Next: Fraser Richardson
This post began congratulating the club on the acquisition of Gary Doherty but it now has a pessimistic tone as the Official Site screams: Saints swoop for Frazer
Richardson was pivotal in our play-off run last year and deservedly appeared in the Divisional Team of the Season and will be a big loss.
The £450,000 is clearly much needed. "Southampton expressed an interest in me and then made an offer to Charlton that I don't think they could refuse."
There is a well known football dictum that you don't sell your best players to your promotion rivals. Well as Southampton get set for a pre-season trip to Switzerland, we go on a tour of non-league grounds. Something clearly not right there in the Administration v Solvency argument!
We now all hope that Semedo stays and we find it in our power to sign Christian Dailly for another year, yet the signing of Gary Doherty may hint that'll not be likely. Doherty meanwhile signals a good start to Parky's rebuilding job but it is one step forward and one step back.
Doherty was a bit of a cult hero at Carrow Road and played 44 games for the Div 3 champions last season. Interestingly centre-half Gary Doherty, who started his career as a striker, scored more goals last season than every Charlton player except Burton and Bailey.