Am I the only one who has noticed a certain likeness between owner TJ and you know who ?
News that the Russians may be coming to join the party certainly resembles the plot line . Where have TJ and Michael Slater set up Bada Bing . Is it out the back of the Beehive or the Ramblers Rest ( Chislehurst being the hood). If anyone finds out , can you let me know – purely for investigative purposes you will understand.
Lets hope no one ends up sleeping with the fishes in the newly cleaned up Quaggy.
Last year , I made a big song & dance to my mates at Charlton about who on earth would want to wear a shirt with the name of a bloody air conditioning company on it .
Don’t get me wrong , I’m not a luddite when it comes to shirt sponsorship , I mean Nike, Coca cola or Vodafone or Google or Barclays , they are all fine , but Andrews Air conditioning . its just a bit well, how do I put it, ‘ downmarket’ for my team. It feels like we were a bit short handed in the commercial department and in desperation, we went through the A-Z of local businesses and never got past A.
If they had said No , I fancy Berts Boilers would be our sponsors instead or Charlies Caravans.
Over the years , what have we had , The Woolwich ( well at least local, rescued by Barclays) , FADS ( neat but not very descriptive when it comes to Charlton, they went bust at least once ), Viglen ( weird and sadly for them they ended up being bought by that world renowned businessman and mangler of the spoken word , Alan Sugar) Rebus ( very smart but went bust) ,LLanera ( even swisher and they went bust too ) – I hope the kind Mr Andrews isn’t reading this.
Anyway, having told everyone I wouldn’t be seen dead in one – what did my Darling wife decide to buy me for my birthday last year ……….oh look how thoughtful that’s lovely dear , the new Charlton shirt sponsored by those very nice Mr Andrews chiller units . – just what I wanted ……………gggggrrrrrrrrrr……….
Its a bit like that isn’t it as we enter the completely daft season ?
Essentially all roads lead to , have we got any money to spend or haven’t we , one minute apparently we are launching bids for Jonathan Obika , the next minute we can’t afford Bill Bloggs from Welling Utd .
One minute , SCP is leading us to Premiership glory again , the next minute he’s off to Wigan because we haven’t got any money to spend and the wages budget is reduced .
Tomorrow we are getting in Simeon Jackson, Noel Hunt , Jay Simpson , the day after that the administrators are due in . – Its difficult to make sense of it all, isn’t it ?
You have to wonder , what is the point of buying a football club that you don’t actually support or have any affinity for , unless you have a workable ( funded !) plan to get to the promised land of the Premiership to get your hands on the £60m a year . I am sort of relying on the logic of that – but hey , who really knows ??