press
yesterday about the possibility of cash signings was another odd move, now explained.
The economy has not changed and seeking fresh investment into the football club will still be very tough but suddenly, instantly, Murray brings clarity and potential to watching parties.
What today's announcement probably does is raise expectations and the pressure now falls on Parky to not only sign, but then get the best out of further players he needs to bring in to give us a shot of promotion. I feel Murray won't take 2nd best.
It has been a tough summer for Charlton fans, shit, it's been a tough couple of years but personally I feel alive at today's news. Will Richard Murray take us back to the future? We hope so.